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Latest Podcasts

February, 2021

  • 15 February

    2021: Now School Sucks For Everyone [PODCAST #701]

    Jay, The Honest Teacher returns almost exactly one year after our last conversation. A lot has changed - if you haven't heard - since February 2020, so I asked him to offer some up close and personal accounts (from students and from his observations) about how institutional schooling has become even more of a dystopian nightmare. Unfortunately now more than ever, school continues to make good on its promise to mold children into "good" citizens. But is there a silver lining? Jay says yes. The Honest Teacher: On Minds On Facebook On Patreon Our Previous Conversations:

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  • 8 February

    A New Foundation For Freedom, With John Bush [PODCAST #700]

    John Bush returns to discuss expanding The Freedom Cell Network, localism, spheres of control, and counter-economics. John's work with this project over the last year has been very inspiring for me. We'll discuss that too. We are now on! When you join our Locals community, you'll get immediate access to playlists of all our serial bonus content including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, and Picture of the Month Club + all future shows. The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is still available, and your admission now grants you access to our exclusive online community. Visit to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation. Please use the coupon code ...

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  • 1 February

    Cassidy Younghans – Epic Life Learning [PODCAST #699]

    Cassidy Younghans is a former public school teacher and one of the founders of the EPIC Life Learning Community in Carrollton, Texas. I first heard Cassidy on Off-Trail Learning with Blake Boles; I was impressed with her enthusiastic advocacy for self-directed education and later with her mission at at EPIC. She joins me to discuss her "I could no longer..." story of leaving public schooling, her path through various forms of alternative education (including Sudbury and Northstar), and the vision and mission of EPIC. And much more. She'll be back soon to talk about Agile Learning Tools. MUSIC: "Shake It Out" Karl Denson "Everybody Is A Star" Fishbone "Shine" The Alchemist   We are now on! When you join ...

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Supporter-Only Content

February, 2021

  • 10 February

    Ritual Humiliation [UN-IVERSITY]

    A very large group convenes to discuss the recent viral Time Magazine article called "The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election." It was presented to me a "confession" but I see more as psychological warfare and demoralization. Scott Hambrick joined us for the discussion and called a "ritual humiliation" of all non-blue-pilled Americans. Then Scott asked: so now that we know this is how politics will work going forward, what do we do? This led to one of my favorite Un-iversity discussions to date, and from there we transition into communication strategies to reach the potentially reachable people in our personal lives, at this incredibly crucial time. Several new voices and points of view here! ...

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  • 5 February

    Masks We Wear [UN-IVERSITY]

    Image: The Young Pioneers, 1937 - a youth scout group in the USSR. One of the first images SSP ever used (episode 10) to illustrate the chilling nature of conformity as a virtue. But in their defense there was poison gas. But in our defense we all know how this kind of training turned out for the Soviets. Hour 1: Is a great awakening coming? A large Un-iversity group (with some new voices) examines common motives behind that sense of duty to force this awaking on people in our lives. How to integrate who we actually are with what we present to friends, family, co-workers. Hour 2: We went to a No Agenda podcast meetup. Future of School Sucks, growth ...

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January, 2021

  • 19 January

    My Space [PODCAST #697 – A/V CLUB Version]

    Webmaster Tony makes a rare appearance to discuss the blessings bestowed upon us by the rapidly expanding social media purge. Come drink the lemonade we've made. As a supporting listener, you have this information 12 hours before the common folk. INTO ACTION < Click when you get to the end.   School Sucks Project · 697: My Space Related PostsSupport the Show: Please Join the A/V Club!Tags: audio, scenes, sucks, school, club, a/v, contentPodcast #296: FREE A/V - Announcements, Bees, Nazis and the Moon (August 2012)Tags: school, podcast, sucks, a/v, premium, content, audio, hours, club[UN-IVERSITY] Giving ThanksTags: sucks, school, action, project, a/v, premium, content, club, audio[UN-IVERSITY] The World's Most Beautiful Productivity ConversationTags: school, sucks, project, a/v, premium, content, club, audio

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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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