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Ratatouille - The Last Nighters - Episode 52


It's college bowl season and very nearly the NFL playoffs, so we thought we'd throw you a couple of curve balls.

First, Robert is a feeble and sickly old man, so a fine gentleman who has a new, and quite good, podcast has picked up temporary guardianship of the co-hosting duties. He is Dann Reid of the Culinary Libertarian, and you can find his work at

Which leads us to the second curve ball, and that is the choice of film for discussion will now be a more food-focused fare of the Disney/Pixar, in Brad Bird's ‘Ratatouille’.

The good news is, Robert will be playing the role of Gusteau's ghost and we already have his take on this movie from back in our Read Rothbard days, and will post that on the show notes page.

For those of you wishing for Death Wish, just keep wishing for one more week...and like the genies we are, we shall grant that wish as the first episode of the new year.


New Year, New Book, POTUS -Nice Guys Finish Free- EP 26


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.


To the Socialists of All Parties-Eccentricity Probe EP1


The Law With D.K. Williams is on a break this week, hope you enjoy this brief episode while we eagerly await more episodes of The Law. To see the video accompanying video and more media from The Launch Pad Media check out

A discussion of “The Road to Serfdom” by F. A. Hayek.
After reading “The Road to Serfdom” by F. A. Hayek, I stumbled upon a lecture title “Why Libertarianism is Wrong” sponsored by the local Democratic Socialists.
The lecture was presented by a socialist professor of economics as a rebuttal to the very book I had just finished reading.
Includes a discussion of positive and negative rights, differences between corporate power and government power, and what happens when the government tries to exert control over any portion of the free market.


C’mon Bro, Just Stop With Adam Keeler: Sounds Like Liberty - Episode 28


In today's episode Nicky P & Lizzie examine Redemption Song by Bob Marley. Reggae just gets me. But do we get raggae? You decide.

This week in I Heard This Happened: some power-pop-rock and some russian post-rock.

Nicky’s album this week is Night Terrors by Wires, somewhere between Cheap Trick & They Might Be Giants filtered through Fountains Of Wayne & Rooney. It’s got a great late-90’s early 00’s production & sensibility that reminds me of the mood & tone of everything hip when I went to college. For what is predominantly a solo album, there is a surprising depth of songwriting, my favorite being Let It Go which has some moments where it reminds me of Queen & ELO…so you can do the math on how I feel about it.

Lizzie brings us Firefly by iwantsummer, an instrumental post-rock album out of St. Petersburg, Russia. Lizzie was unclear on what post rock was prior to me telling her that’s what this is. Now she knows.

This week’s interview is with Ancap & classical guitarist Adam Keeler. We had a blast talking about the more techie elements of performance and the business side of performing. You can check out Adam here:

Adam Recommends
Lute Suites - Bach
Animals As Leaders
Galia Social
Michael Hedges
The Cave - Steve Reich

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Postcards From Somalia Episode 25: Christmas In Somalia!


On this episode Alan and Sherry spread that holiday cheer like only they can. You can catch more of Alan on The Gold Standard at , and Sherry on The Sherry Voluntary Show at
You can find audio versions of both shows by searching for “sherry voluntary” or “the gold standard” on your favorite podcasting platforms.


The Thin Blue Line Game:


Elf - The Last Nighters - Episode 51


Festivus, the airing of grievances, and feats of strength.

Twas the night before the night before Christmas...and we're finally recording.

The wait has been ginormous, but we promise not boring.

Second most Christmas movie ever, after Die Hard of course. That's right, we're doing Elf everyone...Elf!

We will back next week with the Bruce Willis reboot of Death Wish.





Libertarianism_2019-Nice Guys Finish Free -EP25


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.


Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #26: Ho! Ho! Hope! (w/ Tom “Liberty Claus” Arnold)


Show Summary:  THE Libertarian Santa, himself, sits down with Johnny and Raylene for a stiff drink and a fun discussion about the greatest gift, liberty, to celebrate the holidays.  Get into the spirit of self-ownership with Tom Arnold where he shares his love for the young people in this movement, the importance of his work, and his poetic soul with a delightful sense of humor and class.  Make no mistake, this kind-hearted activist tells us exactly who is on the naughty list and will not miss any opportunity to diss the State and make them irrelevant-  You got to celebrate the season with this charming interview with Tom!--  Libertarian Santa is coming to town 

About The Guest: Tom “Liberty Claus” Arnold An 8th generation Tennessean, the end result of frontiersmen who defied the King's edict, and crossed the Appalachians in search of land and freedom. I'm a philosopher, poet, political operative, agrarian, bibliophile, and professional ditch digger, preferring the world of ideas to the following after men. Born into a family of farmers and construction workers, I diverged and immersed myself in books and learning. But ultimately I returned home and took up the working in the family construction company. My first political campaign was in 1964 at age 7, I pedaled my bike over my Nashville neighborhood handing out 500 pencils, and 500 buttons for Barry Goldwater. From that point on I was hooked. At present, I live on a small farm in Flynn's Lick, Tennessee, in a 500 sq. ft. house I share with a demented Sheltie dog. I am a past chair of the LPTN. And I'm known in all Libertarian circles as Liberty Claus. Also, Tom is probably one of the few Boomers that doesn't type in all caps. And actually listens to what young people have to say. My goal is liberty in my lifetime. At 61, I plan on living to 102.

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! 

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Nicolai Heidlas - “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree”

Voodoo Swing - “Listen to me Baby”

Joey Altruda - “The Big Payoff”

Joey Altruda - “The Knockaround (feat. Plas Johnson)


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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.

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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 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 to purchase Joey’s music. All songs used with permission from artists.



The Law Ep 17, Texas v US. You might have heard of this decision that came out just last week. A federal judge declared Obamacare unconstitutional. What’s that about?


Federal District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled that since the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare solely on Congress’ power to tax, and since the tax triggered by a failure to comply with the individual mandate of Obamacare is now set at $0, the constitutional authority for the program no longer exists.



The War On Christmas…Music With The Pecones: Sounds Like Liberty - Episode 27


In today's episode Nicky P & Lizzie examine Happy Christmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon. I know we said we needed more lyrics but give us this one, it’s a political christmas song. That’s a pretty tall order, leave it to the commies to ruin Christmas.

This week in I Heard This Happened: some another deep dive into 90’s pastiche and some Ruski piano.

Nicky’s album this week is House Plants by House Plants. Imagine if you will, pavement meets The Ataris, with a lil Dashboard Confessional, Built To Spill & The Walkmen stirred in for measure. House Plants has one of my favorite qualities music can have. It makes me feel as though I'm 14 again and lamenting that girls aren't interested in me...despite not being sure what a relationship at that age would even look like. Also, don't hate me but I'm a sucker for wordy kinda crappy lyrical phrasing...I like to call it conversational. These guys are atonal in the way this music requires. It gives it the Joe everyman turned punk-rock songmeister cred. I'll add this to my running list of music that could have been on Daria, so it definitely gets my stamp of approval.

Lizzie brings us Android’s Lust by KikiMoon, the kind of album that can get you through chores, which is a solid litmus test. All the tracks are short which helps if you don't normally have the patience for instrumental music. It's soft and tinkly throughout as if it’s taking you on a fantastical journey, albeit a low key one. It’s conversational in a different way than the aforementioned album; like the half-audible dialogue of an indie chick flick if you will.

No interview this week, instead Lizzie and I talk about the economics of Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas. A classic Jim Henson Christmas special. We also take a look at the various ways in which the War On Christmas...Music is being waged.

We Recommend
Bribing Santa - Nick Piccone
Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas
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