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Danny Johnson is a Bourbon Street character you don't want to meet. He has an easy smile and a boyish face and uses it to separate you from your cash. Life with his girlfriend Lily and best friend Teddy seems alright, until he sees Teddy's mob connections and gets some ideas. Crazy ideas that lead him down paths he never wanted to go that lead to surprising revelations about underworld life and his very soul. For more audiobooks, writings and radio shows, go to mojotoothproductions.com
 
"Cocher, drive to the rue Falguière"--this in my best restaurant French. The man with the varnished hat shrugged his shoulders, and raised his eyebrows in doubt. He evidently had never heard of the rue Falguière. "Yes, rue Falguière, the old rue des Fourneaux," I continued. Cabby's face broke out into a smile. "Ah, oui, oui, le Quartier Latin." And it was at the end of this crooked street, through a lane that led into a half court flanked by a row of studio buildings, and up one pair of ding ...
 
The Enragés, a production of the Center for a Stateless Society (C4SS.org), features questions and casual conversations with authors about recent pieces they’ve published on the C4SS site. Hosted by Joel Williamson, this podcast will focus exclusively on the works of C4SS authors and will give listeners a chance to get to know these thinkers better. We'll regularly be taking listener questions too on Patreon! (Patreon.com/C4SSdotorg) The name of the podcast comes from the loosely affiliated ...
 
One of Canada’s best political analysts, Paul Wells, sits down with leading political figures and social influencers for a conversation on the most compelling issues and news of the day. The monthly series is produced by CPAC in partnership with Maclean’s and the National Arts Centre. Maclean’s magazine senior writer Paul Wells is one of Canada’s leading political journalists. In nearly a quarter century on Parliament Hill he has covered four prime ministers and seven federal elections. His ...
 
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“As you see, we’re flying over an island. A city. A particular city. And this is a story of a number of people, and a story also of the city itself.” That’s from the opening voice-over of the 1948 movie The Naked City, which was a very big deal when it was made, because it was a rare studio film that was shot entirely, lock stock and barrel, on the streets of New York City. You see, the American motion picture industry began in New York, at the end of the 19th century – Thomas Edison and oth ...
 
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For Topic Tuesday, Chris O. asks if you should buy a car appropriate for the geography where you live? The guys debate road trip cars for David in North Carolina, who wants a large car with space. Social media questions ask what a non-performance dealbreaker is, do dull-colored cars get a pass if they have fun interior colors, and what can manufact…
 
The guys complete their first road trip in their Cars Of The Past, and talk a little bit about the adventure. They take on debates for Reed D. who is getting rid of a vintage Trans Am, and Philipp L., a physician in Hamburg, Germany wanting the right recipe. Social media questions ask how to help older people with collectibles and no interested fam…
 
The Topic Tuesday is asked by Ben C. about what elements make for a good car in each segment and price bracket? The guys discuss their first big road trip with their Cars Of The Past, a 1991 Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo and a 1983 Porsche 928 S. Social media questions ask about road trip food and music essentials, what’s the best way to adjust driving h…
 
Tune in for the eleventh episode of The Enragés as host, Joel Williamson meets with prolific writer, Sheldon Richman to discuss Zionism, the state of Israel, and whether or not there is hope for Palestinian freedom. Sheldon Richman is a writer, editor, pipe smoker, free thinker, libertarian market anarchist, grouser, flosser. Author of six books, i…
 
Taking on a couple of debates for Europe, the guys discuss two new cars for Owen in Switzerland. Then, they debate ‘fresh start’ kinds of fun cars for David in Germany. Social media questions ask how the music is chosen for the podcast, why do manufacturers specify shiny materials that reflect blinding sunlight, and what’s the next logical step for…
 
For Topic Tuesday, the guys are asked by Rheiner D. if automakers were to EVs and hybrids as their premium offerings, and specifying ICE cars as the base models. Then, RJ asks a difficult question on behalf of his wife, who is sedan shopping. Social media questions ask if car companies can tune out-of-class, what car should be EV resto-modded, and …
 
At what point do you stop adding power? Scott R. in ID just can’t go to jail, because he’s an adult. He wants something new, but carries a lot of emotional baggage with his current car. Then, Katherine in Indiana is working to become a realtor, but has future car needs to consider – what SUV should she buy? Social media questions ask which characte…
 
How two New York classics captured the essence of Times Square then – and what they tell us about it now. No two films capture the urban grime and desperate time of New York City in the late 1960s and 1970s like John Schlesinger’s “Midnight Cowboy” and Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver.” Both films set much of their action in Times Square (and specifi…
 
For Topic Tuesday, the guys are asked how to experience as many fun, fast and interesting cars as possible. They debate new cars for Richard B. in FL, who needs something to commute and take road trips in. Social media questions ask why sports cars’ steering wheel spokes block the area where your hands should land, how do you decide on the performa…
 
LIVE episode! Every 25 episodes, the guys record live. For every 100, they take non-car questions and stream live on their main YouTube channel. Movies and watches are consistent themes, but they answer questions about their downtime, talk about design in other industries, discuss mountain climbing, tell stories about their past careers, and decide…
 
For Topic Tuesday, they guys discuss characteristics that make cars special. They debate temporary cars for Michael H. in MN, who is trying to fill a 1-2 year gap until he can buy two cars. Social media questions ask for opinions on a future electric or hybrid Miata, will companies ever run out of technology to stuff into cars, and is a double-insu…
 
Obsessed enthusiasts speak the same language around the globe, including Aaron H. in Sydney, AUS who is getting a second fun car, but has driver’s license restrictions. A Ford Flex belonging to the wife of Greg B. was stolen from their mechanic’s shop, so they’re shopping for a new family SUV. Social media questions ask if a car is good only until …
 
If there is one car from each platform you simply must drive, what would it be? The guys are asked this Topic Tuesday question by Ian Kerry, who wonders what cars that enthusiasts should experience. The debate is for Jeff C. in WA, who wants to know what a fun commuter looks like. Social media questions ask if the guys consider stereo sound quality…
 
How a riot in Manhattan reconfigured a New York exploitation classic – and American politics for half a century. John G. Avildsen’s 1970 New York drama was originally titled The Gap, dramatizing the white-hot topic of the generation gap through the story of a white-collar businessman searching for his hippie daughter in New York’s seedy youth under…
 
Writing with the widest budget range the guys have ever heard, Matt W. is waffling between buying one incredible exotic car, or a cheap sports car! Then, Ian B. in Seattle has a perfect car, but he hates it. What’s next? Social media questions ask what design element has gained approval over time, do the guys prefer a top trim of a lesser car or lo…
 
The car hunt has changed dramatically within a short period of time, and Daniel J. asks the guys about a potential future car shortage for Topic Tuesday. Then, Nick K. will split his time between the UAE and Canada, and wants to know what a perfect setup looks like for both countries. Social media questions ask if the guys would recut older shows w…
 
For the tenth installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson met with Darian Worden to discuss their article titled Go Forward to Freedom (https://c4ss.org/content/54838) that was published as the Center for a Stateless Society on May 24th, 2021. Darian Worden is a News Analyst, libertarian mutualist, writer and historian whose website can be fou…
 
For two different debates at opposite ends of the spectrum, the guys help Bo J. in AZ, who is at the midlife crisis crossroads. They also offer choices for Michael W. in NC, who feels the need to jump into something soon! Social media questions ask about the state of the 3 big German luxury manufacturers, what’s the worst example of abusing traditi…
 
One of the mainstays of NYC cinema is the subway, which serves as an immediate visual cue to not only the city’s setting, but its mood. But the subway is also, conveniently for dramatists, a microcosm of Gotham. The city and its subway are both places where people of all walks of life – race, class, gender, temperament – rub shoulders and try to ge…
 
For Topic Tuesday, the guys are asked about the differences in shopping for a car to keep forever, vs. a car you own for a short time. Then, supply chains keep crushing the dreams of Alec B. in Denver, and alternatives are discussed. Social media questions ask if OEMs should offer driving schools, what’s the value in oversized mountain bike tires, …
 
Have a conundrum that needs solving, or at least fresh ideas? The guys take on a complicated debate for Pearson M, who is soon moving to Guam. Then, Dan M. is now infected with the disease, and is looking for a good newbie project car. Social media questions ask for the guys’ favorite Bond car chase, why do many modern cars have squared-off edges a…
 
For Topic Tuesday, the guys talk with Jack McCauley, American inventor and educator at the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley. Actually, he’s a car guy who has designed for Guitar Hero, Forza Motorsports, Gran Turismo 2, and Oculus VR. They discuss his various car builds over the years, acknowledge the importance of sound, talk a…
 
Time for the next round of challenges, as the SLK and Z4 are bound for new owners. The guys introduce their new cars, the 300ZX TT (Todd) and 928 S (Paul). They try to save Anton K. from his GLI, and help find Stellantarian Alex W. a new fun car. Social media questions ask how you test drive cars you have no intention of buying, has BMW’s design de…
 
The 1974 Charles Bronson vehicle Death Wish is far from the best New York movie of the era – but it may be the most influential. Its story of a mild-mannered upper-class Manhattan resident who responds to the rising crime rates by taking the law into his own hands, hitting the streets and taking out muggers and criminals of various types (but mostl…
 
For Topic Tuesday, the guys revisit their original tagline, ‘You Can’t Drive A Spec Sheet’ from 2007 when they began the show. Why are faster cars always better? Drag races prove what? Then, they debate new choices for Gabe D., who had bad experience with an M5. Social media questions ask what camera car with an unlimited budget, why don’t OEMs all…
 
When you’re tired of the stereotypes surrounding your car, what do you do? The guys debate new choices for Nicole in Maine, on behalf of her brother. Then, Cam W. in Vancouver B.C. wants a car that will scare him – what should he look at? Social media questions ask what car is a sheep in wolf’s clothing, how do you convince your significant other t…
 
For the ninth installment of The Enragés, host Joel Williamson met with Rad Geek to discuss his left-libertarian classic article titled Libertarian Anticapitalism (https://c4ss.org/content/16602). Rad Geek (Charles Johnson) is an individualist anarchist technologist and "sometimes writer", living in the Deep South. He researches topics in the histo…
 
The guys host their local U.S. Pilgrimage trip for fans of the show to join them on some of the greatest driving roads in Utah. Attendees are asked about their impressions of the trip on the podcast, including Todd’s son Bodie. Seasons 1-8 are available on Amazon Prime and Vimeo worldwide, and Season 9 coming shortly. Please rate and review us on i…
 
Lightweight, nimble sports cars are always welcome; but what happens when you decide you need some real power? Alexander S. in SC is looking for a high-powered sedan to complement his garage. Then, Felicia is a fledgling car girl who wants to start track events, but how? Social media questions ask why many drivers don’t respect insignificant cars, …
 
The 1974 Charles Bronson vehicle “Death Wish” is far from the best New York movie of the era – but it may be the most influential. Its story of a mild-mannered upper-class Manhattan resident who responds to the rising crime rates by taking the law into his own hands, hitting the streets and taking out muggers and criminals of various types (but mos…
 
The guys have announced winners for their cheap sports cars! Two Topic Tuesday questions are also discussed, regarding race cars in the showroom and the sad state of car upkeep. The debate is for Matthew S., who is moving to Stuttgart and wants European options. Social media questions ask what is a modern ‘gentleman’s hot rod,’ what are their favor…
 
Nostalgia is a big reason to spend money, and of all the kit cars available, the Shelby Cobra is among the most well-known. Chance Hales guest hosts with Todd while Paul is on vacation. They help out Jeremy H., who wants a great car to drive, and has a long relationship with nostalgia, but should he get one? Then, Bryant R. is an over-the-road truc…
 
Industry predictions are always tough to rely on, but there’s some key points that can be extrapolated. The guys debate for Nick H. in TX, who has heard good things about Korean cars, but remains skeptical. Then, Cesar A. in CA is ready to switch, but wants to be irresponsible. Social media questions ask about altering classic cars way beyond stock…
 
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