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131: What Books Are We Reading?

131: What Books Are We Reading?

We’re back! After a brief but productive hiatus, the Society and the State podcast is back in production and we have a lot to discuss. In today’s episode, Connor and Bryan each share 3 of the books currently taking up space on their respective night stands. See what’s captured our interest and attention of late and feel free to add your suggestions for other worthwhile books in the comments section.  Links mentioned: Disturbing the Nest: Family Change and Decline in Modern Societies (Social Institutions and Social Change)By David Popenoe Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth Pre-Suasion: […]
March 27, 2019
125: Lessons Learned from John Taylor Gatto

125: Lessons Learned from John Taylor Gatto

One of the most influential voices on education fell silent recently when John Taylor Gatto passed away. For many of us who have homeschooled or sought alternatives to public schooling, Gatto was the catalyst that caused us to begin questioning compulsory education. As a highly respected and award-winning former public school teacher, John Taylor Gatto spoke with clarity on the system in which he once taught. If you don’t know his story, it’s worth learning.
November 19, 2018
93: Democracy Fails Because Voters Are Ignorant

93: Democracy Fails Because Voters Are Ignorant

Whenever someone points out that we are ignorant in some form or another, it’s human nature to get defensive or angry. That’s a shame, because rational ignorance is part of life. It’s what should be prompting us to improve our understanding or to seek out greater truth. Nowhere is rational ignorance more noticeable than at the voting booth. Uninformed voters can cause tremendous damage when they lend their support to people and policies they don’t understand. It’s not a matter of purely ideological or political disagreement. Effective citizenship goes well beyond simply casting a vote on election day. 
June 29, 2018
81: Advice We’d Give to Our Younger Selves

81: Advice We’d Give to Our Younger Selves

Most of us have thought at one time or another, “What would I have done differently, if I’d only understood then what I understand now?” We may not get to turn back the clock for a do-over, but we can certainly take inventory of where our understanding has grown. It’s a powerful way to key in on some of the best lessons we’ve learned along the way.  If you could give advice to your younger self, what would say?  
May 18, 2018
32: Laura Blodgett on Do You Need Experts to Teach Your Child?

32: Laura Blodgett on Do You Need Experts to Teach Your Child?

If you’ve ever wondered whether you’re really qualified to teach your own children, Laura Blodgett has a message you need to hear. Your confidence as a parent will soar when you hear Laura’s take on why you’re more qualified than you’ve been led to believe. Learn about the difference between institutional learning and the quality of learning that happens when you become an expert on each of your kids.
September 25, 2017
27: The Need for Autodidacts in a Free and Prosperous Society

27: The Need for Autodidacts in a Free and Prosperous Society

What trait do many of the most influential people throughout history share? They were autodidacts or life-long learners. Free and prosperous societies are made up of individuals whose love of learning didn’t stop in the formal classroom setting. In this episode, we also discuss how the barriers that once kept people from knowledge have been disappearing. For those who wish to become the best version of themselves through a lifetime of learning, time is the only obstacle remaining. 
September 11, 2017