Tag Archives: reason.com

Podcast #272 (Supplemental): Brett and Ian’s School Spectacular

This supplemental podcast is an edited version Free Talk Live from 3-12-14. Ian and I planned to discuss a reason.com article called Homework Can Turn Your Kid Into a Stressed-Out Wreck, Researchers Say by J.D. Tuccille, but our discussion meanders into numerous school and education-related digressions. Included Topics: -Obedient Teachers -Ending Government School -Anger and Activism -Insane Homework Requirements -Young People Innovating -Compulsory Shakespeare -Common Core Full show:

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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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181: An Exploration of Reasoning In Politics

"Often wrong but never in doubt." -Reason.com (on political reasoning) Topic: Osborne, Marcus and I discuss the Reason.com article, Study Shows Smart Liberals, Conservatives, and Libertarians Are Easiest to Fool by Ron Bailey. Osborne raises some important questions about the validity of the studies presented in the article. This is an edited version of the 12-6-12 live show. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST. Look Closer: Cognitive Distortions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_distortion The Nothing Project - One-Man Band http://www.nothingproject.com/ Brainless Tales http://www.brainlesstales.com/ $6.00/Month - Join the A/V Club and Receive Bonus Content We need 150 monthly subscribers! If you listen to the show and enjoy the videos, please consider making a commitment of $6.00 ...

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