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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.

Latest Episodes

The Loneliness Of The Climate Change Christian

What if more evangelical Christians in the United States fought climate change with the same spirit they bring to the issue of abortion? We go back to a surprisingly recent period when that happened.

36 min1 w ago
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The Loneliness Of The Climate Change Christian

How To Be An Anti-Casteist

How does India's caste system play out in the hiring practices of Silicon Valley? And what happens when dominant caste people in the U.S. grapple with their own inherited privilege for the first time?

34 min3 w ago
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How To Be An Anti-Casteist

Dream Boy And The Poison Fans

A Chinese idol had millions of fans who adored him for his kindness and good looks. Then, this February, one group of fans accused another of violating their image of him. What happens is a lesson in morality and revenge, love and hate, and how these feelings are weaponized on the internet.

36 minSEP 17
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Dream Boy And The Poison Fans

New Season: School of Scandal... Coming Sept. 16

We're back with a special series, Rough Translation's "School of Scandal," stories about people around the world calling each other out and taking each other down to change the status quo.

1 minSEP 10
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New Season: School of Scandal... Coming Sept. 16

El Hilo: Walking To Venezuela

One man's mission to get hundreds of his fellow Venezuelans back home from Ecuador in a pandemic, even if it means walking all 1,300 miles. This story was originally reported for El Hilo, a new podcast from the makers of NPR's Radio Ambulante.

30 minJUL 23
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El Hilo: Walking To Venezuela

Hello, Neighbor

Ireland's "cocooning" policy during the coronavirus lockdown asked people over age 70 to stay at home and not to leave for any reason. Suddenly, neighbors and strangers leapt to help them with everything — if the cocooners would let them.

24 minJUL 9
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Hello, Neighbor

So Long, Black Pete

Resolving conflict through consensus is a very Dutch tradition. But how do you compromise when it comes to racism? This week on Rough Translation, the controversial Dutch character Black Pete, and how Black Lives Matter may have helped change the holiday season in the Netherlands forever.

30 minJUN 25
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So Long, Black Pete

The Global Legacy of George Floyd

Five personal stories from five continents on the global impact of George Floyd.

29 minJUN 11
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The Global Legacy of George Floyd

From Niqab To N95

The French republic "lives with her face uncovered," say the posters. But now face masks are mandatory. We look back at why covering your face in France used to be a sign of bad citizenship, until it wasn't.

21 minMAY 28
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From Niqab To N95

Hotel Corona

One hundred and eighty recovering COVID-19 patients. One Jerusalem hotel. Secular, religious, Arabs, Jews, old, young. Their phones are out, they're recording. And the rest of Israel is... tuning in.

34 minMAY 14
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Hotel Corona

Latest Episodes

The Loneliness Of The Climate Change Christian

What if more evangelical Christians in the United States fought climate change with the same spirit they bring to the issue of abortion? We go back to a surprisingly recent period when that happened.

36 min1 w ago
Comments
The Loneliness Of The Climate Change Christian

How To Be An Anti-Casteist

How does India's caste system play out in the hiring practices of Silicon Valley? And what happens when dominant caste people in the U.S. grapple with their own inherited privilege for the first time?

34 min3 w ago
Comments
How To Be An Anti-Casteist

Dream Boy And The Poison Fans

A Chinese idol had millions of fans who adored him for his kindness and good looks. Then, this February, one group of fans accused another of violating their image of him. What happens is a lesson in morality and revenge, love and hate, and how these feelings are weaponized on the internet.

36 minSEP 17
Comments
Dream Boy And The Poison Fans

New Season: School of Scandal... Coming Sept. 16

We're back with a special series, Rough Translation's "School of Scandal," stories about people around the world calling each other out and taking each other down to change the status quo.

1 minSEP 10
Comments
New Season: School of Scandal... Coming Sept. 16

El Hilo: Walking To Venezuela

One man's mission to get hundreds of his fellow Venezuelans back home from Ecuador in a pandemic, even if it means walking all 1,300 miles. This story was originally reported for El Hilo, a new podcast from the makers of NPR's Radio Ambulante.

30 minJUL 23
Comments
El Hilo: Walking To Venezuela

Hello, Neighbor

Ireland's "cocooning" policy during the coronavirus lockdown asked people over age 70 to stay at home and not to leave for any reason. Suddenly, neighbors and strangers leapt to help them with everything — if the cocooners would let them.

24 minJUL 9
Comments
Hello, Neighbor

So Long, Black Pete

Resolving conflict through consensus is a very Dutch tradition. But how do you compromise when it comes to racism? This week on Rough Translation, the controversial Dutch character Black Pete, and how Black Lives Matter may have helped change the holiday season in the Netherlands forever.

30 minJUN 25
Comments
So Long, Black Pete

The Global Legacy of George Floyd

Five personal stories from five continents on the global impact of George Floyd.

29 minJUN 11
Comments
The Global Legacy of George Floyd

From Niqab To N95

The French republic "lives with her face uncovered," say the posters. But now face masks are mandatory. We look back at why covering your face in France used to be a sign of bad citizenship, until it wasn't.

21 minMAY 28
Comments
From Niqab To N95

Hotel Corona

One hundred and eighty recovering COVID-19 patients. One Jerusalem hotel. Secular, religious, Arabs, Jews, old, young. Their phones are out, they're recording. And the rest of Israel is... tuning in.

34 minMAY 14
Comments
Hotel Corona
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