Ep-254 What's Your Heart Telling You
Immigrantly
by Saadia Khan
6M ago
  Welcome back! Today's guest, Jane Wong, is a poet, a professor, and a restaurant kid - her new book, “Meet Me Tonight in Atlantic City,” covers growing up in a Chinese-American restaurant and reckoning with her ancestral past and present. In her book, you can expect passages as specific as ‘How to fall asleep so your mom picks you up” or earlier in that same chapter, “How to lock your brother in the meat freezer.” Her poetry, which she’s published in two books, has led her to create exhibits, one based on a poem entitled “After Preparing the Altar, the Ghosts Feast Feverishly,” which co ..read more
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Ep-253 Holiday Special: Breaking Bread
Immigrantly
by Saadia Khan
7M ago
  For the final Immigrantly episode of 2023,  I decided to learn more about America’s most popular winter holiday—Christmas. Although I don’t celebrate it, this podcast is all about cross-cultural connections, regardless of our differences. And what better way to learn about a different culture than through its food?  So, join me and the Immigrantly team as we explore a few iconic American Christmas dishes, breaking bread across cultures, families, and traditions.  Join the conversation: Instagram @immigrantlypod | Twitter @immigrantly_pod | Youtube ..read more
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Ep-251-From Headlines to Chaat Dog: Pervaiz Shallwani's Flavorful Journey
Immigrantly
by Saadia Khan
7M ago
  My today’s guest, Pervaiz Shallwani- From covering intense stories like the George Floyd protests to reporting on the Brooklyn subway shooting, Pervaiz is now spicing things up in the food scene. Now, he's cooking up 'Chaat Dog'—a mashup of his Chicago background and Pakistani roots. It's not just hot dogs; it's a tasty journey blending cultures and stories. Join the conversation as Pervaiz dishes out more than news—this time, it's all about the flavor. Join the conversation: Instagram @immigrantlypod | Twitter @immigrantly_pod | Youtube @immigrantlypod&nbs ..read more
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Ep-250-The Quiet Violence of Language
Immigrantly
by Saadia Khan
8M ago
  Today’s episode explores language's power and potential harm. Words aren’t harmless and are often dangerous. Slight differences in word choice alter people’s perceptions. Minor differences can turn humans into “animals.” There’s no guest today; instead, I investigate the subtle nuances in our words through the deeply rooted history of “dog-whistling.” I hope this episode will inspire us to think more critically about any media we encounter—from newspaper headlines and political rhetoric to advertisements and TV shows.  Because words are more complex than they seem. Join the c ..read more
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Ep-249- Taboos, Sex, and Feminism with Sangeeta Pillai
Immigrantly
by Saadia Khan
8M ago
  Today's guest is the multi-award-winning podcaster and sex educator Sangeeta Pillai. Sangeeta hosts the Masala podcast that features interviews with South Asian women about taboo topics and their narratives. Sangeeta is also the founder of the South Asian feminist platform Soul Sutras. Her work extends from the world of podcasting into the Masala Monologues series, hosting writing workshops and theater shows in the U.S. and the U.K. In this episode, Sangeeta talks about her long and rich journey from what she calls a “Mumbai slum” to becoming a powerful voice in the South Asia ..read more
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Ep-248-Thanksgiving Special:Adapting Tradition
Immigrantly
by Saadia Khan
8M ago
  We bring to you our annual Thanksgiving episode with interviews with our very own Immigrantly team members on what the day looks like in their household. Some of us celebrate it, others don’t, and we grapple with what this holiday can look like as we move through a fraught political environment and acknowledge dark histories. Join the conversation: Instagram @immigrantlypod | Twitter @immigrantly_pod | Youtube @immigrantlypod | Tiktok @Immigrantlypodcast Please share the love and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts & Spotify to  ..read more
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Ep-247 Denied Entry: Navigating Identity with Atheer Yacoub
Immigrantly
by Saadia Khan
8M ago
  Atheer Yacoub is a New York-based Palestinian-Muslim comedian, writer, and podcaster. Through her unique lens, she explores the complexities of her upbringing, Palestinian identity, and gender roles. Her debut comedy album, "Denied Entry," offers a compelling glimpse into her experiences and is available on all streaming platforms. Co-creator of "Muslim Girls DTF: Discuss Their Faith" and co-host of "The No Fly List" podcast, Atheer navigates meaningful conversations by blending humor and insight. In these challenging political times, her perspective shines brightly, providing much-need ..read more
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Ep-246 Comedy, Crime, and Creative Wonders
Immigrantly
by Saadia Khan
9M ago
  Prepare for a rollercoaster of talent and intrigue as I welcome the incredibly versatile Alex Estrada to our show! As a prolific writer in TV and stand-up comedy, Alex wears many hats, including being the brilliant mind behind the Disney animated comedy Hamster and Gretel. But that's not all – he also takes on the role of a meticulous investigator in his podcast, The Estate, where he delves into the mysterious tale of his own father and a chilling murder case. Get ready to be inspired and entertained as we unravel the layers of Alex's creative journey, unveiling the essence of who he is ..read more
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Ep-245 Navigating the Military-Immigration Landscape
Immigrantly
by Saadia Khan
9M ago
  Our guest is Dr. Sofya Aptekar- As an Associate Professor of Urban Studies at the City University of New York, she uncovers society’s secrets, from gentrification in Astoria Queens to the complexities of immigration and the military. Her latest book, ‘Green Card Soldier.' unravels the fascinating complexities within the US military system, shedding light on a world often shrouded in mystery. With wit, wisdom, and a touch of humor, Dr. Aptekar and I ask the listeners to challenge perspectives and embark on an adventure of knowledge unlike any other. Join the conversation: Instagram ..read more
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Ep-244 Neighborly Bonds
Immigrantly
by Saadia Khan
9M ago
  Today, I dive deep into the intricate world of human connection and empathy with award-winning journalist and producer Andrea Smardon. In a compelling conversation, we unravel the essence of a welcoming community, challenging the very fabric of genuine human bonds versus performative gestures. Through her remarkable work on the KSL Podcasts series, 'Stranger Becomes Neighbor,' Smardon follows the lives of Afghan refugees who found themselves in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah. With a keen journalistic eye, she peels back at the layers of their struggles, triumphs, and the profound cha ..read more
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