20: Richard Maybury on Teaching Children With the Uncle Eric Books

20: Richard Maybury on Teaching Children With the Uncle Eric Books

With so many interesting distractions all around us, it’s hard to help young minds recognize the complex issues and ideas that shape the world around us. Finding someone who can make difficult concepts easier to understand and apply is a huge help. Richard Maybury is a talented author and the publisher of the Uncle Eric book series which helps readers of all ages understand economics, law and history in a memorable way. Maybury’s approach is empowering and greatly needed. It’s a lot easier to teach young minds correct principles than it is to persuade adults to relearn false ideas they’ve […]
August 21, 2017
19: Lawrence Reed on FEE and Real Heroes

19: Lawrence Reed on FEE and Real Heroes

When’s the last time you heard something that lifted your heart and inspired you to stand tall for your most cherished beliefs? So much of the information that streams into our lives today leaves us feeling anything but empowered. Here comes a healthy dose of encouragement. Lawrence Reed from the Foundation for Economic Education joins us to discuss how FEE is helping to educate those who still value the principles of individual liberty and free markets. He also shares inspiring examples from his book Real Heroes: True Stories of Courage, Character and Conviction regarding some of the best qualities that […]
August 18, 2017
18: When Did You Sign the Social Contract?

18: When Did You Sign the Social Contract?

Of all the relationships in our lives, our relationship with the state is easily the most confusing. For instance, you’ll often hear people speak of the “social contract” when they’re insisting that you do something you may not want to do. What exactly is that “contact”? Where can we read it? More importantly, when did we sign it? Connor and Bryan examine these questions and associated topics like the importance of consent and what constitutes legitimate authority.
August 16, 2017
17: Dr. John Lott Setting the Record Straight On Guns

17: Dr. John Lott Setting the Record Straight On Guns

As widespread and instantaneous as our mass media has become, it’s curious that stories involving firearms are so rarely reported accurately. Does private firearms ownership translate into a societal bloodbath or are there authentic benefits to society? Dr. John Lott’s research has offered a clear and unflinching record of the good and the bad. It’s a huge advantage to have the benefit of Dr. Lott’s dispassionate analysis when examining a topic that can spark strong emotions on both sides of the debate.
August 14, 2017
16: Patrick Byrne on The Revolutionary Potential of the Blockchain

16: Patrick Byrne on The Revolutionary Potential of the Blockchain

There are many forms of disruptive technology beginning to reshape the world around us. One technology that you’d be very wise to learn about is cryptocurrency and how it pertains to our mediums of exchange. Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne joins us for a fascinating discussion of the revolutionary potential of the Blockchain and what it could spell for central banks and state-issued currencies. He explains what Blockchain is and why it’s changing the future of money as we know it.
August 11, 2017
15: How To Change the World As An Individual

15: How To Change the World As An Individual

Mass movements are seductive. We find a sense of safety in numbers and they all seem to promise a quick and easy fix to the problems that need solving. Unfortunately, mass movements are easily distracted. They can be co-opted and, sometimes, the promise of “unity” becomes fertile ground for animalistic groupthink. If you’re the kind of person who yearns to be a problem-solver, take heart! This episode will offer you hope and some ideas on how to make the difference you were born to make by engaging your own sense of personal purpose.
August 9, 2017
14: Dan Sanchez on The Virtue of Defiance

14: Dan Sanchez on The Virtue of Defiance

The lust to control others has always been a part of human nature but we know we’re in trouble when we start seeing official mental health diagnoses like Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Writer Dan Sanchez has made a timely diagnosis of his own; it’s called Submissive Compliant Disorder. Dan joins us to discuss how how to stand your ground effectively and how to help others break others out of our society-wide case of Stockholm Syndrome by rediscovering the undeniable power of the word “no”.
August 7, 2017
13: Nate Holzapfel on Being a College Dropout Entrepreneur and Surviving Shark Tank

13: Nate Holzapfel on Being a College Dropout Entrepreneur and Surviving Shark Tank

What do you think of when you hear words like “success” and “failure”? Get ready to expand your definitions when you hear what Nate Holzapfel has to say. In this episode, Nate shares his experiences as a college dropout who found his groove and went on to co-found the Mission Belt Co. He later appeared on the popular television show Shark Tank and negotiated a deal with fashion brand icon Daymond John. Nate’s energy is contagious and his insights are dead on.
August 4, 2017
12: How Fear Becomes a Tool of Control

12: How Fear Becomes a Tool of Control

If you sense that there’s more fear being channeled in your direction these days, you’re right. Fear has been used as a tool of control for millennia. The biggest change in our time is the efficiency of the delivery systems. In this episode, Connor and Bryan discuss the methods and science behind how fear can be leveraged into controlling others. You’ll also learn how to inoculate yourself against fear-based manipulation and how to recognize when someone’s trying hack your brain with fear.
August 2, 2017
11: Jeff Harmon Using Humor to Change Minds

11: Jeff Harmon Using Humor to Change Minds

You might not know Jeff Harmon by name but chances are you’ve watched one or more of his hilarious, viral advertisements online. Jeff’s advertising agency Harmon Brothers is raising the bar in how to effectively persuade people through humor. Many of the same principles that apply to building a brand or selling a product can also be applied to persuading others to accept our ideas. This episode is a must listen for anyone who is working to change the world in a positive way.
July 31, 2017