The Brian Nichols Show

Political talk that educates, enlightens, and informs.

About the show

The Brian Nichols Show is a political show for anyone and everyone. Whether it's a discussion about climate change, gun rights, abortion, or big issues like discussing the fundamental role of government, Brian Nichols brings on guests from all forms of political thought to have meaningful conversations about the issues you care about.

Every show has one primary goal: to discuss the news objectively to help educate, enlighten, and inform our audience.

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Episodes

  • 64: Debunking Gun Control Myths with Jose Nino

    April 26th, 2019  |  33 mins 55 secs
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    Hey folks! First off, I need to apologize... This week's audio isn't up to the standards that you've come to expect from The Brian Nichols Show. For whatever reason, my computer decided to use the wrong mic setting while recording, which makes my commentary sound more tinny and distant than normal... but besides that, you're all in for a treat, as this week, I am joined by Jose Nino to discuss common gun control myths and to discuss how the US should approach the tragedy in Venezuela.

    Bio: In addition to authoring The 10 Myths of Gun Control, José Niño writes for Ammo.com, Big League Politics, Gunpowder Magazine, and the Mises Institute, some of the most pro-freedom outlets on the web. His articles have also been featured on Business Insider, Infowars, and Zero Hedge. He also appeared on the Tom Wood Show and Dana Loesch’s show Relentless.

    You can learn more about José Niño and receive hard-hitting political analysis and the best political strategies on his site www.josealnino.com.

    https://josealnino.com/newsletter/
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    https://mises.org/profile/jos%C3%A9-ni%C3%B1o
    https://josealnino.com/10-myths-gun-control/

  • BONUS- "Brian Nichols on Capitalism and Democratic Socialism" on Freedom Strips: Episode 11

    April 19th, 2019  |  55 mins 8 secs
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    Hey folks! Another fun "BONUS" episode in store for you this week! This episode features my appearance on Keaton Tucker's "Freedom Strips", where I explained the growing popularity of socialism in the United States, and what is causing views of Capitalism to trend downward. Keaton an I also try and answer the question; "Can this be fixed before United States fully embraces a socialist system?"

    Be sure to go check out Keaton's podcast! And also, make sure you tell him the Brian Nichols sent you over!

    Find the original episode here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/why-is-capitalism-so-misunderstood-ft-brian-nichols/id1450201912?i=1000431834737

  • 63: The Separation of School and State with Mathbot.com

    April 12th, 2019  |  36 mins 14 secs
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    Not gonna lie... I hated math when growing up. It was always the least favorite class that I took during school. And truth be told, I'm sure there are hundreds, if not thousands of you out there who felt the exact same way.

    JW Weatherman noticed that as well, and found that the main problem is that students aren't actually "doing math", but rather learning how to essentially fill out forms in the way they were instructed. It was that realization that led to Weatherman creating Mathbot.com.

    Mathbot.com is a fun, engaging way for both kids AND adults to learn math by learning how to code. To get started you don't need to know how to read or add, but before you're finished you'll know how to calculate derivatives.

    Say what???

    Programming is simple. In fact, Mathbot only has four commands (step forward, turn right, pickup, and put down) so you'll be crushing problems in under 3 minutes. By using a robot to do all the work, you get all the joy of problem solving without any annoying or repetitive tasks. And since you are able to focus on the big picture, you'll learn faster too!

    Give today's episode a listen and and please be sure to share with your family and friends who, like me, hated math as a kid.

    Find Mathbot: https://mathbot.com/
    Find JW: https://twitter.com/JWWeatherman_

  • 62: The Persecution of Schaeffer Cox

    April 5th, 2019  |  33 mins 32 secs
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    Hey folks! Thanks for joining me again today on The Brian Nichols Show! Today's episode is an important one, as I am joined by Angela Clemons and Jordan Page to discuss The Persecution of Schaeffer Cox.

    Schaeffer Cox, a well known 2nd Amendment lobbyist who had won 38% of the vote in a State House election, became the subject of an intense FBI investigation after he angered State and Federal authorities by openly accusing them of drug trafficking and child prostitution.

    Listen as Angela and Jordan outline the timeline of events that have led to Schaeffer sitting in prison for crimes he did not commit and what you can do to help raise awareness to Schaeffer's plight.

    How to Help Schaeffer Cox-
    Website: https://freeschaeffer.com
    The Persecution of Schaeffer Cox Song: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jordanpage8 & http://jordanpagemusic.com./

  • 61: Defending the Second Amendment- Atlas Arms and the Dagny Dagger with Austin Jones

    March 29th, 2019  |  38 mins 30 secs
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    Welcome back to The Brian Nichols Show! I hope you all enjoyed last week's episode with Nick Gillespie. If you're new to The Brian Nichols Show, be sure to check out last week's episode along with the other 60+ episodes available for your listening pleasure!

    This week, I am joined by Austin Jones! Austin is the co-founder of Atlas Arms, a nonprofit research corporation focused on helping to empower the individual in terms of defending their life, liberty, and property. Atlas Arms' first concept in development is the Dagny Dagger project, which will develop a new type of legally-unrestricted handgun ammunition which is able to penetrate all soft armor and some rifle-rated hard armor, thus allowing citizens the first legal access to armor-penetrating ammunition since 1986.

    Listen as Austin speaks to the founding of Atlas Arms and the Dagny Dagger project, discuss the importance of an armed populace, and how you can help in supporting Atlas Arms and their pro-Second Amendment mission.

    Find Atlas Arms and the Dagny Dagger Project: https://www.atlasarms.org

  • 60: Bridging the Gap with Nick Gillespie

    March 22nd, 2019  |  44 mins 46 secs
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    Another week, another phenomenal interview. This week's guest should need no introduction, but dammit, I'm going to introduce him anyways, because he's just that awesome.

    This week, I am joined by the former editor in chief and current editor at large over at Reason, Nick Gillespie! Nick served as the editor in chief Reason.com and Reason TV from 2008 through 2017 and was Reason magazine's editor in chief from 2000 to 2008.

    Today, Nick joins The Brian Nichols Show to discuss his venture into libertarianism, the beginning of his professional career, and his tenure at Reason. Listen as we discuss the best means for libertarians to "bridge the gap" in regards to connecting the cultural aspects of libertarianism and the philosophy and political movement of libertarianism.

    Bio: Nick Gillespie is an editor at large at Reason, the libertarian magazine of "Free Minds and Free Markets."

    A two-time finalist for digital National Magazine Awards for his work on "UPS vs. FEDEX: Ultimate Whiteboard Mix" and the documentary series Reason Saves Cleveland with Drew Carey: How to Fix the Mistake on the Lake and Other Once-Great American Cities, Gillespie is co-author, with Matt Welch, of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's Wrong With America (2011/2012).

    "Nick Gillespie is to libertarianism what Lou Reed is to rock ‘n’ roll, the quintessence of its outlaw spirit," writes Robert Draper in The New York Times Magazine. "For the past 20 years, Gillespie has been a writer, editor and intellectual godfather for Reason, the movement’s leading journal since its founding in 1968." The Daily Beast named him one of "The Right's Top 25 Journalists," calling him "clear-headed, brainy...[and] among the foremost libertarians in America."

    Gillespie served as the editor in chief Reason.com and Reason TV from 2008 through 2017 and was Reason magazine's editor in chief from 2000 to 2008. Under his direction, Reason won the 2005 Western Publications Association "Maggie" Award for Best Political Magazine. Gillespie originally joined Reason's staff in 1993 as an assistant editor and ascended to the top slot in 2000. In 2004, Gillespie edited the book Choice: The Best of Reason, an anthology of the magazine's best articles. The Washington Post featured Gillespie's tenure at Reason magazine, asking, "Which monthly magazine editor argues that the spread of pornography is a victory for free expression? And that drugs from marijuana to heroin should not only be legalized, but using them occasionally is just fine? And is also quite comfortable with gay marriage? The answer is Nick Gillespie, libertarian and doctor of literature, who...is injecting [Reason magazine] with a pop-culture sensibility."

    Gillespie's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, Slate, Salon, Time.com, Marketplace, and numerous other publications. He has been a columnist for Time and The Daily Beast and he was a regular contributor to the late, lamented satire site, Suck, where he wrote under the name Mr. Mxyzptlk.

    He is a frequent commentator on radio and television networks such as National Public Radio, CNBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox Business, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and PBS. He has worked as a reporter for several New Jersey newspapers and as an editor at several Manhattan-based music, movie, and teen magazines. He is almost certainly the only journalist to have interviewed both Ozzy Osbourne and Nobel laureates in economics such as Milton Friedman and Vernon Smith.

    In 1996, Gillespie received his Ph.D. in English literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also holds an M.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing from Temple University and a B.A. in English and Psychology from Rutgers University. Gillespie, the father of two sons, lives in New York City.

    Find Nick Online:

    Reason.com- https://reason.com/people/nick-gillespie/articles
    Facebook-https://www.facebook.com/nick.gillespie.940
    Twitter- https://twitter.com/nickgillespie

  • 59: Libertarian Solutions to State Problems- with Kevin Warmhold

    March 15th, 2019  |  33 mins 27 secs
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    Howdy! Welcome back to The Brian Nichols Show! And for you newbies... Welcome to our happy little family of liberty-loving folk!

    Today I'm joined by Kevin Warmhold! Kevin is the Communications Director for the Nassau County Libertarian Party in New York State. Today, Kevin helps present the Libertarian answers and solutions to the many problems that Nassau County, New York State, and frankly, most of the United States, are currently facing.

    Listen as we discuss marijuana legalization, education reform, ending minimum wage hikes, and more!

    Learn more about the Nassau County Libertarian Party: https://lpnewyork.org/nassau/

  • 58: The Doctor is In- with Dr. Mary Ruwart

    March 8th, 2019  |  38 mins 26 secs
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    An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, too bad, because we have the doctor in the house, as this week I am joined by Dr. Mary Ruwart! Dr. Ruwart honestly should need no introduction, but for those of you who are unfamiliar in Dr. Ruwart's work, Dr. Ruwart is a research scientist, ethicist, and a renowned libertarian author/activist.

    Listen as Dr. Ruwart and I discuss her start in politics/libertarianism, the history of the Libertarian Party, and the importance of accomplishing libertarian goals outside of using government force.

    Bio: Dr. Mary J. Ruwart received her B.S. in biochemistry in 1970 and her Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1974 (both from Michigan State University). She subsequently joined the Department of Surgery at St. Louis University and left her Assistant Professorship there to accept a position with The Upjohn Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1976. As a senior research scientist, Dr. Ruwart was involved in developing new therapies for a variety of diseases, including liver cirrhosis and AIDS.

    Dr. Ruwart left Upjohn in 1995 to devote her time to consulting and writing. Her communications course for scientists covering written, oral, and poster presentations has received high praise from attendees. She also provides consulting services for nutraceutical companies, clinical research organizations, and universities.

    Between 2003 and 2006, Dr. Ruwart was an adjunct Associate Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. During that time, she served with the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics, designing a medical research ethics course for the University. Her radical application of ethics to medical regulation, especially regulations regarding pharmaceuticals, has life-and-death-implications.

    Since 1982, Dr. Ruwart has also been involved in societal ethics with a focus on the political theory and practice of libertarianism. Her award-winning international best-selling book, Healing Our World, demonstrates how the ethical application of libertarian principles has historically created harmony and abundance. Referencing hundreds of studies, Dr. Ruwart demonstrates that many of our current policies surreptitiously violate the basic ethical standards that we hold dear, thereby leading to unintended—and highly undesirable—consequences. Over the last three decades, Dr. Ruwart has often run for public office as a Libertarian Candidate, primarily to educate voters on the impact of ethical choices on their personal and financial well-being.

    Dr. Ruwart’s sister, Martie, provided extensive editorial critique to the first (1992) edition of Healing Our World. In 1993, Martie was diagnosed with terminal cancer and became one of Dr. Kevorkian’s patients. In memory of her sister, Dr. Ruwart shares her story with those interested in the ethical issues surrounding assisted suicide in both public (Larry King Radio; The Morton Downey, Jr. Show; Rolanda, etc.) and private forums (e.g., churches, schools, hospice).

    Her Internet column, Ask Dr. Ruwart, is a popular feature of the Advocates for Self-Government “Liberator OnLine” e-zine. Her book, Short Answers to the Tough Question, is based on these and other questions she has received over the years.

    Dr. Ruwart has worked extensively with the poor through her decade-long efforts to rehabilitate low-income housing in the Kalamazoo area. She was also an active member of the Kalamazoo Rainforest Action Committee and has been profiled in American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who in Science and Technology, World Who’s Who of Women, International Leaders of Achievement, Who’s Who of American Women, Community Leaders of North America and several other prestigious biographical works.

    Currently, Dr. Ruwart serves as Chair of Liberty International and Secretary of the Foundation for a Free Society. She has been an At-Large member of the Libertarian National Committee , served on the Board of both the Heartland Institute (Michigan Chapter) and the Fully Informed Jury Amendment Association.

    Find Dr. Ruwart Online-
    Website: http://www.ruwart.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maryjruwart
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryRuwart

  • 57: Ask a Democratic Socialist with Keith Rubino

    March 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins
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    Boy oh boy are you in store for a fiery (yet fun) conversation. Today I am joined by friend of the show (and former New York State Assembly Candidate) Keith Rubino!

    Now, I'm sure most of you will remember when Keith joined us last year to discuss his candidacy as a self-proclaimed "democratic socialist". Keith came on the show knowing full well that this was a libertarian podcast with a libertarian audience. But that didn't deter him in the slightest. Keith came on the show, took the tough questions, and gave the audience and genuine look into the mind of our political foils.

    Keith's last episode went over so well, from both libertarians AND democratic socialists alike, that I wanted to have him on once again to have an "Ask the Democratic Socialist" segment where my audience could submit questions that they have regarding democratic socialism for Keith. And my goodness, you guys sent me TONS of questions for Keith.

    Now, I didn't get the chance to ask all of your questions, and frankly, there were quite a few questions I had to weed out ("How does one advocate for theft so openly?" was one of my personal favorites), but never fear, this is likely to be "PART 1" of my "Ask a Democratic Socialist" series with Keith.

    Keith and I had a lively, at times fiery, but overall fun conversation. I feel that you will walk away from this episode, much like Keith and I did, feeling that you understand where the other side comes from more clearly.

    Definitely an episode that educates, enlightens, and informs!

    SHOW NOTES

    Find my first episode with Keith here: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/keith-rubino-for-new-york-state-118th-assembly-district

    Find Keith Online:
    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/keith.rubino
    Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/YoungBernie

  • BONUS- "Brian Nichols on Politics and Podcasting" on MilLiberty: Episode 113

    February 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins
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    Hey folks! Time for another bonus episode! Unfortunately, I too was taken down by the flu this month, putting me out of commission for the week. But have no fear, you're still in store for a fun-filled episode!

    This week's show is my appearance on our good friend Caleb Franz's podcast: MilLiberty. Listen in as we discuss anything and everything, from politics to podcasting!

    P.S.- You guys ROCK. You feedback from our last two episodes (Lily Tang Williams and Hillary Andaluz Aguilar) have been our most listened to and most shared episodes to date. Please keep sharing these episodes with family and friends to remind people that what "true socialism" and "true communism" look like.

    Show Notes:
    Find the original episode of my conversation with Caleb-http://www.milliberty.com/milliberty-episode-113-brian-nichols-on-podcasting-politics/

    Recent Episodes:
    The Tragedy in Venezuela- https://briannichols.fireside.fm/the-tragedy-in-venezuela
    #SocialismKills! With Lily Tang Williams- https://briannichols.fireside.fm/socialism-kills-with-lily-tang-williams

    This week's show is my appearance on our good friend Caleb Franz's podcast: MilLiberty. Listen in as we discuss anything and everything, from politics to podcasting!

    P.S.- You guys ROCK. You feedback from our last two episodes (Lily Tang Williams and Hillary Andaluz Aguilar) have been our most listened to and most shared episodes to date. Please keep sharing these episodes with family and friends to remind people that what "true socialism" and "true communism" look like.

    Show Notes:
    Find the original episode of my conversation with Caleb-http://www.milliberty.com/milliberty-episode-113-brian-nichols-on-podcasting-politics/

    Recent Episodes:
    The Tragedy in Venezuela- https://briannichols.fireside.fm/the-tragedy-in-venezuela

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

  • 56: The Tragedy in Venezuela- with Hillary Andaluz Aguilar

    February 15th, 2019  |  44 mins 50 secs
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    Last week, we were joined by Lily Tang Williams, as she discussed her growing up under Mao's Communist China years and years ago... Today, we are joined by Hillary Andaluz Aguilar, who grew up in Venezuela through both the Socialist Chavez and Maduro regimes. With the Tragedy of Venezuela taking place right before our eyes, Hillary gives personal insight into what built up to the horrible conditions witnessed in Venezuela today.

    Listen as Hillary explains how Chavez and the concepts of socialism took control of Venezuela through the use of divisiveness, cause by building resentment between the differing wage classes. Later, Hillary discusses the deteriorating of the Venezuelan economy caused by the socialist policies of Chavez, the death of Chavez, and the new rule under Maduro. Finally, we conclude by discussing what those in favor of socialism today should learn from the failed socialist policies in Venezuela so that we never fall in the same way as Venezuela has.

    Again, I don't ask this often, but if you could please share today's episode with your family and friends, especially those in need of hearing the truth as to what socialism has done to Venezuela, that would be absolutely incredible.

    And finally, don't forget, hit me up on Patreon to get a bunch of bonus content!

    Show Notes-

    Help Venezuela:
    www.somosayudavzla.org
    https://www.gofundme.com/envios-de-medicinas-a-venezuela
    https://www.gofundme.com/sopapati-soup-for-venezuela

    Find Hillary Online:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hillaryandaluz
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hillary.andaluzaguilar

  • 55: #SocialismKills! with Lily Tang Williams

    February 8th, 2019  |  47 mins 54 secs
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    We all have "that" friend... "Like, OMG democratic socialism is the only way we can save America #CRAPitalism".

    And in response, have you ever thought, "Man, if only I had a podcast I could share with [INSERT COMMIE FRIEND NAME HERE] where the host interviewed someone who grew up in a communist hellhole who could speak to the atrocities of socialism and communism from their experiencing it first hand?"

    If you answered yes to either of these particularly specific questions, then boy oh boy do I have an episode for you!

    On today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, I am joined by Lily Tang Williams! Williams grew up in Communist China under Mao Zedong and earned her B.S. in law from Fudan University in 1985, one of China's top five universities, and her M.S. in social work (upon moving to the United States) from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991.

    Lily was the Libertarian nominee in 2014 to run for the State of Representatives in District 44 and is the former state chair of the Libertarian Party and Libertarian nominee in 2016 for U.S. Senate in Colorado. Listen as we discuss Lily's amazing story from living in Mao's Communist China, coming to America, discovering the concepts of liberty, and subsequently pursuing elected office as a Libertarian. Finally, Lily gives her dire warning to those who are "socialism/communism curious"... it's a message you can't miss (and one I ask you to share with all your friends and family).

    Lily's Bio: Lily Tang Williams was the Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate in Colorado. Born before China’s Cultural Revolution in Sichuan province, the wild west of China, Lily was raised with her two brothers by illiterate working-class parents. She grew up under Mao’s regime, enduring poor living conditions; food rationing; Communist indoctrination; and political and social chaos. In this tumultuous environment, she quickly developed street smarts and compassion, as well as the values of perseverance and hard work.

    Lily received her university law degree at Fudan University in Shanghai and was a faculty member of the law school for three years. She came to the U.S. in 1988 to earn a Master's degree at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work.

    Subsequently, Lily worked for corporations in Hong Kong and the U.S as a corporate executive. She then became a Colorado small business woman and entrepreneur in 2000.

    Lily was nominated as a candidate by the Libertarian Party of Colorado in March of 2014 to run for the State of Representatives in District 44. She is the former state chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado and currently State Director for Our America Initiative.

    Lily is a grassroots activist and professional speaker. She has been outspoken promoting civil liberties, economic freedom, less intrusive government, and other policies that maximize personal freedom. She is an inspirational speaker to many people. Lily has been married to John Williams for 26 years. They have lived in Parker, Colorado for 17 years, with their children and German Shepherd Ajiao (which means 'cute and proud' in Mandarin). In addition to political activities, Lily takes care of family and business. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, music, soccer, poker and ping pong.

    Find Lily Online: http://www.lily4liberty.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lilytangwilliams/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lily4liberty/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lily4Liberty

  • Patreon Bonus Episode: Traffic Tuesdays- Bill Weld Leaves the LP for the GOP

    February 5th, 2019  |  13 mins 49 secs
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    This is the first of Patreon-only shows: Traffic Tuesdays! For the first episode of Traffic Tuesdays, I'm driving home from the gym and discussing Bill Weld leaving the Libertarian Party to join the Republican Party, libertarian purity tests, and more!

    If you enjoyed today's episode, swing over to my Patreon and become a patron. For just the cost of a cup of coffee per month ($5!), you can get access to all of my special bonus content over on Patreon, including Traffic Tuesdays, exclusive giveaways, and more!

  • BONUS- Brian Nichols on the New Congress and the Presidential Field in 2020 from The Wrighters Block

    February 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
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    This episode originally aired on The Muddied Waters of Freedom's podcast, "The Wrighters Block"

    "Brian Nichols from the Brian Nichols Show and the Libertarian Republic joins Matt to talk about the new Congress and the Presidential field in 2020."

    Matt Wright Bio: Matt wright is the former vice chair of the Libertarian Party of Pinellas county. He has worked on numerous statewide campaigns for libertarian candidates, and continues to be an avid activist. He is a published fiction author, and continues working to help further the liberty movement through activism, his writing, and this podcast.

    The Muddied Waters of Freedom: Matt Wright and Mohammed Shaker had seen each other on social media for a while before finally meeting each other at Low Tide Kava Bar in Gulfport in the summer of 2015.

    They began hanging out on a regular basis talking about politics, religion and life in general. After months of them getting to know each other Mohammed asked if Matt would be interested in doing a podcast together. After a few more months of talking about it they decided to take the plunge, and sat down at Matt’s house and recorded their first episode which was met with very little critical acclaim. They were able to borrow a microphone from a friend in order to approve on the sound of the episodes and slowly they approved the quality of their episodes.

    After running a contest on Facebook in order to help name the show Matt and Mo decided on the name “The Muddied Waters of Freedom” in an allusion to the kava they drink during their show, along with the murky waters of politics and the effects it has on each and every persons’ personal freedoms.

    The Muddied Waters of Freedom is becoming a steadfast in the Liberty Movement having been mentioned on other podcasts, such as MilLiberty with Caleb Franz, and Across the Aisle with Zak, Adam and Kaison, and received recognition from Eric July from the Backwordz. Matt and Mohammed continue to put out episodes touching on the current events of the week, hoping to educate their listeners on what is happening, how our personal freedoms are being infringed upon, and what we can do to change the path our country is currently on.

  • 54: The Launch Pad Media with Johnny Rocket

    January 25th, 2019  |  44 mins 55 secs
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    I hope you all are strapped in, 'cause we're about to Blast Off with Johnny Rocket!

    Yes, you read that right! Today I'm joined by Johnny "Rocket" Adams from The Launch Pad Media! Johnny is one of the most familiar voices within the greater libertarian movement, as he is the host of the show, "Blast Off with Johnny Rocket". Today, Johnny joins me to discuss his latest venture... a complete re-branding and re-launching (pun intended) of his media empire: The Launch Pad Media.

    Listen as Johnny discusses his venture to becoming a libertarian, starting from his days as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army to his deep-dive into libertarianism to his building his media empire today.

    Bio: JOHNNY "ROCKET" ADAMS

    Johnny “Rocket” Adams is the creator and host of “The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad – Libertarian Rock n’ Roll Experience” and now “BLAST OFF!” He’s also a musician, graphic artist, author, and former Chief Warrant Officer. Johnny spent his early days earning his stripes as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army.

    Back stateside, Johnny immersed himself in the classic works of Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, and Ludwig von Mises. From there the AnCap known as “Johnny Rocket” was born. Speaking truth to power from your cell phone tower, Johnny digests the philosophy of liberty and brings them to the man on the street on a weekly basis.

    Johnny Rocket was also the front-man of the rockabilly group “Hot Roddin’ Romeos” and puts pencil to paper with the critically acclaimed comic series “The Liberty Force.” New York Times best-selling author and podcast host Tom Woods calls Johnny Rocket “one of the most entertaining figures in the liberty movement.”

    Links:

    The Launch Pad Media- https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/
    Blast Off with Johnny Rocket- https://thelaunchpadmedia.com/blastoff/
    Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/thelaunchpadmedia/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/onthelaunchpad

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  • 53: From Incarceration to Reintegration: The Reintegration Project with Caleb Franz

    January 18th, 2019  |  52 mins 38 secs
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    On today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, we are joined by a friend of the show, Caleb Franz! Caleb appeared on The Brian Nichols Show back in the Summer of 2018 to discuss his new venture, The MiLiberty Initiative. The MiLiberty Initiative's first project is an amazing project that Caleb is here to discuss: The Reintegration Project.

    Listen as Caleb explains The Reintegration Project and how it uses a market-based approach in helping non-violent ex-offenders find careers where their past convictions is of no concern to business owners. With a voluntary pledge, business owners vow to ignore the records of ex-offenders and only judge them on their job performance.

    Later, Caleb explains in detail as to how and ex-offender comes to learn about businesses that are Reintegration Project businesses, how a business owner become a Reintegration Project business, and the way The Reintegration Project helps show that libertarians are putting their money where their mouths are.

    Find TBNS "MiLiberty Initiative" episode from August 2018: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/33
    Follow Caleb on Twitter: @CalebFranz & @MilLiberty
    Follow Caleb's non-profit : facebook.com/MilLibertyInitiative
    Find The MiLiberty Initiative online: http://www.milliberty.com/
    Learn More About The Reintegration Project: http://www.milliberty.com/about/reintegration/