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Latest Podcasts

February, 2021

  • 25 February

    The Power of Narrative – With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #704]

    (Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 6) Friend, copywriter, marketer, and Facebook World Champion Nathan Fraser and I continue our monthly conversation about marketing and media manipulation. You'll learn more about the tactics politicians and propagandists use against you, and how you can re-purpose such tactics for good. Today: - How stories supersede reality. - How the stories we tell ourselves, and the stories we except as truth from others, become the background programming that runs our lives. - How stories get people killed - In marketing and sales :The stories customers tell themselves that prevent them from buying, and how to replace those stories with ones that will prime them for buying. And how to encourage those stories. More About ...

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  • 22 February

    Isaac Morehouse – Stop Seeking the Truth? [PODCAST #703]

    Isaac returns to discuss an addition-by-subtraction method both for finding a fulfilling career and for developing a healthier information diet. We'll also talk about leaving Facebook, why comedy sucks, and the importance of narrative creation. Isaac Morehouse is the CEO of Crash, the career launch platform, and the founder of Praxis, a startup apprenticeship program. Isaac's Book: Don't Do Stuff You Hate We are now on Locals.com! When you join our Locals community, you'll get immediate access to playlists of all our serial bonus content including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, and Picture of the Month Club + all future shows. schoolsucksproject.locals.com/ The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn ...

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  • 18 February

    Tribes and True Believers – With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #702]

    The lost episode. Now available to the entire podcast audience. (Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 2) Friend, copywriter, marketer, and Facebook World Champion Nathan Fraser and I continue our monthly conversation about marketing and media manipulation. You'll learn more about the tactics politicians and propagandists use against you, and how you can re-purpose such tactics for good. Today: We discuss tribalism and two prophetic books - Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, by Seth Godin and The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, by Eric Hoffer. Sub-Topics Include: - Lizard brain reasons for why we’re tribal creatures - Why the media has become more tribal over the last few decades - On a national level, Unified ...

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Supporter-Only Content

February, 2021

  • 24 February

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e03) – Good Luck! Don’t Be Yourself!

    Introduced as "quite possibly most annoying episode of The Discomfort Zone ever." But do Andrew and Brett deliver?!?! You decide. Andrew has a romantic experience and declares himself "Fit Costanza." Brett understands what Andrew is saying; he is also fit, neurotic, and has had romantic experiences in his life too. Together they've taken the red pill, but not the whole bottle. This is a conversation about reconciling this red pill awareness with the desire for authenticity and vulnerability when the right romantic opportunity comes along. School Sucks Project · The Discomfort Zone (s04e03) - Good Luck! Don't Be Yourself! Related Posts[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e02) Get Out.Tags: audio, relationships, conversation, discomfort, zone, bonus, self-esteem, episode, a/v, premium

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  • 24 February

    Let’s Not Prepare Kids For A World That Sucks [Un-iversity]

    This conversation has a very nice crescendo. On Sunday I hosted the weekly discussion group as I sat in a parking lot in what I call a very dystopian part of Pittsburgh - in the shadow of a giant Google complex watching people wait in line for food. (I'll explain more) It was very candid conversation about parenting struggles, largely around screen time. It eventually turns to the question "should people prepare their kids to exist in an increasingly unconscious and docile society?" I suggest (from the observation of my surroundings) that this world and is already here, but none of "us" are really living in it. Joel joins in to encourage everyone to go beyond the first question, shift ...

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  • 12 February

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e02) Get Out.

    Listener and friend Jay joins us again, helping us launch our new rotating TDZ format (Brett's pain point -> Andrew's pain point -> listener pain point). It begins as a calm and constructive look at how to "get out of your own way,"  shame, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, and countering negative self-talk (like in the previous episode). Then about half way through we discover some new elements of Jay's story, and it transforms into a fiery conversation about failed relationships, how to know when they've failed, when to get out, and how to move on. MUSIC: "Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad -> Cold Rain and Snow" The Grateful Dead "Get the Hell" Supersuckers "The Lonely Bull" Herb Alpert ...

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CORE TOPIC - Why does school suck?

John Taylor Gatto

CORE TOPIC - What does self-directed education look like?

Peter Gray - Self-Directed Education

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-directed learning, 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, home-educating parents, and adults who are interested in independently furthering their education and achieving self-actualization.