I would like to hear these lectures again. Professor Fischer describes the culture and habits of peoples all over the globe. I loved that he guided us through the lives of those in remote villages and people who are rarely studied. These lectures were really enjoyable.
I think for me, when he explained why cannibals think we are wrong and wasteful when we bury (instead of eat) our dead he was most compelling because it helped me to see them as humans with reasons for their actions. I never understood the "why" behind what they do. He has a way of teaching delicate subjects in an academic manner, so the listener can accept the information easier. He told stories of peoples so dramatically different than traditional Americans, I found it very interesting. I also learned that acts that can seem barbaric to us are seen in a very different light by others.
I have not, but would like to hear a sequel.
No, I think it is too long for that, but I did listen to one a day and really looked forward to each one.
Really fascinating, many good lessons on human nature. I enjoyed it very much.
Fairly high. I have listened to several of the Great Courses and generally select from the choices in the History category. Because of my love of Broadway, I stepped outside of my box and was delighted in what I found!
Professor Messenger is charming and clearly loves his subject. He plays many of the tunes and sings along. He covers Broadway music and shows from the 19th and 20th centuries, giving us example after example. He tells personal stories of the performers and composers, bringing history to life. I wanted to travel in time to see the shows he describes.
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