Here’s a quick fyi: I’m making a small guest appearance on FORA.tv this week.
In case you’re not familiar with it, FORA.tv hosts a large and constantly growing collection of videos that feature important thinkers grappling with contemporary cultural, social and political questions. Or, put simply, it’s YouTube made intelligent. As you’ll see, their mission is rather similar to our own. So I was pleased when they asked me to be “a guest” for the week and highlight some of my favorite videos from their video trove. Here is what I selected:
- The 20th Century on Trial: Norman Mailer
- Einstein: His Life and Universe
- Francis Fukuyama: The End Of History Revisited
- Jimmy Wales on Wikipedia
Segments of FORA’s talks are also available by audio and video podcast. (Get more info here.) Also, on a related note, Princeton University spearheads a somewhat similar video service, except that it is more specifically dedicated to public affairs. It’s called UChannel. (Have a look here.) Finally, if you like what FORA and UChannel have to offer, you may also want to spend some time with our Ideas & Culture Podcast Collection. Our full podcast library is here.