Who is the most loved, and most hated Libertarian Candidate running for President of the United States? This week we have Libertarian Presidential candidate Austin Petersen! In this episode we talk to Austin about his campaign, and the internal infighting occurring within the Libertarian Party. Is Austin Petersen the candidate you want to support? Listen to this episode were we ask him about foreign policy, abortions, military, and how big should the government be? Let's stir some shit up, grab a beer, and enjoy the show!
Austin Petersen is a constitutional libertarian, who believes in economic freedom and personal liberty. Petersen’s passion for limited government led him to a job at the Libertarian National Committee in 2008, and then eventually to the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. After fighting for liberty in our nation’s capital, Petersen took a job as an associate producer for Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show FreedomWatch on the Fox Business Network. After the show’s cancellation, Austin returned to D.C. to work for the Tea Party institution FreedomWorks, and subsequently started his own business venture, Stonegait LLC, and a popular national news magazine The Libertarian Republic.
Austin grew up on a farm in the Midwest. He was born in Independence, and raised in Peculiar near a town called Liberty. Austin won Samuel French’s “Critic’s Choice” award for playwrighting a one-act dramatizing the events of 9/11. Graduating from Missouri State University with a degree in Musical Theatre, Petersen moved to New York City after graduation to a pursue a career in media. He currently resides in Missouri.
Band Of The Week: The Shivering Denizens
Many people ask us, “What in the hell is a Shivering Denizen?” If you listen to the lyrics, it won’t take long to figure out. A combination of Roots /Outlaw Country & Rockabilly help paint the picture of misery and despair in the troubled past of The Shivering Denizen. There is some heavy influence from the likes of Hank Sr., David Allen Coe, Johnny Cash, Jerry Reed, Johnny Paycheck, and George Jones.The Denizens started out in 2007 with Ron E. Banner and Daryl Whalen. They recruited stand up bass player, Jeff Davies, drummer, Bob Barraza and guitar player, Ken Wilford. However, this lineup would not stay intact very long. Ken Wilford moved to Australia and Jeff Davies was pretty busy with his other 12 bands that he played in. Daryl decided to split too. Ronnie and Bob kept the fire lit and kept rehearsing with just the acoustic, some drums and a couple microphones. Ronnie recruited guitar sensation, Fred Speakman, to join the band with standup bass player, Hank Leinonen.
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