Podcasts

[PODCAST] #380: Visible Children (with Laurette Lynn)

Laurette Lynn returns for a discussion about how parents and educators can improve communication and connection with young people. From LauretteLynn.com: With an emphasis on communicating with youth, and infused with critical reasoning, we talk about perfecting parenting. We make a distinction between education and schooling and the ways in which destructive communication can negatively impact personal growth. And we discuss why we project our esteem issues onto our children. This truly is an intelligent, lively and great conversation. It is long, so take it with you and listen in segments, but I promise you, it’s worth every second! How do teens respond to condescension? How do young children respond to praise? Should we even call young humans, “Children”? What ...

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[PODCAST] #379d: John Bush – Peaceful Parenting, Productivity and Purpose (LibertyFest NYC)

Recorded at Liberty Fest 2015 in Brooklyn, NY. Activist John Bush returns to update us on his family's journey. We discuss their new venture - Brave New Books - along with resilience, parenting challenges, confronting our own parents, how to get things done, and why to get things done. Look Closer: Brave New Books - http://www.bravenewbookstore.com/ Introducing the Un-coin-ventional Bitcoin Bus Tour! - https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/introducing-the-uncoinventional-bitcoin-bus-tour John Bush on School Sucks (12-7-13) - https://schoolsucksproject.com/249-some-small-steps-toward-sovereign-living-with-john-bush/ Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also ...

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[PODCAST] #379c: Carey Wedler – The Anti-Media (LibertyFest NYC)

Recorded at Liberty Fest 2015 in Brooklyn, NY. Carey Wedler, a journalist at TheAntiMedia.org, joins me to discuss positive and negative applications of propaganda. This is a very short discussion; please think of it as a preview of a longer discussion we'll be having in the future. Look Closer: The Anti-Media of facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAntiMedia/ The Anti-Media Website - http://www.theantimedia.org/ Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with ...

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[PODCAST] #379b: Jeffrey Tucker – Spheres of Control (LibertyFest NYC)

Recorded at Liberty Fest 2015 in Brooklyn, NY. Jeffrey Tucker sits down with me to discuss the following topics: -How I started the Iraq War? -the increasing tone of Fascism in political discourse -why pay attention to politics? -cancel the Presidential election -no one is coming to save us -the feeling of smallness in political action -Cyrpto-currency is the true way forward -youth empowerment through voluntary exchange Look Closer: Liberty.me - http://www.liberty.me Jeffrey's Site - http://www.jeffreytucker.me Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this ...

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[PODCAST] #379a: A Conversation With A Public School Teacher and The High School Drop-Out Who Loves Her (LibertyFest NYC)

Within my first hour at LibertyFest, I encountered arguably the most interesting couple at the event. Jessica is a middle-school Spanish teacher in the New Jersey public school system. Dave, her fiancee, is a high school drop-out and the WeAreChange.org webmaster. I told Jessica that I believed middle school is the darkest time in child's life. She adamantly disagreed. Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ ...

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[PODCAST] #378: An Introduction To Self-Directed Learning and Living For Teens (with Nick Hazelton)

This episode is what The School Sucks Project is all about! Nick Hazelton, the seventeen-year-old creator of The Anarch-Yakitalist Podcast, is back to share his new self-education plan. Nick first reached out to me in early 2014 to discuss the possibility of leaving school (he was a freshman at the time)and becoming a farming entrepreneur. You can watch a clip of that conversation here: Nick left school this September to pursue this venture on a full-basis. He is still very committed to his education, and he asked me for some guidance on taking it into his own hands. Discussed: -Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age (Wired.com) -questions for potential autodidacts -identifying strengths and how to use them -selecting ...

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[PODCAST] #377: The Shift – A Casual Conversation With Julia Tourianski (2 of 2)

Juila Tourianski, creator of Brave the World, joins me for a continuation of our previous discussion. Julia's online hub is a YouTube channel with very impressive production values and some extremely confronting content. Born in the USSR and raised in Canada, Julia offers several new and unique approaches to discussing the philosophy of liberty. Her video, "The Shift: The State of Our Minds and the Mind of the State" provides the springboard and loose structure for our pleasantly meandering conversation. Please watch the video before the show if you can: Topics and Tangents: 1. THE INSULT OF EQUALITY -today equality means "all the same" -an entitlement to perpetuate baseless ideas -our only differences are externally imposed injustices? -deserve-oriented language and ...

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[PODCAST] #376: The Shift – A Casual Conversation With Julia Tourianski (1 of 2)

Juila Tourianski, creator of Brave the World, joins School Sucks for the first time. Julia's online hub is a YouTube channel with very impressive production values and some extremely confronting content. Born in the USSR and raised in Canada, Julia offers several new and unique approaches to discussing the philosophy of liberty. Her video, "The Shift: The State of Our Minds and the Mind of the State" provides a springboard for our pleasantly meandering conversation. Please watch the video before the show if you can: Topics and Tangents: -video production -explanation "Brave the World" -Orwell and Huxley -Born in the USSR -rebelling in polite Canadian society -What is the shift that is happening? -Safety and Fairness - Society's Top Values? ...

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[PODCAST] #375: College Debt – The Most Expensive Lesson of All Time?

is college worth it

Today's guest is Mike Vine, the Editor at Schiff Gold News and the Principal at Centinel Consulting. I sat down with him last week in his Portsmouth, NH office to discuss the recent paper by Addison Quale titled, "The Student Loan Bubble: Gambling with America’s Future." Episode #375 In a Nutshell: Topics: - the place for personal responsibility in the student loan debt crisis - Student loans represent the third bubble in the last 20 years, following the dot coms in the late-90s and the mortgage crisis of 2008 - there is a 300% increase in student loan debt in the last 10 years - almost 25% of all loans are in some state of non-payment (default, deference, or forbearance) ...

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[PODCAST] #374: The Liberty of Creative Production (With MK Lords and Carlos Morales)

This is a repost of my recent appearance on the Libertarian Atheist Podcast. Here are their notes: As promoters of free thought we stand in a position which is in contradiction to the narrative that our society is built on. This is by definition inconvenient, for convenience is comes from conformity and conformity cannot lead to change. All great changes occur with little care for convenience, but even when we are standing in front of those espousing the evil we want to end, we must speak truth with clarity and not rage alone. Brett Veinotte from school sucks podcast joins us to talk about this subject and quite a bit more. Look Closer: libertarian-atheist.com - http://www.libertarian-atheist.com/

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[PODCAST] #373c: CONSPIRA-THON (The Prequel) Conclusion – No Planes?

Australian researcher Nick Ulbrick, aka "The Transcendental Tangent General" joins me for another long-form conversation on the topic of "conspiracy theories," which he refers to as "conspiracy narratives." Nick has worked in the university system as a Teacher’s Assistant (called Tutor in Victoria). In the past, he was an artist liaison at major music festivals and has also made 10 feature length documentaries following the Australian Motorsports scene (which can be found at www.hpheaven.com.au). His interest in alternative media was fostered through the works of Tragedy and Hope, James Corbett and School Sucks. In this final installment, we talk about -The Prussian Ph.D system -Cognitive Dissonance -The magic information suitcase thought experiment -No planes on 9/11? -A personal 9/11 investigation ...

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[PODCAST] #373b: CONSPIRA-THON (The Prequel) – Political and Cultural Typologies

Australian researcher Nick Ulbrick, aka "The Transcendental Tangent General" joins me for another long-form conversation on the topic of "conspiracy theories," which he refers to as "conspiracy narratives." Nick has worked in the university system as a Teacher’s Assistant (called Tutor in Victoria). In the past, he was an artist liaison at major music festivals and has also made 10 feature length documentaries following the Australian Motorsports scene (which can be found at www.hpheaven.com.au). His interest in alternative media was fostered through the works of Tragedy and Hope, James Corbett and School Sucks. ty·pol·o·gy tīˈpäləjē/ noun: typology; plural noun: typologies a classification according to general type, especially in archaeology, psychology, or the social sciences. "a typology of Saxon cremation vessels" ...

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[PODCAST] #373a: CONSPIRA-THON (The Prequel) – A Problematic Term and Its Implications

Australian researcher Nick Ulbrick, aka "The Transcendental Tangent General" joins me for another long-form conversation on the topic of "conspiracy theories," which he refers to as "conspiracy narratives." Nick has worked in the university system as a Teacher’s Assistant (called Tutor in Victoria). In the past, he was an artist liaison at major music festivals and has also made 10 feature length documentaries following the Australian Motorsports scene (which can be found at www.hpheaven.com.au). His interest in alternative media was fostered through the works of Tragedy and Hope, James Corbett and School Sucks. In this first installment of three, we talk about - Nick's Masters Degree (Master of Arts) from Monash University, where he studied the role of conspiracy narratives ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #372: Real Learning vs. Getting Schooled – with Kevin Geary and Darrell Becker

From Kevin Gerary's site RebootYourKids.com: Brett Veinotte (School Sucks Project) and Darrell Becker (Voluntary Visions) join me for a special episode of the Powerful Parenting Podcast. It’s a discussion about the differences between schooling and education. It’s a long one, but I encourage you to find a way to listen, whether it’s blocking out a big chunk of time or listening in shorter segments and pausing until you have time to revisit it. You want what is best for your child. But the school system (and even homeschooling) leaves a lot to be desired. Listen in as I talk with Brett and Darrell about: - A cliff notes history of the public schooling model. - Can authentic education happen in ...

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[PODCAST] #371: Thaddeus Russell – Renegade Themes and Missed Opportunities In Straight Outta Compton

Thaddeus Russell is back to discuss the recent N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton. When I first read Thad's book, A Renegade History of the United States, I couldn't stop thinking about N.W.A, and when I finally saw Straight Outta Compton I immediately thought of Thaddeus Russell. I have also been rethinking my first appraisal of the film and its subjects; there was too much hero worship, and I felt like I superimposed onto N.W.A a libertarian enlightenment that probably wasn't really there. "Heroification" is subtraction of peoples' flaws from their story. However, the identification of someone as a "renegade" doesn't require that. Our discussion centers around two central topics: Missed Opportunities - Examination of Misogyny Renegade Themes -N.W.A fought by ...

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[PODCAST] #370: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control – A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 5 of 5)

Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I conclude our response to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 2 “From the Fabians, thru MKULTRA, to Today.” - #230 w/Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link). Today we cover their presentation from the 22-minute mark to the end. This portion of the discussion covers the following: -Rosenberg and the roots of Non-Violent Communication -Riane Eisler and Second-Wave Femism -the concept of "domination cultures" -gender implications of domination systems -Secular Humanism and the Humanist Manifesto -Interdependence vs. Independence -Other types of activism "Deep Green Resistence" -Culling the male population, Terence McKenna -Cultural Marxism -the emergence of of "partnership cultures" -Problems with the primacy of conscious ...

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[PODCAST] #369: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Masterclass – The World’s Most Dangerous Group(s)

Osborne, Gardner and Brett head to the cinema to watch Straight Outta Compton. They then return to Brett's crib and discover they can't shut up about it for hours. Podcastmasters is a once-a-month (ideally) listener participation (ideally) live (ideally) show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed In This MasterClass: -NWA -The CPT -The LAPD -The DEA -The CIA Look Closer: Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/

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[PODCAST] #368: Six-travaganza Live Show Highlights – “Memory Lane”

Some selected segments from the six-hour special event originally billed as "Live Sextravaganza ("Sex" for Sixth)." Brett is joined by Jason Osborne, Carlos Morales, Dale Everett, Webmaster Tony, Davi Barker and M.K. Lords to celebrate six years of School Sucks Podcast. Included: - Show opening with Osborne and Carlos - Webmaster Tony asks us questions about the history of SSP - A/V CLUB Preview: Dale discusses independent film making challenges - A/V CLUB Preview: Brett, Carlos, Davi and M.K. contemplate what Donald Trump would have to do to force his resignation from from the 2016 Presidential race Bumper Music: LCD Soundsystem "45:33" Matt Manhall "Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics"

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[PODCAST] #367: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control – A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 4 of 5)

Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I analyze and respond to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 2 “From the Fabians, thru MKULTRA, to Today.” - #230 w/Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link). Today we cover their presentation from the beginning to roughly the 22-minute mark, where in a effort to trace the history and development of NVC, they discuss linguistics, the potentially dangerous therapeutic techniques of Milton Erickson (indirect technique and confusion technique), and neuro-linguistic programming. Then they analyze a paragraph Darrell wrote in a Facebook thread. Description from Gnostic Media: Bill Joslin at an early age developed a fascination with mind and awareness. Subsequently he spent 16 years studying ...

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[PODCAST} #366c: CONSPIRA-THON (Part Three) – Space Invaders

Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn are in the School Sucks studio for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. In this third installment... - Do you believe in UFOs? - Brett's UFO hoax - Project Blue Beam and Wehrner von Braun - New reasons why Ancient Aliens sucks - Zecharia Sitchin, the Anunaki and the genetic engineering of the human race - Could we actually be alone in the universe? - Nephilim, men of renown - the utility of studying certain conspiracy theories - did George HW Bush kill JFK? - or was it Marilyn Monroe? - Bigfoot (why not?) Discussed: George HW Bush and the Kennedy Assassination Look Closer: Sovryn Tech Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/sovryntech Stephanie Murphy: ...

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[PODCAST] #366b: CONSPIRA-THON (Part Two) – Top Men

Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn are in the School Sucks studio for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. In this second installment, we talk about - how far are each of us willing to go? - a lost or hidden history of the ancient world - who built the pyramids? what planet were they from? - How did my exposure to Coast to Coast Radio and Alex Jones (circa 2004) affect my teaching - The story of Squanto and why it was omitted from American history class in public school - 9/11, conspiracy solved? no - Apollo 11 and moon mysteries - is reality a hologram? - confirmation bias in action - mind-controlled sex kittens - ...

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[PODCAST] #366a: CONSPIRA-THON (Part One) – Don’t Even Blink

Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn are in the School Sucks studio for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. In this first installment, we talk about - how were we introduced to the world of conspiracy? - was this introduction helpful? - the process of waking up, aligned with the 5 stages of grief - communication failure due to anger - are there some reasonable psychological generalizations of conspiracy theorists? - is that even a fair question? - Tim Melley: "agency panic" - too much individualism coupled with a sense of powerlessness - the problem with the psychologizing of conspiracy theorists - what is the emotional payoff of promoting liberty and/or conspiracy theories? Look Closer: Sovryn Tech ...

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[PODCAST] #365: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control – A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 3 of 5)

Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I analyze and respond to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 1 “Is NVC Consistent with the Trivium Method?” This is Gnostic Media podcast #229, recorded on may 18th, 2015, with guest Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link). Today we cover their presentation from 01:41:22 to the end, where they compare the OFNR process of non-violent communication to the Trivium. Description from Gnostic Media: Bill Joslin at an early age developed a fascination with mind and awareness. Subsequently he spent 16 years studying Bonpo, Nyingma Buddhist and Taoist practices. He spent a year in Asia interviewing Buddhist monks in Laos, Cambodia, Nepal; Taoist practitioners in ...

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[PODCAST] #364: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control – A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 2 of 5)

Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I analyze and respond to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 1 “Is NVC Consistent with the Trivium Method?” This is Gnostic Media podcast #229, recorded on may 18th, 2015, with guest Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link). Today we cover their presentation from 01:22:31 to 01:41:22, where they discuss the 4 Ds of Disconnected Communication and Observations > Feelings > Needs > Requests. This image created some confusion: Description from Gnostic Media: Bill Joslin at an early age developed a fascination with mind and awareness. Subsequently he spent 16 years studying Bonpo, Nyingma Buddhist and Taoist practices. He spent a year in Asia interviewing ...

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[PODCAST] #363: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control – A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 1 of 5)

Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I analyze and respond to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 1 “Is NVC Consistent with the Trivium Method?” This is Gnostic Media podcast #229, recorded on may 18th, 2015, with guest Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link). Today we cover their presentation from 01:06:27 to 01:22:31, where they begin addressing the questions: is NVC consistent with the Trivium Method? can NVC replace rhetoric in the Trivium? Description from Gnostic Media: Bill Joslin at an early age developed a fascination with mind and awareness. Subsequently he spent 16 years studying Bonpo, Nyingma Buddhist and Taoist practices. He spent a year in Asia interviewing Buddhist monks ...

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