Over the past few weeks while on the school-work run I’ve discovered a brilliant program on BBC Radio 4. In Our Time, presented by the Novelist Melvin Bragg, and the format entails having an expert or two in to discuss the subject of the day. The subject matter is wide ranging but is never dull. Art, science, history, philosophy, biography – everyone’s sure to find something of interest. Last four episodes in turn have been about, the Kuiper Belt, Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel North and South, the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, and the Battle of Salamis. As I said, diverse subject matter and Bragg does a good job of keeping the interviewees on track .
In Our Time airs every Thursday at 9:00 am. Better yet, all the episodes are available to download as podcasts for free. Check it out.