Remove quotes from String in Python

I have a python Code that will recognize speech using the Google STT engine and give me back the results but I get the results in strings with "quotes". I don't want that quotes in my code as I will use it to run many commands and it doesn't work. I haven't tried anything so far as I didn't get anything to try! This is the function in the python code that will recognize speech:

    def recog():
        p = subprocess.Popen(['./speech-recog.sh'], stdout=subprocess.PIPE,
                                                stderr=subprocess.PIPE)
        global out,err
        out, err = p.communicate()
        print out

This is speech-recog.sh:

    #!/bin/bash

    hardware="plughw:1,0"
    duration="3"
    lang="en"
    hw_bool=0
    dur_bool=0
    lang_bool=0
    for var in "[email protected]"
    do
        if [ "$var" == "-D" ] ; then
            hw_bool=1
        elif [ "$var" == "-d" ] ; then
            dur_bool=1
        elif [ "$var" == "-l" ] ; then
            lang_bool=1
        elif [ $hw_bool == 1 ] ; then
            hw_bool=0
            hardware="$var"
        elif [ $dur_bool == 1 ] ; then
            dur_bool=0
            duration="$var"
        elif [ $lang_bool == 1 ] ; then
            lang_bool=0
            lang="$var"
        else
            echo "Invalid option, valid options are -D for hardware and -d for duration"
        fi
    done

    arecord -D $hardware -f S16_LE -t wav -d $duration -r 16000 | flac - -f --best --sample-rate 16000 -o /dev/shm/out.flac 1>/dev/shm/voice.log 2>/dev/shm/voice.log; curl -X POST --data-binary @/dev/shm/out.flac --user-agent 'Mozilla/5.0' --header 'Content-Type: audio/x-flac; rate=16000;' "https://www.google.com/speech-api/v2/recognize?output=json&lang=$lang&key=key&client=Mozilla/5.0" | sed -e 's/[{}]/''/g' | awk -F":" '{print $4}' | awk -F"," '{print $1}' | tr -d '\n'

    rm /dev/shm/out.flac

This was taken from Steven Hickson's Voicecommand Program made for Raspberry Pi

Just use string methods .replace() if they occur throughout, or .strip() if they only occur at the start and/or finish:

    a = '"sajdkasjdsak" "asdasdasds"' 

    a = a.replace('"', '')
    'sajdkasjdsak asdasdasds'

    # or, if they only occur at start and end...
    a = a.strip('\"')
    'sajdkasjdsak" "asdasdasds'

    # or, if they only occur at start...
    a = a.lstrip('\"')

    # or, if they only occur at end...
    a = a.rstrip('\"')

From: stackoverflow.com/q/40950791