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:


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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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

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

We open the holiday travel season with the 20th anniversary of a John Hughes mid-80’s classic, “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” with our returning guest, the Professional Asshole.

We get into a very dated movie that could not be made today as most of the problems that arise have since been solved by technology.

Still, a kind of fun movie that may be worth a watch every few years.

Check out our guests previous appearance where we talked about “3:10 to Yuma” at:

Episode 37 – 3:10 to Yuma (1:14:53)

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Episode 49 – Inequality For All (1:20:27)

Esoteric Entity joins us to discuss the Robert Reich’s “Inequality For All” – a leftist-propaganda puff-piece that caters to the uninformed and lowest common denominator for economic analysis.

Described on Amazon, where it has over a thousand GLOWING reviews as:

A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, Inequality for All features Robert Reich–professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member–as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. The film is an intimate portrait of a man whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves. Through his singular perspective, Reich explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. In this Inconvenient Truth for the economy, Reich uses humor and a wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects each and every one of us.

I’m sure you’ll find that we disagree with this assessment and the Amazon reviews.

You can find Esoteric Entity’s excellent YouTube channel here:

Esoteric Entity YouTube Channel


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Episode 46 – Man of Steel (1:22:39)

Man of Steel is a new origin take on Superman wrestling with a past he can’t comprehend and a future he cannot escape. As a young boy he learns he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. Faced with a threat from survivors of Krypton who wish to repopulate their civilization with Earth as a host planet – wiping out humanity. Superman must reveal himself to the world in order to protect it.

Robert and I handle this one solo.  Enjoy!

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Episode 43 – First They Killed My Father (1:32:27)

Steven Clyde joins us to discuss “First They Killed My Father” a 2017 biographical historical thriller film directed by Angelina Jolie currently available on Netflix. The story is about Loung Ung, based on her memoir detailing how she as a 5-year-old girl embarks on a harrowing quest for survival amid the sudden rise and terrifying reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

Steven writes for the site and is always has a fun and interesting take on all things related to liberty and Murray Rothbard.  We would each other in the Tom Woods Elite last year and have become good friends.

Here is the recent article he referenced in our discussion:

True Libertarianism Is Colorblind

Google Description:

Loung Ung is 5 years old when the Khmer Rouge assumes power over Cambodia in 1975. They soon begin a four-year reign of terror and genocide in which nearly 2 million Cambodians die. Forced from her family’s home in Phnom Penh, Ung is trained as a child soldier while her six siblings are sent to labor camps.

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