8: Chloe’s Story – Big Government Impedes Self-Improvement

Chris Spangle and Chloe Anagnos explain how government interferes with a person’s ability to improve their lives in a new installment of The Cost: The Human Toll of Government Policy. Show Notes: How Big Government Hurts Those with Chronic Conditions According to the CDC, chronic conditions are the leading cause of death and disability in […]

6: Miah’s Story – The Life of an Outcast

What happens when society makes a person a pariah? Our podcast Creating Miah is a conversation between Chris Spangle and Miah Akston as she transitions from male to female. More than that, it is a process of self-discovery and a hard look at social norms in our society. In this episode, originally recorded for Creating […]

5: Rachel’s Story – Profit Over Lives in Our Prisons

Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz sit down to talk to Claude “Woody” Wood and Linda Martel of Indianapolis, IN about the death of Woody’s daughter Rachel Wood while an inmate in Indiana prisons. It is is a difficult story that shows us the tragic results of an inhumane system. Be sure to read the coverage of this story […]

3: Derone’s Story – What is it like to go to prison for 18 years?

Chris Spangle, Chloe Anagnos, and Brett Bittner are joined by Derone Caldwell and Richard Samuels to discuss life inside of prison, the emotions of a long term sentence and solitary confinement, and how the innocent are often forced into long sentences through the manipulation of the justice system. Originally episode 160 of We Are Libertarians.

2: Amanda’s Story – The Reality of Domestic Violence

Amanda left an abusive relationship. She tells Chris about her experience being hunted by an ex-husband and defending her and her children from further abuse while every level of the system designed to protect her failed. Originally recorded as episode 144 of We Are Libertarians.

1: Megan’s Business Closes Due to Regulations

In 2012 (Episode 17), Chris Spangle and Chris Gault interviewed the owner of a roll your own tobacco shop. Because of a new law, they had to lay off 3/4 of their employees in a single day. Megan of the Smoke Station chain explains the real damage that government regulation has on small business owners and […]