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Latest Podcasts

June, 2021

  • 15 June

    Anger! Guilt! Anxiety! Horray! [PODCAST #719]

    "Huh?" In this fourth monthly meeting of the Un-iversity Book Club, we discuss The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self--Not Just Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and Fulfillment by Todd B. Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener. In a nutshell... WHAT IS IT? SAY YES TO IT. MOVE TOWARDS WHOLENESS. Music: "Searchlight" John Fogerty "Lemonade" Chris Rice "Fishin' In The Dark" Nitty Gritty Dirt Band We are now on! 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. You are granted access to our Un-iversity private community (and all of ...

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  • 4 June

    Young Marijuana Entrepreneur Strategy Session [FREE A/V #718]

    (FREE A/V - DISCOMFORT WEEK! - Part 3 of 4) Today you'll hear "The Discomfort Zone (s03e03) – Nick Hazelton Futures" December 4, 2019 - We're investing! Nick Hazelton is a 21-year-old entrepreneur, farmer, media creator, and a School Sucks favorite guest since he first appeared on the show several year ago. He also loves weed. But hold that thought. Circa 2015, Nick told Brett he wanted to leave high school to pursue yak herding. And then he did it! He shared his self-education and self-reliance journey on numerous platforms, including Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast, School Sucks, The Freedom Feens, and Unregistered With Thaddeus Russell. People who aren't inspired by Nick's story are assholes. Recently, another Millennial, entrepreneurial SSP listener (and past ...

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  • 2 June

    Non-False Fabrication, With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #717]

    ...or How Cherry-Picking Helped Ruin Science, the Economy, Race Relations, Higher Ed, America, and the World (BUT can you put it to work for you?!) (Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 9) 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 a biologically inevitable mental shortcut called availability bias leads to (and enables) the destructive practices of cherry-picking and "non-false fabrication We'll explore: * how one or two missing puzzle pieces can completely distort the full picture. * by controlling what information is available, you have major ...

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Supporter-Only Content

May, 2021

  • 28 May

    [BONUS] fOLloW tHe sCiEncE – Group Discussion

    Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the current world. OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS JUNE 7&8 Visit to learn more about this exciting new presentation, the topics, and bonuses School Sucks Project · FOLloW tHe sCiEncE - Group Discussion

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April, 2021

  • 19 April

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e04) The End of School Sucks

    (AUDIO, 94 Minutes) Brett, Andrew, and Young Alex discuss the future. MUSIC: "Good Feel" Boy Named Banjo "Start A Riot" Duckwrth, Shaboozey "Waiting For the End of the World" Elvis Costello School Sucks Project · The Discomfort Zone (s04e04) The End of School Sucks Special Invite-Only offer to Join the Un-iversity Private Community

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March, 2021

  • 23 March

    Orwell Rolls In His Grave – Part 1 [Un-iversity Documentary Club]

    In 2003, a group of lefties came together to make the case that conservatives control the mainstream media. Almost 20 years later, many of their concerns and criticisms actually seem pretty reasonable. In our first meeting of Documentary Club, we watch the first 30 minutes of the film (in 10-minute segments) and then we respond in a group discussion.  This whole discussion will come in 3 parts. Here is the full documentary: Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the current world. Special Invite-Only offer to Join the Un-iversity Private Community   School Sucks Project · Orwell Rolls ...

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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

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