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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.