Ian McMillan is joined by Michael Ondaatje for a special edition of The Verb. Read more
Ian McMillan is joined by Michael Ondaatje for a special edition of The Verb.
The language and literature of northern rocks and climbing.
The NHS at 70
The Verb celebrates the NHS at 70.
The Verb at the Proms
Ian McMillan is joined by Michael Palin, Anne Dudley, Jason Singh and Mojdeh Stoakley.
Join Ian and guests at the Latitude Festival's Speakeasy stage
Contains Strong Language festival
The Verb at Contains Strong Language with Jackie Kay, Gruff Rhys and Louise Wallwein
The Verb at the 'Contains Strong Language' festival in Hull with the Foyle Young Poets
Failure for Writers
The Verb on 'failure' with Kate Fox, Mohammed Hanif, Scanner and Bryony Kimmings
Into The Forest
The Verb explores the forest as metaphor with Terry Deary and Pascale Petit
featuring Yrsa Daley-Ward
Writing The Midlands
The Verb on The Midlands with Jonathan Coe, Liz Berry, Polar Bear
The Verb presents 'Unwritten: Caribbean Poems After The First World War'
Unwritten Poems - Verb Podcast Extra
A chance to hear the poems from the Unwritten event at 'Contains Strong Language' in full
Ian McMillan is joined by novelist Barbara Kingsolver.
Shaun Usher, Jo Neary and Jude Rogers are in the late-night language lock-in.
What's in a name?
With Iain Sinclair, Kate Fox, Sam Illingworth and Marilyn Hacker
With Will Eaves, Ben Schott, Selina Nwulu and Jeremy Noel-Tod
With Al Kennedy, Amy Liptrot, Marina Benjamin and Bridget Minamore.
The Christmas Verb
Song and storytelling with Simon Armitage, Joanne Harris and Owen Roberts
Hearing colours and tasting words with Hannah Silva, LJ Rich, Rob Drummond and Ruth Padel
TS Eliot Prize Readings
Ian McMillan comperes at the annual TS Eliot Prize readings at the Royal Festival Hall.
An extended conversation with poet Don Paterson.
The Subjunctive Verb
With Toby Litt, Holly Pester, Menna Elfyn and Rob Drummond.
Ian McMillan and guests celebrate writer, artist and critic John Ruskin.
Dave Haslam, Geraldine Quigley, Rachael Young and Chris Green.
Between Two Countries
Ian McMillan spends time with Patrick McGuinness, Kate Fox, Basia Howard and Nick Makoha.
How to write out sexism
The Verb on sexism and language with Ann Oakley, Siri Hustvedt, Salena Godden, Ingrid Plum
With Richard Scott, Fiona Benson, Jack Bernhardt and Jenny Lewis
Writing the Gap
Radio 3's weekly exploration of language and literature
Insects and Language
Ian McMillan and guests explore writing about insects.
Speaking of Violence
With Mark Haddon, Kate Fox and Rachael Allen.
Along The River
With Alan Hollinghurst, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Jude Rogers and MacGillivray
With Tracy K Smith, Terrance Hayes and Sarah Churchwell.
The Hay Festival
Ian McMillan is joined by John Lanchester, Hannah Sullivan, Rachel Parris and Nina Stibbe
Live from The Aldeburgh Festival with Lavinia Greenlaw, Fiona Sampson and Mark Padmore.
The Common or Vulgar Verb
with Philip Gross, Jacqueline Saphra, Cathy Rentzenbrink and Heather Phillipson.
The Sound of Translation
With Rowan Williams, Adam Thirlwell and Adania Shibli.
The Moon Verb
With Ocean Vuong, Kate Fox, Rob Drummond, Ira Lightman and Mary Jean Chan.
The Verb at The Proms
Recorded at the 2019 BBC Proms.
The Verb at Contains Strong Language
Ian McMillan is joined by Simon Armitage and other poets live from Hull.
The Verb from the Contains Strong Language Festival
Ian McMillan explores translating and argumentation with Clare Pollard and other guests.
Ian McMillan presents The Verb from Hull with Stuart Maconie and other guests.
Neri Oxman and the Endless House
30 of the world's sharpest minds choose a work from MoMA's collection; how do they see it?
Views on the News
Our panel of guests and Mobeen discuss the most surprising news stories from the week.
Dungeons and Dragoncasts? More audio fiction with Ella Watts
Why are four-hour-long Dungeons and Dragons podcasts so popular?
Models and #MeToo with Kristina Romanova
Charli Howard meets a model on a mission to end abuse in fashion after #MeToo.
Deepika Padukone on living together before marriage
Is Deepika Padukone right that it's better to wait until you're married to live together?