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September, 2016

  • 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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July, 2016

  • 19 July

    [PODCAST] #442: Never Justice, Never Peace – Higher Education’s Social Justice Infection

    This is my conversation with Adam Allpow of the Voluntary Institute on how the Social Justice movement is further damaging higher education, in terms of culture, freedom and actual learning. I think it's important to stress the importance of treating people as individuals, but in order address a problem we have to recognize some patterns. Monologue: Why did I pick such a shitty title? Discussion: - Unique communication and generational challenges Millennials face - the back-story of SJWs? the theories of Paul Joseph Watson and Stefan Molyneux - The new highest values being taught: equality, diversity and inclusion - confusion about structural racism, scientific racism and racial liberalism - racial liberalism in higher ed - paternalist, white-supremacist, inperialist - Building ...

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June, 2016

  • 29 June

    [PODCAST] #437: Think Like An Entrepreneur, Not Like A Crusader (With John Vespasian)

    Crusaders are motivated by the desire to win over their opponents. Entrepreneurs want to find buyers for their products, even if the rest of the world laughs at them. - John Vespasian, The 10 Principles of Rational Living John Vespasian is the author of seven books about rational living, self-reliance, self-mastery and entrepreneurship. His works include "When Everything Fails, Try This" (2009), "Rationality Is the Way to Happiness" (2009), "The Philosophy of Builders: How to Build a Great Future with the Pieces from Your Past" (2010), "The 10 Principles of Rational Living" (2012), "Rational Living, Rational Working: How to Make Winning Moves When Things Are Falling Apart" (2013), "Consistency: The Key to Permanent Stress Relief" (2014), and "On Becoming Unbreakable: ...

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July, 2016

  • 3 July

    [BONUS] The Dawn of Freedom (Part 4) – Sunrise, Obama Said

    Jeremy from the Freedom Feens joins the conversation. Proficiency/readiness tests instead of abritary ages for sex, driving, drinking, working, etc... - Parental discomforts - navigating to adulthood - Agenda 21 - the death and disposal of Osama Bin Laden, in accordance with Islamic law? - the conspiracy mindset

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  • 2 July

    [BONUS] The Dawn of Freedom (Part 3) – Rise of the Alt Right, Race Wars and the Regressive Left

    The first sign of daylight arrives and things start to heat up. Derrick J Freeman also joins the conversation. The Trump coin - perception management - Derrick's thoughts on Milo and The Dangerous Faggot Tour - The Stonewall Riots - gays vs. Muslims - the European migrant crisis - culture clashes - terror management theory - Red Bar Radio and race exploitation in the media - power from aggrievement - the certainty problem

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  • 1 July

    [BONUS] The Dawn of Freedom (Part 2) – Beefs In Need of Squash-ing

    Fascism - Snack inventory - The Ian Freeman controversy - Nick's first Porcfest - Lou Feen from the Freedom Feens joins in - Dangerous history - Idocracy and optimism or pessimism about the future - did technology split the species into two divergent paths? - re-formulating presidential campaigns into game shows - heads of state and beastiality - Nick is Brett's perfect avatar - adults are envious of Nick - Infected Words - $1 checks

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June, 2016

  • 30 June

    [BONUS] The Dawn of Freedom (Part 1) – Introductions, Porcfest the 13th!

    Davi Barker, Brett, Nick Hazelton and Darrell Becker adjust themselves to the marathon show format. Davi and Nick fill Brett and Darrell in on what has happened at Porcfest so far. Davi is very concerned about paranormal activity on the campground. We discuss the apparitions and cryptids we might encounter. Then we discuss psychedelics. And finally - lessons learned from hitting a deer.

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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.

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