The Rollo and Slappy Show

The Rollo and Slappy Show

By Rollo McFloogle
You won't regret your time here but the state will.
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Episode 200 - Acquire Capital, Defeat the State
Subscribe to the podcast I have been pretty ornery on Twitter commenting on the effectiveness of throwing cucumbers at the state, so we decided to take this opportunity to take some time and systematically go through why we think strategies like growing your own food (while fun) isn't a very effective way to defeat the state.  Instead, we should look to develop technology to create innovations that give us better leverage to use our time and resources more effectively. But before we get into the meat of the episode, Slappy and I talk about Chillderburg Dos that I just returned from today. Items mentioned “How to Lose Government Weight Effectively" – McFloogle "Working and Saving Are Revolutionary Acts" - Nakamoto Institute by Pierre Rochard Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
1:10:38
May 26, 2020
Episode 199 - Mr. Pseu's Bitcoin Journey
Subscribe to the podcast We brought our friend, Phil, aka Mr. Pseu, on the show to talk about Bitcoin.  Phil's a more recent convert to the wonderful world of Bitcoin, so it was interesting to hear his perspective.  We cover important topics like why Bitcoin is so important to the world but also have some fun discussing some of the recent news in Bitcoin.  Get bullish! Items mentioned "The Economy Needs a Difficult Adjustment" - Mr. Pseu "Read_377 - Stop Calling for a Free Market for Money [Sven Schnieders]" - Bitcoin Audible "Stop Calling for a Free Market for Money" - Limitless Curiosity Follow Phil Twitter: @MrPseu Podcast: A Boy Named Pseu Facebook pgibs.io Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
1:59:24
May 19, 2020
Episode 198 - Thinking Through the Killing of Ahmaud Arbery with Melissa, @smallcrimez
Ahmaud Arbery was recently gunned down by a father/son duo in Georgia in what appeared to be a cold blooded killing.  They originally were not charged but thanks to the release of the video footage and public outcry, that changed.  We brought our friend, Melissa, on to the show to discuss this event and how best to think through such an awful situation. Follow Melissa Twitter: @smallcrimez Items discussed - Melissa's previous appearance on Episode 165 - Melissa's appearance on the We Are Libertarians with Chris Spangle podcast Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
1:19:16
May 12, 2020
Episode 197 - The Catholic Case for Bitcoin
Hearing this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, 'What are we to do, brothers?' Acts 2:37 What happens when you mix hardcore Catholicism and hardcore Bitcoin maximalism?  We brought on 0knowledgeactor to make the case for Bitcoin for Catholics and to draw some interesting comparisons between the two. Follow 0knowledgeactor Twitter: @0knowledgeactor Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
2:31:19
May 5, 2020
Episode 196 - What the Fed Does and How Bitcoin Fixes It with Andy Edstrom
Subscribe to the podcast The Federal Reserve and the financial markets can be hard enough to understand under normal circumstances, but throw in the events of recent months and it gets downright overwhelming.  We invited Andy Edstrom, author of Why Buy Bitcoin, to walk us through how the Fed operates and how it effects the markets.  What are quantitative easing and repos?  Are we headed towards hyperinflation?  How long can they keep all of this up?  Does Bitcoin fix this? We discuss these questions and more! Follow Andy Twitter: @EdstromAndrew Book: Why Buy Bitcoin AndyEdstrom.com WESCAPGroup.com Check out Swan Bitcoin SwanBitcoin.com Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
1:14:47
April 28, 2020
Episode 195 - Hodling to Bitcoin Monetization with CarCampIt
What's the deal with hodling?  Why do so many Bitcoiners care so much about Bitcoin if they don't seem keen on spending it right now?  We invited CarCampIt on to talk about why we hodl and why Bitcoin is a great savings mechanism.  We also touch on why and how we think Bitcoin will be a boon for everyone--even those without the ability to acquire some before monetization occurs. Follow CarCampIt Twitter: @CarCampIt, @FAGcast Friends Against Government Podcast Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
58:28
April 21, 2020
Episode 194 - Inoculating Yourself with Critical Thinking with JW Weatherman
We're all trying to drink from a fire hose of information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and there's a lot of specialized, technical information surrounding it.  How does a layperson navigate through all of it?  If you figure out how to filter information and respond with intelligence through this hysteria, you should be set going forward for anything else. Follow JW Weatherman Twitter – @JWWeatherman_ Mathbot.com Tales from the Crypt #143: JW Weatherman & Giacomo Zucco Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
1:01:32
April 13, 2020
Episode 193 - In the Dressing Room with Quincy Johnson
Your favorite truck driver is back for another episode with us.  We talk about cooking on the road, how truckers and the industry are dealing with COVID-19, how to take responsibility for your own life, and get into some good ol' fashioned wild Quincy stories. Follow Quincy on Twitter @BBWLOVE08142839 Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
1:23:59
April 6, 2020
Episode 192 - Pwease No Implications
Subscribe to the podcast With the panic surrounding Coronavirus and the normies stocking up on supplies, there have been some in the libertarian and gun communities that have been making memes about using their guns to steal those supplies from the unarmed people.  We brought on our friend, Steppy, to discuss how good (or bad) of an idea it is to make jokes like this. Follow Steppy on Twitter @PweaseNo Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
55:34
March 31, 2020
Episode 191 Bonus - The Wonderful World of Gardening with Jared from Biting the Bullet
Subscribe to the podcast Mr. Mongoose Energy himself, Jared from the Biting the Bullet podcast, has a softer side: gardening.  I talk chat with him on Twitter all the time about it, so I decided to have him on the show to talk about it.  We talk about each of our gardening setups, our successes and failures, and even give some gardening tips for those who are interested in getting started (like Slappy). Follow Jared and his Mongoose brethren on Twitter and Instagram Jared's Twitter Jared's Instagram Biting the Bullet's Twitter Biting the Bullet's Instagram Luke's Twitter Typo's Twitter Check out the Biting the Bullet podcast Biting the Bullet podcast Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
1:23:42
March 25, 2020
Episode 190 - From Marine to Antiwar Advocate: the Story of MDVet4Peace
Subscribe to the podcast We found another one!  Veterans are some of the best peace advocates out there, so we brought MDVet4Peace on the show to share his incredible story with us. Follow MDVet4Peace on Twitter @MdVet4 Check out the Defend the Guard Act Defendtheguard.us Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
1:23:35
March 24, 2020
Episode 189 Bonus - Keeping Two Hands on the Wheel with the Coronavirus with CarCampit and Birdarchist
We've got a bonus episode for you!  Car and Bird jumped on with me (no Slappy this episode) to toss some of our thoughts around on the Coronavirus.  We think that a lot of people need to pump the brakes on the panic and approach this stuff pretty differently. Follow them on Twitter @CarCampIt @birdarchist Check out the Friends Against Government podcast Friends Against Government Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
20:29
March 18, 2020
Episode 188 - The Ills of Modern Healthcare with Vake Raj
Fresh from his Twitter break, we welcome now Vake back to the show to talk about our healthcare industry and many of the problems that it faces.  What's getting in the way of doctors and other healthcare providers to deliver the best service to their patients? Follow Vake Follow Vake on Twitter Previous appearances Episode 46 – An overview of Bitcoin and what’s going on with it today with Vivek Raj, Part 1 Episode 47 – An overview of Bitcoin and what’s going on with it today with Vivek Raj, Part 2 Episode 64 – Bitcoin forks and current Bitcoin news with Vivek Raj Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
1:38:23
March 17, 2020
Episode 187 - Should Libertarians Work Above or Below the Table?
Subscribe to the podcast No libertarian likes to pay taxes, but can we take lowering our tax burden and overall government footprint too far?  Should we always strive to work under the table, away from the line of sight of the taxman, or should we maximize our productive output by making the most of our most valuable skills above the table? Items discussed Rollo's tweet Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
48:10
March 10, 2020
Episode 186 - Exploring Thyme and Astrological Analysis of Altcoin Marketing Drivel with Birdarchist
Subscribe to the podcast We once again welcome our friend, Birdarchist, who made an absolute beast of a power move to get on the show despite his claims it was inadvertent.  We start off with some chat about nothing in particular and then transition into piecing through an article that Rollo stumbled upon about the altcoin, Tezos.  It's a disaster of a piece if you're looking for any substantive reasons to think Tezos provides any value, but that's why it's such a good microcosm of the altcoin space.  We take the opportunity to discuss a number of the downfalls of altcoins, including liquidity problems and how proof of stake systems wind up becoming cartelized. Just buy Bitcoin. Items discussed Tezos to the Moon: How the Unstoppable Cryptocurrency Rally Could Double Whales Double Down on Tezos Cryptocurrency Amidst Retail Driven Selloff Follow Birdarchist Friends Against Government podcast Follow Bird on Twitter Follow the Friends Against Government podcast on Twitter Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Original image (modified for this use): https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A-Sinking-ship-in-the-sea-391852616890.jpg
1:25:02
March 3, 2020
Episode 185 - Libertarians Are Coming for What?
Subscribe to the podcast We libertarians tend to take the "live and let live" approach to a lot of moral issues.  If you're not violating the rights of others, then we have no interest in using force to stop you from doing whatever you want to do.  Does that mean that the behavior should always be encouraged?  And if the behavior isn't expected to be very beneficial for society, how do we go about promoting better behavior?  We use an article from The American Mind by Bedivere Bedrydant that takes a critical stance on libertarians getting in the way of a ban on pornography to explore these ideas. Items discussed Libertarians Are Coming for Your Sexual Dignity - The American Mind Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
1:00:16
February 25, 2020
Episode 184 - Governments and Bitcoin: A Look at Game Theory with CarCampIt
Subscribe to the podcast A lot of people like to dismiss Bitcoin by saying something like, "Bitcoin is nice and all, but the government is just going to shut it down."  The whole purpose of Bitcoin is strike at the root of government's power, but just assuming that the government not only can but also would want to simply shut it down ignores a lot of the interesting game theory that's going on in the global competition for power.  We bring on our friend and frequent guest, CarCampIt, to discuss these ideas. Follow CarCampIt Twitter: @CarCampIt, @FAGcast Friends Against Government Podcast Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Original image (modified for this use): https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:World_map_with_four_colours.svg
1:03:22
February 18, 2020
Episode 183 - Tearing into Politics and Current Events
Subscribe to the podcast We change things up a bit this episode by talking a little bit about politics and current events.  We talk about how normies handle politics, Nancy Pelosi tearing Trump's speech during the State of the Union, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Instagram post, and the Coronavirus.  We even reveal our massive conspiracy theory on national levels of politics. Items discussed AOC's Instagram post The Iowa Coin Flip Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
1:00:11
February 11, 2020
Episode 182 - Friends of Children, LLC with Jacob from Tasting Anarchy
Subscribe to the podcast Jacob from Tasting Anarchy joins us on the show for a third time to take us back to first principles to discuss how we could work through the problems of child abuse.  We all know how bad the state is with CPS, but not many people discuss the alternatives.  We do that here and so much more. Items discussed Episode 179 - Evading Prison Time with Private Escape Markets Episode 340: Government Bureaucracy Horrors - Child Protective Services Edition Is the Non-Aggression Principle Axiomatic? Sammy Nikolayev story Follow Jacob TastingAnarchy.com Follow Tasting Anarchy on Twitter: @TastingAnarchy Chillderburg.com Follow Chillderburg on Twitter: @Chillderburg Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
1:52:11
February 4, 2020
Episode 181 - Getting 6.15 Bitcoin with American Hodl
Subscribe to the podcast Set phasers to bullish for this episode.  We invited American Hodl on the show to help us make an appeal to people, specifically libertarians, standing on the sidelines on Bitcoin.  Why is Bitcoin important?  What should you do to get your first Bitcoin?  We discuss this and much, much more! Follow American Hodl on Twitter @american_hodl Items mentioned Dear Libertarians: Bitcoin Fixes This Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Join our Telegram group Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com
1:17:35
January 28, 2020
Episode 180 - Canceling Cancel Culture with Bitcoin
Subscribe to the podcast Target Tori was the latest example of an attempt at Cancel Culture that ultimately failed because of how ridiculous it was.  Whether or not the perpetrator was being serious or was simply a troll, it was at least nice to see people rally around Tori and help her out.  But the internet rage mobs in general aren't a great idea.  It makes us stick our noses in places they probably don't belong. Is there a way out?  There sure it.  Once again, Bitcoin fixes this.  BTCpayServer is a tool that people susceptible to cancellation should start leveraging.  And it's just an awesome tool in general: we've recently added it at LibertyMugs.com to handle our Bitcoin payment processing. Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
58:49
January 21, 2020
Episode 179 - Evading Prison Time with Private Escape Markets
Subscribe to the podcast "I have not fled justice--I have escaped injustice and political persecution." These words were spoken by Carlos Ghosn, a former Nissan executive on trial in Japan.  He was charged with financial misconduct and did not trust the Japanese courts to give him a fair trial.  So instead of getting railroaded, he hired some people to smuggle him out of Japan and back to his home country of Lebanon.  This raises some interesting questions about private markets for escaping justice systems. Items mentioned Former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn's dramatic escape from Japan prompts Interpol wanted alert - ABC News Episode 110 - How Would Fraud Be Handled in a Libertarian Society? Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
48:41
January 14, 2020
Episode 178 - Discuss with Buck: Will Touching the Libertarian Party Turn Me to Stone?
Subscribe to the podcast Our friend Buck joins us this week to talk about his plans to try to become a delegate for the Libertarian Party so he can vote to make Jacob Hornberger the presidential nominee.  He only wants to nominate Hornberger so he can spread the message of liberty and convert people to the movement and wants no other involvement in politics (including voting in the election).  He wants us to join the Libertarian Party simply to support him.  Are we being unreasonable by saying no when the effort on our part would be very low? After all, Bitcoin fixes all of this. Items mentioned Dear Libertarians: Bitcoin Fixes This Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
1:34:45
January 7, 2020
Episode 177 - Stocks, Dumb Money, and Bitcoin
Subscribe to the podcast Services like Cash App, Robinhood, and Acorn have been popping up that break down the barriers to entry to the stock market for average people.  Is this access good or bad?  Is it good that so many of us are so invested in stock market and other investment vehicles that we may not really understand?  What caused us to get here and is there a way out? Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
53:48
December 31, 2019
Episode 176 - The Christmas Episode Disaster
Subscribe to the podcast Welp, this happened.  Merry Christmas. Follow these creeps on Twitter @CarCampIt @birdarchist Check out the Friends Against Government podcast Friends Against Government Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
59:57
December 24, 2019
Episode 175 - We Need Some Criteria to Be Considered a Libertarian
Subscribe to the podcast We all want to grow the libertarian movement, but not everyone always fully buys in.  We don't want to do purity testing, but we need some some ways to qualify and define libertarians.  We use a few examples to work out how to deal with this issue and try to appreciate some of the nuance to come up with something suitable. Items discussed Episode 148 - The Tulsi Gabbard Question Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
41:07
December 17, 2019
Episode 174 - Government Picks the Low-Hanging Fruit to Take Guns from and Throw in Cages
Subscribe to the podcast With red flag laws looming around us, the government has been more active in confiscating guns from the people it deems shouldn't have them.  While they are something to worry about, does it distract us from paying attention to the things it already does at achieve the same ends?  We look at two things going on this episode: an article detailing a new Pennsylvania law that requires people convicted a domestic abuse crime to turn in their guns and the case of Derek Heuring, an Indiana man who police busted for meth after obtaining a warrant to search his house with probable cause that he stole the GPS tracker they planted on his car because it went silent.  They're not very likely to take our guns en masse but will instead go after some easy targets first that will be hard for most people to defend. Items discussed New Pa. law aimed to disarm accused domestic abusers within 24 hours. Hundreds in Philly haven’t turned in guns. Derek Heuring v. State of Indiana Oral Arguments Derek Heuring v. State of Indiana Memorandum Decision Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
44:34
December 10, 2019
Episode 173 - Diving into the Hong Kong Protests with Reason's Zach Weissmueller
Subscribe to the podcast We discussed some of the reactions to the Hong Kong protests in Episode 167, but in this episode we welcome Reason's Zach Weissmueller for an in-depth discussion on what's really going on there.  Zach recently traveled to Hong Kong to experience the protests and talk to some of the people involved, so we welcome his valuable insight on the questions we have. Items discussed Reason Interview with Nick Gillespie - Why Hong Kong Protestors Are Channeling Bruce Lee Follow Zach Reason.com Follow Zach on Twitter: @TheAbridgedZach ReasonTV Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
1:03:04
December 3, 2019
Episode 172 - Todd Hagopian and the Libertarian Party
Subscribe to the podcast The great Todd Hagopian joins us this week to discuss his campaign to take the Chair of the Libertarian Party from the incumbent Nick Sarwark and why Todd thinks that anarchists like Rollo and Slappy, who want nothing to do with politics, should get involved with the Libertarian Party. Follow Todd LibertarianInChief.com ToddHagopian.com Follow Todd on Twitter: @ToddHagopian Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
1:00:46
November 26, 2019
Episode 171 - Frigid Bitcoin Cold Storage Using Yeti Cold with JW and Will Weatherman
Subscribe to the podcast Bitcoin can only be useful if users are able to properly and adequately secure their keys.  If someone can easily find a way to gain access to your keys, then your Bitcoin is as good as gone.  As the value of Bitcoin continues to climb, hodlers will find it all the more imperative to have cold storage options that eliminate as many attack surfaces as possible.  A number of products and services available for purchase like hardware wallets and custodial multisignature arrangements, but they have their own drawbacks, so there is still a need for solutions that are simple to use and don't make the same security compromises.  Enter Yeti Cold, an open source project by JW Weatherman and his son, Will, aimed at providing a solution for maximizing the safety of your Bitcoin. Check out Yeti Cold YetiCold.com Yeti Cold Github Follow JW Weatherman on Twitter: @JWWeatherman_ Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
1:02:41
November 19, 2019
Episode 170 - Libertarian Charm School with Carey Wedler
Subscribe to the podcast Libertarians do a lot of things well, but I think that we can all admit that socially we can often use a little bit of help. We have a great message of peace and love, but the reactions we get from people can be so redundant and frustrating that we have the tendency to get a little bit nasty. We also tend to take very aggressive stances on positions that our non-libertarian friends might not be ready for. We invited Carey Wedler on the show to discuss how we can do a better job with interacting with others and spreading our message. Follow Carey Instagram – @careywedler Youtube Facebook Foundation for Economic Education The Anti-Media Items Discussed Episode 165 – Analysis of the Amber Guyger Case with the Empress of Meme Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
51:54
November 12, 2019
Episode 169 - Is Christianity Compatible with Libertarianism?
Subscribe to the podcast As Christian (specifically Catholic) libertarians, Slappy and I get it from both sides.  Some libertarians say you can't be both a Christian and a libertarian.  Some Christians say it too but for obviously different reasons.  We explore this question and perhaps offer some of our own ultimatums. Previous episode Episode 27 - Can Christians Be Anarchists? Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
54:06
November 5, 2019
Episode 168 - Muh Patriotic Tariffs
Subscribe to the podcast The law of comparative advantage is pretty straight forward and even Paul Krugman acknowledges the importance of free trade.  But many conservatives, in brainless support of President Trump, find ways to justify the economic destruction of tariffs.  Even the usually solid Pat Buchanan has an awful take on tariffs.  We discuss a piece penned by him. Items discussed "Tariffs Are Economic Patriotism, Putting Americans First" - The American Conservative Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
57:22
October 29, 2019
Episode 167 - Kissing China's Butt
Subscribe to the podcast We love China.  China is great.  Don't ever say anything bad about anything the Chinese government is doing.  There are no protests.  We stand with the NBA players who stand with China. Is that the only side to the story? Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
49:18
October 22, 2019
Episode 166 - What's in Store for Bitcoin with Jake from Tasting Anarchy
Subscribe to the podcast We all know that Rollo is super-bullish on Bitcoin, but our friend Jake from Tasting Anarchy has some thoughts on the future of Bitcoin that we thought would be interesting to discuss.  He seems some threats to Bitcoin's goal to become money but also sees some incredible opportunities if it does succeed. Items discussed The Bitcoin Standard - Saifedean Ammous #94 BONUS - Bitcoin and Bitcoin Adjacent Things with JW Weatherman - Friends Against Government Podcast Follow Jacob TastingAnarchy.com Follow Tasting Anarchy on Twitter: @TastingAnarchy Chillderburg.com Follow Chillderburg on Twitter: @Chillderburg Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
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October 15, 2019
Episode 165 - Analysis of the Amber Guyger Case with the Empress of Meme
Subscribe to the podcast There's a lot to talk about in the case of Amber Guyger's killing of Botham Jean.  We brought the Empress of Meme on the show to discuss what happened at the apartment, during the trial and sentencing, and our reactions to it all. Items discussed "Amber Guyger VS the State of Texas" - The eMilitia Podcast "Killing Dylann Roof" - The Atlantic "Prison in a Free Society?" - Bob Murphy Follow the Empress of Meme Instagram: @empressofmeme The eMilitia Podcast Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
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October 8, 2019
Episode 164 - A Libertarian Swings and Misses on Explaining Money
Subscribe to the podcast We talk about money a lot (mostly spurred along by Bitcoin) and criticize a lot of people for their lack of understanding of it.  We found an article from a libertarian who meant well, but just gets his explanation of money so wrong.  It's important to fix these mistakes. Article discussed "How I Use Beer as Money" Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
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October 1, 2019
Episode 163 - How to Raise Kids and Have an Awesome Family and Life with JW Weatherman
Subscribe to the podcast JW Weatherman comes back to the show to drop some advice on family life.  How should you raise your kids in such a crazy world?  What's the problem with the education system and how can homeschooling be a solution?  How do you set yourself up to achieve all of this?  We discuss these questions and more. Follow JW Weatherman Twitter - @JWWeatherman_ Mathbot.com 10HoursofBitcoin.com The Bitcoin Threat Model Free Market Success Story BreakTheirRules.com Twitter - @BreakTheirRules Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
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September 24, 2019
Episode 162 - Are There Safety Concerns for Uber and Lyft?
Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft often find themselves in the  news for any number of criticisms probably mostly due to their  disruptive nature.  We go through a recent article from SF Gate about  some concerns that some female drivers have about safety and we give our  commentary on it. But first, we talk a little boxing. Items discussed Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin Fight Highlights “‘There really isn’t anything that can keep you safe’: Women Uber and Lyft drivers speak out” – SF Gate Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
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September 17, 2019
Episode 161 - Appreciating the Fine Arts with Scoparchist
A lot of art these days gets criticized for not being like the art of year or even centuries past.  In the pursuit of appreciating art, we might have the tendency to push those feelings aside and say, "Well, maybe this just isn't for me."  But is there something more to it?  And what is fine art anyway?  What's the state been up that has effects on art today?  We have Scoparchist on the show to discuss this and more. Follow Scoparchist Twitter: @Scoparchist Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
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September 10, 2019
Episode 160 - The Monetization of Bitcoin
We expect Bitcoin to become global money, but is it money yet?  We say it's not and that it requires some steps to get there.  We explain what money is and why it's important before we take you along the circuitous path of monetization in this week's episode. Items discussed "Applying Carl Menger to the Monetization of Bitcoin" by Rollo McFloogle "Shelling Out: The Origins of Money" by Nick Szabo De Moneta by Nicholas Oresme The Bitcoin Standard by Saifedean Ammous The Ethics of Money Production by Jorg Guido Hulsmann Sponsor Liberty Mugs Support James Nixon Diamond Life Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
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September 3, 2019
Episode 159 - Let's Boycott the Boycotts
Someone shot an elephant, so everyone lost their minds.  But then, it wasn't quite what they thought it was.  When will we learn that maybe we shouldn't let a picture, headline, or short video clip induce us to go into a rage mob frenzy? Items discussed You get none so nobody goes rage mobbing. Sponsor Liberty Mugs Support James Nixon Diamond Life Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
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August 27, 2019
Episode 158 - Relax with the Murray Rothbard Hate
A few weeks ago, Nick Gillespie was on Thaddeus Russell's Unregistered Podcast and made some of the typical complaints about Murray Rothbard from his detractors.  We decided to give our two satoshis about what we think about these Rothbard detractors. Items discussed Episode 291: 'Professional Libertarians,' Bird and Car, from the Friends Against Government Podcast - Free Man Beyond the Wall Episode 88: Unregistered Live in Brooklyn with Dave Smith and Nick Gillespie - Unregistered Podcast Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
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August 20, 2019
Episode 157 - How We Can Dump This Government with Donnie Gebert
Why do we accept the state of our society?  Was the Constitution written in a way that can still apply today despite all of the major changes in the world since it was written?  Do the police do the job they’re supposed to do?  Do we have any alternatives? What if you could be your own senator?  Donnie Gebert joins us on the show this week to discuss these ideas and more. Follow Donnie The Null Hypothesis of Politics A Direct Republic by Donnie Gebert Ep. 42 Former Military Intelligence Sergeant Donnie Gebert Explains That a Direct Republic Is Now Possible – The Bob Murphy Show Episode 290: How to Overcome 'Flintstone's' Governance in a 'Jetson's' World – Free Man Beyond the Wall Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
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August 13, 2019
Episode 156 - Birdarchist Fights the State with a Cucumber
mcfloogle.com/156 A few weeks ago, Rollo went after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter over a tweet about gardening.  Birdarchist playfully jabbed back, but plenty of other people took some umbrage over it.  So Bird is here this week to talk about whether or not gardening will defeat the state and then whatever else comes up. Items discussed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s gardening tweet Follow Birdarchist Friends Against Government podcast Follow Bird on Twitter Follow the Friends Against Government podcast on Twitter Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
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August 6, 2019
Episode 155 – The PCP Trial, Part 2: James Nixon’s Perspective as a Defendant
mcfloogle.com/155 Two weeks ago, we released Part 1 of a short series on a trial about a  federal case regarding an alleged PCP drug ring where Slappy gave his  perspective as a member of the jury that was able to muster a number of  not guilty verdicts for the defendants.  This week, we have James Dixon,  one of the defendants on the case, give his story about his arrest and  trial.  It’s a story of corruption on top of corruption on top of  corruption by the police and courts. Items discussed Episode 153 – The PCP Trial, Part 2: Slappy’s Perspective as a Juror “How a Confidential Informant Ran a North Philly Drug Business – All While Working for the DEA” – Philadelphia Inquirer Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: @RolloMcFloogle @Slappy_Jones_2 Check us out on Patreon Shop on Amazon through our link Learn everything you need to know about Bitcoin in just 10 hours 10HoursofBitcoin.com Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10
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July 31, 2019
Episode 154 – Wasting Time Worrying About Waste
The state can be a pretty pernicious thing, infiltrating our minds even when we think we’ve inoculated ourselves.  We decided to tackle a few issues that we might be a little more difficult to dump out. Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter: […]
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July 23, 2019
Episode 153 – The PCP Trial, Part 1: Slappy’s Perspective as a Juror
We aren’t often afforded the opportunity to make an immediate impact on the business of the state and the lives of victims of it.  But Slappy did when he was selected to be a member of a jury for a federal case regarding PCP.  Slappy talks about the trial, why he believes the men are […]
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July 16, 2019
Episode 152 – Who Needs Tokens When You Have Bitcoin?
We received an email last week from a listener regarding some points on decentralization and tokenization using altcoins for things like issuing stock in a company.  We decided to do sort of a part 2 to last week’s episode to discuss these ideas.  Do people tend to overuse the idea of “decentralization” and should entirely […]
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July 9, 2019
Episode 151 – Hold On, We’re Talking Bitcoin
This week, we run some victory laps around us warning about the intrinsic value of gold some time ago and then transition into some of the critiques made against hodling and Bitcoin being the one and only money. Items discussed A Bitcoin Maximalism Debate – Peaceful Treason Space Miners Race to an Asteroid Worth Quintillions […]
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July 2, 2019
Episode 150 – That’s a Nice Bolo Tie, Mister with Steve Miller-Miller
It’s Episode 150, so we celebrate it by keeping Slappy off the episode with “technical difficulties” and bringing on Steve Miller-Miller to poke fun at libertarians and talk about some of his favorite things. Follow Steve Twitter, @blessyourgrind The Lolberts Monumental Waste of Time Sponsor Liberty Mugs Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, […]
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June 25, 2019
Episode 149 – Grayson Fritts: The Cop Who Is So Religious That He’ll Do Whatever the State Tells Him to Do
A preacher in Knoxville County, TN had a very controversial video of his sermons released.  Grayson Fritts repeatedly told his congregation that that he believed that the Bible informs us that gays should be executed.  We could just chalk this up to Fritts being a nutjob, but his other job makes his views considerably more […]
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June 18, 2019
Episode 148 – The Tulsi Gabbard Question
We’re keeping the theme of handling someone being wrong, but we’re changing it up a little this week.  What do we about someone like Tulsi Gabbard?  She’s great on foreign policy but very bad on everything else. Sponsor Liberty Mugs Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10 […]
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June 10, 2019
Episode 147 – Yeah, But He’s Wrong on That One Thing
As libertarians, we often find it difficult to agree with each other, so when we’re faced with dealing with the rest of the world, finding common ground on political and ethical issues can be exceedingly difficult.  What do we do?  As Bitcoin maximalists, how do we deal with the huge numbers of people who promote […]
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June 4, 2019
Episode 146 – They Send Men to War, But at What Cost?
War is horrific and it has terrible effects on those who fight in them. Article discussed Hunters—father and son—hold town hall to discuss border security Sponsor Liberty Mugs Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get $10 Keep in touch with us everywhere you are Like us on Facebook […]
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May 28, 2019
Episode 145 – The Gun Boy, @NotGregoryM
You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!  We welcome Greg, known as @NotGregoryM on Twitter, on the podcast to talk guns.  I don’t think we’ve ever had a guest come on the show to talk about guns, so we’ll call him our resident gun expert.  He’s a wealth of knowledge and an all-around good guy.  Maybe […]
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May 21, 2019
Episode 144 – Life as a Marine in Afghanistan with @JTTRisky0861
What’s it like serving in the military in Afghanistan as you begin to question the war?  We’ve all heard the dramatic stories about soldiers turned antiwar activities, but what was it like for the average Marine?  Jared, known as @JTTRisky0861 on Twitter, is a former Marine who became antiwar and found his way to libertarianism […]
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May 14, 2019
Episode 143 – Talking About Peter Schiff’s Comparison of Gold and Bitcoin
Peter Schiff is well known in libertarian and Austrian economics circles for his outspoken support of free markets and critiques of government interference.  He’s also known in Bitcoin circles, but that’s because he’s a vocal critic of Bitcoin and its competition with gold.  After a couple of tweets going after Bitcoin and its comparisons to […]
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May 7, 2019
Episode 142 – Tasting Anarchy with Jake from Tasting Anarchy
Need a nice wine pairing to go with your anarchy?  What’s the best Chianti for a cypherpunk?  We’ve got the perfect guest, Jake from the Tasting Anarchy podcast, to tell us everything we need to know about wine and liberty! Don’t forget to sign up for Chillderburg. Follow Jacob TastingAnarchy.com Follow Tasting Anarchy on Twitter: […]
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April 30, 2019
Episode 141 – Dealing with Frauds and Scams in the World of Bitcoin
There’s an awful lot of noise in the Bitcoin space due to people trying to promote their altcoins.  The most contentious debates and arguments happen in the Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Cash communities and the latest installment has featured people calling on Twitter to do something about the @Bitcoin handle.  People supportive of Bitcoin Cash control […]
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April 23, 2019
Episode 140 – Fires and Scams
We took an opportunity this episode to talk about some current events happening now.  First up is the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and how many libertarians reacted with conspiracy theories and a total lack of empathy.  Unfortunately, this is nothing new. Then changing gears, we discussed the delisting of an obvious […]
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April 16, 2019
Episode 139 – The Anti-Libertarian Tweetstorm by Teri Kanefield with Peaceful Treason
We’ve finally made it happen!  We welcome our friends, Will and Jared, from the Peaceful Treason podcast to talk some shop this week.  There was a tweetstorm by a U.C. Berkeley author and lawyer that she titled “Libertarians: Destroyers of Democracy” that was just too ridiculous that there was no way we weren’t going to […]
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April 9, 2019
Episode 138 – “Let Me See Your Hands”
Vallejo police have released the video of the slaying of rapper Willie McCoy at a Taco Bell.  A Taco Bell employee called 911 to report an unresponsive person sitting in a car.  When Vallejo police arrived, they found McCoy as described, but they noticed a gun in his lap.  They drew their guns and discussed […]
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April 2, 2019
Episode 137 – Yanking the Leash
Conspiracies exist and there’s plenty of odd accounts of events, but that doesn’t give someone license immediately go off the rails and make wild accusations of conspiracies while having almost no facts.  It’s not a good look for us as libertarians.  Bad people exist and they do some pretty awful things sometimes even without the […]
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March 26, 2019
Episode 136 – Cracking the Egg of Capital Punishment
We’ve talked about how to deal with crime on past podcast episodes, but how should a libertarian society deal with an active aggressor?  The recent “egging” of Australian senator Fraser Anning by a 15-year-old provides us with an opportunity to dig into this with a recent event. We’ve also discussed how a libertarian society would […]
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March 19, 2019
Episode 135 – Andrew Yang Is Clueless About Guns, But We Have Better Ideas
Democrat Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang is taking some flak for his thoughts on gun control.  And he should because his thoughts are pretty bad, but that means he’s pretty popular among the typical bad idea machines.  Slappy and I take this opportunity to talk through how we think a libertarian society would handle risky people […]
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March 12, 2019
Episode 134 – Bill of Rights for Domestic Workers?
Slappy and I came across an opinion piece where a local nanny was complaining about working conditions for domestic workers like cleaners and nannies.  She was suggesting that a “bill of rights” is required to be placed into law by the city of Philadelphia to alleviate these issues.  We read through the article and discuss […]
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March 5, 2019
Episode 133 – The Not-So-Civil War with Prof. CJ of the Dangerous History Podcast
Slappy and I welcome Prof. CJ of the Dangerous History Podcast to talk about his show and the recent epic 28-hour long series he did on his podcast, “The Not-So-Civil War.”  We start with some general conversation about Prof. CJ and education, but then we dig into some questions we had about the Civil War. […]
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February 26, 2019
Episode 132 – You’re All a Bunch of Socialists!
There were some audio issues during post-production.  We got them to reasonable levels but Rollo’s voice is a little louder than Slappy’s and a bit less crisp. Well, not all of you are socialists.  But it’s interesting to notice how many on the right decry the left’s socialism only to succumb to its temptations as […]
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February 19, 2019
Episode 131 – Guy Swann of The Cryptoconomy Podcast Carries the Lightning Torch
We welcome Guy Swann from The Cryptoconomy podcast to talk about Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, Guy carrying the Lightning Torch, and bringing Bitcoin to the world. Items mentioned SLP52 Jack Dorsey & Elizabeth Stark – Bitcoin: Native Currency of the Internet – Stephan Livera Podcast 10HoursofBitcoin.com Follow Guy Twitter: @TheCryptoconomy The Cryptoconomy Podcast Sponsor Liberty Mugs […]
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February 12, 2019
Episode 130 – We Interrupt Your Normally Scheduled Program…
Slappy and I have CarCampIt of the Friends Against Government podcast on the show to talk about some of the current goings on in the world.  We talk a bit about Super Bowl commercials, abortion, and PETA’s Twitter account. Follow CarCampIt Twitter: @CarCampIt Friends Against Government Podcast Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us […]
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February 5, 2019
Episode 129 – How Do You Deal with Criminals in a Libertarian Society?
We take libertarianism all the way to its logical conclusion.  That means we don’t want the state to exist for anything.  This includes ways to handle criminals.  Libertarianism answers the question of what constitutes a crime very well, but it’s not quite obvious what to do once we think we know who the criminal is. […]
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January 29, 2019
Episode 128 – What to Get from the Covington Catholic March for Life Media Debacle
I’m sure you’ve heard about it already, but there was an incident in Washington, D.C. at the March for Life.  It sets up like a joke, but what do you get when you take groups of Native Americans, Black Hebrew Israelites, and students from an all-boys Catholic High School?  Utter social media mayhem.  We discuss […]
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January 22, 2019
Episode 127 – How to Deal with Racists with Quincy Johnson
This episode contains some language, so listener discretion is advised. We had the privilege of bringing everyone’s favorite truck driver, Quincy Johnson, on the show to talk about how to deal with racists and then chat a bit about politics. Follow Quincy Twitter: @QuincyLovesBBWS Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are […]
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January 15, 2019
Episode 126 – Bitcoin, Bitcoin, Bitcoin with Heavily Armed Clown
Bitcoin just turned 10 years old, so what’s better to talk about than Bitcoin to start the new year?  We brought on Colin, known as Heavily Armed Clown on Twitter, to discuss how he got into Bitcoin, the economics behind it, adoption, the bear market, and more! Items discussed Mathbot.com JW Weatherman’s Course Buy a […]
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January 7, 2019
Episode 125 – The Fall of Stefan Molyneux
Stefan Molyneux is known for bringing a lot of people into libertarianism and anarcho-capitalism.  But over the last few years, he’s been saying some pretty odd to flat our ridiculous things that should make someone start to question him.  What went wrong?  Slappy and I discuss. Items discussed Stefan Molyneux Thinks Voting Is the Solution […]
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January 1, 2019
Episode 124 – What We Want For Christmas
Merry Christmas!  Slappy and I spend some quality time with you during this special season to tell you what we want for Christmas.  Grab some fruitcake and some eggnog and cuddle by the fire for this Christmas special! Sponsor Liberty Mugs Get a free Liberty Mug by signing up for the Tom Woods Liberty Classroom […]
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December 24, 2018
Episode 123 – Bitcoin Bomb Threats!
Bitcoin’s all time high was a year ago today.  We’re in a bear market, so there’s been plenty of FUD being spread around by the no-coiners.  We discuss some the recent Bitcoin bomb threat, criticisms, and some critiques on altcoins. Items discussedDon’t Buy Bitcoin.  It’s Going to Crash!!!Episode 106 – CNBC’s take on Bitcoin and […]
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December 18, 2018
Episode 122 – Feeling Bullish on Taking Down PC Culture
The extreme leftists and social justice warriors keep getting crazier and crazier with no real end in sight.  The latest victim of their silly whininess is Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, who was “discovered”to have tweeted out an “anti-gay slur” when he was 15 years old.  Fortunately, the vast majority of people seem to think […]
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December 11, 2018
Episode 121 – Remembering the Death of Joseph Pacini at the Hands of the Police
At the end of the month, it will be four years since Joseph Pacini, an at the time 52-year-old man from Clifton Heights, PA, was gunned down by police following a charge of making terroristic threats.  We immediately picked the story up as soon as it happened since it occurred so close to where we […]
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December 4, 2018
Episode 120 – Should We Be Strict Capitalists? with Dean-O
Our friend, Dean-O, recently penned a piece on his site The Rogue File called “Why I’m No Longer a Capitalist (It’s Not What You Think)” where he has decided to transition away from being a strict capitalist in favor supporting a free market that allows for what he refers to companies that use some “socialist […]
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November 27, 2018
Episode 119 – The Real ID
I’ve been hearing about this Real ID that I’m supposed to be getting in the next few years, so I finally looked at what it is.  It’s not good.  Of course, the government will tell you it’s for your safety, but what else could they be using it for?  CarCampIt joins us to discuss. And […]
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November 20, 2018
Episode 118 – What if a single company takes over a private city?
We recently came across a tweet questioning whether the free market could handle a situation where a single company had control over a city.  Could they dominate the people?  What happens if they don’t like certain groups?  Are there free market solutions to these problems or is this an example of an exception to the […]
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November 13, 2018
Episode 117 – Girl Slapping
Jason Stapleton got triggered when recent guest of ours Mance Rayder posted a screenshot of a kind of dumb conversation happening in his Facebook group. He then proceeded to whine about Mance and his views with his cohost. The problem, though, is that everything he accused Mance of thinking was untrue. So we’re firing back […]
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November 6, 2018
Episode 116 – Mance Rayder on unions, culture, and…
It’s been long overdue, but we finally got Mance Rayder on the podcast.  We start with some conversations about unions, pivot to immigration and culture, and then go onto some talk about some issues we see among people resisting a world without the state.  Keep up and enjoy! Items Discussed Episode 85: Award Winning Journalist […]
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October 30, 2018
Episode 115 – Teachers and school
We’ve all had teachers and we’re all expected to put teachers on some holy pedestal of respect and awe.  Is that misplaced?  Are public schools the only poisonous place to send your children to be educated or do private schools suffer from many of the same problems.  Do teachers get paid enough?  In this episode, […]
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October 23, 2018
Episode 114 – Charity
As libertarians, we will often be asked how a free society would handle the role that the government takes in helping those in need and providing a safety net.  We provide some ideas and insights on private charity and the wealth that is created with free markets. Items Discussed The End Is Near and It’s […]
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October 16, 2018
Episode 113 – Anecdotes of liberty growing in the minds of people
The news cycles have been especially stupid as of late, so instead of focusing on all of the annoying and bad things going, we decided to take a step back and acknowledge some nice observations from our own lives of people turning some corners towards liberty. Sponsor Liberty Mugs Get a free Liberty Mug by […]
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October 8, 2018
Episode 112 – Chris Pacia challenges our Bitcoin maximalism
We’ve been talking about Bitcoin and promoting Bitcoin maximalism a lot.  One of our friends offered to set us up to talk to Chris Pacia to debate and discuss some ideas around Bitcoin maximalism. Rollo ate a steak for dinner, so he thinks he’s ready.  Grum once again decides to crash the party, nullifying the […]
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October 2, 2018
Episode 111 – Nullification with Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center
There’s not much we can do to fight the state, but one of the options available can be very powerful: nullification.  We brought the expert, Michael Boldin, on to talk about all things nullification. Follow Michael Tenth Amendment Center State of the Nullification Movement Report @TenthAmendment @MichaelBoldin Follow Michael on Facebook Sponsor Liberty Mugs Get […]
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September 25, 2018
Episode 110 – How would fraud be handled in a libertarian society?
We can all agree that fraud is less than savory behavior, but is it Non-Aggression Principle violation level behavior?  Is it simply lying? Regardless of how we categorize it, how would we deal with it in a free society?  We’ve got some answers. Items discussed Prisons in a free society? by Bob Murphy Sponsor Liberty […]
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September 18, 2018
Episode 109 – What is Bisq and why are decentralized, non-custodial Bitcoin services important?
We’re still mashing the Bitcoin button for picking podcast episode topics, but this one is a little bit different because it’s fairly actionable. Rollo recently finally used Bisq to purchase some Bitcoin.  Bisq is a decentralized, non-custodial Bitcoin exchange that offers some serious improvements over the Bitcoin exchanges that we’ve grown accustomed to. Also, we […]
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September 11, 2018
Bonus Episode 108 – Gratuitous nerding out by “one and a half” engineers on the alleged moon landing hoax
CarCampIt and Birdarchist were discussing game theory and the possibility of a moon landing hoax in the most recent episode of their podcast.  I, Rollo, had some ideas and disagreements on some of Car’s points, so I invited him to jump on a call to talk about it and release the first ever BONUS EPISODE […]
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September 6, 2018
Episode 107 – Why Bitcoin will be the one and only money
We’ve been dedicating a lot of time on the podcast and the blog about Bitcoin and we’ve been teasing our Bitcoin maximalism.  Now it’s time to explain why we believe that Bitcoin is set to be the one and only money. Previous episodes mentioned Episode 90 – Bitcoin scaling problems and solutions with JW Weatherman […]
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September 3, 2018
Episode 106 – CNBC’s take on Bitcoin and Rollo opens a Lightning Network node
Bitcoin has been in the mainstream for awhile now and the media has been running their fair share of stories.  CNBC is running a special called “Bitcoin: Boom or Bust”.  Based on their teasers, it looks like it will be quite the doozy—and not in the good way. And while they’re busy with that, the […]
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August 28, 2018