Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them
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.
Tue 24 Apr 2018
Michael Rosen talks to Tiffany Watt Smith about the words we use to describe our emotions.
Tue 17 Apr 2018
How do fonts change the meaning of a message? Michael Rosen is joined by Sarah Hyndman.
Tue 10 Apr 2018
Michael Rosen asks if we are living through a crisis of language in public debate.
Tue 20 Feb 2018
Michael Rosen is joined by Paul Anthony Jones of popular etymology blog Haggard Hawks.
Tue 13 Feb 2018
Michael Rosen talks language and gender identity with CN Lester, author of Trans Like Me.
Tue 6 Feb 2018
Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright explore how diseases are named.
Tue 30 Jan 2018
Best wishes or kind regards? What is the new etiquette for written communication?
Tue 23 Jan 2018
Vocal coaches Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher give Michael Rosen a thorough workout.
Tue 16 Jan 2018
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright start a new series with hellos and greetings.
Tue 24 Oct 2017
Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright explain how pubs got their names.
Tue 17 Oct 2017
Michael Rosen talks to Steve Jones about language and our genes.
Tue 10 Oct 2017
Robert Macfarlane tells Michael Rosen about his 'word-hoard' of endangered nature words.
Tue 3 Oct 2017
Michael Rosen finds out what can be learnt about communication from people with autism.
Tue 26 Sep 2017
Lifelong Arsenal supporter Michael Rosen talks football cliches with Adam Hurrey.
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