Podcasts

[PODCAST] #343b: Alex the Infrastructure Engineer – Those Who Remember History… (2015 Liberty Forum)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart Two in our 2015 New Hampshire Liberty Forum Discussions Is it time to start creating a detailed, documented history of the Free State Project? Alex's Panel - Technology: A Force Multiplier for Activism New Hampshire Liberty Activists use social networks, databases and web applications to hit way above their weight class. Join the creators of some of this technology to talk about challenges, opportunities, and dreams. Bring your ...

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[PODCAST] #343a: Dr. Jody Underwood – Defining the Current Public School Problem (2015 Liberty Forum)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart One in our 2015 New Hampshire Liberty Forum Discussions (Photo Credit: Virgil Vaduva) Jody's Presentation: Public education is based on some flawed ideas: (1) Geographic location determines your opportunity to become educated. (2) Age determines what other students you are grouped with. (3) Taxes can be used only for government-run schools. (4) All children must get a “free” education. (5) Taxes are needed to pay for public schooling. ...

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[PODCAST] #342: Conformity vs. The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (with Jake Desyllas)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJake Desyllas recently invited me on The Voluntary Life Podcast to discuss conformity. Topics covered include: -How conformity to "normal" spending habits prevents people achieving financial independence -Solomon Asch's conformity experiments and what we can learn from them -How conformity can alter your perception -The importance of allies in resisting conformity -The role of privacy in reducing conformity -The danger of conforming to a subculture (and still being a ...

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[PODCAST] #341: Making Progress With Meditation

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadKyle Davis of The Atisha Kadampa Buddhist Center returns to continue our discussion about meditation. I have been practicing regularly for 4-5 months now and I have a few new questions and observations. Kyle originally appeared on episode #275:A Better State of Mind: Introduction to Meditation A review of the basics and what we covered last time: -it is an active process -trying to strengthen the mind -contemplation - ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #340: Nihilism, Nietzsche and The NAP – Nick Hazelton Interviews Brett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis a 55-minute selection from a conversation with Nick Hazelton of Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast. He invited me on his show to discuss all of the topics you saw in the title. Nick is a sixteen-year-old aspiring yak herder who has spent the last year learning his way out of schooling. He also appears on The Freedom Feens radio show. I interviewed him on Episode 300 of School Sucks Podcast, Dropping ...

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[PODCAST] #339: Don’t Stay In School? (With Derrick J and Ali Havens)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDerrick J. returns to discuss an email he recently sent to his two 7th grade sisters about leaving school. It has been two weeks and he is still waiting for a reply. His father, a former principal, asked him not to discuss it with them any more. What would you do? How would you follow up? The email was inspired by this video from BoyInABand: Read his article here: ...

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[PODCAST] #338: Scientific Consensus vs. Dissent (Part 3) – Disciplined Minds

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart three in our series examining the concept of scientific consensus and contrasting it with the voices of dissenters who find value in minority scientific opinions, theories and conclusions. It will also ask the question: is there any way to bridge the gap? Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Introduction: Some selections from The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend with John Taylor Gatto Discussion: Darrell ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #337: History According to Schools, Media and Hollywood

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is my recent appearance on the Greening Out Podcast. From GreeningOutPodcast.co.uk: "Caity and Dan welcome Brett Veinotte from the School Sucks Project to the show.We have a fun and interesting chat about historical research, the great man theory and how history is taught in schools.We go on to talk about historical inaccuracies in movies and what future historians may make of us."

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[PODCAST] #336: Scientific Consensus vs. Dissent (Part 2) – Are We Even Having A Discussion?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis show continues a series that will examine the concept of scientific consensus and contrast it with voices of the dissenters who find value in minority scientific opinions, theories and conclusions. Today we ask the question: is there any way to bridge the gap? Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Monologue: -Brett discusses how little he knows about the vaccine debate for 30 minutes Discussion: ...

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[PODCAST] #335: Stoicism and Empathy (Brett on Sex, Lies and Anarchy)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAntigone, Nick and I discuss my conversations with Bill Buppert. Antigone expresses some concerns about Stoicism, while Nick defends and further explains the philosophy. This podcast includes tangents into empathy, slavery, Consequentialism and dystopian future scenarios. Bill Buppert's Stoicism Reading List: -A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy -A Man in Full -The Emperor's Handbook: A New Translation of The Meditations) To get better ...

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[PODCAST] #334: Scientific Consensus vs. Dissent (Part 1) – Introduction and Definitions

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis show begins a series that will examine the concept of scientific consensus and contrast it with voices of the dissenters who find value in minority scientific opinions, theories and conclusions. It will also ask the question: is there any way to bridge the gap? Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Introduction: -Clarification of goals and definitions -A healthy distrust of Academia -Understand how science ...

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[PODCAST] #333: Stop Procrastinating NOW! (or soon) – Part 4 – 11 Practical Steps To Productivity

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe concluding episode in a short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: -A brief review of the series -Four Simple Reasons for Procrastination (Difficulty, Time-consuming, Lack of knowledge or skills, Fears) -Four More Complex Reasons for Procrastination (Perfectionism, Anger/Hostility, Low Frustration Tolerance, Self-Downing) 11 PRACTICAL STEPS TO PRODUCTIVITY: 1. Know What you Want/Identify 2. Belief/Attitude 3. Make a Plan 4. Decision 5. Determination ...

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[PODCAST] #332: Stop Procrastinating NOW! (or soon) – Part 3 – The Six Types of Procrastination

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: A-B-C-D-E Examples REVIEW: -The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (The Practices of Living Consciously, Self-Acceptance, Self-Responsibility, Self-Assertiveness, Living Purposefully and Personal Integrity) -The GTD Flow (Collect, Process, Organize, Review, Do) -REBT THE SIX TYPES OF PROCRASTINATORS: Style #1: Perfectionist. Reluctant to start or finish a task because they don't want anything less than perfect. Personality Type: ...

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[PODCAST] #331: Stop Procrastinating NOW! (or soon) – Part 2 – Techniques For Less Worry and More Action

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadA short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: -Worrying is at the root of most procrastination We CAN transform worry into rational action RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY includes: 1. Thinking Techniques 2. Emotional Techniques 3. Behavioral Techniques THINKING TECHNIQUES -It's the practice of living consciously -THE ABC TOOL: + D and E -(D) Dispute: Scientific Method – find proof, active process, thinking can ...

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[PODCAST] #330: Stop Procrastinating NOW! (or soon) – Part 1 – The ABCs of Worrying

Podcast: Play in new window | Download A short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: -Worrying is at the root of most procrastination -Brett's podcast performance anxiety -Can we transform worry into rational action? RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY: -Albert Ellis and the origins of REBT -an answer to Behaviorism -replacing self-defeating thoughts with positive and actionable ones -meditation lessons -REBT and Stoicism -REBT criticisms -psychological issues have 3 components: ...

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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] #328: Stoicism Follow-Up Q&A With Bill Buppert

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBill Buppert of zerogov.com returns for some listener Q&A on Stoicism and a few other subjects. Discussed/Answered: - Stoicism and home education - Generating interest in philosophy - Material simplicity - A Stoic approach to personal finances and minimizing debt burdens - De-FOOing, Freedomain Radio call-ins, family and psychotherapy - Stoicism in marriages and family relationships, producing more win-win situations - The Anarchist/Abolitionist Gender Gap Bumper Music: "Wind of ...

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[PODCAST] #327: Stoicism (4 of 4 – Seven Leadership Choices), With Bill Buppert

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBill Buppert of zerogov.com is back to conclude our discussion of the philosophy of Stoicism. Covered: 1. Deciding what kind of person you want to be 2. The choice between a quest for status and the search for achievement 3. The vital need to resist the corrosive influence of bureaucratization on the Stoic spirit 4. Avoiding "neutrality" in a moral crisis 5. Deciding how to make the best of ...

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[PODCAST] #326b: Logic Saves Lives Part 13 – Five Stupid Things About Libertarianism (2 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(Continued) Today we look at a video from self-proclaimed liberal atheist Steve Shives. Targeting libertarianism, this video is part of his "5 Stupid Things About..." collection. Many of you might enjoy some of his work, so please check out his website, stevelikestocurse.com. SERIES BACKGROUND: We are now rebooting the series for the purposes of review and expansion. Tony Myers will be the permanent co-host for these episodes. See Tony's ...

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[PODCAST] #326a: Logic Saves Lives Part 13 – Five Stupid Things About Libertarianism (1 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday we look at a video from self-proclaimed liberal atheist Steve Shives. Targeting libertarianism, this video is part of his "5 Stupid Things About..." collection. Many of you might enjoy some of his work, so please check out his website, stevelikestocurse.com. SERIES BACKGROUND: We are now rebooting the series for the purposes of review and expansion. Tony Myers will be the permanent co-host for these episodes. See Tony's past ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #325: A Deliberate Dumbing Down? – Brett On The Ripple Effect

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(Highlights, 30 minutes) - Episode 56 with Brett Veinotte creator of The School Sucks Project which discuses home-education, self-education, critical thinking, peaceful parenting, personal growth, nonviolent communication & non-aggression. Clip 1: Was America deliberately dumbed down? Clip 2: College choices Look Closer: Visit the Ripple Effect - http://rvtheory6.podomatic.com/ Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt - http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/

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[PODCAST] #324: Stoicism (3 of 4 – Eight Moral Lessons), With Bill Buppert

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBill Buppert of zerogov.com is back to continue our discussion of the philosophy of Stoicism. Covered: 1. The meaning of life 2. How do we face our day? 3. Knowing what you can control and knowing what you can't 4. Happiness can only be found within 5. Events don't necessarily hurt us but our views of them can 6. Character matters more than reputation 7. Renouncing self-conceit and arrogance ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #323: Brett On The Tom Woods Show – Schooling vs. Education

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThere’s more to education than formal schooling. It’s time to embrace better, more effective, and more humane models of education, says Brett Veinotte. Discussion: -The iTunes Education category -what is real education? -what about learning essential skills? -curiosity and motivation are great teachers -a brief history of the podcast -a doorway into the philosophy of liberty -mistakes homeschoolers make -connecting with other home-educators -education in the Free State Project ...

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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] #321: FREE A/V – The Hidden History of School Sucks Project

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCOMPILATION - Final Installment in this series: A reverse-chronological sampling of bonus content over the last five years. With Thaddeus Russell, Antigone Darling, Wes Bertrand, Carlos Morales, Keegan, Jason Osborne, Puke and the Gang, Marc Stevens, Richard Grove, Cory Stanish, Nicholas from Australia, Ian Freeman, Michelle Seven, Tony Myers, Mark Edge, Larken Rose, Bob Murphy, Kate Baker, Carla Gericke, Jan Irvin, Jamie Crane, Keene liberals, and more. Click here ...

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