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December, 2015

  • 2 December

    [PODCAST] #385: Putting College Race Tensions In Context

    Thaddeus Russell is back to discuss the recent events, demands and responses at The University of Missouri, Yale, Dartmouth and Occidental College. Important Themes: (identified by Professor Glenn Loury of Brown University) Principles free speech vs inclusion; a preemption of discussion by the throwing of fits Pedagogy comfort vs enlightenment; absence of scientific discussion, or fear of it Psychology faculty members are placating students Our discussion includes these topics: -Thomas Jefferson and the origins of scientific racism -Scientific racism gives way to racial liberalism -Problems with integration and assimilation - it's white supremacy -Racial liberalism spreads to higher education -"white responsibility" and paternalism -The resulting legitimate problems and concerns of blacks in higher education -Achievement gaps -Silence is violence? All ...

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November, 2015

  • 25 November

    [PODCAST] #384: Professor William Boyes – The Demise of Government School and the Future of Academia

    Professor William Boyes, Austrian Economist and Director of the Center for Economic Liberty at Arizona State University, joins School Sucks for the first time. I was introduced to his work through the following video posted in the School Sucks Facebook group: It's always exciting when a prominent figure at an enormous public university - the largest public university by enrollment in the U.S - openly calls for the end of public schooling. Professor Boyes has called education the #1 issue facing us on the path to greater personal and political liberty. Preliminary question: People on the left don't want to hear from their opponents; the fact that opposition even exists in so-called social justice or economics issues seems to be ...

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  • 23 November

    [PODCAST] #383: If You Don’t Know What It Is…Don’t Eat It (With Kevin Geary and Nick Hazelton)

    This is an episode about supermarket mastery - the wheres, whats, whys and hows of affordable, real-food grocery shopping. Kevin Geary and I join Nick Hazelton for another life skills episode of his Anarch-Yakitalist Podcast. As we discussed in episode #378, Nick left school this September to pursue self-education. Part of his self-designed curriculum focuses on independent living, which includes learning how to plan and execute a health-conscious trip to the grocery store, without paying the f$$$ing ridiculous Whole Foods prices. Discussed: -controlling costs -alternatives to the supermarket -Kevin's beginners guide to healthy grocery shopping -our grocery lists -organics -"rewilding" -how to read the nutrition panel, what to look for -developing a positive and shame-free mindset about food - the ...

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  • 18 November

    [PODCAST] #382: Kids Don’t Need or Want Your Praise (with Kevin Geary)

    "The relevant question...isn't "How motivated are my students?" It's "How are my students motivated?" In other words, it's the type of motivation that counts, not the amount. The type created by the use of rewards is not only less effective but also erodes the kind we really want to promote." - Alfie Kohn Kevin Geary returns to discuss why the widely accepted carrots-and-sticks approach to teaching and parenting is harmful to children. The discussion centers around two articles Kevin recently wrote for his site, RevolutionaryParent.com. 1. Kids Don’t Need or Want Your Praise 2. Your Children Don’t Need “Positive Reinforcement” We talk about the costs of this approach through the lens of Nathaniel Branden's Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. We also ...

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July, 2016

  • 1 July

    [BONUS] The Dawn of Freedom (Part 2) – Beefs In Need of Squash-ing

    Fascism - Snack inventory - The Ian Freeman controversy - Nick's first Porcfest - Lou Feen from the Freedom Feens joins in - Dangerous history - Idocracy and optimism or pessimism about the future - did technology split the species into two divergent paths? - re-formulating presidential campaigns into game shows - heads of state and beastiality - Nick is Brett's perfect avatar - adults are envious of Nick - Infected Words - $1 checks

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June, 2016

  • 30 June

    [BONUS] The Dawn of Freedom (Part 1) – Introductions, Porcfest the 13th!

    Davi Barker, Brett, Nick Hazelton and Darrell Becker adjust themselves to the marathon show format. Davi and Nick fill Brett and Darrell in on what has happened at Porcfest so far. Davi is very concerned about paranormal activity on the campground. We discuss the apparitions and cryptids we might encounter. Then we discuss psychedelics. And finally - lessons learned from hitting a deer.

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May, 2016

  • 2 May

    [BONUS] Salad Adventures

    (Audio, 30 Minutes) When it comes to eating healthy, the world is against you. Brett, Puke, Andrew and Nick discuss grocery shopping, dining out, mindful eating and nutrition. The photo is from the School Sucks Salad Kitchen.

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  • 1 May

    [BONUS] Film Reaction: Teeth

    (Audio, 91 Minutes) The horrors of misandry. Brett, Andrew, Ellen, Puke and Dale watch and discuss the 2007 horror/comedy movie, Teeth. This show was suggested by Dale (formerly of Flaming Freedom), who greatly enjoys making people feel uncomfortable. Warning: extremely explicit!

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CORE TOPIC - Why does school suck?

John Taylor Gatto

CORE TOPIC - What does real learner-driven 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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