In Our Time

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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, people and events that have shaped our world.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 1904-5 clash of Japanese and Russian empires.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the revenge of Dionysus on Thebes in Euripides' tragedy.
Eclipses (Summer Repeat) Aug. 18, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scientific advances gained from studying eclipses.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosopher Mary Astell (1666 – 1731).
John Bull July 28, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the origins and evolution of the satirical everyman figure
Angkor Wat July 21, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the great Cambodian temple complex, begun 900 years ago.
Dylan Thomas July 14, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the poems, plays and persona of the prominent Welsh writer
The Death of Stars July 7, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how the ends of stars can lead to new planets and new life
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss some of the greatest and most challenging poems in English
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Hegel's ideas on the consciousness of freedom.
Comenius June 16, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 17th-century Czech educator committed to toleration.
Tang Era Poetry June 9, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Li Bai and Du Fu from the Golden Age of Chinese Poetry.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the lasting impact of David I, King of Scotland c1084-1153
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Eusebius of Caesarea and his stories of Christian martyrs.
Olympe de Gouges May 19, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the author of The Declaration of the Rights of Woman, 1791
Homo erectus May 12, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the two-million-year span of our most adaptable ancestor.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 1819 work that inspired two centuries of vampire tales
The Sistine Chapel April 28, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Michelangelo's iconic frescoes in Renaissance Rome.
Antigone April 21, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Sophocles' tragedy of an autocrat who defies family ties.
Charisma April 14, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Max Weber's idea of charismatic authority in leadership