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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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War Poems

Taliban poetry. An Afghan cooking show. The US military needs a better weapon. Up comes the perfect person for the job.

War Poems

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For a week in February, an Argentine daytime talk show, 'Intruders,' was a forum on feminism. Rough Translation goes to a taping of the show. Marianne McCune/NPR hide caption

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Intruders

A trashy daytime talk show in Argentina does the unthinkable. It becomes a forum for feminism. How this happened and what it changed.

Intruders

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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?

Ukraine vs. Fake News

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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.

Ghana's Parent Trap

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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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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

Coming June 13th

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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)

The Refugee's Dating Coach

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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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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.

Anna In Somalia

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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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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.)

The Congo We Listen To

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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?

Ukraine vs. Fake News

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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?

Brazil In Black And White

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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.

Coming August 14th

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