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Episodes

  • 205: Free Speech Never Tasted So Good -with John Odermatt from Run Your Mouth Coffee

    March 1st, 2021  |  30 mins 22 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, first amendment, freedom of speech, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    The world would be a much better place if people stopped trying to censor each other and instead were free to speak. That's not only the view of yours truly at The Brian Nichols Show, but is also the sentiment of our brand new sponsor, "Run Your Mouth Coffee"!.

    RYM Coffee is delicious, roasted to order coffee that provides you the fuel needed to stand up to censorship and to proudly Run Your Mouth, and today, John joins the program to explain what preceded starting this new venture, and the value of being able to RUN YOUR MOUTH!

  • 204: The Art of the Meme -with Kanan Vitolo

    February 26th, 2021  |  41 mins 50 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, meme, memes, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, selling liberty, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    If you've ever stumbled upon a libertarian meme in the wild, there's a high probability that it was a Kanan Vitolo original. Kanan is today's guest, and helps showcase how, yes, memes can in fact change the world!

    Using the sales skills of piquing interest in a short, concise message, Kanan has mastered the "Art of the Meme", getting his memes featured in news coveragee on such networks as CNN.

    Listen as Kanan helps dissect the "Art of the Meme", and how libertarians can learn from memes to be more effective communicators.

  • 203: Meet The Gen Z Activist Tackling Identity Politics -with Olivia Rondeau

    February 24th, 2021  |  34 mins 47 secs
    black america, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, gen z, government, house of representatives, identity politics, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, race, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Identity politics has been near the top of the national discourse for nearly a decade, with the many folks too afraid to ask questions for fear of the societal ramifications.

    Gen Z activists don't seem to mind so much with tackling some of these issues, and today's guest is one such activist, as Olivia Rondeau joins the program to make her case as to why identity politics can't hold up to the value that liberty and free markets bring to traditionally underserved/underrepresented communities.

  • 202: Fueling America: An Insider’s Journey -with Jack Kerfoot

    February 22nd, 2021  |  31 mins 56 secs
    alternate energy, carbon, classical liberal, climate change, coal, congress, conservative, constitution, gas, government, green new deal, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, nuclear, oil, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, solar, supreme court, texas, voluntary, white house, wind

    With the recent shutdowns in Texas due to the massive winter storm and associated power outages, the idea of energy independence is back at the top of people's minds. So, how do we juggle the pursuit of energy independence while also being conscious of our greater impact on the environment?

    Jack Kerfoot is a scientist, energy executive and author of FUELING AMERICA: An Insider’s Journey, and joins the show to make his case that climate change and energy independence requires us removing government roadblocks to the development of new renewable energy projects, and providing incentives to attract the people and resources necessary.

    Find Jack Online: http://www.jackkerfoot.com/

  • 201: LESS is More: Libertarian Elected Support System -with Libertarian Party Chair Joe Bishop-Henchman

    February 19th, 2021  |  37 mins 33 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

    With so few elected Libertarians in office, being able to effectively communicate and network has been a challenge. To help facilitate the ability to share information, resources, and to discuss what has/has not been working, the Libertarian Party has launched a new initiative; LESS (Libertarian Elected Support System).

    Returning to the program is Joe Bishop-Henchman, Chair of the Libertarian Party, who outlines how LESS will assist the some 300 elected Libertarians across the country by giving them access to the support, talent, experience and skills of others who have been in the same situations.

  • 200: Selling the Value of School Choice -with Corey DeAngelis

    February 17th, 2021  |  33 mins
    charter school, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, covid, education, education savings accounts, esa, government, government schools, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, lockdowns, politics, potus, president, private school, public sector, republican, rights, school, school choice, scotus, senate, supreme court, teachers, unions, voluntary, white house

    Why school choice? Right now, many Americans are realizing first hand the value of being able to pick where their children go to school, as public schooling institutions still find their doors shut.

    With the impact of public teacher's unions being felt first-hand, many families are look for alternatives to the traditional government school monopolies.

    Corey DeAngelis is an expert on school choice and joins the program to help sell the value of funding students, not institutions. How does school choice impact the student, families, and teachers? Those questions (and more!) are answered on today's special 200th episode!

  • 199: Phil Labonte from All that Remains- Influencing the Culture

    February 15th, 2021  |  35 mins 55 secs
    black pill, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, culture, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, music, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    "Politics are always downstream from culture."

    Raise your hand if you've heard that famous utterance from the late Andrew Breitbart at least once in your life. Well, as cliche as it may sound, we see it first hand in the manner in which our society has so quickly adapted to the promoted culture of the Hollywood and leftist elite.

    So, is it possible to help reign in the power? Or at least, to use it to our advantage?

    Phil Labonte from All That Remains joins the program to dig into that, the "black pill". and more!

  • 198: It's Okay to Laugh! -with Chrissie Mayr

    February 12th, 2021  |  33 mins 34 secs
    cancel culture, classical liberal, comedy, congress, conservative, constitution, culture, disney, free speech, funny, gina carano, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, power, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Cancel culture is real! So, how do we speak truth to power, while also avoiding getting canceled?

    Comedian Chrissie Mayr (America's Got Talent/Compound Media/GAS Digital) joins the program to help show not just the important role that comedians play in the world of politics, but also quickly that check can be lost as governments curtail the ability to speak freely.

  • 197: The Biden Foreign Policy: What Can We Expect? -with Professor Sarah Burns

    February 10th, 2021  |  34 mins 3 secs
    china, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, foreign policy, government, hawkish, house of representatives, joe biden, libertarian, libertarian party, middle east, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, russia, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, war, warhawk, white house

    Will Joe Biden's Foreign policy be more like that of a Trump administration, or are we going to see a return to a more Obama-like foreign policy?

    Sarah Burns, Associate Professor of Political Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, joins the program to specifically look at what to expect from a Biden administration in regards to foreign policy, but also how the executive branch has been able to wield such power in deciding American foreign policy.

  • 196: How the Free State Project is Bringing Liberty to New Hampshire -with Jeremy Kaufman

    February 8th, 2021  |  38 mins 38 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, covid lockdowns, free state project, freedom, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, lockdows, new hampshire, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, taxes, voluntary, white house

    If you have found your state imposing arbitrary government lockdowns or that you're being taxed to death has been getting you down, then the Free State Project implores your to check out the great state of New Hampshire!

    Jeremy Kaufman returns to the show in his role as a member of the board for the FSP and makes his case as to why lovers of liberty should seek refuge in NH to live a truly free life.

  • 195: Want to Get Away? Here's How -with Mikkel Thorup

    February 5th, 2021  |  52 mins 42 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, expat, expat lifestyle, expatriot, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Want to get away? I'm sure many of you have thought about such prospects at some point, be it for one reason or another. With the Biden Administration now fully transitioned into power, many disaffected Republicans and conservatives are now starting to ask some questions as to how to possibly move out of the United States.

    Mikkel Thorup from the Expat Money Show returns to the program to help answer some of those pressing questions and objections that those starting off an expat lifestyle will ask, like what will happen with your income, your family, your job, and more!

  • 194: Libertarian Kim Ruff for Arizona State Mine Inspector

    February 3rd, 2021  |  39 mins 42 secs
    arizona, classical liberal, coal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2022, government, house of representatives, industry, kim ruff, libertarian, libertarian party, manufacturing, mine inspector, minerals, mining, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, state mine inspector, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    I bet a majority of you have no idea what a "state mine inspector" does, and candidly, neither did I! That is, until Kim Ruff returned to the program!

    Kim is running for Arizona State Mine Inspector as a Libertarian, and with our promoting Libertarians running for state and local office, why not have Kim return to the program to catch us up to speed, explain the role of a mine inspector, and why having a libertarian mine inspector with years of industry experience is a golden opportunity to help promote liberty.

  • 193: Making Pennsylvania More Free- Pennsylvania Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Joe Soloski

    February 1st, 2021  |  38 mins 54 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2022, government, governor, gubernatorial, house of representatives, joe soloski, libertarian, libertarian party, pennsylvania, philadelphia, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    While the election of 2020 is still in the rearview mirror, believe it or not, it's time we start looking ahead towards the 2022 elections! Libertarians already have a disadvantage when it comes to name/brand recognition, so it's incredibly important for those LP candidates to start off early!

    Today's guest is doing just that, as I'm joined by Pennsylvania Libertarian Gubernatorial candidate Joe Soloski! Joe joins the program to paint the vision of what a Soloski Administration would focus on as top priorities, how crazy the laws are on buying alcohol in PA (no seriously... they're bonkers), and how Joe Soloski would leave PA more free.

  • 192: Bringing More Voices to the Table: Ranked Choice Voting vs. Approval Voting

    January 29th, 2021  |  39 mins 50 secs
    approval voting, av, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, duopoly, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, ranked choice voting, rcv, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, voting systems, white house

    How to we fix our broken electoral system? Our "pick one" system is clearly broken, especially when considering that we only have two viable choices (and what exciting choices they are, eh?).

    So, how can we fix our broken voting system and subsequently bring more voices to the table? Kyle Bailey (Campaign Manager for The Committee for Ranked Choice Voting) and Aaron Hamlin (Executive Director of the Center for Election Science) join/return to the program to have virtual roundtable discussion to try and determine which system would yield the best results by looking at past successes!

  • 191: "LET'S PARTY: a movie to end the Duopoly" -with Brad Lyon

    January 27th, 2021  |  39 mins 18 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, duopoly, elections, end the duopoly, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, political parties, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, third parties, third party, voluntary, white house

    Are you sick of being told you have only two political options in the United States of America?

    Are you tired of hearing supporting a third party is wasted effort?

    Do you simply want to end the duopoly?

    Long time indie film director Brad Lyon (@BradLeoLyon) is helping lead that charge through the culture, as Brad joins The Brian Nichols Show to discuss his brand new movie, "LET'S PARTY"; the definitive rebuttal to the old adage that supporting third parties is wasted effort.

  • 190: Messaging Matters: Brian Nichols on Chief Chats

    January 25th, 2021  |  48 mins 10 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, marketing, messaging, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, sales, scotus, senate, supreme court, trust, value, voluntary, white house

    Today's episode originally aired on "Chief Chats" with Todd Hagopian Kevin Hobbie, where I joined the boys to discuss why messaging matters.


    ORIGINAL SHOW NOTES:
    "The boys are joined by podcasting great Brian Nichols to discuss liberty and how the movement can better it’s messaging"