Latinx, Caring, Bridezillas, Awfulness Complicity, & College Degrees (33m) – Episode 376

Episode 376 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following entries to r/unpopularopinion: Omnitree7 writes, “I really hate the term Latinx”; Zaroo77 writes, “People need to stop expecting others to care about everything”; caboose365 writes, “Brides & expecting mothers are given a pass by society to be terrible people and it needs to stop.”; Raspberry-Rare writes, “We should stop telling children ‘They can be whatever they want to be.’ They can’t.”; PianoMan1925 writes, “If you say things like ‘fuck the government, fuck the system’ but do absolutely nothing to try to change it, including not exercising your right to vote you are complicit in said system being awful”; edgyusername123 writes, “Beauty pageants should be illegal for anyone under 16. Maybe 18 even.”; and billyoceanfan writes, “Employers need to stop requiring college degrees for jobs that don’t need it”.

Chris J. Returns, Utah Windstorm, Sci-Fi Favorites, & Root Issues (1h15m) – Episode 375

Episode 375 welcomes back Chris Jenkins to chat with Skyler on the following topics: Utah windstorm fallout; California wildfires; Dune trailer; hero’s journey and Disney; sci-fi television; Star Trek movies; British comedy; Netflix’s Lost in Space; 13 year old Autistic boy shot by police in Salt Lake City; Rob Hustle’s “Call the Cops” music video; the War on Drugs and the War on Poverty and what they’ve done to the black community; University of Utah’s economics and humanities departments; Ben Swann on the Moderna vaccine; politician pedophile rings; their line in the sand for leaving the United States for greener pastures; American secessionary movements in their lifetime; and more.

Democratic Nations, U.S. Capitalism, Anarchism, & Root of All Evil (34m) – Episode 374

Episode 374 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following questions from Quora: “Why are so many democratic nations in peril? Has democracy become a liability to free nations?”; “Has U.S. capitalism abandoned the middle class?”; “Why do some people support anarchism?”; and “Is the root of all evil simply a man’s belief in evil?”

Anarchist Praxis, Genocide, “Assist Police”, FBI Worried, & Freedom vs. Wealth (38m) – Episode 373

Episode 373 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following entries to r/shitstatistssay: NecrosavroGutsfucker writes, “I think that if you for example havent not even once smashed the face of a racist , or afraid to join at least once a year an insurectionary event with anarchists or alone , you must not consider yourself an anarcho.”; Hollie Nyseth Brehm says, “People who commit genocide are not evil.”; @perri_goldstein writes (reddit), “Bringing a gun to a protest and saying you’re there to ‘assist police’ is like if I brought a scalpel to a hospital and said I’m there to ‘assist doctors.'”; BBC writes, “FBI worried that Ring doorbells are spying on police”; and s1monsys writes, “what if we dont realize it because we live relativity wealthy lives but if you look at where most of the money is held, its still a small group of extremely wealth people. We still have kings who send Fodder off to die. Nothings really changed we just are slightly more advanced.”

Chris J. Returns, Learning Spanish, 19 Essential Skills (1h30m) – Episode 372

Episode 372 welcomes back Chris Jenkins to chat with Skyler on the following topics: learning Spanish; culture shock moments in Chicago for Skyler and Philadelphia for Chris; gringos con latinas (white boys with hispanic wives); Mises Institute events; Monopoly on Violence documentary; Atlantic Council and it’s Utah connection in Jon Huntsman, Jr.; Richard Grove’s Autonomy course and 19 Essential Skills download; integrity; gratitude; culture of excellence; scarcity/abundance mindset; can-do attitude; delegation; adding/selling value; kids and household chores; and more.

David’s Journey & Foster Parenting (49m) – Episode 371

Episode 371 welcomes David Scholes to the podcast to chat with Skyler on the following topics: what becoming foster parents entails; why he and his wife chose to become foster parents; initial and interval requirements to being a foster parent; where foster kids come from and some trouble cases he’s seen; why he adopted his son out of his foster care; abuses in the system; how being a foster parent can be rewarding; video game “addiction” and what’s really going on there; the free range kids phenomenon; protecting himself from illnesses like COVID-19 through his ketogenic dieting, 5 years on; and more.

Aphorisms in Honor of Liberty, Part Five (27m) – Episode 370

Episode 370 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following aphorisms written by Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski: “A fool believes in designing markets. A person of reason believes in marketing designs.”; “A consistent freedom lover is an anarchist in the making.”; “A fool deplores the fact that without the state, the poor would be at the mercy of individual charity. A person of reason delights in the fact that without the state, the poor wouldn’t be at the mercy of institutional violence.”; “Happiness: fulfillment without boredom.”; “A nationalist is someone who praises domestic illusions out of fear of confronting foreign realities.”; “A seeming ontological nihilist believes that nothing really exists. A real ontological nihilist believes that nothing only seems to exist.”

White Supremacist Cops, Powell’s Books, Dark Sky Advocates, & HIV Cure (29m) – Episode 369

Episode 369 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following topics: a new report stating that white supremacists and militias have infiltrated police forces across the United States; Powell’s Books in Portland pulling their inventory from Amazon in a bid to rebuild local community; astronomers and other dark sky advocates upset at Elon Musk’s Starlink plans to launch satellite constellations bringing internet to disadvantaged communities around the world; scientists discover a rare person whose immune system obliterates the HIV virus; and more.

Ian M. Returns, Minneapolis Experience, & Voluntaryist Silver Linings (55m) – Episode 368

Episode 368 welcomes back Ian Mayes to have a chat with Skyler on the following topics: working in the neighborhood where George Floyd was killed; his experience with the Minneapolis protests and riots; Kyle Rittenhouse; lockdown created tinderbox across the country and world; Minneapolis “defund the police” campaign; lack of real anti-authoritarian sentiment; political coalition building and guilt by association; civil wars and anarchists; Portland neighborhood “wake up” protests (Reason interview); voluntaryist welfare actions, ie. silver linings; restorative justice systems (Kibbe interview); and more.

Family Obligations, Connection, Childhood Play, Friendship, & Dreams (27m) – Episode 367

Episode 367 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following questions from Quora: “Should children be obliged to give something back to their parents?”; “How do I deal with this? I live together with my friend, his 10-year old son is living with us. I know I am not his parent, but I do am an adult and feel like he should listen to me. He feels like he can do whatever he wants in the house.”; “Is it okay to bring young children to a public park if you don’t want them to interact with other children?”; “Can a father be friends with his son?”; and “What are your dreams for your children?”