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December, 2012

  • 4 December

    178: Sexy Asian Tutors and the Reevaluation of My Career

    Topic: Two events in the past few weeks have forced me to think more intensely about my career choice and to contemplate where it is ultimately taking me. It will all be explained in the show. This is a selection of segments from the 11-29-12 live show, with an additional non-live monologue. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Introduction: Discussed: Look Closer: Meet the "Tutor Kings and Queens" By Yojana Sharma $6.00/Month - Join the A/V Club and Receive Bonus Content We need 150 monthly subscribers! If you listen to the show and enjoy the videos, please consider making a commitment of $6.00 per month, or about $.20 per day. ...

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November, 2012

  • 20 November

    174: Individual Identity In A Collectivist World (Brett On The Freedom Experiment)

    My recent discussion with Rodney Smith from The Freedom Experiment Podcast. Topics: -Collectivism in the African-America community -The myths of the Great Society -Obama -The forfeiting of individual identity -Coming to terms to be spanked and being a spanker -Nonviolent Communication -The problems in college athletics -Lessons of baseball Look Closer: The Freedom Experiment Podcast

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September, 2012

  • 12 September

    163: Critical Thinking Development and Emotional Intelligence

    It's good day for it. Topics: This morning I discovered a new website:, the homepage of The Critical Thinking Community. There's been a lot of talk on the show lately about the connection between critical thinking and emotional intelligence. And after searching through the site, I discovered the work of an educational psychologist named Linda Elder. I was very intrigued by her paper, Critical Thinking Development: A Stage Theory, so I thought I would turn it into a nice mp3 for you. Woven throughout the theory is a call to understand the roll emotional intelligence plays in effective and rational thinking, so I have also included some audio from an Objectivist writer and lecturer on philosophy named Dr.Diana Hsieh. ...

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August, 2012

  • 6 August

    155: No Child Left Behind (and Other Bi-Partisan Education Conspiracies)

    Topic: A follow-up to our recent shows about behaviorism and educational politics, this episode examines the origins of, and ideologies and motives behind the controversial (yet bi-partisan!) No Child Left Behind legislation of 2002, or 1989, or 1967, or 1933, or 1903, depending on where you start the story. Bumper Music: "Waiting For Superman" The Flaming Lips Look Closer: The No Child Left Behind Act: A Look at Provisions, Philosophies, and Compromises Origins and Purpose of "No Child Left Behind" A SHORT ANGRY HISTORY OF AMERICAN FORCED SCHOOLING The Political Economy of Collective Skill FormationPDF EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE TYRANNY RICH DAD: The Conspiracy Against Our Education, Why Money is not Taught in Our Schools EdWatch ...

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August, 2013

  • 13 August

    Christopher Walken Impression Tutorial

    (A/V CLUB) Behind the Scenes at 08-08-13 School Sucks Live with Paul Verge, Richard Grove and Brett Veinotte. Related PostsPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: live, club, a/v, brett, grove, richardFull Video - 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11Tags: club, a/v, live, grove, richard

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  • 8 August

    Bonus Show: 9/11, Information Holes, Obedience, and Empathy – With Richard Grove (Video)

    A live show from Tragedy and Hope studios with Richard Grove, recorded August 2nd, 2013. -How Richard and I came to know each other -9/11 Synchronicity, 9/11 truth and inconsistencies -The Warren Commission and Allen Dulles -Bertrand Russell -Emotional splinters, filling information holes -documentary-making and podcasting -police, obedience and empathy -intellectual self-defense at the movies -what's up with Adam Kokesh? Related PostsPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: live, a/v, grove, richardFull Video - 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11Tags: a/v, video, live, grove, richardBehind-the-Scenes of Production With Marc Stevens, Richard Grove and BrettTags: trivium, richard, grove, video, live, a/v[BONUS] An Unscheduled Q&A With Richard Grove and Brett VeinotteTags: grove, richard, bonus, recorded, a/v

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  • 7 August

    After School Sucks Special 8-2-13

    Fielding questions from the chat... Related PostsPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vAfter School Sucks Special 8-29-13Tags: a/v, sucks, special, schoolPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: a/v

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  • 2 August

    Film Making and History Chat With Richard Grove

    (A/V Club) Richard and I sit down in his studio to test Ustream, and then we talk for an hour. Related PostsShow Prep With Richard Grove and Kevin Cole (History...So It Doesn't Repeat)Tags: a/v, club, richard, grove, historyPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: club, a/v, grove, richardFull Video - 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11Tags: club, a/v, grove, richard

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