Tag Archives: A/V

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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[BONUS] Underneath Our Relationships…

Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #2 (7-13-20) A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of The Ideas Into Action Summit to the chaos of the real world. Today's conversation is about inner work - attachment styles, ACES, the 6 Pillars of Self-Esteem, and meditation. School Sucks Project · Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #2 (7-13-20)

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[BONUS] The Chinese Finger-Trap Fallacy (and Other Problems To Solve)

A new weekly conversation about applying the lessons and practices of Ideas Into Action to the chaos of the real world. Today was supposed to be a more informal meet-and-greet, but then... One participant tells us that his job is mandating "implicit bias" training. Required reading? You guessed it. So we've now reached the point where your livelihood might be threatened if you don't tacitly accept some of the most divisive and sanctimonious social justice garbage from the fantasy land of academia. After all, if you argue against the illogical contents of this book you're simply proving the author's point. And you're racist. Aaaand you're fired. We'll discuss! School Sucks Project · Un-iversity Weekly Discussion Group #1 (7-6-20)

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[BONUS] In Pursuit of Utopia (Episode 9) New Harmony and Beyond

Kevin Cole joins Danny and Brett once again to wrap-up the exploration of New Harmony. Discussed: After its collapse, was New Harmony (or the broader work of Owen) cited by later social planners, philosophers, etc.? In what context? What is the legacy of New Harmony? What impact did the experiment have on American history? The real Illuminati: What was the significance of Pestalozzi's membership? Where does Kevin's personal interest in New Harmony come from? What is most interesting/important about New Harmony? How does the experiment at New Harmony compare to the American experiment? Are they necessarily opposed philosophies? Are there any elements of New Harmony that you think have rightly been incorporated into our society? Are there any other elements ...

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[BONUS] Picture of the Month Club – April 2020 – Boogie Nights

Installment #6 (AUDIO, 114 MINUTES) We felt that a Paul Thomas Anderson film was long overdue, and we both agreed that Boogie Nights had served as a very important stop on our personal film enthusiast journeys. Boogie Nights is an epic story of downfall (and possible redemption, but also possible continued downfall), set against the decadent and volatile adult film industry of the late 70s and early 80s. The film is both inspired and relentless, and it was a very impressive second feature for 27-year-old P.T.A. Important themes and elements we'll discuss: - Family: escaping dysfunction and building a new one; the unstable nature of synthetic families - Ego: how it interferes with human connection - Foreshadowing: how Anderson builds ...

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In Pursuit of Utopia (Episode 8) New Harmony, Part 2

What was the ideal for New Harmony, as well as what life was actually like there. What was the theory? How was it practiced? Education at New Harmony: Last time we discussed his philosophy of "love" super-ceding classical instruction, concluding that Pestalozzi (while he might have meant well) developed a "soft-power" approach to education, which then came to New Harmony via F.J.N. Neef. We discuss how exactly that system of instruction manifested at New Harmony; what do we know about the actual techniques as they were applied? In this episode and the next, we discuss how New Harmony ties into this series as a whole. It is a quintessential utopia, reminiscent of those that came before (More, Bacon, the Puritans), ...

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The New Progressive Era? (Autonomy Mastermind 3-31-20)

This is more speculative and conspiratorial than I'm willing to get in the regular podcast. Danny McCarthy and I discuss the current crisis on scales ranging from the personal to the international. Rich and others join in as we move on to tips about caution and preparation. Related PostsShit Has Gone Too Far (Bonus Content Preview)88Tags: a/vPre-Show 5-24-1288Enemies of Tarrin TupoTags: a/vPre-Show 5-31-1288Joy and PainTags: a/vPre-Show 12-13-1288Getting ready to discuss A Clockwork Orange.Tags: discuss, a/vHacky Sack 8-24-1388Tags: a/v

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s03e07) Don’t Do What Everyone Else Is Doing

Andrew and Brett discuss potential travel and travel restrictions, and how to adjust small businesses and ourselves for continued success in new and uncertain times. Related PostsBonus Show: Listener Participation Live Show (Video)91(A/V CLUB) Brett hosting Free Talk Live? - Will calls to discuss college and the related pressures - Why Brett fails at entrepreneurship - tech talk - animation ideasTags: brett, entrepreneurship, discuss, a/v, bonus

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