Megan just finished her PhD in linguistics at the University of Arizona. This podcast is one of the first times her knowledge and skills are proving to be practical. When she's not writing her dissertation or gently telling people not to be a jerk with Carrie, she's probably cross-stitching, Netflix-binging, hanging out with her dog, or sleeping.
November 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 18 mins
Carrie and Megan talk with Tracy O'Brien, literature PhD student at the University of Toronto, about all things Newfoundland. Yes b'y.
October 28th, 2018 | 55 mins 51 secs
carrie gillon, language, linguistic discrimination, linguitics, megan figeuroa, sociolinguistics, vocal fries, vocal fry
Megan and Carrie answer your questions about jerk linguists, the alt right and vocal fry.
October 14th, 2018 | 39 mins 54 secs
bats, halloween, language, linguistics, spooky, wolves
It's another Halloween episode! Megan and Carrie talk about bats, wolves and ... prairie dogs?
September 30th, 2018 | 1 hr 6 mins
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Santiago Kalinowski, Director of the the Linguistics Department at the Argentinian Academy of Letters, about lenguaje inclusivo/inclusive language in Spanish.
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.