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

  • Primary Results - WAVE OF UPSETS

    Episode  |  May 9th, 2018  |  2 hrs 36 mins

    Special Edition of Boss Hog of Liberty – Live primary results program.
    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis anchor coverage. Audrey Jo Davis is tabulating and running the white board for our live viewers. Chase Peyton was on site at the GOP party. We talked to candidates: Chad Malicoat, Nate LaMar, Peg Stefandel, Ed Tarantino, Kenon Gray, Adam Bowman, Betsy Mills, Steve Duggar, Jim Pruett for Congress, Butch Baker, and Councilman Clay Morgan.

    Enjoy hearing the results pour in.
    Historic night for Henry County and all of Indiana.

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  • 57: The Incumbents - Councilmen Steve Duggar & Nate LaMar

    Episode  |  May 3rd, 2018  |  1 hr 46 mins

    Episode 57 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!
    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis conclude the pre-primary candidate series with a pair of sitting Henry County Council members. Steve Duggar is the GOP incumbent in the 3rd district and Nate LaMar represents the 4th district as a Republican.

    We get to know the background of each candidate. Topics include wind energy tax abatements, possible setbacks, government transparency, LOIT funds, jail funding, future land use, White Estates sewers, and much more.

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  • 56: Lamb for Congress - Tariffs/Wars - NFL Draft

    Episode  |  April 26th, 2018  |  1 hr 36 mins

    Episode 56 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!
    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are joined by Chase Peyton in the third chair, and Congressional Candidate Jonathan Lamb returns for his second appearance.

    Dakota is providing updates on the sports desk as the 1st round of the NFL draft happens. Jeremiah is devastated as the Bronco’s selected Chubb. Chase is equally sad when the Colts stole his Nelson, the guard he wanted for his Bears. Dakota is indifferent as always.

    Jonathan Lamb tells us about his grassroots campaign, putting more than 30,000 miles on his Chevy Pickup crossing 18 counties in eastern Indiana. Jonathan is running in a race for an open seat, but is facing a crowded field that includes the brother of our Vice President. We talk about wars, Syrian conflict, tariffs, debt, 10th amendment, the war on drugs, jails, and much more.

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  • 55: Peg Stefandel - Corruption - Calls for Resignation - Dakota tells the real story

    Episode  |  April 25th, 2018  |  1 hr 48 mins

    Episode 55 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!
    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are joined by Chase Peyton in the third chair, and Peg Stefandel is the featured guest.

    Dakota explains what a primary election is, and why we have them. Dakota has no idea who Sammy Hagar is. Chase Peyton has updates on the Pacers/Cavaliers game 5.

    We talk about industrial wind farms, transparency, tax abatements, charges of political corruption, calls for resignations of county officials. What happens if there is corruption inside county government? What is the future of our jail, parks, and roads?

    Stay for the end. Dakota spills the beans on the scandal that really happened with our guest on episode 32.

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  • 54: Adam Bowman - Council Election - Campaign Finance

    Episode  |  April 24th, 2018  |  1 hr 37 mins

    Episode 54 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!
    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are joined by Danny Morrell in the third chair, and Adam Bowman is the featured guest.

    Jeremiah accidentally deleted Dakota and Audrey’s episode of Tinfoil Time for the Patreon supporters. Danny and Jeremiah visited Rushville and attended race night with Tony Stewart and Donald Davidson. Dakota learned about the genius of Doug Flutie.

    We talked about Adam Bowman’s motivation to run for office (Henry County Council, District 1 as a Republican), his background in law enforcement and manufacturing. Topics include jails, possible tax increases, roads, wind, economic development, transparency, and the doughboy project.

    Dakota visited the county voter registration office and did some homework. The details of his trip and what came of it are a great story. Jeremiah contrasts Henry County with Wayne County and their approach to document availability.

    This is the first of THREE episodes this week in our candidate series.

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  • 53: RIP Eric the Turkey - Syria Bombing - Kenon Gray for Council

    Episode  |  April 18th, 2018  |  1 hr 47 mins

    Episode 53 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!
    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are joined by Kade Koger in the third chair, and Kenon Gray is the featured guest.

    Jeremiah and Dakota confess to the creation of the New Castle Turkey Page. Learn about the behind the scenes and the monument. Amazing community unity around dead poultry! The guys covered the Memorial Park Board meeting early in the week. There are turkey tee shirts for sale.

    Jeremiah has an open letter to all candidates in the 6th Congressional district race for congress. We have responses from Lamb, Ferkinhoff, Pruett, Lake, and Siekman. Those will all be posted as a note on the Boss Hog Facebook page.

    We continue our candidate series with Kenon Gray. Talking about his race to be a county councilman. We talk transparency in government, wind, jails, and possible future tax increases that he thinks could pay for a jail.

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  • Open Letter to all Indiana 6th District Congressional Candidates

    Article  |  April 14th, 2018

    The Presidency is too powerful

  • 52: Talking Turkey and Ed Tarantino for Commissioner

    Episode  |  April 12th, 2018  |  1 hr 25 mins

    Episode 52 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!
    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are joined by emergency backup co-host Chase Peyton. Kade Koger was taken down by a 10 month old baby just before the program went live. Our featured guest is Ed Tarantino, a first time candidate for office.

    Our community has been overrun by the New Castle Turkey. We embraced the phenomenon and ran a poll about its future. Jeremiah visited Ed’s meet and greet, and had coffee with Lane Siekman’s campaign.

    We get to know Ed Tarantino and learn about what motivated him to challenge Butch Baker in this race. We talk jails, land use, wind, parks, roads, and much more.

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  • 51: Betsy Mills for Council - TinFoil Time

    Episode  |  April 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 43 mins

    Episode 51 of Boss Hog of Liberty is now available!
    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are joined by Chase Peyton and featured guest Betsy Mills.

    We talk about the new Patreon page and are very thankful for the tremendous support that has already come in. We hit our first goal, and now the Patreon supporters are getting an extra bonus show on Tuesdays with Audrey Jo and Dakota, called TinFoil time.

    We have a great chat with Betsy about her run for county council. Betsy has a phenomenal resume and has moved back to her home county and is challenging the incumbent republican councilman in a four way race. We talked roads, opioids, budgets, parks, wind, good ole boys, and much more.

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  • 50: Commissioner Baker - Wind - Patreon Launch

    Episode  |  March 29th, 2018  |  1 hr 56 mins

    Boss Hog of Liberty – It is your birthday.

    This is the ONE YEAR anniversary edition of Boss Hog of Liberty and episode 50! Audrey Jo Davis even made us a cake!

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are joined by Danny Morrell and featured guest Commissioner Butch Baker.

    Jeremiah visited Washington DC for some visits with the Indiana Congressional delegation, toured Washington, and recorded a special bonus episode with Steve Solomon that is in your podcast feed!

    To celebrate one year on the air, we have launched a new Patreon page to allow our listeners to support the program. Boss Hog of Liberty is still free to consume, just like always! However we now have a way for listeners to support us going forward at https://www.patreon.com/bosshogofliberty There are a number of bonus perks at different levels!

    Our featured guest is Butch Baker, who served previously as Henry County Sheriff, and now as County Commissioner is with us. We chat about the future of our county. Issues including the jail, criminal justice, land use, industrial wind, local government transparency and communication, roads, and our parks.
    A jam packed episode to continue our local candidate series.

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  • Bonus - Jeremiah / Steve Solomon Show - County Council Races

    Episode  |  March 26th, 2018  |  1 hr 20 mins

    A special drop in the Boss Hog of Liberty Podcast feed!

    Jeremiah Morrell is in the Washington DC area and got a chance to stop by the studios of ESPN radio/SB Nation AM and chat with radio host Steve Solomon.

    Jeremiah has followed Solly on the air for the last decade or so, with his national radio program along with Steve Czaban and Scott Linn across Fox Sports, Sporting News, Yahoo, and now SB Nation. Solly is running for County Council in Montgomery County Maryland, and Jeremiah Morrell is running for the Henry County Council. Enjoy comparing notes between a community with 50,000 people, compared to a county of a half million!

    Learn more about Steve Solomon at
    https://www.moresolly.com/

    Support his campaign at:
    https://www.votestevesolomon.com/

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  • 49: Doughboy Controversy - Susan Huhn - Windmills - Zoning

    Episode  |  March 22nd, 2018  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Episode 49 of Boss Hog of Liberty is available now!

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are joined by Kade Koger in the co-host chair. We are starting our series interviewing local candidates that are on the May primary ballot. This week we have Susan Huhn, who is challenging the incumbent Republican County council president Nate LaMar. Susan fought off a challenge to get onto the ballot as a Republican.

    We discuss the big issues of the day in our community, the infamous “Doughboy Monument” in Henry County Memorial Park, and the latest park board meeting and the controversy around its renovation and relocation.

    We also talk with Susan Huhn about potential wind development in the county, proper zoning and one specific project that is being shifted from rural residential to light industrial.

    We also get into some great discussions about government transparency, tax abatements, economic development, local option income taxes, and much more!

    A great episode to start the local candidate series.
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  • 48: Scott Fleener - US Army - South Korea - Becoming a Libertarian

    Episode  |  March 13th, 2018  |  1 hr 32 mins

    Episode 48 of Boss Hog of Liberty is available now!

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are joined by Chase Peyton in the co-host chair. The featured guest is Scott Fleener. Scott served in the US Army before he was medically discharged.

    Scott shares his experiences in the Army, being stationed in South Korea as an MP (Military Police). Scott was discharged this winter after suffering a medical emergency, and is now going to continue his education at Ball State University.

    During his time in the service, he transitioned to Libertarianism and discovered Gary Johnson. Spoiler alert, Scott didn’t know where Aleppo was either.

    Dakota spent an entire Friday trying to get answers to his story on the dispute between the Henry County Council, Auditor, Sheriff’s department, and commissioners over where funds were budgeted and if the proper process is being followed.
    Chase has the breaking sports scores from the NCAA tournament, plausibly live.

    Jeremiah previews the next few weeks of shows as we follow the local primary election races.

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  • 47: Kaitlyn Kopetski & Jess Hooker / Blonde on Brunette - St Patrick's Day

    Episode  |  March 8th, 2018  |  1 hr 36 mins

    Episode 47 of Boss Hog of Liberty is available now!

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are joined this week by Jess Hooker and Kaitlyn Kopetski of Blonde on Brunette, the hit show on You Tube.

    Jeremiah has big news about a future episode, Dakota is prepping for vacation.

    There is a great discussion about CBD oil and the likely legalization in Indiana. Jess Hooker’s family has been front and center in the media over the issue in the past few years, with her daughter using the oil to attempt to combat seizures caused by epilepsy.

    Kaitlyn and Jess prepare cocktails for everyone to enjoy. Dakota attempts to educate everyone on the history of St Patrick’s Day. Jeremiah shares the Rushville St Patrick’s Day experience, Jess promises to come to Rushville. There is real excitement about Indy 500 Carb Day. Spring is just around the corner.

    Must listen!

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  • 46: Senate Candidate Dave Ring - Organic Farming - Berniecrats

    Episode  |  March 1st, 2018  |  1 hr 43 mins

    Episode 46 of Boss Hog of Liberty is available now!

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are joined this week by Chase Peyton making his grand return in the fourth chair. Jeremiah went to the boys sectional game in New Castle and performed an undercover mission for this week's show. Dakota spent some time at Norris English Pub and even received a free glass!

    Our featured guest is Dave Ring. Dave is one of two Democrat candidates seeking nomination to run for the District 26 State Senate seat. From Albany, IN, Dave owns and operates The Downtown Farm Stand in Muncie, IN. Dave is a self-described “Berniecrat” meaning he sides heavily with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

    We discuss the issues that Dave has faced running a campaign without money from special interest groups or corporations, and what it's like to run outside of the establishment. He feels the people of District 26 deserve choices and the guys could not agree more.

    Jeremiah and Dakota run through the list of issues that are on the Dave Ring website and the solutions he would propose. A lot of time was spent on CAFO’s and furthering regulations, gerrymandering reform, CBD oil/medical marijuana, and the opioid epidemic.
    Finally, Chase Peyton runs us through a sports update and explains his new look. Dakota reveals that there will be big news coming from the County Council this week, and Jeremiah reminds everyone to buy tickets for the Area 6 Libertarian Convention.

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  • 45: Steve Horwitz - Jordan Peterson / Wind / Economic Development

    Episode  |  February 22nd, 2018  |  1 hr 23 mins

    Episode 45 of Boss Hog of Liberty is available now!

    Jeremiah Morrell and Dakota Davis are joined this week Aaron Ewert making his co-hosting debut on the program. Dakota was invited by Americans for Prosperity to attend the GOP primary debate, and he has his report.

    Our featured guest is Steve Horwitz, Distinguished Professor of Economics at Ball State University, and frequent contributor to FEE, Reason, and LearnLiberty.org

    We discuss the rise of Jordan Peterson and where we should be skeptical. “Price gouging” and hurricane emergency pricing comes up again and we learn about why it is not as immoral as it feels.

    Real world application of economic theory talking about wind projects, energy, decaying downtowns, transitioning from old school manufacturing to service and lean manufacturing.

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