Video & Voice Calling Now Working on FTL’s Matrix Chat Server!

LRN.FM Matrix ChatBig news from our Matrix chat server!  Finally, we have gotten direct audio and video calling working.  These calls are supposedly client-to-client and do not use our server as a midpoint, so they should be as fast and as high quality as the calling parties’ internet connections and devices allow.  Note, this only works on direct conversations with two people.  If you have a chat room with more than two, you’ll still need to use the Jitsi conference option that has always been available.  Enjoy!

If you’re not yet part of our Matrix server, you can visit this page to get step-by-step instructions on how to join.  Matrix is a self-hosted, open source, federated chat system where you can join existing channels or create and admin your own, public or private!

TALKERS Names FTL #24 in the 2022 “Heavy Hundred”!

Radio industry publication TALKERS Magazine’s “Heavy Hundred” is their list of the “most important radio talk show hosts in America” and we’ve moved from from #25 to #24 on the 2022 edition!  It is an honor to continue to be included and moved up year after year.  Thank you to the great people at TALKERS.  If you missed TALKERS publisher Michael Harrison interviewing me recently, you can find that here.

Talkers' Heavy Hundred 2022

Nobody’s Back On-the-Air!

Nobody in the LRN.FM studio.

The ridiculous and unconstitutional bail restrictions placed on Free Talk Live co-host Nobody after the Crypto Six arrests in 2021 have been loosened a little and now he is finally able to return to the airwaves!

After wrongfully refusing to grant him bail and holding him in a cage for six months, Nobody was released in September on bail conditions that prevented him from speaking publicly as well as a prohibition on speaking with a bunch of our friends, a prohibition on using cryptocurrency, drug testing, and other restrictions. Now, several months later, the prosecution has agreed to allow Nobody to return to the air on Free Talk Live and he’s allowed to speak with Aria and me.

Curiously, this is the very same prosecution who previously argued that were Nobody to be allowed on the radio that he would somehow foment a violent revolution, despite the fact that this has never happened and he has historically been opposed in any violent on-air rhetoric by peaceful co-hosts who advocate non-violent means. We have no explanation from the federal prosecutors as to why they’ve reversed course, but perhaps it has to do with the fact that it’s clearly a violation of Nobody’s rights to prohibit him from speaking prior to being convicted on any charges.

Regardless, as of Friday night, Nobody is back on-the-air on Free Talk Live! You’ll be hearing him often and if you missed Friday’s show, here is his triumphant return:

Live Audio Player Now Working!

Earlier this Fall we blew up the old website, and replaced it with this one, which is much simpler. Some features are missing, and at some point we hope to add some back in, like full access to our extensive archives. However, for now we’re keeping-it-simple. You can easily access recent shows with the archive widget on the sidebar or on the archives page and of course you can still subscribe to our podcast feeds to automatically receive each new episode as it comes out.

However, when we launched this new site, the live audio stream playback widget was not working properly. I’m happy to say that now the player is working! You’ll now find it on the live page and in the sidebar. It looks like this:

Of course, you can always watch our live video from the studio cams, or watch video anytime via our Odysee channel.

Thanks also to our 60 AMPS that have joined our new Patreon to help us Advertise, Market, Promote, and Support Free Talk Live. You’ll get some cool perks if you join and we sure do appreciate your help. Please join AMPS if you want to help us spread the ideas of liberty to more radio stations across America.