Seamus Coughlin Talks Shapiro Impressions/Catholicism/Crazy Libertarians

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In this episode, Kyle and Ethan speak with Seamus Coughlin, who is the man behind FreedomToons and also an animator, writer, director, editor, and uncanny Ben Shapiro impersonator. Today, Seamus produces entertaining animated content for a number of outlets, and a good deal of his work can be found on the FreedomToons YouTube channel and the Foundation for Economic Education series Common Sense Soapbox with Seamus Coughlin. They talk about arson being bad, punching the Pope, and being as libertarian as the Catholic church allows. 

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Topics Discussed

  • Introduction to FreedomToons: Ben Shapiro Thanksgiving

  • Seamus does an excellent Ben Shapiro and Jordan Peterson impersonation

  • Being as libertarian as the Roman Catholic church allows

  • Roman Catholic teaching on mortal and venial sins (doing drugs, punching Pope)

  • On not doing PopeToons and guarding ourselves from crossing the line

  • The bizarre defense of arson

  • How Seamus got into animation to begin with

  • Being politically homeless

  • Bernie Sanders giving the Establishment what they want

  • Jordan Peterson tells us who would win between Donald Trump and a lobster

  • Churchill wasn’t antifascist enough

  • Ethan recommends Jonah Goldberg’s The Tyranny of Clichés

  • The need for art in the right-of-center political sphere

  • The creativity crunch that produced Right Wing Agitators

  • Bill Watterson’s Calvin & Hobbes

  • Explicitly Christian art vs. implicit themes and bad Christian art

Subscriber Portion

  • On being a Russian bot

  • YouTube’s relationship with conservative creators

  • Weird google search results

  • Russia and China

  • Abortion so nobody lives in poverty

  • The Rubin Report

  • PragerU is not a real university

  • South Park, The Simpsons, Family Guy

  • Snopes attacking The Babylon Bee and the pros and cons of internet fact checkers 

  • The Ten Questions

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