44 episodes

Troublesome Terps is a roundtable-style podcast covering topics from interpreting space and the wider world of languages. The hosts - Jonathan Downie, Alexander Drechsel, Alexander Gansmeier, and Sarah Hickey - discuss them amongst themselves or with high-profile guests from the industry.

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Troublesome Terps is a roundtable-style podcast covering topics from interpreting space and the wider world of languages. The hosts - Jonathan Downie, Alexander Drechsel, Alexander Gansmeier, and Sarah Hickey - discuss them amongst themselves or with high-profile guests from the industry.

    Episode 44: Vicarious Trauma & Supervision

    Episode 44: Vicarious Trauma & Supervision

    In this episode, the TTs - including new host Sarah Hickey - are joined by special guest, BSL interpreter and professional interpreting supervisor Hannah Watson.
    Relevant es ever, we discuss vicarious trauma for interpreters of all walks - whom it can affect (spoiler: everyone!), how you can see it coming and what to do about it, which is exactly where Hannah comes in and shares her experience as a professional supervisor and how supervision can help interpreters deal with bottled up emotions, stress at work or just "that annoying speaker". Truly helpful tips for everyone!
    Special Guest: Hannah Watson.
    Links:
    [Interactive Transcript]Vicarious Trauma: 1 in 3 Interpreters Stops Taking Assignments The Cost of Caring: Vicarious Trauma in InterpretersAIIC Workload StudyInternational Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia through the ears of the interpretersEmma Watson UN speech Hannah Watson Development & Supervision

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 43: A Troublesome 2019 In Review

    Episode 43: A Troublesome 2019 In Review

    In our last episode of the year, we have a big unveil for our listeners. With that out of the way, we look back at the year, especially at our live event at the Geneva conference and the episodes we've recorded in 2019. We discuss imposter syndrome and the Dunning-Kruger effect, the ins and outs of consecutive interpreting, interpreter PR and many other topics.
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    Photos and video from the Geneva conferenceThe best moments from our live event at the Geneva conferencePreorder Jonathan’s new book! — Written in an innovative, accessible style with humorous touches and real-life case studies, this book is structured around the metaphor of playing and winning a computer game. It takes interpreters of all experience levels on a journey to better understand their own work, learn how computers attempt to interpret and explore possible futures for human interpreters. With five levels and split into 14 chapters, Interpreters vs Machines is key reading for all professional interpreters as well as students and researchers of Interpreting and Translation Studies, and those with an interest in machine interpreting.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Episode 42: Globally Speaking Is In Trouble

    Episode 42: Globally Speaking Is In Trouble

    Two podcasts come together for this special episode (and our biggest #manel yet). Listen in as Renato Beninatto and Michael Stevens join the three troublemakers. Renato and Michael host Globally Speaking, a podcast about localisation and many other topics from the language industry. We discuss Remote Interpreting, Machine Interpreting, supply and demand in interpreting, and, lastly how to navigate the brave new world.
    Special Guests: Michael Stevens and Renato Beninatto.
    Links:
    Globally Speaking podcast — Globally Speaking is a program for and from localization professionals. And how we help global companies achieve their goals in international markets. We know what it’s like to be in your shoes, and to face the constant challenges that come with marketing in dozens of different languages and regions. Join the conversation!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 41: Live in Geneva: 100 Years of Conference Interpreting

    Episode 41: Live in Geneva: 100 Years of Conference Interpreting

    Just in time for the big 100th anniversary since conference interpreters were first truly needed after the League of Nations had been founded in the wake of 1919's signing of the Treaty of Versailles, the University of Geneva hosted a big, international extravaganza commemorating and celebrating the past, present and future of conference interpreting.


    The Troublesome Terps were honored to be invited to host the closing town hall discussion of the conference on "The Future of Interpreting". Come with us and take a gander through some of the past and a lot of the possible future(s) of our profession and let us know what you think!


    Note: This episode is in English and French. A big shoutout to Christopher Sainsbury who was kind enough to allow us to use his interpreting from German into English.
    Special Guests: Barry S. Olsen and Sarah Hickey.
    Links:
    conf1nt100 programconf1nt100 picture galleryconf1nt100 Twitter

    • 41 min
    Episode 40: Consecutives Anonymous with Andrew Belisle

    Episode 40: Consecutives Anonymous with Andrew Belisle

    With Jonathan travelling to far-away lands, the two Alexanders get their tablet nerd on and chat with Andrew Belisle. He tells us how he got into interpreting, and we dive really deep into the how's and why's of consecutive interpreting. Plus, we discuss tablet interpreting.
    Special Guest: Andrew Belisle.
    Links:
    Book: Consecutive Interpreting: A Short Course — a new textbook by Andrew GilliesBook: Tablet interpreting - Consecutive interpreting 2.0Online Courses: Tablets for WordsmithsTabTerp resources Cleopatra: an App for Automating Symbols for Consecutive Interpreting Note-TakingPaperless Preparation at International OrganisationsTablet Interpreting: Tips, tools and applications to make the most of your tablet while interpretingTablets for Interpreters: The Device You Didn’t Know You Wanted

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 39: Interpreter Training with Andy Gillies

    Episode 39: Interpreter Training with Andy Gillies

    While Alex G is on assignment, Jonathan and Alex D sit down with renowned interpreter trainer and book author Andy Gillies to discuss his career in the profession, the ins and outs of how to train interpreters, and the books he has translated and written.
    Special Guest: Andrew Gillies.
    Links:
    Andy's books for RoutledgeInterpreter Training ResourcesInterpreter Training Resources Facebook Pageinterpreting.infoAIIC Webzine content authored by AndyUsing Language Teaching Methods to Train Interpreters — Published as:

    Using Language Teaching Methods to Train Interpreters
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    Proceedings of the Bath Symposium, Edited by Valerie Pellatt and Elena Minelli This book first published 2008
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing
    ISBN (10): 1-84718-832-X, ISBN (13): 9781847188328Conference Interpreting: A Trainer’s Guide (book by Robin Setton & Andrew Dawrant)Kilian Seeber’s review of the Setton/Dawrant book

    • 1 hr 25 min

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