The lovely and powerful Julie Piatt -- my sometime co-host and all-time wife -- returns to the show today to share some interesting perspectives on children's education -- more specifically, homeschooling. And even more specifically, the Unschooling method of homeschooling.
I know. It's controversial. I get it. But the subject also brings to mind one of my favorite quotes from one of the brightest minds of Victorian England - scientist, philosopher and theologian Herbert Spencer. It appears in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, and goes like this:
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- that principle is contempt prior to investigation."
Translation - listen with an open mind. Because growth, change and expansion cannot occur without doing so.
Other topics on today's episode agenda include:
My recent speaking engagements in Toronto and Tucson;
My increased involvement in an exciting new documentary project entitled Game Changers about plant-based athletes, currently in production -- produced by former podcast guest James Wilks (Episode 16) and some of the people that brought you Forks Over Knives;
Witnessing Patrik Baboumian's world record-setting strongman lift & carry in Toronto;
My impending visits to Karachi, Bahrain and Casablanca to spread the PlantPower message;
Creating a PlantPower Halloween Movement; and
Beyond Meat's quest to disrupt Big Food with its perfect plant-based chicken and beef alternatives.
"Game Changers" documentary featured in Queens Courier: http://queenscourier.com/2013/vegan-arm-wrestler-wants-to-bust-myth-that-men-need-to-eat-meat/
Unschooling - Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unschooling
Sir Ken Robinson's TED Talk: How Schools Kill Creativity: http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html
Zen Habits: http://zenhabits.net/
Beyond Meat: http://beyondmeat.com/
WIRED Magazine: Tastes Like Chicken, by Alton Brown: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/09/fakemeat/
Vegan Patrik Baboumian Breaks World Record for Most Weight Ever Carried: http://youtu.be/aL4lb6IevWw
DC VegFest: http://dcvegfest.com/
The Osher GÃ¼nsberg Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-osher-gunsberg-podcast/id711028488?mt=2
Sid Garza-Hillman's Approaching the Natural Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/approaching-natural-podcast/id705700222?mt=2
Julie's Music Website: SriMati Music: http://www.srimatimusic.com
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