Podcasts

Podcast #302: FREE A/V – Thick vs. Thin Libertarians, and Much More (With Thaddeus, Antigone and Carlos)

WARNING: Very strong language. A new feature: Twice monthly, School Sucks will release a piece of premium content in the podcast feed. You can access hundreds of hours of additional audio and video by signing up for the A/V Club. This is the third installment: Audio of the After School Sucks Special from 6-13-14, with Thaddeus Russell, Antigone Darling and Carlos Morales "Life is too short for Alex Jones." - Thaddeus Russell Discussed: -Evernote vs. outlines -Thad's dangerous "freedom of slavery" argument -Public relations -Chris Cantwell -Porcfest -Cathy Reisenwitz -Thin vs. thick libertarianism -Thad's impressions of Ayn Rand -Lew Rockwell and Alex Jones -The New World Order and the Progressive agenda -9/11 truth -Rothbard: Wall Street, Banks and American Foreign ...

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Podcast #301: Getting Unstuck From Procrastination and Domestication (with Kevin Geary)

My first collaboration with Kevin Geary, integrative health coach and founder of RebootedBody.com. WARM-UP: -Intro, the mission of Rebooted Body -Kevin's weight and health issues -the "high fact, low execution diet" -Rebooting Children -fear, shame, guilt and making excuses -conquering negative self talk -the impotence of willpower GETTING UNSTUCK: Kevin's Article: Unstuck: A no-nonsense guide to getting uncomfortable and winning big Step 1: Put on your hazmat suit and discard your toxic beliefs. Step 2: What you think and how you behave aren’t married happily ever Step 3: Reject magic pills. Do the fucking work. Step 4: Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week. Step 5: Be willing to invest in yourself. TANGENTS -Fitness and weight-loss gimmicks -micro-behavior techniques ...

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Farewell To Free Talk Live (7-30-14)

A huge thanks to Mark Edge and Ian Freeman for inviting me in as an FTL co-host. It was the first liberty show I ever listened to and I owe them a lot as mentors and catalysts in my development as a libertarian. Discussed tonight: More of the 30 Things to Stop Doing :: Bitcoin Fair Outreach :: Inspiration to Complete Undesirable Tasks :: Muslims and Female Circumcision :: Did the Pentagon people deserve to die on 9-11? :: Military PTSD Liars? :: Science Isn't Science? Math isn't Math? :: Indfinite Detention of Military Members :: Court Confusion :: Govt vs the State :: Dealing with the Broken People :: Unconstitutional :: Blaming the People Related PostsFree Talk Live Saturday ...

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Podcast #300: Dropping Out and Nihilism (With Nick Hazelton)

A conversation with Nick Hazelton of Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast. Nick is a 15-year-old from Oregon who aims to drop out of high school and pursue yak herding. Discussion: Click here for Brett's full show notes -Nick's own sustainable farm -thinking about dropping out of high school -dissuasion -understand your reasons for wanting to drop out. -consider online schools and home schooling -research the legal requirements for you to drop out -talking to parents -starting podcasting -project based learning -Critical thinking taught in schools -Skepticism -drawing a line with belief -Logical Fallacies -Conspiracy Theory : MacDonald's is poisoning its customers -Building a philosophy -Politics (where nihilism gets pretty dangerous) -There are no contradictions in nature -cause and effect -The trivium -If we ...

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Podcast #299 (Supplemental): Remember To Be Kind To Yourself…Seriously

Brett, Wes Bertrand and Carlos Morales all in the studio together for the first time ever. For a recent episode of Truth Over Comfort Podcast, Carlos invited us to discuss hedonism and libertinism, but the conversation become so much more. Edited by Brett Some Highlights Hedonism Balancing Pleasure and Responsibility Libertarianism and rebellion Stoicism and Epicureanism Rand's unrealistic heroes Meditation Getting Things Done self-destructive behaviors as the result of self-shaming Expressing concern empathetically Making the 6 Pillars of Self-Esteem explicit Hearing the word "should" when it isn't there Keeping people at arms length Spheres of personal influence and control Bumper Music: Andy Grammer - Back Home Look Closer: Wes Bertrands Site: Complete Liberty - http://completeliberty.com/ Bill Buppert's Site - http://zerogov.com/

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Podcast #298: Home Education For History’s Sake, With Bill Buppert

The first of hopefully many conversations with Bill Buppert of zerogov.com. WARM-UP Bill's background and development German/Prussian contributions to the world Nazis: Cartoon Bad Guys Collectivism succession Bill's historical lens Obama's change? Government as an occupation force since 1791 HOME EDUCATION Bill's decision to Pursue home education Proactive environmental "controls" for home education working with five unique home-educated children Unschooling Skepticism The Charlotte Mason Method Teaching the Trivium Teaching the Quadrivium Adler's How to Read A Book Sayers UNAVOIDABLE TANGENTS Stoicism vs. Epicureanism Spheres of personal influence and control Facebook bondage The Progressives and the New Left The Anti-War Left? Look Closer: Bill Buppert's Site - http://zerogov.com/ What is the Charlotte Mason Method - https://simplycharlottemason.com/what-is-the-charlotte-mason-method/ Befehl ist Befehl: Why Cops ...

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Podcast #297: Behold A Dictator (1 of 2) – The Brains Trust, With Thaddeus Russell

Part 7 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is a live discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Antigone Darling of Sex, Lies & Anarchy co-hosts. Discussed Today: -Objectivism vs. Relativism -The organic connection between Nazi Germany and New Deal America -What is Thad's problem with science? -How church and state destroy community -Corporatism parallels between the US, Italy and Germany -Was the New Deal Fascist? -The Brains Trust (FDR) -American eugenics Bumper Music: "Paparazzi (Instrumental)" Xzibit "Onward Christian Soldiers" Traditional Look Closer: Thaddeus Russell's Site - www.thaddeusrussell.com Sex, Lies & Anarchy - http://sexliesanarchy.com/ Previous School Sucks Show With Thaddeus Russell - https://schoolsucksproject.com/category/podcast/a-renegade-history-course-with-thaddeus-russell/ Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon ...

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Podcast #296: FREE A/V – Announcements, Bees, Nazis and the Moon (August 2012)

A new feature: Twice monthly, School Sucks will release a piece of premium content in the podcast feed. You can access hundreds of hours of additional audio and video by signing up for the A/V Club. Today's release is the After School Sucks Special from August 30th, 2012, with Brett, Osborne, Cory, JJ and caller Brian. Brian calls insisting that a new documentary proves Nazis live on the moon. Is he confused? Highlight Clip: Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-1370Fielding questions from the chat...Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vChallenging A Health Class Myth: Puberty Begins With A Dream70(A/V CLUB) Warning: Strong Sexual Content From the After School Sucks Special 5-17-12 with Mandrik and Osborne I found this clip while cleaning up ...

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Podcast #295: Entrepreneurship, Freedom and Fulfillment (with Jake Desyllas)

Jake Desyllas returns to discuss his new book, Becoming an Entrepreneur: How to Find Freedom and Fulfillment as a Business Owner. July 4th is the last day to get a free copy! Follow this link: http://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Entrepreneur-Freedom-Fulfillment-Business-ebook/dp/B00JLTUFSS/ Look Closer: Jake's Site: The Voluntary Life - http://www.thevoluntarylife.com/ Related PostsPorcfest Chronicles - Overcoming Public Education85Porcfest Co-Head Organizer and all around great guy Jason Osborne introduces Brett Veinotte for this talk at the 2012 Porcupine Freedom Festival. Jake Desyllas joins Brett halfway through for a discussion about entrepreneurship and how it ought to start as early as possible in a persons life.Tags: desyllas, jake, life, entrepreneurship, freedom, voluntary149b (Porcfest Micro-Series): Brett Veinotte and Jake Desyllas - Surviving and Overcoming School71Topics: At Porcfest, I talk ...

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Podcast #294 (Supplemental): Strike the Leaves – The Problem With Anti-Bullying Laws

In mid-June I appeared on Truth Over Comfort Podcast to discuss new proposals for anti-bullying laws with Carlos Morales. The discussion continues to the root causes of school bullying and why those root causes are avoided by those who claim they are trying to solve the problem. Look Closer: Truth Over Comfort Podcast - http://www.truthovercomfort.net/ Are new school anti-bullying laws fair, or unreasonable? - http://www.annenbergclassroom.org/speakouts.aspx?name=are-new-school-anti-bullying-laws-fair&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1/ Antibullying bill raises troubling questions - http://www.startribune.com/opinion/commentaries/247368911.html

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Podcast #293: A Valedictorian Reflects On Her Experiences With “Playing School”

With Darrell Becker and his daughter, Cypress Ellen Cypress has probably the most diverse educational and schooling experience of any guest we've ever had. She began in Montessori school, then spent six years in public school. There, she discovered that she preferred home schooling. And after two years at home, she moved on to a "Progressive" schooling environment. Today she joins me and Darrell in the studio to share her experiences and reflections. Look Closer: Darrell's Site: Voluntary Visions - http://voluntaryvisions.com/ Cypress's Art Blog: shortakun - http://shortakun.tumblr.com

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Podcast #292 (Supplemental): Brett On Peace News Now With Derrick J.

Recorded Sunday, June 8, 2014 From PNN: In studio guest: Brett Veinotte – School Sucks Podcast Brett Veinotte is a successful podcaster with a Herculean task: Ending Public Education. Why would a person want such a thing? Tune in to find out more about how you can save your children from a lifetime of violence and confusion by taking them out of public school today. Visit Peace News Now Related PostsVideo: Brett On Peace News Now (With Derrick J.)99PNN Live #91 | Sunday, June 8, 2014 In studio guest: Brett Veinotte – School Sucks Podcast Brett Veinotte is a successful podcaster with a Herculean task: Ending Public Education. Why would a person want such a thing? Tune in to find ...

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Podcast #291: FREE A/V – Presence and Productivity Series Out-Takes (August 2013)

A new feature: Twice monthly, School Sucks will release a piece of premium content in the podcast feed. You can access hundreds of hours of additional audio and video by signing up for the A/V Club. Today's release is the out-takes from our series Presence and Productivity, with Richard Grove and Tony Myers. This audio includes some valuable review of David Allen's Getting Things Done method. Look Closer: David Allen, Getting Things Done - http://www.davidco.com/ The Trivium method - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ tragedyandhope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Related PostsPresence and Productivity (Parts 1 and 2, Raw Video)78(A/V CLUB)Tags: a/v, club, video, productivity, presence, tony, myers, grove, richard, gtd

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Podcast #290: The Hazards of Disconnection – Two Conversations and An Article (With Darrell Becker, Mark Edge and Ian Freeman)

A very long, winding, rather personal, lightly edited show addressing the dangers of social isolation and interpersonal disconnection. It expands into other topics from there. Outline: Opening Monologue (START-0:06:59) Free Talk Live warm-up discussion on isolation (0:07:00-0:33:30) Reading/discussing the articleHow Extreme Isolation Warps the Mind (0:33:30-1:09:45) Further discussion With Darrell Becker (1:09:45-END) Discussion: -Calm through context -Isolation diminishes our standards for connection -Positive and negative experiences with psychedelics -Asocial vs. antisocial -From cynicism to social isolation -How romantic relationships can take us away from ourselves -Darrell investigates the Free Keene conflict and attempts to connect -Gratitude -Using logical and emotional tools -When people become abstractions -The island of the individual -Illusions of balance in life -Compliments and their motivations -Brett's ...

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Podcast #289: Autonomy Through Agorism (Part 4) – Permaculture Connections to The Trivium, The NAP and The Practice of Living Purposefully

Jamin and I discuss how the Trivium method relates to Permaculture. Also covered: composting methods, Permaculture Principles, Permaculture Ethics, connections to the Non-Aggression Principle, connections to NVC, connections to the practice of living purposefully, Input-Process-Output Do you have questions? Please submit them in the comments. Bumper Music: "Paradise City" (Instrumental Cover) - Karl Golden "Moth" - moe. Look Closer: Jamin's Group - Agora et Agricola: the market and farm. - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1931500123655775/ Agorism Resources - http://agorism.info/ Design Principles of Permaculture - http://www.fincatresanillos.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/designprinciples.jpg Paul Wheaton, permies.com - http://www.permies.com/ Permaculture Design Principles Expansion - http://permacultureprinciples.com/principles/

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Podcast #288: Listener Q&A With Thaddeus Russell

Part 6 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is a live discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Thaddeus addresses questions and objections from the audience regarding our previous shows. Carlos Morales of Truth Over Comfort Podcast co-hosts. Discussed Today: -the history of minimum wage laws -a MAXIMUM wage? -the relationship between cultural norms and the dependence upon the state -why did some people embrace the Puritan/Protestant work ethic and racism, while at the same time others were embracing- and really, introducing- organized crime? -who are today's rebels? -companies don't create the culture -De Beers diamond campaign -scientific racism just went away? -the non-aggression principle -the history of property ...

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Podcast #287 (Supplemental): Brett On Anarchast With Jeff Berwick

Published on May 19, 2014 Jeff Interviews Brett Veinotte of School Sucks Podcast, topics include: how the state came into being, a world without government, free market wisdom, Wikipedia as example, education, common core as centralized state control of education, zero tolerance in schools, unschooling, home education. School Sucks Podcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SchoolSucksPodcast Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/ Who Controls Our Children?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNFOGiHEw8Q Jeff Berwick's Sites http://anarchast.com/ http://dollarvigilante.com/ Related PostsVideo: Brett On Anarchast With Jeff Berwick99Published on May 19, 2014 - Jeff Interviews Brett Veinotte of School Sucks Podcast, topics include: how the state came into being, a world without government, free market wisdom, Wikipedia as example, education, common core as centralized state control of education, zero tolerance in schools, unschooling, home ...

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Podcast #286: Autonomy Through Agorism (Part 3) – Permaculture Mail Bag and Barnyard Aftershow

First I read some emails from listeners regarding the first two shows in this series (full text below, with links). Then we'll switch to a recent After School Sucks Special where Baxter, Osborne and I discuss -Pig slaughter skill sets -Causes of food waste -chicken tractors -Paddock-shift systems -juicing vs. blending -chickens like eating eggs? -making a low-carb/paleo shake -composting -small-scale chicken-keeping -factory farm eggs -exciting new ways to consume eggs -grass- and grain-fed beef -supplements and protein Look Closer: Agorism Resources - http://agorism.info/ Design Principles of Permaculture - http://www.fincatresanillos.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/designprinciples.jpg Geoff Lawton - http://www.geofflawton.com/ Salatin: Everything He Wants to Do is Illegal - http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/joel-salatin-interview.aspx#axzz31mpRyYjJ Permaculture Design Principles Expansion - http://permacultureprinciples.com/principles/ Emails: Hello Brett, I've been a listener of school sucks ...

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Podcast #285: Where Do White People Come From? (with Thaddeus Russell)

Part 5 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is the fifth discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Discussed Today: The second part of A Renegade History of the United States, How White People Lost Their Rhythm, including the stories of Irish, Italian and Jewish immigrants, and how they were assimilated into American culture. Bumper Music: "I Wan'na Be Like You" (The Jungle Book) - Louie Prima "Beyond the Sea" - Bobby Darin "Jump Jive An' Wail" - Louis Prima "My Romance" - Frank Sinatra & Dinah Shore "Slow Ride" - The Beastie Boys Look Closer: Thaddeus Russell's Site - www.thaddeusrussell.com See Thaddeus Russell's sources for the chapters in ...

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Podcast #284 (Live Show): Education Alternatives Spotlight – Informal University

Picture: Osborne battles Kirk at Church of the Sword. Kirk, the co-creator of the Informal University, joins us to discuss alternative education, Agorism, autonomy, recreation, philosophy and starting a "church." Kirk's other projects include Area 23 and Church of the Sword. Both are discussed in this show. This is an edited version of hour one of the 5-2-14 live show. Co-hosts: Osborne and Carlos. Look Closer: Informal University http://informalu.org/

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Podcast #283: Autonomy Through Agorism (Part 2) – Permaculture Scaled Up and Scaled Down

Jamin, Karen and I discuss how they developed their interest and expertise in Permaculture. We cover how they scaled their operation up from modest beginnings on a small plot of rented land in a densely populated area to the 12+ acre homestead they have today. We also scale down to strategies for a small, affordable first-time garden grown in less-than-optimal conditions. Jamin's Notes: "We are a family of four with one on the way, working to live a lifestyle with more individual autonomy. Following the principals of permaculture and natural law. The desire for more individual autonomy, to opt out of of financing our own enslavement, and to be less dependent on the systems of domination. From the beginning of ...

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Podcast #282: Self-Esteem In the Schools (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 8)

Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today we continue to move through the second part of the book. "Regardless of what we think we are teaching, we teach what we are." Discussed: -Branden: "For many children, school represents a second chance." says a lot about the home -There are so many great and caring teachers I had my first when I was in college -We are repeated sold this idea of the power of a good teacher and we chase it -the destructive leverage of the power-over system) -the impact of even one bad teacher can "extinguish the fire" -teachers' embrace of self esteem -but do they by in large ...

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Brett On Free Talk Live 4-30-14

Calling Police on Bad Roommates Housing a Fugitive? :: Roommates' Rights? :: What would you do in the bad roommate situation? :: Pushing a Button to End the State :: DOJ Attacking Porn Stars' Bank Accounts :: Scary Bank Training Course on Bitcoin and Sovereign Citizens :: Fractional Reserve Banking :: Social Security Overpayment :: Thick vs Thin Libertarianism :: The Heartless Libertarian Problem :: Inflation :: the Free State Project and Helping the Sick and Downtrodden

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Podcast #281: Ben Stone (2 of 2): Diminishing the Market Demand For Government

Ben Stone returns for another discussion about the past, present and future of the philosophy of liberty. Ben is the host of the Bad Quaker podcast. Discussed: -going underground -agorism: ignore government, don't protest it -specializaton in liberty activism -making the moral argument -making the practical argument -making money -assisting government on its path to self-destruction -winning hearts and minds -deal with individuals -government is not the enemy; it's the myth Bumper Music: Rush - "Closer to the Heart"

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