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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, 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.

Disease. Despair. Distraction.

That about sums up the reasons why it took me so long to publish my own podcast. I’ve been sick this winter; not everything is hunky dory in Virkkalavia, and I am not emotionally unaffected; and I’ve been reading and working and even watching stuff on the big screen.

But I’ve postponed podcasting too long. So last night I didn’t go to sleep. Instead, I published two podcast episodes in the form of video on YouTube and audio on SoundCloud.

It’s called the “LocoFoco Netcast.” Why? Well, I’ve been referencing my politics to those of the 19th century LocoFocos for a long, long time. And why “Netcast” instead of “podcast”? Well, the way to get to the audio on SoundCloud is to put the simple URL locofoco.net into your browser. Bang. You’re there. Calling it “Netcast” reminds listeners that it can be found at LocoFoco.net.

The first episode starts with me going solo, but clipping a segment from MSNBC and another from Stefan Molyneux. That’s not very long, but I make a point that is not made elsewhere, from what I can tell. Call it a plea for “lateral thinking,” though I did not use the term in my short talk. That is, in the podcast. The rest of the episode is long conversation between James Littleton Gill and me about economist Tyler Cowen’s “State Capacity Libertarianism.” Check it out:

LocoFoco Netcast #1

What’s with the title? Well, if you are curious, you know where to click.

The second episode consists entirely of an interview with the great writer David Ramsay Steele. Lee C. Waaks takes command of the interview, here, though Mr. Steele doesn’t need much prompting or managing. He is excellent as always. Our conversation is about fascism and its meaning, history, and lingering influence — that is, the subject of the lead essay of his new book:

LocoFoco Netcast #2

As much work as I put into these videos, I think I prefer the audio versions that you can find on SoundCloud. Please click in and listen — and subscribe, and comment. On SoundCloud you can place your comments at precise points in the audio presentations, which is really an attractive feature, if you ask me.

Find the SoundCloud account by going to locofoco.net.

By the end of the week the podcasts should be available upon multiple podcast distributors, such as iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play. I will keep readers posted.

Me in my living room, in front of a new acquisition: an old Apple eMac!