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  1. The Land of Frankenstein (The Best of Gatto, Episode Eleven)

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    The first installment in the second phase of the Best of John Taylor Gatto series, based on John Taylor Gatto’s book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from Chapter Seven: The Prussian Connection, Section 88: “The Land of Frankenstein” Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300...
  2. Podcast #305: Behold A Dictator (2 of 2) – Good Taste and Good Breeding, With Thaddeus Russell

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    Part 8 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is a live discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Today’s show focuses on the subservience of Hollywood and the press during the New Deal, and eventually moves into the genesis...
  3. Podcast #304 (Supplemental): A Conversation With An Autodidact…and Dropout

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    In a joint podcast effort, Carlos Morales and I are joined by Dana Smith, a listener to both of our shows, who dropped out of high school to travel, to work, and most importantly, to teach himself. The show includes discussion about the tools and methods of self-teaching, the challenges...
  4. A/V CLUB: Behold A Dictator Part 2 Out-Takes (Podcast #305)

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    With Thadeus Russell, Antigone Darling and Carlos Morales (7 minutes) Discussions about film and television edited out of the final production Full Show: #305: Behold A Dictator (2 of 2) – Good Taste and Good Breeding, With Thaddeus Russell Related PostsA/V Club: After School Sucks Special 6-13-1486With Thaddeus Russell, Antigone...
  5. A/V CLUB: Getting To Know Your Cognitive Biases (Summer, 2012)

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    Four parts of a discontinued segment from the School Sucks Live Show. Cognitive biases are psychological tendencies that cause the human brain to draw incorrect conclusions. Such biases are thought to be a form of “cognitive shortcut”, often based upon rules of thumb, and include errors in statistical judgment, social...
  6. Podcast #303: Teens Take On the Mainstream Media (with Andrew Demeter)

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    Topic: Andrew Demeter of Teen Take joins me again to discuss his his new media project, Politicast. Andrew is currently raising funds to build the first news channel run by teens. View and subscribe to Teen Take Learn more about Politicast Andrew’s first appearance on School Sucks:
  7. Podcast #302: FREE A/V – Thick vs. Thin Libertarians, and Much More (With Thaddeus, Antigone and Carlos)

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    WARNING: Very strong language. A new feature: Twice monthly, School Sucks will release a piece of premium content in the podcast feed. You can access hundreds of hours of additional audio and video by signing up for the A/V Club. This is the third installment: Audio of the After School...
  8. Podcast #301: Getting Unstuck From Procrastination and Domestication (with Kevin Geary)

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    My first collaboration with Kevin Geary, integrative health coach and founder of RebootedBody.com. WARM-UP: -Intro, the mission of Rebooted Body -Kevin’s weight and health issues -the “high fact, low execution diet” -Rebooting Children -fear, shame, guilt and making excuses -conquering negative self talk -the impotence of willpower GETTING UNSTUCK: Kevin’s...
  9. Podcast #300: Dropping Out and Nihilism (With Nick Hazelton)

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    A conversation with Nick Hazelton of Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast. Nick is a 15-year-old from Oregon who aims to drop out of high school and pursue yak herding. Discussion: Click here for Brett’s full show notes -Nick’s own sustainable farm -thinking about dropping out of high school -dissuasion -understand your reasons for...
  10. A/V CLUB: Thaddeus Russell, Nuclear Families Out-Take (Podcast #297)

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    From Podcast #297 – Behold A Dictator (Part 1 of 2). Is the nuclear family a successful or necessary institution? If so, when did it work? Related PostsPre-Show 7-26-1292The line of obedience.Tags: a/vPre-Show 9-13-1292Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: a/vPre-Show 5-31-1292Joy and PainTags: a/vHacky Sack 8-24-1392Tags: a/vPre-Show 8-9-1291The Wheels Off Liberty...
  11. Podcast #299 (Supplemental): Remember To Be Kind To Yourself…Seriously

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    Brett, Wes Bertrand and Carlos Morales all in the studio together for the first time ever. For a recent episode of Truth Over Comfort Podcast, Carlos invited us to discuss hedonism and libertinism, but the conversation become so much more. Edited by Brett Some Highlights Hedonism Balancing Pleasure and Responsibility...
  12. Podcast #298: Home Education For History’s Sake, With Bill Buppert

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    The first of hopefully many conversations with Bill Buppert of zerogov.com. WARM-UP Bill’s background and development German/Prussian contributions to the world Nazis: Cartoon Bad Guys Collectivism succession Bill’s historical lens Obama’s change? Government as an occupation force since 1791 HOME EDUCATION Bill’s decision to Pursue home education Proactive environmental “controls”...
  13. Podcast #297: Behold A Dictator (1 of 2) – The Brains Trust, With Thaddeus Russell

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    Part 7 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is a live discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Antigone Darling of Sex, Lies & Anarchy co-hosts. Discussed Today: -Objectivism vs. Relativism -The organic connection between Nazi Germany and New...
  14. Video: Libertines and Prudes (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Series Highlights #3)

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    A highlight from School Sucks Podcast #262: The Practice of Self-Acceptance (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 2) Full Show Here Notes: This a podcast series based on Nathaniel Branden’s book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Episode #260 includes an introductory discussion and also covers the Practice of Living Consciously. Complete...
  15. Podcast #295: Entrepreneurship, Freedom and Fulfillment (with Jake Desyllas)

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    Jake Desyllas returns to discuss his new book, Becoming an Entrepreneur: How to Find Freedom and Fulfillment as a Business Owner. July 4th is the last day to get a free copy! Follow this link: http://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Entrepreneur-Freedom-Fulfillment-Business-ebook/dp/B00JLTUFSS/ Look Closer: Jake’s Site: The Voluntary Life – http://www.thevoluntarylife.com/
  16. Podcast #294 (Supplemental): Strike the Leaves – The Problem With Anti-Bullying Laws

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    In mid-June I appeared on Truth Over Comfort Podcast to discuss new proposals for anti-bullying laws with Carlos Morales. The discussion continues to the root causes of school bullying and why those root causes are avoided by those who claim they are trying to solve the problem. Look Closer: Truth...
  17. A/V Club: After School Sucks Special 6-13-14

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    With Thaddeus Russell, Antigone Darling and Carlos Morales Discussed: Chris Cantwell, thick and thin libertarianism, and conspiracy theories Related PostsPodcast #302: FREE A/V - Thick vs. Thin Libertarians, and Much More (With Thaddeus, Antigone and Carlos)92WARNING: Very strong language. A new feature: Twice monthly, School Sucks will release a piece...
  18. Podcast #293: A Valedictorian Reflects On Her Experiences With “Playing School”

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    With Darrell Becker and his daughter, Cypress Ellen Cypress has probably the most diverse educational and schooling experience of any guest we’ve ever had. She began in Montessori school, then spent six years in public school. There, she discovered that she preferred home schooling. And after two years at home,...

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