Seasteading Today With Joe Quirk



Opening humanity's next frontier


  • Ocean Living with No Compromises with Michael Eliot

    20/08/2020 Duration: 38min

    Michael Eliot is the founder of Ventive Floathouse. He is working on a ⅛ scale prototype of his uniquely designed floating home.

  • Container Ship Community with Tony Olsen

    13/08/2020 Duration: 26min

    Freedom Haven is an open-design, freedom-based seasteading micronation founded by Tony Olsen.  Tony was inspired to launch Freedom Haven while researching the Tiny Home movement and using shipping containers to build new kinds of homes. He started planning a crowd-funding project to build a seastead micronation on a structure modeled after a container ship. You can connect with Tony’s team on Facebook, nearly 300 people interested in building seasteads at Creating a Libertarian Seasteading Micronation. He describes some of the decision-making processes for a dispersed group of visionaries, tackling design problems and the rules they want to have in place for their micronation. Freedom Haven has a Constitution and Tony explains why it was important to establish the laws and rules for their community before it has been physically built. They wanted to avoid a “might makes right” tradition. They had discussions on what constitutes force and how much control each individual in the seastead will have.

  • Local Connections with Nathalie Mezza-Garcia

    06/08/2020 Duration: 30min

    Nathalie Mezza-Garcia is a complexity scientist and founder and CEO of Seaphia, a consulting firm for floating architecture projects. She is also the former Seavangelesse for Blue Frontiers and their Floating Island Project in French Polynesia. She recently launched the Journal of Special Jurisdictions offering a balanced analysis of ideas around new governance structures. In this episode, Nathalie explains how she came to study seasteading after thinking about human societies as complex systems and concluding that current governance systems are failing to do what they’re supposed to do. She explains that in order to improve the way decisions get made in complex human societies, we must change our perspective, and seasteading provides the flexibility to do that. Nathalie shares the lessons she learned from her experience as the international spokesperson for the Floating Island Project in French Polynesia. She talks about the importance of forming relationships with the local residents and policy makers

  • Startup Seasteading Business with Grant Romundt

    30/07/2020 Duration: 37min

    Grant Romundt is the CEO of Ocean Builders, the company that built the first affordable, single-family seastead off the coast of Thailand. You can follow the story of the couple, Chad and Nadia, who lived on the first seastead home, in our documentary series called The First Seasteaders. Ocean Builders is now building their new floating home design, the SeaPod, in Panama. This interview took place at the Anarchapulco conference. Grant talks about Freedom Ship, a project to build a mile-long ship. Ocean Builders is planning to re-open their Incubator once travel restrictions are lifted. You can sign up on their website. Grant also talks about Panama’s Friendly Nations VISA: “As a response to the growing popularity of Panama among expats and digital nomads, the Panamanian government launched the Panama-Friendly Nations Visa program in 2012 to expedite the immigration process leading to citizenship and attract foreign investment to the country.”- How To Get A Panama Friendly Nations Visa Gr

  • Security and Safety for New Floating Communities with Dale Brown

    23/07/2020 Duration: 57min

    Commander Dale Brown of Threat Management Centers in Detroit began training people on Detroit’s east side to protect their families and businesses from violent drug gangs in 1994. His organization specializes in nonviolent strategies and tactics designed to create a nonviolent outcome. This interview was recorded in February of 2020, before the death of George Floyd in police custody ignited protests around the nation. You can listen to Dale Brown comment on the culture of policing on the The Liam McCollum Show, “Ep. 23 Commander Dale Brown on His Private and Non-Violent Solution to Reduce Violent Crime” In this interview Dale Brown explains how his training system incorporates psychology, law, and tactics to create non-adversarial interactions to produce nonviolent outcomes. He has trained his private security teams, members of the public and police officers.  Our natural instincts are to use violence when we feel fear, so Dale teaches his clients to understand body language and psychology to overco

  • Health Freedom with Dr. Mary Ruwart

    16/07/2020 Duration: 43min

    Dr. Mary Ruwart is a research scientist, ethicist, and a libertarian author and activist. She has a Ph.D. in Biophysics and worked as a senior research scientist developing new therapies for a variety of diseases. She serves as Chair for Liberty International and Secretary of the Foundation for a Free Society. She is the author of Healing our World and Death by Regulation. Visit her website: Dr. Ruwart worked for the Upjohn Company, researching medicine and developing pharmaceutical drugs. Her book, Death by Regulation, explains how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has harmed Americans by adding regulations to drug approval, though safety and effectiveness in drugs has not improved. She has calculated that the FDA has shaved five years off the lives of Americans. The cost of FDA approval rises every year, making it harder for drug companies to research new treatments. Dr. Ruwart explains why the marketplace was an effective system for eliminating drugs that were not effective be

  • Unleashing Prosperity with Michael Strong

    24/10/2019 Duration: 33min

    The biggest problem is inept, incompetent, dysfunctional government. It’s the least innovative industry in the entire world and the result of that is mass poverty.

  • Clean, Renewable Energy with Dr. Patrick Takahashi

    17/10/2019 Duration: 39min

    Ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) uses the temperature difference between cooler deep water and warmer surface-level water to run a heat engine to produce useful work, usually in the form of electricity. Fresh water is a byproduct of this process.

  • Fish Farms for Saving the Ocean with Neil Anthony Sims

    10/10/2019 Duration: 35min

    Neil Sims and his colleagues at Kampachi Farms are refining methods for producing sustainable, scalable, and (most importantly) delicious fish. Sims believes that the best way to improve the environment is to use market tools; to provide economic incentives to achieve the ecological imperatives. Sims began as a fisheries biologist, managing commercial fisheries and workingRead more

  • The Seaweed Solution with Dr. Ricardo Radulovich

    03/10/2019 Duration: 42min

    Agriculture on land may not be able to keep up with the demand for food. We need alternative choices of food and animal feed. The solution can be found in cultivating seaweed.