By the way it also is a great introduction to my current absolute favorite Podcast series, “Big Ideas“, who present hour long lectures on all kinds of diverse topics, each by a great speaker who knows their topic, have prepared a well argued and compelling speech and then deliver it well. I recommend the series! (The Big Ideas web site, on the other hand, not so great…)
I’m ok with poetry – like it from time to time, but certainly not one of my main interests. Who knew that an hour lecture about a single poem, “The Wasteland” by T.S. Eliot could be absolutely gripping and fascinating. Maybe it’s the genius of the lecturer, but even if you could care less about Poetry, this is a fascinating talk.