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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: 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 […]

Talk the Talk: When Sapir Met Whorf (featuring Östen Dahl and Mikael Parkvall)

Tuesday 7th August

Talk the Talk: When Sapir Met Whorf (featuring Östen Dahl and Mikael Parkvall)

Would you think differently if you spoke a different language?

Talk the Talk: Social (featuring Ketan Joshi, live at the Disrupted Festival 2018)

Tuesday 31st July

Talk the Talk: Social (featuring Ketan Joshi, live at the Disrupted Festival 2018)

The Talk the Talk team is live at the Disrupted Festival with Ketan Joshi.

Talk the Talk: Koko

Tuesday 26th June

Talk the Talk: Koko

A look at Koko, the gorilla who was taught to sign.