Founded in 2006 by Dan Colman, the Head of Continuing Education at Stanford University, Open Culture is, to be quite honest, the best thing on the internet.
It's a curated (and I don't use that word lightly) selection of the most wonderful things online - free documentaries, art archives, online learning, language lessons, university lectures, smart YouTube channels. All highly intelligent, quality, free and good. I began with a Johnny Cash documentary on the BBC, segued into a lecture on Entrepreneurship and concluded by downloading a copy of Hemingway's 'In Harry's Bar'. I feel very happy, and I may never do any work again.
Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching. But it’s also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it.