Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
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.
Tue 29 Jan 2019
John Olsson talks to Michael Rosen about how he uses authorship analysis to solve murders.
Tue 22 Jan 2019
Family law barrister Lucy Reed talks to Michael Rosen about the language of the courtroom.
Tue 15 Jan 2019
Michael Rosen talks to comedian Elis James about how to make language funny.
Tue 23 Oct 2018
Michael Rosen talks to academic Colin MacCabe about Raymond Williams' book Keywords.
Tue 16 Oct 2018
Michael Rosen finds out how best to communicate with people with dementia.
Tue 9 Oct 2018
Michael Rosen discusses slogan T-shirts with Amber Butchart and Caryn Franklin.
Tue 2 Oct 2018
Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright talk Multicultural London English with Ismail Einashe.
Tue 25 Sep 2018
Economist Johnson language columnist Lane Greene talks to Michael Rosen and Laura Wright.
Tue 18 Sep 2018
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright talk to Rob Eastaway about imperial and metric measurements
Tue 11 Sep 2018
Stephen Fry talks to presenter Michael Rosen about their mutual obsession with language.
Tue 22 May 2018
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright look at the history behind and wordplay used in shop names.
Tue 15 May 2018
Michael Rosen talks to the Samaritans about how language can help people in crisis.
Tue 8 May 2018
Sally Bayley talks to Michael Rosen about how words came to her rescue during childhood.
Tue 1 May 2018
Michael is joined by Tom Hewitson, conversation designer for the likes of Siri and Alexa.
Michael Rosen puts the language of science under the microscope.
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