Ep. 43: 115 Deaths a Day: The American Opioid Epidemic with Andrew Kessler

The United States is being ravaged by an opioid epidemic. Every day in the United States, 115 living, breathing people die due to opioid overdose. The toll of these drugs is staggering.

Our guest today is Andrew Kessler. He is the founder of Slingshot Solutions, a firm working to implement policy to put an end to opioid abuse and misuse. We learn where the drugs are coming from, where they’re going, who they’re hurting, and how we can protect our communities from devastation. 

Stay tuned for a direct, uncensored interview.

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Ep. 42: A Perpetual Israeli-Palestinian Dispute with Clifford D. May

Clifford D. May, the president and founder of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and I go in-depth on the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. He details its complex history and how exactly we got here today. Additionally, Cliff discusses the impact of the UN Relief and Works Agency on Palestinian Refugees. 

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Ep. 41: Brexit: Two Years Out with Member of Parliament Tom Brake

Just over two years ago, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Now the Conservative government is working fervently towards a deal, due March 2019, with the EU. In this episode, Member of Parliament Tom Brake joins the show to discuss Brexit.

Brake, the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Exiting the European Union, is ardently against Brexit. In this interview we learn why he staunchly opposes it and what he thinks of the Leave Campaign’s arguments for Brexit.

Stay tuned for a direct, uncensored interview.

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Ep. 40: A “Culture of Death,” Rupert Darwall on Britain’s National Health Service

“Essentially, the clinicians [at Gosport Hospital] were running an involuntary euthanasia board.” ~ Rupert Darwall

Britain’s esteemed National Health Service has been hit with another scandal: 650 patients unlawfully killed, according to an independent report by The Gosport Independent Panel. Rupert Darwall, multipublished author and contributor to the Wall Street Journal, goes in-depth into what went wrong. We discuss his haunting piece for the WSJ, “Reform the NHS Before It Kills Again.” 

Be sure to tune in for a thought-provoking episode.

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Ep: 39: A Movement for Liberty with Brian Nichols

2016 changed how the world viewed politics. This change gave prominence to the libertarian, limited-government ideology. Brian Nichols is an adamant supporter of libertarianism and the philosophy of “Don’t hurt people. Don’t take people’s stuff.” We sort through the Republican Party’s flaws, the dangers of big government, and the importance of personal responsibility.

Be sure to tune in for a thought-provoking episode. Stay tuned until the last few minutes for our Patron Mailbag!

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Ep. 38: A World of Wonder with Jordan A. Brown

The world is full of stories waiting to be told. As we’ve seen on this podcast, long-form audio is one of the best ways to tell those stories. Today’s guest Jordan A. Brown has made the most of podcasting. He’s interviewed over a dozen people and isn’t stopping any time soon. Jordan describes starting his own podcast and where that journey has taken him. Additionally, we discuss the lack of community in our country and what some remedies might be.

Be sure to tune in for a thought-provoking episode.

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Ep. 37: Conflict in the Middle East with Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch

The Middle East is one of the most turbulent regions in the world. Conflicts throughout countries in the region create rampant human rights abuses. In this episode, we are joined by Sarah Leah Whitson, the executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division. We discuss in-depth the a few of the most problematic conflicts in the Middle East. From the Israel-Palestine disputes to the seemingly never ending war in Yemen we sort through it all. Additionally, Sarah describes the intense problems identity politics has caused throughout the Middle East.

Be sure to tune in for a thought-provoking episode.

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Ep. 34: The Evolution of Blockchain with Shane Liddell

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies are just beginning to enter the world. Companies such as Walmart, UPS, FedEx, IBM, Dole, Nestle, and more have adopted blockchain technology to revolutionize their businesses. Every day, there are an average of 185,000 transactions in Bitcoin alone.

In episode 34, Shane Liddell, the CEO of Cryptologist and Co-Founder of the Cryptoconomy Summit comes on the show to discuss this emerging economy and how it will effect our lives.

Be sure to tune in for a thought-provoking episode.

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Ep. 33: The Experience Economy with Case Lawrence

We are in the pioneer stages of what is called the “Experience Economy.” People today, especially millennials, are more interested in buying experiences than products. Today I talk with Case Lawrence a thought-leader in the experience economy. He is the CEO and founder of CircusTrix, the largest indoor recreation and trampoline park company in the world with more than 290 locations. Today we talk about how our addiction to sharing our experiences is changing the world economy as we know it.

Be sure to tune in for a thought-provoking episode.

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Ep. 32: American Division, Tariffs, Immigration, and Guns with Michael Johns

Americans are divided as ever. We are unwilling to listen to those with whom we disagree, even if they are in our same “party.” In Episode 32, Michael Johns (Co-Founder of the Tea Party Movement and Former Presidential Speechwriter) and I break down the causes. Michael explains how Congressional leadership has demonized dissent and why we should have listened to George Washington and stayed away from the two-party system. We also consider a few solutions: term limits, transparency, and more.

In addition, we cover controversial policy topics such as immigration, trade, and gun control. Michael describes how he thinks a trade war might pan out for Americans, how DACA has been used as a political tool, and why the law is not a sufficient deterrent to criminals.

Be sure to tune in for a thought-provoking episode.

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