Ukraine 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 Aug 2017
Anna 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.
12 Sep 2017
WeChats From The Future
She felt the urgency before her husband did. A story about the time lag between the arrival of the coronavirus in two different nations, and how that played out in a marriage
2 Apr 2020
Rough Translation Presents: Throughline
This week, we present the latest episode of NPR's Throughline, a look at the life and complicated legacy of the assassinated Iranian military leader, Qassem Soleimani.
29 Jan 2020
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Ukraine: Race Against The Machine
In the country on the other side of the impeachment hearings... A comedian runs for president of Ukraine and wins in a landslide, with a parliamentary majority to pass any law he wants. So now what? Our host, Gregory Warner, reports from Kyiv.
20 Nov 2019
We (Still) Don't Say That
France is the place where for decades you weren't supposed to talk about someone's blackness, unless you said it in English. Today, we're going to meet the people who took a very French approach to change that.
16 Dec 2020
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 Jul 2018
The 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 Jun 2018
Taliban poetry. An Afghan cooking show. The US military needs a better weapon. Up comes the perfect person for the job.
3 Jul 2018
The Loneliness Of The Climate Change Christian
What if more evangelical Christians in the United States fought climate change with the same spirit they bring to the issue of abortion? We go back to a surprisingly recent period when that happened.
14 Oct 2020
After a Ugandan scholar is suspended from her university job, she discovers a new tool for resistance: extreme public rudeness. Will it work against a strongman president?
28 Oct 2020
The Search: Part 2
A fragile alliance begins to fracture, as a romantic photo of Kamaran resurfaces. Ahmed confronts his family. And Sebastian meets with ISIS. * Note: This story contains strong language and sounds of war.
20 Jun 2019
Welcome To The New World
What can a young refugee who's survived a war teach a novelist about writing young adult adventure?
25 Nov 2020
When We Talk About Love
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.
4 Sep 2019
Dream Boy And The Poison Fans
A Chinese idol had millions of fans who adored him for his kindness and good looks. Then, this February, one group of fans accused another of violating their image of him. What happens is a lesson in morality and revenge, love and hate, and how these feelings are weaponized on the internet.
16 Sep 2020
How to Speak Addiction
A daughter — and reporter — discovers an uncomfortable truth about her mother's alcoholism. She travels to the other side of the world to find out if there's a better way to treat addiction.
15 May 2019
El Hilo: Walking To Venezuela
One man's mission to get hundreds of his fellow Venezuelans back home from Ecuador in a pandemic, even if it means walking all 1,300 miles. This story was originally reported for El Hilo, a new podcast from the makers of NPR's Radio Ambulante.
22 Jul 2020
Whose Ukraine Is It Anyway?
Please, take our survey! At a Ukrainian comedy competition founded by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, can humor unite a divided country?
4 Dec 2019
The Man Who Sedated Eichmann
The capture of Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann was one of Israel's proudest moments. But the doctor at the center of the spy operation refused to talk about his role — even with his family. Today, his children ask why.
29 May 2019
We Don't Say That
France is the place where for decades you weren't supposed to talk about someone's blackness, unless you said it in English. Today, we're going to meet the people who took a very French approach to change that. (Note: This story contains strong language in English and French.)
1 May 2019