The Chris Spangle Show

The Chris Spangle Show
A podcast about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
21: What the Gillette Razor Ad Is Actually Trying to Say
Jan 17 • 31 min
What values are actually articulated in the controversial Gillette ad? Chris Spangle annotates the commercial and explains what principles are put forth in the shaving commercial.
20: The Final Daily Show on This Feed
Oct 2, 2018 • 15 min
After a month-long experiment of 7 shows a week, Chris Spangle outlines what is next.
Spangle on Abdul’s Show: Social Media & The Mid-Term Elections - Part 2
Sep 18, 2018 • 18 min
So what impact is social media having on the mid-term elections? We ask our social media panelists, Chris Spangle of the We are Libertarians podcast and digital director of the Bob & Tom Show, Dave Meeker of BrngingTech2U and Digital Media Strategist Amy…
Spangle on Abdul’s Show: Social Media & The Mid-Term Elections - Part 1
Sep 17, 2018 • 18 min
So what impact is social media having on the mid-term elections? We ask our social media panelists, Chris Spangle of the We are Libertarians podcast and digital director of the Bob & Tom Show, Dave Meeker of BrngingTech2U and Digital Media Strategist Amy…
19: I Think I May Have Ended Up in North Korean Propaganda on Accident
Sep 12, 2018 • 9 min
I just wanted to be nice and ask some protestors what they were doing… And I think I ended up in North Korea propaganda.
18: A Review of Bob Woodward’s Fear
Sep 12, 2018 • 20 min
Chris Spangle reviews the new Bob Woodward book titled Fear. It is surprisingly helpful and generous to the President. His staff is not. Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward - CSS 15: Senior White House Official Writes…
17: Why Identity Politics is Prevalent
Sep 11, 2018 • 18 min
Chris Spangle outlines why identity politics has become a central tactic of those that lean revolutionary and how it impacts those that are reactionary. Why Has Identity Politics Become So Prevalent? -…
16: First They Banned Alex Jones. Joe Rogan Will Be Next.
Sep 7, 2018 • 44 min
Joe Rogan is being criticized for his interview of Elon Musk by Motherboard, a Vice tech blog. There is a pattern for the destruction of independent media figures like Milo Yiannopoulos , Gavin McInnes, Jordan Peterson, and Alex Jones. This article is the…
15: Senior White House Official Writes Creepy Anonymous NYT Op-Ed
Sep 5, 2018 • 39 min
Chris Spangle shares his thoughts on a new op-ed from an anonymous White House Senior official. Is it comforting or just creepy? I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration -…
14: The Workforce Shortage
Sep 5, 2018 • 25 min
Chris Spangle outlines why tax cuts and immigration policy have caused employment numbers to drop to the possible detriment of economic growth. Companies Say Trump Is Hurting Business by Limiting Legal Immigration…
13: More Misery in Syria
Sep 4, 2018 • 30 min
Chris Spangle explains the next tragic period in Syria that is about to unfold. In Idlib Final Offensive in Syrian War May Come at Horrific Cost - Russia Considers Its Next Moves…
12: ICE Is Trying to Deport American Citizens
Aug 31, 2018 • 6 min
Chris Spangle reads the account of one American citizen arrested and slated for deportation. How a U.S. citizen was mistakenly targeted for deportation. He’s not alone -
11: New Mexico Adds Straight Ticket Voting to Screw Gary Johnson, Media Breakdown of ‘Monkey It Up’
Aug 30, 2018 • 44 min
Chris Spangle explains why the Democrat Secretary of State in New Mexico has hacked their election more than any Russians by changing laws that will hurt Gary Johnson's run. He then breaks down the anatomy of media bias using a clip about the Florida…
10: The Most Qualified LP Candidate in a Decade - Mark Rutherford for IN Secretary of State
Aug 29, 2018 • 33 min
Chris Spangle talks to Mark Rutherford who is running for the Libertarian Party in Indiana for Secretary of State. He considers him the most qualified LP candidate in at least a decade within the entire party.
9: Rand Paul Endorses Gary Johnson
Aug 28, 2018 • 33 min
Chris Spangle breaks down several news stories including Rand Paul endorsing Gary Johnson and Trump wants to bail out farmers to the tune of $6 billion. Show Notes:
8: John McCain Dies, Shooting in Jacksonville
Aug 27, 2018 • 39 min
Chris Spangle shares his thoughts on the legacy of Sen. John McCain, and two lose their life in a shooting in Jacksonville. Show Notes:
7: Trump Allies Flip, Gary Johnson Could Be the First Libertarian Senator
Aug 24, 2018 • 24 min
Chris Spangle discusses the "big fish" that Mueller is chasing, and it isn't good that his CFO, Allen Weisselberg, is cooperating. FiveThirtyEight makes Gary Johnson his poll of the week. We ask, "Why is Republican Mick Rich is playing spoiler in the New…
6: Sen. Ron Wyden Wants To Regulate Speech on Social Media
Aug 23, 2018 • 33 min
Chris Spangle annotates a conversation between Sen. Ron Wyden and Recode's Kara Swisher about Alex Jones and hate speech regulation on social media. There should be ‘consequences’ for platforms that don’t remove people like Alex Jones, Senator Ron Wyden…
5: The Cohen Chickens Come Home To Roost
Aug 22, 2018 • 34 min
Chris Spangle explains the Michael Cohen plea deal and what it means for President Trump. Show Notes:
4: Comedians and Artists Need the Space to Fail
Aug 21, 2018 • 46 min
Chris Spangle talks about a failed comedy set at Purdue University and the need to let creators fail. Rule by the mob isn't sustainable. We also cover why humans beat famine and PETA's fight against animal crackers. Show Notes:…
3: Elizabeth Warren Wants to Save Capitalism By Destroying It
Aug 20, 2018 • 36 min
Chris Spangle outlines Elizabeth Warren's new "batty" proposal to keep capitalism more accountable. Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Accountable Capitalism’ Is More Proof Of ‘Progressive’ Feudalism -…
2: Rob Kendall and Chris Spangle on Alex Jones and Social Media Censorship
Aug 17, 2018 • 23 min
Chris Spangle of We are Libertarians joins Rob Kendall on WIBC's The Rob Kendall Show to discuss Alex Jones, social media censorship, and the job Governor Eric Holcomb is doing.
1: The Political Press’ Stunning Lack of Self-Awareness
Aug 16, 2018 • 23 min
Chris Spangle examines the stunning lack of self-awareness by newspapers as they coordinate to denounce President Trump's anti-media stance. Obama used the Espionage Act to put a record number of reporters' sources in jail, and Trump could be even worse:…
Chris Spangle on Episode 144 of 12miniconvos
Jul 21, 2018 • 6 min
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An Open Letter to My Former Self
Jun 8, 2018 • 7 min
This was a project I did for a Carmel High School radio station called WHJE. One of the students saw me speak in that previous episode about my career and asked me to write and record this for a high school audience. It is a letter to my high school self.…
Nooner with Josh Arnold: Chris Spangle, B&T Web Director
Apr 18, 2018 • 39 min
Josh Arnold and Web Director Chris Spangle answer your questions on social media, pies, and other subjects.
Two Mistakes Libertarians Make When Talking To Friends
Apr 18, 2018 • 31 min
Chris Spangle talks to the Allen County Libertarian Party about the two things libertarians must change when talking about politics.
Breaking Down the Paul Ryan Resignation
Apr 13, 2018 • 18 min
Why did Paul Ryan resign? What ramifications does this have for the country? Chris Spangle breaks it down.
How To Get Into Media: A Speech to High School Broadcasters
Mar 23, 2018 • 45 min
Chris Spangle speaks to high school students about his career path and how to get into broadcasting.
Urban Centers May Be More Ready For Libertarianism Than We Realize
Mar 9, 2018 • 13 min
Chris Spangle attends a meeting of civic leaders and comes away with a surprising conclusion.
Taking a Podcast to the Next Level
Dec 22, 2017 • 80 min
Don Wettrick has interviewed some big names for his podcast StartED Up. He's talked to Tim Ferris, James Altucher, and Gary Vaynerchuk. Despite these big names, he feels his show lacks identity. We discuss how to find the right purpose for a show by…
How to Start a Podcasting Brand
Dec 22, 2017 • 76 min
Sarah Schaefer and Cortney Magson are just starting their podcasting careers. Chris Spangle takes their questions on growing a new media brand.
WARNING: You May Need to Re-Subscribe. We are Moving RSS Feeds.
Nov 8, 2017 • 1 min
We are moving our RSS feed from Feedburner to Fireside. For most people, they won't notice a blip. BUT… If this feed stops working, please resubscribe to our podcasts at New feeds are all posted there, as well as our new radio…
How to Build an Agile Podcast
Oct 23, 2017 • 59 min
Many people have written in and asked how to create an agile podcast. Chris Spangle joined Ryan Ripley to discuss how to build a podcast, the equipment it takes to get started, how to pick topics, and where to find listeners.…
How To Start a Podcast
Oct 4, 2017 • 59 min
In less than one hour, you could be on your way to podcasting success. Intrigued? Excited? Scared? All of the above? Do not panic, just keep reading. You are already on the right path. Every week, Leading Liberty reaches hundreds of listeners, spreading…
Why Start a Podcast?
Oct 3, 2017 • 45 min
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz from “We Are Libertarians” guest host for Jenn as she is out on special assignment. Some of you remember Chris from earlier this season in the episode titled “Does the Liberty Movement Need To Lighten Up?” As the hosts of a…
Breaking Into Professional Photography with Willyum Baulkey
Jun 17, 2017 • 44 min
Chris Spangle and Emily Sweet interview Willyum Baulkey, a full-time fashion photographer. Willyum explains his path to full-time professional photography and all the work that goes into making the beautiful images you see daily.
Building an Audience with Podcasting on the Martech Podcast
May 31, 2017 • 55 min
Douglas Karr and Harrison Painter of DK New Media were nice enough to interview me on the MarTech podcast about podcasting, the power of audio as a marketing tool, and the future of digital entertainment. A common thread across this publication and the…
The Making of Hold Your Breath
May 11, 2017 • 79 min
Emily Sweet and Co-Director Kameron Gates describe all that it takes to make a small independent film. Learn more about the upcoming short "Hold Your Breath" at
Take the Leap
Mar 27, 2017 • 66 min
Chris Spangle and Emily Sweet talk about the decisions required to take the leap towards a career in media and arts.
How to Make an Independent Movie with Josh Arnold
Mar 17, 2017 • 30 min
Chris Spangle sits down with comedian, filmmaker, and BOB & TOM Show co-host to discuss his new movie “The Impersonators.” The post How to Make an Independent Movie with Josh Arnold appeared first on We Are Libertarians. We Are Libertarians brings all of…
How to Become an Actress with Emily Sweet
Mar 17, 2017 • 46 min
Actress Emily Sweet discusses her path into professional acting. The post How to Become an Actress with Emily Sweet appeared first on We Are Libertarians. We Are Libertarians brings all of the irreverence modern politics deserves. Chris Spangle, Greg…
PJ Yinger on the Early Days of the BOB & TOM Show Art
Mar 17, 2017 • 59 min
PJ Yinger is the graphic artist for the BOB & TOM Show. He is also the trumpet player in the BOB & TOM Band. He is also the one that shepherded me into the B&T universe. He shares with us the process of making the 65 B&T albums over 30 years as well as…
Spangle’s Radio Origins on the No Better than Average Show
Aug 5, 2016 • 88 min
This week the guys have on a special guest; Chris Spangle. Chris is the Digital Director for the nationally syndicated, top rated morning comedy radio show The Bob & Tom Show as well as the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of We Are Libertarians (a podcast that…
A Conversation on Codependency on the Well We Tried Podcast
Jul 8, 2016 • 84 min
I appeared on my coworker’s Grace and Jess’s show, the Well, We Tried podcast and ended up discussing codependency. “The girls are joined for their first threesome… of conversation on the podcast with guest Chris Spangle.
How To Do Standup Comedy with Josh Arnold
Jun 23, 2016 • 78 min
I have wanted to do standup comedy forever. I think I am funny. I laugh at me all the time. But will anyone else laugh? What if they don’t? What do I write? Professional comedian and great human Josh Arnold walks me through his progression as a standup…
The Future of Podcasting with Brad Shoemaker
Jun 21, 2016 • 43 min
Chris Spangle and Brad Shoemaker discuss the future of podcasting.
Inside the Mind Of A Superfan with Kristi Avery
Jun 19, 2016 • 46 min
We all have that one friend insanely devoted to an artist, musician, comedian, or entertainer. We even cringe a little at how much they are obsessed over something that seems trivial to us. Kristi Avery shows us how meaningful something like Weird Al…
The Jeff Vibbert Podcast Episode 31 with Chris Spangle
Sep 29, 2015 • 101 min
Well, Chris Spangle found his way back into the studio with Jeff and Kaitlyn. The three sit down to discuss feelings, Kaitlyn’s make-up tutorials, and Chris’ weight loss.
The Jeff Vibbert Podcast Episode 1 with Me!
Nov 17, 2014 • 56 min
Jeff Vibbert asks me about my experiences working for The Bob & Tom Show and what my post-divorce life is like.
Chris Spangle’s First Radio Show in 2005
Jun 29, 2013 • 41 min
In April of 2005, Andrew Lee and Abdul-Hakim Shabazz gave me (Chris Spangle) an hour of air time one Saturday at the end of my internship at WXNT.