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Politics is too personal for black-and-white thinking. Listen as regular people talk about big issues from a libertarian perspective to help you understand the news to encourage you to serve the people in your life to effect change instead of seeking political solutions. 
We cover news, culture, charity, history, libertarianism, faith, public policy, communication and podcasting, and more. 
Chris Spangle is the 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 focusing on nonprofits. 
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Politics is too personal for black-and-white thinking. Listen as regular people talk about big issues from a libertarian perspective to help you understand the news to encourage you to serve the people in your life to effect change instead of seeking political solutions. 
We cover news, culture, charity, history, libertarianism, faith, public policy, communication and podcasting, and more. 
Chris Spangle is the 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 focusing on nonprofits. 
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    Empowering Students Through Entrepreneurship with Don Wettrick

    Empowering Students Through Entrepreneurship with Don Wettrick

    Don Wettrick was an inspired teacher giving his students entrepreneurship when the Indiana Economic Development Commission asked him to start a "Shark Tank for Students." He decided to tweak the idea, leading to the STARTedUP Foundation. The CEO & Co-Founder joins me to talk about the power of entrepreneurship and innovation in a high school student's life and their programs Innovate WithIN and Indiana Innovation Educator Fellowship. Learn more at https://www.startedupfoundation.org.
    Video - https://youtu.be/NVp3Az2MpCE
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    • 34 min
    WAL Live! A Primer on AR-15s Plus Crowder vs. The Daily Wire

    WAL Live! A Primer on AR-15s Plus Crowder vs. The Daily Wire

    Longtime listener Jordan Laycock joins Chris Spangle and Harry Price to explain to Spangle the basics of an AR-15 and guns in general. He is also the co-inventor of the world's fastest magazine loader named the Trijent Mech-loader. Then Chris and Harry discuss Steven Crowder's feud with the Daily Wire while going in-depth on how new media works. 

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    • 2 hr 21 min
    Credit Card Companies Quietly Begin Tracking Gun Purchases

    Credit Card Companies Quietly Begin Tracking Gun Purchases

    Cody Wisniewski joins me to discuss a new subtle change at big banks as they are now tracking gun store purchases.
    Video - https://youtu.be/7Re2MB5Ka4c
    Cody J. Wisniewski (@TheWizardofLawz) is a Senior Attorney for Constitutional Litigation with Firearms Policy Coalition. His work has appeared in the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, National Review, Daily Wire, and more. He primarily focuses on Second Amendment issues but is happy so long as he is reminding the government of its enumerated powers and constitutional limitations.
    Big Banks And Credit Card Giants Just Greenlit A Plan To Track Your Gun-Store Purchases - https://thefederalist.com/2022/10/25/big-banks-and-credit-card-giants-just-greenlit-a-plan-to-track-your-gun-store-purchases/
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    • 29 min
    What is Stakeholder Capitalism?

    What is Stakeholder Capitalism?

    Historically, Americans think of shareholder capitalism when corporate America comes to mind. A new philosophy of business called "stakeholder capitalism" is taking hold in the business world, and it has serious tradeoffs for investors. David McGarry joins me to discuss the positives and negatives of this new idea.
    Video - https://youtu.be/9H5Bq-XV_Ko 
    David B. McGarry is a consumer-choice fellow with Young Voices. He writes extensively on tech policy and consumer-choice issues, appearing in such publications as RealClearPolicy and National Review. Follow him on Twitter @davidbmcgarry.
    The Nonsense of Stakeholder Capitalism - https://spectator.org/stakeholder-capitalism-nonsense/
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    • 30 min
    Chase Oliver, Potential Candidate For President On The Libertarian Party Ticket

    Chase Oliver, Potential Candidate For President On The Libertarian Party Ticket

    Chase Oliver turned in a strong performance in the US Senate race in Georgia in 2022 and captured the attention of international media and libertarians. He's now thinking of turning that momentum into a presidential run on the Libertarian Ticket by launching an exploratory committee. He joins me to discuss his background, why he became a libertarian, what messaging he believes works best, and what issues he'd run on. Learn more at VoteChaseOliver.com.
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    • 47 min
    The Good and Bad of ESG Scores and Investing with Mike Viola

    The Good and Bad of ESG Scores and Investing with Mike Viola

    ESG scores and investing (Environmental, Social, Governance) is controversial in many circles, and states are moving to divest from companies like BlackRock pushing these assets. Maybe none of that made sense, but my guest Mike Viola is here to explain a very impactful new concept in business and what it means for you.
    https://youtu.be/61x3jC5ADdI
    Mike Viola is the head of analytics at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). He previously spent five years in investment research, helping create one of the first databases of ESG and values-based investments, and is a Young voices contributor. Find him on Twitter: @mf_viola.
    Op-Ed: Republicans should follow Florida's lead on ESG investing - https://www.thecentersquare.com/florida/op-ed-republicans-should-follow-floridas-lead-on-esg-investing/article_1d7b7e4c-4fe0-11ed-9dab-3ffa812d18d2.html
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
420 Ratings

420 Ratings

gnarlybrains ,

Great show

Very fair takes and I especially liked the Columbus / Indigenous peoples episode. Very informative! Thank you Chris. Found you from Ms. Pat. Nice to hear more from you!

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!

Casnh ,

Can’t relate

I can’t relate to Libertarianism because it seems relentlessly negative. Instead of constantly finding the flaws in others, why not build something positive for yourselves?

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