5 episodes

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.

Get in touch with us via 1.5culturebrokers@gmail.com

Culture Brokers: Stories from 1.5 Generation Immigrants theculturebrokers

    • Social Sciences
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

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.

Get in touch with us via 1.5culturebrokers@gmail.com

    Nostalgia in the Time of COVID

    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.

    • 42 min
    Building Deliberate Identities

    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. 

    • 49 min
    Giving Social Cohesion a Try at the Orchestra

    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.

    • 24 min
    Q-tips vs. Cotton buds

    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.

    • 29 min
    Introduction to the Culture Brokers

    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.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Tazmandash ,

Super relatable

As a 1.5 gener myself I love listening to this podcast as it’s current, fresh and poignant.

Shahmzzy ,

Great Podcast!

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!

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