Carrie is a former professor of linguistics who is primarily interested in indigenous languages of North America. She also worries about linguistic discrimination and the harm it can do to most people. Carrie started this podcast with Megan to convince everyone that linguistic discrimination is just bigotry in a slightly more socially acceptable form. When she's not tilting at windmills, she's knitting, cuddling with her 4.5 cats or reading way too much news.
September 16th, 2018 | 57 mins 42 secs
cajun, french, language, linguistic discrimination, linguistics, linguistics society of america, louisiana, sociolinguistcs
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Nathalie Dajko, Assistant Professor at Tulane University, about varieties of French in Louisiana and the history of French and revitalization efforts in the region.
August 26th, 2018 | 54 mins 43 secs
graden district, language, linguistics, linguistics society of america, lisa sprowls, louisiana, lsa, new orleans, sociolinguistics, yat
Megan and Carrie talk with Lisa Sprowls, PhD student at Tulane University about New Orleans English(es), especially Yat and the Garden District dialects, and speakers perception of New Orleans dialects.
August 12th, 2018 | 51 mins 1 sec
Carrie and Megan talk with Lou Capetta of the Lou Capetta Show with Jay Burke about all things New Jersey, including the Sopranos, the Jersey Shore and water ice.
July 29th, 2018 | 46 mins 40 secs
language, linguistic discrimination, linguitics, sociolinguistics, vocal fries, vocal fry
Megan and Carrie discuss their first year of podcasting, what they've learned from the experience, and how vocal fry will haunt them forever.
July 15th, 2018 | 52 mins 41 secs
Carrie and Megan talk with Amanda and Lucy from the Wine and Crime podcast about all things Minnesota.
July 1st, 2018 | 55 mins 55 secs
30 million word gap, educational linguistics, linguistics, nelson flores, sociolinguistics, university of pennsylvania
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Nelson Flores, newly minted Associate Professor of Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania about the so-called 30 million word gap, why it is problematic, and how better to think about the language children hear around them.
June 27th, 2018 | 17 mins 2 secs
In this special bonus episode, Carrie and Megan talk about Koko the gorilla, Love Island and donuts.
June 17th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
bob kennedy, language, linguistics, lolphonology, lsa, music, rhotic, rock n roll, sociolinguistics
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Bob Kennedy of the University of California, Santa Barbara about accents in song, including which accents are associated with which genres, appropriation of those accents, and r's.
June 3rd, 2018 | 45 mins 40 secs
duolingo, ed tech, education technology, joan palmiter bajorek, language, linguistics, lsa, samantha bee, sociolinguistics, university of arizona
Carrie and Megan talk with Joan Palmiter Bajorek, PhD candidate at the University of Arizona, about the issues around learning a second language via educational technology.
May 20th, 2018 | 1 hr 8 mins
alexandra d'arcy, language, like, linguistics, lsa, sociolinguistics
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Alexandra D'Arcy Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, Director of the Sociolinguistics Research Lab and author of "Discourse-Pragmatic Variation in Context: Eight Hundred Years of like" about the many guises of "like". Learn why "like" is useful and older than you think it is.
May 6th, 2018 | 54 mins 9 secs
Carrie and Megan talk with Issa Wurie, cohost of the Young Free and Coupled podcast, about South London dialects and slang.
April 22nd, 2018 | 1 hr 29 mins
interpreters, language, linguistics, lsa, sociolinguistics, troublesome terps
Megan and Carrie talk with Alexander Drechsel, Alexander Gansmeier and Jonathan Downie of the Troublesome Terps in this special crossover episode.
April 8th, 2018 | 46 mins 28 secs
accents, ethan kutlu, language, linguistics, lsa, sociolinguistics
Carrie and Megan talk with Ethan Kultu, PhD student at the University of Florida about foreign accented speech (FAS), which foreign accents are judged more harshly, and why we should stop judging FAS.
March 25th, 2018 | 43 mins 31 secs
bad words, language, linguistics, literally, lsa, parks and recreation, sociolinguistics, the muse, time magazine
Megan and Carrie discuss Time's/The Muse's list of "bad" words. HEAVY SIGH.
March 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 17 mins
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr Ersula Ore from Arizona State University about rhetoric, respectability politics, and her arrest near campus back in 2014. Her story intersects with the larger conversation about black life in America, including the story of Sandra Bland. Content note: this conversation includes mentions of rape, lynching and police brutality.
February 25th, 2018 | 53 mins 40 secs
basque, itxaso rodríguez-ordóñez, language, linguistics, lsa, sociolinguistics, spain, spanish
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Itxaso Rodríguez-Ordóñez from Southern Illinois University Carbondale about Basque and the discrimination Basque speakers deal with in Spain and France.