Life Hacks for a Great Night's Sleep, My Life series part 1

Welcome to episode one of the My Lfe series, where I detail my lifestyle design tips and tricks that help me to be successful in all areas of my life. This show is about the hacks I've implemented that enable me to get a great night's sleep. Check it out!


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Studies linking sitting with poor health:

http://www.iub.edu/~k662/articles/role/sit%20risk%20Healy%202008.pdf
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17827399
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22890825

 

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Direct download: Episode_90_-_Life_Hacks_for_a_Great_Nights_Sleep_My_Life_series_part_1.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 4:27pm EST

No Drama Discipline with Dan Siegel - Reboot Your Kids Recast 007

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year. For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

In this episode, Kevin interviews Dr. Dan Siegel about his latest book No Drama Discipline. His book provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears. Dr. Siegel’s work is unique in that it places an emphasis on helping parents understand the relationship between brain development and their child’s behavior. Give the show a listen!

 

Find more from Dan here:
http://www.drdansiegel.com/

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http://rebootyourkids.com/
http://rebootedbody.com/


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Category:Parenting -- posted at: 6:04pm EST

Gene Wars, IQ, and Immigration - The Fall of Stefan Molyneux part 3

Wes Bertrand and I are joined by geneticist Kevin McKernan for more analysis of Stefan Molyneux and Freedomain Radio. This time we take a close look at Molyneux's Gene Wars series, and the R vs K hypothosis discussed within. Kevin details how R vs K has long been dismissed as pseudo science by the scientific community, and that there is no evidence for the claims Stefan is making that political leanings are tied to genetics. From there, Kevin talks about how the claims Stef is making about IQ being linked to genetics also have no scientific evidence to back them. We discuss race quite a bit in this episode, and even dig into global warming a bit. This is a can't miss show, especially if you are an FDR listener!

Part 1 in the series:
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-fall-of-stefan-molyneux-there-will-be-no-recovery-part-1
Part 2 in the series:
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-fall-of-stefan-molyneux-can-there-be-a-recovery-part-2

 

Find more from Wes here: http://completeliberty.com/

 

Cannmed conference mentioned by Kevin: http://www.medicinalgenomics.com/

 

Superior Pattern Processing is the essence of the evolved human brain
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4141622/pdf/fnins-08-00265.pdf

Joseph Graves refutation of R vs K
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eRtjgKlt8s
Wikipedia refutation of R vs K
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R/K_selection_theory
Self reported race is not accurate. Bell Curve is based on self reported race.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4307746/

Ice Core data (Figure 5)- Not open access but discussed at the link below.
• North Greenland Ice Core Project Members: High-resolution record of Northern Hemisphere climate extending into the last interglacial period, Nature, 431, 147-151, 2004
https://www.bas.ac.uk/data/our-data/publication/ice-cores-and-climate-change/

IQ genetics cant be found
http://www.nature.com/news/chinese-project-probes-the-genetics-of-genius-1.12985
Closest recent finding implies a network of over 150 genes
http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nn.4205.html

Genetics of Skin Color
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_skin_color#Genetics_of_skin_color_variation

Human Microbiome complexity
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3709439

Human Birth Rate
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birth_rate
https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/infantcare/conditioninfo/Pages/born.aspx

Cannabis plants per year are derived from DEA seizure data (likely flawed but black market data is hard to get to)
http://www.drugscience.org/Archive/bcr2/estproc.html
http://www.dea.gov/ops/cannabis.shtml

DEA report over 4M plants seized and believes to only seize less than 10% of whats out there.
10,000 metric tons at 1 pound per plant = 2204 X10,000 or 22M plants in the USA alone (5% of global population)
about 4M people were born in the USA in 2010


The choice quotes Wes read, starting at 1hr 39min:

https://player.fm/series/freedomain-radio-with-stefan-molyneux/fdr3170-dusty-p3ns-syndrome-call-in-show-january-1st-2016

FDR3170 Dusty P3n!s Syndrome - Call In Show - January 1st, 2016

http://cdn.freedomainradio.com/FDR_3170_Call_In_Show_01_Jan_2016.mp3

 

And finally, some comic relief. The savior is risen!!! http://cdn0.dailydot.com/cache/be/f8/bef8eab97d7a87196ba549b14839e1d0.jpg

 

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Travel and Unschooling with Miro Siegel  - Reboot Your Kids Recast 011

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year. For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

In this episode, Kevin and I have a discussion with Miro Siegel from the Raising Miro on the Road of Life blog. Miro tells us about his life style as an unschooler/world schooler. What are the pros and cons of his nomadic lifestyle? How did Miro and his mother Lainie obtain financial freedom? Where does Miro stand on freedom, liberty, and culture? All this and more in today’s show!

 

Find more from Miro here:
http://www.raisingmiro.com/

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http://rebootyourkids.com/
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Direct download: Episode_87_-_Travel_and_Unschooling_with_Miro_Siegel_RYK_011.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 7:11pm EST

The Sitting Solution with Chad Walding

Chad Walding from SittingSolution.com joins me for a great discussion. We talk about why sitting is the new smoking, linked with poor health, disease, and premature aging.  Chad explains how by simply correcting your posture you can improve your appearance, health, mood, confidence, self esteem, and influence. I tell Chad about my experience implementing his program, the Sitting Solution, and how it was life changing for me. We get into many details, like how to eliminate back pain, why switching to a standing desk or a walking desk doesn't solve the problem, the proper posture for sleeping, and much more!

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLliFtpFjHj-GebkKEFwQxg
https://www.facebook.com/SittingSolution/?fref=ts

 

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Direct download: Episode_86_-_The_Sitting_Solution_with_Chad_Walding.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 5:08pm EST

Raising Psychologically Healthy Children with Pete Gerlach - Reboot Your Kids Recast 010

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year. For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

In this episode, Kevin and I have a discussion with Pete Gerlach about how to raise psychologically healthy children. This episode was never previously released, so this is the first time the world will get to hear this enlightening interview. In addition, since the time of its recording in 2014, Pete Gerlach has passed away, making this a posthumous release.

Find more from Pete here:
http://sfhelp.org/
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/in-honor-of-pete-gerlach-with-antony-sammeroff

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http://rebootyourkids.com/
http://rebootedbody.com/


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Direct download: Episode_85_-_Raising_Psychologically_Healthy_Kids_RYK_010.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 9:42am EST

The Benefits of Meditation with Mary Maddux

Mary Maddux from the Meditation Oasis podcast joins me for a discussion. What are the benefits of meditation? What different types of meditation are there? Is there a right and wrong way to meditate? How did Mary, and her husband Richard, grow the brand Meditation Oasis to what it is today? All of this and more in today's fun discussion!

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http://www.meditationoasis.com/


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Direct download: Episode_84_-_The_Benefits_of_Meditation_with_Mary_Maddux.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 9:36pm EST

In Honor of Pete Gerlach with Antony Sammeroff

Anotony Sammeroff joins me as we pay tribute to Pete Gerlach. Pete Gerlach was taken from us on on October 22 2015, after a long bout with a degenerative disease (inclusion body myocitis). Pete was a therapist, author, and founder of the Break the Cycle Website. Pete was passionate about helping others and bringing healing to the world. He was especially concerned about the little ones, that they be provided a nurting, holistically healthy environment to grow up in.

Pete was a guest on both my show, Choice Conversations, and Antony's youtube channel, Enrich Your Life. Antony and I share some of our personal experiences with Pete and do our best to honor his memory. We close out the podcast by inserting Antony's last interview with Pete -> "How to choose the Right Partner for the Right Reasons at the Right Time!"

Gone but not forgotten, the gifts you gave the world continue to bring healing. Rest In Peace Pete.


Find more from Pete here:

http://sfhelp.org/
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/five-personal-marital-and-family-hazards-with-pete-gerlach
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/communication-with-pete-gerlach
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/breaking-the-cycle-with-peter-gerlach


Contact Antony here:

enrichyourlife@outlook.com


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Category:Psychology -- posted at: 9:29am EST

The Fall of Stefan Molyneux.  Can There Be a Recovery?  Part 2

Wes Bertrand is back for more analysis of Stefan Molyneux and Freedomain Radio. Wes and I detail several contractions and double standards that abound on Freedomain Radio these days. In addition, did Stef change his message for increased money or downloads? Does Stef automatically reject competing ideologies like Non-Violent Communication? What would be required from Stef for restitution? Are IQ studies important?  Why did we change the title of the series? And of course more on that Donald Trump fellow!

Part 1 in the series:
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-fall-of-stefan-molyneux-there-will-be-no-recovery-part-1

 

Find more from Wes here: http://completeliberty.com/

 

FDR 3103 The Truth About Illegal Immigrants: Was Donald Trump Right?
https://soundcloud.com/stefan-molyneux/fdr-3103-the-truth-about-illegal-immigrants-was-donald-trump-right

Why Trump’s Wrong on Immigration By Benjamin W. Powell:
http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8519

Powell's interview on Free Talk Live:
https://www.freetalklive.com/podcast/episode-october-25th-2015

Another article about Trump and immigration: http://www.theanarchistalternative.info/zgb/15A044.htm

 

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12 Absurd Arguments Peaceful Parents Are Sick of Hearing Part 2 - Reboot Your Kids Recast 009

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year. For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

In this episode, Kevin and I have a discussion about Kevin's popular and controversial article, 12 Absurd Arguments Peaceful Parents Are Sick of Hearing. Our discussion was quite long, so we broke it up into two parts. Enjoy!

12 Absurd Arguments Peaceful Parents Are Sick of Hearing Part 1:
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/12-absurd-arguments-peaceful-parents-are-sick-of-hearing-part-1-reboot-your-kids-recast-008

The article discussed in the show:
http://rebootyourkids.com/sick-of-hearing/

Find more from Kevin here:
http://rebootyourkids.com/
http://rebootedbody.com/


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Parent Effectiveness Training with Hunter Clarke-Fields

Hunter Clarke-Fields returns to the show for a discussion about parenting. Hunter is a big proponent of Parent Effectiveness Training by Thomas Gordon. We talk about how we've both implemented P.E.T. in our lives, and the struggles and joys along the way. The conversation has some fun tangents, including Montessori schooling, restorative justice, and the Oregon Prison Project.


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http://www.hunteryoga.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/yoga-stories-project-podcast/id716979718?mt=2
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/mindfulness-yoga-and-self-care-with-hunter-clarke-fields


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Direct download: Episode_80_-_Parent_Effectiveness_Training_with_Hunter_Clarke-Fields.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 7:48pm EST

12 Absurd Arguments Peaceful Parents Are Sick of Hearing Part 1 - Reboot Your Kids Recast 008

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year. For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

In this episode, Kevin and I have a discussion about Kevin's popular and controversial article, 12 Absurd Arguments Peaceful Parents Are Sick of Hearing. Our discussion was quite long, so we broke it up into two parts. Enjoy!

 

12 Absurd Arguments Peaceful Parents Are Sick of Hearing Part 2:

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/12-absurd-arguments-peaceful-parents-are-sick-of-hearing-part-2-reboot-your-kids-recast-009

The article discussed in the show:
http://rebootyourkids.com/sick-of-hearing/

Find more from Kevin here:
http://rebootyourkids.com/
http://rebootedbody.com/


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The Fall of Stefan Molyneux.  Can There Be a Recovery?  Part 1

Wes Bertrand joins me to discuss a couple emails he recently sent to Stefan Molyneux and Mike DeMarco from Freedomain Radio. Those emails are reprinted below:

 

From: Wes Bertrand
Subject: Ominous parallels
Date: September 4, 2015 at 8:41:45 PM EDT
To: Michael DeMarco

Hello, Michael, and by extension, Stefan. I’ve appreciated the many helpful and insightful messages FDR has sent its listeners and viewers over the years. Thank you for all the time and effort you’ve expended to inspire individuals in so many enriching and enlightened ways. Though this is not a fan email, I hope you note the vital significance of it, so that your show is able to gain more respect from those who value truth. Basically, I’m writing to express my grave concerns about the ideas that have been promoted on your podcast, particularly in this episode:
FDR3052 Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan: An Honest Conversation
http://cdn.freedomainradio.com/FDR_3052_Trump_Immigration.mp3

I realize that both of you believe in the efficacy and morality of free markets instead of tyranny, which in the past have been articulated extensively. So, your advocacy of Trump’s anti-immigration views and his overall anti-economic agenda (which Jeffrey covered with sufficient clarity here: https://tucker.liberty.me/trumpism-the-ideology/ ) runs noticeably discordant. This particular topic of policing statist “borders" really hits home with me, despite not being an “illegal” person (one must be privy to The Anatomy Of Slavespeak - http://www.mind-trek.com/reports/tl07a.htm ). In 2009 I was detained (with threat of being gunned down) by the so-called U.S. border patrol for about 6 hours with my Indonesian friend Siska, who had a student visa, just not with her at the time since we were going to photograph wild flowers, so her sister was ordered to drive for hours to deliver her paperwork to us in the desert of Ocotillo, CA on her behalf. The papers her sister brought were insufficient for our captors, however. Had it not been for a bureaucratic paperwork glitch, she would have been deported that day (through no fault of her own). It might come as a surprise to you that we weren’t crossing any statist borders. The jackboots in southern California were running a check point approximately 12 miles inside the arbitrary statist line in the sand (still present here - https://goo.gl/maps/Y4Bj0 ), which I recounted in this episode of Complete Liberty Podcast:
Episode 63 - Freedom to travel, reside, and work without government, where property rights are respected -> link

When I heard Stefan read Trump's proposed policy of actually building a physical wall from California to Texas (the ultimate police-state boondoggle, aside from the insane NSA data mining process) in order to supposedly keep out Mexicans, as well as any Americans like myself desiring free travel, I waited for some sign of objective, critical philosophical analysis from him. Tragically, there was none, and I’m still waiting to hear it. Instead, I heard various economic fallacies about “illegals” harming the economy for “citizens" amidst the domestic ills of welfare statism. I encourage you to process your fears and concerns with the principles of voluntaryism (honoring individuals and markets, strictly disavowing governmental methods) as well as more evidence; Benjamin Powell has done a lot of freedom-oriented work in this realm - http://www.independent.org/aboutus/person_detail.asp?id=1023 .

I’m puzzled about why you did not explicitly note the massive contradictions and intolerable harm involved in playing politics too, i.e., granting any legitimacy to the enforcement of statist “laws”—since no one has ANY right to such a rights-violating process. Not to explicitly and consistently denounce statist policies (i.e., aggression) is not to be philosophical. It’s a massive contradiction to say that, in the absence of a free market, we need to engage in the coercive, political means; such pragmatism only perpetuates rights-violations. The really odd thing is that I suspect you know that a paradigm shift in the philosophy of a society cannot happen with more advocacy of the political status quo (collectivistic, in-group/out-group, tax-fed, law-enforcing, welfare-statist thinking).

As you know, many of the podcasters in the liberty community viewed your initiation of the DMCA take-down process on YouTube as being pro-IP and, thus, a major departure from your previously voluntaryist moorings. I disagreed with that position too, because it violated property rights, as well as Stefan’s previously stated beliefs against IP. Yet, the gravity of your recent choice to promote the totalitarian fascist agendas of Trump overshadows this (as does endorsing the costly, coercive strategies of the spurious “freedom club,” via the collectivistic abstraction of "Western civilization”). This strikes me as eerily similar to the intellectual inception of Nazi Germany—definitely no joke. Trump’s views are the epitome of populism, nationalism, and mob mentality, based on contradictions, fear, distrust, and aggression. There are ominous parallels in our culture to those of Nazi Germany (as Peikoff outlined decades ago: link ), which were evidenced at the end of your episode regarding a survey of Americans’ confused views on immigration.

from http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324577904578557352244619768
"Their theses were often focused on racial and biological studies within populations, particularly where German minorities lived. The controversial borders that were drawn after 1919 in countries like Poland and Czechoslovakia rankled many of them.”

from http://www.slate.com
"Hitler, the suitable ruffian, could never have done it on his own. He could never have done it with all his party. He needed a climate of belief—the belief that Weimar was a problem requiring a solution. Having solved it, he was free to answer his version of the Jewish Question—the question that the intellectuals had fooled with on paper. Only the madmen among them had ever thought it needed to be answered with fire. But the sane ones had helped open the door for the avenger that the madmen had dreamed of.”

wikipedia link

Please let me know if you want to discuss these matters either in public or private. Understanding and promoting the principles of true freedom mean a great deal in an age of philosophical confusion and psychological unawareness.

Thank you for your time and consideration, Wes

p.s., I have a lengthy list of notes I’ve taken over the last year concerning various other ideas conveyed by FDR, because they diverge from logic and sound evidence in places, so clarification is needed. The issue above takes precedence for now, however.

 


From: Wes Bertrand
Subject: Fwd: Ominous parallels
Date: September 24, 2015 at 3:37:12 PM EDT
To: Michael DeMarco
Cc: Chris Stefanick

Hi again, Michael. It’s been nearly three weeks since I sent the email below to you, and I’ve gotten no reply. Am I correct in assuming that you and Stefan do not want to have a conversation about this disturbing and confusing trend in FDR’s message these days? I want you to know that there is still the possibility to reverse course, make amends, and engage in restorative justice with your listeners who seek philosophical rigor and objectivity. As I see it, that is the only way you can regain credibility as a philosophy show, which I’d like to see you do. If you believe that I’ve somehow misinterpreted your present views, then let’s have a discussion about it (again, in private or on your call-in show).

A few days after I sent this first email, I was waylaid by armed enforcers of the so-called U.S. border, while driving back from Ottawa (visited some dear voluntaryist friends there). After asking a litany of intrusive questions, which seems to be their primary tax-fed “job,” they demanded that I stay in their building while they proceeded to search every nook and cranny of my vehicle, including all my personal possessions, which took the better part of an hour; I was also personally searched. It was a complete violation of property rights, and when I conveyed this simple truth to them, among other liberty-oriented statements, they of course provided rationalizations in place of valid arguments—the mainstay of humans who are trying to downplay the significance of massive contradictions. If I had defended my person and property from their aggressive actions, I would have been murdered. This is the nature of “border enforcement”: individuals are harassed, suffer, and even die as a consequence.

You know, Stefan used to not give disclaimers or caveats in his shows (like you've done on the ones that cheerlead for Trump), because he adhered to the principles of voluntaryism. Here’s an example (from over eight years ago) of the person who the liberty community admired, when he recognized the profound significance of the individual (based on reason, volition, and life-giving values) rather than the collective (based on spurious notions of race, genes, “ethnicity,” etc.):
link

I’ve Cd’d my friend Chris in this correspondence, because I plan on reading my email below that I sent you and Stefan (who also apparently un-contacted me on Skype) as well as sharing related thoughts on his Choice Conversations Podcast, when we record in about a week. We will also post Stef's “Immigration And Empathy” episode in order to show the stark contrast between promoting sound principles and deviating from them. If you take it off your server, I can put it in my Complete Liberty Podcast feed, since these ideas matter so much—individuals matter so much!

Regards,
Wes

 


Find more from Wes here: http://completeliberty.com/

 

Also mentioned in the show:

Stef addresses his future self:
http://www.fdrpodcasts.com/#/619/immigration-and-empathy
http://www.fdrpodcasts.com/#/620/immigration-part-2

Jeffrey Tucker's excellent coverage of Trump:
http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/donald-trump-fascism-and-racism-with-jeffrey-tucker
https://liberty.me/podcast/eye-empire/

My appearance on UCY.TV discussing non-violent communication: http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/nvc-the-trivium-and-mind-control-with-walter-hendricks

Some comic relief via Trey and Matt:

http://southpark.cc.com/full-episodes/s15e09-the-last-of-the-meheecans
http://www.hulu.com/watch/288997
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_of_the_Meheecans

http://southpark.cc.com/full-episodes/s19e02-where-my-country-gone
http://www.hulu.com/watch/847805
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_My_Country_Gone

 


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Direct download: Episode_78_-_The_Fall_of_Stefan_Molyneux.__There_Will_Be_No_Recovery.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:16pm EST

Talking Politics Using Non-Violent Communication with Walter Hendricks

Walter Hendricks had me back on his show on UCY.TV, Solvinur Event. Again the discussion centered on Non-Violent Communication, with this dive going deeper than the last. Points discussed included:

  • Using NVC to talk about politics
  • How domination systems are rooted in the family
  • The nature of voluntarysm
  • NVC and the trivium
  • Is NVC mind control?

All of this and more!


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ucy.tv/se

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Direct download: Episode_77_-_Talking_Politics_Using_NVC_with_Walter_Hendricks.mp3
Category:Communication -- posted at: 8:24pm EST

Parent Effectiveness Training with Judy Pardo - Reboot Your Kids Recast 006

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year. For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

In this episode, Kevin and I welcome Judy Pardo on the show. Judy is a certified Parent Effectiveness Training instructor and a psychologist in private practice for over 20 years. Judy, Kevin, and I discuss:


The Behavior Window
Active and Passive Listening
Using I-Messages for Healthier Communication
No-Lose Conflict Resolution
How Power and Influence Are Negatively Correlated
And much more…

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http://rebootyourkids.com/
http://rebootedbody.com/

Find more from Judy here:
http://www.villageparenting.nyc/

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Category:Parenting -- posted at: 9:39pm EST

NVC, the Trivium, and Mind Control with Walter Hendricks

I was recently invited to call into the show Solvinur Event on UCY.TV. The host of the show, Walter Hendricks, was skeptical that Non-violent Communication (NVC) was a form of mind conotrol known as Neuro-linguistic programming. I provided an introduction to NVC, talked about its relationship to the trivium, and answered a number of NVC-related questions.

There were four different people on the show, each going in varying directions, so it was difficult to address each concern raised as thoroughly and succinctly as I would have liked. Having said that, I still found value in the conversation.

Check out the Solvinur Event:
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Donald Trump, Fascism, and Racism with Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker joins me for a discussion about Donald Trump.  Is Trump a fascist?  Why is "The Donald" so popular?  Is racism rampant in America?  Does Hillary Clinton stand a chance against Trump?  What does Jeffrey think of Stefan Molyneux’s support for Trump?  Why is a corrupt politician a good thing?  Is a demoralized Obama the perfect president?  What does Rand Paul have against Libertarians?

We cover all of this and more in this interesting and entertaining discussion!

 

Find more from Jeffrey here:

liberty.me

fee.org

 

Here is Jeffrey’s brilliant News Week article that was discussed on the show:

http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-fascist-354690

 

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Direct download: Episode_74_-_Trump_Fascism_and_Racism_with_Jeff_Tucker.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 10:47pm EST

Complete Liberty Inside Out with Wes Bertrand

Wes Bertrand is back to discuss his wonderful new book Complete Liberty Inside Out: Honoring Yourself and Others for Optimal Enrichment.  We take a hard look at not only the philosophy of liberty, which has been thoroughly covered by those who have come before us, but also the psychology of liberty, which has been not so much.  How does culture damage our minds, lessening our lives?  Religion, school, and the family are systems of domination, not unlike the state?  Sacrifice isn't a virtue?  What are the four stages of liberty?  Can this book build a bridge between the liberty community and the Non-Violent Communication community, two groups which each have half of it right?  We cover all this and more during this enlightening and entertaining discussion!

 

Get the book here:  http://completeliberty.com/pdf_and_ebook_downloads.html

 

Find more from Wes here:  http://completeliberty.com/

 

Here is the interview with Kevin Koskella discussed during the show:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-mental-side-of-freedom

 

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Direct download: Episode_73_-_Complete_Liberty_Inside_Out_with_Wes_Bertrand.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 9:08am EST

Critical Thinking and Non-violent Communication -  Reboot Your Kids recast 005

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year.  For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

In this episode, Kevin and I have a great discussion with Darrell Becker.  We cover parenting, the trivium, critical thinking skills, and non-violent communication.

 

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http://rebootyourkids.com/

http://rebootedbody.com/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/chasing-greatness-with-kevin-geary

 

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Direct download: Episode_72_-_Critical_Thinking_and_NVC_RYK_005.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 7:39pm EST

The AI Peril with James Barrat - Artificial Intelligence Series Part 5

For the fifth installment of the Artificial Intelligence Series, Darrell Becker and I interview James Barrat.  James is a film maker, public speaker, and an author.   His book, Our Final Invention, masterfully presents the case for why you should be worried about the singularity. 

 

How is AI different from other multi-use technologies?  What are the basic drives that an AI will have?  Can't we just program ethics into AIs and alleviate our worries?  How does James feel about AI depictions in popular media?  We cover all of these questions and more in this delightful conversation!

 

Click here for the rest of the Artificial Intelligence Series:

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/her-movie-review-artificial-intelligence-series-part-1

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-moon-is-a-harsh-mistress-book-review-artificial-intelligence-series-part-2

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/transcendence-movie-review-artificial-intelligence-series-part-2

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/real-agi-with-peter-voss-artificial-intelligence-series-part-4

 

 

Find more from James here: http://www.jamesbarrat.com/

 

 

Find more from Darrell here:  http://voluntaryvisions.com/

 

 

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Direct download: Episode_71_-_Our_Final_Invention_with_James_Barrat_AI_Series_Part_5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:17pm EST

Alternative Education - Reboot Your Kids recast 004

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year.  For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

In this episode, Kevin and I tackle the gargantuan topic of alternative education and the problems with modern schooling. The conversation explores: The proposed purpose of schooling.  The underlying purpose of schooling. Where did “the system” come from? Are public and private schools the same thing? The toxicity of an environment filled with broken people, be they teachers or students.  All of this and more!

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http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/chasing-greatness-with-kevin-geary

 

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Direct download: Episode_70_-_Alternative_Education_RYK_004.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 4:49pm EST

Liberland, The Real Land of the Free with Vít Jedlička

I had the privelege to talk with Vít Jedlička, President of the new libertarian nation The Free Republic of Liberland.  President Vít goes into detail about how things typically handled by governments will work in a country where state power is limited and taxes are voluntary. Who will build the roads?  How will the justice system work?  Can a crypto-currency be a nation's legal tender?  How do I become a citizen?

 

We talk about the Liberland constitution, covering topics like how citizens are granted the right to veto any new bills.  Public works will be paid for through croudfunding, and shares for public works will be traded on the Liberland Stock Market.

 

We discuss all this and more in this fascinating look at the birth of the Libertarian homeland.

 

 

Find more about Liberland here:

 

https://liberland.org/

 

 

 

 

 

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Direct download: Episode_69_-_Liberland_The_Real_Land_of_the_Free_with_Vt_Jedlika.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 8:06pm EST

Exercise, Play, and Sleep for Kids - Reboot Your Kids recast 003

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year.  For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

 

In this episode, Kevin and I explore the challenges parents face in the areas of exercise, play and sleep for their children.

 

 

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http://rebootedbody.com/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/chasing-greatness-with-kevin-geary

 

 

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Direct download: Episode_68_-_Exercise_Play_and_Sleep_for_Kids_RYK_003.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 7:30pm EST

The Mental Side of Freedom with Kevin Koskella

I was recently a guest on Freedom Lovin with Kevin Koskella.  In this show, much time is spent exploring my story and how I came do discover liberty.  We talk about how I progressed from being focused on politics, to finiancial freedom, to improving my relationships, and finally to self-knowledge and inner healing.  

 

I had much fun talking to Kevin.  I consider his show to in many ways be a sister show to mine.  We both have the same end goal, helping people bring more freedom to their lives, it is just that our approaches have a different feel.  I highly encourage you to give his show a listen, beyond just my appearance.

 

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http://www.freedomlovin.com/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/living-free-in-an-unfree-world-with-kevin-koskella

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:28am EST

Parenting and Nutrition - Reboot Your Kids recast 002

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year.  For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

 

In this episode, Kevin and I introduce real food nutrition and a generally healthy lifestyle for kids. Some of the questions and topics we dive into: What is real food? The effects of poor nutrition on children. Medicating children.  And more!

 

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http://rebootyourkids.com/

http://rebootedbody.com/

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Direct download: Episode_66_-_Parenting_and_Nutrition_RYK_002.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 9:14pm EST

Dreams from My Father

No, this is not about Barack Obama's book.  In this episode, I walk you through a real life example of how I do dream analysis.  Step by step, I reveal a process where I combine several strategies, and gain synergies by combining them, in order to obtain greater self knowledge.  Strategies covered include meditation, yoga, inner-family systems therapy, affirmations, Nathaniel Branden's sentence completion exercises, Marshall Rosenberg's Non-violent communication, and of course dream analysis.

 

Below are links to more details on various topics discussed during the show.

 

Inner Family Systems therapy:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-voices-in-my-head-with-jay-earley

 

Yoga and mindfullness:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/mindfulness-yoga-and-self-care-with-hunter-clarke-fields 

 

Non-Violent Communication:  

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-trivium-and-non-violent-communication-with-darrell-becker

 

Positive thinking and affirmations:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/positive-thinking-with-antony-sammeroff 

 

The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind, audio book by Joseph Murphy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2su2NtRij7E 

 

Nathaniel Branden's Sentence Completion execercises:

http://www.nathanielbranden.com/sentence-completion-i

http://www.nathanielbranden.com/sentence-completion-ii

 

Nathaniel Branden's The Art of Self-Discovery (more sentence completion exercises):

http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources/

 

 

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Direct download: Episode_65_-_Dreams_From_My_Father.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 7:09pm EST

Authentic Parenting - Reboot Your Kids recast 001

While the Reboot Your Kids website lives on, it no longer hosts the podcasts I recorded with Kevin Geary last year.  For posterity's sake, I'm putting those shows into the Choice Conversations feed.

 

In this our first episode, Kevin and I introduce authentic parenting.

 

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http://rebootyourkids.com/

http://rebootedbody.com/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/chasing-greatness-with-kevin-geary

 

 

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Direct download: Episode_64_-_Authentic_Parenting_RYK_001.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 10:14am EST

Objectivist Parenting with Roslyn Ross

Author and blogger Rosyln Ross joins me to talk about her new book A Theory of Objectivist Parenting.  The school of philosophy known as objectivism, proposed by Ayn Rand, is very strong in most ways, but is decidedly lacking in the area of interpersonal relationships and especially parenting.  Roslyn shores that up nicely.

 

Do schools murder the authentic self?  Are high achieving youths numbing out in their down time?  Is Roslyn moving to Nicaragua so that she can take her kids into bars and casinos?  And what’s wrong with Sudbury schools anyway?  All this and more during today's show!

 

Note that when Roslyn mentions "Wes" and "Antony," she's referring to mutual friends, and prominent members of Team Choice, Wes Bertrand and Antony Sammeroff.

 

My apologies for the accoustics on this show.  This is the first podcast recorded in my new home, and I've not yet unpacked everything.  The room I was in had nothing soft to absorb sound, and thus it sounded like I was recording in a cave.  I'll be sure to remedy that in future episodes.

 

 

Find more from Roslyn here: 

 

Her book - http://www.amazon.com/Theory-Objectivist-Parenting-Roslyn-Ross/dp/1502315548/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Her lectures - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCmDUquKAUQ 

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Her blog - http://roslynross.blogspot.com/ 

 

 

 

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Direct download: Episode_63_-_Objectivist_Parenting_with_Roslyn_Ross.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 12:03pm EST

Positive Thinking with Antony Sammeroff

Antony and I discuss positive thinking.  What is it?  Why does it work?  How do we practice it?  What are some of the pitfalls?  Isn't positive thinking just magical thinking?  Is the Law of Attraction real?  We cover all this and more!

 

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http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-progressive-parent-with-antony-sammeroff

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The power of the Subconscious Mind:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2su2NtRij7E 

The Science of Getting Rich:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VadExa-5PWc

 

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Direct download: Episode_62_-_Positive_Thinking_with_Antony_Sammeroff.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 11:35pm EST

Real AGI with Peter Voss  - Artificial Intelligence Series Part 4

For the fourth installment of the Artificial Intelligence series, Darrell Becker and I interview Peter Voss.  Peter is an entrepreneur, inventor, engineer and scientist who has been active in the field of artificial intelligence for decades.  He shares with us his first hand experience in the industry: where it began, where it's currently at, where it is going, and talks us through the myriad of ways in which AI will be beneficial to the human race.  What motivates an artificial intelligence?  How does morality play in?  Do we need to worry about a weaponized AI?  We cover all of this and more in this entertaining and enlightening discussion.

 

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http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/transcendence-movie-review-artificial-intelligence-series-part-2

 

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Direct download: Episode_61_-_Peter_Voss_-_AI_Series_Part_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Spirituality with Antony Sammeroff

Antony Sammeroff is back for a discussion about spirituality.  What does spirituality mean to us?  How have we implemented spiritual disciplines into our lives?  But wait, aren't you an atheist?  How can you then be a "spiritual" person?  We cover all this and more!

 

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Direct download: Episode_60_-_Spirtuality_with_Antony_Sammeroff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04pm EST

Trauma and Healing with Daniel Mackler

Daniel Mackler joins me to discuss his journey of healing.  We talk about how his experience with trauma is a microcosm of what is occurring the world over.  We cover the 4 stages of enlightenment (dissociation, depression, grieving, enlightenment), as well as how positive thinking techniques and psychotherapy could be keeping you from healing your wounds.  This conversation goes from celibacy, to minimalism, to world travel, and beyond!

 

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Direct download: Episode_59_-_Trauma_and_Healing_with_Daniel_Mackler.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 11:36am EST

The Voices in My Head with Jay Earley

Psychologist and author Jay Earley joins me to discuss Internal Family Systems therapy.  What is IFS therapy, and how does it work?  Is there scientific evidence for its effectiveness?  What are some of my personal successes with IFS therapy?  Can you combine IFS therapy with other self-knowledge practices for greater gains?

 

 

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http://personal-growth-programs.com/

 

https://selftherapyjourney.com/

 

  

Here is the study discussed during the show: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23950186                                                                                 

 

                  

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Direct download: Episode_58_-_Self_Therapy_with_Jay_Earley.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

Transcendence Movie Review - Artificial Intelligence Series Part 3

Darrell Becker is back for the third installment of the Artificial Intelligence series.  This time we do a movie review of Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall.  What are the major themes of the film, and how do they relate to our continuing discussion?  This conversation goes from science to psychology to philosophy and beyond!

Direct download: Episode_57_-_Transcendence_Movie_Review_-_AI_Series_Part_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:34pm EST

Government Sponsored Social Media Trolls with Fergus Hodgson

I’m joined by Fergus Hodgson, the Editor in Chief of the Pan Am Post.   We discuss the challenges and rewards encountered working in “new media,” including being harassed by people who earn a paycheck from the government to troll on the internet.   Is it important to follow current events?  What about political action and personal action and your sphere of influence?  Do people get their jollies by being felt up by the TSA?  What does Fergus have to say about international living, perpetual travel, and minimalism?  Why are some people more open to the message of freedom and liberty?  Will artificial intelligence end facebook and twitter as we know it?  All this and more in this entertaining and insightful interview!

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Hips Don't Lie:  'Sex at Dawn' book review

Drew Sample and I do a book review of Christopher Ryan’s Sex at Dawn.  Are pair bonding and monogamy human nature?  What does science say about polyamory and promiscuity?  We break down the evidence presented in the book spanning anthropology, human anatomy, psychology, and primatology.  What can we learn about human sexuality from the shape and size of the human penis?  What does it really mean to have “sex like an animal?”  Are women kinkier than men?  The conversation covers a lot of ground, even getting into the benefits of communism, the downside of agriculture, the paleo diet, and much, much more!  

 

 

 

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http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=124638&cmd=tc

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/democrats-and-republicans-are-half-right-with-drew-sample

 

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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Book Review - Artificial Intelligence Series Part 2

 

 

Darrell Becker is back for the second installment of the Artificial Intelligence series.  This time we review the science fiction classic The Moon is a Harsh Mistress from Robert A. Heinlein.  We cover in detail the role of artificial intelligence in this novel, plus many other interesting topics related to the tale.  Is this book truly a libertarian manifesto?  How well does it hold up as revolutionary guidebook?  Are there superior family systems than monogamy?  All that, and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-trivium-and-non-violent-communication-with-darrell-becker

 

http://rebootyourkids.com/005/

 

                                                                                                         

 

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Direct download: Episode_54_-_Heinlein_Book_Review_-_AI_Series_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm EST

Two Beers with the Undertaker part 2

Here is part 2 of my discussion with a funeral director.  We continue the deep dive into the industry of death, plus branch out into a few related (and not so related) topics, including grief counseling, finding your purpose, and growing your business.

 

Here is a link to part 1:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/two-beers-with-the-undertaker-part-1

 

Here is the standup comedy discussed during the show.  You may wish to skip to about 9 minutes to get to the good stuff:  http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/hound-tall-3-death-with-catlin-doughty-kumail-nanjiani-and-chelsea-peretti/

 

 

 

               

 

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Direct download: Episode_53_-_2_Beers_with_the_Undertaker_part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am EST

Two Beers with the Undertaker part 1

Steve is back to talk about his day job as a funeral director.  We get an inside peak into what it’s like working in this most fascinating of professions.  In addition, we start the conversation off discussing a side topic: the relationship between humility, arrogance, and authenticity.

 

Due to the length of the conversation, I’m releasing it in two separate podcasts.  Part 2 will be published soon.

 

Here is the standup comedy discussed during the show.  You may wish to skip to about 9 minutes to get to the good stuff:  http://www.nerdist.com/pepisode/hound-tall-3-death-with-catlin-doughty-kumail-nanjiani-and-chelsea-peretti/

 

 

 

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Direct download: Episode_52_-_2_Beers_with_the_Undertaker_part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am EST

Her Movie Review - Artificial Intelligence Series Part 1

Welcome to part one of the Artificial Intelligence series.  In this episode, Darrell Becker and I review the Spike Jonze movie Her.  We break down the movie and go over the major themes: love, intimacy, technology.  The conversation then led into AI’s in general, the potential for good, the potential for bad, and how they are already changing our world.  We laughed, we cried, we had a really good time.  Check it out!

 

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http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

 

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Direct download: Episode_51_-_Her_Movie_Review_-_AI_Series_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:45pm EST

How to Live a Great Life with Miro and Kevin Geary

Kevin Geary joins me for a discussion with Miro from the Raising Miro on the Road of Life blog.  Miro tells us about his life style as an unschooler/world schooler.  What are the pros and cons of his nomadic lifestyle?  How did Miro and his mother Lainie obtain financial freedom?  Where does Miro stand on freedom, liberty, and culture?  All this and more in today’s show!

 

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http://www.raisingmiro.com/

 

http://projectworldschool.com/

 

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Direct download: Episode_50_-_How_to_Live_a_Great_Life_with_Miro_and_Kevin_Geary.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 4:29pm EST

Democrats and Republicans are Half Right with Drew Sample

Drew Sample from The Sample Hour joins me for a wide ranging discussion.  Here is just a “sample” of what we cover:  Democrats and Republicans are half right.  Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, and the NFL.  Is voting important?  Why democrats are a bigger threat to civil liberties than republicans.  Why republicans grow the size of government.  The importance of living a principled life.  What we’ve learned from podcasting.  The evils of prohibition.  Prison is big business.  Maurice Clarett, Terrelle Pryor, the SEC and college football scandals.  Hitting rock bottom.  People’s relationship to money.  All this, and more!

 

I should warn you that the language on this is a little stronger than what you've normally come to expect from Choice Conversations.  Please keep this in mind.

 

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Sugar Taxation with Christopher James Clark

I was recently on The Rebooted Body podcast with Kevin Geary, talking to blogger and author Christopher James Clark.  Christopher wrote an article for The Huffington Post about a potential new tax on sugar in the United States.  The three of us discuss this article at length and delve deep into the pros and cons of attempting to use government violence to force social change.

 

Here is Christopher’s article on sugar taxation:  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/christopher-james-clark/sugar-taxation_b_5624785.html

 

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Direct download: Episode_48_-_Sugar_Taxation_with_Christopher_Jame_Clark.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:16pm EST

Mindfulness, Yoga, and Self-care with Hunter Clarke-Fields

Hunter Clarke-Fields joins me to discuss mindfulness, yoga, and self-care.  What is the difference between meditation, mindfulness, and yoga?  What are the benefits?  Any useful tips for making life an amazing experience?  We cover all of this and more during this engaging conversation.

 

 

 

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Direct download: Episode_47_-_Mindfulness_Yoga_and_Selfcare_with_Hunter_Clarke-Fields.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 5:54pm EST

The Virtue of Selfishness with Wes Bertrand

So sacrifice is a virtue and selfishness is a vice, right?  Not so fast!  Wes Bertrand joins me to discuss the philosophy of self-interest.  Of course much of the time is spent talking about Ayn Rand’s great book on the topic, The Virtue of Selfishness. 

 

What is wrong with sacrifice?  Isn't selfishness evil?  Wes and I go deep on this one, exploring the effects of the dominant belief in today’s culture, the philosophy of sacrifice, and how that contrasts with Ayn Rand's philosophy.

 

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http://completeliberty.com

 

http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/no-strings-attached-movie-review-with-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-virgin-diet-and-n-1-experiments-with-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/is-society-progressing

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/complete-liberty-with-wes-bertrand

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bumper music:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU8yuWddw0E

Direct download: Episode_46_-_Virtue_of_Selfishness_with_Wes_Bertrand.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:55pm EST

The College Football Show with Andy Evans

I was recently a guest on The College Football Show with Andrew T. Evans, talking about Ohio State’s upcoming season.  We cover Braxton Miller’s injury, J.T. Barrett, the new defensive coordinator, our predictions for the year, and much more!

 

 

 

I realize this is a bit different from what you’re used to seeing here on Choice Conversations.  I must admit that if you’re not a fan of Big Ten football then this is probably not the show for you. 

 

 

 

Find more from Andy here: 

 

https://twitter.com/osuae

 

http://www.andrewtevans.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/andy.evans.56679?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

 

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Direct download: Episode_45_-_The_College_Football_Show_with_Andy_Evans.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:43pm EST

Having Relationships with People Stuck in the Matrix

In today’s show I have a round table discussion with Antony Sammeroff and Rock Barcellos on having relationships with people who are still plugged in to the matrix.  What is it like after having taken the red pill?

 

What do we mean when we say we’ve taken the red pill?  We’re talking about going against cultural norms, going through a philosophical awakening.  This covers a variety of topics which I’ve discussed in previous episodes:                                  

 

·         Voluntarism

·         Atheism

·         Philosophy in relationships (defoo, etc)

·         Authenticity in relationships (openly expressing emotions, etc)

·         IFS therapy

What are some effective strategies for dealing with these blue pill-ers?  How do we deal with the fact that we typically look crazy to those still plugged in, even though they are the ones who can't see past the illusion?

 

Next, we delve into the differences between needs based judgment and morality based judgment.  From there, we discuss if morality even exists, or is it just something people made up?  What about our thoughts on Stefan Molyneux and "the against me" argument?

 

 

 

Find more from Antony here: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/TheProgressiveParent

 

https://www.youtube.com/EnrichYourLife1

 

http://enrichyourlife.co/

 

enrichyourlife@outlook.com

 

 

 

Find more from Rock here: 

 

http://rocksilesbarcellos.daportfolio.com/gallery/847313 , https://www.facebook.com/rocksilesbarcellos?hc_location=timeline , http://rockbarcellos.tumblr.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_jrvqMOxsY

 


Reboot Your Kids - Authentic Parenting with Kevin Geary

Kevin Geary started a new podcast called Reboot Your Kids, “the intersection of real food, peaceful parenting, alternative schooling, and a healthy lifestyle.”  He asked me if I’d co-host, and I graciously accepted.  Please give it a listen.  I think you’ll like it.

 

 

 

Find more from Kevin here: 

 

http://rebootyourkids.com/

 

http://rebootedbody.com/

 

  

 

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Direct download: Episode_43_-_Reboot_Your_Kids_-_Authentic_Parenting.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 5:38pm EST

The Progressive Parent with Antony Sammeroff

Antony Sammeroff is back, and this time we focus on parenting.  We discuss the importance of being authentic and cultivating good will.  I relate some of my personal experiences parenting, and Antony shares several of his experiences with children as well.  There were definitely some touching moments in the conversation.  If you think you’ll enjoy this discussion half as much as I did then you won’t want to miss it!

 

Find more from Antony here: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/TheProgressiveParent

 

https://www.youtube.com/EnrichYourLife1

 

http://enrichyourlife.co/

 

enrichyourlife@outlook.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJJ27NxYamY

Direct download: Episode_42_-_The_Progressive_Parent_with_Antony_Sammeroff.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 2:11pm EST

The Perfect Health Diet with Paul Jaminet

Paul Jaminet joins me to discuss his book and blog, The Perfect Health Diet. Paul delivers some great news: the perfect diet for health is also the most delicious diet!  Learn how to lengthen your lifespan while pleasing your palate.  No compromises here!

 

We cover a great deal of ground, going beyond just diet.  What are the benefits of intermittent fasting and how best to do it?  Likewise, what are the benefits of improving your circadian rhythms and how best to do it?  What are the best supplemental foods?  How do short and medium chain fatty acids help with longevity?  Is your strategy for getting probiotics into your diet effective?  Find all of this within, plus the answers to several listener questions!

 

Find more from Paul here:  http://perfecthealthdiet.com/

 

 

 

Read his book:  http://perfecthealthdiet.com/buy-our-book/

 

Attend a seminar:  http://perfecthealthdiet.com/perfect-health-seminar/

 

Cures for constipation:  http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2011/04/causes-and-cures-for-constipation/

 

Free software for improving your circadian rhythms:  http://download.cnet.com/f-lux/3000-2094_4-75447318.html  

 

 

 

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Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_jrvqMOxsY

Direct download: Episode_41_-_The_Perfect_Health_Diet_with_Paul_Jaminet.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 5:10pm EST

Financial Freedom with Jake Desyllas

Jake Desyllas from The Voluntary Life podcast joins me to talk about financial freedom.   What is financial freedom?  What are the different paths to get there?  How does investing fit in?  What about real estate?

 

 

 

We cover a great deal of ground in the conversation, dipping into related topics and not so related topics.  What are the economics of voluntarism?  Why does communism fail?  How does the family relate to government?  How does the family relate to a job you might take?  All of that, and much, much more!

 

 

 

Find more from Jake here:  http://www.thevoluntarylife.com/

 

 

 

His new book:  http://www.thevoluntarylife.com/p/books.html

 

Four Ways to Quit the Rat Race:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz-dxV8VfPE

 

 

 

 

 

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Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_jrvqMOxsY

Direct download: Episode_40_-_Financial_Freedom_with_Jake_Desyllas.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

ECB Stimulus with Erik Townsend

Erik Townsend is back to discuss the recent stimulus package from the European Central Bank.  What was done?  What was the thinking behind this move?  What are the unseen risks?  Are government guaranteed loans far behind?  Is the economy faltering?  Where do investors find yield in this negative interest rate environment?  What is the status of the US bond market crisis?  We cover all of this and more!

 

 

Find more from Erik here:

 

http://www.eriktownsend.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Previous appearances on the show:

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-search-for-greener-pastures-with-erik-townsend-part-1

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-search-for-greener-pastures-with-erik-townsend-part-2

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/slow-motion-armageddon-with-erik-townsend

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/episode-10-green-shoots-erik-townsend-interview

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/getting-technical-with-townsend

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-argument-against-hyperinflation-with-erik-townsend

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/beyond-peak-oil-part-1-of-2

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/beyond-peak-oil-part-2-of-2

 

 

 

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Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8ECalN6oXI

Direct download: Episode_39_-_ECB_Stimulus_with_Erik_Townsend.mp3
Category:Economics -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

Kim Kardashian, Glenn Greenwald, and Dan Carlin

What do Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Glenn Greenwald, and Edward Snowden have in common?  All were part of the discussion I had with Dan Carlin about the state of the media, be it mainstream or alternative.  We talk about the importance of the media in a representative democracy, and how far things have gone awry. 

 

From there we segue nicely into a discussion of Dan’s political views and how they compare to mine.

 

Find more from Dan here:  http://www.dancarlin.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Previous appearance on the show by Dan:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/wrath-of-the-kahns-with-dan-carlin

 

 

 

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Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOI6H2UT5FM

Direct download: Episode_38_-_Kim_Kardashian_Glenn_Greenwald_and_Dan_Carlin.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:17pm EST

Chasing Greatness with Kevin Geary

Kevin Geary from the Rebooted Body podcast joins me for a discussion.  In the first half of our conversation we talk about his approach to helping people down a healthier path as an integrative health coach.  In the second half, we dive into the Chasing Greatness series he has on his podcast, detailing the steps required to free yourself from the chains of society and to become truly great. 

 

 

 

Topics covered include the importance of blood tests, supplements, authenticity, choosing who you allow in your circle, parenting, spanking, dealing with family members who are harming you, and more!

 

Find more from Kevin here: 

 

http://rebootedbody.com/  

 

 

 

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Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZv1rNqoNxo

Direct download: Episode_37_-_Chasing_Greatness_with_Kevin_Geary.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

Authentic Relationships with Antony Sammeroff

Antony Sammeroff joins me for a discussion about authentic relationships.  What are the benefits of authentic relationships and, what are the qualities needed to have them?  I found this conversation to not only be both fun and intellectually stimulating, but also inspiring.  Not only is Antony knowledgeable and well-spoken, but he has a presence about him where you can’t help but want to better yourself after listening to him.  I hope you have a similar experience to mine with this interview.

 

Find more from Antony here: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/EnrichYourLife1

 

https://www.youtube.com/TheProgressiveParent

 

http://enrichyourlife.co/

 

enrichyourlife@outlook.com

 

 

 

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Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOI6H2UT5FM

Direct download: Episode_36_-_Authentic_Relationships_with_Antony_Sammeroff.mp3
Category:Communication -- posted at: 10:43pm EST

Eat by Choice, Not by Habit with Sylvia Haskvitz

Sylvia Haskvitz, author of Eat by Choice, Not by Habit, joins me for a discussion.  Being both a registered dietitian and a certified NVC trainer, Sylvia offers a rare opportunity to talk about improving nutrition and communication at the same time.  We discuss the importance of the language we use when talking to ourselves about food, and how self-awareness is key.  Why are we eating?  Are we hungry, are we filling a nutritional need, or is this a copying mechanism for something deeper?  Sylvia has a great saying: “Face your stuff or stuff your face!”

 

The conversation provides strategies for getting started down a healthier path, working with children, and even how to find nutritious alternatives for dessert! 

 

Find more from Sylvia here:  http://www.eatbychoice.net/

 

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Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOI6H2UT5FM

Direct download: Episode_35_-_Eat_By_Choice_Not_By_Habit_with_Sylvia_Haskvitz.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

Beating Obamacare

Ralph Weber, President of Medibid Inc and author of MediCrats: Medical Bureaucrats that Rule your Health Care, joins me for a discussion.  We talk about why the cost of healthcare keeps rising, and how his company, Medibid, can reduce those costs by stepping outside the system and enabling the free market. 

 

We discuss the ridiculousness of Obamacare, pre-existing conditions, insurance fraud, and more!

 

Find more from Ralph here:  http://www.medibid.com/

 

Also mentioned during the show, Anesthesia Fraud:  http://newportbeach.patch.com/groups/editors-picks/p/uci-medical-center-fined-1-2-million-in-whistleblower-case  

 

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Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOI6H2UT5FM

Direct download: Episode_34_-_Affordable_Healthcare_with_Ralph_Weber.mp3
Category:Economics -- posted at: 4:40pm EST

No Strings Attached Movie Review with Wes Bertrand

Wes Bertrand from the Complete Liberty podcast joins me for a movie review as we tackle No Strings Attached, starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.  This is not your typical Siskel and Ebert or Rotten Apples style movie review.  Instead, we take a more philosophical look at the movie, delving into the cultural memes, the psychological wounds displayed by the characters, the lack of self-awareness, and even a quick look at homophobia. 

 

 

 

Find more from Wes here:

 

http://completeliberty.com

 

http://happinesscounseling.com/happiness-resources

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-virgin-diet-and-n-1-experiments-with-wes-bertrand

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/is-society-progressing

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/complete-liberty-with-wes-bertrand

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also mentioned during the show:

 

The War on Masturbation: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/02/22/1279622/-Mormons-Declare-War-on-Masturbation#

 

Needs and feelings inventory:  http://www.cnvc.org/Training/feelings-inventory

 

http://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory

 

Statistics on the sad state of marriage:  http://www.infidelityfacts.com/infidelity-statistics.html

 

How to pick a life partner (and how not to):  http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/02/pick-life-partner.html

 

http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/02/pick-life-partner-part-2.html

 

The Four Horsemen of Marital Apocalypse:  http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Four-Horsemen-of-Marital-Apocalypse&id=613411

 

Nathaniel Branden = great stuff:  http://www.amazon.com/Psychology-Romantic-Love-Anti-Romantic-Age/dp/1585426253/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395261988&sr=1-1&keywords=the+psychology+of+romantic+love

 

Intimacy, a free ebook from Osho:  http://baytalinsaan.com/ebooks/INTIMACY.pdf

 

 

 

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Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOI6H2UT5FM

Direct download: Episode_33_-_NSA_Movie_Review_with_Wes_Bertrand.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 5:58pm EST

Better Marriages with Greg and Priscilla Hunt

Greg and Priscilla Hunt from BetterMarriages.org  join me to discuss marriage enrichment.  Marriage enrichment is not like marriage counseling.  Marriage counseling is triage for when a couple is in serious trouble.  Marriage enrichment, on the other hand, is support for couples who are looking to improve their relationship and strengthen their connection, whether they’ve been married for 40 days or 40 years.  It includes skills for healthy communication, creatively handling conflicts, increasing intimacy, and more.  It includes a community of like-minded couples who learn from each other, modeling more effective behavior, who provide encouragement and support. 

 

Find more from Greg and Priscilla here:  http://www.bettermarriages.org

 

 

 

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Related podcasts: 

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/couples-communication-with-dr-warren-farrell  

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/communication-with-pete-gerlach

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-trivium-and-non-violent-communication-with-darrell-becker

 

 

 

 

 

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Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOI6H2UT5FM

Direct download: Episode_32_-_Better_Marriages_with_Greg_and_Priscilla_Hunt.mp3
Category:Communication -- posted at: 3:11pm EST

The Montessori Method with Anna Perry

 

 

Anna Perry, Executive Director of Seton Montessori Institute and Seton Montessori School, joins me to talk about the Montessori Method of education.  We discuss the pros and cons of Montessori and relate some of our personal experiences with Montessori schools.

 

 

 

Find more from Seton Montessori here:  http://setonmontessori.org/

 

 

Montessori Madness with Trevor Eissler:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcgN0lEh5IA

http://www.montessorimadness.com/

 

 

 

American Montessori Society:  http://amshq.org/

 

 

 

Links to several research papers on Montessori, including the one from Angeline Lillard mentioned during the show:  http://amshq.org/Publications-and-Research/Research-Library/Journal-Articles.aspx

 

 

 

In my first ever appearance on Two Beers with Steve I talked about Montessori schools:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/listener-interviews-part-1

 

 

 

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Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHjpOzsQ9YI

Direct download: Episode_31_-_The_Montessori_Method_with_Anna_Perry.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 8:49pm EST

Living Free in an Unfree World with Kevin Koskella

Kevin Koskella from the Freedom Lovin podcast joins me to discuss how he found freedom in an unfree world.  We cover his six strategies for increasing personal freedom:

 

 

 

1. Emotional freedom. This is the first step before anything else.  He recommends Nathaniel Branden's work, Non-violent communication, and Acceptance therapy. Without breaking free in this realm, you won't be free anywhere else in life.  Focus on this personal stuff first and go out from there.

 

2. Travel. Traveling can open up new worlds. The world is not a scary place as it turns out. 

 

3. Figure out what you need to be happy. Keep those things, get rid of the stuff that doesn't make you happy. You will be freer when you purge like this.

 

4. Become financially free. Don't let this be daunting. What are your priorities? People travel the world making $1000/month. That's freedom. 

 

5. Build a business but really think about what will bring you the most freedom. Online businesses offer the advantage of being able to live anywhere. Many businesses will give you less freedom. Watch out.

 

6. Set up an anonymous New Mexico LLC and start using Bitcoin. Try to deal with banks and government agencies as little as possible, but don't break laws- there are too many other ways to be free to risk going to jail (Harry Browne talks a lot about this). 

 

 

 

Find more from Kevin here:

 

http://www.freedomlovin.com/

 

https://twitter.com/freedomlovinguy

 

 

 

Harry Browne’s great book:  http://www.amazon.com/How-Found-Freedom-Unfree-World-ebook/dp/B007KTDHJK/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391715651&sr=1-1&keywords=how+i+found+freedom+in+an+unfree+world

 

 

 

Harry Browne’s audio course:  http://www.harrybrowne.org/AudioCourse.htm

 

 

 

Pete Gerlach’s work on Inner Family Systems therapy: 

 

http://sfhelp.org/gwc/guide1.htm

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/gercacn?feature=watch

 

 

 

The works of Nathaniel Branden, including sentence completion exercises:

 

http://nathanielbranden.com/

 

http://nathanielbranden.com/sentence-completion-i

 

http://nathanielbranden.com/sentence-completion-ii

 

 

 

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind:  http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Millionaire-Mind-Mastering-Wealth/dp/0060763280/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391700936&sr=1-1&keywords=secrets+of+the+millionaire+mind               

 

 

 

Rich Dad, Poor Dad:  http://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle/dp/1612680011/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391701712&sr=1-1&keywords=rich+dad+poor+dad

 

 

 

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Choice Conversations has an opening for an editor.  Unfortunately my editor had to retire, and I simply do not have the time to do it myself.  Podcasts may be few and far between if I don’t get some help!  It is super easy, I can talk you through how to do it, it just consumes more time than I have available.  If you enjoy the podcast and otherwise receive value from it, editing a few shows for me would be a great way to reciprocate and give value in return.  Message me on facebook for details:   https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

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Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZv1rNqoNxo

Direct download: Episode_30_-_Living_Free_in_an_Unfree_World_with_Kevin_Koskella.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EST

The Quest for Better Health

 

Steve Patterson interviews me about my quest for better health.  We discuss my story, going from a 38 inch waste and extra large size tee-shirts to a 32 inch waste and small tee-shirts, all while eating as much food as I want, and having more energy!  What is the paleo diet?  Why are grains unhealthy?  What is 80/20, and how does it make sticking with the paleo diet much easier?  How does the vegan diet stack up against the paleo diet?  We discuss all this and more.

 

 

 

For full disclosure’s sake, I misspoke when I said that as of last October (2013) I had been on the paleo diet for 3 years.  October 2013 was actually the 2 year marker for how long I have been paleo.  Sorry about that.

 

 

 

Here is a low commitment option ->  Try Mark Sisson’s 21 Day Challenge:  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/the-primal-blueprint-21-day-challenge-infographic/#axzz2rhi4bx79

 

 

 

Here is the podcast with Karen De Coster that started me down the road to the paleo lifestyle:  http://www.lewrockwell.com/podcast/223-government-hates-good-health/

 

 

 

Here is my favorite health podcast.  Underground Wellness is great for gaining exposure to many different concepts and topics on health and nutrition:  http://undergroundwellness.com/radio/

 

 

 

My first, and still my favorite, paleo book:  http://www.primalblueprint.com/product/The_Primal_Blueprint/Books_and_Media

 

 

 

Mark Sisson’s blog also has basically all of the same information that is in the book above, and it's available for free online:  http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/#axzz2rhi4bx79

 

 

 

Here is a great site, complete with a phone app, for tracking the food you eat, how much you exercise, etc:  http://www.fitday.com/

 

 

 

Denise Minger was the woman I mentioned on the show who has done a great deal of work comparing the vegan diet to the paleo diet.  Here is a presentation she did on the China Study:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsf9Tpm2Dgc

 

 

 

Susan Schenck is a woman who use to be a champion for veganism.  She wrote books on how great it was.  And then it stopped working for her, and when I say “stopped working” I’m putting it very nicely!  She now writes books on how the vegan diet is awful, that you may feel great the first few years, but eventually the deficiencies catch up with you in a big way:  http://undergroundwellness.com/podcasts/when-a-vegetarian-diet-doesnt-work/

 

 

 

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Choice Conversations has an opening for an editor.  Unfortunately my editor had to retire, and I simply do not have the time to do it myself.  Podcasts may be few and far between if I don’t get some help!  It is super easy, I can talk you through how to do it, it just consumes more time than I have available.  If you enjoy the podcast and otherwise receive value from it, editing a few shows for me would be a great way to reciprocate and give value in return.  Message me on facebook for details:   https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

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Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZv1rNqoNxo

Direct download: Episode_29_-_The_Quest_for_Better_Health.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

Ringing in the New Year with Glenn Jacobs

 

Professional wrestler Glenn Jacobs, who goes by the ring name of Kane in the WWE, joined me on New Year’s Day 2014 for a great discussion.  Glenn told me about his journey, getting into professional wrestling, and how that impacted the growth of his political and economic views.  We then took a hard look at the Federal Reserve, the NSA, and the TSA.  Was 9/11 not a big deal?  Is the public school system undermining American freedom?  How far is the USA from Soviet-style totalitarianism?  Can the internet save us? 

 

 

 

Listen to how Glenn and I ring in the New Year and “celebrate” the 100th birthday of the Federal Reserve. :)

 

 

 

Find more from Glenn here:

 

https://twitter.com/JacobsReport

 

http://jacobsreport.com/

 

http://www.lewrockwell.com/author/glenn-jacobs/?post_type=article

 

 

 

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Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0H3RlaQVrM

Direct download: Episode_28_-_Ringing_in_the_New_Year_with_Glenn_Jacobs.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

The Dog Whisperer and Human Nature

 

Steve Patterson joins me for the greatly anticipated Dog Whisperer show.  We discuss the TV program The Dog Whisper, and very quickly the conversation turns toward comparing the techniques Cesar Millan uses to train dogs to the tactics parents use to control their children.  Are there parenting lessons to be learned from Cesar?  What is human nature?  Is it hierarchical as is the nature of canines?  

 

 

 

And just what exactly does Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter have to do with all of this?  You’ll have to listen to find out!  :)

 

 

 

This is Choice Conversations’ first Christmas episode, recorded Christmas Eve 2013.  Happy Holidays to all the wonderful listeners!  It is truly a privilege to have this opportunity to connect, share, and learn with you.

 

 

 

Here is the podcast mentioned on today’s show with Wes Bertrand and Darrel Becker where we discussed whether or not Non-Violent Communication went against human nature:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/judgment-and-responsibility-with-darrell-becker-and-wes-bertrand

 

 

 

Here are previous podcasts on parenting: 

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-world-is-our-classroom-with-miro-and-lainie

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/webpage/category/Parenting

 

 

 

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Direct download: Episode_27_-_The_Dog_Whisperer_and_Human_Nature.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 2:38pm EST

The World is Our Classroom with Miro and Lainie

 

Miro and Lainie from the Raising Miro on the Road of Life travel blog and podcast join me for a wonderful conversation.  Lainie and her son tell me all about their life on the road in South America, living outside of the main stream, unschooling, or “world schooling” as they call it, using travel as a tool for education for both son and mother.  In addition to education, much time is spent discussing the partnership that is required for successful, fulfilling parenting.

 

Plus we find out which HP Lovecraft tale is Miro’s favorite!  :)

 

Find more from Miro and Lainie here:  http://www.raisingmiro.com/

 

Previous podcasts on travel: 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-search-for-greener-pastures-with-erik-townsend-part-1

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-search-for-greener-pastures-with-erik-townsend-part-2

 

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Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZv1rNqoNxo

Direct download: Episode_26_-_The_World_Is_Our_Classroom_with_Miro_and_Lainie.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 10:11am EST

Why We Love Shakespeare with Carson and Jeff

 

Carson and Jeff from Bardcast, the Shakespeare podcast, join me to discuss the life and works of William Shakespeare.  This is a fun conversation where we discuss why we love Shakespeare, and attempt to answer questions like “Is Shakespeare still relevant today?”  and “Was Shakespeare a racist?”  In addition, we spend some time talking about the glorious rock star life style us podcasters get to enjoy, and close it out with a short list of Carson’s favorite Shakespeare themed films and plays.

 

Find more from Carson and Jeff here:  http://bardcast.blogspot.com/

 

We spend more time discussing King Lear than any of Shakespeare’s other plays, simply because it was the play I’d read most recently and had closest to the forefront of my mind.  :)  I should mention there are spoilers for King Lear in this podcast.

 

Here is the lecture on King Lear mentioned during the show:  

http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/king-lear-audio

 

 

 

 

 

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Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZv1rNqoNxo

Direct download: Episode_25_-_Why_We_Love_Shakespeare_with_Carson_and_Jeff.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm EST

Bitcoin: Silk Road to Hell

 

So bitcoin is a can’t miss investment that is guaranteed to go up, right?  Steve Patterson joins me to discuss some of the reasons why that might not be the case.  Is bitcoin too volatile to be a useful currency?  Is bitcoin the AOL of cryptocurrencies?  How do you perform a valuation of bitcoin as you would other investments?  This fun conversation goes in many directions, covering topics like the Silk Road website, the NSA, pornography, gambling, privacy, competing currencies, and more.

 

Find out more about bitcoin here:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/episode-117-a-bit-about-bit-coin

 

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Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHjpOzsQ9YI

Direct download: Episode_24_-_Bitcoin_Silk_Road_To_Hell.mp3
Category:Investing -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

Judgment and Responsibility with Darrell Becker and Wes Bertrand

In this conversation Darrell Becker and Wes Bertrand joined me to tackle the topics of judgment and responsibility.  I found that these two things, judgment and responsibility (or denial of responsibility as is often the case) often go together.  We discuss how these topics handled using Non-violent communication (NVC), and go over many examples, including events in the news, sexism, the Free Domaain Radio podcast, and more!

 

Find more from Darrell here:

http://voluntaryvisions.blogspot.com/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-trivium-and-non-violent-communication-with-darrell-becker

 

Find more from Wes here:

http://completeliberty.com/

http://happinesscounseling.com/

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-virgin-diet-and-n-1-experiments-with-wes-bertrand

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/complete-liberty-with-wes-bertrand

 

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Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHjpOzsQ9YI


The Search for Greener Pastures with Erik Townsend, part 2

 

The conversation continues with Erik Townsend, as he tells us about his epic journey around the world.  

 

Many topics are explored, including the following:  How do the considerations differ when evaluating a place for snow birding verses a primary residence?  Hawaii is a hell hole?  Why not the Carribean?  But isn’t Europe fiscally insolvent?  What was it like living out of a suit case perpetually?  What about our good friends in the TSA?  What are some good survival tips for this type of traveling?  What is the value in agility?  And finally, what was Erik’s pick for a home base?  What about a plan B in case things sour there?  Conclusions?

 

 

 

Below are the travel destinations covered in this show:

 

 

 

Honolulu

 

San Sebastian

 

Paris

 

Cannes (France)

 

Monaco

 

Munich

 

The Italian country side

 

Montreal

 

And more on Hong Kong and Puerto Vallarta

 

 

 

If you missed part 1, you’ll find it here:  http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-search-for-greener-pastures-with-erik-townsend-part-1

 

 

 

Find more from Erik here:

 

http://www.eriktownsend.com/

 

http://www.financialsense.com/financial-sense-newshour

 

 

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/slow-motion-armageddon-with-erik-townsend

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/episode-10-green-shoots-erik-townsend-interview

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/getting-technical-with-townsend

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-argument-against-hyperinflation-with-erik-townsend

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/beyond-peak-oil-part-1-of-2

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/beyond-peak-oil-part-2-of-2

 

 

 

Looking for a house in Maine?  Buy Erik’s house!  http://www.eriktownsend.com/Latest/maine-waterfront-property-for-sale.html

 

 

 

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Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0H3RlaQVrM

Direct download: Episode_23_-_The_Search_For_Greener_Pastures_pt_2_with_Erik_Townsend.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03pm EST

The Search for Greener Pastures with Erik Townsend, part 1

 

Erik Townsend is back, but this time to cover a different topic: world travel!  Erik had spent his entire life living in the United States, and thought it was time to evaluate what the rest of the world had to offer.  Erik tells us about his epic trip around the world, evaluating alternative residences.

 

 

 

Learn about the differences between traveling to a location for recreation and actually living there.  Why is it that recognizing that a place is up and coming is not the same thing as determining it is a place where you’ll want to live?  Find out that and much more, including what Erik liked and didn’t like about the following places:

 

 

 

Hong Kong

 

Thailand

 

Mexico City

 

Puerto Vallarta

 

Argentina

 

Chile

 

Australia

 

New Zealand

 

 

 

In order to keep the shows to a more readily digestible size, I broke the interview into two episodes.  This is part one.  Part two can be found here: http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-search-for-greener-pastures-with-erik-townsend-part-2

 

 

 

 

 

Find more from Erik here:

 

http://www.eriktownsend.com/

 

http://www.financialsense.com/financial-sense-newshour

 

 

 

Looking for a house in Maine?  Buy Erik’s house!  http://www.eriktownsend.com/Latest/maine-waterfront-property-for-sale.html

 

 

 

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Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0H3RlaQVrM

Direct download: Episode_22_-_The_Search_For_Greener_Pastures_pt_1_with_Erik_Townsend.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EST

Old School Value Investing with Jae Jun

Jae Jun from the Old School Value blog joins me to talk about value investing.  We discuss what is value investing, as well as the importance of having a systematic approach.  Jae tells us about some of the specifics to his investment strategy, including tactics to help prevent letting your emotions sabotage your ability to successfully manage your money.

 

 

 

You’ll find Jae’s blog, along with the great utilities and resources mentioned during the podcast, right here:  http://www.oldschoolvalue.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0H3RlaQVrM

Direct download: Episode_21_-_Old_School_Value_Investing_with_Jae_Jun.mp3
Category:Investing -- posted at: 11:13pm EST

Slow Motion Armageddon with Erik Townsend

 

Erik Townsend returns to the show to discuss what he sees as a slow motion Armageddon.  Yes, there are deep problems in the global financial system, but they’re not going to manifest overnight.  It will play out over many years, as the United States uses financial repression to attempt to get out from under its debt load.  What can you do to protect yourself?

 

 

 

Many other topics are explored in this enlightening interview: Syria, hypocrisy from Obama, gold and the likelihood of confiscation, the NSA and the police state, and the lack of critical thinking in the United States.

 

 

 

Find more from Erik here:

 

http://www.eriktownsend.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAdQzCq53XE

Direct download: Episode_20_-_Slow_Motion_Armageddon_with_Erik_Townsend.mp3
Category:Economics -- posted at: 1:51pm EST

No Tapering with Andrew Horowitz

By popular demand Andrew Horowitz is back!  We discuss the Fed’s decision not to taper and how fundamentals are out the window right now if you’re trying to invest in these markets.  Andrew talks about how technicals are the only thing working in this environment, and then provides some details of his technical based product Trigger Point Research.  Trigger Point Research provides subscribers with detailed, actionable trades, where to get in, where to get out, sent directly to their phones the moment the markets give a signal. 

 

 

 

Get a free trial here:  http://triggerpointresearch.com/freetrial

 

 

 

After the 2 week free trial, Choice Conversations listeners get a 35% discount for the first month using the following coupon code:  chrismoney 

 

Thanks Andrew!

 

 

 

Find more from Andrew here:  http://www.thedisciplinedinvestor.com

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/andrew-horowitz-the-disciplined-investor

 

 

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Direct download: Episode_19_-_No_Tapering_with_Andrew_Horowitz.mp3
Category:Investing -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

Couples Communication with Dr. Warren Farrell

 

Acclaimed author Warren Farrell joins me to discuss couples communication.  We talk about how the human species evolved a certain reaction to criticism which was useful during more primitive times, but is no longer serving us in modern times as we try to have fulfilling marriages.  The focus is primarily on communication with a life partner, but we dip into parenting, education, and communication with friends, co-workers, or anyone!

 

 

 

http://www.warrenfarrell.com/

 

 

 

Meet Warren in person!  Scroll to the bottom to find his latest appearances, including the one discussed on the show in Big Sur:  http://www.warrenfarrell.com/sample-page/

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook and share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

 

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xA84aIAWEk

Direct download: Episode_18_-_Couples_Communication_with_Warren_Farrell.mp3
Category:Communication -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

The Trivium and NonViolent Communication with Darrell Becker

 

Darrell Becker from Tragedy and Hope joined Steve Patterson and me to discuss merging the Trivium with Non-Violent Communication.  This was a fun and fascinating journey into melding two seemingly very different things, a strategy for learning and a strategy for connecting with yourself and others, and finding that the sum of the parts creates something greater.

 

Darrell is the first person I’ve interviewed where he was the one to initiate contact.  He’s been a long time listener, and it was a new and pleasurable experience to have a fan of the show on as a guest. 

 

Find more from Darrell below:

 

Darrell’s blog:  http://voluntaryvisions.blogspot.com/

 

Darrell on Tragedy and Hope, Merging the Trivium with NVC: https://www.tragedyandhope.com/history-merging-the-trivium-method-with-nvc/

 

 

 

Darrell on Unplugged Mom: http://www.unpluggedmom.com/umradio-podcast/8654/

 

 

 

 

 

Below you’ll find more information on the topics we discussed:

 

Previous podcasts on the Trivium:

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/episode-115-the-trivium-education-with-jan-irvin

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/episode-116-gene-odening-on-the-trivium

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/rhetoric-with-gene-odening 

 

Non-Violent Communication:  http://www.cnvc.org/

 

 

 

Parent Effectiveness Training:  http://www.gordontraining.com/parent-programs/parent-effectiveness-training-p-e-t/

 

Previous podcasts on Parent Effectiveness Training: http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/the-basics-of-p-e-t

 

 

 

Pete Gerlach’s site on Inner Family Systems Therapy:  http://sfhelp.org/gwc/guide1.htm

 

Previous podcasts with Pete Gerlach:

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/breaking-the-cycle-with-peter-gerlach

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/five-personal-marital-and-family-hazards-with-pete-gerlach

 

 

 

42 Fallacies: http://aphilosopher.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/42-fallacies.pdf

 

Rhetorical Triangle: http://www.mrgunnar.net/ap.cfm?subpage=347030

 

The Continuum Concept: In Search Of Happiness Lost by Jean Liedloff:  http://www.amazon.com/Continuum-Concept-Happiness-Classics-Development/dp/0201050714/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1377811154&sr=1-1&keywords=jean+liedloff

 

 

 

 

 

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like Choice Conversations then "like" me on facebook and share the page with your friends:  https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

 

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8ECalN6oXI

Direct download: Episode_17_-_NVC_and_the_Trivium_with_Darrell_Becker.mp3
Category:Communication -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

The Virgin Diet and N=1 Experiments with Wes Bertrand

Wes Bertrand from the Complete Liberty Podcast joins me to talk about my personal experience with the Virgin Diet, as well as a general look at N=1 experiments.  We spend a good bit of time discussing what makes for good science: removing bias, controlling variables, and so on, while mixing in my own anecdotal findings while trying JJ Virgin's elimination diet.

Choice Conversations is now on Facebook.  Stop in, say hi, discuss the shows, and more!  If you like what you hear from me, "like" me on facebook and share my page with your friends:

 

https://www.facebook.com/ChoiceConversationsPodcast

 

Find more from Wes here:

http://completeliberty.com/

http://healthymindfitbody.com/

http://happinesscounseling.com/

http://logicallearning.net/

 

 

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8ECalN6oXI

Direct download: Episode_16_-_The_Virgin_Diet_and_N1_Experiments_with_Wes_Bertrand.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

Snowden, Manning, the FED, and Competing Currencies with Steve Patterson

Steve Patterson joined me for a free-flowing discussion, a “BS session” if you will.  A potpourri of subjects was covered, including the following:

 

  • Edward Snowden
  • Bradley Manning
  • traitors vs heroes
  • The American Revolution
  • 9/11
  • critical thinking skills
  • questioning authority (but I repeat myself)
  • the economy
  • What would you do if you were chairman of the FED?
  • inflation
  • competing currencies
  • being bearish during a bull market
  • the challenges of running a podcast
  • being star struck
  • setting major life goals
  • success in sales
  • debating politics
  • The difference between progressives, conservatives, and libertarians
  • “speed reading” audiobooks and podcasts with applications like stitcher:  http://www.stitcher.com/

Steve breaks up a bit for a minute or two in the middle of the podcast, but the audio quickly improves afterward.  Don’t get discouraged, it won’t last long!


Street Smarts with Jim Rogers

 

I was privileged to have the chance to speak with legendary investor Jim Rogers.  Jim is one of my favorite authors, as his books are not only full of great investing advice, but they also hold a wealth of lessons that are useful in all facets of life.  We spent much of the time talking about his latest book, Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets, which details his journey to this point in his life.  It is quite possibly his best book yet!

 

 

 

Jim is a hero of mine, having already accomplished two of my personal goals.  One, he “retired” from his day job, and then began “working” for himself investing his own money for a living.  Two, he then became an accomplished world traveler.  I too am working toward both of these goals. 

 

 

 

I have to admit, I was a little star struck during the interview because I admire Jim so much.  If I didn’t have a few talking points written down ahead of time this could have been a VERY short interview, as my mind was blank for much of the time.  :)  Fortunately, Jim cared the day and the show still turned out great. 

 

 

 

Find more from Jim here:

 

http://www.jimrogers.com/

 

 

 

And definitely check out his books.  Street Smarts and A Gift for my Children are required reading for anyone, not just those who are interested in investing:

 

http://www.jimrogers.com/books/listing/                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bumper music: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xA84aIAWEk

Direct download: Episode_14_-_Street_Smarts_with_Jim_Rogers.mp3
Category:Investing -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

Investment Strategies with Andrew Craig

Andrew Craig, author of Own the World, is back for another great discussion.  Andy starts by sharing his journey from working on “The Hill” in DC, to working as a broker in the banking industry, to starting his own business, and recently returning to investment banking.  We learn how he developed his strategies for investing and get a small peak “under the hood” at some of the details of these strategies. 

 

 

 

Check out Andy’s blog:

 

http://www.plainenglishfinance.com/

 

 

 

Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xA84aIAWEk

Direct download: Episode_13_-_Investment_Strategies_with_Andrew_Craig.mp3
Category:Investing -- posted at: 2:24pm EST

Eat More, Exercise Less, and Lose Weight with Dr. Jack Kruse

 

Today, I’m joined by neurosurgeon Jack Kruse.  Dr. Kruse used foundational laws of science to develop protocols to maximize hormones in the body and optimize health.  This is done by timing when to eat, getting in tune with natural circadian rhythms, using cold thermogenesis, and most importantly utilizing labs. 

 

Dr. Kruse tells out about the success he’s had, doing such amazing things as adding muscle mass without weight lifting and losing weight while eating more and exercising less!  I considered titling this episode “Live Like a Polar Bear, Eat Like a Great White Shark.”  :)

 

 

 

SPECIAL OFFER!!!!!!!!!!

 

Check out this spectacular offer from Dr. Kruse:

 

http://www.jackkruse.com/choice-conversation-special-offer/

 

 

 

 

 

Today’s show was just the tip of the iceberg.  Find out more here:

 

http://www.jackkruse.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_850949&feature=iv&src_vid=XCxFTh-XDy8&v=SB9LXpO6yWo

Direct download: Episode_12_-_Eat_More_Workout_Less_Lose_Weight_with_Jack_Kruse.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 5:32pm EST

Rhetoric with Gene Odening

 

Gene Odening comes back to continue the discussion of the trivium, this time focusing on rhetoric.  Gene takes us on a walk through many topics: history, philosophy, psychology, politics, education, Non-violent Communication, and tying all of it back to the trivium.  The show ends with Gene detailing ways you can increase your skill with rhetoric.

 

 

 

Trivium Resources:

 

http://www.triviumeducation.com/

 

http://www.gnosticmedia.com/triviumstudy

 

http://triviumbinder.blogspot.com/

 

http://www.unpluggedmom.com/tag/trivium/

 

http://www.triviumpursuit.com/

 

http://board.freedomainradio.com/forums/t/29741.aspx

 

 

 

Rhetoric Resources:

 

http://librivox.org/rhetoric-by-aristotle/

 

http://www.amazon.com/How-Read-Book-Intelligent-Touchstone/dp/0671212095/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1373312561&sr=1-1&keywords=how+to+read+a+book

 

http://www.amazon.com/Classical-Rhetoric-Aristotle-Student-Guide/dp/1930953445/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373308400&sr=8-1&keywords=rhetoric+aristotle+student+guide

 

 

 

Also discussed during the show:

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/who-is-chris-stefanick

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/five-personal-marital-and-family-hazards-with-pete-gerlach

 

http://choiceconversations.libsyn.com/radical-unschooling-with-dayna-martin

 

http://www.cnvc.org/

 

http://www.amazon.com/The-Demon-Haunted-World-Science-Candle/dp/0345409469

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hegemony

 

http://www.amazon.com/Cartoon-History-Universe-Volumes-1-7/dp/0385265204

 

http://www.amazon.com/Cartoon-History-Universe-Volumes-8-13/dp/0385420935/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y

 

http://www.amazon.com/The-Cartoon-History-Universe-III/dp/0393324036/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_y

 

 

 

Here are the show notes Gene promised during the interview:

 

“The comprehensive self-study course on Rhetoric is:

 

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Classical Rhetoric with Aristotle, Student Guide - by Martin Cothran (Note: the books Rhetoric by Aristotle & W. Rhys Roberts, as well as How To Read a Book by Adler & Van Doren are also required for this course.)

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Thumbnail sketch of Formal Rhetoric

 

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RHETORIC - Systematic Wisdom - persuasively expressing or using Knowledge (general grammar) and Understanding (Aristotelean logic).

 

> (Definition of Art - Anything produced by the "arm" of man ["arm" is being used metaphorically to reference etymology]. This is, again, a broad definition that includes the concept of "fine art" which is the most popular connotation of "art". It can be either an idea having only mental existence or a physical art-ifact produced by the "arm" of man from an idea. An unwritten poem passed on from one person to another is an example of the former; a novel, an opera, a sculpture, a space shuttle, or the protocols of medicine are examples of the latter.)

 

Systematic Wisdom is not the art of persuasion and explanation itself, but the art of selecting the best means of persuasion and explanation from a set of known principles. 

 

As a body of Knowledge has been gathered and arranged, and an Understandable summary or conclusion has been made from that arrangement, the choice of how best to communicate this information to others must be considered and, in the process, the subject being examined usually comes into a still sharper focus to the author of the propositional argument. At this point of clarity, the entire propositional argument can be called a "Statement of Rationale". That is, the conclusion, and - of equal importance - the thought processes behind that conclusion have been stated. In a modern context, what is often overlooked when considering the Wisdom Phase is that it can be more than a form of conceptual expression; i.e., of simply being the Art of Persuasion. In times past, civic matters were the major concerns, and the art of having others come to one's point of view was of paramount importance. Today, due to its product of mental clarity, rhetoric can also be used to provide a physical outcome by deducing a "Statement of Protocols" (a set of instructions) from the Statement of Rationale. A physical result or a man-ufactured artifact can be actualized by proceeding from Knowledge, to Understanding, and on through the Wisdom Phase. Again, this is a broader view of rhetoric than the view proposed by the ancients. 

 

The elements of Systematic Wisdom are:

 

1. The five stages (or what are called "canons") of composition:

 

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1] invention, 2] arrangement, 3] style, 4] memory, and 5] delivery.

 

2. The three types of discourse: deliberative (political), judicial (forensic), and ceremonial (epideictic). They are related to time: future, past, and present tense, respectively. 

 

The Past and Future belong to men; the eternally present Now belongs to the gods.

--Aristotle

 

3. The three appeals: rational, emotional, and ethical. Stated more succinctly in Classical terms: the rational is the Logos of the proposition or argument being presented, the emotional is the Pathos of the audience, and ethical is the Ethos of the author or orator of the proposition. 

 

4. Types of proofs: inartificial (which is external, objective evidence), artificial (is subjectively devised or invented by the author of the proof or argument). 

 

5. The topics --

 

The common topics: genus or kind, comparison, and consequence.

 

The special topics: the right and expedient (deliberative), the just and unjust (forensic), praise and blame (epideictic). 

 

> Oration (Wisdom presented in formal speech)

 

6. Arrangement: the five parts of classical oration: introduction (exordium), statement of facts, confirmation, refutation, and conclusion (peroration).

 

7. Style: diction (selection of most appropriate words), sentences (length, type, and variety), rhetorical figures (schemes and figures of speech or tropes).

 

Skilled Wisdom authors can use the discipline in two senses. In its most fundamental form, Systematic Wisdom is the art of efficiently passing thoughts from one person to others. In its most effective form, it is the art of passing "validated" thoughts from one person to others. 

 

The internet is a valuable adjunct to the concepts presented above. A simple word search on any of the technical terms listed should suffice to bring the proper clarification needed to implement a useful rhetorical dissertation.

 

A SUMMARY OF WISDOM / RHETORIC

 

> The work of Wisdom is the cogently expressed communication of Knowledge and Understanding. It leads to a higher levels of knowledge and understanding: the knowing of Knowledge and the understanding of Understanding.

 

> The effect of Wisdom is to demonstrate the usefulness of Knowledge and Understanding. That is, it is to display the insight - the thought process - in an article of persuasion or in the formulation of an outcome.

 

>Through the skilled use of rhetoric, all planned human activity can be communicated and directed. This is a two edged sword. Rhetoric / Wisdom can be directed to beneficial or to malevolent goals.

 

Let us end by reviewing some of the personal benefits which are inherent in the Trivium Method. The following will be most efficiently and effectively realized by using the trivium to train the mind for critical and creative thinking: 1] the path to a challenging, productive livelihood can be intelligently defined; 2] sound physical and psychological health, a judicious ethical standard, a high level of self esteem and the sense of well-being can be optimized; 3] rewarding personal relationships will manifest through the cultivation of beneficial ethics and well being; and 4] the astuteness to best discern the issues (i.e., the quality of information) regarding security will be developed. That is only the beginning. An adherent of the Method can acquire elevated levels of penetrating insight which would otherwise not be available. Through that insight he can also self-teach the contents of a propositional argument or of an entire, formalized subject of knowledge if he chooses to bring his - likewise - heightened focus to doing so. When a culture's government, education systems, and news media are not corrupt, the constant need for "fact checking" is not as critical as it is during the periods of dis-information and propaganda like that which we are currently experiencing. The trivium is the premier method for independent fact checking. The next two benefits of insight are corollaries: 1] a person is truly educated in that he can now thoroughly entertain any idea without necessarily embracing it (this was an observation made by Aristotle); and, 2] traveling somewhat in another direction, he becomes free from the prison of his own prejudicial opinions ... he obtains an open mind. Because the trivium harmonizes subjective thought with objective reality, he could, in fact, develop new and original propositional arguments and entire bodies of knowledge as competently as those respected people who have preceded him. An integral person, one who is fully mindful, is limited only by his or her interests and ambitions.

 

He is happy, as well as great who needs neither to obey nor to command in order to be something -- 

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ”

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xA84aIAWEk

Direct download: Episode_11_-_Rhetoric_with_Gene_Odening.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 5:49pm EST

Healthy Skin and Hair with Liz Wolfe

 

Liz Wolfe joins me to discuss healthy skin and hair.  She provides us with practical, natural solutions that you can make at home for shaving, hair care, and more!   There is much more where this came from at her sites below.  Check them out!

 

 

 

Liz’s sites:

 

http://cavegirleats.com/

 

http://skinterventionguide.com/

 

http://balancedbites.com/podcast

 

 

 

As discussed during the show:

 

http://purelyprimalskincare.com/easy-homemade-toner-for-sensitive-skin/

 

http://www.amazon.com/The-Vitamin-Solution-Strategy-Problems/dp/0452296889

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bumper music:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8ucKaYr7h4

Direct download: Episode_10_-_Healthy_Skin_and_Hair_with_Liz_Wolfe.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 5:28pm EST

Leader Effectiveness Training with Steve Crandall

 

Steve Crandall joins me to discuss Leader Effectiveness Training, as developed by Thomas Gordon.  LET is a method of communication and conflict resolution that enables anyone who has been placed in a leadership position to get better results and to do it in a manner that is pleasant for both the leader and their followers.  It is based on the same principals as Gordon’s Parent Effectiveness Training, which of course has been mentioned numerous times on the show.

 

 

 

To find out more from Steve go to his website:

 

http://www.crandallpartners.com/

 

 

 

Or send Steve an email:

 

steve@crandallpartners.com

 

 

 

Gordon Training International’s site a tremendous resource for LET:

 

http://www.gordontraining.com/

 

 

 

Gordon's essay What Every Leader Should Know:

 

http://www.gordontraining.com/wp-content/uploads/What%20Every%20Leader%20Should%20Know%202012.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

Bumper music:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB9LXpO6yWo

Direct download: Episode_09_-_Leader_Effectiveness_Training_with_Steve_Crandall.mp3
Category:Communication -- posted at: 11:22pm EST

The God of Atheists with Stefan Molyneux

 

Stefan Molyneux is back, and this time we discuss his fantastic novel The God of Atheists.  I had a ton of fun talking about this book with Stefan, and if you’ve not yet read it, don’t worry, this episode does not contain any spoilers.

 

And if you’ve not yet read The God of Atheists, I have to ask why not?  This novel is truly a masterwork, the most important work of fiction since The Fountain Head.  You’ve got to read this book!

 

 

 

The paperback version can be found here:

 

http://www.lulu.com/shop/stefan-molyneux/the-god-of-atheists-softcover/paperback/product-1775028.html;jsessionid=E620D82D6A8242A91415F77BAECF6534

 

 

 

PDF and audio versions of the book are available for gold donors on Stef's website: 

 

http://www.freedomainradio.com/Donate.aspx

 

 

 

Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j1sxvun384

Direct download: Episode_08_-_The_God_of_Atheists_with_Stefan_Molyneux.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm EST

Punished by Rewards with Alfie Kohn

Steve Patterson co-hosts with me as we talk to Alfie Kohn, the best-selling author of many books on parenting and education.  We spend a large portion of the show discussing how using punishments and rewards, carrots and sticks, teaches children that they are only loved under certain conditions, they are only valuable when they do good.   There are many ramifications of this approach, none of which are desirable.  We also discuss some of the flaws of the public education system, how it crushes the natural desire of children to learn.

 

Find more from Alfie Kohn here:  http://www.alfiekohn.org/index.php

 

 

 

Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0H3RlaQVrM

Direct download: Episode_07_-_Punished_by_Rewards_with_Alfie_Kohn.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 2:17pm EST

Deconverted with Seth Andrews

In this show I speak with Seth Andrews, author of Deconverted: a Journey from Religion to Reason, and founder of the website and podcast The Thinking Atheist.

 

 

 

We talk about Seth’s journey from being a Christian radio DJ to being a public advocate for truth, what proof is required to believe in a deity, free markets, and more!

 

 

 

Please visit Seth’s wonderful site and buy his book:

 

http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/

 

 

 

Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xA84aIAWEk

Direct download: Episode_06_-_Deconverted_with_Seth_Andrews.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05am EST

Andrew Horowitz, The Disciplined Investor

 

Andrew Horowitz joins me to discuss investing in the financial markets.  He talks about his journey working in the industry the last 20 plus years and how much things have changed.  We discuss the economy, and learn what do you do when the economy and the market send you different signals. 

 

Find more from Andrew here:

 

http://www.thedisciplinedinvestor.com

 

 

 

Bumper music:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAdQzCq53XE

Direct download: Episode_05_-_Andrew_Horowitz_The_Disciplined_Investor.mp3
Category:Investing -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen with Adele Faber

 

With Mother’s Day looming, there is no better time to have on one of my favorite mothers, Adele Faber.  In this show, we both share stories about our experience as parents.  Adele talks about the new edition of her best seller How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids will Talk and provides us with scores of sage advice.

 

 

 

You can find Adele here:  http://www.fabermazlish.com/

 

And her books here:  http://www.fabermazlish.com/publications.php

 

 

 

Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHjpOzsQ9YI

Direct download: Episode_04_-_How_To_Talk_with_Adele_Faber.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 4:17pm EST

JERF with Sean Croxton

 

Sean Croxton teaches us about JERF, Just Eat Real Foods.  We learn exactly what real food is, how our friends sabotage us when we’re trying to lose weight, why it’s important to have good reasons to get healthy, the importance of sleep, and how Sean gained a fear of planes!

 

 

 

You can find Sean below:

 

 

 

http://undergroundwellness.com/

 

 

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/btr-underground-wellness-show/id296766401

 

http://www.youtube.com/undergroundwellness

 

https://twitter.com/ugwellness

 

https://www.facebook.com/undergroundwellness

 

 

 

Bumper music:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0H3RlaQVrM

Direct download: Episode_03_-_JERF_with_Sean_Croxton.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:16am EST

Five Personal, Marital, and Family Hazards with Pete Gerlach

 

I welcome back Pete Gerlach to discuss psychology and self-help.  We cover his great article “Five Epidemic Personal, Marital, and Family Hazards”:

 

http://sfhelp.org/hazards.htm

 

 

 

Here is the link to his free 7 lesson self-improvement course mentioned during the show:

 

http://sfhelp.org/pop/course.htm

 

 

 

Pete’s youtube channel:

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/gercacn/videos?view=1&flow=grid

 

 

 

Pete provides phone consultations: 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xznYTHZGjps&feature=player_embedded

 

                        

 

Or find a local therapist who specializes in IFS therapy (Inner Family systems):

 

http://www.selfleadership.org/find-an-ifs-therapist.html

 

 

 

An interview with Dr. Faye Snyder about RAD (Reactive Attachment Disorder):

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MrVq-3UviY

 

 

 

Bumper music: 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHjpOzsQ9YI

Direct download: Episode_02_-_Five_Hazards_with_Pete_Gerlach.mp3
Category:Psychology -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

Who is Chris Stefanick?

Two Beers with Steve has now become the Choice Conversations podcast.  In this show we learn about the host’s journey; how he unplugged from the matrix.

 

 

 

Below are links to several items mentioned during the show.

 

 

 

Peter Gerlach’s “Break the Cycle” website:  http://sfhelp.org/pop/course.htm

 

Wes Bertrand and Complete Liberty:  http://completeliberty.com/

 

The Market for Liberty free audio book:  http://podiobooks.com/title/the-market-for-liberty/

 

True News 13: Statism is Dead - Part 3 - The Matrix: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P772Eb63qIY

 

“The Law” by FRÉDÉRIC BASTIAT:  http://mises.org/books/thelaw.pdf,  http://mises.org/media/2648/The-Law (audio version)

 

How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne:  http://www.amazon.com/How-Found-Freedom-Unfree-World/dp/0965603679/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366068892&sr=1-1&keywords=how+i+found+freedom+in+an+unfree+world  

 

Nathaniel Brandon sentence completion exercises:

 

http://www.nathanielbranden.com/exercises/

 

http://www.nathanielbranden.com/exercises/sentence-completion-i/

 

http://www.nathanielbranden.com/exercises/sentence-completion-ii/

 

Bumper music:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xA84aIAWEk

Direct download: Episode_01_-_Who_Is_Chris_Stefanick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm EST

Own the World with Andy Craig

Our guest this week is Andy Craig, CEO & Founder of Plain English Finance.  We talk about his book “Own the World,” which is about the importance of learning to invest; why everyone can and should manage their own money.

 

Learn more about Andy at his blog:  http://plainenglishfinance.com/

 

Here are links to the free newsletters Andy mentions during the show:

 

http://www.stansberryresearch.com/products#podcasts

 

http://agorafinancial.com/

Direct download: Episode_135_-_Own_the_World_with_Andy_Craig.mp3
Category:Investing -- posted at: 9:14pm EST

Unconditional Parenting

 

This show is a short conversation Steve and I had while waiting to interview Andy Craig.  We talked about parenting, specifically Alfie Kohn’s great book Unconditional Parenting.  Since the topic of this opening discussion was dramatically different then the topic of our interview of Andy Craig (which was finance/investing), I decided to break the discussion up into two separate podcasts. 

 

 

 

Here is a link to Wes Bertrand’s reading of the book Unconditional Parenting, as discussed during the show:

 

 

 

http://completeliberty.com/magazine/read/episode-137---unconditional-parenting-part-one_143.html

Direct download: Episode_134_-_Unconditional_Parenting.mp3
Category:Parenting -- posted at: 9:14pm EST

Wrath of the Kahns with Dan Carlin

This week Dan Carlin joins us to mix a little history into the discussion.  Dan is the host of a political podcast called Common Sense, as well as one on history called Hardcore History.  On the latter, he recently did a series on the Mongol empire, and that is the discussion for today’s show. 

 

I had a blast doing this show, getting to pick Dan’s brain on a variety of points about the colorful story of the Mongols.  Check out his web site for more:

 

http://www.dancarlin.com/

Direct download: Episode_133_-_Wrath_of_the_Kahns_with_Dan_Carlin.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:48pm EST

Is Society Progressing?

In this week's show we revisit a question from the last podcast, is society truly progressing?  To help us answer the question we have a round table discussion.  Hosts Steve and Chris are joined by previous guests Wes Bertrand of the Complete Liberty Podcast and Brett Veinotte from the Schools Sucks Project.  Listen to the show to discover why we almost titled this episode "The Philosophy of Hookers." 

 

 

 

http://schoolsucksproject.com/

 

http://completeliberty.com/

Direct download: Episode_132_-_Is_Society_Progressing_Round_Table.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 10:39pm EST

Steve returns from vacation to engage in one of the more unusual podcasts we have ever done. Steve subjects Chris Stefanick to a scenario in which he changes the incentives of the scenario through a series of questions. 

Recently Steve has been experimenting with this series of questions in an effort to expose the perverse incentives behind government redistribution. Obviously the experiment is still evolving and Steve would gladly accept different scenarios and questions to add to his experiments. If you are interested in helping out just contact us at twobeerswithsteve@hotmail.com

Direct download: The_Philosophy_of_Jet_Packs_edit.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

Radical Unschooling with Dayna Martin

On today’s show we talk to Dayna Martin, the UnNanny.  We discuss her book, Radical Unschooling, and the odyssey she has been on with her family living the life style.  It was amazing to hear how different life can be if you do not follow the main stream paradigm.

 

 

 

I encourage you to check out more of the great work she is doing:

 

http://daynamartin.com

Direct download: Episode_130_-_Radical_Unschooling_with_Dayna_Martin.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 5:42pm EST

Complete Liberty with Wes Bertrand

This week’s guest is Wes Bertrand from the Complete Liberty podcast.  We cover psychology, ethics, parenting, statism, nutrition; seemingly no topic is off limits! 

 

 

 

Wes is so well rounded he has four different websites, each with a different focus.  I encourage you to explore them.

 

 

 

http://completeliberty.com/

 

http://happinesscounseling.com/

 

http://healthymindfitbody.com/

 

http://logicallearning.net/

Direct download: Episode_129_-_Complete_Liberty_with_Wes_Bertrand.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 10:11pm EST

Communication with Pete Gerlach
Pete Gerlach joined us once again, this time to talk about the skill of communication.  We discuss reasons people communicate, skills needed to communicate effectively, and a few of the more than 30 communication blocks that he details on his website.
Here is a link to his "Lesson 2" study guide on effective communication:
Here are links to his youtube playlists on communication:
Direct download: Episode_128_-_Communication_with_Pete_Gerlach.mp3
Category:Communication -- posted at: 12:16pm EST

Brett Venoitte of The School Sucks Project joins us to discuss the reason why he does not call our school system the 'Education System', the chief reason is that education is not the goal of our current school system. Brett elaborates on how he does not think reforming our current system will do any good. 

Along with many criticisms of the current public school system Brett also gives his vision of restoring critical thinking skills into a truly educational system, something our current system lacks. 

Direct download: Episode_123_-_School_Sucks_with_Brett_Venoitte.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 5:23pm EST