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Latest Podcasts

August, 2020

  • 10 August

    The American Way From Horace Mann To Today, With Bob Murphy [SUPPLEMENTAL #668]

    (Supplemental) Brett on The Bob Murphy Show, Highlights Bob and Brett discuss what's wrong with these libertarians, Thinking fast and Slow, COV-spiracy theories, progressivism, public school and other lockdowns, and America's path to fascism. FULL SHOW: Ep. 131 Brett Veinotte on the Prussian Roots of US Education and Assessing Experts on the Coronavirus 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. 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 the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). ...

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July, 2020

  • 30 July

    All News Is Fake News – With Isaac Morehouse [PODCAST #667]

    Isaac returns to discuss how he curates his inputs from the outside world, for optimal achievement, mental health, and happiness. We build our discussion around a blog he wrote recently (same title as this show). It's short and sweet, so here it is: There is infinite information in the universe. Any time you select a tiny slice of info and focus on it, you are creating a story that is different from reality itself. Imagine a movie sliced into a million still screenshots. Say it was impossible to watch the movie and your only way of interacting with it was with these screenshots. If someone picked three of them and presented it to you as the “truth” of the movie, ...

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  • 28 July

    This Is A Test (Part 4) With Darrell Becker [PODCAST #666]

    Conclusion: Today, the test. Darrell’s website is a growing collection of informative shows, interviews, and health resources. Not Medical Advice videos are stories that show how various types of practitioners would find effective treatment for a wide variety of chronic problems. He also offers a free guide to finding the first member of your holistic healthcare team. Darrell offers holistic healthcare consultations, and he’s available to help you find effective medical options, locating healthcare professionals, medicines and treatments in your area, anywhere on the planet. 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. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! ...

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Supporter-Only Content

July, 2020

  • 8 July

    [BONUS] The Chinese Finger-Trap Fallacy (and Other Problems To Solve)

    A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of Ideas Into Action to the chaos of the real world. Today was supposed to be a more informal meet-and-greet, but then... One participant tells us that his job is mandating "implicit bias" training. Required reading? You guessed it. So we've now reached the point where your livelihood might be threatened if you don't tacitly accept some of the most divisive and sanctimonious social justice garbage from the fantasy land of academia. After all, if you argue against the illogical contents of this book you're simply proving the author's point. And you're racist. Aaaand you're fired. We'll discuss! School Sucks Project · Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #1 (7-6-20)

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  • 7 July

    [BONUS] In Pursuit of Utopia 10 – Fabian Socialism

      "I don't want to punish anybody, but there are an extraordinary number of  people who I want to kill. Not in any unkind or personal spirit. But it  must be evident to all of you, you must all know half a dozen people at  least, who are no use in this world; who are more trouble than they are  worth. And I think it would be a good thing to make everybody come  before a properly appointed board just as he might come before the  income tax commissioners and say every 5 years or every 7 years, just  put them there, and say, sir or madam, now will you be kind enough to  justify your existence?" - George Bernard ...

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May, 2020

  • 27 May

    [BONUS] Picture of the Month Club – May 2020 – No Country For Old Men

    Installment #7 (AUDIO, 116 MINUTES) "The crime you see now, it's hard to even take its measure. It's not that I'm afraid of it. I always knew you had to be willin' to die to even do this job. But, I don't want to push my chips forward and go out and meet somethin' I don't understand. A man would have to put his soul at hazard. He'd have to say: 'O.K., I'll be part of this world.' - Sheriff Bell PICTURE OF THE MONTH CLUB is a monthly series featuring Dutch - a delightful, insightful and successful film maker who wants to teach you the grammar and logic of cinema. Many will remember Dutch from the CINEMAnufacturing series.

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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

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