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.
Michael Rosen returns to explore how metaphors shape our lives with author James Geary.
Communicating Climate Change
Michael Rosen talks to George Marshall about how best to communicate climate change.
Michael Rosen talks to Professor Dawn Archer about how we might tell when someone is lying
NHS language use
Michael Rosen on how the NHS chooses words on its website and in consultants' letters.
Michael Rosen talks to conversation analyst Elizabeth Stokoe about the science of talk.
Michael talks to comedian Sindhu Vee about her life in language.
The power of telling stories
Michael Rosen talks to storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy about the wonder of stories.
The Language of the Pandemic
Professor Tanya Byron examines the language of Covid-19 with author Mark Honigsbaum.
The language of power and inequality in education and leadership
Jeffrey Boakye talks with Iesha Small on the language of power and inequality in education
Words Used About Women
From hussy to bossy, spinster to slut, Professor Deborah Cameron on words used about women
Othering through the centuries: Translation to acronyms
Sabrina Mahfouz talks to Tobi Kyeremateng and Katherine Harloe about othering in language.
Talking to Strangers
Professor Tanya Byron sitting in for Michael Rosen on talking to strangers.
Black masculinity and language
Jeffrey Boakye on the language of black masculinity in a post-colonial world.
Sabrina Mahfouz talks about protest slogans with Siana Bangura and Zoe Buckman.
Talking disability with Samantha Renke
How to Disagree
Michael Rosen and Darren Chetty explore ways of disagreeing that could help to unite us.
Being a Polyglot
Michael talks to Alex Rawlings about being a polyglot
Adam Bradley: The Poetry of Pop
Adam Bradley joins Michael from Los Angeles and talks about the poetry of pop
Bulls and Bears: animal metaphors in business language
Michael Rosen asks why there are so many terms related to animals in the business world.
Hilary Mantel in conversation with Michael Rosen
Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall, talks to Michael Rosen about her life in language.
Chloe Davis, creator of The Queen's English dictionary of LGBTQIA+ slang, talks to Michael
Michael Rosen and historian Judith Flanders talk categories and more.
Michael Rosen and BBC presenter Ben Boulos talk changing names.
Dr Elisabeth Carter talks to Michael about the language used by romance fraudsters.
Michael Rosen talks to Ralph Keyes about how words and phrases are coined.
Speech and Language Therapy
Michael Rosen talks to the speech and language therapist who helped him after Covid-19.
The Shipping Forecast: Internet Fandom
Michael Rosen talks to internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch about online fandom language.