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Word of Mouth Episode guide

  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. Time

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

    First broadcast: 29 Apr 2014

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  7. Scots

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

    First broadcast: 22 Apr 2014

  8. Social Register

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

    First broadcast: 15 Apr 2014

  9. Journalese

    Michael Rosen on the necessary evil of journalistic cliché.

    First broadcast: 08 Apr 2014

  10. Creating Characters

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

    First broadcast: 01 Apr 2014

  11. Talking Terrorism

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

    First broadcast: 28 Jan 2014

  12. 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

  13. Office Jargon

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

    First broadcast: 14 Jan 2014

  14. Chimps and Language

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

    First broadcast: 07 Jan 2014

  15. Baby Talk

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

    First broadcast: 31 Dec 2013

  16. Kids TV

    Michael Rosen looks at children's television and its effects on language development.

    First broadcast: 30 Dec 2013

  17. Prime Suspects

    Michael Rosen and top crime writers on the changing language of the police interview.

    First broadcast: 17 Dec 2013

  18. The Rise of the Political Soundbite

    Chris Ledgard and guests discuss the art and efficacy of the political soundbite.

    First broadcast: 03 Sep 2013

  19. Language Laws

    Chris Ledgard looks at the laws surrounding language use, from libel to blasphemy.

    First broadcast: 27 Aug 2013

  20. Language Games

    Chris Ledgard mulls over the language and peculiarity of puzzles.

    First broadcast: 20 Aug 2013

  21. Fashion

    Chris Ledgard explores how we talk about scents, slogans on T-shirts and fashion lingo.

    First broadcast: 13 Aug 2013

  22. Misophonia, Mondegreens and Miscommunication

    Chris Ledgard and Stuart Maconie explore miscommunication, mondegreens and misophonia.

    First broadcast: 06 Aug 2013

  23. D is for Dictionary

    Chris Ledgard talks to the outgoing editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.

    First broadcast: 30 Jul 2013

  24. Babel

    Chris Ledgard explores the language ideas in the story of Babel.

    First broadcast: 23 Jul 2013

  25. How do you talk to an alien?

    Chris Ledgard explores our efforts to communicate with extra-terrestrial intelligence.

    First broadcast: 16 Jul 2013

  26. English and German

    At the Brighton Festival, Michael Rosen and guests debate our linguistic ties with German.

    First broadcast: 14 May 2013

  27. 07/05/2013

    With a royal baby due, Michael Rosen investigates the royal and national name hoard.

    First broadcast: 07 May 2013

  28. Accents Will Happen

    Michael Rosen explores the impact of your accent and dialect, starting with the very young

    First broadcast: 30 Apr 2013

  29. Instructions Instructions

    Michael Rosen discovers why instruction manuals are so hard to follow.

    First broadcast: 23 Apr 2013

  30. Language and Politics in India

    In Delhi and Jaipur, Chris Ledgard continues to explore the politics of language in India.

    First broadcast: 16 Apr 2013

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