The Torch: The Great Courses Podcast

Explore the Enigmas of History, Philosophy, Photography, and Math.

October 24, 2016
41 min

We’re revealing the secrets to histories mysteries, modern math, and phenomenal photographs in today’s edition of the Torch. Join Ed Leon as he talks with four esteemed experts to help you learn to crack the codes!

One of the world’s foremost experts on Egyptology Bob Brier—known as Mr. Mummy—provides an overview of how to decrypt hieroglyphs.

Professor Charles Mathewes deciphers the major themes and lessons from St. Augustine’s seminal work The City of God.

National Geographic photographer Michael Melford uncovers the tricks behind timing, framing, and taking the perfect landscape photograph.

As James Tanton—teacher of teachers—demonstrates, the secret to unlocking the mysteries of math is to learn how to see it differently.
Anyone who wants to be “in the know” and get insider secrets from the experts should not miss this illuminating edition of The Torch.

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