Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
Tue 25 Aug 2020
Sabrina Mahfouz talks about protest slogans with Siana Bangura and Zoe Buckman.
Tue 18 Aug 2020
Jeffrey Boakye on the language of black masculinity in a post-colonial world.
Tue 11 Aug 2020
Professor Tanya Byron sitting in for Michael Rosen on talking to strangers.
Tue 4 Aug 2020
Sabrina Mahfouz talks to Tobi Kyeremateng and Katherine Harloe about othering in language.
Tue 28 Jul 2020
From hussy to bossy, spinster to slut, Professor Deborah Cameron on words used about women
Tue 21 Jul 2020
Jeffrey Boakye talks with Iesha Small on the language of power and inequality in education
Tue 14 Jul 2020
Professor Tanya Byron examines the language of Covid-19 with author Mark Honigsbaum.
Tue 18 Feb 2020
Michael Rosen talks to storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy about the wonder of stories.
Tue 11 Feb 2020
Michael talks to comedian Sindhu Vee about her life in language.
Tue 4 Feb 2020
Michael Rosen talks to conversation analyst Elizabeth Stokoe about the science of talk.
Tue 28 Jan 2020
Michael Rosen on how the NHS chooses words on its website and in consultants' letters.
Tue 21 Jan 2020
Michael Rosen talks to Professor Dawn Archer about how we might tell when someone is lying
Tue 14 Jan 2020
Michael Rosen talks to George Marshall about how best to communicate climate change.
Tue 7 Jan 2020
Michael Rosen returns to explore how metaphors shape our lives with author James Geary.
Tue 27 Aug 2019
Michael Rosen explores the origins of English in the Anglo-Saxon world.
Tue 20 Aug 2019
Michael Rosen looks at how English is used in Science.
Tue 13 Aug 2019
Michael Rosen meets London-born writer Gabriel Gbadamosi, to talk Dickens and dialect.
Tue 6 Aug 2019
Michael Rosen looks at philosophy in English, from John Locke to corporate slogans.
Tue 30 Jul 2019
Michael Rosen discovers how the Vikings changed English.
Tue 23 Jul 2019
Michael Rosen explores the sound and rhythm of English with poet Glyn Maxwell.
Tue 16 Jul 2019
Michael Rosen explores the strange history of 'The', the most influential word in English.
Tue 28 May 2019
Michael Rosen meets acclaimed poet Raymond Antrobus.
Tue 21 May 2019
What was the earliest language and how did it evolve? Michael Rosen investigates.
Tue 14 May 2019
Damian Le Bas talks to Michael Rosen about the Romani language.
Tue 7 May 2019
Michael Rosen explores the visual language of comics, with comics theorist Neil Cohn.
Tue 30 Apr 2019
Jeffrey Boakye talks to Michael Rosen about exploring black identity through language.
Tue 23 Apr 2019
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright look into the weird and wonderful world of biscuit names.
Tue 19 Feb 2019
Michael Rosen talks to the authors of The Talking Revolution about improving our dialogue.
Tue 12 Feb 2019
Michael Rosen talks in depth about dyslexia with expert Professor Maggie Snowling.
Tue 5 Feb 2019
Michael Rosen and guests explore the origins of the UK's town and village names.
Michael Rosen puts the language of science under the microscope.
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