55: Brad Green on Net Neutrality

55: Brad Green on Net Neutrality

Few things have stirred up the discussion on social media like the Federal Communications Commission’s recent repeal of net neutrality. Depending on who you were listening to, the end of net neutrality was either going to destroy the internet or make it better by introducing genuine competition between internet service providers. Since Brad Green is a highly savvy businessman who makes his living via online commerce, we wanted to get his take on net neutrality and how its repeal may impact our lives.
December 22, 2017
54: The Colorado Cake Baker and His Property Rights

54: The Colorado Cake Baker and His Property Rights

Jack Phillips isn’t exactly a household name but he may be in the near future. Phillips is the Colorado baker who declined a request to create a wedding cake for a same sex wedding. That action landed him before his state’s civil rights commission who told him he could not decline to make the cake. This decision was upheld by the Colorado Supreme Court and is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. Is it strictly a matter of his religious free speech or is there a better argument to be made for his property rights? 
December 19, 2017
53: Josh Steimle on How to Influence Others

53: Josh Steimle on How to Influence Others

It’s not enough to simply be rich or famous, if you want to change the world in any measurable way, you must understand how to wield influence. If you don’t share your message, who will? Josh Steimle joins us to talk about the process of becoming a thought leader and influencer and how to build your personal brand in a way that gets you the right kind of attention.
December 13, 2017
52: The Difference Between Career and Purpose

52: The Difference Between Career and Purpose

The social script that most of us grow up with is something along the lines of: “Get good grades in school, go to college, get a degree and then get a good job.” That’s not a bad idea if life is primarily about having a career. But what happens when you discover a sense of personal purpose in your life? Purpose brings a sense of fulfillment and motivation to our lives that a paycheck or fame and fortune cannot. In this episode we’ll discuss how to seek out your individual purpose and why the world needs more individuals who consider […]
December 10, 2017
51: David Hall on the Future of Sustainable Development

51: David Hall on the Future of Sustainable Development

Urban sprawl is creating serious challenges in a number of population centers across America and throughout the world. We’ve grown accustomed to having big homes and spending considerable amounts of time commuting to our work, shopping and community functions. Many of us have also lost touch with how our food gets to our table. Is there a better way we could be living in 1/5 of the space we currently inhabit? Could we produce more of what we eat right in our own communities? David Hall is a scientist, a visionary, and a prospective community planner who has some surprising […]
December 5, 2017
50: The Racist Roots of Modern Laws

50: The Racist Roots of Modern Laws

Good laws serve a needed protective function of our natural rights. But what should we think of bad laws? Many of the laws on the books have been around long enough that we seldom question why they were put there in the first place. It’s astonishing how many of these laws, upon closer examination, are found to be rooted in thoroughly racist thinking and a desire to control what were considered “undesirable” people.  
November 23, 2017
49: Rebecca Brown on The Innocence Project

49: Rebecca Brown on The Innocence Project

When dealing with human beings, nothing is infallible. Unfortunately, that includes our justice system as well. Despite the safeguards and guarantees that are supposed to protect our inalienable rights, innocent people still find themselves on the wrong side of justice. Rebecca Brown from the Innocence Project joins us to discuss how prevalent the problem has become and what’s being done to correct these injustices.
November 21, 2017
48: Why Medicine Should Not Be Politicized

48: Why Medicine Should Not Be Politicized

Everything in which we allow government to become highly involved can easily become politicized. Nowhere is this more true than in what has happened to modern medicine. From the bureaucratic red tape that medical professionals must work through to the regulatory denial of treatments that provide tangible relief to patients, medicine has been largely captured by the state. Should we be able to make the important decisions regarding our own medical care? Or should this be relegated primarily to government-controlled experts? 
November 18, 2017
47: Bryce Jurgensmeier on How Things Go Viral

47: Bryce Jurgensmeier on How Things Go Viral

Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or simply someone with an idea that can change the world, getting your message out can be a challenge. In the Digital Age, it’s not enough to simply reach the same small group of dedicated followers, your message needs to go viral. Bryce Jurgensmeier joins us to discuss how to share your story in such a way that people will voluntarily evangelize for you and help it spread like wildfire. Viral marketing isn’t just for the big boys, it’s for anyone who’s willing to learn how to create viral content.
November 15, 2017
46: When Society Prizes Pleasure Above All Else

46: When Society Prizes Pleasure Above All Else

Few things get people riled up more quickly than the suggestion that exercising self control over our passions is a good thing. What if there was objective, historical evidence that societies who focus their energies on pleasure-seeking, set the stage for their own decline? Hedonism is becoming more acceptable in American culture all the time. Does it have a ripple effect throughout society? Should cultural morality require official laws and policies to be effective?
November 9, 2017