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Learn something new every day from America’s Best Professors by tuning in to our Daily Live Stream (see schedule below). Don’t worry if you miss one, all online lectures are available for playback in the Video Library immediately after live presentation.

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The Week of September 22 is a Week of Counties and Politics
Sept 25

Sept 25

American Symbols and Their Stories: From the Liberty Bell to Lady Liberty
Edward O’Donnell / College of the Holy Cross

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

The Week of September 28 is a Week of Past, Present and Future
Sept 28 - Encore Presentation (+ LIVE Q&A)

Sept 28 - Encore Presentation (+ LIVE Q&A)

2019 Live Recording 

The Shifting Lens of History
Stephanie Yuhl / College of the Holy Cross

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Professor will answer questions live after recorded presentation.

Sept 29

Sept 29

Science Fiction that Became Science
Charles Adler / St. Mary’s College of Maryland

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Sept 30

Sept 30

The Most Important Day in History? D-Day: June 6, 1944
Robert Watson / Lynn University

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Oct 1

Oct 1

The Hidden Habits of Genius: Beyond Talent and IQ
Craig Wright / Yale University

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

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Oct 2

Oct 2

America 100 Years Ago: From Al Capone to the Scopes Trial
Michael Kazin / Georgetown University

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

The Week of October 5 is a Semester in a Week
Oct 5

Oct 5

Understanding Heredity: What We Know, And What We Don’t
Carl Zimmer / Yale University – The New York Times

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Oct 6

Oct 6

Classic Author Series: Philip Roth and the Art of Fiction
Joseph Luzzi / Bard College

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Oct 7 - ENCORE PRESENTATION (+Live Q&A)

Oct 7 - ENCORE PRESENTATION (+Live Q&A)

The Science of Pleasure: Why We Like What We Like
Paul Bloom / Yale University

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Oct 8

Oct 8

A Culinary History of the United States
Allen Pietrobon / Trinity Washington University

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Oct 9

Oct 9

Brain Aging (and what you can do about it)
Thad Polk / University of Michigan 

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

The Week of October 12 is a week of American History! (+Hitchcock)
Oct 12

Oct 12

America Before America: Reconsidering the Legacy of Christopher Columbus
Peter Mancall / University of Southern California

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Oct 13

Oct 13

What Happened to the News? From Walter Cronkite to Rush Limbaugh
Karen Bordeleau / Arizona State University

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Oct 14

Oct 14

The Great Depression and the New Deal
Edward O’Donnell / College of the Holy Cross

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Oct 15 - Encore Presentation with Live Professor Q&A

Oct 15 - Encore Presentation with Live Professor Q&A

Six People Who Built America: Theodore Roosevelt, FDR, Booker T. Washington, Jane Addams, John D Rockefeller and Henry Ford
Jeremi Suri / University of Texas at Austin

1 & 1/2 Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5:30pm

Oct 16

Oct 16

The Genius of Alfred Hitchcock
Marc Lapadula / Yale University

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

The Week of Oct 20 is a Week of Psychology & Art (+ Whales!)
Oct 19

Oct 19

The Amazing World of Whales: Why They Sing, and Other Fascinating Facts
Stephanie Sardelis / Columbia University

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Oct 20

Oct 20

Why You Talk the Way You Do… And Why It Matters
Katherine Kinzler / University of Chicago

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Oct 21

Oct 21

Unlocking the Parthenon
Tina Rivers Ryan / Albright Knox Museum (formerly Columbia U)

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Oct 22

Oct 22

The Science of Success (and Failure)
Catherine Sanderson /Amherst College

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Oct 23

Oct 23

The Life, Music and Genius of Frank Sinatra
Anna Celenza / Georgetown University

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

The Week of Oct. 26 is a Week of Past, Present and Future
Oct 26

Oct 26

What’s Going to Happen Next Tuesday? Predicting the Next President
Allen J. Lichtman / American University

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Oct 27

Oct 27

2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Reshape the Future of Everything
Mauro F. Guillén / University of Pennsylvania

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Oct 28

Oct 28

How the Other Half Lived: Life, Death and Public Health in the Tenement
David Favaloro / Tenement Museum – Cultural Affairs 

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Oct 29

Oct 29

The Stock Market & the Economy: How are they related?
Itay Goldstein / Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Oct 30

Oct 30

1964: The Election that Changed America
Julian Zelizer / Princeton University

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Next Semester (Weeklong Course Calendar to be Released)
Nov 2

Nov 2

What Can We Learn From Ancient Philosophers?
Bryan Van Norden / Vasser College

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Nov 3

Nov 3

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway: A Literary Friendship and Rivalry for the Ages
Joseph Luzzi /Bard College 

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Nov 5

Nov 5

Music and the Brain: Why We Like What We Like
Aniruddh Patel / Tufts University

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Nov 6

Nov 6

Science vs. Faith: Addressing History’s Oldest Debate
Kenneth Miller / Brown University

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Nov 9

Nov 9

The Paradox of Choice
Barry Schwartz / Swarthmore College

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Nov 11

Nov 11

Considering The Death Penalty: Right or Wrong?
Austin Sarat / Amherst College 

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Nov 12

Nov 12

The Philosophy of Humor
Steve Gimbel / Gettysburg College

One Hour Livestream 4:00pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Nov 16

Nov 16

First Ladies: Behind the Scenes with Six Powerful Women
Robert Watson / Lynn University

One Hour Livestream 4:00pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Nov 19

Nov 19

History Matters: Why Understanding the Past is Essential
Edward O’Donnell / College of the Holy Cross

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Nov 20

Nov 20

Nuremberg Revisited: Then… and 75 Years Later
Judge Bruce Einhorn / Pepperdine University

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Dec 15

Dec 15

Christmas in America: What’s Going on Here?
Edward O’Donnell / College of the Holy Cross

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Dec 16 - Encore Presentation from the Tanglewood Festival (+Live Q&A with Professor)

Dec 16 - Encore Presentation from the Tanglewood Festival (+Live Q&A with Professor)

The Genius of Beethoven’s Symphonies
Thomas Kelly / Harvard University

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Last Semester (Recent Courses)

Sept 24

Sept 24

Brexit: Where Did It Come From and Where Is It Going?
William James Adams / University of Michigan

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Sept 23

Sept 23

Treasures of the Met: Remarkable Art from New York’s Most Famous Museum
Tina Ryan / Albright-Knox Museum (formerly Columbia University)

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Sept 22

Sept 22

Tea Time: Exploring the World’s Most Popular Drink
Kim Bach / Verdigris Tea

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Sept 21

Sept 21

American Passage:  The History of Ellis Island
Vincent Cannato / University of Massachusetts Boston

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Sept 18

Sept 18

Six Essential Films With Truly Great Writing
Marc Lapadula / Yale University

One Hour Livestream 4pm EDT  — Available online after 5pm

Sept 17

Sept 17

Why Some People Are Resilient, and Others Are Not

Andrew Shatté / University of Arizona

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