Episode 114 – Starship Troopers (1:10:43)

A B-movie/war movie that is so over the top that it is actually an anti-war movie. Back when the left was dependably against war.

Mike C. joins us again to do his part as we discuss one of his favorite movies.

We also discuss how they acquired rights to Heinlein novel for the name and some characters, but is pretty much the opposite of the sentiment of the novel and was already written prior to said acquisition. In fact, the director couldn’t even get through the novel.

This may be one of the great troll jobs in film history.

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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 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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Where your tax dollars….oh wait, we only do the voluntary thing.


Where your Patreon dollars go.

A new Mackie PROFX8V2 8-Channel Mixer!


  • 4 low-noise Mackie Vita mic preamps add life to any input
  • ReadyFX effects engine with 16 effects including reverbs, delays, and choruses
  • 7-band graphic EQ for tuning mains or monitors
  • Aux output for monitor mixes, venue 70-volt systems, and more
  • 3-band EQ and 100Hz low-cut filter on all channels

We’re going to be playing around with Mix-minus, cleaning up audio, and any other cool tricks this bad boy can do.

Improving audio is our next mission. Expect to see the fruits of this equipment starting with episode 53.

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Episode 44 – Willow (1:04:23)

We bring back our good friend Kenny the Wizard of the Wizardly Wisdom Podcast to discuss the wizardly film Willow.

Super flash back to the late 80’s, fantasy genre about a young dwarf Willow, who happens upon a human baby that carries a mark of destiny to destroy the evil Queen oppressing the people of the realm.

Journey to the far corners of your imagination with Willow, from legendary filmmakers George Lucas and Ron Howard comes a timeless fantasy tale in which heroes comes in all sizes…and adventure is the greatest magic of all.

When young Willow Ufgood (Warwick Davis) finds an abandoned baby girl, he learns she is destined to end the reign of the wicked Queen Bavmorda (Jean Marsh). In order to protect the child,

Willow must team up with a rogue swordsman (Val Kilmer) and overcome the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good versus evil!

This is a fun episode where we get extra nerdy.

Speaking of nerdy, do check out Kenny’s Wizardly Wisdom Podcast over at www.libertariannerds.com

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Episode 41 – IT (1:48:55)

We all float down here, talking Stephen King’s IT with super-libertarian-librarian Doc Brown.

It’s a compare and contrast affair tackling the book, the 1990 miniseries (television event) and the current “in a theater near you” version.

Doc also brings the knowledge on the King multi-verse showing us how IT serves as a nucleus for many other stories familiar to King fans: Salem’s Lot, Carrie, the Shining, the Dark Tower series, Christine, and many more…you’ll float too.

The new IT movie is one of the most anticipated horror movies of 2017.

Google Description:

Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare — an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.

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Episode 40 – Equilibrium (1:28:37)


Our friends from Libertopia join us again to discuss the dystopian nightmare film, Equilibrium. A movie about a totalitarian-state hell bent on stopping war and crime by stamping out human emotion (and calling war, crime and violence a different name). This is a really fun episode.

In a fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system. Emotion is outlawed and human behavior is controlled by a drug, Prozium, that hinders emotion. A government official is in charge of going around and eliminating potential threats to the regime. When the official forgets to take his dose of Prozium, a whole new world is opened up to him and he takes on the establishment that he’s supposed to be working for.

Here is the Google Description:

In a futuristic world, a regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. Clerick John Preston (Christian Bale) is a top-ranking government agent responsible for destroying those who resist these rules. When he misses a dose of Prozium, a mind-altering drug that hinders emotion, Preston, who has been trained to enforce strict laws of the new regime, suddenly becomes the one capable of overthrowing it.

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Episode 36 – Sharknado (1:23:32)

Drake Lundstrom from www.GuidetoLibertarianism.com joins us to celebrate Shark Week, the upcoming Sharknado 5, and mourn the passing of John Heard (the old drunk guy in Sharknado 1, he was also the dad in Home Alone). Drake claims this is the 3rd most libertarian movie OF ALL TIME.  We’ll see about that.

Here is the Google description:

A monstrous storm devastates Los Angeles, leaving the streets flooded and infested with sharks.

Yep….that’s it.  You didn’t miss much.

And our slide deck (video available to our Patreon supporters of $5/mo+!)

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Episode 32 – Don’t Breathe (1:14:52)

Just Robert and me, just me and Robert on this one, talking about the 2016 home-invasion thriller Don’t Breathe.  Plenty of moral ambiguity and twists and turns in this one.  It’s almost like this movie was made for this podcast.  We sink in for almost as long as the movie on some pretty tough questions.  This is a fun episode.

The Googz:

Rocky (Jane Levy), Alex and Money are three Detroit thieves who get their kicks by breaking into the houses of wealthy people. Money gets word about a blind veteran who won a major cash settlement following the death of his only child. Figuring he’s an easy target, the trio invades the man’s secluded home in an abandoned neighborhood. Finding themselves trapped inside, the young intruders must fight for their lives after making a shocking discovery about their supposedly helpless victim.


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Episode 30 – Idiocracy: 4th of July Special w/Adam Kokesh (1:52:59)

We bring on Adam Kokesh to talk Idiocracy for the 4th of July (the original Secession Day) Special of the Actual Anarchy Podcast.  From Mike Judge, one of the creative minds behind Beavis and Butt-Head, King of the Hill, and Office Space, comes an outrageous sci-fi comedy that’ll make you think twice about the future of mankind. Meet Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson). He’s not the sharpest tool in the shed. But when a government hibernation experiment goes awry, Bowers awakens in the far-flung future, he is now the smartest man alive.


Here is the Google Info:

In 2005, average in every way private Joe Bowers (Luke Wilson) is selected to take part in a secret military experiment to put him in hibernation for a year along with a woman named Rita (Maya Rudolph). The slumbering duo is forgotten when the base they are stored on is closed down and are left in stasis until 2505. When they finally wake up, they discover the average intelligence of humans has decreased so much that Joe is now the smartest man in the world.

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