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Pax Libertas Productions had humble beginnings. At a simple desk in Rodger Paxton’s Marion, AR bedroom, the first Pax Libertas show was produced in January of 2015. But the desire to start a liberty podcast network started many years before the first show was ever recorded.
An avid listener of podcasts and a self-described libertarian political junkie, Rodger found himself frustrated with the lack of quality libertarian content in his never-ending podcast queue. For years, the thought of starting his own show was always in the back of his mind. With a taxing job and a young family, that left little time to pursue a time-consuming hobby. But after one-too-many attempts to seek liberty through electoral politics, Rodger decided to pursue a new avenue for spreading the message of voluntaryism. With years of ideas and plans in his mind, The LAVA Flow Podcast was born.
Planning and research for Pax Libertas’ first show began in the fall of 2014. What type of equipment, which hosts, content focus, websites, marketing plans… all of the preparations were being made to launch Pax Libertas’ first show in January 2015. With his first two shows earning more than 250 downloads in his inaugural month, Rodger quickly saw exponential growth month-by-month and found that he was soon earning thousands of downloads a month. Maybe he was on to something?
After his family moved to New Hampshire to join the Free State Project in the fall of 2015, Rodger found the Live Free or Die State to be chock full of liberty media opportunities. He also found himself with the space to have a dedicated in-home studio. Now with tightly honed his skills as a producer and marketer, Rodger expanded Pax Libertas.
In early 2016, the Freecoast Freecast was born from the desire to inform and entertain the Free State Project’s members on the coast of New Hampshire. This bi-weekly show began, with many thanks to hosts Matt Carano, Mike Vine, and Nicholas Boyle. The Freecast was the first of Pax Libertas’ podcasts to be live streamed on Facebook during the recording session.
Shortly thereafter, The Ancap Barber Shop joined the Pax Libertas lineup. Scott McDonald and Adam Brown brought their talents to the liberty media circuit under Pax Libertas’ guidance. Their bi-weekly show is all about bringing down the state and making fun of politics in general. Scott really is an ancap barber in his spare time and brings, along with his friend Adam, his irreverence for politics to the show.
In 2016, Rodger soon found himself back in the political circus, having taken on the role of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire’s Vice Chairman. During this time, he met Brian McQuade, a man whose love of liberty was rivaled only by his love of Star Wars. The two became fast friends, and Rodger’s family ended up buying a home only a few miles away from Brian. (Now with an improved, dedicated five-mic, three camera studio!) During nights filled with card games and delicious food, the idea for Pax Libertas’ next podcast was born. Resist the Empire: A Libertarian View of the Star Wars Universe will surely be the next liberty podcast blockbuster.
Stay tuned, as Pax Libertas continues to add quality shows and remains your premier source for quality liberty podcasts.
This week we are honored to feature Rodger Paxton! Rodger is a fellow Anarcho-Capitalist, and podcast host of the LAVA Flow. Johnny also asks Rodger some loaded questions from a Salon magazine article “11 questions to see if libertarians are hypocrites.” Rodger Paxton is a great voice for the liberty movement and he also discusses his new projects at Pax Libertas Productions, you can’t miss this one!
About The Guest
Rodger Paxton is a long-time libertarian activist; formerly he was the Chairman and Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Arkansas before becoming committed to full anarcho-capitalism. In his time as Chairman, he took a completely dead party and brought together a dynamic team that kicked the party into overdrive, thus turning it into one of the most active LP affiliates in the nation at the time. As Chairman, he also brought full ballot access to the LPAR for the first time in state history, which led to running 15 Libertarian candidates across the state in 2012 and 30 in 2014. In 2012 and 2014, Rodger also ran for Arkansas State Representative in the 51st district in 2012 and 2014, garnering 20.18% and 26.26% respectively. He has worked with End the Fed rallies in Little Rock and been active in marijuana legalization activism. He has also served on the national Libertarian Party Judicial Committee. Currently, he serves as a Regional Captain for the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence and the Vice-Chairman of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire.
In 2015, seeking to find “liberty in his lifetime,” Rodger and his family moved 1,500 miles from Arkansas to New Hampshire to join the Free State Project, joining the exclusive ranks of nearly 2,000 “early movers” who made the decision to move prior to the Free State Project receiving it’s first 20,000 signatures. Rodger and his wife Jessica also unschool their children at home. They believe these two activities are among the most important activities you can do for liberty.
The LAVA Flow is the first podcast project of Pax Libertas Productions, an organization created to help spread the word of liberty and free-markets to the four corners of the world.
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