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Latest Podcasts

August, 2020

  • 10 August

    The American Way From Horace Mann To Today, With Bob Murphy [SUPPLEMENTAL #668]

    (Supplemental) Brett on The Bob Murphy Show, Highlights Bob and Brett discuss what's wrong with these libertarians, Thinking fast and Slow, COV-spiracy theories, progressivism, public school and other lockdowns, and America's path to fascism. FULL SHOW: Ep. 131 Brett Veinotte on the Prussian Roots of US Education and Assessing Experts on the Coronavirus The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation. 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). ...

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July, 2020

  • 30 July

    All News Is Fake News – With Isaac Morehouse [PODCAST #667]

    Isaac returns to discuss how he curates his inputs from the outside world, for optimal achievement, mental health, and happiness. We build our discussion around a blog he wrote recently (same title as this show). It's short and sweet, so here it is: There is infinite information in the universe. Any time you select a tiny slice of info and focus on it, you are creating a story that is different from reality itself. Imagine a movie sliced into a million still screenshots. Say it was impossible to watch the movie and your only way of interacting with it was with these screenshots. If someone picked three of them and presented it to you as the “truth” of the movie, ...

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  • 28 July

    This Is A Test (Part 4) With Darrell Becker [PODCAST #666]

    Conclusion: Today, the test. Darrell’s website notmedicaladvice.co is a growing collection of informative shows, interviews, and health resources. Not Medical Advice videos are stories that show how various types of practitioners would find effective treatment for a wide variety of chronic problems. He also offers a free guide to finding the first member of your holistic healthcare team. Darrell offers holistic healthcare consultations, and he’s available to help you find effective medical options, locating healthcare professionals, medicines and treatments in your area, anywhere on the planet. The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! ...

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Supporter-Only Content

August, 2020

  • 6 August

    [BONUS] How To Not Scare People (or Get Fired)

    Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #4 (8-3-20)  A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit to the chaos of the real world. Today's conversation is about rhetoric, and how to temper a message and tailor it to your audience, whether personal or professional. Brett discusses some of his early libertarian mistakes and talks through a specific intervention on so-called unconscious bias training in the corporate world.   School Sucks Project · Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #4

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July, 2020

  • 23 July

    [BONUS] Loops of Feedback – Circles of Argument – Spheres of Control

    AUTONOMY Mastermind 7-17-20, with Richard Grove and a dozen Autonomy students The conversation begins with me discussing my recent interview with Isaac on Crash and Praxis. An AUTONOMY graduate shares her experience in the professional world, primarily marketing, where highly schooled people have trouble dealing with feedback loops and adapting and evolving with new trends and information. This leads us into a criticism of higher education's failure to adapt, both operationally and ideologically. Then on to how many of common social issues circular arguments have infected general curriculum and the corporate world.  That leads to the discovery of this: This takes us to Kafka-Trapping, and the importance of naming and explaining deceptive tactics when people try to use them on ...

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  • 16 July

    [BONUS] Underneath Our Relationships…

    Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #2 (7-13-20) A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit to the chaos of the real world. Today's conversation is about inner work - attachment styles, ACES, the 6 Pillars of Self-Esteem, and meditation. School Sucks Project · Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #2 (7-13-20)

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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

The realization that school sucks actually marks the beginning of a new and exciting educational journey.

Welcome to SchoolSucksProject.com. We strive to provide young people with the building blocks of intellectual, financial and lifestyle independence. This includes in-depth explorations into higher-level thinking, organization and productivity, emotional and physical health, habit and lifestyle optimization, history and philosophy, psychology, self-directed learning, entrepreneurship, and communication/negotiation strategies. It's all essential information, but almost none of it is taught in school. Our content is ideal for frustrated high school and college students, home-educating parents, and adults who are interested in independently furthering their education and achieving self-actualization.