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July 11, 2019
When Failure Is A 4-Letter Word
On today's episode, entrepreneurs around the world are trying to redefine how their societies perceive failure, by doing the scariest thing possible: standing up in public and admitting their mistakes. Links to more stories: http://npr.org/roughtranslationTell us your story: #ShareYourFailure (http://bit.ly/ShareYourFailure)
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30 min
June 20, 2019
The Search: Part 2
A fragile alliance begins to fracture, as a romantic photo of Kamaran resurfaces. Ahmed confronts his family. And Sebastian meets with ISIS. * Note: This story contains strong language and sounds of war.
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46 min
June 12, 2019
The Search: Part 1
When a journalist goes missing in Iraq, his friends and family have to figure out a rescue plan. * Note: This story contains strong language and sounds of war.
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41 min
May 29, 2019
The Man Who Sedated Eichmann
The capture of Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann was one of Israel's proudest moments. But the doctor at the center of the spy operation refused to talk about his role — even with his family. Today, his children ask why.
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31 min
May 15, 2019
How to Speak Addiction
A daughter — and reporter — discovers an uncomfortable truth about her mother's alcoholism. She travels to the other side of the world to find out if there's a better way to treat addiction.
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34 min
May 1, 2019
We Don't Say That
France is the place where for decades you weren't supposed to talk about someone's blackness, unless you said it in English. Today, we're going to meet the people who took a very French approach to change that. (Note: This story contains strong language in English and French.)
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43 min
April 17, 2019
D.I.Y. Mosul
Fed up with government inaction, young people start rebuilding Mosul on their own. But in post-ISIS Iraq, volunteering can quickly become an act of rebellion.
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39 min
April 10, 2019
New season: The Rebels. Starting April 17
We've traveled far away to bring you stories that hit close to home. This season, we follow people who break the rules and challenge what's normal, wherever they are.
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1 min
July 11, 2018
Austenistan
Two sisters attempt to use a 19th century novelist to outwit modern Pakistani restrictions on women. And a war reporter discovers the power of drawing room comedy to understand her own family. (And warning: This episode has explicit language.)
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47 min
July 3, 2018
War Poems
Taliban poetry. An Afghan cooking show. The US military needs a better weapon. Up comes the perfect person for the job.
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47 min
June 29, 2018
Intruders
A trashy daytime talk show in Argentina does the unthinkable. It becomes a forum for feminism. How this happened and what it changed.
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34 min
June 27, 2018
Ukraine vs. Fake News
Today, we revisit an episode from last season. Fake news from Russia helped spark a real war in Ukraine. What can Ukraine's fight against fake news teach the US?
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28 min
June 20, 2018
Ghana's Parent Trap
Kids are starting school at younger and younger ages. This week, one country's bold experiment to change how it teaches young children. And why it had to hide that change from their parents.
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37 min
June 13, 2018
The Apology Broker
We trace the journey of an apology, from Japan to the U.S., that got an unlikely broker. Along the way, she had to work out: what a sorry is, who it's for, and what makes it stick.
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41 min
June 5, 2018
Coming June 13th
The award-winning podcast returns with five original stories about people trying to cross a bridge from one worldview to another, even when everyone's telling them you can't get there from here
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2 min
September 25, 2017
The Refugee's Dating Coach
A Syrian refugee in Berlin hopes to find love but is stumped by German dating codes and is terrified of crossing the line between flirting and harassing. A professional 'flirt coach' steps in to be his guide. (For photos of Sophia and Aktham: bit.ly/Roughly7)
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39 min
September 18, 2017
Om Alone In India
A day of yoga in the US. A yoga war in India. A court case in California and why the Indian government is watching it. A story about the poses that bind us. (Tell us about yourself. Fill out our survey: npr.org/roughtranslationsurvey)
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32 min
September 12, 2017
Anna In Somalia
A man is trapped in a remote prison. And he's trapped in his own mind. Until he hears a knock on the wall.... and words from another time and place.
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31 min
September 5, 2017
American Surrogate
A Chinese mom hires an American surrogate to carry her baby. Each needs something from the other that is hard to admit. The next 9 months will be a crash course in transcontinental communication. And the meaning of family.
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42 min
August 28, 2017
The Congo We Listen To
It made headlines worldwide: Hundreds of women raped in one Congolese village. But when one researcher arrives in town, something feels off. (Note: This episode contains descriptions of violence.)
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41 min
August 21, 2017
Ukraine vs. Fake News
Fake news from Russia helped spark a real war in Ukraine. What can Ukraine's fight against fake news teach the US?
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29 min
August 14, 2017
Brazil In Black And White
Two radically different ways of seeing race come into sudden conflict in Brazil, provoking a national conversation about who is Black? And who is not Black enough?
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32 min
August 4, 2017
Coming August 14th
Travel with us. Each week we go to a new country to hear a story that says something about what's happening in the United States. Subscribe now.
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3 min
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