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Latest Podcasts

November, 2020

  • 2 November

    MYTH of the PANIC – With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #684]

    (Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 3) In 1938, a young thespian named Orson Welles exploited a new communications medium to scare the shit out of an entire country. Or...did his enemies simply exploit an old communications medium to make people think he did? It only gets more complicated from there, folks! Today: We discuss the 1938 radio adaption of War of the Worlds, and the lessons it offers to both manipulators and marketers. Friend, copywriter, marketer, and Facebook World Champion Nathan Fraser and I continue our (allegedly supporter-only) monthly conversation about marketing and media manipulation. You'll learn more about the tactics politicians and propagandists use against you, and how you can re-purpose such tactics for good. Music: "Callin' Out" Lyrics ...

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October, 2020

  • 27 October

    Landon Porter – Dude, It’s A Game [PODCAST #683]

    Landon Porter has taught me a lot over the last two years. He was the co-host (along with Nathan Fraser) of the superb Sales Gorilla Podcast. He is also the creator of a currently-launching personal advancement platform and community called Dude, It's A Game. Sales Gorilla focused on importance of relationship building in "doing sales without being salesy," while Dude, It's A Game aims to help us strengthen the most important relationship of all - the one we have with ourselves. In this introductory chat Landon shares his story, and we'll discuss the essential embrace of your weird ass self in both personal and professional pursuits. Then! ...we'll get into how and why Landon was influenced by Ken Wilber and ...

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  • 21 October

    A Path To Panarchy – With Wes Bertrand, Integral Theory Part 4 [PODCAST #682]

    Wes Bertrand is back for our continued exploration of Integral Theory and how to take human consciousness to the next level. We have moved so far in this series from integral theory principles applied to individuals, to organizations, and now to society and "governance." Today we continue exploring panarchy and now counter-economics (or agorism); we'll discuss Bryan O'Doherty's article The Peaceful Path to an Integral Society Music: "Touch of Grey" (cover) Mike Masse "Breaking Us In Two" Joe Jackson "Ghost Town" The Specials Integral theory is largely focused on consciousness studies, psychology, research supported spirituality, and social sciences. Ken Wilber and other integral theorists draw from over 100 separate schools of thought in the fields of consciousness, psychology, meditative traditions, ...

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Supporter-Only Content

September, 2020

  • 22 September

    [BONUS] Opportunity Knocks Down the Door

    AUTONOMY MASTERMIND 9-16-20 Is our current society adaptable or collapsible? If it's the former, how will it happen? If it's the latter, has it been designed that way? More importantly, how much should such questions even matter to an optimistic and autonomous individual? The group discusses New England real estate opportunities or lack thereof, and move on exploring negativity bias, managing uncertainty, finding "blue ocean" opportunities, and Nassim Taleb's concept of Antifragility. Huge thanks to Bobby for his contributions to this conversation. School Sucks Project · AUTONOMY Mastermind 9-16-20

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  • 11 September

    [BONUS] Our Post-Proof World – AUTONOMY Mastermind 9-2-20

    Richard Grove and I discuss the bridges to build between an increasingly frustrated and skeptical (but still reticent) public and the people who have worked for 2 decades to provide a more accurate map of politics, power and propaganda. Plus some exciting related announcements. School Sucks Project · AUTONOMY Mastermind 9-2-20 Related Posts[BONUS] AUTONOMY Mastermind - February 18th, 2020Tags: autonomy, richard, grove, bonus, mastermind, discuss, a/v[BONUS] An Unscheduled Q&A With Richard Grove and Brett VeinotteTags: autonomy, public, school, grove, richard, bonus, a/v[PODCAST] #517: Richard Grove - Making A MapTags: sucks, school, a/v, grove, richard, people, media, bonus, map, discussAfter School Sucks Special (2-14-13)Tags: a/v, school, sucks, media, mainstreamPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: a/v, grove, richard

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  • 3 September

    [BONUS] Roundtable With the Creators of LOOSE CHANGE

    (AUDIO & VIDEO, 92 Minutes) I was there. And I brought what I thought were some important questions about why the 9/11 Truth Movement has spun its wheels for almost 20 years. What lessons can be learned from this lack of traction? And how can that be applied to our efforts to inspire curiosity in the current " catastrophic and catalyzing event," the newest Pearl Harbor? And do words like proof and smoking gun actually mean anything anymore? My questions got a generally lukewarm reception. We also discuss why, perhaps unfortunately, the current moment of crisis provides some great opportunities to reach new people. AUDIO: School Sucks Project · Union Of The Unwanted 9/11 Round Up! VIDEO: ▀▄▀▄▀ THE UNWANTED ...

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CORE TOPIC - Why does school suck?

John Taylor Gatto

CORE TOPIC - What does self-directed education look like?

Peter Gray - Self-Directed Education

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