Yearly Archives: 2021

[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s05e04) “Repeating Cycles”

That's today's Pain Point. Whether the time frame is days, weeks, months or years, Andrew sees himself cycling through several states of mind - from accomplished and optimistic, to overwhelmed and stressed, to inadequate and failing. How can he stop letting this effect others in his world and how can let himself enjoy anything, or get excited about anything that isn't an opportunity? BRAND NEW! Get Access to Our Discord Community, Our Full List of Clubs, and Invitations to Our Weekly Discussion Groups - Un-iversity Community Membership (Monthly) OR JOIN FOR YOUR LIFETIME by purchasing The Ideas Into Action Summit   School Sucks Project · The Discomfort Zone (s05e04) Repeating Cycles Related PostsThe Discomfort Zone (s05e02) The Mayor of Everything82Drew ...

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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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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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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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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s05e03) “No-mentum”

How do you get yourself started when you don't want to? How do you keep yourself going when you want to stop? Young Alex is in the hot seat for this discussion about purpose, goals, habits, values, and hookers. School Sucks Project · The Discomfort Zone (s05e03) No-mentum BRAND NEW! Get Access to Our Discord Community, Our Full List of Clubs, and Invitations to Our Weekly Discussion Groups - Un-iversity Community Membership (Monthly) OR JOIN FOR YOUR LIFETIME by purchasing The Ideas Into Action Summit Related PostsThe Discomfort Zone (s05e02) The Mayor of Everything72Drew Sample is so gregarious and friendly - everywhere he goes it's like he immediately becomes the mayor of that place. But like most mayors, he's not ...

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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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The Discomfort Zone (s05e02) The Mayor of Everything

Drew Sample is so gregarious and friendly - everywhere he goes it's like he immediately becomes the mayor of that place. But like most mayors, he's not very good at being a manager. Alex, Andrew, and Brett offer support and advice. BRAND NEW! Get Access to Our Discord Community, Our Full List of Clubs, and Invitations to Our Weekly Discussion Groups - Un-iversity Community Membership (Monthly) OR JOIN FOR YOUR LIFETIME by purchasing The Ideas Into Action Summit School Sucks Project · TDZ S05E02 Related Posts[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e04) The End of School Sucks87(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 ...

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[BONUS] Mass Formation

Danny McCarthy and I discuss Mass Formation and Consequent Totalitarian Behavior in Homo Sapiens, with most of our conversation building around this quote: "Usually it is only about 30% [of a population that gets] grasped in a  mass phenomenon or hypnosis.  An additional 35-45% usually does not want  to raise a dissonant voice in the public space because they are scared  of the consequences.  So, usually about 70% who shut up – 30% because  they are convinced by the mainstream narrative and 40% because they  don’t dare to speak out.  And then there is an additional 20-25-30% who  does not go along with the narrative and says it in certain situations." - Dr. Mattias Desmet School Sucks Project · Mass ...

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[BONUS] Podcasting 2.0

We discuss my study of the No Agenda podcast, what I love about it and some criticisms, the value-for-value model, the future of podcasting generally, and the future of my content creation. The conversation also includes meeting the audience where they're at, and whether or not there's a market for what I'm planning to do next. 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 - Un-iversity Community Membership (Monthly) We discuss my study of the No Agenda podcast, ...

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Optimism Is Cowardice? [UN-IVERSITY]

Drew Sample, Nicky P, Danny McCarthy, and I discuss several topics - shipping crisis, happiness, podcasting, and optimism. Scott Hambrick quickly unmutes to drop the show's title line. We'll discuss that too. 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 - Un-i

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The Discomfort Zone (s05e01) Happiness Is For the Weaklings

This episode was originally planned as follow-up to our financial conversation. BUT it turns into beginning of a whole new adventure. Andrew and Brett welcome Drew Sample and Alex Bell as regular hosts of TDZ. This show is an orientation to our exciting new four-way dynamic! School Sucks Project · The Discomfort Zone (s05e01)Happiness Is For the Weaklings Related Posts[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e01) - Imposterpreneurship88Andrew is in the hot seat this time and we're talking about imposter syndrome. What is it? Why does Andrew have it? How do we cure it? We'll also discuss how knowing your core values aids in decision making. And then you'll enjoy a spot-on dream analysis. Nothing crazy, just…Tags: andrew, discomfort, zone, turns, school, ...

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Mind Over Media? [UN-IVERSITY Book Club]

Renee Hobbs is an  internationally-recognized authority on media literacy education.  Through community and global service and as a researcher, teacher,  advocate and media professional, Hobbs has worked to advance the quality  of digital and media literacy education in the United States and around  the world. Author of 10 books and more than 150 scholarly articles, she  is the Founder and Director of the Media Education Lab, whose mission is to improve the quality of media literacy education through research and community service. (Source: MindOverMedia.us) And her latest book, Mind Over Media, is a piece of shit. Fortunately we salvage a constructive discussion than expands well beyond her narrow presentation.   School Sucks Project · Mind Over Media [UN-IVERSITY]

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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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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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Influence [PODCAST #729]

In this fifth monthly meeting of the Un-iversity Book Club, participants discuss  the timely and timeless Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini. I am very proud to announce this as the first (and only) episode of School Sucks that I am not in!! 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 Discord Community, Our Full List of Clubs, and Invitations to Our Weekly Discussion Groups - Un-iversity Community Membership (Monthly) Please Support School ...

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The Story of Getting Somewhere [PODCAST #728]

A Special Free-For-All Episode of The Discomfort Zone (s04e07) Live At the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest Danny McCarthy is 26 years old and he currently makes his living working on an assembly line at an American auto manufacturer that you've likely heard about. But Danny is not seeking a career there. He is instead very eager to make a greater impact in the world of ideas. Today we'll discuss his ambitions and challenges. A very impressive younger thinker and researcher, Danny studies history and philosophy, and he has already written a book called The Story of Nowhere. He also hosts a podcast by the same name. OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS NOW ON SEPTEMBER 11+12! Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn ...

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Content. (With Professor CJ) [PODCAST #727]

A retrospective conversation about finding happiness and serenity in an unfree world (content) and the ripple effects of meaningful (content) creation. With Prof. CJ Killmer 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 Discord Community, Our Full List of Clubs, and Invitations to Our Weekly Discussion Groups - Un-iversity Community Membership (Monthly) Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on ...

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The 12th and Final Anniversary of School Sucks Podcast [PODCAST #726]

"Next." With Andrew and Young Alex. A free-for-everyone livestream and release of The Discomfort Zone, Season 4 Episode 6. OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS NOW ON SEPTEMBER 11+12! Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this exciting new presentation, the topics, and bonuses 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 Discord Community, Our Full List of Clubs, and Invitations to Our Weekly Discussion Groups - Un-iversity Community Membership (Monthly) Please Support School Sucks We do ...

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Intentional Communities – With Joe Moutard and Shane Radliff [PODCAST #725]

Today we'll discuss the possibility of departure from the First  Realm of society (we'll explain) in pursuit of a peaceful and voluntary  Second Realm. The latter is composed of temporary autonomous zones (TAZ)  and permanent autonomous zones (PAZ). Joe is one of the organizers of The Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest. [An example of a  TAZ] Shane is the host of the Vonu Podcast and the creator of The Free Republic of P.A.Z.NIA. [A n example of a PAZ] The conversation is largely based on a piece that Shane wrote, called TVP Intermission #50: [P.A.Z.NIA] Liberated Areas Among The Tyrannical Wasteland. OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS NOW ON SEPTEMBER 11+12! Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this exciting new presentation, ...

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[UN-IVERSITY] Influence Cap

A conversation about ethics and influence, and the emerging difficult choices between honesty and integrity. In media, what is the threshold for flying below the radar? In our personal and professional lives, the time for outreach has ended. The priority now is self-defense. But this does not mean influence has been capped in these situations. Stop with counter-narratives, and try to inspire curiosity. Friend and former public school teacher Adam shows up, and provides a happy conclusion for the meeting. 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. BRAND NEW! Get Access to Our Discord Community, Our ...

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New York Times Warns About The Dangers of Critical Thinking – 2 of 2 [PODCAST #724]

Part 2: "Death By Disinformation!" AN ANALYSIS - WITH SCOTT HAMBRICK Scott  and I discuss a timely gem from the New York Times Opinion  Dissemination Section. Today we'll finish up the article and move on to  the Dirty Dozen of Disinformation "white" paper, written by The Center  For Such and Fuck. Main article title: Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole Subtitle: Critical thinking, as we’re taught to do it, isn’t helping in the fight against misinformation. The conversation continues beyond this show! PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/posts/54261552 A/V CLUB: https://schoolsucksproject.com/bonus-scott-hambrick-the-ethical-question-qa/ OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS NOW ON SEPTEMBER 11+12! Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this exciting new presentation, the topics, and bonuses Add your contribution to the School Sucks Yearbook! Have you ...

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[BONUS] Scott Hambrick: The Ethical Question + Q&A

Here is the conclusion to Episode #724. It runs about 17 minutes. I have added an unreleased hour of Q&A with Scott from an Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group, back in December 2020. This was a follow-up to our conversation in Episode #691 - 2020: The Year In Review. OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS NOW ON SEPTEMBER 11+12! Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this exciting new presentation, the topics, and bonuses Add your contribution to the School Sucks Yearbook!  Have you heard the School Sucks Project is coming to a close next month?! To help honor all that Brett has done for parents, students, and liberty we're creating an SSP yearbook featuring "Students" who've listened and learned, as well as"Faculty" ...

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So Much To Look Forward To! [Un-iversity]

With Scott Hambrick and Lisa from AUTONOMY, interacting for the first time! This is a fast-paced and intense conversation that offers an ahead-of-time, behind-the-scenes look at what happened on the podcast this month. Before Scott arrives, I test my ideas against a large and energetic Un-iversity group. Theme: balancing outside-your-sphere-of-control cynicism with inside-your-sphere-of-control optimism. And many explorations too controversial to list here. School Sucks Project · UWDG 7-11-21 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. BRAND NEW! Get Access to Our Discord Community, Our Full List of Clubs, and Invitations to Our Weekly Discussion Groups - ...

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This Is Not About A Virus (Continued) – With Darrell Becker and Tony Myers [PODCAST #723]

This Is A Test, Part Six A continued update of our 2020 series on the pandemic, encouraging a deeper and broader look at both the  ever-shifting scientific consensus and dissenting voices of our current  age. Today Darrell and I are joined by our friend Tony Myers, who  teaches logic and co-hosts the Grand Theft World podcast.  This is  a fascinating conversation, not just for its content but also for its  conduct. Darrell and Tony have some major points of disagreement, and  even without resolving them we are able to have a meaningful and  educational discussion about the current state of affairs. I am very  proud of this one. Darrell’s website notmedicaladvice.co is a growing collection of informative shows, interviews, and ...

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New York Times Warns About The Dangers of Critical Thinking -1 of 2 [PODCAST #722]

AN ANALYSIS - WITH SCOTT HAMBRICK Scott and I discuss a timely gem from the New York Times Opinion Dissemination Section Tittle: Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole Subtitle: Critical thinking, as we’re taught to do it, isn’t helping in the fight against misinformation. OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS AUGUST 28+29 Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this exciting new presentation, the topics, and bonuses 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 Discord Community, ...

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