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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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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 1,810 ratings
Grumpy dude
Is well funny
MaryH1nge via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/04/23
Great show, host could do better
Absolutely love the content. What is less enjoyable is the fact that Melvyn interrupts his guests in quite an irritating way and constantly talks over or cuts across the female academics.
BFe19 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/09/23
Except for the colonial British nationalism of the host, this podcast is excellent!
yoga.aha via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/13/23
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