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Latest Podcasts

August, 2014

  • 17 August

    Podcast #302: FREE A/V – Thick vs. Thin Libertarians, and Much More (With Thaddeus, Antigone and Carlos)

    WARNING: Very strong language. 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. This is the third installment: Audio of the After School Sucks Special from 6-13-14, with Thaddeus Russell, Antigone Darling and Carlos Morales "Life is too short for Alex Jones." - Thaddeus Russell Discussed: -Evernote vs. outlines -Thad's dangerous "freedom of slavery" argument -Public relations -Chris Cantwell -Porcfest -Cathy Reisenwitz -Thin vs. thick libertarianism -Thad's impressions of Ayn Rand -Lew Rockwell and Alex Jones -The New World Order and the Progressive agenda -9/11 truth -Rothbard: Wall Street, Banks and American Foreign ...

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  • 8 August

    Podcast #301: Getting Unstuck From Procrastination and Domestication (with Kevin Geary)

    My first collaboration with Kevin Geary, integrative health coach and founder of RebootedBody.com. WARM-UP: -Intro, the mission of Rebooted Body -Kevin's weight and health issues -the "high fact, low execution diet" -Rebooting Children -fear, shame, guilt and making excuses -conquering negative self talk -the impotence of willpower GETTING UNSTUCK: Kevin's Article: Unstuck: A no-nonsense guide to getting uncomfortable and winning big Step 1: Put on your hazmat suit and discard your toxic beliefs. Step 2: What you think and how you behave aren’t married happily ever Step 3: Reject magic pills. Do the fucking work. Step 4: Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week. Step 5: Be willing to invest in yourself. TANGENTS -Fitness and weight-loss gimmicks -micro-behavior techniques ...

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  • 1 August

    Podcast #300: Dropping Out and Nihilism (With Nick Hazelton)

    A conversation with Nick Hazelton of Anarcho-Yakitalism Podcast. Nick is a 15-year-old from Oregon who aims to drop out of high school and pursue yak herding. Discussion: Click here for Brett's full show notes -Nick's own sustainable farm -thinking about dropping out of high school -dissuasion -understand your reasons for wanting to drop out. -consider online schools and home schooling -research the legal requirements for you to drop out -talking to parents -starting podcasting -project based learning -Critical thinking taught in schools -Skepticism -drawing a line with belief -Logical Fallacies -Conspiracy Theory : MacDonald's is poisoning its customers -Building a philosophy -Politics (where nihilism gets pretty dangerous) -There are no contradictions in nature -cause and effect -The trivium -If we ...

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Supporter-Only Content

September, 2013

  • 24 September

    Pre-Show 9-11-13

    (A/V CLUB) Brett and Rich preparing for episode #239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11 - Getting that in-box to empty Related PostsFull Video - 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11Tags: thinking, distance, inferential, parallel, club, a/v, live, grove, richard[BONUS] Drive Journal - Day 3Tags: brett, richard, grove, a/v[BONUS] An Unscheduled Q&A With Richard Grove and Brett VeinotteTags: grove, brett, richard, rich, a/vBonus Show: 9/11, Information Holes, Obedience, and Empathy - With Richard Grove (Video)Tags: richard, grove, live, a/vShow Prep With Richard Grove and Kevin Cole (History...So It Doesn't Repeat)Tags: a/v, club, richard, grove

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  • 5 September

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

    (A/V CLUB) Related PostsPre-Show 8-29-13Tags: presence, productivity, parts, a/v, club, tony, myersPresence and Productivity Out-Takes (MP3, 38 minutes) 8-29-13Tags: myers, tony, productivity, presence, a/v[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/vPresence and Productivity Out-takes (MP3, 15 minutes) 8-22-13Tags: myers, tony, productivity, grove, richard, presence, a/vPre-Show 8-22-13Tags: club, a/v, myers, tony, grove, richardAfter 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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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.