90 episodes

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

The Vocal Fries The Vocal Fries

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 122 Ratings

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

    Cult Classic

    Cult Classic

    Megan and Carrie talk with Amanda Montell about her newest book Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, out June 15, 2021, how cults use language to entice and keep followers and why cults fascinate us.

    Check out her podcast Sounds Like a Cult.

    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.  The $5/mo 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/mo 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.


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    • 1 hr
    Accent-uate Your Performance

    Accent-uate Your Performance

    Carrie and Megan talk with Erik Singer, dialect coach to the stars, about what dialect coaches do, how to become one, and his strategies for teaching different accents to actors.

    Check out some of his Wired videos (featuring Megan!) here, here, and here.

    Megan in the NYT.

    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. The $5/mo 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/mo 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.


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    • 53 min
    Hypocritical Oath

    Hypocritical Oath

    Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Elena Costello Tzintzun, a newly-minted PhD, about the importance of using heritage language learners as healthcare interpreters and healthcare accessibility.

    Philly episode: https://radiopublic.com/the-vocal-fries-GOoXdO/s1!4c574

    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.  The $5/mo 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/mo 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.


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    • 52 min
    Bean Discourse

    Bean Discourse

    Carrie and Megan talk with Jaya Saxena, Staff Writer at Eater about her piece The Limits of the Lunchbox Moment and the way we talk about food and why it matters.

    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. The $5/mo 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/mo 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.


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    • 58 min
    Jamaalapalooza

    Jamaalapalooza

    Megan and Carrie talk with Jamaal Muwwakkil, PhD candidate in Linguistics at the University of Santa Barbara about African American English and racial justice in university and community college.

    #lingcomm21: https://lingcomm.org/conference/schedule/

    #lingfest: https://lingcomm.org/lingfest/

    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.


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    • 53 min
    I Have So Many Questions

    I Have So Many Questions

    April Fools!  But it's the good kind of prank.  Today we're participating in Operation Switcheroo, where podcasts hosts share their feed with a similar show to help grow our audiences by introducing people to shows they might not have heard of.

    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.


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

GlasgowCelt ,

Excellent Podcast

Excellent and informative podcast.

qwerasdf1234 ,

Top notch!

Carrie and Megan are both expert linguists with all the right training and creds to absolutely know what they are talking about. Each episode breaks down language stereotypes and busts some myths in a way that’s both informative and fun. An absolute must-listen for anyone who enjoys talking and thinking about language.

aJosepi ,

This podcast is amazing.

This podcast is amazing on various levels. Not only do the hosts have a fun and informative dynamic, but their guests always bring fascinating perspectives to language from differnt fields of study. This is one of the best podcasts there are out there. I can't recommend it enough.

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