The Vocal Fries

Halftone Audio

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

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

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
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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

52:22 | Jan 13th

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. ...Show More

58:25 | Dec 30th, 2019

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 messag...Show More
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