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September, 2019

  • 9 September

    Self-Discipline Month (Part 1) – Harmonize [PODCAST #625]

    Scott Hambrick joins Brett to discuss what self-discipline is and what it isn't. We also contrast the emerging self-discipline leadership industry against true self-discipline leadership. Registration is now open for the first ever UN-IVERSITY virtual event, The Ideas Into Action Summit. It goes live on October 11th, and you can learn more about the presenters, topics and other details HERE. Special offer for SSP listeners ends September 10th. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us ...

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  • 5 September

    Self-Discipline Month (Introduction) – Dopamine Fast [PODCAST #624]

    You struggle with self discipline. How hard should you be on yourself about that? We debate this question and set up the problem and internal conflict that this series will address in the coming weeks. This show features an excerpt from The Discomfort Zone (s02414) "On Purpose." Registration is now open for the first ever UN-IVERSITY virtual event, The Ideas Into Action Summit. It goes live on October 11th, and you can learn more about the presenters, topics and other details HERE. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public ...

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  • 3 September

    Picture of the Month Club – Mad Max Fury Road [PODCAST #623, FREE BONUS]

    September is Back to School Sucks Month and we begin with this one-time-only free-for-all installment of our bonus series Picture of the Month Club. Because everyone needs to hear it. This show also carries a very special announcement: Registration is now open for the first ever UN-IVERSITY virtual event, The Ideas Into Action Summit. It goes live on October 11th, and there are special registration instructions for SSP listeners in the monologue. You can learn more about the presenters, topics and other details HERE. Today's Show: PICTURE OF THE MONTH CLUB is a monthly series featuring Dutch - a delightful, insightful and successful film maker who wants to teach you the grammar and logic of cinema. Many will remember Dutch ...

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August, 2019

  • 2 August

    Moritz Bierling On Achieving Full Agency Inside All Arenas [PODCAST #622]

    Moritz Bierling returns for another marathon conversation about how individuals can be navigators of increasingly complex and dysfunctional communications arenas. The primary focus is what Moritz refers to as the Agent/Arena Relationship. Arenas - be they social, political, cultural, or economic - are breaking down all around us, and many people struggle to figure out how to adapt and thrive (or maybe just survive) in this flux. We talk about how to achieve stability through adaptability in these situations. One of the keys is the building of "internal coherence" or self-integration. Dis-integrated selves cannot be the building blocks of harmonious or even sustainable groups or institutions. Such harmony requires individual agents with the ability to read and understand the dynamics ...

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August, 2019

  • 27 August

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e14) – On Purpose

    Young Alex is back in the Studio of Champ-yinz and we're talking about finding a purpose. Alex is 26 years old (or young) and he feels like his life is missing definition. But is that missing definition really a problem at this point? And how fluid will that definition be over the next five to ten years? Brett and Andrew give conflicting advice and then argue about it, Also discussed: forming habits, retreating to a comfort zone, practicing gratitude, achieving freedom, and acknowledging (and overcoming) your limitations. Don't see the player? Click HERE

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  • 22 August

    [BONUS] In Pursuit of Utopia – Episode 3 – Noble Lies

    Daniel McCarthy and I continue on monthly discussion on the history of Utopian visions and their consequences. In this episode: "The development from Aquinas through Locke and Newton represents more than four hundred years of stumbling, tortuous, prodigious effort to secularize the Western mind, i.e., to liberate man from the medieval shackles. It was the buildup toward a climax: the eighteenth century, the Age of Enlightenment. For the first time in modern history, an authentic respect for reason became the mark of an entire culture; the trend that had been implicit in the centuries-long crusade of a handful of innovators now swept the West explicitly, reaching and inspiring educated men in every field. Reason, for so long the wave of ...

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  • 8 August

    [BONUS] Picture of the Month Club – August 2019 – The King of Comedy

    Installment #2 (AUDIO, 160 MINUTES) Dutch and Brett dive extremely deep into Martin Scorsese's obscure 1982...comedy? Not exactly. The King Of Comedy is a dark and uncomfortable film, very difficult to watch in many parts. It stars Robert de Niro as a troubled loner obsessed with the idea of fame. But why? What's driving him? And what price is he willing to pay to achieve what he thinks he wants? While de Niro received minimal praise for his portrayal of Ruppert Pupkin, Martin Scorsese commented that he believed it to be de Niro's best performance in any of their collaborations. Also explored is the psychology of Ruppert, and his connections to other tortured protagonists like Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver ...

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July, 2019

CORE TOPIC - Why does school suck?

John Taylor Gatto

CORE TOPIC - What does real learner-driven education look like?

Peter Gray - Self-Directed Education

The realization that school sucks actually marks the beginning of a new and exciting educational journey.

Welcome to SchoolSucksProject.com. We strive to provide young people with the building blocks of intellectual, financial and lifestyle independence. This includes in-depth explorations into higher-level thinking, organization and productivity, emotional and physical health, habit and lifestyle optimization, history and philosophy, psychology, self-directed learning, entrepreneurship, and communication/negotiation strategies. It's all essential information, but almost none of it is taught in school. Our content is ideal for frustrated high school and college students, home-educating parents, and adults who are interested in independently furthering their education and achieving self-actualization.