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Latest Podcasts

August, 2009

  • 11 August

    001: The “Business” Plan

    NOTE: This is the second part of a re-recording of the original episode one. My apologies if it temporarily appears out of order in the podcast feed. Critical Thinking Question: Why would something that's so good for us, like public education... need to be imposed on us with the use of force ? And funded with the use of force ? Maybe something else is going on. Topic: The problem with the "business?" of public education. And it's a big one. (An evaluation of the logic and ethics of the American public education system) Bumper music: "Stitching Leggings" by Kate Nash Look Closer: "The Non-Aggression Axiom of Libertarianism" by Walter Block "The Argument From Morality (Or, how we ...

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  • 5 August

    000: An Introduction to School Sucks Podcast

    Introduction: Explanation of the title, "School Sucks" and subtitle "The END of Public Education" Who I am, what I'm doing and why. This is not a show about public school reform, because that would suck nearly as much as school. Bumper music: "Troublemaker" by Weezer Look Closer: School Sucks Website Click Here Related Posts001: The "Business" PlanTags: education, public, music, closer, liberty, bumper, podcast, school, sucks, politics

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Supporter-Only Content

March, 2013

  • 16 March

    After School Sucks Special (MP3) 8-30-12

    -The Political Debate Contract -Iron Sky and Nazi Talk! Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-13Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vPre-Show 5-17-12Tags: talk, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: talk, a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/v

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  • 16 March

    After School Sucks Special (MP3) 9-13-12

    -Discussing civil disobedience and Free Keene with Ian Freeman, Derrick J and Michele Seven. -Osborne’s TSA encounter Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 9-13-12Tags: derrick, michele, freeman, ian, free, keene, tsa, encounter, disobedience, civil

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  • 16 March

    After School Sucks Special (MP3) 11-1-12

    Hurricane Sandy aftermath – More “George Lucas sucks” talk – Disney Star Wars, we come up with a plot for the next film – Show talk – Remembering my speech to socialists at the University of Connecticut – Being bearded Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 11-1-12Tags: talk, sucks, remembering, plot, speech, film, socialists, bearded, connecticut, universityAfter School Sucks Special (MP3) 8-30-12Tags: talk, sucks, special, mp, school, a/vAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-13Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: talk, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: 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

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