The Brian Nichols Show

Political talk that educates, enlightens, and informs.

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The Brian Nichols Show is a political show for anyone and everyone. Whether it's a discussion about climate change, gun rights, abortion, or big issues like discussing the fundamental role of government, Brian Nichols brings on guests from all forms of political thought to have meaningful conversations about the issues you care about.

Every show has one primary goal: to discuss the news objectively to help educate, enlighten, and inform our audience.

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Episodes

  • 91: Elizabeth Warren's Tax Plans and Economic Vision- ANALYSIS with Max Gulker from AIER

    November 15th, 2019  |  28 mins 37 secs
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    If you have friends who are Elizabeth Warren fans, then this most definitely is the episode you should send their way, as today I am joined once again by Max Gulker from the American Institute for Economic Research!

    Max joins the show to help me break down Elizabeth Warrens tax plans (one of her many plans), her anti-billionaire rhetoric, he proposed wealth tax, and outline her plan to rule the American economy through the force of government regulatory agencies.

    Max's Article- "Elizabeth Warren and the Economics of Magical Thinking"
    https://www.aier.org/article/elizabeth-warren-and-the-economics-of-magical-thinking/

    Find Max Online-
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/maxgAIER
    Email: Max.Gulker@aier.org
    Website: https://www.aier.org/staff/max-gulker-phd

  • 90: Todd Hagopian (Libertarian-in-Chief) for Libertarian Party Chair!

    November 8th, 2019  |  48 mins 57 secs
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    The Libertarian Party is the largest, pro-liberty political organization in the United States, yet the LP has never surpassed 3.5% in a nationwide election. So, what's the problem...? Is it the message, or the party?

    Well, my guest today believes that part of the problem is the party, which is why he's made it his goal to bring his private sector expertise to the LP and is seeking to be the next chairman of the Libertarian Party. Returning to The Brian Nichols Show is the "Libertarian-in-Chief", Todd Hagopian!

    Todd joined the show last year to discuss the Libertarian Party, the greater libertarian movement, and to dig into the upcoming 2020 presidential election and who should lead the LP as the nominee.

    This time, Todd joins the show to discuss his candidacy to be the next chairman of the LP, with his main goals being to professionalize the party, create consistent branding for the party, and to focus on winning targeted, local elections.

    Later, Todd answers questions from the audience, ranging from "What are some mistakes the LP has made, and what are some things they've done right?" to "How important is it for the LP to engage the youth vote, including the newest batch of voters in Gen Z?"

    As I wrap up the show, I give my take on Todd's candidacy (oh, and a special surprise, too!).

    And as a final ask, if you leave today's show inspired and want to take action within the Libertarian Party, make a small donation of $25 and sign up to become a member using my exclusive link! -> lp.org/briannicholsshow


    Todd's First Appearance on The Brian Nichols Show: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/28

    Find Todd Online-
    Website: http://www.libertarianinchief.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ToddHagopian
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LibertarianInChief/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officiallibertarianinchief/
    Email: todd@LibertarianInChief.com

  • BONUS: Brian Nichols on "Call Me Ignorant"

    November 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 22 mins
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    Folks... I'm sorry, but I'm sick this week! So, instead of subjecting you to my gross voice for thirty minutes, I instead wanted to give you guys an episode from my appearance on Call Me Ignorant with Stephen Ignoramus back in the summer.

    But have no fear, I'll be back in the swing of things next week, as we'll be joined by recently announced candidate for Libertarian Party Chair, Todd Hagopian!

    Until then, have a great weekend, and I'll see you all next week!


    Hey everybody. Stephen Ignoramus here and welcome to Call Me, Ignorant. So pleased you could be with us. Call Me, Ignorant is a live conversation show. Whether with an interesting content creator, an expert in a field, a controversial figure or with a fellow human being trying to spread a message, Call Me Ignorant will try to solve the problems of the world, conversationally speaking.

    My guest today is Brian Nichols. Brian is a writer, a liberty advocate and the host of the Brian Nichols show and his goal through his show is to discuss today's news in an objective manner to ultimately find common ground between individuals of differing ways of thinking. I am very excited to talk to him today about those goals, how he started his show and other liberty minded things.

    Links for Brian:The Brian Nichols Show: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheBrianNicholsShowPayPal: https://www.paypal.me/bnichols14Brian's interview with Justin Amash: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/justin-amashTLR Author Page: https://thelibertarianrepublic.com/author/bnichols/ACE Jounal Page: https://acejournaltoday.com/author/bnicholsliberty/________________________________Streaming "The Daily Ignoramus" around midday every weekday. News, History, Idiocy, Call-in's.

  • 89: School Choice and Why it Matters

    October 25th, 2019  |  35 mins 44 secs
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    Our old, exclusionary, geographically-based education system is not educating children the way it promises to. Parents have been fighting for the ability to get their kids into schools that don’t constantly fail them decade after decade, only to be denied by the public education establishment, and the various policies promoted by the school choice movement give parents autonomy over their children’s education.

    Joining The Brian Nichols Show today is Michael Torres from the Commonwealth Foundation. Michael is the Senior Communications Office over at the Commonwealth Foundation and joins the show to help dispel some myths regarding school choice and to speak to the value that school choice has in helping further our youths' education.

    Find the Commonwealth Foundation Online: https://www.commonwealthfoundation.org
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CommonwealthFoundation
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/liberty4PA

    Find Michael Online: https://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/about/detail/michael-torres
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindoftorres

  • 88: A Christian Conservative's Case Against Social Progressivism

    October 18th, 2019  |  48 mins 23 secs
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    In 2015, the Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to license and recognize same-sex marriage per the Equal Protection Clause. While millions celebrated the decision (including libertarians), many social conservatives found the ruling to be an attack on state's rights and the institution of traditional marriage.

    Joining me on today's episode is a dear friend, Thomas K. C. Thomas is a law student, a former libertarian, and a proponent of reverting America back to the days pre-Obergfell to restore America's valuing of traditional marriage and traditional social values. Thomas also is a strong proponent against social progressivism. While Thomas and I disagree, we still ended up having a respectful conversation to best understand where the other side was coming from, undoubtedly leaving the audience educated, enlightened, and informed.

    Follow Thomas online: https://twitter.com/thomas_k_c

    https://libertarianpodcasts.com/

  • 87: How to Succeed in Politics (and Other Forms of Devil Worship) with Remso Martinez

    October 11th, 2019  |  41 mins 8 secs
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    Two men separated by time embark on parallel paths to succeed in the blood sport that is professional politics. In the aftermath of the 2016 election, a young political operative named Art Brown finds himself about to sit at the right hand of power in Washington D.C only to end up falling out of the insider-circles he spent years trying to find acceptance in.

    The other man would start his political path as one of the most progressive statesmen in the south, only to evolve into the villain of the civil rights movement- George C. Wallace.

    Filled with political intrigue and suspense that spans among generations, along with that classic gonzo humor Remso W. Martinez has become known for, “How to Succeed in Politics (and Other Forms of Devil Worship)” is a dark comedy that will force you to ask whether success at all costs is worth losing your humanity in the process.

    Today's episode features all that and more, as we are once again joined by Remso to discuss his newest book, "How to Succeed in Politics (and Other Forms of Devil Worship)"!

    Purchase an autographed "How to Succeed in Politics (and Other Forms of Devil Worship" using this exclusive link to Brian Nichols Show listeners (Makes a great stocking stuffer/gift!): https://rwmartinez.com/brian-nichols-listener-special/

    Remso's Past Appearances on The Brian Nichols Show-
    20: Stay Away From The Libertarians! with Remso Martinez: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/25
    37: Censorship Online Can Happen to You with Remso Martinez: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/social-media-censorship-of-libertarians-and-conservatives
    BONUS- The Weekly Standard is Dead So Who is Next on The Remso Martinez Experience: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/the-weekly-standard-is-dead-so-who-is-next-on-the-remso-martinez-experience

  • BONUS: Nobody Knows How to Make a Pizza with Julie Borowski

    October 6th, 2019  |  14 mins 53 secs
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    Did you know that nobody knows how to make a pizza?

    Wait, you disagree?

    Okay, let's try this- Did you know there's not a single person on Earth who has the skills and knowledge to make something as deceptively simple as a cheese pizza? As a matter of fact, it takes millions of people, all with specialized skills – and what’s more, there are no central planners or people managing the process. So how do they do it?

    That's the premise of the new children's book, "Nobody Knows How to Make a Pizza" by Julie Borowski! Listen as Julie joins the show to discuss her book to the liberty-loving audience of The Brian Nichols Show!

    Buy Nobody Knows How to Make a Pizza: https://www.amazon.com/Nobody-Knows-How-Make-Pizza-ebook/dp/B07WCQWGWF

    Find Julie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JulieBorowski
    Find Julie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JulieBorowski/
    Find Julie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julie_borowski/
    Find Julie on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/julieborowski

  • 86: Carla Gericke and the Free State Project

    October 4th, 2019  |  42 mins 19 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Want to really "live free"? Well, guess what. Today's your lucky day.

    Today I'm joined by Carla Gericke from the Free State Project, which is a historic mass migration of more than 20,000 people who have pledged to move to New Hampshire for liberty.

    Today I wanted to have Carla join the show to talk more about the Free State Project, the work they've been doing, and how the prospects of liberty look for New Hampshire. We also dig into Carla's personal path to liberty, her activism, and her candidacy for NH Senate.

    Find the FSP: https://www.fsp.org/join

    Find Carla Online-
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Carla4NHSenate/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlagericke
    Personal blog: https://www.carlagericke.com/
    Told You So Podcast: https://toldyouso.podbean.com/

  • 85: The Global Climate Strike, Greta Thunberg, Climate Change, and More! with Steve Milloy

    September 27th, 2019  |  35 mins 59 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Have you been finding yourself questioning the narratives being promoted by those taking part in the Global Climate Strike?

    Did you raise and eyebrow when Greta Thunberg gave her captivating (and divisive) speech at the United Nations?

    Or perhaps have you found yourself feeling uneasy at the prospects of a "Green New Deal"?

    Well, look no further than today's episode, as I am joined by former Trump EPA transition team member and founder of JunkScience.com, Steve Milloy!

    Listen as Steve and I discuss climate change, popular narratives surrounding climate change, the Global Climate Strike, Greta Thunberg, and the hidden agenda of the Green New Deal.

    Bio: Steve Milloy is a recognized leader in the fight against junk science with more than 20 years of experience, and is credited with popularizing the term “junk science.” He is the founder and publisher of JunkScience.com, and an environmental and public health consultant. Milloy is a biostatistician and securities lawyer who has also been a registered securities principal, investment fund manager, non-profit executive, and a print/web columnist on science and business issues.

    Milloy has also authored over 600 articles/columns published in major newspapers/web sites, including the Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, FoxNews.com, Financial Times, National Post (Canada), USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, New York Post, New York Sun and other print and web outlets.

    Milloy was the co-founder and managing principal of Free Enterprise Action Fund (2004-2009), the first pro-free enterprise activist mutual fund, which merged with the Congressional Effect in July 2009.

    Find Steve Online-
    Website: https://junkscience.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JunkScience

  • 84: Jake Gutowitz: 22-Year-Old Libertarian Running For County Legislature

    September 20th, 2019  |  38 mins 3 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Today I am joined by Libertarian 22-Year-Old Jake Gutowitz, who is running for county legislator in Nassau County! Listen as we discuss his political ambitions, he journey into politics, some key issues of his campaign, and where he thinks his generation (Generation Z) will end up in on the political landscape.

    Find Jake Online-
    Website: https://jake4nassau.org/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jake4Nassau

    Donate to Jake's Campaign: https://jake4nassau.org/donations

  • 83: Living off the Grid and Enjoying "The Simple Life" with Gary Collins

    September 13th, 2019  |  51 mins 39 secs
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    Do you feel like life is too stressful and far more complicated than it needs to be? Or do you feel like you're on a treadmill to nowhere, grinding in life each and everyday, thinking there is something wrong with yourself for feeling this way?

    Well, look no further than today's episode, as I am joined by a man who is an Amazon best selling author, simple living advocate and educator, nutrition and health expert, adjunct college professor, professional speaker, and greater of “The Simple Life"; Gary Collins.

    Gary spent almost a decade investigating our food, drug and health care systems, and has a unique perspective into what is making Americans obese, stressed out and ill.

    Today, Gary joins The Brian Nichols Show to discuss "Off The Grid" and "The Simple Life", which are his Best Selling book series’ on Amazon to share his story and help others in their pursuit of a better life. Listen as we discuss Gary's background, his own venture into living off the grid and enjoying the simple life, and his foolproof, three-step plan to personal success.

    Find Gary Online-
    Website: https://www.thesimplelifenow.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimpleLifeNow
    Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/thesimplelifenow

  • 82: Off to College! (PART 1) with Sarah Nichols

    September 6th, 2019  |  39 mins 18 secs
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    In a new series for The Brian Nichols Show, I am being joined by my sister, Sarah Nichols, as she heads "Off to College"! As she's a recent high school graduate, I wanted to pick Sarah's brain to see where she stands on a variety of issues (and to get a better idea as to where the rest of her generation stands as well).

  • 81: Should Mass Shooters Get the Death Penalty? with Hannah Cox from CCATDP

    August 30th, 2019  |  34 mins 14 secs
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    Should Mass Shooters Get the Death Penalty? Your first reaction is likely, "Well, yes. Duh". And if that was your reaction, no worries, it used to be my reaction, too. That is until I started to look at the death penalty differently, much in part thanks to today's guest- Hannah Cox, National Manager of Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty.

    Hannah first joined the show last year to discuss the mission and work over at CCATDP, which is a national network of conservative Republicans and Libertarians calling for a re-examination of the American system of capital punishment. Today, Hannah joins the show to discuss whether shooters should get the death penalty and to hear CCATDP's position on the Trump administration's resuming the practice of executing death row inmates for the first time in more than 15 years.

    Bio: Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty is a project of Equal Justice USA, a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization working to transform the justice system by promoting responses to violence that break cycles of trauma.

    “Conservative Republicans and Libertarians are increasingly looking at the facts and deciding that the death penalty must be ended,” says Hannah. "This is especially true for younger voters on the right who are often leading the way on criminal justice reform as we become increasingly aware of the risks of executing innocent people and the opportunity costs involved with this wasteful system.”

    Hannah's First Appearance on TBNS: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/34
    To learn more about CCATDP, go to www.conservativesconcerned.org.
    Follow Hannah on Twitter: @HannahCox7

  • 80: From Leftist to Libertarian with Steffi Cole

    August 23rd, 2019  |  34 mins 59 secs
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    I dare say that most of us know folks within the libertarian movement who came from the more conservative side of things, heck, with yours truly being one of them. But those who ventured to libertarianism from the left are much fewer in our ranks, despite them sharing our many of our values.

    Today's guest is one of those unicorns who went from leftist to libertarian, and I wanted to have her on my show to discuss her conversion as she started going down the libertarian rabbit hole; the one and only Steffi Cole.

    Listen as Seffi talks about her path to libertarianism from the left, her involvement in libertarian politics and political campaigns (like Austin Petersen's US Senate campaign), and more!

    Bio: Steffi was born and raised in Michigan and "has been a passionate, hardworking nerd ever since she was little". After learning about economics and watching lots of videos about government in 2009, she found herself in the Tea Party movement. She became a huge fan of Ron Paul during his 2012 Presidential campaign. In 2017-2018, she volunteered doing social media, graphic design, and volunteer training for the Austin Petersen for US Senate campaign. She is currently a YouTuber, Brand Ambassador for 1776 United, and liberty promoter for products, people, and ideas. She is on a journey to learn as much as she can about history, government, and the Constitution!

    Find Steffi Online-
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUzYj2fYBXkqGupVTbxwb1Q/about
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/steffi_cole
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/steffi_cole/
    Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/93644217-steffi

  • 79: Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Arvin Vohra on Past Controversies, Messaging, and Recruitment

    August 16th, 2019  |  44 mins 15 secs
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    Welcome back, folks! For those of you new listeners joining us, thanks for taking some time to listen to today’s episode of The Brian Nichols Show!

    Today’s episode sticks true to one of the main principles we maintain here at The Brian Nichols Show- talking to people we don’t necessarily see eye-to-eye with and trying to find areas of understanding or agreement. I’ve been very vocal in my opposition to the tactics that today’s guest, Arvin Vohra, utilized during his tenure as vice-chair of the Libertarian Party.

    I even went as far to spend an entire episode tackling each of his controversial statements and gave my best argument as to why I believe that hyperbolic and controversial marketing is not helpful in recruiting more people to the Libertarian Party and the greater liberty movement.

    With that being said, Arvin came on the show to not only promote his candidacy (Arvin is running to be the Libertarian Party candidate for the 2020 POTUS election), but to answer some of the tough questions I had in regards to his past controversial statements. Listen as Arvin discusses his candidacy, his approach to marketing liberty, and his vision for the libertarian movement.

    Find Episode 2 of The Brian Nichols Show-
    Arvin Vohra, The Libertarian Party, & Echo Chambers: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/3

    Find Arvin Online-
    Website: http://www.votevohra.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/VoteVohra

  • 78: Bernie Sanders on The Joe Rogan Experience- ANALYSIS with Max Gulker from AIER

    August 9th, 2019  |  52 mins 40 secs
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    Did you catch Bernie Sanders' appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience? No? Well, don't you worry, Max Gulker and I suffered through it and are here to give you a breakdown of the most important segments so you don't have to!

    Listen as Max and I discuss Bernie's takes on the minimum wage, corporate tax loopholes, education, socialism, and much more on today's exciting episode of The Brian Nichols Show!

    Read Max's Article Discussed on Today's Episode-
    "Free Enterprise, Not Free Tuition": https://www.aier.org/article/free-enterprise-not-free-tuition

    Find Max's Appearance on The Brian Nichols Show from December 2018-
    "The Green New Deal, Climate Change, and Skeptics Stance with Max Gulker": https://briannichols.fireside.fm/the-green-new-deal-with-max-gulker

    Find Max Online-
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/maxgAIER
    Email: Max.Gulker@aier.org
    Website: https://www.aier.org/staff/max-gulker-phd