About the show

We Are Libertarians helps you sound smarter while talking to your friends. If you struggle to understand politics, we explain it from an independent, libertarian point of view with all of the irreverence it deserves. We toss out the screaming heads, put people before political parties, and give context to the news to make you think. We exist to demystify, delegitimize, and desanctify government.

Our host is Chris Spangle, a fifteen year veteran of politics and media. He leads a discussion amongst friends and high-profile guests that span the libertarian spectrum of thought. Founded in 2012, the main podcast posts on Wednesdays.

The show is made up of several series. The majority of episodes are episodes explaining a story in the news. We label these so you can easily look up episodes in the RSS feed by keyword.

  • The Swamp Explained is a look at the inner workings of Washington DC with Rob Quartel.
  • The Path to Libertarianism features interviews with prominent libertarians discussing the influences that led them to libertarianism.
  • Path to Libertarianism Q&A takes all of the basic questions that new libertarians may have about the philosophy and answers them.
  • The Cost – The Human Toll of Public Policy is a conversation with someone that has dealt with the true costs of government intervention.
  • Libertarian Politics and Policy is a short look at how libertarians would organize society. (Formerly WAL Daily)
  • We occasionally feature political and ideological debates.
  • We also offer two bonus shows for our Patreon members. Ideological Origins is an in-depth look at how political ideas have developed through history. Build the WAL is a show that discusses the inside details of building a platform like WAL.

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Episodes

  • 101: Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal and Rand’s Purity

    March 13th, 2015  |  1 hr 57 mins

    We discuss Hillary Clinton's email scandal and how it affects her run for President, and we discuss if Rand is pure enough for most libertarians.

  • 100: Our 100th Extravaganza Super Spectacular!

    February 27th, 2015  |  2 hrs 39 mins

    The WAL gang of past and present meet to reflect on 100 episodes and discuss the growth of the libertarian movement since our launch in March of 2012. With us: Chris Spangle, Creighton Harrington, Joe Ruiz and his wife Mikki, Greg Lenz, Miah Akston, Harry Price, Chris and Daniel Peffers, Brett Bittner and Crystal Goss.

  • 99: Net Neutrality and Education Reform

    February 26th, 2015  |  2 hrs 18 mins

    Chris and Greg are joined by Brett Bittner, a former school board member, and Jeffrey, a teacher to discuss the problems with our education system and the need for education reform. But first, we discuss the passing of Net Neutrality.

  • 98: Creighton Unplugged On the Open Letter to Ron Paul

    February 22nd, 2015  |  1 hr 39 mins

    Chris, Greg, and Creighton discuss the thought control employed by some libertarians and go off on "An Open Letter to Ron Paul." And are left libertarians welcomed in the movement? Also, the prodigal son returns on an Apple device.

  • 97: Libertarians Should Be More Like Brian Williams

    February 16th, 2015  |  1 hr 22 mins

    Chris and Greg meander through a few news stories and then discuss likability, how to persuade people, and why libertarians should be more like Brian Williams.

  • 96: Je Suis Charlie, Boko Haram

    January 16th, 2015  |  1 hr 38 mins

    Chris and Greg greet a returning Gena Martinez as we discuss the Paris and Boko Haram massacres and how to fight radical Islam.

  • 95: Gamergate

    December 30th, 2014  |  1 hr 34 mins

    By popular demand, and gunpoint, we let Miah Akston and Harry Price host this episode of WAL. They discuss gamergate and many other items of interest to the Pink Menace. We take no responsibility for anything she says. Her opinions are her own.

  • 94: Are body cameras worth it?

    December 16th, 2014  |  2 hrs 28 secs

    Chris, Greg and Harry Price ask if body cameras are worth the expense after the death of Eric Garner.

  • 93: Ferguson, Thanksgiving, Immigration

    November 25th, 2014  |  1 hr 37 mins

    Chris and Greg discuss Thanksgiving, the immigration debate, and the Ferguson decision.

  • 92: Books, Net Neutrality, Recent Elections

    November 18th, 2014  |  1 hr 58 mins

    Chris and Greg discuss the changing nature of how we learn, Net Neutrality, the recent elections, and recap our previous podcast: Rachel’s Story.

  • CSS - The Jeff Vibbert Podcast Episode 1 with Me!

    November 17th, 2014  |  56 mins 5 secs
    libertarian, libertarianism, opinion, politics

    Jeff Vibbert asks me about my experiences working for The Bob & Tom Show and what my post-divorce life is like.

  • 91: Rachel’s Story – Profit Over Lives in Our Prisons

    November 3rd, 2014  |  1 hr 50 mins

    Chris and Greg sit down to talk to Claude "Woody" Wood and Linda Martel of Indianapolis, IN about the death of Woody's daughter Rachel Wood while an inmate in Indiana prisons. It is is a difficult story that shows us the tragic results of an inhumane system. We want to warn you that this is graphic and emotional.