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Latest Podcasts

August, 2020

  • 12 August

    Reflections On Eleven Years of School Sucks, With Joel Bein [PODCAST #669]

    A joint production with Exponentially Empowered, Full Show Joel's Notes: Brett Veinotte joins me, Host of School Sucks Project, the podcast to which I've listened curiously and consistently since 2009, -Joel's story listening to SSP since 2009 -SSP evolution: school problems (cynical) to self-reflection (productive) -Circle of Control vs. Circle of Concern -Marketing the message of empowerment -A Better World Starts with a Clean Bedroom -Start with health freedom -Personal growth snowballs -Relationship freedom, staying visible -Deschooling, processing the past -Internal Family Systems Therapy, Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE’s), 6 Pillars of Self-Esteem Mentioned: - Complete Liberty Podcast - https://www.selfauthoring.com/ - If You Can Hear What I Cannot Say, by Nathaniel Brandon - The Psychology of Romantic Love, by Nathaniel Brandon ...

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  • 10 August

    The American Way From Horace Mann To Today, With Bob Murphy [SUPPLEMENTAL #668]

    (Supplemental) Brett on The Bob Murphy Show, Highlights Bob and Brett discuss what's wrong with these libertarians, Thinking fast and Slow, COV-spiracy theories, progressivism, public school and other lockdowns, and America's path to fascism. FULL SHOW: Ep. 131 Brett Veinotte on the Prussian Roots of US Education and Assessing Experts on the Coronavirus 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). ...

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July, 2020

  • 30 July

    All News Is Fake News – With Isaac Morehouse [PODCAST #667]

    Isaac returns to discuss how he curates his inputs from the outside world, for optimal achievement, mental health, and happiness. We build our discussion around a blog he wrote recently (same title as this show). It's short and sweet, so here it is: There is infinite information in the universe. Any time you select a tiny slice of info and focus on it, you are creating a story that is different from reality itself. Imagine a movie sliced into a million still screenshots. Say it was impossible to watch the movie and your only way of interacting with it was with these screenshots. If someone picked three of them and presented it to you as the “truth” of the movie, ...

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Supporter-Only Content

January, 2020

  • 20 January

    [BONUS] AUTONOMY Mastermind – January 7th, 2020

    Featuring Richard Grove and an unknown number Autonomy students! This is probably my favorite meeting so far. After Rich and I warm up with some Nazi talk... We start with Krista, an academic and an intuitive (you'll learn about what that is) who is struggling with balance and time management. I was captivated and impressed by her story. In hour two, Tyler and I discuss starting a production business and I review the principles of The E-Myth book. In the last 20 minutes I just rant. Related Posts[BONUS] Autonomy Mastermind - November 19th, 2019Tags: autonomy, bonus, learn, time, tyler, hour, students, mastermind, featuring, richard[BONUS] AUTONOMY Mastermind - February 18th, 2020Tags: autonomy, rich, richard, grove, featuring, bonus, mastermind, students, warm, discuss

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December, 2019

  • 16 December

    [BONUS] Autonomy Mastermind – December 3rd, 2019

    Featuring Richard Grove and 14 Autonomy students! Today I pose a series of discussion questions to the group: What did you first see, hear, read or experience that alerted you there was still lot to learn about how the world worked around you? Or that your map of the world was entirely wrong? What took you from drifting to seeking? What steps did you take? How did your journey unfold? Where did you get stuck along the way? I explain my goals with these questions more completely at the beginning of the audio. This prompt inspired the most challenging and rewarding Autonomy Mastermind meeting so far. I really wish everyone could hear this one. Huge thanks to Tyler, Martin, Cameron, ...

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  • 4 December

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s03e03) – Nick Hazelton Futures

    We're investing! Nick Hazelton is a 21-year-old entrepreneur, farmer, media creator, and a School Sucks favorite guest since he first appeared on the show several year ago. He also loves weed. But hold that thought. Circa 2015, Nick told Brett he wanted to leave high school to pursue yak herding. And then he did it! He shared his self-education and self-reliance journey on numerous platforms, including Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast, School Sucks, The Freedom Feens, and Unregistered With Thaddeus Russell. People who aren't inspired by Nick's story are assholes. Recently, another Millennial, entrepreneurial SSP listener (and past TDZ guest) named Alex Bell (aka Yung Alexx) connected Yung Nick with TDZ co-host Andrew for advice on a new business venture...hemp farming. "What's hemp?" ...

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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.

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