Last month, I mentioned that of the SciShow programming, my favourite was the Great Minds series. This month I want to recommend the BBC podcast In Our Time. Episodes run around 45 minutes, and are audio-only, making them great companions when sorting tools or benching lights.
In Our Time puts out weekly episodes on different topics and is hosted by Melvyn Bragg with a couple of guest experts. Episodes on Avicenna, the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Euler’s Number, the Bluestockings and The Talmud all took place over a short time, so there’s plenty of variety.