The Great Courses Plus is Now Wondrium

Your brain is going to love this place

As many of our readers are aware, the articles on Wondrium Daily borrow content directly from the videos on our subscription service, The Great Courses Plus. Well, for those of you that are fans of our video subscription service, we have some exciting news … (drumroll) …

Wondrium Logo

We’re excited to unveil the wonderful world of Wondrium!

While Wondrium Daily will remain the same, our subscription service at The Great Courses Plus has undergone a new stage of growth.

Read on to find out exactly what to expect.

Let your mind go here.

In 2015, we launched The Great Courses Plus so members could experience the Great Courses via video streaming. The Great Courses Plus grew rapidly, but so did the demand for new types of learning experiences. We decided it was time to step out from behind the podium and move beyond traditional academic content.

Over the last year, we’ve been adding new content such as personal development, travel series, and topical current events. This year, we are growing even further—bringing on new partners who provide how-to hobby lessons, deep-dive documentaries, tutorials, and so much more.

Now that we are offering more than “courses,” we knew we needed to change our name to reflect that. With that, we are pleased to introduce you to Wondrium.

Wondrium is where you find the answer to everything you’ve ever wondered about and some things you’ve never imagined you would wonder about. Our carefully curated collection of content is still comprehensively educational, relentlessly entertaining, and presented by engaging experts—but now you have so many more ways to learn and things to learn about.

In a nutshell, Wondrium is the place for minds that wonder.

How is Wondrium different than The Great Courses Plus?

At this point, you may be saying to yourself: “I’m already familiar with The Great Courses Plus. What is Wondrium?” Well, here is a list of a few extras that will be accessible with your membership. (Keep in mind that this site, Wondrium Daily, will always be 100% free.)

  • Award-winning international, documentary, and independent films that provide “thoughtful entertainment” at its best, from Kino Lorber;
  • A premium collection of short-form documentaries and series covering history, science, nature, space, and true crime, from MagellanTV;
  • Helpful and handy lessons in anything and everything creative, from Craftsy.
  • Much more nonfiction content to come!

How will Wondrium affect my Great Courses Plus membership?

And now, you may be saying to yourself: “I’m already a Great Courses Plus member. What does this change mean for my membership?”

Well, if you are already a TGC Plus member, your membership just got a free upgrade. Your membership fee stays the same and you will still receive all the same benefits your TGC Plus membership came with, including savings on the Great Courses DVDs and free shipping.

But now, you can also access hundreds of new videos, documentaries, series, and other learning experiences, all with your Wondrium subscription. Even if you don’t have a membership, you still can continue to count on articles, interviews, and more at Wondrium Daily—with loads of new content coming.    

Welcome to the world of Wondrium. Your brain is going to love this place.

Frequent questions about Wondrium.

What is Wondrium?

Wondrium is a video-streaming service from the folks behind The Great Courses.

At Wondrium, we have curated thousands of videos with millions of why’s, how’s, where’s, what’s, who’s, and when’s to answer every wonder you’ve ever had. All our videos are academically comprehensive, relentlessly entertaining, and led by engaging experts.

What is the Wondrium Free Trial?

We really want you to love us. So, we’re giving you a chance to take a test drive, kick the tires, sample the goods, all for free.

Your free trial gives you access to the entire Wondrium collection of videos on all your favorite devices—Roku, FireTV, Android phones, and Apple phones and tablets.

After your free trial ends, your credit card will be billed based on the membership plan that you have selected. Decided you already know everything that is worth knowing? There’s nothing in the world you wonder about? Well then, canceling is easy.

What is included in a Wondrium Subscription?

Joining the Wondrium world gives you access to thousands of entertaining, engaging, and educational videos across hundreds of topics, with new content added every month.

But probably, you have already figured that out or you wouldn’t be here. So, if that’s not enough, here is a quick peek at a few of the other benefits that come along with having a Wondrium subscription.
Free Digital Guidebooks—Whether you want to check the spelling of a complicated term, access the ingredients list, consider questions beyond the curriculum, test your knowledge, master vocabulary terms, or try some suggested reading recommendations, our guidebooks are a great resource above and beyond the video lessons. Available for many of our courses—simple download at no additional cost.
Wondrium Magazine—This quarterly magazine provides the inside scoop on new content, interviews with the experts, behind-the-scenes stories, exclusive features, sneak peeks, and so much more. And when we say magazine we mean magazine—it’s a real thing you can touch that will show up in your mailbox, not an online “magazine.” It rounds out your total Wondrium experience.
Audio Streaming—Take your learning on the go! Wondrium offers seamless audio streaming in our mobile apps so you don’t have to stop learning, even if you can’t watch your favorite videos. Explore English while exercising, consider Confucius while commuting, or build business skills in the bath.
Discounts Galore—Save money and get free shipping on DVD products from The Great Courses.

What does Wondrium cost?

You’ve got options! We offer a monthly plan, a quarterly plan, and an annual plan. Each plan offers a free trial and unlimited streaming. It’s easy to cancel at any time, if you want to. Click here if you want the deets about each plan.