Troublesome Terps

Troublesome Terps is a roundtable-style podcast covering topics from interpreting space and the wider world of languages. The hosts - Jonathan Downie, Alexander Drechsel, Alexander Gansmeier, and Sarah Hickey - discuss them amongst themselves or with high-profile guests from the industry.

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Episode 43: A Troublesome 2019 In Review


In our last episode of the year, we have a big unveil for our listeners. With that out of the way, we look back at the year, especially at our live event at the Geneva conference and the episodes we've recorded in 2019. We discuss imposter syndrome and the Dunning-Kruger effect, the ins and outs of consecutive interpreting, interpreter PR and many other topics.


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 2019-12-13  1h39m
 
 

Episode 42: Globally Speaking Is In Trouble


Two podcasts come together for this special episode (and our biggest #manel yet). Listen in as Renato Beninatto and Michael Stevens join the three troublemakers. Renato and Michael host Globally Speaking, a podcast about localisation and many other topics from the language industry. We discuss Remote Interpreting, Machine Interpreting, supply and demand in interpreting, and, lastly how to navigate the brave new world.


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 2019-11-07  1h17m
 
 

Episode 41: Live in Geneva: 100 Years of Conference Interpreting


Just in time for the big 100th anniversary since conference interpreters were first truly needed after the League of Nations had been founded in the wake of 1919's signing of the Treaty of Versailles, the University of Geneva hosted a big, international extravaganza commemorating and celebrating the past, present and future of conference interpreting. The Troublesome Terps were honored to be invited to host the closing town hall discussion of the conference on "The Future of Interpreting"...


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 2019-10-23  41m
 
 

Episode 40: Consecutives Anonymous with Andrew Belisle


With Jonathan travelling to far-away lands, the two Alexanders get their tablet nerd on and chat with Andrew Belisle. He tells us how he got into interpreting, and we dive really deep into the how's and why's of consecutive interpreting. Plus, we discuss tablet interpreting.


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 2019-09-19  1h21m
 
 

Episode 39: Interpreter Training with Andy Gillies


While Alex G is on assignment, Jonathan and Alex D sit down with renowned interpreter trainer and book author Andy Gillies to discuss his career in the profession, the ins and outs of how to train interpreters, and the books he has translated and written.


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 2019-08-22  1h25m
 
 

Episode 38: Interpreting for the EU


Interpreting for the large political institutions of this world is quite separate from working on the freelance market. This is why in this episode, the Troublesome Terps take an extra close look at how working for the European Union really is. From the requirements, the scheduling, the different topics (and the lack of invoicing!), this is an episode stuffed to the brim with know how, insights and nuggets covering everything you ever wanted to know about being an interpreter at the EU.


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 2019-07-18  1h33m
 
 

Episode 37: English as Lingua Franca, with Karin Reithofer


Everybody can English - or: a story of ELFs and BSE! English is generally recognized as the number one language around the world, both in the world of business as well as for general communication purposes...


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 2019-06-20  1h13m
 
 

Episode 36: Interpreting - This is a Woman's World


While the Troublesome Terps have covered gender in interpreting before already, it is a topic that will never not be relevant. For this reason, Sarah Hickey - conference interpreter and professional researcher at Nimdzi Insights - is joining us this episode to discuss the ‘feminisation’ of conference interpreting from female interpreters' perspectives. An interesting, well researched and entertaining look into the gender dynamics of the profession!


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 2019-05-22  1h12m
 
 

Episode 35: Talking business with Florian Faes of Slator.com


Sometimes it feels like language professionals forget that they are just that - professionals with a business "attached" to them. While being a wordsmith or having "a way with words" is perfectly fine, the economic elements must not be forgotten. Enter Florian Faes, co-founder and managing director of slator.com, the language industries biggest (and only?) business focused one-stop-news-shop...


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 2019-04-17  1h12m
 
 

Episode 34: The Crystal Ball of Interpreting


In this "back to the roots" episode of the Troublesome Terps, Jonathan and the Alexes take a look in their crystal ball and have a discussion about what the future of the interpreting market could look like, that might be considered controversial...


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 2019-03-20  56m