About Liberty Explained

Chris Spangle, Julia Geier, and Levie Rainey answer your questions about libertarian solutions to today’s problems. This podcast is produced by the We Are Libertarians Network.

Our host is Chris Spangle, a fifteen year veteran of politics and media. He leads a discussion amongst friends and high-profile guests that span the libertarian spectrum of thought. Founded in 2012, the main podcast posts on Wednesdays.

Levie Rainey is 22 year old ceramic sculpture artist from South Georgia. She is graduating this year with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics, seeking her masters in Art Therapy. In 2015, she began researching libertarianism, and has been voting for this party since. Driven by her Christian faith, she views libertarianism as a tool to free her to do and serve how she feels called without the interference of government.

Julia Geier was born and raised in NJ and has been a NYC based model for over ten years. She is the owner of modelmasterclasses.com and modashuttle.com. Julia was raised as a libertarian and has a grounded, fundamental understanding of the party’s principles.

What is We Are Libertarians?

We Are Libertarians helps you sound smarter while talking to your friends. If you struggle to understand politics, we explain it from an independent, libertarian point of view with all of the irreverence it deserves. We toss out the screaming heads, put people before political parties, and give context to the news to make you think. We exist to demystify, delegitimize, and desanctify government.

We Are Libertarians is a news commentary brand that examines current events from an independent, libertarian point of view. We approach every story with a simple framework:

  • We choose the topic that is on the tongue of everyone around us. Thinking like traditional journalists, we ask who, what, why, when, and how. Establishing basic facts before wading into opinions is essential.
  • We examine central arguments from all sides, including the left, the right, the government, the media, the mob on social media, and from various libertarian corners. We also look at historical arguments of a subject.
  • We examine all of this information against our own biases and explain our own opinions on a subject.
  • We then compare all of this information to traditional libertarian beliefs. We ask first and foremost, “What will increase liberty, prosperity, and justice for our society?”
  • We offer extensive show notes so listeners can then research a subject to come to their conclusions.

A listener should feel fully informed, which allows them to confidently discuss a subject with their friends from a libertarian perspective after hearing an episode of the show.

We believe that through this process, people will hear the libertarian alternative without asking people to change their worldview immediately.

Anchoring the We Are Libertarians Network is our main podcast called We Are Libertarians. It was started in 2012 by our founder Chris Spangle. It features the main show that explains the news from a libertarian perspective as well as several special series. The Swamp Explained is a look at the inner workings of Washington DC with Rob Quartel. The Path to Libertarianism features interviews with prominent libertarians discussing the influences that led them to libertarianism. Path to Libertarianism Q&A takes all of the basic questions that new libertarians may have about the philosophy and answers them. The Cost – The Human Toll of Public Policy is a conversation with someone that has dealt with the true costs of government intervention. Libertarian Politics and Policy is a short look at how libertarians would organize society. We also feature political and ideological debates. We also offer two bonus shows for our Patreon members. Ideological Origins is an in-depth look at how political ideas have developed through history. Build the WAL is a show that discusses the inside details of building a platform like WAL.

From there, we’ve expanded into an active website and blog, a significant presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, a magazine called Heretic, and a daily email newsletter called the Libertarian Aurora. We also help start local chapters of Liberty & Chill, a social organization dedicated to building community.

We are also a family of podcasts. The Brian Nichols Show is the leading interview show in the libertarian movement that talks to leaders from every strain of the ideology. The Boss Hog of Liberty has developed into the primary source of information for residents of East Central Indiana. It is a template show for how to grow libertarian media focused on a small geographical area, thus becoming a normalizing voice for libertarian ideas. GingerArchy with Tricia Stuart-Mann is a fun look at thought leaders within the anarchist movement. Upward is a podcast devoted to training libertarian activists in grassroots organizing, campaigning, and communication. We also feature Now Hear This, a local radio show hosted by Chris Spangle that features the work of nonprofits in Indiana.

In all, 30 to 40 dedicated libertarians work to produce podcasts, writings, and videos that reach tens of thousands each week. Our Patrons fund our operations, so we are completely independent of corporate interests.

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