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Latest Podcasts

May, 2020

  • 26 May

    Can the World Finally Disentangle School and Education? [PODCAST #657]

    Matt Shumski is a former public school social studies teacher and a current School Sucks listener. You're going to love his story! He's currently pursuing a graduate degree from the College of Education at The University of Oregon, and he also served as a core staffer at The Hive - a blog and self-directed learning resource for teens. Recently Matt published an essay on the Hive called How COVID-19 Can Disentangle School From Education He's here today to discuss his research, his outlook, and much much more. The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Email me at [email protected]schoolsucksproject.com to get it for 30% off Visit THIS LINK to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus ...

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  • 26 May

    [preview] The End Justifies the Means

    Free Bonus Friday Enjoy (and you will enjoy) a snip of one of our bonus productions for supporting listeners, including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, Picture of the Month Club, and other older selections. A lot can happen in 20 minutes on an episode of In Pursuit of Utopia: we discuss Marshall McLuhan, cybernetics, the "crisis of democracy," Rules For Radicals, utopian socialism, and Donald Trump. (FULL AUDIO: 99 MINUTES) In Pursuit of Utopia (Episode 9) New Harmony and Beyond Kevin Cole joins Danny and Brett once again to wrap-up the exploration of New Harmony. Discussed: - After its collapse, was New Harmony (or the broader work of Owen) cited by later social planners, philosophers, etc.? In what ...

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  • 16 May

    This Is A Test (Part Two) With Darrell Becker [PODCAST #656]

    Darrell Becker returns to encourage a deeper and broader look at both the scientific consensus and dissenting voices of our current crisis. Today we discuss the germ and terrain theories of disease. Are these two theories even in conflict? Why is one amplified while the other is obscured? Darrell’s website notmedicaladvice.co is a growing collection of informative shows, interviews, and health resources. Not Medical Advice videos are stories that show how various types of practitioners would find effective treatment for a wide variety of chronic problems. He also offers a free guide to finding the first member of your holistic healthcare team. Darrell offers holistic healthcare consultations, and he’s available to help you find effective medical options, locating healthcare professionals, ...

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Supporter-Only Content

January, 2020

  • 30 January

    [BONUS] Picture of the Month Club – American Psycho

    Look in the mirror. Installment #4 (AUDIO, 97 MINUTES) American Psycho was released in 2000, based on a controversial 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis, and set in 1987 Manhattan. Thus, a significant crash quietly looms over all the film's detestable Wall St. yuppie characters. Its focus is a darkly satirical character study of a man who's arc travels from psychopathy to psychosis. Maybe. We'll discuss... - the film's (and book's) motives, message, and impact - its themes of image over identity, conformity, self-denial - its relatable emotions of jealousy, fear, and hopelessness delivered to us through incomprehensible characters - and much more PICTURE OF THE MONTH CLUB is a monthly series featuring Dutch - a delightful, insightful and successful ...

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  • 20 January

    [BONUS] AUTONOMY Mastermind – January 7th, 2020

    Featuring Richard Grove and an unknown number Autonomy students! This is probably my favorite meeting so far. After Rich and I warm up with some Nazi talk... We start with Krista, an academic and an intuitive (you'll learn about what that is) who is struggling with balance and time management. I was captivated and impressed by her story. In hour two, Tyler and I discuss starting a production business and I review the principles of The E-Myth book. In the last 20 minutes I just rant. Related Posts[BONUS] Autonomy Mastermind - November 19th, 2019Tags: autonomy, bonus, learn, time, tyler, hour, students, mastermind, featuring, richard[BONUS] AUTONOMY Mastermind - February 18th, 2020Tags: autonomy, rich, richard, grove, featuring, bonus, mastermind, students, warm, discuss

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December, 2019

  • 16 December

    [BONUS] Autonomy Mastermind – December 3rd, 2019

    Featuring Richard Grove and 14 Autonomy students! Today I pose a series of discussion questions to the group: What did you first see, hear, read or experience that alerted you there was still lot to learn about how the world worked around you? Or that your map of the world was entirely wrong? What took you from drifting to seeking? What steps did you take? How did your journey unfold? Where did you get stuck along the way? I explain my goals with these questions more completely at the beginning of the audio. This prompt inspired the most challenging and rewarding Autonomy Mastermind meeting so far. I really wish everyone could hear this one. Huge thanks to Tyler, Martin, Cameron, ...

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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

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