Podcasts

[PODCAST] #373b: CONSPIRA-THON (The Prequel) – Political and Cultural Typologies

Australian researcher Nick Ulbrick, aka "The Transcendental Tangent General" joins me for another long-form conversation on the topic of "conspiracy theories," which he refers to as "conspiracy narratives." Nick has worked in the university system as a Teacher’s Assistant (called Tutor in Victoria). In the past, he was an artist liaison at major music festivals and has also made 10 feature length documentaries following the Australian Motorsports scene (which can be found at www.hpheaven.com.au). His interest in alternative media was fostered through the works of Tragedy and Hope, James Corbett and School Sucks. ty·pol·o·gy tīˈpäləjē/ noun: typology; plural noun: typologies a classification according to general type, especially in archaeology, psychology, or the social sciences. "a typology of Saxon cremation vessels" ...

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[PODCAST] #373a: CONSPIRA-THON (The Prequel) – A Problematic Term and Its Implications

Australian researcher Nick Ulbrick, aka "The Transcendental Tangent General" joins me for another long-form conversation on the topic of "conspiracy theories," which he refers to as "conspiracy narratives." Nick has worked in the university system as a Teacher’s Assistant (called Tutor in Victoria). In the past, he was an artist liaison at major music festivals and has also made 10 feature length documentaries following the Australian Motorsports scene (which can be found at www.hpheaven.com.au). His interest in alternative media was fostered through the works of Tragedy and Hope, James Corbett and School Sucks. In this first installment of three, we talk about - Nick's Masters Degree (Master of Arts) from Monash University, where he studied the role of conspiracy narratives ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #372: Real Learning vs. Getting Schooled – with Kevin Geary and Darrell Becker

From Kevin Gerary's site RebootYourKids.com: Brett Veinotte (School Sucks Project) and Darrell Becker (Voluntary Visions) join me for a special episode of the Powerful Parenting Podcast. It’s a discussion about the differences between schooling and education. It’s a long one, but I encourage you to find a way to listen, whether it’s blocking out a big chunk of time or listening in shorter segments and pausing until you have time to revisit it. You want what is best for your child. But the school system (and even homeschooling) leaves a lot to be desired. Listen in as I talk with Brett and Darrell about: - A cliff notes history of the public schooling model. - Can authentic education happen in ...

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[PODCAST] #371: Thaddeus Russell – Renegade Themes and Missed Opportunities In Straight Outta Compton

Thaddeus Russell is back to discuss the recent N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton. When I first read Thad's book, A Renegade History of the United States, I couldn't stop thinking about N.W.A, and when I finally saw Straight Outta Compton I immediately thought of Thaddeus Russell. I have also been rethinking my first appraisal of the film and its subjects; there was too much hero worship, and I felt like I superimposed onto N.W.A a libertarian enlightenment that probably wasn't really there. "Heroification" is subtraction of peoples' flaws from their story. However, the identification of someone as a "renegade" doesn't require that. Our discussion centers around two central topics: Missed Opportunities - Examination of Misogyny Renegade Themes -N.W.A fought by ...

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[PODCAST] #370: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control – A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 5 of 5)

Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I conclude our response to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 2 “From the Fabians, thru MKULTRA, to Today.” - #230 w/Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link). Today we cover their presentation from the 22-minute mark to the end. This portion of the discussion covers the following: -Rosenberg and the roots of Non-Violent Communication -Riane Eisler and Second-Wave Femism -the concept of "domination cultures" -gender implications of domination systems -Secular Humanism and the Humanist Manifesto -Interdependence vs. Independence -Other types of activism "Deep Green Resistence" -Culling the male population, Terence McKenna -Cultural Marxism -the emergence of of "partnership cultures" -Problems with the primacy of conscious ...

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[PODCAST] #369: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Masterclass – The World’s Most Dangerous Group(s)

Osborne, Gardner and Brett head to the cinema to watch Straight Outta Compton. They then return to Brett's crib and discover they can't shut up about it for hours. Podcastmasters is a once-a-month (ideally) listener participation (ideally) live (ideally) show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed In This MasterClass: -NWA -The CPT -The LAPD -The DEA -The CIA Look Closer: Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/

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

Some 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 challenges - A/V CLUB Preview: Brett, Carlos, Davi and M.K. contemplate what Donald Trump would have to do to force his resignation from from the 2016 Presidential race Bumper Music: LCD Soundsystem "45:33" Matt Manhall "Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics"

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[PODCAST] #367: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control – A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 4 of 5)

Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I analyze and respond to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 2 “From the Fabians, thru MKULTRA, to Today.” - #230 w/Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link). Today we cover their presentation from the beginning to roughly the 22-minute mark, where in a effort to trace the history and development of NVC, they discuss linguistics, the potentially dangerous therapeutic techniques of Milton Erickson (indirect technique and confusion technique), and neuro-linguistic programming. Then they analyze a paragraph Darrell wrote in a Facebook thread. Description from Gnostic Media: Bill Joslin at an early age developed a fascination with mind and awareness. Subsequently he spent 16 years studying ...

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[PODCAST} #366c: CONSPIRA-THON (Part Three) – Space Invaders

Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn are in the School Sucks studio for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. In this third installment... - Do you believe in UFOs? - Brett's UFO hoax - Project Blue Beam and Wehrner von Braun - New reasons why Ancient Aliens sucks - Zecharia Sitchin, the Anunaki and the genetic engineering of the human race - Could we actually be alone in the universe? - Nephilim, men of renown - the utility of studying certain conspiracy theories - did George HW Bush kill JFK? - or was it Marilyn Monroe? - Bigfoot (why not?) Discussed: George HW Bush and the Kennedy Assassination Look Closer: Sovryn Tech Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/sovryntech Stephanie Murphy: ...

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[PODCAST] #366b: CONSPIRA-THON (Part Two) – Top Men

Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn are in the School Sucks studio for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. In this second installment, we talk about - how far are each of us willing to go? - a lost or hidden history of the ancient world - who built the pyramids? what planet were they from? - How did my exposure to Coast to Coast Radio and Alex Jones (circa 2004) affect my teaching - The story of Squanto and why it was omitted from American history class in public school - 9/11, conspiracy solved? no - Apollo 11 and moon mysteries - is reality a hologram? - confirmation bias in action - mind-controlled sex kittens - ...

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[PODCAST] #366a: CONSPIRA-THON (Part One) – Don’t Even Blink

Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn are in the School Sucks studio for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. In this first installment, we talk about - how were we introduced to the world of conspiracy? - was this introduction helpful? - the process of waking up, aligned with the 5 stages of grief - communication failure due to anger - are there some reasonable psychological generalizations of conspiracy theorists? - is that even a fair question? - Tim Melley: "agency panic" - too much individualism coupled with a sense of powerlessness - the problem with the psychologizing of conspiracy theorists - what is the emotional payoff of promoting liberty and/or conspiracy theories? Look Closer: Sovryn Tech ...

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[PODCAST] #365: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control – A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 3 of 5)

Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I analyze and respond to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 1 “Is NVC Consistent with the Trivium Method?” This is Gnostic Media podcast #229, recorded on may 18th, 2015, with guest Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link). Today we cover their presentation from 01:41:22 to the end, where they compare the OFNR process of non-violent communication to the Trivium. Description from Gnostic Media: Bill Joslin at an early age developed a fascination with mind and awareness. Subsequently he spent 16 years studying Bonpo, Nyingma Buddhist and Taoist practices. He spent a year in Asia interviewing Buddhist monks in Laos, Cambodia, Nepal; Taoist practitioners in ...

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[PODCAST] #364: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control – A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 2 of 5)

Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I analyze and respond to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 1 “Is NVC Consistent with the Trivium Method?” This is Gnostic Media podcast #229, recorded on may 18th, 2015, with guest Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link). Today we cover their presentation from 01:22:31 to 01:41:22, where they discuss the 4 Ds of Disconnected Communication and Observations > Feelings > Needs > Requests. This image created some confusion: Description from Gnostic Media: Bill Joslin at an early age developed a fascination with mind and awareness. Subsequently he spent 16 years studying Bonpo, Nyingma Buddhist and Taoist practices. He spent a year in Asia interviewing ...

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[PODCAST] #363: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control – A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 1 of 5)

Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I analyze and respond to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 1 “Is NVC Consistent with the Trivium Method?” This is Gnostic Media podcast #229, recorded on may 18th, 2015, with guest Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link). Today we cover their presentation from 01:06:27 to 01:22:31, where they begin addressing the questions: is NVC consistent with the Trivium Method? can NVC replace rhetoric in the Trivium? Description from Gnostic Media: Bill Joslin at an early age developed a fascination with mind and awareness. Subsequently he spent 16 years studying Bonpo, Nyingma Buddhist and Taoist practices. He spent a year in Asia interviewing Buddhist monks ...

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[PODCAST] #362: The Individual Against the State – A Conversation With Professor Crispin Sartwell

Crispin Sartwell is a Professor at Dickinson College, a philosopher, individualist anarchist and journalist. His books include Against the State: An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory (2008) and How to Escape: Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism (2014). He is well-known for his work deconstructing social contract theory and other justifications for the existence of the state. Why did I want to have Professor Sartwell on the show? 1. It's always nice to chat with a renegade academic, and to provide a platform for venting 2. Recent conversations with non-libertarians have me thinking about the "social contract" 3. The 2016 election is coming and the political conversation is getting scarier Discussion Summary: -Libertarian philosophy as check against electoral politics and the ...

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[PODCAST] #360c: The Dawn of Freedom – Part Three – “Love Did Its Thing”

Part three of the 4.5-hour Freedom Feens aftershow from the first morning of Porcfest XII. With Brett, Derrick J. Freeman, M.K. Lords, Davi Barker and live studio audience members who are eager to participate. [Approx. 6:45am to 8:00am] - What is love? - Attraction to a person's potential - Attraction to a person's parts (in an IFS way) - Co-dependence - Non-romantic love - All our parents got divorced - Embracing your ACEs - The continuing evolution of parenting - Dénouement Davi: DaviBarker.com Derrick: TheDerrickJ.com/ M.K.: Extremely in between… Feens: FreedomFeens.com

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[PODCAST] #360b: The Dawn of Freedom – Part Two – “Our Team of Relationship Experts”

Part two of the 4.5-hour Freedom Feens aftershow from the first morning of Porcfest XII. With Brett, Derrick J. Freeman, M.K. Lords, Davi Barker and live studio audience members who are eager to participate. [Approx. 5:22am to 6:45am] - Our brief histories of fighting - Memories of being bullied - Meditation and visualization - Skit: Cool counselor connects with kids? - Brett's boarding school stories - Dating Co-workers - Brett's ill-conceived dating site idea - Tinder - Muslim courtship Bumper Music: "Good Lovin" - The Grateful Dead Fillmore East in New York City 04/25/71 Davi: DaviBarker.com Derrick: TheDerrickJ.com/ M.K.: Extremely in between… Feens: FreedomFeens.com

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[BONUS] The Dawn of Freedom – Cut Segment – “The Evil Libertarians”

[Approx. 4:51am to 5:21am] In this clip, we might have gone a little too far. A cartoon idea, impressions of people you know, wearing capes, being food snobs, libertarian in-fighting over short-lived McDonald's menu items. Part one and a half of the 4.5-hour Freedom Feens aftershow from the first morning of Porcfest XII. With Brett, Derrick J. Freeman, M.K. Lords, Davi Barker and live studio audience members who are eager to participate.

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[PODCAST] #360a: The Dawn of Freedom – Part One – “Shrink and Grow”

Part one of the 4.5-hour Freedom Feens aftershow from the first morning of Porcfest XII. With Brett, Derrick J. Freeman, M.K. Lords, Davi Barker and live studio audience members who are eager to participate. [Approx. 3:30am to 4:51am] - A ridiculous conversation about our ideal superpowers and their potential downsides. We move into a brief exploration of UFO abductions and then we tell each other some jokes. Then...bird wars? Bumper Music: "Dark Star" - The Grateful Dead Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California 08/23/68 Davi: DaviBarker.com Derrick: TheDerrickJ.com/ M.K.: Extremely in between… Feens: FreedomFeens.com

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[PODCAST] #359: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience (Part 5 – Elephant In the Room)

With Wes Bertrand and Matt Amberson Discussed Today: -If there is a Liberty Movement, is it moving? Why not? -NVC and trauma: Rosenberg’s disconnection (and lack of philosophical clarity) -recent ”mind control” and “manipulation” claims -the trauma cycle: shame, dishonesty (with self and others), more shame, inauthenticity, defense and disconnection -how to heal, the 7th Pillar of Self-Esteem 6 PSYCHOLOGICAL WOUNDS (from unmet needs): 1-formation of a false-self (in order to survive) 2-excessive shame 3-excessive guilt 4-excessive fears 5-reality distortion (like denial) 6-problems with trust (trusting too easily and being or not trusting trustworthy people and being isolated) 7-difficulty feeling your emotions; being numb—and/or difficulty bonding with others and tolerating healthy intimacy REQUISITES FOR RECOVERY: -awareness… -knowledge… -recruit inner strength ...

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[PODCAST] #357: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience (Part 4 – Acknowledgement, Acceptance, Action)

With Wes Bertrand and Matt Amberson Discussed Today: Review -This study is a great way to introduce the importance of childhood experiences to our lives. -ACE shows clearly that what happens affects our later years. -Childhood treatment is important to the health of the individual. -Two thirds of us have some ACE but all of us are subject to counterproductive childhood experiences. -What affects us is what was done to us but also what wasn't done. -We need touch, play, nurturing to thrive. -These affect us in a continuum from addiction to smaller irrational behaviors. -ACE is great to show the correlation but there is a whole lot more on the continuum. -ASK because we ACT. -Bias to sickness, abuse ...

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[PODCAST] #356: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience (Part 3 – Our Scores, Questions 5-10)

With Wes Bertrand and Matt Amberson Discussed Today: -Monologue: Avoiding a victim mentality and promoting the Six Pillars of Self-Esteem -We continue going through the ACES questions and scoring ourselves, while discussing our answers and experiences. THE QUESTIONS 5. Did you often or very often feel that ... You didn’t have enough to eat, had to wear dirty clothes, and had no one to protect you? or Your parents were too drunk or high to take care of you or take you to the doctor if you needed it? 6. Were your parents ever separated or divorced? 7. Was your mother or stepmother: Often or very often pushed, grabbed, slapped, or had something thrown at her? or Sometimes, often, or ...

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[PODCAST] #355: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience (Part 2 – Our Scores, Questions 1-4)

With Wes Bertrand and Matt Amberson Discussed Today: We begin going through the ACES questions and scoring ourselves, while discussing our answers and experiences. THE QUESTIONS 1. Did a parent or other adult in the household often or very often… Swear at you, insult you, put you down, or humiliate you? or Act in a way that made you afraid that you might be physically hurt? No___If Yes, enter 1 __ 2. Did a parent or other adult in the household often or very often… Push, grab, slap, or throw something at you? or Ever hit you so hard that you had marks or were injured? No___If Yes, enter 1 __ 3. Did an adult or person at least 5 ...

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