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Latest Podcasts

May, 2018

  • 24 May

    Star Wars Double Feature [PODCAST #565 – FREE A/V]

    I have some announcements about content and travel. And I have attached a couple Star Wars-related audios from the bonus section for your enjoyment. 1. [BONUS] How To Star Wars – Rogue One and A New Order Recorded December 18th, 2016 (1 hour, 8 minutes) Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn (sexandsciencehour.com) join me in-studio for a live discussion about Star Wars Rogue One and the broader Star Wars universe. Is there a better order than Machete Order or Episode Order to watch all eight films? How do Brian and I rank all eight films (you might be surprised!!) And why does Stephanie dislike Star Wars? 2. [BONUS] The After School Sucks Special Recorded November 1, 2012 (23 minutes) Disney is ...

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  • 18 May

    LIVE In New Orleans With Thad and Brett [PODCAST #564]

    The tense and truculent final event of Renegade University and School Sucks Project Present A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell. Attendees grab the mic and question us on the following topics: Jason - Foreign policy and the military: how to close the physical and psychological distance between America and its enemies? Norm - Higher education: how do you introduce opposing and uncomfortable ideas to people who are not seeking them out? Joel - Altruism vs. selfishness, and reconciling Thad's "politics of self interest" with Brett's "intelligent selfishness;" integrity and moralism, the Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, Non-violent communication Brit - Parenting: the challenges of co-parenting with an authoritarian helicopter parent Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. ...

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  • 9 May

    Joanne Kaminski – What Children Need To Fall In Love With Reading [PODCAST #563]

    advantages of online tutoring

    Today, the story of a public school teacher who eventually found a much better way to connect with and teach young people. Joanne Kaminski joins me to discuss her path into and out of public school teaching, why she left, and the advantages of online tutoring she has discovered. We'll also cover some of her methods, so this conversation might be helpful to parents of children who are struggling with reading proficiency and interest. Joanne is the mother of 3 girls, a former public school teacher, and she now runs a successful tutoring company called The Online Reading Tutor. Joanne also has a blog called Become an Online Tutor, where she teaches others to enter this field and to thrive. ...

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Supporter-Only Content

June, 2016

  • 30 June

    [BONUS] The Dawn of Freedom (Part 1) – Introductions, Porcfest the 13th!

    Davi Barker, Brett, Nick Hazelton and Darrell Becker adjust themselves to the marathon show format. Davi and Nick fill Brett and Darrell in on what has happened at Porcfest so far. Davi is very concerned about paranormal activity on the campground. We discuss the apparitions and cryptids we might encounter. Then we discuss psychedelics. And finally - lessons learned from hitting a deer.

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May, 2016

  • 2 May

    [BONUS] Salad Adventures

    (Audio, 30 Minutes) When it comes to eating healthy, the world is against you. Brett, Puke, Andrew and Nick discuss grocery shopping, dining out, mindful eating and nutrition. The photo is from the School Sucks Salad Kitchen.

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  • 1 May

    [BONUS] Film Reaction: Teeth

    (Audio, 91 Minutes) The horrors of misandry. Brett, Andrew, Ellen, Puke and Dale watch and discuss the 2007 horror/comedy movie, Teeth. This show was suggested by Dale (formerly of Flaming Freedom), who greatly enjoys making people feel uncomfortable. Warning: extremely explicit!

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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

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.