112 – Matt Needham Talks Social Change

Matt Needham

Matt Needham is the host of the Social Change Podcast and Senior Director of Leadership Development at Students For Liberty.

Matt’s passion is advancing individual liberty. His search for ways to make the world a freer place led him to his work at Students For Liberty and also led to his interest in deeply understanding social change.

The Social Change Podcast was born the desire to learn more about how people are changing the world. Matt digs deep into theories of social change with actual practitioners; the people taking action to reshape the world.

The episode cover a wide range of topics:

  • Why did Matt start his podcast
  • How to use a podcast as a learning tool
  • Why non-profits need a clear theory of social change
  • How can non-profits balance activities that are good for fundraising and the activities that are good for achieving the desired outcomes
  • Discovering libertarian ideas
  • Building a career advancing liberty
  • Why Matt chose not to go to law school
  • Lessons learned from starting a podcast
  • The Hayekian theory of social change
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities from social issues
  • Practical tips for starting a podcast

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111 – FwTK: How to Be More Skeptical, Reprogram Your Mind, and More (Cubs win!)

Harry Caray has his say and we jump into simplicity, radicalism, The Cubs, discontentment, B.S., affirmations, NLP, hypnotherapy, changing modalities, long showers, Chuck Norris, and killing Buddha.

This was a great show.

Recommendations: A Hitcher’s Guide to the Galaxy, Winning the Inner Game, Essentials of NLP: with 150 Techniques


This episode is brought to you by one of the most innovative accounting startups in the country, Ceterus. Ceterus is looking for accountants or finance-minded professionals who want more something more than a standard job.

If you have accountants in your network that are interested in empowering entrepreneurs in a growing startup, visit isaac.ceterus.com.


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Chuck Grimmett snuck me this rare photo of TK during the episode, PJ pants and all…

110 – Isaac Talks C.S. Lewis and Liberty on the Free Cities Podcast

C.S. Lewic Classical Liberal

C.S. Lewis is most well known as the author of the Chronicles of Narnia, but with 74 books and numerous essays, he has covered a massive spectrum of topics. His influence extends through a number of disciplines including political philosophy.

Isaac recently joined Anthony Caprio on the Free Cities Podcast to discuss Lewis and how his ideas fit with classical liberalism.

The conversation covers C.S. Lewis’ background, his major intellectual influences, how his ideas fit well into classical liberal thought, and a lot more.

Topics Covered:

  • C.S. Lewis’ biography
  • Why Lewis’ ideas fit into the liberty movement
  • How C.S. Lewis can prime you for the ideas of Ludwig Von Mises
  • Lewis’ intellectual influences
  • How Lewis showed a skepticism of power and central planning
  • “If Ayn Rand were a Christian she would be C.S. Lewis.”
  • How Lewis unknowingly practiced Rational Choice Theory
  • The connection between Murray Rothbard and C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis Books Recommendations:

  • The Great Divorce
  • Screwtape Proposes a Toast
  • Till We Have Faces
  • The Chronicles of Narnia
  • The Space Trilogy – That Hideous Strength

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This episode is brought to you by one of the most innovative accounting startups in the country, Ceterus. Ceterus is looking for accountants or finance-minded professionals who want more something more than a standard job.

If you have accountants in your network that are interested in empowering entrepreneurs in a growing startup, visit isaac.ceterus.com.


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109 – FwTK: Listener Questions on Tons of Stuff

After a little rap by TK, we hit this week’s “Facebook Warriors” segment hard, covering the weird smugness of aversion to learning on the job for free instead of paying to not learn in a classroom.

Then we take questions.  Tons of questions.  The NBA, hip hop, books, Neil deGrasse Tyson, movies, impostor syndrome, homeschooling, logical consistency, and lots more.

Recommendations: The X Files, The Lost Room, Stranger Things.

If you are a fan of the show, make sure to leave a review on iTunes.

All episodes of the Isaac Morehouse Podcast are available on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

108 – Implementer or Visionary (or why accountants can do cool stuff too!) with Derek Carter

Derek Carter Ceterus

Derek Carter was racing along the path to partnership at a large accounting firm. He had an accounting degree and years of experience busting his ass, taking on more responsibility and leading within the organization. He was managing people and working with autonomy in a large organization.

But his former colleague, Levi Morehouse, kept trying to sell him on leaving. They had worked together before Levi started Ceterus and had been pushing for Derek to join ever since. Eventually, Derek decided to make the leap into the startup world.

He’s now the COO of Ceterus, one of the most innovative and fastest growing accounting startups in the country.

Derek shares his backstory, from how he chose to pursue accounting, to deciding to leave his good job at a big firm to join a startup.

Derek is an outstanding example of an implementer joining with a visionary to make big things happen. If you’re working in a traditional role and excited by the possibility of working with a startup, there’s a ton of wisdom for you in this episode.

Covered in this episode:

  • Learning competitiveness from baseball
  • Deciding to pursue an accounting degree
  • What made Northwood University great
  • What are the common characteristics of accountants
  • Why sales skills are necessary to progress as a public firm accountant
  • Derek’s experience starting his career at a large public accounting firm
  • The disconnect between auditing classes in college and auditing reality
  • How did Derek become convinced to leave his stable job to join Ceterus
  • Making the switch from a large established company to a startup
  • What does Derek look for when hiring for Ceterus
  • The decision-making process behind seeking outside investment for Ceterus
  • Advice for implementers who want to work in cool fields, but don’t want to be visionaries
  • Current Opportunities at Ceterus

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All episodes of the Isaac Morehouse Podcast are available on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

107 – FwTK: Balanced People are Boring, Barber Shops, and Philosophy in 30 Days

Today we’re back at it and things get a little weird at first.  We cover lots of stuff, and end with a deep dive on deep dives.

Also we unveil a cool new totally free resource by Praxis!  Philosophy in 30 Days.

Mentioned in the episode: Subway, ‘as if it’s true’, Brian Brenberg, Stanislavsky, barber shops, baristas, labels, Jewish meditation, Dallas Willard, social justice warriors, Sudbury Valley School, soccer, Why Haven’t You Read this Book?  Whitney Houston would have failed to mae it on American Idol, deep learning, philosophy in 30 days, Gregory Cokle, balance is boring.

Recommendations: Punished by Reward, and Insult to Intelligence.

If you are a fan of the show, make sure to leave a review on iTunes.

All episodes of the Isaac Morehouse Podcast are available on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

106 – Why Intellectual Property Sucks, with Stephan Kinsella

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Is intellectual property law the foundation of an innovative society? Or a racket set up to protect entrenched businesses from competition? Stephan Kinsella joins the show this week to break down intellectual property law.

Stephan is a practicing patent attorney, a libertarian writer and speaker, Director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (C4SIF), and Founding and Executive Editor of Libertarian Papers.

He is one of the clearest and most compelling thinkers on intellectual property law.

We cover the historical context of IP law, the modern day consequences of copyright and patent monopolies, the flaws in common arguments for intellectual property laws, and more.

Covered in this episode:

  • How did Stephan become interested in intellectual property?
  • His intellectual evolution on the topic of intellectual property
  • What are copyright, patent, trademarks, and trade secrets?
  • Where did the concept of intellectual property come from?
  • Which IP laws are the most harmful?
  • Fraud vs. Trademarks
  • Libertarian perspectives on IP
  • John Locke’s  errors on property that affect us today
  • Why Innovation is stronger without IP (fashion, food, football)
  • Problems with trade secret law
  • Copyright law that existed under common law
  • Why IP is wrong from a deontological and consequentialist point of view
  • How would J.K. Rowling make a living without IP?
  • How to be principled about IP as an entrepreneur while not harming your company

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All episodes of the Isaac Morehouse Podcast are available on SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.

105 – Joseph Coker on Music, Comedy, and Being a Jack-of-All Trades

joseph coker

Joseph Coker is a true renaissance man. He is a comedian and podcast/radio host based in Charleston, SC. He’s also a musician, jiu-jitsu instructor, and entrepreneur.

In his early twenties, Joseph was married, living in Europe, and working for a church. Life felt stable, but it soon turned chaotic. After losing his brother and going through a divorce in the span of six months Joseph realized he needed to make some big life changes. He sat down, evaluated his life, and set goals for what he wanted to accomplish.

Now, he’s built a successful jiu-jitsu business, is headlining comedy shows, will soon be releasing a music EP, and hosts a podcast.

Find out how Joseph bounced back from adversity, become an efficient learner in so many different disciplines.

Covered in this episode:

  • Joseph’s early career plans
  • The impact of the renaissance man ideal
  • Anxiety about becoming a jack of all trades, but master of none
  • Moving to Europe, and then returning after a series of challenging events
  • How he built his jiu-jitsu teaching business from cold calling schools to find students a few years ago to turning away kids today
  • How he started doing stand-up comedy
  • Joseph’s comedy writing process
  • How to engage the crowd at a comedy show
  • The process of writing music
  • The cliche of the suffering artist
  • Good songwriting is about empathy
  • How he found a great producer for his new EP
  • Two songs from Joseph’s upcoming EP: Red Flag and Pompei

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