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Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #28: Losing my Religion! (w/ Marc Montoni)

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Show Summary:  Johnny and Raylene get to know the chair of the Radical Caucus, the Libertarian wing of the Libertarian Party, in this interview with Marc Montoni!  He talks about what being radical means, and why it's important for the movement.  Being personally responsible for initiating 1,200 party memberships, he shows that being boldly principled is no deterrent to the party, but instead, imperative to its survival, naysayers be damned!  His no-nonsense honest approach to liberty goes straight to the root and inspires others to live their beliefs, and we can't wait for you to hear the show! It’s also how liberty made him lose his religion.

 

About The Guest: Marc Montoni is one of the co-founders of the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus. Marc loves his philosophy his cars, and his family. (Bio was lost in a data dump on PC) Just check out the http://www.lpradicalcaucus.org

 

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):

http://www.lpradicalcaucus.org

 

Music Provided By: 

The Turbo A.C.’s - “Nomads”

The Go Getters - “Ring of Fire”

Rockabilly Kitty Rose - “Black Cherry Tree”

Books Mentioned:

 

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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SUBSCRIBERS RECEIVE:

  • Early access to new episodes before the official release
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  • 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 19, Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) - SCOTUS says that the government can not cage you unless they provide you with an attorney.

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Clarence Earl Gideon was charged with a felony in a Florida state court. He asked for an attorney but was denied under the then existing Florida law. Acting pro se, he was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison. The SCOTUS, in a unanimous ruling, declared that the state can not exercise its power to jail a criminal defendant unless it provides an attorney. The Sixth Amendment “right to counsel” is actually a limitation on government power.

When he was retried, with a lawyer this time, he was acquitted after less than an hour of jury deliberation.

Gideon v. Wainwright
https://www.oyez.org/cases/1962/155

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I’m Hungry, Let’s Eat With Dann Reid: Sounds Like Liberty - Episode 30

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In today's episode Nicky P & Lizzie examine Silent Running by Mike + The Mechanics. It’s everybody’s favorite sleeper anarchist anthem from the 80’s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep7W89I_V_g

This week in I Heard This Happened: some Preo & Pop-Rock.

Nicky’s album this week is Spending Eternity In A Japanese Convenience Store by Forests, The band hails from Singapore. So, I suppose it was bound to happen. Those techy Asian musicians were gonna smash Prog & emo together eventually. Frankly I’m glad. No genre picking. The record came out New years day. I would describe it as Chon meets Built To Spill meets Boys Night Out. The songs all have intricate & interesting parts but somehow it manages to be a singalong manufacturing device at the same time. Why do asian bands always seem to slay face? Is it genetic or just a function of the best stuff manages to make it here, the world may never know.
, http://weareforests.bandcamp.com/album/spending-eternity-in-a-japanese-convenience-store

Lizzie brings us Sneekin Out The Back Door by The Sneeks. This Detroit band has loads of musical groove, which is unfortunatels offset by their vocalist’s NPR Bob Dylan impersonation.. Liz described the EP as ‘silly and fun’. Note that her favorite track is entitled Basic Shit; You can give it a listen and see if you agree with me that the whole record is just that.
https://thesneeks.bandcamp.com/album/sneekin-out-the

This week’s interview is with Dann Reid, of the Culinary Libertarian Podcast. Dann sits down & chats with us about food, Gene Simmons & my perceptions of Detroit.
https://www.culinarylibertarian.com/

Dann Recommends
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRxofEmo3HA
Edie Gourmet & Steve Lawrence
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eaTrXsUaiM&list=OLAK5uy_nQlp6fH6TTfrVZXvP3vyeS0GJxPM_P5vo
Killer Queen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS54zmuEY3s
Jailbreak 74/Powerridge - AC/DC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvFxTpnxk8s&list=PL2d6qnP70fFc-2OvxE3fHoCqFKSfTRPE3
Aretha Franklin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3EZsZl1nqA&list=OLAK5uy_l1AOPRIIHgcrVdaPq6QLjjWE0ljVSE2qc

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Postcards From Somalia Episode 27: Che Guevara and Baby Orange Man

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On this dive Sherry and Alan discuss the newest power hungry brainiac in politics, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and the twitter feud with Donald Trump Jr. 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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Death Wish - The Last Nighters - Episode 53

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Charles Bronson vs. Bruce Willis (who would win?)

The original is one of the classic revenge thrillers that has that satisfying edge of the bad guys getting what’s coming to them. Also shows the incompetence of government to “solve” the problem and how individuals accepting the responsibility for their own safety is a much more effective solution.

The remake has a similar air to it, but tones down the social commentary by our hero and focuses more on the cat and mouse with the ridiculous final villain.

In both however, the government has a monopoly on police services and has no incentive to actually solve the problem. Their biggest concern is “how it looks”, so they bury statistics that are unfavorable to their perception. Another funny thing was how hard they were hunting the “vigilante” and they had literally dozens of people in the room all working the case - such a huge waste of resources.

Come back next week for our episode on Smallfoot with special guest, Rocky Ferrenburg.

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Talking to the Left and the Right -Nice Guys Finish Free- EP 27

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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 #27: The Influencer! (w/ Jason Stapleton)

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Show Summary:  Jason Stapleton joins Johnny and Raylene to talk about his passion for creating a sphere of influence and self-empowerment through financial independence and working smarter, not harder.  He is well known for his work with marketing, branding, and running successful businesses while also educating people on libertarian ideas.  He talks about the new direction he's taking The Jason Stapleton Program in, where he focuses less on the problems of government and instead wants to inspire and challenge his listeners to embrace where they make personal changes in their lives and culture.  Check it out!

About The Guest: Jason Stapleton is an American podcaster, political and economic commentator, and investigative reporter. He is the host of The Jason Stapleton Program. He was part of the tv show The Tesla Files on The History Channel. Stapleton espouses libertarian principles, which he advocates for on his podcast as The Five Principles of Liberty. The Five Principles of Liberty that are advocated for on his show are Limited Government, Individualism, Peace, Tolerance, and Free Markets. His show typically discusses current political and economic events and how they pertain to these principles.

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):

Jason Stapleton.com

The Jason Stapleton Program

Music Provided By: 

Hot Roddin' Romeos - "Moonlight"

Mars Attacks - "Leavin' It All Behind"

Voodoo Swing - "My Greasy Hair"

Books Mentioned:

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 18, Utah v. Strieff (2016) - SCOTUS rules that evidence found after an unconstitutional stop can still be used against you.

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A 5-3 majority held that a violation of Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures does not matter if excluding the tainted evidence would unnecessarily hurt the state’s interest in obtaining convictions. The dissenters, Sotomayor, Kagan, and Ginsburg, were correct and took the libertarian position.

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Bet You Didn’t Know With Sherry Voluntary: Sounds Like Liberty - Episode 29

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In today's episode Nicky P & Lizzie examine Declaration Day by Iced Earth. I love a song with those Dio notes. Does this song truly live up to it’s charge, or is it simply trading one master for another?
https://youtu.be/EZnB9fv0GBA

This week in I Heard This Happened: some guitar prog & vintage rock throwback.

Nicky’s album this week is Everything That Is You by Thrailkill, which sounds a bit like Satriani if he decided to incorporate Fusion into Djent and spent a summer as the guitarist for Chevelle...probably better than that honestly. The songs take the prog tact where they have to be genuinely difficult to follow but at least some of those riffs on top of riffs are catchy. I’m always grateful when synth work seems to be an integral part of any album and this is especially rare in Guitar-prog where it is often left out to feature more guitar. I’m surprised when a guitar centered group doesn’t make that mistake. In the same vein I’m a big fan of the list of contributing players on the album. It’s always awesome to see killer players featuring those around them. As a musician there is too often a tendency to jockey for dominance as opposed to sell your own voice.
http://mammothprog.bandcamp.com/album/everything-that-is-you

Lizzie brings us Moves by Moves, something, somewhere in the vein of Wilco, Alabama Shakes & St. Paul & Broken Bones with just a bit of Florence & The Machine. Bursting with good grooves & sweet harmonies from it’s multiple lead vocalists. Surprisingly the mood actually held liz’s attention for an entire album.
https://thebandmoves.bandcamp.com/album/moves

This week’s interview is with Sherry Voluntary, anarchist podcaster & radio personality. Check her out on The Sherry Voluntary Show or Postcards From Somalia.
https://www.facebook.com/sherryvoluntary/
https://www.facebook.com/postcardsfromsomalia/

Sherry Recommends
Houses Of The Holy - Led Zepellin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRnKvXqti6M&list=PLrsbQkjm7ZKDW7cKYRuA90FCVeg_1Q4T7
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLfcwDZ5GzQ&list=OLAK5uy_ndq6w5zI1LOcX3VaBQsjEWe6gcGGizwvA
Exodus - Bob Marley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdlhMrHMcRc&list=PLA0FCD8C71A9FACD3
Robert Johnson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKI8Mo_v3d4&list=PLlu4hx7GfQgxQQq-5AaDFzn-EVvsQO2se
Digital Underground
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBsjggc5jHM&list=RDEMHUxKrH1iDkqdSCQhRw1LFA&start_radio=1
Pulse - Pink Floyd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHER1RmSqA8&list=PLVf8YBuGV4i69FQd1dsROLkbjoTNPiGI9
Duke Ellington
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsgPwIWkFRI

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Postcards From Somalia Episode 26: Ben Shapiro Is A Monsterous Ass Part Deux

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On this episode Sherry and Alan revisit that Neo-Conniest of Neo-Cons. That bootlicker extraordinaire! Ben Shapiro. 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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