Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #59: Electric Libertyland/Blast Off! Thanksgiving Cornucopia of Superfun 2019!! (w/Lions of Liberty)
Show Summary: On this week’s Electric Libertyland, Brian, Marc, and John are joined for their traditional liberty Thanksgiving feast by the “Blast Off” @onthelaunchpad crew of Johnny “Rocket” Adams and Raylene Lightheart. All the drinks, all the fun, all the liberty. Happy Turkey Day!
About the Guest: Marc Clair (Editor-in-chief)- (articles)
After being inspired by the Presidential 2008 Presidential campaign of Ron Paul to become an open advocate for the ideas of liberty, Marc co-founded the Lions of Liberty brand and website with three of his fellow Penn State alumni. That website soon evolved from opinion pieces and daily news articles into the Lions of Liberty podcast.
John Odermatt – (articles)
John, otherwise known as Odie, developed an interest in politics and economics at a young age. In 2007, John’s eyes were opened when a fellow contributor to this site, Marc Clair, introduced him to a unique Republican, Congressman Ron Paul. Ever since then, a significant amount of his free time has been dedicated to reading and studying the ideals of liberty. When John is not fervently defending liberty, he earns a living working in Project Controls for an engineering company. John is the host and producer of “Felony Friday” on the Lions of Liberty Podcast, which takes a deep look at the problems within the criminal justice system.
Brian McWilliams – (articles)
Brian McWilliams is a native Philadelphian currently living in Los Angeles and practicing public relations and stand up comedy with equal aplomb. His passion and concern for liberty was realized during Ron Paul’s 2008 campaign, which shed light on the troubling initiatives our government was embracing that infringed on the tenets that the United States was founded upon. Brian is the host and producer of “Electric Libertyland,” the Lions of Liberty Podcast’s weekly Wednesday look at current events, culture and comedy through a liberty lens.
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 the Libertarian Party of Washington State and also serves as Region 3 alternate. She also is on the board of the 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!
Music Provided By Ralph Rebel-Set em Up Joe
Books Mentioned: None
Previous Shows with Guest: None
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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.