136 episodes

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 at www.patreon.com/vocalfriespod

The Vocal Fries The Vocal Fries

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 152 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 at www.patreon.com/vocalfriespod

    Writing Beyond Writing

    Writing Beyond Writing

    Send us a Text Message.Megan and Carrie talk with Tim Brookes about his newest book, Writing Beyond Writing, what writing is, his journey to caring about Endangered Alphabets and his favourite scripts.Nuxalk albumRed BubbleInsufferable TwitsSupport the Show.Contact us: Threads us @vocalfriespod Bluesky us @vocalfriespod.bsky.social Email us at vocalfriespod@gmail.com Thanks for listening and keep calm and fry on

    • 53 min
    Language City

    Language City

    Send us a Text Message.Carrie and Megan talk with Dr Ross Perlin, co-director of the Manhattan-based non-profit Endangered Language Alliance, about his new book, Language City: The Fight to Preserve Endangered Mother Tongues in New York.Language Map of NYCASL at the NHL Support the Show.Contact us: Threads us @vocalfriespod Bluesky us @vocalfriespod.bsky.social Email us at vocalfriespod@gmail.com Thanks for listening and keep calm and fry on

    • 41 min
    Uneffing the Binary

    Uneffing the Binary

    Send us a Text Message.Megan and Carrie talk with Drs Kris Aric Knisley and Eric Louis Russell about their book Redoing linguistic worlds: Unmaking gender binaries, remaking gender pluralities, gender, critical linguistics, trans linguistics, and uneffing all things.Sperm Whale "phonetic alphabet"Support the Show.Contact us: Threads us @vocalfriespod Bluesky us @vocalfriespod.bsky.social Email us at vocalfriespod@gmail.com Thanks for listening and keep calm and fry on

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Gorsh! We All Have Accents

    Gorsh! We All Have Accents

    Send us a Text Message.Carrie and Megan talk with Drs Rusty Barrett, Professor of Linguistics, Jennifer Cramer, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Kentucky, and Kevin B. McGowan, Associate Professor of Linguistics and Director of the University of Kentucky Phonetics Lab (all at at the University of Kentucky), about their book English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and Discrimination in the United States. New language in AustraliaChaos/order muppetsSupport the Show.Contact...

    • 53 min
    The Funnest Episode

    The Funnest Episode

    Send us a Text Message.Megan and Carrie talk with Dr Anne Curzan about her book Says Who? A Kinder, Funner Usage Guide for Everyone Who Cares About Words.Trump's brainSupport the Show.Contact us: Threads us @vocalfriespod Bluesky us @vocalfriespod.bsky.social Email us at vocalfriespod@gmail.com Thanks for listening and keep calm and fry on

    • 57 min
    Braillians

    Braillians

    Send us a Text Message.Carrie and Megan talk with Dr Sheri Wells-Jensen, Associate Professor at Bowling Green State University, about her chapter Cognition, Sensory Input, and Linguistics : A Possible Language for Blind Aliens in the new book Xenolinguistics: Towards a Science of Extraterrestrial Language, blind aliens, how languages can be, and her appreciation of the movie Arrival.Support the Show.Contact us: Threads us @vocalfriespod Bluesky us @vocalfriespod.bsky.social Email us ...

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

Umm Isa ,

Keeps my Love of Language Alive!

I fell in love with linguistics in college in Inge Genee’s class at the University of Lethbridge (you should have her on the show!). I am now many years past college and that love has stuck with me and I get to keep learning thanks to Carrie and Megan. I love how accessible they make a very academic discipline and the way they force me to address my own biases and preconceptions.

Thank you, Carrie and Megan! Please never stop!

RbccaSuth ,

Tedious banter between two insufferable twits

I’ve tried to listen to several episodes but couldn’t bear the consistently uninformed views that betray the hosts’ meager knowledge of history (just one example, in an episode about dialects, one of the hosts speculated that, since the founding of the U.S. was contemporaneous with the French Revolution, perhaps the “English only” movement in the U.S. was modeled after France’s insistence on a single uniform national language). I never managed to finish an episode and I can’t believe they’ve lasted long enough to make over 100 episodes of tiresome dreck. I’m sure they mean well but these are not serious people, despite their academic credentials.

Nellygoat ,

Makes my ears bleed

Moronic drivel.

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