School Sucks: Higher Education For Self-Liberation

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

474 episodes of School Sucks: Higher Education For Self-Liberation since the first episode, which aired on September 1st, 2009.

  • 24. Thinking, Fast and Slow

    July 15th, 2022  |  1 hr 13 mins
    alternative education, critical thinking, self-directed education

    This might be the last chance you have to break through to the ideologically possessed.

  • 23. Unenclosed Children

    July 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    alternative education, critical thinking, kerry mcdonald, self-directed education

    A look inside a family learning without schooling. With Kerry McDonald.

  • 22. Filling the Trough

    July 7th, 2022  |  1 hr 37 mins
    alternative education, critical thinking, self-directed education

    Scott Hambrick returns for a discussion on how people learn and how we help them do that better.

  • 21. What It Means To Be Educated

    July 4th, 2022  |  1 hr 16 mins
    alternative education, critical thinking, self-directed education

    "An education is the capacity to author your own life instead of merely accepting the one handed to you." - Blake Boles

  • 20. Don't Be Anyone's Useful Idiot

    June 29th, 2022  |  1 hr 27 mins
    alternative education, critical thinking, self-directed education

    Career and life advice for young people for the 2020s. With Zak Slayback.

  • 19. Succeeding Without Schooling

    June 25th, 2022  |  1 hr 32 mins
    alternative education, critical thinking, self-directed education

    Zak Slayback is an Ivy League dropout, here to explain how to build a better credential than the college degree. The time has come.

  • 18. Learning Without Schooling

    June 22nd, 2022  |  1 hr 36 mins
    alternative education, critical thinking, natural learning, pam laricchia, reading, sandra dodd, self-directed education, unschooling

    An Essential School Sucks compilation of two conversations with natural learning legends, Sandra Dodd and Pam Laricchia.

  • 17. Growing Without Schooling

    June 20th, 2022  |  1 hr 19 mins
    alternative education, class dismissed, critical thinking, growing without schooling, pat farenga, self-directed education, unschooling

    The story of man's journey from aspiring to be a public school teacher to unschooling his own three children all the way to adulthood.

  • 16. Here Is What's Possible Beyond Public School

    June 18th, 2022  |  1 hr 30 mins
    alternative education, circle school, critical thinking, self-directed education, sudbury school

    I visit the Circle School in Harrisburg PA for a round-table discussion with Over 20 Young Self-Educators. Also with Tony Myers and members of the Circle School staff.

  • 15. Building Self-Directed Learning Communities

    June 15th, 2022  |  1 hr 16 mins
    alternative education, critical thinking, self-directed education

    Diane Murphy taught in public schools for 30 years before she retired early to build BigFish - a new model for community-focused self-directed learning.

  • 14. The Hero's Journey For Teens

    June 13th, 2022  |  1 hr 34 mins
    alternative education, critical thinking, self-directed education

    (but also for everyone else) Matt Beaudreau returns to map out a hero's journey for teens. We'll also discuss how students are guided through this process at Acton Academy, and how parents can help nurture this process in their own children.

  • 13. The Micro School Movement

    June 11th, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins
    alternative education, critical thinking, self-directed education

    Kerry McDonald returns to discuss the growing Micro-School movement. What is a Micro-School and why should we be talking about them?

  • 12. Purpose and Passion-Driven Education

    June 9th, 2022  |  57 mins 46 secs
    alternative education, connor boyack, critical thinking, indoctrination, purpose, self-directed education, tuttle twins

    With Connor Boyack

  • 11. Setting Children Free (In An Age of Mass Panic)

    June 8th, 2022  |  49 mins 7 secs
    alternative education, critical thinking, free-range kids, helicopter parenting, lenore skenazy, school safety, self-directed education

    Over a decade ago, Lenore Skenazy was one of the first people to sound the alarm on the dangers of 'child-safety.' But here we are.

  • 10. When Mainstream America Learned College Is A Scam

    June 5th, 2022  |  1 hr 19 mins
    alternative education, college, college scam, critical thinking, self-directed education

    (But then they all forgot)

  • 9. Who Controls Our Children?

    June 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 19 mins
    alternative education, critical thinking, self-directed education

    And what is Outcome-Based Education? Prepare to be shocked/not shocked.