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Latest Podcasts

February, 2014

  • 10 February

    Podcast #263: The Libertarian Homeschooler – A Discussion With Ana Martin

    Today I am joined by Ana Martin, who has built a Facebook following of over 40,000 people at The Libertarian Homeschooler. Discussion Outline: -Were you a homeschooler who found libertarian or vice versa? -What/who led to you to (whichever came first)? -Austrian economics -How does the philosophy of liberty inform your educational environment? -Have you found challenges in developing a consistent philosophy of parenting and education? -Recommendations to parents who are starting to question traditional or compulsory schooling? -How have you incorporated the Trivium?(methods/resources/successes/challenges) -History discussions through the lenses of economics and motivations -Developmental stages (Sayers): Poll-Parrot, the Pert, and the Poetic Look Closer: The Well-Trained Mind - - T&H Trivium Resources - The Lost Tools ...

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January, 2014

  • 28 January

    Podcast #259: From Libertarianism to Liberalism – How Does That Work?

    A (close to) real-time reaction to an article from Listen as I try to maintain my composure while reading and analyzing a piece by Scott Parker called Confessions of a former Libertarian: My personal, psychological and intellectual epiphany. Despite my best efforts to do this in one take, the show contains three edits.

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  • 14 January

    Podcast #256: 2 Weird Tips To Make School Suck Less

    Today I am joined by a new listener named Duncan, a high school senior from Virginia who has devoted some his own time and curiosity to the question: what is school good for? In our conversation we'll cover some of his tested strategies for making high school tolerable and even enjoyable at times, and a smarter approach to a college education. Look Closer: Duncan's Blog: The Question Academy -

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Supporter-Only Content

August, 2013

  • 13 August

    Christopher Walken Impression Tutorial

    (A/V CLUB) Behind the Scenes at 08-08-13 School Sucks Live with Paul Verge, Richard Grove and Brett Veinotte. Related PostsPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: live, club, a/v, brett, grove, richardFull Video - 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11Tags: club, a/v, live, grove, richard

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  • 8 August

    Bonus Show: 9/11, Information Holes, Obedience, and Empathy – With Richard Grove (Video)

    A live show from Tragedy and Hope studios with Richard Grove, recorded August 2nd, 2013. -How Richard and I came to know each other -9/11 Synchronicity, 9/11 truth and inconsistencies -The Warren Commission and Allen Dulles -Bertrand Russell -Emotional splinters, filling information holes -documentary-making and podcasting -police, obedience and empathy -intellectual self-defense at the movies -what's up with Adam Kokesh? Related PostsPre-Show 9-11-13Tags: live, a/v, grove, richardFull Video - 239 (Live): Inferential Distance, Parallel Thinking, and 9/11Tags: a/v, video, live, grove, richardBehind-the-Scenes of Production With Marc Stevens, Richard Grove and BrettTags: trivium, richard, grove, video, live, a/v[BONUS] An Unscheduled Q&A With Richard Grove and Brett VeinotteTags: grove, richard, bonus, recorded, a/v

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  • 7 August

    After School Sucks Special 8-2-13

    Fielding questions from the chat... Related PostsPre-Show 9-13-12Tags: a/vHacky Sack 8-24-13Tags: a/vAfter School Sucks Special 8-29-13Tags: a/v, sucks, special, schoolPre-Show 7-26-12Tags: a/vPre-Show 5-31-12Tags: 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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