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Latest Podcasts

September, 2014

  • 18 September

    Podcast #309: FREE A/V – Film and Video Production Shop Talk, and Much More

    A new feature: Twice monthly, School Sucks will release a piece of premium content in the podcast feed. You can access hundreds of hours of additional audio and video by signing up for the A/V Club. Fourth Installment: The After School Sucks Special following the Sestercentepisodic Gala (Episodes 250a and 250b), recorded on December 11th, 2013 With Osborne, Brian and Keegan – film making and independent film distribution – the Gatto videos – writing a book – the Bulletproof Diet – Bitcoin concerns – market distortions (caused by schooling) 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 ...

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  • 6 September

    Podcast #307: Confessions of A Recovering Libertarian (Salon.com Article Reaction)

    Another (close to) real-time reaction to an article from Salon.com. Listen as I try to maintain my composure while reading and analyzing a piece by Dustin Petzold called Confessions of a recovering Libertarian: How I escaped a world of Ron Paul hero worship. Will it be similar to our previous Salon.com reading entitled Confessions of a former Libertarian: My personal, psychological and intellectual epiphany? 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 new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a ...

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August, 2014

  • 17 August

    Podcast #303: Teens Take On the Mainstream Media (with Andrew Demeter)

    Topic: Andrew Demeter of Teen Take joins me again to discuss his his new media project, Politicast. Andrew is currently raising funds to build the first news channel run by teens. View and subscribe to Teen Take Learn more about Politicast Andrew's first appearance on School Sucks: 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 new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If you are a regular consumer ...

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Supporter-Only Content

October, 2013

  • 21 October

    Behind-the-Scenes of Production With Marc Stevens, Richard Grove and Brett

    Marc Stevens (No State Project) asked me if I could provide him with some tips and strategies for live video production. I invited Rich to join us and this our fantastic conversation! Topics range from the Trivium to Ustream. Marc's Site: http://marcstevens.net/ Rich's Site: http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Jan Irvin: http://www.gnosticmedia.com/ Related PostsBonus Show: 9/11, Information Holes, Obedience, and Empathy - With Richard Grove (Video)Tags: richard, grove, video, live, trivium, a/vPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: live, a/v, brett, rich, grove, richard

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  • 14 October

    Podcast #241 Unedited: Listener Question – Where Are Gatto’s Footnotes?

    (A/V Club) Includes a somewhat amusing anecdote about learned helplessness, as well as discussion of government experiments with telekinesis, DMT, and Jan Irvin's recent interviews with General Albert Stubblebine and Dr. Rima Laibow 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, grove, richard, a/vAfter School Sucks Special 8-22-13Tags: richard, grove, myers, tony, club, a/vPresence and Productivity (Parts 1 and 2, Raw Video)Tags: a/v, club, tony, myers, grove, richard

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September, 2013

  • 25 September

    Full Video – 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11

    (A/V CLUB) The second year of what I’m hoping will become an iconoclastic tradition: thinking on 9/11 in America. This show has three parts: 1. What is inferential distance and what communication problems does it cause? 2. An explanation and examination of Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats (a tools process of parallel thinking) 3. A 9/11 “truther” vs. 9/11 true believer role-play using what we’ve learned Related PostsPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: parallel, distance, thinking, inferential, live, club, a/v, grove, richard[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 3Tags: america, will, richard, grove, a/vBonus Show: 9/11, Information Holes, Obedience, and Empathy - With Richard Grove (Video)Tags: richard, grove, video, live, a/v[BONUS] An Unscheduled Q&A With Richard Grove and Brett VeinotteTags: grove, richard, a/vPodcast #239 (Live): ...

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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.

Welcome to SchoolSucksProject.com. We strive to provide young people with the building blocks of intellectual, financial and lifestyle independence. This includes in-depth explorations into higher-level thinking, organization and productivity, emotional and physical health, habit and lifestyle optimization, history and philosophy, psychology, self-directed learning, entrepreneurship, and communication/negotiation strategies. It's all essential information, but almost none of it is taught in school. Our content is ideal for frustrated high school and college students, home-educating parents, and adults who are interested in independently furthering their education and achieving self-actualization.