From time to time, we like to take a moment to highlight fantastic history sites from around the web. These are websites that – much like Origins – seek to bring history into public conversation.
This month, our Best in History online comes in the form of a podcast.
In Our Time is one of the BBC’s most popular radio shows. Each week, around two million listeners tune in to Radio 4 (BBC’s highbrow talk station) to listen to Melvyn Bragg interview three established academics on a given topic in the history of ideas. Bragg remains a dedicated student throughout each episode, cutting through academic jargon and any undue pretension. As a host, Bragg exacts concise summaries of each topic in plain English without sacrificing any intellectual rigor. After 42 minutes, you will come away with a very useful introduction to the major debates about the subject of discussion.
Find In Our Time on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.