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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.
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Welcome back to The Brian Nichols Show! As always, my goal is to educate, enlighten, and inform, and today is no different, as I am once again joined by the one and only, Larry Sharpe!Larry should be a stranger to none of you, as he was easily the most notable Libertarian candidate seeking elected office in 2018, as he ran on the Libertarian Party ticket in my home state of New York, garnering both national attention and a fantastic base of libertarians along the way.Larry returns to the show to discuss the outcome of his 2018 run, what he learned along the way, and digs into the reason Larry is still out talking to voters across New York State (and other states) as a part of his "#FullSharpe" campaign.Later, we discuss his new media empire, "Sharpe Way Media", and his new radio show, "The Sharpe Way". And finally, Larry gives his take on the tribalism America is currently facing and his predictions for 2020 and beyond. Find Larry Online: Larry on Twitter: Larry on Facebook:
Man, I sure missed you all last week while I was on vacation! But thankfully, we're back on track with our regularly scheduled programming, as this week I am joined by Caleb Shumate!Caleb is a passionate advocate for liberty and storyteller with a deep appreciation of history. Today he joins the show to discuss one of his more recent articles over at The Libertarian Republic- “Colt Made Me Equal”: A Disabled Libertarian’s Case For Gun Ownership.Listen as Caleb explains the importance of gun ownership, especially for those individuals who may be at a physical disadvantage when compared to those who might seek to cause them harm. We also touch on Caleb's experience as someone with cerebral palsy and how despite his physical limitations, he has found himself rejecting the concepts of government handouts and has embraced libertarianism and constitutional conservatism.Find Caleb's Article: Caleb at The Libertarian Republic: Caleb on Twitter: Caleb on Facebook:
Welcome to The Brian Nichols Show! If this is your first time joining us here at The Brian Nichols Show, thank you so much for taking half an hour of your day as you join us on our journey of learning and spreading liberty! Today is no exception, as I am joined by the CEO of Students for Liberty, Dr. Wolf von Laer! Students For Liberty is a rapidly growing network of pro-liberty students from all over the world, who's mission is to educate, develop, and empower the next generation of leaders of liberty. Student's For Liberty is the largest libertarian student organization in the world, who's strategy is that of empowerment, identifying the top student leaders, and training them to be agents of change in their communities.Dr. Wolf von Laer received his PhD in Political Economy at King’s College London in March 2017. Wolf lived and studied in the US, Turkey, Spain, Germany, the UK, Sweden, and Argentina. He has published several book chapters, a book about central-banking, and a peer-reviewed journal article. Wolf has appeared in the Wallstreet Journal, Forbes, Huffington Post, and CSPAN. He is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.Find Students for Liberty Online:
Welcome to The Brian Nichols Show! For you first time listeners, I am your humble host, Brian Nichols, and here at The Brian Nichols Show, our goal is to educate, enlighten, and inform. Today is no exception, as I am joined by Congressman Justin Amash. Congressman Amash has been making headlines as of late, with his being the first Republican in Congress to assert that President Trump committed potentially impeachable offenses in regards to his actions and potential obstruction of justice as it relates to the Mueller Investigation.Congressman Amash joins The Brian Nichols Show to discuss his tenure in Congress, the principles that he leans on when crafting legislation, the rationale behind his public statements regarding President Trump's "impeachable offenses", and the manner in which populism and nationalism have taken over the Republican Party in an era of Trump. Later, we discuss Congressman Amash's fierce opposition to the surveillance state, focusing on his staunch opposition to the Patriot Act, FISA, and his recent attempts to reign in FISA Section 702, which would have helped put a stop to warrantless FISA surveillance.We conclude our conversation by addressing the elephant (or porcupine?) in the room... Will Congressman Amash seek to fight President Trump at the ballot box in 2020 by primarying Trump as a Republican, or rather as the top of the Libertarian Party ticket?A transcript can be found here. ( Congressman Amash on Twitter:
Brendan Noble returns to The Brian Nichols Show, only this time, he's returning as an author! How about that!?Brendan recently released his new book, "The Fractured Prism. "The Fractured Prism" is a gripping novel that digs into the struggle between the individual and a collectivist state. "The Fractured Prism" leads the reader through several twists and turns as Ivan, the lowest of the low within the new society, finds himself befriending a princess, and thus embarking on an epic tale of building trust, standing for what is right, and opposing a tyrannical government set on destroying the value of the individual.Listen as we discuss his book, what the future of "The Prism Files" holds, and where you can grab your own copy of "The Fractured Prism! (hint... click the Amazon link below...)Purchase "The Fractured Prism": More About Brendan and "The Prism Files":
The government stinks. I know it. You know it. We all know it. So, instead of sending your hard earned money to the government every year to do "societal good", why not send it to nonprofits who actually, ya know, know what they're doing and do it well?That's where "We Do Better" comes into play. We Do Better seeks to promote the freedom and well-being of all Americans by maximizing the quality and accessibility of public services and accountability in their provision. We Do Better is one of the leaders in advocating for charitable credits in cities, counties, states, and nationwide that allow taxpayers to direct a portion of their taxes to organizations that meet human needs in their communities. Listen as Rick Rivkin (part of We Do Better's national team) joins The Brian Nichols Show to discuss how easy it is to become an advocate of We Do Better's mission. Later, Rick discusses some of the wins that We Do Better has under their belt, different means of grassroots outreach that We Do Better has taken advantage of, and how easy it is for anyone to have their tax dollars go towards charities they care about rather than go to our inefficient government. Learn More About We Do Better:
Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by for another episode of The Brian Nichols Show! This week I had the pleasure of interviewing David Osborne of The Fairness Center!The Fairness Center is a nonprofit, public interest law firm that provides free legal services to those hurt by public-sector union officials. Having worked with The Fairness Center as a chapter leader at the America's Future Foundation in Philadelphia, I wanted to make sure I brought them on my show to talk about the great work they do helping those public sector employees stand up for their rights against the corrupt union officials.After listening to today's episode, be sure to take a second and share today's episode with FIVE of your friends... that's it... only five! And if you could, swing over to iTunes and give the show a rate and review so we keep moving up the podcast rankings, thus allowing us to spread the message of liberty even further!David Osborne Bio: David R. Osborne is President & General Counsel at the Fairness Center. David helped to launch the Fairness Center in 2014, provides advice and counsel to clients, and directs and manages the firm. Prior to joining the Fairness Center, David practiced law in Florida, where he had previously served as clerk to a Florida Supreme Court justice.David received his Juris Doctorate from the Florida State University College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. He enrolled in law school after working as official staff for a member of Congress from Orlando, Florida. David is a member of the Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Florida state bars and has been admitted to the United States Supreme Court and the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He is based in central Pennsylvania, where he is also President of the Harrisburg Chapter of the Federalist Society and a State Advisory Committee member for the United States Commission on Civil Rights.The Fairness Center Bio: The Fairness Center is a nonprofit, public interest law firm that provides free legal services to those hurt by public-sector union officials. Being, above all, client centric, we vigorously pursue our clients' goals through a cohesive, wholistic approach to representation, advocating for our clients both in the court of law and the court of public opinion. As we pursue our bedrock principle of excellent representation on behalf of our clients, the firm's seasoned litigation attorneys employ a variety of strategies to further our clients' best interests. Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to engage in complex civil litigation, and can handle matters ranging from administrative charges and hearings to filing traditional and class action lawsuits in federal and state courts.Our firm has filed a wide variety of lawsuits on behalf of individuals who are both union and non-union members, and for organizations seeking to push back on injuries caused by the actions of public-sector union officials. This includes representing teachers who want to do what they love without supporting a union with which they disagree; a graduate assistant who wants an education without union involvement; a homecare worker who wants to protect his working relationship from union intrusion; taxpayers who want their money to support education, not union activity; a firefighter's local union trying to protect its firefighters' right to disaffiliate from a large, state union; and religious objectors to unionism who want to support that in which they believe, not what union officials choose for them.Find The Fairness Center Online-Website: Discussed-Molina v. SEIU, Local 668: v. UFCW, Local 1776:
Welcome back to The Brian Nichols Show! It's always a fun time when you get to interact with other libertarian podcasters, and this week is no exception, as I am joined by Banks and Shane from "The Rebellion"! Now, most of you are likely familiar with at least one-half of this dynamic duo, as I was joined by Shane Hazel back in the summer of 2018 to discuss his candidacy for US Congress in the great state of Georgia. Upon settling back into some normalcy post-campaign, Shane decided to team up with his campaign manager, Banks Wise, and together they formed "The Rebellion". "Armed with truth bombs, timeless principles and an ample dose of humor, Banks & Shane navigate the tempestuous sea of life and politics. Ready to bring down the Empire? Welcome to The Rebellion."After you're finished with today's episode, do me a favor and swing over to Banks and Shane's show and be sure to subscribe to their podcast. They do a lot of great work over there and I cannot recommend their show enough. Also, for those of you looking for a particular interview with a particular Congressman, please stay patient... with some events/tweets being sent last weekend regarding a particular President, we had to get flexible with scheduling, and we are officially back on the books with said Congressman for the beginning of June... so have no fear, the interview is near!Find "The Rebellion" Online- Banks and Shane on Twitter- & Find "The Rebellion" on Twitter-
Boy oh boy are you guys in for a special episode today, as today I am joined once again by, "easily one of the best of the best", Matt Kibbe! Matt returns to The Brian Nichols Show to discuss his newest venture over at BlazeTV- Kibbe on Liberty, where "Libertarian Matt Kibbe puts aside politics to have mostly honest conversations with mostly interesting people."Listen as Matt and I start off by discussing the importance of liberty organizations that engage young people, like that of what Cliff Maloney is doing with Young Americans for Liberty (YAL). Later, we dig into his new show, Kibbe on Liberty, have a fun-filled chat about Hayek, and then dig into Trump, the Mueller Report, and Bob Barr. Finally, we conclude by discussing Matt's 2020 "wish list" of presidential and touch on the topic of one Congressman Justin Amash's possible future endeavors...Matt's Bio: Matt Kibbe is the President and Chief Community Organizer at Free the People, an educational organization turning the next generation on to the values of liberty. We reach the “liberty curious” through social media, video, and storytelling. Kibbe is also an Executive Producer at CRTV, where he produces “The Deadly Isms,” a documentary series about the dangers of all flavors of authoritarianism.He is the Co-Founder and Partner at Fight the Power Productions, a strategic communications firm focused on video production, social media branding, and compelling storytelling.He is also a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna. In 2004 Kibbe founded FreedomWorks, where he served as President for 11 years. Steve Forbes said, “Kibbe has been to FreedomWorks what Steve Jobs was to Apple.”Against his better judgment, Kibbe occasionally gets involved in politics, serving as Senior Advisor to a Rand Paul SuperPAC, and creating AlternativePAC to support liberty candidates. Back when Yoda was a teenager, Kibbe worked as Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill, as Budget Director for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and at the Republican National Committee.Dubbed “The Scribe” by the New York Daily News, Kibbe is most recently author of the #2 New York Times bestseller, Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto. In his spare time he appears on Old Media, including FOX News, MSNBC, CNN and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Most of his best material is lifted from his three liberty-minded cats, Roark, Ragnar, and Rearden.Find Matt Online-Kibbe on Liberty:
A "GoFundMe" Government? Well, more like a "Crowd Funded Government", as today I am joined by Theodore, Executive Director of Funded Government is a new approach to government funding that can be applied to all levels of government. Crowd Funded Government would eliminate any undemocratic influence of lobbyists. Crowd Funded Government would create a system of government that truly is "of the people, by the people, for the people." Listen as Theodore and I discuss how we would get to a "crowd funded government", some challenges it may face, and what a truly "crowd funded government" would look like. Find Crowd Funded Government Online: &
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