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December, 2012

  • 4 December

    178: Sexy Asian Tutors and the Reevaluation of My Career

    Topic: Two events in the past few weeks have forced me to think more intensely about my career choice and to contemplate where it is ultimately taking me. It will all be explained in the show. This is a selection of segments from the 11-29-12 live show, with an additional non-live monologue. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Introduction: Discussed: Look Closer: Meet the "Tutor Kings and Queens" By Yojana Sharma http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20085558 $6.00/Month - Join the A/V Club and Receive Bonus Content We need 150 monthly subscribers! If you listen to the show and enjoy the videos, please consider making a commitment of $6.00 per month, or about $.20 per day. ...

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November, 2012

  • 20 November

    174: Individual Identity In A Collectivist World (Brett On The Freedom Experiment)

    My recent discussion with Rodney Smith from The Freedom Experiment Podcast. Topics: -Collectivism in the African-America community -The myths of the Great Society -Obama -The forfeiting of individual identity -Coming to terms to be spanked and being a spanker -Nonviolent Communication -The problems in college athletics -Lessons of baseball Look Closer: The Freedom Experiment Podcast http://therodneysmith.podomatic.com/

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September, 2012

  • 12 September

    163: Critical Thinking Development and Emotional Intelligence

    It's good day for it. Topics: This morning I discovered a new website: www.criticalthinking.org, the homepage of The Critical Thinking Community. There's been a lot of talk on the show lately about the connection between critical thinking and emotional intelligence. And after searching through the site, I discovered the work of an educational psychologist named Linda Elder. I was very intrigued by her paper, Critical Thinking Development: A Stage Theory, so I thought I would turn it into a nice mp3 for you. Woven throughout the theory is a call to understand the roll emotional intelligence plays in effective and rational thinking, so I have also included some audio from an Objectivist writer and lecturer on philosophy named Dr.Diana Hsieh. ...

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August, 2012

  • 6 August

    155: No Child Left Behind (and Other Bi-Partisan Education Conspiracies)

    Topic: A follow-up to our recent shows about behaviorism and educational politics, this episode examines the origins of, and ideologies and motives behind the controversial (yet bi-partisan!) No Child Left Behind legislation of 2002, or 1989, or 1967, or 1933, or 1903, depending on where you start the story. Bumper Music: "Waiting For Superman" The Flaming Lips Look Closer: The No Child Left Behind Act: A Look at Provisions, Philosophies, and Compromises http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/JITE/v41n2/kymes.html Origins and Purpose of "No Child Left Behind" http://www.educationanddemocracy.org/Emery/Emery_NCLB.htm A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING http://4brevard.com/choice/Public_Education.htm The Political Economy of Collective Skill FormationPDF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE TYRANNY http://www.newswithviews.com/Chapman/michael.htm RICH DAD: The Conspiracy Against Our Education, Why Money is not Taught in Our Schools http://www.conspiracyoftherich.com/ EdWatch ...

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May, 2012

  • 6 May

    138: Cevin Soling – The War On Kids

    Cevin Soling, the director of the documentary The War On Kids joins me to discuss the film, his research and the pathologizing of normal youth behavior. Fortunately the 2009 film is now back in the news. Bumper Music: "Living In A Box" by Living In A Box Look Closer: thewaronkids.com Colbert Report http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/256926/november-30-2009/cevin-soling The War On Kids (Trailer)

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June, 2014

  • 19 June

    A/V Club: After School Sucks Special 6-13-14

    With Thaddeus Russell, Antigone Darling and Carlos Morales Discussed: Chris Cantwell, thick and thin libertarianism, and conspiracy theories Related PostsPodcast #302: FREE A/V - Thick vs. Thin Libertarians, and Much More (With Thaddeus, Antigone and Carlos)Tags: a/v, club, thick, libertarianism, thin, school, sucks, thaddeus, russell, carlosA/V CLUB: Behold A Dictator Part 2 Out-Takes (Podcast #305)Tags: russell, thaddeus, morales, club, antigone, darling, a/v, carlosA/V Club: Pre-Show 6-13-14 (With Thaddeus Russell and Antigone Darling)Tags: russell, antigone, thaddeus, club, darling, a/v

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  • 18 June

    A/V Club: Pre-Show 6-13-14 (With Thaddeus Russell and Antigone Darling)

    Thad discusses his initial impressions of Stefan Molyneux's work, while we prepare for our discussion about FDR (the president), fascism and the New Deal. (Audio and Video: The audio file is the full version) Related PostsPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 8-9-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 8-2-12Tags: pre-show, a/v

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May, 2014

  • 19 May

    After School Sucks Special 5-15-14

    (A/V CLUB) After the Thaddeus Russell Q&A show, Carlos and I discuss the following: -Gatto and Thaddeus Russell on the Puritan work ethic -the supposed dignity of the founding generation -audience participation -James calls in to discuss life in Mexico -health sharing vs. health insurance -weight lifting -Brett's new "ice cream" recipe -Paleo talk -fish oil -alkaline vs. acid Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 5-15-14 (mp3)Tags: russell, health, thaddeus, discuss, insurance, weight, lifting, sharing, acid, life

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  • 19 May

    After School Sucks Special 5-15-14 (mp3)

    (A/V CLUB) After the Thaddeus Russell Q&A show, Carlos and I discuss the following: -Gatto and Thaddeus Russell on the Puritan work ethic -the supposed dignity of the founding generation -audience participation -James calls in to discuss life in Mexico -health sharing vs. health insurance -weight lifting -Brett's new "ice cream" recipe -Paleo talk -fish oil -alkaline vs. acid Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 5-15-14Tags: russell, discuss, health, thaddeus, life, lifting, brett's, weight, insurance, ice

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  • 17 May

    Chickens, Eggs and Vents (Podcast #286 Out-Take / 7 minutes)

    Cut out of the final edit for too much graphic description too early in the show. With Osborne and Baxter. Full show here. Related PostsPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vPre-Show 8-2-12Tags: a/v

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