In Our Time

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

The Russo-Japanese War April 1, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the 1904-5 clash of Japanese and Russian empires.
David Ricardo March 25, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Ricardo's argument on free trade after the Napoleonic wars
The Bacchae March 18, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the revenge of Dionysus on Thebes in Euripides' tragedy.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the five major extinction events on Earth so far.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Coleridge's famous poem of a sailor who shot an albatross.
Marcus Aurelius Feb. 25, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and meditations of 'the last good Roman emperor'.
Medieval Pilgrimage Feb. 18, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Christian pilgrimage in Europe in the Middle Ages.
The Rosetta Stone Feb. 11, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the deciphering of hieroglyphs, secret for 1,500 years.
Emilie du Châtelet Feb. 4, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss an astonishing mathematician of the French Enlightenment.
Saint Cuthbert Jan. 28, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life of one of England's most revered saints.
The Plague of Justinian Jan. 21, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scale and impact of the plague that raged in 541AD.
The Great Gatsby Jan. 14, 2021
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Fitzgerald's celebrated novel of the Jazz Age.
Eclipses Dec. 31, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scientific advances gained from studying eclipses.
The Cultural Revolution Dec. 17, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Mao's uprising against his own party from 1966-76
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Wesley's role in the rise of Methodism in the 18th Century
Fernando Pessoa Dec. 3, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the great Portuguese poet and his many literary personas.
The Zong Massacre Nov. 26, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the infamous drowning of enslaved Africans in 1781.
Albrecht Dürer Nov. 12, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and timeless works of the great German artist.
Mary Astell Nov. 5, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosopher Mary Astell (1666 – 1731).
Piers Plowman Oct. 29, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss William Langland's celebrated poem, written around 1370.