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September, 2019

  • 3 September

    Picture of the Month Club – Mad Max Fury Road [PODCAST #623, FREE BONUS]

    September is Back to School Sucks Month and we begin with this one-time-only free-for-all installment of our bonus series Picture of the Month Club. Because everyone needs to hear it. This show also carries a very special announcement: Registration is now open for the first ever UN-IVERSITY virtual event, The Ideas Into Action Summit. It goes live on October 11th, and there are special registration instructions for SSP listeners in the monologue. You can learn more about the presenters, topics and other details HERE. Today's Show: PICTURE OF THE MONTH CLUB is a monthly series featuring Dutch - a delightful, insightful and successful film maker who wants to teach you the grammar and logic of cinema. Many will remember Dutch ...

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August, 2019

  • 2 August

    Moritz Bierling On Achieving Full Agency Inside All Arenas [PODCAST #622]

    Moritz Bierling returns for another marathon conversation about how individuals can be navigators of increasingly complex and dysfunctional communications arenas. The primary focus is what Moritz refers to as the Agent/Arena Relationship. Arenas - be they social, political, cultural, or economic - are breaking down all around us, and many people struggle to figure out how to adapt and thrive (or maybe just survive) in this flux. We talk about how to achieve stability through adaptability in these situations. One of the keys is the building of "internal coherence" or self-integration. Dis-integrated selves cannot be the building blocks of harmonious or even sustainable groups or institutions. Such harmony requires individual agents with the ability to read and understand the dynamics ...

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July, 2019

  • 18 July

    School Sucks Live and Interactive, Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest [PODCAST #621]

    The lively finale in our string of productions from the 2019 Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest. Recorded on Saturday evening, June 22nd. The questions (paraphrased): 1. Who wins in a rap battle, John Dewey or Horace Mann? (Prof CJ) 2. In your 10 years of doing the show, what's one important idea you've rethought or revised? (Prof CJ) 3. Should we let go of the hopes of running successful agorist businesses? (Beth S.) 4. Are marketing and advertising predatory? Under what conditions? (Joe M.) 5. How do you know your potential? (Sherry) 6. Where are you falling short of your potential? (Sherry) 7. What if I send my child to public school? (Gretchen) Want to stay in the loop on ...

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  • 12 July

    The Limited Hangout – With Professor CJ [PODCAST #620]

    CJ Kilmer (Dangerous History Podcast) and I sit down for a limited hangout, not be confused with a limited hang-out? This a more meandering and freestyle show, best described as a conversation about the modern history of what happens away from public scrutiny and out of the public reach, with the cold war, war on drugs and the war on terror as the backdrops. Questions We'll Answer: What is the limited hang-out? What is psychological impact of conspiracy theory? The human Scale problem: how big can a functional group people be? What are the emotional incentives against identifying systemic problems (school or otherwise)? What is a solution in search of a crisis? (manufactured or organic) Recorded on Monday morning, June ...

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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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April, 2019

  • 24 April

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s02e07) – Mastermind

    Andrew and Brett welcome Alex Bell and Drew Sample to The Studio of Champ-yinz. What we are talking about at... 0:10:00 - Andrew does not take Brett's advice from the previous meeting 0:20:00 - How did we punch the weekend in the dick? 0:30:00 - Planting your flag 0:40:00 - Brett spreads positivity in Pittsburgh 0:50:00 - Mastermind groups and impostor syndrome 1:00:00 - How to find/create the right Mastermind 1:10:00 - Masterminds and self-reflection 1:20:00 - Gooski's Bar, where you can smoke inside 1:30:00 - Positive reframing 1:40:00 - Taking your own advice

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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.

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