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"So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause...". I bet you've heard that phrase used when discussing politics, right? Well, like many other examples, it is just one parallel between the world of "Earthly politics" and the world of "Star Wars politics". Joining the show to help outline just how much our world and the Star Wars world share is host of "Beltway Banthas" and political commentator Stephen Kent! Find Stephen and Beltway Banthas:
From "debate" to "conversation", this special Thanksgiving episode went through several iterations prior to airing, as one of the original participants was having technical issues... What transpired was a fantastic conversation between yours truly and former LP Chair candidate Joshua Smith on the merits of the LP and the merits for liberty this Thanksgiving season. Find Josh Online: Twitter: Facebook:
What's the best way to enact libertarian policy? Is it via the LP, or the GOP? While today's guest is formerly of the GOP, she still sees the value in using the GOP to help advance liberty policy where possible. Camellia Peterson, Editor-in-Chief of The Libertarian Republic, joins the program to outline why she believes the Libertarian Party is the party of the future for advancing liberty, but while she she's merit in building coalitions with the GOP where we can. Find Camellia Online- Facebook: Twitter: The Libertarian Republic:
What's the role of the Libertarian Party? That's the age-old question that has been debated for decades within LP circles... Instead of debating, today's guest decided to be the change he wanted to see in the party... Michael Heise joins the program to outline why he started the Mises Caucus/Mises PAC, the goals of the caucus, and their plans as we head towards 2022. Find LP Mises Caucus online- Website: Twitter: Facebook: Find Michael online- Twitter: Facebook:
In the greater liberty movement, you'll find more often than not that our candidates running for office are also our most vocal activists. But is that the best way to approach running for office? Larry Sharpe returns to the program to help outline how both candidates and activists are needed in the great liberty movement, and how each serve very different/unique roles in the greater scheme of things. Find Larry Online: Find Larry on Twitter: Find Larry on Facebook: The Sharpe Way: &
Believe it or not, but we actually had some significant wins for liberty during this 2020 election cycle, ranging from criminal justice reform, economic liberties, and more! Hannah Cox returns to The Brian Nichols Show to outline specific instances where liberty policy was victorious this 2020 election. Find Hannah Online- Twitter: Facebook:\ Substack:
How do libertarians get libertarian policy into action? It's the age old question, leaving many Libertarians and libertarians at odds in terms of tactics. Angela McArdle returns to The Brian Nichols Show to make her pitch as to how Libertarians can run (and, more importantly, win!) elections, and what her focus as LP chair would be. Find Angela Online- Twitter: Facebook:
Americans today don’t trust each other and their institutions as much as they once did. The collapse of social and political trust has arguably fueled our increasingly ferocious ideological conflicts and hardened partisanship. But is today’s decline in trust inevitable or avoidable? Are we caught in a downward spiral that must end in institutional decay or even civil war, or can we restore trust through our shared social institutions? Associate Professor of Philosophy Kevin Vallier joins the show to discuss all that (and more), as he promotes his new book, "Trust in a Polarized Age" on today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show! Find Kevin Online- Website: Facebook: Twitter: Buy "Trust in a Polarized Age"-
There are countless activists in the greater liberty movement, but why not get get paid for all of your hard work? Conner Drigotas returns to the show to make his pitch; you can fight for liberty AND get paid, as he returns to the show to discuss his brand new book, "Work For Liberty"! Find Conner Online- Website: Twitter: Facebook: Past Episode: Find "Work For L:iberty":
What's the long-term implications of a Joe Biden presidency on economics? Will we get a fresh new batch of lockdowns? Will he bend the knee to the radical progressives in his party? Economist Max Gulker returns to the show to outline all of that, and more, on today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show. Find Max Online: Writings:
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. Find Brad Online: Find Brad on Twitter: Podcast:
"The authoritarian right is taking control. From Viktor Orban in Hungary, to Brexit in Britain, to Donald Trump in America, nationalists are launching an all-out assault on liberal values." That's the message today's guest bings to The Brian Nichols Show, as political journalist Ian Dunt joins the program to discuss his thought-provoking new book, "How To Be A Liberal: The Story of Liberalism and the Fight for its Life", Listen as Ian outlines the story of liberalism, from its birth in the fight against absolute monarchy to the modern-day resistance against the new populism. Find Ian Online- Twitter: Website: Book:
We often hear folks talk about the dangers of free-market economics, arguing that private companies can become market monopolies, and thus cause harm on the consumer. Yet those same folks don't blink an eye at the ultimate monopoly; the state. The state has the ultimate "monopoly on violence", which is why Peter R. Quinones joins the show discuss his new documentary, "The Monopoly on Violence". Find Pete Online: Documentary: Podcast: Libertarians Institute: Twitter:
Tomorrow's the day... Election Day 2020! Libertarian US Senate candidate Brian Slowinski joins The Brian Nichols Show to make his last second pitch to voters on why they should cast their ballots for the Libertarian candidate as they head to the voting booth tomorrow. Website: Facebook: Youtube:
What's the best way to enact liberty via political channels? Is it via the Libertarian Party? Or is it via the GOP? Kenny Cody joins The Brian Nichols Show on this BONUS "Sunday Special" to make his case to pro-liberty voters as to why they should cast their ballots for the GOP to advance liberty.
Being thrust into the spotlight at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic as a co-star on the Netflix hit docuseries "Tiger King", Josh Dial (former Libertarian campaign manager for Joe Exotic) has made it his goal to use his new platform to help promote mental health. Josh joins The Brian Nichols Show today to not solely discuss Tiger King happenings, but also focus all on how important it is we focus on mental health issue, fight to end the stigmas surrounding mental health issues, and discuss the different means people can utilize to help cope with their struggles. Uncaged: The Untold Stories From the Cast of Tiger King.
Party labels be damned, Assemblyman Mark Walczyk has made it his mission to promote liberty in New York State, and as the assemblyman for the 116th River District, Mark has done just that. Today, Mark returns to The Brian Nichols Show to outline his proposal to give each county it's own state senator, why the Libertarian Party might not be on the ballot in 2022 in NYS, and why voters should send him back to Albany to represent the North Country. Support Mark's Campaign: Find Mark on Social Media- Facebook: Twitter: Contact Mark's Campaign- Email: Phone: (315) 775-8552
"You can't fake love", states independent presidential candidate Sorinne Ardeleanu in her return appearance to The Brian Nichols Show. Sorinne speaks a message of empathy and love, and promotes meeting the individual on a more personal basis as a means of establishing lasting change through love. Find Sorinne Ardeleanu Online- Website: Twitter: Facebook: Find Sorinne's First Appearance on TBNS:
Were the COVID lockdowns a necessary means to help protect the public from an ambiguous public health threat, or were they a vast overreaction that will have devastating ramifications for years to come? Jeffrey Tucker from AIER argues the latter, stating the lockdowns "are not science," but in fact, "they are brutality" on today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show. Find Liberty or Lockdown: Follow Jeffrey Tucker on Twitter: @jeffreyatucker
Why should Americans consider a third option in November when voting for president? Libertarian Party presidential candidate Dr. Jo Jorgensen returns to the show to make her case to the electorate as to why America needs a Libertarian president right now. Dr. Jo Jorgensen's first appearance on TBNS: Find Jo Online at
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