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In Our Time

Strabo's Geographica

Duration: 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Strabo's Geographica, the only surviving work from the ancient world that describes the entire world known to the Greeks and Romans. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Paul Cartledge
Interviewed Guest:
Maria Pretzler
Interviewed Guest:
Benet Salway
Producer:
Thomas Morris

In Our Time

Cosmic Rays

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss cosmic rays, the mysterious high-energy particles that constantly bombard Earth. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Producer:
Thomas Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Carolin Crawford
Interviewed Guest:
Alan Watson
Interviewed Guest:
Tim Greenshaw

In Our Time

Lévi-Strauss

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the work of French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Adam Kuper
Interviewed Guest:
Christina Howells
Interviewed Guest:
Vincent Debaene
Producer:
Thomas Morris

In Our Time

Pliny the Younger

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Roman lawyer and statesman Pliny the Younger, whose letters offer a fascinating insight into his life and the ancient world. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Catharine Edwards
Interviewed Guest:
Roy Gibson
Interviewed Guest:
Alice Koenig
Producer:
Thomas Morris

In Our Time

Icelandic Sagas

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Icelandic sagas. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Producer:
Thomas Morris
Producer:
Thomas Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Carolyne Larrington
Interviewed Guest:
Carolyne Larrington
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Ashman Rowe
Interviewed Guest:
Emily Lethbridge
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Ashman Rowe
Interviewed Guest:
Emily Lethbridge

In Our Time

Montaigne

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the life and work of Michel de Montaigne. Best known for his influential Essays, Montaigne is regarded as the father of modern sceptical thought. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Thomas Morris
Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Producer:
Thomas Morris
Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Euler's number, also known as e, one of the most important and interesting numbers in mathematics. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Colva Roney-Dougal
Interviewed Guest:
June Barrow-Green
Interviewed Guest:
Vicky Neale
Producer:
Thomas Morris

In Our Time

Prophecy

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the meaning and significance of prophecy in the Abrahamic religions. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Mona Siddiqui
Interviewed Guest:
Justin Meggitt
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Stokl
Producer:
Thomas Morris

In Our Time

Robert Boyle

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of Robert Boyle, a pioneering scientist and one of the first Fellows of the Royal Society. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Producer:
Thomas Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Schaffer
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Hunter
Interviewed Guest:
Anna Marie Roos

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the life and work of the French polymath Blaise Pascal. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
David Wootton
Interviewed Guest:
Michela Massimi
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Moriarty
Producer:
Thomas Morris

In Our Time

The Philosophy of Solitude

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the philosophy of solitude, from religious hermits to those exiled from their homeland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Melissa Lane
Interviewed Guest:
Simon Blackburn
Interviewed Guest:
John Haldane
Producer:
Thomas Morris

In Our Time

Tristram Shandy

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Laurence Sterne's comic novel Tristram Shandy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Judith Hawley
Interviewed Guest:
John Mullan
Interviewed Guest:
Mary Newbould
Producer:
Thomas Morris

In Our Time

States of Matter

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the science of matter and the states in which it can exist, from solids, liquids and gases to high-energy plasmas. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Andrea Sella
Interviewed Guest:
Athene Donald
Interviewed Guest:
Justin Wark
Producer:
Thomas Morris

In Our Time

The Bluestockings

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Bluestockings, a group of prominent women intellectuals in 18th-century England. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Karen O'Brien
Interviewed Guest:
Elizabeth Eger
Interviewed Guest:
Nicole Pohl
Producer:
Thomas Morris

In Our Time

The Battle of Talas

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Battle of Talas, a conflict between Arab and Chinese forces which took place in central Asia in AD751. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Hilde de Weerdt
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Hockelmann
Interviewed Guest:
Hugh Kennedy
Producer:
Thomas Morris

In Our Time

Nuclear Fusion

Duration: 47 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the history and science of nuclear fusion, the process that powers stars. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Philippa Browning
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Cowley
Interviewed Guest:
Justin Wark
Producer:
Thomas Morris

In Our Time

Gnosticism

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Gnosticism, a religious sect associated with early Christianity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Producer:
Thomas Morris
Producer:
Thomas Morris
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Humfress
Interviewed Guest:
Caroline Humfress
Interviewed Guest:
Alastair Logan
Interviewed Guest:
Alastair Logan

In Our Time

Relativity

Duration: 42 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss Einstein's theory of relativity, a hypothetical framework that transformed our understanding of the universe. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Martin Rees
Interviewed Guest:
Roger Penrose
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Gregory
Producer:
Thomas Morris

In Our Time

The Eunuch

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the history and significance of eunuchs, castrated men who played important roles in many civilisations. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Melvyn Bragg
Interviewed Guest:
Karen Radner
Interviewed Guest:
Shaun Tougher
Interviewed Guest:
Michael Hoeckelmann
Producer:
Thomas Morris