Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth

Por BBC Radio 4
En Word of Mouth

The Shipping Forecast: Internet Fandom

Gretchen McCulloch, Internet Linguist, author of Because Internet and the host of the...

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Speech and Language Therapy

Michael talks to speech and language therapists Fiona Gillies and Tara Millan-Brophy. Fiona has...

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Coinages

Michael talks to Ralph Keyes about some of the unusual circumstances in which words and phrases...

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Romance Fraud

Dr Elisabeth Carter talks to Michael about the language used by fraudsters who fake romantic...

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Changing Names

Michael Rosen and BBC presenter Ben Boulos talk about how we change names\n\nProduced by Sally...

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Alphabetical Order

Michael Rosen and historian Judith Flanders talk about how we categorise things, using...

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LGBTQIA+ slang

Chloe Davis, creator of The Queen's English dictionary of LGBTQIA+ slang, talks to Michael about...

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Hilary Mantel in conversation with Michael Rosen

Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall, talks in depth to Michael about her life in language.

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Hilary Mantel in conversation with Michael Rosen

Hilary Mantel, author of the Wolf Hall Trilogy, talks in depth to Michael Rosen about her life in...

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Bulls and Bears: animal metaphors in business language

Michael Rosen asks journalist Dhruti Shah why there are so many animal terms in business.

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Bulls and Bears: animal metaphors in business language

Michael Rosen finds out from journalist Dhruti Shah why there are so many terms relating to...

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Being a Polyglot

Alex speaks 15 languages fluently. Does he have a special gift or could we all do this? Plus,...

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Being a Polyglot

Alex speaks 15 languages fluently. Does he have a special gift or could we all do this? Plus,...

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Adam Bradley: The Poetry of Pop

Literary critic Adam Bradley talks to Michael about pop lyrics, melody and performance, and how...

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How to Disagree

Michael Rosen and Darren Chetty explore ways of disagreeing that could help to unite us.

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How to Disagree

Michael Rosen and philosopher Darren Chetty explore ways of disagreeing that could help to unite...

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Talking Disability

Michael Rosen is back. In the first in a new series, he meets actress and campaigner Samantha...

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Protest Slogans

Playwright Sabrina Mahfouz, sitting in for Michael Rosen, talks about the provocative language of...

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Black masculinity and language

Teacher and writer Jeffrey Boakye, sitting in for Michael Rosen, and poet and writer JJ Bola,...

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Talking to Strangers

Do you enjoy having a random chat to a stranger? Professor Tanya Byron sitting in for Michael...

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