I’m the web director for a nationally syndicated morning show. Before this, I worked in politics for many years as a producer at a news talk station, WXNT, and then as the Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. I then worked in marketing for the Englehart Group and the Advocates for Self-Government.
Despite my position in mass media, I love podcasting and all aspects of new media. I host the We Are Libertarians podcast. I'm a news junkie, Christian, libertarian. I love food, comedy, tech, IndyCar, psychology, and collecting and organizing information. I also have two cats, Mittens and Muffins.
See more at: https://about.me/cspangle
June 8th, 2018 | 7 mins 18 secs
This was a project I did for a Carmel High School radio station called WHJE. One of the students saw me speak in that previous episode about my career and asked me to write and record this for a high school audience. It is a letter to my high school self.
"In this open letter produced by Katie Piedra, podcast creator and Bob and Tom Show website director Chris Spangle walks you through his own story.
But that’s not it. In this open letter, there is passion. There are stories. There is self-love. There are lessons.
There is a life for you to reclaim. Chris explains how he conquered – and is still conquering – himself, and how you can overcome your own obstacles."
April 18th, 2018 | 39 mins 12 secs
Josh Arnold and Web Director Chris Spangle answer your questions on social media, pies, and other subjects.
April 18th, 2018 | 31 mins 34 secs
Chris Spangle talks to the Allen County Libertarian Party about the two things libertarians must change when talking about politics.
April 13th, 2018 | 18 mins 23 secs
Why did Paul Ryan resign? What ramifications does this have for the country? Chris Spangle breaks it down.
March 23rd, 2018 | 45 mins 12 secs
Chris Spangle speaks to high school students about his career path and how to get into broadcasting.
March 9th, 2018 | 13 mins 33 secs
Chris Spangle attends a meeting of civic leaders and comes away with a surprising conclusion.
December 22nd, 2017 | 1 hr 20 mins
Don Wettrick has interviewed some big names for his podcast StartED Up. He's talked to Tim Ferris, James Altucher, and Gary Vaynerchuk. Despite these big names, he feels his show lacks identity. We discuss how to find the right purpose for a show by choosing the right audience.
December 22nd, 2017 | 1 hr 16 mins
Sarah Schaefer and Cortney Magson are just starting their podcasting careers. Chris Spangle takes their questions on growing a new media brand.
November 8th, 2017 | 1 min 21 secs
We are moving our RSS feed from Feedburner to Fireside. For most people, they won't notice a blip. BUT... If this feed stops working, please resubscribe to our podcasts at wearelibertarians.com. New feeds are all posted there, as well as our new radio station.
October 23rd, 2017 | 59 mins 55 secs
Many people have written in and asked how to create an agile podcast. Chris Spangle joined Ryan Ripley to discuss how to build a podcast, the equipment it takes to get started, how to pick topics, and where to find listeners. https://ryanripley.com/afh-079-build-agile-podcast/
October 4th, 2017 | 59 mins 37 secs
In less than one hour, you could be on your way to podcasting success. Intrigued? Excited? Scared? All of the above? Do not panic, just keep reading. You are already on the right path.
Every week, Leading Liberty reaches hundreds of listeners, spreading our love of free markets and free people nationwide. But that’s not all. We know you can too! Podcasting done right is a game changer, and creating your own show has never been easier. Whether you want to grow your business, advocate for your organization, or promote your personal brand, podcasting is one of the most cost-effective ways to take your ideas to the global stage. And we’re here to help you do just that.
In just under 60 minutes, guest hosts Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz will teach you the ins and outs of podcasting. As hosts of We Are Libertarians, a show with 9,000 listeaners per episode and nearly $1,000 in Patreon donations per month, Chris and Greg offer expert insight for beginners and experienced podcasters alike.
In just one episode, you’ll learn:
How to set up your podcast.
The most affordable resources for painless recording and producing.
Tips and tricks that keep your audience coming back after every single episode.
Best methods for creating quality content.
Cheap & effective ways to advertise your show.
Common mistakes beginners make and how to avoid making them.
… But that’s not all! Listen to the rest, and you’ll be ready to start your own successful podcast. Now is your time to shine, so don’t wait another day. Let’s do this thing.
October 3rd, 2017 | 45 mins 13 secs
Chris Spangle and Greg Lenz from “We Are Libertarians” guest host for Jenn as she is out on special assignment. Some of you remember Chris from earlier this season in the episode titled “Does the Liberty Movement Need To Lighten Up?” As the hosts of a show which boasts an average of 9k downloads per episode and a hefty $1k monthly in pledges through Patreon, Chris and Greg walk you through the process of understanding:
The power of a podcast for a brand, candidate or organization.
The quickest way to build a growing and engaging online community.
How to monetize your audience so it’s a win-win for everyone.
Why podcasts are becoming the fastest growing and most engaging form of multi-media.
How the Libertarian Party of Indiana podcast helped their candidates and leaders spread the message of liberty.
June 17th, 2017 | 44 mins 18 secs
Chris Spangle and Emily Sweet interview Willyum Baulkey, a full-time fashion photographer. Willyum explains his path to full-time professional photography and all the work that goes into making the beautiful images you see daily.
May 31st, 2017 | 55 mins 46 secs
Douglas Karr and Harrison Painter of DK New Media were nice enough to interview me on the MarTech podcast about podcasting, the power of audio as a marketing tool, and the future of digital entertainment.
May 11th, 2017 | 1 hr 19 mins
Emily Sweet and Co-Director Kameron Gates describe all that it takes to make a small independent film. Learn more about the upcoming short "Hold Your Breath" at holdyourbreathmovie.net.
March 27th, 2017 | 1 hr 6 mins
Chris Spangle and Emily Sweet talk about the decisions required to take the leap towards a career in media and arts.