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What to watch and listen to this week: 'American Horror Story: Cult,' NPR's Rough Translation

NPR's Rough Translation podcast.


NPR's Rough Translation podcast.



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Rough Translation

Many Americans live in a cultural bubble, not fully aware of many other societies around the world.

NPR's new podcast aims to take listeners out of those bubbles and explore how current events play out in places other than the United States.

Each week, Rough Translation's Gregory Warner takes listeners to a new country to "hear a story that says something about what's happening in the United States." The first episode explores Brazil, where two radically different ways of seeing race collide. It prompts many Brazilians to ask the questions, "Who is black?" and "Who is not black enough?"

Another explores how Ukraine has been dealing with fake news out of Russia, which sparked a real war. The episode reveals tips for ways the U.S. could combat its own fake news epidemic.

And the most recent episode delves into what really happened when the news spread worldwide that hundreds of women were raped in a Congolese village. The episode explores how Western societies have for years tried to combat the rise of rape in Congo, but Congolese women say aid workers only want to hear one story.

Warner isn't the only host of the weekly podcast. Rough Translation also features stories from correspondents in 17 international bureaus. Episode drop every Monday.

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CBS Fall Preview, 8:30 p.m., CBS: Ian Armitage, David Boreanaz, Mark Feuerstein, Shemar Moore, Bobby Moynihan and Jeremy Piven host a preview of the six new fall primetime series coming to CBS.

CNN Films: The Reagan Show, 8 p.m., CNN: An archival footage film documenting President Reagan's eight years in the White House, offering a fly-on-the-wall perspective on the dramatic history and pageantry of his years in office.

Biggie: The Life of Notorious B.I.G., 8 p.m., A&E: Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace is profiled with interviews with widow Faith Evans, mother Voletta Wallace and close friend James "Lil Cease" Lloyd, among others.


Yeti or Not, 9 p.m., Animal Planet: Veterinarian Mark Evans conducts a search in the Himalayas for evidence of the mythical Yeti.

SEASON PREMIERE: American Horror Story: Cult, 10 p.m., FX: Ryan Murphy's horror anthology series is back with this season revolving around the cult of fear and paranoia following the 2016 election.

AHS Cult: 5 things that will give you nightmares this season


Too Cute!: Summer Splash, 8 p.m., Animal Planet: Literally just a bunch of footage of adorable baby animals playing and being cute. You're welcome.

Road to 9/11, 9 p.m., History: The conclusion to this special has an exploration of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's background and profiles of the men recruited to carry out the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.


Stephen King's It, 8 p.m., Spike: The remake of the Stephen King horror classic premieres this weekend, but don't forget to watch the 1990 original movie about a group of childhood friends haunted by a demonic clown.

SEASON FINALE: The Gong Show, 10 p.m., ABC: Isla Fisher, Will Arnett and Courteney Cox judge a man performing pizza dough acrobatics in the season finale of this quirky game show.

Contact Chelsea Tatham at Follow @chelseatatham.


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