Every parent is familiar with this question. It drives many of our conversations with our kids as they are growing up and exploring the world. This one-word question is perhaps the single most important one for developing our understanding of why things are the way they are. Too often, the only explanation we are provided to that question is "because it's popular," "because it's the law," "because it's always been that way," or perhaps "because you will be punished, canceled, or locked up" if you don't obey.

Human ingenuity, creativity, and prosperity flourish in an environment where individuals are free to ask "why," pursue truth, and make their own decisions. At The Why Minutes, we continue to ask and explore the "Why" behind the issues, philosophies, and actions that shape our world and the way we think about life.

Our objective is to foster freedom of inquiry and to use the stories of the past and present to shed light, not only on what has happened but why.

The Why Minutes Team


Nick Freitas

Nick Freitas enlisted in the United States Army after high school and served in the 82nd Airborne and 25th Infantry Division. After 9-11, he volunteered for US Army Special Forces (Green Berets) and served two combat tours in Iraq.

After leaving the military, Nick has worked as a subject matter expert and consultant on matters of national security to include counter-terrorism, unconventional warfare, and counter-insurgency.

In 2015 Nick was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, where he serves on Transportation and Science and Technology Committees.

Nick and his wife Tina live in Central Virginia with their three children.
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Frayda Levy

Frayda Levy owned and managed a book distribution business for 18 years. After selling her business, she co-founded Moving Picture Institute, which promotes liberty through film. She also is the founder of The Why Minutes.

Mrs. Levy is a member of several Boards including, the Club For Growth and the American Private Radio. Mrs. Levy began her working career as Legislative Aide on Capitol Hill and then in the Reagan Bush Administration. She holds an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and BA from the University of Connecticut.


Production and Editing

Nicholas Hamilton

Nicholas Hamilton (i.e., Hamilton) graduated from Liberty University, majoring in Speech Communications.

After college, Hamilton worked for multiple advocacy groups and later launched his own company, Hamilton Digital LLC, producing podcasts, creating content for social platforms, and advising organizations on their social media content and the best ways to expand their presence and influence.

When not producing content to advance the ideas of liberty, Hamilton enjoys riding his dirt bike across Virginia, North Carolina, and West Virginia.