I’m one of those people who always wishes I had paid more attention in history class, but I don’t have time to spend an hour listening to a lecture. This seems ideal, and follows a popular theme which we also see on the Twitter feed @historyinpics with over 1 million followers (run by two teenagers.) On Open Culture, they have “….over 800 free online courses (including 67 free history courses) listed on Open Culture at the time of writing, and educational institutions continue to upload new lectures every week. Most of the lectures, however, last from 30 minutes to an hour, requiring users to cordon off a block of time for study. Want something shorter? Enter the 15 Minute History podcast, currently the fourth most popular podcast on iTunesU.”
via 15 Minute History: Quick History Lessons from a New, Chart-Topping Podcast – Open Culture.