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38 minutes | 2 days ago
“We Are all Guests to Another Culture"
Today's guest, Irisa Xiong, founder of Innermade and a yoga practitioner, sees mindfulness and self-created potential as powerful paths to healing and growth. Much of her philosophy comes from her family and Eastern traditions and remedies. She is every bit creative and driven. She is someone who offers incredible attention and renewed views to how we take care of our bodies and what agency we have as individuals. This episode is sponsored by Baxtor Glasses. Click on the link below to get a special discount. https://baxterblueglasses.pxf.io/c/254496 Producer & Host: Saadia Khan Associate Producer: Kylee Roberts Content writer: Sarah Doh/Saadia Khan Editor: Tom Whelan You can follow us on Twitter @immigrantly_pod & IG @immigrantlypod
34 minutes | 9 days ago
Equal Hope for the Future
Sweta Chakraborty is a renowned scientist, consultant, communicator, and activist. She has appeared on MSNBC, CBS, spoken at TedTalks, runs her own podcast and works full-time as a consultant to public and private organizations on risk management. This episode is sponsored by Baxtor Glasses. Click on the to get a special discount. Producer & Host: Saadia Khan Associate Producer: Kylee Roberts Content writer: Yudi Liu/Saadia Khan Editor: Tom Whelan You can follow us on Twitter @immigrantly_pod & IG @immigrantlypod
36 minutes | 16 days ago
Making Hollywood More Diverse
Serena Rasoul is a writer, actress, and founder of Muslim American Casting, who, in their own words, are “creating spaces and adding new faces.” Serena has made appearances on House of Cards, Veep, and America’s Hidden Stories. I got to pick her brain on what makes representation truly authentic. This episode is sponsored by Baxtor Glasses. Click on the link below to get a special discount. https://baxterblueglasses.pxf.io/c/254496 Producer & Host: Saadia Khan Associate Producer: Kylee Roberts Content writer: Sarah Doh/Saadia Khan Editor: Tom Whelan You can follow us on Twitter @immigrantly_pod & IG @immigrantlypod
33 minutes | 23 days ago
British, Newlywed & Detained
Craig Doble is British. He moved to the U.S. in 2015, fell in love with his wife, a U.S. citizen, and started to settle down. However, he mistakenly didn’t fill out a page in his visa renewal application, which led to his arrest by ICE. What ensued was a series of crazy events. Some of these include being listed as the wrong race twice, accidentally opening up an investigation against a cook who was having sex with a detainee and a judge who decided that Craig would be deported before the trial even happened. Producer & Host: Saadia Khan Associate Producer: Kylee Roberts/Sarah Doh Content writer: Sarah Doh/Saadia Khan Editor: Tom Whelan
37 minutes | a month ago
Don't Have a Seat at the Table? Build Your Own Table
Diya Khanna is the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager at Amazon in Seattle. Diya has a Bachelors in Journalism & a Masters of Education in Anti-Racist curriculum. She is truly a global citizen and has lived and worked in Canada, the US, Singapore, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, & Japan. We spoke about diversity, food, and the importance of humility and empathy. Producer & Host: Saadia Khan Associate Producer: Kylee Roberts Content writer: Sarah Doh/Saadia Khan Editor: Tom Whelan You can follow us on Twitter @immigrantly_pod & IG @immigrantlypod
39 minutes | a month ago
From Cells & Microbes to Cookies & Masala
Nik Sharma is a renowned food writer, recipe developer, and photographer with Bombay roots and currently resides in LA. His entry into the food scene was his hit blog, A Brown Table. Since then, he has published two bestselling cookbooks, including The Flavor Equation, just this past October. Nik writes for San Francisco Chronicle, Serious Eats, and Food and Wine Magazine as their food columnist. Basically, he does and cooks it all. Producer & Host: Saadia Khan. Content writer: Yudi Liu Editor: Tom Whelan Follow us on Twitter @immigrantly_pod & IG @immigrantlypod
44 minutes | 2 months ago
Accent Bias and the Myth of Comprehensibility
Our guest today is sure to bring an expansive perspective on the topic of accent bias. Professor Rahul Chakraborty is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who teaches at California State University, Fullerton, in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. As a linguist, his research has been featured in many scholarly journals, much of which has focused on accent bias's social implications. Producer & Host: Saadia Khan. Content writer: Sarah Doh/Saadia Khan Editor: Tom Whelan You can follow us on Twitter @immigrantly_pod & IG @immigrantlypod
47 minutes | 2 months ago
The Invisible Issue: Understanding Statelessness
Sharing today, we have Karina Ambartsoumian-Clough and Ekaterina, an alias used by our guest to protect her identity. What about their situation is so unique, you may ask. Well, Karina and Ekaterina have one crucial thing in common - that is their stateless status. Karina has a birth certificate with Odesa as the birthplace, a port once under the USSR. Ekaterina immigrated to the U.S. on a Soviet password. This interview was undoubtedly a teaching moment, and I’m in awe of Karina and Ekaterina’s bravery. It’s stories like these that keep me going, and I hope it touches you, wherever you are, in a way that calls you to be gracious and cognizant.
61 minutes | 2 months ago
"My Art is Not Performing My Identity"
Shazia Sikander is a self-proclaimed citizen of the world. She is a world-renowned multidisciplinary artist whose career spans over three decades. Her work offers a more inclusive way that addresses geopolitical borders' arbitrariness & radically disrupts assumptions around national, political, & historical boundaries. The episode is sponsored by Indiana University's Muslim Voices Project & Away Travel Producer & Host: Saadia Khan. Content writer: Sarah Doh Editor: Tom Whelan Follow us on Twitter @immigrantly_pod & IG @immigrantlypod
49 minutes | 2 months ago
"Poking Holes in the Prevailing Ideas"
Tanvi Misra is a multimedia journalist primarily focused on immigration. Her work has been featured at The Fuller Project, Bloomberg CityLab, CQ Roll Call, The Atlantic, NPR, and BBC. We had the chance to dig deep into the narratives on migration within American political discourse and touch upon how immigrant communities make sense of their layered identity. Producer & Host: Saadia Khan. Content writer: Sarah Doh/Saadia Khan. Editor: Tom Whelan. Music: Evan Ray Suzuki You can follow us on Twitter @Immigrantly_pod & Instagram @immigrantlypod
39 minutes | 3 months ago
Vday Special: Dating Identity
Dating is complicated. But what role does identity play in it? We sat down with Andrew and Ayesha to hear their experiences navigating the dating scene while balancing racial perceptions and cultural/religious expectations. The conversation is humorous, engaging, and informative. Sit back, relax, and prepare to laugh. Producer & Host: Saadia Khan. Content writer/Associate Producer/Co-host: Sarah Doh Editor: Tom Whelan
42 minutes | 3 months ago
"I Am Always Enough Just Being"
Sahaj Kohli is the brains and energy behind Brown Girl Therapy, a mental health platform that is the first and largest of its kind. What started as a passion project turned into a worldwide community for first and second-generation immigrants who seek a space to understand and affirm their emotional and mental experiences. Producer & Host: Saadia Khan. Content writer: Yudi Liu/Saadia Khan Editor: Tom Whelan Music: Evan Ray Suzuki You can follow us on Twitter @immigrantly_pod & IG @immigrantlypod
41 minutes | 3 months ago
"What Would Hafez Say?"
Nilo Tabrizy is a video journalist for the New York Times. Before that, she produced for Vice News and wrote for Al Jazeera. From an interview with Iran’s Foreign Minister on the Nuclear Deal to reporting on family separation at the border, Nilo lends ordinary faces to crucial voices. Nilo’s episodes mindfully expose stories. Although she covers politics and developments within the U.S, she applies a careful eye to lesser-known details with visual engagement outside the US borders. Producer & Host: Saadia Khan. Content writer: Yudi Liu/Saadia Khan. Editor: Tom Whelan. Music: Evan Ray Suzuki You can follow us on Twitter @Immigrantly_pod & on Instagram @immigrantlypod
49 minutes | 3 months ago
Sabreet Kang Rajeev is the author of the bestselling memoir, She is a second-generation Indian American. Sabreet is also a full-time social science researcher and is currently completing her doctorate at the University of Baltimore. We spoke about the American dream myth, classism within the South Asian community & the erasure of the blue-collar working class immigrant identity.
49 minutes | 4 months ago
The Psychology of Power: Trump, the Public, & Media Reluctance
Brandy X Lee is the President of the World Mental Health Coalition and a psychiatrist with Yale University. She has written Op-eds for outlets like the New York Times, the Independent, and Politico. Bandy's NYT Best Selling book "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump" describes the dangers that Donald Trump's mental health poses to the nation & individual well-being. We spoke about President Trump's pathology, racism as a mental health issue & violence within the prison system.
61 minutes | 4 months ago
"Brown Folks with Silly Names"
Wajahat Ali is a Pakistani American journalist, author, public speaker, parent & someone who chooses change over disillusionment; his socio-political commentary is every bit biting and hopeful. We spoke about his Muslim identity, the controversy surrounding his OpEd for The Atlantic, "A Muslim Among Israeli Settlers," & his idea of perception vs. reality.
46 minutes | 4 months ago
Queer and Trans Migration: Narrative Activism and the Politics of Likability.
Season 9 launches with our interview with two fantastic guests. Eithne Luibheid & Karma Chavez are the editors of "Queer and Trans Migration: Dynamics of illegalization, Detention, and Deportation," a thought-provoking collection of the personal narratives of queer and trans migrants as well as activists. The interview covers a vast array of issues, including the intersectionality of migration and sexuality, mental health & current heteronormative power structures.
3 minutes | 4 months ago
Season 9 Trailer
With a new Season, Immigrantly is making a promise: we’re going to continue to shine a light on the nuances of this human experience. This time, we're not holding back. We spoke with a wide range of guests including, journalist Wajahat Ali (NYT, The Atlantic,) professors Eithne Luibheid, Karma Chavez, and psychiatrist Bandy X Lee. Our conversations will continue to push boundaries that address the aspects of the immigrant identity beyond politics. This season, we’re bringing a special emphasis on mental health, especially for communities where it's still considered a “taboo” subject. Stay tuned! New episode every Tuesday.
26 minutes | 4 months ago
Immigrantly does an anecdotal dive on Christmas from the perspective of the American immigrant. Sit down with us as we hear three different perspectives on this holiday that holds one of the prime seats as a staple of American culture. Producer & Host Saadia Khan Associate Producer & Content writer Sarah Doh Editor Tom Whelan
46 minutes | 5 months ago
"You Always Have to Stand Up for Yourself"
Our today's guest is Moumita Ahmed. She is a movement organizer, community activist, civic leader, & a candidate for the New York City Council, District 24. Moumita’s campaign is built around ensuring that working families don’t have to make sacrifices to afford things like education, healthcare, and a home. We spoke about a host of issues, including climate change, the NY housing crisis, optimism in the midst of all the chaos, and why recycling may not be as effective as we think.
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