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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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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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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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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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Liberation from the Unschooling Gestapo

Liberation from the Unschooling Gestapo

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed The story behind the podcast This episode is more of a message, or a beacon to families who: Are new to home education and are exploring the radical unschool method Have had the unfortunate displeasure of negative experiences with radical unschooling Desire to incorporate liberating changes [...]

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Class Dismissed: Interview with Director (Classic UM Repost)

Class Dismissed: Interview with Director (Classic UM Repost)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Jeremy Stuart is the director of Class Dismissed, a new film about learning outside the classroom.  I am excited about this project and look forward to it’s release!   Attached, is my first interview with Jeremy nearly two years ago when the project began.   We then did [...]

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Rights Granted: Urgency of Understanding – Episode 3

Rights Granted: Urgency of Understanding – Episode 3

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed If we have to negotiate our freedom – that is not freedom. In this episode we use the current marriage debate to exemplify the difference between claiming fundamental rights verses requiring legislation to grant freedoms.  Then we explore the ways in which a manipulated, contrived schooling [...]

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Standards to Start, Not Conclude, Learning

The most dreaded “s” word in home education after “socialization” has got to be “standards.” Having national standards of learning indicate that a standardized checklist of everything a child should know by the time they turn 18 is the only way to ensure an entire generation is prepared to contribute to the future of the [...]

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Corporatism, Influence and Education Change: Extra Interview, Extra Environmentalist, Extra Unplugged

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Having recently engaged in some great discussion with Seth and Justin from Extra Environmentalist, I was happy to oblige when asked to do a short interview for their Episode on corporatism, influence and kids.  The question centered around education and the hope in an end to [...]

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Intellectual Revolution: Conversation with The Extra Environmentalist

Intellectual Revolution: Conversation with The Extra Environmentalist

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed I had a great conversation with Justin and Seth, hosts of The Extraenvironmentalist – a podcast that explores the mindset of an outsider looking in on Earth. We talked about their podcast and projects and on what principles their work is based.  We explored how education [...]

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School is Obsolete: UMRadio LIVE

School is Obsolete: UMRadio LIVE

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed UMRadio was broadcast live on Friday April 20th.   After some announcements and updates regarding Unplugged Mom, I talked about the evolution of learning and consequential impending extinction of school as we know it.   Recent headlines and news helped to punctuate the point that the entire system [...]

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More Trivium: Grammar

More Trivium: Grammar

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this episode, Gene Odening helps us discover and review the Grammar phase of learning as it relates to the concept of Trivium.  When we open our mind to the concept of learning organically, we see that human development, as it relates to learning and building [...]

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More Trivium: An Introduction with Gene Odening

More Trivium: An Introduction with Gene Odening

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Welcome to your intellectual pilgrimage folks. I’m honored to have had the pleasure of interviewing long time Trivium student, philosopher and advocate, Gene Odening, for a multi-part, exclusive Unplugged Mom Radio presentation on the Trivium. Here you will find my brief explanation of the series immediately [...]

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