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Latest Podcasts

February, 2015

  • 25 February

    [PODCAST] #339: Don’t Stay In School? (With Derrick J and Ali Havens)

    Derrick J. returns to discuss an email he recently sent to his two 7th grade sisters about leaving school. It has been two weeks and he is still waiting for a reply. His father, a former principal, asked him not to discuss it with them any more. What would you do? How would you follow up? The email was inspired by this video from BoyInABand: Read his article here: Don’t Stay in School. Look Closer: Derrick's Site: - Freedom Feens - Free Talk Live - Flaming Freedom - Derrick On School Sucks -

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January, 2015

  • 6 January

    [PODCAST] #328: Stoicism Follow-Up Q&A With Bill Buppert

    Bill Buppert of returns for some listener Q&A on Stoicism and a few other subjects. Discussed/Answered: - Stoicism and home education - Generating interest in philosophy - Material simplicity - A Stoic approach to personal finances and minimizing debt burdens - De-FOOing, Freedomain Radio call-ins, family and psychotherapy - Stoicism in marriages and family relationships, producing more win-win situations - The Anarchist/Abolitionist Gender Gap Bumper Music: "Wind of Change" - Scorpions "Lessons" - Rush Look Closer: Bill Buppert's Site - Stoicism 101: A quick guide to the philosophy - Stoicsm Overview - Why Aren’t More Women Libertarians? - Mentioned: Battle of the Teutoburg Forest - Mentioned: How Dramatically Did Women’s Suffrage Change the Size ...

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December, 2014

  • 3 December

    [PODCAST] #321: FREE A/V – The Hidden History of School Sucks Project

    COMPILATION - Final Installment in this series: A reverse-chronological sampling of bonus content over the last five years. With Thaddeus Russell, Antigone Darling, Wes Bertrand, Carlos Morales, Keegan, Jason Osborne, Puke and the Gang, Marc Stevens, Richard Grove, Cory Stanish, Nicholas from Australia, Ian Freeman, Michelle Seven, Tony Myers, Mark Edge, Larken Rose, Bob Murphy, Kate Baker, Carla Gericke, Jan Irvin, Jamie Crane, Keene liberals, and more. Click here for the version with chapters Clips: 1 Rites of passage and toxic "friendships" 2 A post-mortem on the Thaddeus Russell Q&A 3 Thad discusses the possibility of debating Stefan Molyneux 4 Wes and Osborne discuss some dietary adjustments to trigger fat burning 5 Andrew is upset ...

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November, 2014

  • 7 November

    [PODCAST] #317: Intelligence, Socialism and Bullying (Brett On Red Ice Radio)

    INTERVIEW - This is hour one of my recent conversation with Henrik Palmgren of Red Ice Radio. Our discussion includes my answers to the following questions: -Putting the history of education in context to what we are seeing today. (Education is going down the drain and we are seeing a decline in average I.Q in the west. Yes, we are importing an unprecedented amount of third world population into the west which is contributing to these statistics, but it doesn’t explain the massive drop entirely. To put it bluntly: Stupidity is a growing epidemic. What are some of the reasons for this? -Is there a link between intelligence and education? -The issue of bullying laws. What occurs with children who ...

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October, 2014

  • 29 October

    [PODCAST] #315b: American Compulsory Schooling – Alternatives and Escapes

    ALTERNATIVE ED, INTERVIEW Part 2 of 2 - This is my recent conversation with Joshua Sheats of the popular financial planning site Joshua is currently working through a series on education, and he invited me to discuss public school history, agendas, and solutions and alternatives. Our discussion includes: -alternatives to the government school system. -homeschooling rebranded as home education, -voluntary instruction -voucher programs(I'm opposed to the idea of vouchers because I think they can expand state control) -Sudbury Schools -homeschool co-ops -how we can provide for our children's education in as superior a way as possible to set them up for long-term success. -What needs to be practiced, and modeled: Emotional Intelligence -Attributes of Emotional Intelligence -For young children: ...

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Premium Content

December, 2015

  • 22 December

    [BONUS] Jordan Page Pre-Show

    (AUDIO, 21 MINUTES) Our sound check for episode #389. We discuss meditation, presence, vaccinations, Brett preparing for the Radical Agenda interview, having the first child, and more...

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November, 2015

  • 13 November

    [BONUS] The Seven Inner Critics…Exposed!!

    (1 hour, 46 minutes) Brett, Andrew, Puke and Dale discuss therapy, anxiety, breaking cycles, happiness, regret, self-doubt and self-leadership. Nick is also in the room. The conversation is largely based on Jay Earley's concept of The Seven Inner Critics. There are some discomforting tangents into things like shame fantasies and supermarket inconveniences. This is a School Sucks/Puke & the Gang bonus show collaboration. NOTES: The first 3 minutes will be unbearable for some listeners. Discussion starts at 3:30. The seven critics portion starts at 46:30. LINKS: THE LIST: Perfectionist * This critic tries to get you to do things perfectly. * It sets high standards for the things your produce, and has difficulty saying something is complete and ...

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  • 4 November

    [BONUS] Episode #372 Aftershow, With Darrell Becker and Kevin Geary

    (15 minutes) The discussion that followed Episode #372: real learning vs getting schooled. Topics: Why did School Sucks Project get attacked by Gnostic Media? What was the quality of our response? What happens behind the scenes of a podcast?

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  • 4 November

    [BONUS] The Trivium, NVC and Mind Control (Series Out-Takes)

    (1 hour, 10 minutes) With Darrell Becker, Tony Myers and Carlos Morales - Very educational! All of the audio that didn't make it into our five-part series, plus planning and pre-show - AIDS tests - The Freedom Club - Trivium dinners - Eco-Terrorists - and more

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October, 2015

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