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Friday, October 3, 2014

Podcast of the Week - In Our Time on BBC Radio 4

In past weeks, we have shared various podcasts from broadcasters in different continents. These offer enlightening and entertaining content in areas of science and general knowledge, ideas and issues of human interest, the environment and technology.

Today's podcast is a personal top favorite, and profoundly enlightening.
It is In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg.

Aired weekly on BBC Radio 4, In Our Time is an hour-long factual talk and discussion program where Melvyn and his guests discuss the history of ideas.

What makes this program so valuable is it's extensive reach and the very high caliber and aptitude of expert input. There is an extensive program archive on the BBC site with a total of 650 programs available on BBC iPlayer.
Worth mentioning is that this same archive is categorized and classified on the basis of where the topics are drawn from viz: philosophy, science, history, religion and culture.

On the In Our Time series podcast download page, you can listen to 10 latest episodes and download a whole lot of edifying episodes (128 listed) as well as subscribe to the RSS feed. Other options are My Yahoo, iTunes and Zune feeds.

Here are some episodes we highly recommend:

Philosophy of Solitude. [mp3]



The Eye.[mp3]

Absolute Zero.[mp3]