Rough Translation

15 EpisodesProduced by NPR

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 pla… read more

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Austenistan

July 11th, 2018

47:55

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 …

War Poems

July 3rd, 2018

47:55

Taliban poetry. An Afghan cooking show. The US military needs a better weapon. Up comes the perfect person for the job.

Intruders

June 29th, 2018

34:00

A trashy daytime talk show in Argentina does the unthinkable. It becomes a forum for feminism. How this happened and what it changed.

Ukraine vs. Fake News

June 27th, 2018

28:17

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?

Ghana's Parent Trap

June 20th, 2018

37:22

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 …

The Apology Broker

June 13th, 2018

41:30

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 …

Coming June 13th

June 5th, 2018

2:30

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

The Refugee's Dating Coach

September 25th, 2017

39:58

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 …

Om Alone In India

September 18th, 2017

32:18

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: …

Anna In Somalia

September 11th, 2017

31:42

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.

American Surrogate

September 4th, 2017

42:37

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 …

The Congo We Listen To

August 28th, 2017

41:26

It made headlines worldwide: Hundreds of women raped in one Congolese village. But when one researcher arrives in town, something feels off. (Note: …

Ukraine vs. Fake News

August 21st, 2017

29:27

Fake news from Russia helped spark a real war in Ukraine. What can Ukraine's fight against fake news teach the US?

Brazil In Black And White

August 14th, 2017

32:23

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?

Coming August 14th

August 4th, 2017

3:28

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