My college history classes were never this much fun.
In 2006 and 2007, HBO aired two specials featuring comedic actor Robert Wuhl. Filmed before a class of New York University film students, the specials featured Mr. Wuhl offering up hysterical lectures on history as viewed through the lens of pop culture. Mr. Wuhl really should do more of these things.
(Not entirely safe for work due to language and a brief appearance by a nude Hedy Lamarr. Rawr!)
Assume the Position: "History is Pop Culture" (April 2006)
Assume the Position 201: "History is Based on a True Story" (July 2007)