Keywords For Our Time

Series of programmes examining key phrases in public debate.

Episodes

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0101#metoo20180319

Helen Lewis explores the power of this 'helpfully vague' phrase.

0102Prophets Of Doom20180320

Alex Deane explores the long history of the phrase prophets of doom.

0103Resilience20180321

Writer and doctor Farrah Jarral examines a buzzword of the medical profession.

0104The National Debt20180322

Oliver Kamm on an idea that has shaped thinking about debt, fiscal policy and moral virtue

0105 LASTPost-fact20180323

David Wootton, professor of history at York University, considers the story of fact.

0201Afua Hirsch On 'sovereignty'20181022

Michael Rosen and guests explore well-known phrases from the national conversation such as #metoo, post-fact and resilience. By looking at their usage, origins, rhetorical power and linguistic construction, we can see how they frame public argument and shape our thinking (sometimes in ways we do not notice). This series includes Natalie Haynes on 'Patriarchy', Stuart Maconie on ‘The Nanny State’, Afua Hirsch on ‘Sovereignty’, Juno Dawson on 'Snowflake' and Isabel Hardman on ‘Safe-Space’.

Producer: Sarah Addezio

Michael Rosen examines words and phrases in public debate to see how they influence us.

0202Isabel Hardman On 'safe Space'20181023
0203Natalie Haynes On 'patriarchy'20181024

Michael Rosen and guests explore well-known phrases from the national conversation such as #metoo, post-fact and resilience. By looking at their usage, origins, rhetorical power and linguistic construction, we can see how they frame public argument and shape our thinking (sometimes in ways we do not notice). This series includes Natalie Haynes on 'Patriarchy', Stuart Maconie on ‘The Nanny State’, Afua Hirsch on ‘Sovereignty’, Juno Dawson on 'Snowflake' and Isabel Hardman on ‘Safe-Space’.

Producer: Sarah Addezio

Series of programmes examining key phrases in public debate

0204Stuart Maconie On 'the Nanny State'20181025
0205 LASTJuno Dawson On 'snowflake'20181026