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How are the things we're talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? Gregory Warner tells stories that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. At a time when the world seems small but it's as hard as ever to escape our echo chambers, Rough Translation takes you places.
||ExplicitAustenistan||Two sisters attempt to use a 19th century novelist to outwit modern Pakistani restrictions on women. And a war reporter discovers the power of drawing room comedy to understand her own family. (And warning: This episode has explicit language.)||11 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWar Poems||Taliban poetry. An Afghan cooking show. The US military needs a better weapon. Up comes the perfect person for the job.||3 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIntruders||A trashy daytime talk show in Argentina does the unthinkable. It becomes a forum for feminism. How this happened and what it changed.||29 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitUkraine vs. Fake News||Today, we revisit an episode from last season. Fake news from Russia helped spark a real war in Ukraine. What can Ukraine's fight against fake news teach the US?||27 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGhana's Parent Trap||Kids are starting school at younger and younger ages. This week, one country's bold experiment to change how it teaches young children. And why it had to hide that change from their parents.||20 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Apology Broker||We trace the journey of an apology, from Japan to the U.S., that got an unlikely broker. Along the way, she had to work out: what a sorry is, who it's for, and what makes it stick.||13 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing June 13th||The award-winning podcast returns with five original stories about people trying to cross a bridge from one worldview to another, even when everyone's telling them you can't get there from here||5 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Refugee's Dating Coach||A Syrian refugee in Berlin hopes to find love but is stumped by German dating codes and is terrified of crossing the line between flirting and harassing. A professional 'flirt coach' steps in to be his guide. (For photos of Sophia and Aktham: bit.ly/Roughly7)||25 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOm Alone In India||A day of yoga in the US. A yoga war in India. A court case in California and why the Indian government is watching it. A story about the poses that bind us. (Tell us about yourself. Fill out our survey: npr.org/roughtranslationsurvey)||18 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnna In Somalia||A man is trapped in a remote prison. And he's trapped in his own mind. Until he hears a knock on the wall.... and words from another time and place.||11 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerican Surrogate||A Chinese mom hires an American surrogate to carry her baby. Each needs something from the other that is hard to admit. The next 9 months will be a crash course in transcontinental communication. And the meaning of family.||4 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Congo We Listen To||It made headlines worldwide: Hundreds of women raped in one Congolese village. But when one researcher arrives in town, something feels off. (Note: This episode contains descriptions of violence.)||28 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitUkraine vs. Fake News||Fake news from Russia helped spark a real war in Ukraine. What can Ukraine's fight against fake news teach the US?||21 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBrazil In Black And White||Two radically different ways of seeing race come into sudden conflict in Brazil, provoking a national conversation about who is Black? And who is not Black enough?||14 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing August 14th||Travel with us. Each week we go to a new country to hear a story that says something about what's happening in the United States. Subscribe now.||4 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great new podcast!!
Incredible new podcast. Not a single episode hasn't made me cry on my morning commute.
Great cross-cultural podcast
Mind-opening stories from across the world.
The smartest podcast I’ve ever listened to
Rough translation is outstanding. It is, without a doubt, the best podcast I’ve ever listened to. It is incredibly smart and so insightful. I cannot imagine the work that goes into it. It is simply incredible. It is inspirational. I have recommended it and will continue to do so. I cannot wait for next season. Thank you so much.
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