January 8th, 2021 | 39 mins 9 secs
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There was a large portion of the "MAGA" crowd that echoed libertarian sentiments, with many of those MAGA-libertarians being a part of the greater liberty movement in general.
So, what's next for those liberty-leaning MAGA folk? Do they stick the route of the GOP, or do the venture to untested waters via the Libertarian Party?
Marc Lobliner, CEO of MTS Nutrition/CMO of TigerFitness.com joins the show to give his take, being a member of that liberty oriented Trump voter. Later, we dig into how COVID-19 and the government lockdowns have impacted business.
December 28th, 2020 | 34 mins 20 secs
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We've often discussed/debated how to best enact liberty policy into action; via the GOP, or via the LP?
Today's guest is Jeremy Faison (@JeremyFaison4TN), Tennessee House Republican Caucus Chairman representing House District 11, who makes his case (and bring the receipts!) on why the GOP is the most viable means to enact liberty into policy.
ELECTION 2020 SPECIAL: Where Liberty Won, Where Liberty Lost, and How We Do Better -with Brad Polumbo
November 6th, 2020 | 39 mins 24 secs
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As the dust continues to settle post-election, we're starting to have a better visibility into the results, and with that, we're able to see where liberty had some victories, where liberty had some defeats, and where liberty can do better.
Brad Polumbo returns to the show to outline how identity politics took a hit during this election, how liberty values won in some surprising states, and how the Libertarian Party did on a national stage.
October 9th, 2020 | 41 mins 14 secs
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"Liberty is in our genes!", says Judge Jim Gray in his new book, "All Rise! The Libertarian Way with Judge Jim Gray".
Judge Jim joins The Brian Nichols Show to outline a specific liberty approach towards the economy, healthcare, and the War on Drugs.
June 5th, 2020 | 43 mins 36 secs
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A special returning guest joins us for the show this week, as I am once again joined by the host of "Wealth, Power, and Influence", Jason Stapleton.
Jason joins the show to discuss the recent change he took in regards to the focus of his show. Instead of focusing on politics, Jason has made it a point to focus on advancing the principles that lead to true liberty.
Later, Jason gives his perspective on the Libertarian Party nominating Dr. Jo Jorgensen as the presidential nominee, and offers some free advice to the party on how to reach the electorate in the November election.
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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
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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