Troublesome Terps

Troublesome Terps is a roundtable-style podcast covering topics from the 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.

https://www.troubleterps.com

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Episode 28: Ask Us Anything 2018


Ask and you shall receive - and ask you did! For our very first Ask Us Anything episode, we received a ton of questions that kept you up at night...


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 2018-10-31  1h38m
 
 

Episode 27: Why Bother with Interpreting Research?


Certainly research is important in every discipline or field of work, but surely you have also sometimes wondered: actually, why should I care? Surely, it's not like in depth analysis of the voice-to-ear-span or complex and highly complex communication models help you be a better interpreter "out in the field", right? Well, luckily Jonathan and the two Alexes are here to help and discuss exactly why you SHOULD care and what research does do for you...


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 2018-09-20  1h2m
 
 

Episode 26: Standing up for fun with Matthew Perret


Have you ever laughed your head off in the booth or have you been gobsmacked by a joke that was thrown your way by a "fun" speaker? Interpreter and professional funnyman Matthew Perret joins the Troublesome Terps to shine a light on what silk purses, Mae West and German structure have to do with putting the fun in fundamentally difficult to interpret jokes. After all, not all jokes are a laughing matter!


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 2018-08-22  1h7m
 
 

Episode 25: We iron out your travel


Travelling is just as much part of an interpreter's life as speaking another language and dealing with a casual work-related caffeine addiction. Jonathan and the Alexes discuss the pros and cons of plane vs. train, hot chocolate vs. coffee, travel iron vs. water spray and a ton of other absolutely crucial travel aspects that will make your professional life (or just your upcoming summer holiday) so much easier! So buckle up, join us on this wild ride and let us know how YOU travel!


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 2018-07-18  1h14m
 
 

Episode 24: Get in touch with your feelings (or emotions)


The Troublesome Terps are all in their feelings with guest host Caroline Lehr. Caroline not only has a PhD in emotion psychology, but also a keen interest in the influence of emotions on interpreters and the interplay between them and our performance in the workplace. A heady and insightful episode!


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 2018-06-28  1h13m
 
 

Episode 23: Professional Associations For Interpreters: AIIC & VKD


Why should conference interpreters care about joining an interpreting specific association? What can associations do for the interpreters, but also vice versa: How can conference interpreters contribute to a productive life in associations? To discuss this very timely and important topic, the Troublesome Terps are joined by Sarah King, Secretary of the German Region of AIIC, and Karin Walker, Chair of the German Association of Conference Interpreters (VKD)...


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 2018-06-12  1h12m
 
 

Episode 22: Real Professions Have Professional Associations! (ATA & ITI)


Many interpreters and translators are members of one or more professional associations. But why? What do professional associations actually do for the interpreting community and why should interpreters care? To discuss these and many more interesting points, the Troublesome Terps are joined by Corrine McKay, President of the American Translators Association, and Sarah Griffin-Mason, Chair of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting...


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 2018-05-23  1h24m
 
 

Episode 21: Looking for Trouble with the Vocal Fries


Hungry for more podcast? This month, the Terps are looking for trouble with the tasty Vocal Fries! Together with Vocal Fries hosts Carrie Gillon and Megan Figueroa, Jonathan and the Alexes discuss a wide variety of different topics from linguistic discrimination to gendered language to code switching and what's up with French in Canada or with Spanish in Arizona.


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 2018-04-18  1h36m
 
 

Episode 20: We Mean Business With Judy Jenner & Ewan Menzies


Jonathan and the two Alexes have invited interpreting and translation entrepreneur Judy Jenner, co-author of "The Entrepreneurial Linguist" alongside business development expert and CEO of Castle Strategies Ewan Menzies to talk shop. In this episode we really get down to business! Both Judy and Ewan share their insights into what makes clients tick, and discuss with the Troublesome Terps how to assert your service's worth and be the best entrepreneurial interpreter you can be.


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 2018-03-15  1h10m
 
 

Episode 19: 2017, A Troublesome Year In Review


The three troublemakers sit down to look back at a rather troublesome year. We talk about the episodes we put out in 2017 and about trends and developments in the interpreting space. Plus: The very first edition of our Tops and Flops Awards!


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 2018-01-25  1h12m