Vocal Fry: Why I’m Not Getting A Voice Coach
Vocal fry has been around for ages. So why are people suddenly so bothered by it?
For decades, vocal fry lived a relatively quiet existence. It was known to linguists, speech pathologists and voice coaches, but everyday people didn’t pay much attention to it.
But then in 2011, people started noticing it everywhere. So what happened? What is vocal fry anyway? Why does host Johanna Mayer use it? What’s her problem? And is it really that bad?
Lisa Davidson is the chair of the Linguistics Department at NYU.
This episode was produced with Kevin McLean, along with Johanna Mayer. Elah Feder is our Editor and Senior Producer. Daniel Peterschmidt is our Composer, and they sound designed and mastered the episode. Nadja Oertelt is our Chief Content Officer.