Yearly Archives: 2017

[PODCAST] #480: Thaddeus Russell vs. Academic Conformism – Part Two – Does the Plot Thicken Or Is There Actually No Plot?

Historian and Professor Thaddeus Russell returns for a three-part discussion about problems in academia and the challenges facing this generation of college students. What's new? Thaddeus has launched the first phase of his Renegade University. 1. Thad's Thoughts On the Work of Jonathan Haidt and generation-based explanations: - Trigger warnings, moral dependency and the helicopter generation grown up - Is over-parenting a class phenomenon? - Media proliferation and the effect on parenting - Are today's hysterias worse that the hysterias of the past? - Information Overload - Helicopter parents are children of divorce? - Divorce and fear of abandonment - One reason why leftists hate families - Safety animals for college students - Thad's Good Dad/Bad Step-Dad Theory 2. New ...

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[PODCAST] #479: Deschool Yourself – Why and How – With Zak Slayback and Jeff Till

Please check out Zak and Jeff's entire 8-part Deschooling series at deschoolyourself.com. introduction -What are the personal, professional and motivational problems school helps to create? Deschooling Discussion: -The disowned self -Nathaniel Branden's Six Pillars of self-esteem as an answer to John Taylor Gatto's Seven Lesson Schoolteacher -Provisional self-esteem -Why parents avoid examinations of school and how that avoidance perpetuates the damage -The self-improvement gurus need to address schooling -New 21st century challenges to Ivan Illich's Deschooling Society model from 1971 -How to use school's means - accountability and measurement - to aid in the deschooling process -Growth through Stoic "what ifs" -How a lack of self knowledge can lead to self sabotage -Creating a support support system for self-examination and ...

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[PODCAST] #478: Thaddeus Russell vs. Academic Conformism – Part One – Beyond Black and White

Historian and Professor Thaddeus Russell returns. And unloads. What's new? Thaddeus has launched the first phase of his Renegade University. The Effects of Intellectual Conformism: - Manichaeism in the minds of academics - Charles Murray and Middlebury College - Tucker Carlson owns college professors - Donald Trump's world and how the left gave it to him (fragility vs. repression) - Tangent: Richard Spencer Why and how Thad's thinking has changed: - Thad's conflicts with left libertarians - vertical (knowledge) vs. horizontal (overwhelm) information - shifting definitions and connotations - Policing Is Racially Biased? Thad's commentary on the debate - what I've learned from sheltered college professors - media manipulation of race issues, and the real issues they'll never discuss - ...

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[PODCAST] #477: What Breitbart Knew: Lessons In Media Literacy

Five years ago this week, Andrew Breitbart passed away very suddenly and, as some have argued, rather suspiciously. It was just weeks after his energetic CPAC speech where he told the crowd about his plans to "vet" Obama in the 2012 election by releasing damning videos from his Harvard days. This timeline raises questions for sure, but Breitbart's threat to the media, political and academic establishment extended well beyond this incident. Today, the focal point of Breitbart's legacy is the very pro-Trump website Breitbart.com. The more I learn about Andrew and what he stood for, the more I see this as an unfair association. Breitbart was a man ahead of his time, and he viewed himself as pied piper of ...

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[PODCAST] #476: A Confluence of Complex Problems Called College

Drew Sample: So what's the problem at the universities? Me: Well, I'm realizing it's more complicated than I had thought. Monologue: - A new perspective on classroom trigger warnings - Getting beyond the low hanging fruits of SJWs - My postmodernist thinking traps - How methods of deconstruction can turn into attitudes of destruction - my enemy's enemies are not necessarily my friends Discussion: Recorded 2/17/17 - Drew Sample and I discuss many of the factors that brought about the "snowflake generation" and the current crisis in higher education Full Show: TSH - 142 - College vs Self-Employment, Postmodernism, Persuasion Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon ...

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[BONUS] The Many Paths To #MiloGate

(88 MINUTES) With Gardner Goldsmith, Recorded Tuesday, 2-21-17 Discussed: - Jeffrey Tucker vs. Richard Spencer - The medium is the message and the new message is noise - People are lazy and attention spans are short, and this is getting dangerous - How are post-modernists both philosophical relativists and political absolutists? - How the socialist and post-modernist rivers converged - The seduction of deconstruction - Adventures in improper definitions (i.e. Pedophile vs. statutory rapist - neither is okay, obviously) - the dark side: post-modernism's application to politics - Master/Slave morality - Romanticism: how emotion overpowered reason - social justice warring is sometimes converted self-hatred - the leftward drift of the schooled, apathetic mind - Mirror, mirror on the wall... Click ...

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[PODCAST] #475: When Antifa Attacks – University of Toronto

[CAMPUS CORRESPONDENCE #1] Geoffrey "Biffo" Liew returns to discuss the latest dust-up at University of Toronto, where Antifa protestors disrupted The Toronto Action Forum on Free Speech and Fiscal Policy. Biffo was one of the organizers of the event (working with Students In Support of Free Speech and Generation Screwed), which featured Rebel Media's Ezra Levant, Professor Jordan Peterson, Professor Janice Fiamengo and many others. Our conversation moves back and forth between Biffo's reporting on Antifa behavior at the college, and Peterson's warnings about social justice warring and the post-modern ideas that underlie it. Biffo is a University of Toronto student, the organizer of the now infamous University of Toronto Rally For Free Speech, and a longtime listener to the ...

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[BONUS] “Whole New Ballgame” – The Deep End Episode 20

(AUDIO, 2 HOURS, 48 MINUTES) The Deep End Episode 20, recorded on February 2nd, 2017. Discussion: - Security questions surrounding Signal and its parent company - An extensive review of the Joe Rogan/Alex Jones conversation - Member Berries - more PizzaGate/Podesta emails intrigue - what's a Muslim ban? - the victims of virtue signaling - Can Trump do "good" from inside his Nationalist Populist box? - Did Trump use postmodernism against the postmodernists? - the 'trial balloon for coup' theory - the art of opposition - leftist language manipulation - Brett's experience arguing with SJWs and academics online - what happens next? Direct link HERE. With Brett Veinotte, Richard Grove, Kevin Cole and Dylan LeFebvre. Get the full video version ...

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[PODCAST] #474b: What I Saw In Washington DC (Part 2 of 2 – Postmodern America and Its Marches)

MONOLOGUE (50 Minutes): What is postmodernism and is Donald Trump proving that he has mastered and harnessed it? DISCUSSION: Silas recounts his experiences at and impressions of the strange events on the day after the inauguration. Silas Amunga is a blogger and an educational entrepreneur. Check out his writing at RantATonne.com Articles Mentioned: Agenda for Women’s March has been hijacked by organizers bent on highlighting women’s differences - http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2017/01/19/agenda-for-womens-march-on-washington-has-been-hijacked-by-organizers-bent-on-highlighting-womens-differences/ Donald Trump Is The First President To Turn Postmodernism Against Itself - https://thefederalist.com/2017/01/23/donald-trump-first-president-turn-postmodernism/ Some Pieces By Silas: How to Discuss Politics Online - https://rantatonne.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/how-to-discuss-politics-online/ I Know How Racist You are - https://rantatonne.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/i-know-how-racist-you-are/ Marching on the Glass Cellar - https://rantatonne.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/marching-on-the-glass-cellar/ Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or ...

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[PODCAST] #474a: What I Saw In Washington DC (Part 1 of 2 – #TrumpTrainToMAGAland?)

A three-hour discussion with the man holding the "Trump Is A White Male" sign? We'll see what happpens... Silas Amunga is a blogger and an educational entrepreneur. Check out his writing at RantATonne.com Some Pieces By Silas: How to Discuss Politics Online - https://rantatonne.wordpress.com/2017/02/04/how-to-discuss-politics-online/ I Know How Racist You are - https://rantatonne.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/i-know-how-racist-you-are/ Marching on the Glass Cellar - https://rantatonne.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/marching-on-the-glass-cellar/ 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 ...

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[PODCAST] #473: Passion-Driven Education (With Connor Boyack)

Connor Boyack is a home-educating parent and the founder of the Libertas Institute. He joins me today to discuss his book Passion-Driven Education, which is definitely a nice companion piece for the School Sucks Podcast. Discussed: -Tell me your public school origin story... -school is a tool for social transformation -Structure, "assessment" and protection in the home-ed environment -Inquiry over information? -Mitra's Hole In the Wall; Minimally Invasive Education -"hackschooling" -a Star Wars story The Book: HERE Look Closer: Connor's Site - connorboyack.com/blog/ Passion-Driven Education - passiondriveneducation.com/ Libertas Institute - libertasutah.org/ Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at ...

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[BONUS] Podcastmasters’ Liberty Masterclass – Inauguration Special – (Pre-Show and Outtakes)

On January 20th, the Podcastmasters reconvened for a four-hour free-flowing inauguration-inspired discussion. Podcastmasters is an infrequent summit where we discuss our recent shows, current events, historical investigations, movie goings etc... PRE-SHOW - Osborne talks Disney World - utilitarianism and the dream institute - show outline discussed OUTTAKES - executive orders, Obamacare - Gardner discusses NH political corruption Can't see the player? Click HERE.

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[BONUS] Podcastmasters’ Liberty Masterclass – Privilege Check, Listener Q&A (Part 3 of 3)

On January 20th, the Podcastmasters reconvened for a four-hour free-flowing inauguration-inspired discussion. Podcastmasters is an infrequent summit where we discuss our recent shows, current events, historical investigations, movie goings etc... Can't see the player? Click HERE. Discussed In This MasterClass: PART ONE: (First show) -Starbucks learns about "anarchy" -Trump's address, the Bane thing -Betsy DeVos, the Department of Ed and the student debt "bubble" -#DisruptJ20 -Sorros: agent of chaos -Gard's thoughts on "Cultural Marxism" -Sympathy for Trump? How could that possibly happen -Reagan vs. the media; Gard's historical perspective -the future of the libertarian message PART TWO: (Last show) -Inauguration fashion and why it matters -The Grand Chessboard, by Zbigniew Brzezinski -The US, Russia and the Middle East PART THREE: ...

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[BONUS] Podcastmasters’ Liberty Masterclass – The Grand Chessboard (Part 2 of 3)

On January 20th, the Podcastmasters reconvened for a four-hour free-flowing inauguration-inspired discussion. Podcastmasters is an infrequent summit where we discuss our recent shows, current events, historical investigations, movie goings etc... Can't see the player? Click HERE. Discussed In This MasterClass: PART ONE: (Last show) -Starbucks learns about "anarchy" -Trump's address, the Bane thing -Betsy DeVos, the Department of Ed and the student debt "bubble" -#DisruptJ20 -Sorros: agent of chaos -Gard's thoughts on "Cultural Marxism" -Sympathy for Trump? How could that possibly happen -Reagan vs. the media; Gard's historical perspective -the future of the libertarian message PART TWO: (This show) -Inauguration fashion and why it matters -The Grand Chessboard, by Zbigniew Brzezinski -The US, Russia and the Middle East PART THREE: ...

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[PODCAST] #472: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Masterclass – Ow, My Inaugural Balls (Part 1 of 3)

On January 20th, the Podcastmasters reconvened for a four-hour free-flowing inauguration-inspired discussion. Podcastmasters is an infrequent summit where we discuss our recent shows, current events, historical investigations, movie goings etc... Discussed In This MasterClass: PART ONE: (This show) -Starbucks learns about "anarchy" -Trump's address, the Bane thing -Betsy DeVos, the Department of Ed and the student debt "bubble" -#DisruptJ20 -Sorros: agent of chaos -Gard's thoughts on "Cultural Marxism" -Sympathy for Trump? How could that possibly happen -Reagan vs. the media; Gard's historical perspective -the future of the libertarian message PART TWO: (Coming soon) -Inauguration fashion and why it matters -The Grand Chessboard, by Zbigniew Brzezinski -The US, Russia and the Middle East PART THREE: (Coming soon) -Listener Q&A Look Closer: ...

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[PODCAST] #471: Empath-thon (Multiple Sessions) – Culture Clash and Cultural Appropriation

Brian Sovryn and Stephanie Murphy return to the School Sucks studio for another one of our frequently requested long-form discussions (-THON). This time, we attempt to have a constructive and compassionate conversation (EMPATH-) about many of the issues I've explored in the SPEED AND POLITICS series, even though we have many opposing political, philosophical and cultural views. DISCUSSION: Trigger Warning. These videos are discussed: Look Closer: Sex and Science Hour - https://sexandsciencehour.com Sovryn Tech Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/sovryntech Brian's Site: ZOG.ninja - https://zog.ninja 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 ...

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[PODCAST] #470: Empath-thon (Session 3, Part 1) – Cultural Marxism, Horseshoe Theory and Listener Feedback

Brian Sovryn and Stephanie Murphy return to the School Sucks studio for another one of our frequently requested long-form discussions(-THON). This time, we attempt to have a constructive and compassionate conversation (EMPATH-) about many of the issues I've explored in the SPEED AND POLITICS series, even though we have many opposing political, philosophical and cultural views. DISCUSSION: - why is "cultural Marxism" a throwaway term? - what does the term mean to Brett - Freedom vs. Tyranny - Individualism vs. collectivism - Horseshoe political spectrum Look Closer: Sex and Science Hour - https://sexandsciencehour.com Sovryn Tech Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/sovryntech Brian's Site: ZOG.ninja - https://zog.ninja Stephanie's Audio book Titles - http://www.smvoice.info/audiobooks/ Related Shows and Series: SPEED AND POLITICS (Series) [BONUS] A Listener ...

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[BONUS] A Listener Confronts Brett About Empath-Thon, Learns Empathy (Part Two)

(AUDIO, 1 HOUR, 55 MINUTES) Andrew listens to the podcast sometimes. A (self-appointed) representative for right-leaning middle America, Andrew finds himself increasingly irritated by the current political conversation and the SJW left. He wanted to offer me a recorded critique of the Empath-Thon series - he even pulled clips from the shows - and it resulted in one of my favorite productions in the last year. In this audio, while I assert my positions, I also try to play the role of the moderator between my views and what Stephanie and Brian have brought to the table. With Andrew and Puke from PukeandtheGang.com Can't see the player? Click HERE.

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[BONUS] A Listener Confronts Brett About Empath-Thon, Learns Empathy (Part One)

(AUDIO, 1 HOUR, 20 MINUTES) Andrew listens to the podcast sometimes. A (self-appointed) representative for right-leaning middle America, Andrew finds himself increasingly irritated by the current political conversation and the SJW left. He wanted to offer me a recorded critique of the Empath-Thon series - he even pulled clips from the shows - and it resulted in one of my favorite productions in the last year. In this audio, while I assert my positions, I also try to play the role of the moderator between my views and what Stephanie and Brian have brought to the table. With Andrew and Puke from PukeandtheGang.com Can't see the player? Click HERE.

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[PODCAST] #469: Nick Hazelton – Teaching and Learning Through Facebook Conflicts

Nick Hazelton of an-yak.com is a young entrepreneur who opted out of school a couple years ago to pursue his passions and teach himself. He is back on the show to discuss a recent question he posed in the School Sucks Facebook group. It started one of the more educational and productive thread I have seen in the group in a while. Nick's Questions: Since there seems to be some fracturing of this group on the left-right paradigm, I want to hear more conversation about this paradigm and how much it really matters. Most people in this group are Liberty minded(probably close to 100%). We all value freedom and peace, I presume. Most of us are in favor of voluntarism ...

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[PODCAST] #468: Empath-thon (Session 2, Part 1) – Shame

Brian Sovryn and Stephanie Murphy return to the School Sucks studio for another one of our frequently requested long-form discussions(-THON). This time, we attempt to have a constructive and compassionate conversation (EMPATH-) about many of the issues I've explored in the SPEED AND POLITICS series, even though we have many opposing political, philosophical and cultural views. DISCUSSION: Gender Fluidity and Fat-Shaming Look Closer: Sex and Science Hour - https://sexandsciencehour.com Sovryn Tech Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/sovryntech Brian's Site: ZOG.ninja - https://zog.ninja 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 ...

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