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Latest Podcasts

April, 2020

  • 7 April

    “Hi. How Are You?” (agitated) – Tom Woods

    I am all for taking reasonable precautions and keeping an eye on this virus. And we can discuss which methods more effectively preserve biological life. But is mere biological life worth living? If people's hopes, dreams, and aspirations are all dashed for an indefinite period of time, is that living? "Probably no mass gatherings for a long time." How long? And what are "mass gatherings"? Oh, just concerts, theater, lectures, church, sporting events, the arts in general -- pretty much everything that makes life worth living. The kind of "life" all this portends has a pulse, yes, but no soul. - Tom Woods, April 4th

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  • 2 April

    The Verdict Is In On Public School? With Staci Hill [PODCAST #648]

    Staci Hill is a School Sucks listener, and an academic coach who introduced herself to me as someone who's "had too much school." Staci holds two masters degrees: one in chemistry from Yale University and one in the liberal arts (with a focus on Euclidean geometry) from St. John's College (we'll discuss this too). She recently left a Ph.D program at Yale, and her story leads us into an introductory conversation about college and career. Even though we recorded this weeks ago it references several problems with information and worldview acquisition that have certainly come more into focus with recent news developments. Our main topic is a recent nationwide survey of 21,678 U.S. high school students. Researchers from the Yale ...

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March, 2020

  • 30 March

    “Hi. How Are You?” Conversation #4: Professor CJ

    CJ is the host of Dangerous History and a regular contributor to School Sucks. He joins me to discuss how to put the current crisis into a historical context, how he talks to his children about this situation, and what personal and philosophical silver linings we might find in what's happening. This new format - check-ins with people from my life who want to talk about the current situation in a manner that I think will be helpful and informative - will continue, but we will also be resuming our regular content very soon! Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and ...

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February, 2019

January, 2019

  • 29 January

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone – Yearly Review (Part 2 of 2)

    Part 2 0f 2; the long part. We each started 2018 in dark places. We discuss what actions we took to start 2019 with much brighter mindsets and outlooks. Related Posts[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone - Yearly Review (Part 1 of 2)Tags: actions, discuss, start, brighter, outlooks, mindsets, places, dark, discomfort, bonusPre-Show 12-13-12Tags: discuss, a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vFood Is Not A Liquid (Bonus Content Preview)Tags: bonus, a/vPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: a/v

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  • 21 January

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone – Yearly Review (Part 1 of 2)

    We each started 2018 in dark places. We discuss what actions we took to start 2019 with much brighter mindsets and outlooks. Related Posts[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone – Yearly Review (Part 2 of 2)Tags: actions, discuss, start, brighter, outlooks, mindsets, places, started, discomfort, bonusPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vShit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)Tags: bonus, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vSee My D**k (Bonus Content Preview)Tags: bonus, a/v

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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.