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Latest Podcasts

June, 2015

  • 2 June

    [PODCAST] #353: Our Places In the Emerging Market For Freedom (with Richard Grove and Ernest Hancock)

    Richard Grove and Ernest Hancock join me for roundtable on the challenges, rewards and goals involved with producing liberty-oriented and educational media. In our 2.5 hour discussion, we address the following questions: 1) Why is freedom important? 2) Why do we produce freedom-related content and put it out for free? 3) What do we need to do to get more people who listen passively to support us actively? Look Closer: Ernie's Site: FreedomsPhoenix.com - http://freedomsphoenix.com Richard's Site: TragedyandHope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ 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 ...

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May, 2015

  • 27 May

    [PODCAST] #352: The 6 Pillars of Achieving a Healthy Body and Mind (with Kevin Geary and Osborne)

    Our third collaboration with Kevin Geary, integrative health coach and founder of RebootedBody.com. Our discussion focuses on my health and fitness progress after following Kevin's advice for eight weeks. Check out our previous discussion here: 344: Solving the Health and Fitness Puzzle (with Kevin Geary) We are also joined by Jason Osborne of Podcastmasters' Liberty Master Class fame. He shares his challenges with Kevin and that leads in to a discussion of a recent RebootedBody.com article called The 6 Pillars of Achieving a Phenomenally Healthy Body and Mind. Look Closer: Rebooted Body - http://rebootedbody.com/ Reboot Your Kids - http://rebootyourkids.com/ Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the ...

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  • 23 May

    [PODCAST] #351b: Twelve Arguments For Home Education (2 of 2)

    Jeff Till (fivehundredyears.org) is a business owner, School Sucks listener, and home-educating parent. He recently added a well-researched, concise and easily sharable entry to his blog called "A Complete Case for Home Education (54 Arguments)." He joins me today to discuss the following arguments: 7. The argument against peer pressure Conformity training leads to students not wanting to be different and to gain the mass approval of others. This is peer pressure, and it can force kids into behaviors they don’t want and bring feelings of rejection, embarrassment and shame. Home education doesn’t teach conformity and lessens the effects of peer pressure because the groups of people they associate with are voluntary. 8. The argument for creating a diverse network ...

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  • 20 May

    [PODCAST] #351a: Twelve Arguments For Home Education (1 of 2)

    Jeff Till (fivehundredyears.org) is a business owner, School Sucks listener, and home-educating parent. He recently added a well-researched, concise and easily sharable entry to his blog called "A Complete Case for Home Education (54 Arguments)." He joins me today to discuss the following arguments: 1. The argument for happiness and for empathy School makes many if not most kids unhappy. They don’t like most of their school work. They don’t like being told what to do every second of the day. They don’t like having to be part of cliques or getting bullied. They don’t like taking tests. They don’t like getting grades. They hate homework. Getting up early stinks. The bus sucks. So does the food. Sometimes parents hate ...

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  • 1 May

    [PODCAST] #350: The Ultimate Guide To Journaling (with Hannah Braime)

    Hannah Braime is the founder of BecomingWhoYouAre.net, a self-relationship coach, and an author. She joins me to discuss her book, The Ultimate Guide To Journaling. Topics Included: -What is journaling? -benefits -getting to know the voices in our heads -improving relationships -living more consciously -how to journal -failing to keep on track -frequency guidelines -finding the right mindset -dealing with resistance -written journal ideas (dominant and non-dominant hands, dealing with upset and worry, gratitude journal, nurture lists) -self-care activities vs. nurturing activities -sentence completion exercises (The Art of Self Discovery) -what do we do with our journals? -retrospecting, looking for patterns -the inner child and dissociation -language, what does it reveal? Look Closer: BecomingWhoYouAre.net - http://becomingwhoyouare.net The Ultimate Guide To ...

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March, 2016

February, 2016

  • 11 February

    [BONUS] What Teaching Taught Me About Learning: Intellectual Aspects

    We can divide the study of learning itself into several aspects: intellectual, psychological, social, physical and metaphysical. This audio is a checklist of intellectual considerations - purpose, methodology, expression, selection, embracing ignorance. One of my favorite infographics:

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  • 4 February

    [BONUS] Seven Tips To Prepare Your Brain For Learning

    February's theme is called The Principles of Learning Anything, and this presentation is a primer for the upcoming shows. Reflecting on lessons learned in the last year, I discuss the benefits of and techniques for (1) Capturing and Collecting (2) Improving Focus (3) Escaping the comfort zone (4) Maximizing sleep quality. Plus additional thoughts on diet, exercise and lifestyle balance. HowSleepWorks.com Steve Patterson Kevin Geary's One-Page Complete Guide To Real Food [PODCAST] #352: Six Pillars of achieving a healthy body and mind (with Kevin Geary and Osborne)

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