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The Vocal Fries
The Vocal Fries
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:
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Ratings & Reviews
4.5 stars from 159 ratings
Excellent Podcast
Excellent and informative podcast.
GlasgowCelt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/21
Top notch!
Carrie and Megan are both expert linguists with all the right training and creds to absolutely know what they are talking about. Each episode breaks down language stereotypes and busts some myths in a way that’s both informative and fun. An absolute must-listen for anyone who enjoys talking and...Read full review »
qwerasdf1234 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/21
This podcast is amazing.
This podcast is amazing on various levels. Not only do the hosts have a fun and informative dynamic, but their guests always bring fascinating perspectives to language from differnt fields of study. This is one of the best podcasts there are out there. I can't recommend it enough.Read full review »
aJosepi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/05/21
Recent Episodes
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