Good things to watch and listen to during the Covid-19 crisis
I am using this page to collect together recommendations from friends about online lectures, podcasts and activities – the stuff you never had time to watch or listen to, and some for exercise or fun. It is mainly a way of keeping track of recommendations and quite random so far, but please feel free to copy or share if you want to.
Literature and History podcast. ‘An introduction to Anglophone literature and its roots, from ancient times to the present. A typical episode offers an introduction, a summary of a work, or part of a work of literature, followed by some historical analysis of how the work came to be. The episodes include original ambient and symphonic background music, some comedy songs, and goofy jokes. You can listen to the shows in any order, although from time to time, episodes will make brief mention of previous or upcoming ones.’
Yale Courses. Free on You Tube. The link takes you to the history courses but there is a wide range.
FreeCode Camp. ‘450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free.’
Eyes on the Prize ‘Produced by Blackside, Eyes on the Prize tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today. Winner of numerous Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, an International Documentary Award, and a Television Critics Association Award, Eyes on the Prize is the most critically acclaimed documentary on civil rights in America.’
Fall of Civilisations podcast.
LibriVox. ‘Free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers from around the world.’
Audible UK Audio books and podcasts.
Joe Wicks Free daily PE workouts.