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Latest Podcasts

June, 2015

  • 25 June

    [PODCAST] #358: Super Friends (With Davi Barker and Shire Dude)

    A very loose conversation about childhood fantasy, lepufology, baseball, super powers, movies, video games and the creative process. Davi's Site: Shire Dude's Site:

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  • 2 June

    [PODCAST] #353: Our Places In the Emerging Market For Freedom (with Richard Grove and Ernest Hancock)

    Richard Grove and Ernest Hancock join me for roundtable on the challenges, rewards and goals involved with producing liberty-oriented and educational media. In our 2.5 hour discussion, we address the following questions: 1) Why is freedom important? 2) Why do we produce freedom-related content and put it out for free? 3) What do we need to do to get more people who listen passively to support us actively? Look Closer: Ernie's Site: - Richard's Site: - Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to ...

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May, 2015

  • 27 May

    [PODCAST] #352: The 6 Pillars of Achieving a Healthy Body and Mind (with Kevin Geary and Osborne)

    Our third collaboration with Kevin Geary, integrative health coach and founder of Our discussion focuses on my health and fitness progress after following Kevin's advice for eight weeks. Check out our previous discussion here: 344: Solving the Health and Fitness Puzzle (with Kevin Geary) We are also joined by Jason Osborne of Podcastmasters' Liberty Master Class fame. He shares his challenges with Kevin and that leads in to a discussion of a recent article called The 6 Pillars of Achieving a Phenomenally Healthy Body and Mind. Look Closer: Rebooted Body - Reboot Your Kids - Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the ...

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Supporter-Only Content

June, 2014

  • 19 June

    A/V Club: After School Sucks Special 6-13-14

    With Thaddeus Russell, Antigone Darling and Carlos Morales Discussed: Chris Cantwell, thick and thin libertarianism, and conspiracy theories Related PostsPodcast #302: FREE A/V - Thick vs. Thin Libertarians, and Much More (With Thaddeus, Antigone and Carlos)Tags: a/v, club, thick, libertarianism, thin, school, sucks, thaddeus, russell, carlosA/V CLUB: Behold A Dictator Part 2 Out-Takes (Podcast #305)Tags: russell, thaddeus, morales, club, antigone, darling, a/v, carlosA/V Club: Pre-Show 6-13-14 (With Thaddeus Russell and Antigone Darling)Tags: russell, antigone, thaddeus, club, darling, a/v

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  • 18 June

    A/V Club: Pre-Show 6-13-14 (With Thaddeus Russell and Antigone Darling)

    Thad discusses his initial impressions of Stefan Molyneux's work, while we prepare for our discussion about FDR (the president), fascism and the New Deal. (Audio and Video: The audio file is the full version) Related PostsPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: pre-show, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vPreshow 9-20-12Tags: impressions, a/v

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May, 2014

  • 19 May

    After School Sucks Special 5-15-14

    (A/V CLUB) After the Thaddeus Russell Q&A show, Carlos and I discuss the following: -Gatto and Thaddeus Russell on the Puritan work ethic -the supposed dignity of the founding generation -audience participation -James calls in to discuss life in Mexico -health sharing vs. health insurance -weight lifting -Brett's new "ice cream" recipe -Paleo talk -fish oil -alkaline vs. acid Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 5-15-14 (mp3)Tags: russell, health, thaddeus, discuss, insurance, weight, lifting, sharing, acid, life

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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.

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