In Our Time: Maybe it’s better to describe it by what it’s not

I could be anywhere when I’m listening to it. It could be half-way down the cold-aisle being seduced into buying the more expensive sausages because of the hand- writey writing on the package. It might be early in the morning when I’m encouraging a small child to pee on not-the-floor.

But either way there’s a strong chance, I’ll be accompanied by the sound of Melvyn Bragg thanking me for downloading this episode of In Our Time.

In Our Time, like libraries and hot cross buns: things that are so good for you and you can’t believe they aren’t more expensive. It’s a radio programme on BBC Radio 4 that’s been running for 21 years and also a podcast. It’s hard to describe it in a way that sells it.

Essentially, it’s just a man called Melvyn Bragg talking to three professors for 45 minutes about either a topic you’ve never heard of or a topic that’s really so obvious, you’re wondering why they’re talking about it.

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