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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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4.6 out of 5 stars from 11.6k ratings
  • The P vs NP episode demonstrates that the host is a mathematical idiot who should not be allowed to lead discussions about mat or science. He interrupts his guests as they are about to shed light on something important, something the audience could grasp but which Mr. Bragg will never be able to understand. His stupidity and lack of self-awareness of his own shortcomings make the focus on him instead of on what the experts are trying to explain. They run out of time because he spends too much t... more

    Granny InSanDiego
    4 months ago
  • BW

    No no no no. Stop moving things to bbc sounds. It’s beyond inconvenient.

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom4 months ago
  • All

    Enjoy it most of the time but MB interrupts too much and apologizes but still interrupts if the others don’t follow his script more

    Apple Podcasts
    Canada4 months ago
  • I can't find the in our time podcast on bbc sounds.. can anyone help??

    Sian Winter
    4 months ago
  • An amazing podcast being ruined by BBC Clowns

    The BBC are aggressively pushing their own app in the podcast. The current podcast app works brilliantly already. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom4 months ago

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