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Talk the Talk: Bugger All (with Isabelle Burke)

Wednesday 18th September

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)

Wednesday 4th September

Talk the Talk: Language Hotspots (with Xia Hua)

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

Talk the Talk: Community Size Matters (with Limor Raviv)

Tuesday 27th August

Talk the Talk: Community Size Matters (with Limor Raviv)

Why are some languages more systematic than others? It could come down to community size.

Talk The Talk: Mailbag of Processes

Tuesday 30th July

Talk The Talk: Mailbag of Processes

We’re opening up the Mailbag for another episode.

Talk the Talk: Because Internet (with Gretchen McCulloch)

Tuesday 23rd July

Talk the Talk: Because Internet (with Gretchen McCulloch)

The rules are changing. Here’s the manual.

Talk the Talk: -nado, -holic, -pocalypse: Combining Forms (Live Q&A)

Thursday 18th July

Talk the Talk: -nado, -holic, -pocalypse: Combining Forms (Live Q&A)

These word parts are coming into their own.

Talk the Talk: Named Wrong (Live Q&A)

Tuesday 9th July

Talk the Talk: Named Wrong (Live Q&A)

Times they named a thing the wrong thing.

Talk the Talk: The Grammarian Is In (with Ellen Jovin)

Tuesday 25th June

Talk the Talk: The Grammarian Is In (with Ellen Jovin)

If you’re at a park in New York City, you may see someone at a table […]

Talk the Talk: Poetry

Tuesday 18th June

Talk the Talk: Poetry

Poetry expresses the soul’s innermost. No wonder it’s kind of terrible.

Talk the Talk: Your Inner Prescriptivist (with Alyssa Severin)

Tuesday 11th June

Talk the Talk: Your Inner Prescriptivist (with Alyssa Severin)

How can we have linguistic discussions with grammar sticklers?

Talk the Talk: Oxbows (Live Q&A)

Tuesday 4th June

Talk the Talk: Oxbows (Live Q&A)

Some words were less restricted in bygone days of yore. Wait: yore? Bygone?

Talk the Talk: Difficult Words (with Jane Solomon)

Tuesday 28th May

Talk the Talk: Difficult Words (with Jane Solomon)

Juxtapose. Obfuscate. And of course, absquatulate.

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of R-R-R-R

Tuesday 21st May

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of R-R-R-R

What’s the past tense of yeet? And much more.

Talk the Talk: Talking Race (with Jessi Grieser)

Tuesday 14th May

Talk the Talk: Talking Race (with Jessi Grieser)

What happens to language when newcomers move in?

Talk the Talk: Gesture in Mind

Tuesday 7th May

Talk the Talk: Gesture in Mind

This is your brain on gesture.