Reviews
Excellent and informative podcast.
GlasgowCelt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/21
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 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
I love this podcast for the way it tackles the complexity of linguistic discrimination in a series of thoughtful conversations with diverse guests. Would heartily recommend to anyone who wants to learn more, without feeling like they’re ‘learning.’
@LMW via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/04/21
As a non-linguist, I appreciate hearing about how linguistic discrimination affects our lives. The hosts are top notch. Keep it up :)
mfriend814 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/21
They do a well-rounded job of bringing accessible information and ideas to people who have little knowledge on a topic while also remaining relevant to those who have a solid handle on a topic but are always keeping up with new perspectives or looking to discover that one thing they didn’t...Read full review »
Kamarti via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/21
In a world awash in audio content, you have to learn to filter out the useless chatter and go after the quality talk like this that will leave you smarter at the end. The Vocal Fries podcast, hosted by friendly folks (who, however, don’t take any guff) constantly bring forth people you don’t...Read full review »
Grant Barrett via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/04/21
Love this podcast! The hosts are smart, funny, and have made me think harder about language. A great experience!
Jam935 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/21
They make retard noises and clap at each other’s “progressive” performances. Woke jerk nuggets
GRAVE(error) via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/17/21
Two narcissistic SJW’s who “other” people to death while actually being everything they claim to hate. To whom does this podcast even entertain? Did I do that right? Doesn’t matter. Don’t be an classist, hypocrite. *cringe*
JrizzyPie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/05/21
The best podcast ever !!
iPad版太破 via Apple Podcasts · Japan · 03/08/21
Two morons who are bad at using the English language telling you how “racist” it is. White women are becoming so self-righteous and pompous. These two dolts are perfect examples. If you like this podcast, question your life choices. You might also be a moron.
LeeJames55 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/22/21
If you're a social minded person interested in language, communication, and material politics - it's great!Read full review »
SuperSteelix via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/21
I love this podcast. It’s my absolute favourite podcast. It’s so insightful into issues that very often get overlooked. When we consider discrimination, we so rarely think about linguistic discrimination. And Carrie and Megan tackle the variations of linguistic discrimination head on. I’ve...Read full review »
Rockets27216 via Apple Podcasts · Finland · 12/22/20
This podcast does a great job of breaking down the linguistic biases people have. By pointing out why hating on language use doesn't make sense, these two doctors have managed to make insecure people even madder. Amazing how don't be an a-hole brings out the a-holes. A great podcast if...Read full review »
Sandman Stories Presents via Apple Podcasts · South Korea · 12/22/20
The two hosts are a constant delight and appeal to the experienced and fresh linguist alike. A diverse assortment of guests represent the topic of linguistic discrimination comprehensively. Also the way they discuss current events in the field ensures the listener the views are relevant and...Read full review »
JTillman_ via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/20
Unless two dumb “woke” broads saying “like” every two words and literally speaking in that annoying white matriarchy tone everyone loathes is your bag. They also perpetually condemn their betters, white men to make their drivel more palatable to the idiots who listen to this drek.
Lon Acree via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/17/20
The hosts of this pod are wonderful and always choose such great people to interview
love2hearit via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/29/20
Production values are low; gets in the way of interesting content.
yehgitz via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/07/20
2 self hating white female swj liberals explain why everything in language is racist, classist, etc. Wonder Bread for the mind
Truth Be Told 22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/20
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These rich white privileged Marxists Karen’s claim grammar is racist. Karen was hired to teach grammar refused to teach her paying students who elected to take this class refused to teach them grammar because grammar is racist
radioshark113 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/20
I just want to thank you both for making such a great podcast where I learn something new every episode, just like Megan! Lol Keep it up.
almeishon1712 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/13/20
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.
AvivaVancouver via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/21/20
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...Read full review »
bklne via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/10/20
The Vocal Fries is such a wonderful show. Megan and Carrie go from strength to strength with insightful guests and topics. They’ve opened my mind to the nuances of so many aspects of linguistic discrimination that I had never considered before (even as someone who studies this at doctoral level!)...Read full review »
Rockets27216 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 11/26/19
There is a LOT of preamble before the meat of the episode. Like 10 minutes of introductory chit chat. I just want the linguistics!
Samantha Antics via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/20/19
Megan & Carrie tackle really important issues -- how we percieve language variation, and how those perceptions affect how we treat other people, how people access legal services and education and more, and how attitudes towards dialects and accents and languages are connected to almost every...Read full review »
AvenSarah via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 06/13/19
Thank you Carrie and Megan for creating an educational and entertaining show about the function and power of language as it relates to our daily lives as well as the world at large! We’ve learned a lot about the way language reveals and conceals truth, evokes privilege, influences identity and...Read full review »
The Carroll Sisters via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/28/19
Love this podcast! Shines a light on the expectations and perceptions we place on others, and in an informative, educational way, gives us tools for undoing our biases. Bravo, ladies!
ListeningIsLearning via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/19
I love challenging my own linguistic biases and learning about origins, accents, patterns and changes in language through each episode. Entertaining and educational- my favorite combination! Heidi Bennett of Vibrant Visionaries Podcast
Coopgirlkiz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/04/19
A fun and approachable way to explore the questions we all have about language use. Hosted by two brilliant and wise authorities who remind us, as we communicate and judge others’ communication: #DontBeAnA**Hole!!! If you like podcasts that dig deeper into our everyday lives (e.g., Stuff You...Read full review »
RLeHurr via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/15/19
Topics and guests are really interesting and engaging - I’ve really enjoyed listening and makes me miss my sociolinguistics MA program. However pretty left wing bubble editorializing especially in the intro section; not sure if it is a goal or not, but you are definitely not reaching anyone that...Read full review »
mdcooper88 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/04/18
Language can be confusing. So many different meanings and voices, accents and interpretations. Luckily, Vocal Fries is here to make sense of it all! Great hosts and a wonderful show to teach you all about why people sound the way they do.
Film Roast Podcast via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/25/18
I love the way they approach the linguistic topics that really affect the way we see other people. Just changing our words can change a lot. Intelligent and very accessible.
Citrus Sunshine via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/18
This podcast is literally the funniest and most informative podcast about linguistics/linguistic discrimination. Their guests are always obviously so passionate about their area of expertise. I am so intrigue with EVERY episode that I find myself nodding my head in agreement or laughing out loud...Read full review »
elle1223 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/02/18
The Vocal Fries starts out with a bang in episode one focusing on vocal fry and each episode hits you with an equally important and fascinating lesson to be had about linguistics. Perhaps I'm just a geek for communication, but this is one of the most informative and entertaining podcasts...Read full review »
Best Forevers Pod via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/01/18
Interesting, educational, funny 👍
rivuaiasan via Apple Podcasts · Russia · 07/30/18
The Vocal Fries Podcast is an absolute must-listen for anyone even moderately interested in issues of language and discrimination. They discuss relevant issues from a position of great expertise (they are both PhDs in linguistics) and also a biting sense of humor infused with contagious...Read full review »
Sukosuti via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/21/18
Great podcast about how characteristics in our speech are creating judgements we may not even realize. Lead by expert hosts Carrie and Megan, treat yourself to their informative and entertaining conversations. And slowly become less of a jerk.
HEAMCast via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/11/18
I love this podcast! I’m a literature and genders studies teacher, not a linguist, but their conversations are always completely fascinating and so useful in understanding the way biases about our voices—that most personal of expressions—affect our lives every day. From gendered views of “vocal...Read full review »
livimeikle via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/20/18
I’m so happy I started listening to this podcast! Linguistics are everything, and these highly qualified women are digging into the subtle and no-so-subtle ways we discriminate based on language. It’s fascinating and I love shows that entertain me while I’m learning to be a better person. My...Read full review »
eviesuga via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/29/18
I've always found linguistics interesting but don't know much about it, so this podcast is great both to educate me on various topics and to make me laugh and think. I appreciate their focus on unconscious (and conscious) biases regarding accents and word choice. The interviews are great...Read full review »
Strange Animals Podcast via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/17/18
The podcasters are very knowledgeable and down to earth. I love the topic, something we don’t really think about but is so pertinent to our everyday lives. It’s thought provoking and I find myself learning something new every episode!
LadySh!t Podcast via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 05/04/18
Great informative podcast, you won’t be able to stop at one episode. The hosts work great together and the content covered is incredible. Thefriendszonepod
twigkets via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/12/18
Listened after EarBuds Podcast Collecitve recommended and LOVED it. The hosts have a lot of knowledge and display it well.
RelNiss via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/30/18
Megan & Carrie are the best. Listen to this podcast if you want some really good laughs with your learning about language.
also who is bella thorne? via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/14/18
Love these ladies! They provide some really valuable information that helps listeners to be better informed global citizens. For those wanting to be better allies and more self-aware of biases that society creates, this is an awesome resource. They also have great chemistry, so listening to them...Read full review »
jenniferatierney via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/07/18
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