Twitch Follower Count Crosses 1,000

August 17th, 2019 - 5:52pm by FTL_Admin in

If you've followed us on Twitch, thank you! Hopefully you've found the video stream notifications useful. After about a year-and-a-half of streaming on Twitch, we've crossed 1,000 followers there. Unfortunately, we're still nowhere near being close to 75 concurrent viewers during a stream, which they require to reach "partner" status. Guessing we'll need to reach 10,000 followers before we can be in that neighborhood. If you'd like to follow our Twich channel, please do at http://twitch.lrn.fm

Also, if you'd prefer a blockchain-based video streaming platform, please follow our DLive channel at http://dlive.lrn.fm - we have over 780 followers there and have done that in less than a year - much faster than on Twitch. They've got a pretty good app and already gave us partner status, so I've switched out 720p HD feed to DLive. Please follow us at http://dlive.lrn.fm and...

LRN's Discord Called "The largest active libertarian community on all of Discord"

August 10th, 2019 - 1:19pm by FTL_Admin in

We just got major props from a newer user on our Discord server , Jaws, who said, "On a side note, I'm mega happy about this server. This is the largest active libertarian community on all of discord." If you haven't logged in to see what he's so excited about, please take a moment to join the conversation there. There are a couple of hoops to jump through, but it's not complicated. Here's how: 1. Download the Discord app. 2. Create an account and login. 3. Load this link in your web browser and you'll be loaded into our Discord server: http://discord.lrn.fm Easy!

Also, I just posted the video of Mark's speech at Porcfest where he gets called out on his BS by Free State Project founder Jason Sorens. You can watch it in full here .

Finally, please...

Jaded Activist and Talk Host Mark Edge Called Out on Misinformation During Porcfest 2019 Speech

August 10th, 2019 - 1:04pm by FTL_Ian in

Mark Edge's Speech at Porcfest 2019 Free Talk Live host Mark Edge delivered a speech he called, “What is Freedom?” at the Porcupine Freedom Festival this year. Sadly, in recent years, Mark has become a jaded activist and has looked heavily at moving to some “special economic zone” project or another, or perhaps Seasteading . This was part of the focus of his speech, but...

Now Accepting MONERO Donations!

August 3rd, 2019 - 6:15pm by FTL_Admin in

Free Talk Live is now accepting contributions in Monero , the world's premiere privacy coin. There are some great privacy coins out there including ZCash (ZEC) and Horizen (ZEN), but so far Monero has been chosen as the current privacy coin preference by the DarkNet markets globally. Back when Bitcoin (BTC) came out, its adoption by the world's first DarkNet market, " Silk Road " arguably was a key factor to help propel Bitcoin in its early years. The fact that DarkNet markets are embracing Monero may also portend a bright future for the unique coin. Of course, never invest what you can't afford to lose. If you don't have a Monero wallet yet, you can easily add it to your Edge Wallet .

You'll find the QR codes and wallet addresses for Monero as well as several other cryptos on our Crypto Tip Jar page .

You can join...

Hello from Vegas!

July 22nd, 2019 - 8:31pm by FTL_Admin in

We had so much content between Freedom Fest and Anarchovegas that we've loaded up two extra full shows of interviews. It's been a long week here in Vegas but we did get to do a couple of fun things ourside the convention. Mark did an indoor skydive today and last night we went to see Penn and Teller perform at the Rio. We're back live in-studio on Wednesday this week, so our Twitch and DLive streams will return at that time. Meanwhile, if you haven't followed us on DLive, please do that at http://DLive.lrn.fm - you'll help us reach our goal of 1,000 followes there - thank you!

Also, if you haven't AMPed the show yet, please do that at http://amp.freetalklive.com. Your $5 (or BTC) per month will help us reach new radio stations with the ideas of liberty, peace, and cryptocurrency.

It's going to be a brutal flight back - we were originally supposed to leave at 9pm and get to Boston at 5am...

Vin Armani’s “Pilgrimage to Porcfest” 2019 Speech

July 15th, 2019 - 11:24pm by FTL_Ian in

Vin Armani , founder of Cointext.io explains the historical significance of libertarians throwing a party in the woods every Summer. Here’s the full video of Vin’s speech , brought to you by Forkfest.party :

As an aside, the number one most-accepted crypto by the vendors at Forkfest and Porcfest 2019 was Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

Now Accepting Horizen (ZEN)! :: DLive Goal

July 13th, 2019 - 3:21pm by FTL_Admin in

This week, by request I added Horizen (ZEN) to our crypto tip jar page . You can now easily contribute ZEN, ZEC, DASH, BCH, and BTC via the QR codes and wallet addresses on that page . Are we missing your favorite crypto? Just let me know via email or post to the #cryptocurrency room on our Discord , and be sure to tag me, @FTL_Ian.

Also, can you help us reach our 1,000 follower goal on DLive ? We were recently promoted to DLive "Verified Partner" status and our next goal is to hit 1,000 followers. I recently flipped our HD 720p feed from Twitch to DLive as a result. We're still on Twitch , but in SD 480p resolution. So please do hit the follow button on our DLive channel once you've got your account created.

Finally, please do take a...

Filtered Feeds Are Back :: ZCash Tip Jar :: Stossel & State of Anarchy Interviews :: App Status

July 8th, 2019 - 5:05pm by FTL_Admin in

Big update this week, I'll try to keep it brief. Last week our filtered podcast feeds like the FTL Episodes Only or Digest Only feeds went down, but now they are back! You can see our full list of feeds here .

By request, I've added a ZCash (ZEC) address to our Cryptocurrency Tip Jars page . Got a favorite crypto you want to see added? I'll consider it. Just email me about it or post in the cryptocurrency discussion room on our Discord server and tag me (@FTL_Ian).

This Saturday night's show featured an hour-long interview with John Stossel , one of the most influential libertarian voices of our time. If you missed that episode live, you can download it here .

I was also interviewed back at Anarchapulco by "State of...

Social Media Panel @ Porcfest 2019

July 7th, 2019 - 12:41pm by FTL_Ian in

Porcfest ‘s main stage this year featured a social media panel with moderator Naomi Brockwell and panelists Desi-Rae C , Lyn Ulbricht , and Carla Gericke . They discussed the challenges surrounding social media interactions and more.

Gericke is the former president of the Free State Project and is currently heading up the Foundation for New Hampshire Independence. Don’t miss Carla’s new blog at CarlaGericke.com . Finally, someone else is actively blogging in the New Hampshire freedom movement.

LRN Apps Disappear from App Stores :: Call to Freedom Changes :: New FTL Affiliate in OK

June 30th, 2019 - 12:59pm by FTL_Admin in

Easy come, easy go. Some listeners noticed the LRN.FM & FTL listening app is no longer available on either iOS or Android. I have reached out to the app people to find out what happened, but it's ultimately not really a big loss. While some people liked the app, others reported it was buggy with memory leaks at one point. I'm guessing they just decided our small audience wasn't worth the trouble of updating the app anymore. The company that had made the app for us is the same one that handles our telephone listen lines and they had offered to do it for free, which allowed them to sell ads in-app.

If you still have the app, it still works. I'll update you via email if it gets relisted, but for now, if you need an app with which to listen to the FTL 24/7 streams or the LRN.FM streams, please try TuneIn. TuneIn is available in your App or Play store and has been around for a very long time. Both FTL and LRN.FM's streams are available there. Plus our streams will work on...

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