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Latest Podcasts

December, 2020

  • 7 December

    Into the Shadow [PODCAST #689]

    An Introduction To Integral Spirituality, With Wes Bertrand We know there are some tough topics here. Today we ask you to listen with an awareness of something that feels unsolved, unhealed, or with access to a painful memory that had great impact. WAS IS SPIRITUALITY? * Nathaniel Branden - raising the level of your consciousness to reality * practical and grounded (Jeff Brown) * transcending, not bypassing * Inhabiting the wound So what is the wound? Panel with Alanis, Peter Levine, Gabor Maté, Richard Schwartz and Dan Siegel. WHAT IS Trauma? * Alanis - keeps us from living from our essential selves * Richard - impact, not event, vulnerable parts get hurt and locked away * Peter - when we ...

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  • 1 December

    Can You Teach Personal Development Inside A Public High School? [PODCAST #688]

    ...a public high school teacher asks. I have never posted one of these UN-IVERSITY discussion groups as a podcast, but this one felt a lot like a podcast, and I think it's an important discussion that ties much of our recent content together with some of my own personal explorations of late. My guest is Adam, a public school teacher who is fully aware of how his work environment hinders the self-awareness and personal growth of the teens trapped inside it. Today, we start planning an intervention. Need some community right now? Want to participate in future discussions? The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Email me at [email protected] to get it for 30% off ...

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November, 2020

  • 25 November

    Behaviorism Never Dies – with Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #687]

    (Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 4, Free Again) Today: Behaviorism from some surprising new angles. Friend, copywriter, marketer, and Facebook World Champion Nathan Fraser and I continue our (allegedly supporter-only) monthly conversation about marketing and media manipulation. You'll learn more about the tactics politicians and propagandists use against you, and how you can re-purpose such tactics for good. Music: "Doped Up Dollies On A Way Ticket To Blood" Big D and the Kids Table "Roamin Around" Supersucker "Free Will" Rush More About Nathan Fraser: The Free Market Squad: The Mastermind Group Need Help Growing Your Business? CopyandFunnels.com The Dark Arts of Marketing Podcast The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more ...

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Supporter-Only Content

December, 2020

  • 11 December

    Our Trip To John Taylor Gatto’s Home [BONUS]

    This Tuesday  I was fortunate enough to be part of a group that went to Manhattan and saved the late John Taylor Gatto's entire collection of books and personal papers from being taken  to a dump. John's apartment - where he had lived since the 1970s - is changing ownership at the end of the month. On Wednesday we shared the experience with Autonomy and Un-iversity participants. With stories from Rich, Lisa, Adam, and myself. And as a bonus, a portion of our conversation (about Gatto's impact and mission as a teacher) gets sent live into a public school Zoom classroom. There will be more productions on this. We still need to go through all the books. School Sucks Project ...

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  • 2 December

    [UN-IVERSITY] The World’s Most Beautiful Productivity Conversation

    A crescendo from habit, to routine, to goals, to motivation, to vision, to life purpose. I wasn't expecting this amazing conversation when I introduced the topic of a GTD yearly review. This is also only recording ever where I cry, so that costs a dollar to hear. (title is subjective) School Sucks Project · The World's Most Beautiful Productivity Discussion Related Posts[UN-IVERSITY] Giving ThanksTags: un-iversity, sucks, school, conversation, discussion, project, a/v, premium, content, club[UN-IVERSITY] Scott Hambrick Follow-Up and Q&ATags: un-iversity, school, sucks, project, a/v, premium, content, club, audio, joelThe Mask Is Off [UN-IVERSITY]Tags: un-iversity, discussion, sucks, project, school, conversation, a/v, premium, content, club[UN-IVERSITY] The Tim Pool Deep EndTags: un-iversity, conversation, school, sucks, discussion, project, premium, content, a/v, joelMy Space [PODCAST ...

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November, 2020

  • 27 November

    [UN-IVERSITY] Giving Thanks

    Yesterday I posted on our Discord server I wrote "Please come share with me something you're grateful for. I would really appreciate this." Thank you to everyone who participated. Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the real world.   School Sucks Project · Giving Thanks Related Posts[UN-IVERSITY] The World's Most Beautiful Productivity ConversationTags: conversation, school, sucks, project, un-iversity, discussion, a/v, premium, content, club[UN-IVERSITY] The Tim Pool Deep EndTags: un-iversity, weekly, practices, series, conversation, applying, lessons, summit, ideas, actionThe Mask Is Off [UN-IVERSITY]Tags: un-iversity, discussion, weekly, sucks, project, group, school, series, applying, lessons[UN-IVERSITY] Scott Hambrick Follow-Up and Q&ATags: un-iversity, ...

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CORE TOPIC - Why does school suck?

John Taylor Gatto

CORE TOPIC - What does self-directed education look like?

Peter Gray - Self-Directed Education

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