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The Freedom Report is a podcast that reports on news from a perspective of economic freedom and personal liberty.


Austin Petersen hosts a Freedom Report episode discussing President Trump's statements that he can overturn the 14th Amendment with an executive order. But is that the case? Petersen breaks down the issues at hand, how SCOTUS plays a role, and what Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is proposing to counter the president's idea. 

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Why do control freaks fear Bitcoin? Politico.com reported on cryptocurrency Bitcoin and stoked the fear of foreign interference in America's elections. Host Austin Petersen was mentioned in the Politico piece for having received the national record for the single largest bitcoin donation in a federal race... but did Politico report that accurately? Nope!

Listen in to Petersen reading and responding to the piece with a bonus segment reading some of his favorite quotes about Thomas Jefferson.

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 President Trump has reportedly signaled that he will legalize medical cannabis at the federal level after the midterms. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) said to Fox News that the president will also likely allow states to decide on whether to legalize recreational cannabis as well. But if Democrats take control of the House, will they derail cannabis reform so as not to give the president any victory? 

Also, Freedom Report host Austin Petersen goes into some quotes over the topic of abortion, libertarianism, and liberals from one of his favorite authors. 

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Austin Petersen recounts his conversations with Dennis Rodman, Ben Shapiro, and other famous figures in American new and politics at last weekends Politicon in Los Angeles, California. 

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Liberals have caught on to the hot new right wing meme series of NPC's. But what exactly is a NPC? And now that Senator Elizabeth Warren has officially culturally appropriated Cherokee culture, does that mean it's OK for the rest of us to dress however we want on Halloween? 

This fun episode of the Freedom Report podcast discusses the latest in left wing PC hilarity and is hosted by Austin Petersen. 

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For years the state of Missouri has lacked a strong statewide organization of liberty Republicans. That all changed this weekend when on Sunday, September the 14th, the Republican Liberty Caucus of Missouri held its kickoff meeting. Former US Senate candidate Austin Petersen interviews the attendees and candidates who arrived to discuss their plans to elect more liberty loving candidates at the state level. 


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"Swipe Left if you voted for Trump" 

Have you seen this on a dating app lately? Is it annoying, or the inevitable consequence you suffer as a perpetrator of the patriarchy? Can it be both? One person thinks she knows. She's a life and sex coach, thank you. Kristen Thomas is the owner of Open the Doors Coaching and she coaches couples and singles on intimacy and relationship issues. She's also an admitted flaming liberal, which is great! The host of The Freedom Report Austin Petersen, is a flaming libertarian. 

Petersen and Thomas, best buds since high school, discuss the trials and travails of dating in the era of Trump. Can we make cross-ideological dating work like interracial and intersex couples? Is that possible in this superheated political environment of sexual tensions and division? All that and more on this special episode of the Freedom Report podcast. 

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October 8, 2018

Of Mice and Dems

Why Democrats Had To Be Put Down... Hard

The latest episode of the Freedom Report features Austin Petersen discussing his final thoughts on the Kavanaugh nomination. Petersen discusses the contentious nomination process and his thoughts on why Justice Kavanaugh needed to be confirmed. Drawing upon Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men," Petersen explains why the Democrats had to be put down, and why they had to be put down hard and fast. 

Petersen also reports on some of the lesser known views and decisions of Justice Kavanaugh and how they relate to conservative and libertarian philosophy. 

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October 3, 2018

Heroes of Liberty in 2018

Austin Petersen hosts the Freedom Report podcast discussing some of the great liberty candidates running for federal and local offices around the country. Petersen finds great optimism for the future in these candidates who are defying expectations and beating the odds in many ways. Some candidates are taking principled staands in the face of nearly insurmountable resistance, but their brave stands are laying the groundwork to keep the light of liberty alive now and into the future.

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Austin Petersen's Freedom Report podcasts reemerges with a discussion of the culture wars coinciding with a jaw-dropping appearance by Kanye West on Saturday Night Live. West ruffled feathers with his statements about black fathers, welfare, racism, and the Democratic party while wearing a Donald Trump style MAGA cap. Petersen goes into detail about the broader struggle for cultural freedom.



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