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Johnny Rocket Launch Pad Episode #148: Everything I Want to do Is Illegal (w/Joel Salatin)

June 2, 2018



Show Summary: This week we talk to the lunatic farmer himself, Joel Salatin! (Please excuse the bad audio from the landline; we did our best to clean it up.) Joel explains his unique and groundbreaking style of farming as well as his cultural philosophy. Joel Salatin brings a unique and wide-ranging perspective to the food/farm discussion.  Joel, while in love with the land, he is suspicious of government, especially as an entrepreneur. Joel, however, is distrustful of anything that diminishes the commons; his perspective brings depth and breadth from the farm and to the dinner table. This is a show everybody will love!

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About The Guest:  Joel Salatin, calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. Others who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture, and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson.  Those who don’t like him call him a bio-terrorist, Typhoid Mary, charlatan, and starvation advocate.

With a room full of debate trophies from high school and college days, 12 published books, and a thriving multi-generational family farm, he draws on a lifetime of food, farming, and fantasy to entertain and inspire audiences around the world.  He’s as comfortable moving cows in a pasture as addressing CEOs in a Wall Street business conference.

About the Co-Host: Tiffany Diaz De Leon is a 10 year Libertarian National Party member and the current Vice Chair of The Libertarian Party of Washington. She is also the Co-founder of her successful County Libertarian Party. Tiffany is the lover and activist of all things regarding freedom and liberty. When Tiffany is not working or with family, she enjoys speaking engagements, media, candidate support, graphic design, and marketing.

Guest Website:

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Books Mentioned

Salad Bar Beef (1996). ISBN 978-0-9638109-1-5

Pastured Poultry Profits (1996). ISBN 978-0-9638109-0-8

You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise (1998). ISBN 978-0-9638109-2-2

Family Friendly Farming: A Multigenerational Home-Based Business Testament (2001). ISBN 978-0-9638109-3-9

Holy Cows And Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer's Guide To Farm Friendly Food (2005). ISBN 978-0-9638109-4-6

Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front (2007).ISBN 978-0-9638109-5-

The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer (2010). ISBN 978-0-9638109-6-0

Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World. Center Street. 2011. ISBN 978-0-89296-819-0.

Fields of Farmers: Interning, Mentoring, Partnering, Germinating (2013). ISBN 978-0-9638109-7-7

The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs (2016).[15] ISBN 978-1455536979

Your Successful Farm Business: Production, Profit, Pleasure (2017). ISBN 978-0-96381-098-4

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Recorded At

Johnny's Base One, Federal Way, Washington 98003.

Johnny uses an Electrovoice RE-20 microphone, Mogami cables, DBX 286s,

ART EQ355 Dual Channel 31-Band Equalizer, Focusrite Scarlet 6i6, and smokes Camel cigarettes.

The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad is pre-recorded, mixed, and mastered by Benjamin Wiegold. The theme song of "The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad" is "Over You" Performed by The Hot Roddin' Romeos from the record Boozehounds(2014) released by Splatterhouse Wreckords