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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.

Location:

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.

Language:

English

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Episodes

389: Path to Libertarianism - Ryan Lindsey, Editor of WAL Reader

2/19/2020
Ryan Lindsey is the editor of our magazine, the WAL Reader and speaks to Chris Spangle. Ryan grew up in a conservative home, but his Christian values over time have refocused his political views. He is a libertarian that leans left, is mainly concerned with social justice, noninterventionism, and open borders. He even says that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a lot of good things to say. We examine how and what he believes and why. Get WAL Reader now - https://walreader.com/ Video -...

Duration:01:09:09

388: Path to Libertarianism - Adam Asks About Survival of the Fittest, Foreign Policy, and Neighbors Behaving Badly

2/12/2020
Adam is new to libertarianism and has some questions about politics and philosophy. Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Hodey Johns field his questions. If you'd like to join us to ask questions, please contact us at editor@wearelibertarians.com. Is Libertarianism About Survival of the Fittest? - 00:24:55 How Would Libertarians Fight Systemic Racism? - 00:45:33 How Would We Deal With Bad Neighbors? - 01:20:11 What Does A Libertarian Do When In Elected Office? - 01:35:34 What Does...

Duration:02:21:29

387: IowaTF? State of the Union, Impeachment Ends, Coronavirus, Vermin Supreme, Super Bowl Halftime "Controversy"

2/6/2020
Chris Spangle and Rhinehold go old-school WAL. We cover a bunch of topics with no notes over 2 1/2 hours. What happened in Iowa? We debate online-voting. We cover the State of the Union, the coronavirus, Vermin Supreme supposedly leading the race in the LP, examine the origin of a fake controversy surrounding J-Lo and the halftime show in the Super Bowl, and we end by talking about the end of impeachment and what it means for our republic. Show Title Coronavirus - 00:7:20 Super Bowl Halftime...

Duration:02:31:12

386: Path to Libertarianism: Jason Pye, VP of Legislative Affairs for FreedomWorks

1/29/2020
Vice President of Legislative Affairs for FreedomWorks Jason Pye shares his journey from a southern Republican to a libertarian that is enacting policy through Congress. Jason talks about the impact of his blogging career on his future, and his job lobbying Congress for Freedomworks. Website - http://www.freedomworks.org/content/jason-pye Twitter - https://twitter.com/pye Newsletter - http://eepurl.com/dhnxgn Podcast - http://www.freedomworks.org/tag/pardon-disruption Video -...

Duration:01:08:50

385: Limiting the Power of the Presidency - Impeachment and Curtailing Military Powers

1/23/2020
Chris Spangle and Rhinehold discuss recent events in Trump's impeachment. Spangle hasn't paid much attention so Rhinehold explains the basics. Sen. Tim Kaine has introduced a bill to limit President Trump's ability to use military force against Iran so they break down the growth of the President's war powers by discussing the War Powers Act and the AUMF. Time Stamps: * 00:09:26 - Impeachment Update * 00:47:55 - Overview of Presidential War Powers * 00:53:20 - War Powers Resolution * 01:02:02...

Duration:01:26:40

New Podcast: Now Hear This with Chris Spangle - Rupert Boneham of Rupert's Kids

1/17/2020
I am now hosting a local radio show on Indianapolis radio. It is called Now Hear This and it airs weekend mornings on Q95 and WNDE. Subscribe now! http://www.nowhearthisindy.com/. This is the first episode and features libertarian Rupert Boneham who runs Rupert's Kids. He was also the 2012 Gubernatorial candidate for the Libertarian Party of Indiana and a contestant on Survivor. Rupert Boneham of Rupert's Kids (and Survivor) discusses his program's efforts to help empower young men and women...

Duration:00:30:32

384: The Afghan Papers

1/15/2020
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold discuss the 18 years of lies told by the US Government and media about the war in Afghanistan. Show Notes - https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Afghan-Papers.pdf Time Stamps * 00:15:27 - Afghan Papers Overview * 00:29:01 - Lies By Government Officials * 01:05:35 - Lies by the Media Donate to the Logo Redesign - http://paypal.me/wearelibertarians WAL Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/werlibertarians/videos Recommended Books Weapons...

Duration:01:45:03

383: Answering Questions about the Iranian Crisis and the Death of Soleimani

1/7/2020
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold explain the full picture of the death of Iranian General Qassam Soleimani. We answer several questions, including: 00:18:49 - Who was Qassam Soleimani? 00:38:54 - How did he die? 00:49:24 - Is America safer because he is dead? 00:1:22:20 - Will there be another world war? 01:34:28 - Listener questions Resources and Links: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Soleimani.pdf Video: https://youtu.be/AvslfS_kYdY Contribute to the new...

Duration:02:28:16

382: Who is Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States?

1/6/2020
Chris Spangle talks to Tom LoBianco, author of Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House. With impeachment in motion, they examine the career and character of the sitting Vice President. Video - https://youtu.be/vW-l9vYfbn4 Tom's Website - https://tomlobianco.com/ Amazon Link - https://www.amazon.com/Piety-Power-Pence-Taking-White-ebook Twitter - https://twitter.com/tomlobianco

Duration:01:23:00

381: The Swamp Explained - EPA Scientists vs. Trump

1/3/2020
The Swamp Explained series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we explore President Trump undercutting his own scientists, impeachment and the attack on Iran's top general. Video: https://youtu.be/aIKw56-hZpE Get the Swamp Explained Podcast Feed: https://swamp.fireside.fm/ Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-quartel-5291553/ Have questions for Rob? Email us -...

Duration:01:00:41

380: FBI Abuses FISA Warrants Against Trump Campaign

12/20/2019
Chris Spangle, Rhinehold, and Tricia Stuart discuss the recent Office of the Inspector General report on FISA court abuses carried out by the FBI against Carter Page, an adviser to the Trump campaign in 2016. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/OIG-Report.pdf Time Stamps: 00:34:36 - OIG Report Details 01:19:28 - Media Bias Around the Report Video: https://youtu.be/73F9UDGXV64

Duration:01:40:58

379: Debating the Articles Of Impeachment

12/11/2019
Chris Spangle and Rhinehold debate the newly filed Articles of Impeachment against Donald Trump. Time Stamps 00:18:45 - Debating Impeachment 01:07:15 - Reading the Articles of Impeachment 01:21:27 - Overview of Impeachment Process Impeachment series: 333: History of Impeachment - https://wal.fireside.fm/488 375: Trump's Call with Ukraine and Impeachment - https://wal.fireside.fm/675 377: The Swamp Explained - Is Impeachment Really Worth It? - https://wal.fireside.fm/677 Show Notes: Read the...

Duration:01:30:34

378: Paying for Medicare for All, Part 2 on Elizabeth Warren's Plan

12/7/2019
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold finish breaking down Elizabeth Warren's detailed Medicare for All plan. This episode focuses on how she'd pay for it. The first episode focuses on how it would operate, and can be found here: https://wearelibertarians.com/wal-376-elizabeth-warrens-medicare-for-all-plan-part-1/ Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Warren-Health-Care-Plan.pdf Time Stamps: 00:00:00 - Show Update 00:28:16 - Overview of Medicare for All...

Duration:01:45:42

377: The Swamp Explained - Is Impeachment Really Worth It?

11/20/2019
The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we open with a discussion on the importance of networking within the Swamp. Then we discuss the role of the "steady state" in Trump's impeachment. Rob shares his opinion on if removal is possible or necessary. Video - https://youtu.be/5aGHuregVgs Get the Swamp Explained Podcast Feed: https://swamp.fireside.fm/ Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here:...

Duration:01:01:05

376: Elizabeth Warren's Medicare for All Plan, Part 1

11/13/2019
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold discuss Elizabeth Warren's Medicare for All plan. Show Notes - https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Warren-Health-Care-Plan.pdf 249: War with North Korea, CFPB, and Net Neutrality - https://wal.fireside.fm/354 CSS 3: Elizabeth Warren Wants to Save Capitalism By Destroying It - https://wal.fireside.fm/651 WAL Presidential Candidate Debate Series: Healthcare Debate - https://wal.fireside.fm/545 WAL Daily 18: Tough Questions- Is...

Duration:01:30:13

375: Trump's Call with Ukraine and Impeachment

11/6/2019
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold discuss President Trump's "perfect" phone call with the leader of Ukraine, if there was a quid pro quo, and if Trump is now screwed. Show Notes: https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Ukraine_Impeachmentn.pdf (https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Ukraine_Impeachmentn.pdf) 333: History of Impeachment - https://wal.fireside.fm/488 (https://wal.fireside.fm/488) Trump Impeachment Inquiry: A Guide To Key People, Facts...

Duration:01:48:34

374: Al Jackson on Comedy, Growing Up, and Being Professional

10/23/2019
Al Jackson is a comedian and co-host on television's Daily Blast Live. He talks with Chis Spangle about beginning his comedy career, and what it took to become a professional in a difficult industry. Over the last few years, his approach to life has become more serious. He explains what led to his wanting more responsibility and less distraction. Get his podcast at https://www.alandfranktrytobeserious.com/. Visit his website here http://www.aljacksonlive.com/.

Duration:01:22:06

373: America Betrays the Kurds in Syria, Costs of Interventionism

10/16/2019
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold discuss Trump's recent decision to shift troops in Syria to allow Turkey to invade Kurdish territory in Syria. Who are the Kurds? Was this a betrayal of a faithful ally? Is Trump acting without correctly? Are we pulling out of Syria? We answer all of these questions. Show Notes https://wearelibertarians.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Kurds.pdf Time Stamps 00:14:07 - Overview of the Turk-Kurd Situation 00:41:57 - Who are the Kurds? 00:57:06 - Kurds...

Duration:02:10:46

372: A Theory of the Kennedy Assassination

10/7/2019
While in Dallas, Chris Spangle took a tour of Dealey Plaza with Robin Brown of JFK Custom Tours. It was so entertaining, that he decided to invite Robin on the show to lay out what he believes happened on November 22, 1963. We spend a great deal of time discussing the rise of defense contractors and the CIA in the early days of the Cold War. Then Robin explains his theory on the why, how, and who of President John F. Kennedy's murder. Visit Robin's website at https://www.jfkcustomtours.com/....

Duration:02:55:46

371: Frank Caliendo on Fame and Free Speech

9/30/2019
Comedian, actor, and podcaster Frank Caliendo joins Chris Spangle to discuss fame and its effect on society, how social media has changed comedy, and the complications of free speech in modern media. Get all of Frank's podcasts at https://www.frankpods.com/.

Duration:01:13:22