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!
Host Website: www.blastoffshow.com or thelaunchpadmedia.com/blastoff
Music Provided By:
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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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.