64 episodes

Troublesome Terps is a roundtable-style podcast covering topics from the 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 the 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.

    64: A quick summer update

    64: A quick summer update

    All four (!) troublemakers check in briefly to wish you all a wonderful summer and provide a sneak peek at what the autumn/fall will bring.

    • 5 min
    63: Interpreters Assemble!

    63: Interpreters Assemble!

    Interpreters seldom come alone - especially, if they are part of an interpreting network all their own! Join Alex and Alex as they interview three members of three very different networks to discover, what the pros and cons of being part of a network are, how you can start one yourself and what the different "models" are. A truly inspiring episode about solidarity, common interests and mutual support!
    Special Guests: Louise Jarvis, Monika Ott, and Sybelle van Hal-Bock.
    Links:
    AIIC Consultant InterpretersCalliope Interpreters CongrestolkenKDD - Konferenzdolmetscher DeutschlandCalliope Interpreters - The TeamCalliope Interpreters - Calliope Offsets its Digital Carbon FootprintCongrestolken - Our MembersCongrestolken - HistoryKonferenzdolmetscher HamburgKonferenzdolmetscher HauptstadtKonferenzdolmetscher MünchenKonferenzdolmetscher NRW

    • 1 hr 6 min
    62: AI versus Interpreting - with Graham Turner and Henry Líu

    62: AI versus Interpreting - with Graham Turner and Henry Líu

    With machine translation having become almost an everyday staple in the language industry, the discussion continues to shift towards artificial intelligence and how it may impact the future of interpreting and interpreter training. To discuss this topic from two perspectives, Henry Líu and Professor Graham Turner join the Troublesome Terps to tackle this crucial and controversial topic head on. Listen in and let us know what YOU think about our future and our possible co-existence with the C3POs of this world in the comments of on social media!
    Special Guests: Graham Turner and Henry Liu.
    Links:
    Check out an interactive transcript of the show and leave comments along the way!Graham's university pageGraham on TwitterHenry Líu on TwitterBook: Interpreters vs Machines - Can Interpreters Survive in an AI-Dominated World?Jack Ma on the future of education (as mentioned by Sarah)

    • 1 hr 15 min
    61: Multilingual is Normal w/ Cate Hamilton

    61: Multilingual is Normal w/ Cate Hamilton

    Joined by the lovely Cate Hamilton, Sarah and Alex G. go on to explore a fascinating world of language learning, Norwegian children's songs, baby scientists and why #MultilingualIsNormal. A brilliant episode for every language lover and interpreter or translator out there, who each surely have some linguistic anecdotes themselves!
    Special Guest: Cate Hamilton.
    Links:
    Interactive transcript of this episodeBook: Multilingual is Normal: An Anthology of Voices, Talking About TalkingInternational Day of MultilingualismPodcast: The Language RevolutionBabel BabiesBullet Journal for Beginners Course by Cate HamiltonDo Babies Cry in Different Languages? — Research by Prof. Kathleen Wermke, as mentioned by Cate on the showMore about the gumboot language

    • 1 hr 23 min
    60: I Can Show You the World (of Interpreting)

    60: I Can Show You the World (of Interpreting)

    Two Troublesome Terps embark on a trip around the world in (more or less) 60 minutes for our 60th episode!
    From Australia to Germany, Egypt to Japan, from the USA to Vietnam and many more, we are taking you on a whirlwind tour across different interpreting markets with the help of some friends. A very special clip show style episode you won't want to miss!

    • 34 min
    59: How do Interpreters Think?

    59: How do Interpreters Think?

    The age old question, that has eluded our partners for centuries. Jonathan and Alex G. sit down with Kilian Seeber to find answers. Maybe.
    Special Guest: Kilian Seeber.

    • 58 min

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