Podcasts

[BONUS] The Dawn of Freedom (Part 2) – Beefs In Need of Squash-ing

Fascism - Snack inventory - The Ian Freeman controversy - Nick's first Porcfest - Lou Feen from the Freedom Feens joins in - Dangerous history - Idocracy and optimism or pessimism about the future - did technology split the species into two divergent paths? - re-formulating presidential campaigns into game shows - heads of state and beastiality - Nick is Brett's perfect avatar - adults are envious of Nick - Infected Words - $1 checks

Read More »

[BONUS] The Dawn of Freedom (Part 1) – Introductions, Porcfest the 13th!

Davi Barker, Brett, Nick Hazelton and Darrell Becker adjust themselves to the marathon show format. Davi and Nick fill Brett and Darrell in on what has happened at Porcfest so far. Davi is very concerned about paranormal activity on the campground. We discuss the apparitions and cryptids we might encounter. Then we discuss psychedelics. And finally - lessons learned from hitting a deer.

Read More »

[PODCAST] #437: Think Like An Entrepreneur, Not Like A Crusader (With John Vespasian)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadCrusaders are motivated by the desire to win over their opponents. Entrepreneurs want to find buyers for their products, even if the rest of the world laughs at them. - John Vespasian, The 10 Principles of Rational Living John Vespasian is the author of seven books about rational living, self-reliance, self-mastery and entrepreneurship. His works include "When Everything Fails, Try This" (2009), "Rationality Is the Way to Happiness" (2009), ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #436: Memory Conditioning – Conclusion – Retention and Retrieval

Podcast: Play in new window | Download#MemoryCondition In this concluding episode I discuss ways to minimize interference for better memory retention, along with the importance of fostering a healthy memory consolidation process. Retrieval strategies build on the previous discussions about visual memory, mindful encoding and retention. Look Closer: Theories of Forgetting MEMORY CONSOLIDATION Sleep, dreams, and memory consolidation: The role of the stress hormone cortisol Memory and Sleep - The Basics Sleep-Dependent Learning and Memory ...

Read More »

Memory Conditioning – More On Encoding and Visualization Techniques

A supplement to episode #435. Some "Alternate Record" encoding methods from Douglas Herrmann's Super Memory, dealing with elaboration (i.e. acrostics), reduction (i.e. abbreviations), transformations (i.e. synonyms) and technical schemes (i.e. loci). Also, a brief discussion of techniques for improving visualization. Pages 122-123 (discussed) https://litemind.com/improve-memory-speaking-minds-language/ https://litemind.com/how-to-develop-visualization-skill/ http://www.memory-improvement-tips.com/memory-association.html

Read More »

[PODCAST] #435: Memory Conditioning – Mindful Intake

Podcast: Play in new window | Download#MemoryCondition A discussion of learning styles, learning dimensions and encoding strategies. Is the key to a better memory the ability to think visually? Thousands of years of memory training practices, from the Ancient Greeks to 21st century memory competitors, seem to suggest so. In this episode I aim to extract the principles of time-tested methods like loci and the memory palace, to create some more flexible, tech-friendly and efficient ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #434: Memory Conditioning – How the Memory System Works…Or How It Doesn’t

Podcast: Play in new window | Download#MemoryCondition A brief (and optional in this series) neurology-based discussion of the process of making memories. This includes the development of the understanding of the memory system, retrograde and anterograde amnesia, and trauma's strange effect on memory. The Memory Process In A Nutshell 1. external events occur 2. Stimuli encounters the 5 senses (iconic, echoic) 3. Senses transport data to the working memory - holding area 4. central processor ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #433b: Memory Conditioning – Brain Functions (Basal Ganglia, Cerebellum, Hippocampus)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download#MemoryCondition In gaining an understanding of the memory system, it is important to recognize that memory functions are happening throughout several distant but interconnected regions of the brain. In this two part episode, we'll tour the parts of the brain at work in the memory process, starting from the front and working backwards. As each function is described, you can decide where you feel there might be room for ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #433a: Memory Conditioning – Brain Functions (Pre-Frontal Cortex, Frontal Lobe, Amygdala)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download#MemoryCondition In gaining an understanding of the memory system, it is important to recognize that memory functions are happening throughout several distant but interconnected regions of the brain. In this two part episode, we'll tour the parts of the brain at work in the memory process, starting from the front and working backwards. As each function is described, you can decide where you feel there might be room for ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #432: Memory Conditioning – Introduction – Information Overload

Podcast: Play in new window | Download#MemoryCondition In this introduction to our exploration of memory improvement strategies, I discuss the problem of information overload (or "Data Smog"), the motivations for pursuing this topic, the importance of doing a memory self-assessment, an outline for this series and the power of attention. con·di·tion kənˈdiSH(ə)n/ verb, gerund or present participle: conditioning bring (something) into the desired state for use. Our conditioning will be broken into three phases: Registration ...

Read More »

[SUPPLEMENTAL] #431: Brett On the Isaac Morehouse Podcast + Important Announcements

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIsaac Morehouse is an entrepreneur, thinker, and communicator dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom, and an advocate of self-directed learning and living. He is the founder and CEO of Praxis, an intensive one-year program combining real-world business experience with personal coaching, professional development projects, and interdisciplinary education for those who want more than college. We discuss socialism, the entrepreneurial spirit, college, tutoring, conspiracy theories, the origins of schooling ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #430: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition Part 3) – From the Metropolis Future To the Star Wars Past

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBack by popular demand! Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn return to School Sucks for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. This time our focus is on Hollywood, pop culture, film and the broader entertainment industry. DISCUSSION: -Maybe the environment is a little sick? -Disney's X-Rated Easter eggs? -Roland Emmerich - writer (The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, Stargate, Independence Day, 10,000 B.C., 2012) -Terry Rossio and ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #429: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition, Intermission) – A Sprint Through the World of Symbols

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBrian Sovryn takes the lead in this discussion; his explanations of esoteric symbols are juxtaposed with the interpretations of several popular You Tube Hollywood/Illuminati amateur semioticians. DISCUSSION: - For whom are these symbols intended? - Do we have an innate respond to certain symbols? - Occult Symbols (All-Seeing Eye, phoenix rising, the pentagram, baphomet, fire, owls) - Masonic Symbols (the two pillars, square and compass, checkerboard floors, the number ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #428: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition Part 2) – Satan, Sex Magick, Scientology and Symbols

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis show might mess with you a little. Back by popular demand! Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn return to the School Sucks studio for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. This time our focus is on Hollywood, pop culture, film and the broader entertainment industry. OPENING COMPILATION: What was responsible for the dramatic changes Hollywood experienced in the late 1960s and early 1970s? Was it ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #427: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition Part 1) – An Introduction to Hollywood, the Land of Suspicion

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBack by popular demand! Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn return to the School Sucks studio for an extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. This time our focus is on Hollywood, pop culture, film and the broader entertainment industry. In this first installment, we set the stage. - The five types of conspiracy theories - How Jewish immigrants invented the American Dream - Modern suspicions seem to grow ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #426b: The Creative Pursuit – Audience Q&A

Podcast: Play in new window | Download#SSPCreate In a continuation of the previous show, Nick Hazelton interviews Brett about this month's creativity theme, and asks some thought-provoking questions about The School Sucks Project. Nick is a self-educating seventeen-year-old and he runs the Anarcho-Yakitalist Podcast. Please check out this video: 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 ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #426a: The Creative Pursuit – Review

Podcast: Play in new window | Download#SSPCreate Nick Hazelton interviews Brett about this month's creativity theme, and asks some thought-provoking questions about The School Sucks Project. Nick is a self-educating seventeen-year-old and he runs the Anarcho-Yakitalist Podcast. Please check out this video: 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 ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #425: The Creative Pursuit – Inside Joy Camp, With Benny Wills

Podcast: Play in new window | Download#SSPCreate Benny Wills is the co-creator of Joy Camp - a truly brilliant satirical and sketch comedy You Tube ensemble. He joins our "Creative Pursuit" conversation to discuss his background, the value of college, the future of Joy Camp, his influences and inspirations, the power of humor in delivering information, the collaborative process and video production. WEB: thejoycamp.com/ YOU TUBE: thejoycamp TWITTER: twitter.com/TheJoyCamp Video Highlights Full Video Part One ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #424: The Creative Pursuit – Appropriate Engagement, With David Allen

Podcast: Play in new window | Download#SSPCreate Finally...David Allen - the author of Getting Things Done Discussed: - the new version of the book has some new language for GTD's 5 steps - criticism - GTD is not ideal for creatives? - flexibility of GTD - "freedom to make a creative mess" - how GTD encourages focus, creating space in life and in mind - "appropriate engagement" - turning up creative awareness, when you're not ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #423: The Creative Pursuit – Directing Creative Energy, With Jonathan Milligan

Podcast: Play in new window | Download#SSPCreate Jonathan Milligan is a former teacher turned online entrepreneur. He joins me to discuss how to best direct creative energies from both big-picture and daily routine perspectives. - money buys time - throughout most of history, many new ideas had nowhere to go - the importance of having an "opportunity filter" - lifestyle, impact, financial Freedom, effort - "The One Thing" - do creative work first - work ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #422: The Creative Pursuit – I Terrify Myself, With Jeffrey Tucker

Podcast: Play in new window | Download#SSPCreate Jeffrey Tucker joins me to discuss writing, public speaking, technology, motivation and the following Jeffrey Tucker quotes: “I promise you that right now you are radically underestimating your capacities. Test yourself. Throw yourself out into some impossible, insane thing, and see if you can fly.” “Creativity is a learned thing. It can be triggered.” “Ideas are weird. They float by like little bubbles and if you don’t grab ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #421: The Creative Pursuit – Applied Rule Transgression, With Davi Barker

Podcast: Play in new window | Download#SSPCreate Back by popular demand, Davi Barker! I originally wanted to include Davi, a graphic designer by trade, in this conversation because he often has to be creative with a deadline. That's something I'm not very good at. Also discussed: -zombies and the failure of democracy -Davi discusses his trilogy, Survivor Max -hyper-stimulation -creativity on command -juxtaposition and "enhanced collage" -going freelance -imperfection behind the scenes -what do you ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #420: The Creative Pursuit – Self-Censorship and Self-Critique, With Julia Tourianski

Podcast: Play in new window | Download#SSPCreate Julia and I discuss the challenges of trying to create useful and insightful commentaries in an increasingly cacophonous and Orwellian online environment. Bumper Music: Amy Winehouse - "You're Wondering Now" Miguel - "What's Normal Anyway" Look Closer: Brave the World 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 ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #419: The Creative Pursuit – Inspiration, With Julia Tourianski

Podcast: Play in new window | Download#SSPCreate Julia Tourianski is back to address the following questions: -Have you always wanted to do what you are doing? If not, what made you decide to start? -What is your favorite creation? -What/who inspires you? -How have the life events you have experienced influenced your creative style and ability? -Do you believe that each person has the capacity to be creative? Bumper Music: Amy Winehouse - "You're Wondering ...

Read More »

[PODCAST] #418: The Creative Pursuit – Seven Practices To Promote Divergent Thinking

Podcast: Play in new window | Download#SSPCreate As a follow-up to the last show, I discuss some strategies I have been using more regularly in the last few months to encourage different thinking. Covered: - Osborn's Model Reviewed: 1. Orientation: pointing up the problem (STEP 1, PART 1) 2. Preparation: gathering pertinent data (STEP 1, PART 2) 3. Analysis: breaking down the relevant material (STEP 2, PART 1) 4. Ideation: piling up alternatives by way ...

Read More »