LangFM is a podcast featuring people from the world of languages: interpreters, translators and other interesting people from the intersection of language and technology. Most episodes are interviews, some are narrative pieces.
This episode was special for me: I had the chance to sit down for a chat with Brian Fox. Just weeks after his retirement, Brian looks back at a long and rich career in SCIC, the interpreting service of the European Commission, both as an interpreter and in various roles in administration. We chat about his personal background, how he got into foreign languages and interpreting, his various roles in SCIC, the development of interpreting (including remote) and the future of our profession.
What do interpreters think about themselves and their profession? Do male and female interpreters have different opinions? And what do conference interpreters think about their public service peers? Italian interpreter and researcher Paola Gentile, PhD has crunched the data and tells us all about it.
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!
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 Dolmetscherin lebt und arbeitet.
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 of sign languages". This is my report.
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 Rationality in the Public Sphere, she also managed to translate (!) her research into two comedy stand-up routines. Listen to the latest episode of LangFM to get the full picture!
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. Jochen and I talk about how Trados came to be, what he's been up to since selling Trados to SDL and what the future holds for language technology. Take a listen!
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.
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 for the future.
A conversation with accent and dialect coach Rebecca Gausnell about voice, language, her work in film and TV, and much more. Rebecca was born in the States and moved to London a while ago. When we recorded this episodes, she was about to wrap up work on "Berlin Station", a TV production with Richard Armitage. Tune in as we talk about all things voice and accent and how Rebecca came to where she is today.
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.
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, multilingualism and innovation, the European public sphere, machine translation and AI, the upcoming LT Innovate conference - oh, and we debunk the "English only" myth.
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.
After the rather surprising success in last year's ProZ Community Award, I was invited to publish a guest podcast on the ProZ blog. I republish it here for completeness and in case you have missed it there.
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 will tell you more about it in this latest instalment of the LangFM podcast.
Welcome to the first and inaugural episode of Troublesome Terps, a roundtable podcast of interpreters who take issue with anything and everything and who are not afraid to go figuratively and boldly where no interpreter has gone before. I am joined by Jonathan Downie and Alexander Gansmeier. Our topic in this episode: machine interpreting.
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 on making your preparation dead-easy
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 bring your tablet.
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.
Josie Holley and Joshua Goldsmith are dyed-in-the-wool tablet interpreters. Their final thesis at the University of Geneva covered the use of tablets in consecutive interpreting. Listen in as we geek out about tablets, styli, apps and their research project.
I would love to have a few minutes of audio where you tell us who you are, what you do (xl8/1nt, languages, specialties) and what you liked best about the conference. Maybe your favourite speaker or a particularly insightful session? Do share!
Ein Gespräch mit Caroline Elias, Hörfunkjournalistin und Dolmetscherin "auf dem zweiten Bildungsweg" über Bücher, Radio, Film und - natürlich - das Dolmetschen.
Ewandro tells me how he made it from fitness instructor to A-level interpreter
Am 5. September 2015 fand in Köln wieder einmal der jährliche "Dolmetscher-für-Dolmetscher"-Workshop der AIIC-Region Deutschland statt. Dieser Podcast ist ein akustischer Einblick in den Weiterbildungstag.
Nehmt euch einen Stuhl und setzt euch an den Küchentisch. Thema heute: Terminologie und Konferenzvorbereitung im digitalen Zeitalter. Mit meinen Gästen Anja Rütten und Leonie Wagener.
This is the first podcast episode ever recorded live with a guest in the same room, and it was great. I chatted with Elisabet Tiselius, aka Tulkur.
In this episode, I look back at how I become an interpreter. From learning languages at school to finding a course of study, spending time abroad to being a conference interpreter in Brussels. Enjoy!
I talk to Andrea Alvisi - an Italian translator, interpreter, interpreter trainer and foodie based in Leeds - about his journey from Italy to Kaliningrad to Leeds.
My guest, Robert Ham, is a two-time Emmy-winning filmmaker and former Army combat documentarian. He spent time in Afghanistan as a soldier and relied heavily on the work of an interpreter. Robert now runs a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for a short film about the story of his Afghan interpreter.
This episode is a deep dive into the world of football. Patrick is a football commentator and interpreter from the UK who has lived and worked in Italy, France and Portugal. We talk shop and learn about his journey from commentating the football matches of his childhood friends to being the English voice of Benfica TV.
"Troublesome Terps" is the second podcast I am involved in. It's a roundtable discussion with my fellow interpreters Jonathan Downie and Alexander Gansmeier. On a more or less monthly basis, we tackle controversial and otherwise troublesome topics from the world of interpreting, sometimes together with high-profile guests like Valeria Aliperta or Barry S. Olsen.