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Weld, Trump, and AOC -Nice Guys Finish Free- EP 33

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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 #33:Titan Of Choice! (W/ Robert P. Murphy) from the Mises Institute.

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Show Summary: Johnny and Raylene couldn't wait to talk to the Titan of "Choice", himself, Robert P. Murphy.  This renowned economist from the Mises Institute is well known for being and esteemed author, a co-host on the show Contra Krugman and his new show “The Bob Murphy Show” He talks about "Argumentation Ethics", environmentalism, market borders, and a variety of other topics, which you won't want to miss!  Johnny brings the Boom, Raylene brings the Bust, and Bob explains it all! 

About The Guest:  Robert P. Murphy is a Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute and Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. He is the author of many books. His latest is Contra Krugman: Smashing the Errors of America's Most Famous Keynesian. His other words include Chaos Theory, Lessons for the Young Economist, and Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action (Independent Institute, 2015) which is a modern distillation of the essentials of Mises's thought for the layperson. Murphy is co-host, with Tom Woods, of the popular podcast Contra Krugman, which is a weekly refutation of Paul Krugman's New York Times column. Robert Murphy also has his own Podcast” The Bob Murphey Show”

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):

The Bob Murphy Show , and his work at Mises

Music Provided By: 

Voodoo Swing - “So Fine”

Psycho Devilles - “Brooklyn”

Voodoo Swing - “To You My Friend”

Joey Altruda - “Smackin’ the Possum”

Books Mentioned:

Dr. Murphy is author of the books, Lessons for the Young Economist, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Great Depression and the New Deal, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Capitalism, How Privatized Banking Really Works, Study Guide for Ludwig von Mises’ Human Action, Study Guide for Murray Rothbard’s Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, and Study Guide to The Theory of Money & Credit by Ludwig von Mises.

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.

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The Law Ep 23, City of Castle Rock v Gonzalez (2005)

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In this 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court let us all know that the police have no duty to protect you from crime. Of course they don’t. The criminal justice system is designed to punish people who commit crimes, not stop them from being committed. So protect yourself. Protect your family. Police are not designed to do it.

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Taking The Piss Out Of Em With Alan Mosley: Sounds Like Liberty: Episode 35

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In today's episode Nicky P & Lizzie examine Peace Train by Cat Stevens. Is this our first divided vote on SLL?
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This week in I Heard This Happened: We have all the feels today with some melodic hardcore and something a little harder to define.

Nicky picked self-titled debut Astronoid by Astronoid. I’m calling this rock because I’m honestly not sure what genre it is. It reminds me of pop-punk but is far too atmospheric to wear the label well. Somewhere between Four Year Strong, 30 Seconds To Mars and The Used smothered in Mew. I often say the best advice in music is more reverb and they heeded my advice unknowingly and I’m yet again proven absolutely correct.The album finds a nice pocket where it’s got an assaulting drum beat underneath a soupy wash of vocals and synths with occasional bits of guitar riff peaking out and I find it damn fabulous.
https://blood-music.bandcamp.com/album/astronoid

Lizzie’s pick is Hindsight by Hometown Losers. She doesn’t know genres, just feelings. This melodic hardcore record reminds her of the angst of her younger years with clever lyrics about death and that’s all she needed to soothe her soul. This EP also happens to have roaring vocals and some solid hooks.
https://hometownlosers.bandcamp.com/album/hindsight

Alan Mosley is half of the hilarious duo over at Postcards from Somalia and host of The Gold Standard podcast we talk about a myriad of maddening topics. If you aren’t in line for the bonus content already this is one that’s worth signing up to hear.

Alan Recommends
Los Lonely Boys - Los Lonely Boys
http://bit.ly/2SJtR38
John Mayer - Where the Light is
http://bit.ly/2E7cEsx
Oscar Peterson - Night Train
http://bit.ly/2SHImo9
Eagles - Greatest Hits (Double Disc)
http://bit.ly/2E6NKJm
Michael Buble - It’s Time
http://bit.ly/2GDIjDf

Find all the episodes at ancapmusic.com
http://www.ancapmusic.com
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https://spoti.fi/2MFxkKG
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Postcards From Somalia Episode 31: A Modern Proposal

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On this episode Sherry and Alan give you their usual unadulterated opinions on abortion. 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.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/littleLproductions

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Les Misérables - The Last Nighters - Episode 58

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We are joined by special guest, Alex Hay, to sing our way through the 2012 musical version of Victor Hugo's, "Les Miserables".

The film takes place in France during the early 19th century and tells the story of Jean Valjean who, while being hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The story reaches resolution against the background of the June Rebellion.

It's a story of redemption for one character, and a relentless pursuit for another. There is love at first sight in the midst of a revolution that will never come.

Join us next week as we cover the movie "Brazil" in tribute to our friend, Lewis Liberman.

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Bill Weld and the Green New Deal-Nice Guys Finish Free- EP 32

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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 #32: Defender of Capitalism! (W/ Luke Ensor) from the Mises Caucus.

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Show Summary: So just what is the Mises Caucus, and what is their mission here on earth? Well, this week we talk to a fellow defender of liberty, economic time traveler and vice chair of the Mises Caucus, Luke Ensor! Luke wants to promote Austrian economics into the party and to advocate applying the science of human action—praxeology—in Libertarian Party efforts to counter modern-day Statism, and bring justice to the galaxy! Well, so listen to one of the Defenders of Capitalism, Luke Ensor!

About The Guest:  Luke Ensor grew up in a Republican household,  he saw politics as being important to what happens in life as opposed to sports. Luke had read Heritage and National Review for years; he was also a Romney primary voter in 2012 in PA when the only two choices were Romney and Ron Paul because (among other reasons) he was scared of Iran. Luke had his paradigm shattered with a YouTube trilogy called "Law Without Government",  Ensor then stumbled around before finding Larken Rose and the Mises Institute, and he became an anti-political anarchist for a few years, and then he  rethought his  positions but was not impressed with Johnson/Weld, got more heavily involved in the party after the 2016 election.  Luke met Michael Heise through this freedom-oriented club  Luke runs, and hit it off pretty well with him and found that they very similar ideologically when he formed the LPMC he texted him  asking if I'd help him out and he said: “I'd be honored.”

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):

Mises Caucus

Music Provided By: 

Psycho Devilles - "Thrills for Sure"

Psycho Devilles - "Man's Ruin"

Joey Altruda - "The Big Payoff"

Psycho Devilles - "Beg and I Beg"

 

Books Mentioned:

Human Action- Ludwig Von Mises

The Road To serfdom- F.A. Hayek

 

 

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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Don’t you Dare Generalize Me With Eric Hailar : Sounds Like Liberty - Episode 34

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In today's episode Nicky P & Lizzie examine You Don’t Own Me by Leslie Gore. Sure there are a few weak points, but it really is about personal liberty...right?
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This week in I Heard This Happened: Moody pop from Akron and some Jazz(?) from the great northwest

Nicky’s pick First Appearance by G.S. Schray is downright elegant and meanders through all sorts of sonic spaces. A literal cave of wonders in its ambient marvels. You could describe the sound by imagining that Vince Geraldi got way into 80s synth pop & started listening to The Sea & Cake and Indie movie scores exclusively. Every few measures bring some new musical idea to each track. It never sits in one place long enough to get stale & ebbs and flows with smooth instrumental and dynamic shifts constantly.
http://gsschray.bandcamp.com/album/first-appearance

Lizzie’s pick is Shakes by WA artist lissikeyj. The album is mostly instrumential. Think Boney James from the 90’s. The vocalist sounds eerily like Rufus Wainwright on the title track. The album is all over the place but if you are in the mood for smooth jazz this could be a band worth checking out.
https://lissikeyj.bandcamp.com/album/shakes

This week’s interview is with the one and only Eric Hailar host of a podcast by the name of The Rebel with a Cause. We talk metal; celebrity music fails; and inappropriate jokes.

Eric Recommends
Ride the Lightning - Metallica
http://bit.ly/2Sqn1zu
Black Flag
http://bit.ly/2StLlQP
Sonic Brew - The Black Label Society
http://bit.ly/2SBgW3r
Husker Du - Warehouse:Stories and Songs
http://bit.ly/2Su3luw
Pablo Francisco - Bits and Peices
http://bit.ly/2Swuqx4

Find all the episodes at ancapmusic.com
http://www.ancapmusic.com
Check out the show’s spotify soundtrack here:
https://spoti.fi/2MFxkKG
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Postcards From Somalia Episode 31: Stop Killing Babies

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On this episode Sherry and Alan give you their unadulterated opinion on how to solve the problem of abortion. 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.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/littleLproductions

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