Liberty Unlocked

Liberty Unlocked

By Don Watkins
How to win hearts and minds for freedom. Hosted by keynote speaker and best-selling author Don Watkins.
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The Appeal of the Left with Adam Edmonsond
Adam Edmonsond is a marketing expert, one of my best friends, and all-around brilliant guy. In this episode, we discuss his journey from the left to supporting laissez-faire capitalism. Along the way we delve deep into the appeal of the left, what communicators can learn from marketers, and why most Objectivists find it difficult to persuade people of Ayn Rand's ideas.  For the latest news, sign up for my newsletter at http://donswriting.com/.   You'll also get my free week-long Persuasion Bootcamp email course, where you'll learn the 6 Persuasion Skillsets and strategies for mastering them. To support the podcast, visit http://libertyunlocked.com/. You can follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/donswriting.
1:06:56
June 30, 2020
The Philosophy of Liberty with Greg Salmieri
Greg Salmieri is a philosopher, co-editor of "A Companion to Ayn Rand," and director of the Program in Objectivity in Thought, Action, and Enterprise at the Salem Center for Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. In this episode we discuss how philosophy shapes our political conclusions, the value of thinking about political issues, how to assess political movements, and what makes Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" such a powerful novel of ideas.  For the latest news, sign up for my newsletter at http://donswriting.com/.   You'll also get my free week-long Persuasion Bootcamp email course, where you'll learn the 6 Persuasion Skillsets and strategies for mastering them.     To support the podcast, visit http://libertyunlocked.com/. You can follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/donswriting.
1:03:36
June 22, 2020
Yaron Brook on Increasing Your Influence
Yaron Brook is Chairman of the Board of the Ayn Rand Institute, host of the Yaron Brook Show (https://yaronbrookshow.com), and my long-time collaborator. Our books including the national bestseller "Free Market Revolution" and "Equal Is Unfair."  In this episode, we discuss how to become a more influential advocate for liberty. Along the way we delve deep into the state of the liberty movement, what we can learn from public intellectuals like Sam Harris, Jordan Peterson, and Tyler Cowen, and how to become a more effective public speaker.  For the latest news, sign up for my newsletter at http://donswriting.com/.   You'll also get my free week-long Persuasion Bootcamp email course, where you'll learn the 6 Persuasion Skillsets and strategies for mastering them.   To support the podcast, visit http://libertyunlocked.com/.
1:10:23
June 16, 2020
The Virtue of Audience Obsession with Ezra Drake
Don Watkins and Ezra Drake discuss why focusing on persuasion can stop your from connecting with your audience--and why focusing on being helpful can lead to dramatically better persuasion results.  For the latest news, sign up for my newsletter at http://donswriting.com/.  You'll also get my free week-long Persuasion Bootcamp email course, where you'll learn the 6 Persuasion Skillsets and strategies for mastering them.  To support the podcast, visit http://libertyunlocked.com/.
59:38
June 10, 2020
Liberty Unlocked - The Psychology of Change with Gena Gorlin
Don Watkins and Gena Gorlin (clinical psychologist) discuss the psychology of change. We touch on everything from how psychologists encourage change while respecting patients’ autonomy to the psychological reasons people are attracted to freedom (or not) to the role of empathy in persuasion. Special guest appearance by Gena’s baby Alice. Gena Gorlin’s blog, The Psychology of Self-Change - https://genagorlin.com/blog/ For the latest news, sign up for my newsletter at http://donswriting.com/. You'll also get my free week-long Persuasion Bootcamp email course, where you'll learn the 6 Persuasion Skillsets and strategies for mastering them. To support the podcast, visit http://libertyunlocked.com/.
1:16:27
June 6, 2020
Mark Pellegrino's journey from environmentalist to capitalist
Don Watkins and Mark Pellegrino (Lost, Supernatural) discuss Mark's journey from environmentalist to capitalist. Along the way they explore the challenges of debating controversial ideas on social media, being pro-liberty in Hollywood, and whether anarchism is truly part of the liberty movement.    "Government: Who Needs It" by Gregory Salmieri - https://youtu.be/_78JtNzVi64   Anarchism: The Enemy of Liberty - https://youtu.be/gjFevWb6p8M   SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER - https://www.donswriting.com/   SUPPORT THE SHOW - http://libertyunlocked.com/
53:12
June 1, 2020
Dave Rubin on Leaving the Left
My guest today is Dave Rubin, host of the Rubin Report and author of the new book Don’t Burn This Book.  We discuss Dave's fascinating journey from up-and-coming progressive media figure into a free-market loving classical liberal. Along the way we talk about what liberty supporters need to understand about progressives if they want to be more persuasive, ways Dave aims to make conservatives more pro-liberty, lessons about effective communication Dave learned from his friend Jordan Peterson, and a whole lot more. For the latest news, sign up for my newsletter at donswriting.com. You'll also get my free week-long Persuasion Bootcamp email course, where you'll learn the 6 Persuasion Skillsets and strategies for mastering them. To support the podcast, visit libertyunlocked.com. 
52:34
May 27, 2020
Introducing "Liberty Unlocked"
The podcast that will help you win hearts and minds for freedom by talking those who've taken the journey from liberty opponents to liberty champions.  For the latest news, sign up for my newsletter at donswriting.com. You'll also get my free week-long Persuasion Bootcamp email course, where you'll learn the 6 Persuasion Skillsets and strategies for mastering them. To support the podcast, visit anchor.fm/don-watkins. First 3 episodes drop June 2.
02:25
May 22, 2020