Supplemental Shows

Podcast #294 (Supplemental): Strike the Leaves – The Problem With Anti-Bullying Laws

In mid-June I appeared on Truth Over Comfort Podcast to discuss new proposals for anti-bullying laws with Carlos Morales. The discussion continues to the root causes of school bullying and why those root causes are avoided by those who claim they are trying to solve the problem. Look Closer: Truth Over Comfort Podcast - http://www.truthovercomfort.net/ Are new school anti-bullying laws fair, or unreasonable? - http://www.annenbergclassroom.org/speakouts.aspx?name=are-new-school-anti-bullying-laws-fair&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1/ Antibullying bill raises troubling questions - http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/247368911.html

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Podcast #292 (Supplemental): Brett On Peace News Now With Derrick J.

Recorded Sunday, June 8, 2014 From PNN: In studio guest: Brett Veinotte – School Sucks Podcast Brett Veinotte is a successful podcaster with a Herculean task: Ending Public Education. Why would a person want such a thing? Tune in to find out more about how you can save your children from a lifetime of violence and confusion by taking them out of public school today. Visit Peace News Now Related PostsVideo: Brett On Peace News Now (With Derrick J.)99PNN Live #91 | Sunday, June 8, 2014 In studio guest: Brett Veinotte – School Sucks Podcast Brett Veinotte is a successful podcaster with a Herculean task: Ending Public Education. Why would a person want such a thing? Tune in to find ...

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Podcast #287 (Supplemental): Brett On Anarchast With Jeff Berwick

Published on May 19, 2014 Jeff Interviews Brett Veinotte of School Sucks Podcast, topics include: how the state came into being, a world without government, free market wisdom, Wikipedia as example, education, common core as centralized state control of education, zero tolerance in schools, unschooling, home education. School Sucks Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SchoolSucksPodcast Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/ Who Controls Our Children?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNFOGiHEw8Q Jeff Berwick's Sites http://anarchast.com/ http://dollarvigilante.com/ Related PostsVideo: Brett On Anarchast With Jeff Berwick99Published on May 19, 2014 - Jeff Interviews Brett Veinotte of School Sucks Podcast, topics include: how the state came into being, a world without government, free market wisdom, Wikipedia as example, education, common core as centralized state control of education, zero tolerance in schools, unschooling, home ...

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Podcast #265: Running On A Treadmill (On the Train Tracks) – Inside Public School Politics

An optional show about the bitter morass of public school politics. I recently was a guest on the Keene-based Black Sheep Rising, with Darryl Perry and Conan Salada. Conan and Darryl have been involved in a effort to control school spending and the power of the local school board. It isn't going well. Bumper Music: "Nighttime In the Switching Yard" Warren Zevon "Da Rockwilder" Method Man and Red Man "Shakedown Street" The Grateful Dead Look Closer: Origins and Purpose of "No Child Left Behind" - http://www.educationanddemocracy.org/Emery/Emery_NCLB.htm A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING - http://4brevard.com/choice/Public_Education.htm Keene voters amend several articles, leave proposed school district budget total unchanged - http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/keene-voters-amend-several-articles-leave-proposed-school-district-budget/article_b5e542ed-4244-5606-b177-77e402c25b7c.html Sentinel Editorial: School officials outmanned, outfoxed Free Keeners - http://www.sentinelsource.com/opinion/editorial/school-officials-outmanned-outfoxed-free-keeners/article_ba336b48-e78a-5311-8839-d9fd3790ba5f.html ...

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Podcast #257 (Supplemental): Better Communication With Ed and Ethan

My recent discussion with Ed and Ethan about NVC and a few other subjects. Check out their show here. From EdandEthan.com: Brett Veinotte, host of the School Sucks Podcast, joins us to talk about the history of the school system. Stick around after the extro music for an extended conversation on non-violent communication and Ethan’s affinity for more abrasive forms of communicating. Look Closer: The Trivium Applied to Communication - http://schoolsucksproject.com/category/podcast/the-trivium-applied-to-communication/

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Podcast #251 (Supplemental): Conspiracy Theorists Vs. Skeptics – Brett On ALP Live

OPTIONAL show! This is my recent appearance on the ALP Live Show. Hosts Ali and Ellen invited me to discuss the topics of conspiracy theories, skepticism, and historical research. The Agenda: -I point out Penn and Teller's bullshit on their show, Bullshit -the utility of conspiracy theories -Libertarian dismissal of conspiracy -Let's change the language: forensics (both groups) now we may be avoid to avoid confirmation bias -Forensic science (often known as forensics) is the scientific method of gathering and examining information. -confirmation bias - you don't decide what makes the most convenient story and then go to look for evidence to back it up, like the 9/11 Commission did! -JFK, the revolutionary -Building 7 demolition theory problems -Where are ...

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Podcast #240 (Supplemental): Brett On Freedom Lovin’ Podcast With Kevin Koskella

My recent conversation with Kevin Koskella, who also hosted one of my all-time favorite shows: Healthy Mind, Fit Body. The first 25 minutes: a personal story and some developments with my former place of employment Discussed with Kevin: 26:52 – Freedom Lovin’ iTunes review 30:23 – School Sucks beginnings 34:24 – Brett’s school experience 35:49 – Wes Bertrand and Logical Learning 37:42 – The problem with school 41:18 – Let’s get rid of school? 43:56 – Intellectual self-defense 48:55 – How do we break out of not thinking for ourselves? 54:52 – Intrinsic motivation 55:47 – The three lessons of school: obedience, conformity, intellectual apathy 57:50 – College loan system 62:18 – Future of government school 69:20 – Making a ...

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228: Porcfest Interview – Conspiracy Theorists vs. Skeptics (and more)

WARNING: Strong Language My third appearance on The Renegade Variety Hour. Here's our prior conversations: 1. 222 (Supplemental): Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour 2. Empathizing with “The Enemy” (Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour, Part 2) At Porcfest, I sat down with Carlos and Taryn to discuss the topics listed below. Geoff, from Skeptical Youth also joined us. Discussed: -Is liberty a movement? -Conspiracy theorist vs Skeptic debate -History is filled with conspiracies -Conspiracy research as learning motivator -Open carrying -Porcfest vs Woodstock '99 and Jugalo gatherings? -If government disappears tomorrow -Robert Higgs on how the state came to be -Man Makes Himself -A very brief history of slavery Bumper Music: "Bus Rider" by John Swihart (Napoleon Dynamite Soundtrack) ...

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222 (Supplemental): Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour

My recent conversation with Carlos and Tayrn of The Renegade Variety Hour. We discuss Alex Jones, mainstream media, the distracting qualities of the online experience, strategies for better attention and focus, the myth of multi-tasking, Nonviolent Communication and much more. Look Closer: Renegade Variety Hour - http://therenegadevarietyhour.tumblr.com/ $6.00/Month - Join the A/V Club and Receive Bonus Content We need 250 monthly subscribers! If you listen to the show and enjoy the videos, please consider making a commitment of $6.00 per month, or about $.20 per day. You get access to a bonus content section that is updated weekly. Please sign up right here.

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211: Trying To Make Sense of the Boston Events (With Gardner Goldsmith)

On Monday (4-22-13) I co-hosted Liberty Conspiracy Live with Gardner. Here are his show notes: In this program, we welcome our friend Brett Veinotte, the founder of the School Sucks Project, and the man behind School Sucks Podcasts and the School Sucks videos on Youtube (and elsewhere). Brett and Gardner Goldsmith discuss many of their thoughts about the inability of various government agencies to protect people from terrorist attacks, and the manner in which police and politicians responded to the Boston attacks. They also talk about the conspiracy theories, and how hard it is getting to poo-poo all the theories, especially when one looks at the terrible things the US government (and others) have done to create False Flag situations, ...

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210: Is Society Progressing? (Brett and Wes On Two Beers With Steve)

Show notes from Two Beers With Steve: In this week's show we revisit a question from the last podcast, is society truly progressing? To help us answer the question we have a round table discussion. Hosts Steve and Chris are joined by previous guests Wes Bertrand of the Complete Liberty Podcast and Brett Veinotte from the School Sucks Project. Listen to the show to discover why we almost titled this episode "The Philosophy of Hookers." Look Closer: Complete Liberty - http://completeliberty.com/ Thaddeus Russell's Site - http://www.thaddeusrussell.com/

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204: Brett Guest-Hosts the Freedomain Radio Sunday Call-In Show

I host the Freedomain Radio Sunday Call-In Show in the place of Stefan Molyneux. Thank you to Stef, Michael and James. This show is unedited and was recorded live on 3-24-13. Set List: -Is Liberty a Movement? -Liberty is personal -Being a hater is easy... -My transformation -Appealing to emotion -Stef's view of the family -Sudbury School -Democracy and negotiation -Could any kind of school be beneficial? -Costs of keeping up with the Joneses -Bullying people with the truth -Nonviolent communication -Being a hater is easy...(reprise) -Living consciously -Unschooling is not unparenting -cost-prohibitive educational alternatives -Push marketing -Connecting with peers -Twelve-Step programs -The Secret -College advice -The A/V Club Look Closer: Freedomain Radio - http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden ...

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202 (Supplemental): The Media Sucks – Brett On First Degree Liberty

Show notes from First Degree Liberty: Brett Veinotte of School Sucks Podcast joins Chase and Mike to talk about media propaganda. In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the media has been turning up the propaganda in order to create a sense of fear over guns. Brett helps the guys analyze the mainstream media's approach, and introduces the guys to his work. Here's a link to the clip with Soledad O'Brien Vs. John Lott http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C6Wkkabcbs The clip of JOe Scarborough's Morning Joe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFlR0CYvPJU Larry Pratt Vs. Piers Morgan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avOV6_42xe4 And finally, check out this clip of journalist Ben Swan's segment called "Fact Check" for a rebuttle to the so called "facts" that Piers Morgan has ...

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191 (Supplemental): Two Beers With Steve Interview

Topic: I was very pleased to be invited as a guest on Two Beers With Steve. I have listened to several of their interviews and I highly recommend this show to others. Discussed: -What have I learned from students? -What if I have to send my child to government school? -Parents as school enforcers -Timetables for learning certain things -Parent and child, voluntary vs. coerced relationships -Resentments -Permissive Parenting -Parent Effectiveness Training -Technology and kids Look Closer: Two Beers With Steve Montessori education Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.)

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173: Autonomy Vs. Authority (Brett On Sex, Lies and Anarchy)

What are the forces and ideas preventing children from attaining autonomy? Topics: -Child labor laws -Governnment regulation of apprenticeship programs -Emancipation -Age restrictions -The legality of child abuse -Some pretty bad jokes Look Closer: SexLiesAnarchy.com/ http://sexliesanarchy.com/ Trashing Teens: Psychologist Robert Epstein argues in a provocative book, "The Case Against Adolescence," that teens are far more competent than we assume http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200703/trashing-teens G. Stanley Hall: The Inventor of Adolescence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._Stanley_Hall

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166 (Supplemental): Unreleased Live Show Potpourri

Picture: From school to self-education...and so much more The show is on hiatus until the end of the month. In the meantime, here is an unreleased live show from a couple months ago. Topics: -Cognitive Bias -Sidney Roc from Gaming and Liberty Podcast calls in to discuss behaviorism and gaming -Cory and I discuss the difference between schooling and education -Cory and I discuss our work frustrations -Transitioning from school to self-education This is an edited version the 8-2-12 show After School (Sucks) Special. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Bumper Music: "A Man of Many Words" Buddy Guy and Junior Wells Look Closer: The Underground History of American Education: A ...

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153 (Supplemental): Individual Challenges In A Religious Culture

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

Announcing 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!!! Free Talk Live http://www.freetalklive.com/ Related PostsRecent Additions, Brett On Free Talk Live (Video Highlight Playlist)73I appear on Free Talk Live every Wednesday at 7pm EST. Visit for freetalklive.com/listen/live viewing and listening options.Tags: talk, free, liveBrett On Free Talk Live 1-15-1472Disucussed: 15 Habits of Successful People :: Failure :: Fair Trials :: ...

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121 (Supplemental): Brett On Anarchast With Jeff Berwick

Picture: 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 Podcast, unschooling, critical thinking and the history of government school. Look Closer: About Jeff Berwick About 106: A Young Person's Guide To Politics (Appendix A) - Ron Paul, The Final Fantasy Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Complete Liberty Home

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

Porc 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 with friends, loved ones, family, neighbors, coworkers, and more. Stephanie looks at current social norms and traditions through a critical lens, and tries to apply a rational perspective to every subject that is raised on Porc Therapy. The result is a show that is very different from traditional relationship talk shows. ...

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112: Guns and Robots – My Trip To Plymouth State College

Today I recap my recent trip to Plymouth State College on Friday, December 9th, 2011. I attended a demonstation organized by two Free-Staters, one former police and another former military, aiming to raise awareness about the illegality of the university's gun prohibition policy. Although the student reaction was mixed, I had several thoughts stemming from my observation of a "silent protest" in favor of the policy, and gun prohibition in general. Topic: College professors and their minions. Bumper Music: "Good Times, Bad Times (Cover)" Phish, Live In Granville, OH 12/1/92 School Sucks Links: WATCH: I Could Just Murder You: A History of Government on Earth SUBSCRIBE: School Sucks Podcast You Tube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/schoolsuckspodcast Look Closer; Fr33man TV: PSU English Professor ...

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108 (Supplemental): Free Radical Radio With John Kurtz

From freeradicalorlando.com: Free Radical Radio with John Kurtz and Whitcomb Kincaid, Broadcasted Monday thru Friday at 7PM on 810 AM WEUS Orlando’s Real Talk is one of the most unique and informative talk-radio shows on Central Florida Radio. Premiering in September of 2011, this refreshing program breaks away from the typical Conservative – Liberal Paradigm and discusses the issues of the day in a truthful, no holds barred approach. The program has grown a very large following with its in depth and firsthand knowledge and experiences of its hosts, providing an entertaining yet thought provoking radio experience. Free Radical Radio is one of the most active and interactive local Orlando talk shows with a very high volume of call ins, ...

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105: Two-Year Anniversary/Unplugged Mom Roundtable

Today School Sucks is two years old! Or it enters the "terrible twos" as parents who don't like hearing "no" to their commands, declarations of self-ownership, or questions about their authority usually call it. This morning I participated in a round table on Unplugged Mom Radio. Laurette Lynn was commemorating the one-year anniversary of her show today. From Unplugged Mom: Join Laurette Lynn and the eclectic panel of voices to commemorate one year of the Unplugged Mom Show! Strong voices in Home Ed and Ed reform join us for this informative and fun show covering a range of topics and issues related to how we learn, how society is affected by education and all things school, homeshool and unschool! Hear ...

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