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33 minutes | 7 days ago
Welcome To The New World
What can a young refugee who's survived a war teach a novelist about writing young adult adventure?
39 minutes | 21 days ago
All Eyes On US
Just because you can't vote, doesn't mean you're not watching. We crisscross the globe to understand how people see their fates and fortunes in the aftermath of the 2020 U.S. election.
34 minutes | a month ago
Presenting 'Louder Than A Riot': Lyrics On Trial
On this bonus drop, we feature an episode from the NPR podcast Louder Than A Riot called "Lyrics on Trial."
46 minutes | a month ago
After a Ugandan scholar is suspended from her university job, she discovers a new tool for resistance: extreme public rudeness. Will it work against a strongman president?
37 minutes | 2 months ago
The Loneliness Of The Climate Change Christian
What if more evangelical Christians in the United States fought climate change with the same spirit they bring to the issue of abortion? We go back to a surprisingly recent period when that happened.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
How To Be An Anti-Casteist
How does India's caste system play out in the hiring practices of Silicon Valley? And what happens when dominant caste people in the U.S. grapple with their own inherited privilege for the first time?
37 minutes | 3 months ago
Dream Boy And The Poison Fans
A Chinese idol had millions of fans who adored him for his kindness and good looks. Then, this February, one group of fans accused another of violating their image of him. What happens is a lesson in morality and revenge, love and hate, and how these feelings are weaponized on the internet.
2 minutes | 3 months ago
New Season: School of Scandal... Coming Sept. 16
We're back with a special series, Rough Translation's "School of Scandal," stories about people around the world calling each other out and taking each other down to change the status quo.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
El Hilo: Walking To Venezuela
One man's mission to get hundreds of his fellow Venezuelans back home from Ecuador in a pandemic, even if it means walking all 1,300 miles. This story was originally reported for El Hilo, a new podcast from the makers of NPR's Radio Ambulante.
24 minutes | 5 months ago
Ireland's "cocooning" policy during the coronavirus lockdown asked people over age 70 to stay at home and not to leave for any reason. Suddenly, neighbors and strangers leapt to help them with everything — if the cocooners would let them.
31 minutes | 5 months ago
So Long, Black Pete
Resolving conflict through consensus is a very Dutch tradition. But how do you compromise when it comes to racism? This week on Rough Translation, the controversial Dutch character Black Pete, and how Black Lives Matter may have helped change the holiday season in the Netherlands forever.
29 minutes | 6 months ago
The Global Legacy of George Floyd
Five personal stories from five continents on the global impact of George Floyd.
21 minutes | 6 months ago
From Niqab To N95
The French republic "lives with her face uncovered," say the posters. But now face masks are mandatory. We look back at why covering your face in France used to be a sign of bad citizenship, until it wasn't.
34 minutes | 7 months ago
One hundred and eighty recovering COVID-19 patients. One Jerusalem hotel. Secular, religious, Arabs, Jews, old, young. Their phones are out, they're recording. And the rest of Israel is... tuning in.
47 minutes | 7 months ago
American Surrogate: 30 Months Later
Back in 2017, we brought you the story of a Chinese mom who hired an American surrogate to carry her baby. Each needed something from the other that was hard to admit. Their relationship became a crash course in transcontinental communication and the meaning of family. Now, in the middle of a pandemic, we check in with them.
27 minutes | 7 months ago
The Coronavirus Guilt Trip
Public shame is a powerful tool. But how useful is it when trying to curb a global pandemic? Shaming stories from South Korean chat rooms, a Pakistani street corner, and a Brooklyn grocery store.
18 minutes | 8 months ago
WeChats From The Future
She felt the urgency before her husband did. A story about the time lag between the arrival of the coronavirus in two different nations, and how that played out in a marriage
22 minutes | 8 months ago
How Covid-19 Is Challenging Cultures
This week on Rough Translation, we check in with NPR international correspondents in China, Germany and Greece about the ways that culture shapes—and is reshaped by—responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
25 minutes | 9 months ago
The Original Sin Of Li Jiabao
A young Chinese exchange student in Taiwan with no history of activism posts a video criticizing China's president Xi Jinping on Twitter, then asks for asylum. His request for protection fuels a larger discussion about Taiwan's role as a haven for Chinese dissidents, and also raises questions about who he is as an individual and his motivations. Who is he, and can he be trusted?
53 minutes | 10 months ago
Rough Translation Presents: Throughline
This week, we present the latest episode of NPR's Throughline, a look at the life and complicated legacy of the assassinated Iranian military leader, Qassem Soleimani.
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