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Latest Podcasts

February, 2020

  • 12 February

    With Every Turn of the Screw… (with Pete Quinones) [SUPPLEMENTAL #642]

    Today's show is a followup to the previous conversation with Dave Smith - a deeper level of exploration of the history of school, covering a longer period of time, and showing the progression of control over the public mind. (Edited Audio from Brett on Free Man Beyond the Wall) Pete's question: what you believe is the biggest conspiracy behind turning the schools into the indoctrination centers they are today? It's hard to pick just one. A STORY OF INCREASING LEVERAGE OF SCIENTIFIC MANAGERS (AND BOILED FROGS) 1840s-1930s - Mandatory public education in America began as part of a quest for a perfect society with the Puritans in Massachusetts who were seeking a religious utopia - Prussian system replaces the predictability ...

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  • 10 February

    Brett On Part of the Problem With Dave Smith [SUPPLEMENTAL #641]

    (Supplemental Show) From Part of the Problem: "On this episode of Part Of The Problem, Dave Smith is joined by Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Podcast to discuss the Prussian Model of school and how the screws of totalitarianism get tighter but never loosen." Dave Smith is a comedian, and one of the most effective and energetic advocates for the philosophy of liberty on the scene right now. Dave's Podcast: Part of the Problem Dave's Twitter: @ComicDaveSmith Dave's You Tube: Dave Smith The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your ...

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  • 7 February

    [preview] Picture of the Month Club – American Psycho

    New Feature: Free Bonus Friday Enjoy (and you will enjoy) a snip of one of our bonus productions for supporting listeners, including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, Picture of the Month Club, and other older selections. This is the first 30 minutes of Picture of the Month Club, Episode 4 - American Psycho. Get the full episode: Support Us On PATREON Notes: Look in the mirror. Installment #4 (AUDIO, 97 MINUTES) American Psycho was released in 2000, based on a controversial 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis, and set in 1987 Manhattan. Thus, a significant crash quietly looms over all the film's detestable Wall St. yuppie characters. Its focus is a darkly satirical character study of a man ...

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Supporter-Only Content

February, 2019

January, 2019

  • 29 January

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone – Yearly Review (Part 2 of 2)

    Part 2 0f 2; the long part. We each started 2018 in dark places. We discuss what actions we took to start 2019 with much brighter mindsets and outlooks. Related Posts[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone - Yearly Review (Part 1 of 2)Tags: actions, discuss, start, brighter, outlooks, mindsets, places, dark, discomfort, bonusPre-Show 12-13-12Tags: discuss, a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vFood Is Not A Liquid (Bonus Content Preview)Tags: bonus, a/vPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: 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

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