The language of the financial markets. Michael Rosen returns for a new series on words.
Colin Blakemore explores the evolution of speech and language.
AL Kennedy explores something uniquely intimate and comforting that begins in childhood.
Professor Jean Aitchison examines what troubles us about how our language is changing.
Professor Jean Aitchison explores how and why language develops so quickly in children.
Simon Callow explores one of the earliest forms of human interaction.
Geoff Watts explores the origins and the science behind our love and loathing of gossip.
How making signs on clay, wood or parchment enabled the development of human culture.
Geoff Watts continues his exploration of the science and culture of gossip.
Melvyn considers the impact of the invention of the book.
How the invention of writing influenced the spread of religion.
Mariella Frostrup and her guests ask why children are becoming obese.
How the invention of writing made the scientific revolution of the Enlightenment possible.
The word 'gossip', and Nixon's invitation to China.
Dr Yuval Noah Harari explains how the ability to gossip gave us evolutionary advantage
Michael Rosen on the evocative words used to describe features of the British landscape.
Will technology make language barriers obsolete?
Michael Rosen talks to Steve Jones about language and our genes.
How the written word, originally used for accountancy, gave rise to human literature.
What's it like to lose the language spoken by your parents? Michael Rosen finds out.
Malorie Blackman, author of Noughts and Crosses, talks in depth to Michael Rosen.
Chris Ledgard and Stuart Maconie explore miscommunication, mondegreens and misophonia.
Mark Turin meets the linguists who track and preserve the languages of the Big Apple.
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Tanya Byron and Michael Rosen discuss the language parents use to talk to their children.
Rachel Johnson talks to author Michael Frayn about the struggles of writing fiction.
Julia Unwin asks if we have lost the human touch in a world of automation.
Brian Cox, Robin Ince and guest Rufus Hound look at some of science's epic fails.
Michael Rosen asks who we are really talking to when we talk to ourselves.
Stephen Fry talks to presenter Michael Rosen about their mutual obsession with language.