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What should you take when your throat feels scratchy, phlegmy or just plain awful? Science has an answer for you! Listen in to learn what the research says about honey, lemon, ginger and a host of other remedies. I also share what works for me, including some of my favorite recipes. 

Michèle Voillequé is a singer and a voice teacher living in Berkeley, California. 

Visit to download an amazing resource on vocal health from the Duke Voice Care Center.

For more on vocal remedies, check out these blog posts:

What to Do When You’re Phlegmy

Gargling with Listerine Zero helped me recover from COVID-19

Vocal Remedies that Really Work

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Our music is thanks to Katya and Ada.

The show is edited by K.O. Myers at Particulate Media.


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