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Episodes

  • 134: Zac Efron's "Down to Earth" Misses the Mark -with Alex Epstein

    September 14th, 2020  |  40 mins 4 secs
    alex epstein, classical liberal, climate change, congress, conservative, constitution, down to earth, fossil fuels, global warming, government, green new deal, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, netflix, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house, zac efron

    When it comes to making the planet a better place, Zac Efron missed the mark in his Netflix docuseries "Down to Earth".

    Alex Epstein (NYT/WSJ Best Selling Author of "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels") joins the show to explain why.

  • 133: Living Free is Easier Than You Think -with Mikkel Thorup

    September 11th, 2020  |  35 mins 51 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, entrepreneurs, expat, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, mikkel thorup, offshore private banking, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Marc Clair (Lions of Liberty) and I have been having a fun past few months sharing introductions to guests from our respective networks! While Mark was able to interview our friend of the show, Gary Collins, I was able to interview one of Marc's most popular guests, Mikkel Thorup!

    Mikkel Thorup is focused on helping you to live an international life by looking at problems through the lens of global solutions, in this day and age there is no reason you should let borders get in the way of having the best the world has to offer. He is the #1 Best Selling author of Expat Secrets: How To Pay Zero Taxes, Live Overseas & Make Giant Piles Of Money, the host of The Expat Money Show, and the Director at EscapeArtist.com the oldest and largest offshore website in the world.

    Listen as Mikkel digs into the expat life, how to start living an expat lifestyle, and why taking on such a massive change (like moving across the world) can be one of the most liberating decisions of your life.

    Find Mikkel Online-

    The Expat Money Show: https://expatmoneyshow.com/
    Escape Artist: https://www.escapeartist.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThorupMikkel
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExpatMoneyShow/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/expatmoneyshow/

  • 132: Health Savings Accounts for All! -With Dean Clancy

    September 8th, 2020  |  36 mins 43 secs
    affordable healthcare, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, doctors, government, healthcare, hospitals, house of representatives, hsa, hsas, libertarian, libertarian party, medicine, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    We're going back to where we started on today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, as today I am joined by the first "big guest" on the show (from way back from Episode 7 in Feb. 2018), Dean Clancy!

    Dean returns to the show to discuss a venture he's been working on over the past few years, with the end goal of lowering the cost of healthcare.

    Dean proposes that the best means to get the ball rollings is via "HSAs for All" which would "give every American access to affordable, high-quality health care by giving every American access to a tax-free Health Savings Account owned and controlled by the patient."

    Listen as Dean outlines how an HSA model would work, the benefits of an HSA for All approach, how we actually go about implementing the proposal.

    Find Dean Online-
    Websites: https://hsasforall.org/ & https://deanclancy.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/deanclancy
    Dean's First Appearance: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/dean-clancy

  • 131: Is Austin Petersen Voting for Trump? -with Austin Petersen

    September 4th, 2020  |  33 mins 17 secs
    austin petersen, biden, black lives matter, breonna taylor, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2020, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, mobs, politics, potus, president, protests, rand paul, republican, rights, riots, say her name, scotus, senate, supreme court, trump, voluntary, white house

    The past few weeks have changed the entire tenor of the 2020 election. In what was shaping to be landslide victory for Biden, an air of uncertainty has taken hold of the political winds, as ANTIFA and violent rioter and looters take to the streets of Americas largest cities, causing massive mayhem and destruction.

    These mobs have gotten more aggressive in recent weeks, with shootings taking place on the regular. Senator Rand Paul and his wife were assailed by a mob while walking back to their hotel from the White House, despite Rand Paul being one of Black Lives Matter's best allies on the right.

    It was this final act that started to change the minds of voters who were considering the Libertarian candidate in Dr. Jo Jorgensen as an alternative to Trump vs. Biden, with one such voter being that of Austin Petersen!

    Austin joins the show to discuss the shift he has experienced over the past few weeks in response to the riots/Paul's being harassed, and why, yes, he's seriously considering voting for Donald Trump.

    Tune in to learn why he's reconsidering!

    Find Austin Online-
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/AP4Liberty
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/ProducerPetersen
    KWOS Morning Shoow: https://kwos.com/2019/04/the-kwos-morning-show-with-austin-petersen-and-john-marsh/
    The Libertarian Republic: https://thelibertarianrepublic.com/

  • 130: The Riots and their Lasting Damage -with Brad Polumbo

    September 2nd, 2020  |  45 mins 51 secs
    #blm, black lives matter, blm, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, criminal justice reform, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, police, police reform, politics, potus, president, rand paul, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    With the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police, the Black Lives Matter movement received a much needed added boost back into the national conversation in recent months.

    However, as peaceful protests have more recently been descending into rioting and looting at the hands of bad actors who are co-opting the BLM movement (like ANTIFA, looters, etc...), we've watched the positive sentiments towards BLM wane, meaning meaningful criminal justice reform is getting more and more difficult.

    Joining the program is friend of the show, Brad Polumbo! Brad has been doing great work in digging into economics and criminal justice reform, and today, Brad joins the show to discuss how the riots have not only set predominantly minority communities back by decades, but have truly damage the ability to move forward some substantive criminal justice reform.

    Find Brad Online: https://muckrack.com/brad-polumbo
    Find Brad on Twitter:Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo

  • 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