Learning the runes is not just about a bunch of letters, it is also about the mythology around them. Its important to understand this in order to understand the individual runes themselves.
So who better to do "An introduction to the basic facts, sources, gods, and beliefs of Norse mythology" than Dr. Jackson Crawford.
Dr Crawford is Instructor of Nordic Studies and Nordic Program Coordinator at the University of Colorado Boulder (formerly UC Berkeley and UCLA). He is a historical linguist and an experienced teacher of Old Norse, Modern Icelandic, and Norwegian.