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Teaching Company vs Modern Scholar

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1Sandydog1
apr 1, 2008, 10:39 pm

How are the Modern Scholar series of audio lectures? I see they are becoming more popular in my local libraries. Any recommendations?

2DaynaRT
apr 2, 2008, 9:14 am

I have listened to A History of the English Language and I loved it. I also have Heaven or Heresy: A History of the Inquisition and Odyssey of the West - A Classic Education through the Great Books: Hebrews and Greeks in my TBR pile.

3lucien
Redigerat: apr 2, 2008, 11:28 am

I've enjoyed several of them as well. My area libraries also tend to have more of the Modern Scholar series than the Teaching Company.

I thought Global Warming, Global Threat was probably the best overview of the climate change issue I've ever encountered. I also really liked James Kaler's two sets of lectures on Astronomy (Earth, Sky and Planets and Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe) and Terence D'Altoy's Incas: Inside an American Empire

As with any large set of works by different authors on different topics there are some duds, but overall I think they're good quality. All the ones I've listened to have exactly 14 lectures and run for a similar length of time. On occasion, I think forcing this structure leads to either padding or to cutting an interesting topic short.

fleela, thanks for the tip on A History of the English Language. Drout's lectures on fantasy literature were good and he was an engaging (and likable) presenter. I didn't know about the language one.

4Sandydog1
sep 6, 2010, 9:07 pm

I'm currently listening to Yale's Harold Bloom's Modern Scholar lectures on The Tragedies of Shakespeare.

5Sandydog1
okt 24, 2010, 3:37 pm

#3, lucien,

I'm finishing up on Global Warming: Global Threat now. Excellent.