Complete Liberty Podcast promotes total respect for self-ownership, property rights, and personal choice—amidst the authoritarian/obedience-oriented political and psychological memes in American culture (and elsewhere). Basically, governments and all they entail are the problem, not the solution. Voluntarism (or market anarchism, or anarcho-capitalism) and customary law principles, in accordance with reason and dignity, spell the solution.

The easiest way to podcatch is to load all the past episodes into iTunes:

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However, the comments on the Libsyn page have been deactivated, so it's best to use the Complete Liberty Podcast category feed here if you want to throw in your two cents :)

Also, the first ten episodes of Complete Liberty Podcast are actually the audiobook (shows 11 and higher are the podcast episodes). So, if you'd like to read the book first and/or you're new to the concepts of a voluntary society, here's the page to begin listening:

(The pdf and html files can be found in the "CL Book" links in the site's menu above.)

Also, Stitcher is a handy option for listening on your mobile phone, phablet, or tablet:

Feb 28th

Episode 198 - Role of empathy in restorative justice

By Wes Bertrand

Brett's and my continuing series on self-esteem pillars

my guest appearance on The Ed And Ethan Show
Brett's guest appearance

Empathy Connects, Transforms and Removes the Blocks to Action! Dominic Barter & Edwin Rutsch

Audio series containing Dominic Barter's talk "Chalk dust for ninjas: making systems visible"

bumper music "Empathy" (Maii Remix) by Laura May

Direct download: Episode_198_-_Role_of_empathy_in_restorative_justice.mp3
Feb 8th

Episode 197 - Basics of nonviolence and restorative justice

By Wes Bertrand

recent shows with Brett...

Discussing about restorative justice with Kit Miller from the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence:

Podcast interview with Kit at
Gandhi Podcast #3: Walking Towards Conflict

Interview with Jorge Rubio, an NVC trainer (40mins)

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Major Sentencing Reforms by Jacob Sullum
further reading (in rebuttal) The Trojan Horse of "Happiness Research" by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
The obsession with equality by Jeffrey Tucker

Kent's "Hooligan Libertarian" Blog: Murderers get a freebie

counters to "resource depletion" arguments...

Sitting in the Fire: Large Group Transformation Using Conflict and Diversity by Arnold Mindell

bumper music "Gandhi" by Ost & Meyer

Direct download: Episode_197_-_Basics_of_nonviolence_and_restorative_justice.mp3
Dec 31st

Episode 195 - Restorative justice with and without statism

By Wes Bertrand

The Little Book Of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr with Ali Gohar

Rethinking the Impact of Traditional Justice- Natalie DeFreitas at TEDxVancouver

Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflict/Build Relationships: Katy Hutchison at TEDxWestVancouverED

bumper music "Justice" by Lutan Fyah

Direct download: Episode_195_-_Restorative_justice_with_and_without_statism.mp3
Dec 2nd

Episode 194 - Restorative justice instead of retribution and punishment

By Wes Bertrand

The Importance of Self Esteem

Crime and Punishment in American History, review

A brief history of punishments

America’s Prisons: The Worst National Disgrace by Anthony Gregory

The Little Book Of Restorative Justice by Howard Zehr with Ali Gohar

The No State Project

Disarming with Empathy: Jo Berry at TEDxExeter

Group counseling available...

bumper music "Retribution" by Brand X Music (John Sponsler, Tom Gire, and Joshua Lynch)

Nov 11th

Episode 193 - Voluntaryism as the future way, identity formation and reformation via volition

By Wes Bertrand

Benefits of empathy for self, others, and systems

Ten Reasons Why Libertarianism Is the Way of the Future

John Stossel's recent program

Creating Freedom: Raoul Martinez at TEDxWhitechapel
Raoul Martinez's TEDx Talk

The Whitest Kids U' Know - Pledge of Allegiance

Why Not "Opt Out" of Government Control?
From bootlegging to working off the books, we've done it many times before, and it's getting ever-easier to exit the system. by J.D. Tuccille

Comprehensive paper on compatibilism by Peter Voss
further reading...

The Power of Love: Shawna Korgan at TEDxUniversityofNevada

The Goosebumps of Life: Grant Korgan at TEDxYouth@SanDiego

Have an interest in group counseling? More info here:

bumper music "Freewill" by Vitamin String Quartet (tribute to Rush)

Oct 23rd

Episode 192 - Discussion of the benefits of empathy

By Wes Bertrand

Benefits of Empathy (page still in development)

Wes Bertrand and Edwin Rutsch explore the benefits of empathy

Edwin's new empathy circles...

Nonviolent Communication: A Language Of Life by Marshall Rosenberg

download The Art Of Self-Discovery by Nathaniel Branden on this page...

bumper music "Empathy" by Alanis Morissette

Direct download: Episode_192_-_Discussion_of_the_benefits_of_empathy.mp3
Oct 8th

Episode 191 - Peace, freedom, strength, and the Orwellian nightmare

By Wes Bertrand

The State is an Epidemic by Thomas L. Knapp

Exclusive - U.S. directs agents to cover up programme used to investigate Americans by John Shiffman and Kristina Cooke
Be Afraid of NSA Spying: We’ve only seen the type of the iceberg when it comes to NSA abuse. by Gene Healy
Four Ways Obama Needs to Control His Spooks by Jeffrey Rosen
Take Action: What You Can Do to Nullify NSA Spying by Mike Maharrey
NSA-proof encryption exists. Why doesn’t anyone use it? by Timothy B. Lee
Silicon Valley Luminaries Got Grilled On The NSA At Disrupt, Here’s How They Responded by Billy Gallagher
Take back the Internet by Bruce Schneier

Our System’s Complexity Is Both Its Weakness and Its Strength by Robert Higgs

bumper music "Piano Concerto No. 1, Allegro con fuoco" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - performed by Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan