Surfing to Byzantium

In today’s New York Times I ran across an encouraging item: an account of an Internet personality who has developed a worldwide audience — but not with titillating videos, political vituperation, or lowbrow humor, but rather with, of all things, a series of podcasts about Byzantine emperors. His name is Lars Brownworth, and you can read his story here.

Unfortunately, as a result of the article today the servers are swamped, and so far I haven’t been able to download more than the first few seconds of the introductory lecture. But it is certainly gratifying to see a history teacher attracting such widespread interest, and I thought readers might like to take a look. The website is here.

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2 Comments

  1. Anders says

    Hi. Please give it a try again now. We have greatly expanded our download capacity.

    Thanks for the post!

    Posted February 1, 2007 at 5:06 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    This is why I love the blogosphere.

    Thanks so much; it does indeed appear that the problem is solved!

    Posted February 1, 2007 at 6:16 pm | Permalink