The Secular Foxhole
The Secular Foxhole
As a freethinker, are you looking through binoculars out at the world in the safety of a foxhole? Get fuel for your soul and intellectual ammunition by listening to The Secular Foxhole podcast, in order to fight for the separation of religion and state. Blair chose this name (The Secular Foxhole) to dispute the myth that there are no atheists in foxholes, but also as a place to share ideas and defend Free Speech. The co-hosts both advocate the separation of Church and State, but also Economics and State. In short, Liberalism, Individualism, and Capitalism.This podcast uses the following...
RandsDay Boostagram
2/2/2023 • 27m
What is the one stumbling block that has crippled mankind for more than two millennia? Tune in to find out. Martin had sent a digital telegram (boostagram) with a note and a treasure of 221,905 Satoshis, to Podcasting 2.0 podcast with Adam Curry & Dave Jones.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the d...
Dr. Richard Ebeling on Liberalism
1/15/2023 • 46m
Our newest episode, the first for the New Year, features Professor Richard Ebeling, where we discuss his recent defense of Liberalism. Tune in for his penetrating insights on a number of issues.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome to our new place in cyberspace!Sh...
Warren Fahy and James Valliant on Creating Christ
12/25/2022 • 48m
Today we video chat with returning guests, James Valliant and Warren Fahy as they discuss the documentary made from their great book, Creating Christ: How the Romans Invented Christianity.(Due to an "act of God," I have published the web recording without doing any editing. ;) )Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and s...
Why Johnny Still Can't Think
12/6/2022 • 1hr 7m
For episode 62, we talk with our friend and returning guest, Andy Bernstein. His new book, Why Johnny Still Can't Read, or Write, or Understand Math - and What We Can Do About It, is our topic for the day. At the end of the show, Martin is giving a shout-out to fellow podcaster, McIntosh of Generational Wealth with Cryptocurrency podcast, for his support and boostagram with Satoshis (bits of Bitcoin).Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel fr...
Interview with Ken West
11/20/2022 • 34m
Author Ken West is our guest today. We discuss his high regard for Ayn Rand and her philosophy, and how it has enhanced his life and writing.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome to our new place in cyberspace!Show notes with links to a...
Saving Time by Falling Back. Cockroaches in Politics, Sad Puppies, and Sats Cats.
11/7/2022 • 33m
We talk about the daylight saving time, Twitter, cockroaches in politics, sad puppies waiting for a happy note, and cats.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome to our new place in cyberspace!Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:L...
Populism and “The Worst of Both Worlds”
10/31/2022 • 54m
Today with returning guest Robert Tracinski who is here discussing his two recent articles on populism and illiberalism.At the end of the show, Martin is giving a shout-out to fellow podcaster, McIntosh of Generational Wealth with Cryptocurrency podcast, for his support and boostagram with Satoshis (bits of Bitcoin).Why do you think that populism is popular nowadays? Download a new podcast app, e.g., Fountain and Podverse, and create a clip of this episode.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for f...
News Sandwich Segment on Satanic Temple, UN Climate Search, and a Primer on Economics. Value for Value info, Numbers, and September 2 Print.
10/11/2022 • 40m
We are having our duo show, going through the News Sandwich Segment, Blair is sharing his book tips, and Martin is telling about a new site on value for value model, and his new September 2 print by Bosch Fawstin.You will hear how the Satanic Temple is going after abortion bans in Idaho and Indiana, a representative for communications at the United Nations is partnering with Google regarding search activity on the climate issue, and how to “Make economics great again," with a new book by Per Bylund. Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this ep...
Postmodernism Explained, with Stephen Hicks
9/30/2022 • 1hr 4m
Part 1. Professor Hicks joins us to give an overview of his brilliant exposé on Postmodernism's roots. To be continued with Part 2, later this year.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome to our new place in cyberspace!Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, pr...
Years of Time, Talent and Treasure
9/16/2022 • 31m
We are entering the third year of production, talking about news, the upcoming International Podcast Day on September 30, and the value for value model. You will hear stories about Trudeau in Canada, banks and car loans in Australia, and issues of neutrality and heating in Switzerland. We wrap-up the show with a feedback loop on boostagrams and how to earn, send and stream Satoshis.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, di...
Bosch Fawstin on Rushdie, Paludan, and Freedom of Expression
9/2/2022 • 54m
With today's returning guest, cartoonist Bosch Fawstin, we cover how crucial the freedom of expression is and how it's being all but wiped out of men's minds. Especially here in America. This talk is not your normal blather about ideas, but a hard-hitting 'truth to power' episode. Listener beware.Martin is ending the show with a shout-out to Mere Mortals podcast and thank-you note to Kyrin Down for his boostagrams. The Secular Foxhole podcast is entering its third year of production.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the co...
RandsDay Boost Number
8/14/2022 • 22m
Martin is proposing the following number (221,905) of Satoshis for the Boostagram Numerology page on GitHub. Blair is informing about Swan Bitcoin. At the end of the episode, we announce the winner of 50,000 sats, thanks to the giveaway campaign by Fountain app, and share stats about our podcast.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and s...
Shouldn’t You Really Know Better After All This Time?
8/3/2022 • 39m
We will see who the anti-Aristotelians are and that they are anti-life and anti-happiness. Thus they are responsible for these tragedies across the past 2500 years. Do you want to be motivated by Love, or motivated by Fear. Listen and decide.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome t...
Global Implications of the Australian Federal Election
7/18/2022 • 42m
Returning guest, Vinay Kolhatkar, is discussing his post, On Election Day, Australia Commits Climate Suicide.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome to our new place in cyberspace!Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Has Australia become Authoritaria?The Cl...
A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society
7/4/2022 • 58m
In our interview with author Brian P. Simpson, we cover these important ideas from his newest book (A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society: Making the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution Fully Consistent with the Protection of Individual Rights).From Rowman & Littlefield's book page:What are individual rights? What is freedom? How are they related to each other? Why are they so crucial to human life? How do you protect them? These are some of the questions that A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society answers. The book uses Objectivist philosophy—the phi...
OUR "GROUNDBREAKING" 50TH EPISODE!
6/19/2022 • 38m
Pun Intended. Today we have with us Raymond Niles and Kyle Kirschling, who talk about their unique idea of Substeading. From their website: Imagine if getting to the airport were as easy as riding an elevator, if trains were as clean and comfortable as a limousine, if it took half as long to get anywhere in the city. In this paper, we show how Substeading (underground homesteading) can achieve this within a generation.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Fee...
Trader Principle and Value for Value. The Fountainhead and Fountain app.
6/5/2022 • 30m
We talk about how the trader principle and the value for value model are linked together. Martin gives step-by-step instructions on how to use new podcasts apps like Fountain, and does a shout-out to fellow podcasters, Kyrin Down & Juan Granados. They had Dave Jones of the Podcasting 2.0 initiative on their show, Mere Mortals. We talk also about art, literature, and music. Ayn Rand's books, Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged, and Rush's album, 2112, are mentioned during the episode.Here are some excerpts from Kevin Osborne's email (April 18):Yes Blair, I thoroughly got a kick out of...
James Valliant on the Role of the Supreme Court, Abortion Rights, and the Sad Situation in the Sunshine State
5/22/2022 • 54m
Today we talk with James Valliant, author of Creating Christ: How the Romans Invented Christianity. We discuss the possible bad effects of the SCOTUS leak, and the worse outcome if Roe v Wade is struck down. Then we wrap up with Disney vs. DeSantis. Martin is ending with a call-to-action regarding the new podcast app, Fountain, and is informing how you could send donations, based on the value for value model. We will pick winners in the four upcoming episodes of our show. The four winners will each get 50,000 Satoshis, to their Fountain lightning address (electronic wallet).
Russian Orthodox Church, Disinformation Czar, and DeSantis versus Disney
5/3/2022 • 18m
In this episode, Martin and I discuss Atilla and the Witch Doctor, DeSantis and Disney, the new ‘Disinformation Czar,’ along with important news about an upcoming interview concerning this ‘czar,’ and some changes to the Secular Foxhole, and Podcasting 2.0. Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome to our new place i...
Donations and Podcasting 2.0
4/15/2022 • 20m
Martin and I do a short show giving a Huge Thank You to a previous guest, who gave the show a wonderful donation. We then talk about the show’s relevance to current issues and preview future guests and discuss future plans. As a wrap-up we list different ways you could support us as podcasters, e.g., by posting reviews on Podchaser, and using new podcast apps like Fountain and Podcast Guru.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free...
Interview with Warren Fahy
3/31/2022 • 35m
Our guest today is Warren Fahy, who is here to discuss his latest novel, Magenta. Magenta is about a color-coded social credit system that has crushed the American people's spirit for decades and how three young people overturn that system. Plus, we talk about his other novels, like Fragment and The Kor. Then he mentions his touching and also terrifying engagement with the publishing industry, along with his co-writing, with frequent guest, James Valliant, of the non-fiction work, Creating Christ: How The Romans Invented Christianity. Tune in for a great show.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to t...
James Madison, News Sandwich, and Value for Value in the Podosphere
3/16/2022 • 33m
Our show commemorates James Madison's birthday, March 16th. We recommend his Memorial and Remonstrance against Religious Assessments. Then we discuss topics in our news sandwich segment, and talk about the value for value model in the podosphere.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome to our new pl...
Robert Tracinski on Workism
3/2/2022 • 56m
Robert Tracinski visits us again to expand on three of his recent articles, published in Discourse Magazine. We have a stimulating, thought-provking discussion. Why don’t you listen in?Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome to our new place in cyberspace!Show notes with links to...
Interview with Kevin Osborne
2/16/2022 • 35m
Today we talk with Kevin Osborne a local writer (Connecticut) who has written two fascinating books about America. Join us for a great discussion.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, discuss the different episodes, give us constructive feedback, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome to our new place in cyberspace!Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, prod...
Celebrating Ayn Rand
2/2/2022 • 51m
Today we kick off "Rand's Day" with our "resident Philosopher" James Valliant. We discuss Miss Rand's legacy and artistic value as both a novelist and a philosopher.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, give us constructive feedback, discuss the different episodes, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome to our new place in cyberspace!Show notes with links to ar...
David Veksler on Crypto
1/30/2022 • 29m
David Veksler joins the show to discuss Bitcoin basics to two extreme novices - your host and co-host. Though we barely scratch the surface, we hope this show is informative.Call-to-Action: After you have listened to this episode, add your $0.02 (two cents) to the conversation, by joining (for free) The Secular Foxhole Town Hall. Feel free to introduce yourself to the other members, give us constructive feedback, discuss the different episodes, or check out the virtual room, Speakers' Corner, and step up on the digital soapbox. Welcome to our new place in cyberspace! Show notes...
Has Australia become Authoritaria?
1/26/2022 • 47m
Vinay Kolhatkar joins us to discuss the latest ‘bad’ news from Australia , among other similar topics.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:2021 Index of Economic Freedom - The Heritage FoundationTwo centuries of law guide legal approach to modern pandemic - American Bar AssociationHow much authority do state and local officials have during a health emergency, such as the COVID-19 pandemic?Treatment for COVID-19 using Methylene Blue - Dr. Deepak GolwalkarSuspended Texas doctor who promoted ivermectin as Covid treatment resigns from hospital - NBC NewsNeed for vaccine aspiration confirmed, why is this not...
Where Have All the Capitalists Gone?
1/17/2022 • 1hr 6m
Professor, economist, and author Richard Salsman stops by the foxhole to discuss his latest book, “Where Have All The Capitalists Gone?”Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Richard Salsman's websiteWhere Have All the Capitalists Gone?: Essays in Moral Political EconomyRand’s Ethics and Say’s LawAmerica at Her Best Is HamiltonianSupply-Side EconomicsHarvard University names a devout ATHEIST as its new head chaplain who describes himself as 'humanist rabbi': Ivy League school says it's catering to the 40% of students who are NOT religious or agnosticEpisode 38 (66 minutes) was recorded at 9 : 30 PM CET, on N...
Robert Begley on Greece
1/3/2022 • 53m
Today we tour Greece, both ancient and modern, with Robert Begley, as he relates his experiences while traveling there.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Adventures in Greek Mythology, Philosophy, History, and Reality - Robert-Begley.comLyceumEudaimoniaMartin's username on Twitter, LyceumPeripatos300 (film)Hemispheres by RushAristotle's LagoonAristotle's Lyceum foundThe Aristotle Adventure: A Guide to the Greek, Arabic, & Latin Scholars Who Transmitted Aristotle's Logic to the RenaissanceEpisode 37 (53 minutes) was recorded at 9 PM CET, on November 12, 2021, with Ringr app.. Editing and post-production was done with the podcast maker, Alitu.This...
Interview with Kerry McDonald
12/7/2021 • 36m
Today our special guest is Kerry McDonald, author of ‘Unschooled,’ and advocate for the separation of state and education, i.e., homeschooling.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional ClassroomKerry McDonald - Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)Daniel HamlinLocke Vs. Lockdowns: Has America Lost Its Way?Cities Lead the Way in (Another) Massive Fall Exodus from US Public SchoolsC. Bradley ThompsonGet School House dot comOutschool dot comHow Three Women Sought to Sway Americans Away From SocialismThe 2021 Curious Parent’s Guide to Education OptionsI, Pencil
Andy Clarkson on Exalted Moments
11/21/2021 • 44m
Andy Clarkson revisits us with what he’s called, “The Hidden Gem” of Objectivism. Please follow along this PDF during the episode. The document is located on the Facebook group, The Impact of Aristotle Upon Christian, Islamic, & Jewish Cultures.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Exalted Moments (core paper from this episode)Exalted Moments blogLetters of Ayn Rand (book)Ayn Rand InstituteAyn Rand on AmazonArticles by psychologists Dr. Edwin Locke and Dr. Edith Packer (The Objectivst Forum)Impact Of Aristotle Upon Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Cultures (book) Impact Of Aristotle Upon Christian, Is...
Interview with Chip Joyce
11/7/2021 • 41m
Martin and I talk with Chip Joyce, a self-described 'problem-solver.' We cover his two major projects. One about Heroism(TheHeroicYou.com) and his foray into education, called TalkaBook.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:The Heroic YouTalkabookA quote on innovation by David Allen - Getting Things DoneGavin de BeckerLee WardlawUniversal Knowledge-Mining: a Trillion-Dollar IndustryEpisode 34 (41 minutes) was recorded at 9 PM CET, on October 15, 2021, with Ringr app.. Editing and post-production was done with the podcast maker, Alitu.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:
Ed Thompson on Conceptual Education
10/19/2021 • 29m
We talk with Ed Thompson who has created this project to battle the sorry state of America's public schools.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Conceptual Education Project on FacebookAnnouncing a New Fellowship in Conceptual EducationAyn Rand Interviewed on the Value of Education (1964)The Comprachicos by Ayn RandPhilosophy of Education by Leonard PeikoffThe American School: Why Johnny Can’t ThinkThe False Promise of Classical EducationVanDamme AcademyA Declaration of War: The Police State Comes to America Merrick Garland Has Conflict of Interest. Daughter is married to Big Tech cofounder data mining kids.
Correction and Wrap Up
9/30/2021 • 14m
Martin and I discuss some good news about our growing podcast and we do a news sandwich to wrap up the episode. Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Casualty Status - U.S. Department of DefenseAmy Peikoff's site, NewsSandwich.netPublic and private school teachers choose to homeschool own childrenCreation and evolution in public education in the United StatesJust words: Why Joe Biden’s UN speech was a total flop - American Enterprise InstituteAt U.N., Biden Calls for Diplomacy, Not Conflict, but Some Are Skeptical - The New York TimesGermany’s AfD...
Andrew Bernstein and Bosch Fawstin discuss September 11, twenty years on...
9/11/2021 • 46m
Our guests discuss several topics with us relating to September 11, 2001. We cover what should have been done from the start, but was not. Just War Theory is ridiculed and a proper foreign policy is covered. We face the somber topic of the number of military suicides and physically/mentally wounded since the last twenty years. We try to end on a positive note.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:“That’s Why I Draw You”: An Interview with Bosch FawstinBosch Fawstin on Combating the Evil of IslamPigmanBattle of Vienna (September 11, 1683)End States...
Interview with Robert Begley
9/9/2021 • 44m
Our show today brings us Robert Begley, the Director of Operations and Development at the Objective Standard Institute where we cover topics like our introduction to Ayn Rand's ideas, his involvement with The Heroes Society in New York city, and many other topics.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:The Hero Show podcastRush (band)2112 - Spotlight on Ayn RandAnthem (song)Brave New World1984Understanding Objectivism by Leonard PeikoffThe Jefferson School (conference, 1985)The New York Heroes SocietyHero Hike - New York Magazine (May 31, 2007)PBS Great American Read - Atlas ShruggedGreat American Read...
Robert Tracinski on Our Darkening Age
9/7/2021 • 48m
To kick-off our second year of podcasting, Robert Tracinski is back with us to discuss two of his recent essays. Plus, we discuss some books like, The Name of the Rose by Umberto Echo. America's Revolutionary Mind, by Brad Thompson, and bizarrely, a book called, How the Irish Became White, by Noel Ignatiev. Then we briefly talk about another bizarre happening, how American evangelicals embraced the womanizing, narcissistic, loud-mouth Donald Trump.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Our Darkening AgeThe Name of the Rose (book)The Name of the Rose (film...
One Year Anniversary
8/27/2021 • 29m
For this episode, Martin and I celebrate our One Year Anniversary! Martin goes over some great and interesting statistics about our listenership and where they are located and we introduce a new segment to the show called, News Sandwich, where we "sandwich" one piece of bad news between two pieces of good news.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Trailer for The Secular Foxhole podcast (August 26, 2020)Interview with Aaron Smith (December 14, 2020)Captivate podcast host (Martin's referral link)Freethinkers (Freethought)Objectivists (students of Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism)How many countries in the wo...
James Valliant on Leonard Peikoff’s lecture, “Modernism and Madness”
8/16/2021 • 33m
Martin and I again have James Valliant as guest to discuss Leonard Peikoff’s early 90’s Ford Hall Forum talk, Modernism and Madness, where he draws parallels between today’s cultural descent and schizophrenia.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Ford Hall ForumModernism and Madness (1993)Madness and Modernism: Insanity in the Light of Modern Art, Literature, and Thought by Louis A. Sass.The Romantic ManifestoThe Painted Word by Tom WolfePrimacy of Existence vs. Primacy of ConsciousnessKant vs Rand - Rucka Rucka AliWhiplash (2014 film)WokeThe Emperor's New ClothesEpisode 27 (33 minutes) was recor...
Back To The Dark Ages With Dennis Prager
8/1/2021 • 54m
This episode presents Andy Clarkson’s critique of Dennis Prager and why advocates of reason/Objectivists should not associate with them.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Andy Clarkson's book, The Impact Of Aristotle Upon Christian, Islamic, and Jewish Cultures: A Compilation of Notes and Quotes From A Variety of Sources Plus Commentary.The Six-Point Pattern Of The Anti- AristoteliansDon't Bite Into The Jordan Peterson MarshmallowDennis Prager biographyDennis Prager quotesUnderstanding Ayn RandAyn Rand: The Playboy Interview (March, 1964)Ayn Rand Lexicon: ReligionAyn Rand Lexicon: ReasonFact and Value by Leonard PeikoffDennis Prager on us...
Interview with Robert Tracinski
7/18/2021 • 1hr 6m
Today we had the pleasure to speak with Robert Tracinski, creator of The Tracinski Letter, Symposium, a journal of liberalism, and author of So, Who Is John Galt, Anyway? Robert talks about his advocacy for Enlightenment Civilization instead of Western Civilization.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:The Case Against "Western Civilization""Culture of Free Speech"Steven Pinker and George Will on LiberalismThe Price of “Liberalism”Benevolent Universe PremiseWhy Salon of the Refused?The Tracinski LetterSymposiumSo Who Is John Galt, Anyway?: A Reader's Guide to Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"Salon of the...
Andrew Seidel on Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American
7/4/2021 • 50m
Episode 24 brings us Andrew Seidel of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. He is here to discuss his book, The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American. We will include some relevant links in the show notes.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Andrew Seidel's pinned tweet on Pastor Greg Locke.Tennessee pastor posts video burning book that critiques Christian nationalism - Religion News ServiceStreisand effect2021 United States Capitol attack (January 6)DeismCongressional Freethought CaucusThomas Paine Memorial AssociationChurch-State Separation: A Principle, Not a “Wall” (Part 1)Church-State Separation: A Principle, Not a “Wall” (Part 2)E...
Interview with Doug of the Rational Capitalist podcast
6/30/2021 • 46m
Our guest was Doug. Doug is the sidekick for Sunny on the House of Sunny podcast. He also has his own podcast called The Rat Cap, which stands for The Rational Capitalist. We talked about his show, America 4.0 and what that means. How he divided America into four distinct periods of roughly 80 years, and that we are now in the fourth period.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Anti-Federalist Papers"It will wait upon the ladies at their toilett..."Frankfurt SchoolHerbert Marcuse and the New LeftThe Closing of the American MindThe...
James Valliant on Ayn Rand's Essay, Faith and Force
6/15/2021 • 40m
Today we bring back one of our favorites, James Valliant, an Ayn Rand scholar, whom along with Martin and I, discuss Miss Rand’s seminal essay, "Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World." Don’t Miss It!Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern WorldWhat You Can DoAuguste ComteDeontological ethicsCollectivismOminous Parallels"Pure reason"RacismPersonal Destinies: A Philosophy of Ethical IndividualismJohn Herman Randall Jr.The Ayn Rand SocietyAge of EnvyEpisode 22 (40 minutes) was recorded at 10 PM CET, on May 14, 2021, with Ringr app.
Thomas Paine Memorial Association
6/6/2021 • 23m
Martin and I again greet Margaret Downey from The Freethought Society and Andrew Seidel from the Freedom From Religion Foundation to discuss their Thomas Paine celebration on Tuesday, June 8th, at 6:45 pm EST. Details in the interview and show notes!Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Interview with Margaret Downey and Andrew Seidel (January 29, 2021)The 2021 Thomas Paine Day EventFFRF co-sponsors online Thomas Paine Day celebration on Tuesday, June 8Thomas Paine Memorial AssociationEpisode 21 (23 minutes) was recorded at 9 PM CET, on May 21, 2021, with Alitu.This podcast uses the fol...
Don’t Bite Into The Jordan Peterson Marshmallow
6/1/2021 • 1hr 7m
This episode features return guest Andy Clarkson who will discuss his research into how philosophically corrupt Jordan Peterson actually is. Regardless of what I (Blair) call, “spasms of clarity.” This episode is a warning to serious Objectivists, and/or students of Objectivism to tread lightly around Peterson.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Andy Clarkson on Twitter12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to ChaosToronto professor Jordan Peterson takes on gender-neutral pronounsThe Gulag Archipelago: A New Foreword by Jordan B PetersonJordan Peterson explains his Big Difference with Ayn RandLive from OCON: Jordan Peterson...
Interview with Don Watkins
5/23/2021 • 51m
Today, we interviewed Don Watkins, author of RooseveltCare: How Social Security is Sabotaging the Land of Self-Reliance about his book and forthcoming projects.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:ChocolatElks LodgeVasa order of AmericaAlex EpsteinTax Freedom DayOverton windowEpisode 19 (51 minutes) was recorded at 9 PM CET, on April 2, 2021, with Ringr app.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacy
Interview with Elan Journo
5/17/2021 • 1hr 6m
Today we interviewed Ayn Rand Institute Senior Fellow, Elan Journo about his book, What Justice Demands: America and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Israel/Palestine: Unpacking the Problems (New Ideal Q&A)Tackling Top 5 Objections to What Justice DemandsEpisode 18 (66 minutes) was recorded at 10 PM CET, on April 30, 2021, with Ringr app.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: OP3 - https://op3.dev/privacy
Ben Bayer on Ayn Rand's essay, Selfishness Without A Self
5/13/2021 • 41m
In this episode, we have a returning guest. Ben Bayer of the Ayn Rand Institute is here to discuss Ayn Rand's essay, Selfishness Without A Self.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:“Anti-Conceptual Mentality”Kardashian Culture: ‘Selfishness’ Without a Self by Robert TracinskiSelfishness Without a Self: Trump’s True Colors Revealed by Harry BinswangerPeter Keating - CliffNotes book by Andrew BernsteinThe Making of an American Nazi, by Luke O’Brien - The AtlanticSteven PinkerIntellectual dark webRationalist movementProgress studiesTrump Isn’t Selfish — That’s the Problem by Ben BayerWhy Ayn Rand Would Have Despised a Pr...
Evangelicals, Custom Mobile App, and Word of Mouth Marketing
4/3/2021 • 22m
Episode 16 is a short quarterly report, with download statistics, announcement of our app for The Secular Foxhole, commentary on an article in The Economist, and word-of-mouth marketing according to Martin, as a new media evangelist.Call to Action to fellow podcasters: If you want your own stand-alone app, check out John Lee’s site, Custom Mobile App.Show notes with links to articles, blog posts, products and services:Evangelicals are divided over the movement’s support for Donald Trump - The Economist (March 6th, 2021 edition)Tweet to Tom Standage, Head of Digital Strategy, The Econ...
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1 Feb
Dr. Richard Ebeling on Liberalism
greatest,nice
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2,222 sats
19 Jan
Dr. Richard Ebeling on Liberalism
That was a very interesting point about how slave owners were against capitalism because of how they would treat their workers. Rather amusing if it wasn't so messed up. Happy New Year guys!
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28 Jan
Thanks Kyrin!
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100 sats
22 Nov
Interview with Ken West
nice interview guys !!!
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100 sats
11 Oct
News Sandwich Segment on Satanic Temple, UN Climate Search, and a Primer on Economics. Value for Value info, Numbers, and September 2 Print.
good job gentlemen. keep stacking those sats!!! - mcintosh
@lyceum
13 Oct
Thanks for your kind words! 🙂
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17 Sep
Years of Time, Talent and Treasure
Approaching Bitcoin with scepticism is a healthy approach. I believe it takes most people a couple of tries to become convinced of its value because with only a quick glance it seems like a scam or a stupid idea.
@jimsiefert
18 Sep
applying that to anything new is wise. im not an early adopter. let someone else test it out.
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2,222 sats
20 Aug
RandsDay Boost Number
Really encouraging to see you trying out things like Github Martin. I've yet to take the plunge but feel the same apprehension of breaking stuff rather than helping out.
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11,111 sats
3 Aug
Shouldn’t You Really Know Better After All This Time?
Fantastic timing for this episode, I'm just starting to read Aristotle's 'Ethics' and this series might be useful. I always appreciate philosophy with a tie to concrete examples or actionable next steps. Too much philosophy for me sits almost exclusively in the mind with little to use in the real world.
@lyceum
14 Aug
appreciated! 🙃
@lyceum
14 Aug
Great to hear! Thanks for your comment and Boostagram! much
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24 Jul
Global Implications of the Australian Federal Election
what's is the best value can we have?
@lyceum
25 Jul
That is a good question! What do you say?
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2,222 sats
24 Jul
Global Implications of the Australian Federal Election
Always nice hearing another Aussie accent. Funnily enough I don't losten to many Aussie podcasters, all my favourites are around the globe
@lyceum
25 Jul
Thanks for your feedback! I am trying to help our guest, Vinay Kolhatkar, to get onboard with the Fountain app, so we could make a split to him. Cool feature that you could comment on a comment from a “Booster”!
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19 Jul
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19 Jul
Global Implications of the Australian Federal Election?
value for value! love the podcast
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25 Jul
I am so glad to hear that! Did you get the giveaway Sats from Fountain’s campaign?
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6 Jul
OUR "GROUNDBREAKING" 50TH EPISODE!
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11 Jun
Good job!
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7 Jun
Trader Principle and Value for Value. The Fountainhead and Fountain app.
I really like that you go from start to finish on downloading the app and getting satoshis. An important step that I often skip over in my show 😬. You touched on an important point with Wikipedia as well, without some response back it can feel like you're wasting your value sending it there. I wouldn't of known about this show without the extra effort of you reaching out to say you got some value from my Episode with Dave, communication is important!