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Latest Podcasts

September, 2020

  • 14 September

    Corey DeAngelis: Educational Freedom (if you can keep it) [PODCAST #675]

    Corey DeAngelis is the director of school choice at Reason Foundation. He is also an adjunct scholar at Cato Institute. He returns to discuss some very promising developments for school choice and educational freedom. A great opportunity is upon us, but it's likely the real fight is just beginning. Corey and I will also talk about the mindset and strategy that he brings to that fight. The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Email me at [email protected] to get it for 30% off Visit THIS LINK to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and OUR ONGOING CONVERSATIONS on applying the summit's tools and lessons to the information chaos of 2020. Please Support School ...

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  • 10 September

    Some Things We’ve Learned Over the Last 19 Years – With Richard Grove and Ricky Varandas [PODCAST #674]

    Richard Grove, Ricky Varandas, and I discuss movements for truth (new and old), content creation and destruction, entrepreneurship, and how to be a conspiracy theorist without looking like one. Richard: tragedyandhope.com/ Ricky: rvtheory6.podomatic.com/ 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 for education podcasts ...

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  • 8 September

    Homesteads and Homeschools, With Ben Pangie [PODCAST #673]

    Ben joins me for a nice swap-cast between SSP and Homesteads and Homeschools. Ben is a father of four and a former public school teacher who left the schools and the city life (Brooklyn) before those things were cool. He and his wife homeschool two of their children while the other two attend public school, so I knew he would also have some interesting perspectives to share about the current state of affairs. 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 ...

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Supporter-Only Content

August, 2020

  • 27 August

    [BONUS] The Three Big Losers of the 2020 Election

    We've all heard of the silent majority. But movements comprised of less than 10% of a population can often produce massive political and cultural shifts, positive or negative. Historically and today, a majority of people in the middle of the extremes stay silent. Is it because no one wants to amplify their voice? Or is it because their schooling and their media consumption has left them with nothing meaningful to say? Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit to the chaos of the real world. Friday "freestyle" conversations invite participants to vent about their current frustrations, usually triggering Brett into long rants. School ...

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  • 21 August

    [BONUS] In Pursuit of Utopia 11 – Fabianism and Degeneration

    The Fabian Society did seek to improve the living conditions of the poor—but not by the sort of charity that Thomas Malthus had decried. The Fabians wished to totally restructure society brick by brick, and they understood that many people—including the poor they aimed to serve—would have to suffer and die along the way. Originally, Fabians worked within the Liberal Party to implement social reforms. Specifically, they sought to impose universal health care and a minimum wage on England. They disliked the overly-masculine imperialism that had placed Britain above the rest of the world; they felt that the empire should be used as a tool to reform the world, and bring socialism to all the world's dejected peoples. At home, ...

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  • 20 August

    [BONUS] Why Is QAnon?

    Picture: Katamari Damacy is a somewhat convoluted 2004 Playstation game where you're a ball of garage rolling around (with questionable goals), growing in size, and eventually absorbing larger and more valuable objects into the garage ball that is you. Thus, it is basically a video game template for the QAnon conspiracy theory. A continuation of Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #5 A now time-tested weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit to the chaos of the real world.  Building off our previous "Shad0wga+e" conversation: A new documentary gains some added intrigue when its creator is arrested. Are valuable insights into and 2020 updates on NSA data collection collection being used to bolster the increasingly ...

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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

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.