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Australia’s HIV Pandemic

Tuesday 24th March

Australia’s HIV Pandemic

In the midst of another pandemic, it is pertinent among certain field to re-examine outbreaks of […]

Universal Basic Income

Tuesday 25th February

Universal Basic Income

The idea of a universal basic income has been around for some time, but the concept […]

Talk the Talk: Words of the Week of the Year 2019

16th December 2019

Talk the Talk: Words of the Week of the Year 2019

We gathered, you voted.

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Pronouns

4th December 2019

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Pronouns

Again we open the Mailbag and answer our listeners’ questions.

Talk the Talk: Lies, All Lies (with Georgina Heydon, Heather Wilson, and Amanda Hamilton-Hollaway)

27th November 2019

Talk the Talk: Lies, All Lies (with Georgina Heydon, Heather Wilson, and Amanda Hamilton-Hollaway)

Can you tell when someone is lying? You may think you have a sense about this, but the answers may surprise you.

Talk the Talk: The Language of Emotion (with Maïa Ponsonnet)

20th November 2019

Talk the Talk: The Language of Emotion (with Maïa Ponsonnet)

Language and culture are tightly bound. Or are they?

Talk the Talk: English Needs These Idioms (Live Q&A)

12th November 2019

Talk the Talk: English Needs These Idioms (Live Q&A)

Are cats scratching on your soul? Well, why not?

Talk the Talk: You Look Like a Thing (with Janelle Shane)

5th November 2019

Talk the Talk: You Look Like a Thing (with Janelle Shane)

Artificial intelligence will only ruin the world in ways we already have.

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Welcome

29th October 2019

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Welcome

Why do we say “You’re welcome”? And more.

Talk the Talk: Decolonising the Archive (with Emma Murphy and Caroline Hughes)

22nd October 2019

Talk the Talk: Decolonising the Archive (with Emma Murphy and Caroline Hughes)

Linguists and community researchers are teaming up to bring language research to communities.

Talk the Talk: There’s No Enhance Button (with Helen Fraser)

15th October 2019

Talk the Talk: There’s No Enhance Button (with Helen Fraser)

What did the suspect really say? Justice may hang in the balance.

Talk the Talk: A Hard Spell (Live Q&A)

8th October 2019

Talk the Talk: A Hard Spell (Live Q&A)

Tough spelling words? We can help.

Talk the Talk: Emoji Innovations (Live Q&A)

1st October 2019

Talk the Talk: Emoji Innovations (Live Q&A)

Unique emoji usages — they’re grape.

Talk the Talk: Bugger All (with Isabelle Burke)

18th September 2019

Talk the Talk: Bugger All (with Isabelle Burke)

“I did bugger all.” How did this phrase come to mean “nothing”?

Talk the Talk: Language Hotspots (with Xia Hua)

4th September 2019

Talk the Talk: Language Hotspots (with Xia Hua)

Lots of languages. Itty-bitty living space. How come?