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The Vocal Fries
The Vocal Fries
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
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4.5 stars from 176 ratings
Many of the concepts are very basic intro linguistics concepts, but I don’t feel like they explain them thoroughly enough for someone who is unfamiliar with linguistics to understand. On the other hand, anyone who is already familiar with these concepts won’t find much groundbreaking material...Read full review »
Xbound24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/16/22
This podcast is such a pleasure to listen to! I learn so much and Carrie and Megan’s personalities are so fun. 10/10 recommend I love them.
Caliactress via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/23/21
Woke Tat
If you enjoy listening to two Uber-left white apologists who have no concept of what language is, look no further! I suspect if you came looking for this drivel without a sense of irony you probably will agree with these dolts and you will probably love it. Just know that the majority of...Read full review »
Mark s Jewett via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/17/21
Recent Episodes
Megan and Carrie talk with Kory Stamper, lexicographer extraordinaire, about the history and use of the word "bullsh*t". Support the show
Published 08/08/22
Published 07/11/22
Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. John Rickford, emeritus professor at Stanford, about his memoir, Speaking my Soul: Race, Life and Language, growing up in Guyana, moving to the United States, and his love of linguistics and Black Talk. Fifth anniversary sign up Support the show
Published 07/11/22
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