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Scott McDonald is the Ancap Barber. Born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. He seeks to spread the ideals of liberty, do old school haircuts and engage in his own personal style of outright f***ery.
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Jul 7, 2017

We have a special guest panelist Tanner and we are discussing net neutrality and artificial intelligence.

We are going to talk computer shit, so we have to have Tanner on, period.

We just got back from PorcFest and had a blast. Make sure to check out our PorcFest bonus episode. We had the opportunity to meet Lyn Ulbricht, mother of the alleged Dread Pirate Roberts from the Sil Road, Ross Ulbricht, who is serving a life sentence for running a website.

We are considering adding recurring segments to our show, such as one on drugs and one on philosophy. Let us know your thoughts on this!

Scott created a new Facebook group for libertarians in Huntsville, AL. If you're a libertarian in Huntsville, make sure to check it out.

Net neutrality is creating equal access for all websites on the internet. Adam thinks Rodger Paxton of The LAVA Flow podcast is wrong in his episode on net neutrality

Tanner also throws in his comments, and he agrees with Adam that net neutrality is needed. Scott is still unsure because he's just a fucking Rodger Paxton fanboy.

We find out that Adam is actually on a janky-ass Windows phone, so he loses all credibility in talking about anything about the internet.

Check out Yakkin’ with Nick!

Is artificial intelligence a threat to humanity? Tanner explains what artificial intelligence is and why it matters. We get into the details of why this is a big deal.

There are two possibilities. AI could be the best thing to ever happen to humanity, or it could destroy all of humanity.

Jun 28, 2017

This is a bonus episode from PorcFest where Scott and Adam spent a week hanging out with tons of libertarians for a week. Scott and Adam did interviews with Darryl W. Perry, Britton, Rodger Paxton, and Brian McQuade.

Darryl W. Perry, former Libertarian Party presidential candidate from FPP Radio and Chairman of Libertarian Party of New Hampshire talks about cryptocurrency and Bitcoin Pizza Day! We discuss what all we have purchased with crypto-currency as well. Darryl has both sold and bought vehicles using Bitcoin. Darryl has also purchased airfare and campaign swag using crypto as well, in direct violation of federal campaign finance laws.

We talk about Darryl's race for the Libertarian Party nomination for president. He talks about his debates and his campaign.

Scott and Adam talk about their first 30 minutes at PorcFest. They immediately ran into Ian Freeman and talked to him. They allegedly smoked some cannabis together and they went to the cabin of Rodger Paxton of The LAVA Flow to record a couple of segments of Free Talk Live with Ian.

Scott and Adam then talk to Britton, the newest mover to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project. He moved from Louisiana and was in the Marine Corps.

A couple of kids stop by selling popcorn and buttons in the middle of the show, so Scott buys a button from them. Young entrepreneurs rock!

Britton became a libertarian from the left because of the World's Smallest Political Quiz from The Advocates for Self-Government. He views the non-aggression principle as a first principle. We get into the weeds on this principle with him.

Rodger Paxton from Pax Libertas Productions and the Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire joins us on the show. He talks about what is going on the back side of PorcFest since he is volunteering to help make it all happen this year. He also talks about joining his "intentional family" in New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project.

Scott asks Rodger about Objectivism and how it fits with anarchism. He also talks a bit about what is coming up for Pax Libertas Productions and their current shows. We also talk some Star Wars stuff since Rodger also co-hosts on Resist the Empire: a libertarian look at the Star Wars universe.

We then have Brian McQuade, the other co-host for Resist the Empire, to talk more Star Wars goodness. He is also the Chair of the Libertarian Party of the Seacoast and the Membership Director for the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire. We talk some New Hampshire politics and yellow jackets (winged assholes) with him.

It was an amazing time at PorcFest this year. You don't want to miss it next year!

Jun 15, 2017

We are talking about the ethics of voting on episode eighteen of the Ancap Barber Shop!

Scott and Adam are going to PorcFest this year to hang out with Rodger Paxton from The LAVA Flow podcast and Resist the Empire podcast and more of the Pax Libertas Productions team. Expect some podcast fuckery to come out of that, for sure. It's going to be a 20-hour drive to get there.

Fuck you, I'm Millwall!

"A football fan reportedly yelled “F**k you, I’m Millwall” as he single-handedly took on the three knife-wielding London terror attackers armed with nothing more than his fists.

Roy Larner has already been hailed a hero, with a petition launched for him to be awarded the George Cross medal for his actions in the Black and Blue Steakhouse on Saturday night.

In fighting back, the 47-year-old Millwall fan gave dozens of others who were in the Borough Market restaurant the chance to escape."

The Ethics of Voting

George H. Smith wrote a critical three-part article on "The Ethics of Voting" that is a must-read.

"Libertarians generally agree that the driver of a getaway car is liable for a bank robbery, even if he did not personally wield a gun or threaten force. Similarly, we hold legislators accountable for their unjust laws, political executives accountable for their unjust directives, and judges accountable for their unjust decisions. We do not exonerate these individuals just because they legitimize their actions under the "mask of law." Yet political and bureaucratic personnel rarely participate in law enforcement; they do not strap on guns and apprehend violators. This is left to the police.

Clearly, therefore, the libertarian (anarchist) condemnation of the State as a criminal gang rests on the view that criminal liability can extend beyond the person who uses, or threatens to use, invasive force. Most of the individuals in government, though not directly involved in aggression, nevertheless "aid and abet" this process. Libertarian theory would be irreparably crippled without this presumption. If criminal accountability is restricted only to direct aggressors, then the vast majority of individuals in the State apparatus, including those at the highest levels of decision-making, must be considered nonaggressors by libertarian standards and hence totally innocent. We could not even regard Hitler or Stalin as aggressors, so long as they did not personally enforce their monstrous orders. The only condemnable persons would be in the police, military, and in other groups assigned to the enforcement of state decrees. All others would be legally innocent (though we might regard them as morally culpable)."

Are we culpable for what happens from the government if we vote? Do we want to use direct action or political crusading to affect change or both? Which is more effective?

Is there a moral obligation to vote? Do you have a moral obligation to give charity to starving people?

We also talk about seasteading as a possible option. What other options are there for action? We do podcasting.

We also talk about ranked choice voting as an option.

Make sure to check out The LAVA Flow Podcast!




Jun 2, 2017

We discuss the war on drugs and the ethics of shrubbery. What happened in Portugal when it decriminalized all drugs, from weed to heroin?

Scott bought a new laptop computer thanks to the appreciation of Bitcoin. He's going to use this for a mobile recording station, and planning to record a show at PorcFest! We are looking to do a Pax Libertas Productions super-podcast. Scott and Adam will both be at PorcFest, along with Rodger from The LAVA Flow and Brian and Rodger from Resist the Empire.

Scott was also on the radio again filling in for his friend. He interviewed Larry Sharpe, a former Vice-Presidential candidate in 2016 for the Libertarian Party.

Jeff Sessions, the US Attorney General, is talking about reinstating mandatory minimums for drug offenses. A lot of court sentences depends on if the judge has had lunch or not, according to studies. Apparently, judges who skipped lunch tended to give harsher sentences.

What happened in Portugal when it decriminalized all drugs, from weed to heroin?

"Today, Portuguese authorities don't arrest anyone found holding what's considered less than a 10-day supply of an illicit drug — a gram of heroin, ecstasy, or amphetamine, two grams of cocaine, or 25 grams of cannabis. Instead, drug offenders receive a citation and are ordered to appear before so- called "dissuasion panels" made up of legal, social, and psychological experts. Most cases are simply suspended. Individuals who repeatedly come before the panels may be prescribed treatment, ranging from motivational counseling to opiate substitution therapy."

"When Portugal decided to decriminalize in 2000, many skeptics assumed that the number of users would skyrocket. That did not happen. With some exceptions, including a marginal increase among adolescents, drug use has fallen over the past 15 years and now ebbs and flows within overall trends in Europe."

"The rate of new HIV infections in Portugal has fallen precipitously since 2001, the year its law took effect, declining from 1,016 cases to only 56 in 2012. Overdose deaths decreased from 80 the year that decriminalization was enacted to only 16 in 2012. In the US, by comparison, more than 14,000 people died in 2014 from prescription opioid overdoses alone. Portugal's current drug-induced death rate, three per million residents, is more than five times lower than the European Union's average of 17.3, according to EU figures."

Adam goes into the history of cannabis becoming a prohibited substance.

Check out Yakkin’ with Nick

Adam received a warning from the city a few years ago because he didn't mow his yard, and his landlord cut down his poisonous pokeweed. The landlord did this because it was supposedly harming the property value of his neighbors. Is this a valid argument? We talk about the implications.

Make sure to check out Kaleidoscope Cleaning

May 18, 2017

Epistemic Responsibility with Jeremy Henggeler - ABS016

We have a special guest, Murder Dog, AKA, Jeremy Henggeler from Seeds of Liberty, and we'll talk epistemic responsibility, AKA, intellectual responsibility.

Jeremy Henggeler tells us how to pronounce his last name first of all. He also tells us how he got started with the Seeds of Liberty podcast, and how it led to him being on Freedom Feens.

Who is Max Stirner and what is his egoist philosophy? Is it nothing more than selfishnesses? Jeremy started off as an objectivist but is leaning towards egoism lately.

Seeds of Liberty is Jeremy's podcast and we love it because he gets really good guests. Lately, he's had Ben Stone on to talk about Room4Freedom, a more private competitor to AirBNB that allows for payments that are not just fiat currency based. You can also use it to rent out pieces of your property for someone to put an RV on, or even to use as a farm.

The tireless minority is a concept of a small minority of people, less than 10%, who are responsible for the majority of the changes in culture with tireless, almost religious, activism and education. This has been proven out by history as well. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. This plays into the vast majority of people in the world being followers, not leaders.

Make sure to check out the Vonu Podcast. Vonu is the condition or quality of, as well as the action of achieving, an invulnerability to coercion. Etymologically, it is an awkward contraction of the phrase, VOluntary Not vUlnerable (hence, “vonu”).

Is it possible to talk to statists and change their minds without being a jerk? Jeremy seems to think so, except for the ones who are truly sociopathic and dogmatic. But, most people on the other side are followers and we need to try to connect with them. Talk to anyone who is willing to talk to you. Jeremy had a lot of success talking to disenfranchised Bernie Sanders leftists who were open and willing to hear new ideas.

Make sure to listen to The LAVA Flow Podcast and Pax Libertas Productions!

Epistemic responsibility is the idea that intellectuals should make themselves responsible for the truth and the exposing of lies and that you should without belief in something until there is sufficient evidence to believe it. W.K. Clifford was a mid-1800's mathematician who was a leading proponent of this idea.

The topic of anti-vaxxers comes up and Jeremy tells his opinion on the vaccine debate.

Is it immoral to believe in god since there is not sufficient evidence for the existence of god?

Check out Yakkin’ with Nick!

May 4, 2017

We are talking with Nick Hazelton about the Battle of Berkeley and Stoicism.

The Battle of Berkley was a free speech rally that had Trump supporters and Antifa in attendance. It was a wave of red hats and black bandanas.

We give you all the news on Moldylocks and her nude shots and porn.

Antifa threw some smoke bombs and the wind blew the smoke right back on them.

Does Antifa break shit and block roads only to gain attention? Could it be considered terrorism? Some people seem tothink so.

Make sure to listen to The LAVA Flow Podcast and Pax Libertas Productions!

We have Nick Hazelton on this episode. The last time we talked to him was back on episode 5 of this show, Anarcho-Yakitalism, and Philosophy.

What is Stoicism? Nick says it is the philosophy dedicated to living in accordance with reality, not trying to fight what's going to happen. Some people say it focuses on your spirit of control.

What is the difference between Stoicism and Cynicism?

As Nick says, "Just let it go and be happy, man!"

Will cold showers help you cool and if you're depressed? Some studies apparently say so.

Nick talks about his history with depression and how stoicism helped him through those times. It helped him to focus on what he could control and help his life get better. He talks about this more in episode 57 of Anarcho-Yakitalism.

Is PorcFest too statist for Nick? Scott and Adam will be going to PorcFest for the first time this year, and will finally get to meet Rodger Paxton!

Check out Yakkin’ with Nick!

Nick has pod-faded his older show, Anarcho-Yakitalism, so we talk to him about his new show, Yakkin' with Nick.

Scott, Adam, and Nick talk about all of their podcasting journeys and how they got so rich and famous through podcasting.

Jeff Berwick the vegan anarchist called Nick a statist for eating meat. I wonder how Jeff feels about a 22 round being used to slaughter Nick's yaks?

Apr 19, 2017

We discuss Alabama church police and the Easter Facebook killer.

There's a church in Birmingham trying to get legislation passed that would allow them to form its own police force. This is apparently in response to the Sandy Hook killings.

"After the shooting at Sandy Hook and in the wake of similar assaults at churches and schools, Briarwood recognized the need to provide qualified first responders to coordinate with local law enforcement," Briarwood administrator Matt Moore said in a statement.

"It's our view this would plainly be unconstitutional," the acting executive director of the ACLU, Randall Marshall, told NBC News. "These bills unnecessarily carve out special programs for religious organizations and inextricably intertwine state authority and power with church operations," he later said in a memo.

Another church protection bill, the Alabama Church Protection Act, is scheduled to be debated in the state legislature next Tuesday and is in some ways even more controversial than the one passed Tuesday. That bill would allow churches to have armed security guards, and moreover, give those guards legal immunity if they were to shoot anyone, so there's that.

Cell411 is a program that can be used to seek help from friends and neighbors when you're in trouble.

Alabama has a new Governor, Robert Bentley, and he's been accused of using government resources and personnel to try and punish people he dislikes.

Collier, who has alleged Bentley had an affair with Mason, said in the amended complaint filed today that Bentley continues to use ALEA (Alabama Law Enforcement Agency) resources and personnel to “try to dig up dirt on people that Bentley disliked or became upset with.”

Check out Yakkin’ with Nick!

Steve Stephens, the Easter Facebook Killer, killed a 74-year-old man on video that he posted to Facebook to get back at his girlfriend and that he lost all of his money gambling.

Should someone like this face capital punishment?

What's better, open carry or concealed carry?

Make sure to listen to The LAVA Flow Podcast!


Apr 8, 2017

Richard Spencer is in the barber chair today. We also talk about hate speech.

We have Ancap Barber Shop t-shirts available now! The front has our awesome logo and the back has one of two different sayings on it. Make sure to get your "Bad Haircuts are Literally Rape" shirt right away! Or, go for "Cutting Hair and Opening Eyes." Either way, don't miss out.

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Richard Spencer is the guy who got punched in the face for being a Nazi, which has become his claim to fame. We discuss a Vox article on the incident.

What's the deal with Spencer, and more importantly, how is his haircut?

Richard Spencer was kicked out of International Students for Liberty Conference 2017 conference after a confrontation with Jeffrey Tucker and his bow-tie.

Did Jeffrey make a mistake by confronting Spencer and not debating him?

Ancaps are anarchists in suits. They should not be wearing masks or bandanas over their faces.

Make sure to listen to The LAVA Flow Podcast!

Charles R. Lawrence III is a professor of law at the University of Hawaii. He thinks hate speech should be illegal and not Constitutionally protected.

Check out Yakkin' with Nick

Mar 24, 2017

The episode we have a guest panelist, Paul Johnson, and we're talking Trump so far and personal identity.

We start off by talking about everyone's feelings on being recorded in public since Scott did some live-steaming on vacation.

We then break down the Trump administration so far, starting with the travel ban for people from 7 countries and going through many of the other policies that he has put in place over the last couple months. We rate him on his performance up to this point.

Is Donald Trump just yet another war president? Of course, he is! He is continuing the policies of Obama who continued the policies of Bush who continued the policies of Clinton who continued the policies of Bush who continued the policies of Reagan...

Make sure to check out The LAVA Flow Podcast!

The difference in essential property and secondary property is on the table. We discuss how your personal identity works and when it starts.

Make sure to check out Yakkin' with Nick!

Mar 9, 2017

We are talking libertarian charity part 3 with Gret Glyer of DonorSee!

DonorSeeScott is on staycation this week and got his ass kicked by Adam at some disc golf.

We talk to our very special guest, Gret Glyer, of DonorSee.

Gret Glyer has a business degree from a school in Pennsylvania in 2012 and started working at Enterprise Rent-A-Car as his first job. He had the opportunity to go to Africa to teach math to kids so he took it. While there he crowdfunded a $100,000 school for girls. This is where his desire to start DonorSee came from.

The cool thing about DonorSee is that you get to see where your money is going. Scott donated to a lady needing a wheelchair and received a video of her being placed in that wheelchair for the first time after it was purchased. That is powerful.

DonorSee can be found at or by downloading their phone app called DonorSee.

Aid workers from Peace Corps have been banned from using DonorSee completely and won't return Gret's email, regardless of how effective DonorSee has been.

DonorSee was the very first organization on the ground in Haiti after the hurricane. They beat USAID and Red Cross because of their lightweight, efficient, and technological model.

You really have to check this charity out. We would consider it a personal favor if you began donating to the things this organization does.

Make sure to check out the latest podcast in the Pax Libertas Productions network! Resist the Empire - a libertarian view of the Star Wars universe. If you are a star wars fan and are a libertarian, or just interested in libertarianism and politics, this is your podcast. Subscribe now on any podcatcher or by going to

Also, Pax Libertas Productions is running a contest with a prize pack! It's only for actual listeners of the show, so make sure to listen for your chance to win a t-shirt from the Pax Libertas Productions show of your choice, including this show, the LAVA Flow, Freecoast Freecoast, or even Resist the Empire! You'll also receive a The LAVA Flow tote bag and a copy of one of my favorite libertarian books signed by the author.

And, make sure to check out The LAVA Flow podcast!

We had a Facebook message from Drake about episode 9, where we talk about Trump's travel ban. We read his comment and discuss his ideas.

Make sure to check out Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree.

Don't forget to check out the Anarcho-Yakitalism podcast!

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Feb 22, 2017

Tonight we have guest panelist Dave Hester and we are talking about Rothbardian natural rights, mind mapping, assisted death, and suicide.

Rothbard is one of Scott's biggest political influence. Rothbard's natural right theory is a fascinating topic that we discuss in this episode. Nature doesn't give a fuck about your property rights. Is Scott abandoning anarcho-capitalism? We dig into the deontology vs. consequentialism debate.

Which is bigger, Facebook or Reddit?

Make sure to check out The LAVA Flow podcast!

Next, we talk about how to mind map your life on paper to train your brain. Scott digs into his mind map to give an example of how to do this.

On a tangent, what podcast would Scott listen to while having sex? Find out on this episode!

Don't forget to check out the Anarcho-Yakitalism podcast!

What is ethical and not ethical in assisted death? Adam breaks this down for us, from suicide, euthanasia, and abortion. Adam talks about Britney Maynard, who killed herself through euthanasia and was very public about her process. Do we really own ourselves and our bodies?

Voluntary euthanasia vs. non-voluntary euthanasia is an important distinction that Adam talks about. The case of Terry Schiavo is a good example of this topic and is discussed. Dave Hester wants to be left on life-support forever and be turned into a robot one day.

Abortion is a tough subject for everyone. In some places, it is illegal to abort when the reason is birth abnormalities or defects. The hosts all give their opinion of whether or not abortion should be illegal. Dave starts mansplaining about why the father should have some rights to decide on an abortion as well.

If you bring a child with severe abnormalities into the world, are you as a parent responsible for the child's future suffering?

Check out NerdLogik from Dave Hester. It will be coming out soon and will be breaking down pop culture and media in the DC and Marvel world.

Also, make sure to check out the Voluntaryist comic book series.

Feb 8, 2017

We talk about Hoppean physical removal, Trump’s travel ban, Scott’s diet update, and free helicopter rides.

Hoppean Physical Removal and Trump’s Travel Ban

Scott has changed his diet again trying to find out what works best for him. He’s already lost about 40 pounds but still wants to lose more. He recommends the Hulu documentary, The Perfect Human Diet. But, don’t take our advice on diets because we don’t know what we’re talking about.

Hans Hermann Hoppe made waves with his claim that some people would need to be physically removed from society to keep it libertarian. The quote was taken from his 2001 book Democracy: The God That Failed:

There can be no tolerance toward democrats and communists in a libertarian social order. They will have to be physically separated and expelled from society. Likewise, in a covenant founded for the purpose of protecting family and kin, there can be no tolerance toward those habitually promoting lifestyles incompatible with this goal. They–the advocates of alternative, non-family and kin-centred lifestyles such as, for instance, individual hedonism, parasitism, nature-environment worship, homosexuality, or communism–will have to be physically removed from society, too, if one is to maintain a libertarian order.

So, should we start kicking communists from helicopters now? Augusto Pinchoet, former president of Chile, would say yes.

Make sure to check out The LAVA Flow podcast!

Will Trump’s “Muslim Ban” lead to more terrorist attacks? We talk about why these specific countries were chosen for the ban and if this will have blow back for America.

Will the left become anti-war again now that Obama is no longer the president? We sure hope so!

The travel ban is being fought in the courts right now. As of recording of this episode, a court rejected a bid to restore the travel ban.

Don’t forget to check out the Anarcho-Yakitalism podcast!

Jan 26, 2017

Chelsea Manning's commutation, Trump's inauguration, libertarian charity part two, and what's in our podcatcher.

Chelsea Manning's commutation, Trump's inauguration, libertarian charity part two, and what's in our podcatcher.

Chelsea Manning and Trump's Inauguration

Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years for whistleblowing, but President Obama commuted her sentence just days before leaving office. Why didn't he pardon Snowden? We talk about the differences between Manning and Snowden and Obama's reason for not pardoning Snowden.

We have a new president, Donald Trump of all people. We talk about his inauguration and his "fuck you" toObama speech.

Next, we talk about the topic you're not supposed to talk about, abortion. Scott and Adam give their history of thought on the topic.

We go through a list and discussion of Scott's several tattoos, from good to bad, and why he has them.

Anarchists giving anarchists a bad name. There were some riots and protests around Trump's inauguration and we discuss those.

Make sure to check out The LAVA Flow podcast!

Donor See is a charity that allows you to choose what specific project you want to donate to. Instead of faceless charity that gives you no way to view the effectiveness of your dollars, with Donor See, you will be able to see your money at work through updates given on the site for the specific projects you donated to. Scott has made a pledge to start sending some donations to Donor See. It is well worth checking out. We'll have a representative from Donor See on our show coming soon!

Sig Sauer just got a huge government contract to be the next sidearm for the United States Army.

Don't forget to check out the Anarcho-Yakitalism podcast!

Are you curious to hear what Scott has in his podcatcher? Here's the list:

The LAVA Flow Podcast


Penn's Sunday School

Part of the Problem

Freedom Feens

FPP Radio

The Tom Wood's Show

The Derrick J. Podcast

Freecoast Freecast

Lions of Liberty

Logical Anarchy Podcast

We are Libertarians

Star Wars In Character

The Church of What's Happening Now

And here's Adam's list of podcasts in his podcatcher:

Joe Rogan Experience


Jan 12, 2017

On this episode, Trump Supporter Beaten and Punk Rock Anarcho-Capitalism, Scott and Adam talk about the attack on the Trump supporter in Chicago, MTV's video "New Years Resolutions for White Guys," and a pre-school teacher who uses punk rock to teach anarcho-capitalism.


Trump Supporter Beaten and Punk Rock Anarcho-CapitalismTrump Supporter Beaten and Punk Rock Anarcho-Capitalism

Scott and Adam are recording in a new studio, a converted walk-in closet. You can check out the Ancap Barber Instagram page at to see a video of the new studio in action! You can't miss the artwork we have up in the studio.

We jump right into the fray talking about the attack in Chicago on the by the three black men on a white Trump supporter. This guy was beaten, burned, scalped and treated like a dog for his politics. Was this a racist attack? Should it be classified as a hate crime? South Park has something to say about this.

Scott is still not drinking and is still losing weight. He's lost about 40 pounds right now.

Make sure to listen to The LAVA Flow podcast!

MTV released a video called "New Years Resolutions for White Guys." It was so unpopular that they ended up pulling it down. I guess they don't know that the internet is forever! Scott and Adam play the video and comment on just how stupid the thing really is.

The MTV video talks about mansplaining, so we define and discuss what mansplaining really is, by mansplaining.

Make sure to check out the Anarcho-Yakitalism podcast!

Scott was supposed to be on Freedom Feens Saturday but his computer apparently sucks ass and it didn't end up happening.

A pre-school teacher in Oklahoma City is using punk rock music to teach his anarcho-capitalist ideals to four-year-olds. He blends his anarcho-capitalism with pre-k subject matter and a blend of educational pop-punk music to teach about the government, capitalism, the environment, trading (not sharing), and just about every other higher-level topic that you’d never think a kid could grasp.

Dec 31, 2016

On this episode, Scott and Adam talk about Bipcoin and Trump's Twitter account, how to find a good barber, and Gustavo Diaz. Bipcoin and Trump's Twitter What the hell is Bipcoin and how does it relate to Bitcoin? Bipcoin was created by Michael W. Deen from the Freedom Feens radio program. How to pick a barber

  1. Go to barber shops.
  2. Observe sanitation techniques. You want to see barbicide or some other disinfectant being used on combs and scissors in between clients. Barbers should be spraying their clippers with disinfectant and letting it sit for a few minutes as well. If they use razors for shaving your neck or lining you up they need to be cleaned and the blade replaced between every client without exceptions.
  3. Understand how to explain your haircut to a barber. It helps a barber to be able to know where you like your sideburns to stop, or if you like your nape blocked or faded.
  4. Be prepared to spend more than 10 bucks on a haircut if you want a good one.
  5. If you see something wrong with the haircut, explain it to your barber and give him a chance to fix it.
  6. Find someone you can relate to, or at least a barbershop you enjoy waiting for a haircut in. A lot of people don't like haircuts because they feel like someone they don't know is trying to make small talk with them. My tattoo guy and I talk about Kung fu movies whenever I get a new tat. You go to the barbershop to relax, you need to choose an environment you are comfortable in.
  7. Finally, make sure your barber seems competent. And that he knows what he's talking about. Make sure that the shop is clean. There will always be hair in a barber shop but everything should be tidy and free of dirt and oil. If a barber doesn't seem to have good sanitation habits feel free to ask them about it. They should have an answer for you if they don't or the answer doesn't seem satisfactory keep looking.

Gustavo Diaz is Venezuela's arch nemesis, and he's nothing more than a guy who works at Home Depot in Alabama and runs a website. Flag burning laws are laws against freedom of speech. Hillary Clinton co-sponsored such a bill in 2005. President-elect Donald Trump and his Twitter are at it again. And, a question from a listener on how dog fighting would be handled in Ancapistan. Thanks to everyone who listens to the show. We love to hear from our listeners, so make sure to check out the contact page on our website at or send us an email at Let us know what you think of the show, what you'd like to hear on the show, or how you think we can do better.

Dec 14, 2016

Scott and Adam welcome Nick from the Anarcho-Yakitalism podcast to discuss philosophy, from nihilism to objectivism.   Nick HazeltonPhilosophy, the Anarcho-Yakitalist, is our guest in the studio this week to give his commentary on the topics we discuss. You can check out the Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast at Scott, the Ancap Barber himself, is afraid that he's an alcoholic, so he's stopped drinking cold turkey. It's been a week so far without a drink. Scott reads an article that he wrote on nihilism. One of our listeners, Robb Goodell, disagrees with nihilism, as does Adam. We discuss the issues with the philosophy. Is nihilism compatible with the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP)? Does nihilism come from our evolution as humans? We also discuss the differences in nihilism and Objectivism, and where Ayn Rand was wrong in her philosophy. Nick considers himself an ego utilitarianist. Nick makes the case that all of these philosophies are compatible with libertarianism.  

Nov 30, 2016

Scott and Adam talk about why the Ancap Barber hates Christmas, libertarian charity, the Green Party, voter ID laws and nihilism.

What's the Scotch of the week and directions on how to make the Ancap Barber Martini. Also, an update on the Ancap Barber's diet.

What would charity look like in a libertarian society? Since taxes are theft, how could charity even work with them?

Make sure to check out The LAVA Flow Podcast and Pax Libertas Productions. Pax Libertas Productions is the productions company behind this show. 

Scott is actually an Ancap Barber and his barber shop is his front porch. He's had a lot of other jobs too, and most of them suck. 

The left is waging wars on Voter ID laws in many states right now. Scott actually knows someone who doesn't have an ID at all. Do voter ID laws harm the poor and minorities more and disenfranchise them?

The Green Party is anti-war, big into ecological preservation, and they are good on social issues. But they suck on economics. Jill Stein was the best presidential candidate on foreign policy in 2016.

Also, don't miss the Anarcho-Yakitalism podcast! We are working to have Nick on the Ancap Barber Shop soon!

Nihilism is a philosophical doctrine that suggests the lack of belief in the meaning of life. The Ancap Barber considers himself a nihilist and discusses why. Are we living in the Matrix? Are nihilism and atheism connected in some way?

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Nov 17, 2016

This week we discuss the Ancap Barber's fat ass, Obama's legacy, Muslim immigration in Europe, the Watson super-computer, Eric July's message to the Libertarian Party, is Hillary Clinton a satanist. Obama's Legacy Scott is starting a new diet inspired by magician and libertarian Penn Jillette's major weight loss and diet book, Presto!: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales. Scott's also cutting back on drinking. Will he be the same person after all of this? God, we hope not! We have a new President-Elect. How do we feel about that? Could Trump do a lot of good? Will Trump burn Washington to the ground? But I repeat myself. What will be Obama's legacy? Will it be war? Will it be ignoring state drug laws? Make sure to check out the Anarcho-Yakitalism podcast! We talk about Muslim immigration in Europe and islamaphobia. Crime by immigrants in Europe has been climbing it appears. How would this be solved from a libertarian perspective? Are open borders an assault on private property, or would immigration issues be solved by private property rights? Also, don't miss The LAVA Flow Podcast! The Watson super-computer is doing better things than winning at Jeopardy. It's helping with cancer diagnosis now. Will Watson replace your doctor one day, and then inevitably turn into SkyNet? Eric July  from the anarcho-capitalist band Backwordz wrote an open letter to the Libertarian Party. Did the LP miss a big opportunity by endorsing Gary Johnson? Are Hillary Clinton or her campaign chairman John Podesta satanists? We discuss the spirit cooking email release by WikiLeaks.

Nov 16, 2016

In this episode, Bitcoin and Philosophy, we talk about bitcoin, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, SJW culture, and Stoicism. Bitcoin and Philosophy                   This podcast is brought to you by Pax Libertas Productions, your premier source of liberty podcasts.      

Nov 16, 2016

Welcome to the first episode of the AnCap Barber Shop with Scott McDonald and Adam Brown. In this episode, Anarchy in Alabama, we discuss Gary Johnson's Aleppo-gate, Colin Kaepernick and the national anthem, Trump's "Locker room talk," and Harambe. We also take a few minutes to tell you a little about ourselves and where we are coming from in our philosophies. We hope you enjoy this first episode! Anarchy in Alabama                 This podcast is brought to you by Pax Libertas Productions, your premier source of liberty podcasts.

Oct 31, 2016

The AnCap Barber Shop is your barber chair for all things anarcho-capitalist and voluntaryist. Sit in the chair and discuss everything from anarcho-capitalism and voluntaryism to everyday politics with a hair of comedy sprinkled in for a bit of fun.


This is the trailer for the show that will be hitting your podcatcher in November 2016, brought to you by Pax Libertas Productions. In this trailer, you'll hear clips of Scott and Adam as they discuss the current events going on in the world today. Ancap Barber Shop Don't forget to subscribe to the Ancap Barber Shop on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcast content. The first episodes of the Ancap Barber Shop will be released in November of 2016, so subscribe now so you don't miss a single episode!

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