School Sucks Project

School Sucks Project - 2018-02-23 - Original post - cached version

Here are some highlights of my recent interview on the new and rapidly growing Free Man Beyond the Wall Podcast.

Mance and I discuss our experiences as students, and I share a story about the intense desire I felt as a teenager to create and produce things that were meaningful for...

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Part Three of Three
My marathon conversation with Peter Gray concludes with an exploration of Peter's vision for the future. It's a bold vision, but he describes the observations that led him to believe it will become a reality for more and more children and families in the coming...

School Sucks Project - 2018-02-13 - Original post - cached version

Part Two of Three
Dr. Peter Gray is a research professor of psychology at Boston College, and author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life. Peter serves on the Organizing team for the...

School Sucks Project - 2018-02-12 - Original post - cached version

Part One of Three
Dr. Peter Gray is a research professor of psychology at Boston College, and author of Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life. Peter serves on the Organizing team for the...

School Sucks Project - 2018-02-01 - Original post - cached version

Do you even have goals? We'll talk about that first.

Antony Sammeroff joins me to discuss his new free book Procrastination Annihilation. In it he lays out his method for overcoming procrastination and changing his life, one step at a time. Today we focus our discussion around what...

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY FORTY - NOV 23 - EAST HARTFORD, CT)

Richard Grove and Mark Iwanicki (a Montessori School Teacher) interview Brett and Nick about the School Sucks Across America return trip, the lessons learned along the way, and how the documentary will be...

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Special occasion! Brian Huskie is a public school teacher in New York. He joins me to discuss his discoveries about public school over ten years of teaching, his process of coming to terms with those discoveries, and the solutions he is working to develop.

Brian founded a self-...

School Sucks Project - 2018-01-10 - Original post - cached version

At School Sucks, we strive to provide young people with the building blocks of intellectual, financial and lifestyle independence. Over the last year, we have overlooked a phenomenon that certainly relates to the last two: Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency explosion.

My guest today is...

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-EIGHT - NOV 21 - RICHMOND, VA)

The final meetup: Nick and I were very happy to encounter a diverse, open and thoughtful group in Richmond, VA. Huge thanks to Larry, Travis, Isaac, Herzan, Allen and Kal for sharing their stories and their...

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-SEVEN - NOV 20 - Knoxville, TN)

Huge thanks to Keri for organizing (on very short notice) and participating in this event. Sherry and Daniel run the popular Speaking Freely talk show on WETR in Knoxville. They join me to discuss some of the...

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-FOUR - NOV 17 - Ardmore, OK)

Mike and Brett fill Jamie in on what he missed after he slipped into an alternate universe 6 years ago. The guys then go on to address and solve all of society's current ills, including the Trump Presidency,...

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THIRTY-TWO - NOV 15 - Outside Albuquerque, NM)

Kristin and Michael are a young couple raising their eight-year-old daughter Elle in the enchanted land of New Mexico. The first three days of travel from Los Angeles were somewhat tiring and stressful,...

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY TWENTY-NINE - NOV 12 - LOS ANGELES, CA)
The final event of Renegade University and School Sucks Project Present A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell. Attendees grab the mic and discuss the following topics:

Paul Gibbons
Polyamory and the...

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY TWENTY-NINE - NOV 12 - LOS ANGELES, CA)
If you think you already heard everything on Unregistered, please listen to the intro for this show.

The final event of Renegade University and School Sucks Project Present A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell...

School Sucks Project - 2017-12-15 - Original post - cached version

Supplemental Show - Michael Malice and Brett discuss the history of public school, educational alternatives, School Sucks Across America, parenting, helicopter stuff, etc...

Check out the PATREON version for more commentary on mistakes and missed opportunities.

View all shows...

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY NINETEEN - NOV 2 - SALT LAKE CITY, UT)

Paul Duane, the Cross-Dressing Mormon Anarchist™, gives me a tour of Temple Square and shares the history, gospel, features and benefits of Mormonism in an attempt to persuade me to join the faith.


School Sucks Project - 2017-12-09 - Original post - cached version

Supplemental Show - This is a re-post of my recent appearance on the Tom Woods show.

Brett Veinotte of the School Sucks Project just returned from a 40-day cross-country trip, where he held meetings and events highlighting alternative approaches to...

School Sucks Project - 2017-12-04 - Original post - cached version

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY EIGHTEEN - NOV 1 - DENVER, CO)

Denver was one of the biggest gatherings of the tour, with many attendees who were unfamiliar School Sucks Project. After I introduced myself and my work, we got comfortable with each other pretty quickly and delved...

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY SIXTEEN - OCT 30 - WICHITA, KS)

Jerrod and Shawna join me at the end of a very eventful day in Kansas to discuss their evolution as parents/thinkers/doers, and how their first child provided a push in the right direction.

We also talk about...

School Sucks Project - 2017-11-28 - Original post - cached version

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY SIXTEEN - OCT 30 - WICHITA, KS)

This podcast has two parts. The first is an interview with Julie Price, the founder and owner of Sparks Academy. The second is a very informal living room discussion with many of the young learners who attend Sparks...

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY FOURTEEN - OCT 28 - ST. LOUIS, MO)

Kevin Cole ( acts simultaneously as history teacher and tour guide, as I drive him around St. Louis. This is a story most of you probably haven't heard. PLEASE watch the video version!


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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY ELEVEN - OCT 25 - DETROIT, MI)

A late-night discussion with several members of a great liberty community in the Detroit area. I will definitely be visiting with these folks again in the near future.

Most participants will address the second of...

School Sucks Project - 2017-11-06 - Original post - cached version

(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY NINE - OCT 23 - Columbus, OH)

Eleven people. Five mics.
School stories, self-education journeys, identity politics, college, religion, home education experiences, childhood trauma, self-sufficiency and more.

Most participants will...

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY TEN - OCT 24 - Touring the Columbus Learning Co-Op in Columbus, OH)

This great connection might have never happened without the SSAA tour. Devin Fraze is the founder and director of the Columbus Learning Co-Op. He was once on track to become a...

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY NINE - OCT 23 - Columbus, OH)
Gabi Maylock is a newish listener who is pursuing a Masters Degree in Education. She was introduced to the podcast by her friend Noah, who accompanied her to the Columbus meetup. Before the event, we sat down to discuss...

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY SIX - OCT 20 - Harrisburg, PA)
Tony and I ask and answer questions with Circle School students and staff.

From the The Circle School website:
A pioneer in integral education, The Circle School’s program balances freedom and responsibility...

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY FOUR - OCT 18 - South Philly)
One of my favorite shows of all time. A rapid-fire and at times wonderfully chaotic conversation with Ben Dasher, Mike, Phil Surdam, Steve Miller-Miller, Phillip Figueiredo and Brian Foglia. Some great revelations in this...

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THREE - OCT 17 - The Pine Barrens, NJ)
A rapid-fire, unscripted conversation with my new friend Phil Surdam. Phil is the Vice President of a very successful glass manufacturing business, an independent researcher and a School Sucks listener/supporter...

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(#SchoolSucksAcrossAmerica - DAY THREE - OCT 17 - HARTFORD, CT)
A rapid-fire, unscripted conversation with my dear friend and mentor Richard Grove. Rich is a forensic historian, film maker and founder of

Our conversation is built around 2 questions:...

School Sucks Project - 2017-10-13 - Original post - cached version

Brett and Jeff share two different approaches to confronting and recovering from depression and addiction. Plus travel tips!

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Nathan Fraser and Drew Sample join me to revisit a past topic - how the internet is connecting and dividing us - since new problems and opportunities are presenting themselves on a very regular basis. We focus a large portion of our discussion of the echo chamber effect that exacerbates...

School Sucks Project - 2017-09-26 - Original post - cached version

(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...

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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...

School Sucks Project - 2017-09-14 - Original post - cached version

Thaddeus Russell joins me to make the biggest announcement in the history of School Sucks Project. We look forward to your participation!

The Next Renegade University and School Sucks Project event is happening this November 10-12 in Los Angeles. We go over the seminar...

School Sucks Project - 2017-09-11 - Original post - cached version

(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...

School Sucks Project - 2017-09-05 - Original post - cached version

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

The Next Renegade University and...

School Sucks Project - 2017-08-16 - Original post - cached version

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...

School Sucks Project - 2017-08-08 - Original post - cached version

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.

- Alex B.
- Jay
- Danny M.
- Nelson A...

School Sucks Project - 2017-07-31 - Original post - cached version

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....

School Sucks Project - 2017-07-27 - Original post - cached version

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-...

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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...

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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....

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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...

School Sucks Project - 2017-07-13 - Original post - cached version

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...

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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...

School Sucks Project - 2017-06-29 - Original post - cached version

Patrick Byrne is the CEO of 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...

School Sucks Project - 2017-06-16 - Original post - cached version

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,...

School Sucks Project - 2017-06-13 - Original post - cached version

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:

- If You Want to Be Rich & Happy Don't...

School Sucks Project - 2017-06-07 - Original post - cached version

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...

School Sucks Project - 2017-06-01 - Original post - cached version

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:

- Mindset, protecting your mind from bad...


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