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List of Indiana Podcasts

I am not a huge music listener, to be honest. I like to listen to audiobooks and podcasts. There are a lot of great Indiana podcasts, but it is tough to find them. Many of local podcasters had great idea, but haven’t published since the W. administration. So I put together this list of Indiana podcasts and internet talk stations that are current and worth your time. I also included a list of my favorite apps and national podcasts.

It isn’t comprehensive, and it’s based on my  judgement of quality, if it is up to date, and broad interest by most Hoosiers. If you think I am missing something, drop me an email! Where possible, I have posted the URL where you can find the RSS feed vs. posting the RSS feed. This is for our non-iPod listeners.

Internet Talk Stations: – The only true online, independent Indiana talk station. They are a month old, so it will be exciting to see where they go. – Not Indiana focused, but they do have a Hoosier show: Gillespie.

My Favorites: – My favorite new local podcast – Abdul and Indy Politics do great work. – Smiley in the Morning – A large amount of local content. – I love this little podcast. -Economic Club of Indiana Speaker Archive Podcast – There are many, many churches that post sermons, but Mount Pleasant Christian Church and Chris Philbeck is my top pick. – Discontinued, but a great look at Indianapolis Tech.


Music: – No RSS, but the shows are online. – No RSS, but the shows are online.  – No RSS, but the shows are online.


Everything Else:

Huge list of shows:
Another big Directory: – I am not a premium subscriber, but they are essential.

Essential Apps and Equipment:

These apps are great! Download them on your mobile device and enjoy.

Squeezebox Radio – I have two because I love the function and sound of this radio.
TuneIn Radio
Jazz Radio
Word of Promise Audio Bible
Hourly News
Also, search the app store for your favorite radio show. They might have an app!

Favorite National Internet Radio Services:


Favorite National Podcasts:

Mike O’Meara Show
American Conservative University Podcast
Cato Events
Cato Daily
The Mountain Stage
Ten Minute Podcast
Tony Campolo Podcast
Back to Work
True Story
The Truth
The Don Geronimo Show
The Adam and Drew Show – The Briefing
CNN Radio News
The Crossover
David Allen Company Podcast
Evernote Blogcast
Here’s the Thing
Insight for Daily Living
iPad Today
MacBreak Weekly
Mars Hill Church: Mark Driscoll Audio
NPR: Fresh Air
Penn’s Sunday School
The Not So Mad Men
The Mixdown
Renewing Your Mind
The ABC’s of SNL
The Social Hour
Sound Opinions
The Splendid Table
Tech News Today
This Week in Goole
This Week in Tech
Thomas E. Woods Jr.
This American Life
WTF with Marc Maron
Your Move with Andy Stanley
WSM Podcast
99% Invisible
The Accidental Creative
The Advertising Show
A Prairie Home Companion
The Audacity to Podcast Exploring Liberty
Mac Power Users
Rich Eisen Podcast
Six Pixels of Separation
Wiretap from CBC

We Are Libertarians Episode 027: Gun Rights, Fiscal Cliffs, and Mittens

Chris Spangle, Creighton, and guest host Greg Lenz discuss guns in the wake of Newton and the fiscal cliff.

We Are Libertarians – 016: I bunked with a guy that only talked about shrimp

In a special bonus episode, the guys sit down with “Goose” to discuss what it’s like to serve in the military. “Goose” isn’t his real name, but he is an active duty soldier. He gives his perspective on politics, libertarianism, and the military.

Spangle: Should Public Property Enrich Private Owners?

Several years ago, Jim Irsay and the leadership of Indiana and Indianapolis sparked a new trend: Publicly funded stadiums. It had been done before, but Irsay has since become a vocal advocate for publicly financed stadiums. Now even the Indiana Pacers are in on the act, despite CIB shortfalls.

ESPN is not usually a source for political commentary, but one column yesterday caught my eye. It’s a round-up of news in the NFL. The point made by author Gregg Easterbrook:

He writes:

The NFL said last week it might “contribute” some capital to construction of a new stadium for the Raiders. How generous! Set aside that the league might issue tax-free bonds, so even what appeared on paper to be free-market funding would be subsidized. Funding for the Forty Niners’ new field under construction in Santa Clara appears to be private capital but actually is tax-exempt bonds backed by a California stadium authority.

Typical example: the gleaming new Lucas Oil Stadium, where the Colts perform, was funded by $615 million from Indiana taxpayers and $100 million from the NFL, yet all profits generated in the stadium are converted to the private luxury of the Irsay family, the Colts’ owners.

If Indianapolis or California or other state taxpayers are, through their elected representatives, foolish enough to allow their money to be used to build sports facilities where all profits are converted into private luxury, then taxpayers have only themselves to blame.

But consider that the lion’s share of NFL income is television rights fees. These fees sell for so much because images generated inside publicly funded NFL stadia can be copyrighted — treated as the private property of the NFL and its owners. Why do images created at public expense become private property?

An NFL stadium that is entirely privately funded — there are a few, including Gillette Stadium — should be viewed as a private performance space, analogous to a Broadway theater, where the images created are private property. But a publicly funded stadium should be viewed as a public space, analogous to a park, where images created cannot be owned.

Congress is notoriously lax in oversight of professional sports, many members of the House and Senate being more concerned with free tickets to owners’ boxes than with safeguarding the public interest. Suppose Congress (in some cases state legislatures) enacted legislation stipulating that in any sports stadium built with public funds, game images are public domain. This would mean that CBS could have broadcasted Sunday’s Tennessee at Indianapolis game — but so could History Channel, Telemundo or anyone else. Fans could broadcast the game from their smart phones.

Placing game images from publicly funded stadia into the public domain would be fairness to average people, versus the current system that is rigged to favor the rich. Of course, if NFL games images from stadia with public funding were not the NFL’s private property, rights fees for NFL broadcasts would plummet. So either the NFL and its owners could pay all construction costs themselves, or surrender control of NFL broadcasting. The sole argument in favor of the current system is that wealthy insiders like it.


Bold and Italics are mine. Sadly, the trough is open for permanent feeding in Indianapolis. The mechanism designed by Irsay, Mitch Daniels, Bart Peterson, and other elected officials have be used to build public sports stadiums in Fort Wayne and other Indiana cities.

One cannot deny the benefit of having a sports team and a stadium in our capital city. But I would rather a sports owner become a billionaire on their own dime (like Kraft of the Patriots) instead of on my dime (like Mr. Irsay).

News Release: Former Libertarian Head Joins Englehart Group

Englehart Press Release:

INDIANAPOLIS – Chris Spangle, who most recently served as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana, has joined The Englehart Group as Senior Account Executive.

Spangle brings eight years of experience to the firm, specializing in public relations, political strategy, issue training, social media marketing and event coordination. Before working for the Libertarian Party of Indiana, he served as a reporter and the morning show producer for “Abdul in the Morning” and worked in the public relations department at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“We’ve known Chris for quite a while and we’re so fortunate that he’ll be bringing his outstanding skills to our company,” said Blair Englehart, President. “His understanding of the marketing landscape and account service will provide us with even greater depth in serving our clients.”

The Englehart Group provides experienced, expert consultation, development and implementation in the areas of strategic planning, market research, program development, advertising, marketing, public relations, media negotiation and placement, online marketing, video production, website and app development, social media integration, collateral literature, print materials and event production. The firm is located in the historic Mass Avenue Arts District in downtown Indianapolis.


Pot Legalization isn’t about Getting High

When someone tries to explain why pot shouldn’t be legalized I think to myself, “Grow up.” If you try to defend the societal and economic cost of marijuana criminalization has had on our society, you are out of touch with the realities of our criminal justice system. The felonies placed on young people for nonviolent offenses does more damage to our society than someone smoking a plant. This is especially true in the African-American community.

Mitch Daniels was busted with a shoebox or two of pot, and he turned out to be a productive member of society. Would that be possible with today’s laws for nonviolent offenses?

Arguments against legalization or decriminalization aren’t based on scientific or reasoned arguments. It’s based on stereotypes and propagandized traditions.

I could care less about availability. I am not interested in drugs. I AM interested in not locking up a nonviolent offender to the tune of $50K per year to teach them how to be a violent offender because of their new surroundings. Then when they get out, the parole system and societal attitudes are rigged against a person that has served their time. So the less people we lock up for silly offenses, the more room we have for thieves, rapists, murderers, fraudsters, and Illinois Governors.

Why Republicans Should Raise Taxes on the Wealthy

First, the reason is NOT because raising taxes is a good idea.

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Very Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody!

Unions and the Hostess Situation

Unions are interesting creatures. And for decades now, they have been one of the more controversial parts of the American work force.

Union supporters claim that unions are great for workers, and exist only for that benefit. The other side believes unions but unfair restrictions and financial burdens on employers.

The truth, as with most things, probably lies somewhere in between.

Sometimes the relationship between a union and an employer reaches critical mass.

Rupert Back to Work

Rupert Boneham has wasted no time getting back to work at his Rupert’s Kids mentoring program. Tonight, Rupert is hosting his Tuxes and Tennies event and auction to raise money for the charity.

The event will be held at 6:00 at the Robert Irsay Pavilion, 1303 W. 116th St. in Carmel. Tickets are just $25 and can be purchased at the door.

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