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Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #32: Defender of Capitalism! (W/ Luke Ensor) from the Mises Caucus.
Show Summary: So just what is the Mises Caucus, and what is their mission here on earth? Well, this week we talk to a fellow defender of liberty, economic time traveler and vice chair of the Mises Caucus, Luke Ensor! Luke wants to promote Austrian economics into the party and to advocate applying the science of human action—praxeology—in Libertarian Party efforts to counter modern-day Statism, and bring justice to the galaxy! Well, so listen to one of the Defenders of Capitalism, Luke Ensor!
About The Guest: Luke Ensor grew up in a Republican household, he saw politics as being important to what happens in life as opposed to sports. Luke had read Heritage and National Review for years; he was also a Romney primary voter in 2012 in PA when the only two choices were Romney and Ron Paul because (among other reasons) he was scared of Iran. Luke had his paradigm shattered with a YouTube trilogy called "Law Without Government", Ensor then stumbled around before finding Larken Rose and the Mises Institute, and he became an anti-political anarchist for a few years, and then he rethought his positions but was not impressed with Johnson/Weld, got more heavily involved in the party after the 2016 election. Luke met Michael Heise through this freedom-oriented club Luke runs, and hit it off pretty well with him and found that they very similar ideologically when he formed the LPMC he texted him asking if I'd help him out and he said: “I'd be honored.”
About The Host: Johnny “Rocket” Adams was the creator and host of “The Johnny Rocket Launch Pad – Libertarian Rock n’ Roll Experience” and now “BLAST OFF with Johnny Rocket!” He’s also a musician, graphic artist, author, and former Chief Warrant Officer. Johnny spent his early days earning his stripes as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army. Back stateside, Johnny immersed himself in the classic works of Murray Rothbard, Henry Hazlitt, and Ludwig von Mises. From there the AnCap known as “Johnny Rocket” was born. Speaking truth to power from your cell phone tower, Johnny digests the philosophy of liberty and brings them to the man on the street on a weekly basis. Johnny Rocket was also the front-man of the rockabilly group “Hot Roddin’ Romeos” and puts pencil to paper with the critically acclaimed comic series “The Liberty Force.” New York Times best-selling author and podcast host Tom Woods calls Johnny Rocket “one of the most entertaining figures in the liberty movement.”
About the Co-Host: Raylene Lightheart is an activist in the libertarian movement. She is a dedicated wife and homeschool mom of five. She is passionate about self-ownership, free association community, and unfettered liberty. Raylene is the director of marketing and sales of Launchpad Media Group.
She is the assistant communications director for Libertarian Party of Washington State and also serves as Region 3 alternate. She also is on the board of Libertarian Party of Kitsap County and was awarded the 2018 Porcupine Award for LPWA. As a child, Raylene dreamed of being in broadcasting. When Johnny asked her to be the co-host for his new show, Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket she was thrilled to have the opportunity to advance liberty through education, outreach, and entertainment.
About Ground Control: Benjamin Wiegold is a fellow Libertarian, from the corrupt state of Illinois. Ben is the new producer, sound engineer, and editor of the Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket. Ben has also done work for the Mises Institute and numerous other publications. Ben is a musician, hardcore anarchist, and just an all-around cool dude!
Music Provided By:
Psycho Devilles - "Thrills for Sure"
Psycho Devilles - "Man's Ruin"
Joey Altruda - "The Big Payoff"
Psycho Devilles - "Beg and I Beg"
Human Action- Ludwig Von Mises
The Road To serfdom- F.A. Hayek
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Recorded At :
Escape Pod Studios: Peoria, Arizona 85382
Johnny uses the legendary Electrovoice RE-20 microphone, Top Of the Line Mogami cables, The industry standard DBX 286s, ART EQ355 Dual Channel 31-Band Equalizer, Focusrite Scarlet 6i6, and smokes “the sweet Turkish blend “of his Camel cigarettes.
Base One: Federal Way, Washington 98003: Raylene uses a Rode Podcaster microphone. The RODE Podcaster makes high-quality computer recording easy!
Blast Off! is pre-recorded, mixed, and mastered by Benjamin Wiegold. The theme song of "Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket “is "Roots Rock" Performed by Hot Rod Walt and Psycho DeVilles from the record Supercharger (2007) self-released at www.psychodevilles.com. After Party song “Positivity” is from the record Kingston Cocktail (1997) by Joey Altruda released by Will Records. The All-Nighter song is “Christy” and is from the record “Cocktails with Joey” (1995) by Joey Altruda released by Will records. Please visit https://www.discogs.com/artist/337572-Joey-Altruda to purchase Joey’s music. All songs used with permission from artists.
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