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Latest Podcasts

July, 2019

  • 12 July

    The Limited Hangout – With Professor CJ [PODCAST #620]

    CJ Kilmer (Dangerous History Podcast) and I sit down for a limited hangout, not be confused with a limited hang-out? This a more meandering and freestyle show, best described as a conversation about the modern history of what happens away from public scrutiny and out of the public reach, with the cold war, war on drugs and the war on terror as the backdrops. Questions We'll Answer: What is the limited hang-out? What is psychological impact of conspiracy theory? The human Scale problem: how big can a functional group people be? What are the emotional incentives against identifying systemic problems (school or otherwise)? What is a solution in search of a crisis? (manufactured or organic) Recorded on Monday morning, June ...

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  • 9 July

    Filling the Trough (Pedagogy vs. Learning Part 1) With Scott Hambrick [PODCAST #619]

    Scott Hambrick returns to begin a multi-part discussion on "how people learn and how we help them do that," as he aspires to be a better Starting Strength coach and a more effective leader at Online Great Books. We begin our discussion with an exploration of the common learning theories practiced in public school and higher education, along with a cost/benefit analysis of each: behaviorism, cognitivism, and (social) constructivism. We also touch on connectivism and mindset theory. In future conversation(s) we'll cover additional behaviors and practices that can greatly enhance both the learning and thing processes, including The 20-Hour Rule, the Six Thinking Hats, the Trivium Method, attributes of self-directed learning and strategies for critical thinking in everyday life. Also, ...

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  • 5 July

    From Powerless Paranoia To Direct Action, With Shane Radliff [PODCAST #618]

    Who is Bill Cooper? How did he help? How did he hinder? What's his relationship to Alex Jones? Why was he killed in the Fall of 2001? Today we'll be answering 4/5 of those questions to your satisfaction. Shane Radliff is the creator of Liberty Under Attack Publications and the host of the Vonu Podcast. I first encountered Shane's work in 2016 and I was immediately impressed with his focus on practical self-liberation strategies; he had assembled a comprehensive list of empowering pursuits (with instruction) under the umbrella of his Direct Action series. But Shane's journey, like mine, did not start in the most empowering of places. He says he wound up in a "conspiratorial rabbit hole" which eventually even ...

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Supporter-Only Content

December, 2017

  • 15 December

    [BONUS] #531: Michael Malice Interviews Brett – With Commentary

    Supplemental Show - Michael Malice and Brett discuss the history of public school, educational alternatives, School Sucks Across America, parenting, helicopter stuff, etc... This version includes more commentary on mistakes and missed opportunities. Or click HERE. Related Posts[PODCAST] #531: Michael Malice Interviews BrettTags: school, sucks, a/v, malice, education, michael, america, public, brett, alternative[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 2Tags: education, brett, america, school, alternatives, public, includes, sucks, interviews, alternative

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November, 2017

  • 24 November

    [BONUS] Final Video Drive Journal – Day 40

    (VIDEO, 20 minutes) -New York City to Yale University -The Sun sets on School Sucks Across America Part 1 Part 2 On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to bring real life examples to thousands of young people. Related Posts[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 2Tags: education, brett, country, tour, days, america, will, school, alternatives, public[BONUS] Video Drive Journal - Day ...

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  • 19 November

    [BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 35

    (AUDIO, 43 minutes) -From Ardmore OK to Memphis TN (Recorded while we were leaving Mena AR) -A very sketchy visit to the infamous Mena airstrip that CIA used in 80s cocaine trafficking -Clinton conspiracy theories from the Arkansas day through the present -The wisdom of the Frankfurt School? Click HERE to download. On October 15th Brett began a road trip across the country to interview listeners, parents and children about self-directed education, home education and other alternatives to public school/higher education. The School Sucks Across America Tour will last over 40 days and it includes stops in over 30 cities across the country. Through a series of interviews, Brett aims to take "alternative education" out of the abstract and to ...

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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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