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In Our Time
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
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4.6 stars from 7,913 ratings
Just the best
The quality of the experts, the variety of perspectives, and Melvyn’s ability to make complex concepts accessible—this program is simply the best. I primarily tune in to the “Culture” episodes, especially the literature-focused ones, but I’ve found so much value across the board. I love to hear...Read full review »
Lycidasisdead via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/05/19
Ich habe die Sendung zu spät entdeckt . Aber besser später als nie! Ein Schatzkammer öffnet ihre Tür, darin kann ich eine sehr lange Zeit verweilen ...
ffm50sl via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 12/04/19
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What could be better than 4-6 people in a room discussing a topic for about and hour followed by coffee or tea? Topics rangs from literature, philospophy, religious, and history (including the history of science). The guests change per episode (except for the excellent moderator). I'm a...Read full review »
citizenkahn via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/19
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