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July, 2019

  • 5 July

    From Powerless Paranoia To Direct Action, With Shane Radliff [PODCAST #618]

    Who is Bill Cooper? How did he help? How did he hinder? What's his relationship to Alex Jones? Why was he killed in the Fall of 2001? Today we'll be answering 4/5 of those questions to your satisfaction. Shane Radliff is the creator of Liberty Under Attack Publications and the host of the Vonu Podcast. I first encountered Shane's work in 2016 and I was immediately impressed with his focus on practical self-liberation strategies; he had assembled a comprehensive list of empowering pursuits (with instruction) under the umbrella of his Direct Action series. But Shane's journey, like mine, did not start in the most empowering of places. He says he wound up in a "conspiratorial rabbit hole" which eventually even ...

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  • 1 July

    Jim Cunigan – Hubris + Public Policy, From Psychiatry to Eugenics [PODCAST #617]

    Jim is a clinical psychiatrist, a libertarian, and a School Sucks listener. At the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest he gave a presentation called When Scientific Experts Determine Public Policy... What Could Go Wrong? It focused on the implementation of eugenic policies during the Progressive Era, which featured many of the same scientific engineers who shaped the 20th century schooling system. Jim described the motivation behind the presentation: "part of it is that I do have some morbid fascination with some darker elements of history, especially when they overlap with medicine in some way. Also, while I didn’t emphasize this point, because I was preaching to the choir, I like highlighting examples of when government action resulted in something monstrous. ...

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June, 2019

  • 26 June

    Larry Ludlow – A Libertarian Teacher Walks Into A Public School… [PODCAST #616]

    Larry Ludlow first tried his hand at teaching in the Detroit public schools, the very same year I entered first grade. After quickly realizing he was in a dangerous, toxic and anti-education environment Larry moved on to the private sector where he enjoyed a successful 35-year career. Now semi-retired, Larry has re-certified and returned to the system (with a political and educational philosophy he didn't hold his first time around) to teach high school Latin. We discuss what has changed over the past four decades, and what ideas Larry feels a liberty-minded individual should be trying to smuggle into the public schools. Recorded on Saturday June 22nd at the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest. Want to stay in the loop ...

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  • 19 June

    Benny Wills – The Making of A (More Thoughtful) You Tube Radical [PODCAST #615]

    I'm excited to welcome back one of my favorite entertainers, Benny Wills. Benny is a poet, an actor, and one of the creators of the hilarious and insightful YouTube channel, JoyCamp. Benny and I discuss the impact of JoyCamp, creating and pitching a "too smart for Comedy Central" pilot, the recent NY Times article "The Making of A YouTube Radical," YouTube's ominous new guidelines, political division and Benny's plans for the future. Benny's Site: bennywills.com Benny's New You Tube Channel: Subscribe Want to stay in the loop on our upcoming Virtual Summit Series? Visit THE UN-IVERSITY Use "SCHOOLSUCKS" for your invite code! Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the ...

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June, 2019

  • 13 June

    [BONUS] The Pursuit of Utopia – Episode One – From the Top Down

    This is the pilot episode in a new monthly historical series with Daniel McCarthy. Danny is a 24-year-old SSP listener, blogger and researcher, and the author of an upcoming book on the historical pursuit of utopia. In the 21st century, we're living in a mosaic of fractured and failed Utopian visions from the past; socialism, social justice, liberation movements, archaic revival, radical environmentalism, and even the "information" revolution are a just a few notable examples. Whether we trace the concept of utopia back to Thomas More 500 years ago or even all the way back to Plato, the ideal world has been pursued from the top down, frequently resulting in varying degrees of dystopia for people...not at the top. Today's ...

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May, 2019

  • 31 May

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e10) – Works For Me!

    "Young Alex" (Alex Bell) joins us to discuss sleep, herb dependence, a stoic disconnection from comfort and convenience, and Getting Thing Done. Then Alex educates us on why Freelancing should be in every creative's toolkit (that's the title of a presentation he's giving on June 15th!) and he shares several strategies for getting started, finding clients, and ultimately succeeding. We have some really great public speaking tips for him too! Want to see Alex speak? Learn more at the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/371143260164052/?ti=as Or buy a ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alex-bell-tickets-61475803784 No player? click HERE

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  • 20 May

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e09) – When the Right Decision Sucks

    (AUDIO, 78 Minutes) Brett and Andrew sit on a park bench, revise their fitness plans, and give each other relationship advice. No player? Click HERE.

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  • 7 May

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e08) – Upgrade Your Problems

    Today we welcome a TDZ listener to the conversation for the first time. IT IS A HUGE SUCCESS! Jay shares his backstory, his punchings, his challenges, and some valuable advice for us. We talk primarily about romantic relationships and attitudes about food. Jay also has valuable info about Brett's spine. No player? Click HERE

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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

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.