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Latest Productions

July, 2017

  • 27 July

    [PODCAST] #506: Emily Hirsh – Financial Freedom At 22 (instead of a college degree)

    Today's guest is among the increasing number of bright young people who have come to view the traditional college path as an opportunity cost. Emily Hirsh opted out of college at age 19 to pursue her first online business full time. Just three years later, Emily has built multiple six-figure-a-year ventures. In addition to running Virtual Assistant Academy and KettlebellMovement.com, Emily works as a Sales Funnel Strategist helping entrepreneurs to grow their business and generate revenue and leads using sales funnels and Facebook Ads. As a very busy young mother, she also actively promotes the freedom of working from home and controlling your schedule. Learn more about Emily's work at emilyhirsh.com. She joins me today to discuss - dealing with ...

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  • 22 July

    [PODCAST] #505 (Supplemental): Conspiracy Fact! – Brett On SGT Report

    A discussion about emerging technocracy, college debt, UNESCO, Trump and the NeoCons, God, the four phases public school has progressed through since the mid-19th century, and the impact of school in the current society. Thanks again to Sean for having me on. Monologue: The CNN Meme War is unsettling 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 200+ hours ...

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  • 19 July

    [PODCAST] #504: Unenclosed Children and Self-Directed Learning – With Kerry McDonald

    Kerry McDonald holds an M.Ed. from Harvard University, where she studied education administration, planning, and social policy. She is a writer for Natural Mother Magazine, the Foundation for Economic Education, and Intellectual Takeout. She is a founding member of AlternativesToSchool.com, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Her blog is Whole Family Learning. She joins me today to discuss - her professional/academic education background - how she learned about and embraced self-directed learning - her current online projects - how education works in her home (and beyond), for each of her 4 children - promoting self-directed education - Benefits of Self-Directed Learning - her article "Cultivating An Unenclosed Childhood" Please Support School Sucks ...

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  • 14 July

    [PODCAST] #503: Successful Dropout – With Kylon Gienger (Part 2 of 2)

    Kylon dropped out of college during his freshman year in 2009. Since then he has founded and co-founded multiple companies in the construction, fitness, food service, real estate, and online education industries. He is the creator and host of The Successful Dropout Podcast. He joins me again today to discuss his education and his entrepreneurial journey. Check out part one: [PODCAST] #499: Successful Dropout – With Kylon Gienger (Part 1 of 2) Discussion: -What does "living the dream" mean when someone says it with a scowl? -Community and accountability through Christianity -but - oh yeah - shame and judgment through Christianity too -the law of attraction! (made less dumb) -Self-trust: Kylon was an unenclosed child -Comfort zones and glamorizing "failure" ...

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  • 13 July

    [SUPPLEMENTAL] #502: Brett On Unregistered With Thaddeus Russell

    Thaddeus Russell has appeared on School Sucks over 20 times, but this conversation is unlike anything you've heard before. It was recorded at Thad's house in Salem, Oregon on July 5th, just hours after I got off a plane. And you know we're doing an event together in three weeks right? A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell begins August 5th in Salem, MA. To see the schedule, topics and ticket options click HERE, or go to thaddeusrussell.com/courses Discussed: School and drinking stories. 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 ...

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  • 12 July

    [BONUS] Enhanced Version of Unregistered With Thaddeus Russell

    Unregistered Episode 15 (+ 50 minutes of additional audio) - behind the scenes, pre-show, after-show, and the wonderful alternate ending you didn't get to hear Direct link HERE

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  • 3 July

    [PODCAST] #501: Craig Hemke – Escape From Wall Street

    Craig Hemke worked on Wall Street as licensed Series 7 securities professional from the 1980s until 2008. Frustrated by various frauds in the "financial planning" sector, he decided to exit the protective bubble of his corporate career, parlaying his online reputation into a new venture as a blogger, precious metals advisor and financial forecaster. Craig is the founder and editor of TFMetalsReport.com. Discussed: - current obstacles in entrepreneurship - the process of moving away from the corporate world - the protective bubble in the financial services industry - glamorizing failure, learning from failure - The Big Short - central banking - precious metals and "sky is falling" scenarios - global reserve currency - the future of US economic power - ...

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June, 2017

  • 30 June

    [PODCAST] #500: Patrick Byrne – A Vision For Education (Porcfest Interview)

    Patrick Byrne is the CEO of Overstock.com and the Chairman of EdChoice. EdChoice, originally developed by Milton Friedman, is now a national leader in school choice research. EdChoice publishes studies, surveys, legislative analyses and blog posts to help the public, the media and key stakeholders understand how school choice is affecting families and students across the United States and internationally. Patrick and I sat down at Porcfest to discuss the history of the school choice movement, political frustrations, and his efforts to promote his vision for education. 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 ...

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  • 29 June

    [BONUS] Brett and Andrew’s Teen Saga, Parts 1-3

    (AUDIO, 2 HOURS, 30 MINUTES) Brett begins Jordan Peterson's Past Authoring exercises and wants to talk about it. In this session (Parts 1-3) Brett and his dear friend Andrew discuss the exciting, regretful, awkward and erotic times of their wonder years. Many teen firsts are explored: smooches, loves, pornos, heartbreaks, "second bases," etc... This is an ongoing series. Direct link HERE. The genesis of "Brett and Andrew's Teen Saga" From Puke and Gang Episode 285 "First Dancing Boner" Recorded June 10th 2017. Direct link HERE

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  • 29 June

    [BONUS] Getting Married? With Julia Tourianski

    (AUDIO, 55 MINUTES) Brett and Julia discuss dating, family and her embrace of traditionalism. Recorded at Porcfest Friday night into Saturday morning. Direct link HERE

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