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In Our Time
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
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4.6 stars from 7,579 ratings
Hands down best thing ever
I’ve learned so much listening to this podcast. My favorite was on enzymes. Seriously. Enzymes. This show is that good. One thing I particularly appreciate is that the show’s panels always feature at least one woman as an expert. Even the math and science topics. Take that, gender...Read full review »
The ninja bomb via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/19
Very Informative
Rohan 26 via Apple Podcasts · India · 10/10/19
Grumpy uncle
I like the grumpy dude who bosses the other dudes around he’s funny so props to whoever plays him
MaryH1nge via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/05/19
Recent Episodes
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas explored in HG Wells' novella, published in 1895, in which the Time Traveller moves forward to 802,701 AD. There he finds humanity has evolved into the Eloi and Morlocks, where the Eloi are small but leisured fruitarians and the Morlocks live below...
Published 10/17/19
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) on the education of children, as set out in his novel or treatise Emile, published in 1762. He held that children are born with natural goodness, which he sought to protect as they developed, allowing each to form...
Published 10/10/19
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the work and ideas of Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910-1994), awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964 for revealing the structures of vitamin B12 and penicillin and who later determined the structure of insulin. She was one of the pioneers of X-ray...
Published 10/03/19
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