Podcasts

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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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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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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Engineering Consent and Manufacturing Demand – With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #721]

(Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 10) 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: At this point, we have to acknowledge that Edward Bernays was right. Human beings are driven by irrational forces. Problem Reaction Solution 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! Get 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 ...

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This Is…Not About A Virus – With Darrell Becker [PODCAST #720]

This Is A Test, Part Five Darrell Becker returns to revisit our 2020 series on the pandemic, and to encourage a deeper and broader look at both the ever-shifting scientific consensus and dissenting voices of our current age. Darrell’s website notmedicaladvice.co is a growing collection of informative shows, interviews, and health resources. Not Medical Advice videos are stories that show how various types of practitioners would find effective treatment for a wide variety of chronic problems. He also offers a free guide to finding the first member of your holistic healthcare team. Darrell offers holistic healthcare consultations, and he’s available to help you find effective medical options, locating healthcare professionals, medicines and treatments in your area, anywhere on the planet. ...

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Anger! Guilt! Anxiety! Horray! [PODCAST #719]

"Huh?" In this fourth monthly meeting of the Un-iversity Book Club, we discuss The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self--Not Just Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and Fulfillment by Todd B. Kashdan and Robert Biswas-Diener. In a nutshell... WHAT IS IT? SAY YES TO IT. MOVE TOWARDS WHOLENESS. Music: "Searchlight" John Fogerty "Lemonade" Chris Rice "Fishin' In The Dark" Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 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 ...

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Young Marijuana Entrepreneur Strategy Session [FREE A/V #718]

(FREE A/V - DISCOMFORT WEEK! - Part 3 of 4) Today you'll hear "The Discomfort Zone (s03e03) – Nick Hazelton Futures" December 4, 2019 - We're investing! Nick Hazelton is a 21-year-old entrepreneur, farmer, media creator, and a School Sucks favorite guest since he first appeared on the show several year ago. He also loves weed. But hold that thought. Circa 2015, Nick told Brett he wanted to leave high school to pursue yak herding. And then he did it! He shared his self-education and self-reliance journey on numerous platforms, including Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast, School Sucks, The Freedom Feens, and Unregistered With Thaddeus Russell. People who aren't inspired by Nick's story are assholes. Recently, another Millennial, entrepreneurial SSP listener (and past ...

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Non-False Fabrication, With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #717]

...or How Cherry-Picking Helped Ruin Science, the Economy, Race Relations, Higher Ed, America, and the World (BUT can you put it to work for you?!) (Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 9) 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 a biologically inevitable mental shortcut called availability bias leads to (and enables) the destructive practices of cherry-picking and "non-false fabrication We'll explore: * how one or two missing puzzle pieces can completely distort the full picture. * by controlling what information is available, you have major ...

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The Map Is Not the Territory [FREE A/V #716]

(FREE A/V - DISCOMFORT WEEK! - Part 2 of 4) Recorded February 18, 2019 - How did our week of "do the more uncomfortable thing" go? What awkward social situations did it create? More discussion about block scheduling, the "stairway of influence," and how to identify and accentuate what's working in our business relationships. *This show also addresses cognitive distortions, and the stories we might tell ourselves in search of comfort. OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS JUNE 7&8 Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this exciting new presentation, the topics, and bonuses Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only ...

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The Split Personality of Entrepreneurship [FREE A/V #715]

(FREE A/V - DISCOMFORT WEEK! - Part 1 of 4) Recorded January 11, 2019 - Back together in Pittsburgh, Brett and Andrew discuss a book called The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It. The book was written decades ago and last updated at the dawn of the digital revolution, but it contains wisdom still very relevant to us today. The E-Myth describes the self-employed or small business owner as a person who initially tries to play three distinct roles: a technician, a manager, and an entrepreneur. Brett and Andrew evaluate their aptitudes in each area, and discuss strategies for improving. OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS JUNE 7&8 Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this ...

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In Pursuit of Free Enterprise Education [PODCAST #714]

Today a swap-cast with the young (24 years old) and ambitious Noah Blaylock, host of The Noah Blaylock Show and the creator of this helpful infographic: Noah's media mission is to promote the separation of school and state, so we'll discuss some of the lessons I've learned along the way with School Sucks Project. He interviews me for about 10 minutes, and then I have LOTS of questions for him! MUSIC: "Car Chase" Fabian Ross "Someday I'm Going Away" The Hip Abduction Mentioned: The underground History of American Education, Audiobook by Unwelcome Guests OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS JUNE 7&8 Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this exciting new presentation, the topics, and bonuses Please Support School Sucks We do ...

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fOLloW tHe sCiENcE [PODCAST #713]

Today: medical surveillance, lockdowns, the new segregation, and other crimes against science I am joined by an anonymous member of the SoundMind Creative Group to discuss their upcoming documentary film "Follow the Science: On Lockdowns and Liberty." A timely conversation as we move beyond lockdowns (for now) and on the the next phase of what it means for mediocre minds to follow the science. MUSIC: "Mediocre Minds" Bad Religion "Handlebars" (Instrumental) Flobots "King of the World" Steely Dan "Room At the Top" Adam Ant OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS JUNE 7&8 Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this exciting new presentation, the topics, and bonuses! Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is ...

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Selling Salvation – With Nathan Fraser and Landon Porter [PODCAST #712]

(Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 8) 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: Building your own cult, for fun and profit! We welcome Landon Porter from DudeItsAGame.com. Nathan claims Landon is a master "cult-builder." Is that a compliment? The conversation picks up where we left off in our show about tribalism, but today we'll go to extremes. We'll explore: * ways Cult Leaders manage their cults * some cult-like areas in popular culture and society at large: * Recognizable Marketing Examples * how those same ...

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Century of the Safe (Un-iversity Book Club – “Why We Drive”) [PODCAST #711]

In this third monthly meeting of the Un-iversity Book Club, we discuss Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road by Matthew B. Crawford. What appears to be a book celebrating driving as liberation is just as much a condemnation of the "safety-ism" that has so far defined the 21st century, and certainly this new decade. Some snapshots: “Left to its own internal logic, the regime of public safety must find ways to justify its own growing payroll, and its colonization of ever more domains of life. This can always be accomplished through further infantilization of its clients; under the banner of good democratic values.” "Self-driving cars must be understood as one more escalation in the war to ...

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Removing Self-Limiting Beliefs, With Nick Rundlett [PODCAST #710]

Nick Rundlett returns to first recap and reflect on our March 2020 conversation, as we sat on the edge of our seats, watching and waiting to see what it would be like to live through a global pandemic. We turned out okay. Today we'll talk about what we did with the last year, as far as adaptation and discovering growth opportunities. Nick has made some major strides with a program called MindFix; we explore the identification and removal of self-limiting beliefs, and the Lefkoe Method of addressing repetitive negative thoughts (Lefkoe Stimulus Process). We'll wrap up talking about fitness. We are now on Locals.com! When you join our Locals community, you'll get immediate access to playlists of all our serial ...

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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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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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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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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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