Episode 380 has Skyler giving his commentary on Art Carden’s latest essay at AIER.org titled, “So You Want to Overthrow the State: Ten Questions for Aspiring Revolutionaries”. The questions include, “Do I have the facts straight?”, “What makes me so sure I won’t replace the existing regime with something far worse?”, and “What will I do with people who aren’t willing to go along with my revolution?”
One of the most powerful switches I ever made when changing my entire life was switching up my identity.
This episode features an audio essay written by massage therapist and podcaster Danilo Cuellar in 2015, as published in Unschooling Dads: Twenty-two Testimonials on Their Unconventional Approach to Education, edited by Skyler J. Collins.
Episode 358 welcomes back Chris Jenkins to chat with Skyler on the following topics: their Jurassic Park movie favorites, in order; movies during the 2020 pandemic; social distancing verse physical distance and whether something more sinister is afoot; Samuel Konkin III’s agorism and counter-economic strategies for starving the state of tax revenue; civil disobedience; challenging the state’s jurisdictional claims (and a bit on Skyler’s recent experience with his Airbnb, found here); gumming up the gears of state action through courts and in raising the costs of their bureaucratic enforcement; Utah allowing community service in lieu of paying traffic fines and where that law originated; unschooling and homeschooling as agorist action; and more.
Episode 343 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following questions from Quora: “Is unschooling educational neglect?”; “Do you think that fatherhood is relevant or irrelevant in general?”; and “Is it normal to get to the point where you can’t stand your own grown children?”
Episode 329 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following questions from Quora: “How do I teach parents that they are not always right?”; “Do parents shout because they’re immature, angry, or just for intimidation?”; “Why does my dad make promises that he never keeps?”; and “Should unschooling be legal?”
Episode 297 has Skyler reading and adding commentary on a Manifesto on Radical Unschooling, written by Teresa at the Sparkle and Zest blog in May 2019.
We have collectively become so programmed to believe that education and schooling are synonymous that we can’t imagine learning without schooling and become frazzled and fearful when schools are shuttered. If nothing else, perhaps this worldwide health scare will remind us that schooling isn’t inevitable and education does not need to be confined to a conventional classroom.
This episode features an audio essay written by economics and law professor David Friedman in 2015, as published in Unschooling Dads: Twenty-two Testimonials on Their Unconventional Approach to Education, edited by Skyler J. Collins.
Modern homeschooling encompasses an array of different educational philosophies and practices, from school-at-home methods to unschooling to hybrid homeschooling.