In Our Time

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

Hybrids Oct. 31, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how parents from different species can reproduce
Robert Burns Oct. 24, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the poetry, ideas and life of Robert Burns (1759-1796).
The Time Machine Oct. 17, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the science and ideas in HG Wells' story of time travel.
Rousseau on Education Oct. 10, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Jean-Jacques Rousseau's ideas on the education of children
Dorothy Hodgkin Oct. 3, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
The Rapture Sept. 26, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the idea that believers will vanish from the world.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss why Napoleon's apparent victory turned to defeat in 1812.
Free Will (Summer Repeat) Sept. 12, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss free will.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events behind and impact of Picasso's iconic work
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss St Augustine's account of his conversion to Christianity
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas of one of the great 20th-century mathematicians
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the greatest poems from medieval England
Hope (Summer Repeat) Aug. 8, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the philosophy of hope - a weakness or a strength?
Venus (Summer Repeat) Aug. 1, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the planet closest to Earth, sometimes called Earth's twin
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Wharton's novels of America's Gilded Age
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and ideas of Frederick Douglass, born to slavery
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how some animals sense their world with sound not sight.
Lorca July 4, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Spanish poet and playwright's work, life and death.
Doggerland June 27, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Stone Age human habitats now covered by the North Sea.
The Mytilenaean Debate June 20, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Athenians' change of mind in the Peloponnesian War.