Porc Therapy

A Trip to Keenevention 2013

November 4, 2013

If you missed the first-ever Keenevention, no worries! Here’s the audio of not just one… not two… but THREE talks from the event.

First up, a lively panel discussion that I moderated on bitcoin… and how it can set us free. Newbie friendly! Panelists were: George Mandrik, bitcoin baklava merchant and customer support at Blockchain.info; Matthew Carano, owner of Pão Cafe, a Brazilian restaurant in NH that accepts bitcoin; and JJ Schlessinger, host of Neocash Radio and manager of The Quill, a libertarian community center that accepts bitcoin.

Next, the technology panel moderated by Brian Sovryn, featuring Steve Zemanek, Johnson Rice, Jay Freeville, and Bill Domenico.

Finally, the closing keynote from ex-corrections office Bryan Tann, who left his former job on principle.

Some interludes from me. :)

Enjoy!

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Free Talk Live 2013-11-03

November 4, 2013

Last night we added an extra hour to the show – that’s right, we did four whole hours of FTL! It’s just that we cut out the first hour. On this show, we also talk about the Federal Rice-serve, and bitcoins on the ham radio. Oh, and lizard people.

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For those of you who have been listening to Porc Therapy since the beginning (I mean, the *very* beginning)… you will catch the reference to perhaps the most infamous early episode of Porc Therapy ever: the one where Mike and I talked about our feelings on babies dressed as strawberries.

Well, that topic is back to haunt us, just in time for Halloween. It came up on Free Talk Live. Mark was a nice foil. I wonder how he’d feel about wearing a pea pod hat…

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Free Talk Live 10/13

October 19, 2013

On Free Talk Live Sunday 10/13, I hosted a stimulating discussion about what to do if someone is hurling dead skunks at your home.

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At Libertopia 2013, I gave a talk about one of my favorite topics – podcasting! Now it’s gotten just about as meta as it can get – with a podcast about podcasting. I plan to turn this talk into an eBook. Please sign up for the email list if you want to get updates about that! Here are my PowerPoint slides for this talk. PowerPoint slides for Podcasting 101 @ Libertopia 2013 talk Special thanks to Red Pill Recording for the video production – send them a tip via their facebook page if you like it! And of course, I won’t turn down a tip either if you find value in this talk. Enjoy!

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Hoodie The Homeless

October 3, 2013

I recently got together with Davi Barker from Bitcoin Not Bombs and Jason King from Sean’s Outpost. Bitcoin Not Bombs is a launching pad for bitcoin charities and non-profit organizations. Sean’s Outpost is an advocacy organization for the homeless that operates exclusively in bitcoin.

In this wide ranging conversation, we talk about homelessness, the stigma surrounding it and how culture views homeless people (and those who work to help them). We also hear more about Bitcoin Not Bombs’ project to Hoodie The Homeless in the San Francisco Bay Area, and what Jason has been doing in Pensacola, Florida to not only provide meals and housing to homeless people, but create a sanctuary for homeless people called Satoshi Forest – on land that he’s purchasing with bitcoin! These guys have been busy!

It’s a fascinating show. Enjoy!

If you like this podcast, we encourage you to support these projects – #HoodieTheHomeless, Sean’s Outpost, or Porc Therapy via joining Local Bitcoins through my affiliate link!

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I have a special treat to share with you… Hannah Braime, author of Four Weeks of Self-Knowledge, has made the audiobook version of Four Weeks of Self-Knowledge (narrated and produced by me) available for free! Click here to download the whole book.

I had a blast making this audiobook, and I’m pleased to share it with you now. Hannah and I would love to hear your feedback about the book or audiobook if you have any… and if you find value in the audiobook, please share the link with others who you think might value in it, too! Enjoy.

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After a short update from me, Jake from The Voluntary Life and I sit down to chat more in depth about strategies for quitting the rat race and attaining financial freedom!

  • What is financial freedom?
  • College – is it worth it?
  • Does having kids make financial freedom impossible?
  • Can you quit the rat race by becoming a stay-at-home parent?
  • Can you be free through “voluntary poverty?”
  • Do you have to be a sleaze to start a passive income business?
  • What’s the role of Bitcoin in an investment strategy like the Permanent Portfolio?
  • Why doesn’t the Permanent Portfolio contain silver?
  • How do intensive savers do it?
  • And more… click that play button!
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Explaining bitcoin mining and difficulty, the top 5 grand cereal conspiracies, and what distorted thinking emerges for people when they are high on politics! This one definitely goes against the grain. ;-)

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Sovryn Tech – Roman Checkers

September 22, 2013

What is this new game that all the kids are playing these days? You’ll have to listen… until the very end… to find out. ;-)

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Let the bitcoins flow…

September 21, 2013

Bitcoin fluid dispensers! Intentional communities! And… did the NSA break bitcoin?

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Mandrik Talks Bitcoin!

September 20, 2013

This was one of my favorite Let’s Talk Bitcoin episodes ever, and I’m pleased to share it with you. Those of you who have been listening to Porc Therapy for a while may recognize my good friend George Mandrik‘s voice. He shares his perspective as a merchant who has been accepting bitcoin in person and online for years. Plus, how do we know the price of a bitcoin? It depends on who you ask…

 

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Free Talk Live Sunday 9/15! I liked this show a lot. We talked about marriage – why is it that straight guys are less likely to do it? Plus, how juries are completely non-scientific, and why that matters.

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After a quick intro from me, hear the talk given by Jake from The Voluntary Life at Libertopia 2013! I found Jake’s talk really inspiring – it’s about four ways to quit the rat race, including –

Unjobbing

Intensive Saving

Passive Income

Selling a Business

… enjoy!

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Enjoy this Free Talk Live episode from 9/8/2013, hosted by me, Brian Sovryn of Sovryn Tech, and Mark Edge of Free Talk Live fame.

Peace!

Topics: Student loan bubble about to pop? :: the future of cell phones :: un-jobbing :: Stephanie’s school story :: peace rallies in NH :: Outcome of past US bombing campaigns :: Chattel slavery :: Just got ticket for expired registration – what to do? :: Slaves to the state :: Citizen’s arrest? :: Cantwell and violence :: line in the sand?

 

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