Podcasts

[PODCAST] #439: Thaddeus Russell – Renegade University

Historian Thaddeus Russell returns to discuss the development of his new online university. We also revisit our past college experiences in an effort to identify what was missing, and what is needed optimize education in the future. Discussed: -how Thad discovered his aptitude -why academia attracts narcissists -the insularity of academia -the educational power of debate Also... -the positive impacts of the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders? -the strange contradictions of Milo Yiannopoulos and Gavin McInnes To learn more about Renegade University, please click HERE and join Thad's mailing list. - www.thaddeusrussell.com Bumper Music: "Don't Sweat the Technique (Instrumental)" Eric B. and Rakim "Future Shock" Curtis Mayfield "Steady As She Goes" The Raconteurs Look Closer: Thaddeus Russell's Site ...

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[PODCAST] #438: The Dawn of Freedom (Part 7) Conclusion, All-Star Pile-Up

This is a free sample from our marathon Porcfest production, The Dawn of Freedom . This audio is the final segment (part seven), running from 7:55am until the beginning of Ernest Hancock's Declare Your Independence. The previous six parts are available in the bonus content section at schoolsucksproject.com. In this show: The Marvel cinematic universe - Titanic conspiracy - haunted Porcfest and cryptozoology - Richard Grove arrives to discuss predictive programming - Lynn Ulbrich joins us to discuss outreach for her son - Andrew from Puke and the Gang stops by - Ernie Hancock brings us out Discussed: What film and television do we like and dislike? - From Whoopi Goldberg to Sean Connery to Hydra very rapidly Discussed: The ...

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[BONUS] The Dawn of Freedom (Part 3) – Rise of the Alt Right, Race Wars and the Regressive Left

The first sign of daylight arrives and things start to heat up. Derrick J Freeman also joins the conversation. The Trump coin - perception management - Derrick's thoughts on Milo and The Dangerous Faggot Tour - The Stonewall Riots - gays vs. Muslims - the European migrant crisis - culture clashes - terror management theory - Red Bar Radio and race exploitation in the media - power from aggrievement - the certainty problem

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[BONUS] The Dawn of Freedom (Part 2) – Beefs In Need of Squash-ing

Fascism - Snack inventory - The Ian Freeman controversy - Nick's first Porcfest - Lou Feen from the Freedom Feens joins in - Dangerous history - Idocracy and optimism or pessimism about the future - did technology split the species into two divergent paths? - re-formulating presidential campaigns into game shows - heads of state and beastiality - Nick is Brett's perfect avatar - adults are envious of Nick - Infected Words - $1 checks

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[BONUS] The Dawn of Freedom (Part 1) – Introductions, Porcfest the 13th!

Davi Barker, Brett, Nick Hazelton and Darrell Becker adjust themselves to the marathon show format. Davi and Nick fill Brett and Darrell in on what has happened at Porcfest so far. Davi is very concerned about paranormal activity on the campground. We discuss the apparitions and cryptids we might encounter. Then we discuss psychedelics. And finally - lessons learned from hitting a deer.

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[PODCAST] #437: Think Like An Entrepreneur, Not Like A Crusader (With John Vespasian)

Crusaders are motivated by the desire to win over their opponents. Entrepreneurs want to find buyers for their products, even if the rest of the world laughs at them. - John Vespasian, The 10 Principles of Rational Living John Vespasian is the author of seven books about rational living, self-reliance, self-mastery and entrepreneurship. His works include "When Everything Fails, Try This" (2009), "Rationality Is the Way to Happiness" (2009), "The Philosophy of Builders: How to Build a Great Future with the Pieces from Your Past" (2010), "The 10 Principles of Rational Living" (2012), "Rational Living, Rational Working: How to Make Winning Moves When Things Are Falling Apart" (2013), "Consistency: The Key to Permanent Stress Relief" (2014), and "On Becoming Unbreakable: ...

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[PODCAST] #436: Memory Conditioning – Conclusion – Retention and Retrieval

#MemoryCondition In this concluding episode I discuss ways to minimize interference for better memory retention, along with the importance of fostering a healthy memory consolidation process. Retrieval strategies build on the previous discussions about visual memory, mindful encoding and retention. Look Closer: Theories of Forgetting MEMORY CONSOLIDATION Sleep, dreams, and memory consolidation: The role of the stress hormone cortisol Memory and Sleep - The Basics Sleep-Dependent Learning and Memory Consolidation A list of reliable online memory assessments: University of Washington Short-Term Memory Test MemTrax Memory Test Psychology Today Memory Test Rutgers University Memory Self-Tests (verbal and Visual) Ohio State University Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) You can use this comprehensive assessment from Douglas Herrmann's book Super Memory. Bumper Music: REMINISCING - ...

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Memory Conditioning – More On Encoding and Visualization Techniques

A supplement to episode #435. Some "Alternate Record" encoding methods from Douglas Herrmann's Super Memory, dealing with elaboration (i.e. acrostics), reduction (i.e. abbreviations), transformations (i.e. synonyms) and technical schemes (i.e. loci). Also, a brief discussion of techniques for improving visualization. Pages 122-123 (discussed) https://litemind.com/improve-memory-speaking-minds-language/ https://litemind.com/how-to-develop-visualization-skill/ http://www.memory-improvement-tips.com/memory-association.html

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[PODCAST] #435: Memory Conditioning – Mindful Intake

#MemoryCondition A discussion of learning styles, learning dimensions and encoding strategies. Is the key to a better memory the ability to think visually? Thousands of years of memory training practices, from the Ancient Greeks to 21st century memory competitors, seem to suggest so. In this episode I aim to extract the principles of time-tested methods like loci and the memory palace, to create some more flexible, tech-friendly and efficient strategies. Look Closer: Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do School Sucks Podcast #233: Tools - The Brain Software (With Richard Grove and Paul Verge) School Sucks Podcast #206: Learning Styles and Strategies - Control and Flexibility Develop Perfect Memory With the Memory Palace Technique The Learning Dimensions: A list ...

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[PODCAST] #434: Memory Conditioning – How the Memory System Works…Or How It Doesn’t

#MemoryCondition A brief (and optional in this series) neurology-based discussion of the process of making memories. This includes the development of the understanding of the memory system, retrograde and anterograde amnesia, and trauma's strange effect on memory. The Memory Process In A Nutshell 1. external events occur 2. Stimuli encounters the 5 senses (iconic, echoic) 3. Senses transport data to the working memory - holding area 4. central processor - controls how much attention is given to the contents of the working memory (episodic buffer, visuo-spatial sketchpad, phonological loop) 5. Long-term memory - data stored and potentially available for recall, it can be explicit (episodic or semantic) or implicit (procedural or emotional) Look Closer: McGill University: Memory and Learning The ...

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[PODCAST] #433b: Memory Conditioning – Brain Functions (Basal Ganglia, Cerebellum, Hippocampus)

#MemoryCondition In gaining an understanding of the memory system, it is important to recognize that memory functions are happening throughout several distant but interconnected regions of the brain. In this two part episode, we'll tour the parts of the brain at work in the memory process, starting from the front and working backwards. As each function is described, you can decide where you feel there might be room for improvement. The Memory Process In A Nutshell 1. external events occur 2. Stimuli encounters the 5 senses 3. Senses transport data to the working memory - holding area 4. central processor - controls how much attention is given to the contents of the working memory 5. Long-term memory - data stored ...

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[PODCAST] #433a: Memory Conditioning – Brain Functions (Pre-Frontal Cortex, Frontal Lobe, Amygdala)

#MemoryCondition In gaining an understanding of the memory system, it is important to recognize that memory functions are happening throughout several distant but interconnected regions of the brain. In this two part episode, we'll tour the parts of the brain at work in the memory process, starting from the front and working backwards. As each function is described, you can decide where you feel there might be room for improvement. The Memory Process In A Nutshell 1. external events occur 2. Stimuli encounters the 5 senses 3. Senses transport data to the working memory - holding area 4. central processor - controls how much attention is given to the contents of the working memory 5. Long-term memory - data stored ...

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[PODCAST] #432: Memory Conditioning – Introduction – Information Overload

#MemoryCondition In this introduction to our exploration of memory improvement strategies, I discuss the problem of information overload (or "Data Smog"), the motivations for pursuing this topic, the importance of doing a memory self-assessment, an outline for this series and the power of attention. con·di·tion kənˈdiSH(ə)n/ verb, gerund or present participle: conditioning bring (something) into the desired state for use. Our conditioning will be broken into three phases: Registration (learning, capture), retention (processing, storage), recollection (making it useful at the ideal time) Series Motivations - My memory problems - teaching history - Zinn's A Peoples' History of the United States - cultural or social memory problems - SAT tutoring experience - method over memory, rote and repetition - Evernote and ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #431: Brett On the Isaac Morehouse Podcast + Important Announcements

Isaac Morehouse is an entrepreneur, thinker, and communicator dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom, and an advocate of self-directed learning and living. He is the founder and CEO of Praxis, an intensive one-year program combining real-world business experience with personal coaching, professional development projects, and interdisciplinary education for those who want more than college. We discuss socialism, the entrepreneurial spirit, college, tutoring, conspiracy theories, the origins of schooling and more.

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[PODCAST] #430: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition Part 3) – From the Metropolis Future To the Star Wars Past

Back by popular demand! Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn return to School Sucks for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. This time our focus is on Hollywood, pop culture, film and the broader entertainment industry. DISCUSSION: -Maybe the environment is a little sick? -Disney's X-Rated Easter eggs? -Roland Emmerich - writer (The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, Stargate, Independence Day, 10,000 B.C., 2012) -Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot (National Treasure, The Road to El Dorado) -German Expressionism, with historical context -Fritz Lang and Metropolis (1927) -L. Frank Baum, Theosophy and the allegorical Wizard of Oz -Occult themes in Star Wars -Maybe the environment is a little sick? (revisited) Look Closer: Sovryn Tech Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/sovryntech Stephanie Murphy: ...

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[PODCAST] #429: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition, Intermission) – A Sprint Through the World of Symbols

Brian Sovryn takes the lead in this discussion; his explanations of esoteric symbols are juxtaposed with the interpretations of several popular You Tube Hollywood/Illuminati amateur semioticians. DISCUSSION: - For whom are these symbols intended? - Do we have an innate respond to certain symbols? - Occult Symbols (All-Seeing Eye, phoenix rising, the pentagram, baphomet, fire, owls) - Masonic Symbols (the two pillars, square and compass, checkerboard floors, the number 13) - Mind-Control Symbols (broken mirrors, robots, monarch butterflies) - Much, much, much more; many great tangents Look Closer: Sovryn Tech Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/sovryntech Check out Stephanie and Brian on The Sex and Science Hour - https://zog.ninja Stephanie Murphy: Website - http://www.smvoice.info/ Brett's Notes - https://www.evernote.com/pub/brettveinotte/part2conspira-thonsse Please Support School Sucks Our ...

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[PODCAST] #428: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition Part 2) – Satan, Sex Magick, Scientology and Symbols

This show might mess with you a little. Back by popular demand! Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn return to the School Sucks studio for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. This time our focus is on Hollywood, pop culture, film and the broader entertainment industry. OPENING COMPILATION: What was responsible for the dramatic changes Hollywood experienced in the late 1960s and early 1970s? Was it simply a shifting of industry standards and politics? Or was it...Satan? DISCUSSION: - The wood of the magical holly tree - What is the Illuminati? Does it control Hollywood? - A brief history of the Bavarian Illuminati: agenda, interactions with Freemasons, Jesuits and Rosicrucians - Proofs of A Conspiracy? John Robison ...

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[PODCAST] #427: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition Part 1) – An Introduction to Hollywood, the Land of Suspicion

Back by popular demand! Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn return to the School Sucks studio for an extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. This time our focus is on Hollywood, pop culture, film and the broader entertainment industry. In this first installment, we set the stage. - The five types of conspiracy theories - How Jewish immigrants invented the American Dream - Modern suspicions seem to grow out of observations of strange behavior from people in Hollywood;there is no empathy - Historical suspicions seem to grow out of cultural conservative or vigilant Christian concerns - Names given to the general suspicion directed at Hollywood and film over the last 120 years - "Godless" - Hollywood through a Christian ...

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[PODCAST] #426b: The Creative Pursuit – Audience Q&A

#SSPCreate In a continuation of the previous show, Nick Hazelton interviews Brett about this month's creativity theme, and asks some thought-provoking questions about The School Sucks Project. Nick is a self-educating seventeen-year-old and he runs the Anarcho-Yakitalist Podcast. Please check out this video: 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 of our media, please ...

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[PODCAST] #426a: The Creative Pursuit – Review

#SSPCreate Nick Hazelton interviews Brett about this month's creativity theme, and asks some thought-provoking questions about The School Sucks Project. Nick is a self-educating seventeen-year-old and he runs the Anarcho-Yakitalist Podcast. Please check out this video: 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 of our media, please consider making a monthly commitment by selecting ...

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[PODCAST] #425: The Creative Pursuit – Inside Joy Camp, With Benny Wills

#SSPCreate Benny Wills is the co-creator of Joy Camp - a truly brilliant satirical and sketch comedy You Tube ensemble. He joins our "Creative Pursuit" conversation to discuss his background, the value of college, the future of Joy Camp, his influences and inspirations, the power of humor in delivering information, the collaborative process and video production. WEB: thejoycamp.com/ YOU TUBE: thejoycamp TWITTER: twitter.com/TheJoyCamp Video Highlights Full Video Part One Full Video Part Two 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 ...

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[PODCAST] #424: The Creative Pursuit – Appropriate Engagement, With David Allen

#SSPCreate Finally...David Allen - the author of Getting Things Done Discussed: - the new version of the book has some new language for GTD's 5 steps - criticism - GTD is not ideal for creatives? - flexibility of GTD - "freedom to make a creative mess" - how GTD encourages focus, creating space in life and in mind - "appropriate engagement" - turning up creative awareness, when you're not present you miss opportunities - the natural planning model - it's not usually externally imposed chaos that GTD has helped me with... the mind doesn't seem to know how to balance ideas - sudden imaginative aspiration can suddenly seem to overpower something that has be done in 2 hours - systematizing ...

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