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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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May 26, 2017

In this episode, Brett and Rob have a second discussion of questions they have been asked in the past by people who are curious about libertarianism. They get liquored up and try to answer the following:

  • Can I Be a libertarian and Vote for a Democrat or Vote for a Republican?
  • Can I Be a libertarian and Hold Religious Beliefs?
  • Can I Be a libertarian and Support the Arts?
  • Can I Be a libertarian and Be Against Abortion?

This Episode's Drink of Choice: Tim Smith's Climax Moonshine

May 19, 2017

In this alcohol-fueled episode, Brett and Rob revisit the Two Cows joke, but they decide to focus on fascism this time. They discuss what fascism is politically, what it is not, and how most everyone who uses the term today is flat-out wrong. Join them as they get liquored up and get educated on this totalitarian historical philosophy of government.

This Episode's Drink of Choice: Kilbeggan Traditional Irish Whiskey

May 17, 2017

This bonus episodelet was edited for time from Episode 008 - Common Objections From The Left. In that episode, Brett and Rob wax philosophical about fast food robots improving service and creating new jobs. In this bonus episodelet, they discuss how a $15 per hour "living wage" for fast food workers is labor holding capitalism hostage and that anyone who works an unskilled labor job longer than a few years has something wrong with them (hint: they're usually lazy). It's a good thing the Glenfarclas is flowing...

May 12, 2017

In this alcohol-fueled episode, Rob throws out common objections to liberty from the Left, and he and Brett lay waste to both the objections as well as their sobriety. There is a lot of drinking, a lot of sarcasm, and even an appearance of Episode 007's "The Greater Good Guy". Final Score: Rob 10oz, Brett 6oz. Oh yeah...Milton Friedman stops by to destroy the idea that governments are needed to prevent monopolies.

This Episode's Drink of Choice: Glenfarclas Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey

May 10, 2017

This bonus episodelet was trimmed from Episode 007 - Is A Cashless Society A Good Thing? due to wanting to maintain a roughly half-hour episode length. In this bonus episdoelet, Brett and Rob are about 5-7oz into the Hamley's as they continue to argue the cons of a cashless society. Rob is having real trouble keeping his brain turned off and arguing in favor. It's a good thing that the whisky is flowing...

May 5, 2017

In this episode, Brett and Rob have an alcohol-fueled debate over whether a cashless society is a good thing or not. Rob has to turn off his brain and attempt to argue the point-of-view that a cashless society is needed for the greater good. Brett's alcohol-soaked brain is still intact as he deftly sweeps away the the arguments in favor of a cashless society.

This Episode's Drink of Choice: Hamley American Straight Wheat Whiskey of Pendleton, Oregon

May 3, 2017

As a bit cut during the editing of Episode 005 - Can I Be A Libertarian And...? #1, Brett and Rob start complaining about the need for judicial reform long before one should determine whether or not he/she supports the death penalty. Come join them, only 2oz into the rum and cokes, as they talk about wanting, in most cases, a system of recompense instead of a system of retribution.

Apr 28, 2017

In this episode, Brett and Rob focus on the Oregon legislature and the stupidity coming out of Salem. The alcohol-fueled discussion covers:

  • The bill to restrict no-cause evictions
  • The bill to remove the ban on rent controls
  • The bill to tax corporations (PERS issues)
  • The gun control bill that is a backdoor to eliminating firearm ownership in the state.

This Episode's Drink of Choice: The Famous Grouse Smoky Black Blended Scotch Whisky

Apr 26, 2017

This bonus episodelet is a rant that Rob went on during the recording of Episode 003 - Why Libertarianism Is The Best Philosophy. Brett and Rob, each about 4oz into the Glenlivet, tear into the stupidity of the new Portland speed cameras.

Apr 21, 2017

In this episode, Brett and Rob discuss questions they have been asked in the past by people who are curious about libertarianism. They drink a lot and try to answer the following:

  • Can I Be a libertarian and Support the Military?
  • Can I Be a libertarian and Support the Death Penalty?
  • Can I Be a libertarian and Vote?
  • Can I Be a libertarian and Support Social Justice?

This will be the first in a recurring series of "Can I Be A Libertarian And...?" episodes. Keep an eye out for the next one.

This Episode's Drink of Choice: Myers's Original Dark Rum and Coke

Apr 19, 2017

This bonus episodelet contains the final part of Episode 002 - Trump vs. Liberty that would not fit in the roughly half-hour time-frame of the show. Brett and Rob, each about 6oz into the Johnnie Walker Red, discuss what things a president should be doing.

Apr 14, 2017

Brett and Rob give an alcohol-fueled history lesson about the evils of Communism wrapped inside the classic Two Cows joke.

This Episode's Drink of Choice: Weller Antique 107 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Apr 14, 2017

Brett and Rob explain the concept behind Half-Hour Liberty Hour's bonus episodelets.

Apr 14, 2017

Brett and Rob, through the haze of alcohol, attempt to explain why libertarianism is the best philosophy.

This Episode's Drink of Choice: The Glenlivet Founder's Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Apr 14, 2017



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Brett and Rob have an alcohol-fueled discussion about what things Trump did right and wrong during his first month in office. Please note that this was prior to the bombing of Syria. This Episode's Drink of Choice: Johnnie Walker Red Label Blended Scotch Whiskey

Apr 14, 2017



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In this episode, Brett and Rob tell their personal stories on why they became libertarians. This Episode's Drink of Choice: Henry McKenna's 10 year old Bourbon Whiskey (or whisky as the Scots spell it)

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