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School Sucks Project - 2017-11-20 - Original post - cached version

(#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!


School Sucks Project - 2017-11-13 - Original post - cached version

(#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...

School Sucks Project - 2017-11-04 - Original post - cached version

(#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-...

School Sucks Project - 2017-07-21 - Original post - cached version

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...

School Sucks Project - 2017-07-17 - Original post - cached version

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...

School Sucks Project - 2017-07-01 - Original post - cached version

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...

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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,...

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...

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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:

- Mindset, protecting your mind from bad...

School Sucks Project - 2017-05-26 - Original post - cached version

(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...

School Sucks Project - 2017-05-22 - Original post - cached version

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...

School Sucks Project - 2017-05-15 - Original post - cached version

(Part One) Our investigation into the philosophical roots of social justice continues...

Nikos Sotirakopoulos is a lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, UK. He joins me today for more exploration into failed movements for personal...

School Sucks Project - 2017-05-11 - Original post - cached version

Today, many young people are looking for personal liberation in all the wrong places.

- Thaddeus vs. Jordan Peterson: common ground?
- letting go of a conspiracy theory
- over-corrective responses to to Enlightenment problems
- The Frankfurt School...

School Sucks Project - 2017-05-07 - Original post - cached version

(Not a serious show; from the premium content archives) Only 50 people have ever heard the live pre-show for episode #368, but it is one of my favorite half-hours of School Sucks content ever. Osborne and I examine and discuss the University of New Hampshire's ill-fated "Unbiased Speech...

School Sucks Project - 2017-04-26 - Original post - cached version

On Neil Degrasse Tyson, Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix, and other science and sex junk.


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School Sucks Project - 2017-04-24 - Original post - cached version

Thad and Brett are excited to announce Renegade University and School Sucks Project Present "A Weekend With Thaddeus Russell"
Happening this August in historic and tragic Salem, MA!
Get Tickets:


Friday, August 4th...

School Sucks Project - 2017-04-22 - Original post - cached version

Brian Sovryn and Stephanie Murphy welcome Brett to their studio for the final chapter in this series of our frequently requested long-form discussions (-THON). This time, we attempted to have a constructive and compassionate conversation (EMPATH-) about many of the issues I explored in the...

School Sucks Project - 2017-04-19 - Original post - cached version

Jeff Deist is the president of the Mises Institute. The institute is dedicated to teaching and research in the Austrian school of economics, and individual freedom, honest history, and international peace. It also hosts the annual Mises University event - a one-week crash course in...

School Sucks Project - 2017-04-17 - Original post - cached version

My first conversation with Jay Dyer - author of Esoteric Hollywood and host of Jay's Analysis.

Hour One (Free):
- how SSP helped Jay Dyer
- shape-shifters?
- comparing notes on the social engineers who influenced the schools
- behaviorism projects in 1960s...

School Sucks Project - 2017-04-13 - Original post - cached version

Brian Sovryn and Stephanie Murphy return to the School Sucks studio for another one of our frequently requested long-form discussions (-THON). This time, we attempt to have a constructive and compassionate conversation (EMPATH-) about many of the issues I explored in the SPEED AND POLITICS...

School Sucks Project - 2017-04-07 - Original post - cached version

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.

- Our positive experiences at the Yale Political Union meeting

School Sucks Project - 2017-04-03 - Original post - cached version

[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...

School Sucks Project - 2017-03-30 - Original post - cached version

(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-...

School Sucks Project - 2017-03-23 - Original post - cached version

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...

School Sucks Project - 2017-03-20 - Original post - cached version

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)...

School Sucks Project - 2017-03-15 - Original post - cached version

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...

School Sucks Project - 2017-03-12 - Original post - cached version

Please check out the entire 8-part Deschooling series at

-What are the personal, professional and motivational problems school helps to create?

Deschooling Discussion:
-The disowned self
-Nathaniel Branden's Six Pillars of...

School Sucks Project - 2017-03-07 - Original post - cached version

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...

School Sucks Project - 2017-03-03 - Original post - cached version

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...


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