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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 1,142 ratings
Fascinating
Great choice of topics in that there’s something for everyone. Melvyn is good at drawing out the academics but I wish he didn’t keep interrupting them to show off his tiny bit of knowledge. Fortunately the repeats have these edited out.
karenPret via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/28/20
Virtually non-agenda driven scientific information. Fantastic! I maintain local copies of the entire catalogue and listen frequently.
Gern Blasnton via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/20
In Our Time
Marvellous podcast. The one I could listen to over and over again. The Topics are fascinating. They are so varied each week. Love the different approaches of the experts. Each separate strand of information is skilfully examined, discussed and applied to the central subject Please don’t ever...Read full review »
macann7 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/10/20
Recent Episodes
In a programme first broadcast on 12 April 2018, Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the contribution of George Stephenson (1781-1848) and his son Robert (1803-59) to the development of the railways in the 19th Century. George became known as The Father of Railways and yet arguably Robert's...
Published 03/26/20
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the theoretical physicist Dirac (1902-1984), whose achievements far exceed his general fame. To his peers, he was ranked with Einstein and, when he moved to America in his retirement, he was welcomed as if he were Shakespeare. Born in Bristol, he trained as an...
Published 03/05/20
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the origins of horses, from their dog sized ancestors to their proliferation in the New World until hunted to extinction, their domestication in Asia and their development since. The genetics of the modern horse are the most studied of any animal, after humans, yet...
Published 02/27/20
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