My Favorite Great Courses Series

A friend asked on Twitter what my favorite courses are from The Great Courses. I have spent a lot of money on things from them because the courses are always at least good and often better than that. I have also spent a great deal of time commuting in my truck over the years and this resource has been a good way to spend the time. If you’re curious what their courses are like, imagine your typical iTunesU course, except with consistently good audio, made for the medium of audio/video instead of the classroom, and edited well. You could also liken one to a large collection of excellently produced podcasts. I am a big fan and happily recommend them.

Not a side note: my interests with TGC is primarily historical/biblical, so that will obviously be reflected in this list. At this point I have listened to almost every course they have on classical civilization, biblical studies, or the middle ages. As I run out of courses to listen to, I move closer to modern history. Without further ado, here is a short list of my favorites.

I used to buy the CDs but now mostly pay for the audio download since they have a nice iOS app and it is the cheapest option. I have not used their Android app because I like myself too much to use Android.

As a final recommendation, never pay full price. It seems like all their courses go on sale at least once a year for 70-80% off. Be patient and wait for that.

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