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The Last Nighters - Episode 36 - Guardians of the Galaxy

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Robert and I fire up the Walkman to kick out some tunes for Guardians of the Galaxy.  We focus on the first movie, which was really quite good and we crap all over the second one, where one of the hosts could not even finish watching.  This is one of our first dips into the Marvel Comic Universe, but it will not be the last. I am Groot.

 

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Nice Guys Finish Free-episode 13- Love, Hate and Liberty

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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 our vitriol. Because Nice Guys Finish Free.

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Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Special #4: Freedom Works! (W/ Roger Barris)

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Show Summary: Meet the candidate, Roger Barris, who is running for Congress in Colorado!  Economist, entrepreneur, outdoorsman, and Libertarian, this man does it all!    You won't want to miss this opportunity to get to know him more personally- sharp and professional, Roger is the libertarian everyone can get behind and support with stances that echo the call for freedom in all our hearts.  Please check out his website, barris4congress.com and get familiar with this liberty warrior and candidate! So, Support The Show at PATREON    

About The Guest: Roger was born in 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, as the second child of Ivan and Mercedes (maiden name “Menendez”) Barris. Roger attended various public schools in the Detroit area before going to the University of Detroit High School.  U of D is a parochial school located in Detroit and dedicated to the academic excellence of its racially and religiously diverse student body.  He excelled at U of D, earning numerous academic awards and being elected class president. As importantly, a high school friend introduced Roger to the libertarian philosophy of “free minds and free markets” at the age of 17.  He has been a libertarian since then.

Roger then attended Bowdoin College in Maine, a so-called “Little Ivies” school.  He was graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Economics in 1981 in 3 ½ years; he was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa and won other academic rewards.  He spent his junior year at the renowned London School of Economics and Political Science. Bowdoin was also the beginning of his long-distance love affair with Colorado, to which he was introduced by one of his roommates, a Colorado native who has remained a friend to this day.

Roger used his early departure from college to teach English for 15 months in Tokyo, Japan, and then returned to the USA to enter the MBA program at the University of Michigan in the fall of 1982.  Studying finance, he excelled again, being graduated in 1984 with High Distinction and earning other academic awards. Roger also took his first step in Libertarian Party politics by running as a candidate for County Commissioner in Michigan in 1982.

In 1984, Roger began working in the Treasurer’s Office of Exxon Corporation in New York City.  Among other things, this job showed him that the absurd tax and regulatory environment meant that he, with clever structuring in NYC, could create far more earnings for the company than dozens of petroleum engineers in Houston.  This is wrong.

After a brief period with a consulting firm, in 1987 Roger was hired by Goldman Sachs and began his 26-year career (with an 18-month gap) as an investor and entrepreneur, typically in a leadership role.  Groups that Roger led made over $20 billion of investments into companies with hundreds of employees.  His teams never lost money during any year, including during the Financial Crisis of 2008, which he anticipated in his personal and professional investing.  Roger has never been one to follow the herd.

Roger quit working in NYC in early 1990 to move to France with the woman he would marry in 1994.  While there, he taught finance at a local college, cycled in the lower Alps, and learned French.  (Roger’s bilingual children would dispute this last claim.)When the money ran out in mid-1991, Roger was re-hired by Goldman Sachs in London.  Later he would work for Deutsche Bank, Starwood Capital and Merrill Lynch.

In 2010, Roger fulfilled his dream of becoming an entrepreneur when he (and his two partners) founded Peak side Capital, a high-performing manager of real estate funds for institutional and high-net-worth clients.  Peak side has had offices in London, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, Poland and Prague, and employs 30-40 people in the management of $1-2 billion of investments.

Roger retired from the day-to-day management of Peak side in 2015, although he still advises the firm. He also advises another fund manager and works with the startup companies in which he has made “angel investments.”  These companies are in the biotechnology, beverages, real estate and cannabis industries.

While in Europe, Roger lived in England, France and Switzerland.  This allowed him to experience, first hand, what America could be if it followed policies of economic and personal freedom, low taxes, fiscal prudence, non-interventionism, decentralization, and small government (like Switzerland) or if it continues in the opposite and destructive direction (like France).

Always planning to return to the USA and become heavily involved in the Libertarian Party, Roger began his preparation by starting a blog (www.economicmanblog.com) on economics and policy in 2012.  In addition to his blog, he has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Zero Hedge, and various other outlets.

Roger moved to the mountains of Evergreen, Colorado, in 2017.  A true libertarian, he is a Coloradan by choice, not by birth.  He chose Colorado for its outdoor lifestyle and frontier values of independence, self-reliance and common sense.  Trying to preserve and expand these values, and not the desire to make politics a career, is the reason he is running for office.  Roger thinks that career politicians have been a disaster for our country, a belief that underlies his support for policies such as term limits.

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.

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:

barris4congress.com

 

Music Provided By: 

Hillbilly Moon Explosion - “Enola Gay (OMD Cover)”

Hard Money Saints - “Hotrod Trash”

Hillbilly Moon Explosion - “In Space”

Voodoo Swing - “Listen to Me Baby”

The Chop Tops - “Bitch”

 

Books Mentioned:

None

 

SPECIAL OFFER! Available only for Blast Off with Johnny Rocket listeners, you can save $5 off a signed copy of “Stay Away From the Libertarians!” using this page only. To receive this special offer, use this link:  Stay Away From Libertarians!  by Remso W. Martinez

 

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 :

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.

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Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #11: Attack of the Libertarian Sluts! (w/ Sarah Daggers)

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Show Summary: You won't want to miss this episode of Blast Off! with Sarah Daggers, founder of Libertarian Sluts and the co-author of the Sex Work plank in the Libertarian Platform adopted at the Libertarian convention.  She is dedicated to fighting for sex worker's rights and prison reform, shining a light on the injustices of our system as is.  Johnny and Raylene loved talking to this sassy southern belle about inspiration, activism, and her unparalleled love for liberty.  Sarah never misses a beat with her silly jokes, love of laughter, and deep authentic love for others and fighting for their self-ownership. So, Support The Show at PATREON    

About The Guest: Sarah "Daggers" Stewart is a Libertarian and a sex worker activist. Her experience reporting to the CDC with a health initiate grant, military and working for the DEA Taskforce opened her eyes to a corrupt government and broken system. Soon after joining the Libertarian Party and speaking out against the drug war she became an advocate for sex workers. Sarah believes that like the failed drug war, government involvement creates more victims and is a waste of taxpayer funds. She hopes to educate and empower others to speak in favor of the decriminalization of prostitution.

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.

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/blastof 

Guest Website:

Sarah’s Facebook

Music Provided By: 

Hillbilly Moon Explosion - “Enola Gay (OMD Cover)”

Hard Money Saints - “Hotrod Trash”

Hillbilly Moon Explosion - “In Space”

Voodoo Swing - “Listen to Me Baby”

The Chop Tops - “Bitch”

Books Mentioned:

None

SPECIAL OFFER! Available only for Blast Off with Johnny Rocket listeners, you can save $5 off a signed copy of “Stay Away From the Libertarians!” using this page only. To receive this special offer, use this link:  Stay Away From Libertarians!  by Remso W. Martinez

 

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 :

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!

 Bast 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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The Law with D.K. Williams-Citizens United, whats up? Ep.2

 

In this episode of the Law, we discuss Citizens United, and touch on the hearings of SCOTUS nomination Kavanaugh

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Sounds Like Liberty - Episode 12: Before The Cameras With Mike Maharrey

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In today's episode Nicky P & Lizzie are really feeling the communism wafting through the air. Enter The Scorpions with Winds Of Change. More than just a ballad? Let’s find out.

 

In “I Heard This Happened” our protagonists get comfy with our nerd sides and bring out some pop records. Nicky plies us with Stop Apologizing by Frankie Valet. A noisy pop wunderkind. Lizzie has brought Water Music by Adron. Really you just need to listen to get her description of this one.

 

In this week’s interview we talk to Mike Maharrey of The Tenth Amendment Center about all things 80’s Goth & Christian.

 

For links to the music in today's episode or to support Sounds Like Liberty head over to

http://www.soundslikelibertypodcast.com

 

Check out Mike at

http://www.michaelmaharrey.com

http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/

 

To listen to full interviews, get merch, music and maybe even a custom song sign join The Freedom Choir at http://www.patreon.com/sllpodcast

 

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Postcards From Somalia Episode #9 Bombs And Bastards In Yemen

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On this episode Sherry and Alan discuss the hellish U.S. supported war in Yemen. 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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The Last Nighters - Episode 35 - Schooling the World

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Back to school, back to school, to show my dad that I’m not a fool.  Oh wait, this isn’t Billy Madison, this is the real world! We talk about the documentary SCHOOLING THE WORLD that identifies many of the symptoms of the harms of government schooling; but misdiagnoses the causes and thus the prescriptions are misguided.  We bring on a special guest who was a former teacher and is now a powerful advocate for liberty, Jack V Lloyd of the Voluntaryist Comic and many other projects. The bonus content for this one has some really powerful stuff and can be accessed via supporting us on Patreon.  Enjoy.

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Nice Guys Finish Free-episode 11- Privilege

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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 our vitriol. Because Nice Guys Finish Free.

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Mission Control Episode #2: The Liberty Train

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This is how we do it! The Launch Pad Media crew (Rob Stratton, Alexander Meyer, Raylene Lightheart and Johnny Rocket) gets together again to talk about principles, and how to sell the message of Liberty. What methods do we have available? How do we get everybody on the train? When do we get on, or get off? Don't miss this awesome second episode! 

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