Episode 59 – WALL-E (51:49)

We hang on to the last vestiges of my youth as I turn 40 and talk about a children’s movie with my friend since childhood, and co-host, Robert.

WALL-E is a charming story of a lonely robot who gains sentience and becomes lonely; but there’s also some ridiculous economic fallacies and a few strong propagandistic messages being pushed.

RATING
(On our new “Out of 10.0 Scale”)
Robert gives it a 7.2
Daniel drops a 9.0

We hope you enjoy this one!

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State of the Libertarian Union Talk Show – 1 – New Year Special

The very first of what may be a monthly feature on the Libertarian Union, the “State of the Libertarian Union Talk Show”.

We do a year-end wrap up and what we are looking forward to in the coming year with the following members:

– Kenny the Wizard of the Wizardly Wisdom Podcast
– Kyle Anzalone of Foreign Policy Focus
– Tony Rockamora and Jeff of Don’t Waste Your Hate
– Trey Weaver of the Subversion Webcast
– Patrick MacFarlane of the Liberty Weekly Podcast
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Episode 57 – The Last Jedi (1:31:08)

We travel to a galaxy far, far way with the Professional A$$hole to talk about episode VIII of the latest Star Wars trilogy of trilogies, “the Last Jedi“. The Star Wars saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join galactic legends in an epic adventure unlocking mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

The Last Jedi, flop or not? SJW pandering or not?

We get into some deep nerdery on this one, and of course: spoilers all the time.

Here are the Professional A$$hole’s two prior appearances:

Episode 50 – Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1:03:36)

And:

Episode 37 – 3:10 to Yuma (1:14:53)

And a link to the articles he has written for the site:

https://www.actualanarchy.com/category/author/the-professional-asshole/

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Episode 56 – Scrooged (1:27:46)

We’re going to own Christmas with Mike C. as we talk about the late-80’s Bill Murray Christmas classic, “The Night the Reindeer Died”. Oh wait….no, it’s, “Scrooged“!

Murray Cajun Christmas!

Mike was our guest for our Halloween special on the Night of the Living Dead, and he may have just usurped another holiday!

Episode 47 – Night of the Living Dead (1:10:49)

You can find his music at: https://soundcloud.com/user850128897/sets/stir-the-pot

Father loves Beaver. Yule love it!

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Episode 55 – Trading Places (1:33:25)

We discuss yet another Christmas classic from the 80’s, Trading Places, starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd in a modern-day (progressive) interpretation of the Prince and the Pauper.

We are joined by Trey Weaver of the Subversion Webcast (the newest member of the Libertarian Union, and all around good guy) to discuss this nature vs. nurture, social engineering, comedy that has perhaps even more relevance today than it did in 1983.

Listen to Trey’s show here at the Libertarian Union and at:

http://www.subversionwebcast.com

Trey on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/intaxic8ed

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Episode 54 – Die Hard (1:16:46)

Yippee-ki-yay motherfuckers!

We are joined by Shaheen to discuss the Christmas-action flick starring Bruce Willis, Die Hard! It’s a John McClane Christmas, and now we’ve got a machine gun, ho-ho-ho.

Welcome to the party pals.

Here are Shaheen’s previous appearances:

Episode 28 – The Dark Knight Part 1 (1:09:40)

Episode 29 – The Dark Knight Part 2 (1:38:02)

Episode 42 – The Dark Knight Rises (1:05:40)

And here is a link to find all of his articles here at Actual Anarchy:  https://www.actualanarchy.com/category/author/shaheen-the-anarcap/

Shaheen on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ElcoAlFares

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Episode 53 – War Machine (1:19:35)

Kyle from Foreign Policy Focus joins us to talk about the Brad Pitt movie, War Machine which is a satire on the quagmire of US foreign policy in Afghanistan. The story follows a charismatic general who in a policy of “change guys” seems to think he and hit team will be the solution to winning the hearts and minds of the population, and thus the war itself.

We were very happy to Kyle join us to bring a level of expertise that would otherwise be missing from an analysis of a film such as this.

Kyle on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Kyaaale

Kyle’s Fyles:  http://www.kylesfylesblog.com/

Foreign Policy Focus:   http://foreignpolicyfocus.libsyn.com/podcast

You can also find Kyle’s show on the Libertarian Institute and the Libertarian Union websites:

Catch the movie on Netflix.

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Episode 52 – The Founder (1:27:25)

Happy holidays everyone! And what better way to open the “commercialization” of the season than by talking about “The Founder” and how the McDonald’s corporation became the global presence it is today.

Robert and I go solo on this one and get fairly deep into the concepts of persistence, specialization and the division of labor.

This was a perfect meatball of a movie for us and we hope you enjoy it.

Catch the movie on VUDU or Netflix.

Also…check out the Black Friday discount on Liberty Classroom by Tom Woods still going…trust us, you won’t want to miss it.

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And also a special deal on the “Tuttle Twins” books series, you know, for the kids:

Get 40% off any of the books (including book 7!) of the Tuttle Twins now through Monday

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Episode 51 – Poverty Inc. with Walter Block (1:30:41)

Walter Block joins us for our Thanksgiving Special. Being the beginning of the holiday season, with good will toward man and all that, it felt appropriate to discuss charitable giving and the premises of the documentary, “Poverty Inc.“.

One recommendation, before watching the movie, please read the article by Block and Fryzek, then watch, then re-read the paper. You will get much more out of the movie and gain some economic insights that are easily missed.

Block, Walter E. and Nathan Fryzek. 2017. “Poverty Inc. An Economic and Ethical Analysis.” Journal Etica e Politica / Ethics & Politics; Vol. XIX, No. 2, pp. 431-456
http://www2.units.it/etica/2017_2/BLOCKFRIZEK.pdf

Then catch the movie on VUDU or Netflix.

Also…check out the Black Friday discount on Liberty Classroom by Tom Woods later this week…trust us, you won’t want to miss it.

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Check out Walter Block’s previous appearance where we talked about the Libertarian Party and how to promote liberty:

Anarchy in Action – Walter Block on the Libertarian Party – An Exclusive Interview with Actual Anarchy

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