In Our Time

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

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.
Maria Theresa Oct. 22, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the woman who ruled Austria, shaking up the European order
Alan Turing Oct. 15, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the short, brilliant life of computer science's founder.
Deism Oct. 8, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the most disruptive ideas of the Enlightenment.
Macbeth Oct. 1, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies.
Cave Art Sept. 24, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how and why Stone Age people decorated caves with images.
Pericles Sept. 17, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the celebrated Athenian statesman and orator.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the difference between right and wrong, according to Kant.
P vs NP (Summer Repeat) July 16, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the mathematical problem of P versus NP
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss 1816, known as the year without a summer.
Mary, Queen of Scots July 2, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Hannah Arendt June 25, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas of Hannah Arendt, political philosopher
Bird Migration June 18, 2020
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how birds navigate and the risks and benefits of migration