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ABOUT NOW YOU KNOW MEDIA


 

Now You Know Media helps you learn every day. Lifelong learning is the flame that sparks human progress and flourishing. Exceptional teachers kindle that flame, opening our minds to the world’s limitless possibilities.

Have you ever known a teacher who ignited your curiosity and challenged your worldview? Who helped mold who you are today? If you have, you understand that teachers are irreplaceable. Although experience and the internet inform us, superb teachers do much more: they inspire, guide, and transform our lives.

Until now, only those fortunate to attend their classrooms could experience the world’s best educators. Motivated by the teachers who touched our own lives, the NYKM team finds the top lecture professors, records them in our studios, and delivers their wisdom to you in convenient audio and video formats.

With our treasure trove of insightful talks by these extraordinary men and women, you can turn your daily commute into an educational oasis. Or enhance your workouts with mind-inspiring lectures on the subjects that most captivate your imagination.

 

Our History

Our story began in 2006 with a bold dream and a rented studio. Michael Bloom, a distance learning entrepreneur, and Dan Mollura, an investment banker-turned-physician, saw technology as the key to democratized learning. If media could syndicate news, entertainment, and sports, why not teaching? We wanted to channel the timeless power of lecture-based learning into cutting-edge media.

We wrote our mission statement with five guiding principles, including a spirit of generosity. Great teachers are generous with their time, discoveries, and expertise. They dedicate themselves to their students’ growth, and we wanted to give them a technological platform to reach lifelong learners like you, wherever you might be.

 

 

 

Our Programs

Now You Know Media brings you the best minds on the most in-demand subjects. Our courses cover an array of disciplines: history, literature, psychology, spirituality, philosophy, religion, science, and more. In our catalog, you’ll also find archival recordings of late luminaries like Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen.

Our experts presenters hail from Oxford, Amherst, Brown, Georgetown, and dozens of other top institutions. Combining skillful scholarship with lively instruction, they will enlighten and entertain, engage and inform you.

Many of our courses include complimentary study guides, comprising outlines, suggested readings, and review questions. With these materials at your fingertips, you can deepen your critical thinking and hold group discussions. Each course is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

 

 

You

You are reading this because you recognize the vital role great teachers play in your life. Perhaps part of you wishes you could experience college anew, exploring the most important questions of human existence with one of these great professors. To flourish, you realize that our minds need to absorb new knowledge each day.

We invite you to sit in the front row of the world’s premier lecture halls. Please take a few minutes to browse our website, which boasts our full collection of more than 350 offerings. To receive a curated print catalog in the each month, please enter your mailing information here: Free Catalog.

Enjoy a lifetime of learning.

 

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Free Sample: 10 Christian Mystics

Sign up here to receive your free course sample recording by Fr. Murray Bodo, O.F.M., Ph.D., and subscribe to our e-newsletter. We will email a link enabling you to download these files for playback on your computer or iPod.

Join one of the leading Franciscan intellectual and poet Fr. Murray Bodo in discovering the nature of the mystical experience and demonstrates the relevance of mystical words and experiences to our Faith. In these talks drawn from his 12-lecture series, 10 Christian Mystics and What They Tell Us of God, you will explore the lives of St. Catherine of Siena and Gerard Manley Hopkins and how their souls have God’s revelation in common. His intimate presence to the mystics prove his ongoing communication with us in every age.

We’ve also included a free PDF study guide, prepared by Fr. Murray Bodo, O.F.M., Ph.D., for further reading and reflection.

Welcome to our community of learners! We will add you to our own Now You Know Media e-newsletter and update you about new courses and retreats. 

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Free Sample about Mystics from Now You Know Media

Free Sample: 10 Christian Mystics

Sign up here to receive your free course sample recording by Fr. Murray Bodo, O.F.M., Ph.D., and subscribe to our e-newsletter. We will email a link enabling you to download these files for playback on your computer or iPod.

Join one of the leading Franciscan intellectual and poet Fr. Murray Bodo in discovering the nature of the mystical experience and demonstrates the relevance of mystical words and experiences to our Faith. In these talks drawn from his 12-lecture series, 10 Christian Mystics and What They Tell Us of God, you will explore the lives of St. Catherine of Siena and Gerard Manley Hopkins and how their souls have God’s revelation in common. His intimate presence to the mystics prove his ongoing communication with us in every age.

We’ve also included a free PDF study guide, prepared by Fr. Murray Bodo, O.F.M., Ph.D., for further reading and reflection.

Welcome to our community of learners! We will add you to our own Now You Know Media e-newsletter and update you about new courses and retreats. 

After signing up, you will be entitled to special notices and sales on new courses and retreats. Your email address is kept secure and is not sold or rented to anyone else, and you may unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time.

Free Thérèse of Lisieux Course Sample from Now You Know Media

Free Thérèse of Lisieux Course Sample

Sign up here to receive your free course sample recording by St. Mary’s College’s Professor Professor Keith J. Egan, Ph.D., T.O.C., and subscribe to our e-newsletter. We will email a link enabling you to download these files for playback on your computer or iPod.

Join Carmelite spirituality expert Keith Egan (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) in discovering why Thérèse of Lisieux is, in the words of Pope Pius X, the “greatest saint of modern times.” In these talks drawn from his 12-lecture series, Thérèse of Lisieux: Wisdom’s Daughter, you will explore the life, legacy, and spirituality St. Thérèse, the Little Flower. Thérèse’s wisdom was a gift of God—a gift that is now available for all of us to cherish.

We’ve also included a free PDF study guide, prepared by Professor Keith J. Egan, Ph.D., T.O.C., for further reading and reflection.

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Free Sample: The New Testament: A Guided Tour

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Free Sample: The New Testament: A Guided Tour

Sign up here to receive your free sample recording by renowned New Testament teacher, Rev. Felix Just, S.J. (Ph.D., Yale University), and subscribe to our e-newsletter. We will email a link enabling you to download these files for playback on your computer or iPod.

How would you like to join one of America’s leading New Testament master teachers in an audio course you can experience whenever and wherever you desire?

These three lectures, drawn from Rev. Just’s acclaimed series, The New Testament: A Guided Tour, can be enjoyed in your car or at home. Their aim is to increase your understanding and enjoyment of scripture. Prayerfully inspired and expertly taught, this special course is used by churches and individuals worldwide.

We are willing to give you these 3 lectures FREE of CHARGE in hopes that they will inspire you to explore our selection of over 140 Christian audio and video courses and retreats. You are under no obligation to ever buy from us, but we hope you will choose to become a customer.

Welcome to our community of learners! We will add you to our own Now You Know Media e-newsletter and update you on new Catholic courses and retreats.

After signing up, you will be entitled to special notices and sales on new courses and retreats. Your email address is kept secure and is not sold or rented to anyone else, and you may unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time.

Free Sample: The New Testament: A Guided Tour

Free Sample: The New Testament: A Guided Tour

Sign up here to receive your free sample recording by renowned New Testament teacher, Rev. Felix Just, S.J. (Ph.D., Yale University), and subscribe to our e-newsletter. We will email a link enabling you to download these files for playback on your computer or iPod.

How would you like to join one of America’s leading New Testament master teachers in an audio course you can experience whenever and wherever you desire?

These three lectures, drawn from Rev. Just’s acclaimed series, The New Testament: A Guided Tour, can be enjoyed in your car or at home. Their aim is to increase your understanding and enjoyment of scripture. Prayerfully inspired and expertly taught, this special course is used by churches and individuals worldwide.

We are willing to give you these 3 lectures FREE of CHARGE in hopes that they will inspire you to explore our selection of over 140 Christian audio and video courses and retreats. You are under no obligation to ever buy from us, but we hope you will choose to become a customer.

Welcome to our community of learners! We will add you to our own Now You Know Media e-newsletter and update you on new Catholic courses and retreats.

After signing up, you will be entitled to special notices and sales on new courses and retreats. Your email address is kept secure and is not sold or rented to anyone else, and you may unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time.

Free Sacraments Course Sample from Now You Know Media

Free Baptism Lecture from Now You Know Media

Sign up here to receive your free course sample recording by Fordham University’s Rev. Thomas J. Scirghi, S.J., Th.D., and subscribe to our e-newsletter. We will email a link enabling you to download these files for playback on your computer or iPod.

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How would you like to join one of the top liturgical theology scholars on a course you can experience whenever and wherever you desire?  

Join Fordham University professor and Jesuit priest Fr. Thomas Scirghi, S.J., Ph.D, on lectures on the Catholic sacraments. These audio lectures are samples drawn from his series, Signs of God’s Grace: A Journey through the Sacraments, and can be enjoyed in your car or at home. Their aim is to help you rediscover the importance of the seven sacraments in your life. The full course covers all of the sacraments and is available in both audio and video formats.

We’ve also included a free PDF study guide, prepared by Fr.. Scirghi, for further reading and reflection.

Welcome to our community of learners! We will add you to our own Now You Know Media e-newsletter and update you about new courses and retreats. 

After signing up, you will be entitled to special notices and sales on new courses and retreats. Your email address is kept secure and is not sold or rented to anyone else, and you may unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time.

Free Penance Lecture from Now You Know Media

Free Penance Lecture from Now You Know Media

Sign up here to receive your free course sample recording by Fordham University’s Rev. Thomas J. Scirghi, S.J., Th.D., and subscribe to our e-newsletter. We will email a link enabling you to download these files for playback on your computer or iPod.

Free-2-lecture-sacraments-sample

How would you like to join one of the top liturgical theology scholars on a course you can experience whenever and wherever you desire?  

Join Fordham University professor and Jesuit priest Fr. Thomas Scirghi, S.J., Ph.D, on lectures on the Catholic sacraments. These audio lectures are samples drawn from his series, Signs of God’s Grace: A Journey through the Sacraments, and can be enjoyed in your car or at home. Their aim is to help you rediscover the importance of the seven sacraments in your life. The full course covers all of the sacraments and is available in both audio and video formats.

We’ve also included a free PDF study guide, prepared by Fr.. Scirghi, for further reading and reflection.

Welcome to our community of learners! We will add you to our own Now You Know Media e-newsletter and update you about new courses and retreats. 

After signing up, you will be entitled to special notices and sales on new courses and retreats. Your email address is kept secure and is not sold or rented to anyone else, and you may unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time.

Free C. S. Lewis Course Sample from Now You Know Media

Free C. S. Lewis Course Sample from Now You Know Media

Sign up here to receive your free course sample recording by Notre Dame University’s Professor David W. Fagerberg, Ph.D., and subscribe to our e-newsletter. We will email a link enabling you to download these files for playback on your computer or iPod.

How would you like to join one of the top C. S. Lewis experts in a course you can experience whenever and wherever you desire?  

Join Notre Dame University’s acclaimed professor and author David W. Fagerberg, Ph.D. These three lectures, drawn from his acclaimed series, C. S. Lewis: Encountering God through Fiction, can be enjoyed in your car or at home. Their aim is to help you discover the enduring power of Lewis’s fiction and the theological teachings within them.

We’ve also included a free PDF study guide, prepared by Professor David W. Fagerberg, Ph.D., for further reading and reflection.

Welcome to our community of learners! We will add you to our own Now You Know Media e-newsletter and update you about new courses and retreats. 

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