Episode Archive

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

  • 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"

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

    January 22nd, 2021  |  40 mins 10 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2020, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, patriot party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, trump, voluntary, white house

    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
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, marketing, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, sales, scotus, selling, senate, supreme court, trust, value, voluntary, white house

    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
    andrew cuomo, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, covid, covid camps, covid-19, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, new york, politics, potus, president, quarantine camps, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    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.