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Latest Productions

October, 2013

  • 14 October

    Podcast #241 Unedited: Listener Question – Where Are Gatto’s Footnotes?

    (A/V Club) Includes a somewhat amusing anecdote about learned helplessness, as well as discussion of government experiments with telekinesis, DMT, and Jan Irvin's recent interviews with General Albert Stubblebine and Dr. Rima Laibow Related PostsCorbett Report After-Show 5-19-12Tags: tony, myers, grove, richard, a/vPre-Show 8-22-13Tags: club, a/v, myers, tony, grove, richardAfter School Sucks Special 8-22-13Tags: richard, grove, myers, tony, club, a/vPresence and Productivity Out-takes (MP3, 15 minutes) 8-22-13Tags: myers, tony, grove, richard, a/vPresence and Productivity (Parts 1 and 2, Raw Video)Tags: a/v, club, tony, myers, grove, richard

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  • 8 October

    Before You Send Your Child to Public School… (Best of Gatto, Episode One)

    Part One in a series of short videos based on John Taylor Gatto's book, The Underground History of American Education. This excerpt is from The Prologue, Section One: "Bianca, You Animal, Shut Up!" (p.10-11) Get the book: http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/ PDF: http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm Audiobook: http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/50300 The Ultimate History Lesson: A Weekend With John Taylor Gatto (Documentary) https://www.tragedyandhope.com/th-films/the-ultimate-history-lesson/commentary-and-analysis/ Related PostsTeacher Resignation: I Quit. I Think (Best of Gatto, Episode Two)Tags: john, taylor, book, gatto, history, audiobook, http://www.radio, http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm, pdf, http://johntaylorgatto.com/undergroundThe New Dumbness (Best of Gatto, Episode Four)Tags: book, history, taylor, john, gatto, http://www.radio, audiobook, http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm, http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground, pdfThe New Individualism (Best of Gatto, Episode Three)Tags: book, history, taylor, john, gatto, audiobook, http://johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm, http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground, pdf, http://www.radioThe Prussian Connection to American Schooling, Part 1 (The Best of ...

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  • 8 October

    Brett Interviewed On PaleoRunner Podcast

    From PaleoRunner.org In this episode I talk with Brett Veinotte of School Sucks Podcast about self-education and home-education for young people. Brett argues that our traditional school system is very unnatural and not conducive to learning. Brett calls for a more self-directed approach to learning. We end by talking about the paleo diet and if there is a connection between a more natural way of eating and more natural way of learning.

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  • 8 October

    Brett Interviewed On The Paul Duane Show

    From www.paulduane.net: What’s the difference between education and schooling? Mark Twain said to “…never let your schooling interfere with your education”. Was he being quaint or is there really something to it? On today’s show, I interview the founder of School Sucks Podcast, Brett Veinotte, about this very subject. But wait, there’s more! I talk about why you should always hang with a friend who is expert in removing blood from white shirts in public bathrooms, getting punched in the face by my date at a black tie party, and I brag about my daughters for a few minutes. On a more personal note: A few years ago I worked for the Postal Service as a Letter Carrier. One of ...

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  • 1 October

    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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September, 2013

  • 26 September

    Government Drones: A Promising Future?

    How far will drones go? Further than we have gone? (If you can, please watch in HD with some nice headphones) "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." -Viktor E. Frankl Animation Used: "ROBOTS OF BRIXTON" Short film by Kibwe Tavares Smile - A Touching Aniboom Animation by Paris Zarcilla Nazi Robots - Student Produced Film, DAVE School [Animation Art] Connection, by Ittiphon Chuatong Music: Landon Calhoun Performing "Lucky Man" The Verve Cover Geto Boys "G-Code" See Also: The Walking Drones Trailer, Profile Pictures

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  • 25 September

    Full Video – 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11

    (A/V CLUB) The second year of what I’m hoping will become an iconoclastic tradition: thinking on 9/11 in America. This show has three parts: 1. What is inferential distance and what communication problems does it cause? 2. An explanation and examination of Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats (a tools process of parallel thinking) 3. A 9/11 “truther” vs. 9/11 true believer role-play using what we’ve learned Related PostsPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: parallel, distance, thinking, inferential, live, club, a/v, grove, richard[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 3Tags: america, will, richard, grove, a/vBonus Show: 9/11, Information Holes, Obedience, and Empathy - With Richard Grove (Video)Tags: richard, grove, video, live, a/vPodcast #239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11Tags: thinking, hats, parallel, richard, grove, distance, ...

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  • 25 September

    Podcast #239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11

    The second year of what I'm hoping will become an iconoclastic tradition: thinking on 9/11 in America. This show has three parts 1. What is inferential distance and what communication problems does it cause? 2. An explanation and examination of Edward de Bono's Six Thinking Hats (a tools process of parallel thinking) 3. A 9/11 "truther" vs. 9/11 true believer role-play using what we've learned Edward de Bono Presentation: Six Thinking Hats (Video)   GOAL: Rearranging things in our minds so we can think more simply and more effectively, using existing brain ability ANALOGY: relationship between intelligence (potential) and thinking (skill) is like the relationship between a car and the driver car's engine, transmission, etc... (potential) but performance depends upon ...

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  • 24 September

    Pre-Show 9-11-13

    (A/V CLUB) Brett and Rich preparing for episode #239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11 - Getting that in-box to empty Related PostsFull Video - 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11Tags: thinking, distance, inferential, parallel, club, a/v, live, grove, richard[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 3Tags: brett, richard, grove, a/vBonus Show: 9/11, Information Holes, Obedience, and Empathy - With Richard Grove (Video)Tags: richard, grove, live, a/vPre-Show 8-22-13Tags: club, a/v, pre-show, grove, richardShow Prep With Richard Grove and Kevin Cole (History...So It Doesn't Repeat)Tags: a/v, club, richard, grove

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  • 21 September

    238f: Presence and Productivity #6 – Tools For A Freed Mind and A Voluntary Life

    This is the sixth and final (for now) installment in a series of shows inspired by my experience with and successes after reading the book, Getting Things Done by David Allen. Jake Desyllas joins me to discuss his experience with GTD, and to share his Eight Tools For A Freed Mind. Discussed Today: -The importance of combining tools and habits -Jake's Background -Jake's Eight Tools For A Freed Mind 1. A Concentration Timer Your mind is not free if you are distracted and interrupted all the time. A concentration timer is a simple tool that helps your mind focus for short bursts of concentration and then give your brain rest periods. A concentration timer is just a stopwatch with an ...

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