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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas

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    • 4.7, 2.3K Ratings

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

gracy100m ,


I enjoy Melvin as a commentator, for multiple reasons. Chief among these is that he often asks

questions that I was thinking. The fact that he is confident in his questioning, willing to state what he does not know, allows me comfort.

Lcffrbf ,


Rated this as 5 stars because of the guests and topics. I agree about Melvyn. I wish he would quit interrupting quite so often and let his guests finish a sentence. Although that does help when one of the guest is a little long winded

celiaf90 ,

Fascinating despite the host

I’ve listened to this podcast for years. Most of the topics and guests are terrific, both in the information they provide and their insights. I echo other reviewers concerning Melvin Bragg. His rudeness has worsened over the years. I’m also now distracted by his heavy breathing and paper shuffling. I have to make an effort to ignore the audible breathing of Melvin while a guest is talking. Credit to the guests for making this podcast worthwhile.

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