Television has gone down the tubes.
Reality TV is the worst… or is it? No. Reality TV is the best, just as long as it is real. I’m talking history, people. I’m talking about current events. I’m talking about people really doing things. In the deluge of content available now, here is the cream of the crop as I see it, to include audiobooks, lectures, and podcasts.
Video and TV
- Extra Credits History. Awesome short history summaries. These can help you decide what you are interested in.
- Numberphile. All about numbers by mathematicians. (Give it a chance!)
- More Freedom Foundation by Rob Morris. Political, but connects recent history to current events. Follows a coherent line of thought from video to video unlike mainstream news coverage.
- YouTube Fulton Sheen. Simple lessons on life from the 1950s.
- YouTube Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Lectures, Podcasts, Audiobooks
- The Great Courses available on Audible. My favorites so far:
- History’s Greatest Voyages of Exploration
- The Science of Energy: Resources and Power Explained
- Living History: Experiencing Great Events of the Ancient and Medieval Worlds
- The Vikings
- By far the best way to get The Great Courses is by subscribing. It is much cheaper and you can cancel any time. Send me a text and I can get you a free month and one for myself.
Stuff I Haven’t Seen (Yet)
- Hardcore History by Dan Carlin. I haven’t listened yet, but I hear it is good. It is free.
- YouTube Michio Ikaku
- Comment with more suggestions!