What's on your mind? Unlike those right-wing or left-liberal extremist shows, Free Talk Live is talk radio that ANYONE can take control of. Yes, even you. Free Talk Live is the next generation of issues-oriented talk. What is the meaning of freedom? This show is about Liberty with a capital L. Free Talk Live is an open phones panel discussion with a variety of hosts. The hosts serve as a check on each other and bring diverse viewpoints to the table, while still all being liberty-friendly. FTL airs live seven nights per week from 7-10pm Eastern from the epicenter of the liberty media capitol of the world - Keene, New Hampshire. Please check out some of the archives on the FTL Main Page to get an idea of what this all means.
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Mark was born and raised in the southern Tampa Bay area of Florida. He has been working in radio since 1999 and won an Addy award in 2002 for his work. Mark has received numerous sales awards in advertising sales and was the youngest general manager of a radio station in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a pig farmer, has tropical fish, loves classic automobiles, volunteers at the local Fire Dept., and amuses himself with his eclectic knowledge of semi-useless information. A Quaker, Mark believes in an orderly progression to a society where governments are no longer tied to landmasses. He takes a great interest in American history and human rights. Mark is married and lives with his lovely wife, young son Jack, and a small collection of pets with silly names. Sometimes he can be found singing karaoke in and about Keene, NH.
Derrick J is a handsome young peace activist dedicated to living free by helping others to live free. Motivated by others participating in civil disobedience, he moved from Philadelphia's gayborhood to Keene in 2011. He is excited be helping to network the growing voluntaryist community at Fr33Agents.com. The activism that Derrick J enjoys most are singing with the Shire Choir, working at FreeKeeneTV, and making videos. His work centers around exercising self-ownership and is highlighted in his posts at FreeKeene.com as well as his personal website, LiveFreeOrDance.com.
Christopher Cantwell is an activist, writer, and satirist originally from New York. He made the move to New Hampshire in 2012. After a brief stint back in New York, and being expelled from the Free State Project, he returned to New Hampshire in the summer of 2014. From an anarcho-capitalist perspective, he covers news and current events, addresses philosophical questions, and even cracks a joke or two at ChristopherCantwell.com. He is also the host of Some Garbage Podcast, a program which truly seeks to live up to its name, and stands staunchly for the causes of liberty, and low expectations. When he's not chasing bureaucrats with his camera, he's screaming at it on YouTube, and thus his tag line - Anarchist, Atheist, Asshole.
Johnson was born in San Diego, Califrornia at the end of the Carter Administration... He grew up watching great movies such as "Flight of the Navigator", "Ghostbusters", "Back to the Future", "Tango and Cash", and "Star Wars". These are the types of great cinema that turned him into the geek he is today... That, and the continual video game revolution evolving from from games still popular in the arcades during his youth such as 'PacMan', 'Pole Position', and 'Arkanoid', to later games such as 'Afterburner' and 'Gauntlet'. Johnson is now a photoshop guru and works as a photographer's assistant and freelance designer. Besides his work, he spends his free time being angry about freedoms being gradually encroached upon by the government... and railing against ignorance. His greatest inspirations came somewhat from talk radio shows such as Opie and Anthony, Howard Stern, and Harry Browne (not to LUMP them together in anyway) but far more inspiration to involvement came from comedians such as George Carlin, Gallagher, Jello Biafra, Chris Rock, Dave Chapelle, David Cross, and Patton Oswalt... Johnson likes his philosophy honest, succinct and hard hitting.
Darryl W. Perry is an activist, author, poet & statesman. Darryl is a regular contributor to The Bulverde Standard, The Canyon Lake Week and The Comal Beacon, writes a monthly article for The Sovereign and has appeared on various alternative media talking about his books, political career and goals. He hosts the weekly news podcasts Freedom Minute and Police Accountability Report. Darryl is the Owner/Managing Editor of Free Press Publications.
A Florida native who started in radio at 17, Ian made the move to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project in 2006. By day he is the affiliate relations department for Free Talk Live. He's also a blogger at FreeKeene.com and the Program Director of LRN.FM - the Liberty Radio Network. Ian actively encourages liberty-loving people to declare their independence from the coercive system and move to the Shire. He is also a minister in the Shire Free Church. Ian appreciates his influences in the radio industry. To give credit where credit is due, special recognition goes out to Bob Garrett, Lionel, The Love Doctors, Phil Hendrie, Harry Browne, and Dan and Scott.
Jeffrey Tucker is Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, the global liberty community with advanced social and publishing features. He is also Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education, executive editor of Laissez-Faire Books, research fellow at the Acton Institute, policy adviser of the Heartland Institute, founder of the CryptoCurrency Conference, and author of several books. He has written 150 introductions to books and many thousands of articles appearing in the scholarly and popular press.
Stephanie is a self-identified voluntaryist who moved to New Hampshire in 2006 as an early mover participant in the Free State Project. She is a volunteer and organizer at the mutual aid organization Fr33 Aid, and an organizer and head of promotions for PorcFest, the Free State Project’s Porcupine Freedom Festival. Stephanie previously hosted She Talk Live, the internet-only Sunday edition of Free Talk Live featuring all female cohosts. Stephanie currently hosts Porc Therapy podcast, heard on LRN.FM - The Liberty Radio Network, and is also an occasional cohost of Prometheus Unchained. Stephanie’s writing has appeared in numerous places, including Lew Rockwell, the Civil Disobedience Evolution Fund, the Free Grafton blog, which she co-founded, and others. In her spare time she is a graduate student in Biochemistry & Medicine.
Brian Sovryn--previously from the Empire State of New York--moved to New Hampshire in 2011 for the Free State Project to find more liberty in his lifetime. Aside from his work as an investor, Brian also hosts the weekly liberty-oriented tech podcast: Sovryn Tech (sovryntech.com), and occasionally co-hosts on Porc Therapy. Brian is an anarchist, as well as a noted philanthropist, and has an ego larger than most countries--which he hopes to store one day in an automaton body.
After moving around the country a bit, Julia now resides in New Hampshire. Also a liberty-loving voluntarist, Julia brings a female perspective to the table. She believes government schools are the source of most societal problems. In her spare time, Julia enjoys music, sewing, and hiking. Originally a listener, FTL is her radio debut.
Chris (A.K.A. "Luthor") moved around the country with his family while he was young. He always preferred work over school, and dropped out of both high school and community college. The core of his belief is the idea that common sense and critical thinking are far more important than academic intellectualism and arguing the finer points of philosophical theory. His introductions to the ideas of liberty were reading Henry David Thoreau and Dr. Mary Rewart's "Healing Our World". He moved to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project in 2008, but has lived in Maine and Vermont since arriving. He supports a metallic monetary system, open sourced technology, and secession. Besides FTL, he is also a co-host on the podcast for grumpy young men, Puke and the Gang.
Wayne left his native state of Connecticut after college to explore life in distant places. He has lived in Hawaii, California, Florida and several other states. It was quite evident to him over time that socialism and statism had ruined the quality of life in most of the places where he had once lived and worked. Wayne has been a factory worker, bartender, professional actor, seafood broker, tech guru & trainer, researcher and consultant. He now lives in the Free State of New Hampshire as a member of the Free State Project with his wife, two kids, three dogs and others. Wayne has a keen interest in economics and monetary systems. He feels that a majority of our societal problems arise from our flawed monetary system. He is also a fitness and natural health enthusiast who believes that the FDA needs to keep their hands off the nutritional supplement business and allow the pharmaceutical industry to attempt to survive in the free market, rather than from the protection offered behind mommy government's apron. At home, Wayne likes to eat his meals from a dog dish with chop sticks. He is happy that there is no law against this but if such a law is passed, he will do it anyway, in a room with no cameras.
Dalebert was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. He has nuclear power training and submarine experience from the Navy and banking training and experience from his position at Wachovia. He received a B.S. in computer science from Georgia Tech and an M.S. in computer science from The University of Southern California. He has eight years of experience as a software developer for a major defense contractor working on a variety of high tech projects such as infrared targeting systems for jets and guidance systems for nuclear missiles. This broad and extensive training and experience has been crucial to his current job drawing cartoon characters for a webcomic called Anarchy In Your Head. Dalebert's primary area of expertise on the show is that he's gay and therefore qualified to speak on behalf of all homosexuals around the world. However, there is a common misconception based on some of his comic characters that Dalebert is obsessed with penises. Actually, he's obsessed with butts.
Born and raised in the Keene area, Nick attended govt school before entering the business world as a Realtor. Nick became involved with the Free State Project just after New Hampshire was chosen. In 2007 he began co-hosting Free Minds TV with Toby Iselin, and quickly began alternating with Toby as a co-host on Free Talk Live.
Born in Geneseo, IL, Torgo is the show's resident fat guy. He also has a beard, so technically this would make him the show's resident bearded fat guy. He is currently working through a mild addiction to pornography, and is usually the one to try to take everything on the show to a sexual place. Please e-mail Torgo if you are looking for someone to "touch you in your pants".
Here comes trouble with a capital “T” is the best way to describe Melissa. Born in Kansas City, MO in 1974, Melissa moved to the Sarasota area at the tender age of 5. And as much as she hates the heat and the humidity, she continues to stay! Melissa happened to stumble across Free Talk Live (FTL) one night while flipping stations on the AM dial because she was “bored out of her mind with music radio.” And she became involved with the show almost immediately – frequenting the BBS on a regular basis, emailing the show, calling in, posting flyers, and spreading the word about FTL as often as possible. “When I first heard FTL I thought ‘Why the hell haven’t I ever heard of this show before?! It’s great and I can’t believe noone’s talking about it!” So she became a one-woman vigilante…determined to gain listenership for the show. Melissa tends to be a little perverse at times and brings the “married but wish I was single” perspective to the show. As she continues her hunt for the “ultimate man,” she also continues to spread the word about FTL. Now, if we could just keep her from spreading her legs, we’d be okay!
Jason was born during the Reagan administration in Los Angeles, CA. After moving around the country a bit, he settled down in Sarasota in 1989. Jason enriches his mind at the prestigious University of Bradenton, and fights crime. Ah, yes. One night in his lab, Jason was bitten by a radioactive spider, thus transforming him into the Amazing Spiderman! No, that last part is a lie. But the rest is true. Really.
Born in Worcester, MA and living most of his life in Nashua, NH (a city very similar to Sarasota), Mike has been living in Florida for about three years. Mike was part of Free Talk Live from it's inception. Mike was the co-host of the show, providing an "average man's" point of view, as well as trying to point out the humorous side of things.
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