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Gunning for a Solution with Maj Toure

Ken’s Guest is Maj Toure, Libertarian candidate for Philadelphia City Council and founder of Black Guns Matter, an organization teaching gun safety and self-defense in the inner city.

Episode 4    |    56min

20. Folkin’ Around in Schwenksville, with Jon Detweiler

20. Folkin’ Around in Schwenksville, with Jon Detweiler

Ken’s guest is Jon Detweiler, second in command at the nation’s longest-running outdoor music event, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, why it still draws thousands for the fifty-eighth consecutive year, and why it’s so much better than Woodstock. And rather than listener-submitted questions, Ken sets up shop in the middle of the Fest campground to interview a steady parade of random Festers.
19. Plumbing the Depths of Over-Regulation, with Marc Bozzacco

19. Plumbing the Depths of Over-Regulation, with Marc Bozzacco

Ken’s guest is Marc Bozzacco, Master Plumber and Journeyman Steamfitter, discussing the high cost of over-regulation of the craft trades, and how the constantly-changing regulatory landscape wastes millions. Then there are the listener-submitted questions about taxes (again), free markets for organ transplants, and Paul’s Law.
18. It’s Not All in Your Mind, with Rhea M. Baskerville

18. It’s Not All in Your Mind, with Rhea M. Baskerville

Ken’s guest is Rhea M. Baskerville, an outspoken mental health advocate and a member of the National Alliance for Mental Illness, engaged in a candid conversation about the challenges of life with a mental disorder. Hear first-hand examples coming from the viewpoint of the other side of a stereotypically-misunderstood situation. Then there are the listener-submitted questions about copycat legislation, taxes (again), and an overture about medical freedom.
17. The Separation of Society and State

17. The Separation of Society and State

Ken’s guest is missing in action, so the guest is Ken talking about some of the key concepts in his novel, Atlas Snubbed, a parody sequel to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. For example, the Separation of Society and State as an effective governor on the runaway welfare state, voluntary business regulations as a more effective and cheaper solution, and a novel approach to the justice system: voluntary sentencing.
16. The Courage of Your Convictions, with Bob Lankin

16. The Courage of Your Convictions, with Bob Lankin

Ken’s guest is Bob Lankin, a mass incarceration expert, talking about the incredible number of Pennsylvanians in prison, the real cost to taxpayers, and alternative approaches to probation and bail that can dramatically reduce the size of Pennsylvania’s prison industrial complex.
15. Squashing the Competition, with Tim Runkle

15. Squashing the Competition, with Tim Runkle

Ken’s guest is Tim Runkle, treasurer for the Green Party of Pennsylvania discussing ballot access, flat-out incorrect “official” information, voting reforms, and pork-barrel Primaries. What “sticks in Ken’s craw” this week: Using the law and economic extortion to diss, fine, and crush challenger political parties.
14. Do-It-Yourself Government, with Michael Heise

14. Do-It-Yourself Government, with Michael Heise

Ken’s guest is Michael Heise, political activist in Montgomery County, discussing what it takes to change government, whether it’s peace with police, legal psychedelics, named guns, or marching in the streets. What “sticks in Ken’s craw” this week: What no one votes Libertarian.
13. The Right to Keep and Bear Plants, with Jeff Zick

13. The Right to Keep and Bear Plants, with Jeff Zick

Ken’s guest is Jeff Zick, co-founder of the Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival in Scranton, discussing the state of legalization locally and nationally, the successful Cannabis Festival, and why Pennsylvania law persecutes sick people. What “sticks in Ken’s craw” this week is yet another one of no one’s favorites: The Quote-Unquote “Justice” System.
12. No Justice, Just Us with Dan Wassmer

12. No Justice, Just Us with Dan Wassmer

Ken’s guest is Attorney Dan Wassmer, former Bucks County assistant Solicitor, dodging discussing why lawyers are so damn expensive, the evils of corporate personhood, blatantly racist courts, or how they’ve effectively monopolized the “justice” system and excluded regular people. What “sticks in Ken’s craw” this week is another one of no one’s favorite: Inept drivers.

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