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September, 2016

  • 24 September

    [PODCAST] #452: Christina Hoff Sommers – College “Fainting Couch” Feminism vs. “Freedom” Feminism

    This episode is a supplement to our current "Sex-Ed" series. Christina Hoff Sommers is a former philosophy professor who now works as a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She is the author of several books including Who Stole Feminism, The War Against Boys, and Freedom Feminism. She has a YouTube channel called "The Factual Feminist." Discussion: - I think the experiences I've had in the last year or so have led to an overly hostile and simplistic view of both academia and feminism. -It's not feminism and it's not academia. The problem is where these two worlds collide - academic authoritarianism - What is feminism to Christina? - Responsibility for uncomfortable emotions - The human need for safety, ...

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  • 10 September

    [PODCAST] #450: Academic Freedom vs. Academic…Justice?

    Okay, define "justice." While doing some research for an upcoming show, I came across an op-ed in The Harvard Crimson - written by a gender studies major - called "The Doctrine of Academic Freedom: Let’s give up on academic freedom in favor of justice." Then all hell breaks loose. Music: Bob Whiting - "Shambala" (cover) Mentioned: FunkyEds Blog - Some valid criticisms of SSP: http://funkyeds.blogspot.hk Look Closer: Philosophy: Who Needs It Freedom vs. Justice: Are They in Conflict? Problematic: The Battle for Free Speech (Harvard Political Review) Richard Herrnstein: I.Q. - by Richard Herrnstein Richard Herrnstein Subramanian Swamy: Pushed out of Harvard, professor returns fire The Outlier - The inscrutable politics of Subramanian Swamy John Rawls, A Theory of Justice: ...

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August, 2016

  • 31 August

    [PODCAST] #448: The Alluring Alt-Right (With Jeffrey Tucker)

    A few days after Hillary Clinton's speech about Donald Trump and the Alt-Right, Jeffrey Tucker returned to School Sucks to discuss -the swinging pendulum of extremism -his attempts to build alliances between libertarians and right-wingers with Murray Rothbard in the early 90s -the ideological origins of modern nativism, nationalism and protectionism Also Discussed: -Five Differences Between the Alt-Right and Libertarianism -Thomas Carlyle, the Founding Father of Fascism -a tiny doorway of legitimate concerns - social engineering and the forceful end of debate - through which a deluge of violence and insanity can pour -Trump's fascist talking points and ideations all have corollaries or mirrors on the left -a moratorium on calling people racists? A word that now means nothing -Alt-Right ...

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June, 2017

  • 28 June

    [BONUS] Let’s Talk Campus Culture! Okay, Maybe Not

    (AUDIO, 1 HOUR, 2 MINUTES) Recorded on Memorial Day - Brett, James and Nick are joined by Tom, who works as a researcher at a large public university. Brett tries to get Tom to open up about campus culture. Tom can only say so much. - FidgetSpinners are discovered! What do they tell us about the world? - Brett goes 1 for 2 trying to create rap songs on the spot - What are the levels of comedy? Direct Link HERE

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April, 2017

  • 22 April

    [BONUS] Podcast Therapy

    (AUDIO, 57 MINUTES) Following an airing of grievances, Brett counsels Puke, Nick and Andrew on how and why to save their podcast. Direct link HERE

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  • 17 April

    [BONUS] Full Show #487: New Angles On the Dark History of Public School – With Jay Dyer

    (1 HOUR, 56 MINUTES) This audio includes the extra hour. My first conversation with Jay Dyer - author of Esoteric Hollywood and host of Jay's Analysis. Direct Link HERE. Hour One (Free): - how SSP helped Jay Dyer - shape-shifters? - comparing notes on the social engineers who influenced the schools - behaviorism projects in 1960s public schools - outcomes-based education - freedom from the individual up - disagreements about the libertarian philosophy Hour Two (Premium, Available HERE): - disagreements about the libertarian philosophy (continued) - the emergence of a voluntary world? - ways to talk parents out of public school - what do elite universities offer? - educational entrepreneurship - Getting Things Done - much more... Please Support School ...

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