Podcasts

[PODCAST] #361: Adam Kokesh – On the Road to Emotional Freedom

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadActivist Adam Kokesh returns to discuss his personal evolution currently in progress, his book Freedom and the Campfire Freedom tour, self-esteem, letting go of negativity, youth empowerment through technology, and non-violent communication. Adam's Site: http://thefreedomline.com/ Adam's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AdamKokesh

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart 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”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart 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”

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart 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)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWith 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 ...

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWith 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 ...

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWith 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 ...

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

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWith 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 ...

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[PODCAST] #354: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience (Part 1 – Introduction)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWith Wes Bertrand and Matt Amberson Discussed Today: An introductory discussion about breaking the cycle of trauma inheritance. How do we acknowledge childhood trauma? Are we all being effected? What is the ACES? What do the scores mean? Look Closer: Amazon.com Widgets Complete Liberty Inside Out: Honoring Yourself and Others for Optimal Enrichment - http://amzn.to/1B1CdFo Wes: CompleteLiberty.com/ - http://completeliberty.com/ Matt: DeadEasyLife.com - http://deadeasylife.com/ Linking childhood trauma to long-term health and social consequences: What is The ACE Study? - http://www.acestudy.org/ AcesTooHigh.com/ - http://acestoohigh.com/ Happiness Counseling Resources - http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/ CLP Episode 212 - Adverse Childhood Experiences and reflections on therapeutic solutions - http://completeliberty.com/magazine/read/episode-212---adverse-childhood-experiences-and-reflections-on-therapeutic-solutions_299.html The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of ...

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[PODCAST] #353: Our Places In the Emerging Market For Freedom (with Richard Grove and Ernest Hancock)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRichard Grove and Ernest Hancock join me for roundtable on the challenges, rewards and goals involved with producing liberty-oriented and educational media. In our 2.5 hour discussion, we address the following questions: 1) Why is freedom important? 2) Why do we produce freedom-related content and put it out for free? 3) What do we need to do to get more people who listen passively to support us actively? Look Closer: Ernie's Site: FreedomsPhoenix.com - http://freedomsphoenix.com Richard's Site: TragedyandHope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ 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 ...

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[PODCAST] #352: The 6 Pillars of Achieving a Healthy Body and Mind (with Kevin Geary and Osborne)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOur third collaboration with Kevin Geary, integrative health coach and founder of RebootedBody.com. Our discussion focuses on my health and fitness progress after following Kevin's advice for eight weeks. Check out our previous discussion here: 344: Solving the Health and Fitness Puzzle (with Kevin Geary) We are also joined by Jason Osborne of Podcastmasters' Liberty Master Class fame. He shares his challenges with Kevin and that leads in to a discussion of a recent RebootedBody.com article called The 6 Pillars of Achieving a Phenomenally Healthy Body and Mind. Look Closer: Rebooted Body - http://rebootedbody.com/ Reboot Your Kids - http://rebootyourkids.com/ Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V ...

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[PODCAST] #351b: Twelve Arguments For Home Education (2 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJeff Till (fivehundredyears.org) is a business owner, School Sucks listener, and home-educating parent. He recently added a well-researched, concise and easily sharable entry to his blog called "A Complete Case for Home Education (54 Arguments)." He joins me today to discuss the following arguments: 7. The argument against peer pressure Conformity training leads to students not wanting to be different and to gain the mass approval of others. This is peer pressure, and it can force kids into behaviors they don’t want and bring feelings of rejection, embarrassment and shame. Home education doesn’t teach conformity and lessens the effects of peer pressure because the groups of people they associate with are voluntary. 8. The ...

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[PODCAST] #351a: Twelve Arguments For Home Education (1 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJeff Till (fivehundredyears.org) is a business owner, School Sucks listener, and home-educating parent. He recently added a well-researched, concise and easily sharable entry to his blog called "A Complete Case for Home Education (54 Arguments)." He joins me today to discuss the following arguments: 1. The argument for happiness and for empathy School makes many if not most kids unhappy. They don’t like most of their school work. They don’t like being told what to do every second of the day. They don’t like having to be part of cliques or getting bullied. They don’t like taking tests. They don’t like getting grades. They hate homework. Getting up early stinks. The bus sucks. So ...

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[PODCAST] #350: The Ultimate Guide To Journaling (with Hannah Braime)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHannah Braime is the founder of BecomingWhoYouAre.net, a self-relationship coach, and an author. She joins me to discuss her book, The Ultimate Guide To Journaling. Topics Included: -What is journaling? -benefits -getting to know the voices in our heads -improving relationships -living more consciously -how to journal -failing to keep on track -frequency guidelines -finding the right mindset -dealing with resistance -written journal ideas (dominant and non-dominant hands, dealing with upset and worry, gratitude journal, nurture lists) -self-care activities vs. nurturing activities -sentence completion exercises (The Art of Self Discovery) -what do we do with our journals? -retrospecting, looking for patterns -the inner child and dissociation -language, what does it reveal? Look Closer: BecomingWhoYouAre.net ...

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[PODCAST] #349: Behaviorism, Special Ed, and Self-Esteem – A Discussion With An Awakened Teacher

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThrough the years, School Sucks Podcast has been a great outlet for my thoughts, feelings and frustrations about my teaching experience. I had always hoped the show could eventually serve as a forum for other former and active teachers to do the same. Yet, it's rare that I can get an active teacher to talk to me. Then last week, I received this email: Dear Brett, I've been binge-listening to your show since discovering it, and I want to thank you for providing my introduction to libertarianism as well as the fascinating and thoughtful discussions about science, the trivium, and non-violent communication. I am currently a teacher wrapping up my 15th and last year ...

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[PODCAST] #348: Scientific Consensus vs. Dissent (Part 4) – Why Am I Here and What Am I Trying to Do?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart four, and the last of the foundational episodes, 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. Discussion: In the second installment of this series, we explored strategies for more constructive and connected communication with others. Today we discuss strategies for better communication with ourselves. We discuss some of the meta-talk in this climate change "debate" Dimensions of the Habits of Mind Value: Choosing to employ a pattern of intellectual behaviors ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL]: #347: Brett and Derrick J Co-Host The Freedom Feens

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhat do jeans, sardines, elections, stickers, cats, Edward Bernays, garbage union strikes and Egyptian pharaohs have in common? Nothing...except this episode of the Freedom Feens. From FreedomFeens.com: Derrick J and Brett Veinotte (from the School Sucks Podcast) talk about the evils of Manufacturing Consent. This show is an historic event, first-ever show done from a remote studio of another show via FeenPhone.(The other show is Rebel Love Show, and Rob is on for the first segment)

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[PODCAST] #346: Work Outside the System

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is audio of the foreword I wrote for the second edition of Legally Kidnapped: The Case Against Child Protective Services, by Carlos Morales. Carlos is a CPS whistle blower and a frequent contributor to School Sucks Project. Bumper Music: "Space Wrangler" by Widespread Panic Look Closer: Carlos On YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSosyewZ2gMdbS1JlSIGkVw About Legally Kidnapped - http://www.legallykidnapped.net/ Buy/Review Legally Kidnapped - http://www.amazon.com/Legally-Kidnapped-Against-Protective-Services-ebook/dp/B00OO03Y64

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[PODCAST] #345: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Master Class – Teachers vs. Teacher Unions

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: -Osborne's political challenges on the Education Board in the NH House of Representatives -The NEA, its power and its history -Samuel Blumenfeld -the challenges of teachers working within the public system Look Closer: Brett's Show Notes Folder - http://www.evernote.com/l/AK1QvA_EO-9EBZEpQuQ9U76WpSu33QymPV8/ Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/

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[PODCAST] #344: Solving the Health and Fitness Puzzle (with Kevin Geary)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy second collaboration with Kevin Geary, integrative health coach and founder of RebootedBody.com. Our discussion is built around two emails I received from listeners, each facing different challenges in their quests for health and fitness. WARM-UP: -The origins of RebootYourKids.com EMAILS DISCUSSED: #1: I was listening to your podcast about procrastination and you mentioned your diet. You said that you ate a lot of garbage and came up with excuses on why it is you can't or don't eat well. This resonates with me so much! I was wondering if you had any advice on getting the ball rolling with dietary changes. As someone who is an incredibly picky eater and doesn't know the ...

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[PODCAST] #343f: Jeffrey Tucker – We Don’t Need To Be Snobs (2015 Liberty Forum)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart Six in our 2015 New Hampshire Liberty Forum Discussions Jeffrey Tucker joins Brett, Carlos and a live audience for a discussion about McDonald's menu options, the intellectual challenge of Brittney Spears, eugenics, the Progressive era, the total state of the 20th century, the future of digital romance and relationships, Skoal, the distributed network, Yik Yak and fashion. Bio: Jeffrey Tucker is the founder and Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me, a distinguished fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education where he consults on technology and editorial matters, a research fellow of the Acton Institute, and the editor of Laissez Faire Books. He has authored five books, 150 introductions to books, and many thousands of ...

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[PODCAST] #343e: Kate Baker – Education Options, Live Q&A (2015 Liberty Forum)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart Five in our 2015 New Hampshire Liberty Forum Discussions Kate and I sat down in front of a live audience following her presentation, Moving to the Free State with Children: A Discussion of Education Options in NH. Kate's Bio: Kate Baker is the Executive Director of the Network for Educational Opportunity, an education resource and networking organization and the first organization to implement the NH Education Tax Credit Scholarships. She was a teacher of the performing arts for almost a decade and is passionate about gifted education, charter schools and school choice. Kate is proud to serve on the Polaris Charter School Board of Trustees and has worked tirelessly, on behalf of NH ...

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[PODCAST] #343d: Dr. Darren Tapp – Can Private Tutoring Challenge the School Monopoly? (2015 Liberty Forum)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart Four in our 2015 New Hampshire Liberty Forum Discussions Darren and I discuss his presentation Challenging the Educational Monopoly. Darren's Bio: Dr. Darren Tapp has spent over a decade teaching various mathematical concepts at a handful of colleges. Darren is currently teaching at New Hampshire Technical Institute, and Southern New Hampshire University. Darren is the founder of Dr. Tapp’s mathematical playgrounds, which bring concepts of arithmetic, geometry, and combinatorics to young people. Darren is also co-host of Neocash Radio. Darren's Presentation At Liberty Forum After years of observing the results of public education Dr. Darren Tapp decided to provide alternatives to parents. This has lead to several activities that promote mathematical concepts. Darren ...

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