Government Gone Wild Podcast
Summary: Government Gone Wild is a no-holds-barred podcast dissecting the most controversial topics in the news right now. Edgy, fast-paced, and with a bit of humor, conservative libertarian host Kristin Tate digs beyond the headlines and beyond party politics, to illuminate the issues people care about - the ones career politicians in D.C. just don’t understand. Each week, Kristin hosts real people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to engage in feisty debates and discussions. Subscribe today!
Happy Thanksgiving week! I’ve got a great episode for you to sink your teeth into over the holiday. If you listen to this episode, you’ll absolutely be prepared for the annual dinner table debate with the liberals in the family. With the proposed tax plan on the tongues of pretty much everyone, I decided to do a deep dive into the subject for you guys. This week’s guest is a true expert on the economy. Economist and libertarian theorist Bob Murphy is a professor at the Free Market Institute of Texas Tech. He shares some awesome, insightful and often hilarious observations on Twitter, so follow him at @bobmurphyecon. In this episode, I get Bob’s perspective on the tax plan. We compare elements of the Senate tax bill versus the House tax bill, and I get Bob to share what he thinks would be the ideal tax policy for our country. There’s a huge problem when fiscally responsible citizens in low-tax states are being forced to subsidize high-tax policies. People get upset when government taxes us on our hard-earned money, then wastefully spends those tax dollars on broken programs and needless wars. And it happens all too often. I hope you enjoy this week’s episode, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
One of my favorite people in the whole world, a childhood friend of mine nicknamed “Bagels” joins me today for real talk about being a gay, conservative millennial in America. We popped his podcast cherry with this conversation. Hopefully we don’t ruin his social life by airing it... But Bagels embodies a demographic that confuses the heck out of liberals. He’s a millennial. He’s gay. And he’s a conservative libertarian. In this episode, we talk about what it was like for us growing up as apolitical high school kids living in the middle of nowhere in New Hampshire. We talk about Bagels’ journey to becoming a fiscally conservative and socially liberal adult. And we talk about being a conservative in Boston’s extremely liberal gay community. In social situations that delve into political discussion, Bagels is always honest about his views. Before the 2016 election, some members of Boston’s gay community would belittle his conservative stance. They were blinded by the wildly incorrect poll estimates that indicated Hillary Clinton was White House bound. After Trump won, people became very hostile and treated Bagels like he was on the wrong side of the tracks. We talk about how pretty much all of Bagels’ interaction with the broader gay community on political issues has focused on social issues. Rarely do fiscal issues come up, he says. If you want a fresh perspective on the “normal” life of a gay conservative in America, listen to this podcast! Please subscribe for more great episodes. You can find the show on Apple Podcasts and Google Play. And if you want to get involved, support the show on Patreon. Thanks for listening!
Fall is my favorite season, and Halloween is a celebration near and dear to me. I loved dressing up as a gunshot wound victim as a kid, scaring my friends who would wear princess outfits or something sweet. Pretty messed up, I know. But it was a way of showing my creativity… Halloween is celebrated as a holiday for letting go of the stress from school and have some laughs. But if you have kids today who are either at the grade school level or even all the way up at the college level, you’ve probably noticed that Halloween is becoming increasingly policed. Nearly every Halloween costume these days is deemed offensive. Social justice warriors have waged a full on war on Halloween. That’s why I needed to bring my friend and fellow millennial Matthew Palumbo on the show. Matt is the author of several books, including “Conscience of a Young Conservative.” His new book “A Paradoxical Alliance” is about the relationship between the left and Islam. He’s also a commentator and columnist. We talk about how the left only picks certain people to protect, and how they lose it when they see something they deem as cultural appropriation. We talk about the liberal bias in the education system. We talk about the squashing of free speech and how quickly the left is willing to do that. This is an episode you won’t want to miss. So please subscribe on iTunes or Google Play. And if you love the show, please leave a positive review. Catch you next week!
Welcome back to the podcast! This is the kickoff to Season 2. It’s been a few weeks… a few months… since we’ve published an episode. That’s because I’ve been heads down finishing the final manuscript for my next book, which hits bookstores early next year. I can’t wait to tell you more about it! But I have to. Stay tuned… So, today’s episode tackles an incredible story that keeps unfolding. And that story is Harvey Weinstein being accused by some of the top actresses in the world (think Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose McGowan, etc.) for making unwanted sexual advances, sexual assault and even rape. The predatory behavior from producers and casting directors in Hollywood is finally getting the spotlight thanks to the Weinstein scandal. Unfortunately it’s not a new story. It’s an open secret in Hollywood that isn’t so secret anymore. New accusations of sexual harassment, assault and even rape that have happened repeatedly over decades are opening up a larger discussion about the horrific behavior in Hollywood. Our guest today, Liam McNeill, is an actor based in Los Angeles who has starred in commercials and movies. He’s a conservative in Hollywood and has observed the reaction to the Weinstein scandal. He verifies that colleagues have confided in him stories of sexual harassment or worse. And it’s not just the women in Hollywood. Both male and female actors, even child actors, have been propositioned to do things they don’t want to do by people in powerful positions. Yet the issue just gets swept under the rug. Why is it that when a scandal like this happens, the leftist Hollywood elite stay silent? We would expect them to be shouting from the rooftops about this, but instead we hear nothing. Or we hear celebrities blame the women who are coming forward against Weinstein for what happened to them. Actors and actresses love to lecture us about who we should vote for, how we should act, positioning themselves as the moral standard for Americans. Yet these same actors are getting away with or actively turning a blind eye to rape and sexual assault in Hollywood. How can a conservative survive in Hollywood? And how do we expose this larger issue of sexual abuse and violence against young actors, including children? Listen to this interview and let us know what you think by leaving us a review on iTunes. And be sure to subscribe for more episodes of the podcast.
I find it kind of funny how extreme the media has become in this country. The media and those on the left have, for the past 8-10 years, smugly called conservatives “conspiracy theorists.” They’ve painted conservatives to be tinfoil hat wearing loons who sit in their basements and read InfoWars stories and go on Reddit and make up totally untrue stories just to slander Obama. There were some untrue stories floated on the right in the last 8-10 years. There were definitely some conspiracy theories. I’m not going to deny that. However, the left has turned into exactly what they have consistently painted the right out as. Those on the left are the biggest conspiracy theorists among us. If you support Trump in any way, then you are part of the alt-right movement. Look, generally I have been supporting Trump. But I will voice my opinion when I disagree with him. Blindly supporting anyone or anything is dangerous because it’s what dumb people do. But there is zero evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. If there was, I’d be there investigating. But let’s talk about the alt-right movement. The term alt-right wasn’t even really heard of until last year. Now everyone uses it. I’ve been called alt-right. I still don’t really don’t know what it means, but apparently it’s supposed to be a diss. My guest today is someone who has also been called alt-right a lot in her career — Lauren Southern! In this episode of the podcast, we talk about the alt-right and much more. So download the episode now and send me your thoughts on Twitter @KristinBTate and Facebook.com/Kristinbtate1
Hey peeps! Today’s episode is an exciting debate. This is the first time I’ve had someone on the show who I disagree with on the issues at least 50 percent, if not 80 percent of the time… But before you hit the download button to snag this awesome episode, please take a minute to subscribe on iTunes, Google Play or Soundcloud. It’s free and ensures that you get the latest episode when it hits. Also, if you want to support this project, please check out Government Gone Wild on Patreon.com. Ok, let’s dive into a topic that literally makes me dry heave - feminism. Those of you who have been following me for a while know that I am definitely not a feminist. I detest the label and don’t believe that we need feminism today. There was a time and a place for feminism, and it served a purpose. But now the movement has morphed into this group of whining liberals who are always playing the victim instead of taking personal responsibility. Look - I believe women who work hard can achieve anything that men can in this country. And that can happen without feminism. Blair Imani tends to disagree. A resistance feminist and practicing Muslim, she strongly believes that the laws providing equal rights to men and women aren’t working in practice and that we need to do more to lift up other women. In this debate, I ask her for her thoughts about the current state of feminism, her experience as a Muslim and her relationship with her faith, the utter failure of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, millennial feminist who want more bureaucracy, and so much more. You definitely want to tune in to this debate! So download the episode now and send me your thoughts on Twitter @KristinBTate and Facebook.com/Kristinbtate1
Hello poppets! I’m so excited about to share with you this week’s episode. But first, y’all need to know that the schedule for episode releases moving forward is Thursdays - so please subscribe on iTunes, Google Play or Soundcloud to ensure you get the latest episode when it comes out. Thanks! Ok, so I consider myself a “small l” libertarian. What that means is, on most issues I lean libertarian but I’m not a card-carrying member of the Libertarian Party. As purveyor of TheLibertarianChick.com, my website, I’ve gotten so much hate over the years from fellow libertarians because I’m “not libertarian enough.” I have a lot of issues with the Libertarian Party, and I brought up a lot of those issues with my guest for this week’s episode. Austin Petersen ran for president in 2016 as a candidate for the Libertarian Party. In this episode, we debate the future of the Libertarian Party and libertarianism, and Austin breaks some news - a Government Gone Wild podcast exclusive! Follow me on Facebook.com/Kristinbtate1 and on Twitter @KristinBTate Support the show at Patreon.com/GovernmentGoneWild
Hello my snowflakes! I am so pumped up about this episode. Today we're talking about diversity within the conservative and libertarian movements. Now, Democrats will have you believe that they are the de facto party for anyone who is not a white, straight male. They think that they have the right to the female vote, the black vote, the Hispanic vote. But, as a young libertarian myself, I have noticed an increase in young, diverse people exploring the ideas of limited government, and warming up to those ideas. Of course, that's not the narrative the left is perpetuating. My guest today is helping dispel that narrative - Lucian Wintrich. He's the left's worst nightmare. He's the artist behind the "Twinks for Trump" and, on paper, everything that a liberal should be. We talk about his college experience, political upbringing, diversity in the conservative and libertarian movements, and his work as a White House correspondent for the Gateway Pundit. Download this episode, listen to our discussion! If you like this podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, Google Play or SoundCloud. Leave us a review and a five-star rating on iTunes, and check out our Patreon page to support the show - patreon.com/governmentgonewild
Welcome back to Government Gone Wild! Last week I interviewed street artist SABO for my very first episode of the podcast. If you missed, it, go find it and listen! The Government Gone Wild podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play and SoundCloud. This week I'm diving into the topic of our fractured political parties - the deep divides within the Democractic Party and Republican Party. I've brought on political analyst Harlan Hill to discuss the issue, as well as the differences - and similarities - of the populist movements surrounding President Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders. You don't want to miss this episode! If you like the Government Gone Wild podcast, let me know by leaving a review and five-star rating on iTunes and Google Play! And if you want to help us keep this podcast going, please check out my Patreon page to see how you can support me. Thank you, and be sure to tune in next week for a brand spankin' new episode!
Hello everyone! Thank you so much for tuning in to my first ever episode of my new podcast, Government Gone Wild! You know that we are going to have a ton of fun on this podcast. I love talking politics. I love keeping it light. I love keeping it fun. And I like fiery debates. So that is what you are going to find in this podcast each and every week. If you have been paying attention at all for the past year, maybe two years, you've probably noticed this swelling counterculture on the right. For so long, we have thought of liberals as being the cool guys. It's always been culturally acceptable to be a liberal, while conservatives have always kind of been the uncool dorks, the outcasts. But I see that starting to shift. My guest for my very first episode is one of those people who I think is doing amazing things when it comes to spreading the ideas of smaller government in a really edgy, unorthodox way. His name is SABO. He is a street artist. I've been following him for years and his art just blows my mind. Listen in on our conversation about what's happening on college campuses, specifically his experience at University of California, Berkeley where free speech was once held in high esteem. If you like this episode, share it with your friends! And be sure to subscribe to the podcast feed on SoundCloud and iTunes. Leave a review on iTunes to help us rank in the News & Politics category, and be sure to check out my Patreon to support the show and become a founding member of the Government Gone Wild podcast!