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Latest Podcasts

February, 2020

  • 5 February

    The Medium Is the Massage (Part 2 of 2) With Scott Hambrick and Dr. Karl Schudt [PODCAST #640]

    "All media work us over completely." - Marshall McLuhan, 1968 Still true. Scott and Karl from Online Great Books join me to discuss Marshall McLuhan's (perhaps prophetic) work The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects. The discussion is split into 2 parts; make sure you catch the first one! Today we'll transition to - propaganda - non-rational visual programming - media literacy - how television prevents dialectic and why we need it - modern artists and what they get away with - the massages of the pictures McLuhan includes in the book (see them on my Instagram) The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, ...

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  • 3 February

    The Medium Is the Massage (Part 1 of 2) With Scott Hambrick and Dr. Karl Schudt [PODCAST #639]

    "All media work us over completely." - Marshall McLuhan, 1968 Still true? Truer than ever? Scott and Karl from Online Great Books join me to discuss Marshall McLuhan's (perhaps prophetic) work The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects. The discussion is split into 2 parts, the second coming later this week. Today we'll cover... - what is meant by "the medium is the massage" or the message? - the transfer of the dominant human sense organ from the ear to the eye - the impact of television, and what most never realize about it - McLuhan's idea of hot and cold media - McLuhan's criticism of public school's 19th century technology and our response The downloadable version of ...

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January, 2020

  • 28 January

    Remember Why School Sucks [SUPPLEMENTAL #638]

    [Supplemental Show] Chris McMillon is one of the most thoughtful, positive and encouraging people that I had the pleasure to meet through my work in 2019. Chris and I started interacting through Richard Grove's AUTONOMY program, and I was happy to accept his invitation to appear on his Truth Conduit Podcast. We discuss why collectivist ideas are so predominant in public schools and universities, and how it promotes emotional thinking over logical thinking. We'll also cover student debt crisis, achieving freedom in all areas of life, and why I was kind of a shitty history teacher. Check out Truth Conduit: truthconduit.com The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the ...

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Supporter-Only Content

January, 2019

  • 21 January

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone – Yearly Review (Part 1 of 2)

    We each started 2018 in dark places. We discuss what actions we took to start 2019 with much brighter mindsets and outlooks. Related Posts[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone – Yearly Review (Part 2 of 2)Tags: actions, discuss, start, brighter, outlooks, mindsets, places, started, discomfort, bonusPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vShit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)Tags: bonus, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vSee My D**k (Bonus Content Preview)Tags: bonus, a/v

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  • 13 January

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone 9 – The Split Personality of Entrepreneurship

    Back together in Pittsburgh, Brett and Andrew discuss a book called The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It. The book was written decades ago and last updated at the dawn of the digital revolution, but it contains wisdom still very relevant to us today. The E-Myth describes the self-employed or small business owner as a person who initially tries to play three distinct roles: a technician, a manager, and an entrepreneur. Brett and Andrew evaluate their aptitudes in each area, and discuss strategies for improving.

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December, 2018

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.