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Chris Spangle Show - We Are Libertarians Podcast Network

Chris Spangle Show - We Are Libertarians Podcast Network

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Our goal at the Chris Spangle Show is to help you sound smarter while talking to your friends. If you struggle to understand politics, we explain it from an independent, libertarian perspective with all of the irreverence it deserves. We toss out the screaming heads, put people before political parties, and give context to the news to make you think. Our host is Chris Spangle, a fifteen year veteran of politics and media. Founded in 2012 as We Are Libertarians, and is published every Saturday. Join WAL Plus for bonus podcasts, complete archives, commercial-free shows, and more! It is part of the We Are Libertarians Podcast Network.

441 Episodes
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Tricia Stuart-Mann discuss Tricia electing herself her own President as well as a discussion of how we ought to approach social media usage in an era of bans on political speech.  GingerArchy - Subscribe to all of our shows - Podcast - Email Newsletters From Spangle- Daily Libertarian Aurora Email - Discord - MeWe Group - MeWe Page - Minds - Patreon - Telegram Channel - Nease's Mastodon -  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute and has played a key role in the development of the Cato Institute and the libertarian movement. He is the author of The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom and the editor of The Libertarian Reader. He joins Chris Spangle to discuss the importance of the rule of law in a free society.  View his bio here: Learn more about the rule of law: And Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Kelly McBride, Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Network (DVN), joins us. The Domestic Violence Network is a nonprofit organization that has existed for over 20 years to bring all members of the Central Indiana community together to change the culture that leads to domestic violence through advocacy, education, and collaboration. Their work is focused on education with the idea that informing our community on issues related directly and indirectly to domestic and other types of violence will change the culture that leads to that violence. DVN does not provide direct services to survivors of domestic violence, but our work is heavily based on prevention so our service providers can focus on serving those impacted by these human issues. Their website is Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Chris Spangle and Vaughn Spargur discuss the concept of mercy and how we can exercise it in a contentious world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Who hasn't thought, "Maybe it's time to live in another country?" over the past few months. Chris Spangle talks to Mikkel Thorup about options for living abroad as either an expat or digital nomad. He also shares a few ideas for diversifying your financial portfolio outside of America. Mikkel Thorup is the host of The Expat Money Show podcast and the Director at He is the author of #1 Best-Selling book Expat Secrets on Amazon. Mikkel has spent more than 20 years in continual travel around the world, circumnavigation the globe more than 400 times visiting over 100 countries including Colombia, North Korea, Zimbabwe, and Iran. His goal is to help people just like you to generate additional streams of income, eliminate your tax bill, and take advantage of offshore structures so you can travel the world freely and never have to worry about money again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold discuss how we got here as a country, and what is next? We also discuss the war for the open internet and why Facebook censorship is scratching the surface.  Video - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Chris Spangle joins radio talk show host Abdul-Hakim Shabazz to discuss the balance between free speech rights and property rights. Censorship always backfires and has brought ill effects. How best can property owners like social media company owners protect the rights of users? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Tricia Stuart-Mann and Chris Spangle discuss the libertarian reaction to the events on the Capitol and take questions of anarchist philosophy from callers on Stereo. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In the "Swamp Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss the insurrection at the Capitol and Trump's role in it, the future of the GOP, impeachment, and Inauguration Day. Video - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, and Rhinehold talk to two people that attended the rally and riots this past Wednesday. JD is a Trump voter and Luke is a libertarian. Both share a riveting account of what they saw and heard at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. One was changed by it forever.  Donald Trump Jr's Not So Subtle Speech - JD and Luke's photos and videos - How would we slip into Civil War? - The Rule of Law is Necessary for Liberty to Survive. - Trump's Ban From Social Media - Join WAL Plus - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
David Iverson of Cowboy State Politics invited me on and we had a great conversation on state politics and had a debate on Trump's legacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
David Gay of Liberty Memes is a force of nature in the liberty movement. He began his career by helping Cuban baseball players defect from the communist country. He went on to build the biggest libertarian meme page only to have it deleted by Facebook. Now they work to fund personal needs to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Liberty Memes 5 Dollar Charity Club - Liberty Memes Patreon - Liberty Memes Page: - Episode of Cuban CSI about talent scouts & smugglers - "A letter with my handwriting, name, and signature flashes on the screen at the 17:03 mark. The scene setup begins around the 16:00 mark. The whole scene is about me. They use me as their example of what Fidel Castro had spoken about recently. He was very closely involved in Cuban baseball at the time, and his own son Antonio Castro was the team Trainer." - David Video - Previous Interviews: Admin 1 and 2 of the Liberty Memes Facebook Page - 324: Liberty Memes Banned By Facebook - WAL Daily 11: Liberty Memes Speaks! An Interview with David and Peter Gay - Misc. Join WAL Plus - Subscribe to the podcast: The We Are Libertarians Network - Buy Merch - Learn Libertarianism - Chris Spangle's Blog - Chris Spangle's Other Shows - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Guest appearance: Indiana University Professor James H. Madison is one of our state’s preeminent historians. Designated a “Living Legend” by the Indiana Historical Society, Jim’s latest book “The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland” is available in stores and on Amazon. Jim joins us on the podcast to talk about his love of history, Indiana University, and what drove him to pen his latest tome. Our friend Chris Spangle joins in the interview as well. Original Link. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Chris Spangle hosts a radio show in Indianapolis dedicated to the work of nonprofits called Now Hear This. It provides an on-the-ground look at life during the pandemic. This episode pulls selections from the show to give an idea of the challenges faced by lower-income brackets and those working to aid them. Subscribe to the podcast here: Segments - Gleaners Food Bank - The Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis - Fairbanks Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment Center - Families First Mental Health Counseling - Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Joy's House Adult Day Care - Assistance League of Indianapolis on School Needs Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Chris Spangle talks about why student loans are so massive and how to solve the crisis with free market ideas. He was a guest on Seth Tower Hurd and Drew Dudas's Facebook Live show. Video: Scrip's Email Newsletter: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Opinion journalist and podcaster Brad Polumbo joins Chris Spangle to discuss what power the mainstream media may still have in 2020 due to new media's growth. They cover the inconsistencies and mistakes made by politicians during the pandemic, and Brad explains why canceling student debt is a bad idea. Video - Breaking Boundaries Podcast - FEE - Washington Examiner - Misc. Join WAL Plus - Subscribe to the podcast: The We Are Libertarians Network - Buy Merch - Learn Libertarianism - Chris Spangle's Blog - Chris Spangle's Other Shows - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Was the Jorgensen campaign successful? Why did Don Rainwater catch fire in Indiana? Chris Spangle joins Eric Cervone on the Honest Offense Podcast to discuss. Honest Offense features conversations with diverse and iconoclastic thinkers united by their support for the open exchange of ideas. Website: Video - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Remso Martinez is the host of the On The Run podcast on the WAL Network, and has had one of the most diverse careers imaginable. Remso talks about his career as an author, op-ed writer, podcaster, and now as Outreach Director of Parler. He also discusses the importance of financial freedom for individual liberty.  Subscribe to On The Run - Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
I decided to test out a new app called Stereo with a friend. While it didn't go totally as planned, Aja and I had a great conversation about developing a new media brand. What does it take to step a foot on the ledge and jump in a creative field? What goes into making a podcast or creative work successful? It was a great look at the psychology needed to launch something new. Follow Aja at @fullmetalratchet on Instagram and Tik Tok, or on Facebook here and here. She does wholesome, fun content that is desperately needed in the world at this moment.  I'll be doing more conversations like this on the Stereo app in the future, so follow me there @chrisspangle. Next time, the comments will work and the audio will be better so it will be a little more interactive.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In the "Swamp Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss Trump's loss and his relationship with the swamp. Rob served on the 1980 transition and gives us some insight on how it works.  Follow Rob on twitter: @RobQuartel. Check out Rob's resume here:  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Comments (11)

Jennifer Masterson

This is spot on and everything I have been thinking and saying since trump came on the scene. The republican party hypocrisy is astounding especially among Christians. Also if we can't say BLM as libertarians what the hell are we doing?! We should be fighting so hard for ANYONE who does not have equal freedoms. Thank you for this podcast and awesome job 👏👏👏

Nov 15th

Addison Cavanaugh

Why is this podcast not more popular? This all seems like common sense to me. You're doing fantastic work and I'm doing my best to share.

Jul 1st

Clayton Adrian

hopefully you were kidding or making fun of trumps tweet when congratulating Kansas and not Missouri since the chiefs are based in Missouri.

Feb 7th

Shannon OC

Chris - I'm sad to see this show go. I only recently came to the realization that I've been eating up Leftist propaganda as truth for most of my life, and after several weeks of research and meditation, I came out the other side a Libertarian. I think what you're offering is important and sorely lacking in today's highly polarized world. It's hard to see where the truth is, when you're fed half stories colored with a particular narrative through most of the "news" and media behemoths. This show has had a tremendous impact on me in a very short period of time, and I really appreciate the effort and passion you sew into each episode. So anyway, thank you, and God speed. I can't wait to hear your next project.

Jul 7th

Bennett D

In the words of Viktor Frankl - "a man's suffering is similar to the behavior of a gas. If a certain quantity of gas is pumped into an empty chamber, it will fill the chamber completely and evenly, no matter how big the chamber. Thus suffering completely fills the human soul and conscious mind, no matter whether the suffering is great or little. Therefore the "size" of human suffering is absolutely relative."

Jun 20th

Bennett D

So what I'm getting is this: Mutualism: Good for running companies Capitalism: Good for running countries

Jun 3rd


That's not what a smart power grid is. You guys need to get some real scientists and engineers on here. Jesus. I literally work in the oil industry and the second half of this episode was still cringeworthy.

Feb 22nd


Not sure why for-profit corporations, non-profit corporations, and unions are all being discussed as if they serve the public good equivalently. Serving shareholders vs. serving employees imply very different intentions for influencing elections.

Feb 7th

Van C.

Wow. This was so ignorant. Unsubscribing.

Jan 4th

Jesse Fischer

can we move WAL daily to a separate feed? It's as if my favorite Mexican place decided to serve Mexican food only on Fridays. I drive by it every day, and sometimes it's Italian day or Chinese day or Peruvian day, and that food is fine, but I really just want to go on Fridays for the fare I fell in love with.

Nov 16th

Baked Apple Pie 420

Do you realize that it took 20 minutes before you got to the first topic? That's entirely too long... especially when you speak about such hyper specific stuff for the first block.. I tend to just start your show halfway through an episode because I have no idea how long you will tell us the same self promo pitch for at least 15 minutes. Content please.

Jun 15th
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