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In Our Time
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas
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4.6 stars from 10,856 ratings
Grumpy uncle
I like the grumpy dude who bosses the other dudes around he’s funny whoever plays him
MaryH1nge via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/22/21
Excellent
Fantastic show. Always interesting to hear expert insights on such diverse topics, and Melvyn Bragg is a brilliant host (and a fellow Cumbrian!)
Jeffrey Aiden via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/17/21
5 star
Alway fascinating and Bragg is a great host.
Oldmanmackie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/05/21
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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and ideas of one of the great historians, best known for his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (published 1776-89). According to Gibbon (1737-94) , the idea for this work came to him on 15th of October 1764 as he sat musing amidst the...
Published 06/17/21
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Published 06/10/21
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Published 06/03/21
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