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Apr 30, 2018

If you can name all of the various countries in which the United States is currently active militarily, you're a rare individual. Even the folks who think they're paying attention are somewhat shocked when they see how common American interventionism has become. Senator Mike Lee joins us to discuss how the responsibility for going to war has shifted from Congress to the Executive branch and what it means for our foreign policy.

Apr 26, 2018

Having a cause is fine and dandy. But what good does it do if no one else knows about it? For that matter, what good is getting media attention if you can't communicate your message with credibility? Getting the word out isn't rocket science. In this episode, we discuss how to dial in your message and how to market it to the appropriate media to make sure your cause is getting the right kind of attention. 

Apr 23, 2018

How great would it be to be able to choose the government system that best suited you? Not just "choose between the options that we give you" but to really have a choice in which government under which you'd prefer to live. Professor Tom Bell joins us to discuss polycentric law, a concept in which government is not only decentralized but has to be competitive with other governments for your allegiance. 

Apr 19, 2018

Most people would agree that freedom is good thing. Talking about our love of freedom is relatively easy. However, becoming active in supporting or perpetuating freedom seems to be a much harder sell. What is it that keeps us from being more active participants in promoting this ideal? Do we take it for granted when we're too comfortable? Join us as we discuss how to build market demand for something that has been enjoyed far too rarely throughout human history.

Apr 16, 2018

One of the most encouraging aspects of advancing the cause of freedom is getting to associate with others who are driven by a similar purpose. What's even more encouraging is to find that efforts are happening in locales all around the globe. In this episode, Connor interviews Wayne Leighton from the Antigua Forum in Guatemala. which is accelerating the growth of freedom throughout the world. If you want to see how small groups of people can come together to create genuine solutions, look no further.

Apr 12, 2018

Pinning down an appropriate age of consent isn't as easy as simply picking an arbitrary number and sticking with it. It's not uncommon to know a 16 year old who behaves more responsibly than some 35 year olds. So how can a society find the age where a person may be considered responsible for his or her own actions and no longer be treated as a child? Is age the best metric by which to measure this responsibility? 

Apr 9, 2018

The balance between protecting personal privacy and pursuing criminal justice always seems to be in a state of flux. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the digital realm. Nate Wessler of the ACLU joins us to discuss the Supreme Court case of Carpenter v. The United States, that involves government searches of our electronic devices, surveillance and privacy issues and requests for data held by third parties such as cell phone companies. If your privacy is important to you, this is a case you'll want to understand. 

Apr 5, 2018

Anyone who's serious about making a principled stand for liberty can attest that it's easy to feel seriously outnumbered at times. It's not that liberty is a bad thing, it's that so few people are willing to do the heavy lifting it requires. If you've felt like a lone voice in the wilderness, this episode should give you a needed boost. Historically, a majority isn't necessary to effect meaningful and positive change in society. All it takes is a fiercely committed minority who know who they are and who clearly understand the principles and practices of what they're promoting. 

Apr 2, 2018

Standing out from the crowd isn't as easy as it sounds. Especially when everyone is doing pretty much the same things to stand out. Zak Slayback is as innovative as he is energetic. He is a master at helping individuals cut through all the white noise and make meaningful connections with the decision-makers. Zak joins us to discuss the essentials of marketing yourself and creating the kind of authentic opportunities that place you in control of your destiny.

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