Family law barrister Lucy Reed talks to Michael Rosen about the language of the courtroom.
Demystifying 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.
Zeb Soanes, The Dark Crystal and TechFest Aberdeen
Nicola Meighan chats with Radio 4’s Zeb Soanes about his latest children’s book.
Mark Kermode and Geoff Lloyd, sitting in for Simon, review the week's movies.
Reviewed: Crawl, Angel Has Fallen, Good Boys
Join Radio 1’s Ali Plumb for movie news, reviews and extra behind-the-screens fun.
Fried and Justified, a new memoir from music publicist Mick Houghton.
Andrew Davies on Sanditon, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, the literature of citizen and state
Andrew Davies on his television dramatisation of Jane Austen's unfinished novel Sanditon