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Rrp 51 Julie Piatt On Unschooling

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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/

Unschoolery: http://unschoolery.com/

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 Günsberg 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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