FTL & LRN.FM Updates

Website Change, New FTL Promo, New LRN.FM Show

March 17th, 2018 - 6:01pm by FTL_Admin in

What's old is new again! Due to low participation on the FTL Reddit, I've decided to move the front page of Free Talk Live to focus on the FTL blog's content. The Reddit is still there under the "Show Prep" tab on the front page at http://freetalklive.com. Thanks to those dedicated few who continue to submit content there.

Great news! The LRN.FM Discord is nearing 500 members! You can join the ongoing chats at http://discord.lrn.fm - apps are available on multiple operating systems and platforms. Also, be sure to drop by our forums at http://forum.lrn.fm

Here's another recent Free Talk Live :60 promo for you: " War Crime ". You can download a bunch more promos at http://promos.freetalklive.com - share your favorites!


New FTL Promos, LRN.FM Youtube Repurposing

March 3rd, 2018 - 3:31pm by FTL_Admin in

Here's another new :60 audio promo from the last batch I did over the holidays:

Also, not that many people would have noticed, but the old LRN.FM Youtube channel that used to be used for streaming mostly audio along with studio shows' video has been repurposed to archive the video game streams from our new Twitch . Our live video shows are streamed simultaneously to the LRN Twitch AND the FTL Youtube - that will not be changing.

As always, join us to discuss stuff with other listeners and hosts in the Discord and Forum !

How you can support us on Twitch.tv

March 1st, 2018 - 1:43pm by FTL_Admin in

Do you have Amazon Prime? We now have more specific instructions to help you give your one free "Twitch Prime" subscription to us on the LRN.FM Twitch channel . First, connect your Twitch account with your Amazon account: 1. Login to your twitch.tv account 2. Vist https://twitch.amazon.com/prime 3. Click in the right column on "connect your Twitch account". 4. Now you should be able to use the subscribe pulldown on our Twitch channel at http://twitch.lrn.fm to give us your one free subscription per month, which nets LRN.FM $2.50! One other thing, the Twitch subscription part (step four) apparently has to be done every month, so if you did it last month, please take a moment to stop into the channel and do it again. By the way, we now have over 200 followers on Twitch, which means those people get notices on their app or email (likely) whenever we go live. If that...

Mark’s Minarchist Solution to Government School Funding, Primary and Secondary

February 27th, 2018 - 8:48pm by FTL_Mark in

On 2018-02-24 on Free Talk Live , we discussed the Parkland school shooting. Consistent with our normal MO, we blamed it on the State. Not the State of Florida, the hierarchical, monopoly organizational model.

Mostly this elicited a chorus of voices on 2 sides: 1. Government schools are great and and you two don’t know what you are talking about and 2. You’re right let’s kill government schools and start over. What we didn’t get, naturally, are the people on the fence and I would imagine they are legion.

My Co-Host, Ian, and many hardcore libertarians will howl at my upcoming solution, but they all know, in their hearts that a truly free world will not spring from the head of Zeus tomorrow.

So, I propose a small government solution that is easy and highly implementable, likely over 2 years, a short term in office for a politician. First, give all of the schools to the teachers, administrators,...

New Affiliates in TN, PA :: New Promo

February 26th, 2018 - 1:02pm by FTL_Admin in

Last week we welcomed new radio affiliates WGOW-AM&FM in Chattanooga, TN along with WJET-AM in Erie, PA. Plus, our existing affiliate KWAM-AM in Memphis, TN added an FM translator. You can get full details on all our nearly 180 radio affiliates at http://affiliates.freetalklive.com .

Also, here's a fresh promo for you to enjoy and share: " Rosa Parks " - <iframe width="100%" height="300" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" allow="autoplay" src=" https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks... "></iframe>

If you were a Twitch Prime subscriber on our...

New Affiliate in IL, New Promo

February 10th, 2018 - 1:13pm by FTL_Admin in

This week we welcomed brand-new affiliate WZUS-FM in Decatur, IL to weeknights! Our full list of 175 radio affiliates is here , should you like to see it. If you'd like us to get on 200, 300 or more, please AMP the show for just $5 per month and get cool perks.

Also here's another :60 promo for you: Liars & Theives . You can listen to more on our Promos page .

The Discord has been hopping with activity and now over 300 members! Be sure to join us there at http://discord.lrn.fm

Also, this afternoon at 2pm Eastern Jonny Ray will be streaming more Slay the Spire on our Twitch channel .

Thanks for your support! Ian

What's Old is New Again

February 3rd, 2018 - 6:23pm by FTL_Admin in

Last week we were happy to welcome a few former affiliates back into the fold here at Free Talk Live. It's been about a decade since we were on Saturday nights on WNTK-FM and WUVR AM/FM in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire, but we're back, live! Plus, former affiliate KLID-AM in Poplar Bluff, MO is back on Sunday evenings. We're now up to 175 affiliates on AM/FM coast-to-coast!

Here's another fresh :60 promo for you to enjoy/share: https://soundcloud.com/freetalklive/free-talk-live-60-promo-breatharian

This week I spent time auditing our AMP database and ended up uncovering some accounts that weren't being charged anymore but for some reason were still counted towards the AMP total. Unfortunately, removing these accounts from their mistaken...

Interviews + Promos

January 29th, 2018 - 12:32am by FTL_Admin in

It's been another busy week with Free Talk Live. Not only have our new Discord and Twitch been gaining members and followers, but I've been busily upgrading our studio computer. We're also getting closer to actually doing some video game streaming with Jonny Ray on the new LRN Twitch channel .

This week we actually did a couple of interviews including Steve Cobb of the Center for Election Science and Adam Kokesh , who talked about his recent outrageous arrest!

Plus Mark and I were interviewed for nearly two hours straight, mostly about Bitcoin, on KSCO/KOMY in Santa Cruz by station owner Michael Zwerling. Here is that...

Welcome Kansas City! :: Twitch Prime :: Madoblastoo :: New Promo

January 20th, 2018 - 3:20pm by FTL_Admin in

This week we welcomed our new listeners in Kansas City and St. Joseph, MO to our weeknight edition of Free Talk Live! KFEQ-AM 680 has joined us and is delaying the show into overnights from 1-4am. Their signal is a monster , even at night. You can see our full list of radio affiliates here .

Also, we are now almost two weeks in on LRN.FM's live video streaming on Twitch ! We already have over 110 followers and 23 of you have subscribed! While one can subscribe directly through Twitch, 100% of our subscribers are using "Twitch Prime". Anyone who has Amazon Prime gets a free Twitch subscription they can use each month. Each subscription basically is a $2.50 contribution to LRN.FM. If you don't use it, Amazon just keeps that money. So, please, if you have Amazon Prime, take a moment and use the "subscribe" pulldown on...

Join our Discord & Watch us on Twitch!

January 14th, 2018 - 2:15am by FTL_Admin in
If you've been listening this week, you know it's been a big one for new, cool features from Free Talk Live and LRN.FM . Not only did we get a new live weekday afternoon drive show on LRN.FM, The Call to Freedom , but we simultaneously started streaming our live Keene, NH studio shows in HD on our new Twitch channel ! If that weren't enough, we've also launched a Discord for LRN.FM . While the Discord is open to any listener, Free Talk Live AMPlifiers get a special status and exclusive chatrooms. If you're an AMPlifier, just PM me on the Discord with your email address you use on AMP, and I'll get you the upgrade.

Finally, here's another new :60 promo :

Thank you for supporting Free Talk Live and LRN.FM! Ian