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March, 2015

  • 4 March

    [PODCAST] #341: Making Progress With Meditation

    Kyle Davis of The Atisha Kadampa Buddhist Center returns to continue our discussion about meditation. I have been practicing regularly for 4-5 months now and I have a few new questions and observations. Kyle originally appeared on episode #275:A Better State of Mind: Introduction to Meditation A review of the basics and what we covered last time: -it is an active process -trying to strengthen the mind -contemplation - bringing in an idea or feeling -the placement -holding it there -It's a practice, it takes work and time, feel clumsy -posture, body as an antenna, be comfortable and alert, straight back -have the body in a way that it can stay still, legs crossed -rest eyes with a little light ...

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February, 2015

  • 25 February

    [PODCAST] #339: Don’t Stay In School? (With Derrick J and Ali Havens)

    Derrick J. returns to discuss an email he recently sent to his two 7th grade sisters about leaving school. It has been two weeks and he is still waiting for a reply. His father, a former principal, asked him not to discuss it with them any more. What would you do? How would you follow up? The email was inspired by this video from BoyInABand: Read his article here: Don’t Stay in School. Look Closer: Derrick's Site: - Freedom Feens - Free Talk Live - Flaming Freedom - Derrick On School Sucks -

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January, 2015

  • 6 January

    [PODCAST] #328: Stoicism Follow-Up Q&A With Bill Buppert

    Bill Buppert of returns for some listener Q&A on Stoicism and a few other subjects. Discussed/Answered: - Stoicism and home education - Generating interest in philosophy - Material simplicity - A Stoic approach to personal finances and minimizing debt burdens - De-FOOing, Freedomain Radio call-ins, family and psychotherapy - Stoicism in marriages and family relationships, producing more win-win situations - The Anarchist/Abolitionist Gender Gap Bumper Music: "Wind of Change" - Scorpions "Lessons" - Rush Look Closer: Bill Buppert's Site - Stoicism 101: A quick guide to the philosophy - Stoicsm Overview - Why Aren’t More Women Libertarians? - Mentioned: Battle of the Teutoburg Forest - Mentioned: How Dramatically Did Women’s Suffrage Change the Size ...

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December, 2014

  • 3 December

    [PODCAST] #321: FREE A/V – The Hidden History of School Sucks Project

    COMPILATION - Final Installment in this series: A reverse-chronological sampling of bonus content over the last five years. With Thaddeus Russell, Antigone Darling, Wes Bertrand, Carlos Morales, Keegan, Jason Osborne, Puke and the Gang, Marc Stevens, Richard Grove, Cory Stanish, Nicholas from Australia, Ian Freeman, Michelle Seven, Tony Myers, Mark Edge, Larken Rose, Bob Murphy, Kate Baker, Carla Gericke, Jan Irvin, Jamie Crane, Keene liberals, and more. Click here for the version with chapters Clips: 1 Rites of passage and toxic "friendships" 2 A post-mortem on the Thaddeus Russell Q&A 3 Thad discusses the possibility of debating Stefan Molyneux 4 Wes and Osborne discuss some dietary adjustments to trigger fat burning 5 Andrew is upset ...

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September, 2014

  • 19 September

    A/V CLUB: Zoom Recorder Test – Strategy Session For Thaddeus Q&A Show (9-17-14)

    (approx. 60 minutes) With Brett, Carlos Morales, Ali Havens and Jason Osborne. Thanks again to Darren G. for donating the Zoom H4n! Topics: - venting on Thad's debate tactics - Truth with a capital T - the branches of philosophy - methods of investigating 9/11 and JFK - what is self-interest? - consumer culture and food awareness - peaceful parenting - private property - Thad's upcoming appearance on Joe Rogan - Brian Dunning, the skeptic - Holocaust revision question?

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  • 10 September

    Comprehensive Notes on Logic, by Tony Myers

    I would like to recapitulate some of the concepts that were discussed at the end of the first Logic Saves Lives podcast. The first hour was mainly Brett and I discussing historical topics to present some context to the narratives we’ve come to study and understand, but the last half hour we delved into the most important aspect of the essence of logic and the rules associated with it. I had prepared for reviewing and applying the fallacies last week to the Steve Shives presentations we’ll be going over in later episodes, but I felt as though I might’ve lost some people with some of the concepts presented towards the end of the podcast as I hadn’t planned to present ...

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  • 1 September

    Podcast #306: Attitude and Altitude, With Joby Weeks

    Author, entrepreneur and activist Joby Weeks joins me to open a new series where I'll talk to people I admire about their successes, challenges and habits. At the age of 33, Joby has already pioneered several successful and innovative ventures to help people all over the world achieve greater autonomy. Look Closer: Brett's Interview Notes - Joby's Projects: Elevate Solar - Mountain Hours: Organic Money for Summit County, CO - Mannatech - Our Wellness Revolution - Defeat Diseases (free e-book) - Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the ...

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August, 2014

  • 26 August

    A/V CLUB: Behold A Dictator Part 2 Out-Takes (Podcast #305)

    With Thadeus Russell, Antigone Darling and Carlos Morales (7 minutes) Discussions about film and television edited out of the final production Full Show: #305: Behold A Dictator (2 of 2) – Good Taste and Good Breeding, With Thaddeus Russell Related PostsA/V Club: After School Sucks Special 6-13-14Tags: morales, carlos, club, thaddeus, darling, antigone, russell, a/v

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CORE TOPIC - Why does school suck?

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CORE TOPIC - What does real learner-driven education look like?

Peter Gray - Self-Directed Education

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