Show Summary: This week we talk to the newly elected vice chair of the National Libertarian Party! Alex Merced discusses how nice guys finish-free, and his plans moving the party forward. This self-described “Latino libertarian activist” wants to bring positivity to the party, and want’s to unite libertarians of all different schools of thought together. Merced believes there is greater accountability within a local community, he even prefers non-governmental politicians. This is a milestone of an episode you cannot miss!
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About The Guest: Alex Merced is an American author, blogger, marketing consultant, financial industry corporate trainer and Libertarian pundit. Merced runs a YouTube channel where he discusses Libertarian ideas such as individual liberty and free markets. Alex Merced is also the founder of online commentary website, LibertarianWingMedia.com. He ran for Public Advocate of New York City in 2013, getting 10,400 votes. He ran for Senator of New York in 2016 where he got 48,036 votes. Alex Merced also ran for NYC Comptroller in 2017 getting 5810 votes. In 2018 he is the Policy Director or the Larry Sharpe for New York Campaign and a Candidate for Vice-Chair of the Libertarian National Committee.
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 marking 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.
Host Website: thelaunchpadmedia.com/blastoff
Music Provided By:
Hillbilly Moon Explosion - Little Lil
Hillbilly Moon Explosion - Chick Habit
The Turbo A.C.s - Emergency Room, The Turbo A.C.s - High by the Beach
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Recorded At :
Johnny's Base One, Federal Way, Washington 98003.
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.
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.