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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.

Talk the Talk: Helping My Language Live – Language Activism (with Margaret Florey)

Friday 3rd May

Talk the Talk: Helping My Language Live – Language Activism (with Margaret Florey)

Imagine watching your language erode away. How would you help it to stay alive?

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?

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: Signed Languages

18th September 2018

Talk the Talk: Signed Languages

It’s International Day of Signed Languages, and we’re celebrating!

Talk the Talk: Kinship Terms

5th September 2018

Talk the Talk: Kinship Terms

Family terms, once removed.

Talk the Talk: One Hundred Things (featuring Emily Bender)

28th August 2018

Talk the Talk: One Hundred Things (featuring Emily Bender)

Understanding language is harder than we make it look.

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Darkness

21st August 2018

Talk the Talk: Mailbag of Darkness

It’s time once again to dig into our overflowing mailbag.