- Freedomain RadioPhilosopher, Host, Freedomain Radio, 2005 - present
- Freedomain Radio (current)
As the host of Freedomain Radio, Stefan has interviewed experts Dr. Nathaniel Branden, Jeffery Tucker, Dr. Warren Farrell, Janet Heimlich, Peter Schiff, Dr. Peter Boghossian, Dr. Mary J. Ruwart, Stephan Kinsella, Lloyd deMause, Dr. Cordelia Fine and many others.
Prior to launching Freedomain Radio, Stefan built a thriving career as a software entrepreneur and executive. In 2006, he left his work in the tech industry to devote his efforts to Freedomain Radio. Now a self-identified full-time parent and philosopher, Stefan speaks regularly at liberty-themed events all over North and South America. His speeches cover subjects ranging from politics, philosophy, science, atheism and economics to relationships, parenting and how to achieve real freedom in your life.
Stefan is the author of two novels, “Revolutions” and “The God of Atheists,” as well as eight non-fiction books on relationships, government and religion.
Past live appearances include presentations at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum, the Porcupine Freedom Festival, Libertopia, Students For Liberty, FreedomFest, LibertyNow, Capitalism and Morality, LibertyFest West, the Brazilian Mises Institute’s Idieas em Movimento, Freedom Summit, and the Global Escape Hatch.
Stefan has participated in a number of live debates, among them: “The Function of the State in Society” with Professor Vladimir Safatle, “How Much Government is Necessary?” with Michael Badnarik, “The Role of the State in a Civil Society” with Sam Seder, “Conservatism vs. Anarchism” with Jake Diliberto, “Should Libertarians Abandon Politics?” with Ernest Hancock and “Atheism vs. Agnosticism” on Free Talk Live.
In addition to hosting his own regular show, Stefan has been a guest on radio and television programs such as RT America’s “Breaking the Set” with Abby Martin, “Adam vs. The Man” with Adam Kokesh, and “The Keiser Report” with Max Keiser.
- York UniversityEnglish Literature
- McGill UniversityHistory
- University of TorontoHistory
- National Theater School of CanadaPlaywriting/Acting
Though he meditates a lot, he emphasises Sila/conduct a lot more than that practice for most people, even mentioning the danger of deep meditative practice without completing the integration of self required to maintain one's conduct.
Anyway, I mention him here now because he just ran a "Plain Buddhist Tent Village" two week camp on an organic farm, which I attended. A group of laypeople of various people came together to live, work and play together whilst living very simply and following Buddhist guidelines on the good life. Apart from learning how to communicate effectively in community, "Controlling" the children together as a community was a key part of that experience - simply not accepting certain behaviours (whilst giving direct instruction about how to get out of moods, eg. breathing deeply, even to my 2 yo son), being very strict (albeit kindly) about not snacking, eating only at meal times, waiting for elders to get their food first, discouraging food fussiness. It all worked so well, my children are so much open and happier and well behaved and independent, they are able to consciously stop their own whingey states, it's just completely amazing.
I can't agree with everything Dr Penman says, and I believe in particular some more familiarity with the Austrian Business Cycle will be very good for him but there's enough in there that resonates with my recent experience to pick up his book at first opportunity. Thanks for the interview.
Go take your meds.
You never said how many red heads there are in this fictitious community. Even if there are only a few dozen, and nobody else will trade with them, then in a free market, they can form their own commune to help each other. In a real life scenario tho, not everyone will discriminate, and they would have some other people to trade with.
The real solution to discrimination is TIME. 100 years ago, there was massive discrimination. This is natural tho, because people didn't have much experience with people of different races. 50 years ago, it was not as bad as 100 years ago, because people had more experiences with different races. Not only that, but there were more mixed race people. 30 years ago, I was the only mixed race Korean in my school, with only 2 other asians, and about the same about of black people. The neighborhood I lived in was slightly racist. Everyone I grew up with was mixed in some way tho. Today, there is almost no such thing as a pure race. Everyone is mixed. 20 years from now, it will be even more mixed. 100 years from now, race won't even be noticeable.
Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan was fired by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) after transcripts of a racist rant surfaced online. The rant originated from one of the sex tapes - filmed without permission - which have been the subject of Hogan’s recent lawsuit with Gawker. Stefan Molyneux takes a look at this news story which raises significant questions about personal privacy and the mob mentality.
And no I'm not FGTOW, he he but I know what you mean. (If I were FGTOW someone out there would be calling me a hose bag and an uncaring bitter skank, and I'd have to agree with that, personally.)