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    Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #75: Money, Masks, and Madness! (w/ Natalie Fawn Danelishen)

    Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #75: Money, Masks, and Madness! (w/ Natalie Fawn Danelishen)

    Show Summary: Under the pressures of the unprecedented-in-our-life-time COVID19 crisis, even libertarians are floundering philosophically. Some are willing to tolerate the wholesale “temporary” suspension of our inalienable rights. Others indeed relish the totalitarian response, because it gives them a (false) sense of safety. On this show Natalie Fawn Danelishen provides a critique of the governmental response to the crisis on the basis of Libertarian theory, masks, and the madness! Natalie  offers details on how property rights and free markets could guide response to our current challenges, better than any government can or will.
     
    About the Guest:  Natalie Fawn Danelishen is a graphic artist, libertarian activist, and member of the Mises Institute.
     
    About the Host: Johnny “Rocket” Adams was the creator and host of “The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad – Libertarian Rock n’ Roll Experience” and now “BLAST OFF with Johnny Rocket!” He’s also a musician, graphic artist, author, and former Chief Warrant Officer. Johnny spent his early days earning his stripes as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. Back stateside, Johnny immersed himself in the classic works of Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, and Ludwig von Mises. From there the AnCap known as “Johnny Rocket” was born. Speaking truth to power from your cell phone tower, Johnny digests the philosophy of liberty and brings them to the man on the street on a weekly basis. Johnny Rocket was also the front-man of the rockabilly group “Hot Roddin’ Romeos” and puts pencil to paper with the critically acclaimed comic series “The Liberty Force.” New York Times best-selling author and podcast host Tom Woods calls Johnny Rocket “one of the most entertaining figures in the liberty movement.”
     
    About the Co-Host: Raylene Lightheart is an activist in the libertarian movement.  She is a dedicated wife and homeschool mom of five.  She is passionate about self-ownership, free association community, and unfettered liberty.  Raylene is the director of marketing and sales of Launchpad Media Group.
    She is the assistant communications director for Libertarian Party of Washington State and also serves as Region 3 alternate. She also is on the board of Libertarian Party of Kitsap County and was awarded the 2018 Porcupine Award for LPWA.   As a child, Raylene dreamed of being in broadcasting.  When Johnny asked her to be the co-host for his new show, Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket she was thrilled to have the opportunity to advance liberty through education, outreach, and entertainment.
     
    About Ground Control: ​​Benjamin Wiegold is a fellow Libertarian, from the corrupt state of Illinois. Ben is the new producer, sound engineer, and editor of the Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket. Ben has also done work for the Mises Institute and numerous other publications. Ben is a musician, hardcore anarchist, and just an all-around cool dude! 
     
    Guest Website(s): https://www.facebook.com/natalie.danelishen
     
    Music Provided By: 
    Hard Money Saints - "Leafy Incline"
    Hard Money Saints - "Ol Grey Dog"
    Hard Money Saints - "Lightening Strikes"
     
    Books Mentioned: None
    Previous Shows with Guest: None
    SPECIAL OFFER  Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket Backstage Pass!
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    SUBSCRIBERS RECEIVE:
    Early access to new episodes before the official release
    Access to the post-show AFTER PARTY where you will hear extended interviews and behind the scenes content
    Access to the official Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Pass Secret Facebook Group
    You will also receive access to monthly episodes from the League of Liberty Podcast featuring Johnny Rocket, Rodger Paxton, Marc Clair and Chris Spangle.
    . You will receive a physical Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket SUPPORTER pa

    • 59 min
    Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #74: Death to Tyrants! (w/Buck Johnson)

    Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #74: Death to Tyrants! (w/Buck Johnson)

     

    Show Summary: Libertarian principles of self-reliance and minimal government have been around for centuries. But they are being tested as never before in a time when much of the world, and many of their adherents, see a clear role for government restriction on basic liberties. Death to Tyrants podcast discusses politics, current events, and economics generally viewed through a hardcore libertarian and free-market lens. In this episode, we talk to Buck Johnson host of this popular podcast!
     
    About the Guest:  Buck Johnson is a libertarian activist in Austin Texas.
     
    About the Host: Johnny “Rocket” Adams was the creator and host of “The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad – Libertarian Rock n’ Roll Experience” and now “BLAST OFF with Johnny Rocket!” He’s also a musician, graphic artist, author, and former Chief Warrant Officer. Johnny spent his early days earning his stripes as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. Back stateside, Johnny immersed himself in the classic works of Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, and Ludwig von Mises. From there the AnCap known as “Johnny Rocket” was born. Speaking truth to power from your cell phone tower, Johnny digests the philosophy of liberty and brings them to the man on the street on a weekly basis. Johnny Rocket was also the front-man of the rockabilly group “Hot Roddin’ Romeos” and puts pencil to paper with the critically acclaimed comic series “The Liberty Force.” New York Times best-selling author and podcast host Tom Woods calls Johnny Rocket “one of the most entertaining figures in the liberty movement.”
     
    About the Co-Host: Raylene Lightheart is an activist in the libertarian movement.  She is a dedicated wife and homeschool mom of five.  She is passionate about self-ownership, free association community, and unfettered liberty.  Raylene is the director of marketing and sales of Launchpad Media Group.
    She is the assistant communications director for the Libertarian Party of Washington State and also serves as Region 3 alternate. She also is on the board of the Libertarian Party of Kitsap County and was awarded the 2018 Porcupine Award for LPWA.   As a child, Raylene dreamed of being in broadcasting.  When Johnny asked her to be the co-host for his new show, Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket she was thrilled to have the opportunity to advance liberty through education, outreach, and entertainment.
     
    About Ground Control: ​​Benjamin Wiegold is a fellow Libertarian, from the corrupt state of Illinois. Ben is the new producer, sound engineer, and editor of the Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket. Ben has also done work for the Mises Institute and numerous other publications. Ben is a musician, hardcore anarchist, and just an all-around cool dude! 
     
    Guest Website(s): Death to Tyrants Podcast
     
    Music Provided By: 
    Hard Money Saints - "Leafy Incline"
    Hard Money Saints - "Ol Grey Dog"
    Hard Money Saints - "Lightning Strikes"
     
    Books Mentioned: None
    Previous Shows with Guest: None
    SPECIAL OFFER  Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket Backstage Pass!
    Sign up for The Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Backstage Pass! Receive extended weekly content starting for just $1.00 an episode!
     
    SUBSCRIBERS RECEIVE:
    Early access to new episodes before the official release
    Access to the post-show AFTER PARTY where you will hear extended interviews and behind the scenes content
    Access to the official Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Pass Secret Facebook Group
    You will also receive access to monthly episodes from the League of Liberty Podcast featuring Johnny Rocket, Rodger Paxton, Marc Clair and Chris Spangle.
    . You will receive a physical Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket SUPPORTER pass which you're encouraged to wear out to events to help promote the show - simply show your pass at any event that Johnny is attending and you will get to hang out with him one on one!
    Recorded At:
    Martian

    • 59 min
    Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #73: My Fellow Americans! (w/ Jeremy “Spike” Cohen)

    Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #73: My Fellow Americans! (w/ Jeremy “Spike” Cohen)

    Show Summary: Spike Cohen is a podcaster who runs Muddied Waters Media and is an ally of performance artist Vermin Supreme, who ran for the Libertarian Party’s Presidential nomination in 2020. As a matter of fact, The Libertarian National Convention has selected Spike Cohen to be their Vice-Presidential nominee. He will be joining the ticket with Jo Jorgensen as she leads the Libertarian Party for the 2020 Election. Spike understands that the Libertarian Party’s Platform is an attempt to compromise between different positions and he completely respects that, but as an individual candidate, his policy is anarchy. Mr. Cohen is not only a comedian, but he holds the ideals of liberty near and dear to his heart. This week we Blast Off! with not only the first millennial candidate but also the very first professional podcaster on the ticket, Mr. Spike Cohen! This was one of our favorite shows!
    About the Guest:  Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. Jeremy "Spike" Cohen (born June 28, 1982) is an American activist, entrepreneur, and podcaster. He is the Libertarian Party's nominee for vice president of the United States in the 2020 election.
    About the Host: Johnny “Rocket” Adams was the creator and host of “The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad – Libertarian Rock n’ Roll Experience” and now “BLAST OFF with Johnny Rocket!” He’s also a musician, graphic artist, author, and former Chief Warrant Officer. Johnny spent his early days earning his stripes as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. Back stateside, Johnny immersed himself in the classic works of Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, and Ludwig von Mises. From there the AnCap known as “Johnny Rocket” was born. Speaking truth to power from your cell phone tower, Johnny digests the philosophy of liberty and brings them to the man on the street on a weekly basis. Johnny Rocket was also the front-man of the rockabilly group “Hot Roddin’ Romeos” and puts pencil to paper with the critically acclaimed comic series “The Liberty Force.” New York Times best-selling author and podcast host Tom Woods calls Johnny Rocket “one of the most entertaining figures in the liberty movement.”
     
    About the Co-Host: Raylene Lightheart is an activist in the libertarian movement.  She is a dedicated wife and homeschool mom of five.  She is passionate about self-ownership, free association community, and unfettered liberty.  Raylene is the director of marketing and sales of Launchpad Media Group.
    She is the assistant communications director for the Libertarian Party of Washington State and also serves as Region 3 alternate. She also is on the board of the Libertarian Party of Kitsap County and was awarded the 2018 Porcupine Award for LPWA.   As a child, Raylene dreamed of being in broadcasting.  When Johnny asked her to be the co-host for his new show, Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket she was thrilled to have the opportunity to advance liberty through education, outreach, and entertainment.
    About Ground Control: ​​Benjamin Wiegold is a fellow Libertarian, from the corrupt state of Illinois. Ben is the new producer, sound engineer, and editor of the Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket. Ben has also done work for the Mises Institute and numerous other publications. Ben is a musician, hardcore anarchist, and just an all-around cool dude! 
    Guest Website(s):
    Muddied Waters Of Freedom.com
    Jo Jorgensen 2020
     
    Music Provided By: 
    Psycho DeVilles - “Thrills for Sure”
    Reckless Ones - “Cold Hands”
    Books Mentioned: None
    Previous Shows with Guest: None
    SPECIAL OFFER  Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket Backstage Pass!
    Sign up for The Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Backstage Pass! Receive extended weekly content starting for just $1.00 an episode!
     
    SUBSCRIBERS RECEIVE:
    Early access to new episodes before the official release
    Access to the post-show AFTER PARTY where you will hear extended interview

    • 55 min
    Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #72: The Spirit of Lamont! (w/Jacob Lamont)

    Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #72: The Spirit of Lamont! (w/Jacob Lamont)

    Show Summary: How can you tell if someone running for office will do a good job? How can you ensure that he or she will improve your party, not get your party further into debt? How can you figure out whether this candidate is going to uphold libertarian principles and take a thoughtful, incremental approach to your party’s problems? Today we ask the hard questions, with the up and coming candidate for LNC chair, Jacob Lamont. Is he principled? Is he honest? We think so. This show you cannot miss!
    About the Guest: Jacob Lamont has been an activist for over 26 years and became officially active in the libertarian party in 2014. Prior to that, he was resistant to joining any groups or political organizations due to his fierce individualistic nature. Having been homeschooled and raised in a home with libertarian ideals, Jacob’s evolution into a politically active libertarian was an organic extension of his upbringing. Shortly after joining the libertarian party he was elected to the region one director position and still holds that position to this day. In 2015 he ran for office in the 42nd District of Washington State representative. Currently he is a member of several political discussion groups in his county; one secular and the other conservative. He spends a lot of time focusing on outreach efforts to explain libertarian ideology and in organizing libertarian movements. He holds the Libertarian Statement of Principles close to his heart and knows that it is the underpinning of the libertarian party. He believes that it is The Statement of Principles that set us apart from any other political group.
     
    About the Host: Johnny “Rocket” Adams was the creator and host of “The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad – Libertarian Rock n’ Roll Experience” and now “BLAST OFF with Johnny Rocket!” He’s also a musician, graphic artist, author, and former Chief Warrant Officer. Johnny spent his early days earning his stripes as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. Back stateside, Johnny immersed himself in the classic works of Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, and Ludwig von Mises. From there the AnCap known as “Johnny Rocket” was born. Speaking truth to power from your cell phone tower, Johnny digests the philosophy of liberty and brings them to the man on the street on a weekly basis. Johnny Rocket was also the front-man of the rockabilly group “Hot Roddin’ Romeos” and puts pencil to paper with the critically acclaimed comic series “The Liberty Force.” New York Times best-selling author and podcast host Tom Woods calls Johnny Rocket “one of the most entertaining figures in the liberty movement.”
     
    About the Co-Host: Raylene Lightheart is an activist in the libertarian movement.  She is a dedicated wife and homeschool mom of five.  She is passionate about self-ownership, free association community, and unfettered liberty.  Raylene is the director of marketing and sales of Launchpad Media Group.
    She is the assistant communications director for Libertarian Party of Washington State and also serves as Region 3 alternate. She also is on the board of Libertarian Party of Kitsap County and was awarded the 2018 Porcupine Award for LPWA.   As a child, Raylene dreamed of being in broadcasting.  When Johnny asked her to be the co-host for his new show, Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket she was thrilled to have the opportunity to advance liberty through education, outreach, and entertainment.
    About Ground Control: ​​Benjamin Wiegold is a fellow Libertarian, from the corrupt state of Illinois. Ben is the new producer, sound engineer, and editor of the Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket. Ben has also done work for the Mises Institute and numerous other publications. Ben is a musician, hardcore anarchist, and just an all-around cool dude! 
    Guest Website(s): Jacob Lamont
    Music Provided By: 
    Voodoo Swing - "Muricka" Reck

    • 58 min
    Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #71: Don’t Comply! (w/ Matthew Short)

    Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #71: Don’t Comply! (w/ Matthew Short)

    Show Summary: What disasters should one plan for? What are some of the things that everyone should be ready for? And ultimately Why should we prep instead of panic? It could be anything from economic collapse, social unrest, food shortages, unchecked violence, an energy crisis, rampant disease, or martial law…or a combination of these issues. Today we are talking with Matthew Short. Matthew is a public relations director at dontcomply.com, co-host of the dontcomply show, survivalist, and open carry activist.
    About the Guest:  Matthew Short, is public relations director at dontcomply.com, co-host of the dontcomply show, survivalist, and open carry activist.
    About the Host: Johnny “Rocket” Adams was the creator and host of “The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad – Libertarian Rock n’ Roll Experience” and now “BLAST OFF with Johnny Rocket!” He’s also a musician, graphic artist, author, and former Chief Warrant Officer. Johnny spent his early days earning his stripes as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. Back stateside, Johnny immersed himself in the classic works of Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, and Ludwig von Mises. From there the AnCap known as “Johnny Rocket” was born. Speaking truth to power from your cell phone tower, Johnny digests the philosophy of liberty and brings them to the man on the street on a weekly basis. Johnny Rocket was also the front-man of the rockabilly group “Hot Roddin’ Romeos” and puts pencil to paper with the critically acclaimed comic series “The Liberty Force.” New York Times best-selling author and podcast host Tom Woods calls Johnny Rocket “one of the most entertaining figures in the liberty movement.”
    About the Co-Host: Raylene Lightheart is an activist in the libertarian movement.  She is a dedicated wife and homeschool mom of five.  She is passionate about self-ownership, free association community, and unfettered liberty.  Raylene is the director of marketing and sales of Launchpad Media Group.
    She is the assistant communications director for the Libertarian Party of Washington State and also serves as Region 3 alternate. She also is on the board of the Libertarian Party of Kitsap County and was awarded the 2018 Porcupine Award for LPWA.   As a child, Raylene dreamed of being in broadcasting.  When Johnny asked her to be the co-host for his new show, Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket she was thrilled to have the opportunity to advance liberty through education, outreach, and entertainment.
    About Ground Control: ​​Benjamin Wiegold is a fellow Libertarian, from the corrupt state of Illinois. Ben is the new producer, sound engineer, and editor of the Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket. Ben has also done work for the Mises Institute and numerous other publications. Ben is a musician, hardcore anarchist, and just an all-around cool dude! 
    Guest Website(s): dontcomply.com
    Music Provided By: 
    Reckless Ones - “Dead End Bitch” Reckless Ones - “Reckless Ones” The Pioneers - “No Broken Glass”
    Books Mentioned: None
    Previous Shows with Guest: None
    SPECIAL OFFER  Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket Backstage Pass!
    Sign up for The Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Backstage Pass! Receive extended weekly content starting for just $1.00 an episode!
    SUBSCRIBERS RECEIVE:
    Early access to new episodes before the official release
    Access to the post-show AFTER PARTY where you will hear extended interviews and behind the scenes content
    Access to the official Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Pass Secret Facebook Group
    You will also receive access to monthly episodes from the League of Liberty Podcast featuring Johnny Rocket, Rodger Paxton, Marc Clair and Chris Spangle.
    . You will receive a physical Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket SUPPORTER pass which you're encouraged to wear out to events to help promote the show - simply show your pass at any event that Johnny is attending and you wi

    • 59 min
    Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #70: Kokesh on Corona (w/ Adam Kokesh)

    Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #70: Kokesh on Corona (w/ Adam Kokesh)

    Show Summary: Despite all the governmental actions, from lockdowns to bailouts, the current coronavirus pandemic is a calling for libertarian action. Lockdowns sit uneasily with libertarian instincts. What can be done? Today we talk to Adam Kokesh with his thoughts on the Corona Virus, and his campaign running for the Libertarian presidential nomination. It’s a show you don’t want to miss!
    About the Guest:  Adam Kokesh was born on February 1, 1982, in California.  Growing up he played sports every season and read numerous books at the encouragement of his parents. His interest in science and technology led him to many science fair victories and NASA's Space Camp. After middle school, where he played trumpet in the band and basketball, at the encouragement of a friend of a parent who was a former Marine, he went to "Devil Pups," a junior boot camp-style citizenship and fitness program hosted by the Marines at Camp Pendleton. In high school, he participated in Model UN, taught silversmithing classes, and founded a campus radio station. During the summers he worked at a print shop and with horses. He is the only non-native to graduate from the Native American Preparatory School formerly of San Miguel County, New Mexico. He received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Claremont McKenna College where he played rugby, sang in the choir, and competed with the ballroom dance team.
    About the Host: Johnny “Rocket” Adams was the creator and host of “The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad – Libertarian Rock n’ Roll Experience” and now “BLAST OFF with Johnny Rocket!” He’s also a musician, graphic artist, author, and former Chief Warrant Officer. Johnny spent his early days earning his stripes as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. Back stateside, Johnny immersed himself in the classic works of Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, and Ludwig von Mises. From there the AnCap known as “Johnny Rocket” was born. Speaking truth to power from your cell phone tower, Johnny digests the philosophy of liberty and brings them to the man on the street on a weekly basis. Johnny Rocket was also the front-man of the rockabilly group “Hot Roddin’ Romeos” and puts pencil to paper with the critically acclaimed comic series “The Liberty Force.” New York Times best-selling author and podcast host Tom Woods calls Johnny Rocket “one of the most entertaining figures in the liberty movement.”
    About the Co-Host: Raylene Lightheart is an activist in the libertarian movement.  She is a dedicated wife and homeschool mom of five.  She is passionate about self-ownership, free association community, and unfettered liberty.  Raylene is the director of marketing and sales of Launchpad Media Group.
    She is the assistant communications director for Libertarian Party of Washington State and also serves as Region 3 alternate. She also is on the board of Libertarian Party of Kitsap County and was awarded the 2018 Porcupine Award for LPWA.   As a child, Raylene dreamed of being in broadcasting.  When Johnny asked her to be the co-host for his new show, Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket she was thrilled to have the opportunity to advance liberty through education, outreach, and entertainment.
    About Ground Control: ​​Benjamin Wiegold is a fellow Libertarian, from the corrupt state of Illinois. Ben is the new producer, sound engineer, and editor of the Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket. Ben has also done work for the Mises Institute and numerous other publications. Ben is a musician, hardcore anarchist, and just an all-around cool dude! 
     
    Guest Website(s):
    www.kokeshforpresident.com
    Music Provided By: 
    The Chop Tops - "Sun Down" Hillbilly Hellcats - "Rockiness Cat in Town" Joey Altruda - "The Big Payoff" Juke Joint Gamblers - "Fire!"
     
    Books Mentioned: None
    Previous Shows with Guest: None
    SPECIAL OFFER  Blast Off! with Johnny Rocket Backstage

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
88 Ratings

88 Ratings

Slim Sweeny ,

Libertarian AF

Love these folks, the shows, the hot takes, the rants, and all the fun that comes from this group. This is one of my favorite podcasts that jumps to the top of my playlist every time an episode is released!

Bron Von Bier ,

A libertarian podcast will cojones!

This is the mans man podcast for the average joe libertarian. Crack a beer, rock out, and enjoy the show!

Alexmerced ,

So much fun

The show format and the hosts are super entertaining, one of the best libertarian shows around. If you enjoy a fun edgy show you should check this out whether you are a libertarian or not.

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