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January, 2013

  • 1 January

    184: Youth Marketing – Old Tricks For New Generations

    The new website is up! HUGE thanks to Tony Sage, our webmaster. Topic: Cory, Celestina and I discuss what many may consider predatory practices in modern advertising and 360-degree marketing to children. While these techniques have become more sophisticated with the arrival of new media, they still rely on the basic tricks that adults have been falling for since the mid-1920s. -Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood (Documentary) -Government intervention in media, Federal Trade Commission -Edward Bernays This show was recorded live on 12-27-12. School Sucks is live on UStream Saturdays at 6pm EST. Look Closer: Propaganda (1928)by Edward Bernays http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/bernprop.html

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December, 2012

  • 10 December

    180: Kids Hear Tones Through Megaphones

    Presence vs. Urgency Topic: A listener named Tim calls in to discuss his remorse about raising his voice with his young children. This is a segment from the 12-6-12 After School Sucks Special, with an additional non-live monologue. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: Stephanie Mattei of the Consciously Parenting Project interviews Jorge to discuss parenting with an NVC approach http://www.vivenciawork.com/media.html $6.00/Month - Join the A/V Club and Receive Bonus Content We need 150 monthly subscribers! If you listen to the show and enjoy the videos, please consider making a commitment of $6.00 per month, or about $.20 per day. When we launch the new site, you'll have access ...

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  • 5 December

    179: Myths About Youth, By Mike Males (Article – Circa 2001)

    I found an irresistible book in a used book store called Everything You Know Is Wrong. It was a compilation of articles by alternative media journalists, revisionist historians, and social commentators, which included a piece by Mike Males entitled "Myths About Youth." Since I could not find this article on the web, I decided to share it here. Topics include teen violence, teen drug use, teen suicide, teen sex, the anti-youth agendas of special interests...and the inevitable crackdowns. Look Closer: Mike Males Articles http://home.earthlink.net/~mmales/ Trashing Teens: Psychologist Robert Epstein argues in a provocative book, "The Case Against Adolescence," that teens are far more competent than we assume http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200703/trashing-teens $6.00/Month - Join the A/V Club and Receive Bonus Content We need ...

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  • 4 December

    178: Sexy Asian Tutors and the Reevaluation of My Career

    Topic: Two events in the past few weeks have forced me to think more intensely about my career choice and to contemplate where it is ultimately taking me. It will all be explained in the show. This is a selection of segments from the 11-29-12 live show, with an additional non-live monologue. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Introduction: Discussed: Look Closer: Meet the "Tutor Kings and Queens" By Yojana Sharma http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20085558 $6.00/Month - Join the A/V Club and Receive Bonus Content We need 150 monthly subscribers! If you listen to the show and enjoy the videos, please consider making a commitment of $6.00 per month, or about $.20 per day. ...

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May, 2014

  • 10 May

    Video: Libertarian Communication Challenges

    (A/V CLUB) Carlos Morales of Truth Over Comfort Podcast discusses his recent article, Who the Fuck Are Free Keeners? This leads into a discussion about paths to liberty, activism, public relations, avoiding labels and communication. Full article: http://www.truthovercomfort.net/blog/2014/4/14/who-the-fck-are-free-keeners Carlos Morales: http://www.truthovercomfort.net/

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April, 2014

  • 11 April

    A/V CLUB: Paleo/Weight-Loss Hangout (With Wes and Osborne)

    Check out 53 New Paleo, Low-Carb & Health Blogs For April 2014 Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 1-31-13 (With Wes Bertrand)Tags: nutrition, wes, bertrand, club, a/v, osborne, jason

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  • 7 April

    Aftershow: Brett On P&TG 3-29-14

    The Aftershow for this show. Weekly Ramblings - ~ Nick is sick. Nick doesn’t know how to be sick. ~ Waffle Tacos! waffle-taco Curmudgeon Corner - ~ [p] My brother asked if I talked about him on this podcast. Awkward! ~ [a] House shopping ~ [a] I’m not a video game person ~ [a] I got a job ~ [nr] I got drunk and painted my phone. Now I have a new phone. Shove it in your pie-hole - ~ [drink] Porter made by Puke’s Friend Scotty in Texas Break Song - ~ [artist] The Planet Smashers ~ [song] Opportunity News - ~ [p] Fat woman wants to be even fatter for internet fame.

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March, 2014

  • 12 March

    Brett and Wes: Self-Assertiveness Pre-Show

    (A/V Club) Carbs and diet - porn and Ecstasy - focusing energy - Stef's Single Mothers video - Wes: "How to enrich your life as a single mom and defy the grim statistics!" - Brett is excited about a trip to Arizona Related PostsBulletproof Diet vs. ChooseMyPlate.gov, Fun Recipes and More (with Wes)Tags: brett, a/v, club, wes, diet, video, bertrand, nutrition

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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.

Welcome to SchoolSucksProject.com. We strive to provide young people with the building blocks of intellectual, financial and lifestyle independence. This includes in-depth explorations into higher-level thinking, organization and productivity, emotional and physical health, habit and lifestyle optimization, history and philosophy, psychology, self-directed learning, entrepreneurship, and communication/negotiation strategies. It's all essential information, but almost none of it is taught in school. Our content is ideal for frustrated high school and college students, home-educating parents, and adults who are interested in independently furthering their education and achieving self-actualization.