Live Shows

[PODCAST] #368: Six-travaganza Live Show Highlights – “Memory Lane”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSome selected segments from the six-hour special event originally billed as "Live Sextravaganza ("Sex" for Sixth)." Brett is joined by Jason Osborne, Carlos Morales, Dale Everett, Webmaster Tony, Davi Barker and M.K. Lords to celebrate six years of School Sucks Podcast. Included: - Show opening with Osborne and Carlos - Webmaster Tony asks us questions about the history of SSP - A/V CLUB Preview: Dale discusses independent film making ...

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[PODCAST] #329: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Master Class – A History of Hollywood Self-Censorship

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOsborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed:A chronology of film and television self-censorship with many tangents 1. WHY THIS TOPIC? -censorship of the film, The Interview by Sony Pictures entertainment -What's unique about this situation? What isn't? -It is unlikely that North Korea is behind the hack: -Whether it's a legit cyber attack, ...

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[PODCAST] #322: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Master Class – Crypto-Archeology, History and Conspiracy (Live)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHISTORY, ARCHEOLOGY - Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed: -What is archeology? -What are crypto-archeology and pseudo-archeology? -The short history of archeology -Why is archeology important? It is incredibly valuable to the narrative of history, if it works, if there is accurate methodology -processual archaeology -What are our biases, experiences, interests? -Can ...

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[PODCAST] #316 (Live): Podcastmasters’ Liberty Master Class – #TurnOutForWhat

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLIVE SHOW - Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we will discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed: -Rock the Vote claims to be a nonpartisan organization. It is not. It claims to be simply interested in encouraging young people to vote for either party. But it is not that simple. We hope young people are smart enough to reject ...

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[PODCAST] #311 (Live): Podcastmasters’ Liberty Master Class, Pilot Episode

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLIVE SHOW - Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I begin a once-a-month listener participation live show where we will discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed: -A reading from N.E.A.: Trojan Horse in American Education - "The Conspiracy Against Literacy" by Samuel Blumenfeld -School history through the works of Samuel Blumenfeld and John Taylor Gatto -Finding Gatto's primary sources on Internet Archive -What is revealed about the reading ...

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Podcast #284 (Live Show): Education Alternatives Spotlight – Informal University

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: Osborne battles Kirk at Church of the Sword. Kirk, the co-creator of the Informal University, joins us to discuss alternative education, Agorism, autonomy, recreation, philosophy and starting a "church." Kirk's other projects include Area 23 and Church of the Sword. Both are discussed in this show. This is an edited version of hour one of the 5-2-14 live show. Co-hosts: Osborne and Carlos. Look Closer: Informal University http://informalu.org/

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Podcast #254: Compulsory Schooling In Revolutionary Times (with Jeffrey Tucker)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday's podcast is made up of two long out-takes from a five-hour live show Osborne and I recorded on 1/3/14. I asked Jeffrey Tucker to join us to discuss the new Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf of Wall Street. This podcast includes everything but the discussion of the film, which will follow in the next show. -are we living in revolutionary times? -Jeffrey's optimism and my cynicism -New Project: ...

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Podcast #250b: Live Sestercentepisodic Gala, Part 2 – More On Sustainable Living and Permaculture

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA fake celebration of a show that is not even our 250th. Recorded live. Part 2: Voices include long-time supporters and friends, Osborne and Brian. This installment includes a fascinating (in my opinion) discussion about agricultural history, practices and sustainability. -the 3 Ds of agriculture (drudgery, diesel, design) -what are we eating? -GMOs, food labeling, "Pure" honey -Paul Wheaton, permies.com -what can food growers learn from Mother Nature/forest ecology ...

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Podcast #250a: Live Sestercentepisodic Gala, Part 1 – GTD Challenges and Solutions

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA fake celebration of a show that is not even our 250th. Recorded live. Voices include long-time supporters and friends, Osborne and Brian. Osborne discusses his initial challenges with GTD implementation. Tony Myers calls in to discuss GTD principles, as well as integrating Evernote and Outlook. Lister Cameron also joins the conversation at the end. Discussed Today: -The Secret Weapon -The importance of a capture device -email overload eating ...

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Podcast #241: Listener Question – Where Are Gatto’s Footnotes?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic:Some disturbing updates from the world of Common Core, followed by a discussion about Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. A listener wrote to express his concerns about the the lack of references included in the book. Bumper Music: Beat 239 by Jacob Levan Look Closer: Common Core assignment makes sixth-graders SCRAP Bill of Rights amendments - http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/08/common-core-assignment-makes-sixth-graders-scrap-bill-of-rights-amendments/ Common Core - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Core_State_Standards_Initiative Gatto: The Underground History of ...

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Podcast #239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe second year of what I'm hoping will become an iconoclastic tradition: thinking on 9/11 in America. This show has three parts 1. What is inferential distance and what communication problems does it cause? 2. An explanation and examination of Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats (a tools process of parallel thinking) 3. A 9/11 "truther" vs. 9/11 true believer role-play using what we've learned Edward de Bono Presentation: ...

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237: If You Send Your Kid to Private School…You’re A Bad Person???

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFrom the After School Sucks Special (8-29-13) Tony Myers and I discuss the Slate article, If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person (A manifesto), by Allison Benedikt It Begins... "You are a bad person if you send your children to private school. Not bad like murderer bad—but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad. So, pretty bad. I am not an education policy wonk: I’m just ...

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236 (Live): Historical Research Methods, Historiography, and Historicity

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: From the most paranoid conspiracy theorists to the most patriotic and authority-worshiping main-streamers, people need to understand that history is not a cartoon Historian Kevin Cole joins me for a live discussion, recorded on August 16th. Kevin explains his waking up process, and then we examine the history of the study of history. We also look into some of Kevin's projects - an upcoming book about the trivium ...

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235: To Make Good Citizens – Brett and Richard Guest-Host the 5 Live Radio Show

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn August 14th, Richard Grove and I guest-hosted a show called 5 Live Radio on the Logos Radio Network. We began the show by discussing an article from lewrockwell.com: The Police State Mindset in Our Public Schools, By John W. Whitehead We expand from there to a deeper discussion of education vs. schooling, the trivium, the active literacies, and American history. We also take some calls. Look Closer: Drug ...

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231: Glenn Greenwald Vs. Mainstream Media – A Commentary (Audio to a Video)

Over the last two months, what were some of the mainstream media’s tricks for dismissing the NSA leak story and discrediting Edward Snowden? Lawrence O’Donnell steps up to bat against reality, strikes out, and runs away. Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I examine the tactics in greater detail. Full Video: Glenn Greenwald Vs. Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC) – A Commentary Look Closer: Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/ Related PostsGlenn Greenwald Vs. Lawrence O'Donnell (MSNBC) - A Commentary92What are ...

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229: Philosophical Impact – Plato, The Matrix and Atlas Shrugged (With Geoff From Skeptical Youth)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: Geoff from Skeptical Youth joins me in the new studio for an impromptu live show. Recorded on Tuesday, July 9th. School Sucks is usually live on UStream Thursdays at 6:30pm EST. The night before, Geoff and I watched The Matrix and a documentary called Ayn Rand & the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged. We discuss the reach and philosophical impact of both The Matrix and Atlas Shrugged. We also ...

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227 (Live Show): Is World War Z Globalist Propaganda?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download"Alex Jones is gonna shit when he sees this." -my exact thought 25 minutes into the movie Topic: (School Sucks At the Movies) Cory, Osborne and I review World War Z. Our discussion includes a comparison of the film to the Max Brooks book by the same name, and an exploration the themes of and possible agenda behind both. I was so shocked and offended by the heavy-handed nature ...

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225 (Live Show): The Road To Hell Is Paved With Central Plans

Podcast: Play in new window | Download...from Eugenics to Common Core Recorded live 6-6-13 with Joe, Cory and various participants in the chat Topic: The themes of central planning and well-intentioned megalomania tie together two distinct topics: a survey history of eugenics and the new Common Core national curriculum. The article that leads into our eugenics conversation: Huffington Post: People Getting Dumber? Human Intelligence Has Declined Since Victorian Era, Research Suggests The story of eugenics ...

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223 (Live Show): Mediocrity Prizes, Endless Internships and Self-Esteem

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRecorded live 5-23-13 with Osborne, Cory and various participants in the chat Topic: Our discussion grows out of an article called America is raising a generation of interns. We spend the live portion of the podcast reading the piece and discussing our issues with the writer's message. While we recognized that there are some formidable challenges for young people in today's economy, we were also very critical of entitlement ...

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220: Is the Internet Giving People ADHD?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNo. And I have a few problems with that question. Recorded live 5-16-13 with Osborne and Andre (NotesForRobots.com). Topic: Our discussion grows out of a video called Why Our Brains Get Addicted to the Internet (and How to Avoid It). We spend the live portion of the podcast evaluating our issues with and strategies for focusing while working online. Brett's Introduction: (START - 18:21) When ADHD has Nowhere to ...

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219 (Live Show): Reaching Out To A Mentally Ill Childhood Friend

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOr at least the story of how I tried... Topics: -How would mental illness be addressed in a voluntary society? -How is it being addressed today? -Condominium collectivism and authoritarianism -SSRIs and depression -positive social media campaigns -FBI terror setups This is an edited version the 4-4-13 live show. School Sucks is live on UStream Thursdays at 6:30pm EST. Co-Hosts: Cory Look Closer: The Appeal To Authority (Defined) http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/appeal-to-authority ...

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216: Assassinations, Bad Weather, Psychedelic Rye and Other Wildcards of History

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRecorded live 5-9-13. The one-year anniversary of the School Sucks Live Show Topic: This live show was recorded immediately after my 90-minute discussion with Dan Carlin (coming soon), and the gears of my brain were really turning in different ways. I wanted to discuss methods and theories for examining and interpreting history. Often history is a story told through the "Great" Man Theory, opposed to the Trends and Forces ...

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213: Do I Have Aspergers Syndrome?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: Did George Orwell have it too? Recorded live 4-25-13 with Osborne and Tony (the School Sucks Project webmaster). Topic: Our discussion grows out of an Aspergers questionnaire we all took before the show. Tony and I both scored in the Aspergers range and Osborne came in just below it. We spend the show going through the questions and evaluating our related patterns of behaviors and thoughts. Bumper Music: ...

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200b: Neal’s UNESCO High School Experience

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(2013 NH Liberty Forum Series, Part Two) Neal from Flaming Freedom joins Osborne and me for a discussion at the 2013 New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Discussion: -UNESCO Schools and the International Baccalaureate(IB)Program -American History through the Book of Mormon -Euphemism: "Single-Party Rulers" -Hegel and Marx -discovering the philosophy of liberty in high school -the 2004 Presidential Election -How gays were co-opted by the state Look Closer: Flaming Freedom - ...

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200a: Live At Liberty Forum With Gardner Goldsmith and Kate Baker

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(2013 NH Liberty Forum Series, Part One) Kate and Gardner join Osborne and me for an impromptu live cast from the 2013 New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Discussion: -Sound check and School Sucks mascot discussion (until 11:45) -Kate's speech -Sudbury School -dangers and confusion of democracy Look Closer: Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/ Network for Educational Opportunity - http://networkforeducation.org/

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