Aah! Melvin. Top quality but dry, so dry. I listen to him at the dentists in lieu of ananaesthetic. (Spot the native English spelling!) Another excellent BBC podcast is Michael Portillo's 'Things We Forgot the Remember'. This si more of a documentary than a discussion programme and he is good at pricking nationalist conceits. I also listen to David Crowther's excellent and detailed history of england podcast at http://historyofengland.typepad.com My one criticism of the last is a tendency not to evaluate the veracity of his sources often enough.