The Boss Hog of Liberty

East Central Indiana's Favorite Podcast

About the show

Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis discuss the happenings of their rural Indiana county week to week. The Boss Hog of Liberty is a local show with a national impact, because everyone in the world lives in a county similar to theirs. The crew details their lives and gives interview opportunities to the world's top experts in politics, policy, economics, and anything else they find interesting! Listen today, and support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/bosshogofliberty

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • 116: Rural Broadband - Is it a utility and a right?

    Episode  |  June 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 24 mins

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts.
    We did deep into the issue of Rural Broadband. Massive areas are underserved without access to affordable internet. Can the market fix this problem? The state of Indiana has a 100 million dollar program underway to jump start the process.

    We try to sort it all out.

    For even more bonus content, support the show at www.patreon.com/bosshogofliberty

  • 115: Old School episode - D Day - Wind? Fair Oaks Dairy

    Episode  |  June 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 29 mins

    Old school episode of Boss Hog of Liberty. Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis - No guests, no co-hosts, just the originals.

    We talk about a candidate being asked not to show up at a pride parade, D-Day, Greg Pence forgetting to show up in New Castle, Fair Oaks Dairy, YouTube de-platforming, a new wind permit application, and more.

    Corrections:
    **** Tom Poston was the WW2 bomber, not Don Rickles***
    No commissioner approval is required after a "CAU" is issued by a planning commission

  • 114: Skip College - Make Millions? -Then die climbing Everest - Blame Trump

    Episode  |  June 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 30 mins

    Episode 114 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/127

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. We have been tackling the issue of student debt and the “need” to go to college. This week, we feature Steven Vitatoe, who leads the welding program at the New Castle Career Center and also provides instruction at Ivy Tech, the local community college. Students who complete the program are almost all placed into jobs immediately, have no student debt and are earning north of $20 to $25 an hour.

    Fun dive into extreme sports; why does everyone die climbing Mt. Everest?

    Our college Intern Mason Rottinghaus provides his insight, and Chris Guffey makes us all sound great.

    Enoy!

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  • 113: David vs Goliath at Indianapolis - Should anything be guaranteed?

    Episode  |  May 21st, 2019  |  2 hrs 11 mins

    Episode 113 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/126

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. Indy 500 preview episode!
    Full breakdown of the Indy 500 field, the absolute david vs goliath of Juncos making the race and McLaren missing it. Zach Burcham and Mike McKown are back again with the full insider breakdown. We give the breakdown to Chris Guffey on what to expect in his first experience.

    Matt Peiffer joins us as a first year “yellow shirt” for the track and tells us about his experiences. Matt is also working with Indiana Department of Child Services, raising money for youth in the foster care program. Jeremiah and Sara found a “ten dollar” outfit, but it was incomplete. You can participate by clicking here: #InTheirShoes - https://bit.ly/2HtGIzW
    Finally - we get the FULL breakdown of the betting odd, and there are some gentlemens wagers on the winners. Jeremiah thinks Jack Harvey is a STEAL at 200-1.

    Go enjoy Memorial Day!

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  • 112: All about the Chamber of Commerce

    Episode  |  May 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 29 mins

    Episode 112 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/125

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. We are joined by Shaun DuFault of the Chamber of Commerce and Purdue student Mason Rottinghaus with an update from President Daniels.

    We talk about the role of the Chamber of Commerce vs an Economic Development Corporation. What do local businesses care about and how do all of these pieces fit together in a small community.
    Very informative and fun episode!

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  • 111: Student Loan Crisis - Ignored by Trump!

    Episode  |  May 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 36 mins

    Episode 111 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/124

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. We are joined by attorney Sean Row and Purdue University Student Mason Rottinghaus are the featured guests.

    We talk about the cost of college, massive student loan debt, and the prospects for getting rid of it.
    Mason is entering his sophmore year at Purdue. Students have to navigate a myriad of programs, loans, and funding sources. Did you know there isn’t an established sticker price for dorm room selection? Who pays attention when picking their meal plan?

    The politico’s are starting to pay attention. Serious proposals from Senator Elizabeth Warren and others have started the conversation. Should the federal government fix this? Should the states or universities be responsible. Oregon has an interesting program. Purdue has the “Back a Boiler Program” and tuition freezes for 8 years and counting.

    Students sign up for tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands in debt. Eventually, we are all going to pay for it. The question is how and when.

    Also have some local updates on 1400 plaza construction and a rant on primary “elections”

    Enjoy!

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  • 110: No more welfare? The "Freedom Dividend" - Eric Schansberg

    Episode  |  May 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 37 mins

    Episode 110 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/123

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. In the shocker of a lifetime, Chase Peyton has returned for an episode! 10 weeks into two jobs, he found time to grace us with his presence.

    Our featured guest is Dr Eric Schansberg, author and professor of Economics at Indiana University. With a broad background in public policy and a history as a political candidate, he is a perfect guest for the program.

    Tonight we talked about the theory of Universal Basic Income or as Andrew Yang calls it, the “Freedom Dividend”. A fascinating conversation about how we could see the next 100 years of public policy play out.

    In other news, Jeremiah is back from California, the Bears drafted a running back, Dakota struggles with words, and the guys are questioning the need for a non existent primary election to be a city holiday.

    Enjoy!

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  • 109: Cord Cutting - Jeremiah wants an Abatement - City Election Troubles?

    Episode  |  April 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 46 mins

    Episode 109 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/122

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. Fake farmer Kade Koger is the 3rd chair, he should be planting, but it is too moist outside… Editor of The Courier Times, Travis Weik is the featured guest.

    Game of Thrones has gripped the public...That got us thinking about how we watch tv now. Does anyone still have cable? Or do we just stream it all? And if so, do you pay for your own content (PRODUCER CHRIS).

    Travis recently had an editorial on property taxes and how we fund local government. We went deep down the rabbit hole...Jeremiah wants a tax abatement for his pool, because he claims it drives tourism.

    The final segment highlights the local city elections and it looks like a number of the incumbent candidates struggled to meet the deadlines...Still a developing story!

    Kade polls the crowd on what we do if we win the lottery. Common theme - the show gets bigger and better.

    Enjoy!

    For even more bonus content, check out www.patreon.com/bosshogofliberty
    Members will get an invitation to the May 2nd show and book signing with Dr Eric Schansberg!

  • 108: Josh Gideon - Downtown Changes? - Notre Dame Fire

    Episode  |  April 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 27 mins

    Episode 108 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/121

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. Kade Koger is the 3rd chair. Physical and digital security expert Josh Gideon was here. We talk about his recent book, dealing with worship building security and risk assessments. This pivoted to the Notre Dame fire...Is Jeremiah a terrible person?

    We talk about Julian Assange’s arrest; is he a hero or villain? The Nathaniel Hale of our time, or is he a treasonist worse than George Bluth?

    Local issues include a potential of the City owning the old Castle Theatre. Local officials are not on the same page. Dakota has STRONG feelings.

    Finally Jeremiah notes that it is road paving season and we don’t have a local option because of previous choices.

    Kade polls the crowd on fighting off canadian geese.

    Enjoy!

    For even more bonus content, check out www.patreon.com/bosshogofliberty
    Members will get an invitation to the May 2nd show and book signing!

  • 107: Mark Brim and the amazing DQ Dreamsicle - Plus some politics

    Episode  |  April 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 49 mins

    Episode 107 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available! Back from the WAY too long Spring Break recess.

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/120

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. Chris Guffey is in the producer’s chair. Sara Morrell is in charge of refreshments!

    Featured guest is Mark Brim, Richmond Indiana legend, noted bacon hater, DQ dreamsicle viral videographer, and former DJ at Kicks 96.

    We talk Indiana Statehouse updates, Presidential race review, Is President Trump listening to our show? The local Wal-Mart is getting upgrades; and finally Mark Brim hits the post with some classic country music.

    Enjoy every minute!

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  • 106: Betsy Mills - Lugar Series - Wind Testimony - Bill Bean Award

    Episode  |  March 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Episode 106 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/119

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. Chris Guffey is in the producer’s chair.
    Featured guest is Betsy Mills, who is involved with seemingly everything!
    We talk about the Lugar Series, Testifying in front of the General Assembly on the wind issue, Road Funding awarded to Henry County, her involvement with the local jail program, and an update with Henry County Memorial Park.

    The Henry County Libertarian Party received the Bill Bean Affiliate of the Year award at last weekend’s convention. Dakota and Jeremiah explain what that means for them.
    Enjoy!

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  • 105: Kent Benson - Indiana Basketball Legend

    Episode  |  March 21st, 2019  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Episode 105 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/118

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. Kade Koger makes his return in the 3rd chair. Chris Guffey produces and plays talent booker. In a March Madness miracle, we are joined by Kent Benson, Mr Basketball, Undefeated Champion at Indiana University, #1 Pick in the NBA Draft.

    We talk high school hoops, growing up in New Castle, Selecting IU, Playing for Bob Knight, Visiting the White House. Signing a contract as the #1 draft pick, a sucker punch from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, playing in Italy and much more.

    Spoiler Alert, Kent has yet to watch Tropic Thunder.

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  • 104: Teacher Pay - Health Departments - Planes Crashing

    Episode  |  March 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 31 mins

    Episode 104 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/117

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. We Are Libertarians network founder Chris Spangle stopped by to check in on us. Randolph County activist and community leader Kristopher Bilbrey is the featured guest.
    Kristopher hosts a Facebook program as a watchdog in his community as there has been massive turnover in the Winchester municipal government over the last four years.

    Big topics covered today included Indiana Teacher pay and a major rally at the Statehouse. Henry County Health Department has begun enforcing a more than decade old rule around food pantries. Boeing has had planes crashing, should the government be regulating?

    Chase Peyton made a SURPRISE visit, even as he is suspended.

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  • 103: Jordan Page Calls In - Chase Peyton is SUSPENDED

    Episode  |  March 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Episode 103 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/116

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your hosts. Chase Peyton has an announcement (and gift).
    We were joined by musician, Jordan Page (https://www.jordanpagemusic.com/) who is working on a new project around a guy name Schaeffer Cox, who is serving time in an Indiana Federal Prison. Very interesting story about something that we had no idea of its existence. Fascinating!

    Producer Chris Guffey has filed to run for office! He is now starting to take meetings and listen to constituents. We did a quick sit down interview to hear what it is like to start a campaign.

    Our program is supported by you, the listeners through Patreon at www.patreon.com/bosshogofliberty - Lots more bonus content on patreon. Enjoy!

  • 102: Landon Dean - Running Small Towns, Parks, and Law Enforcement & Chase's stupid stunt

    Episode  |  February 28th, 2019  |  1 hr 35 mins

    Episode 102 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/115

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are your loyal hosts. We are joined by Landon Dean, Vice President of the Knightstown Indiana Town Council, Memorial Park Board President, and Sergeant for the Henry County Sheriff department. We talk about what it takes to run a small town, keeping streets paved, water on, lights on, and managing wastewater treatment. We chat about tremendous improvements in Memorial Park over the past few years, and we talk about the experiences as a law enforcement officer.

    All the while, co-host Chase Peyton is trying to drink an entire gallon of milk, live on the air….Nobody knows why. He makes it through, but needed a “break” so surprise guest, Aaron Dicken joined us to update his testimony to the Henry County Council and a potential collaboration between the City and County.

    Chris Guffey has a BIG announcement at the end.

    Our program is supported by you, the listeners through Patreon at www.patreon.com/bosshogofliberty - Lots more bonus content on patreon. Enjoy!

  • 101: Joey Mulinaro - IU/Purdue fans - Primary Cancelled - Solar Energy

    Episode  |  February 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 42 mins

    Episode 101 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!

    https://bosshog.fireside.fm/114

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are back for another episode! We talk about the news story that Chris Guffey broke – Henry County CANCELLED its primary election, saving about $30,000. Could it be used to join a regional planning group?

    The state is talking about changing the rules again for solar generation at home. Dakota explains why we don’t want net metering, even though it makes sense up front. Everyone else tries to understand.

    Joey Mulinaro of Espresso Radio is in the house. Great video and podcast content coming from their show. Joey helps us understand the IU/Purdue rivalry, and Chase gets ANIMATED defending the IU fan base over their student section chats.

    Our program is supported by you, the listeners through Patreon at www.patreon.com/bosshogofliberty - Lots more bonus content on patreon. Enjoy!