In our time

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Best thing on the radio? Last vestiage of a bygone era of intellectual discussion in the broadcats media?

I've been fascinated by some of the recent editions:

I may even pick up Marx again and read him with a non-teenaged eye. Or maybe Wheen's biography. (FYI, teenaged me thought Marx had a very poor understanding of even victorian capitalism and and even worse grasp of human nature).

It's also available through iTunes Podcast library, but only the most recent editions.

Ed (dali), Tuesday, 26 July 2005 07:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Some old transcripts can be found here:

Sam (chirombo), Tuesday, 26 July 2005 08:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

do you have the marx mp3, ed? i don't seem to be able to find a link to it, and i missed it.

i'm very torn about in our time - i used to dislike melvyn bragg, but now i don't, so it's not that. i think my basic problem is that while i very much enjoy listening to it, i tend to lose concentration after a couple of minutes, which means i get nothing from it. i should probably try listening to it while cooking or washing up instead of while doing maths, i guess.

basically classic, anyway.

toby (tsg20), Tuesday, 26 July 2005 08:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I like the way that every programme consists of MB failing to get his guests to stick to the questions they're asked.

There was an episode once on "The Sublime" which was brilliant.

Sam (chirombo), Tuesday, 26 July 2005 08:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

given marx's overwhelming contribution to all subsequent discussions of victorian capitalism, and the concept of 'capitalism' itself, i think it's a bit mean to say he didn't have a firm grasp of it.

N_RQ, Tuesday, 26 July 2005 08:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ah this sounds GREAT. Alas I don't think I can listen to BBC Four here and I missed the one on Ruskin. Then again, I didn't much care for his writing. It just didn't click with me. SHOOT ME, I'm an idiot. :-(((

nathalie's body's designed for two (stevie nixed), Tuesday, 26 July 2005 08:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

They ahve real audio archives for the whole series, but you have to listen online.

Toby, I have the Karl Marx Mp3 (and Marlowe, Merlin and KT boundary). I'll work out some way of giving you access to it.

Ed (dali), Tuesday, 26 July 2005 08:46 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I like the fact that In Our Time was apparently created purely to give MB something to do for Radio 4, after they decided he was too politically biased to keep doing Start The Week.

Forest Pines (ForestPines), Tuesday, 26 July 2005 10:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

thanks, ed. wouldn't mind the others except the merlin, actually - maybe slsk or yousendit?

while we're at it, if anyone wants them, i have the mp3s of merlin, archeology and imperialism, modernist utopias, cambrian explosion, king alfred, and dark energy.

toby (tsg20), Tuesday, 26 July 2005 11:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'd love them all apart from merlin. I'll burn then to a CD and give it to you thurs/fri/w/e.

Ed (dali), Tuesday, 26 July 2005 11:44 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

Best podcast ever. Many current and archived shows on US iTunes.

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 14 February 2012 01:06 (six years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

i just learned of these pods. they often move so quickly that 1x is plenty fast (well, for me). choosing eps from itunes is quite fun, too.

Hunt3r, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 18:21 (one year ago) Permalink

It's fantastic

remember the lmao (darraghmac), Thursday, 18 January 2018 01:15 (one year ago) Permalink

When we get around to liquidating the BBC, this brilliant program I would defend to the death.

calzino, Thursday, 18 January 2018 01:53 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Lord Bragg really doesn’t give a crap about octupi.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:17 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Good for him!

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Note to self: the Blue-ringed octopus is very pretty but would rather never meet one.

calzino, Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:56 (eleven months ago) Permalink

the carl gauss ep reminded me of my math and history ignorance with non-stop astounding, amazing information. i sorta wanna relisten first, then learn more about his work, and then walk around telling people about gauss.

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

loved the The Mexican-American War ep. There must been some big lols amongst Mexican nobility when a year after losing an enormous swathe of their country to the US, they found out it was practically made out of gold.

calzino, Saturday, 21 July 2018 09:48 (six months ago) Permalink

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