Podcasts

Podcast #267c: Jeffrey Tucker – Ninety Minutes of Peaceful Chaos (2014 Liberty Forum Rap Session)

Jeffrey Tucker sprinkles the philosophy of liberty and free market principles into a frenzied conversation about fashion, shaving and pop culture. Recorded at the 2014 New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Bumper Music: Mike David (Red Bar Radio) "Lookin' So Good" The Rolling Stones "Can't You Hear Me Knocking?" Michael Jackson "The Way You Make Me Feel" Look Closer: Jeffrey Tucker on School Sucks - https://schoolsucksproject.com/?s=jeffrey+tucker Liberty.me/ - http://liberty.me/ Laissez Faire Club - http://lfb.org/ Kids: Smarter Than Adults, by Jeffrey Tucker - http://lfb.org/today/kids-smarter-than-adults/

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Podcast #267b: Derrick J. Freeman – Our Most Popular Guest Ever (2014 Liberty Forum Chat)

Derrick J. returns for a discussion about government school, monetizing media projects, Peace News Now, Sick Sad World, rape jokes, Keene activism, assimilation, and shaving. Recorded at the 2014 New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Bumper Music: "Hootie Hoo" Outkast Look Closer: Live Free Or Dance - http://livefreeordance.com/ Peace News Now - http://peacenewsnow.com/ Derrick J Freeman on You Tube - http://www.youtube.com/user/Fr33manTV?feature=watch Derrick On School Sucks - https://schoolsucksproject.com/?s=derrick

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Podcast #267a: Carlos Morales – Truth, Comfort and Child Protective Services (2014 Liberty Forum Interview)

Carlos Morales of Truth Over Comfort Podcast joins us to discuss his goals with the Blue Ridge Liberty Project and his experience working inside Child Protective Services in Texas. Previous Discussions: 1. 222 (Supplemental): Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour 2. Empathizing with “The Enemy” (Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour, Part 2) 3. 228 Porcfest Interview: Conspiracy Theorists vs. Skeptics Bumper Music: "Live Your Life (Instrumental)" by TI Look Closer: Carlos On YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSosyewZ2gMdbS1JlSIGkVw Blue Ridge Liberty Project - http://www.blueridgelibertyproject.com/

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Brett On Free Talk Live 2-26-14

Vaping Under Attack in Los Angeles :: Teetotaler on Ecigs :: Keene Drinking Game :: Obedient Population :: CT Vape Ban Proposed :: Junk Food, Porn, and the Internet :: Todd, Former FTL Host Calls In :: Appreciating Food :: Daily Show Attacks Judge Napolitano :: Slavery and the South :: Acclimating Youth to the Police State :: Supernormal Stimuli :: Weight Loss -

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Podcast #266: The Practice of Self – Responsibility (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 3)

Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the third pillar, the Practice of Self-Responsibility. Reacting vs. Responding “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” -Viktor E. Frankl -live consciously : within ourselves and observing and identifying WHAT EXISTS our surroundings -self-acceptance : a non-adversarial relationship with reality THE PRACTICE OF SELF-RESPONSIBILITY “I am responsible for my choices and actions. To be ‘responsible’ in this context means responsible not as the recipient of moral blame or guilt, but responsible as the chief causal agent in ...

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Brett On Free Talk Live 2-19-14

Jason King of Bitcoin Across America and Sean's Outpost Joins Us to Discuss Running Across America! :: Satoshi Forest Threatened By Pensacola Government Gang :: Teen Shot by Cops For Possession of Wii Remote :: Threatened for Publishing Utah Voter List :: Biweekly vs Semiweekly :: Police Abuse :: Defending the Police for Beating a Deaf Man :: School Board Meeting Controversy :: Clothing Offensive? :: Liberty-Oriented Bureaucrats? :: Monopolies :: Working Within the System

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Podcast #265: Running On A Treadmill (On the Train Tracks) – Inside Public School Politics

An optional show about the bitter morass of public school politics. I recently was a guest on the Keene-based Black Sheep Rising, with Darryl Perry and Conan Salada. Conan and Darryl have been involved in a effort to control school spending and the power of the local school board. It isn't going well. Bumper Music: "Nighttime In the Switching Yard" Warren Zevon "Da Rockwilder" Method Man and Red Man "Shakedown Street" The Grateful Dead Look Closer: Origins and Purpose of "No Child Left Behind" - http://www.educationanddemocracy.org/Emery/Emery_NCLB.htm A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING - http://4brevard.com/choice/Public_Education.htm Keene voters amend several articles, leave proposed school district budget total unchanged - http://www.sentinelsource.com/news/local/keene-voters-amend-several-articles-leave-proposed-school-district-budget/article_b5e542ed-4244-5606-b177-77e402c25b7c.html Sentinel Editorial: School officials outmanned, outfoxed Free Keeners - http://www.sentinelsource.com/opinion/editorial/school-officials-outmanned-outfoxed-free-keeners/article_ba336b48-e78a-5311-8839-d9fd3790ba5f.html ...

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Podcast #264: History Through A Cultural Lens, with Thaddeus Russell

Part 2 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is the second discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Discussed Today: -Brett's Problems with Macklemore -Are gay people being encouraged to embrace and celebrate conformity? -Thaddeus discusses his appearance on the Sean Hannity Show -The Progressive Lineage of Macklemore’s And Lorde’s Attacks On the Pleasures of the Poor, by Thaddeus Russell -Daniel Bell and cultural contradictions of capitalism -The Puritan work ethic of Girls Gone Wild -Truth by consensus -Hegel -History through a cultural lens -Would Karl Marx have changed the world if he had been a union organizer? -Doris Kearns Goodwin and the Great Man theory -Full audio of ...

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Brett On Free Talk Live 2-12-14

Blue Ridge Liberty Project vs Free State Project? :: Shutting Out Libertarians :: Free State Project Welcomes Libertarians, Voluntarists, Minarchists :: Liberty Activists in NH Defeat Gun Control Bill in NH :: Athiests and Faith :: Negativity vs Positivity :: Skeptics :: The Big Bang and God :: Trooper Arrests Cop, Is Targeted by Cops :: Sending Pizzas to People Who Didn't Order Them :: Bitcoin Paychecks? :: Satellite TV Wild Feeds :: Free Will

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Podcast #263: The Libertarian Homeschooler – A Discussion With Ana Martin

Today I am joined by Ana Martin, who has built a Facebook following of over 40,000 people at The Libertarian Homeschooler. Discussion Outline: -Were you a homeschooler who found libertarian or vice versa? -What/who led to you to (whichever came first)? -Austrian economics -How does the philosophy of liberty inform your educational environment? -Have you found challenges in developing a consistent philosophy of parenting and education? -Recommendations to parents who are starting to question traditional or compulsory schooling? -How have you incorporated the Trivium?(methods/resources/successes/challenges) -History discussions through the lenses of economics and motivations -Developmental stages (Sayers): Poll-Parrot, the Pert, and the Poetic Look Closer: The Well-Trained Mind - http://www.welltrainedmind.com/ Mises.org - http://mises.org/ T&H Trivium Resources - https://www.tragedyandhope.com/trivium/ The Lost Tools ...

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Podcast #262: The Practice of Self-Acceptance (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 2)

Wes Bertrand and I continue our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes a discussion based on the second pillar, the Practice of Self-Acceptance. THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM 1. The Practice of Living Consciously 2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance 3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility 4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness 5. The Practice of Living Purposefully 6. The Practice of Personal Integrity Questions to answer in this series: what is self-esteem? why is it important? what can we do to raise self-esteem? what role do others play in our self-esteem? The steps we'll try to follow for each pillar: -identify and define -what are the obstacles -personal stories, struggles -how to overcome them Bumper ...

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Brett On Free Talk Live 2-5-14

Snowden Continuing to Bust the NSA on Lying :: Guardian Paper Threatened With Shutdown :: Do today's children have imagination? :: Creepy Police Interaction :: Playing Old School Video Games :: ProXPN and the NSA :: Free Speech Me :: Computers and Creation :: Restricted Youtube Video :: Godwin's Law :: Pragmatism :: Snowden on XKeyScore Related PostsRecent Additions, Brett On Free Talk Live (Video Highlight Playlist)88I appear on Free Talk Live every Wednesday at 7pm EST. Visit for freetalklive.com/listen/live viewing and listening options.Tags: talk, free, live, video, brettBrett On Free Talk Live 1-15-1484Disucussed: 15 Habits of Successful People :: Failure :: Fair Trials :: Difficulty of Changing the Judicial System :: Changing Beliefs :: Self-Actualizing People and Happiness :: ...

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Podcast #261: Why Thaddeus Russell Got Fired From Teaching American History

Another eye-opening discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Thaddeus tells the story of his paths into and out of socialism and Columbia University. Look Closer: Thaddeus Russell's Site - www.thaddeusrussell.com Thaddeus On Stossel - http://youtu.be/xpelVE7trK0 ReasonTV: What Happened to the Antiwar Movement? - youtu.be/N_VHEts3fqk Why I Got Fired From Teaching American History - www.huffingtonpost.com/thaddeus-russell/fired-teaching-american-history_b_767172.html

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Brett On Free Talk Live 1-29-14

AMP :: Flat Earth Nonsense :: Atlanta Area People Freaking Out Over A Few Inches of Snow :: New Englanders Freaking Out Over Hurricanes :: School Safety and Authority :: School Sucks Project :: Bubble Wrapping Kids :: Eliminating Playground Rules :: Thug Congressman Threatens Reporter :: US Drops Further On List of Economic Freedom :: Government-Fellating Bitcoin People

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Podcast #260: The Practice of Living Consciously (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Part 1)

Wes Bertrand and I begin a series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. Today's show includes an introductory discussion and also covers the Practice of Living Consciously. THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM 1. The Practice of Living Consciously 2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance 3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility 4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness 5. The Practice of Living Purposefully 6. The Practice of Personal Integrity Questions to answer in this series: what is self-esteem? why is it important? what can we do to raise self-esteem? what role do others play in our self-esteem? The steps we'll try to follow for each pillar: -identify and define -what are the obstacles -personal stories, struggles -how to overcome them Bumper ...

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Brett On Free Talk Live 1-22-14

Intelligence and Transhumanism :: DMT and Out-of-Body Experiences :: Science and the State :: Critiques of Libertarianism :: Selfishness :: Government is People :: Motivated By Conscience? :: Evil and Good :: Anarchism and Libertarianism :: Zero Tolerance :: Fighting a Parking Ticket :: Toy Gun at School :: Dave Gets Banned from the BBS :: Weed Chills Out Temper :: Common Law - See more at: http://www.freetalklive.com/ Related PostsRecent Additions, Brett On Free Talk Live (Video Highlight Playlist)71I appear on Free Talk Live every Wednesday at 7pm EST. Visit for freetalklive.com/listen/live viewing and listening options.Tags: talk, free, live, brettBrett On Free Talk Live 3-26-1470Bring Bad Quaker to Porcfest :: NK Mandates Kim Jong Un Haircut :: Bad Car Title ...

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Podcast #258: What We’ve Learned From 20 Years of Zero Tolerance

WARNING: Very strong language. Zero Tolerance policies penetrated American schooling in the early 1990s. A generation later, it could be argued that the verdict is on the effectiveness and damage of this approach. However, Zero Tolerance policies are now more destructive than ever, especially for poor and minority students. We covered this topic in depth in the Kids Are Not Defective series, but because this is still such an important issue, I wanted to use today's show to offer some effective talking points in your schooling vs. education discussions. The discussion is based around a policy brief from the Vera Institute called A Generation Later: What We’ve Learned about Zero Tolerance in Schools Look Closer: Mike Males Articles - http://home.earthlink.net/~mmales/ ...

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Podcast #257 (Supplemental): Better Communication With Ed and Ethan

My recent discussion with Ed and Ethan about NVC and a few other subjects. Check out their show here. From EdandEthan.com: Brett Veinotte, host of the School Sucks Podcast, joins us to talk about the history of the school system. Stick around after the extro music for an extended conversation on non-violent communication and Ethan’s affinity for more abrasive forms of communicating. Look Closer: The Trivium Applied to Communication - https://schoolsucksproject.com/category/podcast/the-trivium-applied-to-communication/

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Brett On Free Talk Live 1-15-14

Disucussed: 15 Habits of Successful People :: Failure :: Fair Trials :: Difficulty of Changing the Judicial System :: Changing Beliefs :: Self-Actualizing People and Happiness :: Monarchy vs Democracy :: Critique :: Disconnected People :: Rhino Hunt :: Waking Up :: Positivity :: Losers and Polygamy :: Hard Work Related PostsRecent Additions, Brett On Free Talk Live (Video Highlight Playlist)94I appear on Free Talk Live every Wednesday at 7pm EST. Visit for freetalklive.com/listen/live viewing and listening options.Tags: talk, free, live, brettFarewell To Free Talk Live (7-30-14)89A 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 ...

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Podcast #256: 2 Weird Tips To Make School Suck Less

Today I am joined by a new listener named Duncan, a high school senior from Virginia who has devoted some his own time and curiosity to the question: what is school good for? In our conversation we'll cover some of his tested strategies for making high school tolerable and even enjoyable at times, and a smarter approach to a college education. Look Closer: Duncan's Blog: The Question Academy - http://whatisschoolgoodfor.com/

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Podcast #255: School Sucks At the Movies – The Wolf of Wall Street (with Jeffrey Tucker)

School Sucks At the Movies #7 After I heard Jeffrey Tucker walked out of the new Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf of Wall Street, I was very intrigued and I asked him to join us for our review. Today's podcast is made up of two segments from a five-hour live show Osborne and I recorded on 1/3/14. In the first segment, we read and discuss Jacob Huebert's review of the film from The Libertarian Standard. Jeffrey joins us in the second segment to discuss the film and its messages. -Jeffrey's New Project: Liberty.me -how the state and schools distort the market -the state/corporate/finance web -Scorsese's style and craftsmanship -recurring themes in Scorsese's films -Jeffrey Tucker's objections to the film Look ...

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Podcast #254: Compulsory Schooling In Revolutionary Times (with Jeffrey Tucker)

Today's podcast is made up of two long out-takes from a five-hour live show Osborne and I recorded on 1/3/14. I asked Jeffrey Tucker to join us to discuss the new Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf of Wall Street. This podcast includes everything but the discussion of the film, which will follow in the next show. -are we living in revolutionary times? -Jeffrey's optimism and my cynicism -New Project: Liberty.me -how the state and schools distort the market -the state/corporate/finance web -Compulsory Schooling -child labor -the next 10 years -Bitcoin -Hare hats Look Closer: Liberty.me Indiegogo Campaign - http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/liberty-me--2 Laissez Faire Books - http://lfb.org/ Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy By Murray N. Rothbard - http://www.lewrockwell.com/1970/01/murray-n-rothbard/wall-street-wars/

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Podcast #253: The Trivium Method Applied – Voluntary Communication (Part 4 of 4, Advanced Strategies and Review)

Part Four: Advanced Strategies and Review What are the results of knowing and using the skills of the Trivium Method of critical thinking in conjunction with the skills of using Voluntary Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication (or NVC)? This show concludes a series about Merging the Trivium Method with Voluntary Communication or NVC, and developing strategies for better interpersonal connections. Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Discussed Today: (Darrell's Notes) Statements and Phrases to Help Generate Connection Here's a strategy for designing greater empathetic and intellectual effectiveness (as defined above) in one's own life: Internal Intellectual Equilibrium & Internal Empathetic Equilibrium is desired, designed, engineered and created. “Splinters of the Mind” are self-identified and removed. ...

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Podcast #252: The Trivium Method Applied – Voluntary Communication (Part 3 of 4, Helpful Metaphors and Methods)

Part Three: Helpful Metaphors and Methods What are the results of knowing and using the skills of the Trivium Method of critical thinking in conjunction with the skills of using Voluntary Communication, also known as Non-Violent Communication (or NVC)? This show continues a series about Merging the Trivium Method with Voluntary Communication, and developing strategies for better interpersonal connections. Darrell Becker will be co-hosting all episodes in this series. Discussed Today: (Darrell's Notes) Relevant Metaphors: 1. Splinters in the Mind: Mental Splinters are composed of the dependence and exclusive use of the informal logical fallacies as methods of making important decisions. Emotional Splinters are composed of emotional “wounds” or emotions that indicate values and desires that are not adequately being ...

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