The Vocal Fries

The Vocal Fries

By The Vocal Fries
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.
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Cheaper than Therapy
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!
57:24
February 17, 2020
Wikitongues
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!
57:11
February 3, 2020
Practice Makes Easier
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.
51:57
January 13, 2020
Irish isn't Just Decorative
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.
57:28
December 30, 2019
Living Languages
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.
56:27
December 9, 2019
Between Iraq and a Hard Place
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.
57:50
November 25, 2019
Putting the Antics in SemAntics
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.
1:06:31
November 16, 2019
Be Good and Be Kind
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.
55:10
November 16, 2019
The (In)Visibility of Disability
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.
1:14:09
October 7, 2019
The Rhetoric of Xenophobia
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.
56:50
September 23, 2019
Everybody Hertz
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.
1:10:36
September 9, 2019
Your Language Sounds like it has a Drawbridge
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.
1:04:36
August 26, 2019
To Be or Not to Be (Hamlet)
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
1:05:01
August 12, 2019
Megan Squared
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. 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
48:20
July 29, 2019
Lal-apalooza
Megan and Carrie talk to Dr Lal Zimman, Assistant Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, about trans voices and vocal fry. 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
58:05
July 15, 2019
The Final Frontier
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. 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
1:21:58
July 1, 2019
Word Slut
Megan and Carrie talk with Amanda Montell about her new book wordslut: a feminist guide to taking back the english language. 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
1:00:41
June 17, 2019
Choice is Good; Justice is Better
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. 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
55:12
June 3, 2019
No hasi ko’i pendeu
Carrie and Megan talk with Keisha Wiel, PhD student at Temple University, about Papiamentu, a creole spoken in the Caribbean. 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
1:08:56
May 20, 2019
Zom-be or Not Zom-be: That is the Question
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Jamie Thomas, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Swarthmore, about zombies, Swahili, and her book "Zombies Speak Swahili". 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
1:14:03
May 6, 2019
Chatting about Chatino
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Hilaria Cruz, Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville in the Department of Comparative Humanities, about Chatino languages and Chatino conceptions of death. 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
56:42
April 22, 2019
Ha-has and Moonbeams and Yaks, Oh My!
Carrie and Megan talk with Jane Solomon about her upcoming book The Dictionary of Difficult Words. 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
1:03:03
April 8, 2019
Fools Rush In
In this special episode of the Vocal Fries, we present an episode of Turn Of Phrases, a podcast about turning phrases inside out.
15:06
April 1, 2019
Maaate, Don't Come the Raw Prawn with Me, Alright?
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Tony McMahon from RMIT about all things bogan and 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 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
1:07:30
March 25, 2019
Water is Life
Carrie and Megan talk with Nicole Horseherder, Diné from Arizona, about Diné Bizaad (aka Navajo). 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
52:49
March 11, 2019
On the Basis of Voice
Megan and Carrie talk with Kelly Wright, PhD student at the University of Michigan, about housing discrimination via dialect discrimination. 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
49:38
February 25, 2019
Beyoncé, Hoodies and Obama Linguistics
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Nicole Holliday, Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College about Black English, biracial language, vocal fry, intonation, and the field of Obama linguistics. 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
1:06:05
February 11, 2019
The Kids are Alright
Carrie interviews Megan about child language acquisition and why correcting kids' "mistakes" is not worth your time. 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
35:16
January 28, 2019
Looking Like a Language, Sounding Like a Podcast
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Jonathan Rosa, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at Stanford University, about his forthcoming book "Looking Like a Language, Sounding Like a Race". 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
1:00:40
January 14, 2019
Bilingualism isn’t Just for White Kids
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Abby Bajuniemi about heritage languages and heritage language speakers. 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
57:51
December 31, 2018
The Latino Threat Narrative
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Matthew Garley, Assistant Professor at CUNY, York College, about the use of Spanish and Spanglish in rap. 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
1:03:53
December 10, 2018
How Millennials are Destroying the Philly Accent
Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Betsy Sneller, Postdoc at Georgetown University about all things Philadelphia English. 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
1:02:49
November 26, 2018
The Rock was the Rock before the Rock, b'y
Carrie and Megan talk with Tracy O'Brien, literature PhD student at the University of Toronto, about all things Newfoundland. Yes b'y. 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
1:18:58
November 12, 2018
Salt Fat Acid SHADE
Megan and Carrie answer your questions about jerk linguists, the alt right and vocal fry. 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
55:51
October 29, 2018
Bat Signals
It's another Halloween episode! Megan and Carrie talk about bats, wolves and ... prairie dogs? 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
39:54
October 15, 2018
Todos/Todas/Todes
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. 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
1:06:55
October 1, 2018
Neaux French Left Behind
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. 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
57:42
September 17, 2018
Means Doesn’t Rhyme with New Orleans
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. 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
54:43
August 27, 2018
Down the Shore
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. 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
51:01
August 13, 2018
Keep Calm and Fry On
Megan and Carrie discuss their first year of podcasting, what they've learned from the experience, and how vocal fry will haunt them forever. 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
46:40
July 30, 2018
Ope, Just Gonna Sneak Right Past Ya and Grab the Ranch
Carrie and Megan talk with Amanda and Lucy from the Wine and Crime podcast about all things Minnesota. 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
52:41
July 16, 2018
Don't Mind the Gap
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. 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
55:55
July 2, 2018
Patreon Bonus Episode Preview
In this special bonus episode, Carrie and Megan talk about Koko the gorilla, Love Island and donuts. 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
17:02
June 28, 2018
Rock 'n' Rhotic
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. 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
1:06:33
June 18, 2018
There Is No Try, There Is Only Du...olingo
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. 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
45:40
June 4, 2018
Learning to Love Like
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. 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
1:08:16
May 21, 2018
Calling London
Carrie and Megan talk with Issa Wurie, cohost of the Young Free and Coupled podcast, about South London dialects and slang. 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
54:09
May 7, 2018
Troublesome Terps
Megan and Carrie talk with Alexander Drechsel, Alexander Gansmeier and Jonathan Downie of the Troublesome Terps in this special crossover episode. 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
1:29:43
April 23, 2018
Don't Be An Accenthole
Carrie and Megan talk with Ethan Kutlu, 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. 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
46:28
April 9, 2018
Literally Exploding with Nerd Rage
Megan and Carrie discuss Time's/The Muse's list of "bad" words. HEAVY SIGH. 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
43:31
March 26, 2018
Black Lives Matter
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. 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
1:17:56
March 12, 2018
Basque-ing in the European Sun
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. 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
53:40
February 26, 2018
They/Them/Theirs
Carrie and Megan talk with Kirby Conrod, doctoral student at University of Washington, about trans language, including pronoun usage and singular they. 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
47:08
February 12, 2018
We're Ghana Talk English
Megan and Carrie talk with Selikem Gotah, Masters student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, about Ghanaian English, Ghanaian Pidgin English, and other languages of Ghana. Learn a little about the history of Ghana and the status of English, Pidgin and other languages in Ghana. 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
39:29
January 29, 2018
Two Canadians, an Australian and an American walk into a Linguistics Conference...what is this, a crossover episode?
In this special episode of the Vocal Fries, Carrie and Megan chat with Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne of Lingthusiasm about Australian and Canadian English while at the Linguistics Society of America's annual conference. 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
36:55
January 15, 2018
French (Canadian) Fries
Megan and Carrie talk with Nicole Rosen, Canada Research Chair in Language Interactions at the University of Manitoba about Canadian French, including Laurentian, Acadian and Métis French. We discuss the politics, history and features of Canadian French, including the distinct features of the variety spoken in Winnipeg (where Nicole is from). 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
48:04
January 1, 2018
Down in the Holler
Carrie and Megan talk with Paul Reed, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Alabama. They discuss Appalachian English (and how it's the Southerniest of Southern), hollers, and Jack tales. 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
48:21
December 11, 2017
ChicaNO? ChicanYES!
Megan and Carrie talk with Carmen Fought about Chicano English, why it matters, and why it isn't the same as Spanglish. Carmen Fought is a Professor of Linguistics at Pitzer College. 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
40:10
November 27, 2017
Borderlands/La frontera
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. 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
1:20:47
November 13, 2017
Freaky Fryday
Megan and Carrie chat about superstitions, special numbers and the real meaning of 'witch hunt', all while (mis?)pronouncing triskaidekaphobia. It's the spookiest episode yet! 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
35:05
October 30, 2017
A Sirious Problem
Do Siri or Alexa have problems understanding you? Learn why, with Carrie and Megan. They talk to Dr. Rachael Tatman about Automatic Speech Recognition (the technology responsible for Siri and Alexa) and why it might be as biased as humans 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
39:55
October 16, 2017
On the Rez
Megan and Carrie interview Dr. Peter Jacobs, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Simon Fraser University, where he works on language revitalization. They talk about Rez English(es) (the varieties of English spoken on reserves/reservations), indigenous languages of the United States and Canada, and 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
42:26
October 2, 2017
Grammar Not-zi
Carrie and Megan talk about prescriptive grammar, grammar peeving, and how most of the rules you were taught about English were made up by a few white dudes way back when. Turns out, prescriptivism is racist, classist, and ableist, and enforcing these rules kinda make you a jerk. They also discuss how they had been trained in high school to be prescriptivists, and how linguistics helped them become less biased. 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
41:41
September 18, 2017
Southern Fried
Megan and Carrie talk to Beth Troutman about what it's like to be a Southerner in politics and TV, discuss some Southern American English features, and why it's uncool to judge regional accents. https://twitter.com/Beth_Troutman 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
39:04
September 5, 2017
Foul-Mouthed Women
Have you ever wondered why swearing feels so good? Carrie and Megan explain what counts as swearing and why it's so fun to swear. They also discuss what types of words become profane over time and how swearing varies across languages and cultures. Also, they swear a lot. gasp 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
43:13
August 1, 2017
Uppity Women
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. 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
31:49
July 15, 2017