Below is the table of contents for live-streamed Quest classes that were recorded in the fall 2022 semester.

Classes are posted in chronological order under the courses to which they belong. Click on any course name below to access that course’s video page, or use the links under the heading “Quest Class Videos – Fall 2022” in the sidebar, on the right-hand side of this page, to navigate the entire site. Once you get to a course page, you will see all the class descriptions with their respective links. Click on any link to watch that video.

NOTA BENE: These videos are provided for educational purposes only and are not intended for the public domain. They are for the exclusive use of Quest Members. Do not share video URLs.


  1. The Electromagnetic Spectrum (All The Light We Can[not] See), Michael Hamburg
  2. Gravity, How Pure Thought Helped Us Understand This Ever Present but Mysterious Force, Steve Allen
  3. How Did Life Begin on Earth – an Origin Story, Marion Schultheis
  4. The Grand Unified Theory, Andrew Epstein


  1. Children in the City: The Photographs of Helen Levitt and Bob Adelman, Ellen S. Shapiro
  2. Photographer Dorothea Lange, Lynnel Garabedian
  3. A Woman Who Broke Boundaries: Lee Miller, Photographer, Sandy Gordon
  4. Weegee’s World, Wayne Cotter
  5. Staged Photography, Andrea Irvine
  6. They Captured New York (in Photographs), Bob Reiss


  1. Donovan – Sunshine Superman (1966), Steve Koenig, Wayne Cotter
  2. For the People in the Last Hard Town by Tom T. Hall (1973), Bob Reiss
  3. The Everly Brothers- Stories We Could Tell (1972), Wayne Cotter, Steve Koenig
  4. “Genuine Negro Jig” by The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Mary Beth Yakoubian
  5. “Caravan Tonight” by Steven Grossman (1974), Steve Koenig, Wayne Cotter


  1. An Afternoon with Al Franken, Al Franken
  2. Gary Ginsberg In Conversation with Howard Wolfson, Gary Ginsberg
  3. The Blood of the Poet, José Angel Figueroa
  4. Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy, Letty Cottin Pogrebin
  5. Michaelangelo Meets Rodin in the 21st Century, Ivan Schwartz
  6. The Nation That Never Was: Reconstructing America’s Story, Kermit Roosevelt III


  1. Dwight D. Eisenhower: the Presidential Years (1953 – 1961), Sandy Frank, Glenn Johnston, and Bob Gottfried
  2. Baseball in the Fifties, Bob Reiss
  3. Broadway Musicals of the 1950s, Bob Hartmann
  4. 1950s Cars and the Culture They Created, Susan Diehl
  5. Movies of the Fifties, Laura Lopez


  1. Talking Hands: What Sign Language Reveals About the Mind by Margalit Fox, Larry Shapiro
  2. Supertall: How the World’s Tallest Buildings are Reshaping Our Cities and Our Lives by Stefan Al, Harriet Finkelstein
  3. The Fire Next time by James Baldwin, Ruth Ward
  4. Code Name: Lise: The True Story of the Woman Who Became WW II’s Most Highly Decorated Spy by Larry Loftis, Bob Gottfried
  5. Anti-Intellectualism in American Life by Richard Hofstadter, Paul Golumb
  6. Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain, Bob Reiss


  1. Guest Speaker Folksinger Happy Traum, Happy Traum


  1. The Happiest Countries in the World, Wayne Cotter, Ellen Gottfried
  2. Yugoslavia – A Complex Country with a Complex History, Bob Gottfried, Sandy Frank, and Glenn Johnston
  3. Erdogan’s Turkey – Friend or Foe?, Bob Gottfried, Sandy Frank, Ellen Gottfried, Glenn Johnston
  4. Empowering Women: The UN Champions Global Gender Equality, Madeleine Brecher
  5. Dinner With Churchill: Policy Making at the Dinner Table, Marian Friedmann
  6. Understanding Pakistan: Rogue History, Present Opportunity, Sandy Gordon
  7. Syria’s Civil War: A Humanitarian and Refugee Crisis, Nina Dioletis


  1. The Unification of Germany, Steve Allen, Carolyn Thompson
  2. German Art: A Troublesome Relationship Part I: Nineteenth Century, Linda Downs
  3. Reason and Romanticism in German Culture, David Grossman
  4. German Art: A Troublesome Relationship Part II: Twentieth Century, Linda Downs
  5. Fin de Siècle Vienna, Steve Allen
  6. German Education, German Universities, German Science and Social Science, and the Making of a World Power, David Grossman


  1. “Good Luck to You Leo Grande,” Howard Salik, Madeline Brecher, Marian Friedmann, Bobbie Gold
  2. The three films to be reviewed are Elvis, The Good Boss, Thirteen Lives, Michele Mackey, Gale Spitalnik, and Hedy Shulman


  1. America’s Next Civil War, Michael Wellner
  2. The Expert Witness – Science and “Junk Science” at Trial, Jim Brook
  3. Electronic Surveillance, David Judlowitz


  1. Turkey: Ancient Civilizations, History, Religions, Architecture, and Natural Wonders, Sandy Frank, Glenn Johnston, Bob Gottfried
  2. Iraq, Ann Goerdt
  3. People Without a Homeland, Ellen Gottfried
  4. Saudi Arabia, Ann Goerdt


  1. Water: Unique and Essential, Brenda Wilder
  2. Water Supply I – Quantity, Pete Weis
  3. Sharks, Marion Schultheis
  4. Water Supply II – Quality, Pete Weis
  5. Sex in the Sea, Judy Weis
  6. Water and Music, Larry Shapiro
  7. Climate Change and the Ocean, Judith Weis