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

  • 16: Interview with Texas Congressional Candidate Jacob Leddy

    May 4th, 2018  |  34 mins 25 secs

    On this episode of The Brian Nichols Show, I'm joined by Libertarian Congressional Candidate Jacob Leddy, who is running for the 12th congressional district in Texas.

    Leddy, who originally hails from Indiana, is seeking to unseat current Republican Congresswoman Kay Granger, who has held the seat since 1996. Leddy will also face off against the Democratic candidate in Vanessa Adia.

    Learn more about Leddy's at www.readyforleddy.com and follow him on Twitter at @readyforleddy.

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  • Guesting on We Are Libertarians: Identity Politics and Starbucks, Syrian Strikes, Taxes

    April 25th, 2018  |  2 hrs 6 mins

    Brian was out Friday, so enjoy his guest appearance on We Are Libertarians.

    Chris Spangle and Brian Nichols discuss the ethics of Sean Hannity, ask if Starbucks is systemically racist, what will be the effect of the bombing in Syria, and we discover where your taxes went.

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    Brian Nichols Show - https://briannichols.fireside.fm/
    Chris Spangle Show - https://chrisspangleshow.fireside.fm/
    We Are Libertarians - https://wearelibertarians.com/

  • 15: Interview with Jason Stapleton

    April 13th, 2018  |  34 mins 24 secs

    On this episode of The Brian Nichols Show, I'm joined by libertarian Jason Stapleton of the Jason Stapleton Program.

    I ask Jason what lessons the Libertarian Party can learn as it pertains to marketing an public relations, how individuals can reach out and spread liberty, and how the liberty movement can create converts in the coming years.

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  • 14: Common Gun Control Myths with Stephen Gutowski

    April 6th, 2018  |  58 mins 49 secs

    On this weeks episode of The Brian Nichols Show, I'm joined by the Washington Free Beacon's Stephen Gutowski to discuss common gun control arguments presented by the left.

    We dig into Stephen's excellent Google Doc covering common gun issues, as well as discuss the truth regarding guns in America. After I say goodbye to Stephen, I cover an article from The Washington Post entitled, "I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise" and why helping to educate, enlighten, and informing those in the gun control camp is the best thing we can do to help create converts.

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    Articles/Links Discussed:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-used-to-think-gun-control-was-the-answer-my-research-told-me-otherwise/2017/10/03/d33edca6-a851-11e7-92d1-58c702d2d975_story.html?utm_term=.d32c1f9b9bd7

    https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1F8h2-3JR-J8Rg7dVHMhEm5kZ7pBhK98NlES_sFH7S_U/edit#slide=id.p

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/01/24/20-years-school-shootings-loom-large-public-imagination/1063337001/

  • 13: Interview with Larry Sharpe

    March 30th, 2018  |  45 mins 37 secs

    ​​Listen as Brian is joined by current New York State gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe. Questions from the audience are answered by Sharpe, ranging from gun control, education, environmental regulations, and more!

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  • 12: Interview with Kimberly Ross

    March 23rd, 2018  |  59 mins 58 secs

    This week on The Brian Nichols Show, Brian is joined by RedState.com senior contributor, Kimberly Ross.

    Kimberly, a conservative with "libertarian curious" ideals, joins Brian to discuss where her conservative beliefs mesh with libertarianism. Kimberly, a staunch pro-life advocate, discusses her views on the pro-life vs pro-choice debate as well as her evolving views regarding the death penalty.

    Brian and Kimberly also dig into a discussion regarding the War on Drugs, foreign policy, and conclude by looking ahead to the midterm elections (SPOILER WARNING: 2018 midterm predictions ahead!).

  • 11: Interview with William F. Buckley O'Reilly

    March 16th, 2018  |  58 mins 47 secs

    This week on The Brian Nichols Show, Brian is joined by the nephew of famed conservative author William F. Buckley, Jr and former United States Senator James L. Buckley and current Chairman pro tem of The Federalist Party of America, William "Bill" F. Buckley O'Reilly.

    Brian and Bill walk through the platform of the newly formed Federalist Party of America, discussing federalism, the Constitution, term limits, and more. Together, they discuss where libertarians and "federalists" can find common ground to help bring those principles to Washington D.C. (with the goal of shrinking the federal government and restoring power to the state and local governments).

  • 10: Interview with Austin Petersen

    March 9th, 2018  |  34 mins 58 secs

    ​Listen as Brian is joined by current United States Senatorial Candidate Austin Petersen. Questions from the audience are answered by Petersen, ranging from gun control, immigration, abortion, and more!

  • 9: David Hogg, Carry A. Nation, Gun Control, and Prohibition

    March 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 3 secs

    On today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, Brian digs into the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, including the push from those survivors push for gun control. In this episode, Brian breaks down the eerily similar parallels that exist between the likes of the modern gun control movement and the Prohibition movement of the early 20th century.

    While David Hogg, like Carry Nation, experienced traumatic moments in their lives, does that make them more credible in terms of their advocacy for taking away law-abiding citizen's rights? Do we ignore the potential unintended consequences of policy when we believe that the policy is moral, noble, virtuous, and just?

    Check out the PBS article discussed in today's episode here: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/unintended-consequences/

  • 8: Interview with LNC Chair Candidate Alicia Dearn

    February 23rd, 2018  |  36 mins 39 secs

    On today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, Brian is joined by current San Diego Libertarian Party Chair and candidate for the national Libertarian Party Chair, Alicia Dearn.

    Brian and Alicia discuss the goals for the LP if elected chair, including how to market to new libertarians outside of the current libertarian movement. Also discussed is the issues that stemmed from current LP vice chair, Arvin Vohra and how Alicia would have dealt with such a situation as chair.

  • 7: Enacting Libertarian Policy with Dean Clancy

    February 19th, 2018  |  53 mins 52 secs
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    On this special episode of The Brian Nichols Show, Brian is joined with former White House/Congressional policy adviser and former FreedomWorks Vice President, Dean Clancy! Brian and Dean dig into the the latest budget deals, the Libertarian Party and promoting libertarian policy, and discuss how we can address the gun control issue after the latest public shooting.

    Is the Trump budget actually a fiscally conservative budget? Is it better to have a government controlled by one political party, or split control between two political parties? Is the Libertarian Party actually the best means to promote libertarian principles and to enact libertarian policy? And finally, how do gun rights activists win the debate with gun control advocates?

  • 6: The Parkland Florida Shooting, Gun Control, Mental Health, and Masculinity

    February 16th, 2018  |  1 hr 19 mins

    On this episode of The Brian Nichols Show, Brian is once again joined by Paul Riley. This week, Brian goes over the details of the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida and then leads to a lively, important, and engaging discussion with Paul regarding gun control, mental health issues, and masculinity.

    How do we prevent these types of shootings from happening in the future? Is it even possible to prevent these shootings? What is the role that mental health plays in mass shootings? Is it the guns fault, or the shooters?

  • 5: Military Parades, Books, and Tide Pods

    February 9th, 2018  |  32 mins 31 secs

    On this episode, host Brian Nichols digs into three stories from the week, ranging from Duluth, MN schools taking "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" out of school curriculum, to the infamous "Tide Pod Challenge" and NY lawmakers attempts to make the pods look "less edible", and finally to President Trump's latest proposal to hold a military parade to showcase the American military.

    Also, Brian teases his next guest at the end of the episode...

  • 4: Are Ben Shapiro and Dr. Jordan Peterson Intellectuals?

    February 2nd, 2018  |  58 mins 43 secs

    ​On this episode of The Brian Nichols Show, Nichols is joined by John-Pierre Maeli and Brendan Noble to discuss intellectualism in politics, with a specific look at Ben Shapiro and Doctor Jordan Peterson.

    Is our modern political discourse void of intellectualism? Have we gotten past an intellectual society? We discuss all this and more!

  • 3: Climate Change

    January 26th, 2018  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Brian Nichols is joined by Derek LaBarron and Paul Riley to have a constructive conversation about man-made climate change. Derek and Paul team up as man-made climate change believers to try and convince Brian that man is playing a crucial role in climate change, while Brian positions himself as a skeptic willing to have his mind changed based on the evidence provided.

    While not a "debate", this episode is sure to educate, enlighten, and inform!