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In Our Time
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
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4.6 stars from 9,228 ratings
Top Notch!
This is how podcasts should be done. Fascinating topics, with a range of knowledgeable guests, and a host who isn’t afraid to guide the discussion and keep it interesting. Some people find that annoying, but I experience it the way I would a good university seminar. One of the best, with a...Read full review »
Reviewer number 10001 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/20
Interdisciplinary wonders
The eclecticism of topics, always pursued with rigor, is astonishing. I feel so enriched after every episode. I also enjoy the occasions when the professors disagree and politely but insistently fight each other on minor historical minutiae. Fond memories of grad seminars, sigh
Tkoshark via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/08/20
Presenter past his prime
The content of In Our Time is brilliant. The format is excellent but is marred by Melvin Bragg’s decreased enunciation (he mumbles) and constant interruption of the guests speaking. If one can ignore those two issues, the programme is excellent.
Axolotyl67 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/07/20
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In a programme first broadcast in 2016, Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the impact of the eruption of Mt Tambora, in 1815, on the Indonesian island of Sambawa. This was the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history and it had the highest death toll, devastating people living in the immediate...
Published 07/09/20
In a programme first broadcast in 2017, Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of Mary, Queen of Scots, who had potential to be one of the most powerful rulers in Europe, yet she was also one of the most vulnerable. In France, when she was the teenage bride to their future king, she was seen...
Published 07/02/20
In a programme first broadcast in 2017, Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the political philosophy of Hannah Arendt. She developed many of her ideas in response to the rise of totalitarianism in the C20th, partly informed by her own experience as a Jew in Nazi Germany before her escape to France...
Published 06/25/20
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