Rough Translation

Our expectations of work are changing. Whether you're a cubicle-dweller, side gig hustler, or blue-collar breadwinner, we're all experiencing some major changes to the idea of what a workplace should look and feel like. Can the culture of work change too? In this latest season of Rough Translation, we'll be traveling the globe to see how people are shifting their relationship to their jobs. From the mysterious man who inspired a

Our expectations of work are changing. Whether you're a cubicle-dweller, side gig hustler, or blue-collar breadwinner, we're all experiencing some major changes to the idea of what a workplace should look and feel like. Can the culture of work change too? In this latest season of Rough Translation, we'll be traveling the globe to see how people are shifting their relationship to their jobs. From the mysterious man who inspired a "slacker revolution" in China to an American trans woman trucker changing the rules of the road, and from to the new codes of small talk in the Brazilian metaverse, to the ways that a war can change how Ukrainians look at work (and how work can change how they see a war). We explore what happens when international workplace norms are challenged both by local customs and homegrown rule-breakers.

Episodes: 83

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Failing@Work: Epic Fails & Failure Epics

Duration: 30 min

Slackers@Work: A Song for the Exhausted

Duration: 41 min

New Season: @Work. Starting June 1.

Duration: 3 min

The Good Russians

Duration: 20 min

The Scarf and the Snuffbox

Duration: 17 min

Letter of Unhappiness

Duration: 16 min

The Culture Front

Duration: 41 min

Fighting Words In Ukraine

Duration: 31 min

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