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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.

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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.

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Excellent - just not frequent enough!

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Please make more. They’re great!

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iTunes Ratings

5814 Ratings
Average Ratings
5325
247
81
41
120

Excellent - just not frequent enough!

By Madmaxch - Feb 08 2020
Read more
Please make more. They’re great!

Loveee

By Doraliavm - Jan 23 2020
Read more
Love your podcast .. Thank you đŸ™đŸ»
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Rough Translation

Latest release on Jan 29, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 11 hours ago

Rank #1: Brazil In Black And White

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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?

Aug 14 2017

32mins

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Rank #2: The Congo We Listen To

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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.)

Aug 28 2017

41mins

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Rank #3: Austenistan

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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.)

Jul 11 2018

47mins

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Rank #4: American Surrogate

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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.

Sep 05 2017

42mins

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Rank #5: Ukraine vs. Fake News

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

Aug 21 2017

29mins

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Rank #6: Om Alone In India

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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)

Sep 18 2017

32mins

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Rank #7: When We Talk About Love

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We visit a storytelling podcast from China that slips under the radar of China's government censors, and other international podcast stories about the search for love.

Sep 04 2019

39mins

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Rank #8: The Refugee's Dating Coach

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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)

Sep 25 2017

39mins

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Rank #9: The Mind Of The Mark

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If you're the kind of person who thinks you can't be conned, that assumption may make it harder for you to recognize when you actually are being scammed. We speak with professional poker player and author Maria Konnikova about how con-artists get inside the stories we all tell ourselves, about ourselves. Then we go to an international multimillion dollar scam in Costa Rica, where a master of the con meets his match... the IT guy.

Aug 07 2019

36mins

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Rank #10: What Would Jesus Drive?

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What if more evangelical Christians in the United States fought climate change with the same spirit they bring to the issue of abortion? In this episode, we go back to a surprisingly recent period when that nearly happened. We meet two evangelicals who made it their mission to bridge the divide between Christians and environmentalists. What happened, and why they say the best way to start conversations about the planet is with readings of the bible.

For photos and links: www.npr.org/roughtranslation
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Jul 24 2019

36mins

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