On this Episode of the Torch, we examine how seeing math problems in a new way—by constructing pictures in your mind—will make finding the answers easier (and dare we say more fun?) than ever before. […]
On this episode of The Torch, we discuss the history of ISIS as an offshoot of Al-Qaeda, why ISIS calls itself a caliphate; the source of their wealth and power; whether their goal of a pan-Islamic state is achievable, and what the global community can do to prevent ISIS from gaining more power.
With almost 400,000 known species and thousands more identified every year, the variety of plant life is almost overwhelming—from the microscopic to the largest organism on Earth. In Plant Science: An Introduction to Botany, you will explore the astonishing adaptations that allow plants to live in an enormous variety of ecosystems, from deserts and the ocean floor to thousands of feet above sea level and on every continent. […]
Recent events in Charlotesville, VA have reopened a national debate about how we should deal with public statues commemorating Confederate figures. These are tough questions with no easy answers, and Historians are often as divided as the general population on this topic. In this Torch episode, history professors Allen Guelzo from Gettysburg College, and Edward O’Donnell from College of the Holy Cross discuss the matter from both sides. […]
The art of debate is an important skill that will benefit anyone who wants to make better decisions and think more clearly. Learn to unpack the structure of a formal debate and apply it to all aspects of your everyday life. […]
Did Edgar Allan Poe Create The Modern Mystery Genre? Investigate the gripping history of mystery suspense fiction with a renowned literature professor, and discover the fascinating evolution of this captivating genre on this episode of The Torch Podcast. […]
What does it mean to be human? Where did we come from? And what unites us in our diversity today? As the world population continues to explode, these big questions about humanity become increasingly important, and anthropology is the field of study that tackles them. From our tree-dwelling primate ancestors 63 million years ago through today’s globally connected citizens, anthropology looks at Homo sapiens to find out why we are the way we are. […]