Cult Classic

We talk with Amanda Montell about her newest book Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism, out June 15, 2021, how cults use language to entice and keep followers and why cults fascinate us. Check out her podcast Sounds Like a Cult. https://radiopublic.com/the-vocal-fries-GOoXdO/s1!9a01e

Hypocritical Oath Transcript

[Music] Carrie Gillon:              Hi and welcome to the Vocal Fries podcast, a podcast about linguistic discrimination! Megan Figueroa:         I’m Megan Figueroa. Carrie Gillon:              I’m Carrie Gillon. Megan Figueroa:         Here we are. Carrie Gillon:              We had to re-record this for the first time ever – knock on wood [knocks]. Megan Figueroa:         Luckily, it’s just an intro … Continue reading Hypocritical Oath Transcript

Accent-uate Your Performance

https://anchor.fm/s/fdcd1ec/podcast/rss Summary Carrie and Megan talk with Erik Singer, dialect coach to the stars, about what dialect coaches do, how to become one, and his strategies for teaching different accents to actors. Check out some of his Wired videos (featuring Megan!) here, here, and here. Megan in the NYT. We're  an indie podcast with limited … Continue reading Accent-uate Your Performance

Bean Discourse Transcript

[Music] Megan Figueroa:         Hi and welcome to the Vocal Fries podcast, the podcast about linguistic discrimination! Carrie Gillon:              I’m Carrie Gillon. Megan Figueroa:         I’m Megan Figueroa. We just did a little LingComm21 action. Carrie Gillon:              Yeah! And it was really fun. I went for the first two days, and then I had to get … Continue reading Bean Discourse Transcript