Kibbe on Liberty

Libertarian Matt Kibbe puts aside politics to have mostly honest conversations with mostly interesting people. Mostly because it’s really hard to be honest and interesting at the same time. Mostly because we want to have some fun, even as we argue about things that really matter — you know, things like beer. Kibbe digs a little deeper with guests from all over the political spectrum: Right, Left, and libertarian; smart, independent people who don’t give a damn about your preferred political tribe. Let’s listen and learn together. Subscribe to Kibbe on Liberty, the counter-counter-revolution of social media. Because endless virtue-signaling is a total buzzkill.

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Ep 149 | What Do We Know About the Origins of C...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Matt Ridley, author of “Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19,” to discuss the constantly shifting media narrative surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
60 min
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Ep 148 | Don’t Enable Corrupt Systems; Change T...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Corey Olsen, president of Signum University, to talk about the ways in which higher education has failed to serve students.
62 min
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Ep 147 | Capitalism Is the Antidote to Poverty ...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Antonella Marty to talk about Latin America’s struggles with socialism, nationalism, and organized crime.
45 min
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Ep 146 | To Fix the Supply Chain, Get Out of th...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Jon Miltimore, managing editor at FEE, to talk about the reason why America’s supply chain has broken down and what can be done to fix it.
62 min
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Ep 145 | The Real Cuba Is Not What Tourists See...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Maria C. Werlau, executive director at the Free Society Project, to discuss the popular mythologies surrounding Cuba and its record on human rights.
59 min
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Ep 144 | Outsmarting the Medical-Industrial Com...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to talk about the ways in which public health officials like Anthony Fauci have misled the American people.
26 min
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Ep 143 | The Biggest Threat to Liberty Is Comfo...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Reed Coverdale, host of the Naturalist Capitalist podcast and professional trucker, to talk about the traditional American spirit of liberty and independence.
55 min
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Ep 142 | The World Is Getting Better | Guests: ...
Matt Kibbe is joined by James Harrigan and Antony Davies, economists and hosts of the Words & Numbers podcast.
46 min
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Ep 141 | Why Won’t Anyone Talk About Natural Im...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) for a conversation that will surely attract the ire of censors everywhere.
53 min
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Ep 140 | It’s Dangerous to Support Freedom in A...
Matt Kibbe talks to Khalid Ramizy about the situation in Kabul during the departure of American forces.
48 min
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Ep 139 | The West Is in Serious Trouble | Guest...
Matt Kibbe sits down with TheBlaze.com founder Glenn Beck to discuss his rescue activities in Afghanistan.
62 min
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Ep 138 | We Have to Choose Between Dangerous Fr...
Matt Kibbe sits down with comedian JP Sears to talk about his evolution from a spiritual satirist to a champion of freedom.
57 min
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Ep 137 | No Americans Left Behind Should Be the...
Matt Kibbe sits down with veteran and congressman Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) to discuss Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.
45 min
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Ep 136 | Telling Stories of Freedom Through Fil...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Jo Ann Skousen, director of the Anthem Film Festival at FreedomFest in Rapid City, South Dakota.
27 min
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Ep 135 | The Afghanistan Withdrawal Was Botched...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Kelley Vlahos from the Quincy Institute and Matt Purple of the American Conservative for an emergency special edition of Kibbe on Liberty to sort out what is happening in Afghanistan.
50 min
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Ep 134 | Debating Socialists Is a Dirty Job, Bu...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Gene Epstein, director and moderator of the Soho Forum, to talk about the importance of debating big ideas.
52 min
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Ep 133 | Libertarianism in Plain English | Gues...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Tom Woods, host of the Tom Woods Show, who discusses public speaking, communication, and the importance of communicating complex ideas in simple language.
50 min
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Ep 132 | Americans Must Reject China-Style Auth...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Lily Tang Williams, a survivor of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, to discuss her concerns about the direction America is going.
47 min
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Ep 131 | Communicating Liberty Is No Joke | Gue...
Matt Kibbe sits down with comedian Dave Smith, host of the Part of the Problem podcast, to talk about the diverse ways in which we can communicate libertarian ideas to the broader public.
49 min
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Ep 130 | Socialism Has Poisoned Every Aspect of...
Matt Kibbe talks to Martha Bueno, Candidate for Miami Dade County Commissioner and the daughter of Cuban immigrants, about the developing situation in Cuba, where locals are rising up in protest against government oppression.
38 min
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Ep 129 | Live Free and Thrive in New Hampshire ...
In the first of a series of shows filmed at this year's PorcFest, Matt Kibbe sits down with organizers Carla Gericke and Dennis Pratt to discuss this remarkable gathering of liberty lovers from all across the nation.
38 min
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Ep 128 | Governor Beshear vs. Good Beer | Guest...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Ted Mitzlaff from Goodwood Brewing and Oliver Dunford from the Pacific Legal Foundation to discuss the ways in which the capricious mandates from Kentucky’s governor have all but destroyed the state’s brewing industry.
40 min
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Ep 127 | What Happens When Tyranny Comes Home? ...
Matt Kibbe is joined by professor of economics Christopher Coyne to discuss the new book “Tyranny Comes Home.”
61 min
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Ep 126 | Progressives View Democracy as an Obst...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Blaze Media founder Glenn Beck to talk about the Great Reset or, as Kibbe calls it, COVID socialism.
53 min
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Ep 125 | Does America Still Believe in Second C...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) to talk about where Republicans have strayed from their traditional values.
41 min
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Ep 124 | The Chinese Model Should Be Shunned, N...
Matt Kibbe talks with Li Schoolland, who grew up in China under Mao Zedong, about the many ways that Chinese communism persecutes individuals and crushes opportunity.
62 min
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Ep 123 | An Inside Look at the Violence in Jeru...
Matt Kibbe talks to Gil Dagan in Israel about the recent riots and rocket strikes in Jerusalem.
48 min
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Ep 122 | Lockdowns Have Us Singing the Blues | ...
Matt Kibbe sits down with blues guitarist Tommy Z to talk about the hazards of living in a blue state, with a governor bent on destroying the live music industry and stoking public fears.
44 min
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Ep 121 | No Dignity Without Integrity | Guest: ...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Mark Pellegrino, a film and television actor who’s had roles in such successful projects as “The Big Lebowski,” “Lost,” and “Mulholland Drive.”
60 min
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Ep 120 | Freedom Lets Ordinary People Do Extrao...
Matt Kibbe sits down with economist Peter Boettke to discuss his new book, “The Struggle for a Better World,” about the hope that comes along with the vision of a free society.
65 min
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Ep 119 | What Star Wars Can Teach Us About Hope...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Stephen Kent and Matt Battaglia to discuss the valuable moral and political lessons of the world’s most popular movie franchise.
65 min
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Ep 118 | The Dubious History of Anthony Fauci |...
Matt Kibbe sits down with economist Phillip Magness, who has been documenting the historical record of America’s most powerful bureaucrat, Dr. Anthony Fauci.
58 min
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Ep 117 | Gun Control Creates Haves and Have Not...
Matt Kibbe is joined by civil rights attorney Matt Larosiere to talk about the government’s various attempts to restrict our access to firearms.
51 min
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Ep 116 | Hypochondria as Policy | Guest: Spike ...
Matt Kibbe talks to former Libertarian vice presidential nominee Spike Cohen about government fearmongering and the threat of vaccine passports to liberty.
54 min
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Ep 115 | The Culture War Rages Across the Pond ...
Matt Kibbe sits down with U.K.-based rapper Zuby to talk about coronavirus lockdowns in Britain, cancel culture, censorship, and the role of the arts in speaking truth to power.
58 min
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Ep 114 | Why Portland Exploded | Guest: Nancy R...
Matt Kibbe talks with journalist Nancy Rommelmann about her experiences covering Antifa and the riots in Portland, Oregon.
51 min
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Ep 113 | How Podcasts Will Save America | Guest...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Marc Clair, host of the Lions of Liberty Podcast, to talk about their common medium of podcasting and how it’s transforming the way that people get their information.
56 min
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Ep 112 | How Can We Actually Improve Health Car...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Kara Jones, vice president of FREOPP, to discuss practical solutions to America’s ongoing health care crisis.
57 min
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Ep 111 | America Is Back ... to Bombing Syria |...
Matt Kibbe talks to Kelley Vlahos about the Biden administration’s foreign policy, which is already looking a lot like Barack Obama’s foreign policy.
51 min
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Ep 110 | Time to End the War on Terror | Guest:...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Scott Horton, editorial director of Anti-War.com, to talk about why peace is such a difficult sell in Washington, D.C.
70 min
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Ep 109 | America Has Abandoned Reason for Fear ...
Matt Kibbe is joined by economist Donald Boudreaux to try to come to grips with the complete lack of rational risk assessment Americans have displayed with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.
48 min
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Ep 108 | The Coming Currency Crisis | Guest: Pe...
Matt Kibbe sits down with author and economist Peter Schiff to talk about why Donald Trump lost, what to expect from the Joe Biden administration, and the dangers of unconstrained government spending.
54 min
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Ep 107 | Live by Executive Order, Die by Execut...
Brad Polumbo joins Matt Kibbe to assess Joe Biden’s first speech as president and the policy agenda he has laid out so far.
46 min
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Ep 106 | Only School Choice Can Solve Education...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Corey DeAngelis to discuss the shocking failure of government schools to meet the needs of parents and students during the coronavirus lockdowns.
44 min
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Ep 105 | If You Want Personal Freedom, Support ...
Matt Kibbe sits down with economist Robert Lawson to talk about his Economic Freedom Index, an annual ranking of the world’s freest—and most unfree—economies.
56 min
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Ep 104 | Is the U.S. in a Cold Civil War? | Gue...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) to talk about the deep political and social divisions running through the country that erupted into violence last week at the U.S. Capitol.
42 min
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Ep 103 | To Sell Freedom, Listen More | Guest: ...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Brian Nichols to discuss the failures of libertarians to effectively market ideas.
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Ep 102 | The Deep State Isn’t a Partisan Issue ...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) to discuss their bipartisan bill to repeal the Patriot Act.
36 min
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Ep 101 | All We Want for Christmas Is 2021 | Gu...
Matt Kibbe is joined by the entire Free the People staff to celebrate another year fighting for freedom.
58 min
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Ep 100 | How Driving Embodies the American Spir...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Matthew Crawford to discuss driving as a metaphor for American individualism, independence, and competence.
52 min
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Ep 99 | Government Is Crushing Minorities at Ev...
Matt Kibbe is joined by BackWordz frontman Eric July to talk about a whole slate of government policies that are proving unbelievably destructive for the black community.
56 min
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Ep 98 | Government Can’t Replace Entrepreneurs ...
Economists Deirdre McCloskey and Alberto Mingardi sit down with Matt Kibbe to discuss their new book, “The Myth of the Entrepreneurial State.”
58 min
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Ep 97 | The Supreme Court Is Supremely Disorder...
Matt Kibbe is joined by the Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro to talk about how and why the Supreme Court has become so relentlessly politicized and dangerously powerful over the years.
52 min
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Ep 96 | Lockdowns Are Unscientific and Dangerou...
Matt Kibbe is joined by biochemical engineer Ivor Cummins, who has been studying the science behind the COVID-19 lockdown mandates that have been the defining feature of 2020.
54 min
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Ep 95 | Bigfoot Exposed! | Guest: Rep. Denver R...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-Va.), author of the new book “Bigfoot: It’s Complicated,” to get to the bottom of what underlies belief in this majestic, mythical beast.
58 min
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Ep 94 | The Deep State, Exposed! | Guest: Patri...
In an eyewitness account that seems stranger than fiction, Patrick Byrne blows the whistle on the deep state
59 min
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Ep 93 | Government Can’t Legislate Dignity | Gu...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Father Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute.
57 min
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Ep 92 | Why Are Warmongers Supporting Biden? | ...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Kelley Vlahos to talk about the military-industrial complex and its commitment to permanent war.
57 min
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Ep 91 | Political Parties Are Breaking Apart | ...
Matt Kibbe talks with Todd Hagopian, Libertarian candidate for Oklahoma corporation commissioner, about the increasingly fractured nature of America’s political parties.
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Ep 90 | Politics Is Like a Bad Boyfriend | Gues...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Hanna Waugh, Libertarian candidate for Lake County Commissioner, to talk about politicians' abusive relationship with the American people.
44 min
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Ep 89 | Meet the Woman the Political Duopoly Fe...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen to talk about the dumpster fire debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
33 min
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Ep 88 | Nobel Laureate on the Morality of Marke...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Nobel laureate economist Vernon Smith to talk about how the market process is not only efficient, but also encourages communities to peacefully cooperate.
56 min
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Ep 87 | How to Bridge Our Toxic Political Divid...
Matt Kibbe sits down with P.J. O’Rourke, author of “A Cry from the Far Middle,” to talk about the polarization of 21st-century America.
56 min
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Ep 86 | The Threat of Emergency Socialism | Gue...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) to discuss the upcoming series, “The Constitution: Line by Line.”
53 min
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Ep 85 | Human Life Is Not Disposable | Guest: H...
Hannah Cox, conservative commentator and writer, sits down with Matt Kibbe to talk about criminal justice reform, the 2020 presidential election, and the Black Lives Matter protests.
46 min
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Ep 84 | Finding Purpose in a Simple Life | Gues...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Gary Collins, author of “The Simple Life,” to figure out why people are struggling to find happiness in 21st-century America.
65 min
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Ep 83 | How Ron Paul Became a Beacon for Libert...
Dr. Ron Paul sits down with Matt Kibbe deep in the heart of Texas to discuss his intellectual influences and his political history.
63 min
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Ep 82 | What America Can Learn from Lebanon's F...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Patrick Mardini, founder of the Lebanese Institute for Market Studies, to talk about the recent explosion that rocked the port of Beirut, killing hundreds.
36 min
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Ep 81 | The Future of the Liberty Movement Is E...
Atlas Network CEO Brad Lips sits down with Matt Kibbe to discuss his book, “The Freedom Movement: Its Past, Present, and Future.”
48 min
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Ep 80 | Be Careful What You Wish For in Biparti...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to talk about trillion-dollar bailouts, the science of the coronavirus pandemic, violence in Portland, police reform, and a host of other issues.
43 min
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Ep 79 | China Is Denying Hong Kong’s Autonomy |...
Simon Lee, freedom protestor fighting for Hong Kong’s independence, sits down with Matt Kibbe to discuss China’s increasingly aggressive posture toward Hong Kong.
50 min
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Ep 78 | Progressives Own the Violence in Portla...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Brad Polumbo, journalist fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education and writer at the Washington Examiner.
50 min
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Ep 77 | Stop Helping Us, Government | Guest: Ma...
Matt Kibbe catches up with Maj Toure, founder of Black Guns Matter, at the Libertarian National Convention in Orlando.
47 min
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Ep 76 | This Libertarian Is Running to Win | Gu...
Matt Kibbe talks to Spike Cohen, the Libertarian Party’s nominee for vice president, about values, culture, and the political process.
39 min
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Ep 75 | Progressivism Created the Militarizatio...
59 min
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Ep 74 | Building a Third Party Through Persuasi...
Matt Kibbe sits down with the Libertarian presidential nominee, Jo Jorgensen, to talk about the issues, the two-party duopoly, and how Libertarians hope to make inroads with voters.
49 min
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Ep 73 | The Criminal Justice System Is Rotten t...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Clark Neily, vice president for criminal justice at the Cato Institute, to discuss a few of the many problems with America’s criminal justice system.
56 min
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Ep 72 | American Business Is About Free Express...
Brewer, entrepreneur, and Flying Dog CEO Jim Caruso sits down with Matt Kibbe at his brewery to talk about his passion for free speech and personal responsibility.
72 min
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Ep 71 | All Atrocities Begin with ‘Safety’ | Gu...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Maj Toure, founder of Black Guns Matter, to talk about lockdowns, protests, riots, and police reform.
53 min
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Ep 70 | Libertarians Can Build Bridges on Polic...
Rapper and Blaze contributor Eric July joins Matt Kibbe to talk about the tragedy of George Floyd's death, the ensuing protests, and the need for police reform.
58 min
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Ep 69 | Government’s Cure Is Worse Than the Dis...
Venture capitalist and Draper University founder Tim Draper joins Matt Kibbe to talk about lockdowns, free speech, regulation, and the proper role of government.
48 min
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Ep 68 | We Don’t Know How Innovation Works | Gu...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Matt Ridley, author of “How Innovation Works,” to talk about the mysterious process of economic and technological progress.
66 min
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Ep 67 | We Can’t Neglect Cancer During COVID-19...
While it’s important to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we can’t forget about the other health care issues people are dealing with.
30 min
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Ep 66 | How Do We Feed America During COVID-19?...
Matt Kibbe sits down with self-described Lunatic Farmer Joel Salatin and Rep. Thomas Massie to talk about the food shortages Americans are experiencing as a result of the coronavirus lockdown.
68 min
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Ep 65 | The Only Thing That Unites the Left Is ...
Dave Rubin, host of The Rubin Report and author of “Don’t Burn This Book,” sits down with Matt Kibbe to discuss the political Left’s response to the coronavirus.
58 min
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Ep 64 | COVID-19 Creates Opportunities for Just...
Matt Kibbe is joined by Kathleen McGoey and police Chief Mike Butler, to discuss how one Colorado city is revolutionizing the criminal justice system.
45 min
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Ep 63 | Is Cooperation or Coercion the Answer t...
Matt Kibbe is joined by economist Antony Davies and political scientist James Harrigan, hosts of the popular Words & Numbers podcast.
51 min
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Ep 62 | Ways to Help Your Kids Learn During Qua...
Still on COVID-19 lockdown, Matt Kibbe is joined by Kerry McDonald, author of “Unschooled,” to talk about alternative education strategies during the coronavirus quarantine.
41 min
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Ep 61 | Mayor Says Coronavirus Lockdown Has Tra...
Matt Kibbe is joined via Skype by Glenn Jacobs, the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, to discuss how his state is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
49 min
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Ep 60 | Educate Yourself on COVID-19 Prediction...
As the quarantine continues, Matt Kibbe is joined by Phillip Magness, a senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research.
41 min
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Ep 59 | Massie Stands Alone on COVID-19 Bailout...
Rep. Thomas Massie joins Matt Kibbe to give a play-by-play of his stand against the COVID-19 bailout bill.
56 min
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Ep 58 | Coronavirus Response Is a Central Plann...
In this special quarantine edition of Kibbe on Liberty, Matt Kibbe is joined via Skype by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky) to discuss the COVID-19 virus and the government’s response to it.
45 min
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Ep 57 | Leaderless Movements Are Fighting for D...
Michael Abramowitz of Freedom House joins Matt Kibbe to talk about the need to support democratic movements springing up around the globe.
57 min
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Ep 56 | The Four Reasons Parents Live in Fear |...
Free-Range Kids founder Lenore Skenazy sits down with Matt Kibbe to break down the reasons why parents are so much more afraid for their children’s safety these days.
62 min
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Ep 55 | Drugs Don’t Kill People, the War on Dru...
Former New York state gubernatorial candidate Larry Sharpe joins Matt Kibbe to discuss a wide variety of issues from the War on Drugs to why Republicans and Democrats can’t unite the country.
65 min
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Ep 54 | Learn About Liberty and Light Up the Wo...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Libertarian Party presidential candidate Jacob Hornberger to discuss the future of freedom in America.
71 min
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Ep 53 | It’s Not Possible to Be a Good Presiden...
Economist Max Gulker sits down with Matt Kibbe to discuss some of the big ideas coming out of the Democratic primary.
71 min
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Ep 52 | Iranians Are Ready for Freedom | Guest:...
Iranian writer and activist Ladan Boroumand sits down with Matt Kibbe to discuss her fight for human rights in Iran.
62 min
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Ep 51 | Can Socialist Sanders Win It? | Guest: ...
Reason editor at large Matt Welch joins Matt Kibbe to discuss Bernie Sanders and the 2020 presidential campaign. The guys rail on Bernie, but worry about his populist, anti-establishment qualities, similar to those that propelled Donald Trump in 2016. They touch on international trade, foreign policy, health care, and other issues likely to surface as the campaign unfolds.
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Ep 50 | Women Have a Right to Defend Themselves...
Matt Kibbe sits down with Nikki Goeser of the Crime Prevention Research Center to discuss how gun laws have impacted her personally. After she had to watch her husband get gunned down in a supposedly gun-free zone, Nikki wrote a book about how gun laws designed to keep us safe actually make us all potential victims.
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