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Latest Podcasts

September, 2020

  • 21 September

    How’s College Going This Year?! With Professor CJ Killmer [PODCAST #677]

    The great Professor CJ returns to discuss the challenges of teaching and learning online. We'll trade some stories of our experiences with face-to-face vs. virtual instruction, and offer some advice to students and educators. I'll also get CJ's take on the bleak future of higher education, based on what he's experienced so far this year. CJ is the host of the spectacular Dangerous History Podcast. We'll be discussing some of his recent work in another episode coming later this week. MUSIC: "Dead Man's Party" Oingo Boingo cover by Lo Key "Everybody's Crazy" Michael Bolton The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation. ...

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  • 17 September

    Integrating the Organization – With Wes Bertrand – Part 2 of 4 [PODCAST #676]

    Wes Bertrand is back for our continued exploration of Integral Theory and how to take human consciousness to the next level. Today we discuss: - altitudes of development, and levels of consciousness as applied to organizations; here is a visualization Wes encountered Ken Wilber's work through his research on organizational theory, so one very important resource is Reinventing Organizations by Frederic Laloux. Wes has extensive notes that would should be able to share with you soon. Integral theory is largely focused on consciousness studies, psychology, research supported spirituality, and social sciences. Wilber draws from over 100 seperate schools of thought in the fields of consciousness, psychology, meditative traditions, philosophy and sociology. In this series we'll explain the Integral approach to: ...

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  • 14 September

    Corey DeAngelis: Educational Freedom (if you can keep it) [PODCAST #675]

    Corey DeAngelis is the director of school choice at Reason Foundation. He is also an adjunct scholar at Cato Institute. He returns to discuss some very promising developments for school choice and educational freedom. A great opportunity is upon us, but it's likely the real fight is just beginning. Corey and I will also talk about the mindset and strategy that he brings to that fight. The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Email me at [email protected] to get it for 30% off Visit THIS LINK to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and OUR ONGOING CONVERSATIONS on applying the summit's tools and lessons to the information chaos of 2020. Please Support School ...

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Supporter-Only Content

September, 2020

  • 30 September

    [BONUS] Scott Hambrick – Balkanization and Culture Creation

    Scott Hambrick from Online Great Books joins our conversation. We talk about the economic concept of distributism, what's the difference between cults and cultures, the breakup of the United States, and why utopians are so dumb and dangerous. Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the real world. Friday "freestyle" conversations  invite  participants to vent about their current frustrations, usually   triggering Brett into long rants. School Sucks Project · Balkanization and Culture Creation

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  • 22 September

    [BONUS] Opportunity Knocks Down the Door

    AUTONOMY MASTERMIND 9-16-20 Is our current society adaptable or collapsible? If it's the former, how will it happen? If it's the latter, has it been designed that way? More importantly, how much should such questions even matter to an optimistic and autonomous individual? The group discusses New England real estate opportunities or lack thereof, and move on exploring negativity bias, managing uncertainty, finding "blue ocean" opportunities, and Nassim Taleb's concept of Antifragility. Huge thanks to Bobby for his contributions to this conversation. School Sucks Project · AUTONOMY Mastermind 9-16-20

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  • 11 September

    [BONUS] Our Post-Proof World – AUTONOMY Mastermind 9-2-20

    Richard Grove and I discuss the bridges to build between an increasingly frustrated and skeptical (but still reticent) public and the people who have worked for 2 decades to provide a more accurate map of politics, power and propaganda. Plus some exciting related announcements. School Sucks Project · AUTONOMY Mastermind 9-2-20 Related Posts[BONUS] AUTONOMY Mastermind - February 18th, 2020Tags: autonomy, richard, grove, bonus, mastermind, discuss, a/v[BONUS] An Unscheduled Q&A With Richard Grove and Brett VeinotteTags: autonomy, public, school, grove, richard, bonus, a/v[PODCAST] #517: Richard Grove - Making A MapTags: sucks, school, a/v, grove, richard, people, media, bonus, map, discussAfter School Sucks Special (2-14-13)Tags: a/v, school, sucks, media, mainstreamPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: a/v, grove, richard

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John Taylor Gatto

CORE TOPIC - What does self-directed education look like?

Peter Gray - Self-Directed Education

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