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Sounds Like Liberty: Episode 38


Free Your Mind by En Vogue in today’s analysis. Is there something inherently libertarian about inclusivity? Find out.

Get smooth with some soft rock and then get rowdy with power pop in I Heard This Happened.

Nicky went with Try And Begin by NY band UV Rays The entire album has this incredibly strange mix of California pop-punk and 90’s female fronted alternative groups like Veruca Salt & The Breeders. There are moments where it has the shimmer and technical bits I might expect from the theme music to an anime.

Liz’ pick is City Pop by Amsterdam artist Benny Sings . It has a sound like Metronomy and Phoenix with a heavy dose of 70’s soft rock smoothness. It’s a summery breath of fresh air.

Mason Joseph is the other half of the Tasting Anarchy podcast. He adds fuel to the fire of our awkward conversation & we know how much nick loves awkward conversation.

Mason Recommends
The Decemberists - The King is Dead
Future Islands - Singles
Sparta - Wiretap Scars
The Mountain Goats - All Hail West Texas
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

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Postcards From Somalia Episode 35: The Jussie Smollett That Wasn’t


On this episode you’ll come along with Alan and Sherry as they never talk about Jussie Smollett. You can catch more of Alan on The Gold Standard at , and Sherry on The Sherry Voluntary Show at
You can find audio versions of both shows by searching for “sherry voluntary” or “the gold standard” on your favorite podcasting platforms.


The Thin Blue Line Game:

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - The Last Nighters - Episode 61


We do an analysis of the Coen Brothers latest effort, the Ballad of Buster Scruggs. It's a series of 6-western themed vignettes with the requisite Coen-quirkiness. Each story has a few interesting points for the sake of our discussion...and what do you know, it comes out to enough for a show.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs recounts the narrative of a sharp-shooting vocalist. In Near Algodones, a would be bank-robber gets his due to say the very least. Meal Ticket is a dreary story around two fatigued weary traveling entertainers. All Gold Canyon is an nearly one man show about a miner digging for gold, while a lady finds a startling level of adoration, alongside a portion of life's savage incongruity, on a wagon train over the prairies in The Gal Who Got Rattled. And lastly, spooky feels frequent The Mortal Remains as a Woman downpours judgment upon a diverse group of fellow carriage companions each with a different philosophy on life.

We throw about ten minutes at each story and this falls right into Robert’s wheelhouse. Join us for the lively discussion.

And next week, get ready, we’re doing the goofy classic My Cousin Vinny with our lawyer friend, and fellow podcaster, Patrick MacFarlane of the Liberty Weekly Podcast.

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Reel Unconventional Film Analysis.

We use movies as a starting point for people who may not be familiar with this way of thinking.

The point is to show what anarchy actually is with instances that are presented in film.


Modern Monetary Theory -Nice Guys Finish Free- EP 34


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.

Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #34: Behold the Austro-Libertarian! (W/C.Jay Engel) from the Mises Institute.


Show Summary: Johnny at the helm of “Liberty One”, and Raylene armed with her “Ray of Truth” travel far across the galactic sea of statism in search of the Austro-Libertarian himself C. Jay Engel! Alone on a desolate world of socialism and communism, the Austro-Libertarian C.Jay Engel stands alone and does what he can to fend off evil.  C. Jay Engel advances the Austro-Libertarian tradition of economic and political thought, especially as it has been articulated by the likes of the original libertarian cosmonauts: Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, and Hans-Hermann Hoppe. The Austro-Libertarian separates his beliefs from libertarianism technically defined; The Austro Libertarian pulls no punches when he tends to favor culturally traditional western traditions in contrast with left-libertarianism. So Behold the Austro Libertarian on episode #34  of Blast Off with Johnny Rocket!

About The Guest:  C.Jay Engel is a business owner and entrepreneur who lives with his wife and two children in northern California. He is especially interested in wealth accumulation and preservation in our era of rogue Central Banking. He is an avid reader of the Austro-libertarian literature and a dedicated proponent of private property and sound money. He is the creator and editor of

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! 

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Guest Website(s): and his work at Mises Institute

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The Chop Tops - “Bitch”

Psycho Devilles - “Supercharger”

Voodoo Swing - “Chokin’ the Chicken”

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The Law Ep 25, Timbs v Indiana (2019)


Tyson Timbs pled guilty to a $400 drug transaction in Indiana. Government agents used that as pretext to steal his $42,000 car he purchased with money he got from his dad’s death. The US Supreme Court held that the 8th Amendment’s prohibition against excessive fines applies to the states.


Feelin Hippy Dippy With Ben Pangie: Sounds Like Liberty: Episode 37


In today's episode Nicky P & Lizzie examine Signs by The Five Man Electric Band. No need to even guess where this one goes if you’ve ever heard it...but how riled will I get?

Synthpop and Stoner Metal this week in I Heard This Happened.

Nicky’s pick is Swedish metal band Ordos with The End. I really enjoyed the textured approach to vocals on the record. Some Jim Morrison-esqe cleans next to some Tray Sanders styled grows really works.
There is a fantastic squelch on the guitars that is incredibly appealing. They’re crazy thick but somehow smooth & never drop the heavy. They’re not exactly breaking the sludge/stoner mold here but fans of the genre probably see that as a feature not a bug. I certainly do.

Liz’ went for some Synthpop with Pastel Skies by Detuned Goom. It sounds like the ‘80 we wish there was. You would have looked fab in those leg warmers.It is not completely instrumental but the vocals are so oddly tonal that they are almost like another instrument. It’s really smooth overall like the poly windbreaker I imagine this artist wearing.

Ben Pangie is host of the Homesteads and Homeschools podcast and graces us with his exasperation...Nicky has that effect on people.

Ben Recommends
Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show - Sloppy Seconds
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
Elmer Gantry’s Velvet Opera - Velvet Opera
Dan Deacon - Spiderman of the Rings (w/ Wham City)
Sublime - 40oz to Freedom

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Postcards From Somalia Episode 34: Tinfoil Dreams and Gay Frog Screams


On this episode Sherry and Alan take up conspiracy theories. You can catch more of Alan on The Gold Standard at , and Sherry on The Sherry Voluntary Show at
You can find audio versions of both shows by searching for “sherry voluntary” or “the gold standard” on your favorite podcasting platforms.


The Thin Blue Line Game:


Incredibles 2 - The Last Nighters - Episode 60


We don our super suits one more time and get back into the fray with Incredibles 2. Brad Bird is posing some questions here that we really enjoyed even though the movie plot has a few holes and never truly resolves.

Helen is called on to help bring Supers back, and Bob must juggle the daily heroics of home life. But when a new villain arises with a sinister plot, the Parrs meet the challenge together!

We'll be back next with the Ballad of Buster Scruggs, catch the newest Coen brothers film on Netflix and then give us a listen.

The Law Ep 24, Warren v District of Columbia (1981)


Continuing the theme from last week, in this case from the DC Court of Appeals, we are told “A government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any particular individual citizen.”