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  1. Episode 6

    Michael Rosen continues the series exploring the words we use.

    First broadcast: 10 Sep 2007

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  2. Episode 5

    Michael Rosen continues the series exploring the words we use.

    First broadcast: 03 Sep 2007

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  3. Episode 4

    Michael Rosen continues the series exploring the words we use.

    First broadcast: 27 Aug 2007

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  4. Episode 2

    Michael Rosen debates the language of power and authority.

    First broadcast: 13 Aug 2007

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  5. Episode 1

    Michael Rosen explores teenspeak with a father and son dictionary team.

    First broadcast: 06 Aug 2007

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  6. 13/01/2015

    Michael Rosen presents adventures in language.

    First broadcast: 13 Jan 2015

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  7. How Is English Going to Change in the future?

    Michael Rosen looks ahead, with the help of linguists Bas Aarts and Laura Wright.

    First broadcast: 06 Jan 2015

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  8. Why do we laugh?

    Michael Rosen finds out why we laugh and why we cry, with neuroscientist Sophie Scott.

    First broadcast: 30 Dec 2014

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  9. Ebola: How should we talk about it?

    Michael Rosen talks to Oxfam's media officer on how we should speak about Ebola.

    First broadcast: 23 Dec 2014

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  10. First Words: How do children develop language?

    Michael Rosen on the first sounds and words that babies learn.

    First broadcast: 16 Dec 2014

  11. Speaking, Listening and the English GCSE

    Chris Ledgard host a discussion on speaking and listening skills and the English GCSE.

    First broadcast: 02 Sep 2014

  12. Is the Double Entendre in Rude Health?

    Arthur Bostrom examines the origins, colourful history and new era of the double entendre.

    First broadcast: 26 Aug 2014

  13. Talking About Cancer

    The writer Graham Joyce with a personal take on the ways in which we talk about cancer.

    First broadcast: 19 Aug 2014

  14. The Online Me

    Are we different online than in real life? Gemma Cairney asks Nick Grimshaw and friends.

    First broadcast: 12 Aug 2014

  15. How the Telephone Rewired Us

    Chris Ledgard explores the impact of the telephone.

    First broadcast: 05 Aug 2014

  16. Newspeak

    Chris Ledgard explores Orwell's dystopian vision of the future of language - Newspeak.

    First broadcast: 29 Jul 2014

  17. Message in a Bottle

    Chris Ledgard uncorks the subject of messages in a bottle.

    First broadcast: 22 Jul 2014

  18. Weighing Your Words

    Chris Ledgard investigates three situations where precise use of words is crucial.

    First broadcast: 15 Jul 2014

  19. Reader, I Marinated Him - the language of food

    Michael Rosen and guests debate the language of food, from Oliver's 'more' to cannibalism.

    First broadcast: 13 May 2014

  20. Words That Wound

    Words can be abusive, cruel and cause offence. Which is worse: online or face-to-face?

    First broadcast: 06 May 2014

  21. Time

    Michael Rosen asks what time is and explores the words we use to talk about it.

    First broadcast: 29 Apr 2014

  22. Scots

    Michael Rosen goes to Glasgow to hear about the Scots language with Sanjeev Kohli.

    First broadcast: 22 Apr 2014

  23. Social Register

    Do we change the way we speak according to the person we are speaking to?

    First broadcast: 15 Apr 2014

  24. Journalese

    Michael Rosen on the necessary evil of journalistic cliché.

    First broadcast: 08 Apr 2014

  25. Creating Characters

    Michael Rosen talks to writers about how character is created through language.

    First broadcast: 01 Apr 2014

  26. Talking Terrorism

    It's a word that can start a war. Michael Rosen explores the meaning of 'terrorist'.

    First broadcast: 28 Jan 2014

  27. How accurate are scientific metaphors?

    Is gravity really like a bowling ball on a sheet? Michael Rosen on scientific metaphors.

    First broadcast: 21 Jan 2014

  28. Office Jargon

    Michael Rosen and guests 'drill down' into the subject of office jargon.

    First broadcast: 14 Jan 2014

  29. Chimps and Language

    Chimps communicate but, asks Michael Rosen, do their utterances mean they use language?

    First broadcast: 07 Jan 2014

  30. Baby Talk

    Michael Rosen asks if baby talk benefits or hinders language development.

    First broadcast: 31 Dec 2013

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