This isn’t anything new. It’s a couple of old screen casts that show using IronPython to learn WPF. If you haven’t seen them, you should. IronPython turns out to be a great way to "play" with WPF, which is useful even when you’re no longer a newbie. It’s a shorter development cycle to test out concepts in script and then implement in your language of choice, then it is to go through the edit/compile/test cycle.
The main reason for this post, is so that I have a convenient place to find these resources again.