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May, 2018

  • 18 May

    LIVE In New Orleans With Thad and Brett [PODCAST #564]

    The tense and truculent final event of Renegade University and School Sucks Project Present A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell. Attendees grab the mic and question us on the following topics: Jason - Foreign policy and the military: how to close the physical and psychological distance between America and its enemies? Norm - Higher education: how do you introduce opposing and uncomfortable ideas to people who are not seeking them out? Joel - Altruism vs. selfishness, and reconciling Thad's "politics of self interest" with Brett's "intelligent selfishness;" integrity and moralism, the Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, Non-violent communication Brit - Parenting: the challenges of co-parenting with an authoritarian helicopter parent Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. ...

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August, 2017

  • 28 August

    [BONUS] Stop Saying “Virtue Signaling” (and do this instead)

    (Comedy, Strong Language) Brett, James, Andrew and Osborne are tired of the phrase "virtue signaling." But it does describe a phenomenon that needs a name. The term #FruitBowling is born, added to Urban Dictionary and given a theme song (included) Also, Macklemore sucks.

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  • 13 August

    [BONUS] Diversity, Social Engineering and White Nationalism

    A discussion about August news topics including the Google memo and Charlottesville turns into a screaming f-word fest of frustration. - Sensitivity Training vs. social self-sufficiency education - Lessons from Libertarian activism - Psychology of helplessness - Social issues: the left's funnel to anti-capitalism?

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