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The Vocal Fries

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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. To join our email list and get updates o...Show More


39:29 | Jan 29th, 2018

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 abou...Show More

53:40 | Feb 26th, 2018

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 ...Show More
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31:49 | Jul 15th, 2017

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 ...Show More

41:12 | Aug 3rd

It's the Fries 3 year anniversary! Carrie and Megan respond to listener voicemails about linguistic discrimination.  --- Send in a voice message: Support t...Show More

58:31 | Jul 18th

Megan and Carrie discuss the letter to the LSA and then talk with Dr. Marie-Eve Monette, founder of Creating Puentes, about the importance of translation and interpretation services and her life as a ...Show More
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