Episode Archive

143 episodes of The Brian Nichols Show since the first episode, which aired on December 31st, 2017.

  • 121: On Being Politically Homeless -with Marc Lobliner (CEO of MTS Nutrition )

    June 26th, 2020  |  36 mins 47 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, independent, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    I often mention that libertarians need to have folks we can point to in the private sector as examples of libertarian principles flourishing in action. Today's guest is just such a person, as today I am joined by the Chief Marketing Officer of TigerFitness.com and Owner/CEO of the fastest growing supplement company, MTS Nutrition, Marc Lobliner.

    Marc is a self-described "libertarian" but stated in viral tweet that said,

    "I’m not Trump’s base. Not even close.

    I just can’t ride with nearly everything the Democrat party stands for anymore.

    I wonder how many Independents are like me?"

    With that, I reached out to Marc to have him on the show to discuss just that: being politically independent/homeless outside of the traditional two-party system.

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

  • 120: Brad Polumbo on Ending Qualified Immunity and No-Knock Raids

    June 19th, 2020  |  43 mins 27 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

    Welcome back, folks! Brad Polumbo returns to the show this week, and what a perfect time for him to come back on, as one of Brad's main focuses (criminal justice reform) is leading the headlines across the nation in response to the George Floyd murder at the hands of the police.

    Brad joins the show to specifically focus on ending qualified immunity and ending no-knock raids, two proposals currently being considered by the House and Senate thanks to the work of Congressman Justin Amash and Senator Rand Paul, respectively.

    Brad and I conclude by looking at the Libertarian Party and what is holding Brad back, despite being a registered Libertarian, from considering the Libertarian Party seriously in the 2020 election.

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

  • 119: How the COVID Lockdowns, George Floyd Murder, and PRIME Act are Connected -with Matt Kibbe

    June 12th, 2020  |  46 mins 14 secs
    black lives matter, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, covid-19, criminal justice, george floyd, government, house of representatives, i can't breathe, libertarian, libertarian party, lockdowns, politics, potus, president, prime act, protests, racial equality, republican, rights, riots, scotus, senate, supreme court, thomas massie, voluntary, white house

    The past three months have been an absolute whirlwind...

    COVID-19
    Nationwide lockdowns
    Meat Shortages
    Skyrocketing Unemployment
    George Floyd's Murder
    Black Lives Matter Protests Nationwide

    But now it's time to put things in perspective. Now it's time to not only map out how these all connected, but how they are all caused by the actions (or inaction) at the behest of the state.

    To help outline this case, Matt Kibbe from Free the People and Kibbe on Liberty (BlazeTV) returns to the show to help outline how the state has been the root cause of nearly all the problems our country has had to grapple with over the past three months.

    Find Matt & Free the People Online-
    Free the People: https://freethepeople.org/
    Matt's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattkibbe
    Matt's Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mkibbe
    Matt's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattkibbe

    Find “How to Love Your Enemy: A Restorative Justice Story” on YouTube.
    https://youtu.be/N2zDQ4S4n7I

  • 118: Jason Stapleton on Maximizing Personal Wealth, Power, and Influence

    June 5th, 2020  |  43 mins 36 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, consulting, covid, government, house of representatives, influence, jason stapleton, libertarian, libertarian party, liberty, politics, potus, power, president, protest, recession, republican, rights, riot, riots, scotus, senate, supreme court, unemployed, voluntary, wealth, white house

    A special returning guest joins us for the show this week, as I am once again joined by the host of "Wealth, Power, and Influence", Jason Stapleton.

    Jason joins the show to discuss the recent change he took in regards to the focus of his show. Instead of focusing on politics, Jason has made it a point to focus on advancing the principles that lead to true liberty.

    Later, Jason gives his perspective on the Libertarian Party nominating Dr. Jo Jorgensen as the presidential nominee, and offers some free advice to the party on how to reach the electorate in the November election.

    Find Jason Online: FollowJason.com

  • 117: Meet the Libertarian Candidate Running Against Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw- Elliott Scheirman

    May 29th, 2020  |  36 mins 4 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, dan crenshaw, elliott scheirman, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, texas, voluntary, white house

    It's hard to imagine, but we're already almost to June! Isn't that wild? Feels like just yesterday we were in March...

    Well, though most of us have been locked down, time still moves forward, meaning we are one day closer to the 2020 Election! And with that, candidates are having to reach voters in different ways versus traditional door-knocking and shaking hands at parades, making podcasts a great forum for candidates to flesh out their ideas in a thoughtful and articulate manner.

    So, if you're running for office, be it as a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, etc... email me at brian@briannicholsshow.com to discuss coming on the show!

    One such candidate is that of Elliott Scheirman, Libertarian congressional candidate against incumbent Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw (TX-2)! Listen as Elliott outlines his libertarian alternatives to that of Congressman Crenshaw and why he would be the best candidate to move liberty forward as representative from Texas' second congressional district.

    Find Elliott Online-
    Website: https://www.scheirmanforcongress.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Scheirmanforcongress
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/VoteScheirman

    Find my Interview with Dr. Jo Jorgensen: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/dr-jo-jorgensen

  • 116: Tech, Liberty, and Minds.com -with Bill Ottman, CEO of Minds.com

    May 22nd, 2020  |  44 mins 44 secs
    bill ottman, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2020, government, house of representatives, jacob hornberger, jo jorgensen, justin amash, libertarian, libertarian convention, libertarian nomination, libertarian party, minds, minds.com, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, vermin supreme, voluntary, white house

    Alrighty, strap in. This is a marathon episode.

    First 10 minutes: I don't usually do this, but I took some time to start the show to give you a quick update in regards to the LNC Convention taking place virtually this weekend, especially when considering that the once-favored candidate to win the nomination (Congressman Justin Amash) has withdrew his name from consideration.

    Post LP Chat: Now for the meat and potatoes of the episode! Bill Ottman, CEO of Minds.com, joins the show to discuss the importance of freedom as it pertains to our use of social media, traditional media, publishers, and more! Oh, and he shot me over an awesome Verified badge on Minds.com, so that's legit.

    Oh, and on a final note, check out the BONUS episode I released where I interviewed LP POTUS candidate and LP activist Keenam Dunham ( https://briannichols.fireside.fm/keenan-dunham)

    Find Bill Online-
    Minds: https://www.minds.com/ottman/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC30sz5GCgzZiQTjSpNEka0Q
    Joe Rogan Appearance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJowz_-pj4U

  • BONUS: Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Keenan Dunham

    May 22nd, 2020  |  31 mins 57 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

    A nice bonus episode for you in addition to my episode with Bill Ottman (https://briannichols.fireside.fm/bill-ottman), as this weekend is the LNC Virtual Convention!

    Prior to the delegates picking their candidate, I wanted to make sure my conversation with Keenan aired so you can get to know a bit more about him, his candidacy, and his activism.

    Find Keenan Online-
    Website: https://www.dunham2020.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dunham2020/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/KDunham4Peace

  • 115: Mark Whitney on the Future of the Liberty Movement

    May 17th, 2020  |  43 mins 42 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, mark whitney, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    A special Sunday episode for you all, as today I'm joined by former Libertarian Presidential candidate and noted libertarian activist and entrepreneur Mark Whitney!

    Mark is president of TheLaw.net and the former host and producer of the popular podcast, "Late Nite Last Week". Today, Mark joins the show to discuss his recent candidacy for the Libertarian presidential nomination, his vision for the liberty movement, and how Libertarians can capture the political momentum as we head into the 2020 election.

    Find Mark Online-
    Website: https://www.markwhitney.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/whitneycanwin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarkWhitney2020
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markwhitney2020

  • 114: "The New American Dream" with Libertarian POTUS Candidate Dan "Taxation is Theft" Behrman

    May 15th, 2020  |  48 mins 30 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, dan behrman, dan taxation is theft behrman, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, taxation is theft, voluntary, white house

    If you're outside of libertarian circles, I'm sure you've heard us use the expression "taxation is theft"... right? I'm right, aren't I?

    Also, I'm sure you've noticed that we have a guy in our movement running for president who wears a giant yellow and black hat that states, "TAXATION IS THEFT". Well guess what... ya'll are in for a treat, as that guy, one Mr. Dan "Taxation is Theft" Behrman, is joining us this week for another fun-filled episode!

    And with that, Dan joins me to not only discuss his candidacy and big yellow hat, but to focus specifically on Dan's primary mission: reaching folks from the Republican and Democratic parties and showing them the value of liberty. We also take some time to discuss Dan's platform, "The New American Dream", and then wrap things up by digging into the 2020 election and the prospects of growing the liberty movement.

    Find Dan Online-
    Website: https://behrman2020.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanForTexas
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Behrman2020/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danbehrman/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/taxationistheft

  • 113: Who Really is Justin Amash? with Dr. Eric Larson

    May 8th, 2020  |  36 mins 49 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2020, government, house of representatives, justin amash, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, third party, voluntary, white house

    Dr. Eric Larson returns to the show today, and with all that's going on in the life of a certain friend of his (cough Justin Amash cough), I thought it best to get an insider scoop into who the Congressman really is, focusing specifically on his libertarian credentials and his vision for the Libertarian Party and the greater liberty movement at large.

    Also, we dig into Eric's new podcast, "The Amash Files", and also do a quick update on life in the medical world, focusing specifically on life as a doctor who mainly deals with elective procedures.

    Find Dr. Larson online: https://twitter.com/EricLLarson
    Find "The Paradocs": http://theparadocs.com/, https://twitter.com/TheParadocsShow, and https://www.facebook.com/The-Paradocs-2103034463249509/
    Find "The Amash Files": https://www.amashfiles.com/

  • 112: Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Sam Robb

    May 1st, 2020  |  43 mins 23 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2020, government, house of representatives, justin amash, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, sam robb, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    We're in the final stretch now, folks, as we're quickly approaching the Libertarian Party National Convention (assuming it's still going on in some capacity, as scheduled), meaning if you're a delegate or an active member of the party, now is the time to really sharpen up on your candidates!

    And of course, being the kind soul that I am, I am making that process as easy as possible for you, as I am joined by yet another one of our fantastic Libertarian candidates, Sam Robb!

    I had the great fortune of meeting Sam while moderating the Libertarian POTUS Debate over on "The Exchange" (along with the other amazing candidates!), which prompted Sam and I connecting to have him on the show to get to know more about his candidacy, his path to liberty, and his vision for the Libertarian Party as we approach the May convention!

    Find Sam Online-
    Website: http://www.samrobb2020.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Samrobb2020/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/2020Samrobb

  • 111: Amash vs. Hornberger? with Angela McArdle

    April 24th, 2020  |  35 mins 50 secs
    amash, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, covid-19 protest, government, hornberger, house of representatives, jacob hornberger, justin amash, libertarian, libertarian party, lockdown, los angeles, los angeles county, politics, potus, president, protest, protest the lockdown, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Two episodes in one week! How about that!?

    Your second episode for the week features former Libertarian congressional candidate and current Los Angeles County Libertarian Party Chair, Angela McArdle! Angela has been busy out in LA despite the COVID-19 lockdown, as she is leading "Protest The Lockdown: Los Angeles, CA" on May 1!

    Listen as Angela and I discuss the planned protest in LA in response to the COVID-19 lockdown, the opportunity the liberty movement has during the pandemic to educate and inspire people and bring people into the movement, and then wrap things up by discussing the seemingly(?) inevitable Libertarian Party presidential contest: Justin Amash vs. Jacob Hornberger.

    Find Angela Online-
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/angela4congress
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelamcardleldaforcongress

  • 110: The Medical Response to COVID-19 with Dr. Kyle Varner

    April 22nd, 2020  |  45 mins 52 secs
    cdc, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, doctors, fda, government, hospital, house of representatives, hydroxychloroquine, libertarian, libertarian party, medicine, pandemic, politics, potus, president, public choice theory, remdesivir, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, ventilator, voluntary, white house

    How about this, a Wednesday episode! You guys are lucky, let me tell you what! Well, actually, I'm pretty lucky, as today I was once again joined by someone infinitely smarter than I am, as I was joined by Dr. Kyle Varner to discuss the medical response to COVID-19 and some of the innovations that have risen in response to the pandemic.

    Listen as we discuss some of the drugs leading the way to fight the coronavirus, the regulations that have held doctors back from properly treating their patients, and a look ahead to the future of medicine in a post-COVID world.

    Find Dr. Varner Online-
    Website: https://drvarner.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drkylevarner/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/doctor_varner

    Bio: Dr. Kyle Varner is a practicing hospitalist and expert in health care policy. In his upcoming book, White Coat Cartels, Dr. Varner uncovers the dark side of the US healthcare market.

    Dr. Varner passionately stands for freeing the market and advocates cash-based services and medical tourism as the prevailing alternatives to the compromised healthcare system we are faced with today.

    He is a highly sought-after writer and speaker, and has spoken at a number of conferences around the world. He shares his insider’s knowledge on the website DrVarner.com to give people the tools they need to take back control of their lives and start making informed decisions about their health.

  • 109: COVID-19 vs. the Economy: Could A Crumbling Economy Cause More Death than COVID-19? -with Economist Daniel J. Michell

    April 17th, 2020  |  39 mins 29 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, coronavirus, covid-19, economics, government, healthcare, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, tradeoffs, voluntary, white house

    As weeks go by with the economy stuck on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many economists are starting to sound the alarm that the impact of our economy screeching to a halt could cause as much, if not more longterm death and prolonged hardship than the virus itself.

    Dan J. Mitchell, a libertarian economist with a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University and founder for the Center for American Prosperity is amongst those economists raising his voice in concern. Mitchell joins The Brian Nichols Show today to discuss one of his more recent articles that discusses that very concern, titled, "The Temporary Tradeoff Between Health Outcomes and Economic Outcomes".

    Listen as we discuss his article and then dig deeper into the dangers of a stagnant economy as it pertains to both the economic and physical health of the nation and more!

    Find Dan Mitchell Online-
    Website: https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/danieljmitchell
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanMitchellEconomist/

    Dan's Article, "The Temporary Tradeoff Between Health Outcomes and Economic Outcomes": https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/the-temporary-tradeoff-between-health-outcomes-and-economic-outcomes/?fbclid=IwAR105jX2H2WTyekeTWBBKoGl3mopJcxIlBqWwygApha-zOq9sosMu2ZKLZc

  • 108: Pandemic Podcasting with Remso W. Martinez

    April 10th, 2020  |  45 mins 12 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, coronavirus, covid-19, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, pandemic, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Good friend Remso W. Martinez returns to the show today! Remso has been one of the most frequent guests on the show, but today, Remso joined to not only discuss all the happenings in the world, but to talk about his brand new show joining the We Are Libertarians Network!

    Starting in Summer 2020, Remso will be debuting his new show, "On the Run with Remso W. Martinez", which will take a look at the world through a different perspective.

    Listen as Remso outlines the vision for his new venture as well as digging into some current happenings, namely, dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Follow Remso Online-
    At the Washington Times: https://www.washingtontimes.com/staff/remso-martinez/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeyRemso
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeyRemso

    Remso's past appearances on The Brian Nichols Show: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&term=remso

  • 107: Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Governor Lincoln Chafee

    April 3rd, 2020  |  37 mins 24 secs
    bill weld, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, election 2020, gary johnson, government, hillary clinton, house of representatives, joe biden, libertarian, libertarian party, lincoln chafee, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    The race for the Libertarian Presidential nomination is heating up, and with that, so is my Libertarian Presidential interview series, as today I am joined by former Senator/Governor of Rhode Island and former Democratic Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee!

    Governor Chafee joins the show to discuss his candidacy and why he feels he is the best person to carry the Libertarian message forward in the 2020 general election. Listen as Governor Chafee lists out his three most important issues, who might be his VP candidate if nominated, a look into some of his past votes, and what the a President Chafee's response to the COVID-19 outbreak would look like.

    Find Governor Chafee Online:
    Website: https://www.lincolnchafee.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LincolnForLiberty
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LincolnChafee