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Isabel Hardman on 'Safe Space'

Michael Rosen and guests examine key words and phrases in public debate to see how they shape our thinking, often in ways we do not notice.

Michael Rosen and guests explore well-known phrases from the national conversation such as #metoo, post-fact and resilience. By looking at their usage, origins, rhetorical power and linguistic construction, we can see how they frame public argument and shape our thinking (sometimes in ways we do not notice). This series includes Natalie Haynes on 'Patriarchy', Stuart Maconie on ‘The Nanny State’, Afua Hirsch on ‘Sovereignty’, Juno Dawson on 'Snowflake' and Isabel Hardman on ‘Safe-Space’.

Producer: Sarah Addezio

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Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth

Series exploring the world of words and the ways in which we use them

#MeToo, Post-fact and the stories behind three other well-known phrases

#MeToo, Post-fact and the stories behind three other well-known phrases

Exploring the origins and meanings of well-known phrases from the national conversation.