Learn from the Best: On-Demand

With 5+ educational and entertaining livestream videos every week, we’re constantly adding great lectures to our library. Below are some recent additions as well as some student favorites. You can browse by category or by typing some keywords into the search bar to the left. Access to all recorded lectures comes standard with our membership, click here to learn more.

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Category : History and Politics

1968: The Extraordinary Events of a Memorable Year
Leonard Steinhorn – American University
11/08/2017

6000 Years of Religion
Sol Gittleman – Tufts University
08/14/2019

A 400 Year History of Religion in America
Mark Oppenheimer – Yale University
08/14/2019

A Different America: How Our Country Has Changed From 1969 Through Today
Matthew Andrews – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
02/03/2020

A Jewish Founding Father? Alexander Hamilton's Hidden Life
Andrew Porwancher – University of Oklahoma
08/14/2019

American Democracy: Where are We Now?
Austin Sarat
08/14/2019

American Immigration: Fear, Myth, and Reality
Jeffrey Engel – Southern Methodist University
08/14/2019

American Power: Dominance or Decline? An Insider's Look at Global Developments
Stephen Kotkin – Princeton University
08/14/2019

America's Founders: What We Know Now
Joanne Freeman – Yale University
08/14/2019

Covid-19 and the Constitution: Should Rights be Balanced During a Pandemic?
Bruce Einhorn
05/12/2020

FDR and the Evolution of an American Ideal
Jeffrey Engel – Southern Methodist University
08/14/2019

FDR: The Making of the American Century
Jeremi Suri – University of Texas
08/14/2019

Five Turning Points in American History
Edward O’Donnell – Holy Cross College
08/14/2019

Four Trials That Changed the World
Austin Sarat
08/14/2019

Free Speech Revisited: Provocative Views of the First Amendment
Robert Post – Yale Law School
08/14/2019

Free Speech: The First Amendment in Crisis
Andrew Porwancher – University of Oklahoma
08/14/2019

Hamilton vs. Jefferson: The Rivalry That Shaped America
Louis Masur – Rutgers University
08/14/2019

Harry Truman: Conflict and Crisis
Richard Pious – Columbia University
08/14/2019

How America Went Haywire
Kurt Andersen – Pratt Institute / Public Radio International
08/14/2019

Learning From The Roman Empire: Are we Repeating Their Rise and Decline?
Caroline Winterer – Stanford University
08/14/2019

Leonardo da Vinci: The Man Who Invented the Future
Bulent Atalay, University of Virginia
08/14/2019

Lincoln Before The War
Harold Holzer – Hunter College
08/14/2019

Living and Dying in America: The Politics of Healthcare
Michael Sparer – Columbia University
08/14/2019

Men, Women and Politics: A World of Difference
Jennifer Lawless – American University
08/14/2019

National Security vs. Privacy: The Inside Story of The Pentagon Papers
Stephen Whitfield – Brandeis University
08/14/2019

Our Broken Two Party System: Can American Politics be Fixed?
Robert Watson – Lynn University
08/14/2019

Race in America: A Country Divided
Law Professors Neil Siegel, Randall Kennedy and Amy Wax – Duke University, Harvard University, and Penn Law Schools
08/14/2019

Rating the Presidents
Robert Watson – Lynn University
04/20/2020

Running From Office: Why Americans Dislike Politics and Politicians
Jennifer Lawless – American University
08/14/2019

Shifting World Powers: New Alliances in Uncertain Times
William Burke-White – University of Pennsylvania
08/14/2019

The American Revolution: Remarkable Stories You've Never Heard Before
Richard Bell – University of Maryland
08/14/2019

The Changing Face of Politics: Approaching 2020
Sam Potolicchio – Georgetown University
11/18/2019

The China Challenge: Where Are We Headed?
Stephen Kotkin – Princeton University
10/03/2019

The Civil War and Abraham Lincoln: What's Fact and What's Fiction?
Louis Masur – Rutgers University
08/14/2019

The Constitution Revisited: An Alternative Look at America's Founding Document
Andrew Porwancher – University of Oklahoma
08/14/2019

The Five Most Powerful People in the World
William Burke-White – University of Pennsylvania
03/02/2020

The Four Greatest Strategic Military Thinkers in History
Andrew Wilson – U.S. Naval War College
08/14/2019

The Genius (and Rivalry) of Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla
Craig Wright – Yale University
05/12/2020

The History of New York in 15 Buildings
Sam Roberts
03/31/2020

The History of New York in Twenty Objects
Sam Roberts
10/03/2019

The Legacy of Frederick Douglass
Christina Greer – Fordham University
03/23/2020

The Middle East Today: Whose Land is it Anyway?
Lawrence Hajioff – Yeshiva University
12/09/2019

The Mind of Abraham Lincoln
Louis Masur – Rutgers University
10/29/2019

The Political Genius of Franklin D. Roosevelt
Jeffrey Engel – Southern Methodist University
11/06/2019

The Politics of Islam: The Good, the Bad and the Future
Tarek Masoud – Harvard University
08/14/2019

The Presidents vs. The Press
Harold Holzer – Hunter College
03/02/2020

The Remarkable Genius of Benjamin Franklin
Caroline Winterer – Stanford University
03/31/2020

The Restless Genius of Benjamin Franklin
Richard Bell – University of Maryland
10/29/2019

The Rise and Decline of The American Presidency
Jeremi Suri – University of Texas
08/14/2019

The Shifting Lens of History
Stephanie Yuhl – College of the Holy Cross
08/14/2019

The Supreme Court: What's Next?
Alison Gash – University of Oregon
08/14/2019

The Supreme Court: What's Next? (an up-to-the-minute presentation)
Alison Gash – University of Oregon
08/14/2019

The Woman Who Ruled the World (3500 Years Ago)
Kara Cooney – UCLA
08/14/2019

U.S. Presidential Debates: Why We Watch and Why They Matter
Diana Carlin – Saint Louis University
01/21/2020

Understanding America Through Four Remarkable Photographs
Louis Masur – Rutgers University
08/14/2019

Unexplained History: What Historians Still Don't Understand
Caroline Winterer – Stanford University
10/03/2019

What Makes a Great Jewish Leader? From Moses to Modern Israel
Lawrence Hajioff – Yeshiva University
11/14/2019

What The Founding Fathers Were Really Like (and what we can learn from them today)
Carol Berkin – Baruch College
08/14/2019

What Would the Founding Fathers Think of America Today?
Wendy Schiller – Brown University
08/14/2019

Women of the American Revolution
Carol Berkin – Baruch College
08/14/2019

WWII: Surprising Stories You Never Learned in History Class
Robert Watson – Lynn University
10/29/2019

The Constitution: Enduring Myths and Hidden Truths
Andrew Porwancher – University of Oklahoma
08/14/2019

What's Wrong With Congress? Can an 18th Century Structure Still Work?
Wendy Schiller – Brown University
08/14/2019

The New Cold War: Russia and the U.S. (What Went Wrong?)
Jeffrey Engel – Southern Methodist University
08/14/2019

When Weather Changed the Course of History
Caroline Winterer – Stanford University
08/14/2019

How the 1960s Shaped American Politics Today
Leonard Steinhorn – American University
08/14/2019

American Jews: Where Are We Now?
Mark Oppenheimer – Yale University
08/14/2019

Six People Who Built America
Jeremi Suri – University of Texas
08/14/2019

Presidential Election 2020: Where Are We Headed?
Sam Potolicchio – Georgetown University
08/14/2019

The Political Genius of FDR and LBJ
Michael Sparer – Columbia University
08/14/2019

The Life and Myth of George Washington
Louis Masur – Rutgers University
08/14/2019

The Civil War in 15 Objects
Harold Holzer – Hunter College
08/14/2019

The Presidency Emerges: From Washington to Lincoln
Akhil Amar – Yale University
08/14/2019

The Future of the Presidency
Sam Potolicchio – Georgetown University
08/14/2019

Presidential Leadership: Three Great Examples
Jeremi Suri – University of Texas
03/26/2020

Abraham Lincoln in Crisis
Louis Masur – Rutgers University
03/29/2020

What’s Wrong With Congress? Can an 18th Century System Still Work?
Wendy Schiller – Brown University
03/29/2020

Learning From the Roman Empire: Are we Repeating their Rise and Decline?
Caroline Winterer – Stanford University
03/29/2020

The Constitution: Enduring Myths and Hidden Truths
Andrew Porwancher – University of Oklahoma
04/12/2020

Democracy and The Rule of Law
Austin Sarat
04/12/2020

Politics 2020, What happens Now?
Sam Potolicchio – Georgetown University
04/16/2020

The Shifting Lens of History: How we Reimagine the Past
Stephanie Yuhl – College of the Holy Cross
04/17/2020

The Future of Restaurants? A Historian’s Thoughts
Paul Freedman
04/21/2020

The Supreme Court: How Did We Get Here, and Where Are We Headed?
Alison Gash – University of Oregon
04/18/2020

What Would FDR Do Now?
Jeffrey Engel – Southern Methodist University
04/21/2020

Game Over: When All Sports Stop - A Historical Perspective
Matthew Andrews – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
04/21/2020

The American Revolution: Inside the Minds of The Founding Fathers
Louis Masur – Rutgers University
04/21/2020

American Immigration: Past, Present, and Future
Edward O’Donnell – Holy Cross College
04/27/2020

America and the World... After Corona
William Burke-White – University of Pennsylvania
03/29/2020

Restless Genius of Benjamin Franklin (Livestream)
Richard Bell – University of Maryland
05/06/2020

America in WWI: What Really Happened, and Why it Matters
Jennifer Keene – Chapman University
02/13/2020

The Presidents vs. The Press
Harold Holzer – Hunter College
05/06/2020

The Second World War: The Conflict and its Legacies
Jeremi Suri – University of Texas
05/12/2020

Four Trials that Changed the World
Austin Sarat
05/08/2020

What Would the Founding Fathers Think of America Today?
Wendy Schiller – Brown University
05/13/2020

 Civil Rights and Protest in America: The Shifting Lens of History
Marcia Chatelain – Georgetown University
05/26/2020

Can American Politics be Fixed? Our Broken Two Party System:
Robert Watson – Lynn University
05/22/2020

Religion in America: Now What?
Mark Oppenheimer – Yale University
03/31/2020

The President's Book Club: What Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and FDR read for guidance
Joseph Luzzi – Bard College
05/19/2020

How the 60's Changed America: Lessons from a Pivotal Decade
Leonard Steinhorn – American University
05/27/2020

The Visionary Genius of Frederick Douglass
Richard Bell – University of Maryland
06/01/2020

What the People Want to Hear: The Politics of Populism
Stephen Whitfield – Brandeis University
06/04/2020

Broadway's Hamilton: Separating Fact From Fiction
Denver Brunsman
05/22/2020