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Latest Podcasts

October, 2014

  • 26 October

    [PODCAST] #315a: American Compulsory Schooling – History, Development and Hidden Agendas

    SCHOOL HISTORY - (Part 1 of 2) This is my recent conversation with Joshua Sheats of the popular financial planning site RadicalPersonalFinance.com. Josh is currently working through a podcast series on education, and he invited me to discuss public school history, agendas, and escapes and alternatives. Our discussion includes: -the concept of Education as a public good on a national scale -the impact of the 14th Amendment -does school work? for whom? -the Calvinists vs. the Unitarians at Harvard -Prussian history, 'an army with country' -Horace Mann and the spread of the Prussian system -The Progressive reforms and John Dewey -tax-free foundations and industrialists -connections to modern schooling discourse Come see me at Keenevention, November 1st I'll be on media ...

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  • 21 October

    [PODCAST] #314: Legally Kidnapped – The Case Against CPS

    HOME-EDUCATION, PARENTING ISSUES - Carlos Morales of Truth Over Comfort Podcast returns to discuss his new book Legally Kidnapped: The Case Against Child Protective Services, based on his experience working inside Child Protective Services in Texas. The book can be accessed for free this week at LegallyKidnapped.net Discussed: -The History of CPS -Practical Strategies for defending against and dealing with CPS -Communication strategies for off-limits topics -Writing a book Book Trailer: Previous Discussions: 1. 222 (Supplemental): Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour 2. Empathizing with “The Enemy” (Brett On The Renegade Variety Hour, Part 2) 3. 228 Porcfest Interview: Conspiracy Theorists vs. Skeptics Look Closer: Carlos On YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSosyewZ2gMdbS1JlSIGkVw Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With ...

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September, 2014

  • 18 September

    Podcast #309: FREE A/V – Film and Video Production Shop Talk, and Much More

    A new feature: Twice monthly, School Sucks will release a piece of premium content in the podcast feed. You can access hundreds of hours of additional audio and video by signing up for the A/V Club. Fourth Installment: The After School Sucks Special following the Sestercentepisodic Gala (Episodes 250a and 250b), recorded on December 11th, 2013 With Osborne, Brian and Keegan – film making and independent film distribution – the Gatto videos – writing a book – the Bulletproof Diet – Bitcoin concerns – market distortions (caused by schooling) Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top ...

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  • 6 September

    Podcast #307: Confessions of A Recovering Libertarian (Salon.com Article Reaction)

    Another (close to) real-time reaction to an article from Salon.com. Listen as I try to maintain my composure while reading and analyzing a piece by Dustin Petzold called Confessions of a recovering Libertarian: How I escaped a world of Ron Paul hero worship. Will it be similar to our previous Salon.com reading entitled Confessions of a former Libertarian: My personal, psychological and intellectual epiphany? Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a ...

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August, 2014

  • 17 August

    Podcast #303: Teens Take On the Mainstream Media (with Andrew Demeter)

    Topic: Andrew Demeter of Teen Take joins me again to discuss his his new media project, Politicast. Andrew is currently raising funds to build the first news channel run by teens. View and subscribe to Teen Take Learn more about Politicast Andrew's first appearance on School Sucks: Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer ...

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  • 31 August

    [BONUS] Thaddeus Russell Aftershow 8-27-15

    (AUDIO - 40 MINUTES) Thad asks Brett questions about The School Sucks project. He might soon be exploring the possibility of launching his own podcast. Also discussed: Thad's impact on School Sucks, Freedomain Radio, The Renegade History Course, Thad's podcast list, Brett's suggestions for a potential Thaddeus Russell podcast, the future of School Sucks

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