Bear Attacks Destroyed This Libertarian Utopia | Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling Interview

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In this episode of The Babylon Bee Podcast, Kyle and Ethan talk to Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling, author of A Libertarian Walks Into A Bear, a book about what happened when libertarians took over a small town in New Hampshire with the one goal of dismantling its government and then the bears arrived. Matthew is an award-winning author, longform writer and investigative international journalist based in New England and his work has been featured in the Associated Press and USA Today.

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Topics Discussed 

The small world of bear authors

Axe Cop

Libertarian utopia 

Problems with a Libertarian utopia

Bears arrive

Burying the lead

People that would move to a Libertarian utopia

The Libertarian pastor

New England’s history with bears

Bear vs llama

Subscriber Portion 

History of utopia’s



Matthew’s diverse and oddball career before journalism

Small town journalism

Ethan story

Why we need small town journalism

Vampires in New England

10 questions

11th question about reaching out to the other side