New Ideas: Thoughts On Translation – Mishy Harman
(January 5, 2019)

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Sippur Israeli is an Israeli show similar to This American Life, with stories mostly told in Hebrew and translated English. Host and co-founder Mishy Harman contributes to our Thoughts On Translation series with practical and nuanced lessons learned while producing Sippur Israeli.

Mishy writes, “If we approach translation merely as an attempt to convey words and thoughts in another language, there are a bunch of tricks and techniques at our disposal . . . But zooming out, there is a much more substantial translation challenge: how do you translate a culture?”

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