Episodes 41-60

On the Basis of Voice Megan and Carrie talk with Kelly Wright, PhD student at the University of Michigan, about housing discrimination via dialect discrimination.

Water is Life Carrie and Megan talk with Nicole Horseherder, Diné from Arizona, about Diné Bizaad (aka Navajo).

Maaate, Don’t Come the Raw Prawn with Me, Alright? Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Tony McMahon from RMIT about all things bogan and Australia.

Hahas and Moonbeams and Yaks, Oh My! Carrie and Megan talk with Jane Solomon about her upcoming book The Dictionary of Difficult Words.

Chatting about Chatino Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Hilaria Cruz, Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville in the Department of Comparative Humanities, about Chatino languages and Chatino conceptions of death.

Zom-be or Not Zom-be: That is the Question Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Jamie Thomas, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Swarthmore, about zombies, Swahili, and her book Zombies Speak Swahili.

No hasi ko’i pendeu Carrie and Megan talk with Keisha Wiel, PhD student at Temple University, about Papiamentu, a creole spoken in the Caribbean.

Choice is Good; Justice is Better Carrie and Megan talk with Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson, PhD student at the University of Arizona, about the language around reproductive rights, reproductive justice and abortion.

Word Slut Megan and Carrie talk with Amanda Montell about her new book wordslut: a feminist guide to taking back the english language.

The Final Frontier Carrie and Megan talk to Dr Jeffrey Punske, Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and Dr Andrew McKenzie, Associate Professor at the University of Kansas, about their project on language change in space with the European Space Agency.

Lal-apolooza Megan and Carrie talk to Dr Lal Zimman, Assistant Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, about trans voices and vocal fry.

Megan Squared Megan and Carrie talk to Dr Megan Strom, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, about the importance of interpretation services in the United States.

To Be or Not to Be (Hamlet)Megan and Carrie talk to Duane Daniels, actor, acting coach, director and producer, aka Principal Van Clemmons on Veronica Mars, about acting, singing and his new book You are Not Really Hamlet: And Everybody Knows It.

Your Language Sounds like it has a Drawbridge Carrie and Megan talk to Dr Sadie Ryan, host of the Accentricity podcast, the podcast that examines the eccentricities of language and identity and how the way we talk connects to who we are.

Everybody Hertz Megan and Carrie talk to Dr Lisa Davidson, Professor of Linguistics at New York University, about the terms used by journalists to describe language and accents (and why they are so often problematic).

The Rhetoric of Xenophobia Carrie and Megan talk to Ben Zimmer about the rhetoric of “infestation” and “invasion” and the history of their use.

The (In)Visibility of Disability Megan and Carrie to Alice Wong, the founder and Project Coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project, and Nina G, comedian, professional speaker, storyteller, writer and educator, about their disabilities and why the voices of disabled people belong in podcasts.

Be Good and Be Kind Carrie and Megan talk to Dr. Ake Nicholas, Lecturer at Massey University, about Cook Islands Maori, language documentation and the importance of teachers in language revitalization.

Putting the Antics in Semantics Megan and Carrie talk to Dr. Andrew McKenzie, Associate Professor at the University of Kansas, about Kiowa (Cauijoga), language documentation and the importance of semantic documentation.

Between Iraq and a Hard Place Carrie and Megan talk to Dr. Zachary Jaggers, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Oregon, about differences in pronunciation of borrowings and what they tell us (or don’t tell us) about people’s political leanings.