20 Best Translation Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about translation ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best translation podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Translation Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Rough Translation

  • Publisher: NPR
  • Total Episodes: 62

How are the things we’re talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? Gregory Warner tells stories that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. At a time when the world seems small but it’s as hard as ever to escape our echo chambers, Rough Translation takes you places.

Speaking of Translation

  • Publisher: Eve Bodeux, Corinne McKay
  • Total Episodes: 48

Speaking of Translation is an occasional podcast about the language industry, hosted by freelance translators (and enthusiastic talkers!) Eve Bodeux and Corinne McKay


  • Publisher: Fifty Years, Michael Chavez, Seth Bannon
  • Total Episodes: 9

Translation is the process of turning basic scientific research into therapies that cure disease, new sources of energy that heal the planet, and other things that move the world forward. The Translation podcast takes a deep dive into scientific advancements with a huge potential to improve society. We talk directly with the people advancing the science with their own hands and minds, and focus on how we can translate the science from the bench to the benefit of all. Initially centered on biology and synthetic biology, we’ll talk with the most promising young scientists in the field. We aim to demystify the science for a general audience and to shine a light on how great science turns into great business. We hope these discussions will inspire scientists, entrepreneurs, and investors to help commercialize breakthrough research. If you’re an author of an upcoming paper in bio or know of any interesting papers dropping soon and want to hear from the authors, drop us an email at [email protected].

Israel in Translation

  • Publisher: TLV1 Studios
  • Total Episodes: 332

Exploring Israeli literature in English translation. Host Marcela Sulak takes you through Israel’s literary countryside, cityscapes, and psychological terrain, and the lives of the people who create it.

The Translation Company Talk

  • Publisher: Sultan Ghaznawi
  • Total Episodes: 36

The Translation Company Talk Show is a B2B podcast show that covers issues and opportunities for the language translation industry. We touch on everything related to translation, and related services including interpreting, transcription and localization. Topics that are regularly covered include business and management of a translation company, sales and marketing, crisis management, staffing, technology and trends within the translation industry. This show is geared towards translation company owners and staff, but anyone with an interest in this industry may find the topics informative and useful. The Translation Company Talk Show is hosted by Sultan Ghaznawi and sponsored by YYZ Translations. Comments and feedback can be sent to [email protected] or you can connect directly with Sultan Ghaznawi via LinkedIn to share your opinions.

Found In Translation With Ray Collazo

  • Publisher: Ray Collazo
  • Total Episodes: 526

The Found In Translation Talk Show: Host Ray Collazo stacks truth about politics and today’s hottest issues with a team of diverse experts and commentators.

Translation Confessional

  • Publisher: Rafa Lombardino
  • Total Episodes: 105

Let’s explore that side of our translation careers we don’t talk about too often or very openly: the struggles, the time invested into constantly learning and improving ourselves, the ups and downs, that feeling that we could be found out at any moment, and also the little joys that make up for everything. Stay tuned for weekly episodes and subscribe to Translation Confessional through your favorite podcast app. To learn more about my background as a translator and translation instructor, visit my professional website at RafaLombardino.com Email: [email protected]

VFC New Testament Podcast – The Passion Translation

  • Publisher: Valley Family Church
  • Total Episodes: 400

Want to grow your faith? Want to love your life and make it count? Listen in as Pastors Jeff & Beth Jones of Valley Family Church read through the New Testament of the Bible — one chapter at a time — in The Passion Translation.

Lost in Translation

  • Publisher: Lost In Translation
  • Total Episodes: 11

The Podcast of the WVU Intensive English Program where we discuss language learning, culture, study abroad, and more! Subscribe and check out our other social media accounts to see what else we’re up to!

Working for the Word – a Bible translation podcast

  • Publisher: Andrew Case
  • Total Episodes: 88

It’s been said that people don’t want to know: 1) how sausages are made, 2) how bibles are translated. In this podcast we bravely talk about the latter, go deep into biblical studies, and seek to treasure and understand the Bible together. It’s for people who want to get nerdy about Scripture and for those who want to understand how their translations came to be. Everything from history to Hebrew, we’re on a quest to learn more and make beautiful translations of God’s Word. We believe the Bible is a unified, God-breathed, God-centered, hope-giving book, sweeter than honey, pointing to Jesus.

Quran Urdu Translation

  • Publisher: Quran Urdu translation – Javed Ghamidi
  • Total Episodes: 227

Podcast by Quran Urdu translation – Javed Ghamidi

The Passion Translation

  • Publisher: Dr. Brian Simmons
  • Total Episodes: 14

The goal of this work is to trigger inside of every English speaker an overwhelming response to the truth of the Bible as it is unfiltered by religious jargon – unfolding the deep mysteries of the Scriptures in the language of love, the language of the heart. Accurate to the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts, but passionately powerful in a contemporary form. So why another translation? Many wonderful versions of our Bible now grace our bookshelves, bookstores, software programs, even apps on our phones. So why add one more? The reason is simple: God wants His message of love to be received in every culture, every community, and every language. So, what about the language of love? There is a language of the heart that must express the passion of this love-theology. That is the purpose of the Passion Translation.

Lost in Translation

  • Publisher: Ho Bin Kim
  • Total Episodes: 10

Have you ever ate malatang (麻辣烫) with your 배프 (best friend) and started to crave Burger King’s Junior Wopper all of sudden? 何 (nani)? Yes, this podcast is all about 의미없으면서도 (has no meaning) 有意思 (and has a meaning). Life is 복잡해 (confusing), so let’s instead get Lost in Translation with 私 (me). 화이팅! 加油! 頑張って! Yay? Level of my languages (out of 4 ⭐️s): English⭐️⭐️⭐️ 한국어⭐️⭐️ 中文⭐️ 日本語🌚 Instagram: Lost_in_translation_podcast

Modern Poetry in Translation

  • Publisher: Modern Poetry in Translation Magazine
  • Total Episodes: 70

When Ted Hughes and Daniel Weissbort founded MPT in 1965 they had two principal ambitions: to get poetry out from behind the Iron Curtain into a wider circulation in English and to benefit writers and the reading public in Britain and America by confronting them with good work from abroad. They published poetry that dealt truthfully with the real contemporary world. For more than 50 years MPT has continued and widened that founding intent.

Daily Bible Reading, Translation and Prayer

  • Publisher: Anna Bromley
  • Total Episodes: 286

Let’s read the bible together! I begin with a reading from the Bible (New Living Translation), then the translation, so we can delve deeper into the meaning of the passage, and then a short and relevant prayer.

Daily Bible Reading: NASB Translation

  • Publisher: Joel and Matthew Williams
  • Total Episodes: 523

Listen to Bible readings 5 days a week as we go through the Bible together. This will take us all the way through the Bible in a year. We are following the reading schedule developed by Mark Roberts that you can find at http://bibleclassmaterial.com. In this podcast, we are reading the NASB.

Love In Translation

  • Publisher: ILY
  • Total Episodes: 5

Conversations between first-generation Americans and their immigrant parents about the nuances of love. Hosted by ILY magazine founder Erika Ramirez.

SF in Translation

  • Publisher: SF in Translation
  • Total Episodes: 17

SF in Translation is a science fiction, fantasy, and horror podcast dedicated to the exploration of the translation of speculative fiction. Each episode features news and interviews about translated works and the job of translation. SF in Translation is part of The Skiffy and Fanty Show podcast network. If you want to find out more about us and our other shows, go to skiffyandfanty.com.

DNA Replication, Transcription, and Translation

  • Publisher: Tristan Love
  • Total Episodes: 1

DNA Replication, Transcription and Translation

Think in Translation Podcast

  • Publisher: Vagabond Voices
  • Total Episodes: 7

The Think in Translation podcast is a literature podcast series featuring international authors, translators, publishers and booksellers, with the aim of making translated books accessible to all readers. Created by Vagabond Voices Publishing with the support of The Space and Creative Scotland. We post new episodes every second Thursday, starting 29 March. Twitter: @VagabondVoices Facebook: @vagabond.voices #ThinkInTranslation vagabondvoices.co.uk/think-in-translation

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