If you listened to the Senate hearings with Dr. Ford the other day, you may have noticed this. Apart from the fact that she seemed like she was trying to sound like a ten-year-old, there was a quality in her voice that we hear a lot now, particularly in women, but in men also. It's called vocal fry. Here's a good video on it. Here's a good article on it from Mental Floss. It includes the video above.