Hosts Mana Sadeghipour and Tahseen Chowdhury explore current issues from the perspective of 1.5 generation immigrants.
Stuck between the 1st and 2nd generation, a 1.5 generation immigrant is someone who immigrates to a new country before or during adolescence. With more than one culture influencing their identity, 1.5 generationers are a unique group with a deep understanding of what it means to navigate life through a diverse lens; essentially making them culture brokers - the ones who can build bridges across our communities.
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Nostalgia in the Time of COVID
Tahseen and Mana reminisce about summer trips back home, and the privilege and/or burden of always knowing there is more than one way of doing things.
Building Deliberate Identities
Tahseen and Mana explore the unique dilemma facing 1.5 generation immigrants - to consider different cultural systems and deliberately choose which pieces will be passed onto future generations.
Giving Social Cohesion a Try at the Orchestra
Mana and Tahseen talk about entitlement as an indicator of social cohesion, and how different generations of immigrants have subjective standards for racism.
Q-tips vs. Cotton buds
Mana and Tahseen talk about the small moments that trigger the feeling of "otherness" in immigrants, and the power of language in reinstating a sense of belonging to our authentic identities.
Introduction to the Culture Brokers
In this episode, Tahseen and Mana talk about growing up as proud Canadians, coming to terms with inequities in social capital, and what it means to turn existential angst into something productive for newer generations.
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As a 1.5 gener myself I love listening to this podcast as it’s current, fresh and poignant.
Super interesting and one of its kind. Although I’m technically not a 1.5 generation-er, I still felt like a lot of the issues discussed mirrored what I face on a daily basis. Can’t wait for the next episode!