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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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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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    The Importance of "Civil Society" for Liberty

    The Importance of "Civil Society" for Liberty

    What is the "civil society" in a country and why is it important for liberty?
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    • 52 min
    The Importance of Mentors For Students with the Starfish Initiative

    The Importance of Mentors For Students with the Starfish Initiative

    The Starfish Initiative is an organization in Indianapolis that helps economically disadvantaged youth reach their full potential by moving into post-secondary education. President and CEO Crystal Givens shares the importance of mentoring in the life of their program's scholars and how students and adults can participate. Visit their website at https://www.starfishinitiative.org/.

    Video - https://youtu.be/A9ICJ8NoJ60

    About The Starfish Initiative

    Starfish Initiative was established in 2003 with a vision to make a difference in the lives of marginalized youth – one student at a time. Today, Starfish Initiative continues to advance our mission: “to inspire, encourage, and prepare academically-promising, high school students facing unearned adversity for college and career success,” through our comprehensive Starfish Experience, a statistically proven four-year pathway to economic mobility for Indianapolis high school students.
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    Who is To Blame for High Gas Prices?

    Who is To Blame for High Gas Prices?

    Joe Biden takes a lot of flack for high gas prices. Blame him on social media for them, and inevitably someone in the comments says the President has nothing to do with gas prices. Is this true? What causes gas prices to rise to historic rates? And what effect do diesel prices have on inflation?
    Roy Mathews is a public policy associate at the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) in Arlington, Va. He has previously been published in RealClearEnergy, National Review, and the National Interest. He is a Young Voices contributor.
    Record-High Diesel Prices Spell Longer-Term Consumer Woes - https://www.nationalreview.com/2022/05/record-high-diesel-prices-spell-longer-term-consumer-woes/
    10 in 2022: Ten Policies to Unleash American Energy and Fuel Recovery - https://www.api.org/news-policy-and-issues/10-in-2022
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    • 23 min
    Is Anyone Else Really Ticked Off? Plus The Future of This Podcast

    Is Anyone Else Really Ticked Off? Plus The Future of This Podcast

    I just keep getting angrier and angrier about the state of the world, and I feel like we have fewer options. What can we do? And what can this podcast do to help?
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    • 54 min
    What Will Happen if We Cancel Student Loan Debt?

    What Will Happen if We Cancel Student Loan Debt?

    Congress and the President are considering proposals to cancel student debt. What is a solution to this crisis? Is it a crisis to begin with? And how carefully are lawmakers considering relief and the tradeoffs that follow. Young Voices contributors Jack Salmon and Sean Themea join me. 
    Jack Salmon is a research assistant at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His research and commentary have been featured in a variety of outlets, including The Hill, Business Insider, Foundation for Economic Education, and Dallas Morning News. 
    Sean Themea serves as chief of staff for Young Americans for Liberty (YAL). A recovering progressive, Sean has appeared on Fox Business, Newsmax, The First TV, and OAN.
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    • 34 min
    What Gun Laws Are Circulating Through Congress?

    What Gun Laws Are Circulating Through Congress?

    Gabriella Hoffman is my guest because I don't know much about guns, and I have a lot of questions about legislation moving through Congress, and I ask her to fact check the media's reporting. What is an AR-15, and why is it so much more dangerous?  
    Gabriella Hoffman is a freelance media strategist, award-winning writer, and Townhall.com political columnist. She hosts the District of Conservation podcast and CFACT original video series “Conservation Nation.” Young Voices Regional Leader an d an Independent Women's Forum Senior Fellow. Learn more about her work at http://www.gabriellahoffman.com.
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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
418 Ratings

418 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 .

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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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