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This week’s podcast is up:

LocoFoco Netcast #19, with Robert Wicks.

It is available on Bitchute and Brighteon (though at time of publication, the video was still “processing” on both sites) as well as YouTube:

LocoFoco Netcast #19, with Robert Wicks.

Odd how I don’t promote my own podcast. I never put this up, for example:

LocoFoco #5 — from late March.

It is an expansion of a blog post here.

It is basically a rant on risk in a free society, in the context of the pandemic. This is still relevant.

The podcast is available on Apple, Google, Pocket Cast, Spotify and SoundCloud — click to LocoFoco.net. And it is available on YouTube as a Keynote presentation:

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Top left-to-right: Timo Virkkala & Rocco Lucente; Bottom: Olof Af Yggdrasil & Lee Waaks.

The 18th episode of the LocoFoco Netcast is up on LocoFoco.net and is crawling out to podcatchers:

It is also up in video form on Brighteon and on BitChute. Check them out!

For this episode of the LocoFoco Netcast, co-hosts Timo Virkkala and Lee Waaks query Rocco Lucente and Olof Af Yggdrasil about the nature of the pandemic and its panicky, political reactions.

The podcast, as always, can be found on LocoFoco.net, and with podcatchers such as Apple’s and Google’s, and Pocket Cast and Spotify.

LocoFoco Netcast #15
LocoFoco Netcast #15

Well, not a “study” so much as merely an example:

So basically Facebook blocks all Brighteon videos. I had merely been trying to share a Styx vid on John Bolton.

How should I express my contempt for the people who run Facebook? They block a whole video source. Because it contains work by people excluded from other sites, such as YouTube and Vimeo. Apparently. (I have not read any of the stories about this.)

I have an account there, on Brighteon. I am trying to upload a video right now. I have not had much success on Bitchute — I upload a video and then it never shows up. But Brighteon hasn’t published my video yet. Says it is “under review.” What? We’ll see how this develops. Finding alternatives to Institutional Evil is a problem. (I have written about it before.)

So, I am abandoning Facebook again for the weekend. I’m on Gab: @wirkman.

And here is me, years ago, irked not about Facebook but by John Bolton:

I make at least one error here. Maybe a big one.

Well, who better to ask than Michael Rectenwald?

So that is just what Lee Waaks and I did in our 14th episode of the LocoFoco Netcast.

Professor Rectenwald was the “Deplorable NYU Prof” who made such a flash a few years ago when he took on the far left political correctness on his campus.

Now he has a new book, Beyond Woke, and a novel in prep, The Virus. From which he reads.

LocoFoco Netcast #14, “Wokeness & Beyond”

I had a nice long Skype chat with Stephan Kinsella yesterday, and it got me thinking about what my political philosophy means.

It is not my religion.

I don’t get my meaning of life from it — though my sense of life does indeed show through it.

It does not substitute for a personal philosophy, or ethics.

It is not my prophecy for the future, as it may have been for Herbert Spencer and Gustave de Molinari.

This is what I think it is: it is my best advice for reducing conflict, and it is my preferred terms for human interaction.

That latter is pretty important. So, it is signaling. My libertarian ideas send a signal. The signal is TIT for TAT: if you play nice I will; if you play nasty, I may bite.


That conversation with Mr. Kinsella is up on YouTube as well as in podcast (Apple, Google, Spotify, SoundCloud) form:

LocoFoco Netcast #13, June 17, 2020.
LocoFoco #13, June 16, 2020.

A Threat to Civilization?

Now up on YouTube, the twelfth episode of my podcast:

LocoFoco #12, featuring Kevin D. Rollins

It is also available as a podcast on Apple, Google, and Spotify, and other podcatchers, as well as at LocoFoco.net:

Emile Phaneuf joins Timothy Virkkala for this, the fourth episode of the LocoFoco Netcast. The conversation covers what we can make of the COVID-19 menace in the context of the totalitarian threat. Can we survive and be free?

This podcast is available on Google, Spotify and iTunes, and is hosted by SoundCloud at LocoFoco.net. It is available in video on the LocoFoco channel:

LocoFoco Netcast No. 4

To interact with the LocoFoco team, go to LocoFoco.us. Timothy Wirkman Virkkala’s handle on Twitter, Gab, Minds, Facebook and the Liberdon instance of Mastodon is @wirkman; his blog is wirkman.com.

The third episode of my new podcast will go up on Monday. Until then, here is a preview:

For over three years, Dennis Pratt has been working full time answering questions on Quora — about libertarianism. This is a preview on my personal channel of what will appear on my official podcast channels on YouTube and SoundCloud.