Yearly Archives: 2015

[PODCAST] #399: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Masterclass – James Bond, Social Injustice Warrior?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOur longest podcast ever. Osborne, Gardner and Brett head to the cinema to watch the new James Bond movie, Spectre. They then return to the School Sucks studio where they merge a third podcast into the Mastery for the first time. Welcome Andrew from Puke and the Gang. Syllabus: (0:01:18-0:19:30) INTRODUCTION: The British Infiltration of America, Dating Back To The Rhodes Roundtable Groups (0:19:30-0:56:19) LIVE SEGMENT 1: Who Is James Bond? How And Why Has He Changed? Bond's Manliness? How Does Dr. Who Fit In? (0:56:27-1:35:55) INTERLUDE 1: Who Was Ian Fleming? What Is the British Security Coordination? (1:35:55-2:25:30) LIVE SEGMENT 2: Social Justice and Political Messeges In British Entertainment. How Does Dr. Who ...

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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #398: Behind the Scenes With Thaddeus Russell

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRecorded January 25th, 2014. Some selections from a recent Skype planning session with historian and author, Thaddeus Russell. Next week, we will start a history series largely based on his book, A Renegade History of the United States. Most of this audio is conversation about the "Progressive" control over schooling and society. Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours ...

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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #397: Bulletproof?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(Pre-Show 1-3-14) Osborne and Brett discuss... 30-minute orgasms? - Is Dave Asprey an internet troll? - dental care tips - Average Richard calls to discuss chastity - Brett will host Free Talk Live Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer of our media, please consider making a monthly ...

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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #396: UFOs and Other Rabbit Holes

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Podcast (presenceandproductivity): Play in new window | Download(After School Sucks Special 3-21-13) The follow-up to our learning theories discussion. We talk about the The Joe Rogen Experience, lost learning opportunities, connectivism, government secrecy and security clearance, intelligence, the grooming of Obama, UFOs, Majestic 12, and Project Disclosure. Bill the teacher calls from New Jersey, Free Talk Live Related PostsPre-Show 9-13-1286Show prep and 9/11 talk.Tags: talk, a/vAfter School Sucks Special (MP3) 8-30-1286-The Political Debate Contract -Iron Sky and Nazi Talk!Tags: talk, sucks, special, mp, school, a/vAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-1386Fielding questions from the chat...Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-1385Tags: a/vPre-Show 5-17-1285We talk about cheese and e-cigsTags: talk, a/v

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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #395: Trump Stamp

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(Six-travaganza Marathon Show Final Segment, August 5th, 2015) With Davi Barker, MK Lords and Carlos Morales. Davi got a job teaching art - Libertarian musical comedy and evaluating art - what is going to happen with Trump? - dolphin stuff - early internet experiences - ufos and conspiracies - Pentecostal church snake-handling scams Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ ...

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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #394: Podcast- Masters’ Prep – Should We Cover the 2016 Election?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn a preparatory session, Osborne, Gardner and I discuss the ifs, whens, whys and hows of covering the 2016 presidential election. In the end, we decide it's a good idea and that we should be as sensationalist as possible. Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer of our ...

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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #393: Wheels Off Liberty (With Jamie Crane and Stefan Molyneux, May 12th, 2011)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWith Jamie Crane, Stefan Molyneux, George W. Bush and Osama Bin Laden -Bin Laden calls from heaven -Stef discusses paths to liberty and the achieving of goals -political action and burn-out Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer of our media, please consider making a monthly commitment by ...

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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #392: Friendship and Manliness

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAn Unreleased Episode of Sex, Lies and Anarchy - With Antigone Darling and Matt Leftwich. Recorded 11-18-14 Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer of our media, please consider making a monthly commitment by selecting the best option for you... Join the A/V Club! $6.00/Month Join the A/V ...

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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #391: After School Sucks Special 9-11-13

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWith Richard Grove, Darrell Becker and Nick from Australia. Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer of our media, please consider making a monthly commitment by selecting the best option for you... Join the A/V Club! $6.00/Month Join the A/V Club! $9.00/Month Join the A/V Club! $12/Month

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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #390: Dropping Out, Home Education, Pop-Culture & Role Models (Brett On Red Ice Radio)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is hour two of my recent conversation with Henrik Palmgren of Red Ice Radio. Our discussion includes my answers to the following questions: -Your view on dropping out of school. (Plenty of successful people have dropped out of school vs. those who end up in life long debt to get an “education” that in some cases won’t get you anywhere. This would be particularly true in America, I guess). Good idea to drop out, as soon as possible? - The issue of homeschooling (Your suggestions on how to successfully pull this off as a parent if you can’t afford hiring tutors. Do you have any tips? Also do you have any suggestions for ...

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[PODCAST] #389: Jordan Page – Home Education, Self-Governance and the Future

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJordan Page joins me in the School Sucks studio for a casual conversation, peppered with intense and musical moments. BIO: Jordan is an American recording artist who performs a mixture of rock and folk music that has captivated audiences all over the US. He is known for headlining at major protests and rallies in support of freedom, peace, and limited government. Jordan has headlined at hundreds of political events since 2008 and is known as a leading voice of liberty in America. Jordan shared the stage with Congressman Ron Paul 18 times on the presidential campaign trail including the Revolution March in 08', the Iowa Straw Poll in 11', and the Sun Dome Rally ...

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[PODCAST] #388: I’d Really Like To Talk To Chris Cantwell (with Chris Cantwell)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNOTE: The only things being promoted in today's show are open dialogue and a respect for reality. WARNING: Probably our most explicit and potentially offensive podcast to date. Christopher Cantwell has been an extremely controversial figure in the libertarian conversation for a number of years. He recently lost his Free Talk Live co-hosting spot after promoting the concept of "race realism" on the air. While I disagree with Chris on many important and/or current issues (including immigration, Stefan Molyneux's promotion of r/K theory's application to humans, Donald Trump, the alt-right), I have found his program to be a much-needed intellectual challenge. Even though I began listening to Radical Agenda out of a dark curiosity, ...

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[PODCAST] #387: Larken Rose – Metacognition vs. Indoctrination

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf the way you see things is not consistent with the way things really are, would you want to know about it? Author and activist Larken Rose returns after three years to discuss his new project: a 3D self-teaching tool that invites the user to take a tour of their own brains and their own belief systems. Discussed: -What is the Mirror? -Why is it being created? -How did you prepare in terms of experience and research? -What's your understanding of educational psychology? -Problem being addressed: Acceptance of authoritarianism -The practical approach, the logical approach doesn't work with people -WHAT IS GETTING IN THEIR WAY? -HOW TO DEPROGRAM THEM? Ask them questions; The stakes ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #386: The Unfortunate Consequences of Well-Intentioned Social Engineering

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis installment is a re-post of my recent appearance on the Free Your Mind Podcast. I recommend this conversation for those of you who are newer to our work and interested in the history of public schooling. Monologue: "The Dark Side Of Nationwide School Tests" Covered In This Discussion: -What are "Travelers' Reports" -School is a tool of governance -What was the rationalization for establishing social controls through schooling? Immigration, changing economic needs -rugged individualism and "Yankee entrepreurialism" seen as "menace of overproduction" -production needed to be controlled, channeled into serving the needs of the managerial classes -1934 Ellwood P Cubberley - Public Education in the United States During his career, he maintained a ...

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[PODCAST] #385: Putting College Race Tensions In Context

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThaddeus Russell is back to discuss the recent events, demands and responses at The University of Missouri, Yale, Dartmouth and Occidental College. Important Themes: (identified by Professor Glenn Loury of Brown University) Principles free speech vs inclusion; a preemption of discussion by the throwing of fits Pedagogy comfort vs enlightenment; absence of scientific discussion, or fear of it Psychology faculty members are placating students Our discussion includes these topics: -Thomas Jefferson and the origins of scientific racism -Scientific racism gives way to racial liberalism -Problems with integration and assimilation - it's white supremacy -Racial liberalism spreads to higher education -"white responsibility" and paternalism -The resulting legitimate problems and concerns of blacks in higher education ...

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[PODCAST] #384: Professor William Boyes – The Demise of Government School and the Future of Academia

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadProfessor William Boyes, Austrian Economist and Director of the Center for Economic Liberty at Arizona State University, joins School Sucks for the first time. I was introduced to his work through the following video posted in the School Sucks Facebook group: It's always exciting when a prominent figure at an enormous public university - the largest public university by enrollment in the U.S - openly calls for the end of public schooling. Professor Boyes has called education the #1 issue facing us on the path to greater personal and political liberty. Preliminary question: People on the left don't want to hear from their opponents; the fact that opposition even exists in so-called social justice ...

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[PODCAST] #383: If You Don’t Know What It Is…Don’t Eat It (With Kevin Geary and Nick Hazelton)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is an episode about supermarket mastery - the wheres, whats, whys and hows of affordable, real-food grocery shopping. Kevin Geary and I join Nick Hazelton for another life skills episode of his Anarch-Yakitalist Podcast. As we discussed in episode #378, Nick left school this September to pursue self-education. Part of his self-designed curriculum focuses on independent living, which includes learning how to plan and execute a health-conscious trip to the grocery store, without paying the f$$$ing ridiculous Whole Foods prices. Discussed: -controlling costs -alternatives to the supermarket -Kevin's beginners guide to healthy grocery shopping -our grocery lists -organics -"rewilding" -how to read the nutrition panel, what to look for -developing a positive and ...

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[PODCAST] #382: Kids Don’t Need or Want Your Praise (with Kevin Geary)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download"The relevant question...isn't "How motivated are my students?" It's "How are my students motivated?" In other words, it's the type of motivation that counts, not the amount. The type created by the use of rewards is not only less effective but also erodes the kind we really want to promote." - Alfie Kohn Kevin Geary returns to discuss why the widely accepted carrots-and-sticks approach to teaching and parenting is harmful to children. The discussion centers around two articles Kevin recently wrote for his site, RevolutionaryParent.com. 1. Kids Don’t Need or Want Your Praise 2. Your Children Don’t Need “Positive Reinforcement” We talk about the costs of this approach through the lens of Nathaniel Branden's ...

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[BONUS] The Seven Inner Critics…Exposed!!

(1 hour, 46 minutes) Brett, Andrew, Puke and Dale discuss therapy, anxiety, breaking cycles, happiness, regret, self-doubt and self-leadership. Nick is also in the room. The conversation is largely based on Jay Earley's concept of The Seven Inner Critics. There are some discomforting tangents into things like shame fantasies and supermarket inconveniences. This is a School Sucks/Puke & the Gang bonus show collaboration. NOTES: The first 3 minutes will be unbearable for some listeners. Discussion starts at 3:30. The seven critics portion starts at 46:30. LINKS: https://www.selfleadership.org/about-internal-family-systems.html http://personal-growth-programs.com/inner-critic-section/inner-critic-types/ THE LIST: Perfectionist * This critic tries to get you to do things perfectly. * It sets high standards for the things your produce, and has difficulty saying something is complete and ...

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[PODCAST] #381: The School Newspaper and Information Control (with Laurette Lynn)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLaurette Lynn returns for a follow-up to our previous discussion about how parents and educators can improve communication and connection with young people. Covered: -Transforming a meaningless school environment into a meaningful educational one -Choosing cooperation over obedience -Choosing self-responsibility over surrender -The needs of the masters? -The need for visibility -"good" school children are to behave like good animals on a farm -The "training wheels phase" of new communication -Why information is occulted Look Closer: "Different Light" Steve Winwood "Kill Your Heroes" AWOLNATION Look Closer: LauretteLynn.com - http://www.LauretteLynn.com Laurette Lynn on School Sucks: Archives - http://schoolsucksproject.com/tag/laurette-lynn/ Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your ...

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[PODCAST] #380: Visible Children (with Laurette Lynn)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLaurette Lynn returns for a discussion about how parents and educators can improve communication and connection with young people. From LauretteLynn.com: With an emphasis on communicating with youth, and infused with critical reasoning, we talk about perfecting parenting. We make a distinction between education and schooling and the ways in which destructive communication can negatively impact personal growth. And we discuss why we project our esteem issues onto our children. This truly is an intelligent, lively and great conversation. It is long, so take it with you and listen in segments, but I promise you, it’s worth every second! How do teens respond to condescension? How do young children respond to praise? Should we ...

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