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We Make You Sound Smarter With Your Friends We Are Libertarians helps you sound smarter while talking to your friends. We examine current events from a libertarian perspective while treating modern politics 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. 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 podcast posts on Wednesdays and Fridays.

We Make You Sound Smarter With Your Friends We Are Libertarians helps you sound smarter while talking to your friends. We examine current events from a libertarian perspective while treating modern politics 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. 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 podcast posts on Wednesdays and Fridays.
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Indianapolis, IN

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We Make You Sound Smarter With Your Friends We Are Libertarians helps you sound smarter while talking to your friends. We examine current events from a libertarian perspective while treating modern politics 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. 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 podcast posts on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Episodes

370: Policing in America, Part 2 - Civil Asset Forfeiture

9/18/2019
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Chris Spangle, Rhinehold, and Tricia Stuart continue the second and final part of policing in America. They discuss the fourth amendment, civil asset forfeiture, and public attitudes towards the police. Part 1 - https://wearelibertarians.com/368-policing-in-america-part-1/ Show Notes - https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Policing.pdf Video - https://youtu.be/ooNZ3Or6bnM Time Stamps History of 4th Amendment - 00:16:06 Civil Asset Forfeiture - 00:27:30 Public Sentiment...

Duration:01:44:47

369: The Swamp Explained - John Bolton Fired, Remembering 9-11

9/13/2019
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In the "The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. President Trump has fired John Bolton. We debate if Bolton is the last Wilsonian hawk in the White House. Rob shares where he was on 9-11, and we examine how the world has changed over 18 years. Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel (https://twitter.com/RobQuartel). Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us -...

Duration:00:59:36

368: Policing in America, Part 1

9/11/2019
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Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Tricia Stuart discuss how policing in America developed and where it stands at this moment. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Policing.pdf Militarization of Police Departments with Radley Balko: https://wal.fireside.fm/113 Video: https://youtu.be/hOL_PQUURqM Time Stamps Declaring our Biases on Police - 00:13:48 Brief History of Policing - 00:21:21 Current Role of Policing in America - 00:32:32 Militarization of...

Duration:01:29:16

367: Dave Chappelle Strikes Blow Against Cancel Culture, Straight Pride Parade

9/4/2019
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Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Travis McCurry discuss Dave Chappelle's latest Netflix comedy special 'Sticks and Stones' and why it has struck such a chord. They also discuss the recent straight pride parade and the rise of white identity politics. Time Stamps Dave Chappelle - 00:19:13 Straight Pride - 01:03:50

Duration:01:50:42

366: The Swamp Explained - Trump's Wild Week, The Fed, Joe Walsh Jumps In

8/26/2019
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The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss Trump's wild week where he proposed buying Greenland and accepted the title 'King of the Jews.' Joe Walsh is getting into the Presidential race, and we discuss a few more that might. We look at Nixon's price controls and how it relates to the tariff fight. We also touch on the possibility of a recession. Get the Swamp Explained Podcast Feed: https://swamp.fireside.fm/

Duration:01:02:29

365: Origins of Misogyny and Racism in Underground Online Culture

8/21/2019
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Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and James Nease continue the conversation on mass shootings and violence. Nease is an original member of 4Chan and spends time in the type of online communities that are being discussed. We discuss the role that misogyny and racism play in the thinking of someone like the El Paso shooter. Video: https://youtu.be/T5djw475PIw Companion Episodes 347: What is 4Chan? Explaining Internet Trolling Culture -...

Duration:01:23:33

364: The Death of Jeffrey Epstein

8/14/2019
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Chris Spangle and Harry Price outline the death of Jeffrey Epstein. Was it suicide? Was it a conspiracy? Time Stamps Epstein Conspiracies - 00:20:21 Who is Epstein? - 00:50:19 Epstein's Legal Issues - 01:02:15 Epstein's Death - 01:14:41 Show Notes https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/JeffreyEpstein.pdf Jason Stapleton episode on Epstein Death: https://jasonstapleton.com/993-jason-debunks-jeffrey-epstein-conspiracy/ The Convenient Death of Jeffrey Epstein -...

Duration:01:37:26

Chris Spangle Show - 22: What Causes Someone to Become a Mass Shooter?

8/10/2019
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Chris Spangle examines the commonalities of mass shooters. Subscribe to the Chris Spangle Show here: https://chrisspangleshow.fireside.fm/ Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/El-Paso_Dayton-.pdf

Duration:00:53:51

363: Quitting Opioids, Shootings in El Paso and Dayton

8/8/2019
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Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Tanner Perdew, and Kyle Orr talk about Tanner's struggle with addiction. He discusses why he was hooked and how he became sober. We discuss the details of the El Paso and Dayton shootings. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/El-Paso_Dayton-.pdf Video: https://youtu.be/tFb_ioL1c3Q Time Stamps: Opioids - 00:14:14 Shooting Overview - 00:52:46 El Paso Details - 01:01:42 Dayton Details - 01:24:47 Protecting Rights vs. Safety - 01:44:24

Duration:02:11:14

362: Protests in Puerto Rico and Hong Kong

7/31/2019
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Chris Spangle and Harry Price cover Spangle's first trip to Canada, the protests in Puerto Rico and Hong Kong, and the growing threats to freedom by China. Puerto Rico - 00:16:31 Hong Kong - 00:41:18 Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Hong-KongPRBoris_Bernie.pdf

Duration:01:07:41

361: The Swamp Explained - End The Homeland Security Department? AOC vs. Trump

7/22/2019
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"The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, they discuss ending the Department of Homeland Security and Trump's fight with the "Squad." Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us - editor@wearelibertarians.com

Duration:00:58:46

2020 Presidential Debate Series: The Environment

7/15/2019
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Listen in as candidates Max Abramson (new candidate!), Arvin Vohra, Benjamin Leder. and Daniel Behrman discusses climate change, oil drilling, pipelines, fracking, subsidies, emission offsets, car registration, agricultural impact, and more. https://youtu.be/HFqhU8ELmXQ

Duration:01:57:32

360: The Path to Libertarianism - Answering Miranda's Questions

7/9/2019
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Miranda is new to libertarianism and has some questions about politics and philosophy. In this first episode in our new Path to Libertarianism series, Chris Spangle answers Miranda's questions about running third-party, gerrymandering, age of consent laws, monetary policy without the government, how the environment would be protected in the absence of the EPA, and how to talk to friends without sounding crazy. 00:13:10 - Question 1: Why is there a two-party system? 00:38:56 - Where does...

Duration:02:26:41

359: Border Update, What Constitutional Rights Do Immigrants Have?

7/3/2019
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Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, Paul Copeland and Hodey Johns discuss the deteriorating conditions at the southern border. While immigration is a factor, our discussion is on the rights of prisoners. First, we tell you the conditions within the detention facilities. Then we discuss what rights a prisoner of the United States ought to have. We end by determining what Constitutional rights non-citizens have based on the Founders and the Supreme Court. Show Notes:...

Duration:02:04:47

WAL Daily 100: Hodey Accidentally Trolls the LP By Helping It

7/3/2019
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Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, Paul Copeland and Hodey Johns discuss getting dragged into a discussion between the LP and their Presidential candidates. We celebrate the 100th and final Daily. It will be re-branded and moved to a different feed. Debates: https://wearelibertarians.com/category/podcasts/debates/ Video: https://youtu.be/3NRZPrfFtnw

Duration:01:04:19

WAL 2020 Presidential Candidate Series: Meet Max Abramson

7/3/2019
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A new Libertarian Presidential candidate joins the circuit! Find our about the state representative from New Hampshire as he discusses reuniting the family, debt, and how to get small business owners to cross the aisle into voting for a libertarian! Video: https://youtu.be/MS3DkSLXyzE

Duration:00:37:11

WAL Daily 99: Remso Martinez on the the Border Crisis

7/2/2019
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Chris Spangle and Remso Martinez discussing loving libertarianism while disliking the libertarian movement and the crisis at the border. Support Remso's book project: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-book-launch

Duration:00:29:16

WAL 2020 Presidential Candidates Debate Series: The Criminal Justice

7/1/2019
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The Criminal Justice Debate. Tune in to Arvin Vohra, Ben Leder, and Daniel Behrman as they discuss incarceration, recidivism, body cameras, mandatory minimums, voting rights, private prisons, overcrowding, juvenile detention, the drug war, and more. Video: https://youtu.be/b_a32nJSXNY

Duration:01:50:56

WAL Daily 98: Trump's Chances in 2020

6/28/2019
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Chris Spangle recently appeared on Rob Kendall's radio show with Leaders and Legends podcast host Robert Vane to discuss Donald trump's 2020 chances.

Duration:00:13:06

WAL Daily 97: Hitting Your Goals

6/27/2019
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Dale's taking a break, sadness ensues! Hodey sends him out in style as they discuss hitting your goals, good ones and bad ones to have, and how being a goal-oriented person can help you "win" the game of life. Video: https://youtu.be/coSoFMLgdiw

Duration:00:30:54