Major Podcast Change Coming Sept 1st, 2022

We think podcasting our full radio show has been holding us back. Most podcasts aren’t two hours long per show, and the constant resetting we do for radio might be turning off podcast listeners. Riley’s daily digests have been going for years, so we’ve made the digest longer and are making them our official podcast, starting September 1st.

If you subscribe to the daily digest or full-episode rss feeds, please resubscribe to the main FTL podcast feed, which you can find at feeds.freetalklive.com. The other feeds rely on a third-party service and though they will continue, we can’t be sure how long they’ll stay online.

If you still want the entire radio show, you can listen live every night from 7 to 10 eastern at listen.freetalklive.com or watch.freetalklive.com. Full video archives are at video.freetalklive.com , or tune into our 24/7 stream for the latest show at listen.freetalklive.com. FTL AMPS will continue to receive the full radio show with no commercials via podcast through patreon, so please join amps.freetalklive.com for just $5 a month.

Thanks for understanding that we need to try a different direction. Maybe it won’t work, maybe it will. Feel free to leave feedback on the FTL forum, email, or tag us on FTL social.

Surveillance Video of FBI Raid Against FTL Studio

It was about ten degrees Fahrenheit at around 6am on March 16th, 2021 when dozens of armed agents from the FBI, IRS, USPS, ATF, and Keene Police swarmed onto the duplex containing the Free Talk Live studio. They smashed in windows and a front door, set off explosions, flew in drones, and held multiple peaceful bitcoin activists at gunpoint. Simultaneous raids were being conducted in multiple other locations, with six people arrested in total. They were since dubbed “the Crypto Six” by supporters.

One had her charges dropped and three have taken plea deals despite never harming another human being. Two remain, facing hundreds of years in prison for completely victimless, made-up financial “crimes” regarding bitcoin.

Now, more than a year later, the FBI has returned the surveillance DVRs they took from the property. This is some of the footage taken at the scene of the Free Talk Live studio in Keene, NH:

Ian Freeman Returns to the Stage at Porcfest 2022 to Discuss the FBI

I had the pleasure of speaking from the main stage at Porcfest 2022, the biggest, sold-out Porcfest ever. My speech was about the history of Free Talk Live and the FBI’s obsession with the Free State Project, specifically agent Phil Christiana. Thank you to Dennis Pratt and the rest of the Porcfest crew for having me back!

Here’s the full speech and Q&A:

Thank you to Jim Babb for speaking out years ago and Rodger Paxton for laying the groundwork for having me back to Porcfest.

TALKERS’ Publisher on FTL’s Ian: “The greatest champion of free speech that we have.”

This year, I was tremendously honored to receive the talk radio industry’s most prestigious award, TALKERS Magazine’s Freedom of Speech Award. Sadly, due to the insane bail restrictions on me in the Crypto Six case, I was unable to attend TALKERS’ NYC convention to receive the award. Thankfully, Free Talk Live’s co-hosts Mark Edge and Captain Kickass were in attendance and Mark accepted the award while Captain recorded video.

Here’s the full presentation including the very kind introduction by TALKERS’ publisher, Michael Harrison, who called me, “the greatest champion of free speech that we have”. That’s probably too kind, but I sure do appreciate his sentiment. Mark then read aloud the short speech I wrote for the occasion, which you can read in full here.

Thank you to the audience for listening, TALKERS’ staff for choosing me for this awesome award, and Mark for receiving it on-stage. If you missed Michael Harrison’s interview of me, you can listen to it here.