Podcasts

212: A Modern History of Youth Bashing – With Mike Males

Author, sociologist and outspoken youth advocate Mike Males joins me share his insights on the social, political and cultural problem of blaming, shaming and framing youth. I have referenced his work several times in the past, and it was a pleasure to have him on the show. Questions/Discussion topics: -Genesis and purpose of your work: -Have you examined this problem of scapegoating youth in other cultures? -Trends you've noticed? Ebbs and flows? Is this attack on youth getting more intense? -Is a lot of this problem attributable to the win-lose environment of politics? -The generalized fear of change -The selfish and myopic Baby-boomers -Loss of empathy for their child self -"age-dualism" -How does your political outlook inform your work? -profitability ...

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211: Trying To Make Sense of the Boston Events (With Gardner Goldsmith)

On Monday (4-22-13) I co-hosted Liberty Conspiracy Live with Gardner. Here are his show notes: In this program, we welcome our friend Brett Veinotte, the founder of the School Sucks Project, and the man behind School Sucks Podcasts and the School Sucks videos on Youtube (and elsewhere). Brett and Gardner Goldsmith discuss many of their thoughts about the inability of various government agencies to protect people from terrorist attacks, and the manner in which police and politicians responded to the Boston attacks. They also talk about the conspiracy theories, and how hard it is getting to poo-poo all the theories, especially when one looks at the terrible things the US government (and others) have done to create False Flag situations, ...

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210: Is Society Progressing? (Brett and Wes On Two Beers With Steve)

Show notes from Two Beers With Steve: In this week's show we revisit a question from the last podcast, is society truly progressing? To help us answer the question we have a round table discussion. Hosts Steve and Chris are joined by previous guests Wes Bertrand of the Complete Liberty Podcast and Brett Veinotte from the School Sucks Project. Listen to the show to discover why we almost titled this episode "The Philosophy of Hookers." Look Closer: Complete Liberty - http://completeliberty.com/ Thaddeus Russell's Site - http://www.thaddeusrussell.com/

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209: Terrorism and Other Consequences of Collectivism – With James Corbett

Another long-overdue conversation, this time with James Corbett, RT contributor and host of the Corbett Report: Topics: -James discusses his wake-up process -Adam Curtis films: Century of the Self and the Power of Nightmares -Al Qaeda doesn't exist -teaching elementary school in Japan -The pervasiveness of the Prussian Model -Japanese collectivism -MSNBC Promo: children are property of the "community" -Collectivism vs. Individualism -America's history of abandoning personal independence? -Audience Q&A on religion, Molyneux/Wilcutts debate, scientific management of humans Full Video: Look Closer: Corbett Report - http://www.corbettreport.com/ Related PostsFull Video - 209: Terrorism and Other Consequences of Collectivism – With James Corbett100Another long-overdue conversation, this time with James Corbett, RT contributor and host of the Corbett Report: - James discusses his ...

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208: Whole Parents – With Dayna Martin

A long-overdue conversation with Dayna Martin, author of Radical Unschooling: Topics: -Dayna discusses her family's recent appearance on the ABC reality show, Wife Swap -How do you prepare children for public scrutiny -The Life Rocks Conference -Outreach and advocacy in different situations -Tragic misconceptions about the role of a parent -Nonviolent Communication Look Closer: The Martins On Wife Swap (Full Episode) - http://abc.go.com/watch/wife-swap/SH5539547/VDKA0_lgk9v6h5/avery-lamb--martin Dayna's Site - http://daynamartin.com/ Martin Family Blog - http://thesparklingmartins.blogspot.com/

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207: Intrinsic Motivation Into Action (With Jeremy Frandsen)

Topic: Jeremy Frandsen of Internet Business Mastery Academy joins me to explore how one can transform an intrinsically motivated pursuit into a livelihood. I was motivated to contact Jeremy after reading his blog post, The Secret to Endless Motivation. Discussion: -What is the the mission of Internet Business Mastery -Podcasting in the Beginning -The Single Motivating Purpose -The importance of Voluntary Value Exchange -Finding A Niche -Trail and Error -The $100 Start-Up -Ways you can tell that starting a business is an intrinsic pursuit -A checklist for taking action Bumper Music: "Woodstock" Crosby, Stills and Nash Look Closer: Internet Business Mastery Academy - http://internetbusinessmastery.com/ Complete Liberty Podcast - http://completeliberty.com/ Ayn Rand Lexicon - http://aynrandlexicon.com/ The $100 Start-Up - http://100startup.com/ Related ...

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206: Learning Styles and Strategies – Control and Flexibility

Topic: Building on the previous conversation about learning theories, I cover the basics of learning styles and strategies, motivation, cognition, habits and environment. Also: -Self-Regulated Learning -The Index of Learning Styles Bumper Music: "Freedom" Wham Look Closer: Learning Styles: Appealing But Misleading - http://www.globalcognition.org/head-smart/learning-styles-appealing-misleading/ Paul Pintrich: Framework for self-regulated learning - http://www.globalcognition.org/head-smart/learning-about-learning-take-charge/ Overview of Learning Styles - http://www.learning-styles-online.com/overview/ Felder and Silverman's Index of Learning Styles - http://www.mindtools.com/mnemlsty.html The Nature of Educational Systems and Their Psychological Effects on the Learner, by Wes Bertrand, 2000 - http://logicallearning.net/learnerdrivened.html Self-regulated Learning - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-regulated_learning Harold Pashler's Work - http://laplab.ucsd.edu/publications Investazor One Hundred Ways to Motivate Yourself - http://books.google.com/books/about/One_Hundred_Ways_to_Motivate_Yourself.html?id=RFBsSKn_rNUC

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205: Dominant Learning Theories vs. Personal Liberty

Can we find a model for knowledge acquisition that respects the individual by combining aspects of the dominant learning theories, instead of discarding them entirely? Topics: 1. John, the Admin of the Libertarian Teachers Group at schoolsucksproject.com, posted an interesting piece in the forum called Learning Theories and their Subsequent Pedagogy – Which one is most Libertarian? 2. Osborne and I discuss this post on our 3-21-13 live show, and I read a paper I wrote in 2002 called "My Philosophy of Education", written for an Intro to Education class. 3. I provide more detail of the newest of the learning theories: connectivism 4. I try to answer the question, Which learning theory is most Libertarian? Objectivism (5 Branches of ...

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204: Brett Guest-Hosts the Freedomain Radio Sunday Call-In Show

I host the Freedomain Radio Sunday Call-In Show in the place of Stefan Molyneux. Thank you to Stef, Michael and James. This show is unedited and was recorded live on 3-24-13. Set List: -Is Liberty a Movement? -Liberty is personal -Being a hater is easy... -My transformation -Appealing to emotion -Stef's view of the family -Sudbury School -Democracy and negotiation -Could any kind of school be beneficial? -Costs of keeping up with the Joneses -Bullying people with the truth -Nonviolent communication -Being a hater is easy...(reprise) -Living consciously -Unschooling is not unparenting -cost-prohibitive educational alternatives -Push marketing -Connecting with peers -Twelve-Step programs -The Secret -College advice -The A/V Club Look Closer: Freedomain Radio - http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden ...

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203: Logic Saves Lives Part 10 – The Elephant and the Rider

Picture: The alternative name and nutritional value of most online, cable news, political and religious debates. Logic is about understanding reality in a non-contradictory way and how can we see things for what they are. Metaphysical Laws 1.Identity 2.Causality 3.Non-Contradiction Topic: A conversation about balancing a knowledge of logic with emotional intelligence and effective communication strategies. It originates from a forum post in the Logic Saves Lives Group called "Using logical fallacies as a form of bullying." We watch and discuss this video: Authenticity: (how NVC becomes natural) Do you want to want to have a meaningful connection with the person? What are your intentions? NVC is not a script; it's a language that you speak to yourself first. If ...

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202 (Supplemental): The Media Sucks – Brett On First Degree Liberty

Show notes from First Degree Liberty: Brett Veinotte of School Sucks Podcast joins Chase and Mike to talk about media propaganda. In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the media has been turning up the propaganda in order to create a sense of fear over guns. Brett helps the guys analyze the mainstream media's approach, and introduces the guys to his work. Here's a link to the clip with Soledad O'Brien Vs. John Lott http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8C6Wkkabcbs The clip of JOe Scarborough's Morning Joe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFlR0CYvPJU Larry Pratt Vs. Piers Morgan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avOV6_42xe4 And finally, check out this clip of journalist Ben Swan's segment called "Fact Check" for a rebuttle to the so called "facts" that Piers Morgan has ...

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201: David Angelo of eEconomics

Topic: A conversation with comedian and Emmy-nominated writer David Angelo. As a long-time fan of David's, I was very excited to learn about his You Tube channel eEconomics. Discussion: -Influences/What inspired you to start this channel? -Economic literacy in Hollywood -College economics, all Keynes -Hollywood politics -Stand-up audiences -Angelo vs. Chomsky -My praise for David's comedy style -Twitter Bumper Music: Slick Rick, "Children's Story (Instrumental)" Highlight Clips Look Closer: eEconomics on You Yube - http://www.youtube.com/user/eEconomics David's Website - http://www.davidangelo.info/ David's Twitter - https://twitter.com/dwangelo Red Bar Radio (mentioned) - http://redbarradio.net/

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200f: Thaddeus Russell – A Renegade History of the United States

(2013 NH Liberty Forum Series, Part Six) A fascinating discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. -A Renegade History (brief synopsis) -The question of morality -Bernays and marketing -Thaddeus vents about public education Recorded at the 2013 New Hampshire Liberty Forum. 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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200e: Jeffrey Tucker – Child Labor, Men’s Fashion, and Career Advice

(2013 NH Liberty Forum Series, Part Five) An awesome discussion with Jeffrey Tucker, the Laissez Faire Club's Primus Inter Pares. -Jeffrey's teenage resume -Child Labor and liberation -Ideal learning times and the value of work -Fashion advice -Conformity vs. social attentiveness -Career and money-management advice Recorded at the 2013 New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Photo Credits: Claire Haus, Cameron Barr Look Closer: 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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200d: Derrick J. Freeman – High School Outreach and Peace News Now

(2013 NH Liberty Forum Series, Part Four) A discussion with Derrick J. Freeman, the subject of the documentary Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree and the host and creator of Peace News Now. -The Director's Cut DVD of Derrick J's Victimless Crime Spree -School outreach and student Stockholm Syndrome -School lesson: all activists are crazy -Civil disobedience and public relations -Self-critiques of civil disobedience -The mission of Peace News Now Recorded at the 2013 New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Look Closer: Live Free Or Dance - http://livefreeordance.com/ Peace News Now - http://peacenewsnow.com/ SSP#164: Logic Saves Lives Part 4 – The Appeal to Force Precludes Reason Related Posts164: Logic Saves Lives Part 4 - The Appeal to Force Precludes Reason71Logic is about understanding ...

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200b: Neal’s UNESCO High School Experience

(2013 NH Liberty Forum Series, Part Two) Neal from Flaming Freedom joins Osborne and me for a discussion at the 2013 New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Discussion: -UNESCO Schools and the International Baccalaureate(IB)Program -American History through the Book of Mormon -Euphemism: "Single-Party Rulers" -Hegel and Marx -discovering the philosophy of liberty in high school -the 2004 Presidential Election -How gays were co-opted by the state Look Closer: Flaming Freedom - http://flamingfreedom.com/

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200a: Live At Liberty Forum With Gardner Goldsmith and Kate Baker

(2013 NH Liberty Forum Series, Part One) Kate and Gardner join Osborne and me for an impromptu live cast from the 2013 New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Discussion: -Sound check and School Sucks mascot discussion (until 11:45) -Kate's speech -Sudbury School -dangers and confusion of democracy Look Closer: Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/ Network for Educational Opportunity - http://networkforeducation.org/

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199: Parent Question – How Is My Educational Philosophy Impacting My Son?

Topic: Darrell calls in to discuss his concern that his understandably negative attitude towards public school might not be the best motivator for his teenage son. Discussion: -The importance of balance in life -Tutoring frustrations and resignation -The opportunities created by school performance and military service? -How the schools feed the military -Deferring happiness and self-actualization for the promise of a later payoff Look Closer: Schools Are For War

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198: Student Question – Isn’t Compulsory School Unconstitutional?

Some new details on the history of compulsory schooling Topic: We discuss an email question from a student. It reads: I'm a 15 year old guy in 9th grade (in public school) and wanted to ask you a question. So if all people in America are supposedly guaranteed the rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, how is it not considered "unconstitutional" for kids to be forced to go to school? I do not want to go to school, so isn't that infringing on my liberty and pursuit of happiness? Discussion: -Court decisions on compulsory attendance in 12-step programs in the adult world -John Taylor Gatto's The Tyranny of Compulsory Schooling -Home Education Laws and Regulations -Defenses of ...

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197: The Sudbury School (2/2): A Step In the Right Direction

Jason Osborne and I review the Sudbury Valley School, based on our experiences at a recent open house, conversations with students and staff, and some additional research. Wes Bertrand joins us to share his insights. Covered: -The physical plant and amenities of the Framingham school -Judicial Review and the school meeting -Maria Montessori -Political connections and implications Look Closer: Education: Class Dismissed It's every modern parent's worst nightmare—a school where kids can play all day. But no one takes the easy way out, and graduates seem to have a head start on the information age. Welcome to Sudbury Valley. By Hara Estroff Marano, published on May 01, 2006 Complete Liberty Podcast Happiness Counseling Sudbury Valley School Website And Now for ...

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Brett On Free Talk Live 2-17-13

With Stephanie Murphy, Mark Edge and Brian Sovryn I was on for hour two (41:05) and half of hour three. Discussed: High risk pools :: turning women on to liberty? :: Dating talk :: women and liberty :: School Sucks :: standards for partners :: conspiracy theories :: paths to liberty :: 9-11 :: STI epidemic? FTL2013-02-17 by Free Talk Live Free Talk Live

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196: The Sudbury Valley School (1/2): Foundation and Philosophy

Topic: An introduction to the Sudbury Valley School, which has provided a model for alternatives schools all over the world. I read from the school's publication, And Now for Something Completely Different... An Introduction to Sudbury Valley School Covered: -An overview of the original school in Framingham, MA -Sudbury Principles and Foundations -Back To Basics - Intellectual, Vocational, Moral, Social, Political Look Closer: Education: Class Dismissed It's every modern parent's worst nightmare—a school where kids can play all day. But no one takes the easy way out, and graduates seem to have a head start on the information age. Welcome to Sudbury Valley. By Hara Estroff Marano, published on May 01, 2006 Sudbury Valley School Website

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195: Adam Kokesh – Optimism In the Belly of the Beast

(Audio to a video) After my last two guests, both high school students (my target audience), credited Adam Kokesh as an influence, I wanted to extend an invitation to him. He joins us to discuss a variety of topics, including his often provocative interviews and demonstrations on the very mean streets of Washington DC. Despite his surroundings, Adam remains an enthusiastic optimist. I wanted to hear why, and we continue on to his bright vision of the future. Adam's site: adamvstheman.com

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194: A High School Senior Stands Up and Talks Back

Photo: One high school history teacher is working hard to get his students excited about America's next military target. Topic: Sam, a high school senior and host of the You Tube channel Liberty Queenjoins me to discuss her self-education in spite of being trapped in government school. Discussion: -Influences/What inspired you to start this channel? -Ron Paul and the pointless, pugilistic nature of politics -What is the school experience like after coming to understand the ideas of liberty? -dealing with a warmonger teacher -The pledge of allegiance -The gun debate -Why freedom is a personal pursuit Bumper Music: High School Musical 2: 'All for One' Music Video Look Closer: Liberty Queen

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