I’m always surprised by how many people say they don’t like the sound of their own voice. Surprised, because I thought it was just me.
When I first started hosting "To The Best Of Our Knowledge," the term “vocal fry” had just entered the mediasphere and I was suddenly, painfully aware of every scratchy, creaky, gravel-y sound that emerged from my throat. In this week’s show, I re-tell the story of how I attempted at first to tame but ultimately to accept my voice — and in the process, discovered just how repressed, criticized, and politicized many voices are.
It’s past time to welcome them all — to podcasts, radio waves, and halls of power. Listen, and be heard.
Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard has published six volumes of intensely personal descriptions of his daily life. But his “honesty” cost him some of his closest relationships, including his marriage.