FTL & LRN.FM Updates

Free Talk Live on Social Media

September 26th, 2020 - 8:30pm by FTL_Admin in

As you know, we just launched a brand new, self-hosted chat server and that's been busy with new users and various official and user-created chat rooms, be sure to check it out. Don't forget you can also follow Free Talk Live on social media:

Mastodon - https://toot.freetalklive.com Twitter - https://twitter.freetalklive.com Telegram - https://telegram.freetalklive.com

Also, you can directly support us by joining AMP for as little as $5 a month at http://amp.freetalklive.com and supporting our satellite fundraiser at http://fund.lrn.fm .

Thank you for your support and for listening to and following Free Talk Live, Ian

Announcing our new Matrix chat server to replace Discord!

September 21st, 2020 - 1:24am by FTL_Admin in

After Discord unceremoniously booted the LRN.FM server last week , I mentioned we were working on launching an open source, decentralized, self-hosted alternative called a matrix server. It's now online and you can create an account. I've posted step-by-step instructions here . You'll also find instructions there on how to call in to the show using the new server.

Also, the old Discord link will continue to link to Vincent's "Questioning Authority" Discord server.

Thanks for your support!

Discord Deplatforms FTL - How to get your crypto out from the tip bot.

September 14th, 2020 - 5:40pm by FTL_Admin in

Well, we knew this day was coming. Earlier this year the Discord admins targeted our server and claimed we'd violated their terms for "cyberbullying or targeted harassment of an individual or community" but when I asked their support division for an explanation of what specifically was claimed against us, they refused to provide it and just told me to "be vigilant of this issue going forward" and that they'd let me if if any other issues occurred. Well, no one let me know of anything and today the Discord server for LRN.FM and FTL disappeared without warning. Trying to submit a support request led me to a blank page earlier, so I have responded to the email thread I had with them from their previous warning. I suspect they won't explain what the alleged violation was, but will report to you if anything develops.

Meanwhile, you may be a Discord user who is wondering a few things, namely:

1. If you had crypto in the tip bot, how can you retrieve it? Here's how. Join...

Aria's Campaign for Sheriff got Coverage from FOX News!

September 12th, 2020 - 6:11pm by FTL_Admin in

This just happened this afternoon: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/transexual-satanist-anarchist-picks-up-...

Aria's campaign for county sheriff is poised to go viral! Can you help?

Please do share either the FOX link or the original Free Keene story that broke the good news: https://freekeene.com/2020/09/11/she-male-defeats-longtime-republican-ca...

Also, thank you for listening to and sharing Free Talk Live!

Should we shut down the LRN.FM satellite feeds?

September 5th, 2020 - 6:14pm by FTL_Admin in

A decade ago, about a year after its founding, I put LRN.FM on satellite over North and Central America and then in 2012 we added a satellite over Sub-Saharan Africa. It's something I was inspired to do after seeing satellite dishes being confiscated and destroyed by more-oppressive regimes. The idea was to do like RT has done for their propaganda and broadcast the ideas of liberty into the rest of the world - and in the case of Africa, the least-internet connected place on the planet.

The satellite feed would also allow pirate radio operators to pull our feed in remote places where they may want to have a transmitter but have no internet access. Satellite is a reliable audio delivery method pretty much 24/7.

However, very few people appear to share the vision. Our Patreon fundraiser that we've run since 2017 has a bunch of wonderful people donating, but under two-dozen of them total. We''re pulling in about 15% of our monthly...

Forkfest 2021 Dates + Karen VS Nobody Debate

August 29th, 2020 - 4:51pm by FTL_Admin in

This week we did something new from the LRN.FM studio - we held a gubernatorial debate between Karen and Nobody. Seriously - Karen VS Nobody was real and it turned out to be a good, friendly discussion of a range of issues. If you missed it live, no worries, you can now watch the full hour video here: https://youtu.be/P7QEr6m6uDM

Also, some people picked some dates for Forkfest 2021, so please mark your calendar for June 28th through July 4th for the fifth annual Forkfest! Visit https://forkfest.party for more info.

Thank you as always for listening and supporting Free Talk Live. Please do AMP the show for $5 or BTC per month at https://amp.freetalklive.com to help us get on more radio stations and get you some cool perks. Ian

FTL Hosts Speak at Mask Freedom Rally

August 23rd, 2020 - 12:50am by FTL_Admin in

In case you missed it, last Saturday Nobody and I had the opportunity to speak at the mask freedom rally in Keene. Here are the highlights from the speeches that day: https://freekeene.com/2020/08/19/mask-freedom-rally-speech-highlights-fr...

Also, are you able to afford $5 a month to help us continue to expand our radio footprint? If so, you'll get some cool perks as part of the AMP program at http://amp.freetalklive.com

Thank you as always for your support and listenership, Ian

"Nobody Tels the Truth" - on our LBRY channel! New Stations in Michigan

August 2nd, 2020 - 3:38pm by FTL_Admin in

Free Talk Live welcomes two more stations in Michigan, WDMJ-AM in Marquette and WMIQ-AM in Iron Mountain. They were purchased by our existing affiliate WCHT-AM in Escanaba, which has aired FTL on weekends live since 2014. For full affiliate details on our over 190 radio stations, please visit http://affiliates.freetalklive.com .

If you missed "Nobody Tells the Truth" live Friday nights on our Dlive and Twitch channels, we're now pushing select episodes out to the FTL Youtube channel at http://youtube.freetalklive.com and also our uncensorable LBRY.TV channel: https://lbry.tv/@FreeTalkLive . Here's an excellent episode recently that featured an epic interview and origin story with Captain Kickass: https://lbry.tv/@FreeTalkLive:d/nobody-tells-the-truth-...

Wow, FTL made it to #25 in the "Heavy Hundred" from TALKERS Magazine!

July 18th, 2020 - 5:18pm by FTL_Admin in

It's an honor to have been recognized as the #25 most important talk show in America, according to the 2020 edition of TALKERS Magazine's "Heavy Hundred" . Please do share the good news - our principled libertarian talk show has been rising year-after-year since we first cracked the Heavy Hundred list in 2009!

Without your listenership and support we couldn't have achieved this. Thank you. If you'd like to help us reach more new radio stations, please visit http://amp.freetalklive.com and join AMP for just $5 per month.

Thank you! Ian

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