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Latest Podcasts

November, 2020

  • 11 November

    Wake Up, Grow Up, Clean Up, Show Up – With Wes Bertrand [PODCAST #685]

    (Integral Theory Part 5) Wes Bertrand is back for our continued exploration of Integral Theory and how to take human consciousness to the next level. We have covered integral theory principles applied to individuals, to organizations, and society and "governance." Opening Sequence: "Let the Healing Begin" Discussion: We'll move from the political back to the personal and social,reading and expanding on Dustin DiPerna's article Wake Up, Grow Up, Clean Up, Show Up Music: "Orinoco Flow" (cover) Vienna Symphony Orchestra "Somewhere In America" Jay-Z "Run For the Roses" (cover) The Grass Is Dead "Don't Stop" Maiya Sykes Integral theory is largely focused on consciousness studies, psychology, research supported spirituality, and social sciences. Ken Wilber and other integral theorists draw from over ...

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  • 2 November

    MYTH of the PANIC – With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #684]

    (Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 3) In 1938, a young thespian named Orson Welles exploited a new communications medium to scare the shit out of an entire country. Or...did his enemies simply exploit an old communications medium to make people think he did? It only gets more complicated from there, folks! Today: We discuss the 1938 radio adaption of War of the Worlds, and the lessons it offers to both manipulators and marketers. 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: "Callin' Out" Lyrics ...

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October, 2020

  • 27 October

    Landon Porter – Dude, It’s A Game [PODCAST #683]

    Landon Porter has taught me a lot over the last two years. He was the co-host (along with Nathan Fraser) of the superb Sales Gorilla Podcast. He is also the creator of a currently-launching personal advancement platform and community called Dude, It's A Game. Sales Gorilla focused on importance of relationship building in "doing sales without being salesy," while Dude, It's A Game aims to help us strengthen the most important relationship of all - the one we have with ourselves. In this introductory chat Landon shares his story, and we'll discuss the essential embrace of your weird ass self in both personal and professional pursuits. Then! ...we'll get into how and why Landon was influenced by Ken Wilber and ...

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Supporter-Only Content

August, 2020

  • 20 August

    [BONUS] Why Is QAnon?

    Picture: Katamari Damacy is a somewhat convoluted 2004 Playstation game where you're a ball of garage rolling around (with questionable goals), growing in size, and eventually absorbing larger and more valuable objects into the garage ball that is you. Thus, it is basically a video game template for the QAnon conspiracy theory. A continuation of Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #5 A now time-tested weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit to the chaos of the real world.  Building off our previous "Shad0wga+e" conversation: A new documentary gains some added intrigue when its creator is arrested. Are valuable insights into and 2020 updates on NSA data collection collection being used to bolster the increasingly ...

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  • 19 August

    [BONUS] What Is ShadowGate?

    Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #5 (8-17-20) A now time-tested weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit to the chaos of the real world. Today: A new documentary gains some added intrigue when its creator is arrested. Are valuable insights into and 2020 updates on NSA data collection collection being used to bolster the increasingly far-fetched QAnon conspiracy theory? And how does cancel culture fit into all this? Regarding Ideas Into Action: the summit was partly focused on how best gather/sort/process information. How do strategic internet influence operations make that work more difficult? School Sucks Project · What Is 5hawd0wGa+e

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  • 6 August

    [BONUS] How To Not Scare People (or Get Fired)

    Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #4 (8-3-20)  A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit to the chaos of the real world. Today's conversation is about rhetoric, and how to temper a message and tailor it to your audience, whether personal or professional. Brett discusses some of his early libertarian mistakes and talks through a specific intervention on so-called unconscious bias training in the corporate world.   School Sucks Project · Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #4

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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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