If you want to know all the "basic principles" of Shas (The Talmud), this is your big chance! These live recordings will provide you with a clear grasp, "Mishna by Mishna". Each is presented in an unrushed, articulate English with an emphasis on ensuring you understand the principles being conveyed and how the many details fit together into the "big picture". Regardless of your background, you will find the recordings understandable and enjoyable. Work through them at your own pace. If you put in 5 hours/week you can finish in two years.