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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.

    Rewriting The Travel Guidebook With Nanjala Nyabola

    Rewriting The Travel Guidebook With Nanjala Nyabola

    What happens when your guidebook isn't written with you in mind? Nanjala Nyabola on her new book: Travelling While Black.

    • 27 min
    Boxing Back

    Boxing Back

    Your stories and creative solutions to not quite fitting in.

    • 28 min
    Our Boxes, Ourselves

    Our Boxes, Ourselves

    From Montréal to Edinburgh, and from São Paulo to Taipei: your stories about belonging, or longing to just be.

    • 27 min
    We (Still) Don't Say That

    We (Still) Don't Say That

    France is the place where for decades you weren't supposed to talk about someone's blackness, unless you said it in English. Today, we're going to meet the people who took a very French approach to change that.

    • 50 min
    Presenting 'It's Been A Minute': White Supremacy And Its Online Reach

    Presenting 'It's Been A Minute': White Supremacy And Its Online Reach

    For close to a year, Talia Lavin went undercover in white supremacist online communities, creating fake personas that would gain her access to the dark reaches of the internet normally off-limits to her, a Jewish woman. That research laid the groundwork for her book, Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy. Lavin talks to It's Been A Minute host Sam Sanders about what it was like to infiltrate those online spaces, what she learned, and how white supremacy cannot exist without anti-Semitism.

    • 29 min
    Welcome To The New World

    Welcome To The New World

    What can a young refugee who's survived a war teach a novelist about writing young adult adventure?

    • 33 min

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6.8K Ratings

6.8K Ratings

Sandros568 ,

We (Still) Don’t Say That

I heard this episode when it first released in 2019. Today, I am so glad that it was revisited for such a relevant moment. As a francophile in the U.S, I’ve been asking a lot of questions about France’s own race relations and acknowledgment of Black Lives Matter. The episode “We (Still) Don’t Say That” with Ngofeen Mputubwele was an eye-opener. Thank you!

bonegal09 ,

Thank You

I am new to podcasts (better late than never right?) and I just want to say how much I appreciate this show. I’ve been listening to the unboxing episodes and I have finally feel seen. It feels so good to hear about other people’s stories about their experiences with their identity. Thank you for this amazing content.

Jojo1212. ,

Known

I have never heard something that made me feel so known. I cried listening to the latest episode because it was like someone, for the first time in a long time, understood my story.

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