Hosts Chanel Li and Ragnar Lifthrasir arm you with the tools and stories to help you thrive and survive the cyberpunk dystopia.
“Drugs are a gateway to Bitcoin, Tor, and podcasting in Latin America”. The host of the popular podcast “What Bitcoin Did”, Peter McCormack, shares his story of using the darknet marketplace the Silk Road to buy cocaine. And later on a different marketplace bought medication in a last ditch effort to save his mom from dying of cancer. These experiences forever altered Peter’s life. He shares his journey to defeat addiction, his connection to Ross and Lyn Ulbricht, and his experiences with the unbanked in Latin America using bitcoin.
Immigration, globalism, neoliberal economics, and war gutted the middle and working class. If you want to gain be angered, informed, and entertained by what the corporate-government State has done to the American Dream, listen to this episode. We speak with attorney and bitcoin software contributor Jeff Vandroux, to track down the complicated answer. Jeff traces the government – corporate actions from the end of WWII to present day. For the remaining 40 minutes, Ragnar and Jeff go back and forth analyzing the four interplaying forces that killed the American Dream, ending on what can be done about it.
“We continue to defy what’s possible with 3D gun printing”. 3D gun printing is hard work, and our guest today is one of the hardest working gun printers. Incarbonite has built or tested just about every 3D printed gun and part that the Deterrence Dispensed team has produced since its inception. In this episode we discuss Incarbonite’s experience, starting from building DIY guns at home as a kid to today’s most recent and cutting edge 3D printed creations.
Financial censorship is a powerful new tool to suppress free speech by threatening, and sometimes ruining, people’s financial lives. While governments have varying restraints on censoring speech, private enterprises and outrage mobs do not. When two of these three groups work together to silence dissidents, individuals have few defenses. In this episode we speak with Preston Byrne, an attorney focused on cryptocurrency and tech, who has written and spoken on this trinity of financial censorship.
“Death is not the worst of evils”. In an age of risk aversion and talkers, JStark1809 stands out as a man taking big risks, working tirelessly to build a gun that can be made at home, almost anywhere in the world, regardless of gun control laws. He calls it the FGC-9. Can you guess what those three letters stand for? JStark is a modern European in an American Revolutionary War general’s body.
If criminals threaten your life to steal your bitcoin, what’s your plan to defend yourself? In this episode we speak with Coinsure, a Python programmer and former police officer, who at one time guarded the Prime Minister of New Zealand. Coinsure gives us a primer on physical security in bitcoin. Our first mission here at GnB is to help you protect your life and your bitcoin. That’s why we created the Scorpion Case. And why we’re bringing you this episode.
“Increase the value of bitcoin by education, time, and giving”. Giving bitcoin with a tandem of strategy of education + timelocks increases the chance of successful investing and adoption. This episode features Cory Klippsten, the Founder of GiveBitcoin, a company that allows you to “Buy Bitcoin for friends and family, timelock it, and we’ll teach ’em what they need to know”.
“Sound money is necessary but insufficient to create prosperity”. Do Austrian Economics principles apply to bitcoin as it functions today? And if so, how do those principles enable bitcoin to help poor people? What other factors besides sound money are necessary to create prosperity? In this episode, Ragnar debates these questions with Stephan Livera, a speaker on Austrian Economics and the co-founder of the Australian Bitcoin education venture Ministry Of Nodes.
Bitcoin has made many people rich, but has bitcoin helped any poor people? Should it? Can it? In this special episode, Ragnar and Chanel sit down to discuss the surprising responses to the following tweet from Ragnar, “The poorest people can’t invest in bitcoin. They don’t have enough money to pay rent or buy food. How are they going to sit on $50 for four years? And this isn’t just in 3rd world countries. This is in Western countries. In fact, a lot of people in Western countries.” The replies varied, from callous to inspiring, from condescending to insightful.
“We are living with Nazi gun laws in the United States”. Today’s guest is Jeff Kelman, who is writing his master’s thesis at Gratz College on the role of guns in the holocaust and other genocides. We delve into the strongest argument for the right to bear arms and the undeniable evil of the state using asymmetric armament to slaughter millions of civilians. There’s a saying, “Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it. Jeff’s scholarship provides the historical facts and rigorous analysis to remember the past to prevent future genocides.
“Whose rights are we protecting?”. Jessica Solce is the Director, Producer, and Co-Editor of No Control, a highly acclaimed documentary about Cody Wilson and Defense Distributed’s efforts to unleash 3D printed guns upon the world. In this episode we discuss the film and connect to the present state of 3D printed guns and the various hydras that have spawned from the government clampdown on Defense Distributed.
There are risk takers, and then there’s Jake Hanrahan. He immerses himself in the most dangerous corners of the world as the founder of Popular Front – an independent, member funded conflict journalism collective. In this episode, Jake shares his extensive experience covering irregular warfare. We discuss hard hitting topics including: the dangers and strengths of tribes and religions, tactics guerrilla fighters have to fight off superior forces, gun ownership in Europe, the true causes of school shootings, how the demise of families and society lead to violence, and the fallout of technology and “cancel culture”.
“Legal stratagies to prevent bad guys from seizing your bitcoin”. In part II of the BitcoinGun Lawyer episode we start with a quick discussion on 3D gun printing and the 2nd Amendment. We then spend the remainder of time delving into the criminal, civil, and tax issues with bitcoin. We discuss the legal strategies and pitfalls as well as services to reduce your risks and improve your privacy.
“Know the law so you don’t break it”. This episode might keep you out of jail. We start out with pseudonymous Lawyer “Bitcoin_Lobby” explaining the three legal justifications for using deadly force. We then have an in-depth, detailed discussion of the various law deriving from the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Amendments that protect gun owners. BitcoinGun Lawyer also touches on how to defend yourself from civil lawsuits as well as landmark Supreme Court rulings protecting the 2nd Amendment.
Austin Jones is the Cofounder research organization Atlas Arms. Their first concept in development is the Dagny Dagger project – a new type of legally-unrestricted handgun ammunition. This will allow citizens the first legal access to armor-penetrating ammunition since 1986. The Dagger will also debut APHP (Armor-Penetrating Hollow Point) bullets, a novel projectile design which boasts superior armor penetration while expanding and fragmenting on soft, unarmored targets for multirole performance.
Ivan The Troll has emerged as one of the most prolific, innovative, and controversial members of Deterrence Dispensed, a decentralized 3D gun printing group built in the image of Cody Wilson’s Defense Distributed. Multiple social media companies have banned him from their platforms including Twitter, Reddit, Youtube, and Facebook. In response, he and other members of Deterrence Dispensed have migrated to encrypted chat and file sharing applications. Ironically, these apps have enabled greater innovation, testing, and sharing of 3D printed guns and files.
In this episode you’ll get a comprehensive understanding of BTCPay Server and an admiration for a bitcoin builder. . We speak to Pavlenex, an entrepreneur and prolific contributor to BTCPay. He explains how BTCPay helps you route around financial censorship. With BTCPay server, you can accept bitcoin, create invoices, crowdfund, accept donations, accept Lightning Network payments, create a secure wallet, and set up an alternative to Patreon.
“Being left alone is not enough, update your philosophy”. If you don’t laugh, or aren’t offended by at least one remark by today’s guest, you’re not listening close enough. Julia Tourianski, known as “Brave The World” and “Your Hydra” is a provocateur, early bitcoiner, a “trad life” mother and wife, a deep broad thinker with a sharp wit. In this episode we take quick dives into deep topics.
“Don’t respect a system that disrespects you”. Our guest today is “Anti-Gunner Leaks”. He’s goes behind enemy lines to expose and sometimes stop the dirty secret tricks of anti-gun extremists in the media, government, and tech companies. A.G. Leaks recounts the development of 3D gun printing groups in the post – Cody Wilson era. He shares the high tech tactics they use to route around Silicon Valley’s attempt to sharing files of 3D printed guns.
For this inaugural episode we introduce ourselves, discuss our philosophy, and cover our future guests and topics.