69 episodes

Rough Translation is a podcast about cultural mistranslations and what we can learn from them. Usually, we're heading to far off places to bring you stories that hit close to home. This spring, with the help NPR's Veterans Correspondent Quil Lawrence, we're taking on a cultural divide that's closer to home. One many Americans might not know is there.

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Rough Translation is a podcast about cultural mistranslations and what we can learn from them. Usually, we're heading to far off places to bring you stories that hit close to home. This spring, with the help NPR's Veterans Correspondent Quil Lawrence, we're taking on a cultural divide that's closer to home. One many Americans might not know is there.

    Home/Front: Marla's List

    Home/Front: Marla's List

    Marla kept a detailed account of Iraqi civilians harmed by war. How did she recruit people in the U.S. military to help them? And what toll did it take on her?

    Part 2 of the story of Marla Ruzicka. You can find Part 1 here.

    • 49 min
    Home/Front: Marla's War

    Home/Front: Marla's War

    Marla Ruzicka didn't belong in a war zone. Nobody in Afghanistan knew what to make of her. Until Marla started to solve a problem that no one thought could be solved.

    • 34 min
    Home/Front: Rebels In The Valley

    Home/Front: Rebels In The Valley

    Two worlds: dress uniforms and foosball tables. The military and Silicon Valley used to work hand in hand. Now, why won't big tech build them a new gonculator?

    • 29 min
    Home/Front: Battle Borne

    Home/Front: Battle Borne

    Alicia's situation raises questions about the VA's caregiver program. And a new diagnosis changes everything for Matt. How will Alicia and Matt start healing their respective wounds, borne out of different battles?

    Find part 2, Battle Lines, here. And part 1, Battle Rattle, here.

    • 40 min
    Home/Front: Battle Lines

    Home/Front: Battle Lines

    Alicia Lammers takes on the twin roles of wife and caregiver to her veteran husband. What happens when your husband becomes your official duty? Part 2 of the story of Matt and Alicia Lammers. You can find Part 1, Battle Rattle, here.

    • 39 min
    Home/Front: Battle Rattle

    Home/Front: Battle Rattle

    He's a veteran looking for love. She's a civilian who learns more about war than she ever imagined. Part 1 of the story of Matt and Alicia Lammers.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
263 Ratings

263 Ratings

Irish Lady65 ,

War poems revisited

While I love this podcast, this episode is heartbreakingly beautiful. I’ve listened to it a few times now and the updated one fills me with joy. It’s so nice to hear that Tim and particularly Felice are well and happy. Thank you so much

MollyJessicaAnn ,

So good

I love thinking about how we percieve things differently based on where we come from. And this introduces me to so many concepts, ideas and phenomena that I would never have known about. Highly recommend!

chosenCup ,

Great production

Listened to the Radical rudeness episode and loved it.

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