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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas

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    • 4.7, 2.6K Ratings

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history of ideas

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

oniricvonnegut ,

Bragg is a BOSS

Bragg is a great host. He’s dealing with HUGE egos. The fact that we can learn anything is thanks to Melvyn’s preternatural ability to reign in these massive eggheads. I will always be a fan.

99PDC ,


A lovely bit of audio education.

Honeybadger2011 ,

Don’t underestimate the women on this podcast

Great podcast. Does Melvyn treat women differently than men? Yes. But what many seem to miss is that these women don’t need your protests. Formidable academics like Mary Beard, Angela Hobbs, and many others are not slowed by Melvyn’s inadequacies. These women return again and again to his podcast because they are well published, respected and know that they are experts in their fields. They don’t let his biases bring them down. If things change you will have these women that engage to thank. Your reviews will not do quite as much comparatively. Most Americans are probably not used to this format, especially with academics guests. Melvyn receives their notes in advance and can get irate if they deviate from them or go off on tangents. You miss the respect he has for his guests as he tries to keep any one guest to make their point of view the entirety of the show. It’s good that people are paying attention but I wish they would plug in to who these professors are and what they do for a living.

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