Amanda Billyrock

Amanda Billyrock of She is super-smart and nice.

In episode 27 of Saturday Show, Frank interviews anarchist writer and video blogger Amanda Billyrock. They discuss the difference between ideas and beliefs, Amanda’s reading habits, the true meaning of “anarchy,” Amanda’s vision for a better world, and much, much more. It’s a long and intriguing interview, which shows just how truly intelligent, positive, fun, and awesome Amanda really is. Even if you disagree with some her views, you’ll probably come away from listening to this interview at least liking the person she is.

Listen to the interview via the audio player above, which runs on Flash. (So, check your Flash settings if you don’t see the player.) Also, here is the link to the show on

Amanda describes herself thusly:

Hi, I’m Amanda.

I’m in my mid-twenties. I owe my intellectual awakening to Ron Paul and his tireless dedication to the cause of freedom. I get pretty fired up about philosophy, Austrian economics, and awesome humans (which you will see in my videos).

Visit her at

Show Notes:

This show was recorded on Skype via MP3 Recorder, so I’m on the Left channel, and Amanda is on the Right channel.

Murray Rothbard
Luigi Galleani, the Bomb-Throwing Anarchist
Triune Brain Theory

The PorcFest video, with the dangerously barefooted Amanda:

Ayn Rand
The Paleo Nutrition Plan
The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss
Bulletproof Coffee
“Hungry for Change” documentary
1984 by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Operation Paperclip
Intellectual Property (I.P.)
The Dresden Dolls
Obama Slow-Jams the News

Posted by Frank Marcopolos

Frank Marcopolos founded "The Whirligig" literary magazine in 1999, which has been called "a landmark, demonstrating the power of the literary underground." It has been said that "you get this true lion-roaring sense that Editor Frank Marcopolos knows what he likes, and how to read, and how to publish, and he has guts, and eats insects on Wheaties with bleach." His long-form fiction has been reviewed with such praise as "thorough-goingly entertaining" and "highly readable...recalls the style of Michael Chabon or John Irving. A literary gem that should not be missed." A broadcasting-school graduate, his unique literary-audio work has been featured in movie trailers, scholastic environments, and on YouTube, with one of his audiobooks achieving over 100,000 "views" there.


  1. Not sure I can get onboard with this copyright argument. This is the 21st century; property doesn’t have to be tangible to be protected through traditional means.

    1. It’s an interesting concept, but ultimately I think creative value has to be legally protected. It’s fine and good if musicians can make money off t-shirts and concerts and whatnot, but that doesn’t apply equally across all the arts. (And music is more than just a random manipulation of sound waves.) I do think copyright law could be fixed to where it only covers the life of the creator. Once the creator dies, all of her/his work goes into the public domain.

      However, Teddy McArdle might say that even tangible things aren’t so tangible, from both a quantum physics and Vedantic point of view.

      Also, too, all creators can use Creative Commons, in its various forms, if they wish to alter traditional copyright law on their own works. That’s ultimately the answer, I think, because it defaults to copyright, but the artist can alter the rights to Creative Commons if they wish.

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