Nigel Warburton (Twitter): @philosophybites
David Edmonds (Twitter): @DavidEdmonds1000
Philosophy Bites is a series of podcasts which explore philosophical topics in bite-sized chunks. They're on topics old and new and explore specific philosophers to thought experiments. The interviews are conducted by Nigel Warburton and David Edmonds, and the interviewee an expert in the subject. The app is available for both Android (Amazon Store) and Apple (App Store).
Personally, I absolutely love this app. I was devastated when I thought I'd lost it when moving over to Android but recently discovered it was available. For anyone interested in philosophy they are an absolute must. Lasting around 20 minutes each interview allows you to get into the heart of the subject whilst being short enough that you can get a quick, sharp burst of what it is that interests you, but yet, still deep enough to be satisfying. For me, in particular, this app is useful because I am an auditory learner, combined with always wanting to learn something and missing my old philosophy lectures, it allows me to feel as though I'm being taught again at my own leisure. I listen to them before I go to bed when I have time to sit and really take in the content. This is because they may be short but they are not particularly 'easy'. But I would argue that this is the way they should be: accessible whilst really engaging with the subject. Perfect for those who have an avid interest in the subject!
Both Nigel and David have books available and run day courses. More information can be found via their Twitter accounts and the website. Enjoy!
Leonard Susskind - Lectures from Stanford University, US
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity - Lecture 1:
My Source: YouTube
Last viewed: 25th September 2013
Click the image to be directed to this lecture.
For anyone with a deep interest in physics, Stanford University's recording of Leonard Susskind's lectures are invaluable. They allow you, in your own time, to go through real university physics lectures from one of the most respected physicists in the world. As they are real lectures, they are difficult. However, I have no background in mathematics but because Susskind is a good and patient teacher, I found I could follow with relative ease. You can follow the suggested videos on YouTube to many more of his lectures but this is one is my favourite and was my starting point. I believe Susskind was an inspiration for the writers of 'The Big Bang Theory' and this is where Leonard Hofstadter get his name. Enjoy!
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University of Kent
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