63: Connor Boyack on How to Lobby In Your Pajamas

63: Connor Boyack on How to Lobby In Your Pajamas

When it comes to exerting political influence, far too many people seem to thing that this is something best left to politicians and professional lobbyists. What if being an effective citizen was easier than you’ve been led to believe? In this episode, Connor walks us through the simple steps involved in making your voice heard by your elected representatives. The only reason more people don’t tend to do this is that they simply haven’t been taught how.
February 7, 2018
62: Avoiding Criticism

62: Avoiding Criticism

According to Aristotle, the only surefire way to avoid being criticized is to “Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” On the other hand, if you’re determined to live a life of purpose, it’s a certainty that you’ll encounter critics. Having a thick skin is a necessity. We also need to understand when to explain ourselves and when to keep plowing forward without becoming distracted. Not all criticism is bad. Not all criticism is deserved. Learn which critics are worth hearing out and which ones must be ignored if you’re to be effective in wielding your influence. 
January 31, 2018
61: Dave Staheli on What Business Owners Wish More of Us Understood

61: Dave Staheli on What Business Owners Wish More of Us Understood

Here’s a success story worth sharing. Dave Staheli knows what it takes to turn a great idea into a thriving business with international impact. In this episode, Dave shares his thoughts on the power of entrepreneurship and why some folks are born to create. He also offers some key insights regarding what business owners wish everyone understood about starting and running a business.  
January 26, 2018
60: What Should We Think of Virtue Signaling?

60: What Should We Think of Virtue Signaling?

In a time of perpetual outrage, it’s not surprising that virtue signaling would become a fashionable way for individuals to engage in highly public displays of their own inherent goodness. Unfortunately, virtue signaling is too often based in people trumpeting what they’re against rather than what they actually stand for. If we’re serious about standing for what we believe, how can we do it in such a way that we’re not simply proclaiming superiority over other folks? More importantly, how can we translate our beliefs into action rather than simply talk?
January 18, 2018
59: Jeremy Snow on Why Due Process Matters

59: Jeremy Snow on Why Due Process Matters

We hear the phrase “due process” from time to time but it’s doubtful that many of us grasp how essential this concept is to a free society. Lawless individuals can certainly cause harm and suffering but lawless government also causes serious harm—and on a much larger scale. It’s never a good idea to allow the state to cut corners when it comes to the pursuit of justice. In this episode, attorney Jeremy Snow joins us to discuss what due process is and why it matters more than we may think.
January 15, 2018
58: Should Speed Limits Be Abolished?

58: Should Speed Limits Be Abolished?

This is a long overdue discussion about speed limits between a couple of guys who each suffer from a lead foot. It’s not an attempt to normalize or excuse unsafe driving. We ask sincere questions about why speed limits exist and whether they are the panacea for automotive safety that we’re often told they are. Prepare to have your notions about speed limits and similar laws challenged as we separate fact from fiction and public safety from cash cows.
January 8, 2018
57: John Dougall on What’s Happening in Puerto Rico

57: John Dougall on What’s Happening in Puerto Rico

It’s been a few months since Puerto Rico was devastated by two major hurricanes. Since then, news coverage of the disaster has largely disappeared from our awareness. Meanwhile, a majority of the island’s residents remain without electricity and likely will for a few more months. But there is some good news coming out of Puerto Rico. Utah State Auditor John Dougall joins us on the podcast to highlight some of the heroic efforts underway to help clean up and to restore basic utilities.
January 3, 2018
56: The Bundy Trial Isn’t Just About the Bundys

56: The Bundy Trial Isn’t Just About the Bundys

You’ve likely heard about the Bundy trial that’s been taking place these past few weeks in Las Vegas. What many people don’t realize is that the conflict over cattle and public lands are merely symptoms of a larger power struggle that’s been going on for decades. It’s been a long time since the average citizen has had to do any heavy lifting regarding keeping government–at all levels–accountable to we the people. Get ready for some behind-the-scenes insights about the Bundy family’s struggle and why it affects more than just Western ranchers.
December 27, 2017
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