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The Counterflow Podcast is a weekly show featuring discussions and interviews with people who are outside of and critical toward mainstream liberal and conservative politics. Counterflow challenges the conventional right/left binary and is concerned with the more important distinction of free vs unfree. The show features thinkers from all backgrounds, who do not fit into the narrow framework of fashionable opinion. The show addresses cultural and lifestyle issues as well as philosophy and politics. Host Buck Johnson (formerly of the Death To Tyrants Podcast) is a musician and firefighter and has always had an interest and drive to go one way while everyone else runs the other direction.

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The Counterflow Podcast is a weekly show featuring discussions and interviews with people who are outside of and critical toward mainstream liberal and conservative politics. Counterflow challenges the conventional right/left binary and is concerned with the more important distinction of free vs unfree. The show features thinkers from all backgrounds, who do not fit into the narrow framework of fashionable opinion. The show addresses cultural and lifestyle issues as well as philosophy and politics. Host Buck Johnson (formerly of the Death To Tyrants Podcast) is a musician and firefighter and has always had an interest and drive to go one way while everyone else runs the other direction.

    Ep. 221: Mass Shootings and the World Liberalism Made, with Katherine Dee

    Ep. 221: Mass Shootings and the World Liberalism Made, with Katherine Dee

    This week, my guest Katherine Dee and I discuss a couple of the topics that she has tackled in her writings over at her Default Friend blog. We discuss what she sees as a sexual counterrevolution coming our way. Katherine writes, "If there's one drum I've been beating for a minute now, it's that I believe the pendulum with sexuality is going to swing, big time. And seriously, if you guys remember me for anything, have it be this." We dive right into that, and I think it helps bridge us to our discussion on the dark nihilism that pervades our culture and leads to these terrible mass shootings we keep seeing. The Left likes to focus on guns because they understand it won't actually do any good. The Right, in reaction to that, wants the band-aid of arming teachers and/or providing more security. When nobody wants to discuss the rot within our culture, nothing will ever be done. Where does this empty nihilism come from? Katherine believes that it is the modern American enlightenment tradition of liberalism. For more from Katherine, check out her blog here: For her articles that we discuss, go here: ...and here: Sponsors: The GOP Mises Caucus: Paloma Verde CBD ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 20% off your order! Visit my website: Donate to the show here: Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!

    • 49 min
    Ep. 220: Globalization and the Apocalypse, with GM Davis

    Ep. 220: Globalization and the Apocalypse, with GM Davis

    GM Davis joins me this week for the lighthearted topics of the Antichrist, the apocalypse, and globalization. He wrote a very good book on this called, "Antichrist: The Fulfillment of Globalization". We get into world history, Church history, central banks, the events that changed the course of history, and where we may be headed next. In this interview, as in the book, you will learn that gnosticism has reared its head many times and is partially at the root of much of the evil that folks have encountered through the centuries. Please check out Uncut Mountain Press here: Sponsors: Expat Money Summit: - Register for FREE! Texas Scorecard: , , Paloma Verde CBD ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 20% off your order! Visit my website: Donate to the show here: Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!

    • 59 min
    Ep. 219: The Evil Nature of Woke Culture, with Noelle Mering

    Ep. 219: The Evil Nature of Woke Culture, with Noelle Mering

    My guest this week is Noelle Mering, author of the book, Awake Not Woke: A Christian Response to the Cult of Progressivism. The Woke phenomenon has been covered on this show before, but not in the more well-rounded manner in which we cover it in this episode. Noelle and I discuss the tenets of Wokeism, but we also get into the darker, more evil aspects of it as we talk about the spiritual warfare at play here. On the surface, the folks we would call "woke" may seem like people we can laugh at and call crazy. In reality, there's more to it than that, and we get several layers deep in this discussion. Find more of Noelle's work here: ...and here:   Sponsors: Expat Money Summit: - Register for FREE! The GOP Mises Caucus: Paloma Verde CBD ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 20% off your order! Visit my website: Donate to the show here: Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!

    • 51 min
    Ep. 218: The Makings of the NPC, with David Patrick Harry

    Ep. 218: The Makings of the NPC, with David Patrick Harry

    My guest this week is the brilliant and entertaining David Patrick Harry from Church of the Eternal Logos. David and I discuss the makeup and theology of the NPC, that is, the non-playable character. NPCs are all around us, and you likely have friends, coworkers, and family members who are NPCs. It's one thing to just poke fun at them and laugh, but we more so get into what forces are behind the perpetuation of the NPC, the danger they pose, and why this is happening. When one is an empty vessel, he or she can be filled with anything that the corporate and state powers-that-be want to fill that vessel with. This is a great one. Get more content from David Patrick Harry here: Sponsors: Expat Money Summit: - Register for FREE! The GOP Mises Caucus: Paloma Verde CBD ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 20% off your order! Visit my website: Donate to the show here: Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep. 217: It Takes Humility to Understand What's Happening, with Father Turbo Qualls

    Ep. 217: It Takes Humility to Understand What's Happening, with Father Turbo Qualls

    In one of my favorite conversations ever, I had Father Turbo Qualls on the show. Fr. Turbo is the rector at St. Mary of Egypt, Serbian Orthodox Church in Kansas City, Missouri, where he lives with his wife Juliana and their 8 children. As a (now retired) tattoo artist and former member of a punk rock band, Fr. Turbo grew up in Orange County, California, in the counterculture scene. That gave him a perspective that he carried through his libertarian political views and even into his Orthodox Christian view of the world. We discuss many topics here, and Fr. Turbo really gets into the humility it takes to not only understand what is happening to us and around us, but the humility it takes to find the real Truth, and what that means. This society is wrapped up in a shallow, materialistic nihilism that makes it easy to fall into the snares of evil. To counter that -- and it is mainstream -- it takes humility and a genuine search for Truth and love. For more of Fr. Turbo's content, go here: For his Church site, go here: Sponsors: Texas Scorecard: , , The GOP Mises Caucus: Paloma Verde CBD ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 20% off your order! Visit my website: Donate to the show here: Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep. 216: The Implications of the ESG Score, with Tommy Salmons

    Ep. 216: The Implications of the ESG Score, with Tommy Salmons

    My guest this week is the host of the Year Zero podcast and writer/content producer at the Libertarian Institute, Tommy Salmons. Tommy wrote a nice piece on ESG Scoring and what all it entails. He and I delve into this topic, and he explains it in a way that is easy to follow. The implications of the ESG system will be painful to many of us and will be felt for a long time if something isn't done to stop it soon. Let this be your one stop shop for a total understanding of the ESG system, and definitely share this one with friends and family. For the excellent article on ESG that we discuss, go here: For more of Tommy, go here: Sponsors: Expat Money Show: Paloma Verde CBD ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 20% off your order! Visit my website: Donate to the show here: Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
177 Ratings

177 Ratings

Six6Gun Patriot ,

Great show!

I enjoy the interviews with interesting personalities that Buck is able to find to discuss very interesting topics. Some of the personalities I have not even heard of before hearing them on Counterflow.

Evan Stevoid ,

Scott Horton

I’ve been disappointed with Scott Horton. I expected more from him.

He is basically anti-USA and if Russia is against the USA then he will be pro Russia.

I expected him to be anti-USA military industrial complex and also anti-Russia military industrial complex too.

He is blind to the sins of Russia because Russia is opposed to the USA.

Very disappointed that he isn’t capable of staying on the middle ground.

Marlene Bell ,

Flipped a switch!

I registered to vote at age 18 as a Democrat and have been Republican for the rest of my 57 years. This podcast has challenged me. Especially with the condition of the country and the world- freedom is the biggest issue of all! I think my hubby and I have flipped a switch!

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