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June, 2018

  • 14 June

    Noah Tetzner – The Unschooler Podcast Star [PODCAST #567]

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    Noah Tetzner is 17. He left school last year to become an unschooler (it was his mother's idea!) and just a couple of months ago he launched The History of Vikings Podcast. The show was almost immediately successful; Noah has been invited to join a history podcast network, the show has thousands of listeners, he has made great connections with other historians of the Norseman and he is already being asked as a guest on other shows. Noah joins me today to talk about his passion for unschooling, how school destroys creative thinking, and how his life has blossomed away from school. He told me "between being in a school for 8 hours a day and all of the homework, ...

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  • 6 June

    James and Taylor Davis – A New Take On Peaceful Parenting [PODCAST #566]

    Peaceful parenting is a difficult term. There definitely seems to be some implicit judgment there. What's the alternative to peaceful parenting? Violent parenting? Thus it's understandable why many curious parents would find the label off-putting, as it might raise concerns they wouldn't be able to live up to certain standards in their relationships with their children. Taylor and James Davis have created a podcast to share their parenting journey, one filled with unexpected challenges, new questions and wonderful successes. At OneFreeFamily.com they offer a new take on peaceful parenting. As the parents of young 3 children, they share their story with honesty and vulnerability, but without prescriptions or harsh judgments. Interestingly, Taylor and James both earned teaching certificates in college ...

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May, 2018

  • 24 May

    Star Wars Double Feature [PODCAST #565 – FREE A/V]

    I have some announcements about content and travel. And I have attached a couple Star Wars-related audios from the bonus section for your enjoyment. 1. [BONUS] How To Star Wars – Rogue One and A New Order Recorded December 18th, 2016 (1 hour, 8 minutes) Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn (sexandsciencehour.com) join me in-studio for a live discussion about Star Wars Rogue One and the broader Star Wars universe. Is there a better order than Machete Order or Episode Order to watch all eight films? How do Brian and I rank all eight films (you might be surprised!!) And why does Stephanie dislike Star Wars? 2. [BONUS] The After School Sucks Special Recorded November 1, 2012 (23 minutes) Disney is ...

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  • 18 May

    LIVE In New Orleans With Thad and Brett [PODCAST #564]

    The tense and truculent final event of Renegade University and School Sucks Project Present A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell. Attendees grab the mic and question us on the following topics: Jason - Foreign policy and the military: how to close the physical and psychological distance between America and its enemies? Norm - Higher education: how do you introduce opposing and uncomfortable ideas to people who are not seeking them out? Joel - Altruism vs. selfishness, and reconciling Thad's "politics of self interest" with Brett's "intelligent selfishness;" integrity and moralism, the Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, Non-violent communication Brit - Parenting: the challenges of co-parenting with an authoritarian helicopter parent Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. ...

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June, 2017

  • 29 June

    [BONUS] Brett and Andrew’s Teen Saga, Parts 1-3

    (AUDIO, 2 HOURS, 30 MINUTES) Brett begins Jordan Peterson's Past Authoring exercises and wants to talk about it. In this session (Parts 1-3) Brett and his dear friend Andrew discuss the exciting, regretful, awkward and erotic times of their wonder years. Many teen firsts are explored: smooches, loves, pornos, heartbreaks, "second bases," etc... This is an ongoing series. Direct link HERE. The genesis of "Brett and Andrew's Teen Saga" From Puke and Gang Episode 285 "First Dancing Boner" Recorded June 10th 2017. Direct link HERE

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  • 29 June

    [BONUS] Getting Married? With Julia Tourianski

    (AUDIO, 55 MINUTES) Brett and Julia discuss dating, family and her embrace of traditionalism. Recorded at Porcfest Friday night into Saturday morning. Direct link HERE

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  • 29 June

    [BONUS] Thought Experiments With Julia Tourianski

    (AUDIO, 33 MINUTES) A warmup for our conversation about traditional values. Julia begins by asking me what I would do to stop terrorism if I could be the Chancellor of Germany. Eventually we get to the Alt-Right. Direct link HERE

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  • 28 June

    [BONUS] Let’s Talk Campus Culture! Okay, Maybe Not

    (AUDIO, 1 HOUR, 2 MINUTES) Recorded on Memorial Day - Brett, James and Nick are joined by Tom, who works as a researcher at a large public university. Brett tries to get Tom to open up about campus culture. Tom can only say so much. - FidgetSpinners are discovered! What do they tell us about the world? - Brett goes 1 for 2 trying to create rap songs on the spot - What are the levels of comedy? Direct Link HERE

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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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