The Brian Nichols Show

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 86: Carla Gericke and the Free State Project

    October 4th, 2019  |  42 mins 19 secs
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    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
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    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
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    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

  • 77: Dismantling the Two-Party System by Changing the Way We Vote with Aaron Hamlin from The Center for Election Science

    August 2nd, 2019  |  37 mins 2 secs
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    "My vote just doesn't matter..." Have you heard this before? Or perhaps have you caught yourself saying that exact same phrase?

    Don't worry, you're not alone. As a mater of fact, I've said as much myself. With the "choose-one" voting system, many voters feel that their votes simply don't matter in today's electoral system. That's where today's guest, Aaron Hamlin, and the organization he co-founded, "The Center for Election Science", comes into play.

    See, Aaron and his team have been on a mission to help change the way that American voters look at the electoral system by helping promote and institute alternative voting methods, like that of the "approval voting", can help third-party and independent candidates gain momentum, eliminate the "spoiler effect", and actually win elections!

    Listen to learn how The Center for Election Science has been promoting approval voting, some wins they've tallied up, and the future prospects of changing our outdated voting system!

    Aaron's Bio:
    Aaron Hamlin is the executive director and co-founder of The Center for Election Science. He’s been featured as an electoral systems expert on MSNBC.com, NPR, Free Speech TV, Inside Philanthropy, 80K Hours, and Popular Mechanics, and has given talks across the country on voting methods. He’s written for Deadspin, USA Today Magazine, Independent Voter Network, and others. Additionally, Aaron is a licensed attorney with two additional graduate degrees in the social sciences.

    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

  • 76: Finding Happiness in the Least Likely of Places with Tim Preuss

    July 26th, 2019  |  33 mins 55 secs
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    Are you happy? Or are things so chaotic in our world that you find it difficult to take joy in the things you use to take joy in? Are you looking for happiness in the right places?

    All those questions and more get tackled in today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, as I am joined by documentarian of the travel series, "Straight No Chaser", Tim Preuss!

    In 2015, Tim got involved in politics and internet marketing with the launch of his podcast,the "Tim Preuss Podcast". After nearly five years and over 500 episodes, Tim took a turn and decided to venture into traveling the U.S. and documenting it along the way. It was this turn that led to Straight No Chaser.

    Listen as Tim talks about his journeys across the United States, the people he got to meet along the way, and where people seemed to be finding the most happiness in their lives, despite sometimes finding themselves in the darkest of circumstances.

    Find Straight No Chaser Series Online: http://straightnochaser.tv/
    Find the Straight No Chaser Pilot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCO1YM3p3-E&feature=youtu.be
    Find Tim on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/preusspodcast
    Find Tim on Twitter: https://Twitter.com/Tim_Preuss
    Find Tim on Instagram: http://Instagram.com/PreussPodcast

  • 75: Make America Libertarian Again! with Larry Sharpe

    July 19th, 2019  |  38 mins 5 secs
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    Welcome back to The Brian Nichols Show! As always, my goal is to educate, enlighten, and inform, and today is no different, as I am once again joined by the one and only, Larry Sharpe!

    Larry should be a stranger to none of you, as he was easily the most notable Libertarian candidate seeking elected office in 2018, as he ran on the Libertarian Party ticket in my home state of New York, garnering both national attention and a fantastic base of libertarians along the way.

    Larry returns to the show to discuss the outcome of his 2018 run, what he learned along the way, and digs into the reason Larry is still out talking to voters across New York State (and other states) as a part of his "#FullSharpe" campaign.

    Later, we discuss his new media empire, "Sharpe Way Media", and his new radio show, "The Sharpe Way". And finally, Larry gives his take on the tribalism America is currently facing and his predictions for 2020 and beyond.

    Find Larry Online: https://www.larrysharpe.com/
    Find Larry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LarrySharpe
    Find Larry on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sharpe4Gov/

  • 74: A Disabled Libertarian’s Case For Gun Ownership with Caleb Shumate

    July 12th, 2019  |  34 mins 19 secs
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    Man, I sure missed you all last week while I was on vacation! But thankfully, we're back on track with our regularly scheduled programming, as this week I am joined by Caleb Shumate!

    Caleb is a passionate advocate for liberty and storyteller with a deep appreciation of history. Today he joins the show to discuss one of his more recent articles over at The Libertarian Republic- “Colt Made Me Equal”: A Disabled Libertarian’s Case For Gun Ownership.

    Listen as Caleb explains the importance of gun ownership, especially for those individuals who may be at a physical disadvantage when compared to those who might seek to cause them harm. We also touch on Caleb's experience as someone with cerebral palsy and how despite his physical limitations, he has found himself rejecting the concepts of government handouts and has embraced libertarianism and constitutional conservatism.

    Find Caleb's Article: https://thelibertarianrepublic.com/colt-made-me-equal-a-disabled-libertarians-case-for-gun-ownership/?fbclid=IwAR0i8aiomstuBPSsYiSXFBpXJS6Rl2yVHuYgnBMs1wC5koMU4Y6PRqD9kic
    Find Caleb at The Libertarian Republic: https://thelibertarianrepublic.com/author/freedomfighter92/
    Find Caleb on Twitter: https://twitter.com/freedomsbeard92
    Find Caleb on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreedomsBeard92

  • 73: Students for Liberty with Dr. Wolf von Laer

    June 28th, 2019  |  36 mins 2 secs
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    Welcome to The Brian Nichols Show! If this is your first time joining us here at The Brian Nichols Show, thank you so much for taking half an hour of your day as you join us on our journey of learning and spreading liberty!

    Today is no exception, as I am joined by the CEO of Students for Liberty, Dr. Wolf von Laer! Students For Liberty is a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students from all over the world, who's mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty. Student's For Liberty is the largest libertarian student organization in the world, who's strategy is that of empowerment, identifying the top student leaders, and training them to be agents of change in their communities.

    Dr. Wolf von Laer received his PhD in Political Economy at King’s College London in March 2017. Wolf lived and studied in the US, Turkey, Spain, Germany, the UK, Sweden, and Argentina. He has published several book chapters, a book about central-banking, and a peer-reviewed journal article. Wolf has appeared in the Wallstreet Journal, Forbes, Huffington Post, and CSPAN. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

    Find Students for Liberty Online: https://www.studentsforliberty.org/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/studentsforliberty
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sfliberty

  • 72: A Conversation with Congressman Justin Amash

    June 21st, 2019  |  34 mins 31 secs
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    Welcome to The Brian Nichols Show! For you first time listeners, I am your humble host, Brian Nichols, and here at The Brian Nichols Show, our goal is to educate, enlighten, and inform.

    Today is no exception, as I am joined by Congressman Justin Amash. Congressman Amash has been making headlines as of late, with his being the first Republican in Congress to assert that President Trump committed potentially impeachable offenses in regards to his actions and potential obstruction of justice as it relates to the Mueller Investigation.

    Congressman Amash joins The Brian Nichols Show to discuss his tenure in Congress, the principles that he leans on when crafting legislation, the rationale behind his public statements regarding President Trump's "impeachable offenses", and the manner in which populism and nationalism have taken over the Republican Party in an era of Trump.

    Later, we discuss Congressman Amash's fierce opposition to the surveillance state, focusing on his staunch opposition to the Patriot Act, FISA, and his recent attempts to reign in FISA Section 702, which would have helped put a stop to warrantless FISA surveillance.

    We conclude our conversation by addressing the elephant (or porcupine?) in the room... Will Congressman Amash seek to fight President Trump at the ballot box in 2020 by primarying Trump as a Republican, or rather as the top of the Libertarian Party ticket?

    Follow Congressman Amash on Twitter: https://twitter.com/justinamash

  • 71: The Fractured Prism with Author Brendan Noble

    June 14th, 2019  |  32 mins 37 secs
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    Brendan Noble returns to The Brian Nichols Show, only this time, he's returning as an author! How about that!?

    Brendan recently released his new book, "The Fractured Prism. "The Fractured Prism" is a gripping novel that digs into the struggle between the individual and a collectivist state. "The Fractured Prism" leads the reader through several twists and turns as Ivan, the lowest of the low within the new society, finds himself befriending a princess, and thus embarking on an epic tale of building trust, standing for what is right, and opposing a tyrannical government set on destroying the value of the individual.

    Listen as we discuss his book, what the future of "The Prism Files" holds, and where you can grab your own copy of "The Fractured Prism! (hint... click the Amazon link below...)

    Purchase "The Fractured Prism": https://www.amazon.com/Fractured-Prism-Files-Book-ebook/dp/B07MQR32Q7
    Learn More About Brendan and "The Prism Files": https://brendan-noble.com/