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The 2017 Alternative Education Tour - #SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica
John Taylor Gatto - The Underground History of American Education
Peter Gray - Self-Directed Education

Latest Productions

September, 2017

  • 15 September

    [BONUS] Brett and Andrew’s Teen Saga, Part 4 – Teen Romance, Pittsburgh Style

    (1 HOUR, 35 MINUTES) Andrew discusses the first girl he slept with and their tumultuous teen romance. Then that girl calls in and joins the conversation. Brett analyzes her choices in men post-Andrew and makes fun of how people talk in Pittsburgh n'at. Click HERE for link.

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  • 13 September

    [PODCAST] #512: School Sucks Across America (With Thaddeus Russell)

    Thaddeus Russell joins me to make the biggest announcement in the history of School Sucks Project. We look forward to your participation! Also: The Next Renegade University and School Sucks Project event is happening this November 10-12 in Los Angeles. For more information or to secure your spot, go to ThaddeusRussell.com/LosAngeles Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with ...

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  • 11 September

    [PODCAST] #511: James Davis – Forced Learning Is Too Dangerous

    (FreeCoast Fest, Day 1, Newmarket, NH) James Davis is a long-time School Sucks listener and supporter. He promotes and exemplifies peaceful parenting, self-directed learning and entrepreneurship in the NH seacoast liberty community. He is the co-founder at Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings and the co-founder at Camp Stomping Ground. Discussion: - who is going to help your kids gain context for the things they see in the world - children are targets for political manipulation - sailboat children: basic literacy without critical thinking - how James and his wife moved from preparing to be public school teachers to embracing self-directed education - why most teachers and parents aren't experimenting, learning and seeking best practices - Be a Sherpa, not a sculptor ...

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  • 6 September

    [BONUS] Post-Family Vacation Group Therapy

    Arguing the merits of therapy - happiness through living unconsciously? - permissive vs authoritarian parenting, observations - invisible children, until they do something displeasing - off-the-table discussions in my family

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  • 5 September

    [PODCAST] #510: Lessons From Summer That We Can Apply To the Fall (With Thaddeus Russell)

    Professor Thaddeus Russell returns to discuss cause and effect, the jarring events of August, what's coming in September and what it all might mean for the future. Opening Sequence: Cause and effect in European identity politics Announcement: The Next Renegade University and School Sucks Project event is happening this November 10-12 in Los Angeles. We go over the seminar topics. For more information or to secure your spot, go to ThaddeusRussell.com/LosAngeles Discussion: - Extremism, left and right - The race war is the academic left's creation - Most Marxists wish to ignore race entirely - Does American popular culture still have a liberating quality? - Dave Smith, a rare voice in comedy - has the establishment co-opted the renegade? - ...

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August, 2017

  • 28 August

    [BONUS] Stop Saying “Virtue Signaling” (and do this instead)

    (Comedy, Strong Language) Brett, James, Andrew and Osborne are tired of the phrase "virtue signaling." But it does describe a phenomenon that needs a name. The term #FruitBowling is born, added to Urban Dictionary and given a theme song (included) Also, Macklemore sucks.

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  • 17 August

    [PODCAST] #509: Conflicts Without Protagonists

    Today, another story about a "by any means necessary" approach to fighting Nazis... Manuel Pasquale returns for a discussion about Fascism, Communism and the lessons WWII can teach us about dividing the world into good and evil. We focus our story around the dangerous mythology of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who is the subject of two feature films this year. Manuel's YouTube Channel Highlights: - Monologue: "Good and Evil" in Charlottesville - modern Western mythology is used to sell imperialist pursuits - Why are 2 Churchill movies (and Dunkirk) coming out this year? - World War II precipitated the downfall of western civilization - Who was Winston Churchill? - Hitler's aversion to a two front war - Defending Poland's "sovereignty" ...

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  • 13 August

    [BONUS] Diversity, Social Engineering and White Nationalism

    A discussion about August news topics including the Google memo and Charlottesville turns into a screaming f-word fest of frustration. - Sensitivity Training vs. social self-sufficiency education - Lessons from Libertarian activism - Psychology of helplessness - Social issues: the left's funnel to anti-capitalism?

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  • 8 August

    [PODCAST] #508: A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell – The Live Interactive Podcast

    One of my favorite shows of all time. This was the final event of A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell, where attendees took the mic to share their thoughts, questions and appreciation. And we reciprocated. Participants: - Alex B. - Jay - Danny M. - Nelson A. - Kevin G. - Phillip F. Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section ...

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July, 2017

  • 31 July

    [PODCAST] #507: Teen Teaches Economics To Teens, With Elijah Johnson

    Elijah Johnson launched his Finance and Liberty You Tube channel and website when he was sixteen years old, motivated to teach other teens about Austrian Economics and financial self-defense. Now 21, Elijah is currently finishing up his Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism. Before attending college, Elijah was home-educated in a religious family. We'll talk about the transition between those settings and whether or not Elijah feels college was "worth it." We also discuss: - family and community - home education and religion - is being home-educated a liability when trying to succeed in college? - losing passion for subjects in college - Elijah's goals for his media projects Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or ...

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