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

  • 40: North Korea and Racism

    April 12th, 2013  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Chris, Creighton and Greg discuss the little fat kid in North Korea, and then three white guys talk about racism.

  • 39: Libertarian Transformations, Media, WAL’s Future

    April 5th, 2013  |  1 hr 44 mins

    Chris, Creighton, Greg, Joe Ruiz, and Daniel Peffers discuss when we should take prominent libertarian figures at their word, we discuss our favorite media outlets and how we consume the news, and the vision for We Are Libertarians.

  • 38: Gay Marriage, Our Doomed World and How Millennials Can Save It

    March 30th, 2013  |  1 hr 48 mins

    Chris, Creighton, Greg and Lynn Swayze discuss gay marriage, Cyprus, Russia and China and our terrifying possible future, how Millennials can save it, and Creighton jams out for the audience.

  • 37: Budgets, the Soul of the GOP, and CPAC

    March 17th, 2013  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Chris, Greg, Creighton, and Joe Ruiz discuss the newest budget proposals, the soul of the GOP (if there is one) and discuss the CPAC straw poll.

  • 36: Rand Paul, Rubio, and Rodman

    March 8th, 2013  |  1 hr 40 mins

    Chris, Creighton, Greg, and Miah discuss Rand Paul, drones, the rest of the Senate’s reaction, and Dennis Rodman. If you are a Creighton fan, then you will LOVE this episode This episode marks the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of We Are Libertarians!

  • 35: Is Glenn Beck Welcome?

    March 1st, 2013  |  1 hr 15 mins

    Chris, Creighton, Greg, Miah and guest Hannah Drazich discuss if Glenn Beck is “allowed” to call himself a libertarian. You may be suprised. The theme of today’s show is: “At what point does one become a libertarian?”

  • Chris on Off the Air Live Discussing Glenn Beck

    February 28th, 2013  |  18 mins

    Chris joins Off the Air Live. “Glenn Beck begs for acceptance from libertarians..is it about time we be a little more open minded to newcomers who want to learn? We talk to Chris Spangle from We are Libertarians about this ”

  • Interview: Rupert Boneham on Private Charity

    February 23rd, 2013  |  34 mins 49 secs

    Chris Spangle sat down with Rupert Boneham to discuss the origin and mission of Rupert’s Kids, the kids in the program, and our broken criminal justice system. He makes some very thoughtful points about how our system sets up the kids caught in the bottom 10% of the socio-economic ladder for failure. You can donate to Rupert’s Kids.

  • 34: Gault’s Google Obsession and the Future of the Libertarian Movement

    February 23rd, 2013  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Chris, Chris, Creighton, and Greg discuss Gault’s behavior over Google products, Spangle gives an update on the Students for Liberty conference, and the guys discuss the future of the libertarian movement. We also end with some very troubling audio from Washington D.C.

  • 33: SOTU, Minimum Wage, and Dorner

    February 15th, 2013  |  1 hr 25 mins

    Chris, Creighton, Miah and Greg discuss the State of the Union, Minimum wage, and the due process not afforded to Christopher Dorner.

  • Interview: Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers

    February 13th, 2013  |  18 mins 2 secs

    Today I had the opportunity to interview Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers. Sheriff Rogers is a Constitutionalist who feels very passionately about the responsibilities that he has been given. He takes pride in maintaining his oath and standing by our...

  • 32: Killing Americans, the LAPD, USPS, and IMS

    February 9th, 2013  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Chris, Creighton and Greg discuss the government killing Americans, the LAPD and the man terrorizing them, the USPS ending Saturday delivery, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway asking for corporate welfare.