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Benny Wills – The Making of A (More Thoughtful) You Tube Radical [PODCAST #615]

I'm excited to welcome back one of my favorite entertainers, Benny Wills. Benny is a poet, an actor, and one of the creators of the hilarious and insightful YouTube channel, JoyCamp. Benny and I discuss the impact of JoyCamp, creating and pitching a "too smart for Comedy Central" pilot, the recent NY Times article "The Making of A YouTube Radical," YouTube's ominous new guidelines, political division and Benny's plans for the future. Benny's Site: bennywills.com Benny's New You Tube Channel: Subscribe Want to stay in the loop on our upcoming Virtual Summit Series? Visit THE UN-IVERSITY Use "SCHOOLSUCKS" for your invite code! Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the ...

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[PODCAST] #483: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Masterclass – Chuck Barris and CIA TV

(MASTERCLASS #9) On March 25th, the Podcastmasters reconvened at Osborne's "Deplorabar and Cinema" to discuss the recently deceased Chuck Barris. Chuck Barris was a television producer in the 1960s (The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game) and the host of The Gong Show in the 1970s. In the mid-1980s, Barris wrote a book called Confessions of A Dangerous Mind in which he claimed he had also worked for the CIA. Barris described his role as an assassin, but is the truth even stranger? Podcastmasters is an infrequent summit where we discuss our recent shows, current events, historical investigations, movie goings etc... Discussed In This MasterClass: - The CIA has an entertainment division? - Why did Confessions of A Dangerous Mind even ...

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[PODCAST] #444: The Seventh Pillar of Self-Esteem (Part 3) Obstacles to Motivation – Domination Systems and the Kluge Brain

Wes Bertrand and I reboot our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. This extension to the original series focuses on Branden's concluding chapter and what he calls the "seventh pillar." We will be reviewing each of the six pillars; the previous discussions focused on the what and the why of those practices, and this time we turn our attention to the how. INTRO MONTAGE: Domination systems scale up. From the home... to the schools... to the military and the police... to the state. DISCUSSION: - The main hurdles: (in embracing and working towards a better concept of self) - Systems of domination (abusive and neglectful parenting, schooling, religion, and government), which sacrifice needs and induce trauma ...

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[PODCAST] #379c: Carey Wedler – The Anti-Media (LibertyFest NYC)

Recorded at Liberty Fest 2015 in Brooklyn, NY. Carey Wedler, a journalist at TheAntiMedia.org, joins me to discuss positive and negative applications of propaganda. This is a very short discussion; please think of it as a preview of a longer discussion we'll be having in the future. Look Closer: The Anti-Media of facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheAntiMedia/ The Anti-Media Website - http://www.theantimedia.org/ Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the A/V Club, a bonus content section with ...

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Podcast #288: Listener Q&A With Thaddeus Russell

Part 6 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is a live discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Thaddeus addresses questions and objections from the audience regarding our previous shows. Carlos Morales of Truth Over Comfort Podcast co-hosts. Discussed Today: -the history of minimum wage laws -a MAXIMUM wage? -the relationship between cultural norms and the dependence upon the state -why did some people embrace the Puritan/Protestant work ethic and racism, while at the same time others were embracing- and really, introducing- organized crime? -who are today's rebels? -companies don't create the culture -De Beers diamond campaign -scientific racism just went away? -the non-aggression principle -the history of property ...

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Podcast #285: Where Do White People Come From? (with Thaddeus Russell)

Part 5 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is the fifth discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Discussed Today: The second part of A Renegade History of the United States, How White People Lost Their Rhythm, including the stories of Irish, Italian and Jewish immigrants, and how they were assimilated into American culture. Bumper Music: "I Wan'na Be Like You" (The Jungle Book) - Louie Prima "Beyond the Sea" - Bobby Darin "Jump Jive An' Wail" - Louis Prima "My Romance" - Frank Sinatra & Dinah Shore "Slow Ride" - The Beastie Boys Look Closer: Thaddeus Russell's Site - www.thaddeusrussell.com See Thaddeus Russell's sources for the chapters in ...

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Podcast #279: Some Abolitionists Thought Slaves Were Too…Free? (with Thaddeus Russell)

Part 4 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is the fourth discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Discussed Today: -Differing views on the 14th Amendment -W.E.B. DuBois, what happened? -Assimilation of free black people -formal culture vs. popular culture -Dan Emmett created black face out of envy? -who is the #1 consumer of hip-hop today? -the expectations immigrants refused to meet -the strange benefit of racial segregation -the "wages of whiteness" -Drapetomania -work without religion -using labor saving devices to labor all the time -racial liberalism -Brown v. The Board of Education Bumper Music: "Black Steel In the Hour of Chaos" - Public Enemy Look Closer: Thaddeus Russell's ...

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Podcast #269: The Shame Debate, With Thaddeus Russell

Part 3 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is the third discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Discussed Today: -challenging ourselves with new voices and ideas -smoking pot in the Crown Plaza Hotel: aggression? -Kevin Carson and property rights -Is offensive behavior forwarding freedom -the presentation of liberty activists -what brings change? -employers vs. workers -are employment "contracts" really voluntary? -the state/corporate web -Fabianism: the state's gradual war on all fronts -Is the public ready for topless women on the street? -Miley Cyrus, freedom fighter? -Super Bowl commercial sexism? -balancing pleasure with personal responsibility -the cultural demand for a nuclear family -Can we discuss morality without shaming? -Self-regulation ...

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Podcast #264: History Through A Cultural Lens, with Thaddeus Russell

Part 2 in the survey series, A Renegade History Course. This is the second discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Discussed Today: -Brett's Problems with Macklemore -Are gay people being encouraged to embrace and celebrate conformity? -Thaddeus discusses his appearance on the Sean Hannity Show -The Progressive Lineage of Macklemore’s And Lorde’s Attacks On the Pleasures of the Poor, by Thaddeus Russell -Daniel Bell and cultural contradictions of capitalism -The Puritan work ethic of Girls Gone Wild -Truth by consensus -Hegel -History through a cultural lens -Would Karl Marx have changed the world if he had been a union organizer? -Doris Kearns Goodwin and the Great Man theory -Full audio of ...

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212: A Modern History of Youth Bashing – With Mike Males

Author, sociologist and outspoken youth advocate Mike Males joins me share his insights on the social, political and cultural problem of blaming, shaming and framing youth. I have referenced his work several times in the past, and it was a pleasure to have him on the show. Questions/Discussion topics: -Genesis and purpose of your work: -Have you examined this problem of scapegoating youth in other cultures? -Trends you've noticed? Ebbs and flows? Is this attack on youth getting more intense? -Is a lot of this problem attributable to the win-lose environment of politics? -The generalized fear of change -The selfish and myopic Baby-boomers -Loss of empathy for their child self -"age-dualism" -How does your political outlook inform your work? -profitability ...

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045: Curiosity Kills Christianity (And Vice-Versa)

(Kids Are Not Defective Part 3) PICTURE: What kind of a person commands others to kneel in front of them? Topic: Ahhh, religion. Another great way to learn about all the things that are wrong with you. I receive an email from a Conservative Christian organization that sends me into an explosive rant and an examination of the amazing contradictions and inconsistencies in American Culture. Could culture even exist if people applied principles consistently? I also look back at my own Roman Catholic upbringing, specifically at an interaction with a nun resulting from my curiosity over the chronology of the life of Jesus. Then I imagine the same interaction with a more precocious and enlightened child. Bumper Music: "Magical Mystery ...

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044: The True Self Vs. the Fantasy Family

(Kids Are Not Defective Part 2) Topic: After reflecting on the last show, I wanted to explore my family comments a bit more thoroughly. Why do adults jump so quickly to the defense of the authority figures in their lives? Why are so many people resistant to the idea that their childhoods were not exactly great? When and how will the effects of childhood mistreatment reveal themselves? Because they always do. To answer these questions, I briefly channel a "composite character" assembled from many of my past discussions about raising children. Bumper Music: "Hometown Glory" by Adele Look Closer: Freedomain Radio 211: Childhood Prisons http://www.freedomainradio.com/Traffic_Jams/FDR_211_Childhood_Prisons.mp3 Complete Liberty Episode 31 - Authoritarianism and family, getting personal with ethics, battles of the ...

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