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LATEST AUDIO

[PODCAST] #457: Define Self-Esteem (With Wes Bertrand and Dr. Michael Edelstein)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadReviving the Branden/Edelstein Self-Esteem Debate: Wes and I are joined by Dr. Michael R. Edelstein, an outspoken long-time critic of the concept of self-esteem and self-esteem movements in psychology. One of our goals for this conversation is to persuade Dr. Edelstein to revise or perhaps even remove criticisms of Nathaniel Branden's work from his otherwise valid critique of the self-esteem movement. Important Background Links: 1) The Trouble With Self-Esteem, ...

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[PODCAST] #456: Can Technology Save Our Precious Schools? (Brett On Sovryn Tech)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBrian Sovryn and I discuss the popular canard - perpetuated by media, TED talkers and the "public schools just need more money" crowd - that new technology can revolutionize education inside public schools. So far, studies don't back this idea. And neither do we. Jump to the 35:00 mark to hear the topic in the title discussed. DISCUSSION: - Public Schools are currently trying to co-opt the thing that ...

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SELF-TEACHING

[PODCAST] #379a: A Conversation With A Public School Teacher and The High School Drop-Out Who Loves Her (LibertyFest NYC)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWithin my first hour at LibertyFest, I encountered arguably the most interesting couple at the event. Jessica is a middle-school Spanish teacher in the New Jersey public school system. Dave, her fiancee, is a high school drop-out and the WeAreChange.org webmaster. I told Jessica that I believed middle school is the darkest time in child's life. She adamantly disagreed. Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With ...

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[PODCAST] #378: An Introduction To Self-Directed Learning and Living For Teens (with Nick Hazelton)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis episode is what The School Sucks Project is all about! Nick Hazelton, the seventeen-year-old creator of The Anarch-Yakitalist Podcast, is back to share his new self-education plan. Nick first reached out to me in early 2014 to discuss the possibility of leaving school (he was a freshman at the time)and becoming a farming entrepreneur. You can watch a clip of that conversation here: Nick left school this September ...

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CAMPUS CORRESPONENTS

[PODCAST] #484: Apathetic Minds Meet Political Science – Vanderbilt University

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(CAMPUS CORRESPONDENTS #2) Sam Wolf is a freshman studying Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Soon he will serve as the president of the Vanderbilt College Republicans. Today we'll talk about what he's being taught, but also what he's actually been learning... In this correspondence we discuss: - Capitalism and Neo-Liberalism: capitalism is slavery and genocide? - The dangers of apathetic students - The culture of Vanderbilt outside the classroom ...

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[PODCAST] #475: When Antifa Attacks – University of Toronto

Podcast: Play in new window | Download[CAMPUS CORRESPONDENCE #1] Geoffrey "Biffo" Liew returns to discuss the latest dust-up at University of Toronto, where Antifa protestors disrupted The Toronto Action Forum on Free Speech and Fiscal Policy. Biffo was one of the organizers of the event (working with Students In Support of Free Speech and Generation Screwed), which featured Rebel Media's Ezra Levant, Professor Jordan Peterson, Professor Janice Fiamengo and many others. Our conversation moves back ...

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CURRENT EVENTS ANALYSIS

[PODCAST] #380: Visible Children (with Laurette Lynn)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLaurette Lynn returns for a discussion about how parents and educators can improve communication and connection with young people. From LauretteLynn.com: With an emphasis on communicating with youth, and infused with critical reasoning, we talk about perfecting parenting. We make a distinction between education and schooling and the ways in which destructive communication can negatively impact personal growth. And we discuss why we project our esteem issues onto our ...

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[PODCAST] #379d: John Bush – Peaceful Parenting, Productivity and Purpose (LibertyFest NYC)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRecorded at Liberty Fest 2015 in Brooklyn, NY. Activist John Bush returns to update us on his family's journey. We discuss their new venture - Brave New Books - along with resilience, parenting challenges, confronting our own parents, how to get things done, and why to get things done. Look Closer: Brave New Books - http://www.bravenewbookstore.com/ Introducing the Un-coin-ventional Bitcoin Bus Tour! - https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/introducing-the-uncoinventional-bitcoin-bus-tour John Bush on School Sucks ...

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LATEST PREMIUM SHOWS

[BONUS] Non-Violent Communication Is Mind-Control? (With Darrell Becker and Tony Myers)

AUDIO, 74 MINUTES - Our initial discussion and reaction to the Gnostic Media videos "exposing NVC," which argued that it is inconsistent with the Trivium Method. We share ideas about how to plan for a production hopefully in early July. Because we aim for a balanced response to what was presented by Jan Irvin and Bill Joslin, we tried to vent all of our frustration in this session. Here are the links:

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Welcome to SchoolSucksProject.com. We strive to provide young people with the building blocks of intellectual, financial and lifestyle independence. This includes in-depth explorations into higher-level thinking, organization and productivity, emotional and physical health, habit and lifestyle optimization, history and philosophy, psychology, self-education practices, entrepreneurship, and communication/negotiation strategies. It's all essential information, but almost none of it is taught in school.

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