In addition to selected recordings of Ayn Rand and her works, this page features a selection of video and audio recordings featuring Ayn Rand Institute speakers and affiliated authors. These presentations apply Ayn Rand’s philosophical ideas to a variety of current topics. For video and audio commentary on current events, please visit the Video & Audio page of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights. For more recordings on dozens of topics, visitors may browse the Ayn Rand Institute eStore.
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Dr. Leonard Peikoff gives a brief introduction to the philosophy of Objectivism.
Recordings presented through the generosity of the Estate of Ayn Rand, hosted in the Registered Users area of this site.
Listen to selected excerpts from Ayn Rand’s works of fiction.
Listen to selected excerpts from Ayn Rand’s nonfiction works.
This discussion was delivered by OAC faculty at the APEE 2007 conference, held in Cancun, Mexico, in April, 2007. See the right-hand menu of our OAC page for the playback link.
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Dr. Peikoff offers moving insights into the real Ayn Rand—the thinker, the artist, the teacher, the passionate valuer of the best within man.
This lecture excerpt portrays the essence of a world-historical figure who lived life with the passionate intensity and full consciousness of her greatest fictional heroes.
A moving presentation by Mary Ann Sures and Leonard Peikoff on Facets of Ayn Rand.
In this delightful presentation Leonard Peikoff recounts a variety of anecdotes, both serious and humorous, from his longtime association with Ayn Rand and her husband, Frank O’Connor. Part monologue, part question period, this presentation was recorded live at a 2005 banquet commemorating the centenary of Ayn Rand’s birth.
In an informal talk at ARI’s Ayn Rand Centenary celebration in New York City, Harry Binswanger and Allan Gotthelf reminisce about personal experiences each had with Ayn Rand, focusing on incidents that illustrate her character and personality.
Mary Ann Sures relates her experiences—from the humorous to the inspiring—as typist of the Atlas Shrugged manuscript, working in Ayn Rand’s apartment. Harry Binswanger presents Ayn Rand’s own fascinating recollections—taken from her biographical interviews—of this period in her life.
Hosted at aynrandnovels.com, this six-part video course examines the essential literary and philosophical elements of The Fountainhead.
In her course, instructor Shoshana Milgram, Associate Professor of English at Virginia Tech, will present some of what she has learned from many years of teaching The Fountainhead in courses on American Literature, Freshman Writing, and other areas.
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Luis Figueroa of Guatemala’s Universidad Francisco Marroquin interviews Yaron Brook on the nature of capitalism. Hosted by YouTube.
A talk delivered by Yaron Brook on October 11, 2007, at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Atlas Shrugged. Hosted on the UFM Web site.