September 28, 2012

Best of the LearnOutLoud Free Directory


It’s back to school time for everybody by now. Today in our annual Back to School Extravaganza we have selected the very best of our free directory of over 5000 audio & video titles. In preparation for our new site design (coming in October!) we’ve featured this extensive list of great free titles throughout our free directory.

LearnOutLoud.com Free Audio & Video Directory

But we’ll feature them all here in one place for you to browse through category by category. This time around we’re featuring the top 5-10 free resources from just about every single category on our site.

We’ll start off by featuring titles from some of our most popular categories including our subcategories of Self Development, Business, and Religion & Spirituality. Here’s the best of the best of those categories…

Self Development:

Aging Free Audio & Video:

The Aging Brain
A Course on Death Course by Prof. Shelly Kagan
Dan Buettner: How to Live to Be 100+
Generation Ageless: Longevity and the Boomers moderated by Tom Brokaw and featured John Hennessy, Laura Carstensen, Sandra Day O’Connor, Robert Sapolsky, Sheryl Sandberg, and Barry Rand
Immortality Institute: Anti-Aging by Aubrey de Grey

Creativity Free Audio & Video:

Art, Music, Emotion, Love, and Human Evolution by Antonio Damasio, Helen Fisher and Isabelle Peretz
Beyond Genre with Ken Wilber and Rick Rubin
Creative Mind: Conditions for Creative Work with psychologist Rudolf Arnheim, anthropologist Margaret Mead, and philosopher Milton Nahm
Music and the Brain Series
Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Diet & Nutrition Free Audio & Video:

A Conversation about Nutrition with Dr. Andrew Weil
Eric Schlosser on Fast Food Nation
Peter Singer: The Ethics of What We Eat
The Psychology, Biology, and Politics of Food Course by Prof. Kelly Brownell
Sugar: The Bitter Truth by Robert H. Lustig

Emotional Development Free Audio & Video:

A Conversation about the Science of Happiness with Claudia Wallis, Martin Seligman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and Alan Krueger
Leading at Google: Andrew Bernstein on The Myth of Stress
The New Psychology of Depression by Danny Penman & Mark Williams
Understanding and Promoting Happiness in Today’s Society by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Zaadz Notes: Authentic Happiness by Brian Johnson

Goals and Motivation Free Audio & Video:

25 Life Purpose Lessons from Sounds True
An Interview with Stephen R. Covey
Joseph Grenny on Change Anything
Zaadz Notes: Writing Your Goals
Zig: The Autobiography of Zig Ziglar

Healing Free Audio & Video:

21 Self-Healing Exercises from Sounds True
The Alexander Technique by John Baron
Dr. Dean Ornish on Healing
The Healing Power of Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Kelly McGonigal on Yoga for Pain Relief

Health & Fitness Free Audio & Video:

Christopher McDougall on Born To Run
Dr. John Ratey on Spark
Health Matters from UCTV
Nutrition and Physical Activity for a Lifetime by Christina Economos
Tim Ferriss on The 4-Hour Body

Instructional Free Audio & Video:

The Best of Steve Pavlina’s Blog
How to Sing by Lilli Lehmann
Mental Efficiency by Arnold Bennett
Richard Thaler on Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
Tim Ferriss: Accelerated Learning in Accelerated Times

Mind & Body Free Audio & Video:

The Alexander Technique
Balance, Stress, and Optimal Health by Emmett E. Miller
Dr. Mark Hyman on The UltraMind Solution
Dr. William Dement on Healthy Sleep and Optimal Performance
Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, and Healing by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Prayer & Meditation Free Audio & Video:

21 Meditation Exercises from Sounds True
Mindfulness as a Foundation for Health by Thich Nhat Hanh
Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn
Sharon Salzberg’s Dharma Talks
Shinzen Young: Deep Concentration in Formal Meditation and Daily Life

Relationships Free Audio & Video:

The Brain in Love by Helen Fisher
Communication and Conflict in Families and Couples by Prof. Benjamin Karney
Face to Face: The Science of Reading Faces by Paul Ekman
Marriage: A History by Stephanie Coontz
Understanding Conversations Between Women and Men by Deborah Tannen

Spirituality Free Audio & Video:

23 Intuitive Development Exercises from Sounds True
Contemplative Dimensions of Human Experience by Thomas Keating
Eckhart Tolle on Living with Meaning, Purpose, and Wisdom in the Digital Age
Peace Through Inner Peace by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
A Spiritually Inspired Future: Chopra, Cohen & Huffington

Now for our very best from the categories of Business:


Business Leaders Free Audio & Video:

Whole Foods Founder Sketches Future of Capitalism by John Mackey
Jack Welch on Winning
Carly Fiorina: Tough Choices
A Discussion about the Future of E-Commerce with Jeff Bezos
Leading at Google: Tony Hsieh on Delivering Happiness

Economics Free Audio & Video:

Capitalism: Success, Crisis, and Reform Course by Prof. Douglas Rae
The Coming Collapse of the Middle Class by Elizabeth Warren
Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet by Jeffrey Sachs
Financial Markets Course by Robert J. Shiller
Free: The Future of a Radical Price by Chris Anderson
Human Action: A Treatise on Economics by Ludwig von Mises
In Depth with Milton Friedman
SuperFreakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner
The Wealth of Nations, Book 1 by Adam Smith
The World is Flat 3.0 by Thomas L. Friedman

Investing & Finance Free Audio & Video:

Bankrupt: Maxed Out in America
Daniel Solin on The Smartest Investment Book You’ll Ever Read
Financial Future of American Youth by Warren Buffett
Peter Schiff on Crash Proof
Suze Orman at Google

Leadership & Management Free Audio & Video:

An Hour with Management Consultant Jim Collins
Leadership Speaker Series at Harvard
Leading at Google: Jim Kouzes on The Leadership Challenge
Seth Godin on the Tribes We Lead
Tribal Leadership by Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright

Sales & Marketing Free Audio & Video:

All Marketers are Liars – Seth Godin speaks at Google
Creating Enchantment by Guy Kawasaki
Marketing by Sharing by Jason Fried
MC Hammer: Role of Social Media in Marketing
Rory Sutherland: Life Lessons from an Ad Man

Strategy Free Audio & Video:

David Allen: Getting Things Done
Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Methods Course
Jack Welch: Create Candor in the Workplace
Leading at Google: Tony Schwartz on The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working

And now for some top selections from Religion & Spirituality categories.

Religion & Spirituality:

Buddhism Free Audio & Video:

Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior by Shantideva
Lama Surya Das on Buddha Is as Buddha Does
Asia Society President’s Forum with Thich Nhat Hanh
Rick Hanson on Buddha’s Brain
Teaching of the Dalai Lama: Introduction to Buddhism

Christian Living Free Audio & Video:

Charles Colson on How Now Shall We Live?
A Discussion with Pastor Rick Warren about Modern Religion
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A. Kempis
The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence
Rediscovering Christian Faith by Brian McLaren

Christianity Free Audio & Video:

History of Christianity in America Course by Charles Edward White
Introduction to New Testament History and Literature by Dale Martin
Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
Quick History of Christianity from Jesus to the Crusades by Thomas F. Madden
Yale Divinity Bible Study Series

Comparative Religion Free Audio & Video:

Bruce Feiler – Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths
The Case for God by Karen Armstrong
The Golden Bough by Sir James George Frazer
Religion’s View of Good and Evil by Huston Smith
Religious Pluralism: Seeing Religions Again by Marcus Borg

Islam Free Audio & Video:

Irshad Manji on The Trouble with Islam Today
Militant Islam with Daniel Pipes
Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time by Karen Armstrong
Muslim Women and Other Misunderstandings
Progressive Islam in America

Other Religions Free Audio & Video:

The Bahai Revelation by Thornton Chase
Christopher Hitchens at Politics and Prose
Real Vodou
The Story of Mormonism by James E. Talmage
The Tao Teh King by Lao Tzu

Prayer & Meditation Free Audio & Video:

21 Meditation Exercises from Sounds True
Contemplative Dimensions of Human Experience by Thomas Keating
A Short and Easy Method of Prayer by Madame Guyon
Sylvia Boorstein’s Dharma Talks
With Christ in the School of Prayer by Andrew Murray

Religious Figures Free Audio & Video:

Billy Graham Videos on C-SPAN
An Hour with the Honorable Dalai Lama
John P. Meier: Jesus the Jew – But What Sort of Jew?
My Life with Paramhansa Yogananda
What Paul Meant by Garry Wills

Spirituality Free Audio & Video:

Huston Smith on MeaningOfLife.tv
Karen Armstrong: 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life
Mysticism: A Study in Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness by Evelyn Underhill
Pentecostalism: A Spiritual Tidal Wave
A Talk for World Peace by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Philosophy, Social Sciences, Politics, & History

Now for selections of free audio & video titles from the categories of Philosophy, Social Sciences, Politics, & History.


Ancient & Medieval Philosophy Free Audio & Video:

A Brief Biography of Thomas Aquinas by Peter Kreeft
The Heroic and the Anti-Heroic in Classical Greek Civilization Course by Gregory Nagy
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Plato’s Republic
Topics in Medieval Philosophy Course by Calvin Normore

Ethics Free Audio & Video:

Christianity and Ethics Course
Ethics for the New Millennium by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Paul Root Wolpe: It’s Time to Question Bio-Engineering
Peter Singer: The Ethics of What We Eat
Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill

Modern Philosophy Free Audio & Video:

Alain de Botton on the Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment? by Immanuel Kant
A Course on Death by Shelly Kagan
Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Philosophy and the Habits of Critical Thinking by John Searle
Robert Kane: Are All Values Relative?
Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book for All and None by Friedrich Nietzsche
Walden, or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau
What Was the Enlightenment? by Prof. James Schmidt
William James: What Makes a Life Significant? with Louis Menand, Cornel West, & Sissela Bok

Philosophers Free Audio & Video:

The Ayn Rand Multimedia Library
Dante in Translation by Prof. Giuseppe Mazzotta
Emerson: The Mind on Fire by Robert D. Richardson
William James: What Makes a Life Significant?
Zaadz Notes: Socrates by Brian Johnson

Political Philosophy Free Audio & Video:

Introduction to Political Philosophy by Steven B. Smith
Moral Foundations of Politics by Ian Shapiro
The Origins of Political Order with Francis Fukuyama
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
Tocqueville Series on C-SPAN

And if you’re interested in the Social Sciences here are some top titles on psychology, sociology, and more.

Social Sciences:

Cultural Criticism Free Audio & Video

A Dissenting Voice with Christopher Hitchens
Eric Schlosser on Fast Food Nation
Matt Ridley on The Rational Optimist
The Millennials with Mark Bauerlein and Neil Howe
The Myth of the Rational Voter by Bryan Caplan
Neil Postman Videos on C-SPAN
Robert Reich: How Unequal Can America Get Before We Snap?
Slowing Down in a World Built for Speed by Carl Honore
The Ugly Americans: How Not to Lose the Global Culture War
What Prohibition Has Done to America

Current Events Free Audio & Video

Green Rush: Eco-Business
Gun Violence
Islam and the West, with John L. Esposito
Israel and Palestine After Disengagement Noam Chomsky vs. Alan Dershowitz
Totally Wired: What Teens and Tweens are Really Doing Online

Gender Studies Free Audio & Video

Andrew Sullivan on Same Sex Marriage
Psychology of Gender Course by Herb Agan
Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders
Tony Porter: A Call to Men
Women’s Health Today on UCTV

Multicultural Studies Free Audio & Video

Angela Davis & Toni Morrison on the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Chinese in America: A Narrative History by Iris Chang
A Discussion about Race by Cornel West
East vs. West: The Myths that Mystify by Devdutt Pattanaik
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois

Psychology Free Audio & Video

The Anxious Brain
Daniel Kahneman: The Riddle of Experience vs. Memory
A Discussion about the Legacy of Sigmund Freud
Dr. Aaron Beck on Cognitive Behavior Therapy
In Depth with Steven Pinker
Introduction to Psychology Course by Prof. Richard Kasschau
Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel Siegel
Robert Whitaker: Rise of Mental Illness in America
Stanford’s Sapolsky On Depression in U.S.
Understanding Happiness by Martin Seligman

Sociology Free Audio & Video

Global Problems of Population Growth by Prof. Robert Wyman
Global Sociology Course by Prof. Michael Burawoy
History of U.S. Urban Communities Course by Prof. Ryan M. Reft
Introduction to Sociology by Prof. Harvey Molotch
Nonviolence and Social Movements Course by Rev. James Lawson

And for the politically-oriented we’ve compiled this list top free audio & video learning titles in the categories of politics.


Conservative Politics Free Audio & Video:

Bill O’Reilly Videos on C-SPAN
The Conservative Movement by William A. Rusher
In Depth with William F. Buckley Jr.
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History: Lecture Series by Thomas E. Woods
Q&A with Mark Levin

Contemporary Issues Free Audio & Video:

America’s Drug War
Combating Global Poverty by Paul Farmer
Death Penalty Reflections
The Future of Nuclear Energy
Hans Rosling on Global Population Growth
Israel and Palestine After Disengagement Noam Chomsky vs. Alan Dershowitz
Robert B. Reich: The Next Economy and America’s Future
Shadow of the Iranian Bomb by Dan Schueftan
Terrorism, Immigration and Security Since 9/11
The Ugly Americans: How Not to Lose the Global Culture War

Global Politics Free Audio & Video:

Debating the Israel Lobby Bruce Feiler vs. John J. Mearsheimer
Ending Global Poverty by Muhammad Yunus
An Hour with Fareed Zakaria on Post-American World 2.0
An Interview with Benazir Bhutto
Latin American Briefing Series
Nelson Mandela Videos on C-SPAN
Nuclear Weapons: The Greatest Peril to Civilization by Ted Turner
A Talk for World Peace by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Thomas Friedman: The Global Marketplace and the Common Good
The War of the World with Niall Ferguson

Liberal Politics Free Audio & Video:

Arianna Huffington on Right Is Wrong
Bill Maher on When You Ride Alone You Ride with bin Laden
Eric Alterman on Why We’re Liberals
An Hour with the Host of “The Daily Show” Jon Stewart
Howard Zinn on A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present
In Depth with Cornel West
Michael Moore Videos on C-SPAN
Obama, the Middle East, and the Prospects for Peace by Noam Chomsky
Policy Talks at Google: Ralph Nader
Rabbi Michael Lerner: Taking Back Our Country From the Religious Right

Political Figures Free Audio & Video:

Andrew Jackson by H.W. Brands
Henry Kissinger at Google
An Hour with Former President Jimmy Carter
John F. Kennedy Videos on C-SPAN
Lives of Our Presidents by W.A. Peters
Nelson Mandela Videos on C-SPAN
The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Q&A with Ron Chernow on Washington: A Life
Teddy Roosevelt by Robert Dallek
Thomas Jefferson by David Saville Muzzey

Political Philosophy Free Audio & Video:

Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Francis Fukuyama on The End of History and the Last Man
The History of Political Philosophy: From Plato to Rothbard by David Gordon
Introduction to Political Philosophy by Steven B. Smith
Moral Foundations of Politics by Ian Shapiro

U.S. Government Free Audio & Video:

The Case Against the Fed by Murray N. Rothbard
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
The Constitution of the United States
Franklin D. Roosevelt Speeches
Geography of United States Elections Course by Martin W. Lewis
History of the CIA by Tim Weiner
Jeffrey Toobin on The Nine
JFK Reads the Declaration of Independence
Understanding America’s Terrorist Crisis by Gore Vidal
The White House Series on C-SPAN

American History Free Audio & Video

African-American History: Modern Freedom Struggle Course by Clayborne Carson
The American Revolution Course by Joanne Freeman
The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, 1845-1877 Course by David Blight
An Hour with Author David McCullough on 1776
Howard Zinn on A People’s History of the United States: 1492-Present
In Depth with Shelby Foote
Martin Luther King Speeches and Sermons from the King Institute
New York City: A Social History Course by Daniel J. Walkowitz
The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History: Lecture Series by Thomas E. Woods
A Short History of the United States by Edward Channing

Ancient & Medieval History Free Audio & Video:

Evaluating Alexander the Great by Robin Lane Fox
Herodotus’ Histories, Volume 1
History of the World to 1500 CE Course by Prof. Richard Bulliet
Introduction to Ancient Greek History Course by Prof. Donald Kagan
The Vikings Course by Prof. Sally Vaughn

European History Free Audio & Video:

European Civilization, 1648-1945 by Prof. John Merriman
France Since 1871 by Prof. John Merriman
Holocaust Lecture Series
A Short History of England by G.K. Chesterton
Understanding the French Revolution by Donald M.G. Sutherland

Military History Free Audio & Video

Hiroshima and the Origins of the Cold War by Prof. David Painter
In Depth with Stephen Ambrose
Perspectives in Military History Lecture Series
War, Globalization, and Terror Course by Robert Buzzanco
World War and Society in the Twentieth Century: World War II by Charles S. Maier

Speeches Free Audio & Video

Barack Obama Speeches on AmericanRhetoric.com
Dwight D. Eisenhower: Farewell Address
Harvard University Commencement Address by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
John F. Kennedy Inauguration Speech 1961
Martin Luther King Speeches and Sermons from the King Institute
Newton Minow – “Television is a Vast Wasteland”
Say It Plain: A Century of Great African-American Speeches
Speech Cautioning Americans to Deal Justly with His People by Chief Seattle
The Speeches of Abraham Lincoln
A Time for Choosing (aka “The Speech”)

World History Free Audio & Video

David Christian: Big History
A Discussion about Formative Events of the 20th Century
History of the World to 1500 CE by Richard Bulliet
Jared Diamond on Guns, Germs and Steel
World Civilization 1500 to Present Course by Thomas O’Brien

A&E, Biography, and Literature

If love the arts and literature, or are interested in learning more about prominent figures in history then check out these features.

Arts & Entertainment:

Comedy Free Audio & Video:

Conan O’Brien Delivers Dartmouth’s Commencement Address
An Hour with Steve Martin
In Depth with P.J. O’Rourke
The Onion: Comedy’s Creative Power to Persuade
Tina Fey on Bossypants

Film, Music, Radio, TV, & Pop Culture Free Audio & Video:

A Discussion of the Music Wars on the Internet with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and rapper Chuck D
History and the Movies with Oliver Stone
Hollywood Movies with Roger Ebert & Gene Siskel
An Hour about the Life and Work of Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick with producer Jan Harlan, filmmaker Martin Scorsese, and wife Christiane Kubrick
An Hour with “U2” Frontman Bono
Jane McGonigal: Gaming Can Make a Better World
Newton Minow – “Television is a Vast Wasteland”
Robert Seigel: All Things Considered
Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street
Walt Disney: Triumph of the American Imagination with Neal Gabler

Painting, Architecture, & Sculpture Free Audio & Video:

Art History Time Line by Prof. Jeanne Willette
Creative Mind: The Architect as Creator with Frank Lloyd Wright
Formations of Modern Art Course by Prof. William Norman Bryson
An Hour Panel Discussion about the Most Influential Artist of the Century
Roman Architecture Course by Prof. Diana E.E. Kleiner

Theater, Opera, & Classical Music Free Audio & Video:

Benjamin Zander on Music and Passion
Creative Method: Lee Strasberg on Acting
Listening to Music Course by Prof. Craig Wright
A Remembrance of Playwright Arthur Miller
San Diego Opera Talk

Want to know more about some of the greatest people in history? Here we’ve compiled talks and audio books about some of these folks.


Artists Free Audio & Video:

C.S. Lewis: My Life’s Journey with David Payne
An Hour about the Life and Work of Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick
In Depth with Tom Wolfe
Mozart: The Man and the Artist as Revealed in His Own Words
Writings of Ernest Hemingway

Autobiography Free Audio & Video:

Author Christopher Hitchens on Hitch-22
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Frank McCourt on Angela’s Ashes
The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
Zig: The Autobiography of Zig Ziglar

Entertainers Free Audio & Video:

Alan Alda: Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself
An Hour with Musician Paul McCartney
The Life of P.T. Barnum by Joel Benton
My Life So Far with Jane Fonda
Walt Disney: Triumph of the American Imagination with Neal Gabler

Everyday People Free Audio & Video:

Buffalo Bill Cody by Buffalo Bill
David Isay: Listening is an Act of Love
Simon Winchester on The Man Who Loved China
Studs Terkel Audio Galleries
Witness: Voices from the Holocaust

Military Figures Free Audio & Video:

A Conversation with General Colin Powell
Evaluating Alexander the Great by Prof. Robin Lane Fox
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
One Bullet Away: A Marine’s View from Afghanistan and Iraq by Nathaniel Fick
Remembering the Vietnam War with Neil Sheehan

Political Figures Free Audio & Video:

David Remnick: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
An Hour with Author David McCullough on John Adams
Life Portrait of Thomas Jefferson
Lives of Our Presidents
Q&A with Ron Chernow on Washington: A Life

Scientists Free Audio & Video:

A Beautiful Mind by Sylvia Nasar
Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
Fathers of Biology by Charles McRae
Nobel Prize Winner James D. Watson
Oppenheimer’s Shadow: His Nuclear World and Ours by Martin J. Sherwin

And if you want to learn more about classic books or want to start listening to some of the greatest works of literature of all time then look no further.


American Classics Free Audio & Video

American Literature I: From Beginnings to the Civil War by Prof. Cyrus Patell
The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Writings of Emerson and Thoreau

Ancient & Medieval Classics Free Audio & Video:

Aesop’s Fables
Ancient Greek Drama by Peter Meineck
Dante in Translation by Prof. Giuseppe Mazzotta
Man, God, and Society in Western Literature by Prof. Hubert L. Dreyfus
The Odyssey by Homer

Authors Reading Free Audio & Video

Garrison Keillor: Christmas Blizzard
Gertrude Stein Poetry Readings
Margaret Atwood: Lannan Readings & Conversations
A Reading by Seamus Heaney
Tim O’Brien: The Things They Carried

Contemporary Literature Free Audio & Video:

The American Novel Since 1945 by Prof. Amy Hungerford
Anthem by Ayn Rand
A Discussion about The Kite Runner
An Evening with Ray Bradbury
The History of Literary Journalism by Prof. William McKeen
In Depth with Alice Walker
In Depth with Joan Didion
Kurt Vonnegut Videos on C-SPAN
Nobel Prize Winners in Literature Course by Prof. Irving Rothman
Wired for Books MP3 Page Author Interviews

Drama Free Audio & Video:

An Appreciation of Playwright Wendy Wasserstein
A Conversation about Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”
The Mercury Theatre on the Air
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Shakespeare After All: The Later Plays

European Classics Free Audio & Video

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Cervantes’ Don Quixote Course by Prof. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Introductions to Charles Dickens’ Novels by David Timson
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Masterpieces of British Literature from the Eighteenth Century to the Present by Prof. John McNamara
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Literary History & Criticism Free Audio & Video

American Writers Series on C-SPAN
Development of the Novel Course by Prof. Irving Rothman
Harold Bloom on How to Read and Why
Introduction to Theory of Literature Course by Prof. Paul Fry
Introductions to World Literature by Peter Whitfield

Poetry Free Audio & Video

Modern Poetry Course by Prof. Langdon Hammer
Poems by Emily Dickinson
Poetry Out Loud: Audio Guide
Rumi and the Play of Poetry by Coleman Barks
Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Short Stories Free Audio & Video

Aesop’s Fables
A Conversation with Author John Updike on The Greatest American Short Stories of This Century
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

World Classics Free Audio & Video:

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Introduction to Modern Japanese Literature and Culture Course by John R. Wallace
Introductions to World Literature by Peter Whitfield
Nobel Prize Winners in Literature Course by Irving Rothman

Technology, Science, Education & Professional

We’ll close off our massive newsletter of free audio and video learning with titles from our categories of Technology, Science, and Education & Professional learning titles.


Biotechnology Free Audio & Video

Aubrey de Grey Says We Can Avoid Aging
Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering Courses by Prof. Mark Saltzman
J. Craig Venter on A Life Decoded
Ray Kurzweil on The Singularity Is Near
Stem Cell Biology, Politics, and Ethics: Teasing Apart Issues Course

Computers Free Audio & Video

The Hundred Dollar Laptop-Computing for Developing Nations by Nicholas Negroponte
An Interview with Bill Gates
Introduction to Computer Science Course from Harvard
iWoz: From Computer Geek to Culture Icon
Ray Kurzweil on The Age of Spiritual Machines

Internet Free Audio & Video

Andrew Keen on The Cult of the Amateur
David Kirkpatrick on The Facebook Effect
A Discussion of the Music Wars on the Internet with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy
A Few Things Learned from Craigslist by Craig Newmark
Free Speech, Free Minds, Free Markets by Jimmy Wales
Inside the Google Machine with Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Jeff Bezos on the Next Web Innovation
Salman Khan on the Khan Academy
What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
World Wide Web: Ten Year Anniversary by Tim Berners-Lee

Technology Leaders Free Audio & Video

Bill Gates on Energy: Innovating to Zero
A Discussion with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter
Guy Kawasaki Presents The Art of Innovation
Inside the Google Machine by Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Steve Wozniak on iWoz

The Digital Age Free Audio & Video

The Future of Reading: Books Without Pages? by David Pogue
James Gleick on The Information
Jane McGonigal: Gaming Can Make a Better World
NASA’s Vision for Human Space Exploration by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Online Personas with Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman, Robin Harper
Ray Kurzweil on The Web Within Us
Salman Khan: Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education
Using Audio Technology to Reduce Global Illiteracy, Poverty, and Disease by Cliff Schmidt
William Powers: Hamlet’s Blackberry
The World is Flat 3.0 by Thomas L. Friedman

Hear from top scientists and listen to talks from the cutting edge of our biology, physics, and more with this list of featured free titles.


Astronomy Free Audio & Video:

A Conversation with Carl Sagan on Pale Blue Dot
Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe by Alex Filippenko
Frontiers and Controversies in Astrophysics Course by Prof. Charles Bailyn
NASA’s Vision for Human Space Exploration by Neil deGrasse Tyson
What is a Star? by Prof. James Kaler

Biology Free Audio & Video:

Human Behavioral Biology Course by Prof. Robert Sapolsky
Darwin’s Legacy
E.O. Wilson on Saving Life on Earth
An Hour about DNA with Nobel Award-Winner James Watson
Human Evolution Symposia convened by Richard Leakey
Introduction to Dinosaurs by Prof. John Kricher
J. Craig Venter on A Life Decoded
Jane Goodall Videos on C-SPAN
On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin
Principles of Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Course by Prof. Stephen Stearns

Environment Free Audio & Video:

The Book of the National Parks by Robert Sterling Yard
Daniel Goleman on Ecological Intelligence
Environmental Politics and Law by Prof. John Wargo
The Future of Nuclear Energy
Global Warming in Earth’s History by Michael B. McElroy

Mathematics Free Audio & Video:

Game Theory Course by Prof. Ben Polak
Geometry Playlist by Salman Khan
History of Modern Mathematics by David Eugene Smith
Ian Ayres on Super Crunchers
Oxford University Mathematics Lectures

Physics Free Audio & Video:

Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity Course by Leonard Susskind
Physics I: Classical Mechanics by Prof. Walter Lewin
Relativity: The Special and General Theory by Albert Einstein
Richard Feynman: The Messenger Lecture Series
Science in the Next Millennium by Stephen Hawking

Scientists Free Audio & Video:

Authors at Google: James Watson
In Depth with Edward O. Wilson
An Interview with Carl Sagan on The Demon Haunted World
J. Craig Venter on A Life Decoded
The Life of Charles Darwin by Chandak Sengoopta

And finally get some information about professions like journalism, medicine, law, and creative writing.

Education & Professional:

Journalism Free Audio & Video:

The American News Media: Liberal or Conservative Bias Eric Alterman vs. Tucker Carlson
An Interview with Walter Cronkite
Journalistic Ethics: Communications Course
Secrets: Uncovering Mysteries in the 21st Century by Bob Woodward
Tim Russert on Covering Politics

Law Free Audio & Video:

Catalyst to History: Why Dreyfus Matters by Alan M. Dershowitz
Introduction to Copyright Law Course by Prof. Keith Winstein
Q&A with Antonin Scalia on Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges
The Supreme Court: Home to America’s Highest Court, 2010 Edition
Environmental Politics and Law Course by Prof. John Wargo

Medical Free Audio & Video:

A Conversation about Alternative Medicine by Andrew Weil
Critical Condition: Health Care in America by Donald Barlett and James Steele
Ending the AIDS Epidemic with Bill Clinton and Bill Gates
Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600
Health Matters from UCTV
In Depth with Sherwin Nuland
Introduction to Human Anatomy with Prof. John K. Young
Siddhartha Mukherjee: A Biography of Cancer
The Skinny on Obesity with Robert H. Lustig
Stanford Mini Med School

Teaching Free Audio & Video:

Educational Psychology by Prof. Dov Liberman
Frank McCourt on Teaching in NYC
In Depth with Jonathan Kozol
Salman Khan: Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education
Will College Learning be Transformed by Technology? with Andrew Ng

Writing Free Audio & Video:

Discussion on Writing with Stephen King
Everything I Know About Writing by Anne Lamott
William Faulkner at Virginia: An Audio Archive
How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin
William S. Burroughs Class on Writing Sources