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513: Building Self Directed Learning Communities (With Diane Murphy)

9/18/2017
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(FreeCoast Fest - Day 2 - Dover, NH) Diane Murphy taught in public schools for 30 years before she retired early to build BigFish, an innovative self-directed learning community in Dover, NH. I had the pleasure of speaking with Diane at the FreeCoast Festival and of hearing her presentation on BigFish. We sat down to discuss her past experience, current efforts and passion for self-directed learning and integrating teens into the real world. Discussion: - Diane's path out of public school -...

Duration: 01:11:19


512: School Sucks Across America

9/13/2017
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Thaddeus Russell joins me to make the biggest announcement in the history of School Sucks Project. We look forward to your participation! Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the top of the options for education podcasts and leads to new people discovering this message. This subscription also grants you access to the...

Duration: 00:48:44


511: James Davis - Forced Learning Is Too Dangerous

9/11/2017
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(FreeCoast Fest, Day 1, Newmarket, NH) James Davis is a long-time School Sucks listener and supporter. James promotes and exemplifies peaceful parenting, self-directed learning and entrepreneurship in the NH seacoast liberty community. He is the co-founder at Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings and the co-founder at Camp Stomping Ground. Discussion: - who is going to help your kids gain context for the things they see in the world - children are targets for political manipulation - sailboat...

Duration: 00:55:34


510: Lessons From Summer That We Can Apply To the Fall (With Thaddeus Russell)

9/5/2017
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Professor Thaddeus Russell returns to discuss the jarring events of August, what's coming in September and what it all might mean for the future. Opening Sequence: Cause and effect in European identity politics Announcement: The Next Renegade University and School Sucks Project event is happening this November 10-12 in Los Angeles. We go over the seminar topics. For more information or to secure your spot, go to ThaddeusRussell.com/LosAngeles Discussion: - Extremism, left and right - The...

Duration: 01:55:40


509: Conflicts Without Protagonists

8/16/2017
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Today, another story about a "by any means necessary" approach to fighting Nazis... Manuel Pasquale returns for a discussion about Fascism, Communism and the lessons WWII can teach us about dividing the world into good and evil. We focus our story around the dangerous mythology of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who is the subject of two feature films this year. Manuel's YouTube Channel Highlights: - Monologue: Good and Evil in Charlottesville - modern Western mythology is used to sell...

Duration: 02:42:59


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

8/8/2017
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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. Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon Your continued support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us at the...

Duration: 03:26:12


507: Teen Teaches Economics To Teens, With Elijah Johnson

7/31/2017
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Elijah Johnson launched his Finance and Liberty You Tube channel and website when he was sixteen years old, motivated to teach other teens about Austrian Economics and financial self-defense. Now 21, Elijah is currently finishing up his Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism. Before attending college, Elijah was home-educated in a religious family. We'll talk about the transition between those settings and whether or not Elijah feels college was "worth it." We also discuss: - family and...

Duration: 00:44:40


506: Emily Hirsh - Financial Freedom At 22 (instead of a college degree)

7/27/2017
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Today's guest is among the increasing number of bright young people who have come to view the traditional college path as an opportunity cost. Emily Hirsh opted out of college at age 19 to pursue her online business full time. Just three years later, Emily has built multiple six-figure-a-year ventures. In addition to running Virtual Assistant Academy and KettlebellMovement.com, Emily works as a Sales Funnel Strategist helping entrepreneurs to grow their business and generate revenue and...

Duration: 00:48:39


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

7/21/2017
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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 Please Support School Sucks Our Amazon Wish List Donate With Bitcoin Or Join the A/V Club Support Us On Patreon Shop With Us At Amazon Your continued support keeps the show going and...

Duration: 01:06:24


504: Unenclosed Children and Self-Directed Learning, With Kerry McDonald

7/17/2017
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Kerry McDonald holds an M.Ed. from Harvard University, where she studied education administration, planning, and social policy. She is a writer for Natural Mother Magazine, the Foundation for Economic Education, and Intellectual Takeout. She is a founding member of Alternatives To School.com, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Her blog is Whole Family Learning. She joins me today to discuss - her professional/academic education background -...

Duration: 01:06:50


503: Successful Dropout - With Kylon Gienger (Part 2 of 2)

7/14/2017
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Kylon dropped out of college during his freshman year in 2009. Since then he has founded and co-founded multiple companies in the construction, fitness, food service, real estate, and online education industries. He is the creator and host of The Successful Dropout Podcast. He joins me again today to discuss his education and his entrepreneurial journey. Discussion: -What does "living the dream" mean when someone says it with a scowl? -Community and accountability through Christianity -but...

Duration: 01:42:45


502 (Supplemental): Brett On Unregistered With Thaddeus Russell

7/13/2017
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Thaddeus Russell has appeared on School Sucks over 20 times, but this conversation is unlike anything you've heard before. It was recorded at Thad's house in Salem, Oregon on July 5th, just hours after I got off a plane. And you know we're doing an event together in three weeks right? A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell begins August 5th in Salem, MA. To see the schedule, topics and ticket options click HERE, or go to thaddeusrussell.com/courses Discussed: School and drinking stories. Please...

Duration: 02:25:39


501: Craig Hemke - Escape From Wall Street

7/1/2017
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Craig Hemke worked on Wall Street as licensed Series 7 securities professional from the 1980s until 2008. Frustrated by various frauds in the "financial planning" sector, he decided to exit the protective bubble of his corporate career, parlaying his online reputation into a new venture as a blogger, precious metals advisor and financial forecaster. Craig is the founder and editor of TFMetalsReport.com. Discussed: - current obstacles in entrepreneurship - the process of moving away from...

Duration: 01:02:36


500: Patrick Byrne - A Vision For Education

6/29/2017
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Patrick Byrne is the CEO of Overstock.com and the Chairman of EdChoice. EdChoice, originally developed by Milton Friedman, is now a national leader in school choice research. EdChoice publishes studies, surveys, legislative analyses and blog posts to help the public, the media and key stakeholders understand how school choice is affecting families and students across the United States and internationally. Patrick and I sat down at Porcfest to discuss the history of the school choice...

Duration: 00:50:02


499: Successful Dropout - With Kylon Gienger (Part 1 of 2)

6/16/2017
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This is the first of two conversations; today Kylon interviews me and next time I will interview him. Kylon dropped out of college during his freshman year in 2009. Since then he has founded and co-founded multiple companies in the construction, fitness, food service, real estate, and online education industries. He is the creator and host of The Successful Dropout Podcast. He joins me today to discuss School Sucks Project, Successful Dropout, college culture, and entrepreneurship....

Duration: 01:46:31


498: Daniel Ameduri - Self-Directed Financial Education

6/13/2017
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Daniel Ameduri is entrepreneur, investor and the President of Future Money Trends. He joins me today to discuss teenage entrepreneurship, self-directed learning and being a You Tube pioneer. Dan's You Tube Channel: Discussion: - If You Want to Be Rich & Happy Don't Go to School - The influence of Robert Kiyosaki - The college drop-in - School in the way of Dan's learning - Dan's wife left a career as public school teacher to home-educate their children; she had a lot to unlearn - real...

Duration: 00:45:34


497: The Intellectual Trump Card? (with Dr. Daniel Bonevac)

6/7/2017
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Our investigation into the philosophical roots of social justice continues... Daniel Bonevac is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. He joins us today to discuss Jacques Derrida and how postmodernism manifests itself in some of the ugly developments in higher education. We also explore the potential dangers of hyper-skepticism. Dr. Bonevac's research focuses on the intersection of metaphysics, philosophical logic, and ethics. His first book, Reduction in the...

Duration: 01:31:08


496: Lior Gantz - Lessons From A (former) Teenage Entrepreneur and Investor

6/1/2017
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Lior Gantz is entrepreneur, world traveler, financial researcher, and advisor in many forms to many different types of investors. He currently serves as President of Wealth Research Group. Lior's You Tube Channel: Discussion: - Mindset, protecting your mind from bad influences - Lior started working at 13, and investing at 16 - High School: Surprisingly the ideal time in life to fail - Commitment - Finding A Niche; complete uniqueness is not retired - Solopreneurship vs. forming a...

Duration: 01:23:24


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

5/26/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:34:51


494: Fast Friends With Hunter Maats

5/21/2017
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Author, teacher and podcaster Hunter Maats joins me for a fun and challenging marathon conversation. Hunter and I discover lots of areas of disagreement, but our exploration into our differences has just begun. Hunter is the co-author of The Straight A Conspiracy and the co-host of the Mixed Mental Arts Podcast. Hour One: - The elephant and the rider - the academic "rope-a-dope" - Humanity's first family dinner - using ridicule against social justice warring - College kids and their...

Duration: 02:52:09

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