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In Our Time: Culture
Popular culture, poetry, music and visual arts and the roles they play in our society.
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4.5 stars from 1,259 ratings
Our Thursday Evening Treat
I am very grateful for Melvyn and his team to delight us here in Tokyo each Thursday for a brief hour with an interesting theme and expert panel. The discussion unfolding generally assumes listeners’ grasp of intellectual complexities and ambiguities, a thing rare in this day and age. Thank you...Read full review »
Joris Vanzieleghem via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 02/13/23
A lot of work, seconded
I'm going to add to the review, entitled "a lot of work." I listen to In Our Time regularly. In fact, I listen, and re-listen, and then listen again. The guests are always knowledgeable about their field, and Melvin is by far and away the best interviewer/mediator I have ever heard. I...Read full review »
Bedduzza via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/26/23
Melvyn seems to interrupt people when they are speaking, often asking them to explain more, when they would have said what he’s asking if he’d just listened.
Jess Hills via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/20/23
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