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Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.

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Historical themes, events and key individuals from Akhenaten to Xenophon.

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4.6 out of 5
838 Ratings

838 Ratings

B4Uwereborn ,

An absolute classic podcast with the most effective host on radio

Ask yourself, how can a weekly erudite broadcast on an incredibly broad range of topics and a different group of academics each week have a successful 21(+?) year run? On the face of it, it would be impossible. Professors, in particular in the humanities, would either just drone on about their particular tiny corner of the topic or the group discussion would devolve into the pettiest and most unseemly of arguments, the academic argument. And yet, with Melvyn, it becomes the most engaging half hour on radio, precisely because he is both fully engaged in the discussions at the level of the intelligent impartial listener and is willing to elegantly exercise a firm but fair hand to keep a discussion (that could profitably go on for weeks) focused on important themes and delivered in a tight 30 minutes. It becomes that most improbable of things, a group of academics having a discussion worth the time commitment that you actually want to listen to. Amazing. Humanities programs at universities should take note.

Eric2198723897234 ,

Some really interesting topics

Always interesting and learn something new.

Ty$on&B@tm@n ,

Great

A great choice for history.

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