Episodes 81-100

The Moist Towelette of Podcasts Megan and Carrie talk with Kory Stamper, lexicographer extraordinaire, about lexicography, her experience on the History of Swear Words, and her favourite swear word.

Use People’s Pronouns Carrie and Megan talk with Ártemis López about queer and trans translation and interpretation, indirect and direct non-binary language and Spanish non-binary morphemes.

Standardized Language Ideology Megan and Carrie talk with Drs. Gaillynn Clements, Visiting Assistant Professor in Linguistics at Duke University, and Marnie Jo Petray, Associate Professor in TESOL at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, about their new edited volume, Linguistic Discrimination in US Higher Education Power, Prejudice, Impacts, and Remedies.

Jamaalapalooza Megan and Carrie talk with Jamaal Muwwakkil, PhD candidate in Linguistics at the University of Santa Barbara about African American English and racial justice in university and community college.

Hypocritical Oath Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Elena Costello Tzintzun, a newly-minted PhD, about the importance of using heritage language learners as healthcare interpreters and healthcare accessibility.

Accent-uate Your Performance 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.

Cult Classic Megan and Carrie 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.

I Ain’t Messing With You Carrie and Megan talk with Deion Broxton about his Baltimore accent, his career and speech therapy, and going viral.

Maintenance Baes Megan and Carrie talk with the cohosts of Maintenance Phase, Michael Hobbes and Aubrey Gordon, about wellness, diet culture, fatness and how not to be an asshole to fat people.

Me, Myself and AI Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Emily M. Bender, Professor of Linguistics at University of Washington, about her paper “On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots: Can Language Models Be Too Big? 🦜”, Google firing Drs. Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell, two of the co-authors, and the dangers of large language models and NLP. We also briefly discuss Lord Digby Jones and his classism and Alex Scott’s amazing comeback.

The Language of Love Megan and Carrie talk with Natalyn Daniels, Clery Liaison at the University of California, Berkeley, and Dr. Rose Wilkerson, lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, about growing up on the Navajo Nation, transferring to Berkeley from community college, sociolinguistics, academic English, standard language ideology and the language of love. 

Snap, Crackle, K-Pop Carrie and Megan talk with Dr. Joyhanna Yoo Garza, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Anthropology at Harvard, about KPop, semiotics, cultural appropriation, and Ali Wong.

Everybody Wants to Rural the World Carrie and Megan talk to Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King (among others), about his YA books set in Appalachia, why he doesn’t use eye-dialect, and why representation matters.

All Your Meme Are Belong To Us Megan and Carrie talk to Dr. Sylvia Sierra about her new book, Millennials Talking Media: Creating Intertextual Identities in Everyday Conversation, intertextuality, memes, and the tropes embedded in internet memes.

Mara Effin Wilson Carrie and Megan talk with Mara Wilson about her voice, her neurodivergence, and the IPA.

Galicious Megan and Carrie talk with Dr. Enrico Torre about Galician and other languages spoken in Spain and why they matter.

Chocolate City Carrie and Megan talk with Dr Jessi Grieser about her new book, The Black Side of the River, DC, Tennessee and the way Black residents of Anacostia talk about their neighborhood and themselves.

Myanmar? I Hardly Know Her! Megan and Carrie talk with Katie Craig about Myanmar/Burma, the languages spoken there and her organization Myanmar Indigenous Community Partners, which works with local communities to develop and celebrate these languages – and the people who speak them – in developing quality, locally relevant education in order to preserve languages and ways of life as well as to promote equality and social cohesion.

Save the Saguaro Carrie and Megan talk with Dr Jessica Hernandez, a transnational Indigenous scholar, scientist, and community advocate based in the Pacific Northwest, about her new book Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes through Indigenous Science.

Tongues Carrie and Megan talk with two of the editors of Tongues: On Longing and Belonging Through Language, Eufemia Fantetti, Professor of English at Humber College, and Ayelet Tsabari, who teaches creative writing  at the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph and University of King’s College, about their new book, writing in English as a second language, Molisan, Hebrew, and Yemeni Arabic.