The Allusionist

Linguistic adventures with Helen Zaltzman for Radiotopia from PRX.

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    Episode Description:

    Translation, A Love Story:

    Translator listens to The Allusionist. Translator hears about the podcast The Memory Palace. Translator listens to The Memory Palace. Translator immediately becomes smitten with The Memory Palace. Translator translates The Memory Palace from English to Brazilian Portuguese, and turns it into a book – O Palácio da Memória – which will be published in Brazil two weeks hence.

    But, like any love story, it’s not quite that simple.

    Literary translator Caetano Galindo recounts the trials and treats of turning Nate DiMeo’s English language audio into Brazilian Portuguese text.

    Find out more about this episode at, and hear The Memory Palace at

    The Allusionist is on a break during July. There’ll be a new episode out on 4 August; meanwhile, stay in touch at and And come to see the live show at the London Podcast Festival in September.

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