NPR’s international podcast where cultures collide and the phrasebook fails.
Rough Translation debuted in 2017 and sat in top rankings–at some weeks as the #2 spot–on the iTunes Top Podcast chart upon launch. NPR’s international podcast presents perspective-shifting stories from abroad utilizing NPR’s 17 international bureaus around the world.
Audiences are curious to know how things we’re talking about at home are being talked about somewhere else in the world. From a Ukrainian battlefield to a Somali prison cell, an Indian yoga studio and a Syrian refugee’s first date, host 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.