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In Our Time: History
Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 2,644 ratings
Fab show
Great to hear experts talking about such a wide variety of history. I bet they hate being grilled though!
george_smiley via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/15/20
Endless top quality content
Takes big historical events and the breaks them up into concise digestible pieces, with brilliant analysis and debate to go with it. Always hosts multiple expertd
beegy93 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/05/20
Fantastic
A roundtable discussion with some of those respected scholars in a field of historical study, expertly moderated by one of the classiest and most well spoken British radio hosts in the business. Sure, there are some ragged episodes here and there, but on balance the episodes are beautifully...Read full review »
ChrisTravRi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/20
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