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Rough Translation

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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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Very edcational

By Light worker 73 - Aug 09 2019
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This is a very educational. People need to listen and learn.

Smart and international

By TheDirtDude - Aug 09 2019
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I’ve been looking for a new podcast, and I found it. I wouldn’t mind 60 minute episodes too!

iTunes Ratings

5154 Ratings
Average Ratings
4729
215
62
39
109

Very edcational

By Light worker 73 - Aug 09 2019
Read more
This is a very educational. People need to listen and learn.

Smart and international

By TheDirtDude - Aug 09 2019
Read more
I’ve been looking for a new podcast, and I found it. I wouldn’t mind 60 minute episodes too!
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Rough Translation

Updated 12 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: 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
41 mins
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Rank #2: 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
42 mins
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Rank #3: 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
32 mins
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Rank #4: 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
39 mins
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Rank #5: 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
47 mins
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Rank #6: Anna In Somalia

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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.
Sep 12 2017
31 mins
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Rank #7: Ghana's Parent Trap

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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.
Jun 20 2018
37 mins
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Rank #8: War Poems

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Taliban poetry. An Afghan cooking show. The US military needs a better weapon. Up comes the perfect person for the job.
Jul 03 2018
47 mins
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Rank #9: We Don't Say That

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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.)
May 01 2019
43 mins
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Rank #10: Intruders

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A trashy daytime talk show in Argentina does the unthinkable. It becomes a forum for feminism. How this happened and what it changed.
Jun 29 2018
34 mins
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