FTL & LRN.FM Updates

FTL Hosts Team Up With Vermin Supreme for "Guns N' Ponies" Event

November 24th, 2019 - 12:37pm by FTL_Admin in

Last Friday, multiple Free Talk Live hosts and a couple of visiting listeners attended the epic "Guns N' Ponies" Vermin Supreme campaign event. FTL's Jay Noone gets all the credit for the brilliant idea, which Vermin executed with aplomb. Jay's brother brought up a pony and small horse from his farm in Massachusetts for the event which kicked off from a Free Stater-owned bar, Area 23, in Concord, NH. A group of hardcore Vermin supporters came out to march with him, which combined open carry of guns with Pony Power. FTL hosts Chris W, Nobody, Ian, Jay, and even a couple of listeners who happened to be visiting the Shire that week were there along with other Vermin fans. We donned some V masks and pony gear and marched nearly two miles to the NH state house where Vermin spoke to various people who happened by. If you missed the event, don't miss the video I edited...

Tip your favorite hosts with Gold, USD, or Crypto!

November 17th, 2019 - 11:20pm by FTL_Admin in

Did you know that we now have different ways for you to tip your favorite live show hosts on Free Talk Live, Questioning Authority, or Freer Talk Live? It's easy. If you want to send a tip as you're listening live, here's how:

USD or GOLD: Visit http://tip.lrn.fm and use the form to pay with either your credit card or Paypal. If you tip over $4, you can even include a message that appears on-screen for everyone watching to see. If you would like the hosts to receive gold in the form of the super-cool Goldback currency, just say so in your message. In order for hosts to receive Goldbacks, the tip must be a minimum of $5 per host in-studio.

CRYPTO: You can use the spiffy "tip.cc" bot in our Discord server to tip your favorite hosts directly with your choice of dozens of cryptocurrencies and crypto tokens. Just send the tip.cc bot a private message of $help to learn...

Have you been watching Freer Talk Live?

November 9th, 2019 - 4:08pm by FTL_Admin in

"Freer Talk Live" is the name for our aftershow that we perform exclusively on our video streaming platforms, DLive and Twitch . Though Freer Talk Live episodes can happen anytime we feel like doing it, Jay Noone, Silver Dave, and Nobody have consistently been doing weekly episodes on Wednesdays for the last couple of months. If you want to watch past episodes, check out the archives on the LRN.FM YouTube here .

If you'd like to watch them perform live, tune into DLive or Twitch starting at 10:30pm Eastern time on Wednesday evenings. If you're not yet following our channel on either platform, please do that. We recently crossed 1,000 followers on Twitch and are close to 900 on DLive.

You can also support us by AMPing Free Talk Live at http://amp....

Direct download problems continue.

November 3rd, 2019 - 4:41pm by FTL_Admin in

Unfortunately for the last couple of weeks our Soundcloud account has been serving up incorrect filenames when trying to directly download from FreeTalkLive.com. Soundcloud has yet to fix this issue and I haven't decided how much longer I want to wait for it. If you are a direct downloader, you can temporarily fix the problem by renaming the generic filename of "Soundcloud Download" to have a .mp3 after it. Our file naming system is FTLYYYY-MM-DD.mp3, but you can name the files whatever you want, so long as it ends in .mp3, it should play back just fine on your preferred listening device.

I'm told that the filename issue is not affecting our podcast listeners. If you would like to move from direct downloads to automatic podcast downloads, please subscribe to our podcast. You can just enter this URL into your podcast client: http://feeds.feedburner.com/ftlradio or subscribe to one of our other feeds at...

Forkfest 2020 Dates Announced

October 27th, 2019 - 4:56pm by FTL_Admin in

In case you missed the announcement on-air and on FreeKeene.com , the dates for Forkfest 2020 have been announced. Mark your calendar for June 29th through July 5th - we'll be there broadcasting Free Talk Live and enjoying the incredible scenery at Rogers Campground, not to mention the various things that the Forkfest attendees create for a week of good times in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Visit Forkfest.party for more information and useful links.

The conversations continue around the clock on our Discord server! Have you joined the fun there yet? Just install the Discord app and then goto this link from your browser: http://discord.lrn.fm

Finally, thank you as always to our AMPlifiers who continue to help Advertise, Market...

Nobody has been deplatformed! Details on tonight's FTL.

October 20th, 2019 - 2:50pm by FTL_Admin in

Nobody will be joining me and Rich E. Rich tonight to discuss his recent deplatforming from a major social media website. The news has yet to break on this, so we're going to break it on tonight's live episode of Free Talk Live. You can watch it starting just after 7pm Eastern via Twitch or DLive and of couse listen to our audio streams at FreeTalkLive.com .

If you appreciate what we do, would you please consider joining the Free Talk Live AMP program ? It's just $5 (or BTC) per month and you'll get some cool perks. Or, for just $2 a month you can become an LRN.FM satellite Patreon . Regardless, thank you for listening, Ian

Freer Talk Live & Episode one of the James Wittekind Show!

October 12th, 2019 - 11:04am by FTL_Admin in

During last night's Freer Talk Live featuring me, Nobody, and Captain Kickass, raving lunatic James Wittekind called in and we gave him his own show. If you love James' drunken rants, you'll find 20+ minutes of him in the latest episode of Freer Talk Live . Plus, before he calls in, we talk about the latest with Facebook's Libra and more! It was a great show.

Here's a link to last night's archive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2RcNtaW6J4

Also, please don't forget to follow us on Twitch and/or DLive for more aftershows, which happen regularly on Wednesdays at 10:30pm Eastern now.

Finally, if you like what we do, please do AMP the show for just $5 a month. Your financial support helps a lot!

Thank you for listening to Free...

Former Affiliates in North Carolina Return! :: Nobody's big election week!

October 6th, 2019 - 4:08pm by FTL_Admin in

I don't want to break the news just yet, but Nobody just did a photo shoot for a major newspaper. There's a chance the story will hit tomorrow - Monday - and then we can share it with you and you can share it on your social media. There's viral potential on this one for sure. Stay tuned to FTL's social media for the breaking news. You can follow us on Twitter , Mastodon , and Telegram .

Also, just days before Keene's primary municipale election. which features both Nobody for mayor and me running for city council, I've published a video of last weekend's 10th anniversary 420 rally here at Keene's Central Square. Please do share that if you like it.

Finally, welcome back to former...

Now Accepting Stellar Lumens (XLM)!

September 28th, 2019 - 11:18am by FTL_Admin in

As we discussed recently on the show, Stellar is a very exciting technology for native exchange of assets like stablecoins and other cryptos. I'm using Stellar Lumens (XLM) on our Discord as my primary tipping method with our new crypto tip bot . Now, we're accepting contributions via Stellar Lumens - see our wallet address along with several other cryptos on our Tip Jar page .

Don't forget you can follow Free Talk Live on Twitter , Mastodon , and Telegram !

Thanks for listening to and supporting Free Talk Live, Ian

Now you can get paid to hang out on our Discord thanks to the awesome tipping bot!

September 23rd, 2019 - 10:21pm by FTL_Admin in

This is such cool news I thought it deserves its own email. This weekend I was recommended a new bot for our Discord server . Normally bots are used for things like moderation but this bot, tip.cc ., is a crypto tipping bot. This bot is amazing. It lets you easily tip anyone on the LRN.FM Discord server . Not only can you tip other chatters, your favorite callers, and favorite show hosts - most are on Discord - but you can also "airdrop" crypto into a chat room and let anyone who wants it, lock in their claim. After a time limit specified by the tipper, the airdrop is divvied up between those who opted-in. You can do some other neat stuff with the bot. Its username is "tip.cc". Just send it a private message of "$help" - without the quotes - to learn some basics. Click the little icons that appear under its help message to see even more commands.

Over the last couple of...