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July, 2019

  • 18 July

    School Sucks Live and Interactive, Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest [PODCAST #621]

    The lively finale in our string of productions from the 2019 Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest. Recorded on Saturday evening, June 22nd. The questions (paraphrased): 1. Who wins in a rap battle, John Dewey or Horace Mann? (Prof CJ) 2. In your 10 years of doing the show, what's one important idea you've rethought or revised? (Prof CJ) 3. Should we let go of the hopes of running successful agorist businesses? (Beth S.) 4. Are marketing and advertising predatory? Under what conditions? (Joe M.) 5. How do you know your potential? (Sherry) 6. Where are you falling short of your potential? (Sherry) 7. What if I send my child to public school? (Gretchen) Want to stay in the loop on ...

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  • 12 July

    The Limited Hangout – With Professor CJ [PODCAST #620]

    CJ Kilmer (Dangerous History Podcast) and I sit down for a limited hangout, not be confused with a limited hang-out? This a more meandering and freestyle show, best described as a conversation about the modern history of what happens away from public scrutiny and out of the public reach, with the cold war, war on drugs and the war on terror as the backdrops. Questions We'll Answer: What is the limited hang-out? What is psychological impact of conspiracy theory? The human Scale problem: how big can a functional group people be? What are the emotional incentives against identifying systemic problems (school or otherwise)? What is a solution in search of a crisis? (manufactured or organic) Recorded on Monday morning, June ...

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  • 9 July

    Filling the Trough (Pedagogy vs. Learning Part 1) With Scott Hambrick [PODCAST #619]

    Scott Hambrick returns to begin a multi-part discussion on "how people learn and how we help them do that," as he aspires to be a better Starting Strength coach and a more effective leader at Online Great Books. We begin our discussion with an exploration of the common learning theories practiced in public school and higher education, along with a cost/benefit analysis of each: behaviorism, cognitivism, and (social) constructivism. We also touch on connectivism and mindset theory. In future conversation(s) we'll cover additional behaviors and practices that can greatly enhance both the learning and thing processes, including The 20-Hour Rule, the Six Thinking Hats, the Trivium Method, attributes of self-directed learning and strategies for critical thinking in everyday life. Also, ...

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  • 5 July

    From Powerless Paranoia To Direct Action, With Shane Radliff [PODCAST #618]

    Who is Bill Cooper? How did he help? How did he hinder? What's his relationship to Alex Jones? Why was he killed in the Fall of 2001? Today we'll be answering 4/5 of those questions to your satisfaction. Shane Radliff is the creator of Liberty Under Attack Publications and the host of the Vonu Podcast. I first encountered Shane's work in 2016 and I was immediately impressed with his focus on practical self-liberation strategies; he had assembled a comprehensive list of empowering pursuits (with instruction) under the umbrella of his Direct Action series. But Shane's journey, like mine, did not start in the most empowering of places. He says he wound up in a "conspiratorial rabbit hole" which eventually even ...

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July, 2019

  • 21 July

    [BONUS] In Pursuit of Utopia – Episode 2 – Illumination

    Daniel McCarthy and I continue on monthly discussion on the history of Utopian visions and their consequences. In this episode: In the 17th century a small group of religious luminaries built a colonial society around the mission of preparing their tremulous followers for ascension to heaven. In the 18th century, an even smaller group of scientific and political luminaries draw up plans to bring about their conception of heaven on Earth. In the following episode, we'll discuss how these two visions collide in the new world. About Your Instructor: Danny is a 24-year-old SSP listener, blogger and researcher, and the author of an upcoming book on the historical pursuit of utopia. About This Series: In the 21st century, we're living ...

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  • 19 July

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e12) – “Os Pubis”

    Brett and Andrew welcome listener Jay back, for a continuation of the conversation from The Discomfort Zone (s02e08) – "Upgrade Your Problems." Jay wants to discuss the problem of self-sabotage in his health and fitness pursuits, and the problem is addressed from several angles - biological, behavioral, psychological and environmental. In hour 2 Jay asks for an update on Brett's back and reciprocates support, taking on the role of therapist. Everyone walks/limps away from the conversation much better off. No player? Click HERE.

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  • 3 July

    [BONUS] Picture of the Month Club – July 2019 – Barry Lyndon

    Installment #1 (AUDIO, 137 MINUTES) If you watched Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon and loved it, this show will be great! If you watched Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon and hated it, this show will be...THE GREATEST! PICTURE OF THE MONTH CLUB is a monthly series featuring Dutch - a friendly, insightful and successful film maker who wants to teach you the grammar and logic of cinema. Many will remember Dutch from the CINEMAnufacturing series. No player? Click HERE

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June, 2019

  • 25 June

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e11) – Cat Castle

    Andrew decides to host a cutting-edge parenting workshop, in spite of obstacles like being intoxicated and not having any children. The sole attendee is Gretchen, one of Brett's favorite mothers and listeners. What seems like a recipe for hilarity actually turns into a very personal, revealing and enriching series of discomforts. And also hilarious. Recorded at the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest on Saturday June 23rd. No player? Click 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.

Welcome to SchoolSucksProject.com. We strive to provide young people with the building blocks of intellectual, financial and lifestyle independence. This includes in-depth explorations into higher-level thinking, organization and productivity, emotional and physical health, habit and lifestyle optimization, history and philosophy, psychology, self-directed learning, entrepreneurship, and communication/negotiation strategies. It's all essential information, but almost none of it is taught in school. Our content is ideal for frustrated high school and college students, home-educating parents, and adults who are interested in independently furthering their education and achieving self-actualization.