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American Made - The Last Nighters - Episode 46

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Thanks for sticking with us as we are fixin' to unpack a Turducken of an episode in preparation for the Thanksgiving week.

This week's show is about the Tom Cruise movie, American Made, where the questions of legality somehow apply differently if you’re doing it for the “good” guys.

This international escapade is based on the outrageous, true exploits of a hustler and pilot recruited to run one of the biggest covert operations in U.S. history. Based on an incredible true story of the CIA's biggest secret.

Barry Seal is an impetuous and bored pilot who gets leveraged into doing more and more compromising activities for the CIA, the Contras in Nicaragua, and the Medellín Cartel down in Colombia. Once they get their foot in the door, there’s no way out for our hero.

Join us next week as we’re gonna wreck it on “Wreck-it Ralph”!

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NYC, Big Government and the Poor Ep-21 Nice Guys Finish Free

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Alex Merced is just your everyday Nice Guy trying to understand the world around him. Join him as he discusses economics and politics in a nice, calm and without vitriol. Because Nice Guys Finish Free

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Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #21: American Soul! (w/Zama Rripa)

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Show Summary:  Zama Rripa talks to Johnny and Raylene about "American Soul", his passion project inspiring others to live free and reject the shackles of the State, hoping to change the culture and plant the seeds of self-ownership.  He sees the problems that exist and wants to share with others what the solutions are.  His vibe is chill, his dialogue is smooth and thoughtful, and you'll love listening to Zama's insights and ideas.  Get familiar with this free-spirit activist in art today!

About The Guest:  Zama Rripa is a liberty-peace-love-minded-street-busking-singer-songwriter-troubadour in Miami, Florida, USA, by way of Los Angeles, California, USA, with a new album out, “American Soul.” Rripa’s toured the world over; performed solo and with dozens of bands of all styles; played football for Florida State University; acted on stage; in television, and in a handful of Hollywood films; has a B.A. in Literature; an M.P.S. in Economic Development; went to law school too; and holds a P.U. against all things anti-liberty; has contributed to libertarian sites such as LewRockwell.com, EconomicPolicyJournal.com, TargetLiberty.com, and Ron Paul’s Voices of Liberty; and he’s been a ghost writer, ghost-rider, and ghost-buster when he's had to be. He’s also been named the best bartender in the Western World by everyone who’s had the pleasure of indulging in his rousingly soul-stirring, mixological delights.

About The Record: “American Soul” the song, was inspired by a Jeff Deist Facebook post awhile back. Deist ripped Bono of U2 for some ridiculous things he said about Americans and politics in a Rolling Stone interview. There’s back-story for the song, with references, here: https://iamzamarripa.com/music/. ß- This page on my site has backstories for all of the songs. “American Soul” the song is the 6th song on the album. It references U2’s song “American Soul” and all of their hits, ridicules Bono for his hypocrisy and disingenuousness, and identifies liberty as the true “American Soul.” It’s the spirit of “Sweet Home Alabama” (slamming Neil Young) but more in the style of Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.”  Here’s the lyric video: https://youtu.be/UAlVbEJIm68  I decided to call the album “American Soul” because the album is about liberty. In other words, the album is about American Soul.

About The Host: Johnny “Rocket” Adams was the creator and host of “The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad – Libertarian Rock n’ Roll Experience” and now “BLAST OFF with Johnny Rocket!” He’s also a musician, graphic artist, author, and former Chief Warrant Officer. Johnny spent his early days earning his stripes as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. Back stateside, Johnny immersed himself in the classic works of Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, and Ludwig von Mises. From there the AnCap known as “Johnny Rocket” was born. Speaking truth to power from your cell phone tower, Johnny digests the philosophy of liberty and brings them to the man on the street on a weekly basis. Johnny Rocket was also the front-man of the rockabilly group “Hot Roddin’ Romeos” and puts pencil to paper with the critically acclaimed comic series “The Liberty Force.” New York Times best-selling author and podcast host Tom Woods calls Johnny Rocket “one of the most entertaining figures in the liberty movement.”

About the Co-Host: Raylene Lightheart is an activist in the libertarian movement.  She is a dedicated wife and homeschool mom of five.  She is passionate about self-ownership, free association community, and unfettered liberty.  Raylene is the director of marketing and sales of Launchpad Media Group.

She is the assistant communications director for Libertarian Party of Washington State and also serves as Region 3 alternate. She also is on the board of Libertarian Party of Kitsap County and was awarded the 2018 Porcupine Award for LPWA.   As a child, Raylene dreamed of being in broadcasting.  When Johnny asked her to be the co-host for his new show, Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket she was thrilled to have the opportunity to advance liberty through education, outreach, and entertainment.

About Ground Control: Benjamin Wiegold is a fellow Libertarian, from the corrupt state of Illinois. Ben is the new producer, sound engineer, and editor of the Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket. Ben has also done work for the Mises Institute and numerous other publications. Ben is a musician, hardcore anarchist, and just an all-around cool dude! 

Host Website:  www.blastoffshow.com or thelaunchpadmedia.com/blastoff

Guest Website(s):

IamZamaRripa.com

Music Provided By: 

The Go-Getters - “Everybody’s Rockin’”

Joey Altruda - “Swingin’ Tassles”

Mars Attacks - “Blood and Thunder”

Joey Altruda - “The Big Payoff”

Zama Rripa - “Blowback”

 

Books Mentioned:

None

 

SPECIAL OFFER! Little Libertarians is a children's media company for children ages zero through 7.  Our stories teach the foundational principles that underly libertarianism, and relate them in a manner that even the youngest children can understand and enjoy. Little Libertarians was founded by attorney and libertarian activist Dori Goikhman.  We teach the basics of self-ownership, non-aggression and property rights to babies, toddlers, and young kids. Use coupon code "rocket" for 40% off of Little Libertarians products at www.LittleLibertarians.com

 

SPECIAL OFFER  Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket Backstage Pass!

Sign up for The Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Backstage Pass! Receive extended weekly content starting for just $1.00 an episode!

 

SUBSCRIBERS RECEIVE:

  • Early access to new episodes before the official release
  • Access to the post-show AFTER PARTY where you will hear extended interviews and behind the scenes content
  • Access to the official Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Pass Secret Facebook Group
  • You will also receive access to monthly episodes from the League of Liberty Podcast featuring Johnny Rocket, Rodger Paxton, Marc Clair and Chris Spangle.

. You will receive a physical Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket SUPPORTER pass which you're encouraged to wear out to events to help promote the show - simply show your pass at any event that Johnny is attending and you will get to hang out with him one on one!

Recorded At :

Escape Pod Studios: Peoria, Arizona  85382

Johnny uses the legendary Electrovoice RE-20 microphone, Top Of the Line Mogami cables, The industry standard DBX 286s, ART EQ355 Dual Channel 31-Band Equalizer, Focusrite Scarlet 6i6, and smokes “the sweet Turkish blend “of his Camel cigarettes.

Base One: Federal Way, Washington  98003: Raylene uses a Rode Podcaster microphone. The RODE Podcaster makes high-quality computer recording easy!

 

Blast Off! is pre-recorded, mixed, and mastered by Benjamin Wiegold. The theme song of "Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket “is "Roots Rock" Performed by Hot Rod Walt and Psycho DeVilles from the record Supercharger (2007) self-released at www.psychodevilles.com. After Party song “Positivity” is from the record Kingston Cocktail (1997) by Joey Altruda released by Will Records.  The All-Nighter song is “Christy” and is from the record “Cocktails with Joey” (1995) by Joey Altruda released by Will records. Please visit https://www.discogs.com/artist/337572-Joey-Altruda to purchase Joey’s music. All songs used with permission from artists.

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Ep 12, Obergefell v Hodges and the constitutionality of same sex marriages.

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If the government is handing out largesse based on marital status, it can not deny same sex couples that largesse. It must recognize same sex marriages. Not handing out largesse, of course, isn’t even considered

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Better This Than A Neocon With Tricia Stuart: Sounds Like Liberty - Episode 22

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In today's episode Nicky P & Lizzie examine Holy Wars...The Punishment Due by Megadeth classic. I think there is still some dispute over which angle it officially takes, anti religion or antiwar? Where did we end up?

This week in I Heard This Happened: some dark progressive shoegaze and a little bit of Indonesian pop-punk.

Nicky’s album this week is The Fall by SOM. I’m not sure why i’ve been on such an art rock kick but bandcamp never disappoints here. The album is way heavier than I consider shoegaze but its definitely droney as hell with super melodic airy vocals. Maybe even a spaced out version of Boy’s Night Out. It holds you in a dark soupy mess for the duration and makes you feel all sort of weird confused teenagery feelings. Don’t listen to if you need to adult that day.

Lizzie brings us Congratulations, You’re Getting Old by Linger. A fun upbeat album that waffles between classic Weezer and Bracket. It’s not quite a 90’s pastiche but hits all the notes the old skate punk used to have while maintaining a modern pop-rock production aesthetic. It’s also fun to listen to punk songs sung in English with foreign accents ala Millencolin, Hi-Standard, Wizo, Funeral Oration, Nicotine...

Honorable mention goes out to Melted by Pealds, a home studio album that almost brought it. Great songs but not quite there on production.

This week’s interview is with Tricia Stuart, one of the only Type-A libertarians I know and a fellow LPMC-Ohio member. We liked the conversation so much we had to do it twice...and bury some of it behind a pay-wall. Check out Tricia’s work here: @dailytaxation on twitter, or @ingodweme or @dailyupdatesonwhethertaxationistheftornot on Facebook. After that make her happy by stopping by her favorite charity @savethechildren/Yemen

Tricia Recommends
Drones - Muse (She repeated this over and over in our first interview and I can’t find my notes on the second so…)

Find all the episodes at ancapmusic.com
Check out the show’s spotify soundtrack here.
Prefer Youtube? Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

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Postcards From Somalia Episode 19: The Religion of The Masses.

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On this episode we discuss the solemn and sacred rituals of that most hallowed institution, The American State. You can catch more of Alan on The Gold Standard at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb3cDwgjCQC-cMcVUbvv-k , and Sherry on The Sherry Voluntary Show at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyBM4kCp2SlCONwFFC0auzg

You can find audio versions of both shows by searching for “sherry voluntary” or “the gold standard” on your favorite podcasting platforms.

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Dances with Wolves - The Last Nighters - Episode 45

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Mance Rayder of the Free Man Beyond the Wall Podcast joins us for a discussion of one of his favorite movies, Dances with Wolves.

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

We get into a lot of rabbit trails in a somewhat longer version of the show as we talk about the horrors of war, clashing of cultures, property rights and cultural appropriation.

Find Mance on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/mnrothbard

There you can find links to his show and book and also see the excellent meme materials he keeps pumping out.

Join us next week as we discuss the Tom Cruise flick, American Made.

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Midterm Refflection

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Alex Merced is just your everyday Nice Guy trying to understand the world around him. Join him as he discusses economics and politics in a nice, calm and without vitriol. Because Nice Guys Finish Free.

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Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #20: Philosophize This! (w/ Joshua D. Glawson)

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Show Summary:  Libertarian columnist, philosopher, and law student, Joshua D. Glawson joins Johnny and Raylene for a spirited conversation about libertarianism and our future.  He talks about his personal influences, minarchy, and how he shares a libertarian philosophy with his community.  His excitement is contagious and you won't want to miss this show with our new hilarious friend, and The Launch Pad's content contributor, Josh Glawson!

About The Guest:  Joshua D. Glawson is a Libertarian writer and speaker. He writes primarily for several Libertarian websites including The Launchpad Media and 71 Republic. He is a former Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Pasadena, CA, where he worked with the former Libertarian Party State Chair, Ted Brown. Joshua has been a guest speaker at various universities on the topics of libertarianism, philosophy, political science, and economics.

About The Host: Johnny “Rocket” Adams was the creator and host of “The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad – Libertarian Rock n’ Roll Experience” and now “BLAST OFF with Johnny Rocket!” He’s also a musician, graphic artist, author, and former Chief Warrant Officer. Johnny spent his early days earning his stripes as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. Back stateside, Johnny immersed himself in the classic works of Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, and Ludwig von Mises. From there the AnCap known as “Johnny Rocket” was born. Speaking truth to power from your cell phone tower, Johnny digests the philosophy of liberty and brings them to the man on the street on a weekly basis. Johnny Rocket was also the front-man of the rockabilly group “Hot Roddin’ Romeos” and puts pencil to paper with the critically acclaimed comic series “The Liberty Force.” New York Times best-selling author and podcast host Tom Woods calls Johnny Rocket “one of the most entertaining figures in the liberty movement.”

About the Co-Host: Raylene Lightheart is an activist in the libertarian movement.  She is a dedicated wife and homeschool mom of five.  She is passionate about self-ownership, free association community, and unfettered liberty.  Raylene is the director of marketing and sales of Launchpad Media Group.

She is the assistant communications director for Libertarian Party of Washington State and also serves as Region 3 alternate. She also is on the board of Libertarian Party of Kitsap County and was awarded the 2018 Porcupine Award for LPWA.   As a child, Raylene dreamed of being in broadcasting.  When Johnny asked her to be the co-host for his new show, Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket she was thrilled to have the opportunity to advance liberty through education, outreach, and entertainment.

About Ground Control: Benjamin Wiegold is a fellow Libertarian, from the corrupt state of Illinois. Ben is the new producer, sound engineer, and editor of the Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket. Ben has also done work for the Mises Institute and numerous other publications. Ben is a musician, hardcore anarchist, and just an all-around cool dude! 

Host Website:  www.blastoffshow.com or thelaunchpadmedia.com/blastoff

 

Guest Website(s):

71 Republic

Medium

Academia  

 

Music Provided By: 

Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho Devilles - “Sweet 16”

Voodoo Swing - “You Ain’t Nowhere”

Joey Altruda - “The Big Payoff”

Voodoo Swing - “I’m As Blue As a Jailhouse Tattoo”

Books Mentioned:

None

SPECIAL OFFER! Little Libertarians is a children's media company for children ages zero through 7.  Our stories teach the foundational principles that underly libertarianism, and relate them in a manner that even the youngest children can understand and enjoy. Little Libertarians was founded by attorney and libertarian activist Dori Goikhman.  We teach the basics of self-ownership, non-aggression and property rights to babies, toddlers, and young kids. Use coupon code "rocket" for 40% off of Little Libertarians products at www.LittleLibertarians.com

 

SPECIAL OFFER  Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket Backstage Pass!

Sign up for The Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Backstage Pass! Receive extended weekly content starting for just $1.00 an episode!

 

SUBSCRIBERS RECEIVE:

  • Early access to new episodes before the official release
  • Access to the post-show AFTER PARTY where you will hear extended interviews and behind the scenes content
  • Access to the official Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Pass Secret Facebook Group
  • You will also receive access to monthly episodes from the League of Liberty Podcast featuring Johnny Rocket, Rodger Paxton, Marc Clair and Chris Spangle.

. You will receive a physical Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket SUPPORTER pass which you're encouraged to wear out to events to help promote the show - simply show your pass at any event that Johnny is attending and you will get to hang out with him one on one!

Recorded At :

Escape Pod Studios: Peoria, Arizona  85382

Johnny uses the legendary Electrovoice RE-20 microphone, Top Of the Line Mogami cables, The industry standard DBX 286s, ART EQ355 Dual Channel 31-Band Equalizer, Focusrite Scarlet 6i6, and smokes “the sweet Turkish blend “of his Camel cigarettes.

Base One: Federal Way, Washington  98003: Raylene uses a Rode Podcaster microphone. The RODE Podcaster makes high-quality computer recording easy!

Blast Off! is pre-recorded, mixed, and mastered by Benjamin Wiegold. The theme song of "Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket “is "Roots Rock" Performed by Hot Rod Walt and Psycho DeVilles from the record Supercharger (2007) self-released at www.psychodevilles.com. After Party song “Positivity” is from the record Kingston Cocktail (1997) by Joey Altruda released by Will Records.  The All-Nighter song is “Christy” and is from the record “Cocktails with Joey” (1995) by Joey Altruda released by Will records. Please visit https://www.discogs.com/artist/337572-Joey-Altruda to purchase Joey’s music. All songs used with permission from artists.

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Ep 11, Roe v. Wade and the penumbra of privacy.

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You can be pro-choice, like me, and acknowledge the overt judicial activism and constitutional overreach of Roe v. Wade. This case is a classic example of the Supreme Court using its power to effect what it judged to be a desirable social change. To do so, it abandoned all pretense of constitutional interpretation and became a legislative body.

Roe v. Wade
https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/410/113/

 

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