NPR’s international podcast where cultures collide and the phrasebook fails.
NPR’s award-winning podcast presents perspective-shifting stories from abroad, hosted by Gregory Warner and featuring stories from correspondents in NPR’s 17 international bureaus.
Nothing tells us more about the rules we follow than stories of people who break them. Rough Translation returns for Season 3 in April 2019 with 12 new stories about rule-breakers around the world.
Stories that are shared range from an Iraqi nurse who dares to pull ISIS bodies from Mosul’s rubble, to an Indonesian addiction counselor who says abstinence is overrated, to a French immigrant who got his education at an out-of-the-way McDonald’s and is using it to keep the place open; and other everyday rebels from India, Israel, China, and the U.S.
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.