Podcasts

154: School Choice and the Minefield of Educational Politics

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: Trustees of the General Education Board, the first Rockefeller foundation, at a retreat in Rockland, Maine, in July 1915. Front row, from left: Edwin A. Alderman, Frederick T. Gates, Charles W. Eliot (former president of Harvard University), Harry Pratt Judson (president of University of Chicago), Wallace Buttrick (executive officer of the Board). Second row, from left: Wickliffe Rose (head of the Rockefeller public health programs), Hollis B. Frissell, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., E. C. Sage, Albert Shaw, Abraham Flexner. Third row, from left: George E. Vincent (president of the Rockefeller Foundation), Anson Phelps Stokes, Starr J. Murphy, Jerome D. Greene Topics: Kate Baker, the Executive Director of The Network For Educational Opportunity, joins ...

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153 (Supplemental): Individual Challenges In A Religious Culture

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: Doc Christensen's "Portrait of the Prophets"(Depicts all LDS church presidents from Joseph Smith to Thomas S. Monson) Complete Liberty Episode 168 Wes Bertrand's Show Notes: Guests Brett from http://schoolsucksproject.com/live and http://youtube.com/schoolsuckspodcast and Jeremy from http://ultimatefreedomquest.com and http://internetbusinessmastery.com http://www.break.com/index/door_to_door_atheists_bother_mormons.html http://www.alternet.org/story/155158/why_does_religion_always_get_a_free_rid Nate Phelps took to Reddit for an Ask Me Anything Q&Ahttp://boingboing.net/2012/06/24/qa-with-a-former-member-of-th.html http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/anti-conceptual_mentality.html "public school" is the church of the state one key challenge is to maintain your curiosity in a culture that stifles it (via such things as rewards and punishments) http://www.logicallearning.net/libertyeducation.html http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/want-a-disproven-belief-government-schools-teach-good-science/ The Hopelessness of Atheismhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLxNc_Mtw-4 http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/faith.html The Internet Where religions come to diehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rqw4krMOug http://www.ldsliberty.org/podcasts/ bumper music "Touched By The Hand Of God" by New Orderhttp://www.neworderonline.com/ to comment, please go to http://completeliberty.com/magazine/category/91697

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152: Behaviorism In Disguise – Outcome-Based Education

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCo-Hosts: Alyson, Cory, Mandrik Topics: A seemingly comical entry-point into dark territory: Texas GOP Declares: "No More Teaching of 'Critical Thinking Skills' in Texas Public Schools" which quotes the party platform: "We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student's fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority." So what is Outcome-Based Education? John Taylor Gatto: A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING The BEHAVIORAL TEACHER EDUCATIONAL PROJECT outlines specific teaching reforms to be forced on the country, unwillingly of course, after ...

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151: Behaviorism In Your Video Games

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCo-Hosts: Cory, Osborne (Ustream-Only Show) “I did not direct my life. I didn’t design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That’s what life is.” – B. F. Skinner Topics: Cory leads the discussion, recounting his frustrating experiences with the MMO, World of Warcraft, and how today's game creators employ the the techniques of behaviorist B.F. Skinner to control the behavior of players. Our guide for this discussion is an article from Cracked.com: 5 Creepy Ways Video Games Are Trying to Get You Addicted, by David Wong. This is an edited version of 7-12-12 Ustream-only show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream ...

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150: Entrepreneurs, Elites, and the Enigmatic Peter Thiel

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCo-Hosts: Mandrik, Wes Bertrand (last two segments) Topics: We cautiously approach the Peter Thiel rabbit hole. Our discussion begins with a story about Thiel's warnings of a higher education bubble, and his Thiel Fellowship, which offers start-up money to innovative college students if they drop out and get to work. -Mandrik talks about agorism and entrepreneurship. -Wes Bertrand calls in to share a story about Thiel: The Nation: Ron Paul Wants to Abolish the CIA; His Largest Donor Builds Toys for It This is an edited version of 7-5-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: The Nation: Ron Paul Wants to Abolish ...

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149i (Porcfest Micro-Series): Brett Co-Hosts Declare Your Independence With Ernest Hancock

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThe final installment of the Porcfest Micro-Series. On Monday, June 25th, 2012, I co-hosted Ernest Hancock's Declare Your Independence radio show. This is Hour One of the show. Discussed: -My career Bumper Music: "Outback" Baka Deyond A great resource: Freedom's Phoenix http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Front-Page.htm

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149g (Porcfest Micro-Series): Adults-Only Friday Night – Wheels Off Liberty and the Roast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWarning: Extremely Explicit Content 9pm: "Alex Jones" Exposes Wheels Off Liberty As Shills of the New World Order -with Brian Hagen, Tarrin Lupo, George Mandrik, and Brett Veinotte With Tarrin Lupo With Brian Hagen, who played Alex Jones 10pm: The Roast of Christopher Lawless (Highlights) -"Alex Jones" introduces Bob Murphy -Bob Murphy explains what a roast is -Dan D'Amico > Stefan Molyneux > Brett Veinotte

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149f (Porcfest Micro-Series): Declare Your Independence With Ernest Hancock – Daniel D’Amico, Stephanie Murphy, Brett Veinotte

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadOn Friday, June 20th, 2012, I sat in as a guest on Ernest Hancock's Declare Your Independence radio show. I had the pleasure of being on the show with Stephanie Murphy (Porc Therapy, Fr33 Aid) and economist Daniel D'Amico. Discussed: -The Mission of School Sucks Project -Intellectual Self-Defense -The Ultimate History Lesson -Market Alternatives to State-Run "Services" A great resource: Freedom's Phoenix http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Front-Page.htm

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149e (Porcfest Micro-Series): Live Interviews – Pam the Public School Teacher, Jake Desyllas, Cody Hall

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThese are selected segments from Hour 2 and The After School (Sucks) Special on 6-19-12. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. 1. Pam the Public School Teacher -NCLB -The Federal Takeover of Local Education, DoE -Education Vs. Schooling -Intro to the Prussian Model -A Good Education, Compared to What? -Unions 2. Jake Desyllas, The Voluntary Life -Tips For Emerging Entrepreneurs -Fighting the Training In Dependence -The "Free" Market Vs. the Public Sector 3. Cody Hall, Tragedy and Hope Communications -What Is T&H? -The Word "Conspiracy" -Historical Context -Corporate Media -The Trivium -The Ultimate History Lesson Help School Sucks, Tragedy and Hope and John Taylor Gatto: ...

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149d (Porcfest Micro-Series): Stefan Molyneux Guest-Hosts School Sucks Radio

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadStefan Molyneux joins Osborne, me, and a large studio audience for the first hour of the 6-19-12 School Sucks Radio Show. I apologize for the less-than-optimal audio quality. Topics: -Weather-related nudity -The Freedomain Radio documentary film -The mainstream media -Exercises for avoiding confirmation bias -Striking the root Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related PostsFreedomain Radio Interview: Brett Veinotte75Tags: radio, freedomain, stefan, molyneux, sucks, school

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149c (Porcfest Micro-Series): Flaming Freedom and FreeTalk Live Interviews

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBrett on Flaming Freedom (6-19-12) and Free Talk Live (6-21-12) On Flaming Freedom, we discuss whether or not the liberty movement should be more social conservative-friendly. On Free Talk Live, Brad Jardis expresses his objections to the name "School Sucks." Flaming Freedom http://flamingfreedom.com/ Free Talk Live http://www.freetalklive.com/

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149b (Porcfest Micro-Series): Brett Veinotte and Jake Desyllas – Surviving and Overcoming School

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopics: At Porcfest, I talk for about 20 minutes on surviving government schooling experience, addressing the frequent question from parents: what should I do if I have to send my kid to public school? Jake Desyllas from The Voluntary Life Podcast then joins me to discuss overcoming our schooling, entrepreneurship and financial freedom. Look CLoser: The Voluntary Life http://www.thevoluntarylife.com/ Related PostsPorcfest Chronicles - Overcoming Public Education77Porcfest Co-Head Organizer and all around great guy Jason Osborne introduces Brett Veinotte for this talk at the 2012 Porcupine Freedom Festival. Jake Desyllas joins Brett halfway through for a discussion about entrepreneurship and how it ought to start as early as possible in a persons life.Tags: porcfest, brett, ...

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149a (Porcfest Micro-Series): Review and Recovery – Live

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCo-Hosts: Mandrik and Osborne This is an edited version of the 6-28-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Sick and/or exhausted, the three of us fight our way through a raving review of the 2012 Porcupine Freedom Festival. Related Posts140a: School Sucks Radio #1 - Orientation78Our first crack at producing a live radio and streaming video show. Co-Hosts: Osborne, Mandrik This is all but three segments of the 5-10-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: Motivation Problem or Hidden Disability? http://www.uniquelygifted.org/motivation.htm Help School…Tags: sucks, radio, school, live, est, pm, thursdays, liberty, co-hosts, ...

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148: School Sucks Radio #6 – Khan Academy and Self-Directed Education

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCo-Hosts: Osborne, Cory Topics: We discuss the value of Khan Academy, and how it would fit into the larger picture of free, self-directed education in the future. This is the full 6-14-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look CLoser: Khan Academy http://www.khanacademy.org/ Could You Modify It ‘To Stop Students From Becoming This Advanced?’ http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/could-you-modify-it-to-stop-students-from-becoming-this-advanced/

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147: School Sucks Radio #5 – Has College Become A Scam?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: Hopefully this guy was a theatre major. Co-Hosts: Osborne, Cory Topics: -Understanding college debt -Osborne runs a debt collection company -Our college experiences -Who will end up holding the bag for defaults? -College indoctrination and sycophantic students This is the full 6-7-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look CLoser: Student Loan Debt Hell: 21 Statistics That Will Make You Think Twice About Going To College http://www.lewrockwell.com/rep2/student-loan-debt-hell.html The Higher-Education Bubble Has Popped http://lewrockwell.com/french/french140.html The Subsidized Student Loan Scam The Subsidized Student Loan Scam

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146b: School Sucks Radio #4 – A Voluntary World: Origins and Obstacles

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: A judge and his ethics. Co-Hosts: Osborne, Mandrik Topics: -Voluntarism -Politics Versus Patience -Logic Versus Schooling -Meditation -Poverty -Dropping Out -Honor Student Jailed For Doing Real Work -A 25-minute monologue on the Diane Tran incident (not live) This is hour two of the 5-31-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look CLoser: Diane Tran's Judge Offers a Defense, Sorta http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2012/06/diane_trans_judge_offers_a_def.php Diane Tran Scandal & The Matter Of Dishonorable Judge Lanny Moriarty Before The Texas Ethics Commission http://durangotexas.blogspot.com/2012/05/matter-of-dishonorable-judge-lanny.html

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146a: School Sucks Radio #4 – The Challenges of A Thoughtful Tutor

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCo-Hosts: Osborne, Mandrik The first hour of the show is predominantly a discussion initiated by a caller named John. He is a tutor seeking some advice on how to introduce some constructive criticism of the government school system to a struggling student and his father. Mandrik also discusses how "alternatives" to the mainstream schooling path have a certain stigma attached to them. This is hour one of the 5-31-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look CLoser: Army Recruiter threatens student with Jail

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145: School Sucks Radio #3 – There’s A Whole Real World Out There

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCo-Hosts: Osborne, Mandrik The theme for this show is recognizing and accessing the whole world that awaits beyond the obedience, conformity and illogic of government school and the college scam. It begins with a North Carolina student who took a video of his teacher telling him he could be arrested for talking badly about Obama. It's a hit on You Tube. This is an edited down version of the 5-24-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST.

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144: Humanizing Hegel (Brett On the Corbett Report With Richard Grove and Tony Myers)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadFriday, May 25th, 2012: Richard Grove, Tony Myers, and I guest-hosted on the Corbett Report, a live call-in show on the RBN Network. We spent the hour looking at the life and work of the influential (and frequently misunderstood) German Idealist, Georg Hegel. Bumper Music: "Manges" Darmstadt Look Closer: Show Notes Courtesy of TragedyandHope.com Friday Night Live! (Week 2) T&H Hosts Corbett Report Radio / Tonight’s Topic: Hegel http://TragedyandHope.com http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ History...So It Doesn't Repeat (New Series!) History… So It Doesn’t Repeat Peace Revolution Podcast http://peacerevolution.podomatic.com/ Trivium Trivium Help School Sucks, Tragedy and Hope and John Taylor Gatto: Enter the coupon code: "SCHOOLSUCKS"

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143: Logic Saves Lives Part 1 – Foundation, Attitudes and Values

Podcast: Play in new window | Downloadb>"Logic is man’s method of reaching conclusions objectively by deriving them without contradiction from the facts of reality—ultimately, from the evidence provided by man’s senses. If men reject logic, then the tie between their mental processes and reality is severed; all cognitive standards are repudiated, and anything goes; any contradiction, on any subject, may be endorsed (and simultaneously rejected) by anyone, as and when he feels like it." -Any Rand “Nazism and Subjectivism,” The Objectivist, Feb. 1971 Topic: Wes Bertrand joins me to discuss the foundational concepts in the science of logic. We use the work of Leonard Peikoff (Objectivism: The Philosphy of Ayn Rand and An Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology) as our guide. ...

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142b: School Sucks Radio #2 – Two Stories From Inside the System (Teacher and Student)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCo-Hosts: Osborne, Mandrik A teacher from New York calls in to explain the rationale behind his school's recent iPhone ban. We also discuss surviving government school with a high school junior from Canada. This is hour one of the 5-17-12 show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST.

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141: Ron Paul – The Final Fantasy Follow-Up (An Alternative Point of View)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadTopic: In October of 2011, Stephanie Murphy, George Mandrik and I discussed our experiences with the 2008 Ron Paul Presidential Campaign. I was recently contacted by Shaun Bowen, a Ron Paul 2012 campaign worker, who heard the episode and wanted to offer an alternative point of view. Bumper Music: "In Motion" Trent Reznor Look Closer; 106: A Young Person's Guide To Politics (Appendix A) - Ron Paul, The Final Fantasy "Democracy--the god that failed: the economics and politics of monarchy" By Hans-Hermann Hoppe http://books.google.com Freedomain Radio-True News 5: The Truth About Voting Democracy Is Not Freedom by Rep. Ron Paul, MD http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul233.html FDR1980 Walter Block vs Stefan Molyneux vs Ron Paul! http://www.freedomainradio.com/DesktopModules/UltraNewsArticle/Read.aspx?Portalid=1&ArticleId=2470 Could the ...

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140b: School Sucks Radio #1 – After-Show Calls and Discussion

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadUStream-only bonus show after the 5/10/12 live show. Co-Hosts: Osborne, Mandrik School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. -Mickey's communication/connecting efforts -Non-Violent Communication -Zingers! -Baby Boomers -Experiences with medication -School Walk-Outs -Wikipedia and Information Literacy

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