In Our Time

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

A Midsummer Night's Dream April 18, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Shakespeare's comedy, one of his most popular plays
The Evolution of Teeth April 11, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how teeth evolved in our toothless ancestors - and why.
The Great Irish Famine April 4, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the causes and consequences of the Famine of 1845-49.
The Danelaw March 28, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Danish impact on England in 9th and 10th centuries.
Gerard Manley Hopkins March 21, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss 'the only influential poet of the Victorian age'.
Authenticity March 14, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss what it means to be oneself
William Cecil March 7, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the most powerful man in the court of Elizabeth I.
Antarah ibn Shaddad Feb. 28, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the poetry and context of this pre-Islamic Arabian knight
Pheromones Feb. 21, 2019
A discussion of the chemicals that animals use in order to affect others of their species.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how this Bible story has inspired artists for centuries.
Aristotle's Biology Feb. 7, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the scientific study of life, originated by Aristotle.
Owain Glyndwr Jan. 31, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the fight for Welsh independence in the early 15th century
Emmy Noether Jan. 24, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas of one of the great 20th-century mathematicians.
Samuel Beckett Jan. 17, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the playwright and novelist, author of Waiting for Godot
Papal Infallibility Jan. 10, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the idea that Popes cannot err in exercise of their office
Papal Infallibility Jan. 10, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the idea that Popes cannot err in exercise of their office
Venus Dec. 27, 2018
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the planet closest to Earth, sometimes called Earth's twin
Venus Dec. 27, 2018
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the planet closest to Earth, sometimes called Earth's twin
The Poor Laws Dec. 20, 2018
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Poor Law of 1834 and the rise of the workhouse
The Poor Laws Dec. 20, 2018
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Poor Law of 1834 and the rise of the workhouse