en clair: forensic linguistics, literary detection, language mysteries, and more

By Dr Claire Hardaker

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En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, language mysteries, cryptography, codes, language and the law, linguistic crime, undeciphered languages, and more, from past to present. Credits, links, podcast transcripts and more in the Case Notes: wp.lancs.ac.uk/enclair

Episode Date
S01E12 - Cursing and Swearing
00:47:43
Should you be prosecuted for barking? Or asking about a horse's sexuality? What about using a racist slur? This episode looks at the turbulent history of §5 of the Public Order Act 1986, and its chaotic journey from the dreaming spires of Oxford to the inner-city streets of Newcastle. En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find credits, links, a podcast transcript, and more about this episode in the Case Notes: https://wp.me/paoUKh-73
Oct 01, 2019
S01E11 - The Yorkshire Ripper, part 5 of 5
00:51:08
In the final part of this five-episode miniseries, now that the killer is caught, there is a chance to see whether the linguists were right all along. Will there be regret, redemption, or both? En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find credits, links, a podcast transcript, and more about this episode in the Case Notes: https://wp.me/paoUKh-6s
Sep 01, 2019
S01E10 - The Yorkshire Ripper, part 4 of 5
00:57:33
In the fourth part of this five-episode miniseries, increasingly disillusioned with the investigation, one of the linguists speaks out, leading to a dramatic fall from grace. But was he right? En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find credits, links, a podcast transcript, and more about this episode in the Case Notes: https://wp.me/paoUKh-67
Aug 01, 2019
S01E09 - The Yorkshire Ripper, part 3 of 5
00:41:24
In the third part of this five-episode miniseries, the police turn to linguists for help. Can Stanley Ellis and Jack Windsor Lewis help the police catch a serial killer? En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find credits, links, a podcast transcript, and more about this episode in the Case Notes: https://wp.me/paoUKh-5R
Jul 01, 2019
S01E08 - The Yorkshire Ripper, part 2 of 5
00:39:52
In the second part of this five-episode miniseries, embattled police receive letters and a tape claiming to be from the murderer. Is this the breakthrough they have been looking for? En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find credits, links, a podcast transcript, and more about this episode in the Case Notes: https://wp.me/paoUKh-5v
Jun 01, 2019
S01E07 - The Yorkshire Ripper, part 1 of 5
00:43:03
Part 1 of 5: For half a decade, the Yorkshire Ripper terrorised northern England, attacking and murdering at least twenty women. The first part of this five-episode miniseries documents the early attacks and police decisions. En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find credits, links, a podcast transcript, and more about this episode in the Case Notes: https://wp.me/paoUKh-5i
May 01, 2019
S01E06 - The Pendle Witch Trials
01:05:09
Between 1400-1750, at least 40,000 Europeans were executed for cursing, casting spells, and other forms of witchcraft. This episode looks in particular at the Pendle Witch Trials, and asks just how reliable the evidence and records used to convict the so-called witches really were. En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find credits, links, a podcast transcript, and more about this episode in the Case Notes: https://wp.me/paoUKh-4W
Apr 01, 2019
S01E05 - Messages in Music
00:21:25
Authors and painters have found many ways to encrypt messages into their creations, but how do you do this is you are a musician working with instruments? En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find credits, links, a podcast transcript, and more about this episode in the Case Notes: https://wp.me/paoUKh-2Z
Mar 01, 2019
S01E04 - David Elliott
00:46:26
In 2012, David Elliott filed a lawsuit arguing that the word Google has become so generic, it should be stripped of its trademarked status. En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find credits, links, a podcast transcript, and more about this episode in the Case Notes: https://wp.me/paoUKh-2V
Feb 01, 2019
S01E03 - Belle de Jour
00:38:28
In 2003, one of the most popular online blogs was Belle de Jour: Diary of a London Call Girl, but who was its mysterious author? En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find credits, links, a podcast transcript, and more about this episode in the Case Notes: https://wp.me/paoUKh-1y
Jan 01, 2019
S01E02 - Paul Ceglia
00:25:44
In 2010, Paul Ceglia sues Mark Zuckerberg for half of Facebook. In response, Zuckerberg calls in a forensic linguist. En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find credits, links, a podcast transcript, and more about this episode in the Case Notes: wp.me/paoUKh-1v
Dec 01, 2018
S01E01 - Derek Bentley
00:29:31
In 1953, 19-year-old Derek Bentley was hanged for murder, but did the police interfere with his statement to make him look guilty? En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find credits, links, a podcast transcript, and more about this episode in the Case Notes: https://wp.me/paoUKh-17
Nov 01, 2018
S01E00 - Welcome waffle
00:10:33
Welcome to en clair. Rather than including extended waffly intros on every episode saying the same sorts of things over and over, I've put it all here, one time. This prelude to the series answers questions like: How do I subscribe to the en clair podcast? Who is responsible for en clair? What is en clair about? What is the age-appropriacy of the content? What kinds of cases will be covered? How are these cases researched? What is the general structure of an episode? What is the intended schedule? Why the name en clair? And more. En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. You can find credits, links, a podcast transcript, and more about this episode in the Case Notes: https://wp.me/paoUKh-X
Oct 30, 2018