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Our expectations of work are changing. Whether you're a cubicle-dweller, side gig hustler, or blue-collar breadwinner, we're all experiencing some major changes to the idea of what a workplace should look and feel like. Can the culture of work change too?

In this latest season of Rough Translation, we'll be traveling the globe to see how people are shifting their relationship to their jobs. From the mysterious man who inspired a "slacker revolution" in China to an American trans woman trucker changing the rules of the road, and from to the new codes of small talk in the Brazilian metaverse, to the ways that a war can change how Ukrainians look at work (and how work can change how they see a war). We explore what happens when international workplace norms are challenged both by local customs and homegrown rule-breakers.

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Our expectations of work are changing. Whether you're a cubicle-dweller, side gig hustler, or blue-collar breadwinner, we're all experiencing some major changes to the idea of what a workplace should look and feel like. Can the culture of work change too?

In this latest season of Rough Translation, we'll be traveling the globe to see how people are shifting their relationship to their jobs. From the mysterious man who inspired a "slacker revolution" in China to an American trans woman trucker changing the rules of the road, and from to the new codes of small talk in the Brazilian metaverse, to the ways that a war can change how Ukrainians look at work (and how work can change how they see a war). We explore what happens when international workplace norms are challenged both by local customs and homegrown rule-breakers.

    The Cat Must Still Be Fed

    The Cat Must Still Be Fed

    A hyperlocal news site in Red Hook, N.Y. posts a job opening. A journalist in Ukraine applies. And what readers think of as "local news" is going to change dramatically.

    • 39 min
    Alone@Work: Miles To Go Before I'm Me

    Alone@Work: Miles To Go Before I'm Me

    726 miles in one day. Gas station sushi. Mysterious loading docks. We hit the road with American women who found long-haul trucking as a means of escape and self-transformation.

    • 31 min
    Ourselves@Work: Home Is Where The Hustle Is

    Ourselves@Work: Home Is Where The Hustle Is

    Nigerian novelist Chibundu Onuzo dreams of returning to Lagos, but she worries she'll struggle to adapt in the city of her birth, where the word "oppressor" is often used as a compliment. In this episode, she seeks advice from her "big boss" older brother.

    • 26 min
    You're@Work: The Right Persona for the Job

    You're@Work: The Right Persona for the Job

    Who are you at work? In this episode, two stories of people who really commit to embodying their work selves. The result? New realms and new personalities.

    • 33 min
    Failing@Work: Epic Fails & Failure Epics

    Failing@Work: Epic Fails & Failure Epics

    Many of us think we can't share our stories of failure until we've reached success. Some Mexico City entrepreneurs started a club to change that, and the world took notice.

    • 30 min
    Stuck@Work: Your Country's Brand Is Escape, But You Can't

    Stuck@Work: Your Country's Brand Is Escape, But You Can't

    When Portugal forbade bosses from contacting employees after hours, international media jumped at the chance to cover the new law. Portuguese workers were oddly quiet. Why?

    • 41 min

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fulkapi ,

Something to cherish

One of my fav podcasts. I wait patiently to every one of them. Decide on the exact moment I’ll listen to it, just like a ritual. Please, don’t ever stop.

Ririco007 ,

True journalism

Every rough translation story is a look into people and worlds that are revealing and touching, reminding us we are of one world, seeking justice and unity. Pure humanity and true journalism. Thank you NPR

Podcastlistener88 ,

Fascinating cross-cultural stories

First app review I’ve ever written. These stories are fascinating and eye-opening. If you’re interested in sociocultural issues and stories (racism, class, women’s rights and opportunities) and other cultures and countries, this podcast is for you. Fascinating but genuinely entertaining - this is not a lecture but really interesting, surprising stories.

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