Monday, February 18, 2019

History Podcasts

I’ve enjoyed reading about history, but specifically about World War II. So it was with this curiosity that I thought I would check out podcasts that focus on history. My search discovered the following awesome podcasts:

#1 - The first, and best, of the lot for me is Dan Carlin’s “Hard Core History”. His delivery is intense. My favorite is the 6 part series on World War I titled “Blueprint for Armageddon”.

Carlin’s does an “HH Addendum” podcast and a “Common Sense” podcast as well. I can’t recommend his stuff enough.

#2 - When I finished all of Carlin’s content, Carlin led me to Professor Daniele Bolelli’s podcast “History on Fire”. Bolelli’s Italian accent takes a little practice at first, but you’ll quickly get past it. The 4 part series on Joan of Arc is one my favorites from Bolelli.

#3 - I’m now working through the content of the podcast “MartyrMade” by Darryl Cooper. Great delivery. Great content. It’s interesting to see how the material is connected.

Drop a comment if you have others to add to the list. Hope you like these 3.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Online Learning List

Update:  01/30/2021
When I first wrote this post, it was during a time when most kids were learning in a classroom and most parents left the home in order to got to work. before the age of the pandemic, this online learning list was aimed at the older student.   

What's missing?

  • Android Developer Resources -
  • Khan Academy - The Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. We're a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.  All of the site's resources are available to anyone. It doesn't matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy's materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.
  • MIT Open Courseware - - Free lecture notes, exams and videos from MIT.  No registration required. - free online course materials (including video lectures, notes, homework, and exams) from the best technical college in the world
  • MITx - - prototype expected live in Spring, 2012
  • - online courses from the world's top universities
  • edX - similar to Coursera, more STEM focused
  • Udacity - free online courses and nano-degrees
  • Udemy - online educational marketplace with limitless variety
  • Peer2Peer U - users organize and participate in courses and study groups to learn about specific topics
  • School of Everything - helps you find local teachers, lessons, and classes in all subjects)
  • University of the People - only offers business and computer science degrees, application fee + small fees for end-of-course examinations
  • Carnegie Mellon's Open Learning Initiative (OLI) - concept-specific practice, immediate feedback, like having a teacher with infinite patience, undivided attention, and an inexhaustible amount of examples and hints
  • Treehouse and
  • CodeAcademy - learning computer programming
  • YouTubeEDU and iTunes U - video and audio lectures from the best professors in the world, as well as museums, archives, and cultural institutions, all for free
  • iTunes U - - an app that you download
  • - this website has more than 1200 course and more than 36000 videos