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The monthly 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 • 131 Ratings

The monthly 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

    All Your Meme Are Belong To Us

    All Your Meme Are Belong To Us

    Megan and Carrie talk to Dr. Sylvia Sierra about her new book, Millennials Talking Media: Creating Intertextual Identities in Everyday Conversation, intertextuality, memes, and the tropes embedded in internet memes.

    Transcript available here

    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.  We have mugs now at the $15/mo level! 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 on Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com.



     


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    • 55 min
    Everybody Wants to Rural the World

    Everybody Wants to Rural the World

    Carrie and Megan talk to Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King (among others), about his YA books set in Appalachia, why he doesn't use eye-dialect, and why representation matters.

    Transcript available here

    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. We have mugs now at the $15/mo level! 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 on Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com.


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Snap, Crackle, K-Pop

    Snap, Crackle, K-Pop

    Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Joyhanna Yoo Garza, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard, about K-Pop, semiotics, cultural appropriation, and Ali Wong. (Buy her book here.)

    We also discuss International Week of Deaf People 2021 and The genocide of signed languages: protecting the linguistic rights of Africa’s deaf children.

    One of our patrons sent in the correct pronunciation of her name. Thanks SZ!

    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.  We have mugs now at the $15/mo level! 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 on Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com.

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    • 1 hr
    The Language of Love

    The Language of Love

    Megan and Carrie talk with Natalyn Daniels, Clery Liaison at the University of California, Berkeley, and Dr. Rose Wilkerson, lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, about growing up on the Navajo Nation, transferring to Berkeley from community college, sociolinguistics, academic English, standard language ideology and the language of love. 

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    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. We have mugs now at the $15/mo level! 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 on Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com.


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    • 1 hr
    Me Myself and AI

    Me Myself and AI

    Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Emily M. Bender, Professor of Linguistics at University of Washington, about her paper "On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots: Can Language Models Be Too Big? 🦜", Google firing Drs. Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell, two of the co-authors, and the dangers of large language models and NLP.

    We also briefly discuss Lord Digby Jones and his classism and Alex Scott's amazing comeback.

    Deborah Raji's MIT Technology Review paper.

    Transcript

    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. We have mugs now at the $15/mo level! 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 on Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com.


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Maintenance Baes

    Maintenance Baes

    Megan and Carrie talk with the cohosts of Maintenance Phase, Michael Hobbes and Aubrey Gordon, about wellness, diet culture, fatness and how not to be an a*****e to fat people.

    Buy Aubrey's book.

    Transcript

    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. We have mugs now at the $15/mo level! 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 on Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com.


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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

Jlairose ,

One of my favorite podcasts!!

I learn so much from Carrie, Megan, and their guests. Vocal fries is one of my fave podcasts ever 😻!

Glamwalls ,

Thanks for pissing off the conservative misogynists!

Even after one episode I’m hooked by this informative and assured show, which has helped me examine my own assumptions and prejudices about how people speak. Also gotta love how the reviewers who hate this podcast are flying their bigoted colors (as well as flaunting their amazing grammar skills). So glad I found you guys!

GlasgowCelt ,

Excellent Podcast

Excellent and informative podcast.

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