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March 30, 2021  

185: Social Media, Hooks, Distractions, and Books

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This week, Imogen and I are discussing:

  • Social media and video games: can we break the hooks that pull us in?
  • Books: is it okay to use someone else’s ideas and create something of our own?

In particular, we’re talking about the documentary, The Social Dilemma, and the books, Dust by Kara Swanson and The Drover’s Wife by Leah Purcell.

We’re also telling a few family stories.

 

Show Notes


Things we mention in this episode:

Indistractible and Hooked by Nir Eyal

The Social Dilemma on Netflix

Dust by Kara Swanson

The Drover’s Wife by Leah Purcell

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Henry Lawson: poems and short stories

Bleak House and Little Dorritt by Charles Dickens

How to Train Your Dragon: movie and book

The Princess Bride: movie and book

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Jeff Wayne’s musical, The War of the Worlds

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page

 

Where You Can Find Me

Unschooling Community

My Stories of an Unschooling Family community

Youtube

Sue Elvis

Blogs

Stories of an Unschooling Family

Where the Carol Birds Sing

Instagram

sue_elvis

 

Where You Can Find Imogen

Blog

Write.Rewrite.Read

Instagram

write.rewrite.read

Youtube

Imogen Elvis

Books

The Crystal Tree

The Shattering Song

Frost Hands

 

Thank you for listening to this episode!

 

March 23, 2021  

184:Trying Not to Complain

This week, as the rain continues to fall, I'm telling a few stories:

 

Wondering Weather I Should Iron

The Elvis Connection

Me? I'm Elvis' Wife

Why I'm Wearing Stiff Undies

 

Show Notes

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page

 

Where You Can Find Me

Unschooling Community

My Stories of an Unschooling Family community

Youtube

Sue Elvis

Blogs

Stories of an Unschooling Family

Where the Carol Birds Sing

Instagram

sue_elvis

 

Thank you for listening to this episode!

 

March 16, 2021  

183: Big Ideas and Big Passions,

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This week, my daughter Imogen is back, and we're talking about:

Writing: the definition of a story, what to write about, how we use our own experiences in stories.

Superhero movies: the big ideas contained in seemingly trivial stories

Behind-the scenes documentaries.

Rock climbing and glass blowing: creativity, and the lengths (or heights!) some people will go to follow their passions.

We’re also telling lots of stories.

 

Show Notes


Things we mention in this episode:

Camp NaNoWriMo

The A-Z blogging challenge

 

Masterclass:

Neil Gaiman and his writing class

Margaret Atwood and her writing class

 

WandaVision

The Making of Wandavision

Captain America: Civil War

 

Solo Free on Amazon Prime

The Dawn Face on Netflix

 

Blown Away on Netflix

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page

 

Where You Can Find Me

Unschooling Community

My Stories of an Unschooling Family community

Youtube

Sue Elvis

Blogs

Stories of an Unschooling Family

Where the Carol Birds Sing

Instagram

sue_elvis

 

Where You Can Find Imogen

Blog

Write.Rewrite.Read

Instagram

write.rewrite.read

Youtube

Imogen Elvis

 

Thank you for listening to this episode!

 

March 9, 2021  

182: Bad Haircuts and Unschooling Adventures

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This week, in this solo podcast episode, I'm sharing and discussing a few adventurous stories:

Unschooling: Haircut Courage

Younger Unschoolers: Spur-of-the-Moment Adventures

Enjoying an Unexpected Little Adventure

 

Show Notes

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page

 

Where You Can Find Me

Unschooling Community

My Stories of an Unschooling Family community

Youtube

Sue Elvis

Blogs

Stories of an Unschooling Family

Where the Carol Birds Sing

Instagram

sue_elvis

 

Photo

Me and my daughter Charlotte

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so that we can spread the word about unschooling!

 

 

March 2, 2021  

181: Writing, Explosions, and Unsuitable Horror Stories

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After a 4-month break, my daughter Imogen and I are back! And we're chatting about:

  • Finishing novels and beta reading
  • My 19-year-old daughter Sophie and 'graduate' unschoolers
  • Bushfires and exploding trees
  • How our generous members saved our unschooling community
  • Vlogging
  • The TV shows we've been watching
  • The Masterclass classes we've been enjoying

We’re also discussing the question: is it okay to expose our kids to 'unsuitable' movies and books?

 

Show Notes

 

Things We Mention

Masterclass website

Matthew Walker on Masterclass

Neil Gaiman's books including Coraline and The Graveyard Book

Coraline the movie

WandaVision on Disney Plus

The Truth Seekers on Amazon Prime

 

My Unschooling Books

Curious Unschoolers: Kindle

Curious Unschoolers: paperback

Radical Unschool Love: Kindle

Radical Unschool Love: paperback

My Amazon Author Page

 

Where You Can Find Me

My Stories of an Unschooling Family community

Youtube

Sue Elvis

Blogs

Stories of an Unschooling Family

Where the Carol Birds Sing

Instagram

sue_elvis

 

Where You Can Find Imogen

Blog

Write.Rewrite.Read

Instagram

write.rewrite.read

Youtube

Imogen Elvis

 

Thank you for listening to this episode. If you enjoy my podcast, please consider sharing the link so that we can spread the word about unschooling!

 

Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family or Instagram to leave a comment. Perhaps you'd like to join our unschooling community?

 

Imogen and I would love to hear some feedback about our conversation!

Photo: Imogen took me out for a special celebratory breakfast. I've finished my children's novel!

 

 

 

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