The ‘Great Courses’ from The Teaching Company

Below, in alphabetical order, are the lectures I have from The Teaching Company. I find them great learning tools while commuting and on long trips.

The ones I’ve listened to, so far, are * asterisked. The ones I highly recommend and will listen to again are double ** asterisked.

All are CD except where indicated.
1066 – 3 CD
Apocalypse: Controversies and Meaning in Western History – 12 CD **
Apostle Paul, The – 6 CD
Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning 2nd Ed. – 12 CD *
Art of Public Speaking: Lessons from the Greatest Speeches in History – 6 CD
Art of War (Sun Tzu) – 3 CD *
Beginnings of Judaism – 6 CD ( I don’t recommend)
Behavioral Economics: When Psycholory and Economics Collide – 12 CD
Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon, History of the Bible: – 6 CD *
Consciousness and Its Implications – 6 CD * (I don’t recommend)
Elements of Jazz: from Cakewalks to Fusion – 8 CD *
Ethics of Aristotle – 6 CD
Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Great Images of the Universe – 2 DVD
Free Will and Determinism, Great Philosophical Debates – 12 CD
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power: The Philosophy of, – 6 CD
History, The Terror of (Mystics, Heretics and Witches …) – 6 CD
Hitler’s Empire, A History of – 6 CD *
How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication – 3 CD *
How to Be the Most Rational Person in Any Room, Philosopher’s Toolkit: – 18 CD
Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century – 6 CD
Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles over Authentication – 12 CD
Machiavelli in Context – 12 CD *
Memory and the Human Lifespan – 12 CD
Mind: Brains, Consciousness and Thinking Machines, Philosophy of – 12 CD *
Other 1492, The: Ferdinand, Isabella, and the Making of an Empire – 6 CD
Philosophy as a Guide to Living – 6 CD
Philosophy of Religion – 18 CD
Religion, Introduction to the Study of – 12 CD
Religion, Philosophy of – 18 CD
Sensation, Perception and the Aging Process – 12 CD
Science and Religion – 6 CD
Understanding Complexity – 2 DVD
Understanding the World through Experience and Reason, Tools of Thinking: – 12 CD
Writings of the Apostolic Fathers, The – 12 CD
Writing Creative Nonfiction – 12 CD *
Your Deceptive Mind: A Scientific Guide to Critical Thinking Skills – 12 CD **

About gerold

I have a bit of financial experience having invested in stocks in the 1960s & 70s, commodities in the 80s & commercial real estate in the 90s (I sold in 2005.) I'm back in stocks. I am appalled at our rapidly deteriorating global condition so I've written articles for family, friends & colleagues since 2007; warning them and doing my best to explain what's happening, what we can expect in the future and what you can do to prepare and mitigate the worst of the economic, social, political and nuclear fallout. As a public service in 2010 I decided to create a blog accessible to a larger number of people because I believe that knowledge not shared is wasted.
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2 Responses to The ‘Great Courses’ from The Teaching Company

  1. riverkatie says:

    I also love the Teaching Company. I am a sewer, I have a small sewing business, all my very own (yes I am proud!) so I spend long hours alone with my sewing machine. I listen to podcasts a lot and I have a few teaching company lectures. I wish I had more, but I have to wait for B’days and Christmas.
    For people new to The Teaching Company….make a note of the courses you want and wait for them to come on special. They will in time. Also they send a free lecture every now and again.

    Talking of sewing, as well as my industrial machines, both over 30 years old from the days when people actually could make machines, I have an old Singer 201 treadle, that can be used without power. My great-grandmother taught me to treadle, but it’s not hard. If you get a person powered sewing machine try for a 201. It’s not pretty like the early singers but it is their best machine ever. It was the last precision engineered one. Most Unfortunatley are electric but they made a few treadles for the ‘colonies’. So they are around. And jolly useful if/when the power goes out.

    • gerold says:


      That’s good advice; waiting for Teaching Company courses to go in sale.

      Sewing sounds interesting. It must be relaxing yet satisfying to see the results of your efforts. My sister is a quilter and she absolutely loves her hobby.

      And, you’re right about a manual treadle working even when the power’s out. Certainly something to consider for survival preparation.

      – Gerold

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