The Rollo and Slappy Show

The Rollo and Slappy Show

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206 – Answering Your Bitcoin Questions Part 4
Jul 6 • 94 min
Subscribe to the podcast Way back in December, we asked for your questions about Bitcoin. Well, we’re finally taking a stab at answering them. There’s so much to talk about, we need to break this up into multiple episodes, so here’s part three! Items…
205 – Answering Your Bitcoin Questions Part 3
Jun 29 • 61 min
Subscribe to the podcast Way back in December, we asked for your questions about Bitcoin. Well, we’re finally taking a stab at answering them. There’s so much to talk about, we need to break this up into multiple episodes, so here’s part three! Items…
204 – Answering Your Bitcoin Questions Part 2
Jun 22 • 68 min
Subscribe to the podcast Way back in December, we asked for your questions about Bitcoin. Well, we’re finally taking a stab at answering them. There’s so much to talk about, we need to break this up into multiple episodes, so here’s part two! Items…
203 - Answering Your Bitcoin Questions Part 1
Jun 15 • 66 min
Subscribe to the podcast Way back in December, we asked for your questions about Bitcoin. Well, we’re finally taking a stab at answering them. There’s so much to talk about, we need to break this up into multiple episodes, so here’s part one! Items…
202 - Stupid Racism Hysteria
Jun 8 • 90 min
Subscribe to the podcast Last week, we spoke about bad libertarian takes on the protests, riots, and looting following the killing of George Floyd. We have something else that’s stuck in our craw that we want to talk about: the insanity of the hysterics…
201 - I Thought Libertarians Were Supposed to be Consistent: A Review of Reactions to the George Floyd Events
Jun 1 • 93 min
Subscribe to the podcast As we approached the end of the year, no one could have predicted what was in store for us in 2020. The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has sparked nationwide protests decrying the abuse of black Americans at the…
200 - Acquire Capital, Defeat the State
May 25 • 70 min
Subscribe to the podcast I have been pretty ornery on Twitter commenting on the effectiveness of throwing cucumbers at the state, so we decided to take this opportunity to take some time and systematically go through why we think strategies like growing…
199 - Mr. Pseu’s Bitcoin Journey
May 18 • 119 min
Subscribe to the podcast We brought our friend, Phil, aka Mr. Pseu, on the show to talk about Bitcoin. Phil’s a more recent convert to the wonderful world of Bitcoin, so it was interesting to hear his perspective. We cover important topics like why…
198 - Thinking Through the Killing of Ahmaud Arbery with Melissa, @smallcrimez
May 11 • 79 min
Ahmaud Arbery was recently gunned down by a father/son duo in Georgia in what appeared to be a cold blooded killing. They originally were not charged but thanks to the release of the video footage and public outcry, that changed. We brought our friend,…
197 - The Catholic Case for Bitcoin
May 4 • 151 min
Hearing this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, ‘What are we to do, brothers?’ Acts 2:37 What happens when you mix hardcore Catholicism and hardcore Bitcoin maximalism? We brought on 0knowledgeactor to make the case for…
196 - What the Fed Does and How Bitcoin Fixes It with Andy Edstrom
Apr 27 • 74 min
Subscribe to the podcast The Federal Reserve and the financial markets can be hard enough to understand under normal circumstances, but throw in the events of recent months and it gets downright overwhelming. We invited Andy Edstrom, author of Why Buy…
195 - Hodling to Bitcoin Monetization with CarCampIt
Apr 20 • 58 min
What’s the deal with hodling? Why do so many Bitcoiners care so much about Bitcoin if they don’t seem keen on spending it right now? We invited CarCampIt on to talk about why we hodl and why Bitcoin is a great savings mechanism. We also touch on why and…
194 - Inoculating Yourself with Critical Thinking with JW Weatherman
Apr 13 • 61 min
We’re all trying to drink from a fire hose of information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and there’s a lot of specialized, technical information surrounding it. How does a layperson navigate through all of it? If you figure out how to filter information…
193 - In the Dressing Room with Quincy Johnson
Apr 6 • 83 min
Your favorite truck driver is back for another episode with us. We talk about cooking on the road, how truckers and the industry are dealing with COVID-19, how to take responsibility for your own life, and get into some good ol’ fashioned wild Quincy…
192 - Pwease No Implications
Mar 30 • 55 min
Subscribe to the podcast With the panic surrounding Coronavirus and the normies stocking up on supplies, there have been some in the libertarian and gun communities that have been making memes about using their guns to steal those supplies from the…
191 Bonus - The Wonderful World of Gardening with Jared from Biting the Bullet
Mar 25 • 83 min
Subscribe to the podcast Mr. Mongoose Energy himself, Jared from the Biting the Bullet podcast, has a softer side: gardening. I talk chat with him on Twitter all the time about it, so I decided to have him on the show to talk about it. We talk about each…
190 - From Marine to Antiwar Advocate: the Story of MDVet4Peace
Mar 23 • 83 min
Subscribe to the podcast We found another one! Veterans are some of the best peace advocates out there, so we brought MDVet4Peace on the show to share his incredible story with us. Follow MDVet4Peace on Twitter @MdVet4 Check out the Defend the Guard Act…
189 Bonus - Keeping Two Hands on the Wheel with the Coronavirus with CarCampit and Birdarchist
Mar 18 • 20 min
We’ve got a bonus episode for you! Car and Bird jumped on with me (no Slappy this episode) to toss some of our thoughts around on the Coronavirus. We think that a lot of people need to pump the brakes on the panic and approach this stuff pretty…
188 - The Ills of Modern Healthcare with Vake Raj
Mar 16 • 98 min
Fresh from his Twitter break, we welcome now Vake back to the show to talk about our healthcare industry and many of the problems that it faces. What’s getting in the way of doctors and other healthcare providers to deliver the best service to their…
187 - Should Libertarians Work Above or Below the Table?
Mar 9 • 48 min
Subscribe to the podcast No libertarian likes to pay taxes, but can we take lowering our tax burden and overall government footprint too far? Should we always strive to work under the table, away from the line of sight of the taxman, or should we maximize…
186 - Exploring Thyme and Astrological Analysis of Altcoin Marketing Drivel with Birdarchist
Mar 2 • 85 min
Subscribe to the podcast We once again welcome our friend, Birdarchist, who made an absolute beast of a power move to get on the show despite his claims it was inadvertent. We start off with some chat about nothing in particular and then transition into…
185 - Libertarians Are Coming for What?
Feb 24 • 60 min
Subscribe to the podcast We libertarians tend to take the “live and let live” approach to a lot of moral issues. If you’re not violating the rights of others, then we have no interest in using force to stop you from doing whatever you want to do. Does…
184 - Governments and Bitcoin: A Look at Game Theory with CarCampIt
Feb 17 • 63 min
Subscribe to the podcast A lot of people like to dismiss Bitcoin by saying something like, “Bitcoin is nice and all, but the government is just going to shut it down.” The whole purpose of Bitcoin is strike at the root of government’s power, but just…
183 - Tearing into Politics and Current Events
Feb 10 • 60 min
Subscribe to the podcast We change things up a bit this episode by talking a little bit about politics and current events. We talk about how normies handle politics, Nancy Pelosi tearing Trump’s speech during the State of the Union, Alexandria…
182 - Friends of Children, LLC with Jacob from Tasting Anarchy
Feb 3 • 112 min
Subscribe to the podcast Jacob from Tasting Anarchy joins us on the show for a third time to take us back to first principles to discuss how we could work through the problems of child abuse. We all know how bad the state is with CPS, but not many people…
181 - Getting 6.15 Bitcoin with American Hodl
Jan 27 • 77 min
Subscribe to the podcast Set phasers to bullish for this episode. We invited American Hodl on the show to help us make an appeal to people, specifically libertarians, standing on the sidelines on Bitcoin. Why is Bitcoin important? What should you do to…
180 - Canceling Cancel Culture with Bitcoin
Jan 20 • 58 min
Subscribe to the podcast Target Tori was the latest example of an attempt at Cancel Culture that ultimately failed because of how ridiculous it was. Whether or not the perpetrator was being serious or was simply a troll, it was at least nice to see people…
179 - Evading Prison Time with Private Escape Markets
Jan 13 • 48 min
Subscribe to the podcast “I have not fled justice—I have escaped injustice and political persecution.” These words were spoken by Carlos Ghosn, a former Nissan executive on trial in Japan. He was charged with financial misconduct and did not trust the…
178 - Discuss with Buck: Will Touching the Libertarian Party Turn Me to Stone?
Jan 6 • 94 min
Subscribe to the podcast Our friend Buck joins us this week to talk about his plans to try to become a delegate for the Libertarian Party so he can vote to make Jacob Hornberger the presidential nominee. He only wants to nominate Hornberger so he can…
177 - Stocks, Dumb Money, and Bitcoin
Dec 30, 2019 • 53 min
Subscribe to the podcast Services like Cash App, Robinhood, and Acorn have been popping up that break down the barriers to entry to the stock market for average people. Is this access good or bad? Is it good that so many of us are so invested in stock…
176 - The Christmas Episode Disaster
Dec 23, 2019 • 59 min
Subscribe to the podcast Welp, this happened. Merry Christmas. Follow these creeps on Twitter @CarCampIt @birdarchist Check out the Friends Against Government podcast Friends Against Government Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere you are…
175 - We Need Some Criteria to Be Considered a Libertarian
Dec 16, 2019 • 41 min
Subscribe to the podcast We all want to grow the libertarian movement, but not everyone always fully buys in. We don’t want to do purity testing, but we need some some ways to qualify and define libertarians. We use a few examples to work out how to deal…
174 - Government Picks the Low-Hanging Fruit to Take Guns from and Throw in Cages
Dec 9, 2019 • 44 min
Subscribe to the podcast With red flag laws looming around us, the government has been more active in confiscating guns from the people it deems shouldn’t have them. While they are something to worry about, does it distract us from paying attention to the…
173 - Diving into the Hong Kong Protests with Reason’s Zach Weissmueller
Dec 2, 2019 • 63 min
Subscribe to the podcast We discussed some of the reactions to the Hong Kong protests in Episode 167, but in this episode we welcome Reason’s Zach Weissmueller for an in-depth discussion on what’s really going on there. Zach recently traveled to Hong Kong…
172 - Todd Hagopian and the Libertarian Party
Nov 25, 2019 • 60 min
Subscribe to the podcast The great Todd Hagopian joins us this week to discuss his campaign to take the Chair of the Libertarian Party from the incumbent Nick Sarwark and why Todd thinks that anarchists like Rollo and Slappy, who want nothing to do with…
171 - Frigid Bitcoin Cold Storage Using Yeti Cold with JW and Will Weatherman
Nov 18, 2019 • 62 min
Subscribe to the podcast Bitcoin can only be useful if users are able to properly and adequately secure their keys. If someone can easily find a way to gain access to your keys, then your Bitcoin is as good as gone. As the value of Bitcoin continues to…
170 - Libertarian Charm School with Carey Wedler
Nov 11, 2019 • 51 min
Subscribe to the podcast Libertarians do a lot of things well, but I think that we can all admit that socially we can often use a little bit of help. We have a great message of peace and love, but the reactions we get from people can be so redundant and…
169 - Is Christianity Compatible with Libertarianism?
Nov 4, 2019 • 54 min
Subscribe to the podcast As Christian (specifically Catholic) libertarians, Slappy and I get it from both sides. Some libertarians say you can’t be both a Christian and a libertarian. Some Christians say it too but for obviously different reasons. We…
168 - Muh Patriotic Tariffs
Oct 28, 2019 • 57 min
Subscribe to the podcast The law of comparative advantage is pretty straight forward and even Paul Krugman acknowledges the importance of free trade. But many conservatives, in brainless support of President Trump, find ways to justify the economic…
167 - Kissing China’s Butt
Oct 21, 2019 • 49 min
Subscribe to the podcast We love China. China is great. Don’t ever say anything bad about anything the Chinese government is doing. There are no protests. We stand with the NBA players who stand with China. Is that the only side to the story? Sponsor…
166 - What’s in Store for Bitcoin with Jake from Tasting Anarchy
Oct 14, 2019 • 153 min
Subscribe to the podcast We all know that Rollo is super-bullish on Bitcoin, but our friend Jake from Tasting Anarchy has some thoughts on the future of Bitcoin that we thought would be interesting to discuss. He seems some threats to Bitcoin’s goal to…
165 - Analysis of the Amber Guyger Case with the Empress of Meme
Oct 7, 2019 • 74 min
Subscribe to the podcast There’s a lot to talk about in the case of Amber Guyger’s killing of Botham Jean. We brought the Empress of Meme on the show to discuss what happened at the apartment, during the trial and sentencing, and our reactions to it all.…
164 - A Libertarian Swings and Misses on Explaining Money
Sep 30, 2019 • 37 min
Subscribe to the podcast We talk about money a lot (mostly spurred along by Bitcoin) and criticize a lot of people for their lack of understanding of it. We found an article from a libertarian who meant well, but just gets his explanation of money so…
163 - How to Raise Kids and Have an Awesome Family and Life with JW Weatherman
Sep 23, 2019 • 74 min
Subscribe to the podcast JW Weatherman comes back to the show to drop some advice on family life. How should you raise your kids in such a crazy world? What’s the problem with the education system and how can homeschooling be a solution? How do you set…
162 - Are There Safety Concerns for Uber and Lyft?
Sep 16, 2019 • 68 min
Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft often find themselves in the news for any number of criticisms probably mostly due to their disruptive nature. We go through a recent article from SF Gate about some concerns that some female drivers have about…
161 - Appreciating the Fine Arts with Scoparchist
Sep 9, 2019 • 71 min
A lot of art these days gets criticized for not being like the art of year or even centuries past. In the pursuit of appreciating art, we might have the tendency to push those feelings aside and say, “Well, maybe this just isn’t for me.” But is there…
160 - The Monetization of Bitcoin
Sep 2, 2019 • 55 min
We expect Bitcoin to become global money, but is it money yet? We say it’s not and that it requires some steps to get there. We explain what money is and why it’s important before we take you along the circuitous path of monetization in this week’s…
159 - Let’s Boycott the Boycotts
Aug 26, 2019 • 50 min
Someone shot an elephant, so everyone lost their minds. But then, it wasn’t quite what they thought it was. When will we learn that maybe we shouldn’t let a picture, headline, or short video clip induce us to go into a rage mob frenzy? Items discussed You…
158 - Relax with the Murray Rothbard Hate
Aug 19, 2019 • 44 min
A few weeks ago, Nick Gillespie was on Thaddeus Russell’s Unregistered Podcast and made some of the typical complaints about Murray Rothbard from his detractors. We decided to give our two satoshis about what we think about these Rothbard detractors.…
157 - How We Can Dump This Government with Donnie Gebert
Aug 12, 2019 • 105 min
Why do we accept the state of our society? Was the Constitution written in a way that can still apply today despite all of the major changes in the world since it was written? Do the police do the job they’re supposed to do? Do we have any alternatives?…
156 - Birdarchist Fights the State with a Cucumber
Aug 5, 2019 • 70 min
mcfloogle.com/156 A few weeks ago, Rollo went after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter over a tweet about gardening. Birdarchist playfully jabbed back, but plenty of other people took some umbrage over it. So Bird is here this week to talk about whether…
155 – The PCP Trial, Part 2: James Nixon’s Perspective as a Defendant
Jul 30, 2019 • 120 min
mcfloogle.com/155 Two weeks ago, we released Part 1 of a short series on a trial about a federal case regarding an alleged PCP drug ring where Slappy gave his perspective as a member of the jury that was able to muster a number of not guilty verdicts for…
154 – Wasting Time Worrying About Waste
Jul 22, 2019
The state can be a pretty pernicious thing, infiltrating our minds even when we think we’ve inoculated ourselves. We decided to tackle a few issues that we might be a little more difficult to dump out. Sponsor Liberty Mugs Keep in touch with us everywhere…
153 – The PCP Trial, Part 1: Slappy’s Perspective as a Juror
Jul 16, 2019
We aren’t often afforded the opportunity to make an immediate impact on the business of the state and the lives of victims of it. But Slappy did when he was selected to be a member of a jury for a federal case regarding PCP. Slappy talks about the trial,…
152 – Who Needs Tokens When You Have Bitcoin?
Jul 8, 2019
We received an email last week from a listener regarding some points on decentralization and tokenization using altcoins for things like issuing stock in a company. We decided to do sort of a part 2 to last week’s episode to discuss these ideas. Do people…
151 – Hold On, We’re Talking Bitcoin
Jul 1, 2019
This week, we run some victory laps around us warning about the intrinsic value of gold some time ago and then transition into some of the critiques made against hodling and Bitcoin being the one and only money. Items discussed A Bitcoin Maximalism Debate…
150 – That’s a Nice Bolo Tie, Mister with Steve Miller-Miller
Jun 24, 2019
It’s Episode 150, so we celebrate it by keeping Slappy off the episode with “technical difficulties” and bringing on Steve Miller-Miller to poke fun at libertarians and talk about some of his favorite things. Follow Steve Twitter, @blessyourgrind The…
149 – Grayson Fritts: The Cop Who Is So Religious That He’ll Do Whatever the State Tells Him to Do
Jun 17, 2019
A preacher in Knoxville County, TN had a very controversial video of his sermons released. Grayson Fritts repeatedly told his congregation that that he believed that the Bible informs us that gays should be executed. We could just chalk this up to Fritts…
148 – The Tulsi Gabbard Question
Jun 10, 2019
We’re keeping the theme of handling someone being wrong, but we’re changing it up a little this week. What do we about someone like Tulsi Gabbard? She’s great on foreign policy but very bad on everything else. Sponsor Liberty Mugs Earn Bitcoin by using…
147 – Yeah, But He’s Wrong on That One Thing
Jun 3, 2019
As libertarians, we often find it difficult to agree with each other, so when we’re faced with dealing with the rest of the world, finding common ground on political and ethical issues can be exceedingly difficult. What do we do? As Bitcoin maximalists,…
146 – They Send Men to War, But at What Cost?
May 27, 2019
War is horrific and it has terrible effects on those who fight in them. Article discussed Hunters—father and son—hold town hall to discuss border security Sponsor Liberty Mugs Earn Bitcoin by using your credit card GetPei.com, use promo code jz6ei7 to get…
145 – The Gun Boy, @NotGregoryM
May 20, 2019
You’ll shoot your eye out, kid! We welcome Greg, known as @NotGregoryM on Twitter, on the podcast to talk guns. I don’t think we’ve ever had a guest come on the show to talk about guns, so we’ll call him our resident gun expert. He’s a wealth of knowledge…
144 – Life as a Marine in Afghanistan with @JTTRisky0861
May 13, 2019
What’s it like serving in the military in Afghanistan as you begin to question the war? We’ve all heard the dramatic stories about soldiers turned antiwar activities, but what was it like for the average Marine? Jared, known as @JTTRisky0861 on Twitter,…
143 – Talking About Peter Schiff’s Comparison of Gold and Bitcoin
May 6, 2019
Peter Schiff is well known in libertarian and Austrian economics circles for his outspoken support of free markets and critiques of government interference. He’s also known in Bitcoin circles, but that’s because he’s a vocal critic of Bitcoin and its…
142 – Tasting Anarchy with Jake from Tasting Anarchy
Apr 29, 2019
Need a nice wine pairing to go with your anarchy? What’s the best Chianti for a cypherpunk? We’ve got the perfect guest, Jake from the Tasting Anarchy podcast, to tell us everything we need to know about wine and liberty! Don’t forget to sign up for…
141 – Dealing with Frauds and Scams in the World of Bitcoin
Apr 22, 2019
There’s an awful lot of noise in the Bitcoin space due to people trying to promote their altcoins. The most contentious debates and arguments happen in the Bitcoin vs Bitcoin Cash communities and the latest installment has featured people calling on…
140 – Fires and Scams
Apr 15, 2019
We took an opportunity this episode to talk about some current events happening now. First up is the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and how many libertarians reacted with conspiracy theories and a total lack of empathy. Unfortunately, this is…
139 – The Anti-Libertarian Tweetstorm by Teri Kanefield with Peaceful Treason
Apr 8, 2019
We’ve finally made it happen! We welcome our friends, Will and Jared, from the Peaceful Treason podcast to talk some shop this week. There was a tweetstorm by a U.C. Berkeley author and lawyer that she titled “Libertarians: Destroyers of Democracy” that…
138 – “Let Me See Your Hands”
Apr 1, 2019
Vallejo police have released the video of the slaying of rapper Willie McCoy at a Taco Bell. A Taco Bell employee called 911 to report an unresponsive person sitting in a car. When Vallejo police arrived, they found McCoy as described, but they noticed a…
137 – Yanking the Leash
Mar 25, 2019
Conspiracies exist and there’s plenty of odd accounts of events, but that doesn’t give someone license immediately go off the rails and make wild accusations of conspiracies while having almost no facts. It’s not a good look for us as libertarians. Bad…
136 – Cracking the Egg of Capital Punishment
Mar 18, 2019
We’ve talked about how to deal with crime on past podcast episodes, but how should a libertarian society deal with an active aggressor? The recent “egging” of Australian senator Fraser Anning by a 15-year-old provides us with an opportunity to dig into…
135 – Andrew Yang Is Clueless About Guns, But We Have Better Ideas
Mar 11, 2019
Democrat Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang is taking some flak for his thoughts on gun control. And he should because his thoughts are pretty bad, but that means he’s pretty popular among the typical bad idea machines. Slappy and I take this opportunity…
134 – Bill of Rights for Domestic Workers?
Mar 4, 2019
Slappy and I came across an opinion piece where a local nanny was complaining about working conditions for domestic workers like cleaners and nannies. She was suggesting that a “bill of rights” is required to be placed into law by the city of Philadelphia…
133 – The Not-So-Civil War with Prof. CJ of the Dangerous History Podcast
Feb 25, 2019
Slappy and I welcome Prof. CJ of the Dangerous History Podcast to talk about his show and the recent epic 28-hour long series he did on his podcast, “The Not-So-Civil War.” We start with some general conversation about Prof. CJ and education, but then we…
132 – You’re All a Bunch of Socialists!
Feb 18, 2019
There were some audio issues during post-production. We got them to reasonable levels but Rollo’s voice is a little louder than Slappy’s and a bit less crisp. Well, not all of you are socialists. But it’s interesting to notice how many on the right decry…
131 – Guy Swann of The Cryptoconomy Podcast Carries the Lightning Torch
Feb 12, 2019
We welcome Guy Swann from The Cryptoconomy podcast to talk about Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, Guy carrying the Lightning Torch, and bringing Bitcoin to the world. Items mentioned SLP52 Jack Dorsey & Elizabeth Stark – Bitcoin: Native Currency of the…
130 – We Interrupt Your Normally Scheduled Program…
Feb 4, 2019
Slappy and I have CarCampIt of the Friends Against Government podcast on the show to talk about some of the current goings on in the world. We talk a bit about Super Bowl commercials, abortion, and PETA’s Twitter account. Follow CarCampIt Twitter:…
129 – How Do You Deal with Criminals in a Libertarian Society?
Jan 28, 2019
We take libertarianism all the way to its logical conclusion. That means we don’t want the state to exist for anything. This includes ways to handle criminals. Libertarianism answers the question of what constitutes a crime very well, but it’s not quite…
128 – What to Get from the Covington Catholic March for Life Media Debacle
Jan 21, 2019
I’m sure you’ve heard about it already, but there was an incident in Washington, D.C. at the March for Life. It sets up like a joke, but what do you get when you take groups of Native Americans, Black Hebrew Israelites, and students from an all-boys…
127 – How to Deal with Racists with Quincy Johnson
Jan 14, 2019
This episode contains some language, so listener discretion is advised. We had the privilege of bringing everyone’s favorite truck driver, Quincy Johnson, on the show to talk about how to deal with racists and then chat a bit about politics. Follow Quincy…
126 – Bitcoin, Bitcoin, Bitcoin with Heavily Armed Clown
Jan 7, 2019
Bitcoin just turned 10 years old, so what’s better to talk about than Bitcoin to start the new year? We brought on Colin, known as Heavily Armed Clown on Twitter, to discuss how he got into Bitcoin, the economics behind it, adoption, the bear market, and…
125 – The Fall of Stefan Molyneux
Dec 31, 2018
Stefan Molyneux is known for bringing a lot of people into libertarianism and anarcho-capitalism. But over the last few years, he’s been saying some pretty odd to flat our ridiculous things that should make someone start to question him. What went wrong?…
124 – What We Want For Christmas
Dec 24, 2018
Merry Christmas! Slappy and I spend some quality time with you during this special season to tell you what we want for Christmas. Grab some fruitcake and some eggnog and cuddle by the fire for this Christmas special! Sponsor Liberty Mugs Get a free…
123 – Bitcoin Bomb Threats!
Dec 17, 2018
Bitcoin’s all time high was a year ago today. We’re in a bear market, so there’s been plenty of FUD being spread around by the no-coiners. We discuss some the recent Bitcoin bomb threat, criticisms, and some critiques on altcoins. Items discussedDon’t Buy…
122 – Feeling Bullish on Taking Down PC Culture
Dec 10, 2018
The extreme leftists and social justice warriors keep getting crazier and crazier with no real end in sight. The latest victim of their silly whininess is Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, who was “discovered”to have tweeted out an “anti-gay slur” when…
121 – Remembering the Death of Joseph Pacini at the Hands of the Police
Dec 3, 2018
At the end of the month, it will be four years since Joseph Pacini, an at the time 52-year-old man from Clifton Heights, PA, was gunned down by police following a charge of making terroristic threats. We immediately picked the story up as soon as it…
120 – Should We Be Strict Capitalists? with Dean-O
Nov 26, 2018
Our friend, Dean-O, recently penned a piece on his site The Rogue File called “Why I’m No Longer a Capitalist (It’s Not What You Think)” where he has decided to transition away from being a strict capitalist in favor supporting a free market that allows…
119 – The Real ID
Nov 19, 2018
I’ve been hearing about this Real ID that I’m supposed to be getting in the next few years, so I finally looked at what it is. It’s not good. Of course, the government will tell you it’s for your safety, but what else could they be using it for? CarCampIt…
118 – What if a single company takes over a private city?
Nov 12, 2018
We recently came across a tweet questioning whether the free market could handle a situation where a single company had control over a city. Could they dominate the people? What happens if they don’t like certain groups? Are there free market solutions to…
117 – Girl Slapping
Nov 5, 2018
Jason Stapleton got triggered when recent guest of ours Mance Rayder posted a screenshot of a kind of dumb conversation happening in his Facebook group. He then proceeded to whine about Mance and his views with his cohost. The problem, though, is that…
116 – Mance Rayder on unions, culture, and…
Oct 29, 2018
It’s been long overdue, but we finally got Mance Rayder on the podcast. We start with some conversations about unions, pivot to immigration and culture, and then go onto some talk about some issues we see among people resisting a world without the state.…
115 – Teachers and school
Oct 22, 2018
We’ve all had teachers and we’re all expected to put teachers on some holy pedestal of respect and awe. Is that misplaced? Are public schools the only poisonous place to send your children to be educated or do private schools suffer from many of the same…
114 – Charity
Oct 15, 2018
As libertarians, we will often be asked how a free society would handle the role that the government takes in helping those in need and providing a safety net. We provide some ideas and insights on private charity and the wealth that is created with free…
113 – Anecdotes of liberty growing in the minds of people
Oct 8, 2018
The news cycles have been especially stupid as of late, so instead of focusing on all of the annoying and bad things going, we decided to take a step back and acknowledge some nice observations from our own lives of people turning some corners towards…
112 – Chris Pacia challenges our Bitcoin maximalism
Oct 1, 2018
We’ve been talking about Bitcoin and promoting Bitcoin maximalism a lot. One of our friends offered to set us up to talk to Chris Pacia to debate and discuss some ideas around Bitcoin maximalism. Rollo ate a steak for dinner, so he thinks he’s ready. Grum…
111 – Nullification with Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center
Sep 24, 2018
There’s not much we can do to fight the state, but one of the options available can be very powerful: nullification. We brought the expert, Michael Boldin, on to talk about all things nullification. Follow Michael Tenth Amendment Center State of the…
110 – How would fraud be handled in a libertarian society?
Sep 17, 2018
We can all agree that fraud is less than savory behavior, but is it Non-Aggression Principle violation level behavior? Is it simply lying? Regardless of how we categorize it, how would we deal with it in a free society? We’ve got some answers. Items…
109 – What is Bisq and why are decentralized, non-custodial Bitcoin services important?
Sep 10, 2018
We’re still mashing the Bitcoin button for picking podcast episode topics, but this one is a little bit different because it’s fairly actionable. Rollo recently finally used Bisq to purchase some Bitcoin. Bisq is a decentralized, non-custodial Bitcoin…
Bonus Episode 108 – Gratuitous nerding out by “one and a half” engineers on the alleged moon landing hoax
Sep 6, 2018
CarCampIt and Birdarchist were discussing game theory and the possibility of a moon landing hoax in the most recent episode of their podcast. I, Rollo, had some ideas and disagreements on some of Car’s points, so I invited him to jump on a call to talk…
107 – Why Bitcoin will be the one and only money
Sep 3, 2018
We’ve been dedicating a lot of time on the podcast and the blog about Bitcoin and we’ve been teasing our Bitcoin maximalism. Now it’s time to explain why we believe that Bitcoin is set to be the one and only money. Previous episodes mentioned Episode 90 –…
106 – CNBC’s take on Bitcoin and Rollo opens a Lightning Network node
Aug 27, 2018
Bitcoin has been in the mainstream for awhile now and the media has been running their fair share of stories. CNBC is running a special called “Bitcoin: Boom or Bust”. Based on their teasers, it looks like it will be quite the doozy—and not in the good…