Yearly Archives: 2017

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

(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 into the real world. Discussion: - Diane's path out of public school - properties of natural learning - physical costs of school - A new model for a self-directed learning center - Cooperation and competition can work together - Community networking for real-world education and training - How teens move from ...

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[PODCAST] #512: School Sucks Across America (With Thaddeus Russell)

Thaddeus Russell joins me to make the biggest announcement in the history of School Sucks Project. We look forward to your participation! Also: The Next Renegade University and School Sucks Project event is happening this November 10-12 in Los Angeles. For more information or to secure your spot, go to ThaddeusRussell.com/LosAngeles Please Support School Sucks 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 keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with ...

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[PODCAST] #511: James Davis – Forced Learning Is Too Dangerous

(FreeCoast Fest, Day 1, Newmarket, NH) James Davis is a long-time School Sucks listener and supporter. He promotes and exemplifies peaceful parenting, self-directed learning and entrepreneurship in the NH seacoast liberty community. He is the co-founder at Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings and the co-founder at Camp Stomping Ground. Discussion: - who is going to help your kids gain context for the things they see in the world - children are targets for political manipulation - sailboat children: basic literacy without critical thinking - how James and his wife moved from preparing to be public school teachers to embracing self-directed education - why most teachers and parents aren't experimenting, learning and seeking best practices - Be a Sherpa, not a sculptor ...

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[PODCAST] #510: Lessons From Summer That We Can Apply To the Fall (With Thaddeus Russell)

Professor Thaddeus Russell returns to discuss cause and effect, the jarring events of August, what's coming in September and what it all might mean for the future. Opening Sequence: Cause and effect in European identity politics Announcement: The Next Renegade University and School Sucks Project event is happening this November 10-12 in Los Angeles. We go over the seminar topics. For more information or to secure your spot, go to ThaddeusRussell.com/LosAngeles Discussion: - Extremism, left and right - The race war is the academic left's creation - Most Marxists wish to ignore race entirely - Does American popular culture still have a liberating quality? - Dave Smith, a rare voice in comedy - has the establishment co-opted the renegade? - ...

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[PODCAST] #509: Conflicts Without Protagonists

Today, another story about a "by any means necessary" approach to fighting Nazis... Manuel Pasquale returns for a discussion about Fascism, Communism and the lessons WWII can teach us about dividing the world into good and evil. We focus our story around the dangerous mythology of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who is the subject of two feature films this year. Manuel's YouTube Channel Highlights: - Monologue: "Good and Evil" in Charlottesville - modern Western mythology is used to sell imperialist pursuits - Why are 2 Churchill movies (and Dunkirk) coming out this year? - World War II precipitated the downfall of western civilization - Who was Winston Churchill? - Hitler's aversion to a two front war - Defending Poland's "sovereignty" ...

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[PODCAST] #508: A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell – The Live Interactive Podcast

One of my favorite shows of all time. This was the final event of A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell, where attendees took the mic to share their thoughts, questions and appreciation. And we reciprocated. Participants: - Alex B. - Jay - Danny M. - Nelson A. - Kevin G. - Phillip F. Please Support School Sucks 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 keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section ...

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[PODCAST] #507: Teen Teaches Economics To Teens, With Elijah Johnson

Elijah Johnson launched his Finance and Liberty You Tube channel and website when he was sixteen years old, motivated to teach other teens about Austrian Economics and financial self-defense. Now 21, Elijah is currently finishing up his Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism. Before attending college, Elijah was home-educated in a religious family. We'll talk about the transition between those settings and whether or not Elijah feels college was "worth it." We also discuss: - family and community - home education and religion - is being home-educated a liability when trying to succeed in college? - losing passion for subjects in college - Elijah's goals for his media projects Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or ...

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[PODCAST] #506: Emily Hirsh – Financial Freedom At 22 (instead of a college degree)

Today's guest is among the increasing number of bright young people who have come to view the traditional college path as an opportunity cost. Emily Hirsh opted out of college at age 19 to pursue her first online business full time. Just three years later, Emily has built multiple six-figure-a-year ventures. In addition to running Virtual Assistant Academy and KettlebellMovement.com, Emily works as a Sales Funnel Strategist helping entrepreneurs to grow their business and generate revenue and leads using sales funnels and Facebook Ads. As a very busy young mother, she also actively promotes the freedom of working from home and controlling your schedule. Learn more about Emily's work at emilyhirsh.com. She joins me today to discuss - dealing with ...

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[PODCAST] #505 (Supplemental): Conspiracy Fact! – Brett On SGT Report

A discussion about emerging technocracy, college debt, UNESCO, Trump and the NeoCons, God, the four phases public school has progressed through since the mid-19th century, and the impact of school in the current society. Thanks again to Sean for having me on. Monologue: The CNN Meme War is unsettling Please Support School Sucks 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 keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours ...

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[PODCAST] #504: Unenclosed Children and Self-Directed Learning – With Kerry McDonald

Kerry McDonald holds an M.Ed. from Harvard University, where she studied education administration, planning, and social policy. She is a writer for Natural Mother Magazine, the Foundation for Economic Education, and Intellectual Takeout. She is a founding member of AlternativesToSchool.com, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Her blog is Whole Family Learning. She joins me today to discuss - her professional/academic education background - how she learned about and embraced self-directed learning - her current online projects - how education works in her home (and beyond), for each of her 4 children - promoting self-directed education - Benefits of Self-Directed Learning - her article "Cultivating An Unenclosed Childhood" Please Support School Sucks ...

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[PODCAST] #503: Successful Dropout – With Kylon Gienger (Part 2 of 2)

Kylon dropped out of college during his freshman year in 2009. Since then he has founded and co-founded multiple companies in the construction, fitness, food service, real estate, and online education industries. He is the creator and host of The Successful Dropout Podcast. He joins me again today to discuss his education and his entrepreneurial journey. Check out part one: [PODCAST] #499: Successful Dropout – With Kylon Gienger (Part 1 of 2) Discussion: -What does "living the dream" mean when someone says it with a scowl? -Community and accountability through Christianity -but - oh yeah - shame and judgment through Christianity too -the law of attraction! (made less dumb) -Self-trust: Kylon was an unenclosed child -Comfort zones and glamorizing "failure" ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #502: Brett On Unregistered With Thaddeus Russell

Thaddeus Russell has appeared on School Sucks over 20 times, but this conversation is unlike anything you've heard before. It was recorded at Thad's house in Salem, Oregon on July 5th, just hours after I got off a plane. And you know we're doing an event together in three weeks right? A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell begins August 5th in Salem, MA. To see the schedule, topics and ticket options click HERE, or go to thaddeusrussell.com/courses Discussed: School and drinking stories. Please Support School Sucks 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 keeps us at the ...

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[PODCAST] #501: Craig Hemke – Escape From Wall Street

Craig Hemke worked on Wall Street as licensed Series 7 securities professional from the 1980s until 2008. Frustrated by various frauds in the "financial planning" sector, he decided to exit the protective bubble of his corporate career, parlaying his online reputation into a new venture as a blogger, precious metals advisor and financial forecaster. Craig is the founder and editor of TFMetalsReport.com. Discussed: - current obstacles in entrepreneurship - the process of moving away from the corporate world - the protective bubble in the financial services industry - glamorizing failure, learning from failure - The Big Short - central banking - precious metals and "sky is falling" scenarios - global reserve currency - the future of US economic power - ...

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[PODCAST] #500: Patrick Byrne – A Vision For Education (Porcfest Interview)

Patrick Byrne is the CEO of Overstock.com and the Chairman of EdChoice. EdChoice, originally developed by Milton Friedman, is now a national leader in school choice research. EdChoice publishes studies, surveys, legislative analyses and blog posts to help the public, the media and key stakeholders understand how school choice is affecting families and students across the United States and internationally. Patrick and I sat down at Porcfest to discuss the history of the school choice movement, political frustrations, and his efforts to promote his vision for education. Please Support School Sucks 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 ...

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[BONUS] Brett and Andrew’s Teen Saga, Parts 1-3

(AUDIO, 2 HOURS, 30 MINUTES) Brett begins Jordan Peterson's Past Authoring exercises and wants to talk about it. In this session (Parts 1-3) Brett and his dear friend Andrew discuss the exciting, regretful, awkward and erotic times of their wonder years. Many teen firsts are explored: smooches, loves, pornos, heartbreaks, "second bases," etc... This is an ongoing series. Direct link HERE. The genesis of "Brett and Andrew's Teen Saga" From Puke and Gang Episode 285 "First Dancing Boner" Recorded June 10th 2017. Direct link HERE

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[BONUS] Let’s Talk Campus Culture! Okay, Maybe Not

(AUDIO, 1 HOUR, 2 MINUTES) Recorded on Memorial Day - Brett, James and Nick are joined by Tom, who works as a researcher at a large public university. Brett tries to get Tom to open up about campus culture. Tom can only say so much. - FidgetSpinners are discovered! What do they tell us about the world? - Brett goes 1 for 2 trying to create rap songs on the spot - What are the levels of comedy? Direct Link HERE

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[PODCAST] #499: Successful Dropout – With Kylon Gienger (Part 1 of 2)

This is the first of two conversations; today Kylon interviews me and next time I will interview him. Kylon dropped out of college during his freshman year in 2009. Since then he has founded and co-founded multiple companies in the construction, fitness, food service, real estate, and online education industries. He is the creator and host of The Successful Dropout Podcast. He joins me today to discuss School Sucks Project, Successful Dropout, college culture, and entrepreneurship. Discussion: - New thoughts my career, college and School Sucks - Above the Snowflakes? the current college culture - the future of higher education - the student loan bubble and the "college is necessary" bubble - aesthetic diversity - the consequences of social engineering ...

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