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Are you tired of partisan politics? Do you want to hear the news without the media narrative? Do you want to be more "well-rounded" as a person?

Do you want to get to know and learn from noted entrepreneurs, elected officials, C-level executives, economists, & more?

Look no further.

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Episodes

  • 140: Running an International Company During a Global Pandemic -with Lewis Black, CEO of Almonty Industries

    September 30th, 2020  |  35 mins 49 secs
    china, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, covid, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, lockdowns, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, trade, voluntary, white house

    The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent government lockdowns has had a massive impact on the global economy. Couple that with trying to do business with Communist regimes like China, and running a global corporation can be incredibly taxing in 2020.

    Lewis Black, CEO of Almonty Industries, joins the show to discuss the U.S. trade economy, the impact of the COVID lockdowns on business, and China’s economics strategies, and more!

  • 139: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Amy Coney Barrett, and the Implications on the 2020 Election -with Elaine Joan

    September 28th, 2020  |  52 mins 1 sec
    amy coney barrett, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, donald trump, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, president trump, republican, rights, ruth bader ginsburg, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    With the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Amy Coney Barrett has been tapped by President Trump to be her replacement.

    What are the implications on the 2020 election? Political consultant and friend of the show Elaine Joan returns to discuss!

  • 138: Erase the State! -with Bradley Thomas

    September 25th, 2020  |  36 mins 47 secs
    ancap, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2020, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    How do libertarian solutions answer today's problems? Bradley Thomas from EraseTheState.com joins the show to explain that, and more, on today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show!

  • BONUS: Brian Nichols on What's HAPAning with Nico and Shaine

    September 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, donald trump, election 2020, government, house of representatives, joe biden, kamala harris, libertarian, libertarian party, nfl, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, sales, scotus, senate, supreme court, value, voluntary, white house

    How do we #SellLiberty to folks outside of the liberty movement? I discuss that (and more!) during my appearance on "What's HAPAning" with Nico and Shaine!

  • 137: Not Taking Politics Too Seriously -with Bird and Car from Friends Against Government Cast

    September 21st, 2020  |  45 mins 41 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2020, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Taking politics too seriously can consume your identity and your sanity.

    The lovely chaps from the Friends Against Government Podcast, Bird and Car, return to the show to outline on how to not take politics too seriously, discuss some of the news, and go over some new happenings over on their program.

  • 136: Getting Radical with US Senate Candidate Shane Hazel

    September 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, georgia, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, shane hazel, supreme court, us senate, voluntary, white house

    US Senate Candidate and host of "The Radical" Shane Hazel returns to The Brian Nichols Show to discuss his new podcast, "The Radical", his campaign for US Senate, and the coming "fork-in-the-road" America will have to face in the coming months between choosing more liberty or more state control.

  • 135: Can Criminal Justice Reform Go too Far?- with Ken Good

    September 16th, 2020  |  41 mins 29 secs
    bail reform, black lives matter, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, criminal justice, criminal justice reform, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, protests, republican, rights, riots, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Can some criminal justice reform (like bail reform) go too far, and end up causing more harm than good?

    Ken Good, attorney on the board of the Professional Bondsmen of Texas, says that answer is quite obviously; yes.

    “If you just release everybody without any supervision that is a recipe for disaster.”

  • 134: Zac Efron's "Down to Earth" Misses the Mark -with Alex Epstein

    September 14th, 2020  |  40 mins 4 secs
    alex epstein, classical liberal, climate change, congress, conservative, constitution, down to earth, fossil fuels, global warming, government, green new deal, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, netflix, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house, zac efron

    When it comes to making the planet a better place, Zac Efron missed the mark in his Netflix docuseries "Down to Earth".

    Alex Epstein (NYT/WSJ Best Selling Author of "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels") joins the show to explain why.

  • 133: Living Free is Easier Than You Think -with Mikkel Thorup

    September 11th, 2020  |  35 mins 51 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, entrepreneurs, expat, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, mikkel thorup, offshore private banking, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Marc Clair (Lions of Liberty) and I have been having a fun past few months sharing introductions to guests from our respective networks! While Mark was able to interview our friend of the show, Gary Collins, I was able to interview one of Marc's most popular guests, Mikkel Thorup!

    Mikkel Thorup is focused on helping you to live an international life by looking at problems through the lens of global solutions, in this day and age there is no reason you should let borders get in the way of having the best the world has to offer. He is the #1 Best Selling author of Expat Secrets: How To Pay Zero Taxes, Live Overseas & Make Giant Piles Of Money, the host of The Expat Money Show, and the Director at EscapeArtist.com the oldest and largest offshore website in the world.

    Listen as Mikkel digs into the expat life, how to start living an expat lifestyle, and why taking on such a massive change (like moving across the world) can be one of the most liberating decisions of your life.

    Find Mikkel Online-

    The Expat Money Show: https://expatmoneyshow.com/
    Escape Artist: https://www.escapeartist.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThorupMikkel
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExpatMoneyShow/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/expatmoneyshow/

  • 132: Health Savings Accounts for All! -With Dean Clancy

    September 8th, 2020  |  36 mins 43 secs
    affordable healthcare, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, doctors, government, healthcare, hospitals, house of representatives, hsa, hsas, libertarian, libertarian party, medicine, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    We're going back to where we started on today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, as today I am joined by the first "big guest" on the show (from way back from Episode 7 in Feb. 2018), Dean Clancy!

    Dean returns to the show to discuss a venture he's been working on over the past few years, with the end goal of lowering the cost of healthcare.

    Dean proposes that the best means to get the ball rollings is via "HSAs for All" which would "give every American access to affordable, high-quality health care by giving every American access to a tax-free Health Savings Account owned and controlled by the patient."

    Listen as Dean outlines how an HSA model would work, the benefits of an HSA for All approach, how we actually go about implementing the proposal.

    Find Dean Online-
    Websites: https://hsasforall.org/ & https://deanclancy.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/deanclancy
    Dean's First Appearance: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/dean-clancy

  • 131: Is Austin Petersen Voting for Trump? -with Austin Petersen

    September 4th, 2020  |  33 mins 17 secs
    austin petersen, biden, black lives matter, breonna taylor, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2020, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, mobs, politics, potus, president, protests, rand paul, republican, rights, riots, say her name, scotus, senate, supreme court, trump, voluntary, white house

    The past few weeks have changed the entire tenor of the 2020 election. In what was shaping to be landslide victory for Biden, an air of uncertainty has taken hold of the political winds, as ANTIFA and violent rioter and looters take to the streets of Americas largest cities, causing massive mayhem and destruction.

    These mobs have gotten more aggressive in recent weeks, with shootings taking place on the regular. Senator Rand Paul and his wife were assailed by a mob while walking back to their hotel from the White House, despite Rand Paul being one of Black Lives Matter's best allies on the right.

    It was this final act that started to change the minds of voters who were considering the Libertarian candidate in Dr. Jo Jorgensen as an alternative to Trump vs. Biden, with one such voter being that of Austin Petersen!

    Austin joins the show to discuss the shift he has experienced over the past few weeks in response to the riots/Paul's being harassed, and why, yes, he's seriously considering voting for Donald Trump.

    Tune in to learn why he's reconsidering!

    Find Austin Online-
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP4Liberty
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProducerPetersen
    KWOS Morning Shoow: https://kwos.com/2019/04/the-kwos-morning-show-with-austin-petersen-and-john-marsh/
    The Libertarian Republic: https://thelibertarianrepublic.com/

  • 130: The Riots and their Lasting Damage -with Brad Polumbo

    September 2nd, 2020  |  45 mins 51 secs
    #blm, black lives matter, blm, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, criminal justice reform, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, police, police reform, politics, potus, president, rand paul, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    With the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police, the Black Lives Matter movement received a much needed added boost back into the national conversation in recent months.

    However, as peaceful protests have more recently been descending into rioting and looting at the hands of bad actors who are co-opting the BLM movement (like ANTIFA, looters, etc...), we've watched the positive sentiments towards BLM wane, meaning meaningful criminal justice reform is getting more and more difficult.

    Joining the program is friend of the show, Brad Polumbo! Brad has been doing great work in digging into economics and criminal justice reform, and today, Brad joins the show to discuss how the riots have not only set predominantly minority communities back by decades, but have truly damage the ability to move forward some substantive criminal justice reform.

    Find Brad Online: https://muckrack.com/brad-polumbo
    Find Brad on Twitter:Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo

  • 129: Breaking the Duopoly by Changing How We Vote -with Aaron Hamlin

    August 28th, 2020  |  35 mins 53 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, donald trump, election 2020, government, house of representatives, jo jorgensen, joe biden, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, voting, white house

    Third party candidates have an uphill battle. It's a fact. And on top of the traditional struggles third party candidates face, our "pick-one" voting systems have only entrenched the "lesser of two evils" in our government, by giving us the same, tired, "red team vs. blue team" battle.

    With legitimate third party candidates (like Dr. Jo Jorgensen), Americans deserve to have more than one choice for the most important position in the land.

    That's what Aaron Hamlin, founder and executive director of the Center for Election Science, has made his primary goal; to change the way we vote away from our broken "pick-one" voting system, and instead, seek voting systems that encourage more candidates, forcing those seeking elected office having to truly compete in the marketplace of ideas.

    Listen as Aaron outlines his voting system vision, the impact that changing our voting systems will have on third party candidates' electoral success, and the current successes Aaron and team have had in already changing voting systems in major cities (with great success!).

    Find The Center for Election Science Online: https://www.electionscience.org
    Find The Center for Election Science on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/electionscience/
    Find The Center for Election Science on Twitter: https://twitter.com/electionscience
    Email The Center for Election Science: contact@electionscience.org

    Find Aaron Online-
    Website: https://www.aaronhamlin.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/aaronfhamlin

  • 128: Meet the Libertarian US Senate Candidate Challenging Tom Cotton: Ricky Dale Harrington

    August 21st, 2020  |  42 mins 7 secs
    arkansas, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2020 classical liberal, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, ricky dale harrington, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, tom cotton, us senate, voluntary, white house

    Imagine if a Libertarian ever got the opportunity to face one of the major two-party candidates, mono e mono. Well, imagine no more, as today, I'm joined by the Libertarian candidate for the United States Senate out in Arkansas, Ricky Dale Harrington!

    Ricky has a unique opportunity, as he is the only candidate on the ballot facing Republican warhawk, Tom Cotton, as there is no Democratic Party candidate in the race!

    So, Ricky joins the show today to outline why he would not only be a great representative for the State of Arkansas, but why a libertarians across the board deserve America's attention.

    Find Ricky Online-
    Website: https://www.rickyharringtonsenate.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/RickyForSenate
    https://www.facebook.com/Ricky-Dale-Harrington-Jr-for-US-Senate-111040616957411/

  • BONUS: The Importance of Personal Responsibility -with Gary Collins

    August 21st, 2020  |  46 mins 40 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, gary collins, government, healthcare, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, personal responsibility, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, the simple life, voluntary, white house

    Hey there, friends! Another great BONUS episode for you this week, as I am once again joined by friend of the show and friend of the host, Gary Collins!

    Gary returns to the show to talk about something that's truly missing in our society... personal responsibility. It sounds cliche, when looking at all of our problems as a country, the main culprit is in the lack of personal responsibility on behalf of the your average citizen, your average voter, and our politicians.

    Listen as Gary and I dig into this into detail, discuss the direct impacts the lack of personal responsibility has on our healthcare costs, and more!

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

  • 127: Libertarian Congressional Candidate Steven Skelton

    August 15th, 2020  |  39 mins 2 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, one seat for liberty, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, steven skelton, supreme court, voluntary, washington, white house

    "You need a representative that will support your ideas, fight for the needs of your community and earn your respect. For someone who truly stands behind your core beliefs..."

    That's the core message being promoted by today's guest, as I am joined by Libertarian Congressional candidate Steven Skelton!

    Listen as Steven digs into his liberty story, why he's running for Congress, and his campaign to win "One Seat for Liberty".

    Find Steven Online-
    Website: https://skelton2020.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/oneseatforliberty/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneseatforliberty