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February, 2011

  • 27 February

    081: John Holt – Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 1 of 2)

    (Part 1 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about John Holt's book, Instead of Education. Other participants included Stefan Molyneux, Jake Desyllas, Luke David, Michael Demarco, Thomas Bell, Debbie Harbeson, Ivan Ivanov and Cheryl Hulseapple. Special thanks to Greg for setting up and managing the conference on Skype. Bumper Music: "Logical Song" Supertramp "School" Supertramp Look Closer: Freedom Book Club on Facebook Instead of education: ways to help people do things better By John Holt Freedomain Radio Related Posts082: John Holt - Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 2 of 2)Tags: education, book, john, supertramp, discussion, club, freedom, holt, closer, conference

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  • 25 February

    080: Persuasion, Prussia, and the Purpose of Education (SAT Writing Class Rant)

    PICTURE: Friedrich Nietzsche had eyebrows, mustaches, and ideas that all eventually grew out of control. In my SAT class last Saturday (2-19-11), a student pulled out an interesting essay question: "Is the purpose of education to change the world?" At this point, I was compelled to tell a story. Bumper Music: "Room At the Top" Adam Ant Look Closer: Nietzsche's Superman The Übermensch and the Nazis AGAINST SCHOOL: How public education cripples our kids, and why, By John Taylor Gatto Society and the Individual in Nietzsche's The Will to Power

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November, 2010

  • 19 November

    070: What You’ve Been Missing!

    Today's guests are Richard Grove, Jan Irvin, and Paul Verge: three friends, independent media creators, collaborators, and School Sucks listeners who have teamed up to produce a new You Tube series called What You've Been Missing. From What You've Been Missing was created to fill the massive gap created by corporate media, between itself and reality. A virtual variety show with a point, WYBM helps you learn how to outgrow the status quo; through a systematic process of critical thinking supplemented with comedy. In addition to discussing this superb new project, we also explore the lost art of real learning and critical thinking, self-esteem, the deceptive power of language, and the people who lurk in the shadows of state ...

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September, 2013

  • 5 September

    Presence and Productivity (Raw Video, Parts 3, 4, and 5)

    (A/V CLUB) Related PostsPresence and Productivity Out-Takes (MP3, 38 minutes) 8-29-13Tags: myers, tony, productivity, presence, a/vPre-Show 8-29-13Tags: presence, productivity, parts, a/v, club, tony, myers[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 5Tags: tony, myers, a/vPre-Show 8-22-13Tags: club, a/v, myers, tonyCorbett Report After-Show 5-19-12Tags: tony, myers, a/v

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  • 5 September

    Presence and Productivity (Parts 1 and 2, Raw Video)

    (A/V CLUB) Related PostsCorbett Report After-Show 5-19-12Tags: tony, myers, grove, richard, a/vPre-Show 8-22-13Tags: club, a/v, myers, tony, grove, richardPresence and Productivity Out-takes (MP3, 15 minutes) 8-22-13Tags: myers, tony, productivity, grove, richard, presence, a/vAfter School Sucks Special 8-22-13Tags: richard, grove, myers, tony, club, a/vPodcast #241 Unedited: Listener Question - Where Are Gatto's Footnotes?Tags: a/v, club, myers, tony, grove, richard

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  • 4 September

    Presence and Productivity Out-Takes (MP3, 38 minutes) 8-29-13

    With Tony Myers. Recorded live 8-29-13 Related PostsPresence and Productivity (Raw Video, Parts 3, 4, and 5)Tags: a/v, productivity, presence, myers, tonyPre-Show 8-29-13Tags: presence, productivity, a/v, tony, myers[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 5Tags: minutes, tony, myers, a/vPresence and Productivity Out-takes (MP3, 15 minutes) 8-22-13Tags: live, recorded, myers, tony, out-takes, productivity, mp, minutes, presence, a/vPre-Show 8-22-13Tags: a/v, myers, tony

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