In Our Time

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

Seismology April 7, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how the study of earthquakes helps reveal Earth's secrets.
The Arthashastra March 31, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ancient Indian Sanskrit text the Arthashastra.
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Peter Kropotkin Feb. 24, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the prominent Russian anarchist and his idea of Mutual Aid
Romeo and Juliet Feb. 17, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Shakespeare's tragedy of young star-crossed love in Verona
Walter Benjamin Feb. 10, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the most influential thinkers of the last century.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the enthusiasm in Britain for abstaining from alcohol.
Colette Jan. 27, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss a major force in French culture in the 20th century.
The Gold Standard Jan. 20, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss what happened when world currencies were tied to gold
Thomas Hardy's Poetry Jan. 13, 2022
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Hardy's goal of being a great poet and how he succeeded.
Fritz Lang Dec. 30, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss a giant of cinema in Weimar Germany and Hollywood.
The Hittites Dec. 23, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the great powers of the Late Bronze Age.
A Christmas Carol Dec. 16, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Charles Dickens' celebrated story of Scrooge's redemption.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas and protests in 1919 that shaped modern China.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Nelson's famous victory and death on 21 October 1805.
Plato's Gorgias Nov. 25, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Plato's exploration of the nature of power and freedom.
The Decadent Movement Nov. 18, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Beardsley, Wilde and art for art's sake in the 1890s.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the siblings at the forefront of 18th-century astronomy
The Song of Roland Nov. 4, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss a masterpiece of French epic poetry from the 12th century.
Corals Oct. 28, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the simple animals which form the now- threatened reefs.