The Vocal Fries

The Vocal Fries

The podcast about linguistic discrimination. Learn about how we judge other people's speech as a sneaky way to be racist, sexist, classist, etc. Carrie and Megan teach you how to stop being an accidental jerk. To join our email list and get updates on new episodes and announcements, click <a href="https://fireside.us17.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=5b4c323243f933541d24993e0&id=64f3431e48">here</a> ... Show More

Episodes

October 6, 2019 74 min

Megan and Carrie talk to Alice Wong, the founder and Project Coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project (https://disabilityvisibilityproject.com/about/), and Nina G (https://www.ninagcomedian.com/), comedian, professional speaker, storyteller, writer and educator, about their disabilities and why the voices of disabled people belong in podcasts. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your su... Read more

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September 22, 2019 56 min

Carrie and Megan talk to Ben Zimmer about the rhetoric of "infestation" and "invasion" and the history of their use. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you... Read more

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September 8, 2019 70 min

Megan and Carrie talk to Dr Lisa Davidson, Professor of Linguistics at New York University, about the terms used by journalists to describe language and accents (and why they are so often problematic). We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as ... Read more

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Carrie and Megan talk to Dr Sadie Ryan, host of the Accentricity (https://www.accentricity-podcast.com/) podcast, the podcast that examines the eccentricities of language and identity and how the way we talk connects to who we are. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to ... Read more

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August 11, 2019 65 min

Megan and Carrie talk to Duane Daniels, actor, acting coach, director and producer, aka Principal Van Clemmons on Veronica Mars, about acting, singing and his new book You are Not Really Hamlet: And Everybody Knows It (https://youre-not-really-hamlet.square.site/s/shop?fbclid=IwAR3y9IFuIuqftmfCdtX38zmkP_tCx4x2BrLnSQIke6fGxxZ8QWs9B67Old0). We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. Y... Read more

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July 28, 2019 48 min

Megan and Carrie talk to Dr Megan Strom, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, about the importance of interpretation services in the United States. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries stick... Read more

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July 14, 2019 58 min

Megan and Carrie talk to Dr Lal Zimman, Assistant Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, about trans voices and vocal fry. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcas... Read more

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June 30, 2019 81 min

Carrie and Megan talk to Dr Jeffrey Punske, Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and Dr Andrew McKenzie, Associate Professor at the University of Kansas, about their project on language change in space with the European Space Agency. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a m... Read more

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June 16, 2019 60 min

Megan and Carrie talk with Amanda Montell about her new book wordslut: a feminist guide to taking back the english language. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you can co... Read more

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June 2, 2019 55 min

Carrie and Megan talk with Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson, PhD student at the University of Arizona, about the language around reproductive rights, reproductive justice and abortion. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries s... Read more

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May 19, 2019 68 min

Carrie and Megan talk with Keisha Wiel, PhD student at Temple University, about Papiamentu, a creole spoken in the Caribbean. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you can c... Read more

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Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Jamie Thomas, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Swarthmore, about zombies, Swahili, and her book "Zombies Speak Swahili". We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a ... Read more

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April 21, 2019 56 min

Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Hilaria Cruz, Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville in the Department of Comparative Humanities, about Chatino languages and Chatino conceptions of death. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as w... Read more

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Carrie and Megan talk with Jane Solomon about her upcoming book The Dictionary of Difficult Words. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you can contribute as little as $1 a... Read more

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March 31, 2019 15 min

In this special episode of the Vocal Fries, we present an episode of Turn Of Phrases, (http://turnofphrases.com/) a podcast about turning phrases inside out.

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Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Tony McMahon from RMIT about all things bogan and Australia. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you can contribute as little as $1 a month ... Read more

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March 10, 2019 52 min

Carrie and Megan talk with Nicole Horseherder, Diné from Arizona, about Diné Bizaad (aka Navajo). We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you can contribute as little as $1 a ... Read more

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February 24, 2019 49 min

Megan and Carrie talk with Kelly Wright, PhD student at the University of Michigan, about housing discrimination via dialect discrimination. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast... Read more

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February 10, 2019 66 min

Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Nicole Holliday, Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College about Black English, biracial language, vocal fry, intonation, and the field of Obama linguistics. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our month... Read more

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January 27, 2019 35 min

Carrie interviews Megan about child language acquisition and why correcting kids' "mistakes" is not worth your time. We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you c... Read more

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