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The Agora

Logic, revisionism, & counter-economics for revolutionaries.

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Kratom

What's the deal with Kratom? Is it a drug or medicine? Is it taken recreationally or medicinally? Is it natural or man made? Are there potential risks? And most importantly, why does the state and federal government not want us to take it? To answer all of these questions and more, we're joined by Luis Fernando Mises of www.emancipatedhuman.com!

13mins

12 Oct 2018

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John McAfee

Smoking L's, talking crypto, and dippin on the IRS with John McAfee. This is the fun part of the liberty movement. 

10mins

24 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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Aquaponics

Does the state inspect and approve of the food you subsist off of? Do you pay for that food using the counterfeit notes of some banking cartel? If so, congratulations - you're a slave! In this episode of The Agora, find out how aquaponics can liberate you from food slavery and how it gives you the tools to free others as well.

7mins

15 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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Space Capitalism

Walter Block on Elon Musk, homesteading the Moon, and terraforming Mars, as we discuss his new book with Peter Nelson, Space Capitalism. 

30mins

10 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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Geopolitics of the South China Sea

The South China Sea is the most dangerous place on earth and most people aren't paying attention. This discussion breaks down the various competing interests in the region. 

11mins

23 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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Abraham Lincoln: American Dirtbag

An avowed white supremacist, known for lying and lethargy, who exhibited traits of psychopathy at a young age, Lincoln would grow up to be America's first, but not last dictator. In this episode, we take a detailed look at how and why Lincoln manufactured war with the South, his crimes against humanity, and his shredding of the Constitution.

18mins

9 Nov 2018

Rank #6

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Crypto-Economics with Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker stopped by The Agora to school us in some of the finer points of crypto-economics. We discussed his expectations for Facebook's Libra, the disruptive potential of tokenization, Bitcoin maximalism & currency competition as well as hodling's effect on the velocity of cryptocurrencies. We also had a chance to discuss his new book The Market Loves You: Why You Should Love It Back which explores a brilliant thesis thus far unexplored in economics. This episode has something for both the beginner's and the OGs. 

48mins

1 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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Thaddeus Russell

Thaddeus Russell stops by The Agora to elaborate on his plans for a School for Agorism! What sorts of classes will be offered? When can you sign up? A historian by trade, he has a unique appreciation for the role counter-economics has played throughout human affairs. From the freedom-fighting sex workers of yesteryear to Gandhi's satyagraha, we put a close lens on the heroic agorists throughout time.

49mins

10 May 2019

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The Crimes of Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro turned Cuba into his personal hacienda - modeled after the old sugar plantations - and then proceeded to open concentration camps and slave rings. This episode of The Agora is designed to give folks who have general, conversational knowledge about this cockroach, a deeper understanding regarding his pathetic excuse of a life.

14mins

2 Nov 2018

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Blockchain Mechanics II

Have a general understanding of blockchain tech, but still find yourself at a loss when others start diving into the intricate details? This episode of The Agora is meant for you. Join me for part two of my discussion with Professor Abdullah Tansel as he explains the glorious marriage of cryptography and databases. We compare and contrast blockchains to traditional databases, learn about scalability, public vs. permissioned blockchains, as well as the role of encryption.

13mins

27 Dec 2018

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Crypto-Agorism

Blockchains are to the agorist as the hammer is to the carpenter. In this episode Max Hillebrand and I discuss how blockchains facilitate state subversion. We also get his take on some of the recent trends in the crypto-community such as the BTC/BCH debate, PoS vs. PoW, & alternative blockchain applications.

29mins

6 Dec 2018

Rank #11

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Space, Time & Logic

The logic of space and time is a mystery to most. In this episode, we discover the logic behind everything from Xeno's paradoxes, Newton's bucket experiment, Kant's thoughts on incongruent counterparts, and much more.

18mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #12

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Geopolitics of Russia

A rundown of the host of geopolitical factors Russia must contend with. The cold climate and rugged terrain may have built the Russian character, but the lack of portage and the unbroken Eurasian plain, have been constant sources of frustration throughout history. 

7mins

30 Aug 2018

Rank #13

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Entrepreneurial Agorism

Not all entrepreneurship is agorist, but all agorism is entrepreneurial. Whether you're selling flowers at the local farmer's market, or zip guns to Chinese dissidents, agorists can't avoid entrepreneurship. Per Bylund, a fellow at the Mises Institute & Professor of Entrepreneuship at Oklahoma State University joins us for episode 52 to break down the inseparable relationship between agorism and entrepreneurship. 

32mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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On the Road to Agorism

In this episode of The Agora, fellow agorist @carcampit joins us. Not only does he co-host one of my favorite podcasts, Friends Against Government, but he also publishes a blog on crypto-markets called Voluntary Mess. The topics we cover range from becoming an agorist and getting started with counter-economics, to NPC memes and Facebook purges.

1hr 11mins

22 Oct 2018

Rank #15

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Blockchain Mechanics

Professor Abdullah Tansel stops by The Agora to discuss blockchain mechanics! This two part series is designed give listeners a relatively advanced understanding of blockchain technology. In this first installment, Professor Tansel breaks down the basic elements and features of the blockchain & prepares the listener for Part II of our chat.

15mins

24 Dec 2018

Rank #16

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On the Road to Agorism w/ Jim Davidson

It's hard to find a better example of an agorist than Jim. He once racked up 600,000 counts of felony gambling charges. Another time, he spent ten minutes with Barack Obama, preaching the anti-war message. Still not convinced? Jim almost took down the entire US Space Program using counter-economics. In this episode, Jim gives us the details on all of this and more!

32mins

15 Nov 2018

Rank #17

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Geopolitics of the Middle East

The political geography of America's favorite whipping boy - the Middle East. 

7mins

27 Aug 2018

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What's the libertarian position on Sharia law?

Though Sharia law is commonly vilified in media outlets as being brutal and antiquated - if participation is voluntary, should we care? What is it anyhow? How does it compare with the laws that our enemy, the state, subjects us to? Will Coley, Imam & former libertarian-VP candidate, joins us to shed light on the issue. 

36mins

2 Dec 2018

Rank #19

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Slave Reparations

Walter Block joins us to break down the correct libertarian position on slave reparations. Through the consistent application of the non-aggression principle, Block reaches a conclusion that is both counter-intuitive and logically sound. 

28mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #20