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Episodes

  • 189: Will the GOP Become the Patriot Party? -with Kenny Cody

    January 22nd, 2021  |  40 mins 10 secs
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    After the defeat of Donald Trump at the ballot box in November, the fight for the reigns of the GOP has never been more intense. Trump has even been rumored to want to stay involved in politics, be it with the GOP, or with his own party/movement.

    Kenny Cody returns to the show to dig into this new discussion of a "Patriot Party", as Kenny argues a "Patriot movement" might be exactly what the GOP needs.

  • 188: The Path Forward For Liberty: GOP or LP? -Brian Nichols on The No Gimmicks Podcast

    January 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, gop, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, lp, marketing, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, sales, scotus, selling, senate, supreme court, trust, value, voluntary, white house

    This episode first aired on The No Gimmicks Podcast with Brady Leonard

    Original Show Notes: Brian Nichols is the host of The Brian Nichols Show on We Are Libertarians Podcast Network and an associate editor of The Libertarian Republic. Follow Brian @BNicholsLiberty and follow us @bradyleonard @nogimmickspod

  • 187: "Armed Queers Don't Get Bashed!" - with Ermiya Fanaeian from SLC Pink Pistols

    January 18th, 2021  |  27 mins 50 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, gun control, gun rights, house of representatives, law enforcement, libertarian, libertarian party, pink pistols, politics, potus, president, republican, right to bear arms, rights, scotus, second amendment, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    2020 has show just how unprepared government is in terms of being able to address immediate problems and concerns on a public policy perspective. And with that, those groups that have been traditionally marginalized are learning first-hand how important it is to take one's own personal autonomy into their own hands.

    Today's guess is Ermiya Fanaeian from SLC Pink Pistols, who joins the program to make the case as to why "armed queers don't get bashed", and how despite our other political differences (Ermiya is more left when it comes to economics), the importance of defending the ultimate minority - the individual - is paramount.

  • 186: What's in the New COVID Stimulus Bill? -with Brad Polumbo

    January 15th, 2021  |  38 mins 21 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, covid, covid stimulus, economics, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, relief payment, republican, rights, scotus, senate, stimulus, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Have you looked at this new COVID stimulus bill that was passed by Congress? Well, if you didn't, don't you worry, because Brad Polumbo (FEE, National Review, Breaking Boundaries) did for you!

    Listen as Brad digs through the dirty details of the COVID stimulus bill and some of the wasteful spending (but I repeat myself) within the bill.

    Find Brad Online: https://muckrack.com/brad-polumbo
    Find Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo
    Podcast: https://brokenboundaries.fireside.fm/

  • 185: Creating Value & Building Trust: A Blueprint to Selling Liberty -with Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Candidate Spike Cohen

    January 13th, 2021  |  37 mins 24 secs
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    In sales, creating value and building trust are not only an absolutely necessary aspects in "closing the deal", but also fundamental in keeping your "base of business" for the long term, as well.

    Joining the show today is 2020 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential candidate and entrepreneur, Spike Cohen (@RealSpikeCohen)! Spike joins the show to discuss how we as libertarians can create that value and build trust with folks new to the ideas of liberty.

  • 184: Could "Quarantine Camps" for COVID-19 Actually Happen? -with Assemblyman Mark Walczyk

    January 11th, 2021  |  32 mins 57 secs
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    A proposed section of the public health law in New York would allow Gov. Andrew Cuomo to detain ANY person he believes poses a danger to public health, meaning all it would take is a single order from the governor, then poof, quarantine camp.

    So... how close is this to reality? Assembly Mark Walczyk returns to the program to give his inside scoop into where this proposal came from and the likelihood of it reaching the Governor's desk.

  • 183: What's Next For MAGA? -with Marc Lobliner

    January 8th, 2021  |  39 mins 9 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservatarian, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, liberty, maga, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    There was a large portion of the "MAGA" crowd that echoed libertarian sentiments, with many of those MAGA-libertarians being a part of the greater liberty movement in general.

    So, what's next for those liberty-leaning MAGA folk? Do they stick the route of the GOP, or do the venture to untested waters via the Libertarian Party?

    Marc Lobliner, CEO of MTS Nutrition/CMO of TigerFitness.com joins the show to give his take, being a member of that liberty oriented Trump voter. Later, we dig into how COVID-19 and the government lockdowns have impacted business.

    Find Marc Online-
    Website: http://www.marclobliner.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lobliner
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/marclobliner

  • 182: Applying Marketing & Sales to Politics (To Make Liberty Win)

    January 6th, 2021  |  45 mins 59 secs
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    Today's episode is a special reairing of my appearance over on Brad Polumbo's awesome new program, "Breaking Boundaries with Brad Polumbo".


    Original notes (can be found: https://brokenboundaries.fireside.fm/21)

    Marketing specialist and podcaster Brian Nicholas, my good pal, joins the show to discuss Marketing & Sales 101, and how these basic principles should apply to political campaigning.

    How do we meet people where they're at? Is education or listening more key to winning votes? Just how important are name recognition and cults of personality in political success? And how do we respond to America's populist moment?

    We discuss all this and more. (Plus, his take on pickles will leave you shook!)

    Follow Brian on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BNicholsLiberty.
    Subscribe to the Brian Nichols Show: https://link.chtbl.com/brian-nichols-show.

  • 181: What We're Building & Where We're Going

    January 4th, 2021  |  20 mins 26 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, freedome, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, marketing, marketplace, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, sale, scotus, senate, supreme court, trust, value, voluntary, white house

    Over the past 3 years at The Brian Nichols Show, we've been having conversations with the movers and shakers in the greater liberty movement, focusing on leaving the audience educated, enlightened, and informed.

    Going into 2021, we're taking it a step further. We're building the top destination for folks to learn the basics of sales, building value, and focusing on the issues people actually care about.

  • 180: COVID-19 Pandemic Data & Science that will Save Lives & Livelihoods -with Nick Hudson

    January 1st, 2021  |  34 mins 18 secs
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    COVID-19 is a threat. Yes, it's a very real disease that kills lots of people.

    However, the government lockdowns and the related intrusions on civil liberties pose a serious threat not only to lives, but to civilization itself—a threat must be resisted.

    At this juncture, the science is quite clear on what key policy responses should be—or should have been. But this is no longer about the science, if it ever was.

    What is required now is a mobilization against what is essentially an enormous public relations machine that is fuelling fear and removing agency from people’s lives the world over.

    Today's guest is Nick Hudson from PANDA (Pandemics ~ Data & Analytics). PANDA is a collective of leading scientists, actuaries, economists, data scientists, statisticians, medical professionals, lawyers, engineers and businesspeople working as a collective to replace bad science with good science.

  • 179: The Future of the Libertarian Party -with Marc Clair

    December 30th, 2020  |  35 mins 13 secs
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    Over the past few years, a growing number of members from the Mises Caucus have started to join the Libertarian Party with the goal of making the Libertarian Party a "libertarian", Ron Paul oriented party.

    Today's guest, like yours truly, speaks to dozens of noted influencers in the greater liberty movement, which is exactly why I wanted to have Lions of Liberty's Marc Clair back on the program; to hear what the general feeling is in the movement, where the movement is heading, and the direction the Libertarian Party will head in the years to come.

  • 178: Tennessee GOP is Making Liberty Win -with TN House GOP Caucus Chairman Rep. Jeremy Faison

    December 28th, 2020  |  34 mins 20 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, federalism, gop, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, liberty, lockdown, lockdowns, lp, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, tennessee, tn, voluntary, white house

    We've often discussed/debated how to best enact liberty policy into action; via the GOP, or via the LP?

    Today's guest is Jeremy Faison (@JeremyFaison4TN), Tennessee House Republican Caucus Chairman representing House District 11, who makes his case (and bring the receipts!) on why the GOP is the most viable means to enact liberty into policy.

  • 177: The New Honor Code: A Simple Plan for Raising Our Standards and Restoring Our Good Names -with Grant McCracken

    December 26th, 2020  |  39 mins 55 secs
    clahonor, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, cultural anthropologist, culture, government, honor, honor code, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house, white housessical liberal

    What used to be shocking has somehow become the new normal in our politics, workplaces, and universities. Sexual predators stalk interns at work and teenagers abroad. Parents try to buy a place for their kids in college.
    Pharmaceutical companies refuse to acknowledge the Opioid epidemic they helped create. Banks issue credit cards no one ordered, ruining the credit scores and reputations of thousands. It happens so frequently that we can no longer dismiss these cases as a few bad apples.

    Clearly, something in the system is rotten.

    Today's guest is cultural anthropologist Grant McCracken , who argues that while most Americans are committed to morality and share basic standards of decency, we’re also becoming inured to scandal and shame, and hopeless about the possibility of change.

    What if we decided to fight it instead?

    Grant McCracken has a solution—the revival of an ancient idea called honor.

  • 176: Guerrilla Politics: How Libertarians can Take on the Duopoly and Win -with Curt (Libertarian)

    December 23rd, 2020  |  39 mins 34 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, duopoly, government, guerrilla politics, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Libertarians are underdogs. The game is rigged against us. The Republican/Democrat duopoly colluded to effectively prevent any 3rd party from winning.

    So what should we do? Is it hopeless? Should we just give up?

    The good news: underdogs win all the time. David beat Goliath. Washington beat the British Empire. Trump beat Hillary. The Viet Cong beat the US military.
    Microsoft beat IBM. Buster Douglas beat Mike Tyson. Nigel Farage beat the European Union.

    It's these essential lessons that libertarians must learn from in order to have any semblance of success. And that's why today's guest spent so much time on his awesome article over on Substack, "How Libertarians can Take on the Duopoly and Win", as today I'm joined by Curt (Libertarian) from Checkmate the State.

  • 175: The Lockdowns Are Crushing Small Businesses -with Tony Gehrig

    December 21st, 2020  |  33 mins 24 secs
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    The government lockdows in response to the COVID pandemic has decimated small businesses across the country. What's even more... some "red" states have locked down their economies as well, leaving many businesses looking for any type of relief.

    Fargo, North Dakota City Commissioner Tony Gehrig joins the program to outline his proposal to help offer some relief for bars and restaurants in the Greater Fargo Area, and why only more government lockdowns will only exacerbate the problems to come.

  • 174: Have We Been Here Before? -with Professor Jim Morone

    December 18th, 2020  |  47 mins 4 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, divided government, election 2020, executive overreach, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, tribalism, trust, voluntary, white house

    Have we been here before? Well, maybe not exactly... but close enough! That's the argument that today's guest, Professor Jim Morone makes, and why we should look to the past when trying to figure out what lies ahead. History also shows us that demographic changes (like Latinos moving right) and arguments about the merit of divided government have been features of our politics since the very beginning.

    While the events of today are unprecedented in many ways, boosted by intense tribalism and rampant disinformation, there are examples from our country’s past that we can look to understand the democratic institutions that are, as of now, holding strong.