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Know yourself.Teach yourself.Improve yourself.School Sucks is a podcast, call-in show, You Tube channel, & web community promoting real education and rooting out indoctrination.We discuss home-education, self-education, critical thinking, self knowledge, peaceful parenting, personal growth, nonviolent communication & non-aggressionTweets by @SchoolSucksShow!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

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Know yourself.Teach yourself.Improve yourself.School Sucks is a podcast, call-in show, You Tube channel, & web community promoting real education and rooting out indoctrination.We discuss home-education, self-education, critical thinking, self knowledge, peaceful parenting, personal growth, nonviolent communication & non-aggressionTweets by @SchoolSucksShow!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

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Amazing podcast

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Amazing podcast

Legit as balls

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Brett will raise your vicissitudes until you too can stick it to the man.
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School Sucks: Higher Education For Self-Liberation

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Know yourself.Teach yourself.Improve yourself.School Sucks is a podcast, call-in show, You Tube channel, & web community promoting real education and rooting out indoctrination.We discuss home-education, self-education, critical thinking, self knowledge, peaceful parenting, personal growth, nonviolent communication & non-aggressionTweets by @SchoolSucksShow!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Rank #1: 339: Don't Stay In School? (With Derrick J and Ali Havens)

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Derrick J. returns to discuss an email he recently sent to his two 7th grade sisters about leaving school. It has been two weeks and he is still waiting for a reply. His father, a former principal, asked him not to discuss it with them any more. What would you do? How would you follow up? The email was inspired by this video from BoyInABand: Read his article here: Don’t Stay in School. Look Closer: Derrick's Site: DerrickJ.me - http://derrickj.me/ Freedom Feens - http://www.freedomfeens.com/ Free Talk Live - https://www.freetalklive.com/ Flaming Freedom - http://flamingfreedom.com/ Derrick On School Sucks - http://schoolsucksproject.com/?s=derrick

Feb 25 2015

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Rank #2: 477: What Breitbart Knew: Lessons In Media Literacy

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Five years ago this week, Andrew Breitbart passed away very suddenly and, as some have argued, rather suspiciously. It was just weeks after his energetic CPAC speech where he told the crowd about his plans to "vet" Obama in the 2012 election by releasing damning videos from his Harvard days. This timeline raises questions for sure, but Breitbart's threat to the media, political and academic establishment extended well beyond this incident. Today, the focal point of Breitbart's legacy is the very pro-Trump website Breitbart.com. The more I learn about Andrew and what he stood for, the more I see this as an unfair association. Breitbart was a man ahead of his time, and he viewed himself as pied piper of citizen journalism and a new and more effective check against leftist propaganda. Fellow Podcastmaster Gardner Goldsmith joins me to discuss Breitbart's mission, his impact on media and political culture, what libertarians can learn from his work...and Pizzagate. Brett's Full Notes: Breitbart Show - Evernote

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Mar 03 2017

2hr 14mins

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Rank #3: 433a: Memory Conditioning - Brain Functions (Pre-Frontal Cortex, Frontal Lobe, Amygdala)

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#MemoryCondition In gaining an understanding of the memory system, it is important to recognize that memory functions are happening throughout several distant but interconnected regions of the brain. In this two part episode, we'll tour the parts of the brain at work in the memory process, starting from the front and working backwards. As each function is described, you can decide where you feel there might be room for improvement. The Memory Process In A Nutshell 1. external events occur 2. Stimuli encounters the 5 senses 3. Senses transport data to the working memory - holding area 4. central processor - controls how much attention is given to the contents of the working memory 5. Long-term memory - data stored and potentially available for recall How to Maintain a Healthy Frontal Lobe http://www.breachbuilders.org/article.php?story=20100111015631512 -find challenges, be mindful, avoid automatic pilot: -manage information exposure, practice blocking, discarding, and ignoring less relevant tasks and information. The 3 Ts of the Frontal Lobe Tension: The unique ability of a human to rise above emotional reactions, and selfish – primitive behaviors. Tact: The ability to understand and apply socially acceptable behaviors. Tenacity: The ability to focus on one thing for a period of time. Children with ADHD are known to have poor-functioning frontal cortices and thus they have an inability to apply the 3 T’s effectively. A Strong Pre-Frontal Cortex https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prefrontal_cortex http://www.edutopia.org/blog/strategies-strengthening-brains-executive-functions-donna-wilson-marcus-conyers http://www.brainbalancecenters.com/blog/2014/03/improving-executive-function-skills/ Studies Referenced on Executive Functioning: (links) - regular exercise and overall physical fitness have been linked to academic achievement “Exercise and Children’s Intelligence, Cognition, and Academic Achievement” Phillip D. Tomporowski et al., Educational Psychology Review, 2008 - success on specific tasks like safely crossing a busy street while talking on a cell phone “Role of Childhood Aerobic Fitness in Successful Street Crossing” Laura Chaddock et al., Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, April 2012 - post quicker reaction times, give more accurate responses, and are more effective at detecting errors “Impact of Aerobic Exercise Training on Cognitive Functions and Affect Associated to the COMT Polymorphism in Young Adults” Sanna Stroth et al., Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 2010 - assigned older adults to three one-hour sessions of exercise a week for six months “Aerobic Exercise Training Increases Brain Volume in Aging Humans” Stanley J. Colcombe et al., The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 2006 AMYGDALA ACTIVATION http://www.clear-mind-meditation-techniques.com/amygdala-brain-training.html http://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/amygdala A list of reliable online memory assessments: University of Washington Short-Term Memory Test MemTrax Memory Test Psychology Today Memory Test Rutgers University Memory Self-Tests (verbal and Visual) Ohio State University Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE) You can use this comprehensive assessment from Douglas Herrmann's book Super Memory. Bumper Music: Brain Parts Song by Aaron Wolf

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May 17 2016

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Rank #4: 445: The Seventh Pillar of Self-Esteem (Part 4) Reparenting and Self-Integration

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Wes Bertrand and I discuss facets of healing trauma and activating 7th pillar true-self motivation. This is the fourth part in our rebooted 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: The 1989 film Parenthood is a humorous but touching look across three generations of a family system. The film's protagonist (Gil, played by Steven Martin), despite not having the reparenting/self-integration vocabulary, is determined to learn from his father's mistakes and apply them to his relationship with his own children. Throughout the film, he expresses great stress over the prospect of failing as a father. Clips from Parenthood are interspersed with some of the advice of Dr. Daniel Siegel. DISCUSSION: - today's theme: reparenting - started with severe abuse cases, but we could all use it - Re-parenting is a process of giving yourself what you never got: love, nurturing, and protection. - self-teaching is an important parallel to this process - this practice aids with self-integration HOW TO DO IT: 1. Take Time In / Mindfulness Thanks to Dr. Dan Siegel we have two models for approaching this: http://www.drdansiegel.com/resources/wheel_of_awareness/ http://www.drdansiegel.com/resources/healthy_mind_platter/ BALANCE: somatosensory work, breathing, meditation, and mindfulness practices Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past - BOOK 2. Communication with/acknowledgment of and listening to ...inner child/disowned parts of self -Living Consciously -Self-acceptance -The Damaging Effects of Repressing Unwanted Emotions -The Integrative Process -repression of negative emotions stunts the integrative process. -sentence stems - The Art of Self-Discovery -gratitude, 3. Journaling Daily journaling practice helps to strengthen your awareness of yourself 4. Get Support -Having a trusted advisor -finding a therapist -psychodrama and psychomotor therapy -finding pro-recovery, pro-growth environments THE SIX PILLARS OF SELF-ESTEEM 1. The Practice of Living Consciously 2. The Practice of Self-Acceptance 3. The Practice of Self-Responsibility 4. The Practice of Self-Assertiveness 5. The Practice of Living Purposefully 6. The Practice of Personal Integrity Bumper Music: Warren Zevon - "Detox Mansion" Foster the People - "Pumped Up Kicks" The Verve - "Lucky Man" Look Closer: Complete Liberty Podcast NathanielBranden.com Happiness Counseling Resource Page The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (pdf) Get the books:

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Aug 05 2016

2hr 19mins

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Rank #5: 362: The Individual Against the State - A Conversation With Professor Crispin Sartwell

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Crispin Sartwell is a a Professor at Dickinson College, a philosopher, individualist anarchist and journalist. His books include Against the State: An Introduction to Anarchist Political Theory (2008) and How to Escape: Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism (2014). He is well-known for his work deconstructing social contract theory and other justifications for the existence of the state. Why did I want to have Professor Sartwell on the show? 1. It's always nice to chat with a renegade academic, and to provide a platform for venting 2. Recent conversations with non-libertarians have me thinking about the "social contract" 3. The 2016 election is coming and the political conversation is getting scarier Discussion Summary: -Libertarian philosophy as check against electoral politics and the continued expansion of the state -Why vote? -Professor Sartwell's philosophical challenge: bring forth a reasonable argument for the existence of the state -Social contract theory, Hobbs and Locke -David Hume and Utilitarian arguments for government -Democide, government in the 20th century: cased closed -Liberty from the bottom up -Collectivism skews reality -People are schooled into the state, as "mirrors of the bureaucracy" -Surviving and thriving in academia Look Closer: Crispin Sartwell, Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crispin_Sartwell Eye of the Storm, Crispin Startwell's blog - http://eyeofthestorm.blogs.com/ The Left-Right Political Spectrum Is Bogus - http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/06/the-left-right-political-spectrum-is-bogus/373139/ Fight With Your Friends About Politics - http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/08/against-consensus/375684/

Jul 15 2015

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Rank #6: 326a: Logic Saves Lives Part 13 - Five Stupid Things About Libertarianism (1 of 2)

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Today we look at a video from self-proclaimed liberal atheist Steve Shives. Targeting libertarianism, this video is part of his "5 Stupid Things About..." collection. Many of you might enjoy some of his work, so please check out his website, stevelikestocurse.com. SERIES BACKGROUND: We are now rebooting the series for the purposes of review and expansion. Tony Myers will be the permanent co-host for these episodes. See Tony's past School Sucks contributions here, and please have a look at Tony's comprehensive notes on the science of logic here. Logic is about understanding reality in a non-contradictory way and how can we see things for what they are. Metaphysical Laws 1.Identity 2.Causality 3.Non-Contradiction Discussion With Tony Myers: -Applying the Trivium -The rhetorical approach of Steve Shives -Why this video? -Why we failed in our first attempt to record this show -Fallacies in the first 3 "Stupid Things" 1. It's selfish The most important thing in debate is proper identification; an easy way to win a debate is to define things however you want and get away with it. This allows for a rhetorical strategy we call Hedging – using words with ambiguous meanings, then changing the meaning of them later. Steve's defining characteristic - selfishness? What about property Rights? Self-ownership? The NAP? 2. It alienates people from the government I don't feel this way at all; GOVT is people and the state is a dangerous superstition. It's another religion from which we, like Steve Shives, work to free people. Philosophical implication: we should be connected to the government we have a duty or responsibility to society that libertarians are dodging 3. It's anachronistic This entire thing is the stolen concept fallacy. Requiring the truth of the something that you are simultaneously trying to disprove. Appeal to novelty - Argument: libertarianism is bad cause it's old, especially compared to the blessings of the state in the 20th century Principle: things that are old are not preferable to things that are newer definition problem again -Libertarianism as political movement in the US goes back to the early 1970s -you can go back further to some of Rand's conclusions decades earlier with respect to the fourth branch of philosophy : politics -Spooner -Discourse on Voluntary Servitude, or the Anti-Dictator, mid-1500s it's still like 4000 years newer than the state Music: Traditional - "Faith Is the Victory" Joan Osborn - "What If God Was One of Us?" Traditional - "Adestes Fideles" Norman Greenbaum - "Spirit In The Sky" Kutless - "What Faith Can Do" Look Closer: 2 Aristotle Logic from History and Philosophy of Science Will Durant - The Story of Philosophy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Philosophy Tragedy & Hope Communications - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Trivium Education - http://www.triviumeducation.com/trivium/ Logical Fallacies Handlist - http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/fallacies_list.html

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Dec 22 2014

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Rank #7: 529: Brett and Tom Woods Discuss School Sucks Across America

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Supplemental Show - This is a re-post of my recent appearance on the Tom Woods show. From Tom.Woods.com Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Project just returned from a 40-day cross-country trip, where he held meetings and events highlighting alternative approaches to education. He joins me today to discuss what he found. View all shows from School Sucks Across America

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Dec 08 2017

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Rank #8: 514: Social Justice. Socially Engineered. (With Jay Dyer)

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(Above the Snowflakes Part 4) Our investigation continues... This series aimed to examine the philosophical roots of the current intensifying social justice movement, and how messages from academia have spilled out into popular culture and consciousness. Today, Jay Dyer joins me to argue that the phenomenon actually has darker origins. Jay is the author of Esoteric Hollywood: Sex, Cults and Symbols in Film and host of Jay's Analysis Podcast. We'll spend the first half hour talking about film analysis and his TV show, Hollywood Decoded. Then we'll discuss whether or not there is actually a kind of covert war against the minds of millennials that began a long time ago, and with designs far more grand in scale. We focus our conversation on the psychological experimentation of the Tavistock Institute and on the idea of "culture creation." MONOLOGUE A nautical metaphor for three types of behavior inside revolutionary social and political movements INTRO (20:15 - 48:48) - What is Hollywood up to? - HG Wells, Star Trek and predictive programming - Independence Day, Bill Pullman, 9/11 and George Bush - Jay's TV Show, Hollywood Decoded - Working with master Kubrick theorist, Jay Weidner TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE (48:49 - end) - The utility of social movements for oligarchs - Definitions and Origins - Is there a central mission? - Rooted in pragmatism - Eco and "Uber-Fascism" - Veganism - experiments in group-think - Altering "man's view of man" - Culture creation - Manufacturing guilt - The Phoenix Program, turning neighbor against neighbor - Identity politics - real and synthetic - Media-induced mania - Shame inversion - Charlottesville, psychological warfare - SJW trauma response to speech - Tavistock's MK ULTRA connections - The alienated youth and generational studies - The creation and steering of socio-political trends MEDIA CLIPS:

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Sep 26 2017

2hr 9mins

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Rank #9: 630: School Has Robbed Young People of Their “Why”

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Dan Sanchez is the Director of Content at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) and the editor-in-chief of FEE.org. Dan is also the main writing coach for our friends at Praxis. He joins me today for a fresh take on a familiar problem: young people are drowning and purposelessness, searching for meaning. Political operators, tech giants, and disingenuous marketers are happy to tap into that desire and angst for their own exploitative purposes, offering young people a pre-packaged "why." John Taylor Gatto said “Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your roadmap through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die.” Instead schools are teaching dependence. And schools are producing mobs. Students are not given adequate encouragement in authoring their own lives, with too many of them surrendering to the K-12 to college to work pipeline. Along the way, they're handed causes to embrace without question, and thus made useful to various manipulators who don't care about them. Dan and I discuss how these young people can find their way, to rebuild their rudders and develop their own “why." Dan offers advice to both parents and educators. Related Articles by Dan Sanchez: School Has Robbed Young People of Their “Why” Spark and Fuel: How to Help Your Child Learn without Resorting to Compulsion Parents Can Trust Kids to Teach Themselves The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. You can learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation HERE.

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Nov 12 2019

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Rank #10: 404: Brett’s Complete Guide To Evernote with GTD - Tutorial

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SSP Productivity Month! After spending the first half of the month looking at the bigger picture, we'll down focus down to examine specific tools and strategies. This presentation is a response to numerous listener questions and requests related to the integration of Evernote with David Allen's Getting Things Done productivity methods. Drew Sample of TheSampleHour.com joins me for this tutorial. NOTE: This podcast is the audio from a video. I highly recommend watching the video. Video Time Codes - 00:00-10:00 - Problems we'll address, how to set up Evernote 10:00-12:00 - Web Clipper Plug-In 12:00-19:00 - GTD, Input-Process-Output, Vertical and Horizontal Views of Life 19:00-22:00 - Setting up Notebooks and Notebook Stacks in Evernote 22:00-28:30 - The "In" Box and Folders - Collection, Identification, Organization 28:30-34:00 - Evernote Customization, Next Actions 34:00-42:30 - Creating and using notes within a project 42:30-47:00 - Benefits, Stress Reduction, Efficiency 47:00-50:00 - Sharing Notes and Notebooks 50:00-52:30 - More on Capturing (Collecting) and Organizing 52:30-57:30 - More On Initial Notebook set-up, Customization 57:30- 1:02:30 - Tags and Contexts 1:02:30-1:06:30 - Areas of Responsibility, Horizons of Focus This month SSP has partnered with FEE, the Foundation For Economic Education. Are you between the ages of 14-26? Are you interested in Entrepreneurship? Learn More about FEE's seminars here. New Subscriber Geography Trivia Today's Show is also brought to you by Phillip F. from Lansdale, PA. Thank you Phillip for your contribution to SSP! Look Closer: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity Complete GTD Workflow InfoGraphic - http://writerfly.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/getting-things-done-david-allen.jpg The Secret Weapon - Evernote + GTD - www.thesecretweapon.org Horizons of Focus - http://gettingthingsdone.com/2011/01/the-6-horizons-of-focus/

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Jan 16 2016

1hr 27mins

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Rank #11: 387: Larken Rose - Metacognition vs. Indoctrination

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If the way you see things is not consistent with the way things really are, would you want to know about it? Author and activist Larken Rose returns after three years to discuss his new project: a 3D self-teaching tool that invites the user to take a tour of their own brains and their own belief systems. Discussed: -What is the Mirror? -Why is it being created? -How did you prepare in terms of experience and research? -What's your understanding of educational psychology? -Problem being addressed: Acceptance of authoritarianism -The practical approach, the logical approach doesn't work with people -WHAT IS GETTING IN THEIR WAY? -HOW TO DEPROGRAM THEM? Ask them questions; The stakes are lower in this setting; no judgment or shame of being wrong -Psychological benefit - people are not rushed, they can actually pay attention to their own thought process -Groundhog Day effect - because of the psychological pressures of that situation, they essentially submit, but after that they retreat to their comfort zone metacognition https://teal.ed.gov/tealguide/metacognitive Metacognition refers to awareness of one’s own knowledge—what one does and doesn’t know—and one’s ability to understand, control, and manipulate one’s cognitive processes Elements Person variables: What are my strengths and weaknesses in learning and processing information. Task variables: Understanding the nature of the intellectual task at hand and what's required to succeed—for example, knowledge that time sensitivity affects clarity of thought Strategy variables: The strategies a person has “at the ready” to apply in a flexible way to successfully accomplish a task; for example, knowing how to activate prior knowledge before reading a technical article, using a glossary to look up unfamiliar words, or recognizing that sometimes one has to reread a paragraph several times before it makes sense. No helpful strategies for dealing with discomfort Look Closer: Larken Rose's Site - http://www.larkenrose.com/

Dec 13 2015

1hr 8mins

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Rank #12: 463: SPEED AND POLITICS (Interlude - "Violence Is Lurking" - The Tragedy of Jordan Peterson)

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A necessary detour in this series, after my discovery of Jordan Peterson. This presentation is a rant-esque monologue that hopefully becomes more calm and collected as it goes on, interspersed with relevant media clips. Thank you to everyone who sent me this video; it began a very educational week. Peterson's repeated warning that "violence is lurking" is the result of a combination of observations of the current discourse with four decades of experience studying and teaching about fascism and Marxism. What This Series Is About: Political thinking is often quick thinking. Thinking quickly is is an evolution-driven feature that was once necessary for our survival. But in a vastly more complex world than the one our species grew up in, this mode of thought is often dangerous and destructive. Look around. Sometimes some people, even libertarians, use mental shortcuts to arrive at faulty conclusions, and then engage in a process of rationalization for those conclusions. This series will combine observations of the left and pro-Trump right over the last year with the valuable lessons from Daniel Kahneman's book Thinking, Fast and Slow. The goal is utilize examples of thinking errors to avoid making them ourselves, often without even noticing. INCLUDED: -These videos are discussed: -This debate is analyzed: -This video is encouraging: Related Shows: Podcast #285: Where Do White People Come From? (with Thaddeus Russell) Podcast #279: Some Abolitionists Thought Slaves Were Too…Free? (with Thaddeus Russell) [PODCAST] #448: The Alluring Alt-Right (With Jeffrey Tucker) [BONUS] The 16 Principles of the Alt-Right – Where I Agree and Disagree Look Closer: COMPLEXITY MANAGEMENT THEORY: MOTIVATIONFOR IDEOLOGICAL RIGIDITY AND SOCIAL CONFLICT

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Dec 07 2016

2hr 18mins

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Rank #13: 428: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition Part 2) - Satan, Sex Magick, Scientology and Symbols

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This show might mess with you a little. Back by popular demand! Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn return to the School Sucks studio for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. This time our focus is on Hollywood, pop culture, film and the broader entertainment industry. OPENING COMPILATION: What was responsible for the dramatic changes Hollywood experienced in the late 1960s and early 1970s? Was it simply a shifting of industry standards and politics? Or was it...Satan? DISCUSSION: - The wood of the magical holly tree - What is the Illuminati? Does it control Hollywood? - A brief history of the Bavarian Illuminati: agenda, interactions with Freemasons, Jesuits and Rosicrucians - Proofs of A Conspiracy? John Robison and Abbé Barruel - Adam Weishaupt and the fracturing of the Order - Aleister Crowley and The Golden Dawn - What if the rabbit hole IS the destination? - The Ordo Templi Orientis - Sex Magick: the mysterious death of David Carradine - The occult origins of Scientology - Scientology and CIA mind control - Illuminati: the godlessness that wasn't there - Subliminal messages and predictive programming - Do symbols rule the world? Look Closer: Sovryn Tech Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/sovryntech Stephanie Murphy: Website - http://www.smvoice.info/ Brett's Notes - https://www.evernote.com/pub/brettveinotte/part1conspira-thonsse

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Apr 13 2016

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Rank #14: 637: Dave Smith - On School vs. Education (and almost everything else)

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Dave Smith is a comedian, and one of the most effective and energetic advocates for the philosophy of liberty on the scene right now. He is also one of the most historically requested guests for School Sucks Podcast. My topic proposal to Dave: "I'd like to do 30 minutes on your school experience, and 30 minutes on what you'd like education to look like for your own child. (+ whatever tangents occur)." Tangents occurred. And I couldn't have been more delighted. We discuss what went wrong in the liberty movement, Ron Paul, Donald Trump, debating with friends and family, 9/11 Truth and its significance, the Libertarian to Alt-Right pipeline if there's such a thing, other pipelines, and also what was mentioned in the title. Dave's Podcast: Part of the Problem Dave's Twitter: @ComicDaveSmith Dave's You Tube: Dave Smith The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation.

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Jan 22 2020

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Rank #15: 492: Above the Snowflakes - Series Introduction

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Today, many young people are looking for personal liberation in all the wrong places. Discussed: - Thaddeus vs. Jordan Peterson: common ground? - letting go of a conspiracy theory - over-corrective responses to to Enlightenment problems - The Frankfurt School and Critical Theory - Postmodernism and identity politics - redeeming Marx from the horrifying political consequences - making a better world: the top-down and individual-up approaches - the consequences of biological determinism - the benefits of identity politics - the trap of identity politics (essentialism) - how people accidentally make themselves political pawns - subjectivity and its philosophical problems - my unfortunate history prioritizing group identity over my self (knowledge and improvement)

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May 11 2017

1hr 57mins

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Rank #16: 487: New Angles On the Dark History of Public School - With Jay Dyer

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My first conversation with Jay Dyer - author of Esoteric Hollywood and host of Jay's Analysis. Hour One (Free): - how SSP helped Jay Dyer - shape-shifters? - comparing notes on the social engineers who influenced the schools - behaviorism projects in 1960s public schools - outcomes-based education - freedom from the individual up - disagreements about the libertarian philosophy Hour Two (Premium, Available HERE): - disagreements about the libertarian philosophy (continued) - the emergence of a voluntary world? - ways to talk parents out of public school - elite universities - educational entrepreneurship - Getting Things Done - much more...

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Apr 17 2017

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Rank #17: 495: Dr. Stephen Hicks - Postmodernism As A Political Project

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(Part Two) Our investigation into the philosophical roots of social justice continues... Dr. Stephen Hicks is a Professor of Philosophy at Rockford College and the Executive Director of The Center For Ethics and Entrepreneurship. He joins me today to discuss the consequences of postmodernism as a political/education project. Discussed: - Words as weapons - Do the postmodernists of the mid-20th century set out to undermine the enlightenment? - The philosophical movement has a long philosophical lineage dating back to Rousseau and the German idealists, it comes to prominence in the 1960s - What's confusing for the novice here - These people looked back the enlightenment, reason as a starting point instead of faith and superstition, how did they look at dividends that were paid, that they were the beneficiaries of, science, engineering, medicine, free markets, abolition, spreading materal wealth, emergence of leisure time, near universal literacy and not say this is something we could improve upon? But instead, this is something to be undone or attacked? - Postmodern art - Hypothesis: post-modernism is the crisis of faith for the academic left (it's how socialism moves forward) Bumper Music: "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" Timbuk 3 Well I'm well aware of the world out there, getting blown all to bits, but what do I care? "After the Gold Rush" Neil Young Look at Mother Nature on the run In the nineteen seventies.

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May 26 2017

1hr 34mins

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Rank #18: 567: Noah Tetzner - The Unschooler Podcast Star

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Noah Tetzner is 17. He left school last year to embrace unschooling (it was his mother's idea!) and just a couple of months ago he launched The History of Vikings Podcast. The show was almost immediately successful; Noah has been invited to join a history podcast network, the show has thousands of listeners, he has made great connections with other historians of the Norseman and he is already being asked as a guest on other shows. Noah joins me today to talk about his passion for unschooling, how school destroys creative thinking, and how his life has blossomed away from school. He told me "between being in a school for 8 hours a day and all of the homework, it was impossible for me to spend time learning about the things that I was truly passionate about. I knew what I wanted to do with my future, but instead of chasing after my dreams and pursuing my future I was forced to sit in an institution and listen to countless lectures about things that were in no way of benefit to my life, and my future." Noah is also a School Sucks listener. Discussion: - Noah's educational and schooling history and why he became an unschooler - new opportunities to be an apprentice at a Real Estate firm and to launch a podcast - Noah's approach to the podcast and his plans for the future - How did he become interested in history, and why did he focus in on the viking - The myths of the vikings in history; what was daily life like for Vikings? - Mythology, what was the people's relationship to the gods?

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Jun 13 2018

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Rank #19: 386 (Supplemental): The Unfortunate Consequences of Well-Intentioned Social Engineering

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This podcast 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 of social engineering, a view that created some controversy. An Excerpt From Cubberley's Public Education in the United States: "NEW MODIFYING FORCES ...the school has been called to take upon itself the task of giving training in those industrial experiences and social activities which once formed so important a part of the education of American youths. With the breakdown of the old home and village industries, 1 the passing of the old "chores," and the coming of the factory system and city-life conditions, it has come to be desirable that children should not engage in productive labor. On the contrary, all recent thinking and legislation have been op- posed to their doing so. Both the interests of organized labor and the interests of the Nation have set against child-labor. Even from an economic point of view, all studies which have been made as to the money-value of an education have shown the importance of children remaining in school as long as they are able to use with advantage the educational opportunities provided. It has at last come to be a generally accepted prirciple that it is better for chil- dren and for society that they should remain in school until they are at least sixteen years of age. As a result, child life everywhere has recently experienced a new lengthening of the period of dependence and training, and all national interests now indicate that the period devoted to preparing for life's work should, for most children, be further lengthened rather than shortened (R. 260). Everywhere the right of the State to compel communities to maintain not only the old common school, but special types of schools and advanced training, has been asserted and sustained by the courts. Conversely, the corollary to this assertion of authority, the right of the State to compel children to partake of the educational ad- vantages provided, has also been asserted and sustained by the courts. New social and national problems. As our social life has become broader and more complex, a longer period of guidance has become necessary to prepare for proper participation in it. As our indus- trial life has become more diversified, its parts narrower, and its processes more concealed..." -WWI and WWII drove social engineering efforts underground Follow-ups to the progressive version were teacher training and measurement 1967-1974 - teacher training Designing Education for the Future, by Education Department -education is a means to achieve economic and social goals of a national character -lose independence in order to form a partnership with the federal govt -state departments were enforcers for the federal govt Behavior Science Teacher Education Project -tracking people by numbers -"few will be able to maintain control over their opinions" -"chemical experimentation" -Gatto: your peers are insane and you need control; school terror is good advertising; mass demonstration of human inadequacy (paraphrase) -Schools will very much become laboratories Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives -"a tool to classify the ways that individuals are to act , think or feel as the result of some unit of instruction" -remediation towards "proper thoughts" -Outcomes-based education -testing was essential for remediation; these initiatives led to OBE, school-to-work, NCLB, Common Core Look Closer: Gatto And Goldberg Saved My Sanity, By Linda Schrock Taylor - https://www.lewrockwell.com/2003/08/linda-schrock-taylor/how-i-wised-up/ Full text of "Public Education In The United States" by Ellwood P. Cubberley - https://archive.org/stream/publiceducationi032029mbp/publiceducationi032029mbp_djvu.txt The Dark Side Of Nationwide School Tests - http://www.rense.com/general12/thedarkside.htm School Sucks Podcast #152: Behaviorism In Disguise - Outcomes-Based Education - http://schoolsucksproject.com/152-behaviorism-in-disguise-outcome-based-education/ Full Book: Walking Targets: How Our Psychologized Classrooms Are Producing a Nation of Sitting Ducks, B. K. Eakman

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Dec 08 2015

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Rank #20: 447: The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend - A New Analysis of The Breakfast Club

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This is my collaboration with Patrick and Ady of The Philosophy Film Club. Our subject of discussion is a film that both defined the teen movie genre and (appropriately) broke its rules. See Brett's Notes For This Production THE CHARACTERS (10:30-46:30) -Our identification with characters in the film -Who were our teachers and how did they get there? -The importance of Vernon and Bender THEIR RELATIONSHIPS WITH EACH OTHER (46:30-1:02:30) -Social pressures -Stereotypes and barriers -Missed opportunities for meaningful relationships -Sharing pain in a domination system THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL AND HOME ENVIRONMENTS (1:02:30-1:32:45 ) -How John Hughes connects the audience to the attitudes and experience of the characters -Parenting typologies represented in the film (authoritarian, permissive, neglectful) -Authoritative "power-with" parenting is absent -What lunchtime reveals -Hughes adds a lot of non-dialog messages -How their relationships with each other are used to overcome the impacts of school and home (even if it's only temporary) PSYCHOLOGICAL THEMES (1:32:45-1:53:45) -Bender: Abuse and trauma - fight, flight, freeze -The Nurture Assumption and Judith Rich Harris's "Cinderella effect" -The significance of Carl the janitor -Alpha/Beta representations: Andy and Bender/Brian -Vulnerability CONCLUSION (1:54:45-END) -Long-term impact and unanswered questions -Remake? -Sequel? -How Hollywood stereotypes teens Music: Green Day - "Longview" Tears For Fears - "Everybody Wants To Rule the World" The Wind and The Wave - "Don't You Forget About Me" Those Darn Accordions - "The Janitor Knows" Look Closer: Ady's Life Coaching Site and email: realtimelifecoaching@yahoo.com The Philosophy Film Club On YouTube

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Aug 24 2016

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[preview] What Is No Country For Old Men?

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Free Bonus Friday Enjoy (and you will enjoy) a snip of one of our bonus productions for supporting listeners, including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, Picture of the Month Club, and other older selections. Picture of the Month Club - May 2020 - No Country For Old Men Installment #7 (AUDIO, 116 MINUTES) "The crime you see now, it's hard to even take its measure. It's not that I'm afraid of it. I always knew you had to be willin' to die to even do this job. But, I don't want to push my chips forward and go out and meet somethin' I don't understand. A man would have to put his soul at hazard. He'd have to say: 'O.K., I'll be part of this world.' - Sheriff Bell PICTURE OF THE MONTH CLUB is a monthly series featuring Dutch - a delightful, insightful and successful film maker who wants to teach you the grammar and logic of cinema. Many will remember Dutch from the CINEMAnufacturing series. Released May 26, 2020 on Patreon, A/V Club and SubscribeStar.

May 29 2020

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657: Can the World Finally Disentangle School and Education?

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Matt Shumski is a former public school social studies teacher and a current School Sucks listener. You're going to love his story! He's currently pursuing a graduate degree from the College of Education at The University of Oregon, and he also served as a core staffer at The Hive - a blog and self-directed learning resource for teens. Recently Matt published an essay on the Hive called How COVID-19 Can Disentangle School From Education He's here today to discuss his research, his outlook, and much much more. The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Email me at brett@schoolsucksproject.com to get it for 30% off Visit THIS LINK to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation.

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May 26 2020

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[preview] The End Justifies the Means

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Free Bonus Friday Enjoy (and you will enjoy) a snip of one of our bonus productions for supporting listeners, including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, Picture of the Month Club, and other older selections. A lot can happen in 20 minutes on an episode of In Pursuit of Utopia: we discuss Marshall McLuhan, cybernetics, the "crisis of democracy," Rules For Radicals, utopian socialism, and Donald Trump. (FULL AUDIO: 99 MINUTES) 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 you would like to see incorporated? Released May 20, 2020 on Patreon, A/V Club and SubscribeStar.

May 22 2020

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656: This Is A Test (Part Two) With Darrell Becker

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Darrell Becker returns to encourage a deeper and broader look at both the scientific consensus and dissenting voices of our current crisis. Today we discuss the germ and terrain theories of disease. Are these two theories even in conflict? Why is one amplified while the other is obscured? Darrell’s website notmedicaladvice.co is a growing collection of informative shows, interviews, and health resources. Not Medical Advice videos are stories that show how various types of practitioners would find effective treatment for a wide variety of chronic problems. He also offers a free guide to finding the first member of your holistic healthcare team. Darrell offers holistic healthcare consultations, and he’s available to help you find effective medical options, locating healthcare professionals, medicines and treatments in your area, anywhere on the planet. The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation.

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May 18 2020

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655: This Is A Test (Part One) With Darrell Becker

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Darrell Becker returns to encourage a deeper and broader look at both the scientific consensus and dissenting voices of our current crisis. In this introductory discussion we cover: - The test and opportunity of this time; the application of a kind of pressure, higher stakes - Agnosticism vs Addiction to Certainty; craving certainty as a foundation to stand on - Divide and Conquer; realizing that there's no clear side to be on can be both gratifying and alienating - The nurse vs idiot dialectic - Darrell's Scenarios, best and worst case - warnings about the promotion of unhealthy habit and disconnection Darrell’s website notmedicaladvice.co is a growing collection of informative shows, interviews, and health resources. Not Medical Advice videos are stories that show how various types of practitioners would find effective treatment for a wide variety of chronic problems. He also offers a free guide to finding the first member of your holistic healthcare team. Darrell offers holistic healthcare consultations, and he’s available to help you find effective medical options, locating healthcare professionals, medicines and treatments in your area, anywhere on the planet. The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation.

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May 07 2020

1hr 32mins

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[preview] Managing Perceptions in Chaotic Environments

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Free Bonus Friday Enjoy (and you will enjoy) a snip of one of our bonus productions for supporting listeners, including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, Picture of the Month Club, and other older selections. Today: [BONUS] The Deep End #012: Managing Perceptions in Chaotic Environments Released August 17th, 2016 (AUDIO, 107 MINUTES) With Richard Grove, Darrell Becker, Brett Veinotte, Kevin Cole and Dylan LeFebvre. Days after the Orlando nightclub shooting, we meet in the T&H studio to discuss how and why certain media and political narratives emerge about transformative events. Darrell introduces the concept of perception management. The topics vary across the spectrum - ranging from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to the second amendment - juxtaposing current events with the relevant history. We also discuss why we're all optimistic despite a preponderance of troubling developments. You can listen to this entire episode on Patreon for free: https://www.patreon.com/posts/36662431

May 02 2020

28mins

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654: Everyone's Children? (With Corey DeAngelis, Part 2 of 2)

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It's rather odd that the academics and policy makers so concerned with child welfare have decided to devote all their time, attention, and energy to the salvation of 3% of the school-aged population (the homeschooled), while all their concerns about danger and indoctrination could be more appropriately directed to the system currently capturing 95% of children. Let's discuss! Today we'll analyze Harvard Professor Elizabeth Bartholet's Arizona Law Review article, "Homeschooling: Parent Rights Absolutism vs. Child Rights to Education & Protection." Corey DeAngelis is here again to defend home education against the most facile and predictable of criticisms, coming from a still formidable opinion-shaping academic institution. It's Harvard Weak (week)! Harvard magazine publishes an incredibly weak assault on homeschooling. That piece points us to a scholarly article in the Arizona Law Review, which is mind-bending in its weakness and unchecked premises. And all of this is in anticipation of an upcoming anti-homeschooling summit at Harvard Law School. So we'll see how that goes! But I predict weak. Fortunately a very impressive group of self-directed education advocates - Cevin Soling, Corey DeAngelis, Kerry McDonald, Patrick Farenga, and Peter Gray - has organized a response; it's a virtual conference called The Disinformation Campaign against Homeschooling, hosted by Ideological Diversity, a student organization at Harvard Kennedy School. It's happening this Friday at 2pm ET and you can learn more HERE. This is the Zoom link to join: https://zoom.us/j/97647182877?pwd=MDVic240MWpBa3FpRHZ4OWZnYmY3Zz09 The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Email me at brett@schoolsucksproject.com to get it for 30% off Visit THIS LINK to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation.

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Apr 29 2020

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653: Harvard's Homeschool Hypocrisy (With Corey DeAngelis, Part 1 of 2)

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Corey DeAngelis is finally here! This week we'll be working to defend home education against the most facile and predictable of criticisms, coming from a still formidable opinion-shaping academic institution. It's Harvard Weak (week)! Harvard magazine publishes an incredibly weak assault on homeschooling. That piece points us to a scholarly article in the Arizona Law Review, which is mind-bending in its weakness and unchecked premises. And all of this is in anticipation of an upcoming anti-homeschooling summit at Harvard Law School. So we'll see how that goes! But I predict weak. Fortunately a very impressive group of self-directed education advocates - Cevin Soling, Corey DeAngelis, Kerry McDonald, Patrick Farenga, and Peter Gray - has organized a response; it's a virtual conference called The Disinformation Campaign against Homeschooling, hosted by Ideological Diversity, a student organization at Harvard Kennedy School. It's happening this Friday at 2pm ET and you can learn more https://zoom.us/j/97647182877?pwd=MDVic240MWpBa3FpRHZ4OWZnYmY3Zz09 Today Corey and I will discuss the Harvard Magazine article, academic, and shifting public opinions on home education. This Wednesday we'll dig in to the longer article in The Arizona Law Review. And we hope to see you Friday at the conference! The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Email me at brett@schoolsucksproject.com to get it for 30% off Visit THIS LINK to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation.

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Apr 27 2020

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[preview] Revolting - 2 Clips

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Free Bonus Friday Enjoy (and you will enjoy) a snip of one of our bonus productions for supporting listeners, including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, Picture of the Month Club, and other older selections. Today: Two clips. The first comes from a recent members-only discussion I did for Nathan Fraser's Free Market Squad on several topics, including whether or not we'll see parents revolt against the current schooling system once they have a closer look at what their children are doing every day. The second clip comes from this week's AUTONOMY Mastermind. We discuss the recent quarantine revolt and the revolting mainstream media counter-narrative that followed. Both are available to supporting listeners. Join us here: Patreon, A/V Club and SubscribeStar. The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation.

Apr 24 2020

26mins

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652: Critical Thinking Questions For An Increasingly Uncertain Future

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Part Four of the Test Drive Your Future college and career guidance series. For our purposes here, can this new future still be test-driven? Jim and I inventory our evolving understanding and expanding concerns - political, personal, social, medical, professional, economic - and we explore how to plan accordingly for what might be next. Also Discussed: - Capitalizing on a Crisis, not just for politicians! How we can take advantage of this crisis to grow, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually - Reconnecting with your core beliefs, your spiritual operating system, the foundation upon which your beliefs are built - The value of death awareness Jim Hood is a father, entrepreneur, eventual autodidact, and a School Sucks listener. He and his wife Beth are also authors of a book called Test Drive Your Future, which has now evolved into an online course. If you are a self-educating teen or the parent of any teen with college and career decisions on the horizon, it's worth your time (and financial security) to check out their work. The course focuses on helping teens choose a college and career path that fits their skills and talents, avoids massive student debt, and helps them stay interested, inspired and growing. Here's the link: Test Drive Your Future Jim joins SSP as a monthly correspondent, helping us keep our ear to the street on this college and career (or lack thereof) crisis so many young people face. Jim and I both entered college at the same time, both on autopilot, and we're now committed to helping others avoid our mistakes. The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation.

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Apr 20 2020

1hr 36mins

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[preview] Long Way Down (One Last Thing)

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Free Bonus Friday Enjoy (and you will enjoy) a snip of one of our bonus productions for supporting listeners, including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, Picture of the Month Club, and other older selections. Today: An analysis and appreciation of a truly explosive third act scene in Paul Thomas Anderson's epic second film. (FULL AUDIO: 114 MINUTES) Picture of the Month Club (April 2020) BOOGIE NIGHTS Releasing April 18th, 2020 on Patreon, A/V Club and SubscribeStar. 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 film 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 curiosity and tension - Scene Analysis: Long Way Down (One Last Thing) PICTURE OF THE MONTH CLUB is a monthly series featuring Dutch - a delightful, insightful and successful film maker who wants to teach you the grammar and logic of cinema. Many will remember Dutch from the CINEMAnufacturing series. The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation.

Apr 17 2020

18mins

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651: James Davis - Mindset Advice For New Homeschoolers

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James Davis is a friend, father of three boys, entrepreneur, home-educator, and long-time member of New Hampshire's Freecoast community. In the recent past, he and his wife Taylor created a wonderful unschooling and parenting resource called OneFreeFamily.com. As the parents of young 3 children, they share their story with honesty and vulnerability, but without prescriptions or harsh judgments. His current project is app called Homeschool Moment. James is back today to discuss some mindset advice, which we both hope will be helpful outreach resources for all of the parents currently exploring how to help their children learn and thrive outside of school (where almost all learning and thriving actually takes place). This advice includes 1. What it means to effectively "take a breather" in these times 2. how to maintain as much emotional stability as possible 3. how to create a sustainable routine

Shows On the Benefits of Unschooling and Previous James Davis Appearances

[PODCAST] #544: Peter Gray (Part Three) – A Future of Self-Directed Education [PODCAST] #101: Unschooling Liberty – The Halldorsons and the Unschool Bus James and Taylor Davis – A New Take On Peaceful Parenting [PODCAST #566] [PODCAST] #511: James Davis – Forced Learning Is Too Dangerous The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Email me at brett@schoolsucksproject.com to get it for 30% off Visit THIS LINK to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation.

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Apr 15 2020

1hr 9mins

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650: Kerry McDonald - The Silver Linings of Mass (forced) "Home Schooling"

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Kerry McDonald is back again to discuss what numerous mainstream media outlets have apparently decided to call "home schooling." What they're all talking about is the forced distance learning brought about by the country's current health crisis. But even the term "distance learning" is perhaps too kind; we're talking about "distance schooling," where many of the impositions of school have been driven even further into the home and the family. Is a media campaign underway to connect the current inconveniences, fears and frustrations to the idea and practice of home education? If the answer is yes, it has been a resounding success so far; according to Google Trends the term "home schooling" reached peak popularity in March 2020. Its previous peak was in 2009, with the rollout of Common Core. Is this a tragedy? Kerry McDonald says no, and today we'll discuss how the current crisis is rich with opportunity for children, families, and the entire future of self-directed education. Back in early March, Kerry explained that "We have collectively become so programmed to believe that education and schooling are synonymous that we can’t imagine learning without schooling and become frazzled and fearful when schools are shuttered. If nothing else, perhaps this worldwide health scare will remind us that schooling isn’t inevitable and education does not need to be confined to a conventional classroom." (Read that entire FEE article HERE ) Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at FEE and author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom. She is also an adjunct scholar at The Cato Institute and a regular Forbes contributor. Kerry has a B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College and an M.Ed. in education policy from Harvard University. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and four children. You can sign up for her weekly newsletter on parenting and education here. Kerry's Previous Appearance On the Podcast: [PODCAST] #504: Unenclosed Children and Self-Directed Learning – With Kerry McDonald The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Email me at brett@schoolsucksproject.com to get it for 30% off Visit THIS LINK to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation.

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Apr 13 2020

1hr 2mins

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[preview] Origins of Utopian Socialism and American Public Schooling

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Free Bonus Friday Enjoy (and you will enjoy) a snip of one of our bonus productions for supporting listeners, including The Discomfort Zone, In Pursuit of Utopia, Picture of the Month Club, and other older selections. (FULL AUDIO: 99 MINUTES) 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), and foreshadowing those yet to come (Progressive America and the USSR). New Harmony is a reference point going forward, as a kind of metric by which all subsequent utopian experiments are measured. We'll conclude next month by revisiting our conversation about ideology from the last episode, no longer tangential, but the perfect bow to tie up our conversation. Ideological possession (to steal a term from Jordan Peterson) is the heart and soul of utopianism. In the mind of the possessed, the promise of utopia fosters an ends-justifying-the-means mentality, which always seems to wind up in catastrophe. Released April 3rd, 2020 on Patreon, A/V Club and SubscribeStar. The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation.

Apr 10 2020

33mins

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649: Back To "Normal" (A Debate)

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Is it hysterical to say that C0VID and the government response will amount to 9/11 x 10? I didn't think so on Sunday, but I'm already re-evaluating that statement. So here is the debate that I mentioned in my conversation with Tom Woods, where I wasn't thrilled with my performance (or anyone else's). But I'm interested in your thoughts. Very optional listening! This show is filled with cynicism, strong language, and some speculation. This was on the comedy podcast I do (this isn't funny though) called Portmansheau. h2>Please Support School Sucks

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Apr 09 2020

1hr 1min

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"Hi. How Are You?" (agitated) - Tom Woods

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"I am all for taking reasonable precautions and keeping an eye on this virus. And we can discuss which methods more effectively preserve biological life. But is mere biological life worth living? If people's hopes, dreams, and aspirations are all dashed for an indefinite period of time, is that living? "Probably no mass gatherings for a long time." How long? And what are "mass gatherings"? Oh, just concerts, theater, lectures, church, sporting events, the arts in general -- pretty much everything that makes life worth living. The kind of "life" all this portends has a pulse, yes, but no soul." - Tom Woods, April 4th

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Apr 07 2020

44mins

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648: The Verdict Is In On Public School? (With Staci Hill)

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Staci Hill is a School Sucks listener, and an academic coach who introduced herself to me as someone who's "had too much school." Staci holds two masters degrees: one in chemistry from Yale University and one in the liberal arts (with a focus on Euclidean geometry) from St. John's College (we'll discuss this too). She recently left a Ph.D program at Yale, and her story leads us into an introductory conversation about college and career. Even though we recorded this weeks ago it references several problems with information and worldview acquisition that have certainly come more into focus with recent news developments. Our main topic is a recent nationwide survey of 21,678 U.S. high school students. Researchers from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Yale Child Study Center report almost 75% of the students negative and distressing feelings related to school. We'll also talk about a more qualitative study, conducted by the Journal of Learning and Instruction, using "experience sampling" of 472 high school students in Connecticut. The downloadable version of The Ideas Into Action Summit is now available. Visit sspuniversity.com/ideasintoaction to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation.

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Apr 02 2020

1hr 14mins

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"Hi. How Are You?" Conversation #4: Professor CJ

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CJ is the host of Dangerous History and a regular contributor to School Sucks. He joins me to discuss how to put the current crisis into a historical context, how he talks to his children about this situation, and what personal and philosophical silver linings we might find in what's happening. This new format - check-ins with people from my life who want to talk about the current situation in a manner that I think will be helpful and informative - will continue, but we will also be resuming our regular content very soon!

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Mar 30 2020

1hr 9mins

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"Hi. How Are You?" Conversation #3: Paul Verge

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Paul Verge is a friend, a film maker, and one of the founding members of Tragedy and Hope. I met Paul back in 2010 when he interviewed me for a film called Believers Beware. Earlier this month Paul was put under quarantine after his wife was exposed at a conference. We talk about that experience, and how Paul coped then and since then. I hope this dialogue is helpful because many of us will probably know someone (or need to support someone close to someone) in this situation. This will be our new format for the foreseeable/unforeseeable future - check-ins with people from my life who want to talk about the current situation in a manner that I think will be helpful and informative.

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Mar 24 2020

1hr 18mins

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"Hi. How Are You?" Conversation #2: Nick Hazelton

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School Sucks favorite Nick Hazelton is back to discuss a purposeful way of connecting with nature: foraging. Don't panic! We're not suggesting it will be necessary; I'm actually hoping that there's some peace of mind in just knowing that nature has some exciting new salad ingredients for you. This will be our new format for the foreseeable/unforeseeable future - check-ins with people from my life who want to talk about the current situation in a manner that I think will be helpful and informative.

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Mar 20 2020

58mins

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