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Intellectual Intercourse: The Art of Conversation

Intellectual Intercourse: The Art of Conversation

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed I happily engaged in Intellectual Intercourse during a LIVE UM Radio broadcast on 12/6, with fellow podcaster, philosopher and intellectual ponderer Jarett Sanchez.   We discussed… well… discussing.  In our modern, fast paced culture, wherein we are almost constantly bombarded with talk and noise and artificial stimuli, [...]

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Freedom Under Fire

Freedom Under Fire

When we are not free to pursue our education, we are not free to pursue our happiness.  When the pursuit of our own interests in education and happiness are controlled, criminalized and oppressed – that is slavery.  In Germany, this family needs our support and our help. Listen to this important message from Justin Arman [...]

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Out of Plato’s Cave with Paul Verge

Out of Plato’s Cave with Paul Verge

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed What has the mis-education from the school system done to us? What is Plato’s Cave and how can we find our way out? What is the point of OWS and why should we even care? What is “Believer Beware”? In what way was 9/11/01 an American [...]

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Liberty and Learning on The Unschool Bus

Liberty and Learning on The Unschool Bus

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed A delightful interview with Kelly Halldorson. Best known for the Unschool Bus, Kelly is a school-free Mom living and learning in liberty!  While the Halldorson’s can only be loosely defined as “Unschool” it wouldn’t be accurate to use the term “home educators” either…. unless of course [...]

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Nonviolent Communication with Trivium

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Darrell Becker, a long time friend of Unplugged Mom invited me to join him for a conversation about the principles of  Non Violent Communication as applied in relationship with Trivium principles and logic.  It was an enlightening delight for me and I’m certain it will be [...]

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Man Versus Machine: A Media Ecology Discussion

Man Versus Machine: A Media Ecology Discussion

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Is humanity struggling to compete with cyber-reality?  Are modern children held captive by media? In this lengthy and extremely useful discussion, I had the unique opportunity to speak with one rare  and brillant intellectual who has dedicated a research career to examining media phenomenon and it’s [...]

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Critical, Creative Communication: Interview with Michael Strong

Critical, Creative Communication: Interview with Michael Strong

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this episode, I am delighted with the company of Michael Strong, entrepreneur, autodidact, visionary and eloquent critical thinker.  This was an enlightening and thought provoking conversation on the purpose of education, the necessity of broad horizons and the bright and hopeful ideas that are helping [...]

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Naked Freedom: Boobies, Fakers, Posers and Rebels

Naked Freedom: Boobies, Fakers, Posers and Rebels

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed A description simply doesn’t do it justice.  Here is a taste of what is discussed, pondered and provocatively punctuated in this episode: Wearing Freedom as Fashion Statement Angelina’s cowardly Boobies Freedom without brains Teenage Rebellion Freedom, Testicles and Vaginas How to argue Idiocracy Walk the Talk [...]

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Higher Learning and Liberty: Discussion with Antonio Buehler

Higher Learning and Liberty: Discussion with Antonio Buehler

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Sociopolitical activist, home education advocate and  promulgator of peace joins Laurette Lynn for this enriching discussion. Antonio beautifully exemplifies personal endurance, courage and the relationship between intelligence and liberty.  An encouraging advocate for independent learning, Antonio provides support through Buehler Education.  He also advises home educating [...]

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Liberty Loves Learning Loves Liberty

Liberty Loves Learning Loves Liberty

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Brett Vienotte from School Sucks and Justin Arman of Parents for Liberty join Laurette Lynn to ponder the balance between personal freedom and critical thinking skills.  We discussed the natural, but often missed dynamic relationship therein thereby highlighting the significance of critical thinking as the foundation [...]

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Bonus Interview: The Brainy Bunch Mom

Bonus Interview: The Brainy Bunch Mom

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed What a pleasant and lovely conversation I recently enjoyed with Mona Lisa Harding, the wonderful Home Ed Mom of ten children.  You may know this family as the “Brainy Bunch” an affectionate reference by CNN and the Today Show wherein the family was featured due to [...]

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Vitiated Voluntarysm Undetermined Utopia and Anthropic Amore`

Vitiated Voluntarysm Undetermined Utopia and Anthropic Amore`

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this episode Laurette Lynn ponders the philosophical pragmatic practicality of utopian, universal anarchy and suggests that we already live in a voluntary society although it is not utopian.  Can voluntarism and utopia compatibly coexist? Unplug from the paradigms, the proletariat pathos and pontifical patriarchs of [...]

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Happy Unplugged Mom Mothers Day

Happy Unplugged Mom Mothers Day

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In honor of Mothers, It was a pleasure to chat with three extraordinary women who truly capture the eclectic diversity, wisdom, charm and grace in Motherhood.   We talked about the Mothering aspect of the home education experience and some of the decisions and challenges we [...]

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Beyond Unschooling -The John Holt Legacy: Interview with Pat Farenga

Beyond Unschooling -The John Holt Legacy: Interview with Pat Farenga

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed “Be the Parent all the time”–Pat Farenga Did I ever enjoy this magnificently useful discussion with Pat Farenga, THE (surviving) pioneer of Unschooling.  Yes, THE pioneer.  Mr. Farenga worked closely with his friend John Holt on home education advocacy, activism and collaboration from 1977 until 1985 [...]

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Compulsive Compliance: Why We Do What We’re Told

Compulsive Compliance: Why We Do What We’re Told

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Why do we compulsively do what we are told?  Despite advances in humanity in today’s modern era we still  automatically accept imposition of authority over us by politicians, civil workers, teachers etc… but also even in social environments.  In some ways we are even more accommodating [...]

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