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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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Community College Grad Here

By Cat donut - Mar 08 2019
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I just finished listening to part 1 of your community college episode, and I am fascinated to hear what you’ll cover in part 2. As a student athlete and student body president, I had a unique view into what the “adults” were doing politically within the institution. While I was still incredibly idealistic at the time, I received a real world education on power play between the college’s president and the district’s superintendent— both of whom seemed to be more interested in using the system as a stepping stone to their next accomplishment than necessarily the benefit of the college or students therein. As a Political Science major, for example, I ended up having to get one of my basic general ed courses waived because it was never offered in my two years of attendance. I think the course was World Politics? Anyhow, I’m now an attorney and a homeschool mom, and so I enjoy your podcast. Cheers!

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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Community College Grad Here

By Cat donut - Mar 08 2019
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I just finished listening to part 1 of your community college episode, and I am fascinated to hear what you’ll cover in part 2. As a student athlete and student body president, I had a unique view into what the “adults” were doing politically within the institution. While I was still incredibly idealistic at the time, I received a real world education on power play between the college’s president and the district’s superintendent— both of whom seemed to be more interested in using the system as a stepping stone to their next accomplishment than necessarily the benefit of the college or students therein. As a Political Science major, for example, I ended up having to get one of my basic general ed courses waived because it was never offered in my two years of attendance. I think the course was World Politics? Anyhow, I’m now an attorney and a homeschool mom, and so I enjoy your podcast. Cheers!

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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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");

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

1hr 28mins

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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

1hr 11mins

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374: The Liberty of Creative Production. The Creative Production of Liberty (With MK Lords and Carlos Morales)

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This is a repost of my recent appearance on the Libertarian Atheist Podcast. Here are their notes: As promoters of free thought we stand in a position which is in contradiction to the narrative that our society is built on. This is by definition inconvenient, for convenience is comes from conformity and conformity cannot lead to change. All great changes occur with little care for convenience, but even when we are standing in front of those espousing the evil we want to end, we must speak truth with clarity and not rage alone. Brett Veinotte from school sucks podcast joins us to talk about this subject and quite a bit more. Look Closer: libertarian-atheist.com - http://www.libertarian-atheist.com/

Sep 23 2015

1hr 9mins

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451: Exploring Alternative Education With boyinaband

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My first conversation with You Tube sensation David Brown, better known as boyinaband. I first started to follow his work over a year ago when his video "Don't Stay In School" prompted our friend Derrick J to write a similarly-themed letter to his two younger sisters. We then discussed the letter on the show. David and I discuss his new video called "You Don't Legally Have To Go To School," our experiences as students, how some of my teaching experience line up with some of themes of his videos, the legality of going to school, Sudbury Schools, and the problem of government schools.

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Sep 17 2016

56mins

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548: Dr. Bryan Caplan - Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money

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Dr. Bryan Caplan is a Professor of Economics at George Mason University and the author of a provocative new book titled The case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money. His thesis: "Civilized societies revolve around education now, but there is a better—indeed, more civilized—way. If everyone had a college degree, the result would be not great jobs for all, but runaway credential inflation. Trying to spread success with education spreads education but not success." Discussion: - Bryan's distinction between schooling and education, and why he chose that title - the book as a response to the "college for all" mentality - What are the most damning statistics or studies that encouraged this book? - Credential Inflation: what is it and how it it costing people? - The complexity of the "education premium" - a frequent counterargument to the futility of a college degree - is higher earnings for college degrees correlative or causative? It's disguised reward for traits many people would have had without school - Signaling: college degree signal conformity. - A better credential than a college degree - How to thrive in a system that probably isn't going to change - can online education ever be competitive with traditional higher education? Related Shows: [PODCAST] #384: Professor William Boyes – The Demise of Government School and the Future of Academia [PODCAST] #385: Putting College Race Tensions In Context [PODCAST] #375: College Debt – The Most Expensive Lesson of All Time?

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Mar 13 2018

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378: An Introduction To Self-Directed Learning and Living For Teens

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Nick Hazelton, the seventeen-year-old creator of The Anarch-Yakitalist Podcast, is back to share his new self-education plan. Nick first reached out to me in early 2014 to discuss the possibility of leaving school (he was a freshman at the time)and becoming a farming entrepreneur. You can watch a clip of that conversation here: Nick left school this September to pursue this venture on a full-basis. He is still very committed to his education, and he asked me for some guidance on taking it into his own hands. Discussed: -Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age (Wired.com) -questions for potential autodidacts -identifying strengths and how to use them -selecting a field of interest -idea generation -goal-setting -goal-oriented planning -finding your voice among the chorus of voices telling you what you should do -problem-solving -motivation -cultivating an attitude of success. -organizing your time -personality traits of self-directed learners -cognitive and executive functioning skills -Nick's plan in detail -The Trivium in action -maintaining a vision, even if the path needs to change Bumper Music: "Concrete Schoolyard" Jurassic 5 Look Closer: Rethinking Education: Self-Directed Learning Fits the Digital Age - http://www.wired.com/insights/2013/12/rethinking-education-self-directed-learning-fits-the-digital-age/ What is Classical Education? - http://www.welltrainedmind.com/classical-education/ Trivium Method of Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving - https://www.scribd.com/doc/59477946/Trivium-Method-of-Critical-Thinking-and-Creative-Problem-Solving SKILLS for SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING - http://www.ode.state.or.us/opportunities/grants/nclb/title_iii/32skills-for-self-directed-learning.pdf Reasons Why Becoming More Self-Directed Is Important to You - http://www.selfdirectedlearning.com/becoming-self-directed/activity-1-why-self-direction-is-important-to-you.html

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Oct 04 2015

1hr 32mins

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604: Countering Costly College Propaganda, With Seth Hymes

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Today the college degree had such an allure that some successful (and presumably smart) people are willing to risk felony charges to help their children access it. Sure, there are prestigious school names that might open additional doors, but the pervasive college religion is mostly built on propaganda. Seth Hymes is a business & entrepreneur coach, a digital marketer, and a filmmaker. Twenty years ago he graduated from the famed NYU Film School and discovered it had adequately prepared him for a volatile career in America's rapidly expanding service industry. Eventually Seth embraced self-directed education and acquired a set of skills that consistently earn him a yearly six-figure salary, providing him tremendous professional satisfaction and security. Through this process, he became a passionate advocate for opting out of college; he produced a very thorough free resource simply called Skip College For Success. In addition to exposing college propaganda, it also provides an introduction to how to actually make money (without a degree) and to how young people can start living life on their own terms. Seth has also organized his professional and life lessons to teach young people how to get jobs in digital marketing without a college degree or any experience. His course has enabled many of his students to skip or drop out of college. You can see their stories on Seth's Instagram @thesethjared. Seth and I connected recently and I quickly realized that his work is well-aligned with our mission at School Sucks Project. This is the first of many conversations, but in this introduction we'll discuss the following topics: 1. Skip College For Success - what motivated Seth to create this free course - why college is failing so many young people - misleading data about college and why it is being spread - most compelling facts about why college isn't worth it - credential inflation - counseling people who are dealing with social or family pressures to go - the "skip college" strategy for people ages 15-23 2. High Income Skills - Seth's Digital Marketing Career Blueprint - why he chose to focus on this high income skill - training for a career instead of a degree - what do Seth's students frequently disclose about their prior college experience? 3. Foundational Mindset - why prioritize self-development over critical thinking? - anyone can be an autodidact? - why knowledge is not always power I'm also happy to announce that Seth's Digital Marketing Career Blueprint is the first addition to a School Sucks Project library of courses on high-income skills. If you're interested in learning more please help us out by following this link: Digital Marketing Career Blueprint

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Mar 20 2019

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542: Peter Gray (Part One) - Foundations of Self-Directed Education

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Part One of Three Dr. Peter Gray is a research professor of psychology at Boston College, and author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life. Peter serves on the Organizing team for the Alliance For Self-Directed-Education. He also runs a blog on Psychology Today called Freedom to Learn, where he regularly explains and promotes self-directed education from a variety of angles. Today Peter and I discuss how he distinguishes school from education, how school is disruptive to our "educative instincts," and the biological foundations of self-directed education. In other words, children come into the world biologically designed to learn. These foundations include: - Curiosity: the need to make meaning out of our surroundings - Playfulness: physical, but also related to risk-taking, language games, rules, imagination, logic, building, and using the tools of culture - Sociability: a desire to share what is being learned - Planfulness: thinking ahead, "self-directed executive functioning" In part two we'll discuss creativity and critical thinking. In part three we'll Peter's vision for education in the future. Related Shows: [PODCAST] #504: Unenclosed Children and Self-Directed Learning – With Kerry McDonald [PODCAST] #378: An Introduction To Self-Directed Learning and Living For Teens (with Nick Hazelton) [PODCAST] #511: James Davis – Forced Learning Is Too Dangerous [PODCAST] #513: Building Self Directed Learning Communities (With Diane Murphy)

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Feb 11 2018

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440: Talking To Lefties About Why School Sucks (5 Considerations)

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This is an edited version of my recent appearance on Liberty Under Attack Radio, with Shane Radliff. In this conversation we address considerations for constructively communicating the problems with public schooling to its supporters and even its employees. This includes: -knowledge of the needs, beliefs, concerns of audience -confidence in your evidence and conviction in your arguments -clarity in definition, education vs schooling -regular access to the people -and they have to be willing to audit their beliefs From Liberty Under Attack: On this broadcast of Liberty Under Attack Radio, we hosted the 22nd edition of the direct action series. We covered three items off of The Freedom Umbrella of Direct Action; namely, strategic withdrawal, myth busting, and debunking fallacies. In the first three segments, we were joined by Brett Veinotte from the School Sucks Podcast to discuss government indoctrination, more commonly known as public schooling. We started our discussion by digging into the root problems of the institution and the sheer lunacy found within. In the second segment, we dug into Brett’s background, the Prussian model of schooling adopted by the United States, and more. In the third segment, Brett provided the basic criteria for communicating the dangers of public schooling to those we are close to that are still within the institution. A Quote to Juxtapose to the Concern About A Clinton Or Trump-Run Federal Department of Education "For what is meant by saying that a government ought to educate the people? Why should they be educated? What is the education for? Clearly, to fit the people for social life — to make them good citizens. And who is to say what are good citizens? The government: there is no other judge. And who is to say how these good citizens may be made? The government: there is no other judge. Hence the proposition is convertible into this — a government ought to mold children into good citizens…. It must first form for itself a definite conception of a pattern citizen; and, having done this, must elaborate such system of discipline as seems best calculated to produce citizens after that pattern. This system of discipline it is bound to enforce to the uttermost. For if it does otherwise, it allows men to become different from what in its judgment they should become, and therefore fails in that duty it is charged to fulfill." -Herbert Spencer, philosopher Look Closer: Education: Free and Compulsory, by Murray Rothbard - A new way to incentivize the production of educational content.

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Jul 11 2016

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584: Thank You John Taylor Gatto

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In Remembrance 1935-2018 A monologue about the courageous life and work of John Taylor Gatto, and the story of how he changed my life. How many teachers reluctantly acknowledge the failure of mass compulsory schooling? How many become disheartened but then relegate themselves to quiet conformity? How many hunt for the villains, but simply wind up sniveling behind the closed doors of the teachers’ lounge, choosing to blame children and parents? If you've worked in or around the public schools - or even if you simply endured the requisite 15,000 hours as a student - you're likely able to form some rough estimations for these questions. Yet how powerful is the voice of the teacher with the conviction to take action and speak out? In 1991, at the dawn of the information age, John Taylor Gatto was named the New York State Teacher of the Year. Within months of receiving that recognition he resigned, quite publicly, in the op-ed section of the Wall Street Journal. At this time, John was in his mid-fifties. He had a family. He had little savings, and he resided on the notoriously not-affordable island of Manhattan. It was a bold move to say the least, but it marked the beginning of a beautiful new career in education. And he inspired many others to cut their own divergent paths.

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Nov 01 2018

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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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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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505 (Supplemental): Conspiracy Fact! - Brett On SGT Report

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A discussion about emerging technocracy, college debt, UNESCO, Trump and the NeoCons, God, the four phases public school has progressed through since the mid-19th century, and the impact of school in the current society. Thanks again to Sean for having me on. Monologue: The CNN Meme War is unsettling

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Jul 21 2017

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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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330: Stop Procrastinating NOW! (or soon) - Part 1 - The ABCs of Worrying

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A short series about the roots of, forms of and remedies for procrastination. INTRODUCTION: -Worrying is at the root of most procrastination -Brett's podcast performance anxiety -Can we transform worry into rational action? RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY: -Albert Ellis and the origins of REBT -an answer to Behaviorism -replacing self-defeating thoughts with positive and actionable ones -meditation lessons -REBT and Stoicism -REBT criticisms -psychological issues have 3 components: biological, behavioral, psychodynamic THE THREE TYPES OF WORRY: -conditions (distant) -discomfort (interpersonal) -ego (self) THE ABC TOOL: -Activating Event/Agitation/Adversity -Beliefs 1) list the irrational Beliefs (list the beliefs that led to your reaction/behavior) 2) list replacement rational Beliefs (are measurable, objective, rooted in reality) -Consequences (of A) your self defeating behaviors that you want to change, such as anger, anxiety, depression, guilt, self-loathing, feelings of worthlessness, awfulizing, low frustration tolerance, etc. The Consequences are what you feel about/from (A). It makes sense to start here because it's what you actually feel first. “In life, our first job is this: to divide and distinguish things into two categories: externals I cannot control, but the choices I make with regard to them I do control. Where will I find good and bad? In me, in my choices.” -Epictetus Look Closer: David Allen, Getting Things Done - http://www.davidco.com/ The Trivium method - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ tragedyandhope.com - http://www.tragedyandhope.com/ Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_emotive_behavior_therapy ABC Worksheet - http://www.stressgroup.com/ABCworksheet.html

Jan 17 2015

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518: Phil Surdam - The Human Use of Human Beings

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THREE - OCT 17 - The Pine Barrens, NJ) A rapid-fire, unscripted conversation with my new friend Phil Surdam. Phil is the Vice President of a very successful glass manufacturing business, an independent researcher and a School Sucks listener/supporter. He is well-versed on the subject of cybernetics, so we discuss it. I took the picture on the website in Phil's "hideaway" where he keeps a very cool (and in some cases creepy) collection of books, weapons and figurines. Our conversation also includes the 2 questions: - What is your "school sucks" story? In other words, how did you come to realize that your schooling was not an education? - What actions did you take to solve this problem and become a self-directed learner? And a new segment: Ask me anything. Learn more about School Sucks Across America A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell

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Oct 20 2017

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414: The Principles of Learning Anything - Part 4 - Doubt Everybody

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February's Theme: A New Perspective On Self-Education For this entire month I will be joined by Steve Patterson, a home-educated and self-taught Rationalist philosopher, to explore five key principles of learning that are translatable to just about any pursuit. Principle #4: Doubt Everybody (Skepticism) Though it sounds rude, I suggest assuming that most people don’t know what they are talking about and do not understand the correct basics. That includes most “experts”, or instructors, in everything from the world of ideas, back to the martial arts, or even basic practical skills. See More Show Notes Here Full Video: Check out more at: steve-patterson.com or on Steve's YouTube channel. Support Steve through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevepatterson Support Steve with Bitcoin: 1A3oPBkXU156c3NKqWpNdGfTizc8JAgwKZ

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Feb 25 2016

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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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559: Michael Malice On Self-Discipline

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Michael Malice is an accomplished author, celebrity ghostwriter, Twitter provocateur, podcaster and cable news commentator. He joins me for what begins as a conversation about "health" and fitness practices, but then it evolves into a fascinating exploration of habit and self-discipline. I approached this personal development topic through the lens of fitness because Michael has expressed that the pursuit continues to be a challenge for him. I thought it would be more interesting to discuss a subject where Michael is trying to put the puzzle pieces together, versus one of his areas of expertise (anarchist philosophy, objectivism, North Korea and the New Right). For me, fitness has proven to be the foundation of a better life, and great teacher for any personal development pursuit. Michael and I are extremely different people, despite coming from similar philosophical backgrounds, but I have identified with him the most when listening to him talk about his fitness, eating and body issues.
Fitness and Eating Regimens:
- Questions for Michael: what are doing? where did you fail? why you're doing this? what does "in shape" mean to you? - Michael says being fit is often a function of having something wrong with you psychologically? - Intermittent Fasting, carb cycling, glycogen depletion and anxiety - Body image Issues: "happiness is a function of the scale"
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- I see fitness as a foundation for self-discipline while Michael sees self-discipline as a foundation for fitness - Negative self-talk and where it comes from - Michael rejects the concept of "Lifestyle balance" so I explain what it means to me - Michael never struggled with self-discipline? - Owning the Day: Michael's routines, what makes a great day - Michael's advice: don't aspire to greatness? - Willpower and habit automation Michael's Website: michaelmalice.com/ Michael's Twitter:twitter.com/michaelmaliceo Michael On You Tube: Click Here To Subscribe Also: The Next Renegade University and School Sucks Project event is happening May 11-13 in the original renegade city of New Orleans. At the end of this podcast we'll discuss some of the details and the new features. For more information and to secure your spot, go to ThaddeusRussell.com/courses

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Apr 19 2018

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363: The Trivium, Non-Violent Communication and Mind Control - A Response to Gnostic Media (Part 1 of 5)

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Tony Myers, Darrell Becker and I analyze and respond to the Gnostic Media presentation called “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 1 “Is NVC Consistent with the Trivium Method?” This is Gnostic Media podcast #229, recorded on may 18th, 2015, with guest Bill Joslin. This was discussed at length in the School Sucks Facebook Group (link). Today we cover their presentation from 01:06:27 to 01:22:31, where they begin addressing the questions: is NVC consistent with the Trivium Method? can NVC replace rhetoric in the Trivium? Description from Gnostic Media: Bill Joslin at an early age developed a fascination with mind and awareness. Subsequently he spent 16 years studying Bonpo, Nyingma Buddhist and Taoist practices. He spent a year in Asia interviewing Buddhist monks in Laos, Cambodia, Nepal; Taoist practitioners in Indonesia, and Bonpo priests in Northwest Nepal, comparing practices as taught in the west with the original monasteries and traditions from which the teachings originated. Nine years ago, Bill was asked by a number of people to counsel them with mediation practices they were having difficulty with and not finding aid from their current teachers. From a sense of responsibility Bill then went through a process of questioning every aspect of meditative knowledge he had gained over those years, essentially applying critical thinking to spiritual practices. In short order the illusion of meditation, spiritual teachers, and philosophical frameworks dissolved and a concise, non-mystical view of mind, self and world emerged with simple clarity. Meditation and spiritual guru-ship is an ancient form of control, the residue of which we live with today. Professional Protesters make their way into legitimate causes by providing organization and training to sincere people. Once installed into the cause they then high jack the activities - marginalize or radicalise the participants. NVC is a core subject in activist training. Bumper Music: "I Feel Free" Cream "Volunteers" Jefferson Airplane Look Closer: GNOSTIC MEDIA PODCAST - Bill Joslin interview – “Nonviolent Communication, Pt. 1 “Is NVC Consistent with the Trivium Method?”” – #229 - http://www.gnosticmedia.com/BillJoslin_NVC_vs_Trivium_Method Bill Joslin's Slideshow - http://www.gnosticmedia.com/txtfiles/NVC-vs-TriviumMethod.pdf Darrell's Site: Voluntary Visions - http://voluntaryvisions.com/ Darrell's Communication Glossary - http://schoolsucksproject.com/practical-definitions-voluntary-communication-by-darrell-becker/ Jan's Other Site: Trivium Education - http://www.triviumeducation.com/ T&H Trivium Resources - https://www.tragedyandhope.com/trivium/ The Podcast Series Being Criticized: The Trivium Applied to Communication (2013-2014), with Darrell Becker - http://schoolsucksproject.com/category/podcast/the-trivium-applied-to-communication/

Jul 17 2015

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633: Six Mistakes We Made In College (with Jim Hood)

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I actually made more than six mistakes, but for your purposes we'll stick with just six. 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 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 will also join SSP as a monthly correspondent, to help 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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Dec 12 2019

1hr 14mins

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632: The Micro-School Movement (with Kerry McDonald)

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Kerry McDonald returns to discuss the growing Micro-School movement. What is a Micro-School and why should we be talking about them? (and why am I excited about a school?) We'll also cover blended learning, the question of screen time for children, and a thriving micro-school network in Arizona Kerry recently profiled in Forbes Magazine. That article is called How Micro-School Networks Expand Learning Options 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. And this FRIDAY ONLY you can get it for 30% off Visit THIS LINK to learn more about the presenters, topics, bonus materials and encore presentation. Enter your email and I'll send you the coupon code on Friday.

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Nov 26 2019

55mins

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631: First Moments, With Jay Harrington (Self-Discipline Part 5)

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"Success, happiness, contentment, joy, accomplishment—all of these things hinge on one’s ability to tame the mind. To be conscious and aware. To make our minds our servants not our masters." Jay Harrington, LifeandWhim.com Jay Harrington is an entrepreneur, father, husband and adventurer who went from living the American dream to really living the American dream. He joins us today for fresh perspective on one of our ongoing topics: training the mind. I discovered Jay's great work while researching for our Self-Discipline series, through a blog article called Training the Mind: The Most Important Workout You’ll do in 2019. He opens with a problem: his mind not behaving the the way he would like. I can relate. We discuss several practices to gain more control and to get unstuck. Training the mind requires conscious living. Conscious living requires engagement in life, inside and outside ourselves. Engagement in life requires a steady exposure to novel, uncomfortable experiences. One of the cornerstone ideas of Jay's blog: "Through life experience and lots of research, we've learned that the best way to live a long, happy life is to prioritize having more experiences over having more things. But not just any experiences; the ones that matter most are those born of First Moments." We'll discuss this quest in detail in our conversation today. 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 19 2019

1hr 5mins

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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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629: Self-Discipline Month (Part 4) - Automating Self-Discipline, With Zak Slayback

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Zak Slayback returns to the Studio of Champ-Yinz to share his insights on the benefits of interpersonal and intra-personal systems of accountability. Zak suggests that when many of us run into different forms of unproductive friction, we should consider a reappearing lack of self-knowledge as the cause. This is not to say that we're all inauthentic frauds constantly living a lie, but many of us do continuously struggle to predict and adapt to internal and external stressors and distractions. So we'll discuss how to reduce this fiction and achieve greater self-discipline without an endless over-exertion of effort. Our Solutions break into three categories: 1. Understanding Context and Environment 2. Proper Scheduling 3. Minding Time-Lines Zak is also presenting on Day One of our Ideas Into Action Summit next week; his presentation focuses on how you can set yourself up for success in any new learning pursuit. Registration is still open for the first ever UN-IVERSITY virtual event, The Ideas Into Action Summit. It goes live on October 11th, and you can learn more about the presenters, topics and other details HERE.

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Oct 01 2019

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628: T.K. Coleman and Isaac Morehouse: Office Hours At Praxis Headquarters

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Office Hours Podcast hosts T.K. Coleman and Isaac Morehouse join School Sucks host Brett and Discomfort Zone co-host Andrew for a casual and delightfully digressive conversation about personal experimentation and challenge, spreading new ideas, the utility of debate, and leaving on a high note. We recorded this as guests at Praxis headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina. You already know that Praxis is a 6-month professional bootcamp for young aspiring entrepreneurs seeking an alternative path to the traditional 4-year degree. Isaac founded Praxis and T.K. current serves the Education Director. Registration is now open for the first ever UN-IVERSITY virtual event, The Ideas Into Action Summit. It goes live on October 11th, and you can learn more about the presenters, topics and other details HERE.

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Sep 28 2019

1hr 8mins

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627: Self-Discipline Month (Part 3) - Lessons From A Year of Personal Transformation

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CJ Kilmer joins Brett to share his impressive story of personal transformation over the last year. CJ had struggled with his weight for 20 years, and in the last nine months he has lost 125 pounds, has taken up martial arts, goes on regular 5+ mile runs, and he continues to make gains in the gym. CJ will go into detail about his holistic hot-rodding approach to this enriching and potentially life-saving transformation. A majority of our conversation deals with resolving inner conflict. We'll walk two paths to do this, both focused on the idea that we are made up of several different, sometimes conflicting, parts of self. The first path is the simpler of the two. Cognitive distortion. We discuss the impact of subtle but persistent forms of negative self-talk. These "poisons" include cynicism, negativism, defeatism and escapism. CJ and I compare notes on this idea; he mentions Steven Pressfield's "Resistance with a capital R" while I reference the work of Theodore Bryant (Self-Discipline in 10 days: How To Go From Thinking to Doing). The second path is a discussion of Internal Family Systems and what self-sabotage and self-leadership are really all about. Check out CJ's Dangerous History Podcast at profcj.org/ Registration is now open for the first ever UN-IVERSITY virtual event, The Ideas Into Action Summit. It goes live on October 11th, and you can learn more about the presenters, topics and other details HERE. You can see CJ on day 2; his presentation is called “How To Do Research Like a “Guerrilla Scholar-Warrior”

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Sep 19 2019

1hr 38mins

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626: Self-Discipline Month (Part 2) Your Internal Pharmacy...and Meth Lab

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In this late-night-into-early-morning monologue I give an accounting of the most valuable take-aways from the so-called "dopamine fast" as they relate to productivity, happiness and self-discipline. Dopamine is just one of several neuro-chemicals playing key roles in our happiness and motivation. I'll discuss some ideas for how to inventory behaviors and achieve better lifestyle and chemical balance. Registration is now open for the first ever UN-IVERSITY virtual event, The Ideas Into Action Summit. It goes live on October 11th, and you can learn more about the presenters, topics and other details HERE. TIME SENSITIVE! The special offer for SSP listeners to Attend Day One For $1 ends Monday September 16th at midnight.

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Sep 16 2019

1hr 16mins

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625: Self-Discipline Month (Part 1) - Harmonize

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Scott Hambrick joins Brett to discuss what self-discipline is and what it isn't. We also contrast the emerging self-discipline leadership industry against true self-discipline leadership. Registration is now open for the first ever UN-IVERSITY virtual event, The Ideas Into Action Summit. It goes live on October 11th, and you can learn more about the presenters, topics and other details HERE. Special offer for SSP listeners ends September 10th.

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Sep 09 2019

1hr 14mins

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624: Self-Discipline Month (Introduction) - Dopamine Fast

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You struggle with self discipline. Just how hard should you be on yourself about that? This show features an excerpt from The Discomfort Zone (s02414) "On Purpose." We debate this question and set up the problem and internal conflict that this series will address in the coming weeks. Registration is now open for the first ever UN-IVERSITY virtual event, The Ideas Into Action Summit. It goes live on October 11th, and you can learn more about the presenters, topics and other details HERE.

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Sep 05 2019

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623: Picture of the Month Club - Mad Max Fury Road [FREE BONUS]

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September is Back to School Sucks Month and we begin with this one-time-only free-for-all full installment of our bonus series Picture of the Month Club. Because everyone needs to hear it. This show also carries a very special announcement: Registration is now open for the first ever UN-IVERSITY virtual event, The Ideas Into Action Summit. It goes live on October 11th, and there are special registration instructions for SSP listeners in the monologue. You can learn more about the presenters, topics and other details HERE. Today's Show: 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. Installment #3 (AUDIO, 145 MINUTES) Today we dive deep into the feats, the feels and the fury (obviously) of George Miller's 2015 epic, Mad Max Fury Road. Come discover how we filled over two hours of audio analyzing a seemingly simple action movie with no script. I'll start by saying it's pretty amazing what you can do in film with only 150 million dollars. If you want to hear more Picture of the Month Club...

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Sep 03 2019

2hr 24mins

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622: Moritz Bierling On Achieving Full Agency Inside All Arenas

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Moritz Bierling returns for another marathon conversation about how individuals can be navigators of increasingly complex and dysfunctional communications arenas. The primary focus is what Moritz refers to as the Agent/Arena Relationship. Arenas - be they social, political, cultural, or economic - are breaking down all around us, and many people struggle to figure out how to adapt and thrive (or maybe just survive) in this flux. We talk about how to achieve stability through adaptability in these situations. One of the keys is the building of "internal coherence" or self-integration. Dis-integrated selves cannot be the building blocks of harmonious or even sustainable groups or institutions. Such harmony requires individual agents with the ability to read and understand the dynamics of the larger arena. Moritz also discusses his related professional mission: converting people to their own cause. It connects to an idea we've been talking about on SSP since 2010: identifying and expanding one's sphere of control, and not operating outside of that sphere. Connect With Moritz existential.ventures Moritz On Telegram Previous Shows With Moritz [PODCAST] #460: Time To Grow Up, Abandon “Anti-Attitudes” and Embrace the Infinite Game Embracing the Infinite Game – Skinner Layne and Moritz Bierling – Part 1 of 3 [PODCAST #570] The Deep Roots of the Current Information* Crisis – Skinner Layne and Moritz Bierling – Part 2 of 3 [PODCAST #571] Being Active Online vs. Being Conscious Online – Moritz Bierling – Part 3 of 3 [PODCAST #574b] Moritz is also a presenter in the first Un-iversity Virtual Summit: Ideas Into Action. We discuss how to manage input overload and the concept of building a second brain.
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Aug 02 2019

1hr 46mins

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621: School Sucks Live and Interactive, Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest

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The lively finale in our string of productions from the 2019 Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest. Recorded on Saturday evening, June 22nd. The questions (paraphrased): 1. Who wins in a rap battle, John Dewey or Horace Mann? (Prof CJ) 2. In your 10 years of doing the show, what's one important idea you've rethought or revised? (Prof CJ) 3. Should we let go of the hopes of running successful agorist businesses? (Beth S.) 4. Are marketing and advertising predatory? Under what conditions? (Joe M.) 5. How do you know your potential? (Sherry) 6. Where are you falling short of your potential? (Sherry) 7. What if I send my child to public school? (Gretchen) Want to stay in the loop on our upcoming Virtual Summit Series? Visit THE UN-IVERSITY Use "SCHOOLSUCKS" for your invite code!

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Jul 18 2019

1hr 21mins

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620: The Limited Hangout - With Professor CJ

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CJ Kilmer (Dangerous History Podcast) and I sit down for a limited hangout, not be confused with a limited hang-out? This a more meandering and freestyle show, best described as a conversation about the modern history of what happens away from public scrutiny and out of the public reach, with the cold war, war on drugs and the war on terror as the backdrops. Questions We'll Answer: What is the limited hang-out? What is psychological impact of conspiracy theory? The human Scale problem: how big can a functional group people be? What are the emotional incentives against identifying systemic problems (school or otherwise)? What is a solution in search of a crisis? (manufactured or organic) Recorded on Monday morning, June 24th at the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest.
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Jul 12 2019

1hr 30mins

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619: Filling the Trough (Pedagogy vs. Learning Part 1) With Scott Hambrick

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Scott Hambrick returns to begin a multi-part discussion on learning, as he aspires to be a better Starting Strength coach and a more effective interlocutor at Online Great Books. We begin our discussion with an exploration of the common learning theories practiced in public school and higher education, along with a cost/benefit analysis of each: behaviorism, cognitivism, and (social) constructivism. We also touch on connectivism and mindset theory. In future conversation(s) we'll cover additional behaviors and practices that can greatly enhance both the learning and thing processes, including The 20-Hour Rule, the Six Thinking Hats, the Trivium Method, attributes of self-directed learning and strategies for critical thinking in everyday life. Also, Online Great Books enrollment is open for the next 5 days! Please follow the link below to learn more.

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Jul 09 2019

1hr 35mins

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618: From Powerless Paranoia To Direct Action, With Shane Radliff

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Who is Bill Cooper? How did he help? How did he hinder? What's his relationship to Alex Jones? Why was he killed in the Fall of 2001? Today we'll be answering four of those questions to your satisfaction. Shane Radliff is the creator of Liberty Under Attack Publications and the host of the Vonu Podcast. I first encountered Shane's work in 2016 and I was immediately impressed with his focus on practical self-liberation strategies; he had assembled a comprehensive list of empowering pursuits (with instruction) under the umbrella of his Direct Action series. But Shane's journey, like mine, did not start in the most empowering of places. He says he wound up in a "conspiratorial rabbit hole" which eventually even included a brief adventure into so-called sovereign citizenship. Shane's primary guide through this period: Bill Cooper. I knew little about Bill; starting in 2004 I had instead followed Alex Jones, after encountering him through Coast To Coast AM and the 9/11 Truth movement. Alex Jones and Bill Cooper, despite sharing a similar worldview featuring similar dire warnings, were not allies. Shane and I contrast our early experiences trying to gain a better of what was happening in the world, with our different guides, at different times (Shane is 14 years younger than I am), and in different media environments. Ultimately we'll share stories about how we adopted healthier and more constructive frames of mind, without having to abandon our awareness of the treacheries of this world. Recorded on Sunday June 23rd at the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest. Want to stay in the loop on our upcoming Virtual Summit Series? Visit THE UN-IVERSITY Use "SCHOOLSUCKS" for your invite code!

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Jul 05 2019

1hr 10mins

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617: Jim Cunigan - Hubris + Public Policy, From Psychiatry to Eugenics

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Jim is a clinical psychiatrist, a libertarian, and a School Sucks listener. At the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest he gave a presentation called When Scientific Experts Determine Public Policy... What Could Go Wrong? It focused on the implementation of eugenic policies during the Progressive Era, which featured many of the same scientific engineers who shaped the 20th century schooling system. Jim described the motivation behind the presentation: "part of it is that I do have some morbid fascination with some darker elements of history, especially when they overlap with medicine in some way. Also, while I didn’t emphasize this point, because I was preaching to the choir, I like highlighting examples of when government action resulted in something monstrous. I’ve seen people sincerely argue that capitalism created chattel slavery and the government ended it. It was a law! Eugenic sterilization was starting to be of less interest in some circles, until it got SCOTUS approval, and then it exploded. Most people in our circles understand a clear distinction between legality and morality, but it seems that for many people these ideas overlap a great deal." We'll discuss that history along with an exploration of the psychiatric field from the inside out. Recorded on Sunday June 23rd at the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest. Want to stay in the loop on our upcoming Virtual Summit Series? Visit THE UN-IVERSITY Use "SCHOOLSUCKS" for your invite code!

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Jul 01 2019

1hr 10mins

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616: Larry Ludlow - A Libertarian Teacher Walks Into A Public School...

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Larry Ludlow first tried his hand at teaching in the Detroit public schools, the very same year I entered first grade. After quickly realizing he was in a dangerous, toxic and anti-education environment Larry moved on to the private sector where he enjoyed a successful 35-year career. Now semi-retired, Larry has re-certified and returned to the system (with a political and educational philosophy he didn't hold his first time around) to teach high school Latin. We discuss what has changed over the past four decades, and what ideas Larry feels a liberty-minded individual should be trying to smuggle into the public schools. Recorded on Saturday June 22nd at the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest. Want to stay in the loop on our upcoming Virtual Summit Series? Visit THE UN-IVERSITY Use "SCHOOLSUCKS" for your invite code!

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Jun 26 2019

55mins

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615: Benny Wills - The Making of A (More Thoughtful) You Tube Radical

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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!

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Jun 19 2019

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614 (FREE A/V): Culture Creation and Manipulation, With Richard Grove and Kevin Cole

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New Shows Are Coming!!! For today I'm sharing one of my favorite selections from our members-only content. First, mentioned in the monologue... 1. Go Learn Why Freelancing Should be In Every Creative's Toolkit, from SSP favorite Alex Bell 2. I was so impressed with my experience last weekend meeting students from Richard Grove's Autonomy course and community. Learn more about AUTONOMY 3. Want to stay in the loop on our upcoming Virtual Summit Series? Visit THE UN-IVERSITY Use "SCHOOLSUCKS" for your invite code! Today's Conversation: This is one of my favorite Deep End episodes. Even though it was filmed a year and a half ago, it features several topics that are always worth revisiting and many that are becoming increasingly relevant. Title: The Deep End episode 024 Date Filmed: October 16, 2017 | Published: October 30, 2017 Featuring: Brett Veinotte, Kevin Cole, Richard Grove Guest’s webpage: SchoolSucksProject.com Topics: Brett’s “School Sucks Across America Tour” (going on now), the new civil war, Trump and media, Thinking Fast and Slow (book)

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Jun 14 2019

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