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60 Free Language Learning Programs on Spotify

2017-04-29T12:03:31Z

Long ago the publisher Penton Overseas and their many language learning programs disappeared, but they've now been re-published and are available for free on streaming audio on Spotify. You listen to over 60 of their language learning programs including their popular Learn In Your Car series. Browse Over 60 Free Language Learning Programs from Penton Overseas The Learn In Your Car programs are digestible language tutorials offered in 3 step-by-step levels that you can listen to wherever you are, and they run 3 hours in length. They are also offering their Vocabulearn series which presents vocabulary words that will beef up the building blocks of the language you are trying to learn. The Vocabulearn programs run about 3 hours as well. Here are some of their most popular language learning titles: Learn in Your Car Series: Learn in Your Car: French, Level 1 Learn in Your Car: German, Level 1 Learn in Your Car: Italian, Level 1 Learn in Your Car: Japanese, Level 1 Learn in Your Car: Mandarin Chinese, Level 1 Learn in Your Car: Russian, Level 1 Learn in Your Car: Spanish, Level 1 Aprenda En Su Auto: Ingles, Nivel Uno (English for Spanish Speakers) Vocabulearn Series: Vocabulearn: Arabic Level 1 Vocabulearn: French Level 1 Vocabulearn: Hebrew Level 1 VocabuLearn: Korean, Level 1 VocabuLearn: Polish, Level 1 VocabuLearn: Portuguese, Level 1 Vocabulearn: Spanish Level 1 VocabuLearn: Swahili, Level 1 VocabuLearn: Swedish, Level 1 VocabuLearn: Vietnamese, Level 1 And there are many more courses to choose from, many of which are at higher skill levels: Browse Over 60 Free Language Learning Courses from Penton Overseas Please Note: In order to listen to these audio programs you'll need a free Spotify account. You can listen for free with occasional ads and they also have Spotify software for easier listening on your computer or smart phone. If you want to listen ad-free and you love music as well, we can't recommend Spotify Premium highly enough.... src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify%3Aalbum%3A5k1TDMeKdG7MdkWA6iCGQh" width="560" height="380" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true"> Long ago the publisher Penton Overseas and their many language learning programs disappeared, but they've now been re-published and are available for free on streaming audio on Spotify. You listen to over 60 of their language learning programs including their popular Learn In Your Car series. Browse Over 60 Free Language Learning Programs from Penton Overseas The Learn In Your Car programs are digestible language tutorials offered in 3 step-by-step levels that you can listen to wherever you are, and they run 3 hours in length. They are also offering their Vocabulearn series which presents vocabulary words that will beef up the building blocks of the language you are trying to learn. The Vocabulearn programs run about 3 hours as well. Here are some of their most popular language learning titles: Learn in Your Car Series: Learn in Your Car: French, Level 1 Learn in Your Car: German, Level 1 Learn in Your Car: Italian, Level 1 Learn in Your Car: Japanese, Level 1 Learn in Your Car: Mandarin Chinese, Level 1 Learn in Your Car: Russian, Level 1 Learn in Your Car: Spanish, Level 1 Aprenda En Su Auto: Ingles, Nivel Uno (English for Spanish Speakers) Vocabulearn Series: Vocabulearn: Arabic Level 1 Vocabulearn: French Level 1 Vocabulearn: Hebrew Level 1 VocabuLearn: Korean, Level 1 VocabuLearn: Polish, Level 1 VocabuLearn: Portuguese, Level 1 Vocabulearn: Spanish Level 1 VocabuLearn: Swahili, Level 1 VocabuLearn: Swedish, Level 1 VocabuLearn: Vietnamese, Level 1 And there are many more courses to choose from, many of which are at higher skill levels: Browse Over 60 Free Language Learning Courses from Penton Overseas Please Note: In order to listen to these audio programs you'll need a free Spotify account. You can listen for free with occasional ads and they also have Spotify software for easier listening on your computer or smart phone. If you want to listen ad-free and you love music as well, we can't recommend[...]



Over 50 Free Great Courses Lectures

2017-04-12T07:45:40Z

In recent months The Great Courses has added over 50 free lectures from their latest courses to their YouTube channel. We'll be adding all these free lectures to our Free Audio & Video Directory soon, but for now we've linked to these lectures on YouTube below. We've also put together a YouTube playlist of all these free course lectures: Over 50 Free Great Courses Lectures on Our YouTube Playlist Here are over 50 more lectures that The Great Courses are offering through their YouTube channel. We're linking directly to YouTube for these video lectures. We've renamed them according to the name of the lecture in the course: -Visualizing Extraordinary Ways to Multiply -Does Technology Make You Stupid? -How to Grow Anything: Plan the Garden of Your Dreams -Mind Bending Math: Voting Paradoxes -Inexplicable Space -How To Draw: Linear Perspective -Why You Stress: Arousal and Value Judgment -A History of British India: Indian and British Economic Interests -Mind-Body Philosophy: History of the Soul -Stonehenge and Archaeoastronomy -Facets of Religion: Divinity and Devotion -Great Mythologies of the World: Odysseus -Effective Communication Skills: The Social Context -Alexander the Great's Impact on the Jews -Greek 101: The Greek Alphabet & Pronunciation -Chemistry and Our Universe: Wave Nature of Light -Robotics: Self-Driving Vehicles -The Unfolding Ukraine-Russia Crisis -The Analects of Confucius: A Bird's-Eye View -The Big History of Civilizations: Origins of Agriculture -Fisher and Price: The Growth-Stock Investors -Train Yourself Like a Dog -The World Was Never the Same: JFK Assassination -The Secrets of Great Mystery and Suspense Fiction: The Detective -The Sack of Rome and Augustine's The City of God -The Power of a Mathematical Picture -The Ancient Egyptian Alphabet -Must-Know Tactical Patterns in Chess -Napoleon: The Revolutionary Emperor -Mastering Tai Chi -How to Stop Worrying and Start Investing -How to Draw: Proportion -Three-Dimensional Geometry: Solids -Basic Structure of the Atom -English Grammar Boot Camp: Why Do We Care about Grammar? -The Science of Mindfulness: Who Am I? The Perils of Self -Roots of Irish Identity: Celts to Monks -Fundamentals of Photography: Composition -Religion: Its Meaning and Importance -An Economic History of the World Since 1400: Introduction -Engineering and Technology in Your World -Why America Wrote The Declaration Of Independence -The Politics and People of The American Revolution -The Role Women Played in The American Revolution -The Boston Tea Party as a Turning Point in American History -The American Revolution: The Most Significant Result of The Enlightenment Period -Unexpected Economics: Small Choices and Racial Discrimination -What is the Difference Between Slang and Jargon? -Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory: Encoding Information with Images -Papal Elections: Then and Now -A Tour of Central Turkey And if you haven't yet, be sure to check out The Great Courses Plus. You can now sign up for a free one month trial on TheGreatCoursesPlus.com. For fans of The Great Courses it's overwhelmingly awesome. You subscribe to The Great Courses Plus, and you can then watch 300 great courses and over 6,000 video lectures as much as you want, whenever you want! After the initial free month, the price is only $19.99/month now! A bargain considering all the great courses you get access to. And if you sign up for a full year the price breaks down to only $14.99/month. We've gone through their entire catalog and there are so many courses and individual lectures we want to watch. You can browse all these courses by category on their website as well: Browse Over 300 Courses Currently Offered Through the The Great Courses Plus We've updated a blog post that lays out The Great Courses Plus in more detail and lists all the current courses: Watch 300 Great Courses on the Great Courses Plus Updated Blog Post... width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=PL30RAv-0lkxExO_GvS_hnDOCYGV3sPq3t" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> In recent mo[...]



11 Free Joseph Campbell Audio Series on Spotify

2017-03-17T08:51:41Z

Below is a playlist of the Comprehensive 14-Hour Lecture Series "A Brief History of World Mythology" delivered by Joseph Campbell in 1969: Check Out 11 Joseph Campbell Lecture Series from the Joseph Campbell Foundation Joseph Campbell was known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion, including his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces. He was also a great teacher and lecturer and thankfully many of his lectures were recorded. The Joseph Campbell Foundation has put up the Joseph Campbell Audio Collection on the popular music streaming service Spotify. The Joseph Campbell Audio Collection features 11 series of talks (most of them consisting of five hour-long lectures). The lecture series cover the wide swath of Campbell's field of knowledge incorporating mythology, religion, psychology, philosophy, and a great deal more. We organized each series into playlists on Spotify and have linked to them and embedded them on the pages linked to below. Please Note: In order to listen to these lectures you'll need a free Spotify account. You can listen for free with occasional ads and they also have Spotify software for easier listening on your computer or smart phone. If you want to listen ad-free and you love music as well, we can't recommend Spotify Premium highly enough. Here are the eleven lecture series: Man and Myth The Eastern Way Inward Journey: East and West Mythology and the Individual The Myths and Masks of God The Western Quest A Brief History of World Mythology Perspectives on Creative Mythology Christian Symbols and Ideas Psychology and Asian Philosophies Your Myth Today... Below is a playlist of the Comprehensive 14-Hour Lecture Series "A Brief History of World Mythology" delivered by Joseph Campbell in 1969: src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify%3Auser%3Alearnoutloud%3Aplaylist%3A6PEPCaeaz2PEeDLmVysnRP" width="600" height="380" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true"> Check Out 11 Joseph Campbell Lecture Series from the Joseph Campbell Foundation Joseph Campbell was known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion, including his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces. He was also a great teacher and lecturer and thankfully many of his lectures were recorded. The Joseph Campbell Foundation has put up the Joseph Campbell Audio Collection on the popular music streaming service Spotify. The Joseph Campbell Audio Collection features 11 series of talks (most of them consisting of five hour-long lectures). The lecture series cover the wide swath of Campbell's field of knowledge incorporating mythology, religion, psychology, philosophy, and a great deal more. We organized each series into playlists on Spotify and have linked to them and embedded them on the pages linked to below. Please Note: In order to listen to these lectures you'll need a free Spotify account. You can listen for free with occasional ads and they also have Spotify software for easier listening on your computer or smart phone. If you want to listen ad-free and you love music as well, we can't recommend Spotify Premium highly enough. Here are the eleven lecture series: Man and Myth The Eastern Way Inward Journey: East and West Mythology and the Individual The Myths and Masks of God The Western Quest A Brief History of World Mythology Perspectives on Creative Mythology Christian Symbols and Ideas Psychology and Asian Philosophies Your Myth Today [...]



5000 New Podcasts in Our Podcast Directory

2017-02-07T10:30:49Z

It's been months in the making, but we've just added over 5,000 new podcasts to our LearnOutLoud.com Podcast Directory, bringing our total number of educational podcasts in our directory to over 7,000. We combed through over 500,000 podcasts in the iTunes podcast directory to find the best of the best in terms of ratings, reviews, and educational subject matter. We also removed old podcasts from our directory that are no longer available. Browse them all by clicking below: Browse Over 7,000 Podcasts on LearnOutLoud.com We've gone through every subcategory and picked out 5 or 10 podcasts to feature for that subcategory. Browse this full list of featured podcasts below: Arts & Entertainment Podcasts (Over 600 Titles) Comedy Podcasts: WTF with Marc Maron Podcast The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast Improv4Humans with Matt Besser Podcast Comedy Central Stand-Up Video Podcast Comedy Bang Bang Radio Podcast Film, Music, Radio, TV, & Pop Culture Podcasts: Voice Film Club Podcast Maltin on Movies Podcast Jazz Stories at Lincoln Center Podcast Desert Island Discs Podcast Bret Easton Ellis Podcast You Must Remember This Podcast Orson Welles: On The Air Podcast NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast NPR: All Songs Considered Podcast KCRW's The Treatment Podcast Painting, Architecture, & Sculpture Podcasts: EntreArchitect Podcast Diversity of Urban Art Podcast BBC Radio 3: Arts and Ideas Podcast KCRW's Art Talk Podcast MoMA Think Modern Lectures Podcast Theater, Opera, & Classical Music Podcasts: San Diego Opera Video Podcast Met Opera Guild Podcast Classical Music in America Podcast Broadway Radio Podcast American Theatre's Offscript Podcast Biography Podcasts (Over 100 Titles) Artists Podcasts: Talking Smooth Jazz Podcast Beethoven Rocks Podcast Artist Decoded by Yoshino Podcast Anais Nin Podcast 5 Minute Biographies Podcast Everyday People Podcasts: Tangentially Speaking Podcast Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things Podcast Journals: Out Loud Podcast Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids Podcast Everyday Superhumans Podcast Military Figures Podcasts: Veteran Resource Podcast Sidearm Podcast Napoleon: The Man and the Myths Podcast Command Your Business: Military Veterans Entrepreneurs Podcast 1, 2, Many Podcast Political Figures Podcasts: Talking Lincoln Podcast Russian Rulers History Podcast Life of Caesar Podcast La Trobe Biography Podcast Giants of History Podcast Business Podcasts (Over 1200 Titles) Business Leaders Podcasts: Your Mark on the World Podcast Renegade Millionaire Show Podcast Power Players Podcast Masters in Business Podcast CEO Spotlight Podcast Economics Podcasts: Who Makes Cents?: A History of Capitalism Podcast Talking Economics Podcast Talk Poverty Radio Podcast IMF Podcast Economics Detective Radio Podcast Entrepreneurship Podcasts: Womenpreneur Podcast The Top Entrepreneurs Podcast The Entrepreneur Unleashed Podcast Superhuman Entrepreneur Podcast Startup School Radio Podcast Planning Your Leap into Business Podcast Inc. Radio Podcast Foundr Magazine Podcast Entrepreneur 2.0 Podcast Advancing Entrepreneur Podcast Investing & Finance Podcasts: WSJ MoneyBeat Podcast We Study Billionaires: The Investors Podcast Trading Stocks Made Easy Podcast Optimal Finance Daily Podcast Motley Fool Answers Podcast Money For the Rest of Us Podcast Investools Radio Podcast Invested: The Rule #1 Podcast Financial Independence Podcast Enjoying Life on a Budget Podcast Leadership & Management Podcasts: Transformational Leadership Podcast Project Management Podcast Leading Conversations Podcast Leaders Inspire Leaders Podcast Engaging Leader Podcast Public Speaking Podcasts: The Toastmasters Podcast Stand Out Get Noticed Podcast Speaking with T.J. Walker Podcast How to Make Powerful Speeches Podcast Dynamic Communicators Podcast Real Estate Podcasts: Sell More Houses Podcast Rental Income Podcast REIology: Real Estate Investing Simplified Podcast Real Estate License Roadmap Podcast Real Estate Investing Mastery Podcast Real Estate Agent Podcast Pas[...]



The Charlie Rose Archive is Back Up

2016-12-21T09:45:16Z

We're not sure exactly when it happened, but Charlie Rose's video archive is back up on CharlieRose.com. This archive features over 10,000 interviews with notable authors, entertainers, political figures, business leaders, and more going back to when Charlie Rose started his show in 1991. These videos used to be up on the abandoned video platform Google Video, but when that shut down, the Charlie Rose show moved over to Hulu. On Hulu most of the archive disappeared and the new shows were only viewable in the United States. Now the archive has been restored in its entirety and the videos are hosted and playable right on CharlieRose.com. Back in 2012 we went through the entire Charlie Rose archive and picked out 350 of the best Charlie Rose interviews to feature on LearnOutLoud.com. We've fixed the links and embeds, and we've put those interviews back up into our free directory: 350 of the Best Charlie Rose Guests on LearnOutLoud.com We hope to add more of the best of Charlie Rose interviews to our site next year. We've done a few blog posts on Charlie Rose interviews. He has interviewed many great film directors and actors which we featured in a previous blog post: Top 10 Charlie Rose Interviews of Film Directors and Actors Another blog post we did featured videos from the Charlie Rose Brain Series which covers many topics related to the latest findings in neuroscience: Charlie Rose Brain Series We'll now feature some of the best of the best guests that Charlie has interviewed over the years. We've separated these by Personal Growth Experts, Business Leaders, Political Figures, Writers, and Entertainers: Personal Growth Experts: A Conversation about Nutrition with Dr. Andrew Weil A Conversation about the Science of Happiness with Martin Seligman, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and others An Interview with Steven R. Covey A Conversation about Health and Disease Prevention with Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen Business Leaders: An Hour with Jack and Suzy Welch An Hour with Management Consultant Jim Collins A Conversation with Business Guru Tom Peters A Conversation with Lee Iacocca A Conversation with Michael Milken & Muhammad Yunus A Conversation with Jeff Bezos on Amazon.com The Future with Eric Schmidt, Marc Andreessen, and Bill Gates An Exclusive Conversation with Warren Buffett (at the start of the 2008 financial crisis) Political Figures: An Hour with Illinois Senator Barack Obama on Nov. 23, 2004 A Conversation with Guest Host Judy Woodruff and Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney A Conversation with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger An Hour with Mikhail Gorbachev A Talk with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran A Discussion on Abortion with Arianna Huffington and Laura Ingraham A Conversation with Noam Chomsky An Appreciation of William F. Buckley Two Conversations with Filmmaker Michael Moore A Conversation with Bill O'Reilly Writers: A Conversation with Author David McCullough A Conversation with Author Tom Wolfe A Conversation with Carl Sagan on Pale Blue Dot Gore Vidal Discusses His Life An Interview with David Foster Wallace A Conversation with Author John Updike on The Greatest American Short Stories of This Century Author Christopher Hitchens on Hitch-22 A Remembrance of Hunter S. Thompson A Remembrance of Intellectual Susan Sontag Entertainers: A Conversation with Opera Singer Luciano Pavarotti A Conversation with Radio Personality Garrison Keillor A Conversation with Basketball Legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Julius Erving, and Bill Russell A Conversation with Musician David Bowie A Conversation with Comedian George Carlin A Conversation with Rapper Kanye West A Conversation with Julia Child A Discussion of the Music Wars on the Internet with Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy An Interview with Conan O'Brien on October 20, 1993 A Conversation with Mick Jagger An Interview with Fred Rogers An Interview with Terry Gross Also at[...]



Watch Frontline: The Choice 2016 - Free PBS Documentary

2016-09-28T13:06:41Z

Watch Frontline: The Choice 2016 The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election is Tuesday, November 8th and Americans will soon decide who will be our next President. Each presidential election the PBS series Frontline produces an election special that profiles the two major candidates. Their two-hour special aired last night on PBS and is now available to stream on their YouTube channel. This special covers the biographies of the frontrunners Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump, and the long and very different paths they took to reach this point. With interviews from biographers and people closest to each of the candidates you get an idea of what has driven these individuals throughout their careers. You'll hear the story of Hillary Clinton and her entry into Democratic politics from her years as first lady of Arkansas and then the United States, to her role as Senator of New York and Secretary of State. You'll also hear about the rise of Donald J. Trump, the wealthy American businessman who came of age in the 1980s and kept his brand alive into 1990s and became a reality TV star in the 2000s. You'll hear about the scandals and hardships they've faced throughout their long lives in the public eye and their persistence through it all in "Frontline: The Choice 2016". Watch Frontline: The Choice 2016 And just to revisit some history you may want to check out the PBS Frontline documentaries from the past two presidential elections which are also available on YouTube: Frontline: The Choice 2008 Frontline: The Choice 2012 Also Clinton and Trump sparred in their First Presidential Debate on Monday: 2016 First Presidential Debate: Trump vs. Clinton In the First Presidential Debate Clinton and Trump touched on issues such as trade, foreign policy, race relations, and other key issues. The 90-minute debate is available on streaming video on YouTube and on MP3 audio download. For another interesting debate check out this recent debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.: Blame the Elites for the Trump Phenomenon In this debate from Intelligence Squared U.S. the two sides argue over who is responsible for the rise of Donald Trump. One side argues that the Trump Phenomenon is due to the elites of both parties ignoring the voice of the declining American middle class. They argue that the political elite's devotion to special interests and their bailouts of the big banks has created frustration in middle America who have not seen much recovery from the financial disaster of 2008. The opposing side blames the voters and the media for the rise of Donald Trump, emphasizing that his rise is largely a response to his stirring up fears about immigration, crime, and terrorism. Neither side are particularly fans of the Trump Phenomenon, but they both offer interesting insight into how this unprecedented candidate has rose to such heights. The two-hour debate is available to stream on YouTube and also is available on MP3 audio download from the Intelligence Squared U.S. website.... width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/s7uScWHcTzk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> Watch Frontline: The Choice 2016 The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election is Tuesday, November 8th and Americans will soon decide who will be our next President. Each presidential election the PBS series Frontline produces an election special that profiles the two major candidates. Their two-hour special aired last night on PBS and is now available to stream on their YouTube channel. This special covers the biographies of the frontrunners Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald Trump, and the long and very different paths they took to reach this point. With interviews from biographers and people closest to each of the candidates you get an idea of what has driven these individuals throughout their careers. You'll hear the story of Hillary Clinton and her entry into Democratic politics from her years as first lady of Arkansas and then the United [...]



Great Political Debates from Intelligence Squared U.S.

2016-07-18T09:29:52Z

Listen to some informed and civil political debates about issues facing the United States in these great debates from Intelligence Squared U.S.. These Oxford-Style debates set forth a motion and then usually have two people on each side debating for or against the motion. Along with debating back and forth, the participants also each get opening and closing remarks to summarize their viewpoints. The moderator of the debates is author and journalist John Donvan, and he does a superb job of keeping the debates well mannered, intelligent, and moving forward. Each debate generally runs 90 to 100 minutes along with questions from the moderator and from the audience. The audience votes on the motion before the debate and then afterwards. Whichever side changes the most members of the audience to vote for their side by the end is declared the winner. These debates can be watched on YouTube or listened to on MP3 from the Intelligence Squared U.S. website. There is also a 50 minute version of the debate on the Intelligence Squared U.S. website (which is the podcast and radio version). We recommend the full version for the most coherent debates, but either way you'll learn a lot. Challenge your own political beliefs on these complex issues with these intelligent debates! 1. The Two-Party System is Making America Ungovernable Has the two-party system in America created a toxic dynamic where the most extreme members of each political party can no longer work together? In this debate hosted by Intelligence Squared, Ariana Huffington and David Brooks argue that Democrats and Republicans are stuck in a rotten two party system that forces both sides to obey the party line at the cost of personal beliefs. Their proposed solution is a broader social movement to de-align the two parties and make way for a centrist alternative. In contrast, humorist P.J. O'Rourke is joined by Zev Chafets to argue for how durable the two-party system has remained when put under almost two centuries of stress, and caution against a de-polarized political atmosphere where smaller, single issue-based interests are enabled to fight it out on a national stage. 2. The Rich Are Taxed Enough In this debate from Intelligence Squared, the two sides square off about the taxation of the rich in the United States and whether they should pay more than they currently do to cover the costs of government spending. Both sides agree that government is running deficits that need to be paid for and that entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare need reform before they spiral government down into much more debt in the coming decades. The side arguing for the motion suggests the best way to raise revenues is to "broaden the base" of the tax system, to cut out of control government spending, and to cut tax rates so that wealthy individuals will invest more into the economy and boost employment which will in turn boost individual income and generate more in overall taxes. The side arguing against the motion suggests that it is a necessity to raise taxes on the rich because of the current deficits government is running and because a more progressive approach in the tax system is the fair thing to do and will ultimately benefit the growth of the economy. They also argue for closing tax loopholes which have prevented the rich from paying their fair share. Both sides feature economists that throw out a lot of statistics supporting each of their arguments, but the moderator John Donvan tries to get beyond the numbers to the core ideas behind each side. 3. Don't Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Masses The topic of immigration has become a lightning rod for pundits on both sides of the political spectrum. This debate hosted by Intelligence Squared pits two sides in a nuanced argument pro and con over whether or not America is, or should be the place for the world's "Tired", "Poor" and "Huddled Masses", a[...]



1000 New YouTube Video Lectures, Interviews, & Debates

2016-04-12T11:30:10Z

1000 new YouTube videos have been added to our LearnOutLoud Free Audio & Video Directory bringing our total number of free resources to over 11,000. We've gone through some of the best educational channels on YouTube and picked out the most popular videos from the past few years. Here are the channels we've added titles from along with some choice titles we thought you'd like: Aspen Institute - Featuring over 40 talks from their annual Aspen Ideas Festival. Marianne Williamson Talks Spirituality and Politics Self Directed Biological Transformation (SDBT) with Deepak Chopra The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom with Rod Stryker Will Massively Open Online Courses Transform the Way We Learn? Big Think - Longer interviews and lectures from this popular and intellectually stimulating YouTube channel that features leading thinkers from a variety of backgrounds. Big Think Interview with Karen Armstrong Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour Book TV - New interviews from C-SPAN's Q&A series bringing the total number of Book TV titles to 250. Q&A with Bethany McLean on The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis Q&A with Medea Benjamin on Drone Warfare Center for Inquiry - Talks from this secular and skeptical nonprofit educational organization. A Lecture by James "The Amazing" Randi Michael Shermer: The Believing Brain Commonwealth Club of California - New lectures and interviews from this popular public forum bringing our total to over 100 titles. Finding Faith and Spirituality in the 21st Century Jane McGonigal: How Games Can Make a Better World Noam Chomsky: Philosophies of Language and Politics Patty Duke Tells All Robert Reich: Inequality for All The Mind, Madness, and Gun Violence The Mythbusters at the Commonwealth Club The Psychology of Building a Bulletproof Personal Finance System with Ramit Sethi Conversations with Harold Hudson Channer - A few archived conversations from the New York public access show "Conversations with Harold Hudson Channer". Conversation with Buckminster Fuller Conversation with Oliver Sachs Conversation with Timothy Leary Conversations with History - Long running interview show on UCTV hosted by Harry Kreisler and covering politics, economics, and much more. We now feature over 100 interviews. My Forty Years at Berkeley with Harry Kreisler Philosophy and Activism with Peter Singer Understanding Human Nature with Steven Pinker Cutting Edge Conscious - Talk show featuring guests that may broaden your horizons about consciousness. Bruce Lipton: The Frequency That is "You" Byron Katie: Question Your Thoughts and End Your Suffering Dan Millman on Finding Your Life Purpose Joe Vitale: The World Is Our Mirror European Graduate School - Lectures from this graduate school focused on art and philosophy. Jacques Derrida & Gilles Deleuze: On Forgiveness Jean Baudrillard: Violence of the Image Slavoj Zizek: The Irony of Buddhism Forum Network - Lectures from WGBH in the Boston area. We now feature over 200 titles from their YouTube channel. Emily Dickinson: My Wars Are Laid Away in Books How Working Women Can Manage Stress with Dr. Kathleen Hall Sarah Lewis: Rise Scott Stossel: My Age of Anxiety The History of the Universe in One Hour by Max Tegmark, Professor of Physics at MIT Google Talks - Many more talks from authors and notable speakers at Google bringing our total to over 500 of their best talks. Alain de Botton on The News: A User's Manual Ariane De Bonvoisin on The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Making Any Change Easier Chip Conley on Emotional Equations Daniel Dennett on Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking Dr. David Agus on The End of Illness Elizabeth Kolbert on The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History Eric Ries on The Lean Startup Kelly Starrett on Deskbound Martha Stew[...]



Audible Channels Launches with Free Premium Audio Content for Members

2016-04-07T23:34:38Z

The Audible mobile app has a new section which will surely interest fans of audio learning. It's in beta mode right now and it's called "Channels". We're not sure if it showing up for all Audible app users yet, but we'll give you an overview of what is probably coming soon to an Audible app near you, if it's not already there. The new Audible Channels section of the Audible app on iOS and Android features about 90 channels of relatively short audio content that is free to members to listen to via streaming or you can download for offline listening. Many of the channels are categories such as comedy, meditation, business news, etc. Each of these categories features a playlist of short audio related specifically to that category. This audio content is coming from publishers and partners of Audible including excerpts of audio books and articles from a number of publications that Audible partners with such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. There are also channels featuring professional audio recordings of new articles from Audible's partner publications and we'll list a bunch of the publications that have channels: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Harvard Business Review, Smithsonian Magazine, Forbes, cNet, McSweeney's Fiction, MIT Technology Review, The New Republic Magazine, Reader's Digest, Science News Magazine, Scientific American, and The Washington Post. There is also some original audio content such as episodes of Charlie Rose, the best TED Talks, Marketplace, BBC Newshour, PRI's The World, and The Onion Radio. And then there are some channels that seem to be premium audio shows that Audible has developed including Hot Mic with Dan Savage, Hold On with Eugene Mirman featuring funny live stories, How to Be Amazing with comedian Michael Ian Black as he interviews intriguing people, Limelight Illuminating Comedy, and a few others. Audible's Channels free section gives one even more incentive to become an Audible member as it will surely grow into an amazing new way to get premium audio content that isn't currently in audio book form. If you're not an Audible member, you might want to check this out. You can subscribe through Amazon (which owns Audible) right now and get two free audio books: Try the Audible 30-Day Free Trial and Get Two Free Audiobooks Audible's Channels section is an interesting move for Audible who's main focus has been in promoting unabridged audio books and generally longer form audio content to purchase via its memberships or a la carte from its site or on Amazon or on iTunes (who it partners with). Audible has amassed 180,000 titles over the years which has completely dwarfed their competitors in audio book retail. But I'm sure they have seen the magnificent success of over 200,000 free podcasts on iTunes and felt the need to somehow get into that space. Audible tried to get into podcasting 10 years ago with the failed Audible Wordcast. But now they are an Amazon owned company with much more money and power, and with Audible Channels they might give traditional podcasting a run for the money. Will they lure over top podcasters to their subscription service so podcasters can finally start making some serious money? Only time will tell. In the meantime they've got some great premium audio content that you won't find anywhere else and it's all free for Audible members! Here is Audible's official announcement of Channels and you can browse the channels they offer: Audible's Intro Page to Channels Here is Audible's new video introduction to Audible Channels:... The Audible mobile app has a new section which will surely interest fans of audio learning. It's in beta mode right now and it's called "Channels". We're not sure if it showing up for all Audible app users yet, but we'll give you an overview of what is probably coming soon to an Aud[...]



Watch 300 Great Courses on the Great Courses Plus

2017-03-15T12:49:49Z

The Great Courses Plus is here in full force and you can now sign up for a free one month trial on TheGreatCoursesPlus.com. For fans of The Great Courses it's overwhelmingly awesome. You subscribe to The Great Courses Plus, and you can then watch over 300 great courses as much as you want, whenever you want! After the initial free month, the price is only $19.99/month now! A bargain considering all the great courses you get access to. And if you sign up for a full year the price breaks down to only $14.99/month. We've gone through their entire catalog and there are so many courses and individual lectures we want to watch. We'll be doing reviews for many of the courses available in the coming year, but in this blog we wanted to list the over 300 courses they are offering as of March 2017. You can browse all these courses by category on their website as well: Browse Over 300 Courses Currently Offered Through the The Great Courses Plus They have many apps in place now for convenience of watching across many devices. They have their iOS app now which lets you watch on iPads, iPhones, and iPods. You can also now watch with their app on Apple TV (4th generation). They've got an Android app, an Amazon Kindle Fire app, a Roku app, an Amazon Fire TV app, and a Microsoft Windows 10 app. They also now have the ability to download videos into the iOS and Android apps so you can watch them on-the-go without having to connect to the Internet or use your precious monthly mobile data plan. We've added links in to The Great Courses Plus for The Great Courses that are available through this new subscription service. You can browse these courses along with others that are available in other formats on our Great Courses Publisher page which features video trailers for many of the courses: Browse Over 350 Courses on our Great Courses Publisher Page But we haven't updated their latest courses in a while and there are about 150 newer great courses we need to add to our site. So instead we decided we'd list all 250 courses they are offering on The Great Courses Plus right here. Once again you can browse all the courses and lectures on their website as well: Browse Over 300 Courses Currently Offered Through the The Great Courses Plus Here are all 300+ Great Courses being offered through The Great Courses Plus: 12 Essential Scientific Concepts 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World A History of British India A History of Eastern Europe A History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts A History of European Art A History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition A New History of Life A Visual Guide to the Universe Advanced Investments Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire Algebra I Algebra II America and the New Global Economy America in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era An Economic History of the World Since 1400 An Introduction to Formal Logic An Introduction to Infectious Diseases Analysis and Critique: How To Engage and Write About Anything Ancient Greek Civilization Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning, 2nd Edition Beethoven's Piano Sonatas Behavioral Economics: When Psychology and Economics Collide Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science Biblical Wisdom Literature Big Data: How Data Analytics Is Transforming the World Big History Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition Biology: The Science of Life Black Death: The World's Most Devastating Plague Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity Books that Matter: The Analects of Confucius Books that Matter: The City of God Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience Buddhism Building a Better Vocabulary Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft Chamber Music of Mozart Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition Changing Body Composition throug[...]



2016 Presidential Candidates Biographies on Audio

2016-05-06T09:11:03Z

Learn about the major 2016 Presidential Candidates with our latest recordings of their Wikipedia biographies on audio. Currently we've recorded entries for the leading Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and the leading Republican candidate Donald Trump. Here is Hillary Clinton's biography on audio from her Wikipedia article. This biographical text covers Clinton's life from her early days to her life as the First Lady, up to her life as a senator and as Secretary of State. The article concludes with her current run for the 2016 presidential campaign. You can download it on MP3 here: Who is Hillary Clinton?: Her Wikipedia Article on MP3 Audio Download And we've also posted the full biography on audio to our YouTube channel for you to listen to: And here is Donald Trump's biography on audio from his Wikipedia article. This biographical text covers Trump's life from his early business career, to his success on TV's The Apprentice, to his many high profile real estate deals. The article concludes with his current run for the 2016 presidential campaign. You can download it on MP3 here: Who is Donald Trump?: His Wikipedia Article on MP3 Audio Download And we've also posted the full biography on audio to our YouTube channel for you to listen to: And here is Bernie Sander's biography on audio from his Wikipedia article. This short biographical text covers Sanders' early life, his political evolution from Burlington Vermont mayor to U.S. Senator, and provides a summary of his various political beliefs. The article also includes information on his run as the democratic candidate in the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign. Who is Bernie Sanders?: His Wikipedia Article on MP3 Audio Download And we've also posted the full biography on audio to our YouTube channel for you to listen to: Get out there and vote!!... Learn about the major 2016 Presidential Candidates with our latest recordings of their Wikipedia biographies on audio. Currently we've recorded entries for the leading Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and the leading Republican candidate Donald Trump. Here is Hillary Clinton's biography on audio from her Wikipedia article. This biographical text covers Clinton's life from her early days to her life as the First Lady, up to her life as a senator and as Secretary of State. The article concludes with her current run for the 2016 presidential campaign. You can download it on MP3 here: Who is Hillary Clinton?: Her Wikipedia Article on MP3 Audio Download And we've also posted the full biography on audio to our YouTube channel for you to listen to: width="560" height="420" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tGaUQqYSF1o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> And here is Donald Trump's biography on audio from his Wikipedia article. This biographical text covers Trump's life from his early business career, to his success on TV's The Apprentice, to his many high profile real estate deals. The article concludes with his current run for the 2016 presidential campaign. You can download it on MP3 here: Who is Donald Trump?: His Wikipedia Article on MP3 Audio Download And we've also posted the full biography on audio to our YouTube channel for you to listen to: width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/4i7usYJgwFU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> And here is Bernie Sander's biography on audio from his Wikipedia article. This short biographical text covers Sanders' early life, his political evolution from Burlington Vermont mayor to U.S. Senator, and provides a summary of his various political beliefs. The article also includes information on his run as the democratic candidate in the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign. Who is Bernie Sanders?: His Wikipedia Article on MP3 Audio Download And we've also posted the full biography on audio to our Yo[...]



Our Month of Motivation

2016-02-01T06:40:57Z

For many years now we've been featuring in the month of January a full month of motivation to boost you into the New Year. In case you missed any of these motivational free audio & video resources we featured, we're putting them together in this blog post. Start your 2016 with some of these great free resources: 1. The Speaking Voice Download and listen to this classic self development book for public speaking The Speaking Voice: Principles Of Training Simplified And Condensed by Katherine Jewell Everts. This audio book "contains practical directions accompanied by simple and fundamental exercises, first for the freeing of the voice and then for developing it when free". Everts deals with speaking in terms of tone, pitch, inflection, and much more. The unabridged 5-hour audio book is read entirely by one of Librivox's best narrators, Ruth Golding. You can also listen to this audio book on our YouTube channel: The Speaking Voice on our YouTube channel 2. Oprah Winfrey on Career, Life, and Leadership Start your year off with this inspiring talk from Oprah Winfrey delivered at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Oprah tells her story as she went from radio to television news to talk shows, and how she chose in the 1990s to rise above the trashy confrontational TV of her time to create a show which she would use to raise the consciousness of herself and her audience. She then talks about how she moved on to create her own television network. Throughout the talk she sprinkles in life lessons she has learned along the way from the many people she has interviewed, and she gives inspiring advice to the students at Stanford for their life and career. 3. Bill McGowan on Pitch Perfect: How to Say it Right the First Time Every Time Bill McGowan gives lots of good advice on public speaking and public presentations in this talk at Google. He gives tips from the use of body language to the choice of our words to where to look when giving a speech. He encourages public speakers to not be apologetic, to prepare & rehearse for a speech, and suggests ways to deal with difficult audience members. And he gives such wisdom as such as don't eat yogurt before your speech or you'll be clearing your throat a lot. McGowan gives many, many helpful suggestions for the public speaker in all of us. 4. Magic Lessons Podcast Need some creative inspiration to start your new year!? Look no further than this new podcast by Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and her latest work Big Magic. Elizabeth Gilbert's Magic Lessons Podcast expounds on ideas she has in her latest book Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Gilbert talks about creativity with experts such as Brene Brown, John Hodgman, and Rob Bell, along with everyday creative people who are struggling in their creative lives and Gilbert mentors them along. In her podcast on creativity with Brene Brown, they talk candidly about creativity and fear of failure. They ask the essential question "What's worth doing even if you fail? What do you love doing so much that the word failure doesn't even have any meaning?" Some very good thoughts here to start your year! 5. Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life Dr. Gary Small presents this lecture from UCTV on the latest findings to aid people in preventing Alzheimer's disease. He shows viewers the brain of an Alzheimer's patient which has plaque and inflammation build up. Dr. Small suggests ways to prevent Alzheimer's including exercise, lifelong learning, a healthy diet (with Omega-3 fatty acids), socializing, reducing stress with deep breathing, and a glass of wine per day might not hurt either. He also covers some studies regarding vitamins and supplements which are not yet conclusive. Can we fully preve[...]



Best Librivox Readings on our YouTube Channel

2016-01-18T07:58:47Z

In the coming months we'll be adding dozens of the best free audio books from the site Librivox onto our LearnOutLoud.com YouTube channel. Check Out Our YouTube Playlist of the Best Librivox Recordings We've carefully picked out the best solo narrations from the best volunteer narrators who also have the highest quality recordings of the most popular audio books the site has to offer. We've uploaded each of these audio books unabridged as single YouTube videos. In the descriptions of the videos we've also added the timings of chapters so you can easily skip to the chapter you want to go to. We've also attempted to compress the video files as best we can so you don't eat up too much of your data plan if you're listening on-the-go. Right now we've got about 15 audio books to choose from, but we're going to be adding many more soon! Click the playlist on the embedded video above to see what we've got. And please subscribe to our YouTube channel! We're going to be adding a lot of great content there in the coming year! Check out & subscribe to the LearnOutLoud.com YouTube channel...

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In the coming months we'll be adding dozens of the best free audio books from the site Librivox onto our LearnOutLoud.com YouTube channel.

Check Out Our YouTube Playlist of the Best Librivox Recordings

We've carefully picked out the best solo narrations from the best volunteer narrators who also have the highest quality recordings of the most popular audio books the site has to offer. We've uploaded each of these audio books unabridged as single YouTube videos. In the descriptions of the videos we've also added the timings of chapters so you can easily skip to the chapter you want to go to. We've also attempted to compress the video files as best we can so you don't eat up too much of your data plan if you're listening on-the-go. Right now we've got about 15 audio books to choose from, but we're going to be adding many more soon! Click the playlist on the embedded video above to see what we've got. And please subscribe to our YouTube channel! We're going to be adding a lot of great content there in the coming year!

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4 Talks from Authors of Bestselling ISIS Books

2015-12-01T05:28:28Z

Learn about ISIS from the authors of four of the best reviewed and most popular books on the group. These four talks are like a mini-course into the messy political and ideological circumstances that gave rise to such a horrific group. The authors also provide some informed suggestions as to what can be done to counter this terrifying organization. 1. Joby Warrick on Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS In this talk from early October 2015 at Politics and Prose bookstore, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalist Joby Warrick talks about his recently released book Black Flags. He tells the story of the rise of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi who founded the group which would become al-Qaeda in Iraq after the U.S. invasion in 2003, and although al-Zarqawi was killed in 2006, the group he founded would ultimately become the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) and then in 2013 after having expanded into Syria, call itself the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Warrick talks about some of the more frightening figures he met in his research for the book, and he explains the ideology and goals of ISIS. The Q&A provides many more interesting facts as Warrick provides insightful answers to good questions from an informed audience. 2. Michael Weiss on ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror If you'd like to delve deeper into the complexity of ISIS and the situation in Syria and Iraq, then watch this 90-minute talk delivered in February of 2015 from the International Peace Institute featuring Michael Weiss, co-author with Hassan Hassan of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror. In this dense talk Weiss outlines the sectarian conflicts which are being waged between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in the region and how these conflicts are playing into the fight against ISIS. He covers how much of the leadership of ISIS comes from former Ba'athist military and intelligence officers who had served during Saddam Hussein's rule. He discusses how ISIS is able to continually recruit more members when they have such a ruthless and radical ideology. At the end of the talk he answers many good questions from the audience. While Weiss believes the future of Syria and Iraq is grim, he provides some strategies that the U.S. can take to counter this totalitarian, mafia-like, terrorist organization known as ISIS. 3. William McCants on The ISIS Apocalypse In this talk from the Brookings Institution in September of 2015, William McCants, author of the book The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State, talks about how ISIS has grown to the extent that it has in recent years. He focuses on the doomsday ideology they espouse and how this differs from other terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda. He points out the significance social media has played in recruiting new members of ISIS from countries throughout the World, and how large a role the Syrian civil war has played in their expansion. McCants has an optimistic view that ISIS will be defeated by their many enemies in the region, and suggests that their primary motives are establishing and expanding the Islamic State and not necessarily conducting terrorist attacks in foreign countries. 4. J.M. Berger on ISIS: The State of Terror In this talk from May of 2015, J.M. Berger talks about aspects of the book he co-authored with Jessica Stern called ISIS: The State of Terror. Berger talks about the rise of using social media within ISIS which has been so critical to their recruiting and to their notoriety. He attempts to explain their ideology which is both apocalyptic and millenarian. He suggests that to deal with this group of an estimated 30,000-50,000 members, we need to provide counter propaganda and alternatives to Sunnis who might potential [...]



500 Best PBS Documentaries for Free Online

2015-10-28T07:34:12Z

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) offers many free educational documentaries, but you might not have the time to tune in and watch them. What you may not know is that they have 100s of their documentaries available for free online. Some of the popular series they offer which feature many free documentaries include: Frontline - Documentaries that covers current political and social issues American Experience - Documentaries that cover interesting events and people in American history NOVA - Documentaries covering a wide variety of topics in popular science Nature - Documentaries covering wildlife Most of these documentaries can be streamed through the PBS.org website, while some of them PBS is offering on YouTube now as well. On LearnOutLoud.com we've collected some of the best free PBS documentaries that you can stream online and we've embedded many of them on our site along with links to them on PBS.org or YouTube. Before we start featuring these we will have you note: Note: As far as we know users outside of the United States cannot play PBS documentaries on the PBS.org website. Sorry! Start browsing these great PBS documentaries below: Browse Over 150 Free PBS Documentaries (a variety of PBS documentaries from various PBS affiliates along with some PBS podcasts mixed in there) Browse Over 150 Free Frontline Documentaries Browse Over 100 Free NOVA Documentaries Browse 50 Free Nature Documentaries Browse 30 Free American Experience Documentaries All in all about 500 free PBS documentaries to choose from! We'll help you out with choosing some by highlighting ones that look the most interesting. Here's a list of PBS documentaries we thought you might enjoy. You might want to watch a few of the documentaries from the American Masters series which features biographies of great artists, actors and writers from the United States: Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth Billie Jean King The Day Carl Sandburg Died Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin' Johnny Carson: King of Late Night Mel Brooks: Make a Noise And here is a variety of other PBS documentaries that might peak your interest: 10 Buildings that Changed America The Ascent of Money - Niall Ferguson sets out to explain the financial history of the world in this ambitious 4-hour documentary. Faces of America - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hosts these biographical episodes profiling these 12 renowned Americans - professor and poet Elizabeth Alexander, chef Mario Batali, comedian Stephen Colbert, novelist Louise Erdrich, journalist Malcolm Gladwell, actress Eva Longoria, musician Yo-Yo Ma, director Mike Nichols, Her Majesty Queen Noor, television host/heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, actress Meryl Streep, and figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi. The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer's Is School Enough?: Learning Beyond the Classroom Martin Luther: Driven to Defiance and Martin Luther: Reluctant Revolutionary Your Life, Your Money - Program to help you manage your money. And here are some key programs from PBS Frontline. If you've never seen a Frontline documentary you simply must watch one. Frontline has won a total of 57 Emmys, and 15 Peabodys! They're the best: Can You Afford to Retire? The Card Game - Investigating the massive consumer loan industry. A Class Divided - One of the most requested programs in FRONTLINE's history. College Inc. - Investigating the $400 billion higher education industry. Digital Nation - Exploring life in our digital age. Dropout Nation - Looking at the hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the United States who quit high school. From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians Generation Like - Investigating the intersection of kids, corporations and the Internet. God in America - Special 6-h[...]