Podcasts

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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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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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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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"

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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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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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