Yearly Archives: 2021

Isaac Morehouse – Stop Seeking the Truth? [PODCAST #703]

Isaac returns to discuss an addition-by-subtraction method both for finding a fulfilling career and for developing a healthier information diet. We'll also talk about leaving Facebook, why comedy sucks, and the importance of narrative creation. Isaac Morehouse is the CEO of Crash, the career launch platform, and the founder of Praxis, a startup apprenticeship program. Isaac's Book: Don't Do Stuff You Hate We are now on Locals.com! 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. schoolsucksproject.locals.com/ The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn ...

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Tribes and True Believers – With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #702]

The lost episode. Now available to the entire podcast audience. (Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 2) 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: We discuss tribalism and two prophetic books - Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, by Seth Godin and The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, by Eric Hoffer. Sub-Topics Include: - Lizard brain reasons for why we’re tribal creatures - Why the media has become more tribal over the last few decades - On a national level, Unified ...

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2021: Now School Sucks For Everyone [PODCAST #701]

Jay, The Honest Teacher returns almost exactly one year after our last conversation. A lot has changed - if you haven't heard - since February 2020, so I asked him to offer some up close and personal accounts (from students and from his observations) about how institutional schooling has become even more of a dystopian nightmare. Unfortunately now more than ever, school continues to make good on its promise to mold children into "good" citizens. But is there a silver lining? Jay says yes. The Honest Teacher: On Minds On Facebook On Patreon Our Previous Conversations:

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e02) Get Out.

Listener and friend Jay joins us again, helping us launch our new rotating TDZ format (Brett's pain point -> Andrew's pain point -> listener pain point). It begins as a calm and constructive look at how to "get out of your own way,"  shame, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, and countering negative self-talk (like in the previous episode). Then about half way through we discover some new elements of Jay's story, and it transforms into a fiery conversation about failed relationships, how to know when they've failed, when to get out, and how to move on. MUSIC: "Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad -> Cold Rain and Snow" The Grateful Dead "Get the Hell" Supersuckers "The Lonely Bull" Herb Alpert ...

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Ritual Humiliation [UN-IVERSITY]

A very large group convenes to discuss the recent viral Time Magazine article called "The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election." It was presented to me a "confession" but I see more as psychological warfare and demoralization. Scott Hambrick joined us for the discussion and called a "ritual humiliation" of all non-blue-pilled Americans. Then Scott asked: so now that we know this is how politics will work going forward, what do we do? This led to one of my favorite Un-iversity discussions to date, and from there we transition into communication strategies to reach the potentially reachable people in our personal lives, at this incredibly crucial time. Several new voices and points of view here! ...

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A New Foundation For Freedom, With John Bush [PODCAST #700]

John Bush returns to discuss expanding The Freedom Cell Network, localism, spheres of control, and counter-economics. John's work with this project over the last year has been very inspiring for me. We'll discuss that too. We are now on Locals.com! 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. schoolsucksproject.locals.com/ The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is still available, and your admission now grants you access to our exclusive online community. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation. Please use the coupon code ...

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Masks We Wear [UN-IVERSITY]

Image: The Young Pioneers, 1937 - a youth scout group in the USSR. One of the first images SSP ever used (episode 10) to illustrate the chilling nature of conformity as a virtue. But in their defense there was poison gas. But in our defense we all know how this kind of training turned out for the Soviets. Hour 1: Is a great awakening coming? A large Un-iversity group (with some new voices) examines common motives behind that sense of duty to force this awaking on people in our lives. How to integrate who we actually are with what we present to friends, family, co-workers. Hour 2: We went to a No Agenda podcast meetup. Future of School Sucks, growth ...

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Cassidy Younghans – Epic Life Learning [PODCAST #699]

Cassidy Younghans is a former public school teacher and one of the founders of the EPIC Life Learning Community in Carrollton, Texas. I first heard Cassidy on Off-Trail Learning with Blake Boles; I was impressed with her enthusiastic advocacy for self-directed education and later with her mission at at EPIC. She joins me to discuss her "I could no longer..." story of leaving public schooling, her path through various forms of alternative education (including Sudbury and Northstar), and the vision and mission of EPIC. And much more. She'll be back soon to talk about Agile Learning Tools. MUSIC: "Shake It Out" Karl Denson "Everybody Is A Star" Fishbone "Shine" The Alchemist   We are now on Locals.com! When you join ...

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The Hero’s Journey For teens – With Matt Beaudreau [PODCAST #698]

(but also for everyone else) Matt Beaudreau returns to map out a hero's journey for teens. We'll also discuss how students are guided through this process at Acton Academy, and how homeschooling and unschooling parents can help nurture this process in their own children. Plus much more on - goals, systems, habits and routines - self-knowledge and challenge - resisting cultural/political/peer "brainwashing" Matt is an in-demand and provocative education speaker and consultant, and a personal development coach to people all around the world. He is also the founder of the Acton Academy in Placer, CA; Acton is a program of self-directed learning with over 100 locations around the world. About Acton Academy Placer Acton Academy Placer is an Educational Resource ...

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My Space [PODCAST #697]

Webmaster Tony makes a rare appearance to discuss the blessings bestowed upon us by the rapidly expanding social media purge. Come drink the lemonade we've made. INTO ACTION < Click when you get to the end. Want to pay with crypto? Email me at brett@schoolsucksproject.com, subject line "Myspace" Related PostsSchool Sucks Radio 5-31-1272This became podcasts #146a: School Sucks Radio #4 - The Challenges of A Thoughtful Tutor and #146b: School Sucks Radio #4 - A Voluntary World: Origins and ObstaclesTags: podcastsSchool Sucks Radio 5-17-1270This became podcasts 142a: School Sucks Radio #2 - Discovering Voluntarism While Pursuing A Teaching Career and 142b: School Sucks Radio #2 - Two Stories From Inside the System (Teacher and Student)Tags: podcastsSupport the Show: Please Join ...

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My Space [PODCAST #697 – A/V CLUB Version]

Webmaster Tony makes a rare appearance to discuss the blessings bestowed upon us by the rapidly expanding social media purge. Come drink the lemonade we've made. As a supporting listener, you have this information 12 hours before the common folk. INTO ACTION < Click when you get to the end.   School Sucks Project · 697: My Space Related PostsAll Subscriber-Only Audio Content 2009-2017 | Playlists, Downloads87Behind the Scenes of School Sucks (2010-2015) School Sucks Project · Behind the Scenes of School Sucks (2010-2015) Playlist Link: Behind the Scenes of School Sucks (2010-2015) Archived School Sucks Episodes (2009-2012) School Sucks Project · Archived School Sucks Episodes (2009-2012) Playlist Link: Archived School Sucks Episodes (2009-2012) Bonus Shows…Tags: school, sucks, project, a/v, ...

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e01) – Imposterpreneurship

Andrew 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 the standard after a protest is held in his back yard, man takes a car with a Styrofoam interior to find the police but encounters a bear and fights the bear and then wants to take it to a vet so he gives it sedatives that turn it into a kitten and he eventually brings it home where it turns back into a bear and is now his pet dream ...

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“Plan B” With Zak Slayback [PODCAST #696]

Favorite School Sucks neighbor Zak Slayback returns to offer some key 2021 updates to his past advice for young people at the beginning of their careers. Our previous conversation on this topic, called How High School Students Can Get Ahead In Their Careers [PODCAST #583], covered: - Why young people need to start personal websites while in high school, and how this website can work as a portfolio, showcase of personality, a canvas and as insurance - How to contact an existing expert in the area you want to go into, getting a better idea of how to get started - Methods of signaling and building a portfolio - growing your network of people who are a few steps ahead ...

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The Mask Is Off [UN-IVERSITY]

We had a large turnout with much more optimism than you might expect. A discussion of the last week and some theorizing about what will play out over the next 10 days and beyond. Topics: We open with a discussion of digital self-defense, looking at founders vs. inheritors in the big data and tech world. Can a creativity asymmetry balance the power asymmetry? Does historical precedent still have a use as systems of control are perfected and made more invisible? Be careful of narrative fallacy. Was the January 6th siege at the Capitol the new Charlottesville? We debate. Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into ...

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Massive Scale Contagion Experiment – with Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #695]

(Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 5, Free Again) Nathan and I discuss his strategies of "Social Media Shit-Posting For Fun and Profit" in the so-called "Age of Surveillance Capitalism." And we don't see eye-to-eye on everything in this show, and that's great. Music: "Finish Line" Daye Jack "Dark Harvest" Ghost Data "No Data" Daye Jack More About Nathan Fraser: The Free Market Squad: The Mastermind Group Need Help Growing Your Business? CopyandFunnels.com The Dark Arts of Marketing Podcast The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one ...

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New Habit Installation, With Jacki Dalsimer [PODCAST #694]

Jacki Dalsimer is well-respected Health Coach and a personal friend of mine. For years we have enjoyed nerding out on different exercise topics, with the expectation she'd eventually visit the show to share some of her wisdom with you. So we decided that January was the ideal time for a conversation about goal-setting and new habit-installation, mostly in a fitness and diet context, but certainly applicable beyond. Related Shows: 238e: Presence and Productivity #5 – Habit Change With Great Time Freedom Comes Great Time Responsibility – A Guide To Block Scheduling [PODCAST #606] Michael Malice On Self-Discipline [PODCAST #559] A Better World Starts With A Clean Bedroom [PODCAST #408] Need some community right now? The downloadable version of The Ideas ...

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