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Episodes

  • 163: Michael Heise and the Libertarian Mises Caucus

    November 23rd, 2020  |  43 mins 52 secs
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    What's the role of the Libertarian Party? That's the age-old question that has been debated for decades within LP circles... Instead of debating, today's guest decided to be the change he wanted to see in the party...

    Michael Heise joins the program to outline why he started the Mises Caucus/Mises PAC, the goals of the caucus, and their plans as we head towards 2022.

  • 162: Larry Sharpe on Activism vs. Running For Office

    November 20th, 2020  |  45 mins 21 secs
    activism, candidates, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, larry sharpe, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    In the greater liberty movement, you'll find more often than not that our candidates running for office are also our most vocal activists. But is that the best way to approach running for office?

    Larry Sharpe returns to the program to help outline how both candidates and activists are needed in the great liberty movement, and how each serve very different/unique roles in the greater scheme of things.

  • 161: Victories for Liberty in 2020 -with Hannah Cox

    November 18th, 2020  |  40 mins 55 secs
    cjr, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, criminal justice reform, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, war on drugs, white house

    Believe it or not, but we actually had some significant wins for liberty during this 2020 election cycle, ranging from criminal justice reform, economic liberties, and more!

    Hannah Cox returns to The Brian Nichols Show to outline specific instances where liberty policy was victorious this 2020 election.

  • 160: Libertarian Party Chair Candidate Angela McArdle

    November 16th, 2020  |  35 mins 29 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2024, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, lockdowns, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    How do libertarians get libertarian policy into action? It's the age old question, leaving many Libertarians and libertarians at odds in terms of tactics.

    Angela McArdle returns to The Brian Nichols Show to make her pitch as to how Libertarians can run (and, more importantly, win!) elections, and what her focus as LP chair would be.

  • 159: Trust in a Polarized Age -with Professor Kevin Vallier

    November 13th, 2020  |  50 mins 36 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2020, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, trust, trust in a polarized age, voluntary, white house

    Americans today don’t trust each other and their institutions as much as they once did. The collapse of social and political trust has arguably fueled our increasingly ferocious ideological conflicts and hardened partisanship. But is today’s decline in trust inevitable or avoidable? Are we caught in a downward spiral that must end in institutional decay or even civil war, or can we restore trust through our shared social institutions?

    Associate Professor of Philosophy Kevin Vallier joins the show to discuss all that (and more), as he promotes his new book, "Trust in a Polarized Age" on today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show!

  • 158: Work For Liberty! -with Conner Drigotas

    November 11th, 2020  |  41 mins 41 secs
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    There are countless activists in the greater liberty movement, but why not get get paid for all of your hard work?

    Conner Drigotas returns to the show to make his pitch; you can fight for liberty AND get paid, as he returns to the show to discuss his brand new book, "Work For Liberty"!

  • 157: How Joe Biden Will Impact the Economy- with Economist Max Gulker

    November 9th, 2020  |  50 mins 38 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, economics, government, house of representatives, joe biden, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    What's the long-term implications of a Joe Biden presidency on economics? Will we get a fresh new batch of lockdowns? Will he bend the knee to the radical progressives in his party?

    Economist Max Gulker returns to the show to outline all of that, and more, on today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show.

  • ELECTION 2020 SPECIAL: Where Liberty Won, Where Liberty Lost, and How We Do Better -with Brad Polumbo

    November 6th, 2020  |  39 mins 24 secs
    california, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2020, gig economy, government, house of representatives, identity politics, jo jorgensen, libertarian, libertarian party, liberty, lyft, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, uber, voluntary, white house

    As the dust continues to settle post-election, we're starting to have a better visibility into the results, and with that, we're able to see where liberty had some victories, where liberty had some defeats, and where liberty can do better.

    Brad Polumbo returns to the show to outline how identity politics took a hit during this election, how liberty values won in some surprising states, and how the Libertarian Party did on a national stage.

  • 156: How To Be A Liberal: The Story of Liberalism and the Fight for its Life -with Ian Dunt

    November 6th, 2020  |  36 mins 5 secs
    bbc, brexit, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, how to be a liberal, ian dunt, liberal, liberalism, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, united kingdom, voluntary, white house

    "The authoritarian right is taking control. From Viktor Orban in Hungary, to Brexit in Britain, to Donald Trump in America, nationalists are launching an all-out assault on liberal values."

    That's the message today's guest bings to The Brian Nichols Show, as political journalist Ian Dunt joins the program to discuss his thought-provoking new book, "How To Be A Liberal: The Story of Liberalism and the Fight for its Life",

  • 155: The Monopoly on Violence -with Peter R. Quinones

    November 4th, 2020  |  50 mins 49 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2020, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, monopoly on violence, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, state, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    We often hear folks talk about the dangers of free-market economics, arguing that private companies can become market monopolies, and thus cause harm on the consumer.

    Yet those same folks don't blink an eye at the ultimate monopoly; the state.

    The state has the ultimate "monopoly on violence", which is why Peter R. Quinones joins the show discuss his new documentary, "The Monopoly on Violence".

  • 154: Libertarian U.S. Senate Candidate Brian Slowinski

    November 2nd, 2020  |  41 mins 57 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2020, georgia, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, special election, supreme court, us senate, voluntary, white house

    Tomorrow's the day... Election Day 2020!

    Libertarian US Senate candidate Brian Slowinski joins The Brian Nichols Show to make his last second pitch to voters on why they should cast their ballots for the Libertarian candidate as they head to the voting booth tomorrow.

  • ELECTION 2020 SPECIAL: Pro-Liberty? Vote GOP -with Cocke County GOP Chairman Kenny Cody

    November 1st, 2020  |  45 mins 56 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2020, gop, 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 enact liberty via political channels? Is it via the Libertarian Party? Or is it via the GOP?

    Kenny Cody joins The Brian Nichols Show on this BONUS "Sunday Special" to make his case to pro-liberty voters as to why they should cast their ballots for the GOP to advance liberty.

  • 153: Ending the Stigma on Mental Health -with Tiger King's Josh Dial

    October 30th, 2020  |  33 mins 23 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, joe exotic, josh dial, libertarian, libertarian party, mental health, mental health awareness, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, tiger king, voluntary, white house

    Being thrust into the spotlight at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic as a co-star on the Netflix hit docuseries "Tiger King", Josh Dial (former Libertarian campaign manager for Joe Exotic) has made it his goal to use his new platform to help promote mental health.

    Josh joins The Brian Nichols Show today to not solely discuss Tiger King happenings, but also focus all on how important it is we focus on mental health issue, fight to end the stigmas surrounding mental health issues, and discuss the different means people can utilize to help cope with their struggles.

  • 152: Bringing Liberty to New York State- with Assemblyman Mark Walczyk

    October 28th, 2020  |  41 mins 48 secs
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    Party labels be damned, Assemblyman Mark Walczyk has made it his mission to promote liberty in New York State, and as the assemblyman for the 116th River District, Mark has done just that.

    Today, Mark returns to The Brian Nichols Show to outline his proposal to give each county it's own state senator, why the Libertarian Party might not be on the ballot in 2022 in NYS, and why voters should send him back to Albany to represent the North Country.

  • 151: "You Can't Fake Love" -with Independent Presidential Candidate Sorinne Ardeleanu

    October 26th, 2020  |  50 mins 20 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, empathy, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, love, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, sales, scotus, selling, senate, sorinne ardeleanu, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    "You can't fake love", states independent presidential candidate Sorinne Ardeleanu in her return appearance to The Brian Nichols Show.

    Sorinne speaks a message of empathy and love, and promotes meeting the individual on a more personal basis as a means of establishing lasting change through love.

  • 150: Liberty or Lockdown -with Jeffrey Tucker from AIER

    October 23rd, 2020  |  38 mins 25 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, coronavirus, covid, economy, government, great barrington declaration, house of representatives, jeffrey tucker, libertarian, libertarian party, lockdown, lockdowns, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, starving, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Were the COVID lockdowns a necessary means to help protect the public from an ambiguous public health threat, or were they a vast overreaction that will have devastating ramifications for years to come?

    Jeffrey Tucker from AIER argues the latter, stating the lockdowns "are not science," but in fact, "they are brutality" on today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show.