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March, 2020

  • 18 March

    “Hi. How Are You?” Conversation #1: Nick Rundlett

    Nick and I discuss guess what. This a good conversation for those who feel a little behind on their preparations. This will be our new format for the foreseeable/unforeseeable future - check-ins with people from my life who want to talk about the current situation in a manner that I think will be helpful and informative. 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 at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to ...

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  • 13 March

    [preview] Terminator 2: Judgement Day (Picture of the Month Club #5)

    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. (FULL AUDIO: 109 MINUTES) Is T2 is the best action film ever made? Thirteen-year-old Brett Veinotte thought so! It's certainly one of the most impressive sequels . Directed by James Cameron and released in 1991, T2 set a new standard for blockbuster films. Some of the (mind-boggling by 1991 standards) special effects might look a bit dated today, but there are numerous reasons this film has stood the test of time. We'll discuss... - the story laid out in The Terminator and Terminator 2, ...

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  • 9 March

    Advocating For Educational Freedom (With Marc Clair) [PODCAST #647]

    Today I answer a series of school vs. education questions from Marc Clair and his Lions of Liberty audience, including how self-directed education is far more productive and far more fulfilling, whether for adults or children. The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation. 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 at the top of the options ...

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  • 6 March

    [preview] #Happiness911 – The Discomfort Zone s02e15

    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. Actually, your enjoyment today cannot be guaranteed. Have you ever listened to something because it was so bad and you just wanted to see what was going to happen next? This audio is kind of like that, but nothing ever happens. The most recent episode of The Discomfort Zone is out: (s03e06)Discomfort Phone. But I can't preview it here due to its personal nature. Instead you'll hear an agonizing clip from this earlier episode: The Discomfort Zone (s02e15) #Happiness911 Released September 12th, 2019 on ...

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March, 2020

  • 6 March

    The Discomfort Zone (s03e06) Discomfort Phone

    Brett and Andrew offer what is undoubtedly masterful dating and romantic relationship advice to Andrew's long-time friend Amy. Amy repeatedly becomes involved with men who are beneath her league. Why does she do it? And how can she stop? Think of it as The Bachelorette meets Nathaniel Branden's Psychology of Romantic Love meets Amy, as she meets the most unimpressive men in Western Pennsylvania over and over again.

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February, 2020

  • 29 February

    [BONUS] AUTONOMY Mastermind – February 18th, 2020

    Featuring Richard Grove and 15 Autonomy students. - Rich and I warm up with some marketing talk. - Then Rich and I discuss the current vaccine controversy in CT. - Messaging without massaging: A thought experiment and discussion about the actual effectiveness of InfoWars. - Feedback from an AUTONOMY participant on some advice I gave several weeks back. How to move from inertia into action. Related Posts[BONUS] An Unscheduled Q&A With Richard Grove and Brett VeinotteTags: autonomy, discussion, grove, richard, bonus, rich, action, a/v[BONUS] Autonomy Mastermind - December 3rd, 2019Tags: autonomy, mastermind, students, grove, richard, bonus, featuring, discussion, a/v[BONUS] AUTONOMY Mastermind - January 7th, 2020Tags: autonomy, discuss, grove, richard, featuring, bonus, mastermind, students, talk, rich[BONUS] Autonomy Mastermind - November 19th, ...

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  • 21 February

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s03e05) The More, the More.

    The continued story of Andrew's impossible life. Options and opportunities abound, and more opportunities are knocking on his door. But on the other side of that door is a house languishing in a state of unfinish. That can be taken literally or figuratively. Brett's life is great, btw. No Player? Click HERE

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  • 16 February

    [BONUS] In Pursuit of Utopia (Episode 7) – “New Harmony”

    (AUDIO, 135 minutes) with Danny McCarthy and Kevin Cole. The New Harmony  story includes interesting and largely unknown roots of both American compulsory  schooling and socialism.  In the Richard Grove/John Gatto clip that opens the show, you'll notice some nice tie-ins to our previous podcasts this week . Outline: How does Robert Owen's system (called by Marx and Engels "utopian socialism") compare to Marx and Engel's system (called by them "scientific socialism")? How are they similar? Was Owenite socialism consistent with the ideals of the Enlightenment? In other words, is it fair to say that socialism is just as much a product of Enlightenment rationalism as is American republicanism? Just as the religious utopias are reminiscent of the Puritan colonies, ...

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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.