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Choice Conversations

Choice Conversations is a personal development podcast, dedicated to helping you improve your life, one *choice* at a time! I cover the following topics: * Holistic health, including physical, emotional, and spiritual health. * Improving relationships, be they between parents and children, romantic partners, or friends and family. * Being successful with money and in business. * Having a purposeful, fulfilling life. * Finding peace and happiness. If you like the podcast and want to contribute, please become a patron. Anything you can give would be appreciated: https://www.patreon.com/ChoiceConversations If you’re temporarily short on cash, there are other ways to help out. One way is to go on itunes and subscribe, rate and review. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/choice-conversations/id315666764?mt=2&ls=1 Sharing on social media is another. This will help the show to grow, which helps me do what I want to do -> help as many people as possible. Thank you for your time and good will. Make the choice to be great!
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Sep 23, 2016
How Podcasting Improves the World

I was recently a guest on An Anarchist Conversation with Neil Sollenberger, and I thought you might like to hear it. We discussed the ins and outs of podcasting, how I stumbled into it, how I've learned along the way, and honed my craft. Then we discussed the difference podcasting is making in the world, how the main stream media gate keepers are no longer an obsticle, and information is now decentralized. Podcasting truly is improving the world.  If you have a message you want to share, Neil and I encourage you to pick up the mic! The barrier to entry has never been lower.

Find more from Neil here: http://ananarchistconversation.libsyn.com


Choice Conversations is now on Patreon! Please contribute: https://www.patreon.com/ChoiceConversations


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Sep 2, 2016
Steem Smart with George Donnelly

In this show, I talk with George Donnelly from the Steem Smart podcast. We do a deep dive into Steemit, the social news site which combines blogging with the cryptocurrency steem.

What are the differences between steem, steemit, steem power, and steem dollars? Can you make money off of steemit? Is it concerning that whales have so much power on the platform? Should we be worried that the power behind the steem block chain is centralized? How do you write a good introduceyourself post? George is actually kind enough to give me some pointers on my introduceyourself post on the air during the show. Good stuff you won't want to miss!

Find more from George here:
https://steemit.com/@georgedonnelly 
https://steemit.com/@steemsmart 
http://morelibertynow.com/steem/ 
http://georgedonnelly.com/ 


Here's my introduceyourself post on steemit: https://steemit.com/introduceyourself/@choiceconvo/choice-conversations-is-now-on-steemit 

 


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Jul 14, 2016
Episode 100 - A Retrospective and a Look Forward with Antony Sammeroff

Antony Sammeroff joins as me as we celebrate 100 episodes of Choice Conversations. We look back on past shows, and look forward to the direction the podcast will take. This fun discussion covered several topics, including the following:

  • Donald Trump
  • Stefan Molyneux
  • entrepreunership
  • financial freedom
  • passive income
  • unjobbing
  • self-employment
  • self-help and growth


Find more from Antony here: http://beyourselfandloveit.com/
Buy Antony's wonderful course Surviving to Thriving: https://inverlife.refersion.com/c/9bb3c8
Get Antony’s free ebook: https://beyourselfandloveit.leadpages.co/capitalismmisconceived
Subscribe to Antony's Scottish Liberty podcast:
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Studies linking sitting with poor health:
http://www.iub.edu/~k662/articles/role/sit%20risk%20Healy%202008.pdf
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17827399
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22890825

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Mar 29, 2016
Outside the Cage with Vince Easley

I was recently a guest on Vince Easley's show on Real Liberty Media, No Time for Rational Thinking, and I thought you might like to hear it. We cover a lot of ground in this show, hitting topics like communication, parenting, education, self-awareness, nutrition, exercise, gardening, mindfulness, meditation, positive thinking, and of course, freedom. Vince, and his producer Flash, mix in a lot of humor, making the show entertaining and enlightening.

Find more from Vince here:
http://whatmattersworldwide.yolasite.com/
http://www.reallibertymedia.com/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpJTgyg622b4Wu4AsxLsIBQ


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Mar 8, 2016
Strategies for Success with Nathan Fraser

Nathan Fraser, the Anarcho-Preneur, joins me to discuss strategies
that help him to be successful. We spend a lot of time talking about one
of his favorite strategies: mastermind groups. What is a mastermind
group? What are the pros and cons of a mastermind group vs a mentorship?
How can you implement your own mastermind group? From there, we cover
a smargasbord of other strategies and life hacks, including morning
routines, affirmations, journaling, gratitude, mediation, and positive
thinking. We also talk about entrepreneurship, escaping the rat race,
the importance of maintaining a positive attitude, and how public schools
can sabotage our ability to excel in life.

Find more from Nathan here:
http://freemarketsquad.com/
http://livefreefm.com/

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Aug 27, 2015
The AI Peril with James Barrat - Artificial Intelligence Series Part 5

For the fifth installment of the Artificial Intelligence Series, Darrell Becker and I interview James Barrat.  James is a film maker, public speaker, and an author.   His book, Our Final Invention, masterfully presents the case for why you should be worried about the singularity. 

 

How is AI different from other multi-use technologies?  What are the basic drives that an AI will have?  Can't we just program ethics into AIs and alleviate our worries?  How does James feel about AI depictions in popular media?  We cover all of these questions and more in this delightful conversation!

 

Click here for the rest of the Artificial Intelligence Series:

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/her-movie-review-artificial-intelligence-series-part-1

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-moon-is-a-harsh-mistress-book-review-artificial-intelligence-series-part-2

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/transcendence-movie-review-artificial-intelligence-series-part-2

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/real-agi-with-peter-voss-artificial-intelligence-series-part-4

 

 

Find more from James here: http://www.jamesbarrat.com/

 

 

Find more from Darrell here:  http://voluntaryvisions.com/

 

 

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Jul 28, 2015
The Mental Side of Freedom with Kevin Koskella

I was recently a guest on Freedom Lovin with Kevin Koskella.  In this show, much time is spent exploring my story and how I came do discover liberty.  We talk about how I progressed from being focused on politics, to finiancial freedom, to improving my relationships, and finally to self-knowledge and inner healing.  

 

I had much fun talking to Kevin.  I consider his show to in many ways be a sister show to mine.  We both have the same end goal, helping people bring more freedom to their lives, it is just that our approaches have a different feel.  I highly encourage you to give his show a listen, beyond just my appearance.

 

Find more from Kevin here:

http://www.freedomlovin.com/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/living-free-in-an-unfree-world-with-kevin-koskella

 

 

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May 21, 2015
Real AGI with Peter Voss  - Artificial Intelligence Series Part 4

For the fourth installment of the Artificial Intelligence series, Darrell Becker and I interview Peter Voss.  Peter is an entrepreneur, inventor, engineer and scientist who has been active in the field of artificial intelligence for decades.  He shares with us his first hand experience in the industry: where it began, where it's currently at, where it is going, and talks us through the myriad of ways in which AI will be beneficial to the human race.  What motivates an artificial intelligence?  How does morality play in?  Do we need to worry about a weaponized AI?  We cover all of this and more in this entertaining and enlightening discussion.

 

Click here for the rest of the Artificial Intelligence Series: 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/her-movie-review-artificial-intelligence-series-part-1

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-moon-is-a-harsh-mistress-book-review-artificial-intelligence-series-part-2

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/transcendence-movie-review-artificial-intelligence-series-part-2

 

Find more from Peter here: 

http://www.agi-3.com/

http://realagi.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/RealAGI/

http://www.optimal.org/peter/rational_ethics.htm

 

 

Find more from Darrell here: 

http://voluntaryvisions.com/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-trivium-and-non-violent-communication-with-darrell-becker

http://rebootyourkids.com/005/

 

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Apr 27, 2015
Spirituality with Antony Sammeroff

Antony Sammeroff is back for a discussion about spirituality.  What does spirituality mean to us?  How have we implemented spiritual disciplines into our lives?  But wait, aren't you an atheist?  How can you then be a "spiritual" person?  We cover all this and more!

 

Find more from Antony here: 

https://www.youtube.com/TheProgressiveParent

https://www.youtube.com/EnrichYourLife1

http://enrichyourlife.co/

enrichyourlife@outlook.com

 

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Feb 10, 2015
Transcendence Movie Review - Artificial Intelligence Series Part 3

Darrell Becker is back for the third installment of the Artificial Intelligence series.  This time we do a movie review of Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall.  What are the major themes of the film, and how do they relate to our continuing discussion?  This conversation goes from science to psychology to philosophy and beyond!

Dec 24, 2014
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Book Review - Artificial Intelligence Series Part 2

 

 

Darrell Becker is back for the second installment of the Artificial Intelligence series.  This time we review the science fiction classic The Moon is a Harsh Mistress from Robert A. Heinlein.  We cover in detail the role of artificial intelligence in this novel, plus many other interesting topics related to the tale.  Is this book truly a libertarian manifesto?  How well does it hold up as revolutionary guidebook?  Are there superior family systems than monogamy?  All that, and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for part 1 of the Artificial Intelligence Series:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/her-movie-review-artificial-intelligence-series-part-1

 

 

 

Find more from Darrell here: 

 

http://voluntaryvisions.com/

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-trivium-and-non-violent-communication-with-darrell-becker

 

http://rebootyourkids.com/005/

 

                                                                                                         

 

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Dec 18, 2014
Two Beers with the Undertaker part 2

Here is part 2 of my discussion with a funeral director.  We continue the deep dive into the industry of death, plus branch out into a few related (and not so related) topics, including grief counseling, finding your purpose, and growing your business.

 

Here is a link to part 1:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/two-beers-with-the-undertaker-part-1

 

Here is the standup comedy discussed during the show.  You may wish to skip to about 9 minutes to get to the good stuff:  http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/hound-tall-3-death-with-catlin-doughty-kumail-nanjiani-and-chelsea-peretti/

 

 

 

               

 

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Dec 13, 2014
Two Beers with the Undertaker part 1

Steve is back to talk about his day job as a funeral director.  We get an inside peak into what it’s like working in this most fascinating of professions.  In addition, we start the conversation off discussing a side topic: the relationship between humility, arrogance, and authenticity.

 

Due to the length of the conversation, I’m releasing it in two separate podcasts.  Part 2 will be published soon.

 

Here is the standup comedy discussed during the show.  You may wish to skip to about 9 minutes to get to the good stuff:  http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/hound-tall-3-death-with-catlin-doughty-kumail-nanjiani-and-chelsea-peretti/

 

 

 

Here is the Nfl catch discussed in the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFNfhtlSnLc

 

               

 

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Nov 13, 2014
Her Movie Review - Artificial Intelligence Series Part 1

Welcome to part one of the Artificial Intelligence series.  In this episode, Darrell Becker and I review the Spike Jonze movie Her.  We break down the movie and go over the major themes: love, intimacy, technology.  The conversation then led into AI’s in general, the potential for good, the potential for bad, and how they are already changing our world.  We laughed, we cried, we had a really good time.  Check it out!

 

Find more from Darrell here: 

 

http://voluntaryvisions.com/

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-trivium-and-non-violent-communication-with-darrell-becker

 

http://rebootyourkids.com/005/

 

                                                                                                               

 

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Sep 1, 2014
The Virtue of Selfishness with Wes Bertrand

So sacrifice is a virtue and selfishness is a vice, right?  Not so fast!  Wes Bertrand joins me to discuss the philosophy of self-interest.  Of course much of the time is spent talking about Ayn Rand’s great book on the topic, The Virtue of Selfishness. 

 

What is wrong with sacrifice?  Isn't selfishness evil?  Wes and I go deep on this one, exploring the effects of the dominant belief in today’s culture, the philosophy of sacrifice, and how that contrasts with Ayn Rand's philosophy.

 

Find more from Wes here:

 

http://completeliberty.com

 

http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/no-strings-attached-movie-review-with-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-virgin-diet-and-n-1-experiments-with-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/is-society-progressing

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/complete-liberty-with-wes-bertrand

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug 26, 2014
The College Football Show with Andy Evans

I was recently a guest on The College Football Show with Andrew T. Evans, talking about Ohio State’s upcoming season.  We cover Braxton Miller’s injury, J.T. Barrett, the new defensive coordinator, our predictions for the year, and much more!

 

 

 

I realize this is a bit different from what you’re used to seeing here on Choice Conversations.  I must admit that if you’re not a fan of Big Ten football then this is probably not the show for you. 

 

 

 

Find more from Andy here: 

 

https://twitter.com/osuae

 

http://www.andrewtevans.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/andy.evans.56679?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun 19, 2014
Financial Freedom with Jake Desyllas

Jake Desyllas from The Voluntary Life podcast joins me to talk about financial freedom.   What is financial freedom?  What are the different paths to get there?  How does investing fit in?  What about real estate?

 

 

 

We cover a great deal of ground in the conversation, dipping into related topics and not so related topics.  What are the economics of voluntarism?  Why does communism fail?  How does the family relate to government?  How does the family relate to a job you might take?  All of that, and much, much more!

 

 

 

Find more from Jake here:  http://www.thevoluntarylife.com/

 

 

 

His new book:  http://www.thevoluntarylife.com/p/books.html

 

Four Ways to Quit the Rat Race:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz-dxV8VfPE

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb 6, 2014
Living Free in an Unfree World with Kevin Koskella

Kevin Koskella from the Freedom Lovin podcast joins me to discuss how he found freedom in an unfree world.  We cover his six strategies for increasing personal freedom:

 

 

 

1. Emotional freedom. This is the first step before anything else.  He recommends Nathaniel Branden's work, Non-violent communication, and Acceptance therapy. Without breaking free in this realm, you won't be free anywhere else in life.  Focus on this personal stuff first and go out from there.

 

2. Travel. Traveling can open up new worlds. The world is not a scary place as it turns out. 

 

3. Figure out what you need to be happy. Keep those things, get rid of the stuff that doesn't make you happy. You will be freer when you purge like this.

 

4. Become financially free. Don't let this be daunting. What are your priorities? People travel the world making $1000/month. That's freedom. 

 

5. Build a business but really think about what will bring you the most freedom. Online businesses offer the advantage of being able to live anywhere. Many businesses will give you less freedom. Watch out.

 

6. Set up an anonymous New Mexico LLC and start using Bitcoin. Try to deal with banks and government agencies as little as possible, but don't break laws- there are too many other ways to be free to risk going to jail (Harry Browne talks a lot about this). 

 

 

 

Find more from Kevin here:

 

http://www.freedomlovin.com/

 

https://twitter.com/freedomlovinguy

 

 

 

Harry Browne’s great book:  http://www.amazon.com/How-Found-Freedom-Unfree-World-ebook/dp/B007KTDHJK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391715651&sr=1-1&keywords=how+i+found+freedom+in+an+unfree+world

 

 

 

Harry Browne’s audio course:  http://www.harrybrowne.org/AudioCourse.htm

 

 

 

Pete Gerlach’s work on Inner Family Systems therapy: 

 

http://sfhelp.org/gwc/guide1.htm

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/gercacn?feature=watch

 

 

 

The works of Nathaniel Branden, including sentence completion exercises:

 

http://nathanielbranden.com/

 

http://nathanielbranden.com/sentence-completion-i

 

http://nathanielbranden.com/sentence-completion-ii

 

 

 

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind:  http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Millionaire-Mind-Mastering-Wealth/dp/0060763280/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391700936&sr=1-1&keywords=secrets+of+the+millionaire+mind               

 

 

 

Rich Dad, Poor Dad:  http://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle/dp/1612680011/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391701712&sr=1-1&keywords=rich+dad+poor+dad

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook, get notifications, and then share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

Choice Conversations has an opening for an editor.  Unfortunately my editor had to retire, and I simply do not have the time to do it myself.  Podcasts may be few and far between if I don’t get some help!  It is super easy, I can talk you through how to do it, it just consumes more time than I have available.  If you enjoy the podcast and otherwise receive value from it, editing a few shows for me would be a great way to reciprocate and give value in return.  Message me on facebook for details:   https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

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Dec 8, 2013
Why We Love Shakespeare with Carson and Jeff

 

Carson and Jeff from Bardcast, the Shakespeare podcast, join me to discuss the life and works of William Shakespeare.  This is a fun conversation where we discuss why we love Shakespeare, and attempt to answer questions like “Is Shakespeare still relevant today?”  and “Was Shakespeare a racist?”  In addition, we spend some time talking about the glorious rock star life style us podcasters get to enjoy, and close it out with a short list of Carson’s favorite Shakespeare themed films and plays.

 

Find more from Carson and Jeff here:  http://bardcast.blogspot.com/

 

We spend more time discussing King Lear than any of Shakespeare’s other plays, simply because it was the play I’d read most recently and had closest to the forefront of my mind.  :)  I should mention there are spoilers for King Lear in this podcast.

 

Here is the lecture on King Lear mentioned during the show:  

http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/king-lear-audio

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov 8, 2013
The Search for Greener Pastures with Erik Townsend, part 2

 

The conversation continues with Erik Townsend, as he tells us about his epic journey around the world.  

 

Many topics are explored, including the following:  How do the considerations differ when evaluating a place for snow birding verses a primary residence?  Hawaii is a hell hole?  Why not the Carribean?  But isn’t Europe fiscally insolvent?  What was it like living out of a suit case perpetually?  What about our good friends in the TSA?  What are some good survival tips for this type of traveling?  What is the value in agility?  And finally, what was Erik’s pick for a home base?  What about a plan B in case things sour there?  Conclusions?

 

 

 

Below are the travel destinations covered in this show:

 

 

 

Honolulu

 

San Sebastian

 

Paris

 

Cannes (France)

 

Monaco

 

Munich

 

The Italian country side

 

Montreal

 

And more on Hong Kong and Puerto Vallarta

 

 

 

If you missed part 1, you’ll find it here:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-search-for-greener-pastures-with-erik-townsend-part-1

 

 

 

Find more from Erik here:

 

http://www.eriktownsend.com/

 

http://www.financialsense.com/financial-sense-newshour

 

 

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/slow-motion-armageddon-with-erik-townsend

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/episode-10-green-shoots-erik-townsend-interview

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/getting-technical-with-townsend

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-argument-against-hyperinflation-with-erik-townsend

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/beyond-peak-oil-part-1-of-2

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/beyond-peak-oil-part-2-of-2

 

 

 

Looking for a house in Maine?  Buy Erik’s house!  http://www.eriktownsend.com/Latest/maine-waterfront-property-for-sale.html

 

 

 

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Oct 28, 2013
The Search for Greener Pastures with Erik Townsend, part 1

 

Erik Townsend is back, but this time to cover a different topic: world travel!  Erik had spent his entire life living in the United States, and thought it was time to evaluate what the rest of the world had to offer.  Erik tells us about his epic trip around the world, evaluating alternative residences.

 

 

 

Learn about the differences between traveling to a location for recreation and actually living there.  Why is it that recognizing that a place is up and coming is not the same thing as determining it is a place where you’ll want to live?  Find out that and much more, including what Erik liked and didn’t like about the following places:

 

 

 

Hong Kong

 

Thailand

 

Mexico City

 

Puerto Vallarta

 

Argentina

 

Chile

 

Australia

 

New Zealand

 

 

 

In order to keep the shows to a more readily digestible size, I broke the interview into two episodes.  This is part one.  Part two can be found here: http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-search-for-greener-pastures-with-erik-townsend-part-2

 

 

 

 

 

Find more from Erik here:

 

http://www.eriktownsend.com/

 

http://www.financialsense.com/financial-sense-newshour

 

 

 

Looking for a house in Maine?  Buy Erik’s house!  http://www.eriktownsend.com/Latest/maine-waterfront-property-for-sale.html

 

 

 

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Aug 14, 2013
Snowden, Manning, the FED, and Competing Currencies with Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson joined me for a free-flowing discussion, a “BS session” if you will.  A potpourri of subjects was covered, including the following:

 

  • Edward Snowden
  • Bradley Manning
  • traitors vs heroes
  • The American Revolution
  • 9/11
  • critical thinking skills
  • questioning authority (but I repeat myself)
  • the economy
  • What would you do if you were chairman of the FED?
  • inflation
  • competing currencies
  • being bearish during a bull market
  • the challenges of running a podcast
  • being star struck
  • setting major life goals
  • success in sales
  • debating politics
  • The difference between progressives, conservatives, and libertarians
  • “speed reading” audiobooks and podcasts with applications like stitcher:  http://www.stitcher.com/

Steve breaks up a bit for a minute or two in the middle of the podcast, but the audio quickly improves afterward.  Don’t get discouraged, it won’t last long!

Jun 12, 2013
The God of Atheists with Stefan Molyneux

 

Stefan Molyneux is back, and this time we discuss his fantastic novel The God of Atheists.  I had a ton of fun talking about this book with Stefan, and if you’ve not yet read it, don’t worry, this episode does not contain any spoilers.

 

And if you’ve not yet read The God of Atheists, I have to ask why not?  This novel is truly a masterwork, the most important work of fiction since The Fountain Head.  You’ve got to read this book!

 

 

 

The paperback version can be found here:

 

http://www.lulu.com/shop/stefan-molyneux/the-god-of-atheists-softcover/paperback/product-1775028.html;jsessionid=E620D82D6A8242A91415F77BAECF6534

 

 

 

PDF and audio versions of the book are available for gold donors on Stef's website: 

 

http://www.freedomainradio.com/Donate.aspx

 

 

 

Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j1sxvun384

Jun 4, 2013
Deconverted with Seth Andrews

In this show I speak with Seth Andrews, author of Deconverted: a Journey from Religion to Reason, and founder of the website and podcast The Thinking Atheist.

 

 

 

We talk about Seth’s journey from being a Christian radio DJ to being a public advocate for truth, what proof is required to believe in a deity, free markets, and more!

 

 

 

Please visit Seth’s wonderful site and buy his book:

 

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/

 

 

 

Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xA84aIAWEk

Apr 16, 2013
Who is Chris Stefanick?

Two Beers with Steve has now become the Choice Conversations podcast.  In this show we learn about the host’s journey; how he unplugged from the matrix.

 

 

 

Below are links to several items mentioned during the show.

 

 

 

Peter Gerlach’s “Break the Cycle” website:  http://sfhelp.org/pop/course.htm

 

Wes Bertrand and Complete Liberty:  http://completeliberty.com/

 

The Market for Liberty free audio book:  http://podiobooks.com/title/the-market-for-liberty/

 

True News 13: Statism is Dead - Part 3 - The Matrix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P772Eb63qIY

 

“The Law” by FRÉDÉRIC BASTIAT:  http://mises.org/books/thelaw.pdf,  http://mises.org/media/2648/The-Law (audio version)

 

How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne:  http://www.amazon.com/How-Found-Freedom-Unfree-World/dp/0965603679/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366068892&sr=1-1&keywords=how+i+found+freedom+in+an+unfree+world  

 

Nathaniel Brandon sentence completion exercises:

 

http://www.nathanielbranden.com/exercises/

 

http://www.nathanielbranden.com/exercises/sentence-completion-i/

 

http://www.nathanielbranden.com/exercises/sentence-completion-ii/

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xA84aIAWEk

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