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48. “Extend your soul to the hungry…”

This week’s episode is a wide-ranging conversation between Gary Mears, Pastor of Faith Chapel Community Church in Lucketts, Virginia, right down the road from the Loudoun Field Center; and...

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47. “It starts with the right soil…”

School is in! And we’re launching IndED’s Civics and Community program at the Loudoun Field Center as part of their new high school alternative in Lucketts, VA. This week...

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46. “Be honest, and fulfill your commitments…”

Jessica and Butch take on the crisis in Afghanistan. (Ok… when we say “take it on” we don’t mean actually… doing anything about it, but talking about it for...

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45. “Education is about: character, communication, and community.”

Bahar Picariello, who was the FIRST guest on the Rules of the Game podcast a little over a year ago, returns to discuss the current drama going on in...

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44. “Efficiency almost always wins… and we’re often the worse for it.”

For Episode 21 of Season Two, Jessica and Butch talk about the gains in efficiency (based on his latest article on Great Conversation(s)) brought on by the modern age...

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43. “‘Adult’ is not a verb…”

For our 20th episode of Season 2, Jessica and Butch discuss what it means to be an “adult”… we have a tendency to focus on the stuff and things...

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42. “Charity means loving the deplorable…”

Jessica and Butch seek to understand the “anti-tribalism” phenomenon a little more. We talk about Tanner Cross… racism vs. prejudice… what the word “systemic” means… and we ask the...

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41. “Fake it ’till you make it…”

For our 41st Episode, Jessica and Butch start out chatting about the Terrence Mallick film, The Tree of Life, and quickly switch gears (to dig in deeper at a...

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40. “Show up, pay attention, tell the truth…”

“What is up with the real estate market?!?” is a question a lot of us have been asking lately. Butch has a “Great Conversation” with his good friend (and...

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39. “Pursue morality first…”

Jessica and Butch continue a conversation started with our special guest in the previous episode with a question of, “From where do people get their moral foundations if not...

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38. “Come to me as a human being first…”

Local business consultant, Debbie Gee, is a special guest of Butch Porter, and they talk about powerful women in the workforce, the “battle of the sexes” and culture wars...

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37. “Be curious – not judgmental…”

For Episode 37, Jessica and Butch have decided to dive deep into the dilemma of: Truth vs Unity. Is it more important to be RIGHT, or to be UNITED?...

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36. “Tell stories that are True…”

For our 36th episode, Jessica and Butch discuss the nature of terms of the intellect. The journey of Jordan Peterson is a big topic, as well as the concepts...

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35. “Hug your neighbor with both arms … and count to 20.”

Jessica and Butch chat about the importance of human connection and how much it’s been compromised for the last year. Sure the pandemic is serious, but just like anything...

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34. “The Future of Education is not ‘STEM’…”

Jessica and Butch spend some time talking about the future of education, in terms of what education means, what its purpose is, and what a teacher is. We talk...

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33. “Respect your elders…”

Butch welcomes Special Guest Stella Morabito, who is a senior contributor at the Federalist to discuss one of her latest articles on the Cuomo nursing homes scandal. We talk...

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32. “Be prepared to serve your community…”

For our 9th episode this season, Jessica and Butch discuss the topic of gun control and gun rights. The goal is to get a grasp on what each side...

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31. “Pursue Truth with every tool at your disposal…”

Butch and Jessica are finally digging in and talking about religion (GASP!), and we spend this podcast focusing on the ways in which we access and seek spiritual Truth....

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30. “Don’t take yourself too seriously…”

For our first “Independent Education Spotlight” of 2021 Butch has a productive conversation with Tim Gardiner of Gamepoint Athletics. We talk about fitness, both before and during the age...

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29. “Pursue leisure for leisure’s sake…”

Jessica and Butch do a deep dive into the concept of “leisure” and specifically the book by Josef Pieper, “Leisure: the Basis of Culture” which came out in 1947...

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28. “Embrace the Sacred Feminine and Stop Saving the World…”

Jessica and Butch tackle the topic that is at the top of everyone’s mind: the extinction of the human species, and our responsibility (or lack thereof) towards preventing it....

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27. “China is not our friend…”

For Season 2, Episode 4, Butch chats with fellow Leesburger, Bill Fox with U.Group. The topic, of course, is our main geopolitical adversary at the moment: China. We talk...

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“Think Galactically, Be Human…”

In anticipation of our next episode where we are going to finally move on from the travails in D.C. and talk about … the important things, Jessica and Butch...

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25. “Two things can be true at the same time…”

For our first session back for Season Two….we talk about the riots and protests at the Capitol the previous week. It requires a return to Butch’s FIRST rule: “Two...

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24. “If you say ‘awoman’…”

For the kick off to Season Two of Rules of the Game, we have Part 2 of Butch Porter’s conversation with Muoki Musau (of the “Growing Pains” podcast) on...

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