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Learn something new in 2020 with The Great Courses on Kanopy

Written by · Published Jan 3, 2020

Writing Great Fiction, The Meaning of Life, Making Healthy Food Taste Great, Food, Science, and the Human Body

Did you know that our Kanopy video streaming service gives you access to thousands of lessons from The Great Courses? We’ve picked out just a few examples of their huge range to inspire you during Jumpstart January.

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The Everyday Gourmet: Making Great Meals in Less Time

“We’d all love to create the same wholesome, delicious meals that professional chefs make. But there is one thing that often prevents us from doing so: lack of time. Now, in six innovative and practical lessons, award-winning Chef-Instructor Bill Briwa of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America shows you the same skills, strategies, and tricks that professional chefs use.”

Writing Great Fiction

“Writing great fiction isn’t a gift reserved for a talented few - the craft of storytelling can be learned. Even if you don’t dream of penning the next Moby-Dick, you’ll enjoy exploring the elements of fiction. A wealth of exercises will get you writing so that you can practice the many techniques you learn. From evoking a scene to charting a plot, this course is a master class in storytelling.”

The Meaning of Life: Perspectives from the World’s Great Intellectual Traditions

“What is the meaning of life? How do we find that meaning? To whom should we listen as we shape the path we will walk through the world? This course is an invigorating way to begin or continue your pursuit of these and other questions. Embark on an intellectually gripping course that is every bit the equal of the monumental subject it sets out to explore.”

Food, Science, and the Human Body

“In these 36 lectures, get answers to questions about the evolution of the human diet and its relationship to our bodies. Bringing together insights from fields including anthropology, health science, biology, and sociology, this partnership between The Great Courses and National Geographic lays bare what science can teach us about food.”

How to Make Stress Work for You

“Discover how to finally manage and minimise the stress in your life with these inspiring lectures. Packed with scientifically-backed behaviour modifications and cognitive exercises, popular Great Courses instructor Dr. Kimberlee Bethany Bonura’s course helps you build a personal stress management toolkit so you can better manage your stress response.”

The Art of Investing

“Business school professor and portfolio manager John Longo conducts you through the life stories of over 30 men and women including Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, and George Soros, who have built spectacular fortunes through investing. Each lecture focuses on a single approach, such as value stocks, growth stocks, mutual funds, and hedge funds.”

Masters of Mindfulness: Transforming Your Mind and Body

“Explore what modern science has revealed about mindfulness and the many ways in which it can benefit your life.

“In these 22 lessons, renowned specialists share their own personal experiences and their latest research, and they guide you through several mindfulness exercises. The result: an immersive experience of mindfulness, its practice, and its benefits.”

The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great

“‘Healthy’ food doesn’t have to taste bland and boring. Instead, learn how to use healthy ingredients and seasonings, particularly of international cuisines, to enliven your diet and keep the pleasure in cooking and eating with this course taught by a nutrition instructor and a master chef at The Culinary Institute of America.”

Lisa Brennan

Lisa Brennan

I'm a content and reader development librarian.