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Latest Podcasts

March, 2011

  • 11 March

    083: Seeds (1 of 2) – Small People Can Be Dangerous

    (Part 1 of 2) For the last two months, I have been working primarily with younger kids (ages 6-10). While comparing and contrasting these recent experiences to my work with high school students, I gained a fresh perspective on this whole "school sucks" idea. Discussed: -Domination Systems -Crushing...courage, imagination, ambition, individuality -NCLB -Bureaucratic inertia in the tutoring business NOTE: This show was recorded in the car on February 18th and 23rd. Bumper Music: "Sunshine" Timbuk3 Look Closer: Teacher Cuts Off Girl's Braid In Front Of Class Teacher Still In Classrroom After Cutting Girl's Braid FDR1460 Statism and Early Education https://www.schoolsucksproject.com/fdr#fdr1460 How to think like Einstein: Seed Ideas http://books.google.com

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  • 1 March

    082: John Holt – Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 2 of 2)

    (Part 2 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about John Holt's book, Instead of Education. Other participants included Stefan Molyneux, Jake Desyllas, Luke David, Michael Demarco, Thomas Bell, Debbie Harbeson, Ivan Ivanov and Cheryl Hulseapple. Special thanks to Greg for setting up the conference on Skype. Bumper Music: "Crime of the Century" Supertramp "Take the Long Way Home" Supertramp Look Closer: Freedom Book Club on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freedom-Book-Club/189728764133?sk=wall Instead of education: ways to help people do things better By John Holt http://books.google.com/books Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related Posts081: John Holt - Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 1 of 2)Tags: education, book, john, supertramp, discussion, club, freedom, holt, closer, conference

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February, 2011

  • 27 February

    081: John Holt – Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 1 of 2)

    (Part 1 of 2) On February 26th 2011, I took part in a discussion about John Holt's book, Instead of Education. Other participants included Stefan Molyneux, Jake Desyllas, Luke David, Michael Demarco, Thomas Bell, Debbie Harbeson, Ivan Ivanov and Cheryl Hulseapple. Special thanks to Greg for setting up and managing the conference on Skype. Bumper Music: "Logical Song" Supertramp "School" Supertramp Look Closer: Freedom Book Club on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freedom-Book-Club/189728764133?sk=wall Instead of education: ways to help people do things better By John Holt http://books.google.com/books Freedomain Radio http://www.freedomainradio.com/ Related Posts082: John Holt - Instead of Education (Freedom Book Club Discussion Part 2 of 2)Tags: education, book, john, supertramp, discussion, club, freedom, holt, closer, conference

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May, 2013

  • 23 May

    After School Sucks Special 5-23-13

    Bitcoin talk - Esperanto vs. Klingon - Marc Maron - Errol Flynn, MGM and other movie trivia - TED Talk: Why You Should Love Government - the future of Game of Thrones - a review of Star Trek: Into Darkness - Lil' Dicky Related PostsAfter School Sucks Special (mp3) 5-23-13Tags: talk, trivia, ted, love, movie, government, flynn, mgm, errol, futurePre-Show 5-9-13Tags: game, thrones, a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: talk, a/vPre-Show 5-17-12Tags: talk, a/vAfter School Sucks Special (MP3) 8-30-12Tags: talk, sucks, special, school, a/v

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  • 23 May

    Pre-Show 5-23-13

    Appetizers - IRS - Kokesh updates - JFK admired the Nazis? - Caligula vs. Joffrey Baratheon - What's Bad Quaker all about? I want to collaborate Related PostsPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 5-24-12Tags: pre-show, a/vPre-Show 8-9-12Tags: pre-show, a/v

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  • 23 May

    Outtakes From Podcast #219 (MP3/60 minutes)

    Sixty minutes of additional discussion from podcast #219 (Live Show): Reaching Out To A Mentally Ill Childhood Friend With Cory, recorded 4-4-13 Related PostsPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 1-12-13Tags: minutes, a/vPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: 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

The realization that school sucks actually marks the beginning of a new and exciting educational journey.

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