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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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Talk the Talk: What the F (featuring Benjamin Bergen)

Wednesday 10th October

Talk the Talk: What the F (featuring Benjamin Bergen)

Using cognitive science to look at swearing‽ That would be… really great, thanks.

Talk the Talk: How English Could Be Way Cooler

Friday 28th September

Talk the Talk: How English Could Be Way Cooler

Other languages have good ideas, too.

Talk the Talk: Signed Languages

Tuesday 18th September

Talk the Talk: Signed Languages

It’s International Day of Signed Languages, and we’re celebrating!

Talk the Talk: Getting the Bias out of Data (featuring Rob Speer and Kai-Wei Chang)

Wednesday 12th September

Talk the Talk: Getting the Bias out of Data (featuring Rob Speer and Kai-Wei Chang)

Big data has the same biases we do. So how do we fix it?

Talk the Talk: Kinship Terms

Wednesday 5th September

Talk the Talk: Kinship Terms

Family terms, once removed.

Talk the Talk: One Hundred Things (featuring Emily Bender)

Tuesday 28th August

Talk the Talk: One Hundred Things (featuring Emily Bender)

Understanding language is harder than we make it look.

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Darkness

Tuesday 21st August

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Darkness

It’s time once again to dig into our overflowing mailbag.

Talk The Talk Choose Your Own Story

Friday 17th August

Talk The Talk Choose Your Own Story

Talk The Talk brought us a special edition show for Radiothon which allowed subscribers to choose […]