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50 Free Motivational Resources for the New Year

2018-01-04T05:44:40Z

Happy New Year! For the past 5 years we've featured a month of free motivational audio & video resources in January in our Free Resource of the Day Email to get you motivated for a New Year. And this year will be no different. To start off our motivation for January of 2018, here are 50 free audio & video resources to motivate you to live better in the New Year. The resources here feature podcasts, video talks, free audio books, and more to help you in your personal, professional, financial, spiritual, physical, and emotional life! We hope some of these resources will aid you as you think about what you want to accomplish in the year ahead. 1. New Year, New Life Tony Robbins sent out this YouTube video many years ago on January 15th. Why January 15th? Because statistics show that 95% of people who have made a New Year's resolution have already broken it by January 15th. So here's Tony with some motivation for creating some lasting change in your life. In this 35-minute off-the-cuff talk Tony motivates you to raise your standards in all areas of your life. And he encourages you to create rituals that will hold you up to the new standards that you have set. He gives wisdom from his decades of empowering millions through his books, seminars, audio programs, and videos. 2. 10% Happier Podcast In his own words, "Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation." He is the author of the bestselling book 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story. In this podcast he interviews practicing meditators, Buddhist thinkers, neuroscientists, and other people concerned with making life a little happier. Some of the people he interviews include George Stephanopoulos, Robert Thurman, actor Alan Cumming, Dr. Richie Davidson, Mingyur Rinpoche, Arianna Huffington, RuPaul, Sharon Salzberg, and many others. In his first episode he interviews His Holiness the Dalai Lama about analytical meditation, religion, and enlightenment. He also periodically brings in guests on the show to lead guided meditations. It's an invaluable podcast for people interested in the benefits of meditation and being a little happier in their daily life. 3. Dr. John Ratey on Spark We all know exercise is great for the body, but in this lecture Dr. John Ratey talks about the many ways neuroscience is discovering how great exercise is for the brain. His book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain lays out the research and amazing case studies that show how exercise can improve brain function. In this 50-minute talk at Google, Dr. Ratey summarizes his findings, showing how exercise improves performance in schools and the workplace and its effectiveness at overcoming disorders like ADHD, depression, Alzheimer's, and more. Learn the latest findings on exercise and the brain with bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist Dr. John J. Ratey. 4. 1 Year Daily Audio Bible Podcast Want to get through the entire Bible this year? This podcast will take you through the entire Bible in 365 separate podcasts to be listened to over the next year. Each podcast is read by Nashville, TN based record producer Brian Hardin. Instead of going through the Bible chronologically, he selects four different passages for each podcast, which go through books of the Old and New Testament simultaneously, along with a Proverb and a Psalm. If you'd like to read the Bible more, but can't find the time of day, then try listening to the entire Bible in one year with the Bible In a Year Podcast. He also features a 1 Year Daily Audio Bible Podcast for Kids which goes through the New Testament: 1 Year Daily Audio Bible for Kids Podcast 5. Don't Worry, Be Happy Now: The Science and Philosophy of the Happiness Movement In this talk from UCTV, James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic, interviews The Happiness Project author Gretchen Rubin. Her book is su[...]



Top 15 Free Audio & Video Learning Resources from 2017

2017-12-20T08:17:25Z

We've featured 100s of free audio & video learning resources in our Free Resource of the Day Email this year. Now that the year is wrapping up, we'd like to feature the most clicked-through free resources of the year. In case you missed any, here are the most popular free resources we featured in 2017: 1. 500 Best Free Movies on Tubi TV This year we discovered Tubi TV! It is a free ad-supported streaming TV and movie network offering more than 50,000 titles from impressive partners including Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, and Starz. They raised over $20 million earlier this year and offer popular apps on the iPhone/iPad, Android devices, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and more. Last year Hulu stopped offering free ad-supported movies and TV shows, but Tubi TV has stepped in to fill that void. And their platform seems a lot smoother in terms of user experience than other free movie platforms out there. A few things to note before you dive in. The viewing rights to their movies vary outside the United States, so sorry if you cannot watch these. Also if the movie is rated "R" you're likely to have to create account and sign in, in order to view the movie. But we recommend creating an account, so then you can create a "Queue" of the movies and TV shows you want to watch in the future. Like all movie sites there are a lot of not-so-good movies to sift through. To help you find some good movies, we've gone through their entire movie catalog and picked out the top 500 movies you can watch right now through their site and apps. We'll start with their documentaries, since a lot of these we've added into our LearnOutLoud Free Documentaries Collection, and we'll be adding a lot more soon. Beyond documentaries, we've picked out movies in the genres of Action, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Horror, and Thrillers. Here are over 500 of their best free movies that we picked out (we've sorted them by year) on our blog. 2. The Kama Sutra For Valentine's Day we featured this free audio book download of the ancient Indian Hindu text on human sexuality, love, and spirituality: The Kama Sutra. Written in about 200 CE, this work of Sanskrit literature by Indian philosopher Vatsyayana consists of prose, poetry, and aphorisms. While most known for being a sexual manual, much of the work is a guide on the nature of love, family life, and other aspects of pleasure in human life. This audio book edition is the widely known English translation from 1883 attributed to renowned orientalist and author Sir Richard Francis Burton. This unabridged audio book runs 6 hours and 15 minutes and is narrated by Mark F. Smith who has narrated many quality audio books for Librivox. If you want to dive deeper into The Kama Sutra, check out the Sounds True course by scholar Wendy Doniger called Erotic Spirituality and the Kamasutra. 3. 60 Free Language Learning Programs from Penton Overseas 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. 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. 4. 45 Free Video Courses from UC-Irvine on LearnOutLoud.com On LearnOutLoud we feature 45 free courses offered by the University of California at Irvine. Through their UCI open, online course initiative they are now offering these courses on YouTube. Many of these courses are in the areas of chemistry, physics, Earth science, math, and engineering. 5. The Book by Alan Watts Listen to The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts. This abridged recording of Alan Watts's cla[...]



Listen to A Christmas Carol Free, Plus 30 Free Charles Dickens Audio Books

2017-12-04T19:57:36Z

Free Audio Book of A Christmas Carol on LearnOutLoud.com Our free audio for the month of December is none other than A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Listen to the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as he's haunted by The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. This classic tale has become Charles Dickens' immortal holiday gift to generations of readers. This audio book has a running time of 2 Hrs. 45 Min. and is available for free on MP3 and bookmarkable MPEG-4 download. It is wonderfully narrated by Antonia Bath and can be downloaded exclusively through LearnOutLoud.com from now until the end of December. You can also watch it for free through our YouTube video which we've embedded on the page. Free Audio Book of A Christmas Carol on LearnOutLoud.com Also we feature 5 other free editions of this classic tale, if you'd like some to choose from: A Christmas Carol from LibriVox - Read by a top narrator from LibriVox named Bob Neufeld and available on MP3 download. A Christmas Carol from Lit2Go - Read by a solo narrator for Lit2Go. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Audio Book Podcast - Professionally narrated by Patrick Horgan. We've been told that one of the staves might cut off, but are not sure which one. A Christmas Carol from WOUB Digital - Well narrated by Karen Chan and a full cast. This edition is on streaming through SoundCloud. A Christmas Carol Performed by Orson Welles' Campbell Playhouse - One hour radio dramatization performed by Orson Welles and the Campbell Playhouse crew on December 23, 1938. Available on MP3 Download. Plenty of editions to choose from and they're all free! Listen to these audio books to get into the Christmas spirit! Also if you'd like to get further into the works of Dickens, we currently feature 30 free audio books by Charles Dickens from Librivox and Lit2Go: American Notes for General Circulation Barnaby Rudge The Battle of Life Bleak House A Child's History of England The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth David Copperfield Dombey and Son Great Expectations Hard Times The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain A House to Let The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby Little Dorrit Mudfog and Other Sketches The Mystery of Edwin Drood The Old Curiosity Shop Oliver Twist Our Mutual Friend The Pickwick Papers Pictures from Italy The Seven Poor Travellers Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People The Strange Gentleman A Tale of Two Cities Podcast Three Ghost Stories The Uncommercial Traveller The Village Coquettes The Wreck of the Golden Mary You can check out over 200 audio books by Charles Dickens (both paid and free) on our Charles Dickens author page here: Charles Dickens Audio Books... width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/x3VY8sIrXXc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen> Free Audio Book of A Christmas Carol on LearnOutLoud.com Our free audio for the month of December is none other than A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Listen to the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as he's haunted by The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. This classic tale has become Charles Dickens' immortal holiday gift to generations of readers. This audio book has a running time of 2 Hrs. 45 Min. and is available for free on MP3 and bookmarkable MPEG-4 download. It is wonderfully narrated by Antonia Bath and can be downloaded exclusively through LearnOutLoud.com from now until the end of December. You can also watch it for free through our YouTube video which we've embedded on the page. Free Audio Book of A Christmas Carol on LearnOutLoud.com Also we feature 5 other free editions of this classic tale, if you'd like some to choose from: A Christmas Carol from LibriVox - Read by a top narrator from LibriVox named Bob Neufeld and available on MP3 download. A Christmas Carol from Lit2Go - Read by a solo narrator for Lit2Go. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens Audio Book Podcast - Professionally narrated by Patrick Horgan. We've been told that [...]



Best of the Studs Terkel Radio Archive

2017-11-21T09:32:08Z

Studs Terkel was undoubtedly one of the great radio interviewers of the 20th century. Listen to 100s of interviews conducted by the multifaceted Studs Terkel who hosted "The Studs Terkel Program" on Chicago's fine arts radio station WFMT from 1952 to 1997. The audio galleries on Studs Terkel Radio Archive website and now on SoundCloud feature many of his radio show interviews covering the arts, literature, poetry, civil rights, philosophy, politics, film, and sports from the past century. There are also interviews with everyday people who experienced the major 20th century events of the Great Depression, World War II, Labor movements, and the Civil Rights movement in the 20th century. And then there are the interviews with some of the leading voices and minds of the 20th century. At the beginning of 2016 the Studs Terkel Radio Archive launched a Kickstarter and earned over $80,000 along with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Their Kickstarter pledge: "Over two years, we aim to make an additional 1000 of Studs Terkel's programs freely available for listening, exploring, and remixing." Since then they've added 100s of Studs Terkel audio programs to the archives on SoundCloud and onto their new Studs Terkel Radio Archive website which is re-launching in 2018. The content is great and the sound quality of the archive is truly amazing: Studs Terkel Radio Archive on SoundCloud We scrolled down the entire archive on SoundCloud and picked out some of the best interviews which we're linking to directly on SoundCloud. We've organized them by year: Dorothy Parker in 1959 Sidney Poitier talks about the film "The Defiant Ones" in 1959 Lorraine Hansberry talks about her play "A Raisin in the Sun" in 1959 Buster Keaton in 1960 Mortimer J. Adler in 1960 Simone de Beauvoir in 1960 Dizzy Gillespie in 1961 Shel Silverstein in 1961 Tennessee Williams in 1961 Ravi Shankar in 1961 Aaron Copland in 1961 Eartha Kitt in 1962 Rita Moreno in 1962 Saul Alinsky on Rules for Radicals in 1962 Federico Fellini in 1962 James Baldwin in 1962 Isaac Bashevis Singer in 1964 Newton Minow on the FCC in 1964 Dr. Martin Luther King in 1964 Tom Wolfe talk about his book "The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby" in 1965 John Hope Franklin in 1966 Hunter S. Thompson talks about his book "Hell's Angels" in 1967 Gore Vidal talks about his book "Myra Breckinridge" in 1968 Doris Lessing in 1969 Frank Zappa in 1970 Arthur Miller and John O'Brien in 1970 Janis Joplin in 1970 Doris Kearns Goodwin on Lyndon Johnson in 1970 Ralph Ellison in 1970 Thich Nhat Hanh in 1971 Cesar Chavez in 1973 Rosa Parks and Myles Horton in 1973 Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward discussing the book "All the President's Men" in 1974 Toni Morrison talks about "Sula" in 1974 Muhammad Ali in 1975 Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau in 1976 David McCullough on Theodore Roosevelt in 1981 Laurie Anderson in 1981 Pete Seeger in 1982 Gloria Steinem in 1982 Carl Sagan discusses his book "Contact" in 1985 Lily Tomlin in 1988 Barbara Kopple discusses the documentary "American Dream" in 1992 Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan discuss the book "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" in 1992 Oliver Sacks talks about "An Anthropologist on Mars" in 1995 Roger Ebert on "Roger Ebert's Book of Film" in 1996 Allen Ginsberg and Philip Glass in 1999 We'll add more top programs to this list from the Studs Terkel Radio Archive as they become available! To learn more about the life and times of Studs Terkel check out this great interview from 2004 with Terkel: Keeping the Faith in Difficult Times: Conversation with Studs Terkel In this hour long streaming video interview, Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler interviews Studs later in his life. It is a fascinating and funny interview which covers much of Terkel's life and his philosophy on life in America. He also openly expresses his opinions about the media and the politicians today. Although in his 90s at the time, Terkel lucidly reminisces about his life and the les[...]



Best FRONTLINE Documentaries & Podcasts

2017-11-17T01:27:15Z

FRONTLINE has produced over 500 documentary films on contemporary social and political issues in the past 20 years. And you can not only watch most of them online for free through the PBS FRONTLINE website, but you can also listen to over 50 of them on the Frontline Audiocast Podcast. While the popular Frontline Audiocast Podcast lacked the visual component, it still was usually comprehendible as an audio podcast with some audio cues to aid listeners. Now FRONTLINE has launched their first audio-only podcast in The FRONTLINE Dispatch Podcast and it applies FRONTLINE's investigative reporting to the podcast medium with superb audio documentaries. Check it out here: The FRONTLINE Dispatch Podcast This new podcast currently features five audio documentaries. In each documentary a journalist guides you through the story as it is interspersed with interviews and audio source material to aid in the storytelling. For an interesting listen, check out the episode "The Housing Fix" which examines the complicated relationship between slum landlords, tenants, and city planners, as many living in poverty are evicted from their homes to make way for pricier housing developments. Set in the city neighborhoods of Dallas, but indicative of what's happening in many U.S. urban cities, the audio documentary paints a complex portrait of the challenges in maintaining affordable living conditions for the nation's poor and lower middle class. That's just one of the audio documentaries you can hear in this new podcast from FRONTLINE that you'll probably want to subscribe to. If you'd like to listen to FRONTLINE documentaries, then can also listen to over 50 of them on the: Frontline Audiocast - PBS Podcast The PBS Frontline series are some of the best documentaries available on public television, but it's often difficult to carve out time to sit down and watch them. Now Frontline has released a group of their documentaries as audio podcasts and they actually work really well as just audio. Since most of the Frontline documentaries feature talking heads interviews along with narration they don't really require the visual component. Also Frontline has done the service of inserting audio of the name of the person who is talking before each interview. Each podcast runs about an hour. We also feature over 150 of the best FRONTLINE documentaries on streaming video on our site and we plan add more soon. Browse the best of FRONTLINE on LearnOutLoud: Browse Over 150 of the Best Free FRONTLINE Documentaries FRONTLINE also has started their 36th season. Below are three of the best documentaries from the new season: North Korea's Deadly Dictator In North Korea's Deadly Dictator, FRONTLINE presents the bizarre story of the murder of Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam in Malaysia in February of 2017. As the days after the murder by chemical attack progressed, the investigation increasingly appeared to be an assassination conducted by the North Korean leadership in response to Kim Jong-nam speaking up against the regime. The documentary then turns towards the increasing aggression of North Korea and their nuclear weapons program which has loomed over 2017. It covers the response of the Trump administration and potential ways of dealing with the threat North Korea poses. The documentary features footage from inside North Korea and interviews of experts on the Korean conflict. Mosul In the FRONTLINE documentary Mosul, viewers will get an inside look at the battle young Iraqi soldiers fought to drive ISIS out of Mosul in Iraq. It's a brutal and sometimes graphic look at the violence in the region. The documentary doesn't feature narration, but instead focuses on the battles and words of the soldiers fighting them. With many innocent men, women, and children caught in the crossfire and a city decimated, it is a difficult look into the heart of a battle that cost thousands of civilian lives. Putin's Revenge In the two-part documentary Putin's Revenge,[...]



How to Access iTunes U Content in the New iTunes

2017-11-13T14:18:10Z

For those of you who are fans of the free audio & video courses and lectures on iTunes U and you downloaded iTunes 12.7, you might've been shocked and dismayed to learn that the ability to browse iTunes U is no longer a main menu option within iTunes on your desktop. As of their September 2017 iTunes 12.7 release, iTunes U was merged with the Podcasts section. So while the iTunes U content is still there and you can search for it, the ability to browse it is now difficult in iTunes. You can browse it within the iTunes U iOS app on your iPhone or iPad. But if you don't have an iPhone or iPad, it's harder to find all this great free educational content. Also after browsing the iOS app we found that a lot of the content that universities are offering is not easy to find within the iOS app, but it is still up in iTunes. It's a little confusing, but Apple has now divided the iTunes U content into Podcasts and Course Collections and the Course Collections are not accessible outside of iOS. But a lot of the actual courses are listed as Podcasts and are accessible via iTunes. Anyway after some digging we did locate the link to the iTunes U browse page on iTunes. Here it is: New iTunes U Browse Page on iTunes But for desktop users this browse page doesn't help a whole lot because for the most part it only links to the Course Collections that are only accessible on iOS. It does not link to the Podcasts which offer a lot more iTunes U content than is accessible in the iTunes U app. So in this blog post we'll try to help you out with locating all that iTunes U has to offer in iTunes. Hopefully in the future Apple will make an iTunes U Podcast browse section of their podcast directory and hopefully they'll make the iTunes Course Collections accessible to all (not just iOS users). For now we thought we'd aid you with links to the top college & university providers on iTunes and their new Podcasts pages, along with links to iTunes U content that we've featured on our site. You can access a lot of the iTunes U content directly through the university podcast provider pages. We went through all of the providers in iTunes U and picked out the best ones to link to. So we'll start by providing you with links to some of the top iTunes U providers on iTunes: Stanford University on iTunes Harvard University on iTunes Yale University on iTunes Columbia University on iTunes MIT OpenCourseware on iTunes UC Berkeley on iTunes UCLA on iTunes Duke University on iTunes University of Southern California on iTunes Ohio State University on iTunes Arizona State University on iTunes Oxford University on iTunes University of London on iTunes The Open University on iTunes University of Pennsylvania on iTunes UCTV on iTunes University of Chicago on iTunes La Trobe University on iTunes DePaul University on iTunes The University of Texas at Austin on iTunes Caltech on iTunes Carnegie Mellon University on iTunes American University on iTunes Emory University on iTunes Chapman University on iTunes UC Davis on iTunes Cornell University on iTunes Georgetown University on iTunes Missouri State University on iTunes New York University on iTunes UC Irvine on iTunes University of Arizona on iTunes University of Notre Dame on iTunes Reformed Theological Seminary on iTunes University of Glasgow on iTunes And here are some iTunes U providers that are not universities or colleges: Library of Congress on iTunes The Aspen Ideas Festival on iTunes U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on iTunes Center for Strategic and International Studies on iTunes U.S. National Archives on iTunes Smithsonian Folkways on iTunes Also we still link to a number of iTunes U offerings through LearnOutLoud. Here are some of courses and offerings we've collected over the years: Over 70 Courses & Lectures from Stanford University on iTunes & YouTube 30 Courses from La Trobe University Over 20 Free Courses from UC Davis on iTunes & YouTube 10 Courses from Arizona State Un[...]



500 Best Free Movies on Tubi TV

2017-11-08T10:58:01Z

We recently discovered Tubi TV! It is a free ad-supported streaming TV and movie network offering more than 50,000 titles from impressive partners including Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, and Starz. They raised over $20 million earlier this year and offer popular apps on the iPhone/iPad, Android devices, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and more. Last year Hulu stopped offering free ad-supported movies and TV shows, but Tubi TV has stepped in to fill that void. And their platform seems a lot smoother in terms of user experience than other free movie platforms out there. A few things to note before you dive in. The viewing rights to their movies vary outside the United States, so sorry if you cannot watch these. Also if the movie is rated "R" you're likely to have to create account and sign in, in order to view the movie. But we recommend creating an account, so then you can create a "Queue" of the movies and TV shows you want to watch in the future. Like all movie sites there are a lot of not-so-good movies to sift through. To help you find some good movies, we've gone through their entire movie catalog and picked out the top 500 movies you can watch right now through their site and apps. We'll start with their documentaries, since a lot of these we've added into our LearnOutLoud.com Free Documentaries Collection, and we'll be adding a lot more soon. Beyond documentaries, we've picked out movies in the genres of Action, Classics, Comedy, Drama, Horror, and Thrillers. Here are over 500 of their best free movies that we picked out (we've sorted them by year): FREE DOCUMENTARIES: A.K.A Cassius Clay (1970) Marjoe (1972) The Last Waltz (1978) From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China (1979) Genocide (1980) The Decline of Western Civilization (1981) Atomic Café (1982) Koyaanisqatsi (1982) Stop Making Sense (1983) The Decline of Western Civilization, Part II: The Metal Years (1988) Let's Get Lost (1989) Madonna: Truth or Dare (1990) The Last Party (1992) The Restless Conscience (1992) Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995) Atomic Filmmakers: Hollywoods Secret Film Studio (1996) Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam (1996) The Long Way Home (1996) Mandela (1996) The Cruise (1997) Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997) The Decline of Western Civilization Part III (1998) Kurt and Courtney (1998) Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero (1999) Genghis Blues (1999) My Best Fiend (1999) The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000) Startup.com (2001) 7 Days in September (2002) Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony (2002) Bowling for Columbine (2002) Hell's Highway (2002) OT: Our Town (2002) The Weather Underground (2002) Step Into Liquid (2003) Stevie (2003) The End (2004) Let the Church Say Amen (2004) What the Bleep Do We Know!? (2004) Word Wars (2004) 12 Ordinary Men (2005) Grizzly Man (2005) Rize (2005) Deliver Us from Evil (2006) In Search of Mozart (2006) Jonestown: Paradise Lost (2006) Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (2006) The Rape of Europa (2006) Wake Up and Get Healthy (2006) Certifiably Jonathan (2007) In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) The Secret (2007) Skid Row (2007) America the Beautiful (2008) Boogie Man: The Lee Altwater Story (2008) Crips and Bloods: Made in America (2008) Food Fight (2008) Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio (2008) How to Cook Your Life (2008) The Human Experience (2008) Know Your Mushrooms (2008) The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (2008) Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (2008) Beer Wars (2009) The Cartel (2009) Cropsey (2009) Fresh (2009) How to Live Forever (2009) Loose Change (2009) My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story (2009) The Night James Brown Saved Boston (2009) Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue (2009) Reel Injun (2009) The September Issue (2009) Soundtrack for a Revolution (2009) Tapped (2009) Transcendent Man (2009) Under Our Skin (2009) American Grindhouse (2010) Carbon Nation (2010) Cool It (2010) Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead [...]



Tim Ferriss Interview on Tools of Titans

2017-10-13T16:24:53Z

Tim Ferriss is an entrepreneur, podcast host of the popular Tim Ferriss Show, and author of the new book Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. He is the author of past bestsellers including The 4-Hour Work Week and and The 4-Hour Body. He recently spoke at the Commonwealth Club of California about his new book and his experiments as a "human guinea pig" for trying out new things to improve health, wealth, and many other areas of his life. He explains how he studies the outliers in different fields who achieve results that are often thought of as unthinkable. Ferriss provides insights into his writing process, his investing habits, and his experiments with psychedelic drugs. Enjoy this 80-minute chat with one of the leading voices in personal growth today....

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Tim Ferriss is an entrepreneur, podcast host of the popular Tim Ferriss Show, and author of the new book Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. He is the author of past bestsellers including The 4-Hour Work Week and and The 4-Hour Body.

He recently spoke at the Commonwealth Club of California about his new book and his experiments as a "human guinea pig" for trying out new things to improve health, wealth, and many other areas of his life. He explains how he studies the outliers in different fields who achieve results that are often thought of as unthinkable. Ferriss provides insights into his writing process, his investing habits, and his experiments with psychedelic drugs. Enjoy this 80-minute chat with one of the leading voices in personal growth today.




Sounds True Free Audio & Video Talks, Podcasts, & Samples

2017-09-26T19:59:01Z

To give you a sampling of the great audio courses and audio books published by Sounds True, we've put together this full list of free audio & video talks, podcasts, & samples that they are offering. Learn from many of their top authors and discover great new thinkers as you grow in your spiritual life with these free offerings. We'll start off with their top podcast, the Sounds True: Insights at the Edge Podcast, hosted by Sounds True founder Tami Simon and featuring over 300 episodes on their podcast feed: 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. You'll find podcasts in which she interviews Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, Geneen Roth, Dr. Ervin Laszlo, and many more. Another podcast they offer is the: Sounds True Producer's Pick Podcast Listen to over 200 podcasts from the Sounds True Producer's Pick Podcast. The podcasts consist of about 10-minute excerpts from Sounds True audio programs, handpicked by Sounds True producers. In the podcast called "Embracing Intensity", teacher Pema Chodron explains how to confront the most intensely painful experiences of our lives. This excerpt is from her Sounds True audio program When Pain is the Doorway. In other audio program samples you'll hear from Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Rick Hanson, Cyndi Dale, Fred Alan Wolf, Dr. Brene Brown, Dr. Kelly McGongial, Caroline Myss, and Thich Nhat Hanh. Each podcast has a title and description to help you pick out which episode to listen to. Get some wisdom from some of the best selections of Sounds True audio titles. And for a full free 12-hour series from Sounds True watch or listen to: The Self-Acceptance Project: Finding Our Sense of Fundamental Worthiness Watch or listen to a 12-hour series from SoundsTrue.com which they call "The Self-Acceptance Project". This project features 22 different Sounds True authors and teachers in conversation with Sounds True founder Tami Simon on the subject of self-acceptance, which Simon has found to be one of the most difficult areas in spiritual life. The sessions feature recent bestselling authors as Brene Brown, Kelly McGonigal, Geneen Roth, and many other notable authors. To get this program you'll need to enter in your name and email for registration on the Sounds True site, and then you'll have access to all the sessions on streaming audio & video, along with downloadable audio & video. Each session has a running time of about 30-45 minutes. And here's another full online event they still feature on their site: The Compassionate Brain: Activating the Neural Circuits of Kindness, Caring, and Love - Practical Neuroscience for Transformation In 2012, the publisher Sounds True is offered a free live streaming video event series entitled "The Compassionate Brain". The 7-part series is conducted by Dr. Rick Hanson, as he talks with world-class scholars and teachers, including Richie Davidson, Dan Siegel, Tara Brach, Dacher Keltner, Kelly McGonigal, Kristin Neff, and Jean Houston. The series looks at different ways to use the power of neuroplasticity to open the heart, build courage, find compassion, forgive oneself and others, and heal the world. The first session features Dr. Richard J. Davidson of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as he joins Dr. Hanson to discuss "How the Mind Changes the Brain". Richie Davidson is a pioneering researcher on the plasticity of the brain and the ability of the mind to rewire the brain for happiness and compassion. You can watch this opening session on the Sounds True YouTube channel. To sign up for the course you'll just need to enter in your [...]



3 Neuroscience Lectures on Popular Brain Myths

2017-09-26T19:59:01Z

Last week we featured 70 Free Lectures from The Great Courses for back to school. Today we wanted to highlight three of those free lectures from the course Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience taught by Professor Indre Viskontas, Ph.D. In these lectures Dr. Viskontas provides many answers to three popular questions in neuroscience as she separates fact, myth, and things we just don't know yet in neuroscience. The course Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience and over 300 other courses can be accessed with a subscription to The Great Courses Plus. We highly recommend all three of these free lectures: 1. Can Certain Foods Make You Smarter? Can certain foods make you smarter? That's the question directly addressed in this lecture from the course Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience taught by Professor Indre Viskontas, Ph.D. She addresses the difficulty with conducting good neuroscience studies on the effects of food because there is not much profit to made from studying foods like blueberries that can't be patented. But Professor Viskontas points to some studies done around fish oil, anti-oxidant foods, and supplements and the often scant evidence or mixed results that these studies have produced in regards to cognitive improvement. She does point out that caffeine, exercise, and even fasting might aid in our cognitive abilities. She explodes the myth of sugar making kids crazy and also discusses the effects of popular drugs like Adderall and Ritalin for kids with ADHD. After decades of study, Professor Viskontas says we aren't that far from the common sense wisdom that was already known, that good nutrition, a healthy diet, and exercise are good for mental performance. 2. Can Adult Brains Change for the Better? Hear about the exciting new science of adult neurogenesis, which is the process by which new neurons are generated in the adult brain. Professor Indre Viskontas, Ph.D. explains that for many years in neuroscience, scientists thought once the adult brain was fully developed that adults could not grow new neurons. But recent science has proven that new development is possible, especially in the hippocampus of the brain which is associated with memory. Dr. Viskontas also examines some of the ways in which brain power can be boosted and how exercise, food, and pills affect the brain. Learn how you can start growing new neurons today! 3. Does Technology Make You Stupid? It is frequently suggested that technology is making people more stupid, but in this lecture from The Great Courses, Professor Indre Viskontas, Ph.D. takes a more nuanced view of what technology might be doing to our intelligence and our ability to pay attention. This 30-minute lecture is from her course Brain Myths Exploded: Lessons from Neuroscience and she takes on many of the common myths involving smartphones, social media, and computers. She covers a lot of ground in this lecture and cites many recent studies that have dealt with how these new technologies are transforming our world and our minds. And if you like Dr. Viskontas, you might want to check out the podcast she hosts with Kishore Hari: Inquiring Minds Podcast Listen to the Inquiring Minds Podcast featuring thought leaders on a wide variety of topics. Indre Viskontas & Kishore Hari make great hosts as they start off the podcast discussing some recent news or studies they found fascinating. Then they interview their guest and they explore "the place where science, politics, and society collide". Hear from Stephen Dubner on Freakonomics, Adam Rogers on the science of booze, Traci Mann giving unconventional findings on the science of weight loss, Dr. Norman Doidge on brain plasticity, and many other leading thinkers such as Adam Savage, William Gibson, Steven Johnson, Steven Pinker, Naomi Klein, Al Gore, John Oliver, Jar[...]



100 Free Made For Success Audio Books on YouTube

2017-09-26T19:59:01Z

We've been selling personal & professional development audio programs from the publisher Made for Success for many years now. In the past few years they've started distributing over 100 of their audio programs through YouTube. Most of these programs are shorter and usually run from 30 Min. to 1 Hr. You'll find titles from popular authors and speakers like Mark Victor Hansen, Loral Langemeier, Sharon L. Lechter (co-author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad), and Zig Ziglar. Many of these audio programs below we are still selling on audio download, but we have embedded the YouTube video on each page of the full audio program, so you can listen to these programs by streaming them through YouTube. Also it has been brought to our attention that many of these YouTube videos do not play outside of the United States. Sorry! Enjoy over 100 free audio programs to help you on your way to success! The 12 Characteristics of Leadership by Chris Widener The 3 Keys to Exceptional Achievement by Larry Iverson 5 Steps to Peak Performance by Larry Iverson 7 Years with Jim Rohn by Chris Widener The 9 Secrets to Time Mastery by Larry Iverson Awakening Significance: Firewall for the Mind by Warren Wandling Be a Rip-Roaring Rich Kid by Mark Victor Hansen Be a Star with Your Customers and Keep Them Forever by Shep Hyken Becoming a Dreamer by Marcia Wieder Becoming Indispensable at Work by Jeffrey Combs Blogs and Marketing: Using Blog Marketing For Your Business by Liv Montgomery Blood and Money: The Family Business by Sharon L. Lechter Bringing Balance to a Chaotic Life by Chris Widener Build a Personal Coping Strategy: Stay Grounded in the Midst of Change by Sheila Murray Bethel Building a Healthy Self-Image by Zig Ziglar Celebrating Christ-Centered Holidays by Jennifer Sedlock A Change Master Leader's Perspective Releases Future Potential by Sheila Murray Bethel Checking Out Online: eCommerce, Cart Selection & Merchant Accounts by Liv Montgomery A Clear Perspective about the Present Gives You Authenticity by Sheila Murray Bethel The Colors of the Rainbow: Clearing and Balancing Your Chakra Energy by Crystal Dwyer Communicating Beyond Your Own Style by Jennifer Sedlock Communicating for Results from Conflict to Cooperation by Marilyn Sherman Communication - Candor = Storyteller by Lonnie Pacelli Communication, Sex and Money: The James Bond Strategy by Mike Schindler Communication: The Master Skill to Powerful Relationships by Brian Tracy Confidence & Self-Esteem in 30 Minutes by Larry Iverson Connecting: High-Powered Strategies for Successful Communications by Elizabeth Jeffries Consistent Peak Performance by Larry Iverson Conversion Marketing: eCommerce Money Making Magic by Bryan Heathman Courage - Predictability = Recklessness by Lonnie Pacelli Creating a Wealth Cycle by Loral Langemeier Creating Multiple Streams of Income by Robert G. Allen Creating the Loyalty Mindset by Shep Hyken Customer Driven Service by Tony Alessandra Developing & Maintaining the Right Attitude by Zig Ziglar Developing a Comic Vision for Life by Tim Gard Developing Unshakeable Self-Confidence by Jeff Davidson Effective Business Writing for Success by Jane Smith Embracing Change by Larry Iverson Energize Your Mind by Larry Iverson Espresso Faith by Greg Surratt Exploring Your Child's Personality by Jennifer Sedlock Find Your Gifts and Purpose and Get Moving on Your Path! by Jennifer Sedlock Finding Your Dreams by Marcia Wieder Fire Up Your Brain by Larry Iverson Freedom From Anxiety by Crystal Dwyer From Good to Great: 10 Little Techniques to Transform Your Speech by Patricia Fripp From Success to Significance by Sheila Murray Bethel Fundamental Qualities of a New Breed of Leader by Sheila Murray Bethel Garden of New Beginnings by Crystal Dwyer Getting to "Yes" In 10 Seconds or Less by Vanna Novak Getting to t[...]



5 Free Tony Robbins Audio Books on Spotify

2017-09-26T19:59:01Z

You can now listen to five free Tony Robbins audio books through Spotify. These audio programs on CD run $9.99 per program on Tony's website, but with a Spotify account you can now listen to them all for free. They cover the areas of wealth, time, relationship, career, and goals. We'll describe each program below. We'll start with his program The Edge: The Power to Change Your Life Now. 1. The Edge: The Power to Change Your Life Now In The Edge, self-help legend Tony Robbins describes how he can help anyone listening transform every area of their life where it matters most. Whether it be finding more energy when you wake up in the morning, learning how to respond to negative events & limiting beliefs, improving your finances, or finding your sense of purpose in life, this introductory series delivers a jolt to the system that only Tony can deliver. What's notable about Robbins' style is not just his enthusiasm, but his commitment to providing usable tools, modeled upon years of observing the world's most successful people, that you can use to make your own life a work of art. Get moving, get happy, and get started right here! 2. Time of Your Life Much more than a time management seminar, Tony Robbins' Time of Your Life audio program looks deeper into what time really is. Robbins posits that time is emotion, and that we've all experienced time flying by as well as time slowed down according to our emotional states. Before we can attempt to manage our time effectively, we need to first decide what to focus on. Once we focus on the specific results we want and the ultimate purpose we are passionate about, Tony teaches how to set forth a massive action plan to achieve our goals and have the time of our lives! 3. Career: Find Your True Gift In this audio program Tony Robbins points out many things one should consider when they're looking for a job or a career. The majority of this audio program consists of an interview that Tony conducted with self-help author Stephen R. Covey, who is the author of the mega-bestselling book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Covey gets to the heart of his 7 habits pointing out career & life advice along the way. The advice will hopefully help you find meaning in your own work, no matter what stage of your career you are in. 4. Love and Passion In this introductory audio program, life coach and self development guru Tony Robbins works through a pragmatic approach to selecting and connecting with your soul mate. As Robbins stresses at the beginning, chemistry is important, but it doesn't always make for a long-lasting partnership. In the lecture portion of the program, he walks listeners through the elementary ingredients that go into lasting love, including shared goals, playfulness, trust, respect, and perhaps most important, communication. 5. Financial Freedom In this one hour audio program, Tony Robbins teaches that before we set out to get "rich" we need to define what wealth is for us. While earning lots of money can be beneficial, Tony has seen in his own life and in the lives of successful people that he has coached that being rich isn't the same as being wealthy if you're sacrificing other aspects of your life for making money. He points out several different types of wealth including emotional wealth, time, relationships, purpose, and more. Tony argues that only when we've achieved wealth in all of these areas can we truly achieve financial freedom. 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. If you want to listen ad-free and on smart phone and you love music as well, we can't recommend Spotify Premium highly enough. A[...]



The Time Machine Free Audiobook & H.G. Wells Science Fiction

2017-09-26T19:59:01Z

Travel into the future with H.G. Wells' classic novel The Time Machine. Bear witness to Morlocks and more in the year 802,701 A.D. This audio book is available on MP3 Digital Download from Project Gutenberg. It is well narrated by Roy Trumbull who runs The Story Spieler site which features many other stories and interesting audio programs. Check out this version and two other free versions of this classic science fiction audio book: The Time Machine (from Project Gutenberg) The Time Machine (from LibriVox) The Time Machine (from Lit2Go) For all of our offering from the great author H.G. Wells, browse his author page here: H.G. Wells Audio Books & Short Stories Also for an introduction to the science fiction of H.G. Wells, check out this lecture from The Great Courses: H.G. Wells and Utopian Science Fiction This lecture is part of a course from The Great Courses called Great Utopian and Dystopian Works of Literature taught by Professor Pamela Bedore, Ph.D.. This course and over 300 other courses can be accessed with a subscription to The Great Courses Plus. The final decades of the 19th century saw the birth and development of science fiction as a new literary genre, with the concept of utopia in particular being a favorite subject of early writers. In this free Great Course lecture, Literature Professor Pamela Bedore focuses on two books by science fiction forefather H.G. Wells that ask the question: is imagining a utopia inherently a part of science fiction? Using both Wells' classic The Time Machine and a lesser known work called A Modern Utopia as her texts, Professor Bedore demonstrates how science fiction can be utilized to explore how current societies might evolve if certain trends predominate, leading to interesting utopian futures that sometimes look positive on the surface, but often come with hidden costs. For more science fiction from H.G. Wells try out The War of the Worlds: On October 30, 1938, Orson Welles directed and narrated his War of the Worlds radio drama. In 1938, the realistic news bulletins that began the broadcast suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was currently in progress. Listen to this dramatization of the most famous alien-invasion story of all time. This broadcast is available on YouTube through the Newseum (interactive museum of news and journalism) channel. The War of the Worlds (1938 Radio Broadcast) To download the original radio drama produced by Orson Welles and The Mercury Theatre on the Air, check out: The Mercury Theatre on the Air (collection on MP3 audio download) And for a lot of Orson Welles radio programs check out this podcast: Orson Welles: On The Air Podcast And if you want to listen to a free audio book version of H.G. Wells' original War of the Worlds then check out: War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells (from Librivox) The War of the Worlds Podcast... Travel into the future with H.G. Wells' classic novel The Time Machine. Bear witness to Morlocks and more in the year 802,701 A.D. This audio book is available on MP3 Digital Download from Project Gutenberg. It is well narrated by Roy Trumbull who runs The Story Spieler site which features many other stories and interesting audio programs. Check out this version and two other free versions of this classic science fiction audio book: The Time Machine (from Project Gutenberg) The Time Machine (from LibriVox) The Time Machine (from Lit2Go) For all of our offering from the great author H.G. Wells, browse his author page here: H.G. Wells Audio Books & Short Stories Also for an introduction to the science fiction of H.G. Wells, check out this lecture from The Great Courses: H.G. Wells and Utopian Science Fiction This lecture is part of a course from The Great Courses call[...]



Top 15 Foreign Policy & World Affairs Podcasts

2017-09-26T19:59:01Z

In recent years U.S. foreign policy and global affairs have become increasingly interesting to say the least. With ongoing crises happening in the Syrian Civil War and their refugee crisis, the war on ISIS and the fight against terrorism, the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and Russia's meddling in the elections of other countries, heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula, the ongoing war in Afghanistan, the rise of populist nationalism in many Western countries, the threat of the break up of NATO and the European Union, hacking and cybersecurity, confronting global warming, international trade deals, and the list goes on and on. One of the best ways to attempt to keep up with all the global news and to hear a diverse range of opinions on these issues facing the United States and the rest of the world, is by listening to the latest coverage from many excellent foreign policy and global affairs podcasts. Most major foreign policy think tanks and publications now have regular podcasts discussing the latest news and events, and public radio from the U.S. and the U.K. provide a number of excellent foreign affairs programs. We've assembled this list of 15 of the best foreign policy podcasts that cover global affairs. These podcasts feature interviews, news, analysis, and debate from foreign policy experts about what is happening now and what is coming next on the global stage. 1. The Global Politico Podcast The Global Politico Podcast is one of the best new foreign policy podcasts, featuring in-depth interviews conducted by POLITICO's Susan Glasser. Glasser has access to highly influential leaders and thinkers on the global stage including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, NBC's Andrea Mitchell, Iraq war architect Paul Wolfowitz, former Secretary of State Jim Baker, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, Trump senior national security official Michael Anton, and many other key figures in American foreign policy. Glasser is not afraid to ask her guests challenging questions about their views and she keeps the interviews consistently compelling as she seeks to apply her guest's knowledge to current events in the world. 2. Center for Strategic & International Studies Podcast The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Podcast provides serious discussion on geopolitical topics. Each week host Colm Quinn talks to a key foreign policy thinker about a major issue confronting the U.S. and the world. Topics range from cybersecurity to human rights to climate change to military defense, and Quinn seems very knowledgeable of all these issues as he navigates the latest news and developments each week. 3. Pod Save the World Podcast Pod Save the World is the foreign affairs arm of the Crooked Media slate of progressive political news podcasts hosted by former Obama-administration insiders John Favreau, Tommy Vietor, and Jon Lovett. With this podcast, Vietor utilizes his first-hand National Security experience to discuss both past and current foreign policy matters. Washington insiders from a wide array of backgrounds are interviewed to discuss the fascinating inner workings, decisions, deals, and challenges that face policy makers in Washington. 4. The World Next Week Podcast The World Next Week Podcast from the Council on Foreign Relations looks forward to the major upcoming events in global politics each week and how things might play out. CFR's Director of Studies James M. Lindsay and CFR.org Managing Editor Robert J. McMahon offer their ideas regarding current global affairs, drawing on their deep knowledge of the history of foreign relations of the United States. In each 30-minute episode they cover a number of key topics that the world will face each week, and the[...]



Free Introductions to 27 Great Operas on Audio

2017-09-26T19:59:01Z

You can now listen to 27 hour-long introductions of famous operas written by Thomson Smillie and read by David Timson. The introductions are part of the "Opera Explained" series from the classical music record label NAXOS, and they offer them streaming through Spotify. Whether you are a classical music expert, or you are new to opera, these introductions serve as one of the most accessible ways to learn about and appreciate opera. The introductions contain popular excerpts from NAXOS classical recordings of the operas. David Timson is a wonderful narrator and in each introduction he provides context for the opera before going into the story and highlighting the best musical moments. You'll also learn a great deal about the composer of each opera from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Giacomo Puccini. Please Note: In order to listen to these introductions 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 all 27 introductions that we feature on LearnOutLoud.com: 27 Introductions to Operas by Thomson Smillie If you're wondering where to start, we'll recommend some of the most beloved operas of all time: Aida: An Introduction to Verdi's Opera The Barber of Seville: An Introduction to Rossini's Opera Carmen: An Introduction to Bizet's Opera Fidelio: An Introduction to Beethoven's Opera La Boheme: An Introduction to Puccini's Opera The Marriage of Figaro: An Introduction to Mozart's Opera In addition to these opera introductions, we'll also feature today 11 composer biographies by Jeremy Siepmann that are offered by NAXOS on Spotify: 11 Biographies on the Life & Works of Famous Composers by Jeremy Siepmann These 4-hour introductions to the composers alternate between telling their life story and featuring recordings of their musical works. Some of the composers you may have heard of include: The Life and Works of Bach The Life and Works of Mozart The Life and Works of Beethoven The Life and Works of Tchaikovsky The Life & Works of Giuseppe Verdi Enjoy these introductions to some of the greatest composers and operas of all time!... src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify%3Aalbum%3A0rkzJQw41XW5VRpr9p1QOS" width="560" height="380" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true"> You can now listen to 27 hour-long introductions of famous operas written by Thomson Smillie and read by David Timson. The introductions are part of the "Opera Explained" series from the classical music record label NAXOS, and they offer them streaming through Spotify. Whether you are a classical music expert, or you are new to opera, these introductions serve as one of the most accessible ways to learn about and appreciate opera. The introductions contain popular excerpts from NAXOS classical recordings of the operas. David Timson is a wonderful narrator and in each introduction he provides context for the opera before going into the story and highlighting the best musical moments. You'll also learn a great deal about the composer of each opera from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Giacomo Puccini. Please Note: In order to listen to these introductions 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 all 27 introductions that we feature on LearnOutLoud.com: 27 Introductions to Operas by Thomson Smillie If you're wondering [...]