LIBRARIES

This page is broken into 5 sections, click on the links below to visit the relevant section(s):

I. NEW: Ideas Roadshow Book Series
II. NEW: Ideas Roadshow Documentary Films
III. Ideas Roadshow’s Pedagogical Databases
IV. Endorsements/reviews
V. Library Vendors/Distributors

I. Ideas Roadshow Book Series

Presented in a carefully-edited, conversational format, Ideas Roadshow books not only explore frontline academic research featuring world-leading researchers, including 3 Nobel Laureates, but also reveal the inspirations and personal journeys behind the research. These enhanced books include a detailed introduction, questions for discussion at the end of each chapter and connections with other books in the series.

They are explicitly designed to provide a unique window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn’t otherwise be experienced through standard lectures and textbooks. Two new series, Ideas Roadshow Conversations (100 books) and Ideas Roadshow Collections (20 books), have been published by Open Agenda Publishing and are now available from leading distributors/vendors (see below) across a wide range of subject areas:

  • Anthropology & Sociology
  • Biology
  • History
  • Language & Culture/Asian Studies
  • Law
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • The Environment 

II. Ideas Roadshow Documentary Films


COMING SOON! A comprehensive, 4-part docuseries examining the remarkable relevance of chess across a wide range of times and places touching on cultural history, the nature of competitiveness, artificial intelligence, psychology, game theory, chess variants, art, literature, gender issues, education, and much more in an attempt to comprehensively address the question of what makes the game so unique.

Visit the film page for more details.




This feature-length documentary (2022) offers a critical examination of several key societal issues illuminated by the COVID-19 pandemic through the prism of 32 international experts in biology, education, history, law, philosophy, politics and more. For reviews and further details visit the film page. You can find information about Life of File DSL on this page.

Recommended for any library or film collection that focuses on supporting science, political science, public policy, information literacy instruction, and library science.” – Video Librarian


The Ideas Roadshow series of documentary-style compilations (64) is available through Kanopy and they are also part of Ideas Roadshow’s pedagogical databases (see below). Please use the contact form for more details. Visit the Ideas Roadshow channel on Kanpy.

III. Ideas Roadshow’s Pedagogical Databases

Ideas Roadshow offers 4 separate award-winning pedagogical databases (“Portals”). They offer an extensive library of tailor-made video resources across a wide range of disciplines with a spectrum of accompanying materials:
1. Ideas Roadshow’s IBDP Portal
2. Ideas Roadshow’s Academic Library Portal
3. Ideas Roadshow’s High School Portal
4. Ideas Roadshow’s Public Library Portal

Visit this page for further details.

IV. Endorsements/reviews

Praise from world-leading researchers, Nobel laureates, authors and other experts who have participated in Ideas Roadshow, visit this page.

The Educational Learning Resources Award at the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards in 2018 for Ideas Roadshow’s Academic Portal, Public Library Portal and High School Portal. 

The judges specifically expressed their enthusiasm for how Ideas Roadshow “makes cutting-edge research concepts accessible to a broad range of learners and educators with different needs through a careful, high-quality editing process and the production of a spectrum of innovative, engaging formats.”


The different formats make this such an accessible product, as does the handling of the material. The guests are brilliant and expert presenters; it’s just as obvious that love and care has gone into the creation of this remarkable, reasonably-priced product. Enthusiastically recommended for public, academic, and school libraries.

V. Library Vendors/Distributors