Amanda Montell is a linguist, writer, editor, and author of Wordslut.
As many of you know, I’m obsessed with communication so it only makes sense that we look at word choice when talking about sex. In this epsiode, I meet with Amanda Montell, linguist and author of Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language, to explore the greater meaning, power, and historical importance of the words we chose to use. Plus, we delve into the origins of gendered slang like ‘vajayjay’ and offer positive alternatives to the current words in our sexual dictionary. In the second half of the episode, I take a few calls and answer questions on how to examine yourself after several failed relationships, increase enjoyment of oral sex, and have fun and safe sex in a noncommitted relationship. Thank you for supporting our sponsors who help keep this show FREE: Good Vibrations, Exsens, NeLowT, Magic WandFor more information about Amanda Montell, visit: amandamontell.com For even more sex advice, tips, and tricks visit sexwithemily.com
Amanda Montell is a linguist and author of the book WORDSLUT: A FEMINIST GUIDE TO TAKING BACK THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Join Amanda as she stops by the show to talk about why people love rules, gender neutral insults and why teenage girls have it all figured out.   Also, Matt & Michelle get you up to date on method-out animals, why Dunkin Donuts is out of its mind and the impending arrival of fast food technology that you're probably not going to like.
This week we’re working blue in an episode that might have you seeing red: Linguist and journalist Amanda Montell joins us to discuss Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language, a sparkling analysis of our quirky, biased gendered vernacular. Montell shines a light on curse words, code switching, grammar, pronunciation patterns, and how we might make language more inclusive moving forward. Then our editors present their top picks in books this week.
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Feb 16th, 1992
Episode Count
3
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
3 hours, 16 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 251492