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As weeks go by with the economy stuck on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many economists are starting to sound the alarm that the impact of our economy screeching to a halt could cause as much, if not more longterm death and prolonged hardship than the virus itself. Dan J. Mitchell, a libertarian economist with a Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University and founder for the Center for American Prosperity is amongst those economists raising his voice in concern. Mitchell joins The Brian Nichols Show today to discuss one of his more recent articles that discusses that very concern, titled, "The Temporary Tradeoff Between Health Outcomes and Economic Outcomes". Listen as we discuss his article and then dig deeper into the dangers of a stagnant economy as it pertains to both the economic and physical health of the nation and more! Find Dan Mitchell Online- Website: https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/danieljmitchell Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanMitchellEconomist/ Dan's Article, "The Temporary Tradeoff Between Health Outcomes and Economic Outcomes": https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2020/03/24/the-temporary-tradeoff-between-health-outcomes-and-economic-outcomes/?fbclid=IwAR105jX2H2WTyekeTWBBKoGl3mopJcxIlBqWwygApha-zOq9sosMu2ZKLZcSupport The Brian Nichols Show
The Libertarian Party is the largest, pro-liberty political organization in the United States, yet the LP has never surpassed 3.5% in a nationwide election. So, what's the problem...? Is it the message, or the party? Well, my guest today believes that part of the problem is the party, which is why he's made it his goal to bring his private sector expertise to the LP and is seeking to be the next chairman of the Libertarian Party. Returning to The Brian Nichols Show is the "Libertarian-in-Chief", Todd Hagopian! Todd joined the show last year to discuss the Libertarian Party, the greater libertarian movement, and to dig into the upcoming 2020 presidential election and who should lead the LP as the nominee. This time, Todd joins the show to discuss his candidacy to be the next chairman of the LP, with his main goals being to professionalize the party, create consistent branding for the party, and to focus on winning targeted, local elections. Later, Todd answers questions from the audience, ranging from "What are some mistakes the LP has made, and what are some things they've done right?" to "How important is it for the LP to engage the youth vote, including the newest batch of voters in Gen Z?" As I wrap up the show, I give my take on Todd's candidacy (oh, and a special surprise, too!). And as a final ask, if you leave today's show inspired and want to take action within the Libertarian Party, make a small donation of $25 and sign up to become a member using my exclusive link! -> lp.org/briannicholsshow Todd's First Appearance on The Brian Nichols Show: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/28 Find Todd Online- Website: http://www.libertarianinchief.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ToddHagopian Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LibertarianInChief/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officiallibertarianinchief/ Email: todd@LibertarianInChief.comSponsored By:The Libertarian Party: What's the best way to advance liberty? That's a question I get asked often. You can be an activist, an entrepreneur, a media personality, or politics. That's why I decided to become a member of the largest pro-liberty party in the United States, the Libertarian Party. I started my show with the goals to educate, enlighten, and inform, while also advancing the principles of liberty. The LP is the largest political party in America that, at its core principles, embraces the values of individual liberty, property rights, and non-aggression. The other two major parties have embraced tribal warfare versus principled debate. It's time we stop feeding the beast and put our money where out mouths are. That means putting petty bickering and nonsensical arguments aside and actually advancing liberty. The LP, like every political party, has its flaws. But instead of focusing on those flaws and tossing stones from the cheap seats, it's time we take personal responsibility (like we promote on a regular basis) and take some responsibility in making the LP the best it can be. Go to https://www.lp.org/briannicholsshow and become a member today, and join me in making the LP the very best it can be!Support The Brian Nichols Show
Are you happy? Or are things so chaotic in our world that you find it difficult to take joy in the things you use to take joy in? Are you looking for happiness in the right places? All those questions and more get tackled in today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, as I am joined by documentarian of the travel series, "Straight No Chaser", Tim Preuss! In 2015, Tim got involved in politics and internet marketing with the launch of his podcast,the "Tim Preuss Podcast". After nearly five years and over 500 episodes, Tim took a turn and decided to venture into traveling the U.S. and documenting it along the way. It was this turn that led to Straight No Chaser. Listen as Tim talks about his journeys across the United States, the people he got to meet along the way, and where people seemed to be finding the most happiness in their lives, despite sometimes finding themselves in the darkest of circumstances. Find Straight No Chaser Series Online: http://straightnochaser.tv/ Find the Straight No Chaser Pilot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCO1YM3p3-E&feature=youtu.be Find Tim on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/preusspodcast Find Tim on Twitter: https://Twitter.com/Tim_Preuss Find Tim on Instagram: http://Instagram.com/PreussPodcastSupport The Brian Nichols Show
Welcome back, folks! For those of you new listeners joining us, thanks for taking some time to listen to today’s episode of The Brian Nichols Show! Today’s episode sticks true to one of the main principles we maintain here at The Brian Nichols Show- talking to people we don’t necessarily see eye-to-eye with and trying to find areas of understanding or agreement. I’ve been very vocal in my opposition to the tactics that today’s guest, Arvin Vohra, utilized during his tenure as vice-chair of the Libertarian Party. I even went as far to spend an entire episode tackling each of his controversial statements and gave my best argument as to why I believe that hyperbolic and controversial marketing is not helpful in recruiting more people to the Libertarian Party and the greater liberty movement. With that being said, Arvin came on the show to not only promote his candidacy (Arvin is running to be the Libertarian Party candidate for the 2020 POTUS election), but to answer some of the tough questions I had in regards to his past controversial statements. Listen as Arvin discusses his candidacy, his approach to marketing liberty, and his vision for the libertarian movement. Find Episode 2 of The Brian Nichols Show- Arvin Vohra, The Libertarian Party, & Echo Chambers: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/3 Find Arvin Online- Website: http://www.votevohra.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/VoteVohraSupport The Brian Nichols Show
If you're outside of libertarian circles, I'm sure you've heard us use the expression "taxation is theft"... right? I'm right, aren't I? Also, I'm sure you've noticed that we have a guy in our movement running for president who wears a giant yellow and black hat that states, "TAXATION IS THEFT". Well guess what... ya'll are in for a treat, as that guy, one Mr. Dan "Taxation is Theft" Behrman, is joining us this week for another fun-filled episode! And with that, Dan joins me to not only discuss his candidacy and big yellow hat, but to focus specifically on Dan's primary mission: reaching folks from the Republican and Democratic parties and showing them the value of liberty. We also take some time to discuss Dan's platform, "The New American Dream", and then wrap things up by digging into the 2020 election and the prospects of growing the liberty movement. Find Dan Online- Website: https://behrman2020.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DanForTexas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Behrman2020/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danbehrman/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/taxationistheftSupport The Brian Nichols Show
Dr. Eric Larson returns to the show today, and with all that's going on in the life of a certain friend of his (cough Justin Amash cough), I thought it best to get an insider scoop into who the Congressman really is, focusing specifically on his libertarian credentials and his vision for the Libertarian Party and the greater liberty movement at large. Also, we dig into Eric's new podcast, "The Amash Files", and also do a quick update on life in the medical world, focusing specifically on life as a doctor who mainly deals with elective procedures. Find Dr. Larson online: https://twitter.com/EricLLarson Find "The Paradocs": http://theparadocs.com/, https://twitter.com/TheParadocsShow, and https://www.facebook.com/The-Paradocs-2103034463249509/ Find "The Amash Files": https://www.amashfiles.com/Support The Brian Nichols Show
Usually we discuss politics here on The Brian Nichols Show, but in a few past episodes, we've focused on some other topics, like how to find happiness (with Tim Preuss) and living "Your Better Life" (with Gary Collins). Today, we're sticking with that theme, only this time, it's my appearance on someone else's show... Today is my appearance on Amazon best-selling author Gary Collin's podcast, the "Your Better Life Podcast"! Listen as I discuss my personal battle with obesity and my ultimately losing 180lbs! Gary's Appearance on The Brian Nichols Show: https://briannichols.fireside.fm/the-simple-life From Your Better Life Podcast (https://www.thesimplelifenow.com/e14/): Brian Nichols host, of The Brian Nichols Show, drops by for a chat. Brain shares how he lost 180 pounds and is now focused on being as healthy as he possibly can be. He has not only changed his health, but most importantly changed his life. Topics Discussed with Brian Nichols: -A bit about Brian -What is the Brian Nichols Show and what is it about -Brian’s childhood and how he became obese -Dealing with being overweight and the obstacles he faced -Brian’s wake up call that made him take action -Our broken healthcare system -How he lost 180 pounds -His shift in mindset outside of just losing the weight -Why taking charge of your life is the key to happiness -His new lease on life and his new direction -His advice for those fighting being overweightSponsored By:How to Succeed in Politics (And Other Forms of Devil Worship): From Amazon bestselling author and journalist Remso W. Martinez comes a new novel asking you how far you're willing to go to succeed if it means losing yourself in the process. 'How to Succeed in Politics (and Other Forms of Devil Worship)' follows political operative Art Brown as he attempts to build a reputation in the blood sport of politics, but that's not all, the story also goes back in time to the civil rights era to show you how a progressive judge once endorsed by the NAACP went on to become one of histories greatest villains. A clash between House of Cards and Hunter S. Thompson, this book has enough comedy, romance, and twists and turns to keep you hooked regardless of where you sit in the political aisle. "How to Succeed in Politics and Other Forms of Devil Worship by Remso w. Martinez is available today on Amazon and Barnes and Noble Online. Purchase an autographed "How to Succeed in Politics (and Other Forms of Devil Worship" using this exclusive link to Brian Nichols Show listeners (Makes a great stocking stuffer/gift!): https://rwmartinez.com/brian-nichols-listener-special/Support The Brian Nichols Show
Pandemic be damned, we have a show to do! Welcome back to my presidential candidate interview series, this week I am joined by Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Sorinne Ardeleanu. Sorinne is running to be both the "Commander in Chief and the ""Healer in Chief"" of America. Listen as I dig deeper into Sorinne's approach to politics, her appeal to love and healing, and why she would be the best face of the LP on Election Day 2020. Find Sorinne Ardeleanu Online- Website: https://www.sorinne2020.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sorinne2020?lang=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sorinne2020/Support The Brian Nichols Show
With commentators proclaiming that World War III is just around the corner due to increasing tensions between the United States and Iran, the United States' foreign policy is at the forefront of the national conversation. With conservative pundits like Ben Shapiro singing the praises of President Trump's more hawkish approach to the increasing tensions with Iran (which Shapiro has seemingly toned down in recent days), I thought it would be a great opportunity to have a former self-described "neocon" who ended up becoming a "foreign policy realist" on the show to discuss their own personal growth and change of mindset. Joining the show is Pratik Chougule. Chougule is a researcher at Boston College's Center for International Higher Education, where he is writing a book about American universities in the greater Middle East. He was previously an executive editor at The American Conservative and managing editor at The National Interest. During the 2016 election cycle, Chougule served as policy coordinator on the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. From 2008-2009, Chougule was a George W. Bush appointee at the State Department in the Office of the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security. Chougule graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University and holds a JD from Yale Law School. Listen as Chougule discusses his take on foreign policy, his critiques of the traditional neocon/hawkish foreign policy, the rising tensions of Iran, and finally his perspective of where the world stands after the 2020 election with regards to foreign relations and policy. Support the We Are Libertarians Network Rebranding! -> https://www.paypal.me/wearelibertarians Find Chougule Online: https://pratikchougule.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/pjchougule Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pratik.chougule.96Sponsored By:The Libertarian Party: What's the best way to advance liberty? That's a question I get asked often. You can be an activist, an entrepreneur, a media personality, or politics. That's why I decided to become a member of the largest pro-liberty party in the United States, the Libertarian Party. I started my show with the goals to educate, enlighten, and inform, while also advancing the principles of liberty. The LP is the largest political party in America that, at its core principles, embraces the values of individual liberty, property rights, and non-aggression. The other two major parties have embraced tribal warfare versus principled debate. It's time we stop feeding the beast and put our money where out mouths are. That means putting petty bickering and nonsensical arguments aside and actually advancing liberty. The LP, like every political party, has its flaws. But instead of focusing on those flaws and tossing stones from the cheap seats, it's time we take personal responsibility (like we promote on a regular basis) and take some responsibility in making the LP the best it can be. Go to https://www.lp.org/briannicholsshow and become a member today, and join me in making the LP the very best it can be!Support The Brian Nichols Show
In 2015, the Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges held that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to license and recognize same-sex marriage per the Equal Protection Clause. While millions celebrated the decision (including libertarians), many social conservatives found the ruling to be an attack on state's rights and the institution of traditional marriage. Joining me on today's episode is a dear friend, Thomas K. C. Thomas is a law student, a former libertarian, and a proponent of reverting America back to the days pre-Obergfell to restore America's valuing of traditional marriage and traditional social values. Thomas also is a strong proponent against social progressivism. While Thomas and I disagree, we still ended up having a respectful conversation to best understand where the other side was coming from, undoubtedly leaving the audience educated, enlightened, and informed. Follow Thomas online: https://twitter.com/thomas_k_c https://libertarianpodcasts.com/Sponsored By:Stay Away From the Libertarians: This month, The Brian Nichols Show is sponsored by “Stay Away From Libertarians!”, written by friend of The Brian Nichols Show; Remso Martinez. In Stay Away From Libertarians!, Martinez leads us on a journey through the many myths surrounding libertarians, explores the libertarian worldview, and debunks these preconceived notions one by one, in a humorous (but thorough) manner. Stay Away from Libertarians has received rave reviews, from The LoConservative, The Daily Wire, Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket, the Lions of Liberty, and of course, yours truly, Brian Nichols, here from The Brian Nichols Show.Butcher Box: If you're a listener of The Brian Nichols Show, then you know that I like to talk about fitness and such. Sure, I like to lift things up and put things down to get big and strong, but the reality is that lifting weights is just half of the the equation needed to see results. What you put in your body is just as important as your workout, which is why I only eat meats from ButcherBox. Now, ButcherBox isn't paying me or sponsoring me to say this, but I feel so strongly about their product that I wanted to share my experience with you. ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free range organic chicken and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America. And let me tell you, their meats are PHENOMENAL. Juicy chicken breasts, tender fillet, flavorful sirloin tips... ButcherBox makes it easy for you to get the highest quality meat delivered right to your door. Right now, listeners of The Brian Nichols Show can get get 2lbs of grass-fed ground beef for FREE added in EVERY box for the LIFE! Yes, you read that right... FOR LIFE! And let me tell you, I've had ButcherBox grass-fed ground beef and is absolutely delicious. Some of the best burgers I've ever had were from when I used ButcherBox ground beef. And guess what... using my link not only gets you free meat, but gets me free meat as well! It's a win-win! All you have to do is click the link or mail me at brian@briannicholsshow.com to take advantage of this amazing deal! Great meats. 2lbs of grass-fed ground beef FREE FOR LIFE. Delivered right to your door.The Libertarian Party: What's the best way to advance liberty? That's a question I get asked often. You can be an activist, an entrepreneur, a media personality, or politics. That's why I decided to become a member of the largest pro-liberty party in the United States, the Libertarian Party. I started my show with the goals to educate, enlighten, and inform, while also advancing the principles of liberty. The LP is the largest political party in America that, at its core principles, embraces the values of individual liberty, property rights, and non-aggression. The other two major parties have embraced tribal warfare versus principled debate. It's time we stop feeding the beast and put our money where out mouths are. That means putting petty bickering and nonsensical arguments aside and actually advancing liberty. The LP, like every political party, has its flaws. But instead of focusing on those flaws and tossing stones from the cheap seats, it's time we take personal responsibility (like we promote on a regular basis) and take some responsibility in making the LP the best it can be. Go to https://www.lp.org/briannicholsshow and become a member today, and join me in making the LP the very best it can be!Support The Brian Nichols Show
The government stinks. I know it. You know it. We all know it. So, instead of sending your hard earned money to the government every year to do "societal good", why not send it to nonprofits who actually, ya know, know what they're doing and do it well? That's where "We Do Better" comes into play. We Do Better seeks to promote the freedom and well-being of all Americans by maximizing the quality and accessibility of public services and accountability in their provision. We Do Better is one of the leaders in advocating for charitable credits in cities, counties, states, and nationwide that allow taxpayers to direct a portion of their taxes to organizations that meet human needs in their communities. Listen as Rick Rivkin (part of We Do Better's national team) joins The Brian Nichols Show to discuss how easy it is to become an advocate of We Do Better's mission. Later, Rick discusses some of the wins that We Do Better has under their belt, different means of grassroots outreach that We Do Better has taken advantage of, and how easy it is for anyone to have their tax dollars go towards charities they care about rather than go to our inefficient government. Learn More About We Do Better: https://wedobetter.org/Support The Brian Nichols Show
A "GoFundMe" Government? Well, more like a "Crowd Funded Government", as today I am joined by Theodore, Executive Director of CrowdFundedGovernment.com. Crowd Funded Government is a new approach to government funding that can be applied to all levels of government. Crowd Funded Government would eliminate any undemocratic influence of lobbyists. Crowd Funded Government would create a system of government that truly is "of the people, by the people, for the people." Listen as Theodore and I discuss how we would get to a "crowd funded government", some challenges it may face, and what a truly "crowd funded government" would look like. Find Crowd Funded Government Online: http://www.crowdfundedgovernment.com/ & https://twitter.com/CrowdFundedGovSponsored By:Butcher Box: If you're a listener of The Brian Nichols Show, then you know that I like to talk about fitness and such. Sure, I like to lift things up and put things down to get big and strong, but the reality is that lifting weights is just half of the the equation needed to see results. What you put in your body is just as important as your workout, which is why I only eat meats from ButcherBox. Now, ButcherBox isn't paying me or sponsoring me to say this, but I feel so strongly about their product that I wanted to share my experience with you. ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free range organic chicken and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America. And let me tell you, their meats are PHENOMENAL. Juicy chicken breasts, tender fillet, flavorful sirloin tips... ButcherBox makes it easy for you to get the highest quality meat delivered right to your door. Right now, listeners of The Brian Nichols Show can get get 2lbs of grass-fed ground beef for FREE added in EVERY box for the LIFE! Yes, you read that right... FOR LIFE! And let me tell you, I've had ButcherBox grass-fed ground beef and is absolutely delicious. Some of the best burgers I've ever had were from when I used ButcherBox ground beef. And guess what... using my link not only gets you free meat, but gets me free meat as well! It's a win-win! All you have to do is click the link or mail me at brian@briannicholsshow.com to take advantage of this amazing deal! Great meats. 2lbs of grass-fed ground beef FREE FOR LIFE. Delivered right to your door.Support The Brian Nichols Show
Man, I sure missed you all last week while I was on vacation! But thankfully, we're back on track with our regularly scheduled programming, as this week I am joined by Caleb Shumate! Caleb is a passionate advocate for liberty and storyteller with a deep appreciation of history. Today he joins the show to discuss one of his more recent articles over at The Libertarian Republic- “Colt Made Me Equal”: A Disabled Libertarian’s Case For Gun Ownership. Listen as Caleb explains the importance of gun ownership, especially for those individuals who may be at a physical disadvantage when compared to those who might seek to cause them harm. We also touch on Caleb's experience as someone with cerebral palsy and how despite his physical limitations, he has found himself rejecting the concepts of government handouts and has embraced libertarianism and constitutional conservatism. Find Caleb's Article: https://thelibertarianrepublic.com/colt-made-me-equal-a-disabled-libertarians-case-for-gun-ownership/?fbclid=IwAR0i8aiomstuBPSsYiSXFBpXJS6Rl2yVHuYgnBMs1wC5koMU4Y6PRqD9kic Find Caleb at The Libertarian Republic: https://thelibertarianrepublic.com/author/freedomfighter92/ Find Caleb on Twitter: https://twitter.com/freedomsbeard92 Find Caleb on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreedomsBeard92Support The Brian Nichols Show
This is the first of Patreon-only shows: Traffic Tuesdays! For the first episode of Traffic Tuesdays, I'm driving home from the gym and discussing Bill Weld leaving the Libertarian Party to join the Republican Party, libertarian purity tests, and more! If you enjoyed today's episode, swing over to my Patreon and become a patron. For just the cost of a cup of coffee per month ($5!), you can get access to all of my special bonus content over on Patreon, including Traffic Tuesdays, exclusive giveaways, and more! Support The Brian Nichols Show
On today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, I am joined by 2020 Libertarian Presidential candidate, Kim Ruff! And what and episode it was! Listen as Kim gives her perspective as to what went wrong for Libertarians in 2016 (and how they can do better in 2020). Next, I ask Kim some questions she would see as the Libertarian nominee on the debate stage, such as the libertarian perspective on foreign policy, the inevitable "What is a libertarian?" question, and what her closing pitch to voters would be during her closing statement. If you're interested in learning more about her campaign, find her campaign online at RuffPhillips2020.org. Bio: Ms. Ruff is a graduate of Arizona State University with dual baccalaureates in Political Science and Communications. She is the Operations Director at a Plastic and Metal Fabrication Plant that serves the high purity industries. She is also a mother of two beautiful children, aged four and five. She is a former Air Force wife and lived in both Arkansas and New York. She founded the Niagara County Libertarian Party and participated in 2016 as a delegate for the state of New York at the LP National Convention. In 2018, Ms. Ruff served on the Bylaws Committee, and is the Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus.Support The Brian Nichols Show
This special BONUS EPISODE of The Brian Nichols Show concludes the 2018 season! Listen as I joined friend of the show, Remso Martinez, on his program- The Resmo Martinez Experience. (Found originally from https://rwmartinez.com/2018/12/24/podcast-the-weekly-standard-is-dead-so-who-is-next/) Remso and the boys are here with you today to pour one out for our war-loving homies at The Weekly Standard. During The Weekly Standard’s 23 years of life, it became really good friends with George W. Bush and was eventually beaten into a coma after the 2016 election. The guys discuss who will be the next publication to die, what this means for the future of Rand Paul, why middle America hates eggheads, and what the future of legacy media may look like. Episode notes: Click hear to listen about that time Remso predicted the future (seriously, crazy stuff became true) More from Brian Nichols -Subscribe to the Brian Nichols Show at the platform of your choice, see his website for more details. -You can make a one-time donation to support new media at TheBrianNicholsShow@gmail.com via PayPal and on Facebook/Twitter/Patreon by following the handle @BNicholsLiberty More from Matt Wright -Purchase a copy of Matt’s newest book “Can You Keep a Secret?” On Amazon today. -Check out all the shows at Muddied Waters of Freedom on Facebook and their website. Sponsors: –Champion Pundit Academy –Stay Away From the Libertarians!Support The Brian Nichols Show
Ya'll ready to ROAR? I certainly hope so, because this week I am joined by the one and only Marc Clair from Lions of Liberty! For those of you involved in the greater liberty movement, Marc is a familiar voice. Marc is the "Editor-in-Chief" of Lions of Liberty, which is one of the leading podcasts within the libertarian movement. Today, Marc joins The Brian Nichols Show to discuss his libertarian roots, the founding of his Lions of Liberty empire, the value of podcasting as a means to influence others, and the importance of winning converts versus winning arguments. Bio: Marc Clair is An ardent believer in libertarian ideals for over a decade, Marc decided to thrust himself into writing for the cause after becoming inspired by the Presidential campaigns of Ron Paul. In 2011, he helped to co-found the Lions Of Liberty with several like-minded friends from their college days at Penn State nearly a decade earlier. When he’s not serving as editor-in-chief of Lions Of Liberty and host and producer of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, he is busy with a freelance career in television and running a karaoke business in Los Angeles, CA. Marc is also a contributing writer for sports and pop culture website Place to be Nation. Find Marc Online- Twitter: @MarcDClair Find Lions of Liberty Online- Website: http://lionsofliberty.com/ Twitter: @LionsofLiberty Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LionsOfLiberty/Support The Brian Nichols Show
An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, too bad, because we have the doctor in the house, as this week I am joined by Dr. Mary Ruwart! Dr. Ruwart honestly should need no introduction, but for those of you who are unfamiliar in Dr. Ruwart's work, Dr. Ruwart is a research scientist, ethicist, and a renowned libertarian author/activist. Listen as Dr. Ruwart and I discuss her start in politics/libertarianism, the history of the Libertarian Party, and the importance of accomplishing libertarian goals outside of using government force. Bio: Dr. Mary J. Ruwart received her B.S. in biochemistry in 1970 and her Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1974 (both from Michigan State University). She subsequently joined the Department of Surgery at St. Louis University and left her Assistant Professorship there to accept a position with The Upjohn Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1976. As a senior research scientist, Dr. Ruwart was involved in developing new therapies for a variety of diseases, including liver cirrhosis and AIDS. Dr. Ruwart left Upjohn in 1995 to devote her time to consulting and writing. Her communications course for scientists covering written, oral, and poster presentations has received high praise from attendees. She also provides consulting services for nutraceutical companies, clinical research organizations, and universities. Between 2003 and 2006, Dr. Ruwart was an adjunct Associate Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. During that time, she served with the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics, designing a medical research ethics course for the University. Her radical application of ethics to medical regulation, especially regulations regarding pharmaceuticals, has life-and-death-implications. Since 1982, Dr. Ruwart has also been involved in societal ethics with a focus on the political theory and practice of libertarianism. Her award-winning international best-selling book, Healing Our World, demonstrates how the ethical application of libertarian principles has historically created harmony and abundance. Referencing hundreds of studies, Dr. Ruwart demonstrates that many of our current policies surreptitiously violate the basic ethical standards that we hold dear, thereby leading to unintended—and highly undesirable—consequences. Over the last three decades, Dr. Ruwart has often run for public office as a Libertarian Candidate, primarily to educate voters on the impact of ethical choices on their personal and financial well-being. Dr. Ruwart’s sister, Martie, provided extensive editorial critique to the first (1992) edition of Healing Our World. In 1993, Martie was diagnosed with terminal cancer and became one of Dr. Kevorkian’s patients. In memory of her sister, Dr. Ruwart shares her story with those interested in the ethical issues surrounding assisted suicide in both public (Larry King Radio; The Morton Downey, Jr. Show; Rolanda, etc.) and private forums (e.g., churches, schools, hospice). Her Internet column, Ask Dr. Ruwart, is a popular feature of the Advocates for Self-Government “Liberator OnLine” e-zine. Her book, Short Answers to the Tough Question, is based on these and other questions she has received over the years. Dr. Ruwart has worked extensively with the poor through her decade-long efforts to rehabilitate low-income housing in the Kalamazoo area. She was also an active member of the Kalamazoo Rainforest Action Committee and has been profiled in American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who in Science and Technology, World Who’s Who of Women, International Leaders of Achievement, Who’s Who of American Women, Community Leaders of North America and several other prestigious biographical works. Currently, Dr. Ruwart serves as Chair of Liberty International and Secretary of the Foundation for a Free Society. She has been an At-Large member of the Libertarian National Committee , served on the Board of both the Heartland Institute (Michigan Chapter) and the Fully Informed Jury Amendment Association. *Find Dr. Ruwart Online- * Website: http://www.ruwart.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maryjruwart Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaryRuwartSponsored By:Butcher Box: If you're a listener of The Brian Nichols Show, then you know that I like to talk about fitness and such. Sure, I like to lift things up and put things down to get big and strong, but the reality is that lifting weights is just half of the the equation needed to see results. What you put in your body is just as important as your workout, which is why I only eat meats from ButcherBox. Now, ButcherBox isn't paying me or sponsoring me to say this, but I feel so strongly about their product that I wanted to share my experience with you. ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free range organic chicken and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America. And let me tell you, their meats are PHENOMENAL. Juicy chicken breasts, tender fillet, flavorful sirloin tips... ButcherBox makes it easy for you to get the highest quality meat delivered right to your door. Right now, listeners of The Brian Nichols Show can get get 2lbs of grass-fed ground beef for FREE added in EVERY box for the LIFE! Yes, you read that right... FOR LIFE! And let me tell you, I've had ButcherBox grass-fed ground beef and is absolutely delicious. Some of the best burgers I've ever had were from when I used ButcherBox ground beef. And guess what... using my link not only gets you free meat, but gets me free meat as well! It's a win-win! All you have to do is click the link or mail me at brian@briannicholsshow.com to take advantage of this amazing deal! Great meats. 2lbs of grass-fed ground beef FREE FOR LIFE. Delivered right to your door.Support The Brian Nichols Show
We all have "that" friend... "Like, OMG democratic socialism is the only way we can save America #CRAPitalism". And in response, have you ever thought, "Man, if only I had a podcast I could share with [INSERT COMMIE FRIEND NAME HERE] where the host interviewed someone who grew up in a communist hellhole who could speak to the atrocities of socialism and communism from their experiencing it first hand?" If you answered yes to either of these particularly specific questions, then boy oh boy do I have an episode for you! On today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, I am joined by Lily Tang Williams! Williams grew up in Communist China under Mao Zedong and earned her B.S. in law from Fudan University in 1985, one of China's top five universities, and her M.S. in social work (upon moving to the United States) from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991. Lily was the Libertarian nominee in 2014 to run for the State of Representatives in District 44 and is the former state chair of the Libertarian Party and Libertarian nominee in 2016 for U.S. Senate in Colorado. Listen as we discuss Lily's amazing story from living in Mao's Communist China, coming to America, discovering the concepts of liberty, and subsequently pursuing elected office as a Libertarian. Finally, Lily gives her dire warning to those who are "socialism/communism curious"... it's a message you can't miss (and one I ask you to share with all your friends and family). Lily's Bio: Lily Tang Williams was the Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate in Colorado. Born before China’s Cultural Revolution in Sichuan province, the wild west of China, Lily was raised with her two brothers by illiterate working-class parents. She grew up under Mao’s regime, enduring poor living conditions; food rationing; Communist indoctrination; and political and social chaos. In this tumultuous environment, she quickly developed street smarts and compassion, as well as the values of perseverance and hard work. Lily received her university law degree at Fudan University in Shanghai and was a faculty member of the law school for three years. She came to the U.S. in 1988 to earn a Master's degree at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Social Work. Subsequently, Lily worked for corporations in Hong Kong and the U.S as a corporate executive. She then became a Colorado small business woman and entrepreneur in 2000. Lily was nominated as a candidate by the Libertarian Party of Colorado in March of 2014 to run for the State of Representatives in District 44. She is the former state chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado and currently State Director for Our America Initiative. Lily is a grassroots activist and professional speaker. She has been outspoken promoting civil liberties, economic freedom, less intrusive government, and other policies that maximize personal freedom. She is an inspirational speaker to many people. Lily has been married to John Williams for 26 years. They have lived in Parker, Colorado for 17 years, with their children and German Shepherd Ajiao (which means 'cute and proud' in Mandarin). In addition to political activities, Lily takes care of family and business. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, music, soccer, poker and ping pong. Find Lily Online: http://www.lily4liberty.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lilytangwilliams/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lily4liberty/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lily4LibertySponsored By:Butcher Box: If you're a listener of The Brian Nichols Show, then you know that I like to talk about fitness and such. Sure, I like to lift things up and put things down to get big and strong, but the reality is that lifting weights is just half of the the equation needed to see results. What you put in your body is just as important as your workout, which is why I only eat meats from ButcherBox. Now, ButcherBox isn't paying me or sponsoring me to say this, but I feel so strongly about their product that I wanted to share my experience with you. ButcherBox delivers 100% grass-fed beef, free range organic chicken and heritage breed pork directly to your door. Think of them as the neighborhood butcher for modern America. And let me tell you, their meats are PHENOMENAL. Juicy chicken breasts, tender fillet, flavorful sirloin tips... ButcherBox makes it easy for you to get the highest quality meat delivered right to your door. Right now, listeners of The Brian Nichols Show can get get 2lbs of grass-fed ground beef for FREE added in EVERY box for the LIFE! Yes, you read that right... FOR LIFE! And let me tell you, I've had ButcherBox grass-fed ground beef and is absolutely delicious. Some of the best burgers I've ever had were from when I used ButcherBox ground beef. And guess what... using my link not only gets you free meat, but gets me free meat as well! It's a win-win! All you have to do is click the link or mail me at brian@briannicholsshow.com to take advantage of this amazing deal! Great meats. 2lbs of grass-fed ground beef FREE FOR LIFE. Delivered right to your door.Support The Brian Nichols Show
Today I am joined by a familiar face (or voice, rather) or the We Are Libertarians Network- Chloe Anagnos! Chloe is a writer and digital marketer and has been a contributor for the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) since 2017. Her work has been the subject of articles in FOX News, The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), USA Today, CNN Money, and WIRED. She has been a writer, commentator, and panelist for media outlets around the country on subjects like political marketing, campaigning, and social media. She is also the Chapter Leader for AFF-Indianapolis. Chloe and I start our conversation today discussing our roles in AFF (America's Future Foundation) in both Indianapolis and Philadelphia, respectively. AFF is a professional development network for individuals who believe in the power of personal liberty, entrepreneurship, and innovation, channeled through free-markets, to promote positive social change. AFF events bring together like-minded advocates in with each respective community to network, learn from each other, discuss key issues, and ultimately collaborate to improve themselves and the city as a whole. Both Indy and Philly AFF-chapters held seminars in recent months discussing the impacts of the opioid epidemic and the free-market solutions that are available to help mitigate the situation. Chloe and I discuss these AFF events at length, which then leads us to a more generic discussion about healthcare and the free-market solutions that are out there to help "fix" our broken healthcare system. Find Chloe on social media- Twitter: https://twitter.com/chloeanagnos Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chloeanagnoswrites/ Learn more about the America's Future Foundation- https://americasfuture.orgSupport The Brian Nichols Show
Brian was out Friday, so enjoy his guest appearance on We Are Libertarians. Chris Spangle and Brian Nichols discuss the ethics of Sean Hannity, ask if Starbucks is systemically racist, what will be the effect of the bombing in Syria, and we discover where your taxes went. Brian Nichols Show - https://briannichols.fireside.fm/ Chris Spangle Show - https://chrisspangleshow.fireside.fm/ We Are Libertarians - https://wearelibertarians.com/Support The Brian Nichols Show
On today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, I am joined by the host of MilLiberty and founder and executive director of The MilLiberty Initiative, Caleb Franz! Listen in for a fun-filled episode discussing his show, his new liberty-based non-profit, and more! Follow Caleb on Twitter: @CalebFranz & @MilLiberty Follow Caleb's non-profit : facebook.com/MilLibertyInitiativeSupport The Brian Nichols Show
​On this episode of The Brian Nichols Show, Nichols is joined by John-Pierre Maeli and Brendan Noble to discuss intellectualism in politics, with a specific look at Ben Shapiro and Doctor Jordan Peterson. Is our modern political discourse void of intellectualism? Have we gotten past an intellectual society? We discuss all this and more!Support The Brian Nichols Show
On today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, I am joined by Michael T. Hutchins, author of Irreconcilable Politics: Our Rights Under a Just Government. Michael was trained as an economist and has over thirty years of experience in finance. Much of his career was in investment banking at Salomon Brothers and UBS. He is currently the executive vice president at Freddie Mac, responsible for the investments and capital markets division. Hutchins earned his PhD in economics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In Irreconcilable Politics, Michael explores successful models in which differing political views exist yet do not impinge on agreements being reached, and also dissects the dynamics of modern social decision-making. Listen as we discuss the theory of “collectivity,” needed reform to government structure, and modern social decision-making in the 21st century. Later, we discuss the concepts of voluntary government and the interrelationship between political ideology and centralized governmental decisions. We conclude by taking a closer look at collective rules, services, and decisions, and why voting, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press are not in and of themselves sufficient control rights for citizens of a diverse country like the United States and discuss how our divided nation struggling to reach political agreement and how the structure of the federal and state governments interfere with this effort. Find Michael Hutchins Online: https://www.mikehut.com/ Purchase Irreconcilable Politics: Our Rights Under a Just Government: https://www.amazon.com/Irreconcilable-Politics-Rights-Under-Government-ebook/dp/B07F17WT6C October Sponsorship: This month, The Brian Nichols Show is sponsored by “Stay Away From the Libertarians!”, written by friend of The Brian Nichols Show; Remso Martinez. In Stay Away From the Libertarians!, Martinez leads us on a journey through the many myths surrounding libertarians, explores the libertarian worldview, and debunks these preconceived notions one by one, in a humorous (but thorough) manner. Stay Away from the Libertarians! has received rave reviews, from The LoConservative, The Daily Wire, Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket, the Lions of Liberty, and of course, yours truly, Brian Nichols, here from The Brian Nichols Show. Get your copy today by visiting RWMartinez.com/book.Sponsored By:Stay Away From the Libertarians: This month, The Brian Nichols Show is sponsored by “Stay Away From Libertarians!”, written by friend of The Brian Nichols Show; Remso Martinez. In Stay Away From Libertarians!, Martinez leads us on a journey through the many myths surrounding libertarians, explores the libertarian worldview, and debunks these preconceived notions one by one, in a humorous (but thorough) manner. Stay Away from Libertarians has received rave reviews, from The LoConservative, The Daily Wire, Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket, the Lions of Liberty, and of course, yours truly, Brian Nichols, here from The Brian Nichols Show.Support The Brian Nichols Show
On today's episode of The Brian Nichols Show, Brian is joined by current San Diego Libertarian Party Chair and candidate for the national Libertarian Party Chair, Alicia Dearn. Brian and Alicia discuss the goals for the LP if elected chair, including how to market to new libertarians outside of the current libertarian movement. Also discussed is the issues that stemmed from current LP vice chair, Arvin Vohra and how Alicia would have dealt with such a situation as chair. Support The Brian Nichols Show
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Dec 31st, 2017
Latest Episode
Jul 31st, 2020
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150
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