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Half-Hour Liberty Hour

Join Brett and Rob as they explore libertarian topics from behind the iron curtain of the People's Republic of Portland Oregon. Each half hour show covers a range of political thought, philosophy, history, current events and alcoholic beverages.
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Now displaying: June, 2017
Jun 30, 2017

In this fun episode, Brett and Rob get liquored up while daydreaming about who they would have for a presidential Cabinet if they were ever elected (ha!) to the Presidency. They decided to pare down the Cabinet to the original five positions. Brett professes his love for his wife, while Rob professes that Hunter McGrady has an open invitation to be his First Lady. Here is what the Dynamically Drunken Duo have for members of their Cabinet:

As a non-Cabinet position, the National Security Advisor would be Scott Horton. Rob also gives a very special mention about who he would like to hire out of his own pocket as an advisor. Listen to find out who it is.

As usual, Brett and Rob get sidetracked and talk about the evils of inflation and the need for sound monetary policy, but you expect that when they have four or more ounces of whiskey in them. They recommend you listen to The Jason Stapleton Show's Episode 608 to learn about the Burrito Index and how it tracks inflation better than the Feds ever could.

This Episode's Drink of Choice: Barrel Hitch Oregon Oak American Whiskey (meh)

Jun 23, 2017

Hey Everyone! We're back! After two weeks of conflicting schedules, Brett and Rob are back at what they do best, drinking and talking about political philosophy. In this alcohol-fueled episode, the Dynamically Drunken Duo lay into issues they see with the Libertarian Party.

  1. Choosing candidates based upon name recognition instead of principles

  2. Poor messaging
  3. Nerds running the show
  4. Freaks on the news
  5. Don't take elections seriously enough
  6. Party officials say stupid things publicly

If you would like to check out what the inner workings of the LP convention is like, we highly recommend listening to Episode 906 of the Tom Woods Show. It will blow your mind with the behind-the-scenes look from a former LP VP candidate.

This Episode's Drink of Choice: Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey (in the fancy-schmancy bottle)

Jun 9, 2017

Hello to all our listeners! Brett and Rob truly apologize, but they were unable to make their schedules coincide to be able to record an episode for this week. They're just a couple of guys whose real lives got in the way of their fun. In its stead, Rob slapped together a faux announcement to a crowd explaining why there is no new episode this week. Brett and Rob thought it would be more polite to inform you that there is no new episode this week than to let you wonder if they've disappeared. See what happens when they're sober?

Jun 7, 2017

This bonus episodelet is a bit cut from Episode 011 - Two Cows and Socialism due to time constraints. The Cost Calculation Problem has always been a point of contention for Socialists as they believe that the State should set prices, no matter what the cost of production is. Using two real-life examples, Brett and Rob explain (rather easily) how market forces signal producers to produce and at what price goods can be sold. This is known as the Cost Calculation Problem. Join them, as they are about 3oz into the Ardbeg, and get an easy-to-understand explanation of an economic reality.

Jun 2, 2017

Another two cows episode so soon? Yes, because Brett got dragged into yet another Internet debate in which he had to defend liberty whilst destroying Socialism. Join Brett and Rob getting liquored up as they prove that Socialism and Communism are virtually the same evil philosophy of governing. Oh yeah...Rob's "Greater Good" character is back for a defense of the Collective. Poor guy almost puked on himself having to defend the Socialist position.

This Episode's Drink of Choice: Ardbeg Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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