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Episodes

  • 111: Amash vs. Hornberger? with Angela McArdle

    April 24th, 2020  |  35 mins 50 secs
    amash, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, covid-19 protest, government, hornberger, house of representatives, jacob hornberger, justin amash, libertarian, libertarian party, lockdown, los angeles, los angeles county, politics, potus, president, protest, protest the lockdown, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Two episodes in one week! How about that!?

    Your second episode for the week features former Libertarian congressional candidate and current Los Angeles County Libertarian Party Chair, Angela McArdle! Angela has been busy out in LA despite the COVID-19 lockdown, as she is leading "Protest The Lockdown: Los Angeles, CA" on May 1!

    Listen as Angela and I discuss the planned protest in LA in response to the COVID-19 lockdown, the opportunity the liberty movement has during the pandemic to educate and inspire people and bring people into the movement, and then wrap things up by discussing the seemingly(?) inevitable Libertarian Party presidential contest: Justin Amash vs. Jacob Hornberger.

    Find Angela Online-
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/angela4congress
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/angelamcardleldaforcongress

  • 110: The Medical Response to COVID-19 with Dr. Kyle Varner

    April 22nd, 2020  |  45 mins 52 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

    How about this, a Wednesday episode! You guys are lucky, let me tell you what! Well, actually, I'm pretty lucky, as today I was once again joined by someone infinitely smarter than I am, as I was joined by Dr. Kyle Varner to discuss the medical response to COVID-19 and some of the innovations that have risen in response to the pandemic.

    Listen as we discuss some of the drugs leading the way to fight the coronavirus, the regulations that have held doctors back from properly treating their patients, and a look ahead to the future of medicine in a post-COVID world.

    Find Dr. Varner Online-
    Website: https://drvarner.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drkylevarner/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/doctor_varner

    Bio: Dr. Kyle Varner is a practicing hospitalist and expert in health care policy. In his upcoming book, White Coat Cartels, Dr. Varner uncovers the dark side of the US healthcare market.

    Dr. Varner passionately stands for freeing the market and advocates cash-based services and medical tourism as the prevailing alternatives to the compromised healthcare system we are faced with today.

    He is a highly sought-after writer and speaker, and has spoken at a number of conferences around the world. He shares his insider’s knowledge on the website DrVarner.com to give people the tools they need to take back control of their lives and start making informed decisions about their health.

  • 109: COVID-19 vs. the Economy: Could A Crumbling Economy Cause More Death than COVID-19? -with Economist Daniel J. Michell

    April 17th, 2020  |  39 mins 29 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, coronavirus, covid-19, economics, government, healthcare, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, tradeoffs, voluntary, white house

    As weeks go by with the economy stuck on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many economists are starting to sound the alarm that the impact of our economy screeching to a halt could cause as much, if not more longterm death and prolonged hardship than the virus itself.

    Dan J. Mitchell, a libertarian economist with a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University and founder for the Center for American Prosperity is amongst those economists raising his voice in concern. Mitchell joins The Brian Nichols Show today to discuss one of his more recent articles that discusses that very concern, titled, "The Temporary Tradeoff Between Health Outcomes and Economic Outcomes".

    Listen as we discuss his article and then dig deeper into the dangers of a stagnant economy as it pertains to both the economic and physical health of the nation and more!

    Find Dan Mitchell Online-
    Website: https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/danieljmitchell
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanMitchellEconomist/

    Dan's Article, "The Temporary Tradeoff Between Health Outcomes and Economic Outcomes": https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/the-temporary-tradeoff-between-health-outcomes-and-economic-outcomes/?fbclid=IwAR105jX2H2WTyekeTWBBKoGl3mopJcxIlBqWwygApha-zOq9sosMu2ZKLZc

  • 108: Pandemic Podcasting with Remso W. Martinez

    April 10th, 2020  |  45 mins 12 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, coronavirus, covid-19, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, pandemic, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Good friend Remso W. Martinez returns to the show today! Remso has been one of the most frequent guests on the show, but today, Remso joined to not only discuss all the happenings in the world, but to talk about his brand new show joining the We Are Libertarians Network!

    Starting in Summer 2020, Remso will be debuting his new show, "On the Run with Remso W. Martinez", which will take a look at the world through a different perspective.

    Listen as Remso outlines the vision for his new venture as well as digging into some current happenings, namely, dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Follow Remso Online-
    At the Washington Times: https://www.washingtontimes.com/staff/remso-martinez/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeyRemso
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeyRemso

    Remso's past appearances on The Brian Nichols Show: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&term=remso

  • 107: Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Governor Lincoln Chafee

    April 3rd, 2020  |  37 mins 24 secs
    bill weld, classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, coronavirus, covid-19, donald trump, election 2020, gary johnson, government, hillary clinton, house of representatives, joe biden, libertarian, libertarian party, lincoln chafee, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    The race for the Libertarian Presidential nomination is heating up, and with that, so is my Libertarian Presidential interview series, as today I am joined by former Senator/Governor of Rhode Island and former Democratic Presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee!

    Governor Chafee joins the show to discuss his candidacy and why he feels he is the best person to carry the Libertarian message forward in the 2020 general election. Listen as Governor Chafee lists out his three most important issues, who might be his VP candidate if nominated, a look into some of his past votes, and what the a President Chafee's response to the COVID-19 outbreak would look like.

    Find Governor Chafee Online:
    Website: https://www.lincolnchafee.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LincolnForLiberty
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LincolnChafee

  • BONUS: "His Name Was Duncan Lemp" - Brian Nichols on Friends Against Government

    March 27th, 2020  |  52 mins 35 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

    Hey folks! Bonus episode in store for you this week! I had the great fortune of joining our friends, Bird and Car, from the Friends Against Government podcast! Sadly, this week's episode is on more of a somber note, as I joined them to discuss the sad, infuriating, and ultimately confusing case of Duncan Lemp.

    21-year-old Duncan Lemp was shot and killed in a predawn, no-knock raid performed by the Montgomery County (Maryland) Police Department. Please share today's episode with family and friends to help raise awareness of Duncan's story.

    Friends Against Government Podcast Show Notes:
    On this episode of the Friends Against Red Flag Laws and No Knock Raids, we discuss the assassination of 21-year-old Duncan Lemp during a no-knock raid in Montgomery County, Maryland, If you like what you hear, make sure to send us a retweet on Twitter and spread the good word of the FAGcast! --- Follow Brian on Twitter! Check out The Brian Nichols Show! Follow us on Twitter! @CarCampIt @birdarchist --- Support our friends! Merchandise Buy a liberty mug! Buy our shirt and sticker!

  • 106: Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Sorinne Ardeleanu

    March 20th, 2020  |  36 mins 19 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, sorinne ardeleanu, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Pandemic be damned, we have a show to do! Welcome back to my presidential candidate interview series, this week I am joined by Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Sorinne Ardeleanu.

    Sorinne is running to be both the "Commander in Chief and the ""Healer in Chief"" of America. Listen as I dig deeper into Sorinne's approach to politics, her appeal to love and healing, and why she would be the best face of the LP on Election Day 2020.

    Find Sorinne Ardeleanu Online-
    Website: https://www.sorinne2020.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/sorinne2020?lang=en
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sorinne2020/

  • 105: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Biden, the Democrats, and more! (Featuring Bird & Car from Friends Against Government)

    March 13th, 2020  |  56 mins 16 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

    WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Okay, no, we're not all going to die. But it certainly feels that way the way everyone has been reacting to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). What's even more wild is that just a few short weeks ago, the biggest news item was Biden, Bernie, and the Democrats! Amazing how quickly things can change, eh?

    Well, with so much in the news, there was no way I could break it down for you on my own, so I called in backup, as this week I am joined by the great Bird and Car from the Friends Against Government Podcast! These gents joined me on the show today to bring their own unique senses of wit and snark to help dissect what exactly is going on with this whole coronavirus pandemic (officially a pandemic!).

    Later, we take a step back into the world of politics and analyze the Democratic Primaries with Joe Biden seemingly taking the nomination by storm, having routed Bernie Sanders on Super Tuesday (and the following week as well!) and to give our best guesses as to who the Democrats will nominate as their vice presidential candidate...

    Hillary? AOC?? NANCY PELOSI???

    You'll have to listen to find out!

    Find Friends Against Government Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/2TqT6kcwVFRSAQP8BUlH58?si=0aws7YRVRJ2NXTuB9g41EA
    Find Friends Against Government on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FAGCAST
    Find Car on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carcampit
    Find Bird on Twitter: https://twitter.com/birdarchist

  • 104: Startup Societies- Helping Build Libertarian Micro-Experiments

    March 6th, 2020  |  37 mins 19 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

    Welcome back, folks! This week, we get to learn about making libertarianism happen in real life!

    I KNOW!

    This week I'm joined by the CEO of the Startup Societies Foundation, Joe McKinney! The Startup Societies Foundation is a non-profit that supports an ecosystem of entrepreneurs building libertarian micro-experiments.

    Today Joe and I focus on entrepreneurs putting liberty into practice, as we dig into a practical "how-to-guide" for entrepreneurs to build small libertarian experiments using Special Economic Zone frameworks, at low cost.

    Find the "How-to-Guide": https://www.amazon.com/Founding-Startup-Societies-Step-Guide-ebook/dp/B0831TJV7B/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=startup+societies&qid=1577457630&s=digital-text&sr=1-1
    Find Startup Societies Foundation Online: https://www.startupsocieties.org/
    Find Startup Societies Foundation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/startsocieties/
    Find Startup Societies Foundation on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StartSocieties

  • 103: Libertarian Presidential Candidate Dr. Jo Jorgensen

    February 28th, 2020  |  36 mins 11 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

    Continuing with my interview series with Libertarian Presidential Candidates, I am joined on the show this week by (as promised) Dr. Jo Jorgensen! Dr. Jo Jorgensen (Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational Psychology) was the Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential Nominee with Harry Browne in 1996 and is currently is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Clemson University.

    Dr. Jorgensen joins the show today to discuss her experience in Libertarain Party politics, her vision for the Libertarian Party and the liberty movement, and why she believe's she is the best person to lead the Libertarian Party towards success in the 2020 election.

    Find Dr. Jorgensen Online-
    Website: https://joj2020.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoJorgensen2020/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Jo4liberty

  • 102: Election 2020- Breaking Down the Libertarian Party POTUS and Chair Races with Lions of Liberty's Marc Clair

    February 21st, 2020  |  48 mins 20 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

    Marc Clair returns to the show today to dissect the Libertarian Party POTUS and Chair races! Marc, who hails from California, had the chance to witness all of the candidates in action at the LP State Party convention earlier this month. So, I wanted Marc to join the show to breakdown what he witnessed as boots on the ground, meeting and seeing the candidates in action himself.

    Find Lions of Liberty Online: https://lionsofliberty.com/
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lionsofliberty
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lionsofliberty

  • 101: Deplatformed- How Big Tech Companies & Corporate America Subvert the Second Amendment with Sam Jacobs from Ammo.com

    February 14th, 2020  |  42 mins 28 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

    Welcome back, folks! I hope you all enjoyed last week's episode with Libertarian Party Presidential candidate Jacob Hornberger (I know I certainly did!). Keeping up with phenomenal guests, I am today joined by Ammo.com's Lead Writer and Chief Historian, Sam Jacobs!

    Sam joins the show today to discuss one of his recent article over at Ammo.com, titled "Deplatformed: How Big Tech Companies & Corporate America Subvert the Second Amendment". Sam, a self identified "Jacksonian-Conservative", takes a different approach to the tech censorship and deplatforming that has taken place in the past few years when compared to the traditional libertarian's perspective.

    Listen as Sam and I have a fun back-and-forth discussion where we volley our differing takes to one another, leaving the conversation on a solid ground of understanding each other's position, and more importantly, that we were able to find some, gasp, COMMON GROUND!

    Read Sam's Article: https://ammo.com/articles/deplatformed-big-tech-companies-subvert-second-amendment-social-media-guns
    Find Sam Online: https://ammo.com/our-team#sam-jacobs

    Some More Awesome Articles!:
    https://ammo.com/articles/founding-fathers-quotes-central-banking-americas-economy
    https://ammo.com/articles/founding-fathers-quotes-second-amendment-guns-keep-and-bear-arms

    The Ammo.com Podcast: https://ammo.com/podcast
    Ammo.com's Twitter: twitter.com/ammodotcom/

    Sam's Bio: Sam Jacobs grew up in Southern New England, probably the part of the country with the weakest gun culture. However, from a young age he believed firmly in the right of self defense and the right to keep and bear arms. This, coupled with 12 years of education in public schools and an argumentative nature, meant that he was frequently getting into debates with his teachers about the virtue of the Second Amendment. A precocious student of history and the Constitution, Jacobs became interested in both the practice of armed self defense throughout history as well as the philosophical underpinnings of the Second Amendment.

    Jacobs has an affinity for the individual and the common man against centralized forms of power and elites, whether they be in the government or the private sector. In particular, he is interested in the ways in which private companies work to subvert the legislative process and to undermine American freedoms outside of normal legal channels. He considers the resolution of how corporate power can hem in Constitutional freedoms to be the most pressing political question of our age.

    The private sector and the public sector are increasingly indistinguishable from one another, both because of behind-the-scenes corporate chicanery that undermines the legislative process and because private companies are rapidly becoming far more powerful than the federal government. Thus, it is more important than ever to both fight the incursion of private companies into our government and to become independent and self-reliant enough to make it difficult for private companies to hem in your rights.

    So Sam believes.

    Jacobs is the lead writer and chief historian with Ammo.com, and is the driving intellectual force behind the content in the Resistance Library. He is proud to see his work name-checked in places like Bloomberg, USA Today and National Review, but he is far more proud to see his work republished on websites like ZeroHedge, Lew Rockwell and Sons of Liberty Media.

    How many firearms does Sam own and what’s his everyday carry? That’s between him and the NSA.

  • 100: Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Jacob Hornberger

    February 7th, 2020  |  38 mins 8 secs
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, election 2020, government, house of representatives, jacob hornberger, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    Episode 100 is here! Not only do we have a new intro song to debut, but we're also joined by and incredible guest! Today, I am joined by Libertarian Party presidential nominee/Mises Caucus endorsed candidate... the great Jacob Hornberger! Jacob joins the show to outlines how he would carry the libertarian message forward in the general election and why he would be the best choice to be that messenger.

    And as an aside... thank you to each of you amazing members of the audience. Without your love, support, and encouragement, Episode 100 would never have happened. Here's to the next 100 episodes of educating, enlightening, and informing!

    Bio: https://jacobforliberty.com/about-jacob-hornberger/
    Website: https://jacobforliberty.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hornberger2020/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/JacobforLiberty

  • BONUS: Brian Nichols on FritzCast

    January 31st, 2020  |  59 mins 47 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

    Hey folks! I hope you're all getting ready for episode 100! I know I am!

    In the meantime, I wanted to drop a bonus episode where I joined good friend, Fritz, on his amazing podcast, "FritzCast", which was ranked as one of the top libertarian podcasts of 2020 (https://blog.feedspot.com/libertarian_podcasts/)!

    Enjoy! And please go support FritzCast!


    In this episode I am joined by my good friend, Brian Nichols, of The Brian Nichols Show! get ready for a jam packed episode about podcasting, street journalism, libertarianism, laughs and more!

    You can follow Brian on Twitter: @BNicholsLiberty; find him on the WeAreLibertarians.com network, and his show is available on most podcast catchers!

    Follow Fritz on Twitter @ FritzQS
    On Facebook at facebook.com/thefritzcast
    Instagram @ fritzcast
    NEW Blog fritzcastdadabase.wordpress.com
    NOW on YouTube: Search FritzCast Podcast (www.youtube.com/channel/UCsi1fQb8k_M1UiGU33XTQ_w)

    Also available on iTunes, Spotify, GooglePlay, & Stitcher!

    Like the theme song? Check out:
    Let It Out by Jerrytown - itunes.apple.com/us/album/let-it-…0173?i=188710174

    Want to contribute? Follow this link: www.patreon.com/posts/this-is-31267577

  • 99: An Introduction to Dr. Jo Jorgensen- LP Presidential Candidate

    January 24th, 2020  |  35 mins 32 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

    I'll keep it short and sweet this week... today I'm joined by Joe Hauptmann, who is the former Chair of the Libertarian Party of Indiana and current campaign manager for Dr. Jo Jorgensen.

    Dr. Jo Jorgensen was the Libertarian Party Vice-Presidential Nominee with Harry Browne in 1996.

    She campaigned in 38 states and appeared as a Libertarian spokesperson on over 300 radio shows all across America. She regularly lit up the call-in boards, helping listeners discover the Libertarian Party and generating inquiries and new LP members.

    In 1992, she was the Libertarian Party’s candidate for South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District. After a statewide televised debate with her Democratic and Republican opponents, Dr Jorgensen’s debate performance was widely praised in the media, and the Greenville News referred to her as “a rose between two thorns”.

    Dr. Jo Jorgensen currently is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Clemson University. She holds a Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Clemson 2002) and has taught full-time since 2006. She graduated in 1979 from Baylor University with a B.S. in Psychology and in 1980 from Southern Methodist University with an M.B.A.

    After earning her M.B.A., she put her education to work as a Marketing Representative for IBM. Relocating to Greenville, SC in 1983, she started her own software sales business.After taking a break to be a stay-at-home mom for her two children, she joined a software duplicating company as part owner, later taking over as president and full owner. She founded a business consulting company in 2002 and continues working with select clients.

    Dr. Jo Jorgensen is a Life Member of the Libertarian Party. She supported Ed Clark for president in 1980 and has been voting Libertarian ever since. She officially joined the Libertarian Party in 1983 and has served as Greenville County chair, state vice-chair, and national marketing director for the Libertarian Party.

  • 98: Election 2020- How Libertarians Can "Win"

    January 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    classical liberal, congress, conservative, constitution, government, house of representatives, libertarian, libertarian party, politics, potus, president, republican, rights, scotus, senate, supreme court, voluntary, white house

    It's hard to imagine, but we're just 10 months or so away from the 2020 election. Wild, isn't it? With the Democratic Debates seemingly taking the national conversation towards the brink of outright socialism, and Trump deciding whether or not to start World War III (I'm kidding of course... right?), it seems that most Americans are searching for a candidate that they can support that, well, isn't as crazy as everyone else.

    It's why candidates like Mike Bloomberg have essentially decided to spend a substantial fortune on trying to win the presidency, and why the Libertarian Party has an absolutely epic opportunity to win over some hearts and minds by being the adult in the room.

    But the real question for the Libertarian Party is, well, will the be the adults in the room?

    That's why I'm joined today by Elaine Joan, who is an independent campaign consultant and widely known political commentator, "Libertarian Redhead", who helps me break down some of the problems in Libertarian candidacies past, how Libertarian campaigns can catch on in the future, and which candidates seeking the Libertarian Party nomination can lead the LP to the most success in 2020

    If you're considering running for elected office as a Libertarian, then please consider this as a complimentary consulting session between two seasoned political veterans (tips are appreciated in the form of shares, reviews, and Patreon support).

    Bio: Elaine Joan is an independent campaign consultant and political commentator; you may know her as Libertarian Redhead on Facebook and Twitter. She has previously been a Libertarian Party of Tennessee Executive Committee member. She has a track record for lobbying legislative issues like 3rd party ballot access, ending the death penalty, and civil asset forfeiture. In 2018 she took a position as the Data Director for Elect Liberty PAC during the midterm elections in New Mexico and she is currently working with Voice for America PAC in Indianapolis.

    Find Elaine Online:
    Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/libertarian.redhead
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/LibertarianRed1