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Give us an hour, and you'll understand the news. Chris Spangle uses history to bring context to current events while presenting politics from a libertarian perspective. With a group of cohosts from across the political spectrum, we toss out the screaming heads and put people before political parties. We give you the tools to think differently in a world with more than Team Red & Blue.
Written by Chris Spangle, host of the Chris Spangle Show, History of Modern Politics, and Liberty Explained, podcasts on the We Are Libertarians network. He is also the co-host of the Patdown podcast, a comedy podcast with comedians Ms. Pat and Deon Curry. Chris Spangle has been podcasting since 2007, and now teaches podcasting at PodcastingAndPlatforms.com. He also hosts the public affairs radio show “We Thought You Might Like To Know...” on Indiana radio stations which focuses on nonprofits. 
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    • 4.4 • 417 Ratings

Give us an hour, and you'll understand the news. Chris Spangle uses history to bring context to current events while presenting politics from a libertarian perspective. With a group of cohosts from across the political spectrum, we toss out the screaming heads and put people before political parties. We give you the tools to think differently in a world with more than Team Red & Blue.
Written by Chris Spangle, host of the Chris Spangle Show, History of Modern Politics, and Liberty Explained, podcasts on the We Are Libertarians network. He is also the co-host of the Patdown podcast, a comedy podcast with comedians Ms. Pat and Deon Curry. Chris Spangle has been podcasting since 2007, and now teaches podcasting at PodcastingAndPlatforms.com. He also hosts the public affairs radio show “We Thought You Might Like To Know...” on Indiana radio stations which focuses on nonprofits. 
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    A New Model for Fighting Addiction and Alcoholism

    A New Model for Fighting Addiction and Alcoholism

    Mark Scheeren joins me to share a new model for treating addictions and alcoholism not based on a 12-step model.
    Mark Scheeren co-founded Baldwin Research Institute, Inc. (BRI) and the Saint Jude Retreats, the first residential non-12 step model for drug and alcohol problems in America. As a BRI Research Fellow, he is the co-author of the revolutionary book, The Freedom Model for Addictions. Mark is the only addictions researcher in the world to have studied individuals with substance use issues by living with the study subjects for a period of twelve years. “This was the only way to truly understand the issues concerning this population and build solutions that actually promoted success.
    Learn more at https://www.thefreedommodel.org/.
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    What exactly is "disinformation?" Plus, Elon Musk Buys Twitter

    What exactly is "disinformation?" Plus, Elon Musk Buys Twitter

    We've long talked about social media companies being the lesser censor and turning to the greater censor, the government, to fix the issues with these platforms would be a disaster for free speech. Unfortunately, the Biden Administration is setting up a “Disinformation Governance Board." What could possibly go wrong? We also touch on Elon Musk buying Twitter. We also witness the debut of "Hot Take Harry."
    Video - https://youtu.be/zwp81KY4PN8
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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Inflation Explained by Economist Alex Salter

    Inflation Explained by Economist Alex Salter

    I got a C in economics in high school economics, so I am no help in explaining what caused our current inflation, how to fix it, and when rising prices will subside. I brought in Texas Tech economics professor Alex Salter to explain it. He is also a Young Voices contributor and the author of Money and the Rule of Law: Generality and Predictability in Monetary Institutions​, which is published by Cambridge University Press.
    Alexander Salter's Website - https://www.awsalter.com/
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    • 26 min
    Is Social Media Killing the Country and Our Kids?

    Is Social Media Killing the Country and Our Kids?

    Jonathan Haidt wrote a new article in the Atlantic about social media and its effect on the social fabric of America. We debate its merits.
    Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid - https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/05/social-media-democracy-trust-babel/629369/
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    A Talk on Refugees and Immigrants

    A Talk on Refugees and Immigrants

    The libertarian group at John Carroll University invited me to speak on the Ukrainian refugee crisis and the broader immigration discussion here in America. Thanks to Luke Hoffman for inviting me.
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    • 55 min
    How To Keep Your Sanity in a Sea of Information Using Intellectual Self-Defense with "The Trivium"

    How To Keep Your Sanity in a Sea of Information Using Intellectual Self-Defense with "The Trivium"

    Dr. Travis Corcoran wrote a new book called Restoring Reason, and I love the concept. He talks about the Trivium, which is a system of thinking through concepts. The first three pillars of a liberal arts education are grammar, logic, and rhetoric. In other words, capturing knowledge, thinking it through, and then communicating those ideas. How can a systematic approach to information help us combat the discombobulating cascade of information we deal with on a daily basis? Listen as we outline it.
    In his book Restoring Reason, philosopher Dr. Travis Corcoran demonstrates how the liberal arts provide us with a skillset to evaluate knowledge and draw our own conclusions for clarity, confidence, and freedom. Dr. Corcoran explains the trivium—knowledge, understanding, and wisdom—and the foundation it lays for making high-quality decisions for a high-quality life. Restoring Reason is an intellectual self-defense manual to make sense of the world we live in. Including an analysis of the five biggest social engineers today, including corporate interests and legacy media, this reproducible, systematic framework will help you see truth, deny falsehoods, and lead a fulfilled, independent life.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
417 Ratings

417 Ratings

Stay lot ,

Hooked.

Lefty both physically and politically but I’m here listening and opening my ears to other peoples views. Great content, nice flow. Awesome to listen to. I’m hooked. Looking forward to future episodes!

noahot4me ,

Almost unlistenable

The Libertarian party is a wide range of thought and ideas . I don’t hold out much hope for these want to be political commentators . They can’t see that 45 was leaps and bounds better than 46 than there is no hope for this podcast . Mean tweets vs 7 plus percent inflation. 45 never started a war and had an Afghan withdrawal agreement and 46 screwed that up and people died . 45 had Ukraine protected and Russia wasn’t knocking on the door . Trump was no saint but if you can’t see energy independence, lowest unemployment rates in 40 plus years , lowest ever unemployment rates for minorities, stocked shelves and cheap gas vs a bumbling idiot that has screwed the country than you Chris Spangle are as stupid as Bob and Tom .

Flying Sioux ,

Big Tent Libertarians

This podcast is a good introduction to libertarian principles without the infighting and purity tests you will get other places. The hosts are open to evolving their opinions and give many different perspectives. It is informative, entertaining, and has just the right mix of humor and philosophy to keep you interested and coming back for more. If you’re looking for information on what this whole libertarian thing is all about give them a listen!

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