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Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #40:” V” Is for Voluntary! (W/The Pholosopher)
Show Summary: Earth under siege! Red Ronnie’s forces mercilessly battle the beautiful and elegant world of Earth, by spreading collectivism and statism. Unable to defend themselves any longer, Commander Peter G Klein from the planet Mises calls on The Pholosopher and her band of rebels the “voluntaryists” for assistance. The Pholosopher is a lover of wisdom and bowels of Pho. The Pholosopher is doing what she can to promote philosophy, self-knowledge, and voluntary human interaction. Hoping to save lives and further destruction, Johnny Rocket and Raylene plan a daring ambush which could turn the tide for this crucial star system, by joining forces with John Phillips Jr. Can the Pholosopher spread the knowledge of voluntaryism to successfully keep the collectivists at bay? Will Johnny and Raylene’s plan work? Stay tuned to hear the Pholosopher on Episode #40 on Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket!
About the Guest: Lover of wisdom & bowls of Phở just doing what she can to promote philosophy, self-knowledge, and voluntary human interactions! The Pholosopher is passionate about Voluntaryism, the maximization of consent and the minimization of the initiation of violence, because she believes the application of this philosophy to all human interactions will lead us to long lasting happiness, peace, and prosperity.
She believes that changing minds and culture is the most effective way to advance liberty. Therefore, she focuses on creating a variety of content (from memes, to info-graphics, to videos, even music videos :P) aimed at conveying the value of philosophy, self-knowledge, and Voluntaryism to as many people as possible.
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!
Host Website: www.blastoffshow.com or thelaunchpadmedia.com/blastoff
Guest Website(s): Thepholosopher.com
The Pholosopher’s Youtube , Twitter, and Facebook
Music Provided By:
Mars Attacks - “Leavin It All Behind”
Joey Altruda - “The Knockaround (feat. Plas Johnson)
Hard Money Saints - “Suicide Shift”
Books Mentioned: None
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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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