Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Snarkiness

27 EpisodesProduced by libertysnark

A team of snarky young millennial professionals, including a psychologist, a law student, and a history teacher, team up to discuss politics, current events, and pop culture, all without taking themselves too seriously.

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The Green New Deal - Did a First-Grader Write This?

February 12th, 2019


Aaron and Austin are joined by guest Michael DiLaura to discuss Alexandria Occasio Cortez’s brilliant/terrifying new piece of legislation. Michael guides us through some of the especially problematic elements of AOC’s …

Fear the Devil's Lettuce!

February 5th, 2019


Don’t fear the reefer! Aaron, Jason, and Austin tackle that most terrifying topic: marijuana legalization. Aaron discusses how scientifically iffy the “gateway hypothesis” is, while Austin gives his views on the …

Trump, Milo, and Evangelical Christianity

January 30th, 2019


In our 25th episode, Aaron is joined by guest-star Andrew Egger, a journalist formerly of The American Standard and now working for the new, …

The Psychology and Masculinity Kerfuffle

January 22nd, 2019


 The recent APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Men and Boys have caused something of a controversy. Many on the Right have decried it, …


January 15th, 2019


Jenn and Aaron are joined by guest Faith Liu, a Hollywood Screenwriter, to discuss the ever-popular issue of whether or not America’s entertainment …

Term Limits Suck

January 8th, 2019



Welcome to our first episode of 2019, in which Jason, after several months, realizes he is a cohost of this podcast! Jason explains why term limits did nothing to curb power when applied to executive power, and may …

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out! The Bump Stock Ban

December 25th, 2018


Merry Christmas! For our Christmas episode, Austin and Aaron talk about President Trump’s ban on bump stocks. Both hosts express their personal dislike of bump stocks before Austin explains what a bump stock is, and how …

A Conversation with Rebekah Bydlak: Millennial Politics and the Cause of our Generation

December 18th, 2018

In this week’s episode, we’re thrilled to get a chance to talk to Rebekah Bydlak, executive director of the Coalition to Reduce Spending. Rebekah and …

Trial by Tweet and Stand Up Comedy

December 11th, 2018

Aaron and Jenn discuss the recent trials and tribulations of the tweets made some time ago by Kyler Murray and Kevin Hart that have all of a sudden …

Happy Holidays! There’s No War on Xmas!

December 4th, 2018

Aaron and Jason discuss the myth of the “War on Christmas,” and make the case for why it’s a case of manufactured outrage. Jason goes over the …

Criminal Justice Reform and a Family Get-Together

November 27th, 2018

As the holiday season begins, what better way to celebrate than with family? In that spirit, Austin and Aaron host an episode with Aaron’s Dad, Dr. …

Women, Aggression, Shame, and Boxed Wine

November 20th, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving Week! Jenn and Aaron return with a new guest, Maddie Collins, to discuss a recent article alleging that women who do not support …

Gun Control: "Common Sense" or Prejudice?

November 13th, 2018

Austin and Aaron take on some of the latest anti-gun legislation from New York and Washington State. Austin discusses some misconceptions that both …

Immigration, Anchor Babies, and Executive Orders

November 6th, 2018

Happy/Horrific Election Day! In the wake of the immigration-fueled hysteria, and President Trump's hurling gasoline on that fire with his promise of …

Princesses, Harry Potter, and Parenting

October 30th, 2018

Aaron and Jenn Shadle discuss Kristen Bell and Kiera Knightley’s controversial views on letting their kids watch Disney Princess movies. Jenn gives her views on why censorship is a bad thing, and why it harms the point …

Political Tribalism and Tribulation - A Historical Perspective

October 23rd, 2018

Jason and Aaron discuss the recent "rise" in political tribalism pointed out by many across the political spectrum. Though many say it's only getting …

Facebook, Free Speech, and Frikkin' Frogs!

October 16th, 2018

Aaron and Austin discuss the recent purge of facebook pages, many of them liberty-oriented, which supposedly occurred to "protect our democracy." Austin discusses the underlying jurisprudence of free speech, including …

Telltale Games, Gompers, and Robber Barons

October 9th, 2018

The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Batman, and…. John D. Rockefeller? Guest host Jason Klicker joins Aaron as they discuss the recent controversy around Telltale Game Studios, including their unceremonious firing of …

Senatorial Circus Town

October 2nd, 2018

In the first ever guest-episode, guest Austin Collins joins Aaron in exploring both the legal and psychological reasons why the Kavanaugh hearings …

Hurricanes and Price Gouging: Alright, Alright, Alright?

September 18th, 2018

As the East coast struggles in the wake of yet another hurricane, Aaron and Tyler discuss a notion often brought up in the wake of such tragedies: price gouging. Tyler argues that price-gouging is a more complex …

Nike, In-N-Out, and Boycotts for Everyone!

September 11th, 2018

Tyler and Aaron discuss the boycott sensation that’s sweeping the nation! Tyler questions if how politicized they are will make them less effective, …

South Africa and Dabbing

September 4th, 2018

Tyler and Aaron discuss the land seizures in South Africa, including the so-called “white genocide” supposedly occurring. Tyler discusses the …

"Accountable Capitalism,” Construal Levels, and Latin

August 28th, 2018

Tyler and Aaron discuss Elizabeth Warren’s “Accountable Capitalism Act,” discussing the problems associated with central planning in the private sector. Tyler explains why he doesn’t think lack of government oversight …

Economic Inequality, Envy, and Beyoncé

August 21st, 2018

Tyler disapproves of Aaron’s drink of the week, before raising the topic of wealth inequality and whether or not our perception of “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer” is accurate. Aaron discusses group …

Miniature White-Collar Crime & The End of the Frikkin' World

August 14th, 2018

In Episode 3, Tyler and Aaron discuss the controversy of 3-D printed guns, authoritarianism, and moral panic, while a Storytime with Uncle Tyler takes an unexpected turn. Note: Due to atmospheric oddities (a …

Tariffs, Honor Culture, and Storytime with Uncle Tyler!

August 7th, 2018

Tyler and Aaron give their respective takes on the Trade War, Tyler giving a case against protectionism and tariffs, and Aaron linking the trade war …

Microbrewing, Socialism, and the Youth

July 30th, 2018

In the first episode, Aaron Pomerantz and Tyler Groenendal talk a little bit about their political views, how government regulations can have …
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