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We Are Libertarians with Chris Spangle

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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. Join Us! Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill

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. Join Us! Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill

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Indianapolis, IN

Description:

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. Join Us! Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill

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English

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Episodes

446: Path To Libertarianism - Brian Nichols on Leaving Conservatism

7/7/2020
Chris Spangle and Brian Nichols talk about their moving from College Republican chairs to libertarians with the help of Ron Paul. Brian also touches on how the libertarian movement can best grow. Download Brian's podcast here: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/ Video: https://youtu.be/ltvl3Ta2hvg

Duration:01:06:23

445: Path to Libertarianism - Fritz of the Fritzcast

7/1/2020
Chris Spangle talks to Fritz of the Fitzcast podcast about his path to libertarianism. Video - https://youtu.be/h7r3NaH26Yg Fitzcast - https://gopod.me/FritzCast

Duration:01:03:53

444: The Swamp Explained - John Bolton's Book, Analysis of the 2020 Campaign, Trump Rally

6/24/2020
In the "The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss the new John Bolton book, the Trump Rally, and give thoughts on the 2020 campaign.

Duration:00:49:56

443: WAL Reacts - Driving While Black

6/20/2020
Hodey Johns examines an example of driving while black and why it's important to see how it contributed to getting us from simple discrimination into full-blown protests. Video - https://youtu.be/yFpNkr5WvHs

Duration:00:40:09

442: Seven Essential Criminal Justice and Policing Reforms

6/17/2020
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, Sarah Brady Wagner, and Lion of Liberty's John Odermatt discuss seven reforms for criminal justice that must be changed now. Video - https://youtu.be/9m2wU1nR6BM Lions of Liberty - http://lionsofliberty.com/ Top Priority - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/top-priority/id1516499815 7 Essential Criminal Justice and Policing Reforms - https://beinglibertarian.com/7-essential-criminal-justice-and-policing-reforms/ The House I Live In -...

Duration:01:58:19

441: Understanding the Role of Police and Racial Issues

6/14/2020
Chris Spangle talks about the role of the police and understanding racial issues on the Bad Idea podcast.

Duration:01:16:03

440: Trump Derangement Syndrome Explained, Talking About Race

6/10/2020
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Remso Martinez talk about Trump's church incident in an effort to shore up his evangelical base, we explain Trump Derangement Syndrome, give some background on Stephen Miller, and debate the removal of Confederate Monuments. We end with a frank conversation about race from the black, white, and multiethnic perspectives of our hosts. Video - https://youtu.be/LeH5CjwzOQ4 On The Run with Remso Martinez - https://ontherun.fireside.fm/ Subscribe to the...

Duration:02:17:50

439: Black Lives Matter Protests, Riots, Good Police and Criminal Cops, Trump Threatens Military Action on Americans

6/2/2020
Chris Spangle talks about the promises made in the Declaration of Independence. Are we living up to the promises made to all Americans? Is our government living within the constraints of the founding? What is the relationship between power and the people it is meant to serve? How do we change the system to reflect our original promises? Video: https://youtu.be/tqTsG-sUtBQ WAL Policing Episodes: Militarization of Police Departments with Radley Balko - https://wal.fireside.fm/113 368: Policing...

Duration:02:46:22

438: George Floyd Killing, White Privilege, Election Strategies and LP Candidates

5/28/2020
Chris Spangle makes a guest appearance on Good Morning Liberty to discuss the murder of George Floyd by police and the concept of white privilege. We discuss the Libertarian Party Presidential campaigns both past and present and their messaging strategies. Subscribe to their podcast here: https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store...

Duration:01:38:09

437: Jo Jorgensen Selected the Nominee, LNC Convention Update

5/27/2020
Chris Spangle, Rhinehold, and Paul Copeland discuss the selection of Jo Jorgensen and Spike Cohen to be the nominee for President and Vice President for the Libertarian Party in 2020. We also talk about the online/in-person convention controversy. Video: https://youtu.be/RIa_-hFC--U Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon -...

Duration:02:35:56

436: Why Should People Leave the Two-Party System? Chris Spangle on the Kurmudgeons Podcast

5/26/2020
Why do we still have the two-party system? What is a libertarian? How could we handle coronavirus in the absence of government? Chris Spangle was invited on a local Indy podcast called the Kurmudgeons and answered their questions. Video: https://www.facebook.com/Kurmudgeons/videos/3144679202219394/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon -...

Duration:01:10:32

435: John Monds, Candidate For President

5/21/2020
With tokens being cast now for tonight's final LP Presidential debate hosted by John Stossel and the LNC and the vote for the nomination looming this weekend, John Monds speaks to Chris Spangle about why his pragmatic radicalism and experience as a candidate is the right path for the LP in 2020. Video: https://youtu.be/Yidek9GdGQI Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store -...

Duration:00:34:21

434: LP VP Candidate Spike Cohen on the Seriousness of the Vermin Supreme Campaign

5/19/2020
Chris Spangle talks to Spike Cohen about his race for the nomination as the Libertarian Party's candidate for Vice President. He discusses the need for intellectual diversity within the libertarian movement, government failure during the pandemic, and the serious side of the Vermin Supreme campaign for President. Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us...

Duration:01:04:11

433: The Shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, Systemic Racism, and the LNC Fumbles and Punts

5/18/2020
The shooting of jogger Ahmaud Arbery has touched off on firestorm some had incorrectly felt was quelled. Rhinehold and Hodey Johns discuss this, its implications, and also get into perhaps the roughest, ugliest week in Libertarian Party National Committee history. Video: https://youtu.be/nt1v5AV3vxY2 Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon -...

Duration:02:06:58

New Show on the WAL Network: On the Run with Remso W. Martinez

5/18/2020
This isn't the show you were expecting, but its the one you're getting! Bestselling author, journalist, and filmmaker Remso W. Martinez brings the classic gonzo storytelling he's known for to the We Are Libertarians network. Subscribe here: https://ontherun.fireside.fm/

Duration:00:02:31

LP Vice Presidential Debate: Spike Cohen, Larry Sharpe, Ken Armstrong

5/17/2020
Jim Turney hosts the official Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Debate with Spike Cohen, Larry Sharpe, and Ken Armstrong. Video: https://youtu.be/gu3X5lmVnEM

Duration:00:49:17

LP Presidential Debate 9: Moderated by John Stossel with Monds, Gray, Jorgensen, Hornberger, and Supreme

5/17/2020
John Stossel hosts the official Libertarian Party Presidential debate for the nomination that will be held Saturday. The candidates are Vermin Supreme, Jim Gray, John Monds, Jo Jorgensen, and Jacob Hornberger. Video: https://youtu.be/dP5anJkuMys

Duration:01:26:48

LP Presidential Debate 8: The Frontrunner Debate with Monds, Gray, and Jorgensen

5/17/2020
With four minutes to answer each question, the front-runners in the race (based on delegate polling) for the nomination have more time to share their thoughts and plans. The participating candidates are Jo Jorgensen, John Monds, and Judge Jim Gray. Moderated by Ken Moellman, and produced by We Are Libertarians. From the delegate-only exit poll from LPKY's 6th Debate (May 16), three candidates were selected to move forward to the final LPKY debate. Video: https://youtu.be/ESHfNTkyMIQ

Duration:02:13:44

LP Presidential Debate 7: Lions of Liberty Debate with Hornberger, Supreme, Jorgensen, Kokesh, and Gray

5/17/2020
Our friends at Lions of Liberty hosted an LP POTUS Debate and we provided the tech for it. It was moderated by Marc Clair and John Odermatt. The following candidates participated: Jacob Hornberger (Most Straw Poll Wins) Vermin Supreme for President (Most LP Recruitments) Jo Jorgensen for President(Tied in our Patreon fan vote) Adam Kokesh (Tied in our Patreon fan vote) Judge Jim Gray (fan vote runner up!) Video - https://youtu.be/6S1zbais2Yk

Duration:01:33:08

LP Presidential Debate 6: Moderated by Matt Welch of Reason with Candidates: Hornberger, Gray, Jorgensen, Kokesh, and Monds

5/17/2020
This Presidential debate for the Libertarian Party was moderated by Matt Welch of Reason Magazine and produced by We Are Libertarians. The participating candidates were John Monds, Jacob Hornberger, Jim Gray, Jo Jorgenson, and Adam Kokesh. The debate was sponsored by the Libertarian Party of Kentucky and Libertarian Party of Missouri. This is the 6th Debate with another scheduled Wednesday, May 20 at 7pm ET on both the LPKY and We Are Libertarians Facebook and the We Are Libertarians YouTube...

Duration:02:14:57