Brian is the host of The Brian Nichols Show. He obtained his Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in American Government and Associate's Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Management and has served on multiple political campaigns, including local, state, and federal campaigns.
His goal is simple: to have a show that discusses today's news in an objective manner to ultimately find common ground between individuals of differing ways of thinking. He currently as an Associate Editor for The Libertarian Republic and Vice-Chair for AFF Philadelphia. When not taking part in political discourse, Brian enjoys watching the Dallas Cowboys, reruns of The Office on Netflix, and going to the gym.
April 13th, 2018 | 34 mins 24 secs
On this episode of The Brian Nichols Show, I'm joined by libertarian Jason Stapleton of the Jason Stapleton Program.
I ask Jason what lessons the Libertarian Party can learn as it pertains to marketing an public relations, how individuals can reach out and spread liberty, and how the liberty movement can create converts in the coming years.
April 6th, 2018 | 58 mins 49 secs
On this weeks episode of The Brian Nichols Show, I'm joined by the Washington Free Beacon's Stephen Gutowski to discuss common gun control arguments presented by the left.
We dig into Stephen's excellent Google Doc covering common gun issues, as well as discuss the truth regarding guns in America. After I say goodbye to Stephen, I cover an article from The Washington Post entitled, "I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise" and why helping to educate, enlighten, and informing those in the gun control camp is the best thing we can do to help create converts.
March 30th, 2018 | 45 mins 37 secs
Listen as Brian is joined by current New York State gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe. Questions from the audience are answered by Sharpe, ranging from gun control, education, environmental regulations, and more!
March 23rd, 2018 | 59 mins 58 secs
This week on The Brian Nichols Show, Brian is joined by RedState.com senior contributor, Kimberly Ross.
Kimberly, a conservative with "libertarian curious" ideals, joins Brian to discuss where her conservative beliefs mesh with libertarianism. Kimberly, a staunch pro-life advocate, discusses her views on the pro-life vs pro-choice debate as well as her evolving views regarding the death penalty.
Brian and Kimberly also dig into a discussion regarding the War on Drugs, foreign policy, and conclude by looking ahead to the midterm elections (SPOILER WARNING: 2018 midterm predictions ahead!).
March 16th, 2018 | 58 mins 47 secs
This week on The Brian Nichols Show, Brian is joined by the nephew of famed conservative author William F. Buckley, Jr and former United States Senator James L. Buckley and current Chairman pro tem of The Federalist Party of America, William "Bill" F. Buckley O'Reilly.
Brian and Bill walk through the platform of the newly formed Federalist Party of America, discussing federalism, the Constitution, term limits, and more. Together, they discuss where libertarians and "federalists" can find common ground to help bring those principles to Washington D.C. (with the goal of shrinking the federal government and restoring power to the state and local governments).
March 9th, 2018 | 34 mins 58 secs
Listen as Brian is joined by current United States Senatorial Candidate Austin Petersen. Questions from the audience are answered by Petersen, ranging from gun control, immigration, abortion, and more!
March 5th, 2018 | 1 hr 3 secs
On today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, Brian digs into the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, including the push from those survivors push for gun control. In this episode, Brian breaks down the eerily similar parallels that exist between the likes of the modern gun control movement and the Prohibition movement of the early 20th century.
While David Hogg, like Carry Nation, experienced traumatic moments in their lives, does that make them more credible in terms of their advocacy for taking away law-abiding citizen's rights? Do we ignore the potential unintended consequences of policy when we believe that the policy is moral, noble, virtuous, and just?
Check out the PBS article discussed in today's episode here: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/unintended-consequences/
February 23rd, 2018 | 36 mins 39 secs
On today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, Brian is joined by current San Diego Libertarian Party Chair and candidate for the national Libertarian Party Chair, Alicia Dearn.
Brian and Alicia discuss the goals for the LP if elected chair, including how to market to new libertarians outside of the current libertarian movement. Also discussed is the issues that stemmed from current LP vice chair, Arvin Vohra and how Alicia would have dealt with such a situation as chair.
February 19th, 2018 | 53 mins 52 secs
On this special episode of The Brian Nichols Show, Brian is joined with former White House/Congressional policy adviser and former FreedomWorks Vice President, Dean Clancy! Brian and Dean dig into the the latest budget deals, the Libertarian Party and promoting libertarian policy, and discuss how we can address the gun control issue after the latest public shooting.
Is the Trump budget actually a fiscally conservative budget? Is it better to have a government controlled by one political party, or split control between two political parties? Is the Libertarian Party actually the best means to promote libertarian principles and to enact libertarian policy? And finally, how do gun rights activists win the debate with gun control advocates?
February 16th, 2018 | 1 hr 19 mins
On this episode of The Brian Nichols Show, Brian is once again joined by Paul Riley. This week, Brian goes over the details of the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida and then leads to a lively, important, and engaging discussion with Paul regarding gun control, mental health issues, and masculinity.
How do we prevent these types of shootings from happening in the future? Is it even possible to prevent these shootings? What is the role that mental health plays in mass shootings? Is it the guns fault, or the shooters?