Tag Archives: A/V

Optimism Is Cowardice? [UN-IVERSITY]

Drew Sample, Nicky P, Danny McCarthy, and I discuss several topics - shipping crisis, happiness, podcasting, and optimism. Scott Hambrick quickly unmutes to drop the show's title line. We'll discuss that too. Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series An ongoing conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the current world. BRAND NEW! Get Access to Our Discord Community, Our Full List of Clubs, and Invitations to Our Weekly Discussion Groups - Un-i

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The Discomfort Zone (s05e01) Happiness Is For the Weaklings

This episode was originally planned as follow-up to our financial conversation. BUT it turns into beginning of a whole new adventure. Andrew and Brett welcome Drew Sample and Alex Bell as regular hosts of TDZ. This show is an orientation to our exciting new four-way dynamic! School Sucks Project · The Discomfort Zone (s05e01)Happiness Is For the Weaklings Related Posts[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e01) - Imposterpreneurship88Andrew is in the hot seat this time and we're talking about imposter syndrome. What is it? Why does Andrew have it? How do we cure it? We'll also discuss how knowing your core values aids in decision making. And then you'll enjoy a spot-on dream analysis. Nothing crazy, just…Tags: andrew, discomfort, zone, turns, school, ...

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Mind Over Media? [UN-IVERSITY Book Club]

Renee Hobbs is an  internationally-recognized authority on media literacy education.  Through community and global service and as a researcher, teacher,  advocate and media professional, Hobbs has worked to advance the quality  of digital and media literacy education in the United States and around  the world. Author of 10 books and more than 150 scholarly articles, she  is the Founder and Director of the Media Education Lab, whose mission is to improve the quality of media literacy education through research and community service. (Source: MindOverMedia.us) And her latest book, Mind Over Media, is a piece of shit. Fortunately we salvage a constructive discussion than expands well beyond her narrow presentation.   School Sucks Project · Mind Over Media [UN-IVERSITY]

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[UN-IVERSITY] Influence Cap

A conversation about ethics and influence, and the emerging difficult choices between honesty and integrity. In media, what is the threshold for flying below the radar? In our personal and professional lives, the time for outreach has ended. The priority now is self-defense. But this does not mean influence has been capped in these situations. Stop with counter-narratives, and try to inspire curiosity. Friend and former public school teacher Adam shows up, and provides a happy conclusion for the meeting. 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 current world. BRAND NEW! Get Access to Our Discord Community, Our ...

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[BONUS] Scott Hambrick: The Ethical Question + Q&A

Here is the conclusion to Episode #724. It runs about 17 minutes. I have added an unreleased hour of Q&A with Scott from an Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group, back in December 2020. This was a follow-up to our conversation in Episode #691 - 2020: The Year In Review. OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS NOW ON SEPTEMBER 11+12! Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this exciting new presentation, the topics, and bonuses Add your contribution to the School Sucks Yearbook!  Have you heard the School Sucks Project is coming to a close next month?! To help honor all that Brett has done for parents, students, and liberty we're creating an SSP yearbook featuring "Students" who've listened and learned, as well as"Faculty" ...

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So Much To Look Forward To! [Un-iversity]

With Scott Hambrick and Lisa from AUTONOMY, interacting for the first time! This is a fast-paced and intense conversation that offers an ahead-of-time, behind-the-scenes look at what happened on the podcast this month. Before Scott arrives, I test my ideas against a large and energetic Un-iversity group. Theme: balancing outside-your-sphere-of-control cynicism with inside-your-sphere-of-control optimism. And many explorations too controversial to list here. School Sucks Project · UWDG 7-11-21 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 current world. BRAND NEW! Get Access to Our Discord Community, Our Full List of Clubs, and Invitations to Our Weekly Discussion Groups - ...

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[BONUS] fOLloW tHe sCiEncE – Group Discussion

Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit   to the chaos of the current world. OUR NEXT VIRTUAL SUMMIT IS JUNE 7&8 Visit MindsetandMastery.com to learn more about this exciting new presentation, the topics, and bonuses School Sucks Project · FOLloW tHe sCiEncE - Group Discussion

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Orwell Rolls In His Grave – Part 1 [Un-iversity Documentary Club]

In 2003, a group of lefties came together to make the case that conservatives control the mainstream media. Almost 20 years later, many of their concerns and criticisms actually seem pretty reasonable. In our first meeting of Documentary Club, we watch the first 30 minutes of the film (in 10-minute segments) and then we respond in a group discussion.  This whole discussion will come in 3 parts. Here is the full documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8L7_bVU1c0 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 current world. Special Invite-Only offer to Join the Un-iversity Private Community   School Sucks Project · Orwell Rolls ...

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[Un-iversity] Understanding NFTs and De-Fi

Plus much more! A follow-up about our Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, Brett's (not fun) drinking stories, medical surveillance, diversity hiring. The first 35 minutes of this audio are taken from the end; Bobby explains the basics of NFTs and DeFi. 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 ( https://sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction/) to the chaos of the current world. Special Invite-Only offer to Join the Un-iversity Private Community https://sspuniversity.com/product/join-the-un-iversity-private-community/ School Sucks Project · Understanding NFTs and DeFi Related Posts[UN-IVERSITY] Giving Thanks97Yesterday 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 ...

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e03) – Good Luck! Don’t Be Yourself!

Introduced as "quite possibly most annoying episode of The Discomfort Zone ever." But do Andrew and Brett deliver?!?! You decide. Andrew has a romantic experience and declares himself "Fit Costanza." Brett understands what Andrew is saying; he is also fit, neurotic, and has had romantic experiences in his life too. Together they've taken the red pill, but not the whole bottle. This is a conversation about reconciling this red pill awareness with the desire for authenticity and vulnerability when the right romantic opportunity comes along. School Sucks Project · The Discomfort Zone (s04e03) - Good Luck! Don't Be Yourself! Related Posts[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e02) Get Out.72Listener and friend Jay joins us again, helping us launch our new rotating TDZ ...

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Let’s Not Prepare Kids For A World That Sucks [Un-iversity]

This conversation has a very nice crescendo. On Sunday I hosted the weekly discussion group as I sat in a parking lot in what I call a very dystopian part of Pittsburgh - in the shadow of a giant Google complex watching people wait in line for food. (I'll explain more) It was very candid conversation about parenting struggles, largely around screen time. It eventually turns to the question "should people prepare their kids to exist in an increasingly unconscious and docile society?" I suggest (from the observation of my surroundings) that this world and is already here, but none of "us" are really living in it. Joel joins in to encourage everyone to go beyond the first question, shift ...

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e02) Get Out.

Listener and friend Jay joins us again, helping us launch our new rotating TDZ format (Brett's pain point -> Andrew's pain point -> listener pain point). It begins as a calm and constructive look at how to "get out of your own way,"  shame, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, and countering negative self-talk (like in the previous episode). Then about half way through we discover some new elements of Jay's story, and it transforms into a fiery conversation about failed relationships, how to know when they've failed, when to get out, and how to move on. MUSIC: "Going Down the Road Feelin' Bad -> Cold Rain and Snow" The Grateful Dead "Get the Hell" Supersuckers "The Lonely Bull" Herb Alpert ...

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Ritual Humiliation [UN-IVERSITY]

A very large group convenes to discuss the recent viral Time Magazine article called "The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election." It was presented to me a "confession" but I see more as psychological warfare and demoralization. Scott Hambrick joined us for the discussion and called a "ritual humiliation" of all non-blue-pilled Americans. Then Scott asked: so now that we know this is how politics will work going forward, what do we do? This led to one of my favorite Un-iversity discussions to date, and from there we transition into communication strategies to reach the potentially reachable people in our personal lives, at this incredibly crucial time. Several new voices and points of view here! ...

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Masks We Wear [UN-IVERSITY]

Image: The Young Pioneers, 1937 - a youth scout group in the USSR. One of the first images SSP ever used (episode 10) to illustrate the chilling nature of conformity as a virtue. But in their defense there was poison gas. But in our defense we all know how this kind of training turned out for the Soviets. Hour 1: Is a great awakening coming? A large Un-iversity group (with some new voices) examines common motives behind that sense of duty to force this awaking on people in our lives. How to integrate who we actually are with what we present to friends, family, co-workers. Hour 2: We went to a No Agenda podcast meetup. Future of School Sucks, growth ...

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My Space [PODCAST #697 – A/V CLUB Version]

Webmaster Tony makes a rare appearance to discuss the blessings bestowed upon us by the rapidly expanding social media purge. Come drink the lemonade we've made. As a supporting listener, you have this information 12 hours before the common folk. INTO ACTION < Click when you get to the end.   School Sucks Project · 697: My Space Related PostsSupport the Show: Please Join the A/V Club!78Help the show improve and grow Get Access to Bonus Content -ARCHIVES -THE AFTER SCHOOL SUCKS SPECIAL -BEHIND THE SCENES AUDIO AND VIDEO -UNRELEASED PODCASTS -And much more... View the most recent 100 entries hereTags: audio, scenes, sucks, school, club, a/v, contentPodcast #296: FREE A/V - Announcements, Bees, Nazis and the Moon (August 2012)76A ...

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s04e01) – Imposterpreneurship

Andrew is in the hot seat this time and we're talking about imposter syndrome. What is it? Why does Andrew have it? How do we cure it? We'll also discuss how knowing your core values aids in decision making. And then you'll enjoy a spot-on dream analysis. Nothing crazy, just the standard after a protest is held in his back yard, man takes a car with a Styrofoam interior to find the police but encounters a bear and fights the bear and then wants to take it to a vet so he gives it sedatives that turn it into a kitten and he eventually brings it home where it turns back into a bear and is now his pet dream ...

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The Mask Is Off [UN-IVERSITY]

We had a large turnout with much more optimism than you might expect. A discussion of the last week and some theorizing about what will play out over the next 10 days and beyond. Topics: We open with a discussion of digital self-defense, looking at founders vs. inheritors in the big data and tech world. Can a creativity asymmetry balance the power asymmetry? Does historical precedent still have a use as systems of control are perfected and made more invisible? Be careful of narrative fallacy. Was the January 6th siege at the Capitol the new Charlottesville? We debate. Part of the Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group Series A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into ...

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The Discomfort Zone (s20e20) Honestly, Here’s What Happened [BONUS]

Relationships often strain and break because of what isn't being said, or because of what we don't even know how to say. So here we try to say it all. In late April 2020, we got into a very heated argument on Portmansheau podcast, seemingly over what would or wouldn't happen for the rest of the year with C0VlD and its fallout, and then we didn't speak for almost seven months. We argued on this show all the time, for fun and comedy, but this time was clearly different. Neither one of us understood exactly why until recently, and it turned out to be far more complex (and uncomfortable) than we thought. Recorded while driving around dawn on I-75 south ...

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[UN-IVERSITY] Scott Hambrick Follow-Up and Q&A

Scott returns to expand on topics in episode #691 and to take questions from Un-iversity participants. Split into two parts (only this one will ask for a contribution). pills applied to politics communication, inviting curiosity, and creating pattern interruptions setting the frame for conversations and bringing your own script Aristotle's Politics - the 5 regime cycle customer service and "systemic shittiness" Planet Fitness's impact on society I identify as an Ignorist; is that sustainable?   School Sucks Project · Un-iversity - Scott Hambrick Followup and Q&A (1 of 2) Related PostsMasks We Wear [UN-IVERSITY]81Image: The Young Pioneers, 1937 - a youth scout group in the USSR. One of the first images SSP ever used (episode 10) to illustrate the chilling ...

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Our Trip To John Taylor Gatto’s Home [BONUS]

This Tuesday  I was fortunate enough to be part of a group that went to Manhattan and saved the late John Taylor Gatto's entire collection of books and personal papers from being taken  to a dump. John's apartment - where he had lived since the 1970s - is changing ownership at the end of the month. On Wednesday we shared the experience with Autonomy and Un-iversity participants. With stories from Rich, Lisa, Adam, and myself. And as a bonus, a portion of our conversation (about Gatto's impact and mission as a teacher) gets sent live into a public school Zoom classroom. There will be more productions on this. We still need to go through all the books. School Sucks Project ...

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[UN-IVERSITY] The World’s Most Beautiful Productivity Conversation

A crescendo from habit, to routine, to goals, to motivation, to vision, to life purpose. I wasn't expecting this amazing conversation when I introduced the topic of a GTD yearly review. This is also only recording ever where I cry, so that costs a dollar to hear. (title is subjective) School Sucks Project · The World's Most Beautiful Productivity Discussion Related Posts[UN-IVERSITY] Giving Thanks97Yesterday 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…Tags: un-iversity, sucks, school, conversation, discussion, project, a/v, ...

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[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 Conversation97A crescendo from habit, to routine, to goals, to motivation, to vision, to life purpose. I wasn't expecting this amazing conversation when I introduced the topic of a GTD yearly review. This is also only recording ever where I cry, so that costs a dollar to ...

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[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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[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]80This conversation has a very nice crescendo. On Sunday I hosted the weekly discussion group as I sat in a parking lot in what I call a very dystopian part of ...

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