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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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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 192 ratings
Makes my ears bleed
Moronic drivel.
Nellygoat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/25/22
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...Read full review »
Umm Isa via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/14/22
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
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Published 09/11/23
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Published 09/11/23
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Published 08/03/23
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