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Latest Podcasts

September, 2020

  • 10 September

    Some Things We’ve Learned Over the Last 19 Years – With Richard Grove and Ricky Varandas [PODCAST #674]

    Richard Grove, Ricky Varandas, and I discuss movements for truth (new and old), content creation and destruction, entrepreneurship, and how to be a conspiracy theorist without looking like one. Richard: Ricky: The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts ...

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  • 8 September

    Homesteads and Homeschools, With Ben Pangie [PODCAST #673]

    Ben joins me for a nice swap-cast between SSP and Homesteads and Homeschools. Ben is a father of four and a former public school teacher who left the schools and the city life (Brooklyn) before those things were cool. He and his wife homeschool two of their children while the other two attend public school, so I knew he would also have some interesting perspectives to share about the current state of affairs. The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded ...

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  • 1 September

    Integrating the Individual – With Wes Bertrand – Part 1 of ? [PODCAST #672]

    ...and everything else? The most-requested guest of 2020 finally returns. Wes Bertrand is here for a long-form exploration of Integral Theory and how to take human consciousness to the next level. We discuss: - Wes's travels and current studies of organizational theory; learn more at - given the current state of the world, is Wes still optimistic about people reaching a higher level of consciousness and realizing more individual liberty? - what happens if 10% of people embraced new values? Ken Wilber claims that's the tipping point for the culture - addressing the language barrier of liberty - What is Integral Theory? What insights does this body of work offer about the current state of politics and culture - ...

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Supporter-Only Content

September, 2020

  • 3 September

    [BONUS] Roundtable With the Creators of LOOSE CHANGE

    (AUDIO & VIDEO, 92 Minutes) I was there. And I brought what I thought were some important questions about why the 9/11 Truth Movement has spun its wheels for almost 20 years. What lessons can be learned from this lack of traction? And how can that be applied to our efforts to inspire curiosity in the current " catastrophic and catalyzing event," the newest Pearl Harbor? And do words like proof and smoking gun actually mean anything anymore? My questions got a generally lukewarm reception. We also discuss why, perhaps unfortunately, the current moment of crisis provides some great opportunities to reach new people. AUDIO: School Sucks Project · Union Of The Unwanted 9/11 Round Up! VIDEO: ▀▄▀▄▀ THE UNWANTED ...

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August, 2020

  • 28 August

    27 Words to Make the World Do Your Bidding? – With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #671]

    Friend, copywriter, marketer, and Facebook World Champion Nathan Fraser and I are launching a new monthly conversation about marketing and media manipulation. You'll learn more about the tactics politicians and propagandists use against you, and how you can re-purpose such tactics for good. The currently untitled series will only be available to School Sucks supporting listeners and members of Nathan's Free Market Squad. But this first one is free (because it's Friday). Today: We discuss an obscure book called The One Sentence Persuasion Course - 27 Words to Make the World Do Your Bidding. More About Nathan Fraser: The Free Market Squad: The Mastermind Group Need Help Growing Your Business? The Dark Arts of Marketing Podcast The downloadable version ...

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  • 27 August

    [BONUS] The Three Big Losers of the 2020 Election

    We've all heard of the silent majority. But movements comprised of less than 10% of a population can often produce massive political and cultural shifts, positive or negative. Historically and today, a majority of people in the middle of the extremes stay silent. Is it because no one wants to amplify their voice? Or is it because their schooling and their media consumption has left them with nothing meaningful to say? 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. Friday "freestyle" conversations invite participants to vent about their current frustrations, usually triggering Brett into long rants. School ...

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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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