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June, 2019

  • 26 June

    Larry Ludlow – A Libertarian Teacher Walks Into A Public School… [PODCAST #616]

    Larry Ludlow first tried his hand at teaching in the Detroit public schools, the very same year I entered first grade. After quickly realizing he was in a dangerous, toxic and anti-education environment Larry moved on to the private sector where he enjoyed a successful 35-year career. Now semi-retired, Larry has re-certified and returned to the system (with a political and educational philosophy he didn't hold his first time around) to teach high school Latin. We discuss what has changed over the past four decades, and what ideas Larry feels a liberty-minded individual should be trying to smuggle into the public schools. Recorded on Saturday June 22nd at the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest. Want to stay in the loop ...

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  • 19 June

    Benny Wills – The Making of A (More Thoughtful) You Tube Radical [PODCAST #615]

    I'm excited to welcome back one of my favorite entertainers, Benny Wills. Benny is a poet, an actor, and one of the creators of the hilarious and insightful YouTube channel, JoyCamp. Benny and I discuss the impact of JoyCamp, creating and pitching a "too smart for Comedy Central" pilot, the recent NY Times article "The Making of A YouTube Radical," YouTube's ominous new guidelines, political division and Benny's plans for the future. Benny's Site: bennywills.com Benny's New You Tube Channel: Subscribe Want to stay in the loop on our upcoming Virtual Summit Series? Visit THE UN-IVERSITY Use "SCHOOLSUCKS" for your invite code! Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the ...

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May, 2019

  • 29 May

    Bro, Do You Even Get Things Done? – Brett On Barbell Logic Podcast [PODCAST #613]

    Scott Hambrick and Matt Reynolds are entrepreneurs, Starting Strength coaches, and the team behind Barbell-Logic.com. While Barbell Logic primarily focuses on strength training, Scott and Matt also dig into various self-improvement topics; we recently collaborated on an old School Sucks favorite - David Allen's Getting Things Done. I will discuss how my use of GTD has changed since I first implemented it in 2013, including what I have added and subtracted. Matt has has taken a similar approach. We'll also discuss the importance of doing (and occasionally redoing) a "brain dump," the basic GTD workflow, how GTD helps us be more present with ourselves and the people we care about, the importance of context (time and place for work) and ...

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  • 22 May

    A Professor’s Fight Against Call-Out Culture – With Duke Pesta [PODCAST #612]

    Dr. Duke Pesta is an English Professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the Academic Director of FreedomProject Education. Frustrated with "call-out culture" and the misguided efforts to shield young ADULTS from upsetting ideas, Dr. Pesta issued a contract to his students at the beginning of this school year. The highlights: - “In this course, we study literature from cultures that existed before you were born,” reads the contract's Statement of Purpose reads. “Their world is not our world. Their beliefs may not be our beliefs. No one asks you to believe or endorse any premise, attitude, precept, theology, political system, or ideology contained in these books or expressed in class. Nor will you ever lose points or be ...

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July, 2019

  • 3 July

    [BONUS] Picture of the Month Club – July 2019 – Barry Lyndon

    Installment #1 (AUDIO, 137 MINUTES) If you watched Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon and loved it, this show will be great! If you watched Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon and hated it, this show will be...THE GREATEST! PICTURE OF THE MONTH CLUB is a monthly series featuring Dutch - a friendly, insightful and successful film maker who wants to teach you the grammar and logic of cinema. Many will remember Dutch from the CINEMAnufacturing series. No player? Click HERE

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June, 2019

  • 25 June

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e11) – Cat Castle

    Andrew decides to host a cutting-edge parenting workshop, in spite of obstacles like being intoxicated and not having any children. The sole attendee is Gretchen, one of Brett's favorite mothers and listeners. What seems like a recipe for hilarity actually turns into a very personal, revealing and enriching series of discomforts. And also hilarious. Recorded at the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest on Saturday June 23rd. No player? Click HERE

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  • 13 June

    [BONUS] The Pursuit of Utopia – Episode One – From the Top Down

    This is the pilot episode in a new monthly historical series with Daniel McCarthy. Danny is a 24-year-old SSP listener, blogger and researcher, and the author of an upcoming book on the historical pursuit of utopia. In the 21st century, we're living in a mosaic of fractured and failed Utopian visions from the past; socialism, social justice, liberation movements, archaic revival, radical environmentalism, and even the "information" revolution are a just a few notable examples. Whether we trace the concept of utopia back to Thomas More 500 years ago or even all the way back to Plato, the ideal world has been pursued from the top down, frequently resulting in varying degrees of dystopia for people...not at the top. Today's ...

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May, 2019

  • 31 May

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e10) – Works For Me!

    "Young Alex" (Alex Bell) joins us to discuss sleep, herb dependence, a stoic disconnection from comfort and convenience, and Getting Thing Done. Then Alex educates us on why Freelancing should be in every creative's toolkit (that's the title of a presentation he's giving on June 15th!) and he shares several strategies for getting started, finding clients, and ultimately succeeding. We have some really great public speaking tips for him too! Want to see Alex speak? Learn more at the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/371143260164052/?ti=as Or buy a ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alex-bell-tickets-61475803784 No player? click HERE

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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.