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In Our Time
In Our Time
BBC Radio 4

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

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Episodes

Panpsychism

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the idea that some kind of consciousness is present not just in our human... more

22 Feb 2024 · 53 minutes
Nefertiti

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the woman who inspired one of the best known artefacts from ancient Egypt. The Bust... more

15 Feb 2024 · 49 minutes
Condorcet

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Nicolas de Condorcet (1743-94), known as the Last of the Philosophes, the intellectuals in the... more

08 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
Twelfth Night, or What You Will

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of Shakespeare’s great comedies, which plays in the space between marriage, love and desire.... more

25 Jan 2024 · 53 minutes
Vincent van Gogh

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Dutch artist famous for starry nights and sunflowers, self portraits and simple chairs. These... more

18 Jan 2024 · 56 minutes
Tiberius

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Roman emperor Tiberius. When he was born in 42BC, there was little prospect of... more

11 Jan 2024 · 53 minutes
Karl Barth

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century. Karl Barth (1886 -... more

04 Jan 2024 · 55 minutes
Edgar Allan Poe

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Poe (1809-1849), the American author who is famous for his Gothic tales of horror, madness... more

28 Dec 2023 · 58 minutes
Marguerite de Navarre

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Marguerite, Queen of Navarre (1492 – 1549), author of the Heptaméron, a major literary landmark... more

21 Dec 2023 · 46 minutes
The Theory of the Leisure Class

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the most influential work of Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929). In 1899, during America’s Gilded Age, Veblen... more

14 Dec 2023 · 55 minutes
In Our Time
Panpsychism
In Our Time