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[CHRISTMAS BONUS] #398: Behind the Scenes With Thaddeus Russell

Recorded January 25th, 2014. Some selections from a recent Skype planning session with historian and author, Thaddeus Russell. Next week, we will start a history series largely based on his book, A Renegade History of the United States. Most of this audio is conversation about the "Progressive" control over schooling and society. 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 200+ hours of exclusive audio and video. If ...

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[SUPPLEMENTAL] #386: The Unfortunate Consequences of Well-Intentioned Social Engineering

This installment is a re-post of my recent appearance on the Free Your Mind Podcast. I recommend this conversation for those of you who are newer to our work and interested in the history of public schooling. Monologue: "The Dark Side Of Nationwide School Tests" Covered In This Discussion: -What are "Travelers' Reports" -School is a tool of governance -What was the rationalization for establishing social controls through schooling? Immigration, changing economic needs -rugged individualism and "Yankee entrepreurialism" seen as "menace of overproduction" -production needed to be controlled, channeled into serving the needs of the managerial classes -1934 Ellwood P Cubberley - Public Education in the United States During his career, he maintained a view of education as an instrument ...

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[PODCAST] #345: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Master Class – Teachers vs. Teacher Unions

Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed: -Osborne's political challenges on the Education Board in the NH House of Representatives -The NEA, its power and its history -Samuel Blumenfeld -the challenges of teachers working within the public system Look Closer: Brett's Show Notes Folder - http://www.evernote.com/l/AK1QvA_EO-9EBZEpQuQ9U76WpSu33QymPV8/ Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/

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[PODCAST] #343f: Jeffrey Tucker – We Don’t Need To Be Snobs (2015 Liberty Forum)

Part Six in our 2015 New Hampshire Liberty Forum Discussions Jeffrey Tucker joins Brett, Carlos and a live audience for a discussion about McDonald's menu options, the intellectual challenge of Brittney Spears, eugenics, the Progressive era, the total state of the 20th century, the future of digital romance and relationships, Skoal, the distributed network, Yik Yak and fashion. Bio: Jeffrey Tucker is the founder and Chief Liberty Officer of Liberty.me, a distinguished fellow of the Foundation for Economic Education where he consults on technology and editorial matters, a research fellow of the Acton Institute, and the editor of Laissez Faire Books. He has authored five books, 150 introductions to books, and many thousands of articles. Look Closer: JeffreyTucker.me - http://www.jeffreytucker.me/ ...

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[PODCAST] #316 (Live): Podcastmasters’ Liberty Master Class – #TurnOutForWhat

LIVE SHOW - Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I continue our once-a-month listener participation live show where we will discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed: -Rock the Vote claims to be a nonpartisan organization. It is not. It claims to be simply interested in encouraging young people to vote for either party. But it is not that simple. We hope young people are smart enough to reject this and we're here to help. -Rock the Vote's new campaign, starring Lil Jon and Lena Dunham, is perhaps its greatest intellectual insult yet -Osborne is running for office. Why? Highlight Videos: Full Video: Coming Soon Look Closer: Brett's Show Notes Folder - https://www.evernote.com/pub/brettveinotte/rockthevote Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/ Please Support School ...

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[VIDEO] #TurnOutForWhat – An Insulting Attempt At Young Voter Manipulation

LIVE SHOW - Rock the Vote's new campaign, starring Lil Jon and Lena Dunham, is perhaps its greatest intellectual insult yet. The PodcastMasters are here to take it apart, and to warn young voters about its hidden agenda, The PodcastMasters: With Brett Veinotte, Jason Osborne (https://schoolsucksproject.com/) and Gardner Goldsmith (http://www.libertyconspiracy.com/)

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[VIDEO] Rock the Vote – History and Not-So-Hidden Agenda

LIVE SHOW - Rock the Vote claims to be a nonpartisan organization. It is not. It claims to be simply interested in encouraging young people to vote for either party. But it is not that simple. We hope young people are smart enough to reject this and we're here to help. The PodcastMasters: With Brett Veinotte, Jason Osborne (https://schoolsucksproject.com/) and Gardner Goldsmith (http://www.libertyconspiracy.com/)

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[PODCAST] #315a: American Compulsory Schooling – History, Development and Hidden Agendas

SCHOOL HISTORY - (Part 1 of 2) This is my recent conversation with Joshua Sheats of the popular financial planning site RadicalPersonalFinance.com. Josh is currently working through a podcast series on education, and he invited me to discuss public school history, agendas, and escapes and alternatives. Our discussion includes: -the concept of Education as a public good on a national scale -the impact of the 14th Amendment -does school work? for whom? -the Calvinists vs. the Unitarians at Harvard -Prussian history, 'an army with country' -Horace Mann and the spread of the Prussian system -The Progressive reforms and John Dewey -tax-free foundations and industrialists -connections to modern schooling discourse Come see me at Keenevention, November 1st I'll be on media ...

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[PODCAST] #311 (Live): Podcastmasters’ Liberty Master Class, Pilot Episode

LIVE SHOW - Osborne, Gardner Goldsmith and I begin a once-a-month listener participation live show where we will discuss our recent shows, projects, challenges, investigations, etc... Discussed: -A reading from N.E.A.: Trojan Horse in American Education - "The Conspiracy Against Literacy" by Samuel Blumenfeld -School history through the works of Samuel Blumenfeld and John Taylor Gatto -Finding Gatto's primary sources on Internet Archive -What is revealed about the reading instruction agenda through the NEA meeting transcripts? -How schooling promotes social inequality -Thaddeus Russell and historical lenses -Objectivity vs. subjectivity -The Non-aggression principle Full Video: A/V CLUB: Podcastmasters' Live Debut 10-6-14 Look Closer: Samuel Blumenfeld - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Blumenfeld Charles Hubbard Judd - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Hubbard_Judd G. Stanley Hall - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._Stanley_Hall Wilhelm Wundt - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Wundt ...

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Podcast #298: Home Education For History’s Sake, With Bill Buppert

The first of hopefully many conversations with Bill Buppert of zerogov.com. WARM-UP Bill's background and development German/Prussian contributions to the world Nazis: Cartoon Bad Guys Collectivism succession Bill's historical lens Obama's change? Government as an occupation force since 1791 HOME EDUCATION Bill's decision to Pursue home education Proactive environmental "controls" for home education working with five unique home-educated children Unschooling Skepticism The Charlotte Mason Method Teaching the Trivium Teaching the Quadrivium Adler's How to Read A Book Sayers UNAVOIDABLE TANGENTS Stoicism vs. Epicureanism Spheres of personal influence and control Facebook bondage The Progressives and the New Left The Anti-War Left? Look Closer: Bill Buppert's Site - http://zerogov.com/ What is the Charlotte Mason Method - https://simplycharlottemason.com/what-is-the-charlotte-mason-method/ Befehl ist Befehl: Why Cops ...

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Podcast #297: Behold A Dictator (1 of 2) – The Brains Trust, With Thaddeus Russell

Part 7 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. Antigone Darling of Sex, Lies & Anarchy co-hosts. Discussed Today: -Objectivism vs. Relativism -The organic connection between Nazi Germany and New Deal America -What is Thad's problem with science? -How church and state destroy community -Corporatism parallels between the US, Italy and Germany -Was the New Deal Fascist? -The Brains Trust (FDR) -American eugenics Bumper Music: "Paparazzi (Instrumental)" Xzibit "Onward Christian Soldiers" Traditional Look Closer: Thaddeus Russell's Site - www.thaddeusrussell.com Sex, Lies & Anarchy - http://sexliesanarchy.com/ Previous School Sucks Show With Thaddeus Russell - https://schoolsucksproject.com/category/podcast/a-renegade-history-course-with-thaddeus-russell/ Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon ...

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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 #261: Why Thaddeus Russell Got Fired From Teaching American History

Another eye-opening discussion with historian Thaddeus Russell, the author of A Renegade History of the United States. Thaddeus tells the story of his paths into and out of socialism and Columbia University. Look Closer: Thaddeus Russell's Site - www.thaddeusrussell.com Thaddeus On Stossel - http://youtu.be/xpelVE7trK0 ReasonTV: What Happened to the Antiwar Movement? - youtu.be/N_VHEts3fqk Why I Got Fired From Teaching American History - www.huffingtonpost.com/thaddeus-russell/fired-teaching-american-history_b_767172.html

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Podcast #254: Compulsory Schooling In Revolutionary Times (with Jeffrey Tucker)

Today's podcast is made up of two long out-takes from a five-hour live show Osborne and I recorded on 1/3/14. I asked Jeffrey Tucker to join us to discuss the new Martin Scorsese film, The Wolf of Wall Street. This podcast includes everything but the discussion of the film, which will follow in the next show. -are we living in revolutionary times? -Jeffrey's optimism and my cynicism -New Project: Liberty.me -how the state and schools distort the market -the state/corporate/finance web -Compulsory Schooling -child labor -the next 10 years -Bitcoin -Hare hats Look Closer: Liberty.me Indiegogo Campaign - http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/liberty-me--2 Laissez Faire Books - http://lfb.org/ Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy By Murray N. Rothbard - http://www.lewrockwell.com/1970/01/murray-n-rothbard/wall-street-wars/

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128: Live Show #4, Hour 2 – Primary Sources

Picture: Who's this "we"? This is hour two Gardner Goldsmith's Liberty Conspiracy live show, from March 1st, 2012. The show airs Sunday through Thursday at 10pm EST on the Liberty Radio Network.Gardner and I discuss a variety of school-related topics, after my half-hour introduction about John Dewey, donations/subscription encouragement - through an appeal to emotion (sorry) - and the upcoming SSP website. NOTE: Sorry about the background noise; I'm still working out some kinks with the new set-up. Discussed: -An email from a high school student -The Milgrim Experiment -Collectivism -Sam Blumenfeld's research -John Dewey -Primary Sources -Erica Goldson -Suggestions for students and parents Bumper Music: "If I Ruled the World" Jamie Cullum Look Closer: Stanley Milgram: Obedience to Authority ...

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