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Latest Podcasts

June, 2020

  • 30 June

    This Is A Test (Part 3) With Darrell Becker [PODCAST #662]

    We're about to make some work for you. In this show and the next, we'll begin putting alternative medical voices head-to-head with their critics. That's preceded by a one-hour lead-in where we discuss developments since our last recording six weeks ago, perception management, relationship stress-testing through crisis and polarization, the societal waves we're all currently trying to surf, David Icke on London Real, pessimism, and much more. Your Homework: Dr. Andrew Kaufman's Original Covid-19 Claims Rebuttal Videos: Synthesized In A Larger Research Project HERE: The Corona Conspiracy Part 1: Corona, Oxygen, 5G, The Paranoid Worldview of David Icke Other Parts of That Project: Part 2: Debunking Andrew Kaufman's Virus Equals Exosome Hypothesis Part 3: We Need to Talk about Exosomes ...

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  • 23 June

    Kerry McDonald – Cato Homeschooling Debate Debriefing [PODCAST #661]

    Kerry McDonald is back to discuss her appearance at and lessons from Cato's recent event called Homeschooling: Protecting Freedom, Protecting Children. Kerry came Zoom-face to Zoom-face with Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Bartholet, who authored the controversial Arizona Law Review paper attacking homeschoolers and called for a "presumptive ban" on their educational way of life. Kerry's Take-Aways: - There Are People Who Believe the State Should Be Your Co-Parent - Random Home Visits Will Be a Weapon of the State - Private Education Is in Danger - State Standardized Testing Begs the Question: Whose Standard? - Homeschoolers Will Win (Read her FEE article about the event HERE ) Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at FEE and author of Unschooled: ...

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  • 17 June

    This Is A Test (Interlude) With Darrell Becker [PODCAST #660]

    Last week a group of 1200+ medical influencers issued an open letter that aimed to transform public perceptions about protesting. In just one page, they explain how what was a criminally irresponsible, dangerous, and selfish act five weeks ago is now necessary and virtuous. And safe? In the letter they assure the non-medical-expert public: "as public health advocates, we do not condemn these gatherings as risky for COVID-19 transmission." This lead to a 45-minute monologue, followed by a one-hour discussion with Darrell about belief, confirmation bias, and adjusting our views based on new events and information. (Recorded May 17th, but still relevant) Discussed: [PODCAST] #338: Scientific Consensus vs. Dissent (Part 3) – Disciplined Minds Darrell’s website notmedicaladvice.co is a growing ...

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Supporter-Only Content

April, 2020

  • 24 April

    [BONUS] Free Market Squad Exclusive: Nathan Fraser Interviews Brett

    My friend, copywriter and marketer, and Facebook World Champion Nathan Fraser and I discuss - how to stay focused and productive in times of high stress - Some tips on self-directed learning - are parents learning that homeschooling isn’t as bad as they thought it might be? - How this crisis might change the educational system for the better, parents being more involved, learning from home, people having access to the propaganda college professors try to keep behind closed doors

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  • 22 April

    [BONUS] Protest and Programming – AUTONOMY Mastermind 4-21-20

    The 1997 film Wag the Dog forever ruined photos like this for me. But if you've never seen Wag the Dog, enjoy this powerful piece of honest photojournalism. It allegedly shows nurses blocking protesters in Colorado, and more importantly, it clearly illustrates the ONLY two positions you can have on the COVID issue. So who's side are you on? The responsible science-and-medicine (dude has scrubs on!) heroes? Or the fat freedom-lovin' Trump-worshipers who are so angry and stupid that they're practically falling out of their gas-guzzling pickup trucks? What other choice could there be? A discussion about the current (largely misguided) lock-down protests, insulting media counter-narratives, use of celebrities in public perception management, competing groups of useful idiots, ideology, and ...

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  • 18 April

    [BONUS] Picture of the Month Club – April 2020 – Boogie Nights

    Installment #6 (AUDIO, 114 MINUTES) We felt that a Paul Thomas Anderson film was long overdue, and we both agreed that Boogie Nights had served as a very important stop on our personal film enthusiast journeys. Boogie Nights is an epic story of downfall (and possible redemption, but also possible continued downfall), set against the decadent and volatile adult film industry of the late 70s and early 80s. The film is both inspired and relentless, and it was a very impressive second feature for 27-year-old P.T.A. Important themes and elements we'll discuss: - Family: escaping dysfunction and building a new one; the unstable nature of synthetic families - Ego: how it interferes with human connection - Foreshadowing: how Anderson builds ...

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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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