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).
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.
February 10th, 2019 | 1 hr 6 mins
aae, aave, african american linguistics, beyoncé, biracial, black english, intonation, key and peele, linguistics, obama, sociolinguistics, vocal fry
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Nicole Holliday, Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College, about Black English, biracial English, vocal fry, intonation, and the field of Obama linguistics.
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.
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.
November 12th, 2017 | 1 hr 20 mins
alberto rios, arizona, border, discrimination, language, lingusitics, poetry, science, vocal fry
Carrie and Megan chat with award-winning Chicano Poet Alberto Álvaro Ríos about living on the border between the US and Mexico and between English and Spanish.
July 15th, 2017 | 31 mins 49 secs
discrimination, language, lingusitics, science, vocal fry
In this episode we discuss the dreaded vocal fry. We explain what vocal fry actually is, who uses it (cough everyone cough), and why we judge only women for using it. Carrie and Megan ask you to stop judging women for using vocal fry - it's a proxy for sexism and anyway, it's everywhere.