I’m back to posting after a long hiatus, and here are some tips DIYScholar readers sent in while I was away.
University of Reddit
Daniel wrote to recommend the University of Reddit which features do-it-yourself classes. Volunteer teachers have put together classes on topics like Vegan Nutrition and Cooking, Game Programming and Development and Puppy Training 101. Just the thing for do-it-yourself scholars.
Sociology and skepticism
Ed recommends the website of University of Wisconsin sociologist Erik Olin Wright, who has posted a number of his lectures and the podcast of his fall 2010 course on Contemporary American Society. He also recommends lectures at the Havens Center for the Study of Social Structure and Social Change, also at the University of Wisconsin. Finally, he recommends the Rationally Speaking podcast which explores “the borderlands between reason and nonsense.”