Episode Archive

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

  • 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: [email protected]

    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

  • BONUS: Keeping up with Culture -with Nico and Shaine

    August 7th, 2020  |  32 mins 52 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, culture, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Double the episodes for you this week, as this episode features Nico and Shaine from the What's HAPAning podcast to dig into something we really have discussed much at length here on the show, and that's one of keeping up with the culture.

    With both Nico and Shaine being prominent figures on social media with strong followings, they obviously are hitting at the right nerves, and with that, have a unique perspective on how to approach culture while also advancing liberty (and guess what... it's gonna sound a tad familiar...).

    Find What's HAPAning Online: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-hapaning/id1447457331
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/whatshapaning

    Find Shaine and Nico Online:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PetiteNicoco & https://twitter.com/shainescalph

  • 126: City of Dallas Shuts Down YAL Mobilize 2020 -with Cliff Maloney

    August 7th, 2020  |  19 mins 50 secs
    classical liberal, cliff maloney, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2020, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, mobilize 2020, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house, yal, young americans for liberty

    Government strikes again! Only this time, they're going after one of our own.

    Cliff Maloney, president of Young Americans for Liberty, joins the show to discuss that absolutely terrible (and almost entirely politically driven) decision by the City of Dallas to shut down YAL's "Mobilize 2020" conference with only a few days notice, costing YAL over $200,000 in non-refundable deposits and leaving nearly 1,500 young liberty activists scheduled to attend stunned.

    Listen as Cliff outlines the details as to what happened, what action(s) YAL is taking, and how you can help support YAL's mission despite these circumstances.

    Find YAL Online: https://yaliberty.org/
    YAL Twitter: https://twitter.com/yaliberty
    YAL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yaliberty/
    YAL Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yaliberty/

    Find Cliff Online: https://yaliberty.org/cliff-maloney/
    Cliff's Twitter: https://twitter.com/libertycliff
    Cliff's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RealCliffMaloney/

  • 125: A Free-Market Approach to Urban Policy -with Scott Beyer

    July 31st, 2020  |  32 mins 38 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, market urbanism, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    What's the libertarian answer to policy issues that plauge major cities across the nation? Enter "Market Urbanism".

    Market Urbanism is the cross between free-market policy and urban issues. The theory calls for private-sector actions that create organic growth and voluntary exchange within cities, rather than ones enforced by government bureaucracy. It is thus a call for city growth and management in the classical liberal tradition.

    Market Urbanists believe this model would produce cheaper housing, faster transport, improved public services and better quality of life.

    Today I'm joined by Scott Beyer. Scott is an urban affairs journalist and foundier of the Market Urbanism Report. He writes columns for Forbes, Governing Magazine, the Independent Institute, and HousingOnline.com, and gives regular speeches and media interviews.

    He recently completed a 3-year cross-country trip to study U.S. urban issues, and will soon write a book on what he learned. After that, he wants to pursue a similar travel/book project covering the fast-growing cities in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

    Follow Scott Online-
    Website: http://marketurbanismreport.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scttbeyer
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sbcrosscountry

  • BONUS: Fritz from Fritzcast

    July 24th, 2020  |  46 mins 34 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, fritz, fritzcast, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, path to libertarianism, podcast, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Another BONUS episode for you, as this week I am joined by dear friend and fellow podcaster, Fritz from Fritzcast!

    Check out Fritz online:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheFritzCast/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/FritzQS
    Email: [email protected]

    Fritz with Chris Spangle (Path to Libertarianism): https://wal.fireside.fm/764

  • 124: New Libertarian Party Chair Joe Bishop-Henchman

    July 24th, 2020  |  41 mins 39 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, jo jorgensen, joe bishop-henchman, libertarian, libertarian party, libertarian party chair, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    An exclusive interview for The Brian Nichols Show audience, as this week, we are joined by the new chair of the Libertarian Party (in his first interview as chair!), Joe Bishop-Henchman!

    Joe joins the show to outline his path to liberty, why running for chair was the best next step for him, and what his vision for the Libertarian Party is as we head towards election season.

    Find Joe Online: https://joeindc.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jbhenchman
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jbhenchman/

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  • BONUS: China Unraveled -with Jason Szeftel

    July 17th, 2020  |  38 mins 13 secs
    china, classical liberal, communism, communist, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    How many libertarian podcasts can you think of that go into detail as to what is happening in China? I mean, let's be real... most of it is just general commentary about propaganda, censorship, and planned economies.

    For over a year, today's guest has been working on a book about China and just started his new podcast, the "China Unraveled" podcast, to explain what's actually going on inside the country.

    Jason Szeftel joins the show to discuss all that's happened during China's quarantine, its multi-layered coverup, its evolving Orwellian propaganda, the virus's impacts on the international economic system, and more!

    Find Jason Online:
    Twitter: @jasonszeftel
    Website: www.jasonszeftel.com

    Lily Tang Williams Episode: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/socialism-kills-with-lily-tang-williams

  • 123: Real-Talk on the Future of Liberty -with Theodore from Crowd Funded Government

    July 17th, 2020  |  52 mins 10 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

    What's the best way to advance the liberty movement? That's the age old question, isn't it? Well, our old friend Theodore from CrowdFundedGovernment.com has been thinking about that question in quite a bit of detail, and has an idea as to how libertarians and third parties can best find success in advancing their goals, and it's likely not the way you're thinking...

    Strap in for a fun, insightful, and engaging episode!

    Find Crowd Funded Government Online:
    http://www.crowdfundedgovernment.com/ & https://twitter.com/CrowdFundedGov

  • BONUS: Brian Nichols on The Freckles & Britt Show

    July 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 39 mins
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    I'm remote this week, which means you get a special BONUS episode! This week's BONUS is my recent two-part appearance over on The Freckles & Britt Show!

    https://anchor.fm/TheFaBShow/episodes/Episode-10-Brian-Nichols-Part-1-efpktv
    https://anchor.fm/TheFaBShow/episodes/Episode-11-Brian-Nichols-Part-2-eg4mds

    The Freckles & Britt Show! Catch them on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, google Podcasts, Listen Notes, and on their newest collar freedomscoop.com

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC83qgsqBTufcQufHGxF5Y4Q?view_as=subscriber
    Email: [email protected]
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FaBShowOfficial/
    The Freckles & Britt Show on Twitter:
    @FaBshowOfficial, @TweetsByBritt & @FreckledLiberty

  • 122: Can Libertarians be Funny? -with Adam Nutter

    July 4th, 2020  |  56 mins 18 secs
    classical liberal, comedy, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, humor, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Need a laugh? Let's be real... America needs one, giant, collective laugh right about now.

    Well, in order to laugh, we need something to laugh at, which is why Adam Nutter joined the show! Ha!

    See Adam? I can make jokes too!

    All kidding aside (until the episode, that is!), Adam is a stand-up comedian and host of the podcast "Nerds With Words", which is a comedy podcast hosted by Adam and his associate, Neil Wood. Adam is a self-described libertarian, which prompted me to ask, "how can libertarians share libertarian ideas, yet still be funny/not overtly political?".

    What transpired is a nearly hour-long conversation of fun, good laughs, and some A+ content.

    I've been sitting on this episode for a few months, so I apologize in advance for some of the dated references. However, with today being July 4th, I thought this would be a great episode to share that will let you decompress from the intensity of the 24/7 news cycle.

    Enjoy!

    Find Adam Online-
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdamNutter
    Facbook: https://www.facebook.com/droptent/
    Nerds with Words: https://droptent.com/nww/ & https://t.co/WJXKyHZaWN?amp=1

  • 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