Party Like a Russian
The 4th episode of That Could Have Gone Better, was recorded at the Translation Forum Russia conference in Yekaterinburg.
In the last episode (Serendipity in Russia) Andrew interviewed Tatiana and Daria from Effective, and described the amazing hospitality they gave him in Moscow. They also talked about Tatiana's rather unfortunate accident in Yekaterinburg and subsequent trip to the hospital.
This episode will serve to document the amazing experience Andrew had in Russia (a country he was visiting for the first time). There were a number of participants from the conference who were willing to be interviewed for the podcast. Each participant was asked to describe the stereotypes of Russia and Russians that they believe are most prevalent.
“Translation Forum Russia was an incredibly enjoyable experience, both dark and divine, and full of random coincidences! Many a stereotype was shattered, but quite a few were confirmed as well”, according to Andrew.
In a world where everyone is trying to present the best possible version of themselves, professionally/privately, perhaps airing some of our less polished experiences will be somewhat cathartic and beneficial to all? Well, that’s my theory anyway. I once tried to make a wheel for a go-cart with cereal boxes, cello-tape and stones… so what do I know?!
TCHG Better is a Ludejo Studios production which takes a serious look at embarrassment in the world of international business, and throws a little light on the more humanising stories of the people who work in Localization.