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Ancient Greek Philosophy

Image Description Dr. Will Buckingham
10 lessons
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1h 2m
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92%

What does it mean to be a sceptic, or a cosmopolitan? Who was it who first talked about atoms? Why is it sometimes good to be a cynic? Why do Plato and Aristotle still matter today? Ancient Greek Philosophy will give you a whirlwind tour of some of the major philosophers and major ideas in the Greek tradition. We’ll explore some of the ancient world’s strangest and most profound thinkers. And we’ll ask what relevance ancient Greek philosophy still has for us in the 21st Century.

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The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic

Image Description Louis Markos
15 lessons
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2h 22m
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94%

This series will guide its listeners on an exciting, 1200-year journey from Rome's mythical beginnings to the birth of the Roman Empire. Along the way, we will consider the legendary tales of Aeneas, Dido, and Romulus, the seven kings of the Roman Monarchy, the founding and growth of the Roman Republic, the bloody Punic Wars that pit Rome against Carthage, the equally bloody period of Civil Wars that almost tore Rome apart, the power struggles of Julius Caesar, Pompey, Cleopatra, and Marc Antony, and the rise to power of the young Caesar Augustus, who would become Rome's first emperor and...

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EPIC: A Climate Change Course

Image Description Evgueni JC Goloubev
20 lessons
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2h 25m

This course is designed to inform and educate people on Climate Change not from the mouth of a scientist but rather an impartial observer interested and educated in the topic. Often the issue is a hot political issue with vested interests duking it in media and social network platforms. This dilutes everything and makes it almost irrelevant to the average person. I present the most up-to-date science attempting to steer clear of biases. The course is designed for beginners and intermediate level students, though experts are welcome too!

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Stoicism: An Ancient Philosophy and Modern Practice

Image Description Logan Egleston
10 lessons
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36m
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93%

This course intends to use the principles of Stoicism I have studied over the years to help better the lives of everyday individuals. Stoicism is a practical belief system, yet it sometimes can be abstract like many other philosophies, so this course will bring these over-the-head ideas down to Earth to help people improve their lives.

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Relax with Animal Facts

Image Description Stefan Wolfe
7 lessons
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46m
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93%

This course will feature the deceptively complex and beautiful mechanisms that animals all around the world use to survive, while you can kick your feet up and unwind. It is done in a format that is both intellectually engaging and relaxing. The goal of this course is to revive or maintain your sense of wonder in the animal kingdom, at a pace where you might enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, or some tea before bed.

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Mastering the Brain

Image Description Patrick Quinn
11 lessons
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1h 31m
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92%

Arguably the most intricate organ in our entire body, the human brain shapes our reality and life on this Earth every single day. But what exactly is the brain? And how can we better take care of this mysterious creature? This course will teach you the basic neuroscience behind the human brain, the essence of sleep, and what concrete actions each of us can take to improve the quality of our life and our own brain health. If you're ready to take your brain to a whole new level of functioning, understanding, and well-being, then this course is for you. Welcome to your new best friend – your...

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Vikings: History and Mindset

Image Description Tom Shippey
10 lessons
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45m
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100%

This course looks at the forces that made the Vikings, their adaptive responses to changing circumstances, and most of all, their successful mindset. It asks the hard questions: What got them started? What gave them their edge? How did they manage to terrorize Europe for three centuries, from Ireland to Ukraine? What tactics did successful kings use against them? Lessons follow the careers of famous Vikings, like Ivar the Boneless and Egil Skallagrímsson, and some not so famous, like Haesten, “the Vikings’ Viking.” Lessons also cover the Viking assaults on Ireland, England, Spain, Russia,...

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Brain-Twisting Paradoxes

Image Description John Robin
10 lessons
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49m
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92%

There are paradoxes in our world that are so complicated, they can make your brain change shape. This course covers ten of the most challenging, brain-twisting paradoxes, collected across thousands of years of history from our greatest minds. Some even seem impossible—or at least, they tell us just how truly difficult certain truths are to grapple with. Take the challenge! Not only will you come out having tackled some of the world’s most mysterious problems, you’ll think differently about the world and bring these skills into your daily life.

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Most Brilliant Social Psychology Experiments

Image Description John Robin
10 lessons
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54m
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88%

The world of social psychology is full of strangeness. This course will cover 10 of the most brilliant and well-known experiments, many which will change your perspective on just how much control you have over your life and your surroundings. Some of it this will scare you, but most will intrigue you as well. From induced prison experiments to how marshmallows reveal our propensity for patience, you will learn why many assumptions and laws in our world are the way they are—thanks to the field of social psychology!

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All About Pyramids

Image Description Dr. Paul Harrison
11 lessons
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1h 22m
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94%

Have you ever marveled at the grandeur of the pyramids of Egypt? Ever wondered just how a civilization using the most basic tools created them? In this course, you'll discover the origins of the mysterious and enduring pyramids of Egypt. We'll see how pyramid technology evolves, from the pit graves of the first pharaohs to the mighty Great Pyramid of Giza. We'll examine construction techniques, and challenge outlandish theories. By the end of this course, you'll have a thorough understanding of not only why the pyramids were built, but how this amazing civilization accomplished them by...

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