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    712: Selling Salvation (With Nathan Fraser and Landon Porter)

    712: Selling Salvation (With Nathan Fraser and Landon Porter)

    (Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 8) Friend, copywriter, marketer, and Facebook World Champion Nathan Fraser and I continue our monthly conversation about marketing and media manipulation. You'll learn more about the tactics politicians and propagandists use against you, and how you can re-purpose such tactics for good.

    Today: Building your own cult, for fun and profit!
    We welcome Landon Porter from DudeItsAGame.com. Nathan claims Landon is a master "cult-builder." Is that a compliment?

    The conversation picks up where we left off in our show about tribalism, but today we'll go to extremes.

    We'll explore:
    * ways Cult Leaders manage their cults
    * some cult-like areas in popular culture and society at large:
    * Recognizable Marketing Examples
    * how those same tactics can be used for building brands, profitable communities, etc.:

    MUSIC:
    "Dark Harvest" Ghost Data
    "Everybody is Crazy" Amen Dunes
    "Snova v SSSR" Love and Mersey

    More About Nathan Fraser:
    The Free Market Squad: The Mastermind Group
    Need Help Growing Your Business? CopyandFunnels.com
    The Dark Arts of Marketing Podcast

    Related Shows:
    [PODCAST] #515: The Echo Chamber Wall Just Got 20 Feet Higher (With Nathan Fraser and Drew Sample)
    The Deep Roots of the Current Information* Crisis – Skinner Layne and Moritz Bierling – Part 2 of 3 [PODCAST #571]

    Music:
    Ghost of Vroom - "I Hear the Ax Swinging"
    Jon Bellion - "Woke The F**k Up"



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    711: Century of the Safe (Un-iversity Book Club - "Why We Drive")

    711: Century of the Safe (Un-iversity Book Club - "Why We Drive")

    In this third monthly meeting of the Un-iversity Book Club, we discuss Why We Drive: Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road by Matthew B. Crawford.

    What appears to be a book celebrating driving as liberation is just as much a condemnation of the "safety-ism" that has so far defined the 21st century, and certainly this new decade.

    Some snapshots:
    “Left to its own internal logic, the regime of public safety must find ways to justify its own growing payroll, and its colonization of ever more domains of life. This can always be accomplished through further infantilization of its clients; under the banner of good democratic values.”

    "Self-driving cars must be understood as one more escalation in the war to claim and monetize every moment of life that might otherwise offer a bit of private head space.”

    Music:
    "Drive Slow" Kanye West
    "Open Road" Slightly Stoopid
    "Traffic Tickets" The Gadjits

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    710: Removing Self-Limiting Beliefs, With Nick Rundlett

    710: Removing Self-Limiting Beliefs, With Nick Rundlett

    Nick Rundlett returns to first recap and reflect on our March 2020 conversation, as we sat on the edge of our seats, watching and waiting to see what it would be like to live through a global pandemic. We turned out okay.

    Today we'll talk about what we did with the last year, as far as adaptation and discovering growth opportunities. Nick has made some major strides with a program called MindFix; we explore the identification and removal of self-limiting beliefs, and the Lefkoe Method of addressing repetitive negative thoughts (Lefkoe Stimulus Process).

    We'll wrap up talking about fitness.

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    709: Don't Do Stuff You Hate - Un-iversity Book Club With Isaac Morehouse

    709: Don't Do Stuff You Hate - Un-iversity Book Club With Isaac Morehouse

    Isaac Morehouse joins the second monthly meeting of the Un-iversity Book Club, to discuss his book, Don't Do Stuff You Hate.

    Isaac Morehouse is the CEO of Crash, the career launch platform, and the founder of Praxis, a startup apprenticeship program.

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    708: The Cruel Prejudices of Inclusive Marketing (with Nathan Fraser)

    708: The Cruel Prejudices of Inclusive Marketing (with Nathan Fraser)

    (Emotional Manipulators For Hire, Episode 7) Friend, copywriter, marketer, and Facebook World Champion Nathan Fraser and I continue our monthly conversation about marketing and media manipulation. You'll learn more about the tactics politicians and propagandists use against you, and how you can re-purpose such tactics for good.

    Today we'll talk about what has been called "woke advertising."
    Why it fails, and IF it really fails in the long run.

    People love to say "get woke, go broke?"
    I wonder if that's really a reliable rule, but Nathan applies a formula:

    "This market is too much X. Let's get more Y."
    Y comes in and wants the existing market to change to meet their preferences.
    Y was never the target market - Y becomes a Phantom Audience.
    X gets tired of being bashed for liking things the way they were - leaves. Industry/fandom collapses.

    More About Nathan Fraser:
    The Free Market Squad: The Mastermind Group
    Need Help Growing Your Business? CopyandFunnels.com
    The Dark Arts of Marketing Podcast

    Related Shows:
    [PODCAST] #515: The Echo Chamber Wall Just Got 20 Feet Higher (With Nathan Fraser and Drew Sample)
    The Deep Roots of the Current Information* Crisis – Skinner Layne and Moritz Bierling – Part 2 of 3 [PODCAST #571]

    Music:
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    Jon Bellion - "Woke The F**k Up"



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    • 1 hr 24 min
    707: Building A Second Brain (Part 2 of 2)

    707: Building A Second Brain (Part 2 of 2)

    If you've enjoyed our past content on Getting Things Done, and you're looking ways to improve and/or simplify your organization system, this show is for you!

    Guest: Alex Bell was the teenager I had mind when I first started this whole School Sucks project. Struggling through school and variety of personal challenges, he was the kind of person I hoped to reach. He discovered School Sucks Podcast in 2009, when the show was about three months old, and he has been a listener since then. He then became a supporter, and then a contributor, and now even an advisor.

    We first connected in Salem, MA in 2017, and since then we've become very close friends.

    Today we continue our discussion of Tiago Forte's "Building A Second Brain" organization and productivity system, focusing this time on "Just In Time" project management.

    This includes:
    - GTD vs. BASB
    - flow cycles
    - setting up mentally, emotionally, and environmentally
    - the resource 'costs' of deep work

    Music:
    "Moonscapes" Dangermuffin
    "Up Up and Away" Kid Cudi

    strong>Related Shows:
    SSP Productivity Month! (January 2016)
    Presence and Productivity Series
    Skipping College Isn’t Easy – With Alex Bell [PODCAST #582]



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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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317 Ratings

megan@podcastingyou ,

Awesome Content!

Brett does such a good job covering a variety of topics. His guests offer awesome advice as well. I would recommend this show to anyone looking to learn more about different opinions on education!

Unf*ck Your Brain Rocks! ,

Thank you Brett!

I just found out about this podcast and listened to my first episode today. Wow, what a breathe of fresh air this podcast is. So glad I’m not the one thinking about these same topics of how to re-think “education”. Keep up the good work Brett! Definitely will be recommending this podcast.

dougitect ,

More than bashing public schools

Bret covers alternatives to K-12 schooling and college. This show is mind-opening and I’ve really enjoyed learning about unschooling, deschooling, apprenticeship programs, and more. Plus it very broad, covering (true) self-esteem building, critical thinking skills, and history on how we got the schools we have. It’s a part of my lifelong learning practice.

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