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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.

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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.

    Whose Ukraine Is It Anyway?

    Whose Ukraine Is It Anyway?

    Please, take our survey! At a Ukrainian comedy competition founded by President Volodymyr Zelensky, can humor unite a divided country?

    • 28 min
    Ukraine: Race Against The Machine

    Ukraine: Race Against The Machine

    In the country on the other side of the impeachment hearings... A comedian runs for president of Ukraine and wins in a landslide, with a parliamentary majority to pass any law he wants. So now what? Our host, Gregory Warner, reports from Kyiv.

    • 18 min
    Preview: Rough Translation In Ukraine

    Preview: Rough Translation In Ukraine

    Listen to hear a preview of a special two-part episode about Ukraine, reported by Gregory Warner.

    • 1 min
    Mom In Translation

    Mom In Translation

    For our season finale, a listener's story: When a six-year-old boy adopts Tokyo as his new home, his American mom has to figure out where she belongs in her son's new life.

    If you want to share your story, email roughtranslation@npr.org

    • 28 min
    Liberté, Égalité and French Fries

    Liberté, Égalité and French Fries

    What happens when the employees of a French McDonald's take the corporate philosophy so deeply to heart, that it actually becomes a problem for the company?

    To listen to more Rough Translation, check out our previous episodes.

    • 45 min
    When We Talk About Love

    When We Talk About Love

    We visit a storytelling podcast from China that slips under the radar of China's government censors, and other international podcast stories about the search for love.

    • 39 min

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