Here's a quick rundown of the big news this week, in case you missed it. FTL host Nobody has filed for mayor of Keene, NH! He's already made a small splash in the media. Please do share one of these three news stories to help spread the news internationally:
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...
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 .
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 .
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...
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.
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...
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...