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January, 2014

  • 14 January

    Podcast #256: 2 Weird Tips To Make School Suck Less

    Today I am joined by a new listener named Duncan, a high school senior from Virginia who has devoted some his own time and curiosity to the question: what is school good for? In our conversation we'll cover some of his tested strategies for making high school tolerable and even enjoyable at times, and a smarter approach to a college education. Look Closer: Duncan's Blog: The Question Academy -

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November, 2013

  • 11 November

    Podcast #246: Down the Remembrance Hole – Exploring the Myths of WWII

    "In the walls of the cubicle there were three orifices. To the right of the speakwrite, a small pneumatic tube for written messages, to the left, a larger one for newspapers; and in the side wall, within easy reach of Winston's arm, a large oblong slit protected by a wire grating. This last was for the disposal of waste paper. Similar slits existed in thousands or tens of thousands throughout the building, not only in every room but at short intervals in every corridor. For some reason they were nicknamed memory holes. When one knew that any document was due for destruction, or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic action to ...

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August, 2013

  • 16 August

    234: Meanwhile, In East Germany… (Brett on the Accelerated Learning Program)

    This is my recent appearance on the ALP Live Show. Hosts Ali and Ellen invited me to discuss the Cold War and the Iron Curtain. About ALP: Join Ali & Ellen in a journey in self-education and personal intellectual empowerment. Live on LRN.FM from 11:00PM - 1:00AM Eastern. Please like their show on Facebook. The Arconym ALP changes weekly. During my show it stood for "Accelerated Learning Program." Look Closer: WALL STREET AND THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION, by Antony Sutton - Antony Sutton - Iron Curtain Overview - 10. United States House Select Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations (Reece Committee) (Cox Committee) - 10. The Red Scare Overview - 25. Tragedy and Hope: ...

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May, 2013

  • 19 May

    218: School Vs. Education – With Jeff Bliss

    My conversation with Jeff Bliss, the Duncanville High School sophomore who spoke out against the spirit-crushing and mind-numbing monotony of public schooling. Covered: -Jeff Bliss imposters? -The history and agenda of public school -John Dewey -Ron Paul and media manipulation -John Taylor Gatto -the proper Alex Jones dosage -collectivism and using "we" -the futility of reform -the GED and college Bumper Music: Geto Boys, "G Code (Instrumental)" Look Closer: Jeff Bliss Video: Texas High School Student Demands An Education - - A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING - The Underground History of American Education, by John Taylor Gatto (Chapter 12 - The Daughters of the Barons of Runnemede, Section 15 - The General Education ...

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November, 2013

  • 24 November

    JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary T&H Roundtable (Full Video)

    (A/V Club) November 22, 2013, With Brett Veinotte, Kevin Cole, Richard Grove and Ben Zanfagna JFK + 50: What do we know? Asking relevant questions, finding substantial answers… examining the credible evidence that exists, highlighting the omissions of the Warren Report and the Commissions Official Story, taking steps to verify facts, dismiss contradictions, and build out meaningful connections; so that we can attain higher degrees of certainty and understanding of this historic event.   Notes & References: (Article) The State of the Evidence, The Evidence of the State by Edward Jay Epstein Lyndon B. Johnson John Connally (Video) Gov Connally: If Americans knew what I know, they’d revolt Billy Sol Estes (Article) Billie Sol Estes, Texas Con Man Whose Fall ...

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  • 15 November

    Trivium Series Out-Takes (MP3/30 minutes)

    Two clips cut from the Trivium shows: 1. A portion of the Logic monologue - George Bush kept us safe? 2. From the Rhetoric discussion with Gene - editing and "Non-violent" communication

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  • 9 November

    Gene Odening joins me to elucidate a time tested method of self-education.

    Covered: -The Classical Trivium vs the Trivium Method -What is General Grammar? -The Lost Tools of Learning, by Dorothy Sayers -Examples of how General Grammar is applied to the study of a subject -What happened to the seven liberal arts? -the servile arts vs. the liberal arts -General Grammar vs. Special Grammar Law of Non-Contradiction (38:00) contradictions exist only within the mind of man through the misuse of free will (misinterpretations). Logic is meant to minimize these misinterpretations. Truth vs Belief (41:50) One of the most overused words without an definition attached is "truth" truth: a proposition in correspondence with objective, factual reality (i.e., a conceptual statement with no innate disagreements) English is a confusing language, denotation and connotation The ...

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  • 3 November

    A/V Club: Brett On Puke and the Gang (Full Video)

    Full Audio here: P&TG114, P&TG114-Break Show Recording Date - 03 / Nov / 2013 Music picked by - [Julia] The Gang - Puke, Andrew, Julia + Drinking beer? Need a glass to remind you of your favorite podcast whilst drinking that beer? BAM! > Intro Song - ~ [artist] Obie & Darwin ~ [song] Amadeus Guest - ~ [Name] Brett Veinotte ~ [URL] Weekly Ramblings - ~ You’ve heard of “People of Wal-Mart”. But there should be a show called “Wal-Mart After Dark”. ~ Nick is in pedophile heaven - Minecon ~ Julia is a gettin’ a raise Curmudgeon Corner - ~ [j] Can we please teach Andrew how the toilet paper goes? ~ [p] Am I an ...

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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

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