Program Schedule

Download PDF Version
On Air : Listen

Talk the Talk

Talk the Talk: Familiolects

Tuesday 23rd April

Talk the Talk: Familiolects

Which words, phrases, and pronunciations are unique to your family?

Talk the Talk: False Friends

Tuesday 16th April

Talk the Talk: False Friends

They feel so right, but sound so wrong.

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Mallets

Tuesday 2nd April

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Mallets

Again we tackle the questions that others dast not.

Talk the Talk: The F-Word (with Jesse Sheidlower)

Tuesday 26th March

Talk the Talk: The F-Word (with Jesse Sheidlower)

How this versatile word has changed.

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.