On this week’s Dropout Nation Podcast, I consider the stories from three young men and women who overcame the odds to succeed in school and life, and focus on the need to foster cultures of genius and high expectations in education. Far too many children, especially those from poor and minority households, are subjected to cultures of mediocrity and educational (and emotional) abuse.

You can listen to the Podcast at RiShawn Biddle’s radio page or download directly to your iPod, Zune, MP3 player, smartphone, Nook Color or Kindle.  Also, subscribe to the podcast series. It is also available on iTunes, Blubrry, the Education Podcast NetworkZune Marketplace and PodBean. Also download to your phone with BlackBerry podcast software and Google Reader.