Certain works of literature, history, science, philosophy, political theory and religion offer powerful examples of how books can spark revolutions, birth great religions, spur scientific advancements, shape world economies, teach us new ways of thinking, and much more. And with this fascinating collection crafted from our extensive library of courses, you can now get a single course that represents 36 of our best lectures on literary works that changed the world.
"too many trees not enough forest"
Veteran journalist Joseph Alsop thrived in his role as the right-hand man for Washington’s political elite, influencing both policy and public opinion with his inflammatory columns. But as the political certainties of the post-war era began to chip away in the late 1960s, so did Alsop’s authority, both on the page and in his own life. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast production.
"The more things change"
Among radio comedy's most enduring features were its running gags - and few gags ran longer, or more hilariously, than the legendary feud between two of its great masters: Jack Benny and Fred Allen. For nearly 20 years the mere mention of Benny on an Allen program was guaranteed to produce an escalating laugh - just as bringing Allen up with Benny had listener in stitches at the mere anticipation of a response. This collection brings together the classic episodes that started it all, to the showdown that was supposed to end it once and for all.
"Benny and Allen? How Can you Go Wrong"
In this episode, John Wilson takes author Andrea Levy back to the building where her creative success took root. When she started doing an adult education class in creative writing, Andrea realised hers was a voice which had something powerful and resonant to say. Encouraged by her classmates, some of her first forays into creative writing were the starting point for her first novel, Every Light in the House Burnin'.
John Wilson reunites her with her creative writing tutor, Alison Fell, and class mate Albyn Hall.
In Top of the Class, John Wilson meets leading figures in their fields and takes them back to the places and people they left behind.
In this episode from the third series, Michael Portillo heads back to his former school in Harrow. In his day, it was a boys' grammar school and in this visit, to celebrate one hundred years of the school, Michael is one of the guest speakers. At the school, Michael is reunited with one of his former teachers, Mr. Ken Waller, who remembers him as a very conscientious pupil.
To celebrate 25 Years of Jongleurs Comedy, enjoy the Jongleurs experience with the freshest and funniest comedy acts, recorded live at Jongleurs clubs. Jongleurs Live, Volume 2, features Matthew Osborn, Marty Wilson, John Ryan, and Tony Gerrard.