Language. People. Stories.

About the show

A podcast about language and what people do with it: Conversations and stories with interpreters, translators, copywriters, and other fun professions and passions.


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    30: Voice, personality, vocal fry, as Rebecca Gausnell returns

    8 December 2016  |  22 mins 24 secs

    Rebecca Gausnell is back! After a wonderful chat in episode 23 (embedded below), we chat about what she's been up to since working on Berlin Station. And we dive deep into standard and neutral accents and debunk the "vocal fry" myth. Listen in!

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    29: Unterwegs nach Neuseeland - mit Karoline Spießl

    14 November 2016  |  19 mins 52 secs

    In dieser deutschsprachigen Folge von LangFM begleite ich meinen Gast, Karoline Spießl, auf ihrem Weg vom Studium in Deutschland nach Schottland bis auf die andere Seite des Planeten: Neuseeland, wo Karoline heute als freiberufliche Übersetzerin und...

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    28: EUsigns conference report

    6 October 2016  |  15 mins 12 secs

    28 September 2016 is a special day. Hundreds of deaf people and dozens of sign language interpreters from all over Europe and even Japan gather in Brussels for a truly unique event: a conference on "Multilingualism and equal rights in the EU: the role...

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    27: Katerina Strani

    28 September 2016  |  22 mins 29 secs

    Katerina Strani was born in Thessaloniki, studied in Brussels and Moscow and now lives and works in Edinburgh. She translates and interprets from French and Russian into English and Greek. Oh, and not only does she hold a PhD on Communicative...

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    26: Knowledge People, Language People - With Jochen Hummel

    8 September 2016  |  41 mins 44 secs

    Meet Jochen Hummel, one of the founders of Trados. Even if you're not familiar with his name, you have almost certainly heard of the piece of software that he helped create and that many translators rely upon each and every day to get their work done....

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    25: Around the world with Eugenia Durante, translator and music writer

    24 August 2016  |  20 mins 54 secs

    My guest is Eugenia Durante, a translator and writer from Italy. We talk about how she got into languages, writing for Rolling Stone magazine, her career and her travels, most notably to the South By Southwest festival 2016.
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    24: Interpreters' Help

    18 May 2016  |  20 mins 14 secs

    I had the chance to sit down with Benoît and Yann, the two developers, for a nice conversation, which I've edited down to this episode. Learn more about how Interpreters' Help came about (there's even a cameo!), how it can help you and what's in store...

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    23: Rebecca Gausnell

    3 May 2016  |  46 mins 28 secs

    A conversation with accent and dialect coach Rebecca Gausnell about voice, language, her work in film and TV, and much more!
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    22: Tess Whitty

    20 April 2016  |  24 mins 32 secs

    My guest on episode 22 of LangFM is Tess Whitty, a translator, fellow language podcaster - and a fellow European, who now lives in Utah. We talk about how Tess got there, about marketing and podcasting and many other interesting things.
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    21: Demos ex machina? Multilingual communication with Mathew Lowry

    31 March 2016  |  56 mins 9 secs

    On episode 21 of LangFM, I talk to European communication strategist Mathew Lowry (that's only one 'T'). Please do check out the show notes for more information and many more links. We talk about Mathew's background, communicating Europe,...

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    20: Sergio Llorian and VoiceBoxer

    9 March 2016  |  36 mins 58 secs

    My guest on episode 20 of LangFM is Sergio Llorian. ​Sergio is the CEO and co-founder of VoiceBoxer, an online platform for conferences, presentations and webinars, that also allows for interpretation and slides in multiple languages.
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    19: Sketchnoting, with Linda Saukko-Rauta

    17 February 2016  |  33 mins 50 secs

    Linda Saukko-Rauta is a language-teacher turned sketchnoter based in Jyväskylä, Finland. Listen in as we talk about how doodling in work meetings propelled her into a successful freelance career as a sketchnoter. What is sketchnoting, you ask? Linda...

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    18: Dan Kenig and Intragloss

    29 January 2016  |  45 mins 51 secs

    Listen in as I talk to Dan Shalit Kenig, an EU-accredited conference interpreter based in Tel Aviv with a very interesting biography. And a knack for technology: Together with a programmer, he has developed Intragloss, a glossary application focussed...

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    17: Introducing Glossary Assistant

    10 December 2015  |  28 mins 41 secs

    In this episode, I talk to developer Reg Martin, the person behind Glossary Assistant for Android. Glossary Assistant is an app that Reg created for his wife, who works as a conference interpreter. If you want to get started using it, tune in and...

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    16: Martina Russo, translator at work

    2 December 2015  |  16 mins 1 sec

    Martina is a translator based in Milan, who has travelled quite a bit. She has also come up with a great idea for you to tell the world about what you're doing on your computer or tablet: decals.