Conversations Podcast

The purpose of our podcasts is to aid the professional development of translators and interpreters in Australia by providing them with easy to access T&I related content and current affairs in a conversational format.

Each episode facilitated by Fatih Karakas will have a special guest and conversation about current and hot topics related to the T&I industry as well as interpreting and translation related challenges and strategies. Guests will vary from T&I practitioners across Australia to key figures in the industry as well as expert names in other fields of practice that are intertwined with interpreting and translating. The episodes are FREE to stream and are available to subscribe to via YouTubeApple PodcastGoogle Podcast  and Spotify

Practioners may be eligible to claim NAATI Professional Development points by subscribing to our channel. This can be nominated as additional relevant PD activities under CATEGORY 1: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND KNOWLEDGE (1.11). You may need to provide a brief explanation to justify its inclusion.

LATEST EPISODE

Season 5 - Episode 4

Leigh Cox, Director of the Language Services Policy Section, Department of Home Affairs

Guest: Leigh Cox, Director of the Language Services Policy Section at the Department of Home Affairs. Leigh and Fatih discuss Leigh’s work and its impact on interpreters, translators, and language service users.

Season 5

Season 5 - Episode 1

2023 AUSIT Excellence Award Winners - Amy XiaoXing Wang and Cintia Lee

Guests: 2023 AUSIT Excellence Award winners Amy XiaoXing Wang for her Outstanding Contribution to Interpreting, and Cintia Lee for her Outstanding Leadership in the Profession

Season 5 - Episode 2

Kilian Seeber, A/Professor & Vice Dean, Faculty of Trans&Interp, Uni Geneva, Switzerland

Guest: Kilian G. Seeber, an accomplished scholar and practitioner in the field of interpretation, currently serves as Associate Professor and Vice Dean at the University of Geneva's Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (FTI).

Season 5 - Episode 3

Dr. Holly Silvestri, SAFE AI Task Force

Guest: Dr. Holly Silvestri is the Senior Coordinator for Translation, Training, and Curriculum for the National Center of Interpretation, a unit of the University of AZ.

Season 5 - Episode 4

Leigh Cox, Director of the Language Services Policy Section, Department of Home Affairs

Guest: Leigh Cox, Director of the Language Services Policy Section at the Department of Home Affairs. They discuss Leigh's work and its impact on interpreters, translators, and language service users

Season 4

Season 4 - Episode 1

J. Angelo Berbotto, AUSIT National President - Published on 17th February 2023

Guest: J. Angelo Berbotto, AUSIT National President

Season 4 - Episode 2

Professor Ineke Crezee, Auckland University of Technology - Published on 31st March 2023

Guest: Professor Ineke Crezee, New Zealand's first professor of interpreting and translation

Season 4 - Episode 3

NAATI Specialist Interpreter Credentials - Published on 28th April 2023

Guests: Lynn Geng (Health and Legal) and Silvia Martinez (Legal) as well as Aurélie Sheehan and Vicky Wong from NAATI.

Season 4 - Episode 4

AUSIT News - Published on 24th July2023

Guest: J. Angelo Berbotto, AUSIT National President

Season 4 - Episode 5

Ask NAATI October 2023 

Guest: National Operations Manager, Michael Nemarich and Marketing and Communications Officer, Trang Do

Season 4 - Episode 6

Translanguaging on the Streets of Hong Kong

Guest: Max Lee from Hong Kong Baptist University and Nick Wong from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Season 3

Season 3 - Episode 1

International Mother Language Day Special Edition - In Collaboration with NAATI - Published on 21st Februrary 2022

Guest: Lavinia Heffernan, Project Officer at NAATI on the Indigenous Interpreting Project

Season 3 - Episode 2

Northern Health Transcultural & Language Services (TALS) Department - Published on 15th June 2022

Guest: Yue Hu, Director of Transcultural & Language Services (TALS), Narrun Wilip-giin Aboriginal Support Unit (ASU) from Northern Health

Season 3 – Episode 3

Ask NAATI - Published on 22nd July 2022

Guests: Certification Policy and Development Manager - Aurélie Sheehan & National Operations Manager - Michael Nemarich

Season 3 - Episode 4

AUSIT In-Touch Magazine - Published on 5th August 2022

Guest: Hayley Armstrong, Managing Editor In Touch

Season 3 - Episode 5

English Course Specifically Designed for Interpreters and Translators - Published on 26th August 2022

Guest: Dr Erika Gonzalez Garcia, Master of Translating and Interpreting Program Manager, RMIT University

Season 3 – Episode 6

TAFE SA Online Diploma of Interpreting Program - Published on 30th September 2022

Guest: Magdalena Rowan, Senior Lecturer, Interpreting and Translating, TAFE S

Season 3 - Episode 7

Northern Health Transcultural & Language Services (TALS) Department - Published on 15th June 2022

Guest: Yue Hu, Director of Transcultural & Language Services (TALS), Narrun Wilip-giin Aboriginal Support Unit (ASU) from Northern Health

Season 3 - Episode 8

Ask NAATI December 2022 - Aurelie Sheehan & Michael Nemarich, NAATI - Published on 2nd December 2022

Guests: NAATI National Certification Policy and Development Manager Aurelie Sheehan and NAATI National Operations Manager Michael Nemarich

Season 3 - Episode 9

AUSIT’s In Touch Magazine –Summer Issue, Cristina Savin, Editorial Committee Member - Published on 23rd December 2022

Guest: Cristina Savin, French-English and Romanian-English freelance translator and professional editor

Season 2

Season 2 Episode 1

Interpreting and Translating in Healthcare Settings - Published on 5th March 2021

Guest: Professor Ineke Crezee, Auckland University of Technology

Season 2 - Episode 2: P1

Ask NAATI March 2021 - Published on 26th March 2021

Guest: Certification Policy and Development Manager - Aurélie Sheehan & National Operations Manager - Michael Nemarich

Season 2 - Episode 2: P2

Ask NAATI March 2021 - Published on 26th March 2021

Guest: Certification Policy and Development Manager - Aurélie Sheehan & National Operations Manager - Michael Nemarich

Season 2 - Episode 2: p3

Ask NAATI March 2021 - Published on 26th March 2021

Guest: Certification Policy and Development Manager - Aurélie Sheehan & National Operations Manager - Michael Nemarich

Season 2 - Episode 2: p4

Ask NAATI March 2021 - Published on 26th March 2021

Guest: Certification Policy and Development Manager - Aurélie Sheehan & National Operations Manager - Michael Nemarich

Season 2 - Episode 3

Using Eye Movements to Study the Reading of Subtitles - Published on 9th April 2021

Guest: Professor Jan-Louis Kruger, Head of the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University, NSW

Season 2 - Episode 4

The MINDSET Study - Published on 23rd April 2021

Guest: Associate Professor Bianca Brijnath, National Ageing Research Institute

Season 2 - Episode 5

AUSIT’s In Touch Magazine Autumn Issue - Published on 7th May 2021

Guest: Hayley Armstrong, Managing Editor In Touch

Season 2 - Episode 6

Preparing for Healthcare Assignments - Published on 21st May 2021

Guest: Dina Kerr, Certified Arabic Interpreter/Translator

Season 2 - Episode 7

NSW Interpreter Scholarship Program - Published on 4th June 2021

Guest: George Bisas, Director Language Services, Multicultural NSW

Season 2 - Episode 8

From a refugee camp in Jordan to a Ministerial Advisory Committee in New Zealand - Published on 18th June 2021

Guest: Dr Mustafa Derbashi, Arabic Interpreter/Translator, Auckland, New Zealand

Season 2 - Episode 9

The Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing - Published on 2nd July 2021

Guest: Lisa Tribuzio, Manager, Centre for Cultural Diversity in Ageing

Season 2 - Episode 10 P1

Ask NAATI July 2021, Part 1 of 3 - Published on 30th July 2021

Guest: Certification Policy and Development Manager - Aurélie Sheehan & National Operations Manager - Michael Nemarich

Season 2 - Episode 10 P2

Ask NAATI July 2021, Part 2 of 3 - Published on 30th July 2021

Guest: Certification Policy and Development Manager - Aurélie Sheehan & National Operations Manager - Michael Nemarich

Season 2 - Episode 10 P3

Ask NAATI July 2021, Part 3 of 3 - Published on 30th July 2021

Guest: Certification Policy and Development Manager - Aurélie Sheehan & National Operations Manager - Michael Nemarich

Season 2 - Episode 11

Multilingual COVID-19 Vaccination Glossary - Published on 13th August 2021

Guest: Associate Professor Holly Seale, School of Population Health at the University of New South Wales

Season 2 - Episode 12

AUSIT’s In Touch Magazine Winter Issue - Published on 27th August 2021

Guest: Hayley Armstrong, Managing Editor In Touch

Season 2 - Episode 13

AUSIT National Conference 2021 - Published on 17th September 2021

Guest: Dr Erika Gonzalez Garcia, AUSIT National President

Season 2 - Episode 14

Interpreter experiences on the implementation of the Recommended National Standards for Working with Interpreters in Courts and Tribunals - Published on 8th October 2021

Guest: Cintia Lee & Silvia Martinez, Certified Interpreters

Season 2 - Episode 15

Ask NAATI - Published on 19th November 2021

Guest: Certification Policy and Development Manager - Aurélie Sheehan & National Operations Manager - Michael Nemarich

Season 1

Season 1 - Episode 1

Importance of Formal Training for Translators and Interpreters - Published on 13 July 2020

Guest: Dr Erika Gonzalez Garcia, Master of Translating and Interpreting Program Manager, RMIT University

Season 1 - Episode 2

NAATI's Certification System - Published on 22nd July 2020

Guest: Mark Painting, Chief Executive Officer, NAATI

Season 1 - Episode 3

Why some patients of established languages refuse the service of interpreters - Published on 31st July 2020

Guest: Despina Amanatidou, Healthcare Interpreter, AUSIT Vice President Events & PD

Season 1 - Episode 4

Language Service Delivery in hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic - Published on 7th August 2020

Guest: Emiliano Zucchi - Director Transcultural & Language Services, Northern Health

Season 1 - Episode 5

ARC Linkage Project Communication between judicial officers and court interpreters: Implications for access to justice (Part 1 of 4) - Published on 14th August 2020

Guest: Professor Ludmila Stern, University of New South Wales, Current Chair of NAATI's Technical Reference Advisory Committee (TRAC)

Season 1 - Episode 6

Upcoming NAATI tests and COVID-19 updates regarding NAATI testing - Published on 21th August 2020

Guest: Michael Nemarich, Manager, National Operations at NAATI

Season 1 - Episode 7

ARC Linkage Project Communication between judicial officers and court interpreters: Implications for access to justice – Observations of International Courts (Part 2 of 4) - Published on 28th August 2020

Guest: Professor Ludmila Stern, University of New South Wales, Current Chair of NAATI's Technical Reference Advisory Committee (TRAC)

Season 1 - Episode 8

In Touch, Official Magazine of AUSIT - Published on 4th September 2020

Guest: Hayley Armstrong, Managing Editor, AUSIT's In Touch Magazine

Season 1 - Episode 9

MyNAATI Portal - Published on 11th September 2020

Guest: Aurelie Sheehan, Manager, Certification Policy & Development at NAATI Certified, Certified Translator (English>French), AUSIT ACT Branch Chair

Season 1 - Episode 10

"Girl, Interpreted" - Published on 18th September 2020

Guest: Grace Feng Fang Juan, Writer/Director, "Girl, Interpreted"

Season 1 - Episode 11

Video Remote Interpreting - An interpreter's perspective - Published on 25th September 2020

Guest: Jemma Ives, Interpreter, Translator, Teacher

Season 1 - Episode 12

Interpreting in Domestic Violence Settings - Published on 2nd October 2020

Guest: Olga Garcia-Caro, Lecturer/PhD candidate, RMIT University

Season 1 - Episode 13

Interpreting in Domestic Violence Settings - Published on 9th October 2020

Guest: Olga Garcia-Caro, Lecturer/PhD candidate, RMIT University

Season 1 - Episode 14

Multicultural NSW - Published on 16th October 2020

Guest: George Bisas, Director, Language Services, Multicultural NSW

Season 1 - Episode 15

News in Auslan - Published on 22nd October 2020

Guest: Stef Linder, Deaf Interpreter, Translator, Presenter and Trainer, Expression Australia

Season 1 - Episode 16

Vicarious Trauma among Interpreters - Published on 30th October 2020

Guest: Dr Miranda Lai, Senior Lecturer, RMIT University

Season 1 - Episode 17

A day in the life of a Conference Interpreter - Published on 6th November 2020

Guest: Karine Bachelier, Conference Interpreter

Season 1 - Episode 18

AIIC Research Committee - Published on 13th November 2020

Guest: Associate Professor Marc Orlando, Director - Translations & Intepreting Program, Macquarie University

Season 1 - Episode 19

Graduated! Not What? - Published on 20th November 2020

Guest: Simone Aliano, Founder, Translator/Interpreter, Contigo Translating and Interpreting

Season 1 - Episode 20

Launch of 'Ask NAATI '- Published on 27th November 2020

Guests: Chief Executive Officer - Mark Painting, Certification Policy and Development Manager - Aurélie Sheehan, National Operations Manager - Michael Nemarich and Communications Manager - Tony Murray

Season 1 - Episode 21

Launch of 'AUSIT's In Touch Magazing Summer Issue '- Published on 4th December 2020

Guest: Hayley Armstrong, Managing Editor, AUSIT's In Touch Magazine

Season 1 - Episode 22

Community Translations - Published on 11th December 2020

Guest: Associate Professor Mustapha Taibi, Western Sydney University

Season 1 - Episode 23

Ethics for Police Translators and Interpreters - Published on 18th December 2020

Guest: Dr Miranda Lai, Senior Lecturer, RMIT University

Conversations Podcast