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Autodidacts are individuals who choose the subject they will study, their studying material, and the studying rhythm and time. Being a self-directed learner or autodidact, can make a huge difference in your personal success. Instead of relying on a formal classroom, you take personal responsibility for your education and what you’d like to study. This podcast will help you in your quest for self-education with tips, tricks, hacks and information about how to self-study.

Autodidacts are individuals who choose the subject they will study, their studying material, and the studying rhythm and time. Being a self-directed learner or autodidact, can make a huge difference in your personal success. Instead of relying on a formal classroom, you take personal responsibility for your education and what you’d like to study. This podcast will help you in your quest for self-education with tips, tricks, hacks and information about how to self-study.

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United Kingdom

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Autodidacts are individuals who choose the subject they will study, their studying material, and the studying rhythm and time. Being a self-directed learner or autodidact, can make a huge difference in your personal success. Instead of relying on a formal classroom, you take personal responsibility for your education and what you’d like to study. This podcast will help you in your quest for self-education with tips, tricks, hacks and information about how to self-study.

Language:

English


Episodes

Getting resources, using mnemonics, and filling out a retrospective timetable for the destupidification challenge.

7/21/2021
Today I'll cover all the things I'm doing to get resources for learning at no cost, how I'll use mnemonic techniques and create a retrospective timetable for my study plans.

Duration:00:11:21

My Destupidification Project

7/13/2021
In season three I'm going to explore using all the methods and techniques I've spoken about in seasons one and two. I'm going to be using myself as a guinea pig.

Duration:00:11:58

S2EP13: Me, Myself and I – The end of season podcast

4/20/2021
Hello and welcome to the autodidactic podcast Season 2, Episode 13. This is the last episode in this season. I decided I would spend a little time telling you what I will be doing over the next few months with regards to my own self-study plans and what my plans are for this podcast. Hopefully you’ll be able to take something from my plans in order to use for yourself and you’re own autodidactic study. I’m currently focusing on five main areas for self-study. The two programming languages...

Duration:00:21:16

S2EP12: Some general tips for self-study

4/15/2021
Welcome to the Auto Didactic Podcast, Season two, Episode 12. This week, I want to discuss some learning processes that I use. That might be helpful for you as you become self taught. One of the main issues that you may find yourself running into is motivation. So you start off quite well and you’re charging along learning whatever it is you wanted to learn and then you dip, you run into an intermediate learning stage where you’re not really learning much more and the subject doesn’t excite...

Duration:00:15:07

S2EP11: The life and times of the hermit mathematician

4/7/2021
Hello and welcome to the Autodidactic podcast, season 2 episode 11. Before we begin I would like to do a little self-promotion and tell you about my other activities online. I have a YouTube Channel and I’ll put the link in the show notes, as well as a number of books both fiction and non-fiction. I’ll also put the links to some of these in the show notes. So if you want to see the links, or the transcript of these podcasts you can find them all at https://autodidactic.info/ Let’s get on...

Duration:00:21:58

S2EP10: Autodidactics of the past – George Boole

3/31/2021
Hello and welcome to the Autodidactic podcast, season 2 episode 10. I wasn’t able to publish a podcast last week due to some time constraints. Hopefully this episode will have been worth the wait. This week I’m going to be talking about a famous mathematician who was vital in the creation of the digital age. I’m going to be talking about George Boole, an English mathematician who helped establish modern symbolic logic and whose algebra of logic, now called Boolean algebra, is basic to the...

Duration:00:23:13

S2EP9: Mid-Season Interlude

3/17/2021
Hello and welcome to the Autodidactic Podcast, Episode nine Season two. If your first time listener, I wanna welcome you to the show and I’m glad you’re visiting. If you haven’t already, please visit the website autodidactic.info, where you’ll find links to all the shows that the show notes and the transcriptions and these contain. You need links to anything I talk about in the show. This season. I’ve been covering autodidtactics and their methods for learning, but on this show I don’t...

Duration:00:26:52

S2EP8: Study methods of “The Great Explainer”

3/10/2021
Hello and welcome to the Autodidactic podcast, season 2 episode 8. This episode was also delayed this week, but the reason for the delay was simple; I hadn’t yet finished the autobiography of this weeks featured autodidactic. This week I’ll be looking at a modern autodidactic Richard Phillips Feynman. Richard Feynman won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 and assisted in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II. He became known to a wide public in the 1980s as a member of the...

Duration:00:26:29

S2EP7: How to create a rigorous standard for self-learning

3/3/2021
Hello and welcome to the Autodidactic podcast, season 2 episode 7. This week I’m taking a little break from exploring autodidactics of the past to focus on a different topic, how to create a rigorous standard for self-learning. My friend and I had an argument. He said only people who learned at university had a rigorous education. I countered with the fact I knew more about computing and programming as a self-taught programmer than my daughter with a degree in computer science. But he did...

Duration:00:11:15

S2EP6: Exploring the study methods of the (other) inventor of calculus

2/24/2021
Hello and welcome to the Autodidactic podcast, season 2 episode 6. This week I’ll be talking about a German autodidactic who one of the great thinkers of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and is known as the last “universal genius”. He made deep and important contributions to the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, logic, philosophy of religion, as well as mathematics, physics, geology, jurisprudence, and history. Who? It is Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1 July 1646–14 Nov 1716) a...

Duration:00:09:30

S2EP5: Exploring the study methods of Thomas Henry Huxley

2/16/2021
Hello and welcome to the Autodidactic podcast, season 2 episode 5. This week I’ll be looking into a British autodidactic named Thomas Henry Huxley who was born on the 4 of May 1825 and died 29 June 1895. Huxley was a biologist and anthropologist specializing in comparative anatomy. He was known as “Darwin’s Bulldog” for his advocacy of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. His father taught mathematics and was assistant headmaster at a school in Ealing which Thomas Henry attended for a...

Duration:00:13:23

S2E4: Polymathy and Autodidactics

2/9/2021
Hello and welcome to the Autodidactic podcast, season 2 episode 4. I had an email in my mailbox this week from a listener named Kenyatta (forgive me if I have mispronounced your name). She was wondering about my definitions of Autodidactic, Polymath, and self-learner. So I thought I would expand a little on these terms this week, and how I tend to use them. She also asked why I ask for donations. Well that one is easy to answer, I don’t have any corporate sponsor, and I pay for all the...

Duration:00:08:46

S2E3: Exploring the study methods of a famous American Writer

2/2/2021
Hello and welcome to the Autodidactic podcast, season 2 episode 3. I’m happy to say that I’m appearing on another podcast soon. I was interviewed by Kris Brohom from Actual Fluency Podcast about my language learning activities and advice for people studying during the pandemic. I’ll put links in the podcast transcription on the autodidactic.info website. This episode I’m going to be looking into the study habits of a great writer and autodidactic. Before I tell you his name, let me read a...

Duration:00:22:24

S2EP2: Exploring the study methods of Ben Franklin.

1/27/2021
Hello and welcome to the Autodidactic podcast, season 2 episode 2. I’d like to apologise for the delay in getting this weeks episode out. I ran into some technical issues and also getting a quiet area to do the recording. Hopefully I’ll be able to be more consistent in future. This week I’m going to start delving into the lives and study methods of autodidactics through the ages and into modern times. I’m going to start with a person who most listeners inside the United States would need no...

Duration:00:26:51

S2EP1: Season Two Introduction – The Why

1/19/2021
Hello and welcome back to the autodidactic podcast, episode 1 season 2. If you’re a returning listener Welcome back! If you are new to the podcast then welcome aboard. This episode I want to just give a brief introduction to the new season and the types of things I’ll be covering. Let me start by quoting the first few lines of a Rudyard Kipling poem. I KEEP six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. Season one of...

Duration:00:07:23

EP13: Gaining qualifications or certification from self-study

11/9/2020
Hello and welcome to the autodidactic podcast. This is season one, episode 13. If your a returning listener then welcome back! If you have just started to listen then welcome aboard. We are at the end of season one. I had intended to do another show with answers to any questions I’ve received, but I think I can cover those at the end of today’s show. So unfortunately I’m going to end on unlucky number 13 for this Season. I’m ending this season a bit early for a couple of reasons. The first...

Duration:00:14:22

EP12: How to evaluate resources for study

11/2/2020
Hello everyone and welcome to Episode 12, Season 1 of the autodidactic podcast. If you’re a new listener welcome, and welcome back to returning listeners. This is episode 12 and we are nearing the end of Season One. We’ll get a couple of more shows in before taking a break for the holiday period. The last show of the season I’ll try to cover off all the listener questions which I’ve had. If you have any questions you want to get on to the prompt sheet for the show make sure to send them in...

Duration:00:20:25

EP11: Study Plan Creation for Self-learners

10/27/2020
Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Autodidactic Podcast Season one Episode 11. This week we’re going to talk about how to structure a study plan when you’ve not got a lot of knowledge about the subject which you want to start learning. So when you first decide, you’re going to learn a new skill rather than rushing out in finding new resources, there’s a lot of things you should do first. So when you first decide that you’re going to learn a new skill rather than rushing out and finding...

Duration:00:19:45

EP10: Solving concentration problems

10/19/2020
Hello and welcome to the auto didactic podcast. This is Season 1 Episode 10 If you’re a long-time listener, welcome back to the show. And if you’re joining us for the first time, welcome aboard. As always, I just want to say that I enjoy getting feedback for the show. So if you have any feedback, feel free to email me at rick@autodidactic.info, and you can request topics or give feedback or give your experience. Today we’re going to talk about concentration. Now, when you study,...

Duration:00:30:00

EP9: Taking Lecture Notes

10/12/2020
“Hello, everyone, and welcome back. This is Episode 9 Season 1 of The Autodidactic Podcast. If this is your first time, I welcome you, and if you’re a returning listener, thanks for coming back. Today I want to cover the topic of lecture notes. As an Autodidactic, self-learner you’re probably not gonna attend many formal lectures, although you might. Other than attending class every day, taking good lecture notes is probably the single most important activity for college students, but if...

Duration:00:16:25