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Latest Podcasts

October, 2020

  • 27 October

    Landon Porter – Dude, It’s A Game [PODCAST #683]

    Landon Porter has taught me a lot over the last two years. He was the co-host (along with Nathan Fraser) of the superb Sales Gorilla Podcast. He is also the creator of a currently-launching personal advancement platform and community called Dude, It's A Game. Sales Gorilla focused on importance of relationship building in "doing sales without being salesy," while Dude, It's A Game aims to help us strengthen the most important relationship of all - the one we have with ourselves. In this introductory chat Landon shares his story, and we'll discuss the essential embrace of your weird ass self in both personal and professional pursuits. Then! ...we'll get into how and why Landon was influenced by Ken Wilber and ...

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  • 21 October

    A Path To Panarchy – With Wes Bertrand, Integral Theory Part 4 [PODCAST #682]

    Wes Bertrand is back for our continued exploration of Integral Theory and how to take human consciousness to the next level. We have moved so far in this series from integral theory principles applied to individuals, to organizations, and now to society and "governance." Today we continue exploring panarchy and now counter-economics (or agorism); we'll discuss Bryan O'Doherty's article The Peaceful Path to an Integral Society Music: "Touch of Grey" (cover) Mike Masse "Breaking Us In Two" Joe Jackson "Ghost Town" The Specials Integral theory is largely focused on consciousness studies, psychology, research supported spirituality, and social sciences. Ken Wilber and other integral theorists draw from over 100 separate schools of thought in the fields of consciousness, psychology, meditative traditions, ...

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  • 15 October

    Matt Beaudreau – The Departure [PODCAST #681]

    (It's how the hero's journey begins) Once upon a time, Matt Beaudreau was deep inside the schooling Matrix - first as a teacher and then as an administrator. Today Matt is an in-demand and provocative education speaker and consultant, and a personal development  coach to people all around the world. He is also the founder of the Acton Academy in Placer, CA; Acton is a program of self-directed learning with over 100 locations around the world. In this show we'll discuss the events that helped him to awaken and start speaking out. He'll also be returning in the near future to map out a hero's journey for teens. About Acton Academy Placer Acton Academy Placer is an Educational Resource Center ...

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Supporter-Only Content

November, 2020

  • 12 November

    [BONUS] My Exchange With G. Edward Griffin

    From Union of the Unwanted, November 2nd 2020 - A quick interaction with G. Edward Griffin (and Richard Grove and some woman who didn't like what I said) about principles, strategies, tactics, and what it will take to increase the market demand for individual liberty. I was also fortunate for the opportunity to thank him for some of his great works. School Sucks Project · My Exchange With G. Edward Griffin

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  • 4 November

    [BONUS] Election Week Prediction Chat (with Richard Grove and Kevin Cole)

    As it sounds, plus more. Recorded Monday morning 11-2-20. Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the real world.   School Sucks Project · Election Week Prediction Chat (with Richard Grove and Kevin Cole)

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October, 2020

  • 31 October

    [BONUS] The Shining 2020 Halloween Chat, With CJ Killmer

    Professor CJ invited me to do an informal exploration of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. I was so excited, I smashed through his door with an axe and asked "when?!?!" "For Halloween, and for 2020." CJ said. We'll cover some familiar ground and offer some new insights into the film. A joint production of Dangerous History and School Sucks. School Sucks Project · [BONUS] The Shining 2020 Halloween Chat, With CJ Killmer

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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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