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Latest Podcasts

September, 2015

  • 28 September

    [PODCAST] #375: College Debt – The Most Expensive Lesson of All Time?

    is college worth it

    Today's guest is Mike Vine, the Editor at Schiff Gold News and the Principal at Centinel Consulting. I sat down with him last week in his Portsmouth, NH office to discuss the recent paper by Addison Quale titled, "The Student Loan Bubble: Gambling with America’s Future." Episode #375 In a Nutshell: Topics: - the place for personal responsibility in the student loan debt crisis - Student loans represent the third bubble in the last 20 years, following the dot coms in the late-90s and the mortgage crisis of 2008 - there is a 300% increase in student loan debt in the last 10 years - almost 25% of all loans are in some state of non-payment (default, deference, or forbearance) ...

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  • 1 September

    [PODCAST] #371: Thaddeus Russell – Renegade Themes and Missed Opportunities In Straight Outta Compton

    Thaddeus Russell is back to discuss the recent N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton. When I first read Thad's book, A Renegade History of the United States, I couldn't stop thinking about N.W.A, and when I finally saw Straight Outta Compton I immediately thought of Thaddeus Russell. I have also been rethinking my first appraisal of the film and its subjects; there was too much hero worship, and I felt like I superimposed onto N.W.A a libertarian enlightenment that probably wasn't really there. "Heroification" is subtraction of peoples' flaws from their story. However, the identification of someone as a "renegade" doesn't require that. Our discussion centers around two central topics: Missed Opportunities - Examination of Misogyny Renegade Themes -N.W.A fought by ...

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July, 2015

  • 15 July

    [PODCAST] #362: The Individual Against the State – A Conversation With Professor Crispin Sartwell

    Crispin Sartwell is a Professor at Dickinson College, a philosopher, individualist anarchist and journalist. His books include Against the State: An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory (2008) and How to Escape: Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism (2014). He is well-known for his work deconstructing social contract theory and other justifications for the existence of the state. Why did I want to have Professor Sartwell on the show? 1. It's always nice to chat with a renegade academic, and to provide a platform for venting 2. Recent conversations with non-libertarians have me thinking about the "social contract" 3. The 2016 election is coming and the political conversation is getting scarier Discussion Summary: -Libertarian philosophy as check against electoral politics and the ...

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  • 13 July

    [PODCAST] #361: Adam Kokesh – On the Road to Emotional Freedom

    Activist Adam Kokesh returns to discuss his personal evolution currently in progress, his book Freedom and the Campfire Freedom tour, self-esteem, letting go of negativity, youth empowerment through technology, and non-violent communication. Adam's Site: http://thefreedomline.com/ Adam's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AdamKokesh

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June, 2015

Premium Content

May, 2016

  • 2 May

    [BONUS] Salad Adventures

    (Audio, 30 Minutes) When it comes to eating healthy, the world is against you. Brett, Puke, Andrew and Nick discuss grocery shopping, dining out, mindful eating and nutrition. The photo is from the School Sucks Salad Kitchen.

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  • 1 May

    [BONUS] Film Reaction: Teeth

    (Audio, 91 Minutes) The horrors of misandry. Brett, Andrew, Ellen, Puke and Dale watch and discuss the 2007 horror/comedy movie, Teeth. This show was suggested by Dale (formerly of Flaming Freedom), who greatly enjoys making people feel uncomfortable. Warning: extremely explicit!

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  • 1 May

    [BONUS] CONSPIR-A-THON Out-Takes and Behind-the-Scenes

    (Audio and Video, 32 Minutes) Some audio edited out of the final cut: Our first attempt to start the show:

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April, 2016

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