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Latest Podcasts

November, 2021

  • 11 November

    GRADUATION. [PODCAST #732]

    The final episode of the School Sucks Podcast. After a lengthy monologue about the past and the future, the audience speaks, at the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest. MCed by Alex "Young Alex" Bell. Organized and introduced by Joe Moutard. This message has never been more relevant, and our work continues on in new forms! Please stay involved. JOIN THE UN-IVERSITY! You are granted access to our Un-iversity private community (and all of its clubs!) when you purchase the downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, and bonus materials . Use the coupon code myspace. OR...BRAND NEW! Get Access to Our Un-iversity Discord Community, Our Full List of Clubs, and ...

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October, 2021

  • 1 October

    Savoring the World – With Joel Bein, Wes Bertrand, and Kevin Koskella [PODCAST #731]

    In this penultimate episode of School Sucks Podcast, we aim to offer some hope for the future. I am joined by three of the most optimistic gentlemen I know: Wes Bertrand, Joel Bein, and Kevin Koskella. We discuss the "immunity of awareness" in an age of "menticide,"  stages of societal development, cultural re-birth, resistance to inner work, re-opening the closing space between stimulus and response, and some reflections on SSP. Music: "Take Your Praise"  Camille Yarbrough "Lucky Man" Steve Miller Band "Captain America (Rehearsal)" Hoyt Axton (JBL Sessions) "Praise You" Fat Boy Slim "It's A Small World" Disco Disney "I've Been Working On the Railroad" WES: Complete Liberty Complete Liberty Podcast JOEL: Exponentially Empowered Podcast Crash.co KEVIN: FreedomLovin.com GET YOUR ...

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September, 2021

  • 13 September

    Confidence Men – with Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #730]

    (Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 11) 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: Confidence The mechanics and facades of confidence, used to manipulate versus genuine confidence and consciousness, used to persuade MUSIC:  "St. Stephen" (live acoustic cover) Dogwood Tales "Hypnotize" Notorious BIG "Rise" Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Video Credit:  Academy of Ideas How to Thrive in the Battle of Life JOIN THE UN-IVERSITY! You are granted access to our Un-iversity private community (and all of its clubs!) when you purchase the downloadable version ...

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Supporter-Only Content

November, 2021

  • 19 November

    Mindsight [November Book Club]

    The group takes on the challenge of dis-integration, in this discussion of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, addiction, medication, meditation, and the all-important journey inward. All loosely based around Dan Siegel's 2010 book Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation In the second half, many new topics are introduced; Web 3.0 and shitcoins The Fourth Turning post-Libertarians Mass Formation linking habits, core values, and purpose   School Sucks Project · Un-iversity Book Club - Mindsight, by Dan Siegel These meetings require UN-IVERSITY membership. GET ACCESS: Click HERE to learn more about the summit and how to join our ongoing discussions and our lively Discord server – a lifetime membership. Or – Brand New! – try out UN-IVERSITY membership on a monthly basis. ...

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  • 17 November

    The Fourth Turning [UN-IVERSITY]

    "You need to happen to the weather. The weather doesn't need to happen to you." -Andrew The group discusses the Strauss-Howe Generational Theory from the 1997 book, The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy - What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny and the 2021 related book, Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future   School Sucks Project · The 4th Turning [UN-IVERSITY] Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series An ongoing conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the current world. BRAND NEW! Get Access to Our Discord Community, Our Full List of Clubs, and Invitations to Our Weekly ...

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  • 15 November

    Pod-pourri [UN-IVERSITY]

    Danny McCarthy, Kevin Cole, and I discuss a variety of topics Including The Crypto honey pot theory Bill Cooper and The Mysteries of Babylon Mandates Mob movies Mass Formation and Consequent Totalitarian Behavior in Homo Sapiens Universals vs. particulars: a different perspective on current health issues Confirmation bias, dopamine addiction, and "possession" in the the alternative media Information mapping School Sucks Project · Brett, Kevin Cole, Danny McCarthy - Pod-pourri Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series An ongoing conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the current world. BRAND NEW! Get Access to Our Discord Community, Our Full List of Clubs, and Invitations to Our Weekly Discussion Groups ...

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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.