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We Are Libertarians with Chris Spangle

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We Are Libertarians helps you sound smarter while talking to your friends. If you struggle to understand politics, we explain it from an independent, libertarian point of view 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. We exist to demystify, delegitimize, and desanctify government.
Our host is Chris Spangle, a fifteen year veteran of politics and media. He leads a discussion amongst friends and high-profile guests that span the libertarian spectrum of thought. Founded in 2012, the main podcast posts on Wednesdays.
The show is made up of several series. The majority of episodes are episodes explaining a story in the news. We label these so you can easily look up episodes in the RSS feed by keyword.
- The Swamp Explained is a look at the inner workings of Washington DC with Rob Quartel.
- The Path to Libertarianism features interviews with prominent libertarians discussing the influences that led them to libertarianism.
- Path to Libertarianism Q&A takes all of the basic questions that new libertarians may have about the philosophy and answers them.
- The Cost – The Human Toll of Public Policy is a conversation with someone that has dealt with the true costs of government intervention.
- Libertarian Politics and Policy is a short look at how libertarians would organize society. (Formerly WAL Daily)
- We occasionally feature political and ideological debates.
- We also offer two bonus shows for our Patreon members. Ideological Origins is an in-depth look at how political ideas have developed through history. Build the WAL is a show that discusses the inside details of building a platform like WAL.
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Chris Spangle and Brian Nichols talk about their moving from College Republican chairs to libertarians with the help of Ron Paul. Brian also touches on how the libertarian movement can best grow. Download Brian's podcast here: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/ Video: https://youtu.be/ltvl3Ta2hvg
Chris Spangle talks to Fritz of the Fitzcast podcast about his path to libertarianism. Video - https://youtu.be/h7r3NaH26Yg Fitzcast - https://gopod.me/FritzCast
In the "The Swamp, Explained" series, Chris Spangle and Rob Quartel go in-depth on how Washington works. In this episode, we discuss the new John Bolton book, the Trump Rally, and give thoughts on the 2020 campaign.
Hodey Johns examines an example of driving while black and why it's important to see how it contributed to getting us from simple discrimination into full-blown protests. Video - https://youtu.be/yFpNkr5WvHs
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, Sarah Brady Wagner, and Lion of Liberty's John Odermatt discuss seven reforms for criminal justice that must be changed now. Video - https://youtu.be/9m2wU1nR6BM Lions of Liberty - http://lionsofliberty.com/ Top Priority - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/top-priority/id1516499815 7 Essential Criminal Justice and Policing Reforms - https://beinglibertarian.com/7-essential-criminal-justice-and-policing-reforms/ The House I Live In - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheHouseILiveIn(2012film) The New Jim Crow - https://newjimcrow.com/ Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B3M3UFQ Policing Episodes: 439: Black Lives Matter Protests, Riots, Good Police and Criminal Cops, Trump Threatens Military Action on Americans - https://wal.fireside.fm/759 440: Trump Derangement Syndrome Explained, Talking About Race - https://wal.fireside.fm/760 Militarization of Police Departments with Radley Balko - https://wal.fireside.fm/113 368: Policing in America, Part 1 - https://wal.fireside.fm/614 370: Policing in America, Part 2 - https://wal.fireside.fm/616 430: COVID-19 - Policing the Pandemic - Violations of Civil Liberties During Coronavirus - https://wal.fireside.fm/737 420: WAL Debate - "Private Police would be as Bad or Worse than Public Police" - Ryan Lindsey vs Spike Cohen - https://wal.fireside.fm/725 394: Q&A with Jeff Bennett - Private Police in Libertarian Society, Protecting the Economically Disadvantaged, Central Banking | The Path To Libertarianism - https://wal.fireside.fm/697 WAL Daily 10: Prison Labor - https://wal.fireside.fm/452 The Cost 5: Rachel's Story - Profit Over Lives in Our Prisons - https://wal.fireside.fm/417 The Cost 3: Derone's Story - What is it like to go to prison for 18 years? - https://wal.fireside.fm/400 The Cost 4: Richard's Story - What is Life Like After Prison? - https://wal.fireside.fm/401 WAL 2020 Presidential Candidates Debate Series: The Criminal Justice Debate - https://wal.fireside.fm/599 359: Border Update, What Constitutional Rights Do Immigrants Have? - https://wal.fireside.fm/602 441: Understanding the Role of Police and Racial Issues - https://wal.fireside.fm/761 Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill We are a proud member of http://www.libertarianpodcasts.com/.
Chris Spangle talks about the role of the police and understanding racial issues on the Bad Idea podcast.
Chris Spangle, Harry Price, Rhinehold, and Remso Martinez talk about Trump's church incident in an effort to shore up his evangelical base, we explain Trump Derangement Syndrome, give some background on Stephen Miller, and debate the removal of Confederate Monuments. We end with a frank conversation about race from the black, white, and multiethnic perspectives of our hosts. Video - https://youtu.be/LeH5CjwzOQ4 On The Run with Remso Martinez - https://ontherun.fireside.fm/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
Chris Spangle talks about the promises made in the Declaration of Independence. Are we living up to the promises made to all Americans? Is our government living within the constraints of the founding? What is the relationship between power and the people it is meant to serve? How do we change the system to reflect our original promises? Video: https://youtu.be/tqTsG-sUtBQ WAL Policing Episodes: Militarization of Police Departments with Radley Balko - https://wal.fireside.fm/113 368: Policing in America, Part 1 - https://wal.fireside.fm/614 370: Policing in America, Part 2 - https://wal.fireside.fm/616 430: COVID-19 - Policing the Pandemic - Violations of Civil Liberties During Coronavirus - https://wal.fireside.fm/737 420: WAL Debate - "Private Police would be as Bad or Worse than Public Police" - Ryan Lindsey vs Spike Cohen - https://wal.fireside.fm/725 394: Q&A with Jeff Bennett - Private Police in Libertarian Society, Protecting the Economically Disadvantaged, Central Banking | The Path To Libertarianism - https://wal.fireside.fm/697 438: George Floyd Killing, White Privilege, Election Strategies and LP Candidates - https://wearelibertarians.com/438-george-floyd-killing-white-privilege-election-strategies-and-lp-candidates/ Three Recommended Books: Rise of the Warrior Cop by Radley Balko The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander Suspect Citizens: What 20 Million Traffic Stops Tell Us About Policing and Race Show Links: Spangle: The New Jim Crow - https://wearelibertarians.com/spangle-the-new-jim-crow/ Spangle: Trump Personifies The Two-Party System - https://wearelibertarians.com/spangle-trump-personifies-the-two-party-system/ Spangle: Protests Prove Government Power is Illusionary - https://wearelibertarians.com/spangle-protests-prove-government-power-is-illusionary/ Read the Declaration of Independence - https://wearelibertarians.com/read-the-declaration-of-independence/ Spangle: The Power Of Public Opinion Must Bring The Power of Government To Its Knees - https://wearelibertarians.com/spangle-the-power-of-public-opinion-must-bring-the-power-of-government-to-its-knees/ Deon Curry on the Protestors and Discomfort - https://youtu.be/yLYMrqEpyZg Come Up With A Better Way - https://www.instagram.com/p/CA238saAsq/ Trump Will ‘Designate’ Antifa a Terrorist Organization - https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/06/george-floyd-protests-designating-antifa-terrorist-organization-not-necessary/ Cops Taze Curfew Violaters - https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=731722167597734 Why some police officers stood with protesters outraged over George Floyd's death -https://abcnews.go.com/US/police-officers-stood-protesters-outraged-george-floyds-death/story?id=70984369 Indianapolis Protestors Met With Teargas - https://youtu.be/Hhg0zF26Lv0 Flint Sherriff Joins Protestors - https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=179115610148241 Cops Shoot Citizens on their porch - https://www.facebook.com/chris.spangle/videos/10105200440702214/ Protestors protect lost police officer - https://www.facebook.com/WeAreLibertarians/posts/3303010206396780 Video of Indianapolis Rioters - https://youtu.be/uwRE5c45WPA Indy Riot Prep - https://www.facebook.com/chris.spangle/posts/10105199366045834 Greenwood Militarization - https://www.facebook.com/chris.spangle/posts/10105198983467524 Killer Mike Video - https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=352560235719703 Trump's tweet that got tagged for 'glorifying violence' used a phrase from a 1960s cop whose policies started a race riot - https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-quotes-cop-sparked-race-riot-tweet-2020-5? 1918 Montana Man Won't Kiss Flag - https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1642076339277344&set=a.276896182462040&type=3&theater New Video Shows George Floyd Cooperating with Officers during Arrest - https://www.nationalreview.com/news/new-video-shows-george-floyd-cooperating-with-officers-during-arrest/ Cops Arrest Peaceful Protestor after impassioned speech - https://www.facebook.com/emily.davis.54772/videos/3865777290130066/ Indy Worshippers Tear gassed - https://www.facebook.com/lydia.butler.12/videos/4611115873634/ UPDATES: Protesters, police deescalate Meridian Street standoff by talking, walking together. -https://www.ibj.com/articles/protest-updates-hogsett-asks-citizens-to-stay-away-from-downtown-as-cleanup-continues Black Lives Matter protest in Wichita changed to cookout with police - https://www.kansascity.com/news/state/kansas/article90247307.html White Women CAUGHT DESTROYING! Blames Black People - https://www.facebook.com/TonyaTkoShow/videos/175842303869629/ Bricks Planted in Protest's Cities Across the U.S. - https://www.facebook.com/TonyaTkoShow/videos/874108266427931/ Internet Suspects Cops Provoking Riots as Shadowy Man in Black Caught Smashing Up Autozone - https://thefreethoughtproject.com/autozone-window-smasher-agent-provocateur/ President Trump addressed the nation after days of unrest following the death of George Floyd - https://youtu.be/EjYIjtloz8s The Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck had 18 previous complaints against him, police department says - https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/28/us/minneapolis-officer-complaints-george-floyd/index.html Trump Tear gasses crowd for political ad - https://twitter.com/springer/status/1267685430985662466 Cop polices her own - https://twitter.com/toddmccomas/status/1267586133904556035 Trump Mobilizes on Peaceful Protestors During Speech - https://twitter.com/chrisspangle/status/1267592683347992576 French on Cotton Tweet - https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench/status/1267481733190037505 Good Guy Houston Police Chief - https://twitter.com/bribrielle/status/1267195158149369856 Gang chases out looters - https://twitter.com/chrisspangle/status/1267300656752320513 Police herd protestors into dangerous situation - https://twitter.com/ENBrown/status/1267181530767638529 Looter Patterns - https://twitter.com/chrisspangle/status/1267295402279264257 Some solutions - https://twitter.com/LibertyCliff/status/1267279915184992257 Amash and qualified immunity - https://twitter.com/justinamash/status/1267267244029083648 NWA - https://twitter.com/chrisspangle/status/1267083759238725632 Store Owner Shoots at Looters - https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/1266945655219654659 Man shoots Bow and Arrow at Protestors - https://twitter.com/Gingersonfire/status/1266884385854255104 Indy ANTIFA Tries to burn down building and protestors put it out - https://twitter.com/ryanmartin/status/1266930055319617537 Ali Velshi Shows Cops attacked peaceful protestors - https://twitter.com/MattGertz/status/1266913484408832001?s=20 Volunteers clean up protests - https://twitter.com/MattFinnFNC/status/1266780532681199622?s=20 Trump Segregation Tweets - https://twitter.com/chrisspangle/status/1266854992377511937?s=20 Trump Patton Tweets - https://twitter.com/chrisspangle/status/1266854905454776320?s=20 Cop puts woman in hospital - https://twitter.com/whitneyhu/status/1266540710188195843?s=20 ATL PD deploys children - https://twitter.com/foxwoundband/status/1266613385862447104?s=20 Cop shoots reporter - https://twitter.com/LibertyAnders/status/1266557943232643072?s=20 U.S. police have attacked journalists more than 100 times in the past four days - https://www.niemanlab.org/2020/06/well-try-to-help-you-follow-the-police-attacks-on-journalists-across-the-country/ Minneapolis Liquor Store History - https://twitter.com/ColonelSklar/status/1266255313792950273?s=20 Limbaugh Propaganda Tweet - https://twitter.com/mattklewis/status/1265752982676819970?s=20
Chris Spangle makes a guest appearance on Good Morning Liberty to discuss the murder of George Floyd by police and the concept of white privilege. We discuss the Libertarian Party Presidential campaigns both past and present and their messaging strategies. Subscribe to their podcast here: https://www.goodmorningliberty.us/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
Chris Spangle, Rhinehold, and Paul Copeland discuss the selection of Jo Jorgensen and Spike Cohen to be the nominee for President and Vice President for the Libertarian Party in 2020. We also talk about the online/in-person convention controversy. Video: https://youtu.be/RIa_-hFC--U Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
Why do we still have the two-party system? What is a libertarian? How could we handle coronavirus in the absence of government? Chris Spangle was invited on a local Indy podcast called the Kurmudgeons and answered their questions. Video: https://www.facebook.com/Kurmudgeons/videos/3144679202219394/ Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
With tokens being cast now for tonight's final LP Presidential debate hosted by John Stossel and the LNC and the vote for the nomination looming this weekend, John Monds speaks to Chris Spangle about why his pragmatic radicalism and experience as a candidate is the right path for the LP in 2020. Video: https://youtu.be/Yidek9GdGQI Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
Chris Spangle talks to Spike Cohen about his race for the nomination as the Libertarian Party's candidate for Vice President. He discusses the need for intellectual diversity within the libertarian movement, government failure during the pandemic, and the serious side of the Vermin Supreme campaign for President. Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
The shooting of jogger Ahmaud Arbery has touched off on firestorm some had incorrectly felt was quelled. Rhinehold and Hodey Johns discuss this, its implications, and also get into perhaps the roughest, ugliest week in Libertarian Party National Committee history. Video: https://youtu.be/nt1v5AV3vxY2 Subscribe to the podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/we-are-libertarians See the new website - https://wearelibertarians.com/ Visit the store - http://wearelibertarians.store Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/wearelibertarians Get The Libertarian Aurora email - http://eepurl.com/dDQSev Join the Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/wearelibertarians Listen to WAL Network Shows - https://wearelibertarians.com/shows/ Subscribe to the YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/WeAreLibertarians Start a Liberty & Chill - https://wearelibertarians.com/liberty-chill
This isn't the show you were expecting, but its the one you're getting! Bestselling author, journalist, and filmmaker Remso W. Martinez brings the classic gonzo storytelling he's known for to the We Are Libertarians network. Subscribe here: https://ontherun.fireside.fm/
Jim Turney hosts the official Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Debate with Spike Cohen, Larry Sharpe, and Ken Armstrong. Video: https://youtu.be/gu3X5lmVnEM
John Stossel hosts the official Libertarian Party Presidential debate for the nomination that will be held Saturday. The candidates are Vermin Supreme, Jim Gray, John Monds, Jo Jorgensen, and Jacob Hornberger. Video: https://youtu.be/dP5anJkuMys
With four minutes to answer each question, the front-runners in the race (based on delegate polling) for the nomination have more time to share their thoughts and plans. The participating candidates are Jo Jorgensen, John Monds, and Judge Jim Gray. Moderated by Ken Moellman, and produced by We Are Libertarians. From the delegate-only exit poll from LPKY's 6th Debate (May 16), three candidates were selected to move forward to the final LPKY debate.  Video: https://youtu.be/ESHfNTkyMIQ
Our friends at Lions of Liberty hosted an LP POTUS Debate and we provided the tech for it. It was moderated by Marc Clair and John Odermatt. The following candidates participated: Jacob Hornberger (Most Straw Poll Wins) Vermin Supreme for President (Most LP Recruitments) Jo Jorgensen for President(Tied in our Patreon fan vote) Adam Kokesh (Tied in our Patreon fan vote) Judge Jim Gray (fan vote runner up!) Video - https://youtu.be/6S1zbais2Yk
This Presidential debate for the Libertarian Party was moderated by Matt Welch of Reason Magazine and produced by We Are Libertarians. The participating candidates were John Monds, Jacob Hornberger, Jim Gray, Jo Jorgenson, and Adam Kokesh. The debate was sponsored by the Libertarian Party of Kentucky and Libertarian Party of Missouri. This is the 6th Debate with another scheduled Wednesday, May 20 at 7pm ET on both the LPKY and We Are Libertarians Facebook and the We Are Libertarians YouTube Channel. Video - https://youtu.be/x18d_cxndw0
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Comments (10)

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
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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
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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
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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
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Bennett D

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

Jun 3rd
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Ryan

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
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Ryan

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
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Van C.

Wow. This was so ignorant. Unsubscribing.

Jan 4th
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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
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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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