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Troublesome Terps is a roundtable-style podcast covering topics from the interpreting space and the wider world of languages. The hosts - Jonathan Downie, Alexander Drechsel, Alexander Gansmeier, and Sarah Hickey - discuss them amongst themselves or with high-profile guests from the industry.

Troublesome Terps is a roundtable-style podcast covering topics from the interpreting space and the wider world of languages. The hosts - Jonathan Downie, Alexander Drechsel, Alexander Gansmeier, and Sarah Hickey - discuss them amongst themselves or with high-profile guests from the industry.

Location:

Belgium

Description:

Troublesome Terps is a roundtable-style podcast covering topics from the interpreting space and the wider world of languages. The hosts - Jonathan Downie, Alexander Drechsel, Alexander Gansmeier, and Sarah Hickey - discuss them amongst themselves or with high-profile guests from the industry.

Language:

English


Episodes

59: How do Interpreters Think?

3/19/2021
The age old question, that has eluded our partners for centuries. Jonathan and Alex G. sit down with Kilian Seeber to find answers. Maybe. Special Guest: Kilian Seeber.

Duration:00:58:50

58: The UK Special

2/18/2021
In this episode, the Troublesome Terps welcome Kirsty Heimerl-Moggan and Paul Appleyard to discuss the challenges faced in the UK language market - current, previous and upcoming. From Brexit and linguist supply and demand, to Covid and RSI, to how the PSI sector and professional bodies such as the ITI have responded to the changing environment, this episode is full of information, surprises and a bit of cheek! Special Guests: Kirsty Heimerl-Moggan and Paul Appleyard.

Duration:01:04:19

57: The ELF on the Shelf

1/20/2021
Jonathan and the Alexes kick off 2021 by talking about a topic we have covered before: English as a lingua franca. In light of the global political shifts, Brexit and changing global travel (or lack thereof), is English still the undisputed "Global Language"? And what even IS English?

Duration:00:49:51

56: 2020 in review and our first annual awards

12/18/2020
After a most definitely troublesome 2020 for the entire world, we thought we put a different spin on our annual Year In Review show and turn it into a celebration of the most favorite episodes and guests, all as voted by you, the fans! And the award goes to...???

Duration:01:01:43

55: New Ways of Working w/ Elena Davitti

12/3/2020
This episode's topic seems to be of a particular relevance right now at a time, when interpreters around the world are diversifying more than ever. Elena Davitti joins the Troublesome Terps and details her research on interlingual respeaking, how there is now the option to shape a whole new language serivice and why and how interpreters and language professionals at large can get started in this new field. Special Guest: Elena Davitti.

Duration:01:00:56

54: Interpreting in Conflict Zones w/ Antonio Posada

11/6/2020
You think you've had a nerve-wracking assignment? Think again and listen in as our guest Antonio Posada talks us through some select experience from his time working in proper conflict zones in and around Colombia. From meetings with guerilla fighters, to going on relief missions in warn torn villages and literally being under fire on the job, you won't believe your ears. Special Guest: Antonio Posada.

Duration:01:07:38

53: Starting Out as an Interpreter

9/30/2020
The Troublesome Terps are going live again, 2020-style: on YouTube! Together with a dedicated live audience and a lot of previously collected input from our listeners, we discuss the trials and tribulations of starting out as an interpreter, what's different in 2020 compared to when we kicked things off and what some challenges, but also some opportunities for new #terps are.

Duration:01:05:48

52: Don't be a Bully

9/7/2020
Inspired by Jonathan's very own survey on bullying, both Alexes and Jonathan discuss the issue of bullying within in the interpreting space, with the help of our very own short survey on bullying filled out byaudience members, sharing very personal experiences. From sexism, to classism in interpreting, spreading lies and outright hostile behavior we talk about how to spot bullying, what to do about it and what we hope for the interpreting industry as a whole.

Duration:01:01:10

51: Getting Wordly with Lakshman Rathnam

7/22/2020
In our 51st episode, which harkens back to our very first episode ever, "Dictionaries on Legs", the Troublesome Terps are meeting Lakshman Rathnam, CEO of wordly to talk to him about all things "machine interpreting". From speech-to-text and back again, to robots taking over the interpreting space (or not?), come and join us on this interesting discussion - and witness the man who wrote the book on Machine Interpreting go "toe to toe" with Silicon Valley. Special Guest: Lakshman Rathnam.

Duration:01:13:43

50: Know Your Worth with Julia Poger

6/24/2020
Sometimes some good ol' shop talk is in order, and who better to talk shop with than Julia Poger, business and negotiation maven and trainer for the Cambridge Conference Interpretation Course (CCIC) and the Know Your Worth Workshop. From pricing models, to negotiation tactics and other valuable strategy take aways. Join the conversation and let us know your best business tips! Special Guest: Julia Poger.

Duration:01:38:03

49: Voice, Body & Mind with Rebecca Gausnell

6/10/2020
This is the recording of a live session that aired on 21 May 2020. Alex D invited voice and dialect coach Rebecca Gausnell to chat about voice, body and mind during an all-encompassing pandemic. Tune in! Special Guest: Rebecca Gausnell.

Duration:00:55:36

48: Getting Lingthusiastic With Lauren Gawne

5/20/2020
Are interpreters enthusiastic about linguistics? If not, they should be! With Alex G away on assignment, Sarah, Jonathan & Alex D are joined by linguist and podcaster extraordinaire Lauren Gawne. Lauren teaches linguistics in Australia and co-hosts the Lingthusiasm podcast with Gretchen McCulloch. Special Guest: Lauren Gawne.

Duration:01:08:10

47: ATA meets Troublesome Terps - Live online meetup

4/17/2020
Special times call for special episodes. So, together with ATA board members and US-based interpreters extraordinaire Elena Langdon and Melinda Gonzalez-Hibner, the Troublesome Foursome embarked on a live online episode recording. Almost three dozen people joined the episode recording on Zoom and contributed their know-how and their experiences in a digital smorgasboard of #terplove, covering a host of topics ranging from the differences between the US and the EU market, to the controversial...

Duration:01:42:29

46: Caught in a Web of Sites with Madalena Zampaulo

3/19/2020
Together with ATA president-elect Madalena Zampaulo, the Troublesome Terps embark on a perillous journey into the world wide web and the various types of online presence an interpreter or translator can have: From LinkedIn profiles, to Twitter, blogs and especially your own website(s), Madalena talks do's and don'ts, gives valuable tips and shares experiences with the Terps. Take a listen and let us know what you think and if you have any tips regarding websites and online presence! Special...

Duration:01:18:29

45: Terp Tech Trouble with Josh Goldsmith

2/19/2020
This episode is focussing on terp tech, why interpreters should care and how they can get proficient in using it. Josh Goldsmith - UN and EU accredited tech enthusiast (and longtime collaborator to one Alexander Drechsel) - is joining us to discuss these exact questions and talk about fascinating insights, from SimConsec on an iPad, to a new technology-focused Master's degree for interpreters and translators. Special Guest: Josh Goldsmith.

Duration:01:29:14

44: Vicarious Trauma & Supervision w/ Hannah Watson

1/22/2020
In this episode, the TTs - including new host Sarah Hickey - are joined by special guest, BSL interpreter and professional interpreting supervisor Hannah Watson. Relevant es ever, we discuss vicarious trauma for interpreters of all walks - whom it can affect (spoiler: everyone!), how you can see it coming and what to do about it, which is exactly where Hannah comes in and shares her experience as a professional supervisor and how supervision can help interpreters deal with bottled up...

Duration:01:19:43

43: A Troublesome 2019 In Review

12/13/2019
In our last episode of the year, we have a big unveil for our listeners. With that out of the way, we look back at the year, especially at our live event at the Geneva conference and the episodes we've recorded in 2019. We discuss imposter syndrome and the Dunning-Kruger effect, the ins and outs of consecutive interpreting, interpreter PR and many other topics.

Duration:01:39:41

42: Globally Speaking Is In Trouble

11/7/2019
Two podcasts come together for this special episode (and our biggest #manel yet). Listen in as Renato Beninatto and Michael Stevens join the three troublemakers. Renato and Michael host Globally Speaking, a podcast about localisation and many other topics from the language industry. We discuss Remote Interpreting, Machine Interpreting, supply and demand in interpreting, and, lastly how to navigate the brave new world. Special Guests: Michael Stevens and Renato Beninatto.

Duration:01:17:39

41: Live in Geneva: 100 Years of Conference Interpreting

10/23/2019
Just in time for the big 100th anniversary since conference interpreters were first truly needed after the League of Nations had been founded in the wake of 1919's signing of the Treaty of Versailles, the University of Geneva hosted a big, international extravaganza commemorating and celebrating the past, present and future of conference interpreting. The Troublesome Terps were honored to be invited to host the closing town hall discussion of the conference on "The Future of Interpreting"....

Duration:00:41:02

40: Consecutives Anonymous with Andrew Belisle

9/19/2019
With Jonathan travelling to far-away lands, the two Alexanders get their tablet nerd on and chat with Andrew Belisle. He tells us how he got into interpreting, and we dive really deep into the how's and why's of consecutive interpreting. Plus, we discuss tablet interpreting. Special Guest: Andrew Belisle.

Duration:01:21:00