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Action Point - The Last Nighters - Episode 49

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We tackle a listener-suggested movie in Johnny Knoxville's Action Point. As he says, it's a mixed bag, but has some pretty good libertarianish points in it.

The whole movie is about a guy fighting regulations, litigiousness, and political correctness culture with an emphatic emphasis on personal responsibility - with stunts - all wrapped around a nothing story with a flimsy plot. This one was a lot of fun.

We will back next week discussing the Outlaw King, available now on Netflix.

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Are we going into recession

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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 #24 Freedom’s Globetrotter! (W/Lawrence W. Reed)

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Show Summary:  This week we have on the President of the Foundation of Economic Education! In this episode, Larry Reed talks about FEE, his experiences, and how history is a great way to communicate to people. The Leaders of many publications may know FEE president Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed as an economist, historian, and popular speaker; a former university professor and department chair, and somebody you don’t want to miss! Don’t miss this episode with one of our biggest guest!

About The Guest: Lawrence W. (“Larry”) Reed became president of FEE in 2008 after serving as chairman of its board of trustees in the 1990s and both writing and speaking for FEE since the late 1970s. Prior to becoming FEE’s president, he served for 20 years as president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan. He also taught economics full-time from 1977 to 1984 at Northwood University in Michigan and chaired its department of economics from 1982 to 1984.

He holds a B.A. in economics from Grove City College (1975) and an M.A. degree in history from Slippery Rock State University (1978), both in Pennsylvania. He holds two honorary doctorates, one from Central Michigan University (public administration, 1993) and Northwood University (laws, 2008).

A champion for liberty, Reed has authored over 1,000 newspaper columns and articles and dozens of articles in magazines and journals.

 

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):

FEE.org

 

Music Provided By: 

Mars Attacks - “You’ll Never Break Me”

Voodoo Swing - “So Fine”

Psycho Devilles - “Flames”

Joey Altruda - “The Big Payoff”

 

Books Mentioned:

Real Heroes (2016)

Excuse Me Professor (2015)

A Republic if you can Keep It (2012)

Great Myths of the Great Depression (2015)

Are We Rome? (2015)

Striking The Root (2008)

 

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

 

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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
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  • 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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The Law Ep 15, Salinas v. Texas, The Supreme Court holds that in order to assert your right to remain silent, you can not be silent. I am not kidding.

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Genoveno Salinas was being questioned by police in connection with a double shotgun murder. He refused to answer a question about his shotgun. The government was allowed to use his silence against him, as evidence of his guilt, at trial. Doesn’t that violate the right to remain to silent? Not according to the Supreme Court.

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From Beans To Boss With Jay Caetano: Sounds Like Liberty - Episode 25

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In today's episode Nicky P & Lizzie examine The Message by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. Obviously a classic in the world of hip-hop, this song paints a bleak portrait of reality. I think they draw different conclusions why things are the way they are but i’m sure you’ll see what i see.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PobrSpMwKk4

This week in I Heard This Happened: some Nicky P original material & some Christmas Jazz...

Nicky’s album this week is Vol. 1 by Puma Thurman. I won’t wax poetic because it’s my own album. Me and a bunch of my dad friends released create adventure rock. Most of the songs are about movies. Enjoy!
http://www.pumarocks.com

Lizzie brings us Luminous by Betty’s Bounce, a Django Reinhardt inspired gypsy jazz take on some holiday classics. Nothing to belabor just some fun takes on some seasonal classics...maybe Liz is taking this gypsy jazz thing too far.
https://bettysbounce.bandcamp.com/album/luminous

This week’s interview is with Jae Caetano, host of Anarcho Inc & Owner Of Anarcho Coffee. This is a serious businessman taking the capitalist part of Anarcho-Capitalist real seriously. We had a fantastic discussion, sadly most of it didn’t make the episode. To hear all sorts of business talk and coffee process sign up for patreon access.
http://www.anarchocoffee.com
http://www.anarchoinc.com

Jay Recommends (Spotify Playlists)
Libertarian
https://open.spotify.com/user/credulus/playlist/35raUugR0DjW4sSbSBAhde?si=CofoSkDyTfmaRyPsk37muw
Classic Punk
https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX3LDIBRoaCDQ?si=6H8PBsy4SBmdzJL4TqgyzQ
Coffeehouse
https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX6ziVCJnEm59?si=t9Cg3eQVST2S3zKVY3_HfA
Rumjacks
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0w2KUuMj7dvP8dV4tzoltd?si=07_QjmrARRanPZfHVrEeWw
Classic Hip Hop
https://open.spotify.com/user/128432302/playlist/5XGUi7wuXAOCHCT5LpBQor?si=LXgtEn5HTvaBNzKvN4h4NQ

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Postcards From Somalia Episode 22: Borders Baybay!

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On this episode Sherry and Alan riff on the latest border debacle. 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 Lord of the Rings - The Last Nighters - Episode 48

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It’s December so come in and cozy up by the fires of Mount Doom. We venture into Mordor with the Anarchist Mom (www.AnarchistMom.com) to talk about one of her favorites in novel and film lore, the Lord of the Rings. It is one of our favorite movies and it has some interesting themes that when viewed from a Rothbardian perspective, are quite compelling. Though Tolkien was not a fan of allegory, you can clearly see the influence that his ideological beliefs had in his work which has influenced generations in the genre.

Meat's back on the menu boys!

Join us next week as we discuss the new Johnny Knoxville film, Action Point!

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Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode # 23: Ballot Access Blues! (W/D. Frank Robinson)

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Show Summary:  There is no shortage of great liberty leaders in the United States with integrity, strength, and vision, but there is something standing in their way, the ballot box. This week we welcome D. Frank Robinson one of the earliest members of the Libertarian Party, chaired the Constitution, Bylaws and the Rules Committee at the founding LP convention in 1972 and authored the 7/8ths rule. Unlike Democrats or Republicans, independents and third parties have to fight their way onto the ballot in all 50 states. Only the judiciary can step up and overturn this arbitrary, irrational and discriminatory set of laws and statutes. Listen to find out how!

About The Guest: D. Frank Robinson was Born in Oklahoma in 1942. He Attended the University of Central Oklahoma and the  University of Oklahoma. Mr. Robinson is currently a Member of the Libertarian Party Judicial Committee. D. Frank Robinson, one of the earliest members of the Libertarian Party, chaired the Constitution, Bylaws and Rules Committee at the founding LP convention in 1972 and authored the 7/8ths rule for amending the LP Statement of Principles with David Nolan’s concurrence. D. Frank is now writing a novel as time permits.

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):

Ballot access news

Frank Robinson (Facebook)

Music Provided By: 

Rockabilly Kitty Rose - “Up Side Down (You Turned My)”

Johnny Mercury - “Hillbilly Rave Up”

Hot Roddin’ Romeos - “Moonlight”

Books Mentioned:

None

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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The Law Ep 14, NCAA v. Tarkanian, The 14th Amendment, state action and college basketball.

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The NCAA ordered UNLV to fire its head basketball coach, Jerry Tarkanian, back in the ‘80’s. Tarkanian sued, claiming the NCAA violated his due process rights. But the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, said the NCAA was a private organization and not subject to such a lawsuit.

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You Know Everyone? With Alex Shaw: Sounds Like Liberty - Episode 24

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In today's episode Nicky P & Lizzie examine Anthem by Rush. I shouldn’t need to say much about this one, it’s literally based on an Ayn Rand book’s themes. It’s also a kick ass rock song without being overly complex in lyric or musicality.

This week in I Heard This Happened: different Jazz’s. Does that make sense? I said it cause it sounds confusing..

Nicky’s album this week is Underwater by Elephant Gym. Somewhere between jazz, funk, modern prog and hip hop, this album is great of purely thinky music. It keeps spiraling down, down, down. It’s primarily instrumental but does incorporate a few different vocalist on the second half. My favorite part is where the MC on Bad Dream keeps shifting between what I assume is Japanese and English.

Lizzie brings us Sprinkled Eyes by Dotschy Reinhardt. An interesting jazz guitar slash singer songwriter album by an German artist. It has moments where it carries the breezy feeling of Corrine Bailey Rae but with a more complicated guitar emphasis. Clearly trying to show off some jazz chops. Uber-feminist that I am *chuckle* I’m always happy to promote lady guitar players, maybe it’ll rub off on my daughter and get her away from Rihanna. I’d like to add that the english as a second language accent is endearing to me, especially since it;s jazz.

This week’s interview is with Alex Shaw, host of The Classical Liberal Podcast. Alex is I believe our first non-Ancap but I couldn’t resist having him on because his pod is super-duper entertaining. And as a guest he delivered the goods. (Seriously, sign up for the patreon because i had to cut out too much for time reasons.

Check Alex out at http://www.recuro.org
Or follow him on twitter @shawdog21

Alex Recommends
Underoath - Define the Great Line
Bobby Caldwell - Cat in the Hat
The Used - In Love & Death
Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

Find all the episodes at ancapmusic.com
Check out the show’s spotify soundtrack here.
Prefer Youtube? Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

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