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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 podcast with limited resources, so we could really...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 about the history of Ghana and the status of English, ...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 judging women for using vocal fry - it's a proxy f...Show More

1:14:09 | Oct 7th

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 peopl...Show More

56:50 | Sep 23rd

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 p...Show More
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