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Latest Podcasts

January, 2017

  • 11 January

    [PODCAST] #469: Nick Hazelton – Teaching and Learning Through Facebook Conflicts

    Nick Hazelton of an-yak.com is a young entrepreneur who opted out of school a couple years ago to pursue his passions and teach himself. He is back on the show to discuss a recent question he posed in the School Sucks Facebook group. It started one of the more educational and productive thread I have seen in the group in a while. Nick's Questions: Since there seems to be some fracturing of this group on the left-right paradigm, I want to hear more conversation about this paradigm and how much it really matters. Most people in this group are Liberty minded(probably close to 100%). We all value freedom and peace, I presume. Most of us are in favor of voluntarism ...

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November, 2016

  • 9 November

    [PODCAST] #458: The Enemy of My Enemy Is…My New Enemy – Election Livestream (With Kevin Geary and Gardner Goldsmith)

    "Election livestream?! Conformist." Maybe more like a multi-topic hangout loosely inspired by the fact that an election was taking place in the background. Our goal was to provide some sanity on election night, but unfortunately we would ultimately be overtaken by the complete, unavoidable insanity of the night and morning. Thanks again to Kevin Geary and Gardner Goldsmith for their endurance. DISCUSSION: -Exit polls: strong leaders are the top voter priority? -Voting as moral sanction -Wikileaks: signal to noise ratio was too low -If Donald Trump was a Democrat...oh wait -Kevin predicted Trump - misleading polls vs. actual engagement -George Soros -Much, much, much more... Look Closer: Kevin Geary - sixfiguregrind.com Gardner Goldsmith/Libery Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.podomatic.com/ Please Support School Sucks ...

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October, 2016

  • 14 October

    [PODCAST] # 455: The Real Challenges of College Diversity – With Professor John Hasnas

    John Hasnas is a professor of business at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business and a professor of law (by courtesy) at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC, where he teaches courses in ethics and law. Professor Hasnas is also the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics. He joins me to contrast the lessons of two of his recent articles on two different types of diversity in higher education. 1. The Surprising Obstacle Mizzou and Yale Face in Increasing Diversity - Fortune, November 2015 - http://fortune.com/2015/11/21/the-surprising-obstacle-mizzou-and-yale-face-in-increasing-diversity/ 2. The One Kind of Diversity Colleges Avoid - The wall Street Journal, March 2016 - http://faculty.msb.edu/hasnasj/GTWebSite/Diversity.htm Opening Monologue: Happy Halloween! We're approaching the one-year anniversary of ...

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  • 5 October

    [PODCAST] #453: Ben Settle – Authentic, Ungoverned Self-Promotion (Is Your Duty)

    Ben Settle is very well-known and well-respected Internet marketer and the world leader in email copy writing education. He joins me for a conversation geared towards young entrepreneurs. Topics include asserting and promoting yourself, believing your words have value, breaking the rules of an industry and becoming a new industry leader, why people struggle with authenticity and what to do about it, how Ben helped me overcome certain types of negative self-talk, Ben's path from multi-level marketing frustration to a marketing industry leader, why principles supersede tactics, the sales-averse mindset, how to increase your depth of knowledge, and teaching to learn. Learn more about Ben at BenSettle.com. Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join ...

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September, 2016

  • 24 September

    [PODCAST] #452: Christina Hoff Sommers – College “Fainting Couch” Feminism vs. “Freedom” Feminism

    This episode is a supplement to our current "Sex-Ed" series. Christina Hoff Sommers is a former philosophy professor who now works as a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She is the author of several books including Who Stole Feminism, The War Against Boys, and Freedom Feminism. She has a YouTube channel called "The Factual Feminist." Discussion: - I think the experiences I've had in the last year or so have led to an overly hostile and simplistic view of both academia and feminism. -It's not feminism and it's not academia. The problem is where these two worlds collide - academic authoritarianism - What is feminism to Christina? - Responsibility for uncomfortable emotions - The human need for safety, ...

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October, 2017

  • 19 October

    [BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 5

    (AUDIO, 15 minutes) -From The Pine Barrens, NJ to York, PA -There was no entry yesterday because I was in the car with Phil -A quick ramble at the end of my drive before I meet up with Tony Myers Click HERE to download. On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands of young ...

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  • 18 October

    [BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 3

    (AUDIO, 16 minutes) -From East Hartford CT to The Pine Barrens NJ -Presence -Interviewing Richard Grove Click HERE to download. On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands of young people. Related Posts[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 2Tags: education, brett, country, tour, days, america, will, school, alternatives, public[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 11Tags: education, ...

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  • 17 October

    [BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 2

    (AUDIO, 14 minutes) -From Keene NH to East Hartford CT -Mark from FTL -Anxiety and routines Click HERE to download. On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands of young people. Related Posts[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 3Tags: education, country, brett, tour, america, days, will, school/higher, alternatives, public[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 9Tags: education, ...

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  • 16 October

    [BONUS] Brett On News With Nick

    (DAY TWO - OCT 16 - KEENE, NH) This morning I got to be a co-host on my favorite live news program. Nick Ryder and I discuss Muslims, Las Vegas oddities, the psychology of Harvey Weinstein, cultural implications of McDonalds sauce problems and much more. Show starts at 9:35.

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  • 16 October

    [AUDIO EXTRA] Brett Launches School Sucks Across America On Free Talk Live

    (DAY ONE - OCT 15 - KEENE, NH) Free Talk Live was an extremely important and influential show for me over ten years ago. Since Mark and Ian were largely responsible for launching me into libertarianism, I thought it was an ideal place to launch School Sucks Across America. Warning: Not the best night for callers. Show Topics School Sucks Across America :: Forest Fires :: Public Schools :: Jews! :: Activism :: Music Industry :: USA Doomed! :: Healthcare Subscription :: Standing for the National Anthem :: HOSTS - Mark, Jonny Ray, Brett V. Download audio HERE Related PostsFree Talk Live Saturday Show 11-2-13 (With Mark and Brett)Tags: sucks, brett, mark, talk, live, free, school

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