March 16th, 2018 | 58 mins 47 secs
This week on The Brian Nichols Show, Brian is joined by the nephew of famed conservative author William F. Buckley, Jr and former United States Senator James L. Buckley and current Chairman pro tem of The Federalist Party of America, William "Bill" F. Buckley O'Reilly.
Brian and Bill walk through the platform of the newly formed Federalist Party of America, discussing federalism, the Constitution, term limits, and more. Together, they discuss where libertarians and "federalists" can find common ground to help bring those principles to Washington D.C. (with the goal of shrinking the federal government and restoring power to the state and local governments).
March 9th, 2018 | 34 mins 58 secs
Listen as Brian is joined by current United States Senatorial Candidate Austin Petersen. Questions from the audience are answered by Petersen, ranging from gun control, immigration, abortion, and more!
March 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 3 secs
On today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, Brian digs into the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, including the push from those survivors push for gun control. In this episode, Brian breaks down the eerily similar parallels that exist between the likes of the modern gun control movement and the Prohibition movement of the early 20th century.
While David Hogg, like Carry Nation, experienced traumatic moments in their lives, does that make them more credible in terms of their advocacy for taking away law-abiding citizen's rights? Do we ignore the potential unintended consequences of policy when we believe that the policy is moral, noble, virtuous, and just?
Check out the PBS article discussed in today's episode here: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/unintended-consequences/
February 23rd, 2018 | 36 mins 39 secs
On today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, Brian is joined by current San Diego Libertarian Party Chair and candidate for the national Libertarian Party Chair, Alicia Dearn.
Brian and Alicia discuss the goals for the LP if elected chair, including how to market to new libertarians outside of the current libertarian movement. Also discussed is the issues that stemmed from current LP vice chair, Arvin Vohra and how Alicia would have dealt with such a situation as chair.
February 19th, 2018 | 53 mins 52 secs
On this special episode of The Brian Nichols Show, Brian is joined with former White House/Congressional policy adviser and former FreedomWorks Vice President, Dean Clancy! Brian and Dean dig into the the latest budget deals, the Libertarian Party and promoting libertarian policy, and discuss how we can address the gun control issue after the latest public shooting.
Is the Trump budget actually a fiscally conservative budget? Is it better to have a government controlled by one political party, or split control between two political parties? Is the Libertarian Party actually the best means to promote libertarian principles and to enact libertarian policy? And finally, how do gun rights activists win the debate with gun control advocates?
February 16th, 2018 | 1 hr 19 mins
On this episode of The Brian Nichols Show, Brian is once again joined by Paul Riley. This week, Brian goes over the details of the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida and then leads to a lively, important, and engaging discussion with Paul regarding gun control, mental health issues, and masculinity.
How do we prevent these types of shootings from happening in the future? Is it even possible to prevent these shootings? What is the role that mental health plays in mass shootings? Is it the guns fault, or the shooters?
February 9th, 2018 | 32 mins 31 secs
On this episode, host Brian Nichols digs into three stories from the week, ranging from Duluth, MN schools taking "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" out of school curriculum, to the infamous "Tide Pod Challenge" and NY lawmakers attempts to make the pods look "less edible", and finally to President Trump's latest proposal to hold a military parade to showcase the American military.
Also, Brian teases his next guest at the end of the episode...
February 2nd, 2018 | 58 mins 43 secs
On this episode of The Brian Nichols Show, Nichols is joined by John-Pierre Maeli and Brendan Noble to discuss intellectualism in politics, with a specific look at Ben Shapiro and Doctor Jordan Peterson.
Is our modern political discourse void of intellectualism? Have we gotten past an intellectual society? We discuss all this and more!
January 26th, 2018 | 1 hr 13 mins
Brian Nichols is joined by Derek LaBarron and Paul Riley to have a constructive conversation about man-made climate change. Derek and Paul team up as man-made climate change believers to try and convince Brian that man is playing a crucial role in climate change, while Brian positions himself as a skeptic willing to have his mind changed based on the evidence provided.
While not a "debate", this episode is sure to educate, enlighten, and inform!
January 19th, 2018 | 30 mins 11 secs
Brian Nichols focuses on the latest controversy with Libertarian Party Vice Chair, Arvin Vohra, who is under fire in recent weeks for his statements appearing to promote pedophilia. Vohra has also faced backlash recently due to his comparing of veterans and school teachers to rapists. In today's episode, Nichols digs deeper into the Vohra controversy and gives his take on how the LP should address this commentary and how libertarianism can avoid controversies like this from happening in the future (and how we can convert some new libertarians along the way!).