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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. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
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Reid between the Lines

Reid between the Lines

2020-06-1501:00:49

Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Marianne Mason, newly minted Associate Professor of Spanish at James Madison University, about police interviews, the Reid technique, and linguistics and the law. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Linet Mera, co-founder of the Unconscious Bias Project, and Lucretia Iruela, consultant to the UBP, about unconscious bias and the Project. You can help the UBP here (fundraiser on May 14) New COVID online resources  On May 23rd, you can join their Shelter in Space Dance Party & Benefit - a Community party for #TogetherAgainstBias series --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Chaos and Order

Chaos and Order

2020-04-2852:48

Megan and Carrie talk with David Bowles, a Mexican-American author from south Texas who teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley, about Classical Nahuatl and the culture of the people who spoke it. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Read between the Vines

Read between the Vines

2020-04-1352:34

Carrie and Megan talk with Kendra Calhoun, graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, about anti-hegemonic racial humor on Vine. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Megan talks with Dr. Nelson Flores, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Jonathan Rosa, Associate Professor at Stanford, about the bilingual brain, semilingualism, and why people keep confusing them for the other. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Linguistic Injustice

Linguistic Injustice

2020-03-1650:42

Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Sharese King, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, about Rachel Jeantel and her treatment by the justice system and the media during the George Zimmerman trial. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?

2020-03-0255:09

Carrie and Megan talk to Dr. Laurel MacKenzie, Assistant Professor at NYU, about all things names. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Cheaper than Therapy

Cheaper than Therapy

2020-02-1757:32

Megan and Carrie chat with Dr. Anna Marie Trester, founder of Career Linguist, about the importance of linguistics to the workplace. (Employers: you need us!) 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/.   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 $2 a month and have our undying gratitude! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Wikitongues

Wikitongues

2020-02-0357:13

Carrie and Megan talk with Daniel Bogre Udell, cofounder of Wikitongues, about language documentation and revitalization. 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/.  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 $2 a month and have our undying gratitude! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Practice Makes Easier

Practice Makes Easier

2020-01-1351:58

Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Melissa Baese-Berk, Associate Professor at the University of Oregon, about native and non-native English and the different levels of effort required to understand each. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Carrie and Megan talk with Gearoidin McEvoy, PhD Candidate in Minority Language Rights Law at Dublin City University and cohost of Motherfoclóir, about Irish and the law. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Living Languages

Living Languages

2019-12-0956:27

Megan and Carrie talk to Ebony Joachim, at Living Languages, who runs professional development courses for Indigenous communities in Australia, about her work, language revitalization and documentation, and the languages of 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 and have  our undying gratitude! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Carrie and Megan talk to Dr. Zachary Jaggers, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oregon, about differences in pronunciation of borrowings and what they tell us (or don't tell us) about people's political leanings. 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 and have our undying gratitude! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Megan and Carrie talk to Dr. Andrew McKenzie, Associate Professor at the University of Kansas,  about Kiowa (Cauijoga), language documentation and the importance of semantic documentation. 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 and have our undying gratitude! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Be Good and Be Kind

Be Good and Be Kind

2019-11-1655:10

Carrie and Megan talk to Dr. Ake Nicholas, Lecturer at Massey University,  about Cook Islands Maori, language documentation and the importance of teachers in language revitalization. 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 and have our undying gratitude! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
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. 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 and have our undying gratitude! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
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 can contribute as little as $1 a month and have our undying gratitude! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
Everybody Hertz

Everybody Hertz

2019-09-0901:10:36

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 well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you can contribute as little as $1 a month and have our undying gratitude! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
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. 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 and have our undying gratitude! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
To Be or Not to Be (Hamlet)

To Be or Not to Be (Hamlet)

2019-08-1201:05:01

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. 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 and have our undying gratitude! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-vocal-fries/support
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Comments (2)

Margaret Gardner

dinnae be an arse hole!

Aug 29th
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Lauren Shaw

You guys are fantastic! I've been looking for a podcast on this topic for ages, and I'm really enjoying yours so far. Good mix of topics and v accessible discussion!

Dec 24th
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