October 7th, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
ableism, bi-pap machine, disabilities, disabled people, linguistics, people with disabilities, stutterers, stuttering
Megan and Carrie talk to Alice Wong, the founder and Project Coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project, and Nina G, comedian, professional speaker, storyteller, writer and educator, about their disabilities and why the voices of disabled people belong in podcasts.
September 23rd, 2019 | 56 mins 50 secs
english, historical linguistics, immigration, language, lexicography, linguistics, racism, sociolinguistics, words, xenophobia
Carrie and Megan talk to Ben Zimmer about the rhetoric of "infestation" and "invasion" and the history of their use.
September 9th, 2019 | 1 hr 10 mins
accents, classism, creaky voice, cut glass, dialects, flat accent, flat vowels, folk linguistics, journalism, lilting, linguistics, nasal, racism, regionalisms, sexism, sociolinguistics, twang, vocal fry
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).
August 26th, 2019 | 1 hr 4 mins
aberdeen, accents, dialects, discrimination, edinburgh, english, gaelic, glasgow, language, linguistic discrimination, linguistics, scotland, scots, scottish, shetland islands, sociolinguistics
Carrie and Megan talk to Dr Sadie Ryan, host of the Accentricity podcast, the podcast that examines the eccentricities of language and identity and how the way we talk connects to who we are.
July 29th, 2019 | 48 mins 20 secs
border, critical linguistics, english, guatemala, interpretation, language, linguistic discrimination, linguistics, mexico, sociolinguistics, southern border, spanish, united states
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.
July 15th, 2019 | 58 mins 5 secs
linguistics, sociolinguistics, trans language, trans voices, vocal fry
Megan and Carrie talk to Dr Lal Zimman, Assistant Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, about trans voices and vocal fry.
July 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 21 mins
education, language and power, language change, language education, language policy, linguistics, malagasy, polynesian languages, power, sociolinguistics, space exploration
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.
June 17th, 2019 | 1 hr 41 secs
gender-neutral language, gendered language, genitalia, language, linguistics, men's language, sexist language, sociolinguistics, swearing, women's language
Megan and Carrie talk with Amanda Montell about her new book wordslut: a feminist guide to taking back the english language.
June 3rd, 2019 | 55 mins 12 secs
abortion, abortion access, abortion bans, language, linguistics, pro-choice, pro-life, reproductive justice, reproductive rights, sociolinguistics
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.
May 20th, 2019 | 1 hr 8 mins
caribbean, caribbean languages, colonialization, creole, creole languages, creoles, language, linguistic discrimination, linguistics, papiamento, papiamentu, pidgin, pidgin languages, pidgins, sociolinguistics
Carrie and Megan talk with Keisha Wiel, PhD student at Temple University, about Papiamentu, a creole spoken in the Caribbean.