70: Nate Wessler on Digital Privacy Showdown in the Supreme Court

70: Nate Wessler on Digital Privacy Showdown in the Supreme Court

The balance between protecting personal privacy and pursuing criminal justice always seems to be in a state of flux. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the digital realm. Nate Wessler of the ACLU joins us to discuss the Supreme Court case of Carpenter v. The United States, that involves government searches of our electronic devices, surveillance and privacy issues and requests for data held by third parties such as cell phone companies. If your privacy is important to you, this is a case you’ll want to understand.  
April 9, 2018
69: Is Liberty a Minority Issue?

69: Is Liberty a Minority Issue?

Anyone who’s serious about making a principled stand for liberty can attest that it’s easy to feel seriously outnumbered at times. It’s not that liberty is a bad thing, it’s that so few people are willing to do the heavy lifting it requires. If you’ve felt like a lone voice in the wilderness, this episode should give you a needed boost. Historically, a majority isn’t necessary to effect meaningful and positive change in society. All it takes is a fiercely committed minority who know who they are and who clearly understand the principles and practices of what they’re promoting.  
April 5, 2018
68: Zak Slayback on How to Market Yourself

68: Zak Slayback on How to Market Yourself

Standing out from the crowd isn’t as easy as it sounds. Especially when everyone is doing pretty much the same things to stand out. Zak Slayback is as innovative as he is energetic. He is a master at helping individuals cut through all the white noise and make meaningful connections with the decision-makers. Zak joins us to discuss the essentials of marketing yourself and creating the kind of authentic opportunities that place you in control of your destiny.  
April 2, 2018
67: The 10th Anniversary of Connor’s First Political Activism

67: The 10th Anniversary of Connor’s First Political Activism

One of the truest tests of how well we understand the principles of freedom is seen in how willing we are to stand up for the freedom of others. Especially if those “others” happen to belong to socially unpopular groups.  What exactly does it take to move us from passively observing to taking action? For Connor, it was the SWAT raid on the Yearning For Zion (YFZ) ranch in Texas 10 years ago. In this episode, Connor explains why this event was the catalyst that moved him off the career ladder and onto a path of striving to have authentic […]
March 29, 2018
66: Trey Goff on Should We Scrap Our Constitution and Replace it With a Better One?

66: Trey Goff on Should We Scrap Our Constitution and Replace it With a Better One?

The public’s attitude towards the U.S. Constitution is varied, at best. Some are hostile to it, others regard it as sacrosanct and a good many folks are simply ambivalent about it. Trey Goff closely studied the Constitution and how American government has evolved and then sat down and wrote “The Voluntaryist Constitution” to see if the concept could be improved upon. This is a formidable challenge since constitutions create government. In this episode, we discuss whether it’s possible to create an authentically voluntary constitution that maximizes liberty and prosperity while preventing a government monopoly on force.  
March 23, 2018
65: Weldon Angelos on Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

65: Weldon Angelos on Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Most of us have little experience with the justice system. That’s why we tend to believe that it’s operating in our interests at all times. Weldon Angelos knows better. He was at the center of a criminal case in which he was sentenced to 55 years in federal prison for a first time offense of selling marijuana. Mandatory minimum sentencing laws were the reason. Even the judge who sentenced him protested that the sentence was unjust and that there were far more serious crimes for which people would serve less time. Once you’ve heard Weldon’s story, you’ll better understand why […]
February 16, 2018
64: Should We Do Away With the State of The Union Address?

64: Should We Do Away With the State of The Union Address?

The annual State of the Union address has become a prominent fixture in America’s political landscape. It’s the social equivalent of an Academy Awards show for the political class, with lots of grandstanding, posturing, and playing to the cameras. How many of us know the history of the SOTU? Was it meant to be the kind of theatrical production that it has become? For that matter, what exactly does it do for the average American citizen?  
February 12, 2018
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