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Latest Podcasts

July, 2014

  • 4 July

    Podcast #295: Entrepreneurship, Freedom and Fulfillment (with Jake Desyllas)

    Jake Desyllas returns to discuss his new book, Becoming an Entrepreneur: How to Find Freedom and Fulfillment as a Business Owner. July 4th is the last day to get a free copy! Follow this link: Look Closer: Jake's Site: The Voluntary Life - Related PostsPorcfest Chronicles - Overcoming Public EducationTags: desyllas, jake, life, entrepreneurship, freedom, voluntary149b (Porcfest Micro-Series): Brett Veinotte and Jake Desyllas - Surviving and Overcoming SchoolTags: life, voluntary, desyllas, jake, closer,, podcast, entrepreneurship, discuss, freedom

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June, 2014

  • 18 June

    Podcast #293: A Valedictorian Reflects On Her Experiences With “Playing School”

    With Darrell Becker and his daughter, Cypress Ellen Cypress has probably the most diverse educational and schooling experience of any guest we've ever had. She began in Montessori school, then spent six years in public school. There, she discovered that she preferred home schooling. And after two years at home, she moved on to a "Progressive" schooling environment. Today she joins me and Darrell in the studio to share her experiences and reflections. Look Closer: Darrell's Site: Voluntary Visions - Cypress's Art Blog: shortakun -

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  • 11 June

    Podcast #291: FREE A/V – Presence and Productivity Series Out-Takes (August 2013)

    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. Today's release is the out-takes from our series Presence and Productivity, with Richard Grove and Tony Myers. This audio includes some valuable review of David Allen's Getting Things Done method. Look Closer: David Allen, Getting Things Done - The Trivium method - - Related PostsPresence and Productivity (Parts 1 and 2, Raw Video)Tags: a/v, club, video, productivity, presence, tony, myers, grove, richard, gtd

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Supporter-Only Content

September, 2013

  • 4 September

    Presence and Productivity Out-Takes (MP3, 38 minutes) 8-29-13

    With Tony Myers. Recorded live 8-29-13 Related PostsPresence and Productivity (Raw Video, Parts 3, 4, and 5)Tags: a/v, productivity, presence, myers, tonyPre-Show 8-29-13Tags: presence, productivity, a/v, tony, myers[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 5Tags: minutes, tony, myers, a/vPresence and Productivity Out-takes (MP3, 15 minutes) 8-22-13Tags: live, recorded, myers, tony, out-takes, productivity, mp, minutes, presence, a/vCorbett Report After-Show 5-19-12Tags: tony, myers, a/v

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  • 3 September

    Presence and Productivity Out-takes (MP3, 15 minutes) 8-22-13

    With Richard Grove and Tony Myers. Recorded live 8-22-13. Habit change and emotional doppelgangers. Related PostsCorbett Report After-Show 5-19-12Tags: tony, myers, grove, richard, a/vPre-Show 8-22-13Tags: a/v, myers, tony, grove, richardAfter School Sucks Special 8-22-13Tags: richard, grove, myers, tony, a/vPodcast #241 Unedited: Listener Question - Where Are Gatto's Footnotes?Tags: a/v, myers, tony, grove, richardPresence and Productivity (Parts 1 and 2, Raw Video)Tags: a/v, productivity, presence, tony, myers, grove, richard

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August, 2013

  • 29 August

    After School Sucks Special 8-29-13

    (A/V CLUB) Most of this became podcast Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special 8-2-13Tags: sucks, special, school, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: a/v

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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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