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June, 2014

  • 9 June

    Podcast #290: The Hazards of Disconnection – Two Conversations and An Article (With Darrell Becker, Mark Edge and Ian Freeman)

    A very long, winding, rather personal, lightly edited show addressing the dangers of social isolation and interpersonal disconnection. It expands into other topics from there. Outline: Opening Monologue (START-0:06:59) Free Talk Live warm-up discussion on isolation (0:07:00-0:33:30) Reading/discussing the articleHow Extreme Isolation Warps the Mind (0:33:30-1:09:45) Further discussion With Darrell Becker (1:09:45-END) Discussion: -Calm through context -Isolation diminishes our standards for connection -Positive and negative experiences with psychedelics -Asocial vs. antisocial -From cynicism to social isolation -How romantic relationships can take us away from ourselves -Darrell investigates the Free Keene conflict and attempts to connect -Gratitude -Using logical and emotional tools -When people become abstractions -The island of the individual -Illusions of balance in life -Compliments and their motivations -Brett's ...

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April, 2014

  • 28 April

    Podcast #281: Ben Stone (2 of 2): Diminishing the Market Demand For Government

    Ben Stone returns for another discussion about the past, present and future of the philosophy of liberty. Ben is the host of the Bad Quaker podcast. Discussed: -going underground -agorism: ignore government, don't protest it -specializaton in liberty activism -making the moral argument -making the practical argument -making money -assisting government on its path to self-destruction -winning hearts and minds -deal with individuals -government is not the enemy; it's the myth Bumper Music: Rush - "Closer to the Heart"

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  • 17 April

    Podcast #278: Ben Stone (1 of 2): Creating A Market Demand For Liberty

    Ben Stone joins me for a discussion about the past, present and future of the philosophy of liberty. Ben is the host of the Bad Quaker podcast. Discussed: -Ben's journey to liberty through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood -the genesis of the "Bad Quaker" -The costs and benefits of civil disobedience -Mandela, Gandhi, MLK -Creating a market for liberty -Don't fight the government -why force fails -when learning is properly defined, school is clearly unnatural Bumper Music: Widespread Panic - "Little Lilly" Widespread Panic - "Time Zones"

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  • 15 April

    Podcast #277: Michael Dean Didn’t Like School, and Vice Versa

    Michael W. Dean joins me for some casual conversation. Michael is the host of the popular Freedom Feens radio show and Michael Dean After Dark, as well as an author and a film maker. -What's so scary about Ray Kurzweil -Reading Michael's disciplinary reports -Making the arts more accessible, removing gatekeepers -Why do young people reject libertarianism -Going to college -Reverence for authors and scientists -Khan Academy vs. teachers -The "defective" label and treatment -Brett's teaching history -Do statists have the potential to be reached? -Are we in competition with each other? Look Closer: D.I.Y. or Die: How to Survive as an Independent Artist - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D.I.Y._or_Die:_How_to_Survive_as_an_Independent_Artist

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December, 2014

  • 11 December

    [BONUS] PodcastMasters’ Extras – Full Video

    Full Video of the two-hour radio show and 90-minute aftershow, from podcast #322 (Live): Podcastmasters' Liberty Master Class - Crypto-Archeology, History and Conspiracy. Part One Part Two Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc… Discussed: -What is archeology? -What are crypto-archeology and pseudo-archeology? -The short history of archeology -Why is archeology important? It is incredibly valuable to the narrative of history, if it works, if there is accurate methodology -processual archaeology -What are our biases, experiences, interests? -Can we produce a reasonable doubt, at least open a door into the idea that it might be worth exploring alternative, or even counter-mainstream archeological theories? -BOOK: Disciplined ...

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  • 11 December

    [BONUS] PodcastMasters’ Extras – Breaks and Out-Takes (mp3)

    (43 Minutes) From podcast #322 (Live): Podcastmasters' Liberty Master Class - Crypto-Archeology, History and Conspiracy. Part One Part Two Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc… Discussed: -What is archeology? -What are crypto-archeology and pseudo-archeology? -The short history of archeology -Why is archeology important? It is incredibly valuable to the narrative of history, if it works, if there is accurate methodology -processual archaeology -What are our biases, experiences, interests? -Can we produce a reasonable doubt, at least open a door into the idea that it might be worth exploring alternative, or even counter-mainstream archeological theories? -BOOK: Disciplined Minds , A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals ...

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November, 2014

  • 28 November

    [BONUS] Brett On Sex, Lies & Anarchy (Video, 11-18-14)

    RELATIONSHIPS - An unreleased (as of now) episode of Sex, Lies and Anarchy podcast. Antigone, Matt and Brett discuss friendship and manliness.

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  • 3 November

    [BONUS] Full Video – PodcastMasters’ Liberty Master Class 11-3-14

    Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we will discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc… Discussed: -Rock the Vote claims to be a nonpartisan organization. It is not. It claims to be simply interested in encouraging young people to vote for either party. But it is not that simple. We hope young people are smart enough to reject this and we’re here to help. -Rock the Vote’s new campaign, starring Lil Jon and Lena Dunham, is perhaps its greatest intellectual insult yet -Osborne is running for office. Why?

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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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