“Vocal fry” among women has been a hot topic the past few years, even getting its own feature film mention with the movie In a World . It’s an especially hot topic in the public radio world, as a voice is all that listeners know their hosts by. There’s no face to judge, no reporter to tell she should change her hairstyle. It’s just what’s coming out of the speakers, and when listeners don’t like it, they don’t like it, okay?!