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Daniel Midgley is the resident linguist of RTRfm, so he’s the go-to guy when people ask “Is go-to a word?” He teaches linguistics at Edith Cowan University and the University of Western Australia. He likes language history, language technology, and making up plausible words in Scrabble. He can beat anyone in Letterpress.

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Wednesday 21st June

Talk the Talk: A Computer Walks into a Bar

Can computers do funny?

Wednesday 14th June

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Destiny

We’ve got mail! Lots of it.

Tuesday 6th June

Talk the Talk: Covfefe

When covfefe happens, you do covfefe.

Tuesday 30th May

Talk the Talk: Language Does Not Determine Your Thoughts (Whorfianism 1)

What influence does language have over our thoughts?

Tuesday 23rd May

Talk the Talk: What Helps Babies Learn Language?

There’s no hurry, but here are some things that help.

Tuesday 16th May

Talk the Talk: Letters Lost

This episode is full of wynn. And eth, and thorn, and many others.

Talk the Talk: What Is a Sandwich?

Tuesday 9th May

Talk the Talk: What Is a Sandwich?

How do we know what a sandwich is? Or anything else?

Talk the Talk: Cultural Appropriation (featuring Nicole Holliday)

Thursday 4th May

Talk the Talk: Cultural Appropriation (featuring Nicole Holliday)

Are you woke enough to use the word ‘woke’ wisely?

Talk the Talk: Quick Shots

Wednesday 26th April

Talk the Talk: Quick Shots

For this episode, we put out the call to listeners, and they responded. Daniel’s taking questions […]