The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive
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Listed below are show archives and named based on original broadcast date
05/20/2013 Show Topic: The Upside of Austerity in the U.S.; TEFL Certification Update; Why Generation-Y Isn’t All That Bad; The Truth About Dubai
05/20/2013 Show Description: While many of us speak of rapid austerity policy in negative terms, Kevin Williamson says “bring it on.” A National Review columnist, he believes financial difficulties will inevitably lead towards self-sufficiency, innovative solutions, and a freer economy.
Bruce Jones, of the International TEFL Academy, returns to share why you want to consider certification before heading abroad to teach English.
Us Generation-Y members have earned a low reputation, but Brad Hines, a writer and social media strategist, doesn’t think that is the entire story.
Dubai conjures up many images, particularly economic prospects, but it has legal scandals on its hand. Silvana Rees, a multilingual flight attendant from Chile, shares her first-hand experience.
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive May 20, 2013 Hour 1
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05/06/2013 Show Topic: The Solitary Lady Wanderer; Secession around the World; The Open Borders Solution
05/06/2013 Show Description: Travel presents heightened concerns for women, particularly in the case of safety. One who has not let that stop her is the Solitary Wanderer. Aleah Taboclaon shares her tips and why she wrote the popular article, “Date a Girl Who Travels.”
Nations come and go, even if many of us do not follow history or current events enough to realize. Today, there are many individuals pushing for secession as a route to local governance and sovereignty. Yaël Ossowski and Dennis Bumpy Kanahele, of Québec and Hawaii, explain the basis for those efforts.
Finally, we examine something we celebrate through The Stateless Man — freedom of movement and open borders. The president of The Future of Freedom Foundation, Jacob Hornberger, makes the case.
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive May 6, 2013 Hour 1
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04/22/2013 Show Topic: Property Rights in Canada; Police State U.S.A.; Table Tennis Champion Visits North Korea
04/22/2013 Show Description: My favorite think tank in Canada is the Frontier Centre, and their latest notable research is a new ranking of property rights across the provinces. The author, Joseph Quesnel, explains the various measures of property and how the provinces and territories of Canada compare.
Recent events in Boston have revealed an ugly side of United States’ law enforcement, and given my four years in Boston, it is getting close to home. Brad Jordan of Food Riot Radio chats with us about the surreal situation right now.
Sarah Her-Lee is an inspirational athlete from Taiwan, now representing New Zealand in table tennis. She shares how she has turned her passion into her vocation, along with observations from her recent visit to North Korea.
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive April 22, 2013 Hour 1
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04/15/2013 Show Topic: Big Brother China; Lifelong Learning; Withhold Support for the Cuban Regime?
04/15/2013 Show Description: Rather than undermine communist rule in China, the internet has suffered from sophisticated censorship there. Milton Mai of North Carolina State University—a native of Guangzhou, China—expands on what this means.
Jeff Johnston is a Canadian who now bases himself in Cuenca, Ecuador. A recent article from him was on being a “lifelong learner” and generalist, and we also get his thoughts on how to make a living as a writer on the road.
Many falsely believe that most or all U.S. citizens cannot travel to Cuba. In fact, U.S. citizens can receive a permit to travel there and get around the restriction by traveling through another country first. Marianela Toledo of Florida Watchdog also explains the arguments for travel there, legal or not.
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive April 15, 2013 Hour 1
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04/08/2013 Show Topic: Stranded in American Samoa; the Valley of Longevity; Why Millennials Are so Ironic; Radical Unschooling
04/08/2013 Show Description: Mikhail Sebastian is on after confusion over time zones last week. He is the man with no nationality who was stuck down in American Samoa for more than a year.
A friend of mine from North Carolina has begun a new life alongside his wife in Vilcabamba, Ecuador—the Valley of Longevity. For a host of reasons, Ecuador is a leading expat destination, and Jim Braman gives you a straight up appraisal.
Zachary Caceres has caught my attention as editor of Radical Social Entrepreneurs, and he’s written on why millennials are “so ironic… because we’re getting screwed.”
“Unschooling.” is an alternative approach to education that is gaining popularity, and Dayna Martin has written Radical Unschooling: A Revolution Has Begun.
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive April 8, 2013 Hour 1
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04/01/2013 Show Topic: Freedom in the 50 States Ranking Out! Seasteading as the New Frontier for Expatriation
04/01/2013 Show Description: The latest Freedom in the 50 States ranking is out from the Mercatus Center. One of the authors, Jason Sorens, joins me to discuss his findings. Sorens also founded the Free State Project of New Hampshire, and we reflect on its success after ten years.
The number one state, according the ranking, is North Dakota. So I’ve invited my good friend and go-to-man on the state, former state senator Curtis Olafson, to examine how it climbed from 16th just ten years ago.
Some people are trying to flee or get around nationalities. How? By living on the sea, of course. That’s right, seasteading is becoming reality, and Blueseed is leading the charge. Dan Dascalescu, the project’s CIO, explains.
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive April 1, 2013 Hour 1
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03/25/2013 Show Topic: Retirement Cronyism; Careers for Liberty; Censorship in Australia; Border Control Within Borders
03/25/2013 Show Description: Paul Sippil, an independent financial advisor, explains why the retirement industry diverts resources away from clients along with practical solutions.
Turning your passion into your vocation has been a recurring theme on the show, but what if your passion is the promotion of liberty? Can that be a vocation? Antonie Ewing of LibertyGuide.com shares how.
Australian government officials are afraid of Twitter posts and are censoring them. David Lopez of Australians for Liberty tells us that the infection is even deeper.
Guillermo Jimenez is not complying with illegal, in-land “border” checkpoints in the United States, and we discuss the immigration enforcement apparatus.
Helena Ball, a financial analyst with Eurociencia, cohosted.
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive March 25, 2013 Hour 1
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03/18/2013 Show Topic: Exclusive Ron Paul Interview! Overcoming Fear; Update on European Students for Liberty; Human Trafficking and Border Impediments
03/18/2013 Show Description: Ron Paul, the man who has perhaps opened more people’s eyes to liberty than anyone, is live for an exclusive interview with The Stateless Man.
Michael Colgan, a renowned researcher in human performance and aging, has written on overcoming the physical manifestations of fear. Rachel Mills and Fergus Hodgson digest what fear is and how to address it in a rational manner.
Our good friend, Yaël Ossowski, was at the latest European Students for Liberty Conference, and he shares the latest developments from that side of the Atlantic.
Finally, Lewis Andrews of the Yankee Institute explains how impediments to freedom of movement feed human trafficking.
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive March 18, 2013 Hour 1
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive March 18, 2013 Hour 2
03/11/2013 Show Topic: Plural Marriages; Post-Chavez Venezuela; Voice and Exit for a Non-Coercive World
03/11/2013 Show Description: After last week’s article, which revealed the horrific side of many polygamous communities, Anne Wilde of Principle Voices joins us to defend polygamy. She claims that it is can be a positive, voluntary lifestyle choice.
Hugo Chavez seems to be more famous now than when he was alive, and Helena Ball shared on The Stateless Man how his 13 years in power were “all a show.” She explains her experience with the despot and what the fallout is likely to bring.
Finally, Max Borders, editor of The Freeman, explains an event from this weekend in Austin, Texas—Voice and Exit. It featured speakers with “innovations in social entrepreneurship and radical community” for a “non-coercive world.”
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive March 11, 2013 Hour 1
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive March 11, 2013 Hour 2
03/04/2013 Why Do They Hate Us (People in the United States)?; Housing Affordability in the English Speaking World (Rebroadcast)
03/04/2013 Show Description: A fellow ORN host, Blake Sawyer of Escape!, says that most people in the world hate the United States and, by extension, Americans. This reality is lost on most people in the United States, but it is real, and it has consequences if you plan to expatriate.
Sarah Harvard of Define-Liberty.com has also written on this phenomenon, particularly how the distrust has grown in recent times. Harvard believes one can account for at least part of the hostility with the rise of drone warfare and the endless line of United States’ interventions abroad.
Demographia has published a housing affordability index for the English-speaking world, published by the Frontier Centre, Canada. This has shocking insights and reveals large disparities.
02/25/2013 Show Topic: Food Freedom in North America; Bulgarian Members of Parliament Resign; Women and Liberty
02/25/2013 Show Description: If natural health is important to you, you’re going to want to tune in. Brad the “Butcher” Jordan and Sara Burrows of Food Riot Radio give an update on the status of food freedom and access to farm-fresh foods in North America.
Amid growing protests, Bulgarian members of parliament have resigned, leaving no government for the next four months. Party time! A Bulgarian native, Antoaneta Malhasyan, shares what has caused the conflict and why she chooses to live there.
“Where are the ladies of liberty?” many people inquire. Isabel González has just written on the disproportionate presence of men in the liberty movement, her own story, and how you can better interact with women (and men) to garner pro-liberty allies.
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive February 25, 2013 Hour 1
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive February 25, 2013 Hour 2
02/18/2013 Show Topic: A Free Cuba; Drones All Over the United States; Students for Liberty Conference
02/18/2013 Show Description: I examined the state of Cuba and what people are doing to get out and rid themselves of the propaganda they received there. Jose Azel of the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies also shared why he believes Latin America is vulnerable to collectivist rulers.
Trevor Timm of the Electronic Frontier Foundation shared the latest on the rapidly growing presence of surveillance drones, both in the United States and elsewhere. Technology is arising to counter their presence, but it appears to be way behind.
John Mackey of Whole Foods Market gave one of the keynote speeches at the International Students for Liberty Conference, and I shared his thoughts, which were inspiring and very revealing as to what brought his success.
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive February 18, 2013 Hour 1
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive February 18, 2013 Hour 2
02/11/2013 Show Topic: Escaping Polygamy; FARC and the Safety of Colombia
02/11/2013 Show Description: Polygamy is still very much a reality in many parts of the world, including Canada and the United States. The challenges associated with leaving this lifestyle, since many enter into it involuntarily, are as much psychological as they are physical. Tonia Tewell of Holding Out Help explains how people are freeing themselves from such scenarios. She will also had a woman with her who has escaped.
In the final hour, a reporter from Bogotá, María Paula Suárez Navas, explains FARC, a paramilitary group in Colombia. They have recently resumed attacks around the country and she will put these attacks into context, along with the relative safety of the nation.
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive February 11, 2013 Hour 1
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive February 11, 2013 Hour 2
02/04/2013 Show Topic: Affordable Housing in the English-Speaking World; Journey to Kyrgyzstan; Housesitting Experiences
02/04/2013 Show Description: Last week I mentioned a new index of housing affordability within the English-speaking world, prepared by Demographia and published by the Frontier Centre, Canada. This has some shocking insights (Don’t move to Vancouver!) and the coauthor, Wendell Cox, explains the latest insights.
I also posted one of the most incredible travel videos I have ever seen, in which Matilda Kahl captures her visit to Kyrgyzstan. Originally from Sweden, she is now an art director in New York City, and she shares her story with us.
Finally, Brad “the Butcher” Jordan of Food Riot Radio joins me as we reminisce with the husband-wife couple who founded HousesittingExperience.com. They explain the concept and share their journeys from the past year.
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive February 04, 2013 Hour 1
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive February 04, 2013 Hour 2
01/28/2013 Show Topic: A Free City for Michigan? Update from Honduras; The Name Game in Iceland; Idle No More in Canada
01/28/2013 Show Description: You’ve likely heard of the initiative for Special Development Regions or Free Cities in Honduras. What about Michigan? Yes, that’s a right, a new proposal for a free city on Belle Isle—an island by Detroit—is gaining momentum, and an economist from the Mackinac Center, David Littman, explains.
In the second hour, an Icelandic mother and daughter describe their battle over keeping her name, “Blær.” She is now 15 and still must go by “Girl” or “Stúlka” on her official documents, but the weight of public pressure looks set to burst.
Finally, Mike Reid, an editor, writer, and anthropology lecturer based in Manitoba, will unravel the history and basis for the Idle No More protest movement.
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive January 28, 2013 Hour 1
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive January 28, 2013 Hour 2
01/21/2013 Show Topic: Canadians crossing the border to fly to… Canada; thinking beyond nationality; good times with Customs and Border Protection
01/21/2013 Show Description: Canadians are using U.S. airports in vast numbers, and often to fly to Canadian destinations. That’s right, Canadian airports face even heavier taxation than those in the U.S. At New York’s Plattsburgh International Airport, for example, Canadians make up 75 percent of passengers! The Frontier Centre author, Mary-Jane Bennett, joined us to explain what is going on up there.
Yaël Ossowski came on the show to explain his feature article on the fading concept of nationalism. Finally, Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof—a victim of misguided nationalism—explained how she is became banished from the United States.
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive January 21, 2013 Hour 1
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive January 21, 2013 Hour 2
01/14/2013 Show Topic: Ranking human freedom; dual citizenship through birth abroad; becoming a professional athlete
01/14/2013 Show Description: The Fraser Institute has just released a new ranking of “human freedom,” with New Zealand achieving first place and the Netherlands and Hong Kong in second and third. Chief author, Fred McMahon called in from Toronto to explain both the results and the underlying freedoms he seeks to measure.
In many cases, giving birth in another country grants your child instant dual citizenship. While I don’t see such advantages as morally just, as a beneficiary I can attest to their value, and Cathy Brown explained how and where this is possible.
Anna Ross, whom I knew as a runner in high school, has recently made the switch to pursue life as a professional triathlete. She furthered the discussion on how to make your passion your vocation.
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive January 14, 2013 Hour 1
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive January 14, 2013 Hour 2
01/07/2013 Show Topic: Bitcoin and alternative currencies, Language of Liberty Institute
01/07/2013 Show Description: Glenn Cripe of the Language of Liberty Institute joined me in-studio for the first hour. His work takes him all over the world, where he hosts camps on the philosophy of freedom and entrepreneurship. We discussed his organization’s latest developments, including a conference in Miami in February.
Central banks and their fiat currencies—those without any physical backing such as gold or silver—are problematic for a host of reasons. Although we live an era of near-universal fiat currencies, people are trying valiantly to introduce alternative mediums of exchange, and one such currency is Bitcoin. Two experts on Bitcoin, Jon Holmquist and Erik Voorhees, will joined me to explain how the digital currency works and how you can use it.
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive January 7, 2013 Hour 1
Download: The Stateless Man Radio Show Archive January 7, 2013 Hour 2
12/19/2012 Show Topic: Entrepreneurial Culture in Colombia, Free Speech Around the World, Making Your Passion Your Vocation
12/19/2012 Show Description: When asked about entrepreneurial mindsets, I doubt many people would mention Colombia. However, an article from Daniel Gómez Seidel shows how economic desperation has led people in Colombia to be twice as inclined to start their own businesses as people in the United States. Daniel, currently a student in San Francisco, shares his passion for Colombia and unspoken opportunities for engaging with the Colombian people and culture.
In the second hour, an old friend, Laura Suñe, shares inspiration for those seeking to follow their passion and get out of the regular nine-to-five grind. A singer from Portugal, she is pursuing her dream in Boston, and you can hear a little of her music on the show.
12/12/2012 Show Topic: New Zealand as a Liberty Haven, How to Reverse the Failure of All Civilizations
12/12/2012 Show Description: Everywhere I travel I meet people who tell me they want to visit or live in New Zealand. This happens to be my country of birth, and I examine it with two people who have moved there—one from England and the other from Montana in the United States. Peter Cresswell is an architect and a founding member of the Libertarianz political party, and Dan Zirker is a professor at the University of Waikato—where I graduated in 2009.
In the second hour, I explore how people can change their thinking to establish sustainable communities. History reveals a consistent line of violent revolutions with destructive outcomes. Dave Woodward and Nancy Snelson of the Sustainable Civilization Institute will join me to explore why, along with a solution.
12/05/2012 Show Topic: Building Your Own Free Market, The Value of Community, Honduras and Free Cities, Universidad Francisco Marroquín and Central Banking
12/05/2012 Show Description: Jared Fuller, founder of the Liberty Business Bureau, explains how he is generating a free market of members. For those of you concerned about losing community as a foreigner, writer Kira Newman of Tech Cocktail—a publication focused on startups—shares how she has found community despite traveling for an extended period.
In the second hour, Michael Strong of Radical Social Entrepreneurs reveals what led to the downfall of the Special Development Regions in Honduras, along with the promise of similar ventures both in Honduras and a host of other jurisdictions. Finally, I share my interview with Cris Lingle of Universidad Francisco Marroquín. He and I caught up in Atlanta and discussed studies at UFM and the evils of central banking.
11/28/2012 Show Topic: Monetary Freedom, Entrepreneurial Education, CouchSurfing
11/28/2012 Show Description: Worried about money? Everyone seems to be, but this week’s first guest, of FreedomLovin.com, shares why he believes stress only makes matters worse and how he has managed to make more money with less effort. Then we learn about a new educational and entrepreneurial hub, Exoshpere in Santiago, Chile. Lauren Schwartz, a past guest who shared her couchsurfing experience earlier this year, is back on to reminisce a nine month road trip across the United States—during which time she spent only $4,500! Finally, I lay down my concerns with the TSA in the United States and how to handle them in a pragmatic manner.
11/21/2012 Show Topic: Finding and Establishing a Resilient Community, the New Frontier of Travel Dating
11/21/2012 Show Description: Shlok Vidya and John Robb of ResilientCommunities.com describe how they facilitate new, self-reliant economies that are better prepared to handle disruptive periods such as recession and wartimes. In the second hour, the founder of MissTravel.com, Brandon Wade, describes how beautiful people can enjoy free travel as part of his dating website. “There’s no such thing as a free lunch,” you say. Find out how this can be.
11/14/2012 Show Topic: Beauty Pageants, Living Beyond Politics
11/14/2012 Show Description: This episode of will feature The Stateless Man’s first article contributor, Canadian model and traveler, Nicole Hemmer. After returning from a year of teaching in Japan, she entered the 2012 Miss Earth Canada beauty pageant, and she’ll share how this pageant, along with others that she’s entered, has opened doors in her life.
In the second hour, John Kosanke, who wrote the book, Instead of Politics, will tell us why only nongovernmental solutions can solve the world’s problems and why ridding ourselves of politics will give us much greater peace and freedom in our own lives.
11/07/2012 Show Topic: Where And How to Find Galt’s Gulch
11/07/2012 Show Description: Two leading figures in objectivist thought and advocacy, David Kelley and Aaron Day, will join The Stateless Man this week to consider where and how to find Galt’s Gulch. Both from the Atlas Society, they’ll explain the new Atlas Shrugged film, now out in theaters, and the philosophy that flows from Ayn Rand’s work. In the second hour, a specialist in higher education, Duke Cheston, will share the most bizarre majors on offer and explain why universities have been opening satellite campuses around the world but with little success. Finally, representatives of the Institute for Humane Studies and the Foundation for Economic Education will share what their organizations have to offer for those seeking liberty-oriented internships, scholarship.
10/31/2012 Show Topic: Liberation from Racial Stereotypes, the Busy Trap, and Cruise Ship Dancing
10/31/2012 Show Description: The Stateless Man meets the “Runaway Slave,” C.L. Bryant—producer and lead narrator of the new film by that name. He explains how he and others can liberate themselves from stereotypes and false obligations of race. Tim Kreider, an author and New York Times blogger, explains what he means by the “busy trap” and his new book We Learn Nothing. Finally, Abby Dutton shares her experiences as a dancer who has travelled the world on cruise ships.
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