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The Counterflow Podcast is a weekly show featuring discussions and interviews with people who are outside of and critical toward mainstream liberal and conservative politics. Counterflow challenges the conventional right/left binary and is concerned with the more important distinction of free vs unfree. The show features thinkers from all backgrounds, who do not fit into the narrow framework of fashionable opinion. The show addresses cultural and lifestyle issues as well as philosophy and po ...
 
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I spoke with Ivor Cummins, one of the leading critics in the world on the efficacy of lockdowns and masks in preventing the spread of COVID-19. I can now walk outside without a mask and denounce the soul-killing lockdowns and know that plenty of science is on my side. Ivor Cummins’s “The Fat Emperor” website: https://thefatemperor.com/ Postmodernis…
 
On my first episode with the new Counterflow brand, my guest is the man that helped it happen, Thaddeus Russell. We go over many of the 2020 moments and events that have caused us to view life, politics and people differently. We touch upon COVID, lockdowns, masks, Trump, Biden, Harris, and more. Then we talk about the optimistic future ahead, not …
 
My guest this week is the President of The Texas Nationalist Movement, Daniel Miller. Daniel is here to discuss his organization's mission and how to get it done. That mission would be a peaceful secession from the union for the State of Texas. Many people used to scoff at this notion until our current political climate and secession movements all …
 
“The Myth of the Rule of Law” was written by John Hasnas and originally published in 1995 in the Wisconsin Law Review no. 199.I read it (with a few mumbles and mistakes) in its entirety from https://www.copblock.org/40719/myth-rule-law-john-hasnas/Thanks to Prof Hasnas for writing this excellent essay, as well as another called "The Obviousness of …
 
Today I am bringing you the last episode of the Death To Tyrants Podcast before the name change happens, and it is with my friend, Rebecca Dilingham, a.k.a. Dissident Mama. Rebecca and I get all into her long, wild, and unique journey that has lead her to where she is now, a dissident voice triggering leftists, yankees, and neo-cons. We discuss her…
 
Man, we go deep on this one.Steve Patterson and I discuss whether the material world is real, whether consciousness real, his apparent resolution to the mind-body problem, and how his pluralistic system would allow for almost every other point of view.We start with the nature of experience and external objects, and we end up at the concept of love …
 
The renowned blogger Curtis Yarvin, also known by his former pen name Mencius Moldbug, returned to the podcast to bend my mind on the politics of COVID, the meaning of a Biden presidency, and a host of other issues that I thought I knew well. No one makes me think harder. Sign up to participate in the beta testing for Mantifly: https://mantifly.com…
 
My guest this week is a successful entrepreneur who teaches people how to leave their country and be successful at it. That man is Mikkel Thorup, and he joins us from Panama, which is one of the eight countries in which he has lived. Mikkel and I discuss his journey around the world, the best countries for liberty-loving Americans to live, the step…
 
How many people in other countries has Trump killed? What will Biden do to the rest of the world? Do Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping want to conquer America? The journalist James Carden, who served as policy adviser to the Special Representative for Intergovernmental Affairs and the Office of Russia Affairs at the US State Department, answered these …
 
Analytics expert Josh Ketter is back by popular demand. Josh has been analyzing the COVID-19 data for months now, and he is here to explain exactly what data regarding COVID-19, masks, lockdowns, and the like is relevant and why. He discusses the red flags to watch out for regarding media reports on anything involving COVID-19. You may have noticed…
 
Strength coach extraordinaire Michael Wolf is with me today. We not only get to discuss his profession and weight lifting, but Michael has been doing quite a bit of research on the effectiveness of lockdowns and masks. Obviously, at this point, most people are seeing that the lockdowns are doing far greater damage than they are good. Michael's prof…
 
A life-long big-city gun-phobe, I spoke with three of the leading distributors of information on DIY and 3D-printed guns: CTRLPew, Jeff Rodriguez, and Ivan. There are now untold numbers of unregistered home-made guns in the United States, possibly in the hundreds of millions, which supplement the 400 million legally registered firearms owned by Ame…
 
I was joined by Gustavo Arellano—author of Ask A Mexican and Taco USA, formerly the sage of the OC Weekly, and now a columnist for the Los Angeles Times—to discuss why Trump got so many Latino votes, the plight of immigrants in the pandemic and under lockdowns, the rich and complex history of Mexico, and what the hell “Latino” means anyway. HEADSPA…
 
My guest is a great author, a retired professor, and most notably, a Marxist turned libertarian: Dr. Michael Rectenwald. He is here to discuss his recent speech at a Mises Institute event, called "The Google Election". In this talk, Michael goes over the true beginnings of Google and Facebook and shows that, no, they were not "private companies" fr…
 
Stephen Kershnar is a professor of philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia and the most renegade academic I have found. We talked about his many books in which he argues with scholarly rigor and precision that veterans don’t deserve our gratitude, that if it were logically consistent the pro-life movement would be killing lots of…
 
My guests today are two of the brightest minds and best writers in the right-wing populist movement. Ryan James Girdusky is author of "They're Not Listening: How the Elites Created the Nationalist Populist Revolution", and he's a co-host on the American Conservatives podcast Right Now. Pedro Gonzalez is the assistant editor over at American Greatne…
 
My guest this week is the co-host of "Wealth, Power and Influence, with Jason Stapleton", Matthew Erickson. Matt has a lot of truly thought provoking things to say regarding his evolving political thought process. We talk libertarianism, anarcho-capitalism, monarchy, and other forms of government. In what type of system would liberty best flourish?…
 
My favorite comedian and political commentator joined me again for a discussion about fatherhood, indoctrination in families, the benefit of reading neo-Nazis, the libertarian conundrum on immigration, the “rich people’s politics” of most Americans, and how we both resent being associated with a president we both consider to be a mass murderer. Tal…
 
My guest this week is the wonderful paleo-libertarian writer, thinker, and author, Ilana Mercer. Ilana is the author of several great books including "Into the Cannibals Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa". She is here to discuss a multitude of topics with me ranging from: Paleo-libertariansism, Conservative Inc, mainstream l…
 
This week, my guest is Scott Ritter, former United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998. Prior to the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, Ritter stated that Iraq possessed no significant weapons of mass destruction (WMD) capabilities. Scott and I discuss the foreign policy philosophy of Joe Biden. Scott is quite familiar with Joe Biden, …
 
Matt Welch joined me to talk about his remarkable and—from my point of view—enviable career in journalism. After founding a counter-cultural newspaper in post-Communist Prague he went on to write columns for the Los Angeles Times, serve as Editor-in-Chief of Reason magazine, and co-host a short-lived but stunningly intelligent cable news show (The …
 
This week we discuss the 2020 Presidential Election results. Even now, there is finality lacking from this ever-going drama. My guest is Johnny Profita from the Peddling Fiction podcast. He and I discuss several aspects of the election. What does it mean for Trump, his voters, Biden, Harris, the Libertarian Party, and the future of secession or dec…
 
Justin Weiss became addicted to heroin and methamphetamine as a young teenager. Over the next decade he was made a ward of the state and incarcerated in juvenile detention facilities, adult prisons, and a series of brutal “rehabilitation” centers. He lived on the street and in trap houses. Now, as a recovering addict and a father, he wants to chang…
 
My guest this week is Norman Singleton, Vice President of the Campaign for Liberty. Norman worked for Congressman Ron Paul from 1997-2012. We discuss many lessons and stories from those days. Norman also saw Murray Rothbard give his "A Strategy for the Right" speech at the John Randolph Club. We get into the details of that speech and the lessons t…
 
I sat down with Chicago rapper and Vice Lords member Coolee Bravo to discuss life on the streets, in a gang, in prisons, in the Army, and under Joe Biden’s crime bill of 1994. Coolee also explains why a majority of black people “are not liberals.” Coolee Bravo’s albums “45” and “20 Minutes in Chicago”: https://album.link/6K4Sb08T39Ddk Talkin’ Shit:…
 
My guest today is co-host of Radio Rothbard and assistant editor for Mises Wire, Tho Bishop. Tho and I discuss the recent presidential debate, the problems with the Libertarian Party, and Murray Rothbard and Hans-Herman Hoppe's strategies and writings on populism and libertarianism, and we put it all in terms of what we are seeing with politics in …
 
Stephen Wertheim, a fellow U.S. history PhD from Columbia and a director of the anti-war Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, engaged me in a wonderful debate over the history of American imperialism and the pivotal era of World War II, when American policymakers secretly laid the plans for the United States to emerge from the … Continue re…
 
I spoke with Jason “JJ Boogie” Reichert about his life of transgressing racial boundaries while trafficking in joy. The recipient of a 2019 Black Music Honors Award, Jay is the guitarist as well as a producer and writer for the historic hip-hop group Arrested Development, one of my favorite musical acts of all time. He … Continue reading Unregister…
 
My guest today is highly acclaimed journalist and editor of Modern Age: A Conservative Review, Daniel McCarthy. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, The Spectator, the National Interest, Reason, Modern Age, and other publications. Today, we are discussing the upcoming presidential election and the reasons that he believes libe…
 
Jesse Walker has studied conspiracy theories, fringe political movements, moral panics, and mass hysterias for most of his life. He is the books editor at Reason magazine and the author of The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory. Now was the time to talk to him. Join the Unregistered Underground supporting listeners group: https://renega…
 
My guest today is Stephen Kirschner, and we are discussing something that is very often misunderstood and incorrectly defined--especially on Google!!!--and that is cultural Marxism. Stephen penned a great piece on it, and he's here to explain its meaning, its origins, and everything in between. We also discuss Critical Race Theory, since it's been …
 
This week, Thaddeus Russell is back, and we have a lot to discuss. Not only is he here to give his well-researched thoughts on the modern left, but he goes back decades to explain how we have arrived at the wild moment that we are in now. We touch on Marxism, BLM, feminism, the coming split within the Democratic Party, and more. Also, due to when w…
 
I sat down with a nice Jewish boy from New York City who grew up to become a champion of gun rights and an opponent of democracy: David Harsanyi, senior writer at National Review, former founding editor of The Federalist, and the author of First Freedom: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History with the Gun … Continue reading Unregistered 134: Dav…
 
My guest this week is author, speaker, speech writer, and comedian, Evan Sayet. Evan is here to discuss his new book, "The Woke Supremacy: An Anti-Socialist Manifesto". This book is an easy and highly educational read for those interested in the dangers of all forms of socialism. Evan details the differences between types of socialism (e.g. nationa…
 
I finally sat down with Tom Woods, author of numerous bestselling books, host of the long-running and enormously successful Tom Woods Show podcast, arguably the most important living libertarian other than Ron Paul, and the best economics teacher I’ve ever had. We discuss Tom’s history of alienation from his school peers, our very different experie…
 
I was joined by two old friends and colleagues, the eminent historians Barbara Fields of Columbia University and Adam Rothman of Georgetown University, who in my mind are two of the most brilliant analysts of the history and politics of race and racism in the United States. We begin with a discussion of their recent … Continue reading Unregistered …
 
Today I have Donnie Gebert back on the show. Donnie is an author and former US Army Intelligence Officer. His new book is called "The Art of War 2020". This is a follow up to his first book detailing how to decentralize a legislature. We get into the psychological warfare that is being waged on us and how to recognize who is doing it and what it me…
 
In this AMA episode hosted by Landry Harmon, we discuss my history of hating teachers, why libertarians are hostile to postmodernism, the dishonesty of Black Lives Matter, my ever-growing dislike of democracy, the Christian basis of left-wing politics, how liberalism became morally “good” among American elites, why no one cares about Trump’s genoci…
 
My guest today is former UFC fighter and man of many talents, Tim Kennedy. Tim has been a firefighter, cop, medic, professional MMA fighter, sniper, Army Ranger, and an accomplished businessman as well. Today we are discussing his politics, his Sheepdog training course (and just how relevant it has become in this current climate), Antifa, Trump, an…
 
My guest today is Phil Labonte, vocalist for the well known metal band, All That Remains. Phil is a libertarian who has had it with the direction of the Libertarian Party. He explains his decision to denounce them on Twitter. Phil and I went several different directions in the conversation, and I really enjoyed it. I think you will as well. We get …
 
We discuss our disagreement about wearing suits, then dive into the insanity of 2020, how so many could be so fooled into lockdowns, why the "libertarian" movement utterly failed to stand for freedom, Orwellian language, and much more.Jeff offers a wonderful perspective and optimism in the midst of dark times.…
 
In November 2004 Michael Bell Jr., a blond-haired and blue-eyed 21-year-old son of an Air Force lieutenant colonel, was murdered execution-style by police officers in Kenosha, WI. I talked with Michael Bell Sr. about his phenomenally successful 16-year campaign to reform police departments across the country. Michael Bell’s “Plea for Change” websit…
 
My guest this week is the founder and Chairman of the Mises Institute, Lew Rockwell. In 1990, Lew wrote a historic manifesto called, "The Case for Paleo- Libertarianism". This was a case to denounce the culturally leftist instincts of mainstream libertarianism and make the case that liberty thrives much better in a culturally conservative setting. …
 
Nicole was fighting for freedom but not living free in the process.The libertarian nonprofit scene was sucking the life out of her, so she decided to quit and set out on her own to pursue the things that made her feel free. She runs a farmstead, rents out houses, cans tomatoes, does workshhops on processing chickens, and so much more.Nicole Sauce i…
 
A few weeks before her first appearance on Unregistered, Lily Forester’s husband John Galt was shot to death at their home in Acapulco, Mexico. They had been on the run from felony cannabis charges in Ohio and had fled across the border into Mexico, where they established a life among a small expat anarchist community … Continue reading Unregistere…
 
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