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Conversations With My Immigrant Parents
1 minutes | Mar 8, 2022
Season 3: Register your interest - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents S3
Callout for interviewees for Season 3. By focusing on interpersonal relationships, this podcast demystifies the immigrant experience and brings previously unheard voices into the mainstream.
44 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Episode 8: Something Far Greater Than This - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents S2
How do we search for something we’ve never seen? The last episode of the series sees the Arif whānau reflect on their years in Aotearoa and dream of a better future.
46 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Episode 7: Homesick on the Marae - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents S2
Arriving from Fiji, newlywed Halima Stewart headed straight to Tapu Te Ranga Marae where she raised three kids with husband Bruce. She talks with her two youngest about navigating different cultures.
50 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Episode 6: My Dad is My Mum - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents S2
In Kirikiriroa, Donally and her father Alfredo discuss parenting that contradicts society’s expectations, how Filipino men are expected to ‘get on with it’, and life after tremendous grief.
50 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Episode 5: Side by Side - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents S2
Sisters Avi and Eva sit down with their daughters and talk about white men who travel to Indonesia, the fetishisation of Asian women, and leading parallel lives in Whangārei.
35 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Episode 4: Red Chicken With the Big Wings - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents S2
It took Juliana eight long years to gain residency after moving here from Brazil. She and her mum Nadmea discuss New Zealand’s immigration system, second chances, and Tinder-ing in your 50s.
45 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Episode 3: VIP - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents S2
After four years studying in Dunedin, Alby has just moved back in with his mum Lina in Naenae. The two of them discuss Lina’s career, Alby’s grief, and who our lives are lived for.
40 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Episode 2: Independence Is Great But It’s Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents S2
When 11-year-old Anique left Sri Lanka she thought it'd be temporary. Almost two decades later she talks with brother Navin and mum Sushani about guilt, obligation, and what freedom really means.
51 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Episode 1: Not Your White Boy - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents S2
From Botswana to Nelson to Pōneke, Judah and his sons Tafara and Pako have experienced multiple communities. They talk about fruit picking, single dad life, and dreams in different languages.
60 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
Episode 9: We Can’t Speak the Same Language - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents
In this “bonus” episode of the podcast no one asked for, co-producers and hosts Saraid and Julie talk to their own mums, who hail from Sri Lanka and China respectively.
41 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
Episode 8: Nothing Other than Beauty and Hope - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents
The Muzondiwa family left Zimbabwe at a time when it was difficult to buy even bread. They talk colonisation in Africa and Aotearoa, and whether finding a “true” cultural identity is possible.
43 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
Episode 7: Sucking on Chicken Feet - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents
Ty Meng’s parents escaped the Cambodian genocide and went on to raise five children in Lower Hutt. Three generations of the Meng family consider how their family’s history lingers in the present.
41 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Episode 6: The Best Street in Birkdale - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents
The Solomons thought leaving South Africa meant leaving entrenched white supremacy. They discuss how much of this they still found in NZ, and what they are learning about gender and queerness.
34 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Episode 5: Actually I’m Korean - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents
Sue left Korea with one life in mind but ended up with something very different. Mum and daughter Bokyong talk divorce, starting over, and why rural towns can be kinder to immigrants than the city.
32 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
Episode 4: It Was Clearly a Joke - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents
Aliyaan, 13, and his mum Masooma are Pakistani Muslims living in East Tāmaki. They discuss being a migrant kid, the March 15 terrorist attack and how their lives have and haven’t changed.
44 minutes | Dec 15, 2019
Episode 3: Argumentative is an English Concept - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents
Francisco and Vibeke are parents to teenagers who regularly switch between Argentinian/Dutch cultures. They talk about why coming from different countries means navigating more than just language.
43 minutes | Dec 8, 2019
Episode 2: Really Nice Potato Sacks - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents
Joseph and Grace Trinidad talk about making their “own little Philippines” in the Hawke’s Bay, why Filipinos love competition, and what it means to be both queer and Catholic in 2019.
45 minutes | Dec 1, 2019
Episode 1: A Dress and a Cardigan for Mele - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents
In Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, Tongan grandmother Liliani and her daughter Kesaia find that even though they talk every day on the phone (and have for 17 years), they have more in common than they thought.
1 minutes | Nov 17, 2019
Trailer: Introducing Conversations With My Immigrant Parents - Listen Now on RNZ.co.nz
Immigrant whanau across Aotearoa have frank conversations covering love, ancestry, home, food, expectation, and acceptance.
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