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Latest Podcasts

August, 2020

  • 21 August

    [preview] Degeneration Theory

    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. Today: In Pursuit of Utopia Episode 11 - Fabianism and Degeneration Full Show description - 19th century Victorian Era England was plagued by fears of moral, social, and biological degeneration. And these fears are making a big comeback. Released August 21, 2020 on Patreon + A/V Club. Full Show: https://www.patreon.com/posts/40698425 ATTENTION JOB-SEEKERS, ENTREPRENEURS, AND LEADERS WHO WANT TO LEVERAGE THE TOOLS FOR SUCCESS - Get Autonomy's 19 Essential Skills For Success (Not Taught In School)

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  • 18 August

    Career Launch Stories (Episode 2) – Logan Westberg [PODCAST #670]

    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 second story is told by Nick's fellow Praxis Alum, friend, and sales mastermind member Logan Westberg. 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? Nick's Introduction to Logan: ...

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  • 12 August

    Reflections On Eleven Years of School Sucks, With Joel Bein [PODCAST #669]

    A joint production with Exponentially Empowered, Full Show Joel's Notes: Brett Veinotte joins me, Host of School Sucks Project, the podcast to which I've listened curiously and consistently since 2009, -Joel's story listening to SSP since 2009 -SSP evolution: school problems (cynical) to self-reflection (productive) -Circle of Control vs. Circle of Concern -Marketing the message of empowerment -A Better World Starts with a Clean Bedroom -Start with health freedom -Personal growth snowballs -Relationship freedom, staying visible -Deschooling, processing the past -Internal Family Systems Therapy, Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE’s), 6 Pillars of Self-Esteem Mentioned: - Complete Liberty Podcast - https://www.selfauthoring.com/ - If You Can Hear What I Cannot Say, by Nathaniel Brandon - The Psychology of Romantic Love, by Nathaniel Brandon ...

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Supporter-Only Content

August, 2020

  • 6 August

    [BONUS] How To Not Scare People (or Get Fired)

    Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #4 (8-3-20)  A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit to the chaos of the real world. Today's conversation is about rhetoric, and how to temper a message and tailor it to your audience, whether personal or professional. Brett discusses some of his early libertarian mistakes and talks through a specific intervention on so-called unconscious bias training in the corporate world.   School Sucks Project · Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #4

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July, 2020

  • 23 July

    [BONUS] Loops of Feedback – Circles of Argument – Spheres of Control

    AUTONOMY Mastermind 7-17-20, with Richard Grove and a dozen Autonomy students The conversation begins with me discussing my recent interview with Isaac on Crash and Praxis. An AUTONOMY graduate shares her experience in the professional world, primarily marketing, where highly schooled people have trouble dealing with feedback loops and adapting and evolving with new trends and information. This leads us into a criticism of higher education's failure to adapt, both operationally and ideologically. Then on to how many of common social issues circular arguments have infected general curriculum and the corporate world.  That leads to the discovery of this: This takes us to Kafka-Trapping, and the importance of naming and explaining deceptive tactics when people try to use them on ...

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  • 16 July

    [BONUS] Underneath Our Relationships…

    Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #2 (7-13-20) A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit to the chaos of the real world. Today's conversation is about inner work - attachment styles, ACES, the 6 Pillars of Self-Esteem, and meditation. School Sucks Project · Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #2 (7-13-20)

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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

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.