In Our Time

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

The Inca June 13, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the advanced Andean empire, dominant until Pizarro arrived
Sir Thomas Browne June 6, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the physician with a curious mind in dangerous times
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Grant's role in reconstructing the USA after the Civil War
Kinetic Theory May 23, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss how we know gas molecules move rather than keep still.
Frankenstein May 16, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Mary Shelley's Gothic story of a monster brought to life
Bergson and Time May 9, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Henri Bergson's ideas about our experience of time passing
The Gordon Riots May 2, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the causes of the violence of June 1780 and repercussions.
Nero April 25, 2019
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the most notorious rulers of ancient Rome.
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