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  1. In Our Time newsletter: The Kama Sutra

    Monday 6 February 2012, 13:22

    Editor's note: In last Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed The Kama Sutra. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM.

    Hello

    Will real winter never come to London this season? The continuing blue skies are extremely unsettling....

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  2. In Our Time newsletter: The Scientific Method

    Monday 30 January 2012, 14:20

    Editor's note: In last Thursday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed The Scientific Method. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM.

    Hello

    After the programme Simon Schaffer made a dash for King's Cross, the train to Cambridge and what...

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  3. The In Our Time newsletter: 1848 - The Year of Revolution

    Friday 20 January 2012, 10:59

    Editor's note: In yesterday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed 1848, the year that saw Europe engulfed in revolution. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM.

    Hello

    I waited for two or three minutes after the programme had finished. I...

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  4. In Our Time newsletter: The Safavid Dynasty

    Friday 13 January 2012, 15:48

    Editor's note: In yesterday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed The Safavid Dynasty. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM.

    Hello

    Sometimes when you finish a programme, you really do think "How did we get through it? How did they...

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  5. In Our Time newsletter: Robinson Crusoe

    Thursday 22 December 2011, 17:21

    Editor's note: In yesterday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Robinson Crusoe. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM.

    Hello

    I'm sitting in my house at dawn on December 21st, the day before the last live programme of In Our Time which...

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  6. In Our Time newsletter: The Concordat of Worms

    Friday 16 December 2011, 16:12

    Editor's note: In yesterday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed the Concordat of Worms. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM.

    Hello

    I'm afraid that after this morning's programme the conversation veered into a different dimension...

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  7. In Our Time newsletter: Heraclitus

    Monday 12 December 2011, 13:38

    Editor's note: In last week's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Heraclitus. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM.

    Hello

    After the programme Angie Hobbs told us the saying that she most liked: "Mortals are immortal, immortals mortal...

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  8. In Our Time newsletter: Christina Rossetti

    Friday 2 December 2011, 12:00

    Editor's note: In yesterday's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Christina Rossetti. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM.

    Hello

    I'm sitting in the middle of Green Park, near the middle of London, in the middle of the afternoon, just...

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  9. In Our Time newsletter: Judas Maccabeus

    Tuesday 29 November 2011, 16:30

    Editor's note: In last week's programme Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Judas Maccabeus. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM.

    Hello

    After the programme had finished, Philip Alexander said that although the First Book of Maccabees was the...

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  10. In Our Time newsletter: Ptolemy and Ancient Astronomy

    Monday 21 November 2011, 13:22

    Editor's note: This week Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Ptolemy and Ancient Astronomy. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM.

    Hello

    It's such a great day out there that I want to talk a little about that, but first the footnote to the programme...

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  11. In Our Time newsletter: The Continental-Analytic Split

    Friday 11 November 2011, 12:50

    Editor's note: This week Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed the Continental-Analytic split in Western philosophy. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM.

    During today's programme I had a distinct feeling that a quart was...

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  12. In Our Time newsletter: The Moon

    Monday 7 November 2011, 16:00

    Editor's note: This week Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed the Moon. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM.

    Immediately after the programme Carolin produced a piece of the Moon. It was a sliver of a lunar meteorite which had landed in the Sahara...

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  13. In Our Time newsletter: The Siege of Tenochtitlan

    Friday 28 October 2011, 17:55

    Editor's note: This week Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed the siege of Tenochtitlane. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM

    There was rather a forceful discussion afterwards, mainly between Alan Knight and Elizabeth Graham.

    The gist of it seemed...

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  14. In Our Time newsletter: Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People

    Friday 21 October 2011, 17:36

    Editor's note: This week Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed Delacroix's Liberty Leading the People. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM

    I'm standing under lights in the close of Wells Cathedral.

    The lights could be gaslights - there's that...

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  15. In Our Time newsletter: The Ming Voyages

    Monday 17 October 2011, 12:30

    Editor's note: This week Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed the Ming Voyages. As always the programme is available to listen to online or to download and keep - PM

    As soon as the programme finished, Craig Clunas told us that scholars were turning the subject we had been discussing on its head...

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  16. The In Our Time Newsletter: David Hume and the Scottish Enlightenment

    Saturday 8 October 2011, 07:00

    Editor's note: This week Melvyn Bragg and his guests discussed the work of the philosopher David Hume, a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment of the eighteenth century. As always the programme is available, as is the In Our Time archive, to listen to online or to download and listen to on holiday...

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  17. Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time Newsletter: The Etruscan Civilisation

    Friday 30 September 2011, 18:30

    Ed's note: We're running the In Our Time newsletter weekly on the Radio 4 blog. You can hear this episode (and the huge archive of previous episodes) on the In Our Time website - PM.

    Immediately the programme finished, David Ridgway pressed into my hand a pamphlet for a lecture which will be given...

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  18. In Our Time newsletter: Shinto

    Friday 23 September 2011, 12:02

    Ed's note: We're running the In Our Time newsletter weekly on the Radio 4 blog. You can hear this episode (and the huge archive of previous episodes) on the In Our Time website - PM.

    How you can make an academic conversation about Shinto (which consists of so many negatives) both lively and even...

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  19. In Our Time newsletter: The Hippocratic Oath

    Friday 16 September 2011, 23:00

    Ed's note: From this week we'll be running the In Our Time newsletter weekly on the Radio 4 blog. You can hear this episode (and the huge archive of previous episodes) on the In Our Time website - PM.

    There are usually two sorts of sleep I have on the night before In Our Time: one is bad, the second...

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  20. In Our Time: To download, keep and listen whenever you want

    Wednesday 14 September 2011, 13:50

    I was surprised but obviously delighted when, seven years ago, I was told that In Our Time was to become the first BBC programme to be podcast - but, to be honest, I didn't quite know what it meant at the time. It turned out to mean a very great deal. Thus strikes the law of unexpected consequences once...

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