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 AustroLibertarian.com.
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
Austrolibertarian.com and his work at Mises Institute
Music Provided By:
The Chop Tops - “Bitch”
Psycho Devilles - “Supercharger”
Voodoo Swing - “Chokin’ the Chicken”
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Recorded At :
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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.