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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Networks:

NPR

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

May We Have This Dance?

12/22/2021
A jazz dance born in Harlem in the 1920s ends up in a tiny Swedish town. What happens when Black dancers try to bring the Lindy Hop home?

Duration:00:45:13

Moms In Translation

12/15/2021
An Irish journalist discovers she belongs in a place she's never been. A 6-year-old boy decides he's from another country. Stories about finding home far from home.

Duration:00:44:09

Tasting At A Distance

12/8/2021
You can zoom around the world through sight and sound, but you can't taste at a distance, right? Stories about what happens when we try.

Duration:00:34:16

Home/Front: Marla's List

7/9/2021
Marla kept a detailed account of Iraqi civilians harmed by war. How did she recruit people in the U.S. military to help them? And what toll did it take on her? Part 2 of the story of Marla Ruzicka. You can find Part 1 here.

Duration:00:49:34

Home/Front: Marla's War

6/30/2021
Marla Ruzicka didn't belong in a war zone. Nobody in Afghanistan knew what to make of her. Until Marla started to solve a problem that no one thought could be solved.

Duration:00:35:55

Home/Front: Rebels In The Valley

6/23/2021
Two worlds: dress uniforms and foosball tables. The military and Silicon Valley used to work hand in hand. Now, why won't big tech build them a new gonculator?

Duration:00:30:44

Home/Front: Battle Borne

6/16/2021
Alicia's situation raises questions about the VA's caregiver program. And a new diagnosis changes everything for Matt. How will Alicia and Matt start healing their respective wounds, borne out of different battles? Find part 2, Battle Lines, here. And part 1, Battle Rattle, here.

Duration:00:40:37

Home/Front: Battle Lines

6/9/2021
Alicia Lammers takes on the twin roles of wife and caregiver to her veteran husband. What happens when your husband becomes your official duty? Part 2 of the story of Matt and Alicia Lammers. You can find Part 1, Battle Rattle, here.

Duration:00:40:01

Home/Front: Battle Rattle

6/2/2021
He's a veteran looking for love. She's a civilian who learns more about war than she ever imagined. Part 1 of the story of Matt and Alicia Lammers.

Duration:00:40:19

Home/Front

5/26/2021
Is it true that "you can't understand" if you've never been to war? In the first episode of our new season, we hear from people on opposing sides of a widening divide.

Duration:00:23:58

War Poems Revisited

5/5/2021
As the U.S. pulls out of Afghanistan, we look back at a time when Taliban poetry and a local cooking show became part of the war. And the U.S. had the perfect person to fight on that front.

Duration:00:47:20

How To Speak Bad English

4/21/2021
Heather Hansen used to teach people to speak "perfect" English. Until she realized that so-called "bad English" might be a better way to communicate.

Duration:00:35:13

Liberté, Égalité, French Fries... And Couscous

4/7/2021
Our favorite McDonald's in Marseille, France has reached its afterlife. It took court cases, spray paint, and the slogan you know turned upside down (literally) to get there.

Duration:00:49:55

"We Already Belong": A Conversation With R.O. Kwon

3/26/2021
In the wake of the shootings in Atlanta, a Korean-American writer reconnects with her own family.

Duration:00:27:03

Welcome To The Vaccination Club

3/10/2021
Two very different approaches to wooing vaccine skeptics. And how a little FOMO can go a long way.

Duration:00:22:01

Rewriting The Travel Guidebook With Nanjala Nyabola

2/24/2021
What happens when your guidebook isn't written with you in mind? Nanjala Nyabola on her new book: Travelling While Black.

Duration:00:27:21

Boxing Back

2/10/2021
Your stories and creative solutions to not quite fitting in.

Duration:00:28:06

Our Boxes, Ourselves

1/27/2021
From Montréal to Edinburgh, and from São Paulo to Taipei: your stories about belonging, or longing to just be.

Duration:00:27:16

We (Still) Don't Say That

12/16/2020
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.

Duration:00:51:34

Presenting 'It's Been A Minute': White Supremacy And Its Online Reach

12/9/2020
For close to a year, Talia Lavin went undercover in white supremacist online communities, creating fake personas that would gain her access to the dark reaches of the internet normally off-limits to her, a Jewish woman. That research laid the groundwork for her book, Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy. Lavin talks to It's Been A Minute host Sam Sanders about what it was like to infiltrate those online spaces, what she learned, and how white supremacy cannot...

Duration:00:29:20