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Latest Podcasts

January, 2012

  • 22 January

    119: Get Out of My Way; I’m Trying to Learn (2 of 2)

    Topic: As a follow-up to the last show, specifically my story about my student's Lego movie, I wanted to look a little closer at the constricting and numbing elements of institutionalized schooling. Also, how I once contributed to these wounds and how I try to correct them. Look Closer: How Does School Wound? Kirsten Olson Has Counted Some Ways http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201106/how-does-school-wound-kirsten-olson-has-counted-some-ways Porc Therapy http://www.porctherapy.com/ Donate to School Sucks: Chip In One Time http://edu-lu-tion.com/support Send Bitcoins http://edu-lu-tion.com/support/bitcoin Become A Monthly Subscriber http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/ Other Ways to Help School Sucks: 1) FACEBOOK: School Sucks Podcast - Like, Comment, Share http://www.facebook.com/pages/School-Sucks-Podcast-The-END-of-Public-Education/144639747999 2) PODOMATIC -Like, Share, Embed, Comment 3) Follow School Sucks On TWITTER https://twitter.com/#!/SchoolSucksShow 4) YOU TUBE: Subscribe to the School Sucks Podcast You Tube ...

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  • 19 January

    118: Get Out of My Way; I’m Trying to Learn (1 of 2)

    Topic: As a follow-up to the last show, specifically my story about my student's Lego movie, I wanted to look a little closer at the constricting and numbing elements of institutionalized schooling. Also, how I once contributed to these wounds and how I try to correct them. Look Closer: How Does School Wound? Kirsten Olson Has Counted Some Ways http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201106/how-does-school-wound-kirsten-olson-has-counted-some-ways Porc Therapy http://www.porctherapy.com/ Donate to School Sucks: Chip In One Time http://edu-lu-tion.com/support Send Bitcoins http://edu-lu-tion.com/support/bitcoin Become A Monthly Subscriber http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/ Other Ways to Help School Sucks: 1) FACEBOOK: School Sucks Podcast - Like, Comment, Share http://www.facebook.com/pages/School-Sucks-Podcast-The-END-of-Public-Education/144639747999 2) PODOMATIC -Like, Share, Embed, Comment 3) Follow School Sucks On TWITTER https://twitter.com/#!/SchoolSucksShow 4) YOU TUBE: Subscribe to the School Sucks Podcast You Tube ...

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December, 2011

  • 30 December

    113: Punished By Elves?

    I try to record an installment of School Sucks At the Movies, and fail completely. Enjoy the results! What derailed me? The story of a new Christmas craze: The Elf On the Shelf Bumper Music: "Reading Time With Pickle" Regina Spektor Look Closer: Lesson 28: Elf on the Shelf -- Innocent Holiday Whimsy or Dangerous Informant? by Jenny Lawson http://thestir.cafemom.com/big_kid/130507/lesson_28_elf_on_the/ Punished by Rewards? A Conversation with Alfie Kohn http://www.alfiekohn.org/teaching/pdf/Punished%20by%20Rewards.pdf The Magic of Pronouns: Tips For Aspiring Politicians/Criminals (...and Ron Paul)

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  • 1 December

    109: Homeschool Oversight and Regulation?

    Laurette Lynn and I discuss homeschooling with Professor Robert Kunzman. From unpluggedmom.com: Dr. Robert Kunzman, associate professor at Indiana University teaches courses related to secondary education curriculum and instruction, including an ongoing seminar in the Community of Teachers Program. Professor Kunzman has conducted independent research on homeschooling. You can review his work on his website. Professor Kunzman’s book Write These Laws On Your Children is also available. While he supports home education as a reasonable option, he does still feel that home ed families should be supervised and subject to standards and regulation by the board of education. It’s for the protection of the children. Now anyone familiar with me and Unplugged Mom already knows that I’m not exactly in ...

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July, 2011

  • 18 July

    101: Unschooling Liberty – The Halldorsons and the Unschool Bus

    Kelly Halldorson from unschoolbus.com joins me to discuss her family's unschooling awakening. Kelly and her husband Jeff are the parents of three unschooled teenagers. We also cover the reactions and judgements of others, the challenges, travels on the Unschool Bus and the successes of liberty-minded parenting. Correction: Northeast Unschooling Conference, not New England Unschooling Conference Look Closer: unschoolbus.com http://kelly.halldorson.com/blog/ Northeast Unschooling Conference http://www.northeastunschoolingconference.com/ porcfest.com Homepage

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May, 2014

  • 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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  • 10 May

    Video: Libertarian Communication Challenges

    (A/V CLUB) Carlos Morales of Truth Over Comfort Podcast discusses his recent article, Who the Fuck Are Free Keeners? This leads into a discussion about paths to liberty, activism, public relations, avoiding labels and communication. Full article: http://www.truthovercomfort.net/blog/2014/4/14/who-the-fck-are-free-keeners Carlos Morales: http://www.truthovercomfort.net/

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April, 2014

  • 11 April

    A/V CLUB: Paleo/Weight-Loss Hangout (With Wes and Osborne)

    Check out 53 New Paleo, Low-Carb & Health Blogs For April 2014 Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 1-31-13 (With Wes Bertrand)Tags: nutrition, wes, bertrand, club, a/v, osborne, jason

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  • 7 April

    Aftershow: Brett On P&TG 3-29-14

    The Aftershow for this show. Weekly Ramblings - ~ Nick is sick. Nick doesn’t know how to be sick. ~ Waffle Tacos! waffle-taco Curmudgeon Corner - ~ [p] My brother asked if I talked about him on this podcast. Awkward! ~ [a] House shopping ~ [a] I’m not a video game person ~ [a] I got a job ~ [nr] I got drunk and painted my phone. Now I have a new phone. Shove it in your pie-hole - ~ [drink] Porter made by Puke’s Friend Scotty in Texas Break Song - ~ [artist] The Planet Smashers ~ [song] Opportunity News - ~ [p] Fat woman wants to be even fatter for internet fame.

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March, 2014

  • 12 March

    Brett and Wes: Self-Assertiveness Pre-Show

    (A/V Club) Carbs and diet - porn and Ecstasy - focusing energy - Stef's Single Mothers video - Wes: "How to enrich your life as a single mom and defy the grim statistics!" - Brett is excited about a trip to Arizona Related PostsBulletproof Diet vs. ChooseMyPlate.gov, Fun Recipes and More (with Wes)Tags: brett, a/v, club, wes, diet, video, bertrand, nutrition

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