Podcasts

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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193: A High School Freshman Wakes Up and Speaks Out

Topic: Drew Demeter joins us to discuss his self-education and his You Tube channel, Teen Take. View and subscribe here: Teen Take This is the full audio version of SchoolSucksTV #5 Discussion: -Influences/What inspired you to start this channel? -Alex Jones and Jesse Ventura -What is the school experience like after coming to understand the ideas of liberty? -The pledge of allegiance -The concept of "equality" -the type of equality libertarians care about The podcast version includes our full discussion, which also covers -Monsanto and eugenics? -The conspiracy context and jumping the gun Bumper Music: da Ocarina of Time - Gerudo Valley on Marimba Look Closer: Teen Take TheAlexJonesChannel Conspiracy Theory With Jesse Ventura Related PostsSchoolSucksTV #5: A Freshman Wakes ...

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192: Tom Woods – Liberty Classroom

Topic: Today I am joined by Tom Woods - historian, economist, political analyst, and author. Tom wrote the 2004 New York Times bestseller, The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, as well as 33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask. His latest book is Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse Discussion: BACKGROUND Tom survived Harvard and Columbia How did he come to be a libertarian? HISTORY There's a lot of people today who haven't learned from history telling us about the importance of learning from history Last week we had the inauguration In 2009 with the economic "crisis," the popular theme for the mainstream media was FDR and Great Depression As Obama's first term ...

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191 (Supplemental): Two Beers With Steve Interview

Topic: I was very pleased to be invited as a guest on Two Beers With Steve. I have listened to several of their interviews and I highly recommend this show to others. Discussed: -What have I learned from students? -What if I have to send my child to government school? -Parents as school enforcers -Timetables for learning certain things -Parent and child, voluntary vs. coerced relationships -Resentments -Permissive Parenting -Parent Effectiveness Training -Technology and kids Look Closer: Two Beers With Steve Montessori education Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.)

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190: Lenore Skenazy – Free Range Kids

Topic: Lenore Skenazy joins me to discuss the Free Range Kids movement, and strategies for reaching out to helicopter parents. We also explore the trends that have led to the panic, paranoia and over-protective nature of so many parents today. Look Closer: Free Range Kids - Blog Lenore's reality show - World’s Worst Mom Free Range Kids - Book The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem Lenore On The View

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189: Politics, Gun Control and Facebook – How People Divide and Conquer Themselves

Topic: Cory and I discuss some of his recent social media conflicts over the gun issue. We also discuss the presentation of and political discourse on this topic in the month since the Newtown shooting. -The purpose of politics? -An NVC approach to this issue -Statistics Look Closer: Complete Liberty Episode 132 - Cultural roots of authoritarianism in need of nonviolent communication NVC - needs inventory

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188: Disinformation On Purpose Or Just By Accident? (Aftershow 7-26-12)

By popular demand: another show about Alex Jones. This is an After School Sucks Special recorded on July 26th, 2012, shortly after the shooting in Colorado. Brian Hagen, Allen Murdoch and I discuss various concerns and criticisms of Alex Jones and infowars.com. This is optional listening. Look Closer: Join the A/V Club Logical Fallacies Handlist Cognitive Distortions InfoWars The Skeptical Libertarian Wheels Off Liberty

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187: Logic Saves Lives Part 9 – Alex Jones vs. Piers Morgan

...vs. Reason, Manners, Composure, Meaningful Communication and Philosophy 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: Tony Myers (TragedyAndHope.com) and I discuss what is troubling us about Alex Jones, Piers Morgan, and the current gun control debate. Look Closer: Starsuckers(Documentary) Complete Liberty Podcast Logical Fallacies Handlist Cognitive Distortions Ayn Rand Lexicon How Cognitive Distortions Cause Emotional Distress Argumentum Ad Populum Argumentum Ad Hominem Straw Man Fallacy The Existential Fallacy

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186: Parenting Challenges Discussion With Stefan Molyneux

Topic: Stefan Molyneux, Osborne and I continue our discussion, shifting to questions about parenting challenges and frustrations. -Christmas, gift-giving and entitlement -Youth marketing -The Problem of Daycare -Why do people have kids? -Why did Stef have a kid? This show was recorded live on 1-5-12. School Sucks is live on UStream Saturdays at 6pm EST. Look Closer: Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related PostsFull Video 186: Parenting Challenges Discussion With Stefan Molyneux100http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjRJoFvlt9Q Topic: Stefan Molyneux, Osborne and I continue our discussion, shifting to questions about parenting challenges and frustrations. -Christmas, gift-giving and entitlement -Youth marketing -The Problem of Daycare -Why do people have kids? -Why did Stef have a kid? This show was recorded live on 1-5-12. School Sucks is live…Tags: stefan, ...

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185: The Red Pill Blues – Freed Minds and New Resentments

Topic: Stefan Molyneux and I discuss the anger and frustration that many people encounter after discovering the message of liberty. Context: When people become aware of the philosophy of liberty, many will feel anger, betrayal and paranoia... Is this why they often gravitate to politics first? Because it's such an appropriate outlet for those emotions? After another season of political hopefulness, reality sets in. Discussion: What to do next? -Political action vs. peaceful parenting -Acknowledging and dealing with resentments -Denormalizing parental treatment to be a better parent -Anger as an opportunity -"Real-Time" relationships This show was recorded live on 1-5-12. School Sucks is live on UStream Saturdays at 6pm EST. Look Closer: Freedomain Radio Breaking Free by Nathaniel Branden The ...

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184: Youth Marketing – Old Tricks For New Generations

The new website is up! HUGE thanks to Tony Sage, our webmaster. Topic: Cory, Celestina and I discuss what many may consider predatory practices in modern advertising and 360-degree marketing to children. While these techniques have become more sophisticated with the arrival of new media, they still rely on the basic tricks that adults have been falling for since the mid-1920s. -Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood (Documentary) -Government intervention in media, Federal Trade Commission -Edward Bernays This show was recorded live on 12-27-12. School Sucks is live on UStream Saturdays at 6pm EST. Look Closer: Propaganda (1928)by Edward Bernays http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/bernprop.html

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183: The War On…A Clockwork Orange

"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose." -Alphonse Karr Translation: The more it changes, the more it’s the same thing Pursuing a topic that I wish was less relevant...Cory, Matt and I discuss the political and cultural reaction to the Stanley Kubrick film, A Clockwork Orange, based on a book by the same name, written by Anthony Burgess. Please be patient with this show. Society's decision-makers, opinion-manipulators and their loyal followers frantically search for scapegoats when deeper problems manifest in an immediate crisis or tragedy. I believe they do this to avoid looking at culture, government, traditions, parenting, institutions...and most importantly, the self. Authentic, meaningful examination is just too overwhelming, compared the to ease of blaming youth, permissiveness, too ...

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182: Logic Saves Lives Part 8 – Cognitive Distortions and Cognitive Restructuring

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: Wes Bertrand (Complete Liberty Podcast) and I discuss cognitive distortions, exaggerated and irrational thoughts common in thinking about self, society, politics and relationships. Cognitive distortions can interfere with our most sincere efforts to think in a clear, consistent and logical manner. Bumper Music: "Woodstock" Crosby, Stills and Nash Look Closer: Complete Liberty Podcast Home Happiness Counseling http://happinesscounseling.com/ Cognitive Distortions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_distortion Logical Fallacies Basics http://onegoodmove.org/fallacy/toc.htm Ayn Rand Lexicon http://aynrandlexicon.com/ How Cognitive Distortions Cause Emotional Distress http://www.gapsychology.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=217 What is a Cognitive Bias? http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-cognitive-bias.htm Cognitive Restructuring http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_restructuring Mood Repair Strategies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mood_repair_strategies The Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns ...

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