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April, 2018

  • 23 April

    Deschool Yourself and Find Your Focus – With Zak Slayback, Part 1 [PODCAST #560]

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    (Part One of Two) Zak Slayback returns for a marathon discussion on how to set and make progress towards meaningful personal and professional goals. Recorded April 9th in Pittsburgh, PA in the studio of good friend Andrew Mercer. I was really happy Andrew joined us; he added some great stories and thoughtful questions related to his own productivity journey. This first conversation focuses on the need to deschool yourself - how to unlearn and discard certain limiting beliefs that interfere with professional success and fulfillment. In the next installment we'll go into detail on Zak's "Ambition Mapping" process for goal setting. We start with some updates on Zak; since his last appearance on the show he left Praxis and he ...

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February, 2017

  • 22 February

    [BONUS] The Many Paths To #MiloGate

    (88 MINUTES) With Gardner Goldsmith, Recorded Tuesday, 2-21-17 Discussed: - Jeffrey Tucker vs. Richard Spencer - The medium is the message and the new message is noise - People are lazy and attention spans are short, and this is getting dangerous - How are post-modernists both philosophical relativists and political absolutists? - How the socialist and post-modernist rivers converged - The seduction of deconstruction - Adventures in improper definitions (i.e. Pedophile vs. statutory rapist - neither is okay, obviously) - the dark side: post-modernism's application to politics - Master/Slave morality - Romanticism: how emotion overpowered reason - social justice warring is sometimes converted self-hatred - the leftward drift of the schooled, apathetic mind - Mirror, mirror on the wall... Click ...

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  • 9 February

    [BONUS] “Whole New Ballgame” – The Deep End Episode 20

    (AUDIO, 2 HOURS, 48 MINUTES) The Deep End Episode 20, recorded on February 2nd, 2017. Discussion: - Security questions surrounding Signal and its parent company - An extensive review of the Joe Rogan/Alex Jones conversation - Member Berries - more PizzaGate/Podesta emails intrigue - what's a Muslim ban? - the victims of virtue signaling - Can Trump do "good" from inside his Nationalist Populist box? - Did Trump use postmodernism against the postmodernists? - the 'trial balloon for coup' theory - the art of opposition - leftist language manipulation - Brett's experience arguing with SJWs and academics online - what happens next? Direct link HERE. With Brett Veinotte, Richard Grove, Kevin Cole and Dylan LeFebvre. Get the full video version ...

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