The Broad Experience 34: Make them laugh - women, men, and humor at the office

You've heard it before: women aren't funny. Or at least not as funny as men. Well it turns out if you're a senior woman in a corporation, perception is reality. Always a devotee of the self-deprecating joke, I was surprised to learn from my guest, professor of linguistics Judith Baxter, that these self-directed barbs don't go down well when women deploy them in board meetings. Tune into the show to find out what happens when senior men and women use banter or otherwise joke around at work. Ponder why this form of office communication works for men, but not their female counterparts. And laugh. Or grit your teeth, depending on your level of frustration. For information regarding your data privacy, visit