8 episodes

We hear a lot about refugees & asylum seekers, but not often do we hear from the people themselves. In My County shares the stories of six Aussies who came to Australia as refugees or asylum seekers. Stories of identity, religion, sexuality, the arts, parenting, culture, meaning, purpose, & the many places we call home.

In My Country That's Not Canon Productions with Cooped Up Productions

    • Documentary
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

We hear a lot about refugees & asylum seekers, but not often do we hear from the people themselves. In My County shares the stories of six Aussies who came to Australia as refugees or asylum seekers. Stories of identity, religion, sexuality, the arts, parenting, culture, meaning, purpose, & the many places we call home.

    Liliana

    Liliana

    In the final episode of the season, Adam talks to Liliana Maria, the daughter of Marcela Cornejo who was featured in our last episode. 
     
    Liliana reflects on the journey of a refugee from the perspective of a child. She talks about being caught between countries and identities, about the journey towards finding meaning, and about the power of story. 
     
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    Sound is mixed by David Gaylard. 
     
    All music is from the Free Music Archive. Full song details on our website at inmycountrypodcast.com/2020/08/20/liliana/ 
     
    Our logo and graphic design is by Mo Zaidan https://www.behance.net/moezaidan 
     
    We have also been helped and supported by a generous and talented community of people.  For a full list of credits visit inmycountrypodcast.com/credits/ 
     
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    • 37 min
    Marcela

    Marcela

    We’d be impressed if you’ve ever met a woman gutsier than Marcela Cornejo, from Chile. 
     
    In our fifth episode, Pia talks to Marcela about her activism against Chile’s dictatorship in the 1980s; how she fought for the rights of political prisoners in her country; and about the sadness and loss she still carries from having to leave her country behind. 
     
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    Sound is mixed by David Gaylard. 
     
    All music is from the Free Music Archive. Full song details on our website at inmycountrypodcast.com/2020/08/13/marcela/ 
     
    Our logo and graphic design is by Mo Zaidan https://www.behance.net/moezaidan 
     
    We have also been helped and supported by a generous and talented community of people.  For a full list of credits visit inmycountrypodcast.com/credits/ 
     
    Join the conversation: 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Tenzin

    Tenzin

    Adam talks to self-described accidental activist Tenzin Choegyal in episode 4. Accidental activist is an incredibly humble description for a man who has done so much in his life to give voice to the story of Tibetans in exile. 
     
    Tenzin was born in Tibet, but only lived there for the first few years of his life. His journey has taken him to Nepal, India, Australia, and all over the world. Tenzin is a passionate musician who has created his own style of music, which has led him to play some of world’s biggest stages and to collaborate with other artists at the top of his field. And it is through his music that he advocates for his people. 
     
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    Sound is mixed by David Gaylard. 
     
    All music is from the Free Music Archive. Full song details on are on Tenzin's page on our website at inmycountrypodcast.com/2020/08/06/tenzin/ 
     
    Our logo and graphic design is by Mo Zaidan https://www.behance.net/moezaidan 
     
    We have also been helped and supported by a generous and talented community of people.  For a full list of credits visit inmycountrypodcast.com/credits/ 
     
    You can learn more about Tenzin's life and music at his website http://www.tenzinchoegyal.com/ and on his episode page on our website. 
     
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    • 46 min
    Iago: Part Two

    Iago: Part Two

    Adam chats with Iago in our third episode.  Please note, Iago's episode has been divided into two parts. This is part two. Please make sure to listen to part one first to hear his full story. 
     
    Iago was born in Iraq and spent his adolescent years in Saudi Arabia. Despite intense pressure to conform, Iago has strived to express himself, his true self, his whole life. He has faced obstacles that would have pushed others over the edge. Instead, he has turned to the arts, and his extraordinary resourcefulness, to create a different life. 
     
    Note that Iago's story deals with some heavy topics and contains course language. If you or anyone you know needs help or this episode brings up something for you, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or a range of other services outlined at inmycountrypodcast.com/2020/07/30/iago/ 
     
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    Sound is mixed by David Gaylard. 
     
    All music is from the Free Music Archive. Full song details on our website at inmycountrypodcast.com/2020/07/30/iago/ 
     
    Our logo and graphic design is by Mo Zaidan https://www.behance.net/moezaidan 
     
    We have also been helped and supported by a generous and talented community of people.  For a full list of credits visit inmycountrypodcast.com/credits/ 
     
    Join the conversation: 
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    • 33 min
    Iago: Part One

    Iago: Part One

    Adam chats with Iago in our third episode.  Please note, Iago's episode has been divided into two parts. This is part one.  
     
    Iago was born in Iraq and spent his adolescent years in Saudi Arabia. Despite intense pressure to conform, Iago has strived to express himself, his true self, his whole life. He has faced obstacles that would have pushed others over the edge. Instead, he has turned to the arts, and his extraordinary resourcefulness, to create a different life. 
     
    Note that Iago's story deals with some heavy topics and contains course language. If you or anyone you know needs help or this episode brings up something for you, you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or a range of other services outlined at inmycountrypodcast.com/2020/07/30/iago/ 
     
    . . .  
     
    Sound is mixed by David Gaylard. 
     
    All music is from the Free Music Archive. Full song details on our website at inmycountrypodcast.com/2020/07/30/iago/ 
     
    Our logo and graphic design is by Mo Zaidan https://www.behance.net/moezaidan 
     
    We have also been helped and supported by a generous and talented community of people.  For a full list of credits visit inmycountrypodcast.com/credits/ 
     
    Join the conversation: 
    Facebook.com/InMyCountryPodcast  Instagram: @inmycountrypodcast  Subscribe to our mailing list at http://eepurl.com/g6-YTz
     
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    • 31 min
    Faisa

    Faisa

    Join Pia's conversation with Faisa Adan in our second episode.  
     
    Faisa is a person who wears many hats: community worker, entrepreneur, muslim, and woman of big ideas. The first half of Faisa’s childhood was lived out to the backdrop of the Somali Civil War. The second half was spent in Kakuma, one of the world’s largest refugee camps.  
     
    Pia talks with Faisa about some of the experiences of family life in these settings; childhood stories that feel distant, but also strangely familiar. And about how she's been able to bring pieces of her past into her future in Australia.  
     
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    Sound is mixed by David Gaylard. 
     
    All music is from the Free Music Archive. Full song details on our website at inmycountrypodcast.com/2020/07/23/faisa/ 
     
    Our logo and graphic design is by Mo Zaidan https://www.behance.net/moezaidan 
     
    We have also been helped and supported by a generous and talented community of people.  For a full list of credits visit inmycountrypodcast.com/credits/ 
     
    Join the conversation: 
    Facebook.com/InMyCountryPodcast  Instagram: @inmycountrypodcast  Subscribe to our mailing list at http://eepurl.com/g6-YTz
     
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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Mere Mortals Media ,

Cool Stories & Great Format

The format of the podcast allows the guests to fully explain their personal journey with minimal input from the hosts. Particularly enjoyed Tenzin's story and his music.

Zane C Weber ,

Truely amazing work!

This is a touching and empowering podcast. Great work from all involved!

TheCaretakersCabin ,

Incredible personal stories

Well worth subscribing to. Interviewees are given real space to speak and be heard. Am so happy to have found this and really look forward to hearing more.

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