Not really. But “I Sat Around And Listened To History CDs While I Was Sick” doesn’t have much punch, does it?
Charlie and I are very keen on The Great Courses by The Teaching Company. While we were sick, we listened to History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev. Sound dull? Well, it wasn’t! My only complaint was that the professor gave very short shrift to everybody after Stalin. Yes, that was the period within my memory, but I already knew more than he told. I wanted to learn some new stuff!
Anyway, we very much enjoyed it, and it lasted us through our entire illness.
Now, we’re listening to Robert Sapolsky on Being Human. We’ve heard some of his courses before, and like him very much. Other favorites of ours are Robert Greenberg on music, Barbara J. King on anthropology, Amy-Jill Levine on the Old Testament …. Oh, there are SO MANY!
Then, after we listen to one of the CDs, we get to argue about it! Hours of endless fun! 😀
The Great Courses. Video (ooo, pikshers!) or audio (learn while you knit or drive — notatthesametime!!!!). Highly recommended.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Learn about something you don’t know and give that knowledge to one of your characters. Remember, though: infodumps not allowed.