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Latest Podcasts

April, 2014

  • 7 April

    Podcast #275: A Better State of Mind: Introduction to Meditation

    I'd like to get serious about incorporating meditation into my routine, and hopefully many of you are curious as well. I am joined by meditation teacher, Kyle Davis to discuss the basics and some benefits of the practice. My Questions: What is meditation? What are the different techniques? How can discover which practice is best for me? General guidelines? Posture, time, eyes, duration What are the physiological and psychological benefits? What are the benefits of working with a teacher? Look Closer: Meditation & Buddhism in Providence: Mindfulness for Busy People - Robert Anton Wilson -

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  • 7 April

    Podcast #274: Living and Teaching In Turkey – Listener Discussion

    I am joined by a listener named Tony to discuss his public school teaching experience in the Bronx through New York State's version of Teach For America, and his experience and insights living and teaching in Turkey. We also run through a primer on Turkish politics, current events and history. Look Closer: Turkey Fears 'Deep State' Return - The deep state (Turkish: derin devlet) - Secret Warfare: Operation Gladio and NATO’s Stay-Behind Armies -

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March, 2014

  • 17 March

    Podcast #270: Book Review – Learn Anything In 20 Hours?

    Back in December I stumbled across an article on called Josh Kaufman: It Takes 20 Hours Not 10,000 Hours To Learn A Skill. It sound like a gimmick, but I decided to take a closer look. Many may find some of the suggestions obvious, but there are opportunities here to examine David Allen's Getting Things Done method, ideas about learning, and why we sometimes fail at new pursuits. Bumper Music: "So Fresh, So Clean" (Instrumental) Outkast Look Closer: Josh Kaufman: It Takes 20 Hours Not 10,000 Hours To Learn A Skill - first 20 hours -- how to learn anything: Josh Kaufman at TEDxCSU - Outliers (Book) by Malcolm Gladwell -

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Supporter-Only Content

August, 2013

  • 22 August

    Pre-Show 8-22-13

    (A/V CLUB) Related PostsCorbett Report After-Show 5-19-12Tags: tony, myers, grove, richard, a/vPresence and Productivity Out-takes (MP3, 15 minutes) 8-22-13Tags: myers, tony, grove, richard, a/vAfter School Sucks Special 8-22-13Tags: richard, grove, myers, tony, club, a/vPodcast #241 Unedited: Listener Question - Where Are Gatto's Footnotes?Tags: a/v, club, myers, tony, grove, richardPresence and Productivity (Parts 1 and 2, Raw Video)Tags: a/v, club, tony, myers, grove, richard

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  • 22 August

    Pre-Show 8-16-13

    With Kevin Cole, preparation for podcast #236 (Live): Historical Research Methods, Historiography, and Historicity Related Posts[BONUS] Drive Journal – Day 14Tags: kevin, cole, a/v

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  • 14 August

    Pre-Show 08-08-13 (with Paul Verge)

    (A/V CLUB) What makes a cult?

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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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