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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 www.myspace.com/katenashmusic Look Closer: "The Non-Aggression Axiom of Libertarianism" by Walter Block http://www.lewrockwell.com/block/block26.html "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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March, 2013

  • 14 March

    Bonus Show: Kevin Smith’s Red State, Nonviolent Communication and Rand Paul (MP3)

    (A/V CLUB)Recorded Live on March 7th, 2013 This show meanders very nicely! But probably a little too much to become a podcast. Really enjoyed this conversation. We discuss the complexity of Kevin Smith's movie, Red State, which eventually leads to talk about Rand Paul's filibuster, nonviolent communication and the trivium. Related PostsBonus Show: Kevin Smith's Red State, Nonviolent Communication and Rand Paul (Video)Tags: communication, rand, state, nonviolent, red, smith's, kevin, eventually, movie, complexity

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  • 14 March

    Bonus Show: Kevin Smith’s Red State, Nonviolent Communication and Rand Paul (Video)

    (A/V CLUB)Recorded Live on March 7th, 2013 This show meanders very nicely! But probably a little too much to become a podcast. Really enjoyed this conversation. We discuss the complexity of Kevin Smith's movie, Red State, which eventually leads to talk about Rand Paul's filibuster, nonviolent communication and the trivium. Related PostsBonus Show: Kevin Smith's Red State, Nonviolent Communication and Rand Paul (MP3)Tags: communication, rand, state, nonviolent, red, smith's, kevin, eventually, movie, complexity

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  • 14 March

    Pre-Show 3-7-13

    (A/V CLUB) Men's Locker Rooms - some gaming talk - Disney Star Wars speculation Related PostsPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: talk, pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-17-12Tags: talk, pre-show, a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 2-7-13Tags: a/v, club, pre-showPre-Show 8-9-12Tags: pre-show, 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.