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History Documentaries From The Comfort Of Your Couch

Author: David Neiman
by David Neiman
Posted: Aug 10, 2016

No one likes couch learning more than I do. After a long day of work, nothing is better than popping open a beer, switching on that TV, and feeding your brain.

But we live in the 21st century, and frankly, TV time is starting to get old fashioned. What I mean is, you were restricted by time. To watch a documentary in the past, you had to wait for the stuff to be aired at a specific time. And obviously broadcast time being out of your control, you couldn’t replay. That is, unless you managed to be there to record the whole thing.

This is too tedious for our tastes today. We live in a busy world. We have an information bank like the internet at the tip of our finger. This means your documentary needs mobility. And nothing is better for mobility than an audio book.

The comfort of a history audio book.

And now you don’t need a TV anymore! Heck, you can switch into "documentary mode" at any time during the day. You don’t have to wait for that specific show to air on Discovery Channel at night. And not only that, with an audio book you can listen to the material anywhere. Want to listen to the material in bed? Be my guest. Want to listen to it on the bus? Why not!

Devices for storage are all over the place these days. From your laptop to your smartphone. Even an MP3 can do the job for you. With those comforts, you can be as selective as you want with what to store. You can store the most up-to-date history audio books, if you’re into that stuff. I’m a history fan myself. I don’t think you would need a documentary to check up on the latest advancements in science.We have science journals for that.

In fact, looking back, watching documentaries on TV seems akin to history class when I was young. You had to sit on a boring stool, and listen to blabber about topics you couldn’t care about. That’s not a good way to motivate people about learning from the past.

So what are your favorite audio book genres?

Personally, I enjoy religious history more than any other thing, specifically ancient religious history. I’ve got a whole collection of Christian audio books, Jewish audio books, and even audio books on eastern religions. And hey, the older religion, the more enjoyable. Older religions have an aura of mystery to them. You get to enjoy speculating on how the religion evolved overtime, to be what it is today.

It’s fun to learn more and contrast. Being someone who lives in their head in "Neverland," books on ancient religions are an intense stimulation.

What about you? Do you like ancient religious history too? That’s not the only genre that’s out there my friend. I’ve been starting to expand into genres like ancient conquests and wars. It’s all within the circle "history" though. That’s what documentaries are all about, isn’t it?

About the Author

a href= http://drdavidneiman.comDr. David Neiman was the author of The Book of Job, Domestic Relations in Antiquity and the unpublished Mink Shmink - the influence of the Yiddish language in the US, which is part of a comprehensive study.....

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