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In Our Time
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
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4.6 stars from 8,178 ratings
Miguel
I have been following this show for many years. Priceless!
M1gus via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/17/20
Outstanding
If you want to know something about everything, this is the place to start. In a world of lies, deceit and vox-pop, it’s refreshing to listen to ‘experts.’
Gentleman,scholar & acrobat via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/13/20
Great
Although at times the host interrupts, it is a well researched and smart show. You can hear the paper russel as guest go to their notes and give the best research explanation to topics
BellMontreal via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/12/20
Recent Episodes
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian war and the social unrest that followed, as the French capital was cut off from the rest of the country and food was scarce. When the French government surrendered Paris to the Prussians, power gravitated to the...
Published 01/16/20
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Catullus (c84-c54 BC) who wrote some of the most sublime poetry in the late Roman Republic, and some of the most obscene. He found a new way to write about love, in poems to the mysterious Lesbia, married and elusive, and he influenced Virgil and Ovid and others,...
Published 01/09/20
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the discovery in 1922 of Tutankhamun's 3000 year old tomb and its impact on the understanding of ancient Egypt, both academic and popular. The riches, such as the death mask above, were spectacular and made the reputation of Howard Carter who led the excavation. ...
Published 12/26/19
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