Today, I want to recommend The Teaching Company, with whom I am not affilated in any way, other than as a satisfied customer.
They’ve been at it, in one form or another, since 1990, finding some of the best American professors in a wide variety of subjects – best both in knowledge and the ability to convey that knowledge to an intelligent lay public – and capturing their specially prepared lectures in audio and video formats.
Their list prices are out-of sight, but every course is deeply discounted often and when the course is first offered.
Vicki and I have purchased and enjoyed 6-8 of these courses.
A few of my favorites:
- Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, taught by Robert Greenberg. I downloaded the sheet music for many of these from elsewhere on the web and struggled through the playing of them as the course wended its way.
- Particle Physics for Non-Physicists: A Tour of the Microcosmos, taught by Stephen Pollock, a fascinating look at quarks et al.
- Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, taught by Peter Saccio. Both of his Shakespeare classes are wonderful. Good refreshers just prior to attending a production.