72 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

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    • 4.7, 73 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

    Unconscious Bias Project

    Unconscious Bias Project

    Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Linet Mera, co-founder of the Unconscious Bias Project, and Lucretia Iruela, consultant to the UBP, about unconscious bias and the Project.

    You can help the UBP here (fundraiser on May 14)

    New COVID online resources 

    On May 23rd, you can join their Shelter in Space Dance Party & Benefit - a Community party for #TogetherAgainstBias series


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    • 53 min
    Chaos and Order

    Chaos and Order

    Megan and Carrie talk with David Bowles, a Mexican-American author from south Texas who teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley, about Classical Nahuatl and the culture of the people who spoke it.


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    • 52 min
    Read between the Vines

    Read between the Vines

    Carrie and Megan talk with Kendra Calhoun, graduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, about anti-hegemonic racial humor on Vine.


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    • 52 min
    Bilingualism is. It just is.

    Bilingualism is. It just is.

    Megan talks with Dr. Nelson Flores, Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Jonathan Rosa, Associate Professor at Stanford, about the bilingual brain, semilingualism, and why people keep confusing them for the other.


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    • 54 min
    Linguistic Injustice

    Linguistic Injustice

    Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Sharese King, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago, about Rachel Jeantel and her treatment by the justice system and the media during the George Zimmerman trial.


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    • 50 min
    What's in a Name?

    What's in a Name?

    Carrie and Megan talk to Dr. Laurel MacKenzie, Assistant Professor at NYU, about all things names.


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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

AvivaVancouver ,

Fantastic!!!

Instead of arguing with people about issues around language discrimination I’ve just started sending them links to this podcast. Carrie and Megan do such an amazing job finding people who are doing important work in this field and asking them great questions.

bklne ,

Thank you for all your wonderful work!

I listen to a lot of language and linguistics podcasts, and this one has quickly become one of my favorites because of how Carrie and Megan approach using knowledge and information about linguistic behavior and linguistics research and scholarship to make the world a better place with a little more justice, a little more humanity, and a little more patience and understanding of differences in how people communicate.

Samantha Antics ,

Love this pod but

There is a LOT of preamble before the meat of the episode. Like 10 minutes of introductory chit chat. I just want the linguistics!

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