For starters, in Cornell West‘s inimitable style:

William James brought heart to the intellect and passion to the world of ideas in an unprecedented manner in American life. He is the most profound, adorable, and unpretentious public intellectual in American history.
–Cornel West, Princeton University (20100701)

[credits: book reviews for The Heart of William James (2010), put together by biographer Robert D. Richardson on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his death]

    YouTube credit: Parts 1-4 uploaded byon Oct 7, 2008
  • Audio of Chapter Twenty-nine from Book Three, Part Two of Bertrand Russell’s “The History of Western Philosophy” (1945): Part 1 here, and Part 2 below:
    YouTube credit: Parts 1&2 uploaded by on May 12, 2011
    Just YT-search William James + philosophy, psychology, pragmatism for some good YouTube vid’s.