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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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Love the quirky thoughtful political social insightful provocative stories!

iTunes Ratings

5412 Ratings
Average Ratings
4953
230
73
41
115

I love this show

By karpikpl - Oct 04 2019
Read more
Keep doing what you’re doing

Great show!

By Mmmmmnop - Sep 29 2019
Read more
Love the quirky thoughtful political social insightful provocative stories!
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Rough Translation

Updated 7 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.

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