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Latest Podcasts

August, 2016

  • 31 August

    [PODCAST] #448: The Alluring Alt-Right (With Jeffrey Tucker)

    A few days after Hillary Clinton's speech about Donald Trump and the Alt-Right, Jeffrey Tucker returned to School Sucks to discuss -the swinging pendulum of extremism -his attempts to build alliances between libertarians and right-wingers with Murray Rothbard in the early 90s -the ideological origins of modern nativism, nationalism and protectionism Also Discussed: -Five Differences Between the Alt-Right and Libertarianism -Thomas Carlyle, the Founding Father of Fascism -a tiny doorway of legitimate concerns - social engineering and the forceful end of debate - through which a deluge of violence and insanity can pour -Trump's fascist talking points and ideations all have corollaries or mirrors on the left -a moratorium on calling people racists? A word that now means nothing -Alt-Right ...

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July, 2016

  • 19 July

    [PODCAST] #442: Never Justice, Never Peace – Higher Education’s Social Justice Infection

    This is my conversation with Adam Allpow of the Voluntary Institute on how the Social Justice movement is further damaging higher education, in terms of culture, freedom and actual learning. I think it's important to stress the importance of treating people as individuals, but in order address a problem we have to recognize some patterns. Monologue: Why did I pick such a shitty title? Discussion: - Unique communication and generational challenges Millennials face - the back-story of SJWs? the theories of Paul Joseph Watson and Stefan Molyneux - The new highest values being taught: equality, diversity and inclusion - confusion about structural racism, scientific racism and racial liberalism - racial liberalism in higher ed - paternalist, white-supremacist, inperialist - Building ...

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June, 2016

  • 29 June

    [PODCAST] #437: Think Like An Entrepreneur, Not Like A Crusader (With John Vespasian)

    Crusaders are motivated by the desire to win over their opponents. Entrepreneurs want to find buyers for their products, even if the rest of the world laughs at them. - John Vespasian, The 10 Principles of Rational Living John Vespasian is the author of seven books about rational living, self-reliance, self-mastery and entrepreneurship. His works include "When Everything Fails, Try This" (2009), "Rationality Is the Way to Happiness" (2009), "The Philosophy of Builders: How to Build a Great Future with the Pieces from Your Past" (2010), "The 10 Principles of Rational Living" (2012), "Rational Living, Rational Working: How to Make Winning Moves When Things Are Falling Apart" (2013), "Consistency: The Key to Permanent Stress Relief" (2014), and "On Becoming Unbreakable: ...

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December, 2015

  • 25 December

    [CHRISTMAS BONUS] #398: Behind the Scenes With Thaddeus Russell

    Recorded January 25th, 2014. Some selections from a recent Skype planning session with historian and author, Thaddeus Russell. Next week, we will start a history series largely based on his book, A Renegade History of the United States. Most of this audio is conversation about the "Progressive" control over schooling and society. Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If ...

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  • 25 December

    [CHRISTMAS BONUS] #397: Bulletproof?

    (Pre-Show 1-3-14) Osborne and Brett discuss... 30-minute orgasms? - Is Dave Asprey an internet troll? - dental care tips - Average Richard calls to discuss chastity - Brett will host Free Talk Live Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer of our media, please consider making a monthly commitment by selecting the best option ...

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October, 2017

  • 6 October

    [BONUS] The Art of Thinking Clearly

    (AUDIO, 43 MINUTES) Brett reviews Rolf Dobelli's book and applies some of its lessons to recent events. The Art of Thinking Clearly is essentially a "Cliff's Notes" version of Thinking, Fast and Slow, which was a focus of the SPEED AND POLITICS series. Or Click HERE.

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September, 2017

August, 2017

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