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Latest Podcasts

December, 2012

  • 10 December

    180: Kids Hear Tones Through Megaphones

    Presence vs. Urgency Topic: A listener named Tim calls in to discuss his remorse about raising his voice with his young children. This is a segment from the 12-6-12 After School Sucks Special, with an additional non-live monologue. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: Stephanie Mattei of the Consciously Parenting Project interviews Jorge to discuss parenting with an NVC approach http://www.vivenciawork.com/media.html $6.00/Month - Join the A/V Club and Receive Bonus Content We need 150 monthly subscribers! If you listen to the show and enjoy the videos, please consider making a commitment of $6.00 per month, or about $.20 per day. When we launch the new site, you'll have access ...

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  • 5 December

    179: Myths About Youth, By Mike Males (Article – Circa 2001)

    I found an irresistible book in a used book store called Everything You Know Is Wrong. It was a compilation of articles by alternative media journalists, revisionist historians, and social commentators, which included a piece by Mike Males entitled "Myths About Youth." Since I could not find this article on the web, I decided to share it here. Topics include teen violence, teen drug use, teen suicide, teen sex, the anti-youth agendas of special interests...and the inevitable crackdowns. Look Closer: Mike Males Articles http://home.earthlink.net/~mmales/ Trashing Teens: Psychologist Robert Epstein argues in a provocative book, "The Case Against Adolescence," that teens are far more competent than we assume http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200703/trashing-teens $6.00/Month - Join the A/V Club and Receive Bonus Content We need ...

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  • 4 December

    178: Sexy Asian Tutors and the Reevaluation of My Career

    Topic: Two events in the past few weeks have forced me to think more intensely about my career choice and to contemplate where it is ultimately taking me. It will all be explained in the show. This is a selection of segments from the 11-29-12 live show, with an additional non-live monologue. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Introduction: Discussed: Look Closer: Meet the "Tutor Kings and Queens" By Yojana Sharma http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20085558 $6.00/Month - Join the A/V Club and Receive Bonus Content We need 150 monthly subscribers! If you listen to the show and enjoy the videos, please consider making a commitment of $6.00 per month, or about $.20 per day. ...

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June, 2013

  • 6 June

    After School Sucks Special 6-6-13

    Nick form Australia and the “myth” of multitasking – video editing – what can my eating habits reveal about childhood trauma? – The Red Wedding (Game of Thrones) Related PostsPre-Show 5-9-13Tags: game, thrones, a/vPre-Show and After-Show (MP3) 6-6-13Tags: eating, habits, editing, multitasking, myth, reveal, video, childhood, thrones, gameAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-13Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: a/vShit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)Tags: a/v

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  • 6 June

    Pre-Show and After-Show (MP3) 6-6-13

    Pre-Show: Memes force written English into extinction? - Robert Anton Wilson, Everything Is Under Control - Terrence McKenna - Avocados After-Show: Nick form Australia and the "myth" of multitasking - video editing - what can my eating habits reveal about childhood trauma? - The Red Wedding (Game of Thrones) Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 6-6-13Tags: trauma, childhood, reveal, habits, red, wedding, thrones, game, eating, editingPre-Show 5-9-13Tags: game, thrones, pre-show, a/vPre-Show 8-2-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-24-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: pre-show, a/v

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May, 2013

  • 27 May

    After School Sucks Special 5-16-13

    Jeff Bliss update - the dangers of sugar-free candies - Shameless - names that are ruined forever by the people who had them - corn substitutes - low-carb pita recipes - interactions with the chat Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-13Tags: chat, sucks, special, school, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 8-2-12Tags: a/v

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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.