Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright explain how pubs got their names. Read more
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.
Michael Rosen discusses slogan T-shirts with Amber Butchart and Caryn Franklin.
Communication and Dementia
Michael Rosen finds out how best to communicate with people with dementia.
Raymond Williams' Keywords
Michael Rosen talks to academic Colin MacCabe about Raymond Williams' book Keywords.
How to talk funny with Elis James
Michael Rosen talks to comedian Elis James about how to make language funny.
Demystifying the language of the courtroom
Family law barrister Lucy Reed talks to Michael Rosen about the language of the courtroom.
Solving crime with forensic linguistics
John Olsson talks to Michael Rosen about how he uses authorship analysis to solve murders.
Talk of the Town: How Places Got Their Names
Michael Rosen and guests explore the origins of the UK's town and village names.
Michael Rosen talks in depth about dyslexia with expert Professor Maggie Snowling.
Listen and learn: how to make better conversation
Michael Rosen talks to the authors of The Talking Revolution about improving our dialogue.
Michael Rosen and Laura Wright look into the weird and wonderful world of biscuit names.
Jeffrey Boakye on black-related words
Jeffrey Boakye talks to Michael Rosen about exploring black identity through language.
The Language of Comics
Michael Rosen explores the visual language of comics, with comics theorist Neil Cohn.
Damian Le Bas talks to Michael Rosen about the Romani language.
The First Language
What was the earliest language and how did it evolve? Michael Rosen investigates.
Michael Rosen meets acclaimed poet Raymond Antrobus.
The most powerful word
Michael Rosen explores the strange history of 'The', the most influential word in English.
Michael Rosen explores the sound and rhythm of English with poet Glyn Maxwell.
Michael Rosen discovers how the Vikings changed English.
Philosophy in English
Michael Rosen looks at philosophy in English, from John Locke to corporate slogans.
Michael Rosen meets London-born writer Gabriel Gbadamosi, to talk Dickens and dialect.
The Language of Science
Michael Rosen looks at how English is used in Science.
Michael Rosen explores the origins of English in the Anglo-Saxon world.
Emma Donoghue, Spy Fiction, Harper Lee's Unpublished Novel
Emma Donoghue discusses her new novel Akin, plus a discussion of the best fiction spies
Roger McGough is joined by Manchester poet Mike Garry
Four Seasons: Autumn Poems old and new read by actors and poets to mark the turning year.
Conversations with stars of stage and screen, plus music from musicals and the movies.
The best of BBC Radio this week with broadcaster Sheila McClennon.