Episode 21: Learning to Love Like Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Alexandra D’Arcy Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, Director of the Sociolinguistics Research Lab and author of “Discourse-Pragmatic Variation in Context: Eight Hundred Years of like” about the many guises of “like”. Learn why “like” is useful and older than you think it is.
Episode 22: There Is No Try, There Is Only Du…olingo Carrie and Megan talk with Joan Palmiter Bajorek, PhD candidate at the University of Arizona, about the issues around learning a second language via educational technology.
Episode 23: Rock ‘N’ Rhotic Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Bob Kennedy of the University of California, Santa Barbara about accents in song, including which accents are associated with which genres, appropriation of those accents, and r’s.
Episode 24: Bonus episode preview In this special bonus episode, Carrie and Megan talk about Koko the gorilla, Love Island and donuts.
Episode 25: Don’t Mind the Gap Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Nelson Flores, newly minted Associate Professor of Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania about the so-called 30 million word gap, why it is problematic, and how better to think about the language children hear around them.
Episode 26: Ope, Just Gonna Sneak Right Past Ya and Grab the Ranch Carrie and Megan talk with Amanda and Lucy from the Wine and Crime podcast about all things Minnesota.
Episode 27: Keep Calm and Fry On Megan and Carrie discuss their first year of podcasting, what they’ve learned from the experience, and how vocal fry will haunt them forever.
Episode 29: Means Doesn’t Rhyme with New Orleans Megan and Carrie talk with Lisa Sprowls, PhD student at Tulane University about New Orleans English(es), especially Yat and the Garden District dialects, and speakers perception of New Orleans dialects.
Episode 30: Neaux French Left Behind Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Nathalie Dajko, Assistant Professor at Tulane University, about varieties of French in Louisiana and the history of French and revitalization efforts in the region.
Episode 31: Todos/Todas/Todes Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Santiago Kalinowski, Director of the the Linguistics Department at the Argentinian Academy of Letters, about lenguaje inclusivo/inclusive language in Spanish.
Episode 32: Bat Signals Megan and Carrie talk all about bats, wolves and … prairie dogs?
Episode 33: Salt Fat Acid SHADE Carrie and Megan answer listener questions about vocal fry, the alt right and jerk linguists.
Episode 34: The Rock was the Rock before the Rock, yes b’y Megan and Carrie talk with Tracy O’Brien about all things Newfoundland.
Episode 35: How Millennials are Destroying the Philly Accent Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Betsy Sneller, Postdoc at Georgetown University about all things Philadelphia English.
Episode 36: The Latino Threat Narrative Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Matthew Garley, Assistant Professor at CUNY, York College, about the use of Spanish and Spanglish in rap.
Episode 38: Looking Like a Language, Sounding Like a Podcast Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Jonathan Rosa, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at Stanford University, about his forthcoming book “Looking Like a Language, Sounding Like a Race”.
Episode 39: The Kids are Alright Carrie interviews Megan about child language acquisition and why correcting kids’ “mistakes” is not worth your time.
Episode 40: Beyoncé, Hoodies and Obama Linguistics Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Nicole Holliday, Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College about Black English, biracial language, vocal fry, intonation, and the field of Obama linguistics.