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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. 167: Putting Abstract Political Theory Into Practice, with Adam Patrick

    Ep. 167: Putting Abstract Political Theory Into Practice, with Adam Patrick

    My guest this week is Adam Patrick, the host of the Y'er Talkin Over Me podcast. Adam is a wonderful host and always makes me think into things deeper when I listen to him. We discuss the blind spots that libertarians often have, as well as things like: can you be a pure libertarian while being involved in politics, things he learned over the lockdown months, how to actually take advantage of the structures of power, Adam's experience within the Libertarian Party, and more. More on Adam and his podcast: Purchase tickets for the Renegade University Texas event here: Sponsors: Zippix Toothpicks ( ): Enter code COUNTERFLOW at checkout for 10% off your order! Paloma Verde CBD ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 25% off any purchase over $75! ...and join their mailing list for an additional 10% off! Visit my website: Donate to the show here: Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 166: Integration is Infiltration, with Hotep Jesus

    Ep. 166: Integration is Infiltration, with Hotep Jesus

    My guest for this episode is the one and only Hotep Jesus. Hotep wants his community to build their wealth, be independent, and not try to assimilate with whom the Left and the government says they should assimilate. We discuss how to deal with the Left, what he thinks of Trump, what he thinks about tradition, and his thoughts on Kamala Harris. We get into the importance of being a positive mentor and leader, and it's a very inspirational segment from Hotep. More about Hotep Jesus: Sponsors: Zippix Toothpicks ( ): Enter code COUNTERFLOW at checkout for 10% off your order! Lorenzotti Coffee ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 10% off your order! Paloma Verde CBD ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 25% off any purchase over $75! ...and join their mailing list for an additional 10% off! Visit my website: Donate to the show here: Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep. 165: The Neoreactionary Movement, with Charlemagne

    Ep. 165: The Neoreactionary Movement, with Charlemagne

    My guest this week produces wonderfully made YouTube videos on the philosophy of neoreactionism: the original brainchild of thinkers like Mencius Moldbug and Nick Land. Neoreactionary thought is often misunderstood and yet vitally important to understanding political power and philosophy. It has been incorrectly called the alt-right and even worse. Charlemagne and I discuss the roots of neoreactionary thought and what it means in terms of power and political reality. It sprang from brilliant thinkers like James Burnham and Hans Hermann Hoppe and has lead to new takes on Rothbard and Mises. This discussion will inform you and educate you on what it is, where is came from, and how to view politics through the neoreactionary lens. More from Charlemagne: Charlemagne's Substack: Purchase tickets for the Renegade University Texas event here: Sponsors: Zippix Toothpicks ( ): Enter code COUNTERFLOW at checkout for 10% off your order! Lorenzotti Coffee ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 10% off your order! Paloma Verde CBD ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 25% off any purchase over $75! ...and join their mailing list for an additional 10% off! 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. 164: Traditionalism and the Rise of the Populist Right, with Ben Teitelbaum

    Ep. 164: Traditionalism and the Rise of the Populist Right, with Ben Teitelbaum

    My guest this week comes from the Left but authored a great book titled, "War for Eternity: The Return of Traditionalism and the Rise of the Populist Right". Much of this book focuses on Steven K. Bannon and a cast of Traditionalists from around the world. Ben and I take a deep dive into Bannon, as Ben had many meetings, lunches, and dinners with him and his inner circle. We get into what exactly Traditionalism is, what right wing populism is, and how they relate. Bannon is often smeared as dumb, racist, crazy, and more. Ben found him to be very smart, well-read, eccentric, esoteric, and influential. Much of the legacy media ignores the right wing populist movement and writes Bannon off as a powerless nut. Ben discusses how wrong they are to do that. The future of American politics as well as global politics may be heavily influenced by Bannon and the cast of characters discussed in his book. Learn more about Ben Teitelbaum: Purchase tickets for the Renegade University Texas event here: Sponsors: Zippix Toothpicks ( ): Enter code COUNTERFLOW at checkout for 10% off your order! Lorenzotti Coffee ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 10% off your order! Paloma Verde CBD ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 25% off any purchase over $75! ...and join their mailing list for an additional 10% off! Visit my website: Donate to the show here: Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 163: We Are Becoming Less Intelligent, with Edward Dutton

    Ep. 163: We Are Becoming Less Intelligent, with Edward Dutton

    My guest this week is Edward Dutton, author of the book, "At Our Wits' End". Edward doesn't shy away from controversial topics. I come at this wondering why a discussion of the intelligence quotient going down over the decades would even be controversial. Edward Dutton goes through the methodology of IQ and explains the factors that have lead to its decline since the Industrial Revolution. We get into why this would be a contentious issue at all. We discuss the cyclical theory of history and where we may be in that process currently. IQ is trending downward, and it may get worse. Buckle up and enjoy this episode! Find more of Edward Dutton's work here: Purchase tickets for the Renegade University Texas event here: Sponsors: Zippix Toothpicks ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 10% off your order! Lorenzotti Coffee ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 10% off your order! Paloma Verde CBD ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 25% off any purchase over $75! ...and join their mailing list for an additional 10% off! 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. 162: A Deep Dive into Conservatism, with Daniel McCarthy

    Ep. 162: A Deep Dive into Conservatism, with Daniel McCarthy

    Daniel McCarthy is one of the utmost preeminent conservative scholars alive today. He is here with me to discuss the history of conservatism and give us a taste of what he will be teaching in his upcoming class on Conservatism for Renegade University. Daniel details the many manifestations of conservative thought over the decades, from paleoconservatives to neoconservatives and many others. We relate the philosophy to the political climate of today as well as trace its roots back through history. Register for Daniel's class at Renegade University here: Find more of Daniel's work here: Sponsors: Zippix Toothpicks ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 10% off your order! Lorenzotti Coffee ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 10% off your order! Paloma Verde CBD ( ): Enter code BUCK at checkout for 25% off any purchase over $75! ...and join their mailing list for an additional 10% off! Visit my website: Donate to the show here: Audio Production by Podsworth Media: Leave us a review and rating on iTunes! Thanks!

    • 1 hr 28 min

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150 Ratings

150 Ratings

Marshal Forward ,

The top three best liberty minded podcasts

Buck is just amazing at what he does. Some of the most intelligent and thought-provoking conversations have been broadcasted on counterflow. A variety of great guests, in-depth philosophical arguments, and as always that smooth silky voice. You the man Buck!

Casey69vwbug ,

Who is the intro song artist?

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mgadl ,

Best podcast ever

I am so glad I found this podcast! Buck interviews the most interesting and knowledgeable people in the freedom movement and he does so with great ability and wisdom. He asks the questions I want to hear answers to, and he probes ideas that are relevant not just in this moment but that are timeless because they relate to our human condition. If you love liberty and human flourishing, if you want to get a dose of sanity in our current insane political environment, then you need to listen to Buck Johnson.

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