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Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #45: Pot Fiction! (W/Jeff Berwick) Founder of Anarchapulco.
Show Summary: The Statist takeover is complete. Another Voluntaryist planet has fallen. Mars has seceded to the Confederacy of Independent Systems as the battle within our suns solar system has been a struggle. However, a small band of liberty fighters has still stayed true to the cause and have taken refuge deep within the vast and savage wilderness on Earth. Deep in the heart of Anarchapulco, Jeff Berwick and his liberty fighters stay the course as he fights viciously to save his liberty, and those around him. Berwick is a drug choice advocate and started The Dollar Vigilante, an anarcho-capitalist blog focusing on gold, silver, mining stocks, and Bitcoin. From an abandoned outpost, Jeff and his liberty crew plot to take back the heavily fortified capital city of Anarchapulco to hold back the rising tide of statists. After setting several news outlets straight, Johnny and Raylene find Ian Freeman, with hopes of gaining airwaves for our liberty movement. Will Jeff Berwick save Anarchapulco, and restore choice in people’s lives? Will Johnny and Raylene make waves with Ian Freeman? Stay tuned to hear Jeff Berwick on Episode #45 on Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket!
About the Guest: Anarchist. Libertarian. Freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the State, and the Central Banks. Jeff is the Chief Editor of The Dollar Vigilante, a newsletter focused on investments and expatriation information to survive the coming collapse of the US dollar based financial system. He went on to visit nearly 100 countries over four years and did and saw things that no education could ever teach. He met and spoke with a plethora of amazing people, from self-made billionaires to some of the brightest minds in finance – as well as entrepreneurs from a broad range of backgrounds and locations from tech companies in southern China to resource developers in Mongolia, Thailand, Russia, and Chile. He also read everything he could find on how the world really works… politically and financially. A pursuit he continues to this day. He expatriated, long ago from his country of birth, Canada, and considers himself a citizen of the world. He has lived in numerous locales since including Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Bangkok and currently lives in Acapulco, Mexico. Jeff hosts the show Anarchcast and started the popular libertarian event in Mexico, Anarchapulco.
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:
Ralph Rebel - “(Pin-Up) Betty Page”
Ralph Rebel - “Rockabilly Vampire”
Ralph Rebel - “Crispy Chicken”
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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