Wednesday Nov 23, 2022

385: Um, Uh, Like, You Know: The Surprising Reasons We Might Not Want to Get Rid of these ”Annoying” Habits with Valerie Fridland

In this episode of Quit Bleeping Around®, awesome superachiever, author, and self-improvement expert Christina Eanes interviews Valerie Fridland. Valerie, an expert on the relationship between language and society, is a professor at the University of Nevada in Reno with a Ph.D. in linguistics.  In this episode, Valerie talks about how those “verbal fillers” we use when speaking are there for a purpose.

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Series Announcer: Seth D. Meyers (
Host: Christina Eanes (
Outros Announcer: Linnea Sage (
Intro/Outro Music: “Dangerous Dog” by Charlie J. Smith/SI Publishing

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