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Rough Translation

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How are the things we're talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? 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.

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Episodes

Rough Translation New Years Message

4m · Published 27 Dec 19:37
As we head toward a new year, former Rough Translation host Gregory Warner reflects on "goal disengagement" — letting go of past goals, rather than coming up with New Year resolutions. He recommends three of his favorite episodes aligned with this theme for Rough Translation fans and new listeners. Episodes are in the show notes below. And we encourage you to visit our archives with some timeless Rough Translation gems.
When Failure is a 4-Letter Word: https://www.npr.org/2019/07/05/738963753/when-failure-is-a-four-letter-word
War Poems: https://www.npr.org/2018/07/02/625501009/war-poems
American Surrogate: https://www.npr.org/2017/10/17/547332434/american-surrogate
Discover Rough Translation's archive of timeless episodes here: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510324/rough-translation

Hold the Sitar: The Making of the Love Commandos Theme Song

24m · Published 30 Aug 13:00
In this bonus episode of Love Commandos , Gregory Warner interviews musician John Ellis, who composed Rough Translation's original theme music in 2017, and songwriters Amira Gill and VASU, who jointly created the new theme song for Love Commandos. They discuss their musical processes, and how they incorporate stories into their music.
Love Commandos will be releasing more bonus episodes like this one over the next few weeks, where the team will continue to take listeners behind the scenes of the show and continue exploring the themes of love and marriage in modern India. To access those episodes, sign up for Embedded+ at plus.npr.org/embedded.

Calling It Quits

31m · Published 23 Aug 12:00
In Episode 5 of Love Commandos, couples seeking to shut down the Love Commandos' shelter band together for a risky plan. Want to hear bonus episodes of Love Commandos? Sign up for Embedded+ at plus.npr.org/embedded . Subscribe to host Gregory Warner's Rough Transition substack newsletter.

Forever Yours

35m · Published 16 Aug 12:00
On Episode 4 of Love Commandos , couples in the shelter feel pressured to stay indefinitely. We try to figure out why. Want to hear episodes of Love Commandos a week before everyone else? Sign up for Embedded+ at plus.npr.org/embedded . Subscribe to host Gregory Warner's Rough Transition substack newsletter .

The Honeymoon

32m · Published 09 Aug 20:20
On Episode 3 of Love Commandos, stories of life inside the Love Commandos shelter begin to diverge as co-founder Sanjoy Sachdev shows a different side. Want to hear episodes of Love Commandos a week before everyone else? Sign up for Embedded+ at plus.npr.org/embedded . And subscribe to host Gregory Warner's Rough Transition Substack .

After The Wedding

33m · Published 02 Aug 16:21
On episode 2 of Love Commandos, an inter-caste couple in India hits a breaking point. They make one last-ditch phone call to try to stay together. Want to hear episodes of Love Commandos a week before everyone else? Sign up for Embedded+ at plus.npr.org/embedded. Subscribe to host Gregory Warner's Rough Transition newsletter on Substack.

The Vow

21m · Published 26 Jul 10:00
When falling in love can mean risking your life, the Love Commandos in India will protect you. But at what cost? This is episode 1 of our series Love Commandos. Want to hear episodes of Love Commandos a week before everyone else? Sign up for Embedded+ at plus.npr.org/embedded . And follow host Gregory Warner on Substack here.

New Season: Love Commandos. Starting Wednesday, July 26th.

3m · Published 21 Jul 06:00
They seemed like superheroes. In a country where arranged marriage is the norm, the Love Commandos promise to protect love couples and help them marry. But is this a group of protectors in the way they promise to be?

When We Talk About Love Stories

25m · Published 12 Jul 12:00
We leap into the gap between love stories and real life. And hear a sneak peek of Rough Translation's newest season! Subscribe here to Gregory's substack.

Fan Favorites: How to Speak Bad English

38m · Published 10 May 22:00
Gregory talks "inside baseball" of American English. And we revisit an episode that sparked a lot of conversation among listeners in 2021–about the global pursuit of "good English" and what it takes to change the multi-billion dollar industry built around it.

Write to us at [email protected] and follow Gregory's Substack.

Read more at NPR's global health and development blog, Goats and Soda.

Tower Of Babble: Nonnative Speakers Navigate The World Of 'Good' And 'Bad' English

Prepone That! Your Accent Is Funny! Readers Share Their ESL Stories

Rough Translation has 103 episodes in total of non- explicit content. Total playtime is 54:40:26. The language of the podcast is English. This podcast has been added on February 22nd 2023. It might contain more episodes than the ones shown here. It was last updated on April 10th, 2024 04:42.

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