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The Clean Libertarian Podcast

The Clean Libertarian Podcast

By Drew Cook
Liberty • Recovery • Family
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Episode 32: Of Collapse & Recovery w/Evan
Y'all are in for a treat with this one! I had fellow libertarian and brother in recovery, Evan, on to discuss preparing for potentially dark days ahead and also his story of recovery. I learned some great information on this one and I have no doubt that you will have the same experience! Evan can be found on Twitter @efreshwater5  Also mentioned was the Straightedge Caucus which is @LPStraightedge 
January 17, 2021
Episode 31: Straightedge Liberty w/Kim Ruff
Guys, y'all are in for a treat with this one! I had the always wonderful Kim Ruff on the show to discuss her battle with alcoholism and what steps she's taken to find some freedom from that. We had an in depth conversation on the nature of addiction as well as announcing the begging stages of formulating a Straightedge Caucus within the LP! Kim is also currently running for Arizona Mine Inspector, you can find out more info on her Facebook page or her twitter @kimruff8 
January 9, 2021
Episode 30: New Year, New Hope w/Benevolus
Had the pleasure of kicking off 2021 with hearing about how Benevolus found freedom from a lifestyle of addiction and a new way to live. Be sure and check this one out! 2021 is YOUR year! Check him out on Twitter @RealBenevolus
January 3, 2021
Episode 29: Sharing Recovery w/Jonathon
Today's episode was a pleasure, Jonathon is one of those people who just has a really great spirit and he has a way of describing his journey into recovery that makes sense. We cover recovery, politics, conspiracies and a few other topics that I know yall will get a kick out of. Be sure and give him a follow on Twitter: @the_jon_a_thon 
December 27, 2020
Episode 28: Rebellion, Liberty, and Punk Rock w/Jessi Bennett
On today's episode I had the pleasure of sitting down with someone who is doing all the good for the liberty movement with her particular skill set. Jessi has some awesome viewpoints and provides hope that the up and coming generation of libertarians are passionate about spreading the message in an efficient manner. This was a fun interview! Follow Jessi on Twitter: @jessinicoleb 
December 20, 2020
Episode 27: Keep Coming Back w/Greg
Here's another story of recovery from a fellow libertarian who is involved within the 12 step recovery community. There's some solid wisdom to be found in here and certainly a little something for everyone. Greg has been through some tough times but managed to come out on the other side stronger. This is one of my favorite episodes so far.  DISCLAIMER: As I type this, I'm super worn out from having stayed up all night attempting to smoke some bbq (ended up being a bust), so forgive me if the audio is a little off and the intro/outro lacks the usual pizazz 
December 13, 2020
Episode 26: Guerilla Politics w/Curt
Really solid interview today regarding the future of the LP and the potential direction the party should take. In seeking to end the war on drugs, political means need to be entertained and what better way to do that than by good old political blackmail. This is still a new concept and I'm sure as time goes along it will become much more nuanced, but for the time being this interview does a great job laying the groundwork for what should be a really compelling discussion in the libertarian community.  Be sure and follow Curt on Twitter: @checkmatestate 
December 5, 2020
Episode 25: A Discussion On Policy w/ Matt Sutton
Matt is the director of media relations for the Drug Policy Alliance, serving as the primary liaison between the organization and members of the media. I asked him to come on to describe the awesome work that he and others are doing within the organization and to also explain some of the recent victories seen in this election cycle along with future goals. This was a really informative interview and I hope it pushes you to check out Drug Policy Alliance and to chip in whatever you can to help! 
November 30, 2020
Episode 24: Battle Buddy Session w/Hayden
Hayden and I go way back and have maintained a friendship throughout the slew of ups and downs that life brings. He's one of those people that when I met him it became clear that we understood each other on a real level. We talk about some of that journey and also some of the more humorous points of recovery. This is an excellent episode if you're interested in figuring out some of the finer points regarding recovery and understanding addiction. 
November 30, 2020
Episode 23: The Other Side of the Story w/Mrs Clean Libertarian
Today we get to hear from my lovely wife, Mrs Clean Libertarian herself (Hilary) on what it was like to watch a loved one relapse, and what it means to be in a relationship with someone actively pursuing recovery. This is a great episode for anyone who has a loved one battling addiction or who has found recovery and maybe doesn't know where to find support. 
November 23, 2020
Episode 22: How Legalization Gets It Wrong w/Ashley & Kevin
Really great episode today where I invited on Ashley who is a lawyer and far more in the know on the legal aspect of drug policy than I am to come and talk about where we've seen drug policy go the right way and where we haven't. She is joined by long time friend of the CLP, Kevin Hobbie who expands on some of the finer points and between the two of them some killer nuance is presented. This is the conversation that swayed me into dropping my endorsement of legalization over decriminalization.  Also premiering our very own intro song for the first time, provided by Alex One of the band Whisky Grenade! They've got a new album dropping the first of next year so stay tuned! Ashley: @actshually Kevin: @HobbieReal Alex One: @acidroposy @whiskygrenade 
November 14, 2020
Episode 21: Harm Reduction Recovery w/Trent
In todays episode I was able to bring on Trent to discuss his journey of finding freedom from alcoholism through cannabis. We also discussed kratom, Moderation Management, and what the legal cannabis marketplace looks like. Lots of good information in this one for those who might be looking for an alternative recovery route that isn't 12 step oriented.  Kratom suppliers:                           Moderation Management:
November 10, 2020
Episode 20: The Election That Wouldn't End w/Sapere Aude
Got the gang back together to discuss what we hoped would be an election NIGHT typical 2020 fashion, our plans were ruined se we had to break it up into two separate recordings (and its still loosely up in the air). I always have a great time talking with the boys and I hope yall can find a little humor out of this breakdown from your favorite resident invalids. 
November 8, 2020
CLP Update
Haven’t been able to record any new content due to damage from a recent ice storm. I’m still here and there’s some awesome guests lined up to come on the show once internet service is restored in my area.
November 3, 2020
Episode 19: Sadler Spotlight
I had the pleasure of sitting down to talk with one of the most wholesome candidates I've ever met. Greg Sadler hails from Newalla, Oklahoma and is putting in the footwork to win the District 17 Senate seat. Greg is an easy going guy who doesn't shy away from the hard hitting topics he's been confronted with in this election cycle.  Website:
October 25, 2020
Episode 18: Wilder Larkin on Recovery, Philosophy, and Gardening
This was a really fun episode! I love when people who have been through hell and back share their story of hope with others and this episode is no exception to that! Wilder tells us about where she came from, what happened, and what it's like for her now. I hope yall enjoy this awesome story of compassion, self examination, and determination. 
October 18, 2020
Episode 17: The Armed Bear on Bottom Unity, Hoppeans, & Lolbertarians for Biden
I really enjoyed this episode. Jay is one of those sage individuals who really knows how to convey his principled stances and it was great hearing from him regarding the concept of bottom unity and what (if any) relation there is to libertarianism and the growing LibSoc movement. We also delve into Hoppeans and the utterly brainless "movement" the is the "Libertarians for Joe" group that is attempting to gain traction.
October 12, 2020
Episode 16: Benefits of the LP w/Chris Powell
the 2018 OKLP gubernatorial candidate and current Bethany City Councilman Chris Powell came on the show to discuss the benefits to the Libertarian Party and why running liberty candidates in the old parties are not good enough. Chris brings his expertise and flair for analysis into the conversation and adds experienced perspective to the subject at hand.  Chris' website: Twitter: @okcspowell 
October 4, 2020
Episode 15: Prohibition & Lock the Clock w/Joe Hartman
Today I had the pleasure of talking to Joe Hartman regarding his run for congress in Michigan's 8th district as well as his position on ending the Drug War, he then went on to discuss something I haven't really thought about: ending Daylight Savings Time. All in all this was a really fun conversation and a closer look at where the government gets it wrong, both in regards to addiction and our most precious commodity...our time.  You can read more about #LockTheClock at: Joe's website:
September 26, 2020
Episode 14: Defining a Cult, The Story of Our Experience at My Brothers Keeper w/Justin
I had my buddy Justin back on so we could discuss our time in MBK, a faith based rehabilitation center that uses questionable methods and has even more questionable outcomes. What happens when a drug dealer goes from selling heroin to selling Jesus? Tune in to find out.
September 13, 2020
Episode 13: The Case for Legalization w/Sapere Aude
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dylan and Aaron from Sapere Aude and getting into the finer points of why legalization is the ideal path forward when discussing ending the War on Drugs and how best to combat the fear mongering that occurs therein. 
September 2, 2020
Episode 12: An Interview w/The ToddFather
The always awesome Todd Hagopian comes on the show to discuss his current run for Oklahoma Corporation Commission, the Mises Caucus, the OKLP, and a little bit about recovery. Check out Todd's website for info on his campaign and ways to donate.
August 30, 2020
Episode 11: The Power of Local LP Affiliates w/Rex Lawhorn
The always awesome Rex Lawhorn joins me to discuss the LP affiliates as well as the pathway forward from retaining ballot access and what local efforts we can be making in our respective communities.
August 24, 2020
Episode 10: Recovery and Liberty w/Taylor Sandell
My good friend Taylor comes on to discuss his journey into recovery and where we hope to see society progress in terms of viewing addiction.
August 22, 2020
Episode 9: My Journey into Recovery
Here's my recovery story, not much more to say beyond that. If you or someone else you know struggles with addiction dont hesitate to reach out to me on Twitter (@clean_podcast)
August 15, 2020
Episode 8: Discussing the Left w/Kevin Hobbie
Here we talk about how discounting blocks of the left is a self defeating endeavor and how there's ample opportunity to red pill just as many from that side of the spectrum as there is on the right.
August 9, 2020
Episode 7: Chillin w/Justin
We kind of bounce all over the place in this episode, we catch up and talk about current events.
August 1, 2020
Episode 6: Discussing the 2A w/Aaron Kenny
On this episode Aaron joins me to discuss the second amendment and current events. Aaron is a long time friend and gun ownership advocate who provides a very nuanced perspective on where we are and where we need to go from here.
July 20, 2020
Episode 5: Charity via Voluntaryism
In this episode we discuss how libertarians can benefit their movement through charity and outreach while simultaneously benefiting their communities.
July 16, 2020
Episode 4: A Synopsis On Recovery
In this episode I explain the recovery process in the most simplistic way possible and point out how the 12 steps are an avenue to understanding personal liberty and responsibility.
June 21, 2020
Episode 3: Debunking the Drug War
In this episode we tackle 4 big myths used to continue the war of drugs.
June 15, 2020
Episode 2: The Failure of the Nanny State
I dive into a chapter of the book I've been writing and we paint a picture for how this government has gotten their battle against drug addiction so wrong.
June 13, 2020
Episode 1: Intro & Background
A rundown on the what I've been up to lately and where this podcast hopes to take us
June 7, 2020