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Latest Podcasts

January, 2019

  • 21 January

    Breakaway Learning – A New Solution For Self-Directed Teens [PODCAST #595]

    self-directed learning for teens

    Colleen Mascenik is a retired World Bank development economist, home-schooling mom, and now an innovator in self-directed learning for teens. Her new platform is called The Breakaway Learning Project. I was very encouraged to discover Breakaway Learning; I see it as a missing piece of the puzzle for many families trying to map the self-directed education process from early childhood through their child's first professional/entrepreneurial endeavor. Many home-educated teens opt into school, either because they're hungry for a novel social scene or they see it as a reliable path to college admissions. Colleen and I envision a future when those needs can be met through other means. In the first of hopefully many conversations, Colleen and I cover the following ...

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  • 14 January

    Zak Slayback – Proven Strategies For Landing A Great Mentor [PODCAST #594]

    how to find a mentor

    How to find a mentor - Zak Slayback returns to the Studio of Champ-yinz to discuss how self-directed learners of all ages can build a "Cabinet of Models" to propel their professional growth. This cabinet includes teachers, advisors, and mentors. Early in the show we'll make the distinction between teachers, advisors and mentors, outline the desirable attributes of each, how long each relationship should last, the type of knowledge and benefit you should seek from each, and the weight to give their advice in the context of your larger goals and plans. Later we'll focus in on how to find a mentor. Zak has gone through this process himself, building a strong relationship with Isaac Morehouse of Praxis that helped ...

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  • 13 January

    FREE A/V – The Dawn of A New Era [PODCAST #593]

    Flashback… Trump and his wall.The rise of the Alt-Right and the Regressive Left.Identity politics and a race war.Media manipulation and increasingly impermeable echo chambers. In the summer of 2016 a group of freedom-loving friends stayed up all night and discussed where it was all headed. The Dawn of Freedom Part 3 - Recorded June 2016 The first sign of daylight arrives and things start to heat up. Derrick J Freeman also joins the conversation with Brett, Darrell Becker, Davi Barker, Nick Hazelton and Lou Feen. Discussed: The Trump coin - perception management - Derrick's thoughts on Milo and The Dangerous Faggot Tour - The Stonewall Riots - gays vs. Muslims - the European migrant crisis - culture clashes - terror ...

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Supporter-Only Content

October, 2017

  • 6 October

    [BONUS] The Art of Thinking Clearly

    (AUDIO, 43 MINUTES) Brett reviews Rolf Dobelli's book and applies some of its lessons to recent events. The Art of Thinking Clearly is essentially a "Cliff's Notes" version of Thinking, Fast and Slow, which was a focus of the SPEED AND POLITICS series. Or Click HERE.

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September, 2017

CORE TOPIC - Why does school suck?

John Taylor Gatto

CORE TOPIC - What does self-directed 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.