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March, 2020

  • 4 March

    Don’t Pursue Your Passion? (With Jim Hood) [PODCAST #646]

    Part Three of the Test Drive Your Future college and career guidance series. In the previous episode we covered some questions we'd love to see more young people ask themselves: - Have you ever stopped to reflect on how you became who you are? To question your values, beliefs, where they came from? - Once you stop to think about it, is that what you really want? Or who you really are? Today, we discuss how applying self-discovery to career can actually be a serious misstep for young people. It's the familiar debate between passion and practicality. And while I say you ultimately want to be following your passions, you can't always start there. As Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe ...

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February, 2020

  • 28 February

    [preview] The Disturbing Sexualization of Young People

    Free Bonus Friday Enjoy (and you will enjoy) a snip of one of our bonus productions for supporting listeners, including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, Picture of the Month Club, and other older selections. Our bonus show this week (AUTONOMY Mastermind) can't be previewed here, so instead enjoy this related audio from our archives. The Mastermind - Pilot Episode - "PodcastMasterMind" Released on June 3rd, 2018 on Patreon, A/V Club and SubscribeStar. Direct Links: patreon.com/posts/mastermind-pilot-19220763. schoolsucksproject.com/the-mastermind-pilot-episode-podcastmastermind/. Description: (AUDIO, 126 MINUTES) Fellow Podcastmasters Osborne and Gardner join Brett to launch The Mastermind. These shows will typically begin with a "pain point," which is a pressing problem of a personal, professional, political, cultural or educational nature. A rotating group of ...

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  • 26 February

    Career Launch Stories (Episode 1) – Cameron Sorsby [PODCAST #645]

    What can a career look like for someone who overcomes the permission mentality and cuts their own path? This is a new monthly series I'll be co-hosting with my friend, previous guest, and Praxis graduate Nick Rundlett. Career Launch Stories takes our opt-out-of-college conversation out of the abstract and into the personal. Our first story is told by Nick's fellow Praxis Alum and the current Praxis CEO, Cameron Sorsby. The format for these conversations: 1. What is your educational experience? 2. How and why did you make the decision to seek an alternate path? 3. What are the most valuable wisdom gained from that alternative path? 4. To what pursuits is that wisdom currently being applied? The downloadable version of ...

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  • 21 February

    [preview] The More, the More. – The Discomfort Zone (s03e05)

    Free Bonus Friday Enjoy (and you will enjoy) a snip of one of our bonus productions for supporting listeners, including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, Picture of the Month Club, and other older selections. The Discomfort Zone (s03e05) The More, the More. Releasing on Friday 2/21/20 on Patreon, A/V Club and SubscribeStar. The continued story of Andrew's impossible life. Options and opportunities abound, and more opportunities are knocking on his door. But on the other side of that door is a house languishing in a state of unfinish. That can be taken literally or figuratively. Brett's life is great, btw. Get the full episode: Support Us The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. ...

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January, 2020

  • 30 January

    [BONUS] Picture of the Month Club – American Psycho

    Look in the mirror. Installment #4 (AUDIO, 97 MINUTES) American Psycho was released in 2000, based on a controversial 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis, and set in 1987 Manhattan. Thus, a significant crash quietly looms over all the film's detestable Wall St. yuppie characters. Its focus is a darkly satirical character study of a man who's arc travels from psychopathy to psychosis. Maybe. We'll discuss... - the film's (and book's) motives, message, and impact - its themes of image over identity, conformity, self-denial - its relatable emotions of jealousy, fear, and hopelessness delivered to us through incomprehensible characters - and much more PICTURE OF THE MONTH CLUB is a monthly series featuring Dutch - a delightful, insightful and successful ...

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  • 20 January

    [BONUS] AUTONOMY Mastermind – January 7th, 2020

    Featuring Richard Grove and an unknown number Autonomy students! This is probably my favorite meeting so far. After Rich and I warm up with some Nazi talk... We start with Krista, an academic and an intuitive (you'll learn about what that is) who is struggling with balance and time management. I was captivated and impressed by her story. In hour two, Tyler and I discuss starting a production business and I review the principles of The E-Myth book. In the last 20 minutes I just rant. Related Posts[BONUS] Autonomy Mastermind - November 19th, 2019Tags: autonomy, bonus, learn, time, tyler, hour, students, mastermind, featuring, richard[BONUS] AUTONOMY Mastermind - February 18th, 2020Tags: autonomy, rich, richard, grove, featuring, bonus, mastermind, students, warm, discuss

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December, 2019

  • 16 December

    [BONUS] Autonomy Mastermind – December 3rd, 2019

    Featuring Richard Grove and 14 Autonomy students! Today I pose a series of discussion questions to the group: What did you first see, hear, read or experience that alerted you there was still lot to learn about how the world worked around you? Or that your map of the world was entirely wrong? What took you from drifting to seeking? What steps did you take? How did your journey unfold? Where did you get stuck along the way? I explain my goals with these questions more completely at the beginning of the audio. This prompt inspired the most challenging and rewarding Autonomy Mastermind meeting so far. I really wish everyone could hear this one. Huge thanks to Tyler, Martin, Cameron, ...

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  • 4 December

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s03e03) – Nick Hazelton Futures

    We're investing! Nick Hazelton is a 21-year-old entrepreneur, farmer, media creator, and a School Sucks favorite guest since he first appeared on the show several year ago. He also loves weed. But hold that thought. Circa 2015, Nick told Brett he wanted to leave high school to pursue yak herding. And then he did it! He shared his self-education and self-reliance journey on numerous platforms, including Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast, School Sucks, The Freedom Feens, and Unregistered With Thaddeus Russell. People who aren't inspired by Nick's story are assholes. Recently, another Millennial, entrepreneurial SSP listener (and past TDZ guest) named Alex Bell (aka Yung Alexx) connected Yung Nick with TDZ co-host Andrew for advice on a new business venture...hemp farming. "What's hemp?" ...

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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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