The Muddied Waters of Freedom
Matt wright is the former vice chair of the libertarian party of Pinellas county. He has worked on numerous statewide campaigns for libertarian candidates, and continues to be an avid activist. He is a published fiction author, and continues working to help further the liberty movement through activism, his writing, and this podcast.
Mohammed M Shaker
Mohammed M Shaker is a co-creator of the Muddied Waters of Freedom. He has contributed to Rare, The Libertarian Republic, and Liberty.me. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Tampa Bay. Mohammed was born in Saint Petersburg, Florida and lived in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. He served four years with the 82nd Airborne, worked at the Leadership Institute and is a recipient of the Rare Under 40 award in 2016.
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Muddiness
Matt Wright and Mohammed Shaker had seen each other on social media for a while before finally meeting each other at Low Tide Kava Bar in Gulfport in the summer of 2015.
They began hanging out on a regular basis talking about politics, religion and life in general. After months of them getting to know each other Mohammed asked if Matt would be interested in doing a podcast together. After a few more months of talking about it they decided to take the plunge, and sat down at Matt’s house and recorded their first episode which was met with very little critical acclaim. They were able to borrow a microphone from a friend in order to approve on the sound of the episodes and slowly they approved the quality of their episodes.
After running a contest on Facebook in order to help name the show Matt and Mo decided on the name “The Muddied Waters of Freedom” in an allusion to the kava they drink during their show, along with the murky waters of politics and the effects it has on each and every persons’ personal freedoms.
The Muddied Waters of Freedom is becoming a steadfast in the Liberty Movement having been mentioned on other podcasts, such as MilLiberty with Caleb Franz, and Across the Aisle with Zak, Adam and Kaison, and received recognition from Eric July from the Backwordz. Matt and Mohammed continue to put out episodes touching on the current events of the week, hoping to educate their listeners on what is happening, how our personal freedoms are being infringed upon, and what we can do to change the path our country is currently on.