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Latest Podcasts

December, 2015

  • 2 December

    [PODCAST] #385: Putting College Race Tensions In Context

    Thaddeus Russell is back to discuss the recent events, demands and responses at The University of Missouri, Yale, Dartmouth and Occidental College. Important Themes: (identified by Professor Glenn Loury of Brown University) Principles free speech vs inclusion; a preemption of discussion by the throwing of fits Pedagogy comfort vs enlightenment; absence of scientific discussion, or fear of it Psychology faculty members are placating students Our discussion includes these topics: -Thomas Jefferson and the origins of scientific racism -Scientific racism gives way to racial liberalism -Problems with integration and assimilation - it's white supremacy -Racial liberalism spreads to higher education -"white responsibility" and paternalism -The resulting legitimate problems and concerns of blacks in higher education -Achievement gaps -Silence is violence? All ...

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November, 2015

  • 25 November

    [PODCAST] #384: Professor William Boyes – The Demise of Government School and the Future of Academia

    Professor William Boyes, Austrian Economist and Director of the Center for Economic Liberty at Arizona State University, joins School Sucks for the first time. I was introduced to his work through the following video posted in the School Sucks Facebook group: It's always exciting when a prominent figure at an enormous public university - the largest public university by enrollment in the U.S - openly calls for the end of public schooling. Professor Boyes has called education the #1 issue facing us on the path to greater personal and political liberty. Preliminary question: People on the left don't want to hear from their opponents; the fact that opposition even exists in so-called social justice or economics issues seems to be ...

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  • 23 November

    [PODCAST] #383: If You Don’t Know What It Is…Don’t Eat It (With Kevin Geary and Nick Hazelton)

    This is an episode about supermarket mastery - the wheres, whats, whys and hows of affordable, real-food grocery shopping. Kevin Geary and I join Nick Hazelton for another life skills episode of his Anarch-Yakitalist Podcast. As we discussed in episode #378, Nick left school this September to pursue self-education. Part of his self-designed curriculum focuses on independent living, which includes learning how to plan and execute a health-conscious trip to the grocery store, without paying the f$$$ing ridiculous Whole Foods prices. Discussed: -controlling costs -alternatives to the supermarket -Kevin's beginners guide to healthy grocery shopping -our grocery lists -organics -"rewilding" -how to read the nutrition panel, what to look for -developing a positive and shame-free mindset about food - the ...

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Supporter-Only Content

August, 2015

July, 2015

  • 7 July

    [BONUS] The Dawn of Freedom – Cut Segment – “The Evil Libertarians”

    [Approx. 4:51am to 5:21am] In this clip, we might have gone a little too far. A cartoon idea, impressions of people you know, wearing capes, being food snobs, libertarian in-fighting over short-lived McDonald's menu items. Part one and a half of the 4.5-hour Freedom Feens aftershow from the first morning of Porcfest XII. With Brett, Derrick J. Freeman, M.K. Lords, Davi Barker and live studio audience members who are eager to participate.

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June, 2015

  • 9 June

    [BONUS] Non-Violent Communication Is Mind-Control? (With Darrell Becker and Tony Myers)

    AUDIO, 74 MINUTES - Our initial discussion and reaction to the Gnostic Media videos "exposing NVC," which argued that it is inconsistent with the Trivium Method. We share ideas about how to plan for a production hopefully in early July. Because we aim for a balanced response to what was presented by Jan Irvin and Bill Joslin, we tried to vent all of our frustration in this session. Here are the links:

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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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