329 episodes

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 narratives sold to us as truth. The show features thinkers from all backgrounds, who do not fit into the narrow framework of fashionable opinion. The show addresses cultural, spiritual and lifestyle issues as well as philosophy and geo-politics. Host Buck Johnson (formerly of the Death To Tyrants Podcast) is a musician, firefighter and Orthodox Christian 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 narratives sold to us as truth. The show features thinkers from all backgrounds, who do not fit into the narrow framework of fashionable opinion. The show addresses cultural, spiritual and lifestyle issues as well as philosophy and geo-politics. Host Buck Johnson (formerly of the Death To Tyrants Podcast) is a musician, firefighter and Orthodox Christian and has always had an interest and drive to go one way while everyone else runs the other direction.

    Ep. 314 - An Explanation of the Orthodox Faith, with Clark Carlton, Pt. 1

    Ep. 314 - An Explanation of the Orthodox Faith, with Clark Carlton, Pt. 1

    This interview was so big that we are making it into two parts. My guest is Clark Carlton, and we are using his book "The Faith" as a guide for our discussion on the many nuances and aspects of the Orthodox Christian Faith. There are a ton of misconceptions and misunderstandings about Christianity in general but even more so with Orthodox Christianity. I want these two episodes to be almost like a catechetical guide into Orthodoxy. We get into apostolic succession, spiritual depth, repentance, pride, humility, Catholicism, Protestantism, and so much more. For more info on the Ludwell Orthodox Fellowship, please go here: Visit my website: Donate to the show here:  Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!

    • 58 min
    Ep. 313 - Conservatives Should Reject Ideology, with Auron Macintyre

    Ep. 313 - Conservatives Should Reject Ideology, with Auron Macintyre

    Auron MacIntyre is back with us this week to discuss the beautiful losers we call conservatives. The left cares about power and control, but the right has tried to put principle and ideology ahead of actually gaining and using power. This has put conservatives on the losing side of politics for more than a century. Now, leftism is the default setting for society, all of the country's institutions, corporations, and power structures. It's time for conservatives to stop letting their ideology get in the way of gaining power and defeating the left. Auron lays it all out in this excellent discussion.   For more from Auron, go here:   To order his NEW book, go here: Visit my website: Donate to the show here:  Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!

    • 54 min
    Ep. 312 - Subculture and Orthodoxy, with Mano and the SOS podcast

    Ep. 312 - Subculture and Orthodoxy, with Mano and the SOS podcast

    Christ Is Risen!!! This week, we are doing something a little different. I had the pleasure of going onto the Study of Stuff podcast with Mano. We had such a fun discussion that I wanted to feature it as one of my episodes. We get into music, subculture, Orthodox Christianity, and more. I hope yall enjoy this one. As you'll see, they are very good at production, and there are lots of fun moments in here. Visit my website: Donate to the show here:  Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 311 - Red States Are Lurching Toward Antichrist, with Nichols from Orthodox Reflections

    Ep. 311 - Red States Are Lurching Toward Antichrist, with Nichols from Orthodox Reflections

    Nicholas from Orthodox Reflections returns to the show this week. We are discussing bad theology that is infecting many "red" states in the US. Several of these states are pushing laws that outlaw any speech deemed to be antisemitic. There's a rancher in Texas sending red heifers to Israel, which is a step to engineer the apocalypse, in his mind. Why is this happening? Are Jews the "chosen people"? Why is this a thing people say? There is a lot of bad theology involved with these things, and bad theology can lead to very bad actions. We get into all of this and more. Check out Visit my website: Donate to the show here:  Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!

    • 58 min
    Ep. 310 - Multipolarity and the West, with Ben Dixon

    Ep. 310 - Multipolarity and the West, with Ben Dixon

    My guest this week is Ben Dixon, author of the "Where the Wasteland Ends" Substack (). We are breaking down the rise of larger world superpowers as the US and the West are having to respect these powers. The West was able to run roughshod through much of the last 50 years. With the rise of Russia, China, India, and Brazil, this is no longer the case. What will the ramifications of this be? What happens with the dollar on the world stage? We discuss these items and more. For more information on the Phillip Ludwell III Orthodox Fellowship, go here:   Visit my website: Donate to the show here:  Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!

    • 54 min
    Ep. 309: Atheism and the Problem of Knowledge, Part 1, with Adam Patrick

    Ep. 309: Atheism and the Problem of Knowledge, Part 1, with Adam Patrick

    My guest this week is host of the Age of Information podcast and friend of the show, Adam Patrick. Adam and I discuss the circular faith that is atheism. Many vocal atheists choose to dunk on low-hanging fruit, and when challenged to present why and how they arrived at their worldview, can't articulate it. Atheism, as well as any worldview, has to rely on faith at some level. Adam breaks down the epistemology of atheism, Orthodox Christianity, and various other worldviews. For more from Adam and his show, go here: Visit my website:  Donate to the show here:  Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
217 Ratings

217 Ratings

Phillarchy ,

Great interviews

Buck’s style of interview is so refreshing and his conversations are so refreshingly civil. The topics are great and seeing the evolution of Buck and being introduced to the subjects he approaches has been constructive to my own growth and thoughts.

Evan Stevoid ,

Bashing Boomers

Quite often generations attack other generations. Stereotypes may contain some truth, but quite often are untrue.

I keep hearing trash talk about boomers in office, but when the people who are complaining name examples they name politicians who are part of the silent generation.

I agree that politicians who are boomers should be phasing out and planning to retiring, but the youngest boomers are 60 and not quite retirement age.

The economic downturn started with the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913, the first boomers were born in 1946. While the boomer generation didn’t help the situation, they didn’t start the problem. They just didn’t do much to try and stop the damage.

I also don’t believe that the gen x and millennial generations have tried much either. In fact I hear as much or more clamoring by the younger generations to expand benefits.

I happen to be a younger boomer and have complained about government spending my entire life since I was able to vote. It has and is my number one issue.

I realize that you can’t cut off the spigot cold turkey and need to phase it out. Cut it off cold turkey and you end up with complete chaos and there are no guarantees that you will prefer what gains power.

As flawed as our government is it is still better than the majority of other governments. The point is that the ponzy scheme once set in place will eventually fail. The boomer generation didn’t start the ponzy scheme but were born into it.

There are difficult choices that must be made to get out of the ponzy scheme. The boomer generation didn’t do a great job and there are no good signs that the gen z or millennial generation are willing to do much better and arguably could be worse.

With every president the debt goes up even before they do anything. It’s called math. The obligations are escalating by themselves even without new spending.

It could be argued that the pandemic was an attempt to reduce the population. The same with the non-declared wars we are involved in. One might argue that the government knows that there is a collapse coming and one resolution is less people.

Lastly, stop blaming any generation. The problem is the government and our corrupt politicians (probably 99%).

HoodieTree ,

He’s capturing my heart

I love his voice, number 1. It starts there, then comes his clarity. It rings like a bell. Then comes his humility. It leads me toward something that I dare call grace. I am so grateful. Thank you Buck Johnson <3

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