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March, 2019

  • 27 March

    Anticipating the Frog – The Discomfort Zone – FREE Episode [PODCAST #605]

    Here's a free full-episode sample of our supporter-only show The Discomfort Zone. And we're excited to announce a new way to get it! With your SubscribeStar Membership you'll gain access to this frequently praised ongoing personal development conversation, plus lots of other irreverent and acerbic commentary that School Sucks listeners have never heard before. What You'll Hear Today: THE DISCOMFORT ZONE(s02e03) We're not eating enough frogs for breakfast and this can really ruin the day. We'll explain. We also discuss the lessons from a month of block scheduling and ways to improve the practice. Plus Brett's trip to the hospital, Andrew's bi-phasic sleep and a review of High Performance Habits. All current SubscribeStar Content: The Discomfort Zone – Pilot (Hour ...

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  • 21 March

    Countering Costly College Propaganda, With Seth Hymes [PODCAST #604]

    college propaganda

    Today college propaganda is so powerful that some successful (and presumably smart) people are willing to risk felony charges to help their children get in.

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  • 15 March

    COLLEGE SCAM! – Mainstream America Learns A New Phrase [PODCAST #603]

    Operation Varsity Blues

    Scott Hambrick and I discuss the so-called biggest scandal in the history of higher education! But what will the public ultimately learn from the Operation Varsity Blues revelations? And what will change? Scott is a home educating parent, entrepreneur, strength coach and the creator (Reader In Chief) of Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your 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 our work. Please help ...

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  • 12 March

    Professor CJ – Considering Community College? – Part 2 of 2 [PODCAST #602]

    community college students

    Part Two: Current Challenges For Community College Students CJ Kilmer is a college history professor and the host of the acclaimed The Dangerous History Podcast. A couple weeks ago CJ expressed some frustration about his teaching job on Facebook - it included the word "soul-crushing" - and I saw it as an opportunity to connect over similar experiences. It's also an opportunity to share with you a long-form discussion on community college. The conversation is divided into two parts; in the previous show we covered the institutional problems and this installment will focus on current student and cultural challenges. CJ has been teaching college history since 2006, so we're working with a sample size of several thousand students. Community college ...

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January, 2019

  • 21 January

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone – Yearly Review (Part 1 of 2)

    We each started 2018 in dark places. We discuss what actions we took to start 2019 with much brighter mindsets and outlooks. Related Posts[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone – Yearly Review (Part 2 of 2)Tags: actions, discuss, start, brighter, outlooks, mindsets, places, started, discomfort, bonusHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vShit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)Tags: bonus, a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: a/v

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  • 13 January

    [BONUS] The Discomfort Zone 9 – The Split Personality of Entrepreneurship

    Back together in Pittsburgh, Brett and Andrew discuss a book called The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It. The book was written decades ago and last updated at the dawn of the digital revolution, but it contains wisdom still very relevant to us today. The E-Myth describes the self-employed or small business owner as a person who initially tries to play three distinct roles: a technician, a manager, and an entrepreneur. Brett and Andrew evaluate their aptitudes in each area, and discuss strategies for improving.

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December, 2018

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.

Welcome to 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.