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In Our Time
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
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4.6 stars from 9,766 ratings
Maria Theresa
Wow. That went off the rails from the beginning. Melvin usually keeps the guests in line and on the subject. It was an incomprehensible dog’s breakfast. I’m hoping this was only because of the required social distancing. But what an incompetent set of interviewees!
RespectYourEars via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/22/20
I have only one wish
Please never stop making podcasts. Where has this been all my life i have so much to catch up on ahhhhh
VeganGorl via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/05/20
One of the very best
Melvyn Bragg has extraordinary general knowledge, the topics are diverse and fascinating, you learn an enormous amount from this show.
bhuvidya via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/01/20
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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Maria Theresa (1717-1780) who inherited the Austrian throne in 1740 at the age of 23. Her neighbours circled like wolves and, within two months, Frederick the Great had seized one of her most prized lands, Silesia, exploiting her vulnerability. Yet over the next...
Published 10/22/20
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