About The Driveway Liberty Podcast
Founded during the pandemic lockdown of 2020, The Driveway Liberty Podcast is co-hosted by two pals who love sitting around discussing current events, politics, religion, political philosophy, various conspiracy theories, sports, and just about anything else while drinking beer.
“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”
Deep discussions and a true desire for unfettered liberty are the seeds that sprouted this podcast. While liberty can be difficult for some, it is the only way to truly live.
Meet The Hosts
Dan "The Grill Man" Matacchiero
Dan is Co-host, keeper of the slides, and resident anger management candidate of The Driveway Liberty Podcast. Dan is also the host of “A Dimes worth with Dan.”
Any time you hear one of us use the word “literally” on the podcast, it’s probably Dan… unless Wes or Travis are making fun of his use of it. “Literally” is literally his favorite word.
Formerly a manager for a big box retailer, Dan decided to leave that world in favor for entrepreneurship a few years ago. He now owns literally the best grill maintenance business on the Emerald Coast.
Dan is a what some might call a conservative political activist, but what most people don’t realize is that he once was a bleeding-heart liberal apologist. As a matter of fact, he voted for Al Gore, John Kerry, and even Barack Obama…twice. Thankfully, he made a complete turnaround in his political leanings.
He attributes this change of heart to some extended time off. Having to remain home for a bit, he began doing his own research. As a result, he soon discovered that much of what he saw on network and cable news was complete bullshit. That lead him to leave the liberal hive mindset and has now become a thorn in their side.
Today, he spends much of his downtime arguing with stupid people on social media, fighting off the Covid, and doing regular stints in Facebook and Twitter jail. His wife hates this by the way.
When he’s not arguing online with socialists, you can find him coaching special needs athletes, officiating various local amateur sports, or sneaking a snort of bourbon or Fat Tire beer that he’s not supposed to be drinking because of his heart condition.
Wes is co-host, engineer, web designer, and web marketer of The Driveway Liberty Podcast. Wes is also the host of “Woke with Wes”, and claims to be the world’s okayest guitarist.
Owner of a web design and web marketing company that serves clients all over the country, Wes has finally figured out how to put his degree in political science to use.
Ideologically speaking, Wes considers himself a small “l” libertarian in the truest sense of the word. In his opinion, liberty should be placed above all things, and government’s sole role in society is to protect the individual’s liberties.
Wes Trivia: Wes can often be heard mumbling that “Taxation is theft” and if you ever want to lose the shortest debate you’ve ever engaged in, tell him it’s not. He can also be found playing music as a semi-professional musician with Reverend Wes and the TTC.
If you like guns, liberty, and hate taxation, or if you just like fat guys with beards, you’re going to love Wes.
“The state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which obliges every one: and reason, which is that law, teaches all mankind, who will but consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.” -John Locke