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RENEGADE UNIVERSITY & SCHOOL SUCKS PROJECT Present "A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell"

School Sucks Across America

224: How the Truth Becomes Illegal (Part 1) – The Spirit of ’76

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPicture: The more things change... Topic: Part one in a series of shows inspired by recent current events involving the NSA, Prism, Edward Snowden and the barrage of leading questions from the mainstream media about the government's "legal" power to censor or silence the truth. This installment deals primarily with WWI, the Wilson administration and the Espionage Act of 1917, a very important (albeit absurd) precedent in the current ...

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223 (Live Show): Mediocrity Prizes, Endless Internships and Self-Esteem

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadRecorded live 5-23-13 with Osborne, Cory and various participants in the chat Topic: Our discussion grows out of an article called America is raising a generation of interns. We spend the live portion of the podcast reading the piece and discussing our issues with the writer's message. While we recognized that there are some formidable challenges for young people in today's economy, we were also very critical of entitlement ...

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After School Sucks Special 6-6-13

Nick form Australia and the “myth” of multitasking – video editing – what can my eating habits reveal about childhood trauma? – The Red Wedding (Game of Thrones) Related PostsPre-Show 5-9-13Tags: game, thrones, a/vPre-Show and After-Show (MP3) 6-6-13Tags: eating, habits, editing, multitasking, myth, reveal, video, childhood, thrones, gameAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-13Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vPre-Show 8-2-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: a/v

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Pre-Show and After-Show (MP3) 6-6-13

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPre-Show: Memes force written English into extinction? - Robert Anton Wilson, Everything Is Under Control - Terrence McKenna - Avocados After-Show: Nick form Australia and the "myth" of multitasking - video editing - what can my eating habits reveal about childhood trauma? - The Red Wedding (Game of Thrones) Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 6-6-13Tags: trauma, childhood, reveal, habits, red, wedding, thrones, game, eating, editingPre-Show 5-9-13Tags: game, thrones, pre-show, ...

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222 (Supplemental): Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadMy 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 ...

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221: Home Trivium Roundtable (With Laurette Lynn and Justin Arman)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download"...the truth is that you can't homeschool. You can't. Nobody can do school but school. However, the good news is that you are not supposed to do school. You are supposed to do life." - Laurette Lynn Topic: I join Laurette Lynn (Unplugged Mom) and Justin Arman (Parents For Liberty) to discuss the incorporation of the trivium into home education, flexibility in the learning environment, and how to coexist ...

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After School Sucks Special 5-16-13

Jeff Bliss update - the dangers of sugar-free candies - Shameless - names that are ruined forever by the people who had them - corn substitutes - low-carb pita recipes - interactions with the chat Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-13Tags: chat, sucks, special, school, a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vShit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)Tags: a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: a/v

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220: Is the Internet Giving People ADHD?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNo. And I have a few problems with that question. Recorded live 5-16-13 with Osborne and Andre (NotesForRobots.com). Topic: Our discussion grows out of a video called Why Our Brains Get Addicted to the Internet (and How to Avoid It). We spend the live portion of the podcast evaluating our issues with and strategies for focusing while working online. Brett's Introduction: (START - 18:21) When ADHD has Nowhere to ...

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Full Video – 220: Is the Internet Giving People ADHD?

No. And I have a few problems with that question. Recorded live 5-16-13 with Osborne and Andre (NotesForRobots.com). Topic: Our discussion grows out of a video called Why Our Brains Get Addicted to the Internet (and How to Avoid It). We spend the live portion of the podcast evaluating our issues with and strategies for focusing while working online. Brett's Introduction: (START - 18:21) When ADHD has Nowhere to Hide - http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/culturally-speaking/201305/when-adhd-has-nowhere-hide Why French Kids ...

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Outtakes From Podcast #220 (MP3/36 minutes)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(A/V CLUB) With Osborne and Andre. Racism in porn - Kokesh's March - History Questions - Political debate stories - Job Requirements...and more. Related PostsPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: a/vAfter School Sucks Special (MP3) 8-30-12Tags: debate, mp, political, a/v

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The realization that school sucks actually marks the beginning of a new and exciting educational journey.


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.

Our content is ideal for frustrated high school and college students (deschooling), home-educating parents (unschooling), and adults who are interested in independently furthering their education and achieving self-actualization (self-teaching). To see every topic at a glance, check out the site map.

Recent Podcasts

[PODCAST] #516: The First Sphere of Freedom, With Jeff Berwick

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBrett and Jeff share two different approaches to confronting and recovering from depression and addiction. Plus travel tips! Learn more about School Sucks Across America A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell Anarchapulco Anarchast Please Support "School Sucks Across America" 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 ...

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[PODCAST] #515: The Echo Chamber Wall Just Got 20 Feet Higher (With Nathan Fraser and Drew Sample)

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadNathan Fraser and Drew Sample join me to revisit a past topic - how the internet is connecting and dividing us - since new problems and opportunities are presenting themselves on a weekly basis. We focus a large portion of our discussion of the echo chamber effect that exacerbates division in society. How susceptible are we? And what can we do to avoid this problem? But first...both Drew and ...

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[PODCAST] #514: Social Justice. Socially Engineered. (With Jay Dyer)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(Above the Snowflakes Part 4) Our investigation continues... This series aimed to examine the philosophical roots of the current intensifying social justice movement, and how messages from academia have spilled out into popular culture and consciousness. Today, Jay Dyer joins me to argue that the phenomenon actually has darker origins. Jay is the author of Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film and host of Jay's Analysis Podcast. ...

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[PODCAST] #513: Building Self Directed Learning Communities (With Diane Murphy)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download(FreeCoast Fest - Day 2 - Dover, NH) Diane Murphy taught in public schools for 30 years before she retired early to build BigFish, an innovative self-directed learning community in Dover, NH. I had the pleasure of speaking with Diane at the FreeCoast Festival and of hearing her presentation on BigFish. We sat down to discuss her past experience, current efforts and passion for self-directed learning and integrating teens ...

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