Category Archives: Episodes

S2E15 – Concrete Criminal Justice Reform

Aaron/ November 19, 2019/ Episodes/ 0 comments

A still-recovering-from-the-flu Aaron is joined by Brianna Walden, Associate Director of Criminal Justice at Stand Together and the Charles Koch Institute, to discuss criminal justice reform! Brianna talks about her work with the Charles Koch Institute and Stand Together, as well as discussing the systematic problems within the justice system that make it so problematic, especially the problem of over-criminalization.

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S2E14 – Tin Foil Hat Time (and Epstein didn’t kill himself!) : Conspiracy Theories in Sociopolitical Discourse

Aaron/ November 19, 2019/ Episodes/ 0 comments

Aaron and Austin tackle the question of conspiracy theories, as belief in such theories is often used as an attack on non-mainline political beliefs. Are all conspiracy theories created equal? What makes a conspiracy theory worthy of consideration as opposed to being summarily dismissed? When should we listen to “tin foil hats” and when should we not? What specific conspiracy

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S2E13 – A Few Smooth Stones: An Insider’s Perspective on Foreign Wars

Aaron/ October 31, 2019/ Episodes/ 0 comments

It’s a “live” episode! Aaron is joined by guest Capt. Nils Gransberg, to continue our discussion of Middle-Eastern Affairs from last week. Nils talks about his experiences in Afghanistan and Iraq, and why they gave a more libertarian perspective on foreign policy, especially given the absurd notion that somehow we can force democracy into these places. Nils talks about his

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S2E12 – Syria, Foreign Wars, and Betrayed Principles

Aaron/ October 27, 2019/ Episodes/ 0 comments

Depending on who you ask, President Trump’s recent actions regarding Syria are either a fundamental and base betrayal of America’s national honor, or a step in the right direction for getting us out of foreign wars. Well, everyone else has their opinions on this mess, so why shouldn’t we? Jason talks about the history of the U.S.’s involvement in the

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S2E11 – Undercooked Stater-tots: Prohibition and the Vaping “Crisis”

Aaron/ October 27, 2019/ Episodes/ 0 comments

Well the vaping “crisis” is still ongoing, as is the sheer stupidity of the government and society-as-a-whole’s response demanding that “somebody do something!” and “won’t someone think of the children???” Jason starts us off by making the important comparisons to the 18th Amendment and prohibition, and why the failures of that prohibition should warn us of trying future prohibitions. He

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S2E10 – Incel Clown Posse? Todd Phillip’s “Joker”

Aaron/ October 27, 2019/ Episodes/ 0 comments

After Aaron has some melodramatic fun with sound editing, Jenn and Aaron discuss the newly-released (and apparently controversial) movie “Joker.” They discuss the statements released before the film indicting it for potentially stirring up dangerous imitators by its portrayal of the joker, the claim that the movie is “pro-incel.” Jenn gives her views on why, despite not liking the movie,

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S2E9 – Spooky Scary Statistics: Thinking Critically about Politician/Media Claims

Aaron/ October 27, 2019/ Episodes/ 0 comments

As we begin the official Halloween season, Aaron discusses one of the things that scares him the most: how research and statistics are treated in pop-culture and the mainstream news. Aaron goes through the importance of “thinking statistically,” and how statistics (often considered scary to many) are so often misused, mis-represented, and mis-applied, especially recently, with everything from polling about

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S2E8 – Talkin’ ‘Bout Tulsi: The Libertarian Response(s) to Tulsi Gabbard

Aaron/ October 27, 2019/ Episodes/ 0 comments

Aaron is joined this week once again by Buck Johnson of the Death to Tyrants Podcast, to discuss Democratic candidate Tulsi Gabbard and just why she’s managed to become so popular among the libertarian movement. We discuss the importance of bringing attention to candidates like Tulsi who represent important libertarian perspectives, but also talk about the importance of maintaining our

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S2E7 – The god-Emperor’s New Clothes: The Republican Primaries and Pluralistic Ignorance

Aaron/ October 27, 2019/ Episodes/ 0 comments

Yes, yes, we all know Beto wants to take your guns, but beyond the insanity that is becoming the Democratic 2020 primaries, President Trump is facing his own challenges from within his own party, with three potential challengers hoping to take him on, and yet the party seems dead set on not letting that happen! With four states already cancelling

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