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School Sucks
Indoctrination + Regurgitation + Graduation ≠ An Education
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Location: Manchester, New Hampshire
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My name is Brett and I have worked in education for the last ten years, in a variety of capacities. I am currently the Vice Pre...


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April 07, 2017 08:30 AM PDT
What a week! On Wednesday just after the stroke of midnight, Tom Woods and I sat down in a hotel room overlooking the Yale campus to discuss his new book Sane Space and a variety of other topics. Included: - Our positive experiences at the Yale Political Union meeting - The current state of higher education - There is no finish line for social justice warriors - What can libertarians learn the modern left? - Debating the usefulness of engaging the left (referencing Tom's email that i read in episode #461) - Productivity: how does Tom get so much done? - Workaholism Tom's Sites: TomWoods.com happyearner.com Sane Space Related Shows: [SUPPLEMENTAL] #459: SCAMWATCH! With Tom Woods [SUPPLEMENTAL] #323: Brett On The Tom Woods Show – Schooling vs. Education [PODCAST] #192: Tom Woods – Liberty Classroom [PODCAST] #461: SPEED AND POLITICS (Part One) – Rules For Radicals

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April 03, 2017 10:15 AM PDT
[CAMPUS CORRESPONDENTS #2] Sam Wolf is a freshman studying Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Soon he will serve as the president of the Vanderbilt College Republicans. Today we'll talk about what he's being taught... In this correspondence we discuss: - Capitalism and Neo-Liberalism: capitalism is slavery and genocide? - The dangers of apathetic students - The culture of Vanderbilt outside the classroom - Professor Carol Swain controversy - Classes canceled for Trump trauma: what's the message there? - Outrage theater - Social capital: a minority of students sets the tone for campus life - The silent majority of Vanderbilt - The philosophy behind social justice warring - gun in the room Related Shows: [PODCAST] #463: SPEED AND POLITICS (Interlude – “Violence Is Lurking” – The Tragedy of Jordan Peterson) [PODCAST] #464: SPEED AND POLITICS (Interlude – “A Discussion Is Beginning” – The Opportunity At University of Toronto)

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March 30, 2017 07:37 AM PDT
(MASTERCLASS #9) On March 25th, the Podcastmasters reconvened at Osborne's "Deplorabar and Cinema" to discuss the recently deceased Chuck Barris. Chuck Barris was a television producer in the 1960s (The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game) and the host of The Gong Show in the 1970s. In the mid-1980s, Barris wrote a book called Confessions of A Dangerous Mind in which he claimed he had also worked for the CIA. Barris described his role as an assassin, but is the truth even stranger? Podcastmasters is an infrequent summit where we discuss our recent shows, current events, historical investigations, movie goings etc... Discussed In This MasterClass: - The CIA has an entertainment division? - Why did Confessions of A Dangerous Mind even become a movie? - George Clooney's CIA movies - The Gong Show - Oliver Stone, disinformation - CIA at CBS - Operation Mockingbird - Project Acoustic Kitty - be suspicious of Clooney; lies about the movie - Omissions in Confessions of A Dangerous Mind: the movie compared to the book compared to reality - Gard's script writing experience - predictive programming - CIA at Hollywood parties - Chuck Barris had some interesting connections - Laurel Canyon and the CIA - Was Barris an assassin, or did he have another mission? Look Closer: Liberty Conspiracy - http://libertyconspiracy.com/ Puke and the Gang - http://pukeandthegang.com/ Related Shows: [PODCAST] #399: Podcastmasters’ Liberty Masterclass – James Bond, Social Injustice Warrior?

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March 23, 2017 06:44 AM PDT
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. Listener Questions We Address: Peter M. - Is intellectual conformism among academics a purely academic problem, or does it extend into other social/intellectual spheres? How do we actively combat it, and what does he plan to do to make sure that the same problem doesn't evolve at Renegade? Phillip F. - Great question. Maybe Renegade (and other universities) can somehow incentivize intellectual diversity? Patrick E. - I'd be interested in his thoughts on accreditation or some equivalent in a post university future. David G. - This is a point Jordan Peterson has been bringing up in interviews and other public appearances for the past few months: now that the universities have lost sight of their authentic mission, it may be that the "true university" - to the extent that such a thing exists today - lives on the internet, and it is only a matter of time before some clever entrepreneur cracks the code of building a new and better credential. This is exactly what Zak Slayback appears to be attempting, as discussed on episode #454, but with an eye more toward career-building as opposed to real education. Peterson seems to think it's a matter of designing the right kind of exam - something akin maybe to the bar but measures a more broad knowledge base than just law - that an individual would be able to leverage in the marketplace upon passing. I'd be interested to hear Thad's thoughts on this. Does he have a game plan for building a better credential? What does it look like? Phillip F. - If you weren't a writer/academic, what would you be doing? Leah H. - Has he heard of Praxis? What's his take on their apprenticeship model? Other Topics and Tangents: - Remembering the OJ Simpson trial - government is a monopoly of violence and Marxists don't mind - merging one's identity with America and with the government - the pervasiveness of intellectual conformism - Thad isn't overwhelmed or discouraged by the current condition of alternative media - Harvard's fake news list - what is the neo-liberal university the left is talking about? - there's a surplus of Ph.Ds - the accreditation mafia; how it works - Can Betsy De Vos help Renegade University? - what are the forces protecting the intellectual monopoly in academia? 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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March 20, 2017 06:38 AM PDT
David DeLugas has 35 years of experience practicing family law. During that time he has observed some disturbing trends in state intrusions into the parent-child relationship. Today he serves as Executive Director and General Counsel for the National Association of Parents, a 501(c)(3) member charitable association. David DeLugas and I discuss: the problems created by divorce + family court - school attendance: how schools create criminals out of parents - is there an anti-family ideology at work? - CPS intrusions - the public's assumption of benevolence when it comes to bureaucracies - zero tolerance - Lenore Skenazy and free-range kids - helicopter parenting enforced by law - the long-term costs of over-parenting by government From ParentsUSA.org: The Voice for Parents in the USA. Relying only on the U.S. Constitution, the National Association of Parents preserves and supports the parent-child relationship and the right of parents to raise their own child as they see fit, so long as the child is not harmed through strategic litigation and through education and lobbying to shape public policy. As our membership grows, so, too, will our economic clout and ability to support parents and children fighting and coping with serious medical issues, to fund child abuse prevention and children’s medical research, particularly the rare illnesses and diseases that are severely underfunded, and to secure benefits and discounts for our member parents. How to Join - https://www.parentsusa.org/join/ Related Shows: [PODCAST] #190: Lenore Skenazy – Free Range Kids [PODCAST] #380: Visible Children (with Laurette Lynn) [SUPPLEMENTAL] #372: Real Learning vs. Getting Schooled – with Kevin Geary and Darrell Becker

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March 15, 2017 09:05 AM PDT
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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March 12, 2017 07:50 AM PDT
Please check out the entire 8-part Deschooling series at deschoolyourself.com. introduction -What are the personal, professional and motivational problems school helps to create? Deschooling Discussion: -The disowned self -Nathaniel Branden's Six Pillars of self-esteem as an answer to John Taylor Gatto's Seven Lesson Schoolteacher -Provisional self-esteem -Why parents avoid examinations of school and how that avoidance perpetuates the damage -The self-improvement gurus need to address schooling -New 21st century challenges to Ivan Illich Deschooling Society model from 1971 -How to use school's means - accountability and measurement - to aid in the deschooling process -Growth through Stoic "what ifs" -How a lack of self knowledge can lead to self sabotage -Creating a support support system for self examination and self improvement Look Closer: School Sucks archives on deschooling Zak Slayback on School Sucks Podcast Jeff Till on School Sucks Podcast A new way to incentivize the production of educational content.

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March 07, 2017 09:57 AM PST
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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March 03, 2017 08:32 AM PST
Five years ago this week, Andrew Breitbart passed away very suddenly and, as some have argued, rather suspiciously. It was just weeks after his energetic CPAC speech where he told the crowd about his plans to "vet" Obama in the 2012 election by releasing damning videos from his Harvard days. This timeline raises questions for sure, but Breitbart's threat to the media, political and academic establishment extended well beyond this incident. Today, the focal point of Breitbart's legacy is the very pro-Trump website Breitbart.com. The more I learn about Andrew and what he stood for, the more I see this as an unfair association. Breitbart was a man ahead of his time, and he viewed himself as pied piper of citizen journalism and a new and more effective check against leftist propaganda. Fellow Podcastmaster Gardner Goldsmith joins me to discuss Breitbart's mission, his impact on media and political culture, what libertarians can learn from his work...and Pizzagate. Brett's Full Notes: Breitbart Show - Evernote

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February 24, 2017 03:12 PM PST
Drew Sample: So what's the problem at the universities? Me: Well, I'm realizing it's more complicated than I had thought. Monologue: - A new perspective on classroom trigger warnings - Getting beyond the low hanging fruits of SJWs - My postmodernist thinking traps - How methods of deconstruction can turn into attitudes of destruction - my enemy's enemies are not necessarily my friends Discussion: Recorded 2/17/17 - Drew Sample and I discuss many of the factors that brought about the "snowflake generation" and the current crisis in higher education Full Show: TSH - 142 - College vs Self-Employment, Postmodernism, Persuasion
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