Brett Veinotte

Don’t Do Stuff You Hate – Un-iversity Book Club With Isaac Morehouse [PODCAST 709]

Isaac Morehouse joins the second monthly meeting of the Un-iversity Book Club, to discuss his book, Don't Do Stuff You Hate. Isaac Morehouse is the CEO of Crash, the career launch platform, and the founder of Praxis, a startup apprenticeship program. 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/ 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, bonus materials ...

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The Cruel Prejudices of Inclusive Marketing – With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #708]

(Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 7) 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'll talk about what has been called "woke advertising." Why it fails, and IF it really fails in the long run. People love to say "get woke, go broke" I wondered if that's really a reliable rule, but Nathan applies a formula: "This market is too much X. Let's get more Y." Y comes in and wants the existing market to change to meet their preferences. Y was never the target market ...

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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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8L7_bVU1c0 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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[Un-iversity] Understanding NFTs and De-Fi

Plus much more! A follow-up about our Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, Brett's (not fun) drinking stories, medical surveillance, diversity hiring. The first 35 minutes of this audio are taken from the end; Bobby explains the basics of NFTs and DeFi. 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 ( https://sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction/) to the chaos of the current world. Special Invite-Only offer to Join the Un-iversity Private Community https://sspuniversity.com/product/join-the-un-iversity-private-community/ School Sucks Project · Understanding NFTs and DeFi Related Posts[UN-IVERSITY] Giving Thanks97Yesterday I posted on our Discord server I wrote "Please come share with me something you're grateful for. I would really appreciate this." Thank you to ...

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Building A Second Brain – Part 2 of 2 [PODCAST #707]

If you've enjoyed our past content on Getting Things Done, and you're looking ways to improve and/or simplify your organization system, this show is for you! Guest: Alex Bell was the teenager I had mind when I first started this whole School Sucks project. Struggling through school and variety of personal challenges, he was the kind of person I hoped to reach. He discovered School Sucks Podcast in 2009, when the show was about three months old, and he has been a listener since then. He then became a supporter, and then a contributor, and now even an advisor. We first connected in Salem, MA in 2017, and since then we've become very close friends. Today we continue our discussion ...

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[Un-iversity Book Club] The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

Our first meeting! Huge thanks to Keri for taking the lead on this project. So...it turns out Nathaniel Branden's The Six Pillars of Self-Esttem is not the greatest personal development book of all time?? We'll discuss. The book club meets monthly; our next read and discussion is Isaac Morehouse's Don't Do Stuff You Hate.  Happening on Sat, March 27 at 2pm EST Special Invite-Only offer to Join the Un-iversity Private Community   School Sucks Project · Un-iversity Book Club - The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

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Building A Second Brain – Part 1 of 2 [PODCAST #706]

If you've enjoyed our past content on Getting Things Done, and you're looking ways to improve and/or simplify your organization system, this show is for you! Guest: Alex Bell was the teenager I had mind when I first started this whole School Sucks project. Struggling through school and variety of personal challenges, he was the kind of person I hoped to reach. He discovered School Sucks Podcast in 2009, when the show was about three months old, and he has been a listener since then. He then became a supporter, and then a contributor, and now even an advisor. We first connected in Salem, MA in 2017, and since then we've become very close friends. So today Alex is back ...

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A Year of Adjustment – With Diane Murphy of BigFish [PODCAST #705]

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 in 2017, after hearing her presentation on BigFish. We reconnected today to discuss the growth of a self-directed learning center, and the adjustments needed to stay up and running amidst the pandemic restrictions. TedX Talk: Is Individualized Education Possible? Spoiler Alert: It is.) Related Shows: [PODCAST] #513: Building Self Directed Learning Communities (With Diane Murphy) Music: "Passing Through" Phish "Won't Be Afraid" Cat Empire The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, ...

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The Power of Narrative – With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #704]

(Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 6) 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 stories supersede reality. - How the stories we tell ourselves, and the stories we except as truth from others, become the background programming that runs our lives. - How stories get people killed - In marketing and sales :The stories customers tell themselves that prevent them from buying, and how to replace those stories with ones that will prime them for buying. And how to encourage those stories. More About ...

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e03) – Good Luck! Don’t Be Yourself!

Introduced as "quite possibly most annoying episode of The Discomfort Zone ever." But do Andrew and Brett deliver?!?! You decide. Andrew has a romantic experience and declares himself "Fit Costanza." Brett understands what Andrew is saying; he is also fit, neurotic, and has had romantic experiences in his life too. Together they've taken the red pill, but not the whole bottle. This is a conversation about reconciling this red pill awareness with the desire for authenticity and vulnerability when the right romantic opportunity comes along. School Sucks Project · The Discomfort Zone (s04e03) - Good Luck! Don't Be Yourself! Related Posts[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e02) Get Out.72Listener and friend Jay joins us again, helping us launch our new rotating TDZ ...

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Let’s Not Prepare Kids For A World That Sucks [Un-iversity]

This conversation has a very nice crescendo. On Sunday I hosted the weekly discussion group as I sat in a parking lot in what I call a very dystopian part of Pittsburgh - in the shadow of a giant Google complex watching people wait in line for food. (I'll explain more) It was very candid conversation about parenting struggles, largely around screen time. It eventually turns to the question "should people prepare their kids to exist in an increasingly unconscious and docile society?" I suggest (from the observation of my surroundings) that this world and is already here, but none of "us" are really living in it. Joel joins in to encourage everyone to go beyond the first question, shift ...

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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 [email protected], 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 PostsSupport the Show: Please Join the A/V Club!78Help the show improve and grow Get Access to Bonus Content -ARCHIVES -THE AFTER SCHOOL SUCKS SPECIAL -BEHIND THE SCENES AUDIO AND VIDEO -UNRELEASED PODCASTS -And much more... View the most recent 100 entries hereTags: audio, scenes, sucks, school, club, a/v, contentPodcast #296: FREE A/V - Announcements, Bees, Nazis and the Moon (August 2012)76A ...

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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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