About the show

We're all tired of the partisan politics. It's exhausting hearing the news with their blatant bias and narrative.

People are looking for solutions to the problems they see in the world.

Where to turn?

At The Brian Nichols Show, we're solving those problems by interviewing noted entrepreneurs, elected officials, business executives, economists, and more by offering practical, liberty-based solutions; not rhetoric.

As a sales and marketing executive in the greater telecommunications/cybersecurity sector, I've spent years working with C-Level executives to help them "future-proof" their company's infrastructure for an uncertain future. And at The Brian Nichols Show, I’m taking that industry experiencing and bringing it to the liberty movement.

At The Brian Nichols Show, instead of focusing on libertarians being right, we’re teaching the basic fundamentals of sales and their application in the world of politics, teaching you how to ask better questions to help change people’s minds.

So, you ready to help change the world?

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Episodes

  • BONUS: One Year Anniversary of Fifteen Days to Slow the Spread

    March 15th, 2021  |  55 mins 44 secs
    cdc, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, doctors, fda, government, hospital, house of representatives, hydroxychloroquine, libertarian, libertarian party, medicine, pandemic, politics, potus, president, public choice theory, remdesivir, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, ventilator, voluntary, white house

    "We needed to lock down out of an abundance of caution. We didn't know what the virus was going to do."

    Ya'll have heard that before, right? Well, believe it or not, some of us have been raising the red flag from the very beginning that the government response to COVID (like the government lockdowns) would lead to more unintended long term consequences versus simply letting people/the market adjust.

    Today's episode is a highlight of four guests from The Brian Nichols Show who were raising the alarm from the beginning.

    (April 2020)109: COVID-19 vs. the Economy: Could A Crumbling Economy Cause More Death than COVID-19? -with Economist Daniel J. Michell: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/covid-19-vs-the-economy

    (June 2020)119: How the COVID Lockdowns, George Floyd Murder, and PRIME Act are Connected -with Matt Kibbe: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/lockdowns-george-floyd-prime-act-connected

    (October 2020) 150: Liberty or Lockdown -with Jeffrey Tucker from AIER: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/liberty-or-lockdown

    (January 2021) 180: COVID-19 Pandemic Data & Science that will Save Lives & Livelihoods -with Nick Hudson: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/pandemic-data-and-analytics

  • 212: What Can Libertarians Do Better? -with Spike Cohen

    March 15th, 2021  |  42 mins 17 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, spike cohen, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    The ideas of personal liberty and free markets will always win in the battleplace of ideas, but that is irrelevant if people aren't willing to hear our solutions in the first place.

    So, what can we as libertarians do better to avoid these pitfalls of the past? 2020 Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate Spike Cohen returns to the program to help outline what libertarians shouldn't do, and where the Libertarian Party is headed as we move towards the 2022 elections.

  • 211: Sunday Candidate Highlight Series- Meet Joel Getz, Libertarian Candidate for Mayor of East Stroudsburg, PA

    March 14th, 2021  |  32 mins 12 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, east stroudsburg, government, house of representatives, joel getz, libertarian, libertarian party, local, pennsylvania, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Starting off our new "Sunday Candidate Highlight Series", I am joined today by Joel Getz! Joel is the Libertarian candidate for Mayor in East Stroudsburg, PA and joins the program to highlight specific policy goals of a Getz administration, and why it is that something as simple as parking meters can be a winning issue at the ballot box.

  • 210: Republican Populism -with Jack Hunter

    March 12th, 2021  |  39 mins 51 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, donald trump, gop, government, house of representatives, jack hunter, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, populism, potus, president, rand paul, republican, republican populism, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Donald Trump proved that there was an untapped market within the GOP that a persona like he could take advantage of - populism. Now, this isn't a new discovery, but rather something that hasn't been effectively utilized by GOP politicians in decades.

    Instead of learning from what Trump was able to do successfully in his use of Republican populism, many GOP leaders have rejected that approach, leaving many of those voters looking for a path forward.

    Jack Hunter joins the program to dig into this Republican populism, and with that, how advocates in the liberty movement can utilize that populist sentiments in the GOP to help promote pro-liberty policy.

  • 209: Finding Common Ground on Key Issues -with Professor David Dozier

    March 10th, 2021  |  32 mins 23 secs
    capital punishment, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, death penalty, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Finding common ground is one of the most challenging aspects of political discourse in 2021. In a world where "the others" are looked at with skeptical eyes, it's more important for us to enter into good-faith dialogue whenever and wherever we can on issues of agreement.

    One such area the left and right (should) be finding common ground is that of the death penalty. Today we are joined by Professor David Dozier, professor emeritus in the School of Journalism & Media Studies at San Diego State University and author of "The California Killing Field". David joins the program to make the case as to why the death penalty is as anti-liberty as they come, how to have good-faith conversations with those we disagree with, and how to enact common policy goals into action.

  • 208: Generation Z Leading the Way? -with Mahgdalen Rose

    March 8th, 2021  |  35 mins 18 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, gen z, generation z, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Where is America headed? Pay attention to the news for more than 10 seconds, and you'd believer we're one step closer to Hell in a handbasket than ever anticipated.

    And who to blame? Well, the corporate media is sure to make sure the proverbial finger is pointed at the "young folks" - namely - the Millennials and Generation Z. As a Millennial, I've got a better reading as to where we're at, but what about Gen Z? Where are they at? And are they actually the generation deserving off all the blame?

    Mahgdalen Rose joins the program as a prominent voice in Generation Z, and joins the program to help outline where Generation Z is at in terms of politics, economics, culture, and more.

  • 207: The Changing Dynamics in Israel and the Middle East -with Scott Feltman from the One Israel Fund.

    March 5th, 2021  |  38 mins 4 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, foreign policy, government, house of representatives, israel, libertarian, libertarian party, middle east, one israel fund, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    With COVID at the top of every news program, the discussion on foreign policy/affairs has decreased significantly, with many folks unaware of the happenings in the across the world.

    One such region that hasn't received as much focus us that of the country of Israel and the greater Middle East regions. Joining the program to help bring Israel and the Middle East back into focus is Scott Feltman.

    Scott is the executive vice president of One Israel Fund, an American philanthropy, that gives humanitarian and security aid (more than 65 million over the past 26 years) to the Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley and joins the program to highlight the work One Israel Fund accomplished over the past quarter century and the changing political dynamics in the greater Middle East.

  • 206: Gun Rights in Biden's America -with Sam Jacobs from Ammo.com

    March 3rd, 2021  |  35 mins 6 secs
    ar-15, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, gun ban, gun rights, guns, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, second amendment, senate, supreme court, voluntary, weapons, weapons of war, white house

    Now that Joe Biden and his team are officially getting their policies into action, one group that has been noticeably weary of what may be coming down the road; gun owners.

    "Heck yes, we're coming for your AR-15s!". But is it just AR-15 or so-described "weapons of war" that are on the chopping block? Sam Jacobs from Ammo.com returns to the program to help prepare for what to expect, and what you can do to help protect your rights to self-preservation and defense.

  • 205: Free Speech Never Tasted So Good -with John Odermatt from Run Your Mouth Coffee

    March 1st, 2021  |  30 mins 22 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, first amendment, freedom of speech, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    The world would be a much better place if people stopped trying to censor each other and instead were free to speak. That's not only the view of yours truly at The Brian Nichols Show, but is also the sentiment of our brand new sponsor, "Run Your Mouth Coffee"!.

    RYM Coffee is delicious, roasted to order coffee that provides you the fuel needed to stand up to censorship and to proudly Run Your Mouth, and today, John joins the program to explain what preceded starting this new venture, and the value of being able to RUN YOUR MOUTH!

  • 204: The Art of the Meme -with Kanan Vitolo

    February 26th, 2021  |  41 mins 50 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, meme, memes, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, selling liberty, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    If you've ever stumbled upon a libertarian meme in the wild, there's a high probability that it was a Kanan Vitolo original. Kanan is today's guest, and helps showcase how, yes, memes can in fact change the world!

    Using the sales skills of piquing interest in a short, concise message, Kanan has mastered the "Art of the Meme", getting his memes featured in news coveragee on such networks as CNN.

    Listen as Kanan helps dissect the "Art of the Meme", and how libertarians can learn from memes to be more effective communicators.

  • 203: Meet The Gen Z Activist Tackling Identity Politics -with Olivia Rondeau

    February 24th, 2021  |  34 mins 47 secs
    black america, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, gen z, government, house of representatives, identity politics, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, race, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Identity politics has been near the top of the national discourse for nearly a decade, with the many folks too afraid to ask questions for fear of the societal ramifications.

    Gen Z activists don't seem to mind so much with tackling some of these issues, and today's guest is one such activist, as Olivia Rondeau joins the program to make her case as to why identity politics can't hold up to the value that liberty and free markets bring to traditionally underserved/underrepresented communities.

  • 202: Fueling America: An Insider’s Journey -with Jack Kerfoot

    February 22nd, 2021  |  31 mins 56 secs
    alternate energy, carbon, classical liberal, climate change, coal, congress, conservative, constitution, gas, government, green new deal, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, nuclear, oil, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, solar, supreme court, texas, voluntary, white house, wind

    With the recent shutdowns in Texas due to the massive winter storm and associated power outages, the idea of energy independence is back at the top of people's minds. So, how do we juggle the pursuit of energy independence while also being conscious of our greater impact on the environment?

    Jack Kerfoot is a scientist, energy executive and author of FUELING AMERICA: An Insider’s Journey, and joins the show to make his case that climate change and energy independence requires us removing government roadblocks to the development of new renewable energy projects, and providing incentives to attract the people and resources necessary.

    Find Jack Online: http://www.jackkerfoot.com/

  • 201: LESS is More: Libertarian Elected Support System -with Libertarian Party Chair Joe Bishop-Henchman

    February 19th, 2021  |  37 mins 33 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

    With so few elected Libertarians in office, being able to effectively communicate and network has been a challenge. To help facilitate the ability to share information, resources, and to discuss what has/has not been working, the Libertarian Party has launched a new initiative; LESS (Libertarian Elected Support System).

    Returning to the program is Joe Bishop-Henchman, Chair of the Libertarian Party, who outlines how LESS will assist the some 300 elected Libertarians across the country by giving them access to the support, talent, experience and skills of others who have been in the same situations.

  • 200: Selling the Value of School Choice -with Corey DeAngelis

    February 17th, 2021  |  33 mins
    charter school, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, covid, education, education savings accounts, esa, government, government schools, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, lockdowns, politics, potus, president, private school, public sector, republican, rights, school, school choice, scotus, senate, supreme court, teachers, unions, voluntary, white house

    Why school choice? Right now, many Americans are realizing first hand the value of being able to pick where their children go to school, as public schooling institutions still find their doors shut.

    With the impact of public teacher's unions being felt first-hand, many families are look for alternatives to the traditional government school monopolies.

    Corey DeAngelis is an expert on school choice and joins the program to help sell the value of funding students, not institutions. How does school choice impact the student, families, and teachers? Those questions (and more!) are answered on today's special 200th episode!

  • 199: Phil Labonte from All that Remains- Influencing the Culture

    February 15th, 2021  |  35 mins 55 secs
    black pill, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, culture, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, music, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    "Politics are always downstream from culture."

    Raise your hand if you've heard that famous utterance from the late Andrew Breitbart at least once in your life. Well, as cliche as it may sound, we see it first hand in the manner in which our society has so quickly adapted to the promoted culture of the Hollywood and leftist elite.

    So, is it possible to help reign in the power? Or at least, to use it to our advantage?

    Phil Labonte from All That Remains joins the program to dig into that, the "black pill". and more!

  • 198: It's Okay to Laugh! -with Chrissie Mayr

    February 12th, 2021  |  33 mins 34 secs
    cancel culture, classical liberal, comedy, congress, conservative, constitution, culture, disney, free speech, funny, gina carano, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, power, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Cancel culture is real! So, how do we speak truth to power, while also avoiding getting canceled?

    Comedian Chrissie Mayr (America's Got Talent/Compound Media/GAS Digital) joins the program to help show not just the important role that comedians play in the world of politics, but also quickly that check can be lost as governments curtail the ability to speak freely.