39 episodios

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.

    Hotel Corona

    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 min
    American Surrogate: 30 Months Later

    American Surrogate: 30 Months Later

    Back in 2017, we brought you the story of a Chinese mom who hired an American surrogate to carry her baby. Each needed something from the other that was hard to admit. Their relationship became a crash course in transcontinental communication and the meaning of family. Now, in the middle of a pandemic, we check in with them.

    • 47 min
    The Coronavirus Guilt Trip

    The Coronavirus Guilt Trip

    Shame can be a powerful tool, but during a global pandemic? Stories of shame from South Korean chat rooms, a Pakistani street corner, and a Brooklyn grocery store.

    • 26 min
    WeChats From The Future

    WeChats From The Future

    She felt the urgency before her husband did. A story about the time lag between the arrival of the coronavirus in two different nations, and how that played out in a marriage

    • 17 min
    How Covid-19 Is Challenging Cultures

    How Covid-19 Is Challenging Cultures

    On this episode of Rough Translation we talk to NPR international correspondents about the coronavirus (COVID-19). How does culture affect nations' responses to the pandemic?

    • 22 min
    The Original Sin Of Li Jiabao

    The Original Sin Of Li Jiabao

    A young Chinese exchange student in Taiwan with no history of activism posts a video criticizing China's president Xi Jinping on Twitter, then asks for asylum. His request for protection fuels a larger discussion about Taiwan's role as a haven for Chinese dissidents, and also raises questions about who he is as an individual and his motivations. Who is he, and can he be trusted?

    • 25 min

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5.0 de 5
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Mushinga321 ,

Highly recommendable

I just discovered your podcast by chance today and love it. Same standard as BBC Outlook that treats international topics in a neutral way. As someone that has lived and traveled a lot, this is the type of podcast that I like. Thank you!! Greetings from Spain

Jaimone ,

Eager for much more

I’m a Spanish guy living in Germany, thus “rough translation” is implicit in my daily life
I wish this were a weekly podcast rather than a seasonal one
I really appreciate your job, fantastic broadcaster bringing amazing content !

Schwarzweg ,

Simply a must

I am German, I lived in the US for 3 years, I live in Spain now closely working with Latin America. Shows like this one, that talk about cultural phenomena, different perspectives in such a respectful and transparent way are an absolute necessity in these times. I love every single episode and I wish there was more. Can’t wait for season 3. Thank you Gregory Warner and NPR!

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