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message 1: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (last edited Jul 30, 2018 05:12AM) (new)

Art | 2547 comments Mod
Wanted to share a link or two of websites featuring free documentaries, some of these are incredibly educational, others are simply entertaining. Got hooked on watching these while cooking or doing other chores around the house.

https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/fu... - these HD episodes rotate every couple of weeks with predominant themes of global cultures and American history. The site features a couple of Attenborough clips, a rarity!

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/wa... - serious investigative journalism defines the most of the documentaries that can be found on this site. Topics like drug addiction, terrorism and national security are explored thoroughly and in-depth. There are occasional 3hr specials on American Presidents.


message 2: by Kateblue, 2nd star to the right and straight on til morning (new)

Kateblue | 3582 comments Mod
Excellent! Thanks, Art.


message 3: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (new)

Art | 2547 comments Mod
There is another website with free documentary programs, which has hundreds of videos about Japan.

For the last year they have been promoting the city-host of the upcoming 2020 Olympics. There are other nice programs there but this is the one I would recommend to anyone who is planning to travel there

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/vo...


message 4: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (new)

Art | 2547 comments Mod
Did you get a chance to check any of these out, Kate? Some of the Smithsonian videos are extremely entertaining and though Frontline can get a bit too "heavy" with their themes, both are very educational.


message 5: by Kateblue, 2nd star to the right and straight on til morning (new)

Kateblue | 3582 comments Mod
No time! But I have bookmarked them and also am giving them to my husband because he lives for this stuff. All the history channel stuff and science channel stuff? His faves!


message 6: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (new)

Art | 2547 comments Mod
Kateblue wrote: "No time! But I have bookmarked them and also am giving them to my husband because he lives for this stuff. All the history channel stuff and science channel stuff? His faves!"

A man of good tastes!


message 7: by Kateblue, 2nd star to the right and straight on til morning (new)

Kateblue | 3582 comments Mod
Yes! He married me!


message 8: by Allan (new)

Allan Phillips | 1844 comments Mod
Are you related to my wife?


message 9: by Kateblue, 2nd star to the right and straight on til morning (new)

Kateblue | 3582 comments Mod
Could be! :-)


message 10: by Bryan, Village Idiot (new)

Bryan | 481 comments Mod
Hey, I ran across this on Youtube. It's interesting and not very time heavy.

10 Strange Things You Never Knew About Famous Sci-Fi Authors
https://youtu.be/kkv_3mtbdec


message 11: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (last edited Nov 03, 2018 07:02PM) (new)

Art | 2547 comments Mod
Bryan wrote: "Hey, I ran across this on Youtube. It's interesting and not very time heavy.

10 Strange Things You Never Knew About Famous Sci-Fi Authors
https://youtu.be/kkv_3mtbdec"


Raised my eyebrow more than once, pretty interesting.


message 12: by Kateblue, 2nd star to the right and straight on til morning (new)

Kateblue | 3582 comments Mod
thanks!


message 13: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (new)

Art | 2547 comments Mod
Found a bookmarked link for a rare video of Zelazny reading in front of a crowd. The video quality is atrocious but the short story he reads in the clip has everyone laughing out loud every second sentence.

Zelazny Reading


message 14: by Art, Stay home, stay safe. (new)

Art | 2547 comments Mod
Still more amazing stories about famous sci-fi authors. Pretty entertaining even though I am not in a habit of following personal lives of authors I like. Probably for the fear of becoming unable to separate their personalities with their novels.


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