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Latest Podcasts

December, 2020

  • 1 December

    Can You Teach Personal Development Inside A Public High School? [PODCAST #688]

    ...a public high school teacher asks. I have never posted one of these UN-IVERSITY discussion groups as a podcast, but this one felt a lot like a podcast, and I think it's an important discussion that ties much of our recent content together with some of my own personal explorations of late. My guest is Adam, a public school teacher who is fully aware of how his work environment hinders the self-awareness and personal growth of the teens trapped inside it. Today, we start planning an intervention. Need some community right now? Want to participate in future discussions? The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Email me at [email protected] to get it for 30% off ...

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November, 2020

  • 25 November

    Behaviorism Never Dies – with Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #687]

    (Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 4, Free Again) Today: Behaviorism from some surprising new angles. 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: "Doped Up Dollies On A Way Ticket To Blood" Big D and the Kids Table "Roamin Around" Supersucker "Free Will" Rush More About Nathan Fraser: The Free Market Squad: The Mastermind Group Need Help Growing Your Business? CopyandFunnels.com The Dark Arts of Marketing Podcast The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more ...

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  • 17 November

    Discontented Optimism: How A Teacher Freed Himself From School – With Joel Bein [PODCAST #686]

    AND...found a fulfilling new career. Joel Bein is back for a follow-up conversation about his exit from school teaching, and his transition to working with our friends at Crash.co. Joel last appeared on episode 669, where we introduced his story. Today we'll talk about his journey in more detail. An important feature of our discussion is what Joel refers to as Discontented Optimism - as a teacher, allowing himself to hate school, to NOT tolerate it, AND empowering himself to change the situation. Towards the end of the show, we'll also talk about a new mini-course Joel put together for Crash: Job Hunting 101 You can see more of Joel's work at JoelBein.com. Please also check out his podcast Exponentially ...

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Supporter-Only Content

September, 2020

  • 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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August, 2020

  • 27 August

    [BONUS] The Three Big Losers of the 2020 Election

    We've all heard of the silent majority. But movements comprised of less than 10% of a population can often produce massive political and cultural shifts, positive or negative. Historically and today, a majority of people in the middle of the extremes stay silent. Is it because no one wants to amplify their voice? Or is it because their schooling and their media consumption has left them with nothing meaningful to say? Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit to the chaos of the real world. Friday "freestyle" conversations invite participants to vent about their current frustrations, usually triggering Brett into long rants. School ...

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  • 21 August

    [BONUS] In Pursuit of Utopia 11 – Fabianism and Degeneration

    The Fabian Society did seek to improve the living conditions of the poor—but not by the sort of charity that Thomas Malthus had decried. The Fabians wished to totally restructure society brick by brick, and they understood that many people—including the poor they aimed to serve—would have to suffer and die along the way. Originally, Fabians worked within the Liberal Party to implement social reforms. Specifically, they sought to impose universal health care and a minimum wage on England. They disliked the overly-masculine imperialism that had placed Britain above the rest of the world; they felt that the empire should be used as a tool to reform the world, and bring socialism to all the world's dejected peoples. At home, ...

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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.