Two podcasts from Berkeley.
Firstly, Prof Margaret (Peggy) Anderson presents History 5 European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present – very fluidly delivered, well-structured, witty and interesting series of lectures on bit of history you might need to have filled in a little.
Secondly, Prof Hubert Dreyfus conducts Philosophy 6 Man, God, and Society in Western Literature. An odd one this, from the World’s leading Heidegger scholar, a romp through great literature starting with The Odyssey and The Oresteia through to Moby Dick. From the course description:
the goal of the course is both to illustrate how to read difficult texts and to provide an understanding of the cultural paradigms that have formed and focused our shared beliefs and practices
Dreyfus’s delvery is meandering and fascinated – he frequently wanders off-piste to debate points with himself. A very engaging speaker dealing with a huge theme.