The Torch: The Great Courses Podcast show

The Torch: The Great Courses Podcast

Summary: The Great Courses brings engaging professors from the best universities to lifelong learners on audio and video. We create a “university of the best," working closely with our customers to design each Great Course. With this podcast hosted by Ed Leon, you’ll meet our fascinating professors and experts who create The Great Courses, listen to their stories and insights, and learn more about the great work they are doing. Discover scientists explaining the latest findings from the fields of astronomy, particle physics, or neuroscience; historians exploring the implications of the latest archaeological findings; medical experts making sense of current health alerts or medical breakthroughs; and literature professors bringing fresh insights to classic literary works. This podcast is available in audio-only format. More information about our courses can be found at

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 TGC 102 | Cyber Security, Gardening, and Mental Math | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:32

Dive into the high-stakes cyber battles being played out as countries, cyber criminals, and hackers seek control of the digital frontier. Increase your home's curb appeal and get ready for barbeques with this step-by-step guide to gardening. And keep your mind sharp with mental math "magic!" In this riveting episode, explore fascinating ideas with experts from The Great Courses. Listen as: --Paul Rosenzweig discusses the "hidden war" that now threatens nearly every American household; --Melinda Myers shares gardening strategies to develop your green thumb; and --Art Benjamin teaches you how to improve and expand your math potential by performing mind-bending calculations in your head. More information about our courses can be found at

 TGC 101 | Photography, Space, Color, and Wine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:53

Meteors hitting the earth? A National Geographic photographer who puts it all on the line for his art? How do colors affect your brain or your wine choices? Who better to give some guidance than the expert professors from The Great Courses! In this exciting podcast that spans the artistic to the catastrophic, listen to our professors share their thoughts on asteroids, photography techniques, and more. Discover as: -Neil deGrasse Tyson, renowned astrophysicist, talks about asteroids and meteors hitting the earth; -Joel Sartore, National Geographic photographer, shares stories of taking photos in the field; -William Lidwell, design expert, introduces his new course, How Colors Affect You; and -Jennifer Simonetti Bryan, master of wine, describes our association with wine and color. More information about our courses can be found at


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