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Talk the Talk: The Bee Show (with Stephen Mann)

Tuesday 12th March

Talk the Talk: The Bee Show (with Stephen Mann)

Bees communicate with dance. But are they losing their groove?

Talk the Talk: Shiny Crumb (Live Q&A)

Wednesday 6th March

Talk the Talk: Shiny Crumb (Live Q&A)

What’s happening when you blank on a word?

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Highly Intelligent Listeners

Wednesday 27th February

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Highly Intelligent Listeners

Some smart questions from our mailbag.

352: Wait (with Sali Tagliamonte)

Tuesday 19th February

352: Wait (with Sali Tagliamonte)

Wait — you mean people are doing something new in English? They sure are.

Talk the Talk: A Perfect Alphabet (or, The Royal Tweet)

Tuesday 12th February

Talk the Talk: A Perfect Alphabet (or, The Royal Tweet)

What would a perfect alphabet look like?

Talk the Talk: Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (with Zalmen Mlotek and Motl Didner)

Wednesday 6th February

Talk the Talk: Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (with Zalmen Mlotek and Motl Didner)

Fiddler is heading to Broadway! We talk to the creative team.

Talk the Talk: Words of the Year 2018

Thursday 31st January

Talk the Talk: Words of the Year 2018

Yeet! BDE. And so on.

Talk the Talk: Microcosm (featuring Rachel Hendry)

5th December 2018

Talk the Talk: Microcosm (featuring Rachel Hendry)

What happens to language on a remote island?

Talk the Talk: Not Rocket Surgery (featuring Kari Sullivan and William Black)

27th November 2018

Talk the Talk: Not Rocket Surgery (featuring Kari Sullivan and William Black)

Metaphors are powerful. But what happens when you mix them?

Talk the Talk: What Works (featuring Dan Dediu)

21st November 2018

Talk the Talk: What Works (featuring Dan Dediu)

Language could be influenced by non-linguistic things.

Talk the Talk: Talk on the Wild Side (featuring Lane Greene)

13th November 2018

Talk the Talk: Talk on the Wild Side (featuring Lane Greene)

Language refuses to be tamed, and that is good.

Talk the Talk: Coincidences and Surprising Connections (featuring Bethwyn Evans)

6th November 2018

Talk the Talk: Coincidences and Surprising Connections (featuring Bethwyn Evans)

Are those words related, borrowed, or just randomly alike? The answer could have historic significance.

Talk the Talk: Moon Moons and Reduplication Reduplication

30th October 2018

Talk the Talk: Moon Moons and Reduplication Reduplication

Words so nice, you say them twice.

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Vague

16th October 2018

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Vague

Some great questions in the Mailbag this time.

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

10th October 2018

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

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