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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

  • 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/

  • 52: 2020 Libertarian Presidential Candidate Kim Ruff

    January 11th, 2019  |  49 mins 4 secs
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    On today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, I am joined by 2020 Libertarian Presidential candidate, Kim Ruff! And what and episode it was!

    Listen as Kim gives her perspective as to what went wrong for Libertarians in 2016 (and how they can do better in 2020). Next, I ask Kim some questions she would see as the Libertarian nominee on the debate stage, such as the libertarian perspective on foreign policy, the inevitable "What is a libertarian?" question, and what her closing pitch to voters would be during her closing statement.

    If you're interested in learning more about her campaign, find her campaign online at RuffPhillips2020.org.

    Bio: Ms. Ruff is a graduate of Arizona State University with dual baccalaureates in Political Science and Communications. She is the Operations Director at a Plastic and Metal Fabrication Plant that serves the high purity industries. She is also a mother of two beautiful children, aged four and five. She is a former Air Force wife and lived in both Arkansas and New York. She founded the Niagara County Libertarian Party and participated in 2016 as a delegate for the state of New York at the LP National Convention. In 2018, Ms. Ruff served on the Bylaws Committee, and is the Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus.

  • 51: The Ridiculousness of Identity Politics with Brad Polumbo

    January 4th, 2019  |  28 mins 6 secs
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    Welcome back, ya beautiful people! I hope you had a fun and relaxing holiday break with you family and friends as we wrapped up 2018. But alas, here we are, kicking off 2019 the right way... with yet another phenomenal guest on The Brian Nichols Show!

    To kick off 2019, I am joined by the Editor at Young Voices and contributor to National Review, The Federalist, and the Washington Examiner, Brad Polumbo! Brad focuses on a number of issues in his commentaries, but particularly focuses on civil liberties, LGBT issues, and higher education.

    For today's episode, we start off discussing the divide between those within the LGBT movement and the political ideologies of conservatism and libertarianism. As an openly gay conservative/libertarian, I ask Brad to share his experience within the larger conservative/libertarian communities, his interactions with social conservatives, and the manner in which he and other gay conservatives/libertarians are treated by the greater LGBT movement.

    Later, Brad gives his advice to libertarians as to how and better win over members of the LGBT community and dissects the ridiculousness that is identity politics.

    Follow Brad on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brad_polumbo

    See Brad's Portfolio: https://muckrack.com/brad-polumbo-1/portfolio

    Read Brad's Article, "I'm a gay conservative and I refuse to 'shut the f--k up,' Deadspin":https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/im-a-gay-conservative-and-i-refuse-to-shut-the-f-k-up-deadspin

  • BONUS- The Weekly Standard is Dead So Who is Next on The Remso Martinez Experience

    December 31st, 2018  |  55 mins 56 secs
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    This special BONUS EPISODE of The Brian Nichols Show concludes the 2018 season! Listen as I joined friend of the show, Remso Martinez, on his program- The Resmo Martinez Experience.


    (Found originally from https://rwmartinez.com/2018/12/24/podcast-the-weekly-standard-is-dead-so-who-is-next/)

    Remso and the boys are here with you today to pour one out for our war-loving homies at The Weekly Standard. During The Weekly Standard’s 23 years of life, it became really good friends with George W. Bush and was eventually beaten into a coma after the 2016 election. The guys discuss who will be the next publication to die, what this means for the future of Rand Paul, why middle America hates eggheads, and what the future of legacy media may look like.

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  • 50: The Green New Deal, Climate Change, and Skeptics Stance with Max Gulker

    December 21st, 2018  |  47 mins 50 secs
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    Wow! What a year! This will be the final episode of The Brian Nichols Show for 2018! But don't you worry, I have a special episode in store for you next week from my appearance on a different podcast... a podcast hosted by a dear friend of The Brian Nichols Show.

    To wrap up the 2018 season of The Brian Nichols Show, I am joined by Max Gulker from the American Institute for Economic Research! Max is an economist over AIER and has holds a PhD in economics from Stanford University and a BA in economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to AIER, Max spent time in the private sector, consulting with large technology and financial firms on antitrust and other litigation.

    Max joins The Brian Nichols Show to discuss one of his latest pieces from AIER- "The Inconvenient Truth About the Green New Deal". With the rise of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her promoting of the "Green New Deal", Max took an economist's look at the topic to see the true economic consequences of passing a "Green New Deal" versus letting the market decide what the best solution would be.

    We also take some time to discuss Max's background, as he came to libertarianism from the left-side of the political isle.

    With that, I hope you enjoy this week's episode! It has been an absolute pleasure sharing these 50 episodes with you during 2018. I cannot wait to kick things off strong in 2019! Have a safe and happy holiday with you friends, family, and loved ones.

    Max's Bio: Max Gulker is an economist and writer who joined AIER in 2015. His research often focuses on free markets and technology, including blockchain and cryptocurrencies, the sharing economy, and internet commerce. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, especially on blockchain technology. Max’s research and writing also touch on other economic topics, including governance, competition, and small businesses.

    Max holds a PhD in economics from Stanford University and a BA in economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to AIER, Max spent time in the private sector, consulting with large technology and financial firms on antitrust and other litigation.

    Find Max Online-
    Email: Max.Gulker@aier.org
    Website: https://www.aier.org/staff/max-gulker-phd
    Twitter: @maxgAIER

    Link to Max's Article Discussed on this Week's Show-
    The Inconvenient Truth About the Green New Deal: https://www.aier.org/article/inconvenient-truth-about-green-new-deal

    (Here's some additional articles from Max!)-
    The Dangerous Fantasy of a ‘Jobs Guarantee’: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-dangerous-fantasy-of-a-jobs-guarantee-1542239737
    Over Half of Millennials Identify as Socialist. Here’s How to Change Their Minds: https://www.aier.org/article/over-half-millennials-identify-socialist-heres-how-change-their-minds

  • 49: Stop Making Fun of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Fourth Branch of Government with John Chang

    December 14th, 2018  |  48 mins 24 secs
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    Today I am joined by a familiar voice of The Brian Nichols Show, John Chang from Otters Talking Politics! You likely recognize John's voice from the intro of The Brian Nichols Show, but John also hosts a phenomenal libertarian podcast called Otters Talking Politics. I had the pleasure of joining John on his show back in the summer, and it was my pleasure to have John join The Brian Nichols Show to discuss some stuff he has been working on behind the scenes.

    Listen as John and I discuss his path to libertarianism (surprisingly, John started on the political left!), his fantastic article entitled "The Fourth Branch of Government", and then as we conclude by discussing my viral article from the beginning of the month over at The Libertarian Republic; "Stop Making Fun of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!".

    And yes, to the last topic... it helps if you read past the headline!

    Find John Online: http://otterstalkingpolitics.com/
    Find John on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PoliticalOtters
    Find John on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoliticalOtters

    If you're looking for some light reading, check out my article at The Libertarian Republic: https://thelibertarianrepublic.com/stop-making-fun-of-alexandria-ocasio-cortez/

  • 48: Winning Converts, Not Arguments with Marc Clair

    December 7th, 2018  |  37 mins 41 secs
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    Ya'll ready to ROAR? I certainly hope so, because this week I am joined by the one and only Marc Clair from Lions of Liberty! For those of you involved in the greater liberty movement, Marc is a familiar voice. Marc is the "Editor-in-Chief" of Lions of Liberty, which is one of the leading podcasts within the libertarian movement.

    Today, Marc joins The Brian Nichols Show to discuss his libertarian roots, the founding of his Lions of Liberty empire, the value of podcasting as a means to influence others, and the importance of winning converts versus winning arguments.

    Bio: Marc Clair is An ardent believer in libertarian ideals for over a decade, Marc decided to thrust himself into writing for the cause after becoming inspired by the Presidential campaigns of Ron Paul. In 2011, he helped to co-found the Lions Of Liberty with several like-minded friends from their college days at Penn State nearly a decade earlier. When he’s not serving as editor-in-chief of Lions Of Liberty and host and producer of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, he is busy with a freelance career in television and running a karaoke business in Los Angeles, CA. Marc is also a contributing writer for sports and pop culture website Place to be Nation.

    Find Marc Online-
    Twitter: @MarcDClair

    Find Lions of Liberty Online-
    Website: http://lionsofliberty.com/
    Twitter: @LionsofLiberty
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LionsOfLiberty/

  • 47: Libertarians in the Armed Services and Ignorance in Politics with Michael Autery

    November 30th, 2018  |  42 mins 5 secs
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    Alrighty, folks... we're back to our normal scheduling post-Thanksgiving! I hope you all enjoyed our Throwback/Flashback episodes during the break.

    My first guest after the break is Michael Autery! Michael is a Lieutenant in the United States Naval officer and the host of the podcast "Unalienable", which is all about the Constitution, what it means, and how it applies to current issues. In Michael's own words- "I swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic, and I think of my podcast as an extension of that oath."

    Today's episode focuses on the sometimes confusing relationship between libertarianism, our United States' foreign policy, and those members of our armed forces. Michael and I dig into these topics, discussing why members of the military tend to support those libertarian-leaning candidates (such as Ron and Rand Paul), why some service members turn towards the GOP post-service rather than the LP, and how libertarians can be more effective in recruiting these service members into our ranks. We then conclude today's episode with a discussion on the ignorance of the average voter and what we should do to address the very real problem that an ignorant voter-base does to our democratic-republic system of government.

    Bio: Michael is a United States Naval officer (Lieutenant Junior Grade), becoming an officer in the spring of 2015.
    He is also the host of the podcast "Unalienable". Before the Naval Academy, he was an enlisted sailor (Petty Officer 3rd Class), serving a total of 9 years in the Navy (the last 4 as an officer).

    Michael is also an amateur bodybuilder. He has competed once before, and would like to compete again in the spring. He also hope to one day run for Congress upon his leaving the Navy. He has a total of two podcasts. He started "Unalienable" in April of 2018 and started "Philosophication with Ginger and the Beard" with his friend in August of 2018.

    Find Michael online-

    Unalienable Podcast: https://unalienable.libsyn.com/
    Philosophication with Ginger and the Beard: http://philosophication.libsyn.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/MichaelAutery

  • Flashback Friday: A Discussion on Trumpism with Mediaite's John Ziegler

    November 23rd, 2018  |  34 mins 10 secs
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    On today’s special "Flashback Friday" episode of The Brian Nichols Show, we swing back to the summer of 2017, back when I hosted the "Around the Republic Podcast" on Austin Petersen's "The Libertarian Republic" network. During the summer of 2017, I had an interview series that was essentially the precursor to my current show here on the We Are Libertarians Network that you all know and love today.

    Listen as I was joined by renowned radio personality and Mediate contributor John Ziegler to discuss bias in the media, “Trumpism,” and shared conservative and libertarian principles in the Age of Trump.

    Bio: John Ziegler is a radio program host, documentary film writer/director, and journalist. Ziegler's most prominent work in radio has been as the evening host of a radio talk show called The John Ziegler Show on KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles, California. He is currently a Mediaite Columnist, Talk Show Host (2-time Talkers Magazine Top 100), Filmmaker, and guest on several television shows.

    Follow John on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zigmanfreud

  • Throwback Thursday: A Conversation with Young Americans for Liberty's Cliff Maloney Jr.

    November 15th, 2018  |  36 mins 4 secs
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    On today's #TBT episode, we swing back to the summer of 2017, back when I hosted the "Around the Republic Podcast" on Austin Petersen's "The Libertarian Republic" network. During the summer of 2017, I had an interview series that was essentially the precursor to my current show here on the We Are Libertarians Network that you all know and love today.

    This #TBT episode has me chatting with Young Americans for Liberty's Cliff Maloney Jr. Cliff is the President of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), a non-profit youth organization based in Arlington, VA that boasts over 900 college chapters across the country. YAL’s mission is to identify, educate, train, and mobilize youth activists committed to winning on principle.

    Listen as Cliff and I discuss his intro to the liberty movement, Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), and the "future" plans for YAL circa 2017.

    Bio: Before YAL, Cliff served as National Youth Director for the Rand Paul Presidential Campaign and built an apparatus of 507 “Students for Rand” chapters. He has built field programs for over 22 campaigns, including dog-catcher, state legislature, congress, senate, and presidential. Cliff has appeared on FOX Business and Reason TV. He has been published in TIME, The Hill, Huffington Post, and the Washington Examiner. Cliff enjoys empowering freedom activists to find the most productive ways to advance the principles of liberty.

    Follow Cliff on Twitter: @LibertyCliff
    Find YAL Online: https://yaliberty.org

  • 46: Midterm Election Results and Ending the Duopoly with The Red-Headed Libertarian

    November 9th, 2018  |  40 mins 30 secs
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    In one of the highest turnouts for the midterm elections since 1966, both the GOP and the Democratic Parties "won" in some way, shape, or form. However, the Libertarian Party, despite optimistic hopes lead by candidates like Gary Johnson and Larry Sharpe, fell flat.

    Today, I'm joined by Twitter personality, Josie (aka: The Red-Headed Libertarian). Together, we discuss the 2018 midterm election results, discuss what it means to be a libertarian in 2018, and what libertarians can/should do differently to have real electoral victories down the road.

    Bio: Josie “The Red-Headed Libertarian” (@TRHLofficial) is a mother of 3 daughters and wife, who runs a small Neuromuscular Therapy practice in MA. She started tweeting on December 9, 2017 as an outlet for her politics, from a state that isn’t very receptive to liberty. Josie has since built a following of 17,000 people over the course of those 10 months and 28 days.

    She is an award winning pie baker and chili maker. She dabbles in the Boston film and television market once scored the role as Murderer/Millionaire John DuPont’s wife in an ID Discovery docuseries called “Guilty Rich”. Josie loves animals, chocolate, and Disney World. She is a professional artist.

    Follow Josie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TRHLofficial