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October 21, 2011

2000 New Free Audio & Video Resources



It has been months in the making, and we have now added over 2000 new free audio & video learning resources to our free directory. We've added hundreds of audio books, lectures, speeches, interviews, and every free college course on audio & video that we could find. This now brings our free directory to over 5000 of the very best free audio & video learning resources from across the web!

Browse Over 5000 Free Audio & Video Learning Resources in Our Free Directory

These new free titles come from a variety of sources and in choosing them we sifted through 1000s of titles and picked out the best ones featuring the highest quality content from 100s of the leading thinkers, authors, professors, and speakers of our time. We'll be featuring these resources more in depth in the coming months in our newsletters and our Free Resource of the Day Emails, but in this blog post we'll just mention what we've added with some brief descriptions of the content.

We'll break it down by the type of resources we added starting with the new university courses we've added to our site, then featuring the talks & interviews we've added, and finishing with the free audio books we've added. Probably the best way to browse the new free stuff is with the links listed below as these new titles haven't risen in popularity yet and are currently a little buried in our free audio & video directory. Enjoy over 2000 of great new free audio & video learning resources that we found on the world wide web!


New Free Courses We've Added


In the past few years the number of freely available courses on audio & video has greatly increased as universities have opened up their classrooms to the world by giving away a number of their courses. Recently YouTube launched YouTube EDU which now features videos from 100s of universities around the globe and a number of these universities are offering full courses available for free on video through YouTube. Also prestigious universities like MIT and Yale have launched "OpenCourseWare" sections of their own sites and universities like UC San Diego and UCLA have started podcasting a number of courses on audio. We searched high and low for every free audio or video course we could find and have now added them all into our free directory (with the exception of courses available exclusively through iTunes U because Apple gave us a cease-and-desist notice that we can no longer link to iTunes U unfortunately). For the video courses from YouTube we've embedded the video playlist right on our pages. Here's what is new:

Harvard University - We've added 15+ free courses on video from this Ivy League university including a half dozen computer science courses.

Khan Academy - While not an official university (yet!), this not-for-profit educational organization has risen in popularity from the over 2500 micro video lectures that educator Salman Khan has created mostly in the area of mathematics. We've added all their major video playlists to our site and the math ones take you from the Arithmetic Playlist all the way up to the Calculus Playlist and beyond.

MIT OpenCourseWare - We've added 30+ free courses mostly available on video with some available on audio download from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT's free courses include ones on science, technology, and engineering, but they also include courses on law, business, biology, psychology, and philosophy.

New York University - 5 great video courses from NYU including "American Literature I: From Beginnings to the Civil War" and "Introduction to Sociology".

Stanford University - We've added 15+ free courses on video from Stanford University which include 9 physics courses by the brilliant professor of theoretical physics Leonard Susskind. Included in these listings from Stanford is a collection of individual lectures delivered at the university.

UC San Diego - We've added 50+ free courses that are podcasted on audio from the University of California at San Diego. These courses are in a variety of subjects from many of the schools of study at UC San Diego including many courses in biology and psychology. Download them on MP3 or stream them right through our podcast player.

UCLA BruinCast - We've added 40+ free courses that are podcasted on audio from the University of California at Los Angeles. Again these courses are from a variety of subjects from many of the schools of study at UCLA. Download them on MP3 or stream them right through our podcast player.

University of Houston - We've added 35 free courses on video from the University of Houston. The courses cover world history, literature, psychology, and a whole lot more.

University of Notre Dame - We've added 8 free courses available on audio download or video download through the OpenCourseWare section of Notre Dame's site.

Yale University - We've added 30+ free courses on audio download & video from Yale University. They offer many courses on literature, history, economics, and more.

And along with all of these great courses we've also added one or two courses or series of lectures from the following institutions:

Biola University
Cambridge University
Columbia University
Dominican University of California
McMaster University
Otis College of Art and Design
Oxford University
Rutgers University
Spring Arbor University
Stony Brook University
U.S. Army War College
UC Davis
UC Irvine
University of Michigan
University of Missouri-Kansas City
University of New South Wales
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Vanderbilt University

Enjoy these many courses on audio & video!


New Talks & Interviews We've Added


Along with all the great new courses we've added we also went back to some of our favorite resources for free talks & lectures by notable authors and public figures. We've updated a number of these providers with the latest talks that they've added over the past years. And we've also added some new providers that feature great talks on audio & video. For all these providers we've chosen talks that are from the most popular authors and public figures along with other talks that we thought would be of interest. Most of these providers have many more talks on their sites which you can further explore. We've added some of the best talks from these providers:

bloggingheads.tv - We've added 30+ videos and MP3 audio downloads of dialogues from bloggingheads.tv featuring two prominent intellectuals, journalists, or bloggers discussing via video chat important contemporary issues involving politics, science, religion, and more.

Book TV and C-SPAN - We've added over 300 titles featuring videos and speakers on the C-SPAN video library. C-SPAN has been broadcasting since 1979 and they now offer a complete, freely accessible archive going back to 1987. They offer 160,000 hours of archived programming in the C-SPAN video library! We can't say that we went through all of their 150,000 programs, but we went through a lot of them. And we found that the C-SPAN video library much more than hours and hours of Senate committee meetings, White House press briefings, and House sessions (although that stuff is all there if you're interested). Instead we picked out special programs from the most well known political figures, the most highly regarded authors, and some of the most popular thinkers that we feature on our site. Many of the people we feature have numerous videos on C-SPAN and for them we are linking to the page on C-SPAN that features all of their C-SPAN appearances.

C-SPAN also features authors on their Book TV weekend programming and we've separated the C-SPAN political videos from the Book TV author videos if you're more interested in authors than in political figures. We've added many titles from Book TV's In Depth series which is a 3-hour interview and call-in show that covers an author's life and career. We could go on pointing out other C-SPAN series but we'll save that for later. For now check out over 200 new titles from Book TV and over 100 new titles from C-SPAN. We've embedded many of these videos, and we saw on C-SPAN's video library blog that for many of their programs they are now offering the MP3 audio downloads for $0.99 per program. A small price to pay for some of these recorded gems!

Charlie Rose - We've added over 350 of the best videos from the Charlie Rose talk show on PBS. Charlie Rose has been conducting interviews on his show since 1991 and his entire archive of over 4000 hours of video is online at www.charlierose.com. We went through the entire archive and picked out his best interviews with notable politicians, authors, artists, actors, film directors, and many other figures he has interviewed over the past 20 years. Truly the best of Charlie Rose!

Conversations with History - From the Institute of International Studies at the University of California at Berkeley host Harry Kreisler talks with leading thinkers and public figures in the areas of global politics and world history. We've chosen 80+ talks from the over 500 interviews that have been conducted since 1982. All of these talks are available on streaming video and many of them are available on MP3 audio download from the UCTV website.

Forum Network - We've added over 250 new talks from The Forum Network (formerly the WGBH Forum Network) which is a collection of talks recorded at over 150 locations on the East Coast. Many talks feature authors on book tour discussing their latest book. Political figures and public intellectuals are also featured on many of the talks discussing specific contemporary issues. All of these talks are available on streaming video and many of them are available on MP3 audio download from the Forum Network website.

Google Talks - Google brings in many authors and speakers into their offices often to talk about their latest book and Google captures them all on video. They've posted 1000s of these talks to YouTube and from those we've added over 200 new talks. Most of these come from their "@Google Talks" channel and their "GoogleTechTalks" channel on YouTube. For authors speaking about a book we've also added the name of the book into the title. They feature many talks from business authors including their Leading@Google series, and they also feature many personal growth authors from their personal growth series.

MIT World - We've added over 50 new talks from MIT World. They offer streaming audio and video lectures of speakers at events that occur at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Many of these talks feature business & technology leaders, along with lectures from MIT faculty.

TED Talks - We've added over 100 of the best talks from TED. We'll feature more about this later, but we'll let you know that at LearnOutLoud.com we've watched almost all of the most popular and most viewed TED talks and from the 900 that they offer and we've picked out the ones we thought were the very best. In the future we'll feature our selections for the Top 100 TED Talks of All Time.

UCTV - University of California Television - UCTV features talks from all of the University of California campuses. They offer all of these talks on YouTube and many of the talks are also available on audio download on the UCTV website (which we link to when the MP3 is available). The talks feature visiting authors along with lectures from UC professors. We've added over 100 new talks from them.

Talks by the Dalai Lama - Also we've added over 20 talks by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has their own YouTube channel and we've added many of their talks along with featuring other talks that the Dalai Lama gave at various locations. In all we now have 50 free talks by His Holiness the Dalai Lama along with over 20 of his audio books for sale on CD and audio download.

In all we've added over 1000 talks to watch or listen to! Enjoy!

New Free Audio Books We've Added


And if all this wasn't enough, we've also added about 200 new free audio books. Last year we picked over 1000 new free audio books from LibriVox to add to our site. Now we've added even more free audio books from a couple sources. Here they are:

Lit2Go - Years ago we discovered Lit2Go which is a collection of audio books made freely available by the University of South Florida's Educational Technology Clearinghouse. They offer 100s of free classic literature audio books, poems, and short stories on MP3 audio download and we've now added over 150 of their audio books to our site. The narration of these audio books sounds basically professional and they offer some of the greatest works of classic literature of all time. We've also picked out 30 of their audio books that are devoted mostly to kids and put them on our Kids.LearnOutLoud.com site. You can access them here:

Over 30 Free Kids Audio Books from Lit2Go on Kids.LearnOutLoud.com

And our other source of free audio books that we've added:

Mises Institute - The Mises Institute offers lots of free media on their site and they cover the ideas of economist Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian School and modern free-market libertarian movement that followed. On their site they now feature many audio books along with courses and lecture series available on MP3 audio download. Their audio books are professionally narrated and they feature them on podcast RSS feeds which we've added onto our site as well. Learn about economics, libertarian politics, and history from the Mises Institute.

So that's about it. If you notice any mistakes in the data for all these titles or you run into any issues with them please let us know. We are very excited to be offering all these new free audio & video learning resources. We can't wait to watch and listen to them and do more in depth features in the future. With the addition of all these great free resources, we feel we are well on our way to our goal of becoming the best destination for audio & video learning on the internet! Spread the word! Learn Out Loud!



 

June 27, 2011

New Author Audio & Video Pages

Austen-authorblogfeature.jpgWe've just added 50 new author pages to our website bringing the total number of LearnOutLoud.com Author Pages up to almost 100. We've selected 50 of the most popular authors on our site that have a lot of audio & video learning resources and created a nice bio and introduction to their work on audio. On the pages you'll find all the audio books including free audio books, podcasts, and free videos of many authors. If you'd like to check out all our author pages, here they all are from Aristotle to Zig Ziglar:

Browse All LearnOutLoud.com Author Pages

And to check out every single author with 5 or more titles on our site you can browse 100s of our authors alphabetically here:

Authors on LearnOutLoud.com with over 5 Titles

We'll break the new author pages up by category of author for your browsing convenience. We'll start of with the self development authors we've added. You can view our full list of self development author pages right here:

Browse All Our Self Development Author Pages

Here are the latest Self Development Author Pages we've added:

Jack Canfield

Pema Chodron

Clarissa Pinkola Estes

John Gray

Brian Johnson, CEO of PhilosophersNotes.com

Abraham Maslow

Thomas Moore

Caroline Myss

Iyanla Vanzant

Ken Wilber

Paramahansa Yogananda

Along with self development authors we've also added pages for a lot of prominent business authors. You can check out full list of business author pages right here:

Browse All Our Business Author Pages

And here are the Business Author pages we've added:

Tony Alessandra

Ken Blanchard

John C. Maxwell

Bob Proctor

Joe Vitale

And we've also added many new pages for popular Christian authors:

Gary Chapman

Joyce Meyer

Joel Osteen

Eugene H. Peterson

John Piper

Ravi Zacharias

And we've added some new pages for some of the greatest writers of literature of all time. You can check out all of our pages for classic & contemporary literature authors here:

All Our Classic Fiction Author Pages

And here are some new great literary figures that we've added pages for along with some great philosophers thrown in as well:

Aristotle

Jane Austen

Joseph Conrad

Ralph Waldo Emerson

William Faulkner

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ernest Hemingway

Homer

Henry James

Jack London

Arthur Miller

Plato

Edgar Allan Poe

Robert Louis Stevenson

Henry David Thoreau

Edith Wharton

Oscar Wilde

And we've made a few author pages for some major political figures that we feature many speeches and audio books from:

Winston Churchill

John F. Kennedy

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Barack Obama

Ronald Reagan

And here are some other contemporary authors and speakers that we feature a lot of titles from and decided to make author pages for:

Karen Armstrong

Malcolm Gladwell

Christopher Hitchens

David Sedaris

Enjoy these popular authors on LearnOutLoud.com!

 

February 28, 2011

Best Facebook Pages for Audio & Video Learning



There are a lot of great audio & video learning sites out there and visiting them all to find out what you're most interested in and what the latest audio & video titles are can be a daunting task. That's why we've assembled a list of the best Facebook pages to "Like" and follow if you're into audio & video learning. If you follow them then you'll get the latest updates from these pages in your Facebook news feed.

To start off with we highly recommend that you become a fan of our Facebook page as we're always posting great audio & video learning content both free and on sale along with coupons and deals and all sorts of great stuff. So please become a fan!

www.facebook.com/learnoutloud

And here many other Facebook pages that are great to become a fan of if you're into audio & video learning.

Free Audio & Video Learning Sites:

The Veritas Forum - Audio & Video from Universities featuring leading Christian authors and thinkers.
www.facebook.com/veritasforum

Miller Center of Public Affairs - Audio of past presidents along with talks from notable historians and political science authors.
www.facebook.com/millercenter

Charlie Rose - Video interviews with today's newsmakers by acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist Charlie Rose.
www.facebook.com/CharlieRose

University of California Television (UCTV) - Talks on video recorded on the campuses of the University of California including the series Conversations with History.
www.facebook.com/uctelevision

ejunto - Free downloadable historical and philosophical audio books from the public domain.
www.facebook.com/ejunto

Big Think - A global forum for ideas with video interviews of over 1,000 experts, from hedge-fund managers to neuroscientists.
www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom

Lightsource.com - The leading provider of Christian video content on the Internet.
www.facebook.com/lightsourcecom

VideoLectures.NET - A free and open access educational video lectures repository featuring distinguished scholars and scientists.
www.facebook.com/videolectures

Bloggingheads.tv - Split-screen streaming videos featuring two intellectuals pontificating on a particular topic.
www.facebook.com/bloggingheads

BUniverse - Video content featuring lectures from Boston University.
www.facebook.com/pages/BUniverse/237670260377

C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) - Public affairs videos including their excellent BookTV series.
www.facebook.com/CSPAN

Forum Network - Thousands of lectures by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers, and community leaders, available to citizens of the world for free on video and often MP3 audio download.
www.facebook.com/pages/Forum-Network/94732789533

Inside Personal Growth - Audio interviews with leading authors in the arena of personal growth available on streaming audio and MP3 download.
www.facebook.com/InsidePersonalGrowth

Academic Earth - Full video courses and lectures from the world's leading scholars.
www.facebook.com/academicearth

MIT World - 100s of videos from thought leaders at MIT along with visiting thinkers.
www.facebook.com/pages/MIT-World/203063341516

TED - The fascinating TED talks on audio & video.
www.facebook.com/TED

Audiobook Community - A website for audio book lovers.
www.facebook.com/pages/Audiobook-Community/122999947718161

New Dimensions Media - New ideas emerge from spirited conversation delivering life-affirming, socially and spiritually relevant information, practical knowledge, and perennial wisdom on streaming audio interviews.
www.facebook.com/newdimensionsmedia

Open Culture - Showcasing the best free educational audio & video on the internet.
www.facebook.com/openculture

FORA.tv - FORA.tv is the leading online destination for intelligent video programs on the people, issues, and ideas changing the world.
www.facebook.com/FORAtv


Audio Book Publishers & Retailers Facebook Pages:

AudiobookStand
www.facebook.com/pages/AudiobookStand/123171517731228

Booksfree - Online paperback and audio book rental service.
www.facebook.com/pages/Booksfree/77362132348

Audio Editions
www.facebook.com/pages/Audio-Editions/154032860765

FamilyAudioLibrary.com - Christian Audio Books on MP3 Download.
www.facebook.com/pages/FamilyAudioLibrarycom/144238886193

Soundview Executive Book Summaries - Audio and eBook summaries of the best business books.
www.facebook.com/businessbooks

The Teaching Company - Over 300 engaging courses on DVD, CD, and download featuring great teachers from the Ivy League, Stanford, and other leading universities.
www.facebook.com/GreatCourses

L.A. Theatre Works - Full cast dramatizations of plays on audio.
www.facebook.com/pages/LA-Theatre-Works/67857507770

christianaudio.com - The largest distributor of quality, Christian audio content on the Internet, publishing thoughtful classic & contemporary Christian audio books.
www.facebook.com/christianaudio

Random House Audiobooks
www.facebook.com/pages/Random-House-Audiobooks/193166293135

AudioFile Magazine - A magazine devoted reviewing the best new audio books.
www.facebook.com/audiofilemagazine

BetterListen.com - Spoken word titles feature some of the world's outstanding thinkers, authors, and healers.
www.facebook.com/betterlistenfanpage

BBC Audiobooks America
www.facebook.com/pages/BBC-Audiobooks-America/25327608401

Audible.com
www.facebook.com/audible.com

Simply Audiobooks
www.facebook.com/pages/Simply-Audiobooks/8350046275

Blackstone Audio
www.facebook.com/BlackstoneAudio

Hachette Audio
www.facebook.com/HachetteAudio

HighBridge Audio
www.facebook.com/pages/HighBridge-Audio/245678803468

Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
www.facebook.com/pages/Listen-Live-Audio-Inc/112167092748

Listening Library
www.facebook.com/pages/Listening-Library/20511269442

Macmillan Audio
www.facebook.com/MacmillanAudio

Naxos AudioBooks
www.facebook.com/pages/Naxos-AudioBooks/22876736265

The Modern Scholar - The Modern Scholar series from Recorded Books offers college-level courses taught by the world's most respected professors.
www.facebook.com/pages/The-Modern-Scholar/255330055313

Nightingale Conant - Audio & Video programs empowering you with the ideas, information, and tools you need to create an extraordinarily successful life.
www.facebook.com/pages/Nightingale-Conant/48362459595

Oasis Audio - Christian audio book publisher that publishes inspirational and self-help audio titles from a wide variety of sources.
www.facebook.com/OasisAudio

Pimsleur Language Programs
www.facebook.com/pages/Pimsleur-Language-Programs/118136133748

Sounds True - Multimedia publishing company that embraces the world's major spiritual traditions.
www.facebook.com/pages/Sounds-True/182708684718

Tantor Audio
www.facebook.com/TantorAudio


 

July 15, 2010

Top 50 Free Audio & Video Resources from the Past Year

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At LearnOutLoud.com we've been offering our Free Resource of the Day Email for four years now highlighting the best free audio & video you can learn from with over 1000 free resources featured. From this fourth year of free resources we made a list of the top 50 free resources which we've covered in our daily emailings.

And now here is the entire top 50 list of free audio & video resources with reviews counting down from number 50:

50. Richard Dawkins: The Universe is Queerer Than We Can Suppose

In this mind-bending lecture from TED.com, biologist Richard Dawkins examines the universe from the standpoint of contemporary science and finds that our universe is much stranger than we are capable of supposing. He provides many examples in the biological world about how assumptions such as a rock being solid and our bodies being the same throughout our life are incorrect. Stretch your perspective with Dawkin's case for "thinking the improbable". This talk is available on streaming video and MP3 download from the TED.com website.

49. The Inner Life of Democracy

In this talk from the WGBH Forum Network, the late author & activist Howard Zinn discusses his optimistic view of the future of American democracy and how activism by the people can lead to positive change. Zinn points out some of his heroes throughout history that have spoken truth to power. This talk serves as a brief summation of the ideas of the late Howard Zinn as he urges people to get involved in their democracy. It is available on streaming video and MP3 download from the Forum Network.

48. PM Dreamtime Session

Listen to this 22-minute visualization & relaxation process for winding down in the evening from Dr. Patrick Porter. Combined with soothing music, this audio program is a great way to relax at end of the day. This free audio download was published through our TeachOutLoud service and is available on MP3 download through LearnOutLoud.com. Check out Over 20 Downloads by Dr. Patrick Porter, which he has published through our TeachOutLoud service.

47. Critical Condition: Health Care in America

In this hour-long lecture from the Chautauqua Institution, award-winning investigative journalists Donald Barlett & James Steele offer their findings on the current state of the American health care system. They present the data of how America is behind almost every major developed nation in terms of its health care rank, and yet Americans spend more than almost every major developed nation for their health care. Barlett & Steele conclude that the reason for this is that a for-profit health care system contains many factors that work against affordable, quality health care for all and they mention dozens of examples of irrational, profit-driven motives at work in the system. They propose a single payer health care plan like most other developed nations have, but they acknowledge that the prospects for such a plan are bleak when $2 trillion are at stake and the health insurance lobby is the largest in Washington. This talk is available on streaming video and MP3 download through FORA.tv.

46. 25 Life Purpose Lessons from Sounds True

Just in time for the New Year, Sounds True has launched a wonderful new section of their site that features 25 Life Purpose Lessons to help you grow in your passions, your career, and your wealth in the coming year. With 5-15 minute audio lessons from Sounds True's best business & wealth teachers such as Rick Jarow, Mark Albion, John Mackey, Fred Kofman, and Vicki Robin, these 25 life lessons will propel you into 2010 with vision & motivation. They've thoughtfully divided these lessons up into three sections.

45. The Life of Charles Darwin

In this lecture professor Chandak Sengoopta discusses the life of Charles Darwin covering the major events in Darwin's life including his voyage on the HMS Beagle and his eventual publication of On the Origin of Species in 1859. Professor Sengoopta covers a lot of Darwin's life in a short amount of time while providing many interesting facts about the man whose theory of evolution by natural selection revolutionized biology and greatly affected many other areas of society from the late 19th century up to the present day.

44. The Soul in Depression

Listen to this podcast from American Public Media's Speaking of Faith program covering the topic of depression. Nearly ten million Americans are diagnosed with clinical depression, and if you have experienced depression or know someone who has then this audio program is a helpful resource covering the spiritual side of depression. In this podcast host Krista Tippett interviews author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression Andrew Solomon, Quaker author & activist Parker Palmer, and poet Anita Barrows about their experiences with depression. Each author discusses some of the life-affirming, spiritual qualities that can come from someone who has survived a bout of depression. This podcast is available on MP3 download and streaming audio from the Speaking of Faith website.

43. Hiroshima and the Origins of the Cold War

In this lecture professor David Painter discusses the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945 during the World War II. Professor Painter establishes how the groundwork for nuclear warfare was established by President Franklin Roosevelt. He then provides reasons why the new President Harry Truman decided to use nuclear weapons against Japan, and provides some criticisms that have been brought forward since then which argue that dropping the atomic bomb was not necessary and was not for the purpose of winning the war against Japan. In the aftermath of dropping the bomb, professor Painter shows how it created the origins of what would come to be known as the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.

42. Learn French with Alexa Podcast

Learn French with Alexa is a fun french-language learning series of Podcasts designed for absolute beginners. With an enthusiastic style, Alexa bring 15 years of experience to a system that starts with hello and goodbye and carefully moves students further into more advanced territory. If you choose to subscribe on her site after listening to these free episodes, you not only continue the lesson plan but also get access to video and text supplements.

41. Doris Kearns Goodwin on Learning from Past Presidents

In this short lecture provided by TED Talks, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin explores what we can learn about life from the lives of the Great Presidents. In trying to balance work, love, and play, we see how the ambitious Lincoln was always trying to find respite in Shakespeare, and how Lyndon Johnson found it difficult adjusting to family life after the fast pace of the Presidency. Viewed through the prism of the Presidents, Goodwin demonstrates that even our most celebrated leaders had a hard time sustaining a balanced, happy life. This talk is available on streaming video and MP3 download.

40. Do What You Fear & Grow Stronger

Listen to this free 13-minute podcast by Project Management trainer & author Michael Greer. In this podcast Michael Greer begins with some quotes on overcoming fear and the importance of facing your fears. He tells a personal story of how he went from singing in the shower to singing for a rock band as a teenager, and the various steps he took to overcoming his fear of singing in front of a crowd. He also relates these methods of tackling fear to leadership & management and the ways leaders can encourage their teams to overcome fear. At the end of the podcast Greer recommends to get the audio book Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers on LearnOutLoud.com (thanks Michael!) and to check out the wisdom he's gained from PhilosophersNotes.com.

39. Understanding the French Revolution

In this lecture esteemed professor Donald M.G. Sutherland sets out to define revolution and how the French Revolution has in turn changed the definition of revolution. He then examines a number of the proposed causes of the French Revolution that have been debated since then. He concludes that no one could've predicted in summer of 1789 that in a few years King Louis XVI would be executed, over 16,000 people would be killed by the guillotine during the Reign of Terror, and that a military officer named Napoleon Bonaparte would rise to become the dictator and emperor of France.

38. 18 Self-Healing Exercises from Sounds True

Listen to 18 Self-Healing Exercises from Sounds True with their Guide to Energy Healing. In these exercises you'll hear teachers such as Andrew Weil, Cyndi Dale, Caroline Myss, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and many more. Listen to Andrew Weil teaches his most powerful breathing technique for relaxation or to Shiva Rea as she leads a 20-minute yoga relaxation exercise covering the entire body. Enjoy these free self-healing exercises on streaming audio from Sounds True.

37. Einstein's Creativity

Author Walter Isaacson summarizes the life of Albert Einstein in this 1-hour talk from the Aspen Ideas Festival. Isaacson's book Einstein: His Life and Universe focuses on the creativity of Einstein which went far beyond the dry experiments we often associate with scientific practice. Isaacson attempts to present Einstein's life and ideas in a way that is accessible to the layperson, and in this talk he comes very close to doing just that. It's a great intro to Einstein. This talk is available on MP3 download and streaming video from FORA.tv.

36. A Time for Choosing (aka "The Speech")

Listen to this famous speech delivered by Ronald Reagan during the 1964 U.S. presidential election campaign on behalf of Republican candidate Barry Goldwater. In the speech Reagan delivers a powerful message against socialism and the expanding influence of the U.S. government in many sectors of American life. He also presents his case for using "peace through strength" to win the Cold War and defend democratic freedom against the expanding communism of the Soviet Union. This speech contains the backbone of Reagan's political philosophy which he carried out as president into the 1980s. The speech is available on MP3 download and streaming audio through American Rhetoric.

35. Joel Osteen Audio Podcast

One of the most popular podcasts on our site is Joel Osteen's Audio Podcast. Joel Osteen is the pastor of Lakewood Church, the nation's largest and fastest growing church in the nation. Pastor Osteen is also the author of the bestselling book Your Best Life Now along with numerous other inspirational audio books. Each week on the podcast Pastor Osteen delivers a half-hour sermon. Enjoy this podcast from Joel Osteen.

34. Global Warming in Earth's History

In this lecture professor Michael B. McElroy introduces the worldwide experiment we have embarked on through the increase in global temperature. He covers some of the basics of global warming such as the greenhouse effect, the gases that contribute to global warming, and what creates the climate on Earth. He then puts humanity and global warming in the context of Earth's entire history going back 4.5 billion years ago. He uses a calendar year as a reference for Earth's history and places global warming at the last few seconds before midnight on December 31st. It's an excellent introductory lecture for placing global warming in global history.

33. Jimmy Wales and Andrew Keen Debate Web 2.0

In this debate from the Commonwealth Club of California journalist David Ewing Duncan moderates a debate over Web 2.0 between Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and author Andrew Keen. Keen brings up many interesting objections to Web 2.0 and its user-based sites such as Wikipedia, YouTube, and Craigslist. He feels these sites are undermining the ability for creative professionals to make a living because they give everything away for free. He also criticizes Wikipedia because the authors are anonymous and he feels an individual author is required in order to evaluate their writing. Wales feels that Web 2.0 has contributed to a growing creative class and that while the new Internet paradigm has created disruptions in the economy it ultimately leads to a better knowledge-based economy and a better world. This debate is available on streaming video and MP3 download from FORA.tv.

32. Benjamin Zander on Music and Passion

Lift your spirits with the power of classical music! Conductor Benjamin Zander shares his passion for classical music in this TED talk. While the statistics say 3% of the population are classical music lovers, Zander attempts to prove that we are all lovers of classical music. He takes listeners on a journey of what he calls one-buttock playing where the pianist is moved with the music and in turn moves the audience. He then plays a Chopin prelude and proves that nobody is tone deaf. This talk is available on streaming video and MP3 download from the TED.com website.

31.Earth and the Universe

In this lecture Professor James Kaler puts Earth in perspective within the solar system, the galaxy, and the whole universe. He covers what makes a planet and the diversity of planets in our solar system discussing their size and their distance from the sun. Professor Kaler provides dozens of awe-inspiring facts about our solar system in this fascinating introductory astronomy lecture. This lecture is available for MP3 download on LearnOutLoud.com.

30. Seth Godin on Standing Out

Seth Godin feels that days of status quo marketing through the television industrial complex are coming to an end. People are too busy to pay attention to the nonstop advertising of average products for average people. What grabs people's attention is something remarkable, or rather something worth making a remark about. And their remarks spread the ideas or products to the world and make it a success. Learn about the cutting edge of spreading ideas with this talk by Seth Godin. This talk is available on streaming video and MP3 download from the TED.com website.

29. Is This Still the Age of Socialism?

In this lecture from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, award-winning professor and historian Alan Charles Kors delivers an impassioned denouncement of socialism and ponders why the United States and other liberal democracies do not denounce socialism with the same fervor that is used in attacking Nazism. Professor Kors points out the atrocities of socialist and communist regimes throughout the 20th century and how they cost many more innocent lives than Hitler's Nazi government. He feels it is appalling that the crimes of Communist regimes are not taught along side the crimes of the Nazis in schools, and that the collapse of Communism is not commemorated with the same reverence as the victory over Nazi Germany. This lecture is available on streaming video and MP3 download from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.

28. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi on Flow

Check out this TED talk from psychology professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi who authored the book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. Csikszentmihalyi talks about how he became interested in psychology after World War II when he heard a lecture by Carl Jung. Csikszentmihalyi eventually began his psychological study of how average people become extraordinary which he attributes to the idea of "flow" when one become completely involved in an activity for its own sake. Csikszentmihalyi provides many examples of individuals who have tapped into this "flow" state. This talk is available on streaming video and MP3 download from the TED.com website.

27. Peikoff.com Q&A on Ayn Rand Podcast

Dr. Leonard Peikoff was a long time friend Ayn Rand and she designated him as her legal and intellectual heir. Carrying on Ayn Rand's Objectivist philosophy, Peikoff has been podcasting weekly for over a year with his Q&A format. In each episode he answers a number of questions that have been emailed to him and provides the answers that Ayn Rand had for many of the questions. Peikoff doesn't answer all of the questions emailed to him, but he claims to read them all, and he will answer just about any question whether it be in regards to philosophy, politics, ethics, art, sexuality, etc. With each question answered you get a better idea of what Objectivist philosophy is and it's the closest you're likely to get to hearing what Ayn Rand would think of things if she were still alive today.

26. 21 Meditation Exercises from Sounds True

Our good friends at the publisher Sounds True recently launched a section of their site which is their Guide to Meditation, designed for people who have heard about meditation but don’'t know where to begin. The site features 21 free streaming audio meditations from many of Sounds True's best teachers including Shinzen Young, Adyashanti, Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron, and more. Listen to some of these great free meditations today!

25. Teddy Roosevelt

In this first lecture in a series touching on how the U.S. Presidency changed during the 20th century, noted historian Robert Dallek begins with his take on Theodore Roosevelt. In this concise biographical sketch, Dallek describes Roosevelt as the great president that arrived at the turn of the century, painting the portrait of a charismatic visionary that cast a long shadow on his successor, President William H. Taft. In this introduction, Dallek develops themes that run throughout the course, providing students with an unparalleled view of how modern America was shaped by the men that led it.

24. Anton Chekhov Select Stories Podcast

This podcast is a compilation of over 20 short stories written by the great Russian short-story writer Anton Chekhov. Most of the stories are fifteen minutes long or less, so you can listen to a number of them and take in the insightful moments in the everyday lives of 19th Century Russians that Chekhov captures. With classic translations by Constance Garnett, Marian Fell, and others, this podcast serves as an excellent introduction to Chekhov's stories. They are all wonderfully narrated by Alan Davis Drake, and you can browse hundreds of other recordings by him at: http://drakesdoor.org/blog/.

23. Introduction to Macroeconomics and Microeconomics

In this lecture Professor Navarro talks about the basics of macroeconomics and microeconomics. He provides numerous real life examples about how both macroeconomics and microeconomics affect our personal and professional lives. Professor Navarro is able to articulate a number of economic principles in a clear and concise way that is relevant to everyday life. This lecture is available for MP3 download on LearnOutLoud.com.

22. Monday Again?!: Four Essentials For A Healthy Lifestyle

Start your Monday with this free audio book titled appropriately enough Monday Again?!: Four Essentials For A Healthy Lifestyle by Marquese Martin-Hayes. In the 1-hour book Marquese lays out strategies to use your thoughts in order to change our perspective on Mondays and on everyday! Marquese published this titles through our TeachOutLoud service. It sounds like a very good listen.

21. Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Pluto Files

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses his newest book on Pluto's recent demotion in this humorous interview conducted at the Los Angeles Public Library. In a style all his own, Tyson describes the uproar created when he helped demote Pluto to a new class of planetoid, even going as far as to cite letters from school children decrying his stance. He also goes on to answer many pressing (and not so pressing) scientific questions; including the role science has played in the Bush administration, and whether or not the world will end in 2012. This talk is available on streaming video and MP3 download from FORA.tv.

20. Beyond Genre: Making Space for Greatness

Rick Rubin has produced an unbelievable number of hit records with talented artists ranging from LL Cool J and The Beastie Boys to Johnny Cash and Tom Petty. What's his secret? Ken Wilber tries to get to the bottom of it in this interview from Integral Naked. Rubin provides some great insights into creativity that can be applied to artists in any medium. This title is being offered for free on MP3 download through our partnership with Integral Naked.

19. How to Speak and Write Correctly

Listen to this classic text on how to speak and write correctly in English. The author Joseph Devlin purports that the book "is merely an effort to help ordinary, everyday people to express themselves in ordinary, everyday language, in a proper manner." Published in 1910 this book is still useful for learning how to create sentences, use figures of speech, write letters, and more. This download is available from Librivox.org on MP3 download and it is read by a number of their volunteer narrators including David Barnes, Kara Shallenberg, and Hugh McGuire. Start improving your writing and speaking today!

18. Sounds True: Insights at the Edge Podcast

Listen to the best podcast yet from the publisher Sounds True! In this podcast Tami Simon, Founder of Sounds True, interviews spiritual teachers, visionary writers, and living luminaries about their newest work and current challenges of their inner inquiry and outer contribution to the world. She interviews Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Tami asks him questions about his life as a peace activist. Other authors she interviews include Ken Wilber, Caroline Myss, Jack Kornfield, Geneen Roth, Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Sharon Salzberg, and more. Subscribe to this great podcast today!

17. The Foundations of Language

In this lecture Professor Michael Drout focuses on language as a whole and how it develops and is learned. He points out the amazing ability that children have for speaking and comprehending a language they are immersed in until they reach about six years old without having to "learn" the language at all. While the origins of human language are endlessly debated, he does provide some interesting examples of how languages develop such as through mixing of people speaking different languages in the case of Hawaiian Creole, and through the isolation of people developing different languages over time in the case of the over 850 indigenous languages spoken in Papua New Guinea.

16. Time Management

Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch is best known for his talk "The Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" which he gave while he had terminal cancer about a year before he passed away on July 25, 2008. After that lecture he gave another great lecture at the University of Virginia in November 2007 on "Time Management". Pausch clearly learned from the best when it came to time management and in this hour long talk he packs in advice on time management for almost every area of your life such as prioritizing tasks, managing meetings & phone calls, delegating assignments, dealing with email, and also taking time to say thank you. He ends the lecture with a poignant reminder that the more efficient you are the more you can spend time with the ones you love because some day you might wake up and find out you don't have much time left.

15. Romeo and Juliet

In this audio lecture provided as part of the Modern Scholar Series, noted author and literary critic Harold Bloom provides his unparalleled analysis of Shakespeare's tragic love story. Focusing his attenion squarely on the role Juliet plays in the drama, Bloom argues that it is her characterization and dialogue that marks the beginning of Shakespeare's maturity as an artist. In this tale we see what may be the definitive portrait of a woman in love, and indeed, Juliet's ability to find words for complicated emotions is a major reason Romeo and Juliet have become the romantic ideal. This lecture is available on MP3 Download from LearnOutLoud.com.

14. Barry Schwartz: The Paradox of Choice VS. Malcolm Gladwell: What We Can Learn From Spaghetti Sauce

In this free resource we're featuring two free talks from TED.com because they fit so well together. Malcolm Gladwell and Barry Schwartz ruminate on the positives and negatives of having such as vast array of choices in our advanced capitalist societies. Do more choices provide us with more happiness or not? You decide.

Barry Schwartz: The Paradox of Choice: Barry Schwartz, author of The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, discusses some of the observations he makes in his book in this talk from the TED conference. He argues that the vast explosion of choices in advanced capitalist societies has led to increased paralysis in terms of decision making and ultimately decreased satisfaction. He provides a number of examples to back up his thesis that more choice and individual freedom is not always best. This talk is available on streaming video and MP3 download from the TED.com website.

Malcolm Gladwell: What We Can Learn From Spaghetti Sauce: In this interesting talk delivered by bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell, he explores how the food industry went from looking for the perfect single spaghetti sauce recipe to a more diverse approach of creating a variety of spaghetti sauces to suit the desires of shoppers. He examines this trend through one of its main proponents Howard Moskowitz who used the field of psychophysics to create a variety of original sauces for Prego in the 1980s. Once this variability was proven to be successful it spread to the rest of the food industry, and Gladwell feels we are all happier for this increase in choices. This talk is available on streaming video and MP3 download from the TED.com website.

13. What is Knowledge?

It's back to school time and before cramming our brains with new knowledge, let us ask, "What is Knowledge?" In this lecture, Professor Colin McGinn deciphers what we mean when we say we 'know' something to be true. He traces the history of philosophical skepticism, giving the listener several historical arguments for the theory of knowledge, and also touching on arguments made by the likes of Plato, Descartes, and other important philosophers. This lecture is a foundational exercise for the rest of the program, with McGinn arguing that for someone to begin thinking philosophically, he or she must first understand the methods of thinking that go into the pursuit of true knowledge.

12. The Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

You can now watch Randy Pausch's Last Lecture on "Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" in its entirety on YouTube. If you've not heard of this lecture it was a lecture delivered on September 18, 2007 by Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch who had been diagnosed with a terminal case of pancreatic cancer. In this lecture Professor Pausch talks about how to live your life through the many lessons he had learned in his quest for achieving his childhood dreams. With humor and upbeat energy, he also talks about the many ways in which he inspired his students to achieve their dreams, many of which he lived to see come true. Professor Randy Pausch passed away on July 25, 2008, yet this lecture continues to inspire millions through Pausch's enduring lessons about life.

11. The Novella Podcast

We've recently launched a new podcast called The Novella Podcast. It will feature one audio book at a time that is longer than a short story, but shorter than your typical novel. In the past we've featured on the podcast the classic German novella Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka and Death in Venice by Thomas Mann. Please listen to and subscribe to our latest podcast so you don't miss a novella!

10. A Beautiful Mind: Genius, Madness, Reawakening

Listen to the truly inspiring story of mathematician John Nash as told by the author of A Beautiful Mind Dr. Sylvia Nasar. In this amazing one-hour lecture Dr. Nasar tells of the rise of John Nash as a genius in mathematics and his eventual downward spiral into paranoid schizophrenia which was followed by an amazing resurgence from his mental illness in his later years culminating in winning the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994. It's a remarkable story and a must-watch lecture if you've never seen it before. Dr. Nasar delivers the story with clarity and heartfelt emotion. It is available on streaming video from MIT World.

9. CBC Radio: Beethoven's Nine Symphonies in 9 Days Podcast

In this podcast from Canadian public radio, host Bill Richardson has nine conversations with the Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Bramwell Tovey about the nine symphonies composed by Ludwig van Beethoven. With a piano by his side to play certain sections of the symphonies, Bramwell Tovey breaks down each symphony into its specific movements and demonstrates the ingenious innovations that Beethoven brought to this type of musical composition. Tovey also tells the stories behind each symphony, including the famous Symphony No. 5 and the Symphony No. 9 with its "Ode to Joy" finale that Beethoven composed when he was completely deaf. This outstanding podcast basically serves as a free audio course covering all of Beethoven's Symphonies.

8. The Art of Original Thinking

Author Jan Phillips is currently offering her audio book The Art of Original Thinking: The Making of a Thought Leader for free on MP3 audio download directly through LearnOutLoud.com. This unabridged 6-hour audio book sets out to inspire new thought leaders for the new global paradigm we are entering. She provides many insights from her own life and quotes other unique thought leaders to aid us in creatively thinking outside of the box. She also explores the new thinking that is emerging in the areas of business, politics, religion, the environment, and more. Download this free audio book generously offered by author Jan Phillips and feel free to check out her website: www.janphillips.com.

7. Introduction to Human Anatomy

Learn about your body with this lecture delivered by Professor John K. Young on the axial skeleton of the human. Professor Young starts the lecture with some definitions of basic human anatomy terms. He then proceeds to cover the axial skeleton of a human starting with the cranium and proceeding down the spinal cord with many interesting tidbits along the way. Professor Young proves that studying human anatomy doesn't require diagrams as we have our own human anatomical specimen right at our fingertips. He points out many of the bones along the way which you can touch while listening (just keep one hand on the wheel if you're driving!).

6. Israel and Palestine After Disengagement: Where Do We Go From Here?

Listen to one of the liveliest debate we've ever heard between Noam Chomsky and Alan M. Dershowitz over ways to find peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has been going on for almost a century now. These two prominent intellectuals have been writing on the conflict for a number of decades and it makes for a very engaging debate regardless of where you stand or how much you know about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Dershowitz argues that the Palestinians should've accepted the terms during the Camp David Summit in 2000, and that now is a critical time for reaching a peace agreement. Chomsky feels that the terms offered the Palestinians at Camp David were unreasonable and that a two-state solution should follow the ideas presented at the Taba Summit in 2001. The debate goes into many other areas surrounding maps, human rights, and terrorism, along with lots of interesting questions asked from the audience. This debate was conducted at Harvard University's Institute of Politics in 2005, and it is available streaming video through Real Player on the University Channel website.

5. Jill Bolte Taylor's Stroke of Insight

In this moving talk delivered at the TED conference, brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor provides a first-person account of her own stroke and the experience of losing control of her bodily functions as well the functions of the left side of her brain. Instead of it being a painful or frightening experience, she said the stroke put her in a intense state of bliss and nirvana. Sharing this experience became her motivation for recovery. This talk is available on streaming video and MP3 download from the TED.com website.

4. 12 Shakespeare Plays from Speak the Speech

We found a great resource for listening to Shakespeare's plays on audio. Speak the Speech is a non-profit audio theatre company dedicated to providing freely available Shakespearean audio performances online. Collaborating with a full cast of actors in Portland, Oregon, they've recorded some of the best audio versions of Shakespeare's plays available and they've made them available for free on MP3 download through their website. Thanks to Speak the Speech for informing us of their great audio dramas of Shakespeare's plays!

3. 1993 ESPY Award Address

Listen to this truly inspiring address by legendary American college basketball coach Jimmy Valvano, delivered just a few months before he died of cancer. Valvano encourages us to laugh, think, and cry everyday and to never give up which is the motto of The V Foundation which he established as a charitable organization dedicated to saving lives by helping to find a cure for cancer. This 13-minute speech is available on streaming video through YouTube and MP3 Download through American Rhetoric.

2. Introductions to World Literature

Download these outstanding, brief introductions to classic literature written and read by Peter Whitfield and offered on MP3 download from NAXOS AudioBooks. Derived from his book A Universe of Books, Whitfield offers glimpses of the significance of a number of classic literary works from throughout history and around the world. We suggest starting with his introductory essay "The Life of Man – The Life of Books" in which he argues for the importance of reading the classics in contemporary life. From there you can pick and choose from a list of superb intros that are sure to spark your interest into reading some of the all-time classics of literature. Enjoy these free introductions from best publisher of classic literature: NAXOS AudioBooks.

1. Free: The Future of a Radical Price (Unabridged) and Free (Abridged)

And how could we not make our top free resource of 2009 to be the audio book of Chris Anderson's FREE: The Future of a Radical Price. Chris Anderson is the Editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine and the author of The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More. In practicing what he preaches, Anderson and his publisher Hyperion are giving away his new audio book for free!

We've all listened to it here at LearnOutLoud.com and it truly is a fascinating look into the history of the free economy. Going back to the early 1900s he talks about how the creators of Jell-O boosted their product to worldwide success by giving away enormous numbers of free Jell-O cookbooks. He gives many such examples of how businesses leveraged "free" throughout the 20th century, and then examines when the free economy really took off in the digital age. Anderson explores free open source software, free Google products, the free encyclopedia Wikipedia, free classified ads on Craiglist, free music downloads both legal & illegal, and much more. He shows how the idea of free in the digital age has disrupted whole industries while at the same time creating a massive new "free" economy. Throughout the book Anderson explores countless ways that businesses are monetizing "free" in every industry. The audio book is a comprehensive exploration of the history, business, technology, and economics of "free". You can download this audio book unabridged on iTunes, Audible.com, Wired.com, or right off our site as a podcast. And you can download the abridged version from the Hyperion website if you enter in your email address. Both versions are narrated by Mr. Anderson himself.

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June 30, 2010

Browse 150 LearnOutLoud Newsletters

We now feature 150 newsletters in our LearnOutLoud.com E-Magazine going all the way back to our first newsletter which we sent out five years ago in June of 2005. We have now renamed the newsletters so they're easier to browse through and find what you are looking for. Throughout the newsletters you will find an impressive collection of audio books, podcasts, and free audio & video that you can learn from. Check out all our newsletters right here:

Browse 150 Newsletters in Our Archive

And we'll also highlight a few of our most popular and most clicked through newsletters which you'll want to check out:

Top 40 Free Audio Books on the Internet - The best 40 audio books we've featured in our free resource emails.

Thoreau's Disobedience, Dr. Daniel Amen Audio, & TeachOutLoud Newbies - Psychology audio from Daniel Amen and newly self-published audio from TeachOutLoud.

Top 50 Books, Lectures, & Speeches on Audio - A top 50 list compiled from titles we've featured in our free resource emails.

Classics of Western Philosophy - Featuring the third volume of our popular philosophy audio books.

Learn About Famous Paintings on Audio - Announcing our unique audio book Art Masterpieces which features famous paintings along with commentaries.

Law of Attraction Teachers on Audio - Featuring teachers in the movie The Secret and other authors who've taught on the law of attraction.

Academic "101" Introductions On Audio and Video - Our Back to School Special with introductions to major academic subjects.

Download Think and Grow Rich & Other Napoleon Hill Titles - Showcasing the audio books of Napoleon Hill and the only version of Think & Grow Rich endorsed by the Napoleon Hill Foundation.

Audio Book Subscriptions - Offering 40 free audio books to subscribers.

World Religions Special - Featuring religion courses, Templeton Foundation audiobooks, and the top 20 free resources to learn about World Religions.

New Literature from NAXOs, 10 Free Lectures, 10 Free Debates - Featuring NAXOs classic literature audio, 10 free Modern Scholar lectures, and the top ten free debates on audio & video.

Ten Famous Speeches in American History - Featuring ten great American speeches, a free download of Thomas Paine's Common Sense, and American classics to download.

Best Self Help Books from Simon & Schuster Audio - Classic and contemporary self development books with titles by Tony Robbins, David Allen, Dale Carnegie, Norman Vincent Peale, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Joel Osteen, Donald Trump, Thomas J. Stanley, and more.

Spiritual Courses from Sounds True - New downloadable courses from Sounds True along with free self-healing & meditation exercises.

Top 50 Free Motivational Resources - 50 great motivators from our New Year special along with downloads from Made For Success.

1000 Free Audio Books on MP3 - We celebrate our 5th anniversary and our 1000th Free Resource of the Day Email by featuring the best of 1000 new free audio books from LibriVox.

Audio Courses from UC-Berkeley and Modern Scholar - Showcasing 25 new free courses from UC-Berkeley and 8 new courses from Modern Scholar.

TeachOutLoud Free Stuff Section - Recently sent out newsletter highlighting over 700 free downloads and podcasts published through our TeachOutLoud section.

Enjoy the breadth and depth of audio and video learning resources in these 150 LearnOutLoud newsletters.

 

September 29, 2009

Healthy Aging Resources


With the current debate over health care reform going on in the United States, we thought it would be a good time to add a category that's been long overdue on our site. No matter what your stance is regarding the future of health care in the United States, we can all agree that it is our responsibility to do our best at taking care of our own health. At LearnOutLoud.com, we are are devoted to promoting the best knowledge available regarding taking care of one's physical health and preventing illness & disease. And we also feature many resources for taking care of your mental, emotional, and social health. So in this blog we'll focus on the best titles for taking care of your health within our brand new category.

We have just created a new category on our site devoted entirely to Aging. For this new category we gathered all of our Self Development titles that deal with the many aspects of aging such as dealing with physical pain, maintaining a youthful mind & body, planning for retirement, preventing & confronting cancer, heart disease, and other serious illness, and facing death & coping with grief. You can browse our Aging category right here:

Browse Our New "Aging" Category Featuring Audio Books, Podcasts, and Free Titles

Here are some top audio books from our Aging category that deal with taking care of all aspects of your health:

21 Great Ways to Live to Be 100 by Brian Tracy

Advice on Dying by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Ageless Face, Ageless Mind by Dr. Nicholas Perricone

Cancer by Louise L. Hay

Conscious Aging by Ram Dass

The Grief Process by Stephen Levine

Grow Younger, Live Longer by Deepak Chopra

Healthy Aging by Andrew Weil

Leap!: What Will We Do with the Rest of Our Lives?: Reflections from the Boomer Generation by Sara Davidson

The Men's Health Longevity Program by The Editors of Men's Health Magazine

Pain Relief by Dr. Arnd Stein

Purpose and Power in Retirement by Harold G. Koenig

Retiring Right Freeway Guide by Jim Selman

Sage-Ing While Age-Ing by Shirley MacLaine

The Second Half of Life by Angeles Arrien

Ultraprevention: The 6-Week Plan That Will Make You Healthy for Life by Mark Hyman & Mark Liponis

Walking through the Storm by Andrew Weil, Loretta LaRoche, Larry Dossey, M.D., and more

A Year to Live by Stephen Levine

And along with these audio books, we certainly want to feature some free resources and podcasts that you can learn from on the topic of staying healthy while aging:

Boosting the Brain's Power Into Old Age by Dr. Dharma Singh Khalsa

How Cancer Begins by Robert Weinberg

Nutrition and Physical Activity for a Lifetime by Christina Economos

Aging Gratefully Podcast by Peter Brill

Take One Step for a Healthy Heart Podcast by Dr. Michael F. Roizen

 

July 31, 2009

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June 24, 2009

Free Wealth Courses on Audio & Video

free_wealth_course_blog_feature.jpgListen to the free wealth building & personal finance audio books, podcasts, and lectures with these 15 free resources on audio & video. For the past many years we've featured hundreds of free audio & video resources as part of our Free Resource of the Day Emails. At LearnOutLoud.com, we're committed to helping you find the best ways to build wealth and abundance in your life. To this end, we've collected a list of the top 15 free audio, video and podcast resources dedicated to building your personal financial security. Among the items listed here, you'll find a wide range of topics covered, including basic wealth principles, how to get debt-free, and where to invest your money wisely. Leading financial advisers, such as Suze Orman and Mary Buffett are included here to give you a well-rounded idea of where you can take the money you have, and build on it to achieve the wealth you deserve. Click below to get started on your path to financial freedom:

1. Millionaire Upgrade

Download this free audio book of wealth advice by Richard Parkes Cordock. Drawing off some of the ideas of Napoleon Hill's Think & Grow Rich and inspired by the true story of a flight with Sir Richard Branson, Millionaire Upgrade tells the story of man who gets on a plane and sits next to a self-made millionaire who lets him in on the secrets of his business success. The book contains entrepreneurship advice for anyone looking for something more than being a standard employee at a job they aren't passionate about. It's narrative structure provides for very enjoyable listening with key lessons emphasized along the way. This audio book is available to download for free from Audible.com, and it's also available on MP3 audio download from the Millionaire MBA website. We've provided links to both on our page.

2. The Fundamental Principles of Personal Wealth

Listen to this free audio book entitled The Fundamental Principles of Personal Wealth. This motivational, one-hour audio book examines the methods for gaining wealth in all aspects of one's life. It covers how to shape one's thoughts and emotions in order to thrive in the area of wealth. This audio book is available on MP3 download from TFPPW.com.

3. Money Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for a Richer Life Podcast

Money Girl Laura Adams provides some great finance & investment tips on this excellent addition to the Quick and Dirty Tips series of podcasts. She gets straight to the point in clear language regarding the money topics she is covering. In recent podcasts she gives basic tips on optimizing your credit score, getting the best mortgage, starting out in investing, and a whole lot more in over 60 podcasts on the feed. It's a great way to get clear overview of the often confusing world of personal finance & investing.

4. Wealth Wisdom Podcast

Listen & subscribe to LearnOutLoud's latest podcast release: The Wealth Wisdom Podcast. In the coming weeks we'll be showcasing classic wisdom on business & finance from many wealth & success classics. We're offering for free Benjamin Franklin's The Way to Wealth, which is an essay written by Franklin that contains a condensed collection of the wealth advice he had presented in Poor Richard's Almanac during its first 25 years of publication.

5. Acres of Diamonds

We're continuing to put up free audio books on our YouTube channel! You can now listen to Russell H. Conwell's wealth wisdom classic Acres of Diamonds through our YouTube channel. Originating from a speech that Conwell delivered thousands of times throughout the United States, this book provides wisdom on finding opportunity and fortune within one's own community. Russell Conwell was a Baptist minister and an outstanding orator, and his words are well-narrated here by Jon Reiss. Listen to this classic work on how to find wealth and prosperity no matter where you are. It is available to stream for free on YouTube and with a running time of 1 Hr. 15 Min. it makes for an easy YouTube listen. Note: We've embedded the YouTube video on the product page to listen to in its entirety. If you want to download it on audio we're offering it at a low price.

6. Extra Tips for The Freeway Guide to Maximizing Your Money

In this downloadable offering from the The Freeway Guides, financial expert Peter Bielagus gives tips to maximize your money. He covers ways to improve your credit score, to pick your financial advisor, to choose the right loan for a home. and how to get the most out of applying for financial aid. This title is available on MP3 download directly through LearnOutLoud.com.

7. Mary Buffett: The Tao of Warren Buffet

As Warren Buffet's daughter-in-law, Mary Buffett learned the investment wisdom of Buffet over the course of 12 years and then wrote her bestselling book Buffetology. In this 30-minute talk delivered at Books, Inc. Mary Buffet talks about her latest book The Tao of Warren Buffett and provides some of the basic principles which Warren Buffet uses when he decides what to invest in. Learn the methods which Warren Buffett used to turn $105,000 into $20 billion. This talks is available on streaming video and MP3 download from FORA.tv.

8. Oprah.com's Money Channel Podcast

Listen to or watch Oprah.com's Money Channel Podcast. In this podcast Oprah Winfrey chats with financial expert Suze Orman about a financial action plan for 2009. During the webcast listeners call in and ask Orman questions and she provides a lot of sound financial advice in this one hour and 30 minute podcast. She provides tough answers regarding credit cards, personal expenses, and more for surviving in these challenging financial times. Learn about personal finance in this podcast from Oprah.com.

9. Money, Mission & Meaning Podcast

Listen to this podcast from PersonalLifeMedia.com called the Money, Mission & Meaning Podcast hosted by CEO Mark Micheal Lewis. This podcast explores ways to unite personal meaning and professional mission in business. Lewis interviews a number of corporate coaches, entrepreneurs, and other business leaders who are creating synergy between purpose and profitability. Lewis also explores on his own the psychology behind goal setting, and what does and doesn't work. It's an interesting podcast for those looking to discover more meaning in their work life.

10. Science of Getting Rich

A volunteer narrator at Librivox.org has recorded The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles. The book is a cornerstone of personal growth and wealth building. This 2-hour audio book is narrated by Diana Majlinger. About this audio book: This book is a practical manual. It is intended for the men and women whose most pressing need is for money; who wish to get rich first, and philosophize afterward. It is for those who have, so far, found neither the time, the means, nor the opportunity to study this matter deeply, but who want results and who are willing to take the conclusions of science as a basis for action, without going into all the processes by which those conclusions were reached.

11. Free: The Future of a Radical Price (Unabridged)

Editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine Chris Anderson follows up his bestselling book The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More, with his new book Free: The Future of a Radical Price. And in practicing what he preaches, Anderson and his publisher Hyperion are giving away his new audio book for free! We've listened to the prologue and it sounds like a very interesting book regarding the future of business in the digital age. You can download this audio book unabridged on iTunes, Audible.com, and Wired.com. Or you can download the abridged version from the Hyperion website if you enter in your email address. Both versions are narrated by Mr. Anderson himself.

12. Financial Evolution: Inspiration for Debt-Free Living

Download and listen to this free 3-hour audio book written and read by Greg M. Wells who provides a personal account of ways to control your finances and remain debt free. With a background in sales & advertising as well as communications & voice over, Wells is able to provide methods for avoiding the lure of advertising when one cannot afford big purchases. He also delivers numerous methods on how to budget one's finances and reduce debt. Wells' narration of the audio book is enjoyable and highly listenable. This free audio book was published through our TeachOutLoud service and is available on MP3 download.

13. Phil Town's Rule Number 1 Podcast

Listen to author Phil Town's investment advice on his Rule #1 Podcast. Town's Rule #1 for investing is "don't lose money" and all of his advice stems from this rule. Following the advice of investors Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett, Town is a regular guy who gives practical advice to investors who don't have many hours of week to spend analyzing their stocks. Enjoy these free 15-minute podcasts from Phil Town.

14. Suze Orman at Google

Bestselling author and financial advisor Suze Orman spoke at Google last year delivering a lot of great financial advice with candor and wit. She starts the talk by telling her rags to riches story from living in a van in Berkeley, California and working as a waitress to learning about finance and becoming a top employee at Merrill Lynch. Orman's advice focuses on the current state of the economy and what to do and not to do when it comes to credit cards, real estate, retirement plans, and a lot of other big personal finance issues. Watch this one hour talk of Suze Orman at Google.

15. Ragged Dick

Listen to Horatio Alger, Jr.'s success classic Ragged Dick. Famous for his rags to riches stories, Horatio Alger wrote over 100 novels in the 19th century. Most of them deal with characters which rose out of poverty to achieve the American dream of wealth and success through hard work, courage, and determination.

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October 28, 2008

Presidential Candidates Audio & Video Resource for Election Day 2008


With only one week left until the United States Presidential Election, we wanted to feature our updated Presidential Candidates Audio & Video Resource page. This page features resources from all the presidential candidates that are on enough ballots to theoretically win the election, along with the Democratic & Republican running mates. So we've not only included pages for Barack Obama & John McCain, but also for four other presidential candidates. Listen to and watch audio & video of the 2008 U.S. Presidential Candidates featuring podcasts, speeches, debates, interviews, and more:

Presidential Candidates Audio & Video Resource Page

Here are the individual candidate pages:

Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain (featuring 21 resources)

Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin (featuring 6 resources)

Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama (featuring 23 resources)

Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Joe Biden (featuring 12 resources)

Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader (featuring 11 resources)

Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Chuck Baldwin (featuring 3 resources)

Green Party Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney (featuring 3 resources)

Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Bob Barr (featuring 3 resources)

Here are some highlights of specific titles which you may want to check out before election day:

Ron Paul Hosts Third Party Press Conference - Features candidates Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney, and Chuck Baldwin stating their positions and all agreeing on the principles of withdrawing all troops from Iraq and other foreign countries, stopping the increase of the national debt, and opposing taxpayer bailouts of corporations.

John McCain on Charlie Rose: 1997-2007 - Senator John McCain has been interviewed over a dozen times by Charlie Rose since 1997. We selected the 10 most significant interviews and featured them here. This set of videos provides an excellent portrait of McCain over the past 10 years.

2008 Presidential Race Debates Podcast - CBS News presents the three full debates between candidates Barack Obama and John McCain and the one debate between their running mates Sarah Palin and Joe Biden. Available audio & video podcasts through iTunes.

FRONTLINE: The Choice 2008 - PBS FRONTLINE documentary on the presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. This two hour documentary is available on streaming video through YouTube and free video download through iTunes.

U.S. Senator Barack Obama Podcast - Senator Barack Obama was an early adopter of podcasting as a medium for addressing his constituents. He began podcasting in early 2006 and this is his original podcast before he began his presidential bid. These podcasts provide a more intimate platform to hear Obama address the issues.

If you like these presidential resources and you have a Digg.com account, please Digg them here:

Presidential Candidates Audio & Video Resource on Digg.com

Enjoy these resources and if you're a U.S. citizen, be sure to vote Tuesday, November 4th!

 

February 21, 2008

500 New Titles From iTunes U

We're sorry, but iTunes legal is no longer letting us link to their individual iTunes U offerings. The most we can do is link to the iTunes U home page. You'll have to find the best of iTunes U on your own. Good luck:

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