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Latest Podcasts

September, 2015

  • 1 September

    [PODCAST] #371: Thaddeus Russell – Renegade Themes and Missed Opportunities In Straight Outta Compton

    Thaddeus Russell is back to discuss the recent N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton. When I first read Thad's book, A Renegade History of the United States, I couldn't stop thinking about N.W.A, and when I finally saw Straight Outta Compton I immediately thought of Thaddeus Russell. I have also been rethinking my first appraisal of the film and its subjects; there was too much hero worship, and I felt like I superimposed onto N.W.A a libertarian enlightenment that probably wasn't really there. "Heroification" is subtraction of peoples' flaws from their story. However, the identification of someone as a "renegade" doesn't require that. Our discussion centers around two central topics: Missed Opportunities - Examination of Misogyny Renegade Themes -N.W.A fought by ...

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July, 2015

  • 15 July

    [PODCAST] #362: The Individual Against the State – A Conversation With Professor Crispin Sartwell

    Crispin Sartwell is a Professor at Dickinson College, a philosopher, individualist anarchist and journalist. His books include Against the State: An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory (2008) and How to Escape: Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism (2014). He is well-known for his work deconstructing social contract theory and other justifications for the existence of the state. Why did I want to have Professor Sartwell on the show? 1. It's always nice to chat with a renegade academic, and to provide a platform for venting 2. Recent conversations with non-libertarians have me thinking about the "social contract" 3. The 2016 election is coming and the political conversation is getting scarier Discussion Summary: -Libertarian philosophy as check against electoral politics and the ...

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  • 13 July

    [PODCAST] #361: Adam Kokesh – On the Road to Emotional Freedom

    Activist Adam Kokesh returns to discuss his personal evolution currently in progress, his book Freedom and the Campfire Freedom tour, self-esteem, letting go of negativity, youth empowerment through technology, and non-violent communication. Adam's Site: http://thefreedomline.com/ Adam's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AdamKokesh

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Supporter-Only Content

January, 2015

  • 9 January

    [BONUS] PodcastMasters’ Extras – Full Unedited Video and Out-Takes

    Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed:A chronology of film and television self-censorship with many tangents 1. WHY THIS TOPIC? -censorship of the film, The Interview by Sony Pictures entertainment -What's unique about this situation? What isn't? -It is unlikely that North Korea is behind the hack: -Whether it's a legit cyber attack, an inside job by Sony or a government false flag the response from Washington is predictable 2. HISTORY - ESCALATION OF CENSORSHIP -Censorship increasing and decreasing were both gradual processes -first film censorship laws -movies were considered evil, similar to all new mediums at first -The First Amendment and "Community Standards" ...

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December, 2014

  • 11 December

    [BONUS] PodcastMasters’ Extras – Full Video

    Full Video of the two-hour radio show and 90-minute aftershow, from podcast #322 (Live): Podcastmasters' Liberty Master Class - Crypto-Archeology, History and Conspiracy. Part One Part Two Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc… Discussed: -What is archeology? -What are crypto-archeology and pseudo-archeology? -The short history of archeology -Why is archeology important? It is incredibly valuable to the narrative of history, if it works, if there is accurate methodology -processual archaeology -What are our biases, experiences, interests? -Can we produce a reasonable doubt, at least open a door into the idea that it might be worth exploring alternative, or even counter-mainstream archeological theories? -BOOK: Disciplined ...

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  • 11 December

    [BONUS] PodcastMasters’ Extras – Breaks and Out-Takes (mp3)

    (43 Minutes) From podcast #322 (Live): Podcastmasters' Liberty Master Class - Crypto-Archeology, History and Conspiracy. Part One Part Two Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc… Discussed: -What is archeology? -What are crypto-archeology and pseudo-archeology? -The short history of archeology -Why is archeology important? It is incredibly valuable to the narrative of history, if it works, if there is accurate methodology -processual archaeology -What are our biases, experiences, interests? -Can we produce a reasonable doubt, at least open a door into the idea that it might be worth exploring alternative, or even counter-mainstream archeological theories? -BOOK: Disciplined Minds , A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals ...

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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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