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September, 2015

  • 28 September

    [PODCAST] #375: College Debt – The Most Expensive Lesson of All Time?

    is college worth it

    Today's guest is Mike Vine, the Editor at Schiff Gold News and the Principal at Centinel Consulting. I sat down with him last week in his Portsmouth, NH office to discuss the recent paper by Addison Quale titled, "The Student Loan Bubble: Gambling with America’s Future." Episode #375 In a Nutshell: Topics: - the place for personal responsibility in the student loan debt crisis - Student loans represent the third bubble in the last 20 years, following the dot coms in the late-90s and the mortgage crisis of 2008 - there is a 300% increase in student loan debt in the last 10 years - almost 25% of all loans are in some state of non-payment (default, deference, or forbearance) ...

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  • 1 September

    [PODCAST] #371: Thaddeus Russell – Renegade Themes and Missed Opportunities In Straight Outta Compton

    Thaddeus Russell is back to discuss the recent N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton. When I first read Thad's book, A Renegade History of the United States, I couldn't stop thinking about N.W.A, and when I finally saw Straight Outta Compton I immediately thought of Thaddeus Russell. I have also been rethinking my first appraisal of the film and its subjects; there was too much hero worship, and I felt like I superimposed onto N.W.A a libertarian enlightenment that probably wasn't really there. "Heroification" is subtraction of peoples' flaws from their story. However, the identification of someone as a "renegade" doesn't require that. Our discussion centers around two central topics: Missed Opportunities - Examination of Misogyny Renegade Themes -N.W.A fought by ...

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July, 2015

  • 15 July

    [PODCAST] #362: The Individual Against the State – A Conversation With Professor Crispin Sartwell

    Crispin Sartwell is a Professor at Dickinson College, a philosopher, individualist anarchist and journalist. His books include Against the State: An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory (2008) and How to Escape: Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism (2014). He is well-known for his work deconstructing social contract theory and other justifications for the existence of the state. Why did I want to have Professor Sartwell on the show? 1. It's always nice to chat with a renegade academic, and to provide a platform for venting 2. Recent conversations with non-libertarians have me thinking about the "social contract" 3. The 2016 election is coming and the political conversation is getting scarier Discussion Summary: -Libertarian philosophy as check against electoral politics and the ...

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  • 13 July

    [PODCAST] #361: Adam Kokesh – On the Road to Emotional Freedom

    Activist Adam Kokesh returns to discuss his personal evolution currently in progress, his book Freedom and the Campfire Freedom tour, self-esteem, letting go of negativity, youth empowerment through technology, and non-violent communication. Adam's Site: Adam's Channel:

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February, 2016

  • 3 February

    [BONUS] Movie Review – We Need To Talk About VII

    (AUDIO - 2 HOURS, 20 MINUTES) I team up with Nick, Andrew, Puke ( and Johnson ( to discuss Star Wars Episode VII. Eventually some tension builds in the studio, and this become much more than just a movie review. Many layers. Like Episode VII itself. Also covered: Star Wars Prequels - Tom Hardy - just about every sci-fi TV show - what is a "hockey dad" and why do we need him?

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January, 2016

  • 31 January

    SSP Productivity Month! (January 2016)

    All episodes this are intended as reviews, updates and expansions on our 2013 series Presence and Productivity. Covered: -Overcoming self-defeating attitudes -Monetizing a media project -Cultivating and maintaining gratitude -Define goals, milestones, habits, "next actions" -The mistakes we've made with goals -Breaking out of a comfort zone -School's impact on attitudes about goals -The magic of checklists -David Allen's Self-Management Matrix [PODCAST] #401: Setting and Achieving Goals (1 of 2) – Attitudes, Obstacles and Mistakes Nathan Fraser from Anarcho-Preneur Podcast joins me to discuss how to set and accomplish our goals. This is an introduction to a coming discussion about more specific tips and strategies. Click here to view those episodes. [PODCAST] #402: Setting and Achieving Goals (2 of 2) ...

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  • 27 January

    [BONUS] Behind the Scenes – Solving Audio Problems

    A 10-minute video walk-through of the School Sucks studio.

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December, 2015

CORE TOPIC - Why does school suck?

John Taylor Gatto

CORE TOPIC - What does real learner-driven 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 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.