Show Summary: Turning the tide! As Jeff Berwick takes control over vital supply routes in Anarchapulco, freedom forces invade a key planet, the darkened world of Guevara, where popular radio host and podcaster Ian Freeman sets up his pirate radio station, in hopes of changing culture. Ian Freeman is the host of "Free Talk Live", a nationally syndicated libertarian talk show heard on over 200 AM/FM radio stations nationwide. He is also a blogger at FreeKeene.com and moved to New Hampshire as part of the NH Freedom Migration in 2006. He's also a crypto-evangelist and has helped local business owners and others accept cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. In the midst of helping Ian Freeman make some waves over the Guevaraian capital, Johnny Rocket, and Raylene are called away to the planet YAL in the Hazlitt system to meet up Maj Cliff Maloney to discuss top secret plans to win back Earth. Johnny’s Squadron is now temporarily placed under the command of Ground Control, a dry and temperamental leader. Will Ian Freeman change hearts and minds and make some airwaves on the planet Guevara? Will Johnny’s Squadron be able to provide adequate defense during his departure to YAL?
About the Guest: Ian Freeman is the host of "Free Talk Live", a nationally syndicated libertarian talk show heard on over 200 AM/FM radio stations nationwide. He is also a blogger at FreeKeene.com and moved to New Hampshire as part of the NH Freedom Migration in 2006. He's also a crypto-evangelist and has helped local business owners and others accept cryptocurrency like Bitcoin.
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, supportblastoff.com, and thelaunchpadmedia.com/blastoff
Guest Website(s): Free Talk Live, LRN.FM, and Freekeene.com
Music Provided By:
Psycho Devilles - “Brooklyn”
Psycho Devilles - “Blue Flame”
The Go Getters - “Rocket Trip”
Books Mentioned: None
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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.