66 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: 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
    Home/Front

    Home/Front

    Is it true that "you can't understand" if you've never been to war? In the first episode of our new season, we hear from people on opposing sides of a widening divide.

    • 23 min
    War Poems Revisited

    War Poems Revisited

    As the U.S. pulls out of Afghanistan, we look back at a time when Taliban poetry and a local cooking show became part of the war. And the U.S. had the perfect person to fight on that front.

    • 47 min
    How To Speak Bad English

    How To Speak Bad English

    Heather Hansen used to teach people to speak "perfect" English. Until she realized that so-called "bad English" might be a better way to communicate.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6.9K Ratings

6.9K Ratings

biancam3773 ,

Love this show!!

Listening to rough translation is a great way to feel connected to people around the globe in times when it’s not so easy to get out there and experience the world for yourself. Keep up the great work!!

shakeeli ,

EMBODIMENT of TBI

Episode 2 is Powerful! The mental effect we suffer is difficult to imagine let alone create. As loaded as it is a TBI can be embodied through Matt’s Combat amputations...I have immense internal damage from my TBI. That has a negative effect on me. It is reassuring and helpful to hear another’s TBI story.

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