January 10th, 2020 | 31 mins 56 secs
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With commentators proclaiming that World War III is just around the corner due to increasing tensions between the United States and Iran, the United States' foreign policy is at the forefront of the national conversation. With conservative pundits like Ben Shapiro singing the praises of President Trump's more hawkish approach to the increasing tensions with Iran (which Shapiro has seemingly toned down in recent days), I thought it would be a great opportunity to have a former self-described "neocon" who ended up becoming a "foreign policy realist" on the show to discuss their own personal growth and change of mindset.
Joining the show is Pratik Chougule. Chougule is a researcher at Boston College's Center for International Higher Education, where he is writing a book about American universities in the greater Middle East. He was previously an executive editor at The American Conservative and managing editor at The National Interest. During the 2016 election cycle, Chougule served as policy coordinator on the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. From 2008-2009, Chougule was a George W. Bush appointee at the State Department in the Office of the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security. Chougule graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University and holds a JD from Yale Law School.
Listen as Chougule discusses his take on foreign policy, his critiques of the traditional neocon/hawkish foreign policy, the rising tensions of Iran, and finally his perspective of where the world stands after the 2020 election with regards to foreign relations and policy.
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November 22nd, 2019 | 28 mins 58 secs
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At The Brian Nichols Show, my goal is to leave my audience educated, enlightened, and informed. For today's episode, I feel confident that each of you will finish the show feeling that all three of those boxes were checked, as I am joined by the one and only, Congressman Thomas Massie!
Listen as Congressman Massie joins The Brian Nichols Show to discuss his entry into the liberty movement/politics, the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, and the sneaky manner in which the establishment snuck in an extension of the Patriot Act into the most recent continuing resolution passed through Congress.
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November 15th, 2019 | 28 mins 37 secs
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If you have friends who are Elizabeth Warren fans, then this most definitely is the episode you should send their way, as today I am joined once again by Max Gulker from the American Institute for Economic Research!
Max joins the show to help me break down Elizabeth Warrens tax plans (one of her many plans), her anti-billionaire rhetoric, he proposed wealth tax, and outline her plan to rule the American economy through the force of government regulatory agencies.
Max's Article- "Elizabeth Warren and the Economics of Magical Thinking"
October 25th, 2019 | 35 mins 44 secs
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Our old, exclusionary, geographically-based education system is not educating children the way it promises to. Parents have been fighting for the ability to get their kids into schools that don’t constantly fail them decade after decade, only to be denied by the public education establishment, and the various policies promoted by the school choice movement give parents autonomy over their children’s education.
Joining The Brian Nichols Show today is Michael Torres from the Commonwealth Foundation. Michael is the Senior Communications Office over at the Commonwealth Foundation and joins the show to help dispel some myths regarding school choice and to speak to the value that school choice has in helping further our youths' education.
Find Michael Online: https://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/about/detail/michael-torres
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.
September 14th, 2018 | 42 mins 55 secs
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Today, I am joined by Steve Horwitz! Steve is the Distinguished Professor of Free Enterprise in the Department of Economics at Ball State University in Muncie, IN.
Listen as Steve and I discuss a number of economic topics, starting with an in-depth discussion on minimum wage, universal basic income (UBI), automation, and artificial intelligence. Next, we discuss trade in the era of Trump, focusing specifically on the differences between “free-trade” vs “fair-trade” and the dangers of economic nationalism. We conclude today’s episode with a critique of democratic socialism while presenting a realistic libertarian alternative.
"There's no secret free trader hiding deep in Trump. He is what he appears to be. There is no depth to Donald J. Trump." -Steve Horwitz
More about Steve: Steve is also an Affiliated Senior Scholar at the Mercatus Center in Arlington, VA, and a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute of Canada. He is the author of three books, including most recently Hayek’s Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions. He has written extensively on Hayek and Austrian economics, monetary theory and history, and American economic history, and is a frequent guest on radio and cable TV programs. Steve also has roots to my home up in Northern New York, having started his career at back in 1989 in St. Lawrence University up in Canton, NY.
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July 13th, 2018 | 1 hr 34 mins
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This interview first appeared on "Bills" with Luke Scorziell found at https://theedgeofideas.com/2018/07/11/ep-39-movement-brian-nichols-libertarian/
2016 changed how the world viewed politics. This change gave prominence to the libertarian, limited-government ideology. Brian Nichols is an adamant supporter of libertarianism and the philosophy of “Don’t hurt people. Don’t take people’s stuff.” We sort through the Republican Party’s flaws, the dangers of big government, and the importance of personal responsibility.
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?