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36 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
The Stoop: Reclaiming Black In Australia
Who is Black in Australia? (Or "Blak?") Our friends at The Stoop listen to the calls of the kookaburra and reexamine the global reach of the American Black Panther Party to understand the relationship between Blackness and Indigeneity down under.
40 minutes | Aug 3, 2022
The Cat Must Still Be Fed
A hyperlocal news site in Red Hook, N.Y. posts a job opening. A journalist in Ukraine applies. And what readers think of as "local news" is going to change dramatically.
32 minutes | Jul 13, 2022
Alone@Work: Miles To Go Before I'm Me
726 miles in one day. Gas station sushi. Mysterious loading docks. We hit the road with two American women who found long-haul trucking as a means of escape and self-transformation.
27 minutes | Jul 6, 2022
Ourselves@Work: Home Is Where The Hustle Is
Nigerian novelist Chibundu Onuzo dreams of returning to Lagos, but she worries she'll struggle to adapt in the city of her birth, where the word "oppressor" is often used as a compliment. In this episode, she seeks advice from her "big boss" older brother.
34 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
You're@Work: The Right Persona for the Job
Who are you at work? In this episode, two stories of people who really commit to embodying their work selves. The result? New realms and new personalities.
30 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
Failing@Work: Epic Fails & Failure Epics
Many of us think we can't share our stories of failure until we've reached success. Some Mexico City entrepreneurs started a club to change that, and the world took notice.
41 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
Stuck@Work: Your Country's Brand Is Escape, But You Can't
When Portugal forbade bosses from contacting employees after hours, international media jumped at the chance to cover the new law. Portuguese workers were oddly quiet. Why?
31 minutes | Jun 8, 2022
Lunching@Work: When Eating at Your Desk Is Forbidden
In 2021, France suspended a law that forbids eating lunch at work. We talk to an American teacher relieved to see it go and a French historian determined to bring it back.
41 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
Slackers@Work: A Song for the Exhausted
A video ricochets across Chinese offices, and a scooter thief becomes an icon for brewing discontent. Why is a thief who says he's tired of working viewed by the Chinese state as such a threat?
3 minutes | May 25, 2022
New Season: @Work. Starting June 1.
We're back @Work. The new season of Rough Translation will tell surprising stories from workplaces and work cultures around the world.
20 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
The Good Russians
Hundreds of thousands of Russians are leaving Russia. They're facing an uncertain welcome abroad. Poet and writer Linor Goralik joins us to read from "Exodus 22," her uncomfortably frank conversations with Russians who – before the war – lived in a Westernized bubble, ignoring the mounting threats of Putin's regime. Then, the bubble burst.
17 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
The Scarf and the Snuffbox
What can a blank piece of paper, four ballerinas, a scarf and snuff box mean in Russia? A conversation with Russian Anthropologist Alexandra Arkhipova about how anti-war protestors resist the war in Ukraine through code and hidden messages.
16 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
Letter of Unhappiness
When Naira calls her parents back home in Russia to talk about the war in Ukraine, they treat her as an outsider and a threat. She finds a way to break through the propaganda wall, with inspiration from a chain letter.
41 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
The Culture Front
When protecting a language is used as justification for war, how can its speakers fight back? A conversation with Russian speakers of the diaspora who are rethinking their relationship to language, identity, and the Russian community.
31 minutes | Mar 2, 2022
Fighting Words In Ukraine
Vladimir Putin joined the KGB at age 23. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy got his early training in a no less Soviet institution–the world of competitive comedy. We update our 2019 episode about a high-stakes comedy competition in Ukraine.
51 minutes | Feb 16, 2022
Presenting 'TED Radio Hour': Work, Play, Rest
The past few years have shaken the fundamental ways we live. It's... disorienting. But it's also an opportunity to reexamine how we spend our time. In this episode from TED Radio Hour, speakers investigate evolving notions of what it means to pay our bills.
44 minutes | Dec 22, 2021
May We Have This Dance?
A jazz dance born in Harlem in the 1920s ends up in a tiny Swedish town. What happens when Black dancers try to bring the Lindy Hop home?
42 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Moms In Translation
An Irish journalist discovers she belongs in a place she's never been. A 6-year-old boy decides he's from another country. Stories about finding home far from home.
33 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
Tasting At A Distance
You can zoom around the world through sight and sound, but you can't taste at a distance, right? Stories about what happens when we try.
49 minutes | Jul 10, 2021
Home/Front: Marla's List
Marla kept a detailed account of Iraqi civilians harmed by war. How did she recruit people in the U.S. military to help them? And what toll did it take on her? Part 2 of the story of Marla Ruzicka. You can find Part 1 here.
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