Michael Rosen and Laura Wright find out how much of English comes from French roots. Read more
Frenchified: The Influence of French on English
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright find out how much of English comes from French roots.
How Countries Got Their Names
Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright find out how countries got their names.
Jacqueline Wilson talks to Michael Rosen about language
Tracy Beaker author Jacqueline Wilson talks to Michael Rosen about her love of language.
Cucks, snowflakes and virtue signalling: the new US political lexicon
Michael Rosen asks George Lakoff about the new political words coming out of the US now.
The Postbag Edition
Michael Rosen answers listeners' language queries from the Word of Mouth inbox and postbag
Game On: The Language of Video Games
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright find out how video games influence language.
David Walliams on writing for children
David Walliams talks to Michael Rosen about writing children's books.
Eat My Words: How to Describe Food Flavours
Michael Rosen asks Andi Oliver and Niki Segnit how they describe the flavours of food.
Malorie Blackman on Language
Malorie Blackman, author of Noughts and Crosses, talks in depth to Michael Rosen.
Are we all speaking football?
Lifelong Arsenal supporter Michael Rosen talks football cliches with Adam Hurrey.
Autism and Communication
Michael Rosen finds out what can be learnt about communication from people with autism.
Robert Macfarlane tells Michael Rosen about his 'word-hoard' of endangered nature words.
Language and Our Genes with Dr Steve Jones
Michael Rosen talks to Steve Jones about language and our genes.
Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright explain how pubs got their names.
Hello! Is it me you're looking for? - The art of greetings
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright start a new series with hellos and greetings.
Michael Gets Voice Training
Vocal coaches Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher give Michael Rosen a thorough workout.
Best wishes, kind regards or none of the above?
Best wishes or kind regards? What is the new etiquette for written communication?
Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright explore how diseases are named.
Language and Gender Identity
Michael Rosen talks language and gender identity with CN Lester, author of Trans Like Me.
Michael Rosen is joined by Paul Anthony Jones of popular etymology blog Haggard Hawks.
Michael Rosen asks if we are living through a crisis of language in public debate.
Not My Type
How do fonts change the meaning of a message? Michael Rosen is joined by Sarah Hyndman.
Michael Rosen talks to Tiffany Watt Smith about the words we use to describe our emotions.
Me, Myself & AI
Michael is joined by Tom Hewitson, conversation designer for the likes of Siri and Alexa.
The Words That Saved Me
Sally Bayley talks to Michael Rosen about how words came to her rescue during childhood.
How to talk like a Samaritan
Michael Rosen talks to the Samaritans about how language can help people in crisis.
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright look at the history behind and wordplay used in shop names.
Stephen Fry and Michael Rosen talk language
Stephen Fry talks to presenter Michael Rosen about their mutual obsession with language.
Give 'em an inch... imperial and metric
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright talk to Rob Eastaway about imperial and metric measurements
Lane Greene on Editing
Economist Johnson language columnist Lane Greene talks to Michael Rosen and Laura Wright.
Multicultural London English
Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright talk Multicultural London English with Ismail Einashe.