Podcasts

Podcast #307: Confessions of A Recovering Libertarian (Salon.com Article Reaction)

Another (close to) real-time reaction to an article from Salon.com. Listen as I try to maintain my composure while reading and analyzing a piece by Dustin Petzold called Confessions of a recovering Libertarian: How I escaped a world of Ron Paul hero worship. Will it be similar to our previous Salon.com reading entitled Confessions of a former Libertarian: My personal, psychological and intellectual epiphany? 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 ...

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Podcast #306: Attitude and Altitude, With Joby Weeks

Author, entrepreneur and activist Joby Weeks joins me to open a new series where I'll talk to people I admire about their successes, challenges and habits. At the age of 33, Joby has already pioneered several successful and innovative ventures to help people all over the world achieve greater autonomy. Look Closer: Brett's Interview Notes - http://www.evernote.com/l/AK0lPjJcPKhHpaf8IzDj0UKnJjGPGiz8u38/ Joby's Projects: Elevate Solar - http://elevate.solar/ Mountain Hours: Organic Money for Summit County, CO - http://mtnhours.com/ Mannatech - http://us.mannatech.com/ Our Wellness Revolution - http://ourwellnessrevolution.com/ Defeat Diseases (free e-book) - http://defeatdiseases.com/ 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 ...

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Podcast #305: Behold A Dictator (2 of 2) – Good Taste and Good Breeding, With Thaddeus Russell

Part 8 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. Today's show focuses on the subservience of Hollywood and the press during the New Deal, and eventually moves into the genesis of eugenics in America. Co-hosts: Antigone Darling of Sex, Lies & Anarchy and Carlos Morales of Truth Over Comfort Discussed Today: -Self-Purification of Judaism -CENSORSHIP/SELF-CENSORSHIP of the Press -Hollywood transformation 1920s: celebration the rebellious spirit of the time, promotion sexual liberation and strong women 1930s: "good taste," regimentation, community, and pro-state -Hayes office - code of self-censorship -"The Road Is Open Again" Warner Brothers propaganda -FOX and the Will Rodgers ...

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Podcast #304 (Supplemental): A Conversation With An Autodidact…and Dropout

In a joint podcast effort, Carlos Morales and I are joined by Dana Smith, a listener to both of our shows, who dropped out of high school to travel, to work, and most importantly, to teach himself. The show includes discussion about the tools and methods of self-teaching, the challenges of the school environment, ego depletion, and goal setting. Bumper Music: moe. - "Billy Goat" Look Closer: Understanding the Dangers of "Ego-Depletion" - http://fourhourworkweek.com/2012/08/12/understanding-the-dangers-of-ego-depletion/

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Podcast #303: Teens Take On the Mainstream Media (with Andrew Demeter)

Topic: Andrew Demeter of Teen Take joins me again to discuss his his new media project, Politicast. Andrew is currently raising funds to build the first news channel run by teens. View and subscribe to Teen Take Learn more about Politicast Andrew's first appearance on School Sucks: 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+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer ...

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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 PostsChallenging 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 our Ustream video storage.Tags: osborne, special, sucks, clip, video, school, content, a/v, ...

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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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