The Great Courses Live

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed feelings I'll happily listen to Dr. Greenberg talk for as long as he wants on any subject he likes, but it was all I could do to get through this live/Zoom interview. I love the concept, but the hostess of this series just doesn't seem very comfortable or skilled with interviewing. I've attempted three of the episodes in this series with the same feeling about them all: the professors are great, the interviewer needs to be replaced with someone more skillful.
Date published: 2020-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely content I'm a great admirer of Professor Robert Garland and many others. To see some professors here talking a bit about their own perspectives and fascinations about history and humanity was really enriching. Thank you for the great job.
Date published: 2020-09-15
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A Conversation with Dorsey Armstrong
1: A Conversation with Dorsey Armstrong

Celebrated medievalist, Professor Dorsey Armstrong provides some surprising insights into pandemics, the black plague, and how history mirrors the present.

36 min
A Conversation with Robert Greenberg
2: A Conversation with Robert Greenberg

Hear from Professor Greenberg, one of the most proficient and prolific professors of The Great Courses, as he discusses what music is keeping him positive in these tough times.

56 min
A Conversation with Jamil Zaki
3: A Conversation with Jamil Zaki

Stanford professor of psychology, and author of The War for Kindness, Jamil Zaki considers empathy, internet echo chambers, and more.

57 min
A Conversation with Jay Henricks
4: A Conversation with Jay Henricks

Jay Heinrichs, author of Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln, and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us about the Art of Persuasion, discusses classic argumentation, online debates, and the art of persuasion.

56 min
A Conversation with John O'Leary
5: A Conversation with John O'Leary

John O’Leary, author of IN AWE: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning, and Joy, is here to help you and to answer your questions during these troubled times of uncertainty, when it’s hard to find joy and wonder.

59 min
Coronavirus – What We Know Now
6: Coronavirus – What We Know Now

Dr. Barry Fox, clinical professor of infectious diseases at the University of Wisconsin answers some common questions and addresses current concerns about the origins, infectiousness, testing, and vaccines for the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19 disease.

64 min
A Conversation with Robin Miller
7: A Conversation with Robin Miller

Dr. Robin Miller, MD/MHS, Integrative Medicine, discusses how to stay healthy and happy during COVID-19 and how integrative medicine can help.

57 min
A Conversation with Kevin Ahern
8: A Conversation with Kevin Ahern

Biochemistry and biophysics expert Professor Kevin Ahern explains how biology plays a part in our daily lives, why handwashing is essential at any time, and more.

56 min
A Conversation with Robert Garland
9: A Conversation with Robert Garland

Look back through history with historian Professor Robert Garland to see previous plagues and examine how they relate to the COVID-19 situation.

91 min
A Conversation with Ken Albala
10: A Conversation with Ken Albala

Take a trip through time in your kitchen as food historian Ken Albala walks you through how to create Claret Jelly and Domino Punch, while discussing culinary trends of the past.

74 min
A Conversation with Ricky Allman
11: A Conversation with Ricky Allman

Professor Ricky Allman provides a live lesson on a bird painting, while providing professional tips, techniques, a review of art styles, and much more.

61 min
A Conversation with Catherine Kleier
12: A Conversation with Catherine Kleier

Join Professor Catherine Kleier as she discusses trends in at-home botany and fun facts about plant science.

59 min
A Conversation with Steven Gimbel
13: A Conversation with Steven Gimbel

Professor Steven Gimbel revisits his Redefining Reality: The Intellectual Implications of Modern Science and his Take My Course, Please! The Philosophy of Humor courses, as he reviews some of the big philosophical questions of life.

60 min
A Conversation with Colin McAllister
14: A Conversation with Colin McAllister

Hear about the struggles and successes of learning to play an instrument, as addressed by Professor Colin McAllister.

58 min