Podcasts

082: John Holt – Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 2 of 2)

(Part 2 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about John Holt's book, Instead of Education. Other participants included Stefan Molyneux, Jake Desyllas, Luke David, Michael Demarco, Thomas Bell, Debbie Harbeson, Ivan Ivanov and Cheryl Hulseapple. Special thanks to Greg for setting up the conference on Skype. Bumper Music: "Crime of the Century" Supertramp "Take the Long Way Home" Supertramp Look Closer: Freedom Book Club on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freedom-Book-Club/189728764133?sk=wall Instead of education: ways to help people do things better By John Holt http://books.google.com/books Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related Posts081: John Holt - Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 1 of 2)85(Part 1 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about ...

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081: John Holt – Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 1 of 2)

(Part 1 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about John Holt's book, Instead of Education. Other participants included Stefan Molyneux, Jake Desyllas, Luke David, Michael Demarco, Thomas Bell, Debbie Harbeson, Ivan Ivanov and Cheryl Hulseapple. Special thanks to Greg for setting up and managing the conference on Skype. Bumper Music: "Logical Song" Supertramp "School" Supertramp Look Closer: Freedom Book Club on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freedom-Book-Club/189728764133?sk=wall Instead of education: ways to help people do things better By John Holt http://books.google.com/books Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related Posts082: John Holt - Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 2 of 2)85(Part 2 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about John Holt's book, Instead ...

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080: Persuasion, Prussia, and the Purpose of Education (SAT Writing Class Rant)

PICTURE: Friedrich Nietzsche had eyebrows, mustaches, and ideas that all eventually grew out of control. In my SAT class last Saturday (2-19-11), a student pulled out an interesting essay question: "Is the purpose of education to change the world?" At this point, I was compelled to tell a story. Bumper Music: "Room At the Top" Adam Ant Look Closer: Nietzsche's Superman https://www.msu.edu/user/bradle45/nietzsche.htm The Übermensch and the Nazis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cbermensch AGAINST SCHOOL: How public education cripples our kids, and why, By John Taylor Gatto http://www.spinninglobe.net/againstschool.htm Society and the Individual in Nietzsche's The Will to Power http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/travis_denneson/power.html

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079: Youth Bashing – A Generation Ago and Beyond

Back when I was a teenager, in the mid-1990s, a myriad of politicians, reporters, experts and officials all shared a serious concern over a growing problem: me “Today’s media portrayals of teens employ the same stereotypes once openly applied to unpopular racial and ethnic groups: violent, reckless, hypersexed, welfare-draining, obnoxious, ignorant. And like traditional stereotypes, the modern media teenager is a distorted image, derived from the dire fictions promoted by official agencies and interest groups.” -Mike Males, Bashing Youth (1994) Bumper Music: "Tea For the Tillerman" Cat Stevens "Burning Bridges" The Mike Curb Congregation Look Closer: Bashing Youth: Media Myths About Teenagers, By Mike Males http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1224 The Case Against Adolescence: Rediscovering the Adult in Every Teen (Robert Epstein) http://www.amazon.com/Case-Against-Adolescence-Rediscovering-Adult/dp/188495670X AGAINST ...

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078: Nonviolent Communication Round-Table (w/ Wes Bertrand and Stefan Molyneux)

Wes, Stef and I discuss the theories of Marshall Rosenberg. Look Closer: Center for Nonviolent Communication http://www.cnvc.org/ Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Complete Liberty Home FDR 1836 Nonviolent Communication - An Introduction http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/FreedomainRadioVolume5/~3/Jir1irb5GAM/FDR_1836_NVC_Intro.mp3/

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077: Children of the State (Part 3) – Trapped

Why do most people turn a blind eye to the violence of the state? (Part 3) Discussed Today: -The Supplemental Security Income program -How the poor are victimized in the name of helping the poor -Medicaid -Other dependency traps Bumper Music: "I Who Have Nothing" Ben E. King "The Way I Are" Timbaland Look Closer: Psychotropic Medication Use Among Medicaid-Enrolled Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/121/3/e441 Massive Medicaid Fraud Exposed in Psychiatric Drugging of Kids in US http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/blog/massive-medicaid-fraud-exposed-in-psychiatric-drugging-of-kids-in-us-0112.html THE OTHER WELFARE: A legacy of unintended side effects (The Boston Globe) http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/12/12/with_ssi_program_a_legacy_of_unintended_side_effects/ The Road to Serfdom, by Friedrich A. Hayek/a> http://mises.org/books/TRTS/

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076 (Supplemental): Brett On Peace Revolution Podcast – Origins of Money Round-Table

This is an excerpt from my recent appearance on Peace Revolution Podcast. In this episode, we discuss economic theory and the history of money. How does this relate to education? In this clip, we'll also touch on the "deliberate dumbing down" of the population, along with the importance of a systematic form of critical thinking, understanding rhetoric and the use of logical fallacies. Bumper Music: "Bling Bling" Birdman, Turk, Mannie Fresh, Juvenile, B.G. and Lil Wayne (aka The Cash Money Millionaires) Look Closer: Peace Revolution Podcast http://peacerevolution.podomatic.com/ Peace Revolution #12: Origins of Money - A Virtual Round-table Tragedyandhope.com http://tragedyandhope.com/

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075: Gender Roles and Pigeon Holes

(Kids Are Not Defective Part 10) Today, a further exploration of acquiescence and aggression, from a different angle. Stephanie Murphy, Wes Bertrand and I discuss the perpetuation of gender roles and stereotypes throughout childhood, referencing the work of Cordelia Fine. We also question the disparity between the numbers of men and women in the liberty movement and the Free State Project. Bumper Music: "Baby It's Cold Outside" Dean Martin and Martina McBride Look Closer: Gender gap a scientific myth, says psychology expert http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/sep/10/gender-gap-myth-cordelia-fine Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference by Cordelia Fine http://www.amazon.com/Delusions-Gender-Society-Neurosexism-Difference/dp/0393068382 Wes Bertrand's Site: Complete Liberty Home Stephanie Murphy's Site: Porc Therapy http://porctherapy.com/ Past articles by Stephanie R. Murphy on LewRockwell.com http://www.lewrockwell.com/murphy-s/murphy-s-arch.html Delusions ...

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074: Police State Pupils – Acquiescence and Aggression

The news over the last month has been interesting... The invasive TSA. The emerging snitch society. The calls for the execution of Julian Assange. Surprised? Outraged? Juxtapose today's current events with your childhood experiences. Were you expecting some other social or political reality? Today's show is a renewed call to strike at the root of the acquiescence and aggression making it all possible. Bumper Music: "Paper Planes" M.I.A. Look Closer: History of the Income Tax in the United States http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0005921.html Moms angry over swats: 2 students at City View get spanked http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/2010/dec/11/moms-angry-over-swats/ The School Crotch Inspector http://reason.com/archives/2008/04/02/the-school-crotch-inspector#commentcontainer Pay Your Income Tax: 1943 Disney Propoganda Michigan high school students terrorized in police-state security drill http://www.naturalnews.com/020931.html Students Say Schools’ Use of Mace ...

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073: Bush and Obama Join Forces For Liberty Podcasts!!! (Obviously Not Real)

School Sucks has been nominated for Podcast Awards in the Education and Best Produced categories. Voting begins December 1st and runs through the 15th. You can vote once a day! Please consider voting for... Best Produced: School Sucks People's Choice: Freedomain Radio Politics: Wheels Off Liberty or Free Talk Live Cultural/Arts: Pirates of Savannah Education: School Sucks or Freedomain Radio Health: Healthy Mind, Fit Body Comedy: Joe Rogan Please Vote! Podcast Awards: 2010 Nominations are Now Open! http://podcastawards.com/ Please Join! PodCastAwards.com voting bomb! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=180348121975545&index=1

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072: Children of the State (Part 2) – The Treatment Trough

A look at my own professional past, and at what happens on the other side of the gun.(Part 2) Discussed Today: -I gave kids drugs -I was a 'good' employee -I worked at a 'good' residential treatment center -Medicaid -The lure of bad money -Good Intentions, in service of evil -The Milgrim Experiment -Voices of the institutionalized children Bumper Music: "Disappear" INXS Look Closer: GAO report: Millions in fraud, drug abuse clogs Medicaid http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-09-29-Medicaid-drug-abuse-fraud-Michael-Jackson_N.htm Massive Medicaid Fraud Exposed in Psychiatric Drugging of Kids in US http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/blog/massive-medicaid-fraud-exposed-in-psychiatric-drugging-of-kids-in-us-0112.html The Milgram Experiment, by Jeff Riggenbach http://mises.org/daily/467 Psychiatry Drugs Foster Care Children - Montage Daniel Lakemacher's site: warisimmoral.com

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071 (Supplemental): Wes, Daniel and I Discuss Domination Systems and Non-Violent Communication

(Complete Liberty Podcast Episode 127 Repost) The tribe I have had some contact with is Orang Asilie tribe in Malaysia. I'll never forget what my translator was saying before we got started. He was going over how he was going to translate. He pointed out his language has no verb to be, like [you are] good, bad, wrong, right. You can't classified people if you take away the verb to be. How are you going to insult people? You take away ninety percent of my vocabulary! So I say what are you going to say if I say "You're selfish"? "Its going to be hard, I'd translate it like this: Marshall says he sees you are taking care of your ...

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070: What You’ve Been Missing!

Today's guests are Richard Grove, Jan Irvin, and Paul Verge: three friends, independent media creators, collaborators, and School Sucks listeners who have teamed up to produce a new You Tube series called What You've Been Missing. From Tragedyandhope.com: What You've Been Missing was created to fill the massive gap created by corporate media, between itself and reality. A virtual variety show with a point, WYBM helps you learn how to outgrow the status quo; through a systematic process of critical thinking supplemented with comedy. In addition to discussing this superb new project, we also explore the lost art of real learning and critical thinking, self-esteem, the deceptive power of language, and the people who lurk in the shadows of state ...

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069: A History Teacher Walks Away…(Addendum)

Addendum: This part was cut out of the conversation but I thought it was worth hearing. Topic: Today I discuss collective and authoritarian schooling with a veteran teacher who walked away from the public school setting just four weeks into his new job. Rich Nastro explains why he did this, and what he saw while he was there. Please Vote! Nominations close on November, 21st. Podcast Awards: 2010 Nominations are Now Open! http://podcastawards.com/

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068: A History Teacher Walks Away From Government School (2 of 2)

...quickly PART 2: Is Anyone Learning About Economics In School? Anyone? Topic: Today I discuss collective and authoritarian schooling with a veteran teacher who walked away from the public school setting just four weeks into his new job. Rich Nastro explains why he did this, and what he saw while he was there. We'll Discuss... -The lies of government school history (every crisis is presented as a problem of too much freedom) -Voting -Family to schooling to Citizenship -The success of Government school (in service to evil) -Propaganda: Mixing the good with the evil -If force comes first, it doesn't matter what happens next -Erica Goldson -The National Debt: it's for the children...to pay -Central planning of the economy, the ...

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067: A History Teacher Walks Away From Government School (1 of 2)

...quickly PART 1: Preparation For Citizenship Topic: Today I discuss collective and authoritarian schooling with a veteran teacher who walked away from the public school setting just four weeks into his new job. Rich Nastro explains why he did this, and what he saw while he was there. We'll Discuss... -Literacy and Information Literacy -Public Education and the Welfare State, Failure Reframed As Success -Portrayal of the Public Education System In Film -Introducing Philosophy to the History Cirriculum -Squeeky Wheels Get the Grease -Working with Students From Broken Homes -Day-to-Day living/short-term thinking of abused kids -Preparation for the Economic Realities of the 21st Century -Grades and Diplomas as "Job Tickets," but where are the jobs? Bumper Music: "Pets" Porno For ...

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066: School Sucks/Wheels Off Liberty Simul-(pod)-cast, AKA The Wheels Off Liberty Sucks Podcast

WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE/OFFENSIVE CONTENT Topics:: -Voting -Transvestites -Voting For Transvestites -Government Marriage -California Prop 19 -Public Education Don't Listen To: Wheels Off Liberty Podcast http://wheelsoffliberty.com/wordpress/ Related Posts[BONUS] Wheels Off Liberty Reunion - UNEDITED83(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-FOUR - NOV 17 - Ardmore, OK) WARNING: This sucks worse than the actual show does. With 35 additional minutes of behind the scenes, out-takes and other material deemed not good enough for the final cut (believe it or not). Or click HERE to download. View all…Tags: sucks, liberty, wheels, school, warning, maddux, mike, crane, jamie[PODCAST] #535: The Wheels Off Liberty Reunion76(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-FOUR - NOV 17 - Ardmore, OK) Mike and Brett fill Jamie in on what he missed after he slipped into ...

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065: Bureaucrats Are People Too!

In today's installment, I interview Steve Ressler, founder of the government employee social networking site govloop.com, and organizer of the Government Doesn't Suck Rally (October 30th, Washington D.C.). I happen to have a show that suggests the government does suck, so I thought we could bounce some ideas off each other. I skipped past a number of arguments and questions to deal specifically with the non-aggression principle. While I thought this would be little more than an amusing discussion, it actually evolved into a larger examination of empathy, forgiveness, and differentiation within the bureaucratic structure. Look Closer: Bob Murphy's Mises Archive http://mises.org/articles.aspx?AuthorId=380 Government workers: 'We need love too.' http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Election-2010/Vox-News/2010/1030/Government-workers-We-need-love-too. Steve Ressler: Government Doesn't Suck http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-ressler/government-doesnt-suck_b_773021.html

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064 (Supplemental): School Sucks In Keene / FKF Panel Discussion

Today's show begins with a compilation of audio clips and polite exchanges from the last six months, looking at the response to School Sucks outreach in the city of Keene, NH. Also included is the audio from panel discussion organized by Michael Garcia at Free Keene Fest (October 17th, 2010). The topics included communication and outreach strategies. I was asked to participate, joining Rich Paul, Antigone Darling and Luthor Freeman/Kingsley on the panel. Look Closer: Rich Paul’s letter from Jail: Libertarianism (FreeKeene.com) http://freekeene.com/2010/08/07/richpaulletterfromjail080710/ Sam Dodson: Government Learned Me Good http://freekeene.com/2010/06/16/government-learned-me-good/ Sam Dodson: Response to “Protestors Don’t Belong Near School” http://freekeene.com/2010/06/29/response-to-%e2%80%9cprotestors-don%e2%80%99t-belong-near-school%e2%80%9d/ Free Keene from the Free Keene Stigma Keene School Outreach: "Government Schools Suck, Education is Good" (You Tube) Free Grafton ...

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063 (Supplemental): Free Talk Live Saturday Show – Internet Only Extended Segment

On Saturday, October 16th, I was one of the fill-in hosts on my all-time favorite radio show, Free Talk Live. I was on the the air with Stephanie Murphy of Porc Therapy and Gardner Goldsmith of Liberty Conspiracy Podcast. We had such a terrific time that we decided to do an internet-only extended addition of the show. If you listened on the radio, you missed the last hour and a half of our conversation. This is the internet-only portion of the show. And a big thanks to Stephanie for recruiting me! Look Closer: Free Talk Live http://www.freetalklive.com/ Liberty Conspiracy Website http://libertyconspiracy.com/ Porc Therapy http://porctherapy.com/ Wheels Off Liberty http://wheelsoffliberty.com/wordpress/

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062: Children of the State (Part 1) – Incentives

No one could answer all of the questions about how child protection would work in a voluntary society. However, due to my past professional experience, I can answer a lot of questions about how it works today. Topic: A recent CPS story in Concord, NH got me thinking about my own professional history, on the "other side of the gun." I spent four years of my career working with kids who were in state custody. (Part 1) Discussed Today: -The John Irish/Oathkeepers Story -Child Protection In A Voluntary Society Questions -My Path to Working With Young People -Residential Treatment -Welfare Incentives -The Horrors of CPS Politics -Foster Care Bumper Music: "Thru and Thru" The Rolling Stones Look Closer: For A ...

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061: Escape From Imaginationland (3 of 3) – The Most Successful Criminal Gang In History

Critical Thinking Question: What is the real purpose of government? Topic: This (third part of three) is the continuation of a two-part discussion I recently had with Wes Bertrand. On September 18th, I tried to weave a series of loosely related thoughts together into one topic, while driving. I wasn't thrilled with the result. I eventually contacted Wes to help me try to make sense of it all. This is an examination of how fantasy is used to manage personal and/or political anxiety, the relationship between the personal and the political, and how outrage and attack are employed to deal with the disruption of fantasy. Discussed Today: -Trust in government coming back? -Faith and Force -Violence as virtue -The historical ...

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060: Escape From Imaginationland (2 of 3) – The Emotional Incentives of Fantasy

A stand-alone episode of School Sucks Podcast...in three parts. Critical Thinking Insinuation: When we consider the amount of faith and power that most people invest in government...maybe this group of people who call themselves "president" is not the real source of the disappointment and dissatisfaction of most people. Topic: This (second part of three) is the beginning of a two-part discussion I recently had with Wes Bertrand. On September 18th, I tried to weave a series of loosely related thoughts together into one topic, while driving. I wasn't thrilled with the result. I eventually contacted Wes to help me try to make sense of it all. This is an examination of how fantasy is used to manage personal and/or political ...

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059: Escape From Imaginationland (1 of 3) – The Set-Up

A stand-alone episode of School Sucks Podcast...in three parts. Critical Thinking Question: What are some strategies you could use to tell the difference between having a debate with someone, and watching them have an anxiety attack? Topic: This (first part of three) is a set-up for a two-part discussion I recently had with Wes Bertrand. On September 18th, I tried to weave a series of loosely related thoughts together into one topic, while driving. I wasn't thrilled with the result. I eventually contacted Wes to help me try to make sense of it all. This is an examination of how fantasy is used to manage personal and/or political anxiety, the relationship between the personal and the political, and how outrage ...

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058 (Supplemental): Brett On Gnostic Media With Jan Irvin

This is an interview I did for Jan Irvin's Gnostic Media Podcast on May 9th 2010. Brand new shows are coming soon!! Trivium Education Website: where Knowledge, Understanding and Wisdom Begin Trivium Education Home Gnostic Media Website http://www.gnosticmedia.com/ Tragedy and Hope Communications http://tragedyandhope.com/

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