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About Us

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.

Latest Episodes

Mom In Translation

For our season finale, a listener's story: When a six-year-old boy adopts Tokyo as his new home, his American mom has to figure out where she belongs in her son's new life.If you want to share your story, email roughtranslation@npr.org

28 MIN2 weeks ago
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Mom In Translation

Liberté, Égalité and French Fries

What happens when the employees of a French McDonald's take the corporate philosophy so deeply to heart, that it actually becomes a problem for the company? To listen to more Rough Translation, check out our previous episodes.

45 MINSEP 19
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Liberté, Égalité and French Fries

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.

39 MINSEP 5
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When We Talk About Love

Brazil In Black And White: Update

Two radically different ways of seeing race come into conflict in Brazil, provoking a national conversation about who is Black? And who is not Black enough? We revisit our first ever Rough Translation episode, with an update on how the election of an anti-affirmative action president is affecting the debate. If you want to see a photo of the medical school students: npr.org/roughtranslation

32 MINAUG 22
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Brazil In Black And White: Update

The Mind Of The Mark

If you're the kind of person who thinks you can't be conned, that assumption may make it harder for you to recognize when you actually are being scammed. We speak with professional poker player and author Maria Konnikova about how con-artists get inside the stories we all tell ourselves, about ourselves. Then we go to an international multimillion dollar scam in Costa Rica, where a master of the con meets his match... the IT guy.

36 MINAUG 7
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The Mind Of The Mark

What Would Jesus Drive?

What if more evangelical Christians in the United States fought climate change with the same spirit they bring to the issue of abortion? In this episode, we go back to a surprisingly recent period when that nearly happened. We meet two evangelicals who made it their mission to bridge the divide between Christians and environmentalists. What happened, and why they say the best way to start conversations about the planet is with readings of the bible.For photos and links: www.npr.org/roughtranslationFollow us: twitter.com/roughly

36 MINJUL 25
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What Would Jesus Drive?

When Failure Is A 4-Letter Word

On today's episode, entrepreneurs around the world are trying to redefine how their societies perceive failure, by doing the scariest thing possible: standing up in public and admitting their mistakes. Links to more stories: http://npr.org/roughtranslationTell us your story: #ShareYourFailure (http://bit.ly/ShareYourFailure)

30 MINJUL 11
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When Failure Is A 4-Letter Word

The Search: Part 2

EA 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.

46 MINJUN 20
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The Search: Part 2

The Search: Part 1

EWhen a journalist goes missing in Iraq, his friends and family have to figure out a rescue plan. * Note: This story contains strong language and sounds of war.

41 MINJUN 12
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The Search: Part 1

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.

31 MINMAY 29
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The Man Who Sedated Eichmann

Latest Episodes

Mom In Translation

For our season finale, a listener's story: When a six-year-old boy adopts Tokyo as his new home, his American mom has to figure out where she belongs in her son's new life.If you want to share your story, email roughtranslation@npr.org

28 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Mom In Translation

Liberté, Égalité and French Fries

What happens when the employees of a French McDonald's take the corporate philosophy so deeply to heart, that it actually becomes a problem for the company? To listen to more Rough Translation, check out our previous episodes.

45 MINSEP 19
Comments
Liberté, Égalité and French Fries

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.

39 MINSEP 5
Comments
When We Talk About Love

Brazil In Black And White: Update

Two radically different ways of seeing race come into conflict in Brazil, provoking a national conversation about who is Black? And who is not Black enough? We revisit our first ever Rough Translation episode, with an update on how the election of an anti-affirmative action president is affecting the debate. If you want to see a photo of the medical school students: npr.org/roughtranslation

32 MINAUG 22
Comments
Brazil In Black And White: Update

The Mind Of The Mark

If you're the kind of person who thinks you can't be conned, that assumption may make it harder for you to recognize when you actually are being scammed. We speak with professional poker player and author Maria Konnikova about how con-artists get inside the stories we all tell ourselves, about ourselves. Then we go to an international multimillion dollar scam in Costa Rica, where a master of the con meets his match... the IT guy.

36 MINAUG 7
Comments
The Mind Of The Mark

What Would Jesus Drive?

What if more evangelical Christians in the United States fought climate change with the same spirit they bring to the issue of abortion? In this episode, we go back to a surprisingly recent period when that nearly happened. We meet two evangelicals who made it their mission to bridge the divide between Christians and environmentalists. What happened, and why they say the best way to start conversations about the planet is with readings of the bible.For photos and links: www.npr.org/roughtranslationFollow us: twitter.com/roughly

36 MINJUL 25
Comments
What Would Jesus Drive?

When Failure Is A 4-Letter Word

On today's episode, entrepreneurs around the world are trying to redefine how their societies perceive failure, by doing the scariest thing possible: standing up in public and admitting their mistakes. Links to more stories: http://npr.org/roughtranslationTell us your story: #ShareYourFailure (http://bit.ly/ShareYourFailure)

30 MINJUL 11
Comments
When Failure Is A 4-Letter Word

The Search: Part 2

EA 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.

46 MINJUN 20
Comments
The Search: Part 2

The Search: Part 1

EWhen a journalist goes missing in Iraq, his friends and family have to figure out a rescue plan. * Note: This story contains strong language and sounds of war.

41 MINJUN 12
Comments
The Search: Part 1

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.

31 MINMAY 29
Comments
The Man Who Sedated Eichmann