Podcasts

[PODCAST] #537: The Richmond Autodidacts Roundtable

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-EIGHT - NOV 21 - RICHMOND, VA) The final meetup: Nick and I were very happy to encounter a diverse, open and thoughtful group in Richmond, VA. Huge thanks to Larry, Travis, Isaac, Herzan, Allen and Kal for sharing their stories and their wisdom. View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new ...

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[PODCAST] #536: Raising Adults – Why Two Knoxville Radio Hosts Chose Home-Education

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-SEVEN - NOV 20 - Knoxville, TN) Huge thanks to Keri for organizing (on very short notice) and participating in this event. Sherry and Daniel run the popular Speaking Freely talk show on WETR in Knoxville. They join me to discuss some of the lessons they learned in school and how they each applied those lessons to the home-education/unschooling of their own children. View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show ...

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[PODCAST] #535: The Wheels Off Liberty Reunion

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-FOUR - NOV 17 - Ardmore, OK) Mike and Brett fill Jamie in on what he missed after he slipped into an alternate universe 6 years ago. The guys then go on to address and solve all of society's current ills, including the Trump Presidency, political correctness, gender dysphoria, Bitcoin usability difficulties, Hollywood sexual harassment, unfresh Greek pastries, the unsolved murder of JFK, low testosterone, conflicts over the nature of reality, etc... Also featuring Nick the African. Fake-sponsored by George's Famous Baklava, Down Drake Beard Company and TarrinLupo.com WARNINGS: If you where not a fan off Wheels Off Liberty, this show is not for you. This is intended as comedy; School Sucks Project is not responsible for ...

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[PODCAST] #534: Cut Your Own Path (With Michael, Kristin and Elle)

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-TWO - NOV 15 - Outside Albuquerque, NM) Kristin and Michael are a young couple raising their eight-year-old daughter Elle in the enchanted land of New Mexico. The first three days of travel from Los Angeles were somewhat tiring and stressful, but when Nick and I arrived at their home my mood changed and I was quickly reminded of why I wanted to take this trip. After Elle gave us a tour of their spectacular backyard, Kristin and Michael told me their daughter "likes to make her own paths." View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running ...

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[PODCAST] #533: A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell – Live Interactive Podcast (Part 2 of 2)

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY TWENTY-NINE - NOV 12 - LOS ANGELES, CA) The final event of Renegade University and School Sucks Project Present A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell. Attendees grab the mic and discuss the following topics: Paul Gibbons Polyamory and the family Marcy and Olivia A mom brings her home-educated 14-year-old daughter from Hawaii to expose her to new and uncomfortable ideas. Stan Tragedy and Hope, The Trivium, technocracy and the future Nick Ulbrick Thad's relationship with Foucault and Freud, and his choices as a writer and historian View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the ...

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[PODCAST] #532: A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell – Live Interactive Podcast (Part 1 of 2)

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY TWENTY-NINE - NOV 12 - LOS ANGELES, CA) If you think you already heard everything on Unregistered, please listen to the intro for this show. The final event of Renegade University and School Sucks Project Present A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell. Attendees grab the mic and question Thad on the following topics: Patrick - What are some topics on which you still need to sort out your beliefs and opinions? Brian - What is the call to action from what we're learning here? Jared - Political Violence Nathan - Property rights Henok - What is the ideal ratio of puritanism to hedonism in society? Matt - What are some examples of groups that have dis-assimilated? View all ...

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[PODCAST] #531: Michael Malice Interviews Brett

Supplemental Show - Michael Malice and Brett discuss the history of public school, educational alternatives, School Sucks Across America, parenting, helicopter stuff, etc... Check out the PATREON or the A/V CLUB version for more commentary on mistakes and missed opportunities. View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your 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 our work. Please help us ...

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[PODCAST] #530: Brett’s Mormon Conversion (With Paul Duane)

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY NINETEEN - NOV 2 - SALT LAKE CITY, UT) View all shows from Paul Duane, the Cross-Dressing Mormon Anarchist™, gives me a tour of Temple Square and shares the gospel, history, features and benefits of Mormonism in an attempt to persuade me to join the faith. Watch the full video version: View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #529: Brett and Tom Woods Discuss School Sucks Across America

Supplemental Show - This is a re-post of my recent appearance on the Tom Woods show. From Tom.Woods.com Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Project just returned from a 40-day cross-country trip, where he held meetings and events highlighting alternative approaches to education. He joins me today to discuss what he found. View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education ...

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[PODCAST] #528: A Roundtable of Hot Topics! In Denver

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY EIGHTEEN - NOV 1 - DENVER, CO) Denver was one of the biggest gatherings of the tour, with many attendees who were unfamiliar School Sucks Project. After I introduced myself and my work, we got comfortable with each other pretty quickly and delved into a fast-paced group discussion covering a variety of interesting and controversial topics. Topics: Stef, Trump-Mania, tribalism, mining educational resources out of public schools and colleges, how DASH might provide educational solutions, the problems with the term "fake news," the emotional rewards of social justice (and libertarianism), intellectual smack-downs, the Tavistock Institute, victim narratives, physically unhealthy classroom environments, white savior complex, the anti-fragility of Bitcoin View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please ...

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[PODCAST] #527: How Our Three-Year-Old Helped Transform Our Political and Parenting Philosophies

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY SIXTEEN - OCT 30 - WICHITA, KS) Jerrod and Shawna join me at the end of a very eventful day in Kansas to discuss their evolution as parents/thinkers/doers, and how their first child provided a push in the right direction. We also talk about Shawna's public school teaching experience, how children reveal hypocrisy, the Love and Logic parenting method, dealing with doubts and fears about peaceful parenting and alternative education, and some of my new insights on school vs. education after sixteen days on tour. View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At ...

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[PODCAST] #526: Sparks Academy (Founder Interview and Student Discussion)

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY SIXTEEN - OCT 30 - WICHITA, KS) This podcast has two parts. The first is an interview with Julie Price, the founder and owner of Sparks Academy. The second is a very informal living room discussion with many of the young learners who attend Sparks. Julie and I talked about the founding, mission and daily activity of her alternative education setting, and Sparks students describe how they direct their own learning. Huge thanks to Shawna and Jerrod Hein for hosting me in Kansas and for setting up this great event! View all shows from School Sucks Across America Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On ...

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[PODCAST] #525: The St. Louis Movement’s Impact On American Schooling (With Kevin Cole)

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY FOURTEEN - OCT 28 - ST. LOUIS, MO) Kevin Cole (unityofthepolis.com) acts simultaneously as history teacher and tour guide, as I drive him around St. Louis. This is a story most of you probably haven't heard. PLEASE watch the video version! The Drive: The Museum: Learn more about School Sucks Across America Please Support "School Sucks Across America" Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon 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 ...

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[PODCAST] #524: The Detroit School Sucks Meet-Up

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY ELEVEN - OCT 25 - DETROIT, MI) A late-night discussion with several members of a great liberty community in the Detroit area. I will definitely be visiting with these folks again in the near future. Most participants will address the second of our 2 questions: - What is your "school sucks" story? In other words, how did you come to realize that your schooling was not an education? - What actions did you take to solve this problem and become a self-directed learner? Thank you to Michael Patrick Slomzenski for setting up this event. It was an amazing night and recharge for the next leg of my trip! Learn more about School Sucks Across America Please Support ...

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[PODCAST] #523: The Columbus School Sucks Roundtable

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY NINE - OCT 23 - Columbus, OH) Eleven people. Five mics. School stories, self-education journeys, identity politics, college, religion, home education experiences, childhood trauma, self-sufficiency and more. Most participants will address our 2 questions: - What is your "school sucks" story? In other words, how did you come to realize that your schooling was not an education? - What actions did you take to solve this problem and become a self-directed learner? Thank you to Drew Sample for setting up this event. It was a great night! Learn more about School Sucks Across America A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell Columbus Learning Co-op Please Support "School Sucks Across America" Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join ...

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[PODCAST] #522: Devin Fraze – A Life Worth Reading About

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY TEN - OCT 24 - Touring the Columbus Learning Co-Op in Columbus, OH) This great connection might have never happened without the SSAA tour. Devin Fraze is the founder and director of the Columbus Learning Co-Op. He was once on track to become a certified public school math teacher, but he chose to opt out of college and pursue his own path. This story is amazing. Devin and I discuss our similar paths away from classroom teaching, John Taylor Gatto, religion, stoicism, problems with math instruction, overcoming self-doubt, and the future of self-directed learning. Our conversation also includes the 2 questions: - What is your "school sucks" story? In other words, how did you come to realize ...

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[PODCAST] #521: Gabi Maylock – Masters of Critical Studies In Education

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY NINE - OCT 23 - Columbus, OH) Gabi Maylock is a newish listener who is pursuing a Masters Degree in Education. She was introduced to the podcast by her friend Noah, who accompanied her to the Columbus meetup. Before the event, we sat down to discuss their School Sucks stories, self-education, Gabi's work with Students For Liberty and her experience as a libertarian in a very progressive higher education setting. Learn more about School Sucks Across America A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell Please Support "School Sucks Across America" Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon Your continued support keeps the show going and ...

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[PODCAST] #520: Circle School Roundtable (With Tony Myers and Over 20 Young Self-Educators)

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY SIX - OCT 20 - Harrisburg, PA) Tony and I ask and answer questions with Circle School students and staff. From the The Circle School website: A pioneer in integral education, The Circle School’s program balances freedom and responsibility in a self-directed, democratic community. Students are free to choose their own activities, while sharing with staff responsibility for the day-to-day management of all aspects of the school. Several participants will address these two questions: - What is the most exciting or satisfying thing you've taught yourself this year? - What is the biggest challenge for you? Learn more about School Sucks Across America A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell Please Support "School Sucks Across America" Our Amazon Wish ...

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[PODCAST] 519: From the Rooftop – Philadelphia Meet-Up

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY FOUR - OCT 18 - South Philly) One of my favorite shows of all time. A rapid-fire and at times wonderfully chaotic conversation with Ben Dasher, Mike, Phil Surdam, Steve Miller-Miller, Phillip Figueiredo and Brian Foglia. Some great revelations in this one! Especially from Ben and Brian. Several participants will address the two questions: - What is your "school sucks" story? In other words, how did you come to realize that your schooling was not an education? - What actions did you take to solve this problem and become a self-directed learner? Also some "ask me anything." Huge thanks to Phillip Figueiredo for organizing, to Phil Surdam for tour-guiding, and to Ben and Adam for the bumper ...

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[PODCAST] #518: Phil Surdam – The Human Use of Human Beings

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THREE - OCT 17 - The Pine Barrens, NJ) A rapid-fire, unscripted conversation with my new friend Phil Surdam. Phil is the Vice President of a very successful glass manufacturing business, an independent researcher and a School Sucks listener/supporter. He is well-versed on the subject of cybernetics, so we discuss it. I took the picture on the website in Phil's "hideaway" where he keeps a very cool (and in some cases creepy) collection of books, weapons and figurines. Our conversation also includes the 2 questions: - What is your "school sucks" story? In other words, how did you come to realize that your schooling was not an education? - What actions did you take to solve this ...

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[PODCAST] #517: Richard Grove – Making A Map

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THREE - OCT 17 - HARTFORD, CT) A rapid-fire, unscripted conversation with my dear friend and mentor Richard Grove. Rich is a forensic historian, film maker and founder of TragedyandHope.com. Our conversation is built around 2 questions: - What is your "school sucks" story? In other words, how did you come to realize that your schooling was not an education? - What actions did you take to solve this problem and become a self-directed learner? We also discuss his upcoming book about the Rothschilds. Learn more about School Sucks Across America A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell TragedyandHope.com Please Support "School Sucks Across America" Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us ...

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[PODCAST] #516: The First Sphere of Freedom, With Jeff Berwick

Brett and Jeff share two different approaches to confronting and recovering from depression and addiction. Plus travel tips! Learn more about School Sucks Across America A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell Anarchapulco Anarchast Please Support "School Sucks Across America" Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon 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 of our media, please ...

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[PODCAST] #515: The Echo Chamber Wall Just Got 20 Feet Higher (With Nathan Fraser and Drew Sample)

Nathan Fraser and Drew Sample join me to revisit a past topic - how the internet is connecting and dividing us - since new problems and opportunities are presenting themselves on a weekly basis. We focus a large portion of our discussion of the echo chamber effect that exacerbates division in society. How susceptible are we? And what can we do to avoid this problem? But first...both Drew and Nathan are making long trips to A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell in LA this November. We'll discuss why they decided to go and what they hope to get out of the event. Drew's Podcast: The Sample Hour Nathan's Company: Podcast Blastoff The Nathan Fraser Show Discussion: - Is technology splitting humanity ...

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[PODCAST] #514: Social Justice. Socially Engineered. (With Jay Dyer)

(Above the Snowflakes Part 4) Our investigation continues... This series aimed to examine the philosophical roots of the current intensifying social justice movement, and how messages from academia have spilled out into popular culture and consciousness. Today, Jay Dyer joins me to argue that the phenomenon actually has darker origins. Jay is the author of Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film and host of Jay's Analysis Podcast. We'll spend the first half hour talking about film analysis and his TV show, Hollywood Decoded. Then we'll discuss whether or not there is actually a kind of covert war against the minds of Millennials that began a long time ago, and with designs far more grand in scale. We focus ...

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[PODCAST] #513: Building Self Directed Learning Communities (With Diane Murphy)

(FreeCoast Fest - Day 2 - Dover, NH) Diane Murphy taught in public schools for 30 years before she retired early to build BigFish, an innovative self-directed learning community in Dover, NH. I had the pleasure of speaking with Diane at the FreeCoast Festival and of hearing her presentation on BigFish. We sat down to discuss her past experience, current efforts and passion for self-directed learning and integrating teens into the real world. Discussion: - Diane's path out of public school - properties of natural learning - physical costs of school - A new model for a self-directed learning center - Cooperation and competition can work together - Community networking for real-world education and training - How teens move from ...

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