This episode was written and produced by Kevin Edds. When you describe yourself to others you might mention your height, hairstyle, or maybe your build. But one of the most telling things about you is something you can’t even see, yet it defines you more than you realize. Your accent tells others where you’re from, who you identify with, and maybe even where you’re going. How did accents evolve and why are American accents so different from British accents? Featuring Hollywood Dialect Coach Erik Singer and Linguistics Professor Dr. Walt Wolfram.
Music featured in this episode: Norwich by Steven Gutheinz Figma by Steven GutheinzErste by Steven GutheinzMoments by Steven GutheinzLives Are Threads by Salomon LigthelmWhat We Used to Be by Matthew D. MorganWe As One by Phillip CucciasChateau by Steven GutheinzRedrawn by Steven GutheinzHeo by Kino
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