124: Paige Figi on the Little Girl Who Changed the Medicinal Cannabis Debate

124: Paige Figi on the Little Girl Who Changed the Medicinal Cannabis Debate

Nothing helps to shift public perception on an issue like putting a human face and story to how the issue affects common people. Paige Figi is the mother of Charlotte, a young girl who suffered from a severe form of epilepsy. Charlotte is one of thousands of patients who have found authentic relief in medicinal cannabis products. Paige joins us to discuss how her little girl’s illness prompted an exhaustive effort to gain access to a powerful naturally occurring plant that makes a world of difference in Charlotte’s life.  
November 14, 2018
123: Another Election Has Passed…So What?

123: Another Election Has Passed…So What?

Another midterm election cycle has played out with its attendant pageantry and fanfare. For all the attention it garnered, we’re still left asking the question: Has anything actually changed? Have the “I Voted” stickers become the new participation trophy for modern Americans? Citizenship requires that we be engaged in our governance but we’re still left wondering if all the focus on the act of voting is as essential as we make it out to be. Join us as we examine some of the things good citizens should be doing outside of the election cycle.
November 9, 2018
122: Pagona Stratoudakis on Managing the Propaganda on Your Radio

122: Pagona Stratoudakis on Managing the Propaganda on Your Radio

Most of us have heard the public service announcements on our radios from the Ad Council. The crash test dummies Vince and Larry are a good example of this. Have you ever stopped to wonder why so many of those PSAs have a very pronounced big government slant? It’s because they are being financed by the federal government. Pagona Stratoudakis from the American Media Council joins us to discuss how our tax dollars are used to propagandize us. She also shares how her organization is helping to bring a message of freedom to the airwaves. 
November 6, 2018
121: Is It Time to End Daylight Savings?

121: Is It Time to End Daylight Savings?

For some folks, the semi-annual ritual of setting the clock forward an hour in Spring or back an hour in Fall is no big deal. For the rest of us, it’s an unnecessary disruption of our sleep cycles and something that can have repercussions for days or weeks afterwards. Daylight savings is the result a legislative decree rather than an act of nature. Is it time to rescind this policy and to just let nature take its course?
November 2, 2018
120: Ben Swann on Social Media Censorship & His New Platform

120: Ben Swann on Social Media Censorship & His New Platform

If you want to see an example of what authentic investigative journalism looks like, look no further than Ben Swann. His “Reality Check” segments have been a highly popular alternative to the agenda-driven content being promoted by so many news outlets. Ben joins us to discuss the ongoing social media purge of dissenting voices and also to tell us about his new platform from which he is broadcasting.  
October 30, 2018
119: What Exactly Have We Been Up To?

119: What Exactly Have We Been Up To?

If you’re a regular listener to the Society and the State podcast, you’ve no doubt noticed that we’ve had a few gaps in posting new episodes lately. Given how much we enjoy doing this podcast, it would be more than a bit out of character for us to have grown tired or lazy about doing SATS. It turns out that some very exciting projects have been keeping Connor and Bryan burning the midnight oil these past few weeks. In this episode we’ll tell you what they are.
October 26, 2018
118: Brett Tolman Confessions of a Former U.S. Attorney

118: Brett Tolman Confessions of a Former U.S. Attorney

Most of us tend to take for granted that our justice system works. This means we assume that the system is hard at work protecting the innocent by only putting bad guys in jail. Our guest may cause you to rethink that assumption. Brett Tolman is a former U.S. Attorney and prosecutor for the federal government. Now, he is a criminal justice reformer who is working to address some serious problems within the system. Learn what he came to realize and what he is doing to correct some of the institutional obstacles to authentic justice. 
October 23, 2018
116: Matt Kibbe on How to Get the Attention of Millennials

116: Matt Kibbe on How to Get the Attention of Millennials

Knowing how to market ideas to the Millennial generation is a necessity for anyone who wants to succeed. This is especially true when it comes to promoting the cause of liberty and free markets. But not everyone has figured out how to turn good ideas into education and productive conversation. Matt Kibbe from Free the People joins us to offer his insights on how to effectively reach out to the liberty-curious. 
October 16, 2018
117: A Different Take on Abortion

117: A Different Take on Abortion

The topic of abortion has evolved into one of the most contentious subjects in modern day America. It likely rivals the intensity of the debates over slavery in 1840s America. Bottom line, it’s tough to have a principled discussion of a topic that is so emotionally laden. A recent viral social media post suggested that not only do men have zero interest in stopping abortion but also that unwanted pregnancies are caused by men. That’s a tough divide to bridge. What if abortion could be approached from a personal responsibility and property rights angle?
October 12, 2018
115: Why Are Supreme Court Nomination Hearings a Circus?

115: Why Are Supreme Court Nomination Hearings a Circus?

The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have been animated, to put it mildly. The circus-like atmosphere isn’t just a symptom of politics-as-usual. It’s an indicator that the American body politic has experienced some major shifts in how we perceive the role of our national government. What do these antics portend for the constitutional republic that our founders created? Is the Supreme Court supposed to be the linchpin on which our nation’s fate hangs?
September 22, 2018