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612: A Professor's Fight Against Call-Out Culture - With Duke Pesta

5/22/2019
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Dr. Duke Pesta is an English Professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the Academic Director of FreedomProject Education. Frustrated with "call-out culture" and the misguided efforts to shield young ADULTS from upsetting ideas, Dr. Pesta issued a contract to his students at the beginning of this school year. The highlights: - “In this course, we study literature from cultures that existed before you were born,” reads the contract's Statement of Purpose reads. “Their world is not...

Duration:01:09:42

611: Toxic Profession - Why This Is Jonathan Carroll's Last Month of Teaching

5/13/2019
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My guest today is Jonathan Carroll, a history teacher and a 20-year veteran of Florida's public schools. Jonathan's recent viral Facebook resignation post has made national news, and has inspired messages of appreciation from educators around the world. In his April 30th post he says that teaching has become a "toxic profession" because of numerous factors, several of which we've discussed on School Sucks for many years. While the point of this conversation is connection, and to let Jonathan...

Duration:00:59:50

610: UNeducation? - Defending Families Against Globalist Indoctrination and Other Top-Down Intrusions

5/7/2019
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Pam Lucashu is a home-educating parent and the Legislative Liaison for The Education of Christian Homeschoolers of CT. Because much of our recent content has been devoted to exciting and revolutionary educational alternatives, I wanted to spotlight Pam as an exemplar of the often forgotten people who are doing the less glamorous work of defending children and families from incursions from state legislatures and beyond. Some examples: In 2015 Pam worked with parental and homeschool rights...

Duration:00:58:05

609: Isaac Morehouse - How To Choose, Build, Signal, and Sell Valuable Skills

4/30/2019
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Isaac Morehouse is the CEO of Crash, the career launch platform, and the founder of Praxis, a startup apprenticeship program. He joins me today to map out a better route to beginning or even relaunching a fulfilling career. Better than what? Better than what almost all of us learned to do. School inculcates a permission mentality; schooled people seek someone to vouch for them. Today you'll stand out more if you can vouch for yourself. Isaac's book, Crash Your Career: Ditch the Gatekeepers...

Duration:01:38:29

608: Is It Time To Give Up On Millennials? With Aaron Clarey

4/23/2019
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A whole generation? Is that even a fair question? Today's discussion is a series of polite disagreements and even politer agreements with Aaron Clarey, who argues the answer to that question is yes. One huge point of agreement: marketing and advertising are both getting increasingly obnoxious and aggravating as large corporations move their targeting to woke Millennials. The center of our disagreement: are most Millennials (and even many Gen-Xers like Aaron and myself) even in search of a...

Duration:01:25:21

607: Jason Seib - Optimizing the Mind/Body Alliance

4/17/2019
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Jason Seib is a fat loss coach, fitness and nutrition author, and speaker. He is also the creator of the Alt-Shift Diet, which doesn't have to be seen as a "diet diet" - temporary and filled with frustrating sacrifices. His philosophy aligns with previous health and fitness coaches we've had on the show, and with what has proven most successful for me. Even though Jason's work focuses primarily on 30+ moms frustrated with yo-yo diets, I've bought into his approach in a big way over the last...

Duration:01:21:43

606: With Great Time Freedom Comes Great Time Responsibility - A Guide To Block Scheduling

4/8/2019
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Three years ago a time, energy and attention management expert name Kevin Kruse came on School Sucks to discuss block scheduling and some of its helpful, supporting strategies. I listened politely, and then did something entirely different. After much more trial and error in managing my time efficiently and effectively, I am revisiting Kevin's advice and combining it with some additional resources from Brian Tracey, Cal Newport and Tim Ferriss. After three solid months of experimentation...

Duration:01:31:53

605: Anticipating the Frog - The Discomfort Zone (FREE Episode)

3/27/2019
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Here's a free full-episode sample of our supporter-only show The Discomfort Zone. And we're excited to announce a new way to get it! With your SubscribeStar Membership you'll gain access to this frequently praised ongoing personal development conversation, plus lots of other irreverent and acerbic commentary that School Sucks listeners have never heard before. What You'll Hear Today: THE DISCOMFORT ZONE(s02e03) We're not eating enough frogs for breakfast and this can really ruin the day....

Duration:01:19:28

604: Countering Costly College Propaganda, With Seth Hymes

3/20/2019
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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...

Duration:01:13:26

603: COLLEGE SCAM! (Mainstream America Learns A New Phrase)

3/15/2019
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Scott Hambrick and I discuss the so-called biggest scandal in the history of higher education! But what will the public ultimately learn from the Operation Varsity Blues revelations? And what will change? Scott is a home educating parent, entrepreneur, strength coach and the creator (Reader In Chief) of OnlineGreatBooks.com. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one...

Duration:01:05:32

602: Professor CJ - Considering Community College? (Part 2 of 2)

3/12/2019
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Part Two: Current Student Challenges CJ Kilmer is a college history professor and the host of the acclaimed The Dangerous History Podcast. A couple weeks ago CJ expressed some frustration about his teaching job on Facebook - it included the word "soul-crushing" - and I saw it as an opportunity to connect over similar experiences. It's also an opportunity to share with you a long-form discussion on community college. The conversation is divided into two parts; tin the previous show we covered...

Duration:00:57:38

601: Professor CJ - Considering Community College? (Part 1 of 2)

3/7/2019
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Part One: Structural/Political Problems With Community College CJ Kilmer is a college history professor and the host of the acclaimed The Dangerous History Podcast. A couple weeks ago CJ expressed some frustration about his teaching job on Facebook - it included the word "soul-crushing" - and I saw it as an opportunity to connect over similar experiences. It's also an opportunity to share with you a long-form discussion on community college. The conversation is divided into two parts; today...

Duration:01:09:39

600: The Music of School Sucks Podcast

2/27/2019
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If you're a new listener this is not best place to start. Nick and Lizzie from Sounds Like Liberty accompany me on a melodious journey, where I'll explain how my tastes in music were formed and how those tastes are incorporated into the podcast. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college)....

Duration:01:28:50

599: Nathan Fraser - Anatomy of A Failed Passion Project

2/20/2019
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Nathan Fraser and I have both been participants and critical observers of an interesting scene over the last decade. During that time we've watched, and participated in, projects driven by a passion for liberty but doomed by a lack of foresight and direction. Today we'll discuss how a libertarian passion project can find a way to outwit the devil. We'll explain. Why are so many liberty activists attracted to entrepreneurship? The connection here is kind of obvious, but if freedom is the...

Duration:01:17:11

598: Human Restoration Inside the School System?

2/11/2019
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We've talked a little in the past about school survival. But we haven't given enough attention to those who work inside the schools to make them more survivable. My guest is Chris McNutt, a public school teacher and one of the founders of the Human Restoration Project. HRP is an educational movement to transform school systems, restoring students as human beings rather than a vessel for standards. The organization focuses on school reform, offering personalized professional development...

Duration:01:18:28

597: The Apprenticeship Path Around College Debt

2/5/2019
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There's big money and big opportunity in sales, even without 4 to 6 years of additional schooling. Unfortunately, the only six-figure number too many twenty three-year-olds are looking at is on a collections letter from the Department of Education. Today's guest presents the story of his exciting and rewarding alternate path. Nick Rundlett is the first Praxis alumni that I've had the pleasure to interview on School Sucks. He's also a long-time listener of the show. We open our conversation...

Duration:01:41:00

596: The Great Conversation In the Age of Screeching

1/27/2019
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Scott Hambrick is a home educating parent, entrepreneur, strength coach and the creator (Reader In Chief) of OnlineGreatBooks.com. He returns to discuss the power of questions in the Great Conversation, how to read philosophy, and what the hell is going on out there. Can Philosophical Engagement Bring Serenity In the Current Year? Scott and I run through some current events including Covington, AOC/Trump - I'm realizing the media has decayed faster than I have been able to keep up with it -...

Duration:01:43:58

595: Breakaway Learning - A New Solution For Self-Directed Teens

1/21/2019
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Colleen Mascenik is a retired World Bank development economist, home-schooling mom, and now an innovator in self-directed learning for teens. Her new platform is called The Breakaway Learning Project. I was very encouraged to discover Breakaway Learning; I see it as a missing piece of the puzzle for many families trying to map the self-directed education process from early childhood through their child's first professional/entrepreneurial endeavor. Many home-educated teens opt into school,...

Duration:01:18:04

594: Zak Slayback - Proven Strategies For Landing A Great Mentor

1/14/2019
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How to find a mentor - Zak Slayback returns to the Studio of Champ-yinz to discuss how self-directed learners of all ages can build an enriching "Cabinet of Models." This cabinet includes teachers, advisors, and mentors. Early in the show we'll make the distinction between teachers, advisors and mentors, outline the desirable attributes of each, how long each relationship should last, the type of knowledge and benefit you should seek from each, and the weight to give their advice in the...

Duration:01:37:22

593: FREE A/V - The Dawn of A New Era

1/12/2019
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Trump and his wall. The rise of the Alt-Right and the Regressive Left. Identity politics and a race war. Media manipulation and increasingly impermeable echo chambers. In the summer of 2016 a group of freedom-loving friends stayed up all night and discussed where it was all headed. Flashback... The Dawn of Freedom Part 3 - Recorded June 2016 The first sign of daylight arrives and things start to heat up. Derrick J Freeman also joins the conversation with Brett, Darrell Becker, Davi Barker,...

Duration:01:41:31