Melvyn Bragg and his erudite guests constitute simply the best thing of its type on the Internet: literally the University of Bragg, ranging across topics that you may know, even know well, and subjects that never occurred to you. I've picked my way through 20 years of In Our Time and, over the past several months, have distracted myself with an IOT episode first thing each day. This morning's was "The 12th Century Renaissance" and the century's dramatic changes in demography, agriculture, urbanization, politics, Christian theology, the rescue of ancient texts via Middle Eastern scholars, the rise of universities in Italy, France, and England, and so much more, all presented conversationally and brilliantly by authorities who...know...so...much... Staggering and, for a certain type of mind, the right way to start, or.conclude a day. Melvyn and company's topics range widely, from culture to history to science to philosophy and seldom if ever hit a wrong note. Listen and see for yourself.