Reviews
Interesting podcast with good range of expert opinion on different topics. Melvyn is a jolly good host and is quite entertaining to listen to. Highly recommend In Our Time if you want to learn about interesting topics and listen to funny debates.
SailSailSail99 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 09/25/20
Glad this podcast is back, but I miss the coffee or tea offer at the end!
RichB2018 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/20
I used to think Melvyn was impatient/rude but more I listen, the more obvious it is that he's trying to keep things on track. Many historians seem to have trouble answering questions in less than 1000 words.Read full review »
palaoiai via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/24/20
Great podcasts for curious minds, you can always learn something new!
Stexius via Apple Podcasts · Italy · 09/13/20
This podcast is pretty good but it does have a substantial liberal viewpoint.
TITANIC HOPLITE via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/11/20
Very interesting podcast with highly knowledgeable guests BUT an extremely irritating host who is even quite rude to his guests, interrupting them constantly with ignorant comments that they have to correct .
Littlearmel via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 09/03/20
7 minutes into my first episode I noticed what others have noticed.... the host is unbelievably rude to his female guest and polite to his male guest. The information from this podcast is lovely but I can’t stand this extremely poor etiquette. I had hoped the episode I was listening to was an...Read full review »
zorameina via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/25/20
Brilliant. Feel proper smart listening to this :) note to users that can’t access episodes- try turning off vpn. That worked for me.
Jppbkc via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/17/20
I love this podcast, the content is brilliant. It’s just that it always feels so rushed, not as much as the earlier episodes but still feels like they are always up against the clock. Can’t you just make the episodes longer and take your time a bit more. Other than that it’s fantastic, can’t wait...Read full review »
L-J-88 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/03/20
Waiting for new episodes !
liz1976:) via Apple Podcasts · Turkey · 07/31/20
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gvtt. u u mc via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/17/20
Every time I choose an episode I am told that particular one is not currently available. So why list it?!
StaffordSteve via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/16/20
I love this podcast and have yet to find another like it. I’m a woman listener, and I will listen with more attention to how the host treats guests based on the other reviews going forward, but I have actually noted the opposite- how he always apologizes when he interrupts, how he always makes...Read full review »
R_Satellite via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/15/20
Can’t stand the annoying interrupting host
Amy True Crime Review via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/04/20
Can not believe how good this podcast is also the quality of guests professors from oxford and Cambridge top financial experts and psychologists just to mention a few and all for free then I hear people say that educational is failing ,it’s not failing it is because people are to lazy to look for...Read full review »
buggatti royal via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/13/20
Good for leisure
philosipherpizza55 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/07/20
Superb content from an array of experts curated by a wonderful sympathetic host. I simply cannot recommend In Our Time highly enough.
NoPlease1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/30/20
Been listening to In Our Time for years. Melvin covers a huge range of topics with real depth. My favs are science and history and have often shortened a long car journey. The list of experts who have contributed toward making this podcast a classic is staggering . Great job Melvin.. ps he has...Read full review »
Flappydoomehhhhh via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/25/20
Just discovered this podcast and was very to hear serious historical analysis. Was very disappointed that the host is shocking and really spoils. His guests have much greater knowledge of the subject and rather than guide them in the right direction and host the show he constantly puts his own...Read full review »
TDelmar88 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/23/20
Melvin Bragg is a host from a different era: knighted for his public radio work, a writer himself, he prepares extensively for each program and holds the guests to a much higher standard than do hosts in almost all other podcasts around these days. Yes he is direct and sometimes rude, probably...Read full review »
omegaxx19 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/25/20
Great Podcasts. History is a woderfulpass time. So interesting and informatve. Endlessly educational. Never boring. Always so pertinent. Perhaps the best podcast going.
lafidaninfa via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 04/20/20
I’m disgusted that when he has a male and a female guest, he inevitably tells the woman to speak “please, in as few words possible,” or “keep it as short as you possibly can.” It’s disgusting — I’m sure the interesting content eclipses this for some and encourages them to wave off his behavior as...Read full review »
Jhum71 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/14/20
Fascinating content and the host is so polite to the guests. Nice to listen to interesting people talking about interesting things and being nice to each other.
pritevski via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/03/20
Simply wonderful. Not overly theatric like American cultural podcasts, particularly historical explorations. Love the model and approach. I even like Bragg’s occasional snark.
Mitchy Austin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/01/20
The content is great but the host is so rude to the exceptional guests. Be nicer!
jaydeejay1 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/29/20
I DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT PEOPLE DONT LIKE ABOUT THIS. IN MY OPINON MELVIN IS NOT THAT RUDE I THINK THE PEOPLE THAT THINK THAT HE IS RUDE ARE WRONG. IM I MIDDLE SCHOOLER AND I AM VERY INTERESTED IN THIS PODCAST I WISH MORE PEOPLE WOULD DO THIS. I HAVE A REQUEST TO MAKE PLEASE MAKE ONE ABOUT THE 7...Read full review »
GO FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/24/20
I stumbled on to this and I’m glad I did! This Ohio USA old lady loves it. It’s like getting a masters degree by Podcast! I love the diversity of programs, especially the literature. Hope to hear many more!
JuJu Harper via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/01/20
I always find Melvyn well prepared, and feeding insightful and useful questions into the discussions. Excellent choice of guests.
Islandwatcher via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/27/20
Something to enlarge our knowledge and thinking, rather than shrink it.
all the names are taken ... via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/23/20
Yes it’s got a huge range of discussions about many topics I’ve never heard of. And many that I am very interested to hear about. However Bragg’s constant interruptions when a guest is talking is really irritating. He’s SO rude. His interruptions are usually spot on but I wish he would be a...Read full review »
Indyblonde via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/21/20
The only thing that I find disappointing is the host. I find that he mutters and is incoherent. Very difficult to listen to. His guests are excellent, articulate and measured in heir speech.
hoky koko via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/20/20
This podcast is excellent, an example of the quality the BBC can produce. Sometimes I’ve never heard of the subjects or it’s something I wouldn’t be interested in, but it always entertains me and interests me. Great stuff.
darren1495 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/17/20
I have recommended this amazing resource to numerous colleagues and family members - there is nothing else like it and I hope the BBC continues to broadcast this very valuable programme for many years to come.
MrCoriolis via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/17/20
So good! love it!
knivesout22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/20
The guests and topics are wonderful. Excellent analysis and commentary, but I really struggle with the host. He’s so condescending, rude and patronising to EXPERTS. He’s even like that during the extra bits. I appreciate his input into getting this show made, but he’s doing it a disservice by...Read full review »
Sultry Sam via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/07/20
I first came across Melvyn Bragg when I moved to the UK in 2010. This show goes in depth on a range of subjects, and I’ve learnt a lot. Intelligent conversation with knowledgeable guests. Sir Melvyn seems prepared with poignant questions as well. Highly recommended!
Baertha76 via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 02/02/20
The episode about the spanish civil war was very bad. No mention of the slaughter of priests, monks and nuns. The desecration/demolition of churches. No mention of the thousands of french and russians fighting for the red side. This was the british/leftist version of history...
ThomasTvivlaren via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 01/31/20
Funny - I don’t find Bragg at all patronising - for me, he conducts well, apologises when he interrupts and constantly gives his guests the opportunities to share their insights.
Donc111 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/27/20
Great topics and great guests, shame about the host - very rude!
mstphd via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/22/20
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
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
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
During my daily commute. Great way to separate work from home and to not be impacted by the traffic and its jam’s Great diversity in subjects and always interesting stuff and viewpoints
Wilfried2 via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 01/03/20
... but I find the host’s interruptions irritating and rude. He often disrupts the narrative with random questions. However, the guests are exceptional and the topics discussed are enticing so I congratulate him on this front. I just wish Melvyn would be a little bit friendlier.
James History Hit Fan via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/02/20
I listen to a different episode almost every night in bed. Highly calming and captivating
Tuna poo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/21/19
it is vivid, solid, kind and very informative. If you want the latest findings in the field of history, this is your podcast.
Kadvent via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 12/09/19
Please, please, PLEASE move Melvyn on. He makes almost every episode downright uncomfortable. So much potential otherwise.
hjbb101 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/12/19
As the programme was conceived and developed by Melvyn Bragg I think it would be churlish to oust him. I find him an excellent host. He is well prepared by his researchers and invites on genuine academics (not media stars) who know what they’re talking about. He manages the discussions well....Read full review »
Lynndy45 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/11/19
But I agree with djcudiw748 that the illuminating guests are diminished by the patronising ego of the host
sbh803 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/07/19
This podcast is great for anyone wanting to learn a little more about history. Very interesting and the guests are always very polite and informed. However, the host really brings the whole experience down. He interrupts constantly (sometimes needlessly) and is very dismissive towards his...Read full review »
djcudiw748 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/29/19
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