To access all our features please use the Goodpods app.

Open the app

headphones

The Vocal Fries

The Vocal Fries

1 Creator

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
 ...more

#61 in the Top 100 Social Sciences All time chart

12 Listeners

All episodes

Best episodes

Top 10 The Vocal Fries Episodes

Best episodes ranked by Goodpods Users most listened

Have you ever wondered why swearing feels so good? Carrie and Megan explain what counts as swearing and why it's so fun to swear. They also discuss what types of words become profane over time and how swearing varies across languages and cultures. Also, they swear a lot. gasp

Transcript

We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you can contribute as little as $1 a month and have our undying gratitude!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on Tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and on Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod.

Support the show

Contact us:

  • Tweet us @VocalFries
  • Email us at vocalfriespod@gmail.com

Thanks for listening and keep calm and fry on

2 Listeners

bookmark
share episode

Carrie and Megan talk about prescriptive grammar, grammar peeving, and how most of the rules you were taught about English were made up by a few white dudes way back when. Turns out, prescriptivism is racist, classist, and ableist, and enforcing these rules kinda make you a jerk. They also discuss how they had been trained in high school to be prescriptivists, and how linguistics helped them become less biased.

Transcript

We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you can contribute as little as $1 a month and have our undying gratitude!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on Tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and on Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod.

Support the show

Contact us:

  • Tweet us @VocalFries
  • Email us at vocalfriespod@gmail.com

Thanks for listening and keep calm and fry on

1 Listener

bookmark
share episode
episode art

Uppity Women

The Vocal Fries

play

07/15/17 • 32 min

In this episode we discuss the dreaded vocal fry. We explain what vocal fry actually is, who uses it (cough everyone cough), and why we judge only women for using it. Carrie and Megan ask you to stop judging women for using vocal fry - it's a proxy for sexism and anyway, it's everywhere.

Transcript

We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you can contribute as little as $1 a month and have our undying gratitude!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on Tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and on Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod.

Support the show

Contact us:

  • Tweet us @VocalFries
  • Email us at vocalfriespod@gmail.com

Thanks for listening and keep calm and fry on

3 Listeners

bookmark
share episode

Carrie and Megan talk with Deion Broxton about his Baltimore accent, his career and speech therapy, and going viral.

Transcript

We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at Patreon. We have mugs now at the $15/mo level! The $5/mo level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you can contribute as little as $2/mo and have our undying gratitude!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on Tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and on Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com.

Support the show

Contact us:

  • Tweet us @VocalFries
  • Email us at vocalfriespod@gmail.com

Thanks for listening and keep calm and fry on

1 Listener

bookmark
share episode

It's the Fries' 3 year anniversary! Carrie and Megan respond to listener voicemails about linguistic discrimination.

Transcript

We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at Patreon. We have mugs now at the $15/mo level! The $5/mo level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you can contribute as little as $2/mo and have our undying gratitude!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on Tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and on Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com.

Support the show

Contact us:

  • Tweet us @VocalFries
  • Email us at vocalfriespod@gmail.com

Thanks for listening and keep calm and fry on

bookmark
share episode

Megan and Carrie discuss the letter to the LSA and then talk with Dr. Marie-Eve Monette, founder of Creating Puentes, about the importance of translation and interpretation services and her life as a French speaker living in the US.

Links:

https://endangeredlanguagesproject.github.io/COVID-19/

https://remezcla.com/culture/coronavirus-resource-kit-ayuda-en-espanol/

https://www.wired.com/story/covid-language-translation-problem/?fbclid=IwAR1wWOhsOe0a6TO-a1-0sQpf5PwqSoL1CUrWoryAR2kkbO6Xhx2b2DHbuuQ

https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/07/amid-lincoln-county-covid-outbreak-community-partners-work-to-reach-indigenous-guatemalan-community.html

Transcript

We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at Patreon. We have mugs now at the $15/mo level! The $5/mo level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you can contribute as little as $2/mo and have our undying gratitude!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on Tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and on Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com.

Support the show

Contact us:

  • Tweet us @VocalFries
  • Email us at vocalfriespod@gmail.com

Thanks for listening and keep calm and fry on

bookmark
share episode

Megan and Carrie talk with JPB Gerald, host of Unstandardized English, a podcast about language teaching, race, and whiteness, EdD student and adult educator about whiteness in language education.

Transcript

We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at Patreon. We have mugs now at the $15/mo level! The $5/mo level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you can contribute as little as $2/mo and have our undying gratitude!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on Tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and on Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com.

Support the show

Contact us:

  • Tweet us @VocalFries
  • Email us at vocalfriespod@gmail.com

Thanks for listening and keep calm and fry on

bookmark
share episode

Megan and Carrie talk with David Bowles, a Mexican-American author from south Texas who teaches at the University of Texas Río Grande Valley, about Classical Nahuatl and the culture of the people who spoke it.

Transcript

We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you can contribute as little as $1 a month and have our undying gratitude!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com.

Support the show

Contact us:

  • Tweet us @VocalFries
  • Email us at vocalfriespod@gmail.com

Thanks for listening and keep calm and fry on

bookmark
share episode

Megan and Carrie talk with Dr Anne Charity Hudley, Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, about how to dismantle white supremacy in linguistics.

Transcript

We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at Patreon. We have mugs now at the $15/mo level! The $5/mo level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you can contribute as little as $2/mo and have our undying gratitude!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on Tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and on Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com.

Support the show

Contact us:

  • Tweet us @VocalFries
  • Email us at vocalfriespod@gmail.com

Thanks for listening and keep calm and fry on

bookmark
share episode

Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Linet Mera, co-founder of the Unconscious Bias Project, and Lucretia Iruela, consultant to the UBP, about unconscious bias and the Project.

You can help the UBP here (fundraiser on May 14)

New COVID online resources

On May 23rd, you can join their Shelter in Space Dance Party & Benefit - a Community party for #TogetherAgainstBias series

Transcript

We're an indie podcast with limited resources, so we could really use your support. You can set up a monthly recurring donation at patreon.com/vocalfriespod. The $5 a month level gives you access to our monthly bonus episode, as well as a Vocal Fries sticker and a shout out on the podcast! But you can contribute as little as $1 a month and have our undying gratitude!

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/vocalfriespod/, on Tumblr at https://vocalfriespod.tumblr.com/, and on Twitter and Instagram at @vocalfriespod, and our website is www.vocalfriespod.com.

Support the show

Contact us:

  • Tweet us @VocalFries
  • Email us at vocalfriespod@gmail.com

Thanks for listening and keep calm and fry on

bookmark
share episode