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Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #54: Deciphering Rothbard! (w/Patrick Newman)
Show Summary: Assistant economics professor, editor, and codebreaker, Patrick Newman joins Johnny and Raylene to talk about the amazing opportunity he had to decipher the fifth installment of "Conceived in Liberty", by Murray Rothbard! His unique perspective on Rothbard brings a fun element to the interview and gives us some insight into who he was as a person. Johnny pulls no punches in this Rocket Fire but Newman handles them like a champ, and reveals some personal insight into Mr. Libertarian (Rothbard)! Don't miss this one!
About the Guest: Dr. Patrick Newman, a Fellow of the Mises Institute, is an assistant professor of economics at Florida Southern College and a Fellow of its Center for Free Enterprise. He completed his Ph.D. in economics at George Mason University. His primary research interests include Austrian economics, monetary theory, and late 19th- and early 20th-century American economic history. He is the editor of Murray Rothbard's The Progressive Era (Mises Institute, 2017).
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!
Guest Website: Patrick Newman at Mises.
More About Conceived in Liberty Vol. 5: Mises Institute
Music Provided By: “Crispy Chicken” - Ralph Rebel
“Wild Saxophone” - Ralph Rebel
“Bloodstains” - The Chop Tops
The Chop Tops - “Hard Luck”
Books Mentioned: Conceived In Liberty at Amazon.
Previous Shows with Guest: None
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