Podcasts

139 (Supplemental): Live Show Announcement, Free Talk Live, Live Free FM

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAnnouncing the debut of the School Sucks Live Show on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream. Thursdays at 10pm EST Plus some segments from my recent appearance on Free talk Live (5/6/12) and parts of an interview on Live Free FM. Bumper Music: "Space Wrangler" Widespread Panic "Stop-Go" Widespread Panic Look Closer: Liberty Conspiracy http://libertyconspiracy.com/ Flaming Freedom - Bringing the flame to freedom http://flamingfreedom.com/ Live Free FM Facebook WARNING!!! ...

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138: Cevin Soling – The War On Kids

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCevin Soling, the director of the documentary The War On Kids joins me to discuss the film, his research and the pathologizing of normal youth behavior. Fortunately the 2009 film is now back in the news. Bumper Music: "Living In A Box" by Living In A Box Look Closer: thewaronkids.com Colbert Report http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/256926/november-30-2009/cevin-soling The War On Kids (Trailer)

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137: Live Show #6, Hour 1: Indoctrination Songs, Movie Talk, Dumbification Statistics

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadJason Osborne, Dale Everett and I discuss films and film making, We also look at some statistics about the effectiveness of the public schools. Later in the show, we take a call from a listener who studies music, and we discuss the power of song for indoctrination and education. This is hour one Gardner Goldsmith's Liberty Conspiracy live show, from April 1st, 2012. The show airs Sunday through Thursday ...

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136: The American Way Expanded (3 of 3): The Matches

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: The Nazis were certainly not atheists Part 3 of 3 in an expansion of the School Sucks: The American Way You Tube Video. Topic: The American way... What is this way? Where does it come from? And where does it lead? In this show: The Chronology A meandering monologue covering 1000 years of German history. -The Holy Roman Empire and Biblical Prophecy -Otto Von Bismark -The Franco-Prussian War ...

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135: The American Way Expanded (2 of 3): Pyromania

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPart 2 of 3 in an expansion of the School Sucks: The American Way You Tube Video. Topic: The American way... What is this way? Where does it come from? And where does it lead? In this show: Power, Obedience and Collectivism -The Milgram Experiment -Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment -Immanuel Kant -The Threat of Losing Control -Carl Von Clausewitz and Total War -Marxism -Fabian Socialism and Gradualism Look Closer: ...

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134: The American Way Expanded (1 of 3): The Gasoline-Soaked House

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: It takes more than a couple of matches... Part 1 of 3 in an expansion of the School Sucks: The American Way You Tube Video. Topic: The American way... What is this way? Where does it come from? And where does it lead? In this show: Philosophy In school we are led to believe that we are all living in an ideal vision of what society should be... ...

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132: Live Show #5, Hour 1: Libertarian Themes In The Hunger Games

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPictured: Politics. Jason Osborne, Dale Everett, Carla Gericke and I discuss the film, The Hunger Games. We also compare the presence of libertarian themes in the book to that of the movie. This is hour one Gardner Goldsmith's Liberty Conspiracy live show, from March 26th, 2012. The show airs Sunday through Thursday at 10pm EST on the Liberty Radio Network. Look Closer: Liberty Conspiracy http://libertyconspiracy.com/ Flaming Freedom - Bringing ...

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131 (School News! #8): El Cambio and Occupy Education

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: Shane James, one of the founding members of El Cambio (which is allied with the Occupy Movement), joins me to discuss a recent walkout at his high school, and the response from police and administrators. We also discuss the goals of his activism, the meaning/purpose of education, and the Occupy Movement. And I try to sprinkle a few seeds. Bumper Music: "Necessary Trouble" Hard-Fi Look Closer: Attack Dogs ...

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130: Logic Saves Lives (Introduction) – Empowerment and Self-Defense

Podcast: Play in new window | Download"In almost every act of our lives whether in the sphere of politics or business in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind." -Edward Bernays Topic: Richard Grove and Tony Myers from TragedyandHope.com join me for ...

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129: Logical Fallacies Series Preview #2 – A Brief Analysis of KONY 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday's installment is another preview of the upcoming series on logical fallacies. Topic: The KONY 2012 rabbit hole is deep and dark. In today's show, we'll poke our heads in and take a quick look around. KONY 2012 is viral You Tube film produced by the controversial Invisible Children organization. It explicitly calls for a US military intervention in Uganda to arrest warlord Joseph Kony, claiming this "grassroots" campaign ...

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128: Live Show #4, Hour 2 – Primary Sources

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: Who's this "we"? This is hour two Gardner Goldsmith's Liberty Conspiracy live show, from March 1st, 2012. The show airs Sunday through Thursday at 10pm EST on the Liberty Radio Network.Gardner and I discuss a variety of school-related topics, after my half-hour introduction about John Dewey, donations/subscription encouragement - through an appeal to emotion (sorry) - and the upcoming SSP website. NOTE: Sorry about the background noise; I'm ...

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127: The Ultimate History Lesson

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday Richard Grove from TragedyandHope.com joins me to discuss his recent film, The Ultimate History Lesson - A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto. From theultimatehistorylesson.com: The Ultimate History Lesson is a 5-hour course, illustrating the cause and effect relationship of how Americans became incoherent, and thus how the American dream has was usurped by an international agenda. When John Taylor Gatto resigned from his job, he did so on ...

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126: Logical Fallacies Series Preview – Two Minutes With Mitt Romney

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday's installment is a preview of the upcoming series on logical fallacies. This series will probably begin some time in March. Topic: I examine a clip of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney slithering his way through a statement defending his support of the National Defense Authorization Act. Before being asked if he would have signed the bill as written, the moderator explains how the NDAA includes the new executive ...

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125: How To Spot A NARC

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: There's nothing sexy about hurting peaceful people who commit victimless "crimes." School Sucks Podcast does not support or encourage teenage drug use. However, SSP also does not support or encourage predatory police practices targeting and entrapping high school students. Topic: After listening to a piece called "21 Chump Street" on NPR's This American Life, I was compelled to devote some time to the threat of NARCS and informants ...

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124b: Live Show #3, Hour 2 – Top Ten Ways To Annoy Students

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: Magic! This is hour two Gardner Goldsmith's Liberty Conspiracy live show, from February 9th, 2012. The show airs Sunday through Thursday at 10pm EST on the Liberty Radio Network. Topic: Jason Osborne, Dale Everett and I discuss our school experiences in the context of an article called Top Ten Ways to Annoy a Gifted Child . We also pause for some breaking news: what is the FBI telling ...

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SCHOOL SUCKS: The American Way

Don't let the title fool you. This video is actually about how government-run schooling contributed to the rise of socialism, imperialism and eventually fascism in Germany between the 1890s and 1940s. Critical Thinking Question: In school we are led to believe that we are all living in an ideal vision of what society should be... But whose vision is it? And what were their ideals? Based on podcast 025: The Way For an expansion of ...

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124a: Live Show #3, Hour 1 – Top Ten Ways To Annoy Students

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is hour one Gardner Goldsmith's Liberty Conspiracy live show, from February 9th, 2012. The show airs Sunday through Thursday at 10pm EST on the Liberty Radio Network. Topic: Jason Osborne, Dale Everett and I discuss our school experiences in the context of an article called Top Ten Ways to Annoy a Gifted Child . Look Closer: Liberty Conspiracy Website http://libertyconspiracy.com/ Dale's Website - Flaming Freedom http://flamingfreedom.com/

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123: Live Show #2, Hour 2 – Government School and Current Events

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is hour two of Gardner Goldsmith's Liberty Conspiracy live show. I am tentatively planning to do this once per week. The show airs Sunday through Thursday at 10pm EST on the Liberty Radio Network. Topic: Gardner Goldsmith, Dale Everett and I connect the messages of government schooling to some current events. Look Closer: Liberty Conspiracy Website http://libertyconspiracy.com/ Dale's Website - Flaming Freedom http://flamingfreedom.com/ The Tragedy of American Compassion, ...

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122: Gaming and Liberty

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy guest today is Sydney Roc, the host of Gaming and Liberty Podcast. Our discussion goes in several directions, but it includes a lot of previously unexplored material for this show. Discussed: -SOPA/PIPA -Piracy and Intellectual Property -The Educational Value of Games vs. School -Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation -Military Propaganda in Video Games -Zelda Look Closer: How the Internet blackout affected congressional support for PIPA/SOPA http://boingboing.net/2012/01/19/how-the-internet-blackout-affe.html ReviewTechUSA: RIAA/MPAA: New ...

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121 (Supplemental): Brett On Anarchast With Jeff Berwick

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: Johann Gottlieb Fichte was one of the German intellectuals behind institutionalized compulsory schooling. Look into his eyes. From anarchast.com: To us, Anarchy means freedom. The desire to live without a violent, coercive State. Anarchy is peace, love and prosperity. Free markets. And, power to the people. Topic: Jeff and I discuss my path to voluntarism, Ron Paul, the intellectual insults of presidential campaigning, the purpose of School Sucks ...

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120: Live Show #1, Hour 1 – The Constitution of No Authority

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis is hour one of Gardner Goldsmith's Liberty Conspiracy live show. I am tentatively planning to do this once per week. The show airs Sunday through Thursday at 10pm EST on the Liberty Radio Network. Topic: We start out coming a story about Senator Rand Paul being detained by the TSA, and then expand the discussion to include the history of government regulation of air travel, the efficacy and ...

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119: Get Out of My Way; I’m Trying to Learn (2 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: As a follow-up to the last show, specifically my story about my student's Lego movie, I wanted to look a little closer at the constricting and numbing elements of institutionalized schooling. Also, how I once contributed to these wounds and how I try to correct them. Look Closer: How Does School Wound? Kirsten Olson Has Counted Some Ways http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201106/how-does-school-wound-kirsten-olson-has-counted-some-ways Porc Therapy http://www.porctherapy.com/ Donate to School Sucks: Chip In ...

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118: Get Out of My Way; I’m Trying to Learn (1 of 2)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: As a follow-up to the last show, specifically my story about my student's Lego movie, I wanted to look a little closer at the constricting and numbing elements of institutionalized schooling. Also, how I once contributed to these wounds and how I try to correct them. Look Closer: How Does School Wound? Kirsten Olson Has Counted Some Ways http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201106/how-does-school-wound-kirsten-olson-has-counted-some-ways Porc Therapy http://www.porctherapy.com/ Donate to School Sucks: Chip In ...

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117 (Supplemental): Brett On Porc Therapy With Stephanie Murphy

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPorc Therapy is a pro-freedom relationship talk show that takes a unique look at the question of how we can attain the most individual liberty possible, starting with our personal lives and relationships with others. On Porc Therapy, host Stephanie Murphy explores ways to apply voluntaryist or libertarian principles – for example, peace, honesty, respect for natural rights, empathy and compassion, voluntary association, and individual sovereignty – to relationships ...

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