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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

Latest release on Oct 27, 2020

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Rank #1: 423: The Creative Pursuit - Directing Creative Energy, With Jonathan Milligan

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#SSPCreate Jonathan Milligan is a former teacher turned online entrepreneur. He joins me to discuss how to best direct creative energies from both big-picture and daily routine perspectives - money buys time - throughout most of history, many new ideas had nowhere to go - the importance of having an "opportunity filter" - lifestyle, impact, financial Freedom, effort - "The One Thing" - do creative work first - work for yourself first - collaboration - Evernote Bumper Music: The Arcade Fire - Wake Up Look Closer: JonathanMilligan.com/ bloggingyourpassion.com/ Jonathan's Online University for Bloggers

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Mar 23 2016

41mins

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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #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: 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 #8: 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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Rank #9: 441: The Seventh Pillar of Self-Esteem - (Part 1) The Best Year Ever

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Wes Bertrand and I reboot our series based on Nathaniel Branden's book, Six Pillars of Self-Esteem. This extension to the original series focuses on Branden's concluding chapter and what he calls the "seventh pillar." We will be reviewing each of the six pillars; the previous discussions focused on the what and the why of those practices, and this time we turn our attention to the how. INTRO MONTAGE: In these conversations, we will integrate some of the lessons from our 2015 series on trauma and Internal Family Systems (Adverse Childhood Experiences and Resilience) with Branden's concept of the disowned self. The 2014 film Birdman provides a fine example. DISCUSSION: - Turning the Six Pillars into habit - An explanation of the Seventh Pillar - A review of the Six Pillars - What is high self-esteem? - Why self-knowledge is vital subset of self-directed learning 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: Dylan LeBlanc - "Cautionary Tale" The Who - "Let's See Action" moe. - "The Road" Look Closer: Complete Liberty Podcast NathanielBranden.com Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions Derek Sivers Reloaded – On Success Habits and Billionaires with Perfect Abs Happiness Counseling Resource Page The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (pdf) Here's a new way to incentivize our production of educational content.

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Jul 15 2016

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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: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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

1hr 3mins

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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: 478: Thaddeus Russell vs. Academic Conformism - Part One - Beyond Black and White

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Historian and Professor Thaddeus Russell returns. And unloads. What's new? Thaddeus has launched the first phase of his Renegade University. The Effects of Intellectual Conformism: - Manichaeism in the minds of academics - Charles Murray and Middlebury College - Tucker Carlson owns college professors - Donald Trump's world and how the left gave it to him (fragility vs. repression) - Tangent: Richard Spencer Why and how Thad's thinking has changed: - Thad's conflicts with left libertarians - vertical (knowledge) vs. horizontal (overwhelm) information - shifting definitions and connotations - Policing Is Racially Biased? Thad's commentary on the debate - what I've learned from sheltered college professors - media manipulation of race issues, and the real issues they'll never discuss - the history of mass incarceration - Thad's Article: "Don't Like Militarized Police and Mass Incarceration? Blame Progressivism." - my impulse to uncover secret plots and deceptions - feeling pleasure in anger - resist empathy in politics? - paternalism in college culture Look Closer: Thaddeus Russell's Site - www.thaddeusrussell.com Previous School Sucks Show With Thaddeus Russell - http://schoolsucksproject.com/category/podcast/a-renegade-history-course-with-thaddeus-russell/ A new way to incentivize the production of educational content.

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Mar 07 2017

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Rank #16: 508: A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell - The Live Interactive Podcast

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One of my favorite shows of all time. This was the final event of A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell, where attendees took the mic to share their thoughts, questions and appreciation. And we reciprocated. Participants: - Alex B. - Jay - Danny M. - Nelson A. - Kevin G. - Phillip F.

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Aug 08 2017

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Rank #17: 643: The Honest Teacher Speaks (Part 1 of 2)

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A long and long-overdue chat with the man behind the popular (15K followers) Facebook page, The Honest Teacher. The discussion will be split into two parts, so check back Wednesday! Today we discuss where critical thinking actually exists in schools, why standards get lower and lower, color sticks (wait til you hear about these), the stress of real-time grade-awareness, the Orwellian world of student monitoring, and the politics of labeling students as defective. 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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Feb 17 2020

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Rank #18: 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

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Rank #19: 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 #20: 480: Thaddeus Russell vs. Academic Conformism - Part Two - Does the Plot Thicken Or Is There Actually No Plot?

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Historian and Professor Thaddeus Russell returns for a three-part discussion about problems in academia and the challenges facing this generation of college students. What's new? Thaddeus has launched the first phase of his Renegade University. 1. Thad's Thoughts On the Work of Jonathan Haidt and generation-based explanations: - Trigger warnings, moral dependency and the helicopter generation grown up - Is over-parenting a class phenomenon? - Media proliferation and the effect on parenting - Are today's hysterias worse that the hysterias of the past? - Information Overload - Helicopter parents are children of divorce? - Divorce and fear of abandonment - One reason why leftists hate families - Safety animals for college students - Thad's Good Dad/Bad Step-Dad Theory 2. New Rejection of Intellectualism - Liberalism (leftism) is now an identity and not an ideology - debates are over - what happened in promote anti-intellectualism in the 1960s; we have different theories - define "intellectual" - The new intellectuals of the 1960s are Marxists - arrogance grows inside protective bubbles 3. Postmodernism - Listen and find out... Look Closer: Thaddeus Russell's Site - www.thaddeusrussell.com Previous School Sucks Show With Thaddeus Russell - http://schoolsucksproject.com/category/podcast/a-renegade-history-course-with-thaddeus-russell/ A new way to incentivize the production of educational content.

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Mar 15 2017

1hr 36mins

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