Michael Rosen and Laura Wright on colour words, how they vary and how they have changed. Read more
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright on colour words, how they vary and how they have changed.
Young Women as Linguistic Innovators
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright discuss the role of young women in language innovation.
Food Connections Festival
Michael Rosen and guests perform poems, songs and stories about food.
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright discuss non-verbal communication with Prof Steven Connor.
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright look at how numbers are understood - and misunderstood.
Reading: Print v eBooks
Michael Rosen examines the differences between reading print books and reading eBooks.
Romance and Romanticism
Michael Rosen and Professor John Mullan talk romance, Romantic poets and romanticism.
Inventing Brand Names
Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright look into how new commercial brand names are invented.
Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright take us through the A-Z of the alphabet.
Gorilla gorilla gorilla: Latin names for animals and plants
Michael Rosen explores the wonderful Latin names used to describe animals and plants.
Language Evolution: A Gene for Language?
Neuroscientist Dr Frederique Liegeois joins Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright.
What is slang? Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright thrash it out with Jonathon Green.
How Shakespeare Spoke
Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright discover how Shakespeare spoke.
The Top 20 Words in English
Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright guide listeners through the 20 most commonly used words.
Taking Turns in Conversation
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright discuss how we take it in turns to talk, in conversation.
Mouthpiece: Turning the Spoken Word into Songs
Michael Rosen hears about a project to turn interviews recorded in Parliament into songs.
Talking or Texting?
Michael Rosen on research into the emotional effects of different kinds of communication.
Tip of the Tongue
Michael Rosen on one of the most frustrating language states: tip of the tongue.
Steven Pinker on Language
Steven Pinker joins Michael Rosen to talk about his love of, and life in, language.
Michael Rosen talks to Dr Laura Wright about her new research on popular house names.
Metaphors for the Past: From Dinosaurs to Victorian Values
Michael Rosen on how we talk about historical eras in order to define how we live now.
PR - How Not To Do It
Michael Rosen on the words used in PR that have been rated as the most annoying. Iconic...
Roald Dahl's Language
Michael Rosen on a new Roald Dahl dictionary collecting the amazing words he invented.
Snuck and Sung: Irregular Verbs
Michael Rosen explores the verbs that are called irregular, and how they came to be.
Andrew Graham-Dixon on the naming of art movements
Michael Rosen and Andrew Graham-Dixon on the naming of art movements and what it tells us.
Michael Rosen talks to Keith Houston about punctuation symbols and how they came to exist.
Break Ups and Brexit
The language of making and breaking relationships.
Lost Words and Secret Connections
Michael Rosen on discovering lost words and finding hidden linguistic connections.
Directions: North South East and West
Michael Rosen uncovers how people talk and think about directions in different languages.
Michael Rosen talks to psychotherapist Philippa Perry about the importance of small talk.
Snotrils and Jumpolines: Kids' Invented Words
Michael Rosen on the creative use and misuse of language by children.