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In Our Time: Science
Scientific principles, theory, and the role of key figures in the advancement of science.
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4.6 stars from 1,608 ratings
In our time
This program is absolutely the best on BBC radio. Melvyn Bragg is an excellent host for an enormous variety of subjects and teams of experts. His excitement in the discussions is infectious and , while I love all of the programs, his science encounters with academic experts are the very best, in...Read full review »
dave B of Buntingford via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/16/22
Two thumbs up!
Excellent on all counts.
MIflyer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/22
It’s really good
I love this pod cast!
AsDicking via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/22
Recent Episodes
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss William Herschel (1738 – 1822) and his sister Caroline Herschel (1750 – 1848) who were born in Hanover and made their reputation in Britain. William was one of the most eminent astronomers in British history. Although he started life as a musician, as a young man...
Published 11/11/21
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the simple animals which informed Charles Darwin's first book, The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs, published in 1842. From corals, Darwin concluded that the Earth changed very slowly and was not fashioned by God. Now coral reefs, which some liken to...
Published 10/28/21
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the race to build an atom bomb in the USA during World War Two. Before the war, scientists in Germany had discovered the potential of nuclear fission and scientists in Britain soon argued that this could be used to make an atom bomb, against which there could be...
Published 10/07/21
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