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578: cinemaNUFACTURING (part two)

9/19/2018
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Part 2 of 3: "Soft Prep" Tomas "Dutch" Deckaj and Scott Bowers are film makers and School Sucks Podcast listeners. I met them last spring in New Orleans where they were working together on a project. Dutch was the film's First Assistant Director, and he told me his job on set is similar to a principal at a high school. From there we discovered many connections between schooling and the film production process, including Hollywood's reliance on "factory model" of production, hence the...

Duration:01:24:27

577: Tom Woods For President? (No.) - With Tom Woods

9/17/2018
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In this thinly-veiled 52-minute promotion for the Contra Cruise, happening October 21-28 (tickets available at ContraCruise.com), Tom and I open talking about the cruise, highlights from previous cruises, and the origins of the Contra Krugman podcast. What's up with the title? I recently turned someone on to Tom's show, and after listening for a couple weeks he asked me "why isn't this guy the Libertarian Party candidate for president?" I ask Tom to provide an answer. Before recording, I...

Duration:00:52:27

576: cinemaNUFACTURING (part one)

9/13/2018
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Part 1 of 3: "Film/School" Tomas "Dutch" Deckaj and Scott Bowers are film makers and School Sucks Podcast listeners. I met them last spring in New Orleans where they were working together on a project. Dutch was the film's First Assistant Director, and he told me his job on set is similar to a principal at a high school. From there we discovered many connections between schooling and the film production process, including Hollywood's reliance on "factory model" of production. Dutch, Scott...

Duration:01:40:50

575: The Ultimate Freedom - Kevin Geary On Lifestyle Entrepreneurship

9/10/2018
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Back to SchoolSucks! We return with an exploration of why and how we can embrace an opportunity that has never existed before in all of human history. We're talking about lifestyle entrepreneurship and location/schedule independence. Most of you will remember Kevin Geary as an integrative health coach and the founder of the very successful RebootedBody.com enterprise. Since 2014 he has been a semi-frequent and very-popular guest on School Sucks. Last year Kevin launched a new project...

Duration:01:31:46

574b: Being Active Online vs. Being Conscious Online - Moritz Bierling (Part 3 of 3)

8/24/2018
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Moritz and I discuss his current work on Holochain, and its role in resolving the digital malaise we've been discussing in this series. This malaise includes "fake news," information (or input) overload, social media fatigue, banning, loss of privacy, no data ownership, etc... Moritz worked as the Director of Research for Exosphere and now serves as an advisor. Exosphere Academy is a learning and problem solving community with 2-day traveling workshops and an 8-week residential program "to...

Duration:01:00:00

574a: Creating A True Information Economy - Skinner Layne (Part 3 of 3)

8/20/2018
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Part 3 of this series will be split into two conversations: a one-on-one with Skinner followed by a one-on-one with Moritz, allowing each of them to focus in on their areas of expertise in resolving the digital malaise we've been discussing. This malaise includes "fake news," information (or input) overload, social media fatigue, loss of privacy, no data ownership, etc... Skinner is the founder of Exosphere Academy. Exosphere Academy is a learning and problem solving community with 2-day...

Duration:01:13:50

573: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

8/10/2018
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(Please listen in stereo or with headphones) A conversation about a unique city and its friendliest neighborhood. Zak Slayback and Andrew Mercer are back to discuss the new Fred Rogers documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor. The first hour of our discussion sets the scene in Pittsburgh; we talk in great detail about the city's culture, industry, geography, past, present and future. In hour two we'll explore Fred Rogers as an exemplar of the Six Pillars of Self-Esteem, his persuasive skills...

Duration:02:09:44

572: Teaching With the "Wrong" Politics and No License?

8/5/2018
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A hilltop teachers' round table on a beautiful Pittsburgh Monday morning. Longtime listener and supporter (and friend!) Alex Bell came to Pittsburgh this weekend; we celebrated the 9th anniversary of School Sucks with an adventure around the city and a marathon podcast. One of Alex's aims of this trip was to connect me with his friend Ben, who leans conservative (while being open-minded about libertarian philosophy) and teaches without a degree or license. I thought our conversation would...

Duration:02:11:23

571: The Deep Roots of the Current Information* Crisis - Skinner Layne and Moritz Bierling (Part 2 of 3)

7/23/2018
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* I'm using that word very loosely. Skinner Layne and Moritz Bierling are back for a deeper drive into the current digital malaise and its varied and complicated roots. This malaise includes "fake news," information (or input) overload, social media fatigue, loss of privacy, no data ownership, etc... Skinner is the founder of Exosphere Academy and Moritz, formerly the Director of Research, now serves as an advisor. Exosphere Academy is a learning and problem solving community with 2-day...

Duration:01:42:46

570: Embracing the Infinite Game - Skinner Layne and Moritz Bierling (Part 1 of 3)

7/17/2018
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Skinner Layne and Moritz Bierling return to the show to further explore the infinite game mentality. Skinner is the founder of Exosphere Academy and Moritz, formerly the Director of Research, now serves as an advisor. Exosphere Academy is a learning and problem solving community with 2-day traveling workshops and an 8-week residential program "to learn new skills, build exciting projects with other dynamic people, and jumpstart your new life & career." In our previous discussion we talked...

Duration:01:34:04

569: Professor CJ - How To Study History

6/29/2018
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(Recorded at the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest) CJ Kilmer is a college history professor and the host of the acclaimed The Dangerous History Podcast. He has been one of the most frequently requested guests on School Sucks, so consider this show an icebreaker for future conversations. Introduction -CJ's origin story and influences -Surviving college with the "wrong" ideas -How to vet professors How to study history -spotting bias and slant in academic books -collecting sources -comparing...

Duration:01:34:31

568: The Mind and Mindset of Scott Horton

6/27/2018
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(As explained by Scott Horton) Scott Horton is a well-known and widely respected author, broadcaster and US foreign policy analyst. I have always wanted to have Scott on the show, but despite the large overlap in our audiences there is little overlap in our topics of discussion. However, we were both speakers at the Midwest Peace and Liberty Fest, and I was presented with a unique opportunity to have a one-on-one chat. Event organizer Joe Moutard invited me to tag along as he shuttled...

Duration:00:52:06

567: Noah Tetzner - The Unschooler Podcast Star

6/13/2018
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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...

Duration:01:12:15

566: James and Taylor Davis - A New Take On Peaceful Parenting

6/6/2018
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Peaceful parenting is a difficult term. There definitely seems to be some implicit judgment there. What's the alternative to peaceful parenting? Violent parenting? Thus it's understandable why many curious parents would find the label off-putting, as it might raise concerns they wouldn't be able to live up to certain standards in their relationships with their children. Taylor and James Davis have created a podcast to share their parenting journey, one filled with unexpected challenges,...

Duration:01:30:22

565: Star Wars Double Feature (FREE A/V)

5/24/2018
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I have some announcements about content and travel. And I have attached a couple Star Wars-related audios from the bonus section for your enjoyment. 1. [BONUS] How To Star Wars – Rogue One and A New Order Recorded December 18, 2016 (1 hour, 8 minutes) Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn (sexandsciencehour.com) join me in-studio for a live discussion about Star Wars Rogue One and the broader Star Wars universe. Is there a better order than Machete Order or Episode Order to watch all eight...

Duration:01:35:00

564: Live In New Orleans With Thad and Brett

5/18/2018
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The tense and truculent final event of Renegade University and School Sucks Project Present A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell. Attendees grab the mic and question us on the following topics: Jason - Foreign policy and the military: how to close the physical and psychological distance between America and its enemies? Norm - Higher education: how do you introduce opposing and uncomfortable ideas to people who are not seeking them out? Joel - Altruism vs. selfishness, and reconciling Thad's...

Duration:01:45:42

563: Joanne Kaminski - What Children Need To Fall In Love With Reading

5/9/2018
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Today, the story of a public school teacher who eventually found a much better way to connect with and teach young people. Joanne Kaminski is the mother of 3 girls, a former public school teacher, and she now runs a successful tutoring company called The Online Reading Tutor. Joanne also has a blog called Become an Online Tutor, where she teaches others to enter this field and to thrive. We'll discuss her path into and out of public school teaching, why she left, and the advantages of online...

Duration:01:03:37

562: Is Guilt Useful? Is Narcissism Natural? - With Thaddeus Russell

5/3/2018
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This is a follow-up to Podcast #558: God, Grant Me the Serenity. Thad's presentation in that episode produced a lot of upset among listeners, and there were several aspects of the conversation that left me feeling unsatisfied. I invited Thad back to address this lack of satisfaction, along with some listener feedback to our first conversation. Topics: - Why Thad and I weren't connecting in the first discussion - Shame and guilt are information - All behavior is narcissistic? - Differing...

Duration:01:20:40

PROMO: Can I Cheat?

5/1/2018
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(Released 4/11/18, Show - 1:43:00, 2 Segments, Promo Clip - 0:10:43) [BONUS] Fitness As A Foundation For A Productive and Prosperous Life This extremely detailed presentation is a continuation of the personal development conversations (The Long Bumpy Road...). In this episode Brett teams up with a competition power lifter named Larry to offer diet and exercise knowledge and advice to Andrew and James. Andrew is new to weightlifting; James is knowledgeable but currently in the process of...

Duration:00:15:34

PROMO: Empathy Is Overrated? And the San Francisco Sons of Liberty

5/1/2018
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(Released 4/25/18, Show - 1:30:00, 2 Segments, Promo Clip - 0:15:43) An unreleased snapshot from School Sucks Across America. In early Novemeber 2017, I attended a "Friendsgiving" dinner party with School Sucks listeners and friends. Huge thanks to Darren and Mic for hosting and making sure I had a great time while in the Bay Area. Back in 2014, Darren actually bought me the Zoom h4 I used to record all the audio during the trip. So after people had a few drinks, I pulled it out, hit record...

Duration:00:15:43