5 episodes

The life stories of the people who have shaped our own, told through the obituaries pages of The Times. As Nelson Mandela noted, “you can’t really be proud of yourself if you don’t know your history”. Anna Temkin, Deputy Obituaries Editor at The Times, introduces the endlessly fascinating stories that tell us about how we got to this point in history.
The Times has published daily obituaries for over a century. Now, each week Anna builds on that legacy as she is joined by voices from across the paper to explore the lives which have enriched and informed our own lives.
New episodes every Tuesday.

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    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

The life stories of the people who have shaped our own, told through the obituaries pages of The Times. As Nelson Mandela noted, “you can’t really be proud of yourself if you don’t know your history”. Anna Temkin, Deputy Obituaries Editor at The Times, introduces the endlessly fascinating stories that tell us about how we got to this point in history.
The Times has published daily obituaries for over a century. Now, each week Anna builds on that legacy as she is joined by voices from across the paper to explore the lives which have enriched and informed our own lives.
New episodes every Tuesday.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Singer Françoise Hardy & Psychologist Sue Johnson

    Singer Françoise Hardy & Psychologist Sue Johnson

    Bob Dylan wrote Françoise Hardy a poem before they even met. But the iconic french singer-songwriter was irritated by the public's fascination of her beauty rather than her music. And we explore the work of the psychologist, Sue Johnson, who devoted her life to unravelling the mystery of love.
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    • 18 min
    TV Doctor Michael Mosley & Astronaut Bill Anders

    TV Doctor Michael Mosley & Astronaut Bill Anders

    'Trust me, I'm a doctor' was an instruction many were happy to follow. The BBC show's host, Michael Mosley, combined infectious enthusiasm and dedication to the scientific method. Today we hear his story, plus that of William Anders, astronaut, engineer and photographer of one of the most famous photos ever taken.
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    • 23 min
    Rugby Star Rob Burrow & 'The Godfather' Producer Albert Ruddy

    Rugby Star Rob Burrow & 'The Godfather' Producer Albert Ruddy

    Today, we hear two remarkable stories of dogged determination. First, the inspirational life of Rob Burrow, the Rugby League star who campaigned so bravely in the face of his motor neurone disease diagnosis. And second, the Oscar winning producer of The Godfather, Albert Ruddy, and the story of the extraordinary steps it took to bring the iconic mobster movie to our screens.
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    • 21 min
    President Ebrahim Raisi & Commander ‘Sharkey’ Ward

    President Ebrahim Raisi & Commander ‘Sharkey’ Ward

    Each week we explore two fascinating lives. Often they’ll be remarkable people whose achievements are universally celebrated. But sometimes, they’ll be people whose lives have other significance.  Today we hear two life stories: one about the Iranian president, Ebrahim Raisi who died, along with the Iranian foreign minister, in a helicopter crash. And we look back on the life of Commander ‘Sharkey’ Ward, a decorated British pilot who played a decisive role in the Falklands war. 


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    • 20 min
    Introducing Your History

    Introducing Your History

    Introducing Your History, where each week we detail absorbing, life-affirming accounts of remarkable lives. 
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    • 4 min

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4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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