In praise of “The Shrugging Out Podcast”

Shrugging Out Podcast

I discovered The Shrugging Out Podcast a few months ago. I did not quite know what to make of it, I admit, until I went through and download several of the earlier episodes and listened to them in chronological order.

The site’s author / Podcaster Peter Farron (sp?) is extremely intelligent, sane, analytical and well thought out:  The podcasts are obviously well-prepared in advance and – notwithstanding the intro music – an aesthetic pleasure to listen to.

The content of the shows centers on issues relating to self-sufficiency with a philosophical unpinning in libertarianism, and often draws premises from Ayn Rand’s writings.  In his shows, however, Farron does not shy away from the less ethereal:  He usually address current news issues, his own process of awakening and what he is doing about it in his dynamic transformation from ‘typical’ patriotic conservative to neo-patriotic libertarian survivalist (my half-assed and inadequate label, not his).

All in all, well worth the time and well worth spreading around to those with interests in libertarianism, survivalism and prepping, Ayn rand, current events, politics and the like.

I am through about 60 of his podcasts now, and will post a permalink to the blogroll.  GE.

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