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Latest Podcasts

February, 2021

  • 18 February

    Tribes and True Believers – With Nathan Fraser [PODCAST #702]

    The lost episode. Now available to the entire podcast audience. (Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 2) Friend, copywriter, marketer, and Facebook World Champion Nathan Fraser and I continue our monthly conversation about marketing and media manipulation. You'll learn more about the tactics politicians and propagandists use against you, and how you can re-purpose such tactics for good. Today: We discuss tribalism and two prophetic books - Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, by Seth Godin and The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, by Eric Hoffer. Sub-Topics Include: - Lizard brain reasons for why we’re tribal creatures - Why the media has become more tribal over the last few decades - On a national level, Unified ...

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  • 15 February

    2021: Now School Sucks For Everyone [PODCAST #701]

    Jay, The Honest Teacher returns almost exactly one year after our last conversation. A lot has changed - if you haven't heard - since February 2020, so I asked him to offer some up close and personal accounts (from students and from his observations) about how institutional schooling has become even more of a dystopian nightmare. Unfortunately now more than ever, school continues to make good on its promise to mold children into "good" citizens. But is there a silver lining? Jay says yes. The Honest Teacher: On Minds On Facebook On Patreon Our Previous Conversations:

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  • 8 February

    A New Foundation For Freedom, With John Bush [PODCAST #700]

    John Bush returns to discuss expanding The Freedom Cell Network, localism, spheres of control, and counter-economics. John's work with this project over the last year has been very inspiring for me. We'll discuss that too. We are now on Locals.com! When you join our Locals community, you'll get immediate access to playlists of all our serial bonus content including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, and Picture of the Month Club + all future shows. schoolsucksproject.locals.com/ The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is still available, and your admission now grants you access to our exclusive online community. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation. Please use the coupon code ...

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Supporter-Only Content

November, 2020

  • 27 November

    [UN-IVERSITY] Giving Thanks

    Yesterday I posted on our Discord server I wrote "Please come share with me something you're grateful for. I would really appreciate this." Thank you to everyone who participated. Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the real world.   School Sucks Project · Giving Thanks Related Posts[UN-IVERSITY] The World's Most Beautiful Productivity ConversationTags: conversation, school, sucks, project, un-iversity, discussion, a/v, premium, content, club[Un-iversity] Understanding NFTs and De-FiTags: un-iversity, weekly, chaos, lessons, practices, ideas, action, summit, conversation, schoolOptimism Is Cowardice? [UN-IVERSITY]Tags: un-iversity, discussion, weekly, lessons, practices, ideas, action, summit, chaos, conversationMasks We Wear [UN-IVERSITY]Tags: group, un-iversity, school, sucks, weekly, ...

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  • 22 November

    [UN-IVERSITY] Opening the Kept Gates

    Richard Grove and I use the work of investigative journalist Matt Taibbi as a jumping off point to discuss how gatekeepers can be useful to help "on ramp" people stuck on the low roads of mainstream confirmation-bias media to ride on a better super highway of information, if you will. Furthermore, are we building (or can we build) a map that helps to open some of their gates. This exploration was inspired by our recent integral theory series. Where else can we discover ways to integrate disparate or even conflicting sources of information into a clearer picture of reality? (Recorded October 7th) Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices ...

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  • 19 November

    [UN-IVERSITY] The Tim Pool Deep End

    For the record, Tim did not request our constructive criticism and I have great respect for him and for his work. Among other topics discussed, Kevin Cole and I talk about some things we'd like to see him do. Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the real world. School Sucks Project · The Tim Pool Deep End Related PostsLet's Not Prepare Kids For A World That Sucks [Un-iversity]Tags: un-iversity, weekly, conversation, group, discussion, sucks, joel, school, lessons, project[UN-IVERSITY] Giving ThanksTags: un-iversity, weekly, sucks, school, real, chaos, summit, action, ideas, practices[UN-IVERSITY] The World's Most Beautiful Productivity ConversationTags: conversation, school, ...

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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.