In Our Time

A Society, Culture and History podcast featuring Melvyn Bragg
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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas

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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of Shakespeare's most popular works, written c1595 in the last years of Elizabeth I. It is a comedy of love and desire and their many complications as well as their simplicity, and a reflection on society's expec…
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss why the potato crop failures in the 1840s had such a catastrophic impact in Ireland. It is estimated that one million people died from disease or starvation after the blight and another two million left the country …
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the effective partition of England in the 880s after a century of Viking raids, invasions and settlements. Alfred of Wessex, the surviving Anglo-Saxon king and Guthrum, a Danish ruler, had fought each other to a sta…

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Martin reviewed this podcast on Jul 5th, 2017
"45 - 50 mins of some of the finest minds talking about all sorts of different things. Moderated by the great Melvyn Bragg. Well worth subscribing."
DAEntwistle reviewed this podcast on Jan 5th, 2018
"One of the best. Always interesting, enjoyable, and engaging. "
koolaid94 reviewed this podcast 16 days ago
"Can be a bit impenetrable if it's not a topic you're interested in, but when it's good, it's really, really good. And lest we forget, Melvyn Bragg is a national treasure."

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Feb 18th, 2010
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Apr 4th, 2019
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