Amidst work, social life, the occasional health complication and preparing for PorcFest, another thing that has kept me from blogging is a new project I launched in April.
It’s something I really didn’t want to do but it’s definitely something I wanted to see for a while. Basically, it’s a podcast that addresses issues affecting people of color from a pro-liberty perspective.
It’s called A Darker Shade of Liberty and its objectives are as follows:
1) To discuss issues regarding people of color from a liberty perspective.
2) To increase the visibility of people of color within the liberty movement.
3) To expose people of color to libertarianism.
4) To attract people of color to the Free State Project.
5) To counteract the decades-long depiction of libertarianism by the left and the right as just an “angry white guys club”.
While I do love to write, I think audio has easily become the most effective method of spreading one’s message. Blogs and vlogs require people to read and watch while podcasting only demands attention from the ears. It’s easier to listen to a podcast while walking or driving; the audio files are downloadable and don’t take up as much bandwidth to download or space to store as large video files.
So far, I’ve only put out two episodes. A Free Stater has built a professional studio on his property and rents out studio time to myself and other podcasters. Learning how to properly use the audio editing software has been a challenge but I’m getting better at it.
There are several reasons I began A Darker Shade of Liberty, none of which I will discuss here.
Why are you still reading this? Check out the first episode!