Show Summary: Spike Cohen is a podcaster who runs Muddied Waters Media and is an ally of performance artist Vermin Supreme, who ran for the Libertarian Party’s Presidential nomination in 2020. As a matter of fact, The Libertarian National Convention has selected Spike Cohen to be their Vice-Presidential nominee. He will be joining the ticket with Jo Jorgensen as she leads the Libertarian Party for the 2020 Election. Spike understands that the Libertarian Party’s Platform is an attempt to compromise between different positions and he completely respects that, but as an individual candidate, his policy is anarchy. Mr. Cohen is not only a comedian, but he holds the ideals of liberty near and dear to his heart. This week we Blast Off! with not only the first millennial candidate but also the very first professional podcaster on the ticket, Mr. Spike Cohen! This was one of our favorite shows!
About the Guest: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Jeremy "Spike" Cohen (born June 28, 1982) is an American activist, entrepreneur, and podcaster. He is the Libertarian Party's nominee for vice president of the United States in the 2020 election.
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:
Psycho DeVilles - “Thrills for Sure”
Reckless Ones - “Cold Hands”
Books Mentioned: None
Previous Shows with Guest: None
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Martian Outpost Studios: Phoenix, Arizona 85008
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.