In the Media

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2017

June 5                 NPR's KALW, "Deborah Tannen on how women talk to their friends and why it matters"

May 31               NPR's KQED Forum, "Secrets and Security: Deborah Tannen on the Language of Female Friendship"

May 15               WNYC's The Leonard Lopate Show, "Deborah Tannen on Female Friendships."

May 8                 NPR's WPR The Joy Cardin Show, "Understanding the Language of Girl Talk."

May 5                 Diane Rehm On My Mind Podcast, "Covering the Trump Administration and How to Support Friends in Grief."

May 2                 Slate.com Lexicon Valley podcast, "The Language of Female Friendships."

April 24              WESU's For Women Over 40, "Words Matter - Women's Friendships."

April 20              NPR's 1A, interview with Deborah Tannen, "A Little More Conversation: How Women Talk to Each Other."

February 14        NPR Live video interview with Deborah Tannen about the role of language in relationships in honor of Valentine's Day

2016  

November 23      NPR's WAMU The Diane Rehm Show, "Teens and Tech: How Digital Communication Impacts Young People and                                their Relationships."

November 1        The Ezra Klein Show, "Deborah Tannen on gendered speech, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and you."

October 25         NPR's WAMU The Diane Rehm Show, "Civility, Public Discourse, and the 2016 Election."

October 20         CNN International Edition, interview with Deborah Tannen, "Trump Speech Impact on Campaign."

September 22      PBS's Charlie Rose, interview with Deborah Tannen, "Language and Relationships."

September 11     Why? Philosophical Discussions of Every Day Life public radio show, "Women and Men: Talking, arguing, loving,                              and politicking" 

August 3             NPR's WBR The Joy Cardin Show, "'Shouting,' 'Yelling,' and 'Shrill': Taking a Look at Criticism of Women's Voices"

July 29                NPR's All Things Considered, "Is Hillary Clinton The First Woman Nominee — Or The First Female Nominee?"

April 1                Voice of America's Press Conference USA, interview with Deborah Tannen about the double bind and women in                                    power

January 26          NPR's The Diane Rehm Show, "Adult Sibling Relationships."

January 8            NPR's KPCC Take Two, "Creator of 'Just Not Sorry' App Says It's Not about Policing how Women Speak."

2015

November 6       NPR's KQED The Forum, "I'm Sorry, But May We Discuss Tentative Speech?"

October 16         NPR's WBUR Here & Now, "The Deferential Language of Women at Work"

October 6           VoiceAmerica Family Matters Podcast, "Family Talk When You Are All Grown Up: Parents and Adult Siblings"

September 21     National Endowment for the Humanities Fifty Years Celebration article, "Deborah Tannen and Language"

August 7             RealSimple Podcast, "I Want to Like You: Chatty Cathys"

August 7             77 WBAC Radio: The Joan Hamburg Show, regarding Hillary Clinton's media representation

2011

October 5           CNN's The Situation Room, "Does President Obama's Tone Sound Different?"

July 17                NPR's Morning Edition, "Solving the Mystery of Mother-Daughter Speak"

February 15        Martha Stuart Show with guest appearance by Deborah Tannen, "Behind the Sisterly Bond"

2010

November 1       WYNC's 'The Takeaway' interview with Deborah Tannen, "Why Sisters Make Siblings Happier"

2009

September 28      Oprah.com interview with Deborah Tannen, "The Relationship Between Sisters"

September 19      USA Today interview with Deborah Tannen, "Sisters' bonds rival all others, says linguist"

September 16      NPR's Morning Edition,"Culturetopia: Must-Listen Arts & Entertainment (Unlikely Pairings Edition)"

September 11      ABC News 20/20 video with Deborah Tannen, "Sisters: What Makes the Bond so Unique?"

September 8        NPR's Morning Edition interview with Deborah Tannen, "Sisters Speak in 'You Were Always Mom's Favorite'" 

September 8        NPR's Diane Rehm Show interview with Deborah Tannen, "You Were Always Mom's Favorite"

2006

January 25          NPR's KQED The Forum interview with Deborah Tannen, "Deborah Tannen: Mothers and Daughters"

January 24          NPR's Diane Rehm Show interview with Deborah Tannen, "You're Wearing That?"

2005

July 1                  NPR's Diane Rehm Show, "Political Language"

2003

October 21         NPR's Morning Edition, "The Power of Language"

January 9            NPR's Diane Rehm Show interview with Deborah Tannen, "Fast Talk"

2001

May 10               NPR's Diane Rehm Show interview with Deborah Tannen, "I Only Say This Because I Love You"

2000

October 12         NPR's Diane Rehm Show, "Debate Analysis"

April 3                NPR's Diane Rehm Show, "Women Voters"

January 12          NPR's Diane Rehm Show, "Unbending Gender"