Thanksgiving's Economic Lesson

Did you know Thanksgiving can teach us a valuable economics lesson?

When the Pilgrims first established their colony in Massachusetts, they adopted a communal system based on the socialist notion "from each according to their ability to each according to their need." Like pretty much all socialist experiments, it ended in misery and death. In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I tell the story of the Pilgrims' early socialist experiment.

Thanksgiving's Economic Lesson

2020-11-27 Michael Maharrey

You've Got Questions? We've Got Answers!

When it comes to Christianity and libertarianism, I bet you've got questions. Well, we've got answers.

In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I chat with two of the four authors of a new book published by the Libertarian Christian Institute titled Faith Seeking Freedom: Libertarian Christian Answers to Tough Questions. Kerry Baldwin, Doug Stuart and I discuss why they decided to write such a book, the challenges they faced, and we even dig into a few of those tough questions. Along the way, we take a couple of bunny-trails that lead to some interesting discussion.

You've Got Questions? We've Got Answers!

2020-11-13 Michael Maharrey

A Fireside Chat With a Rock Star

In this episode, I chat with Jason Reichert, guitarist and producer for Arrested Development. Of course, we talk music. But that's not all. We also discuss how he came to embrace a libertarian worldview, balancing family and life on the road, faith and more.

A Fireside Chat With a Rock Star

2020-10-30 Michael Maharrey

Libertarian AND Christian With Norman Horn

Libertarian AND Christian? How does that work?

In this episode, I talk with Norman Horn, the founder of the Libertarian Christian Institute. We discuss how libertarian philosophy meshes with Christian theology. We also talk about Norman's spiritual/political journey and the work of LCI.

Libertarian AND Christian With Norman Horn

2020-10-16 Michael Maharrey

The Holy High Sacrament of Voting

Have you registered to vote?

As election day approaches, we're being inundated with demands to get registered and go vote delivered with religious fervor. In fact, I argue that voting is one of the high holy sacraments of the religion of statism.

So should we vote? And if we do, does it even matter? In this episode of the GodArchy, I talk about the various arguments for and against voting and tell you where I come down.

The Holy High Sacrament of Voting

2020-10-01 Michael Maharrey

Self-Rule and the Wisdom of Solomon

Self-rule is one of the cornerstones of libertarian thought. We own ourselves. We generally think of it as a negative obligation - kind of like a no trespassing sign - keep off me. But self-rule also involves a positive obligation - to literally rule ourselves -- to direct our own actions. How do we do that? As Mark Horne explains, the Book of Proverbs gives us a blueprint.

Self-Rule and the Wisdom of Solomon

2020-09-18 Michael Maharrey

Braise in the Usual Way: Food and Freedom

In this episode, I talk with Dann Reid, host of the Culinary Libertarian podcast. We discuss food and cooking and intertwine it with a little bit of liberty.  We discuss Dann's personal journey both as a libertarian and a chef. what we can learn about life from cooking and how the government messes up our food.

Dann says he got his start cooking with a failed attempt at cream puffs. Somehow, he parlayed that disaster into a career as a professional chef. He has worked as both a head chef and baker, and he worked under two master chefs.  He's also penned a cookbook, "Cooking for Comfort: One Pot Meals You Can Make."

Braise in the Usual Way: Food and Freedom

2020-09-04 Michael Maharrey

Faith and Liberty in the DC Swamp: A Chat With Ron Paul

In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I chat with Dr. Ron Paul. We talk about his faith and how it informs and shapes his political ideology, and also how it helped sustain him in the DC swamp. As you would expect, there is also discussion about war and the Federal Reserve.

Faith and Liberty in the DC Swamp: A Chat With Ron Paul

2020-08-21 Michael Maharrey

Government "Help" GodArchy 47

Governments have offered all kinds of help during the coronavirus pandemic, from unemployment benefits, to forgivable loans, to outright bailouts. But how helpful has the help been? Judging by this week's guest Alan Mosley's experience -- not very.

But should libertarians even take government help?

Alan and I hash it out on this episode of the GodArchy podcast.

Alan is a libertarian writer and host of It's Too Late with Alan Mosley

Government

2020-08-07 Michael Maharrey

Forgiveness Is Not for the Other Person GodArchy 46

How do we live free in an unfree world?

That question seems more and more poignant of late. Politics is not moving toward liberty. But we can still live free in Christ. In fact, Paul wrote that it is for freedom that Christ set us free.

One way we can live free is by learning to forgive. But people are hard to forgive. That's why we need to understand forgiveness is not for the other person.

In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I explain.

Forgiveness Is Not for the Other Person GodArchy 46

2020-07-24 Michael Maharrey

The Myth of the Christian Nation GodArchy 45

America is a "Christian nation."

Or is it?

Cody Cook doesn't think so. In fact, he doesn't believe any modern nation can take on that mantle.  There is no political program that can "Christianize" a nation-state because governments are all hopelessly intertwined with spirits of darkness.

In simple terms, Satan is the god of this world and the world's kingdoms belong to him.

In his book, Fight the Powers: What the Bible Says About the Relationship Between Spiritual Forces and Human Governments,  Cody lays out his case through a careful examination of scripture in both the Old and New Testaments.

If Cody is right, it has important ramifications for how believers interact with the state.

In this episode of the GodArchy Podcast, I talk with Cody about both the theology of government and the practical application of his conclusion.

Cody Cook is a theology grad student living in Cincinnati, Ohio, writing with a special focus on apologetics and biblical theology.

The Myth of the Christian Nation GodArchy 45

2020-07-10 Michael Maharrey

Postcards From Somalia Episode 92: A is for Asshole

Postcards From Somalia Episode 92: A is for Asshole

2020-07-09 Sherry and Alan

Postcards From Somalia Episode 91: Taking it to the Max-Well

Postcards From Somalia Episode 91: Taking it to the Max-Well

2020-07-02 Sherry and Alan

Monopoly Government - Always the Wrong Answer GodArch 44

In the midst of a crisis, people cry for centralized government solutions. The worse the crisis, the louder the cries. But Bretigne Shaffer argues this is always the wrong solution.

In this episode of the GodArchy podcast, I talk to Bretigne about why monopoly government will always fail us. Along the way we delve into economics and political philosophy.

Monopoly Government - Always the Wrong Answer GodArch 44

2020-06-26 Michael Maharrey

His Conscience Made Him Quit

Josh Childress worked as a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Then his conscience got the better of him. So, he quit.

During this interview, we talk about Josh's slow evolution from statist to voluntaryist, his two stints in the military and why he became anti-war, and the journey that led him to quit his job as a Border Patrol Agent.

A significant theme that evolved was the way the humanization of "the other" led him to question his actions both as a soldier and a border enforcer.

His Conscience Made Him Quit

2020-06-11 Michael Maharrey

Episode 110: Unqualified for Immunity

It's Too Late Episode 110: Unqualified for Immunity

On this week's episode of It's Too Late, Alan and Blake advise Drew Brees, introduce qualified immunity to the national consciousness, and roll their eyes so hard at Ben & Jerry's that they go blind.

It's Too Late with Alan Mosley is available in video on YouTube, and in audio podcast format on all your favorite platforms including iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.

You can catch live streams of our episodes as they debut on Facebook on Wednesdays at 8pm central, 9pm eastern time, and see our entire library at www.youtube.com/funnybroke as well as our website www.funnybroke.com

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Episode 110: Unqualified for Immunity

2020-06-03 Alan Mosley

Episode 109: Everyday I Have the Blues

It's Too Late Episode 109: Everyday I Have the Blues

On this week's episode of It's Too Late, Alan admonishes our friend Suzanne Sherman for her offensive social media post, read viewer mail, and talk about the murder of George Floyd.

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Episode 109: Everyday I Have the Blues

2020-06-03 Alan Mosley

Behind the Thin Blue Line

There's rot behind the thin blue line.

In this episode, I talk about the institutional problems with policing in America and trace their roots to police militarization and the "war on drugs."

Behind the Thin Blue Line

2020-05-29 Michael Maharrey

Episode 108: Home Invasions

It's Too Late Episode 108: Home Invasions

On this week's episode of It's Too Late, Alan and Blake answer far too many Viewer Mail questions, discuss the murders of Breonna Taylor and Duncan Lemp, and implore people to recognize the true threat.

It's Too Late with Alan Mosley is available in video on YouTube, and in audio podcast format on all your favorite platforms including iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.

You can catch live streams of our episodes as they debut on Facebook on Wednesdays at 8pm central, 9pm eastern time, and see our entire library at www.youtube.com/funnybroke as well as our website www.funnybroke.com

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Episode 108: Home Invasions

2020-05-22 Alan Mosley

Episode 107: Contact Tracing

It's Too Late Episode 107: Contact Tracing

On this week's episode of It's Too Late, Alan welcomes Producer Blake back from his medical hiatus, shares the Meme of the Week, answers Viewer Mail, and then gives his thoughts on "Contact Tracing."

It's Too Late with Alan Mosley is available in video on YouTube, and in audio podcast format on all your favorite platforms including iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.

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Episode 107: Contact Tracing

2020-05-22 Alan Mosley