An Island Hopper’s Manifesto

The careening bow of the ship tilts the top two centimeters of my beer ever so slightly, but the violence is contained within the glass. It’s been at least 40 minutes since we spotted land, but the boat continues to cut through the dark blue waters. Even with such anarchy below, currents ripped up by […]

The Dreadful History of Dresden

By Yaël Ossowski The immediate casualties of war and conflict are measured not only in blood and treasure, but also in historical truth. And 69 years to the day since the Allied firebombing of Dresden, we are reminded that no particular event has been more neglected in the popular Western narrative of the Second World […]

Update from Southeast Asia

Greetings to listeners. I’m in the last leg of my long journey across Myanmar, Thailand, and Indonesia. Because of uncertain Internet connections and general lack of time, I haven’t been able to record a new show in a few weeks, but I am here to assure you that I am returning in due form very […]

Why the World Needs Translators: Édition Lac-Mégantic

For any run-of-the-mill business based in rural America, mastering the art of a foreign language is seldom present on the all-important list of corporate goals and long-term strategies to guarantee success. But if the events of Lac-Mégantic, Québec are any indication, companies should be prepared to go above and beyond in accounting for any cultural or linguistic barriers which […]

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