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Culture and family heritage isn’t all sunshine and roses but it can fill you up, give you pleasure, and take you back while inspiring you forward. Hosted by Anika Chabra, join us for rich stories of the past, woven with hopes for the future. We’re on a journey to rediscover our cultures and ensure they live on for future generations. We hope to inspire you to do the same. If you'd like to share a story, you can reach us at @rootandseedco on social. Visit us at www.rootandseed.com where we continue to share our journey of discovery, reflection, and celebration in our blog.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Culture and family heritage isn’t all sunshine and roses but it can fill you up, give you pleasure, and take you back while inspiring you forward. Hosted by Anika Chabra, join us for rich stories of the past, woven with hopes for the future. We’re on a journey to rediscover our cultures and ensure they live on for future generations. We hope to inspire you to do the same. If you'd like to share a story, you can reach us at @rootandseedco on social. Visit us at www.rootandseed.com where we continue to share our journey of discovery, reflection, and celebration in our blog.

    Season 2 Episode 2 "It's on the list"

    Season 2 Episode 2 "It's on the list"

    Sophia and Saphina are two 2nd generation individuals from families of diverse backgrounds.  While their stories are unique and varied, if there is a common theme outside the relatability of their individual narratives, it would be the idea of choice.  Sophia’s intention is very clear and present and she wishes for her family to experience a connection to her religion, just like she did. Saphina credits her Canadian experience as an individual of mixed descent as providing her the choice on what to bring forward to herself, her family and her young children.   In both cases we hear gratitude and appreciation for the availability and access of choice in their daily actions, words and lives and for that, we too are grateful!

    Visit rootandseed.com to see the show transcript, read more quotes from our conversation with Sophia and Saphina. If you’d like to tell us your story, or chat about your thoughts on culture, family, and heritage, we always love to chat. Find us on social @rootandseedco and subscribe for our newsletter to never miss a Root & Seed moment.

    • 15 min
    Season 2 Episode 1 "You just can't put that in a recipe book"

    Season 2 Episode 1 "You just can't put that in a recipe book"

    Alex is back!  Because we love a good bookend in storytelling, our Season One finale guest returns to tell a different side of his story and journey...this time as a father.

    You might remember Alex as being direct and honest about his reclamation of his Korean culture. In this episode, while we see the softer side of Alex, his intention to honour his culture is done with the same commitment level that we are used to from Alex - ALL IN.   We also hear how he is embracing the concept of individualized cooking techniques from generations before, leaving us with the truth and aptly-named-episode-title of "You just can't put that in a recipe book".

    Visit rootandseed.com to see the show transcript, read more quotes from our conversation with Alex. If you’d like to tell us your story, or chat about your thoughts on culture, family, and heritage, we always love to chat. Find us on social @rootandseedco and subscribe for our newsletter to never miss a Root & Seed moment.

    • 12 min
    Season 2 Trailer: Launching Nov 18, 2021

    Season 2 Trailer: Launching Nov 18, 2021

    Get ready for season 2 of The Root & Seed podcast launching November 18th. We are so excited. In season 1 we spoke to some incredible humans with a diverse set of cultural influences and they spoke about when, how and why they set out to claim their backgrounds as part of their identities.  Season 2 will not disappoint. We have one return guest (can you guess :)?) plus 6 more incredible humans and stories to share.

    Welcome to Root & Seed, a new podcast about tradition seekers who are exploring, defining, and celebrating their family and cultural identities. Join us every Thursday as we release more rich stories of the past woven with hopes for the future.

    • 1 min
    Episode 6 "From 'Hang a Larry' to a reverse judo move"

    Episode 6 "From 'Hang a Larry' to a reverse judo move"

    Racism, rejection and assimilation has been a part of the visible minority experience since migration began. Our season finale guest Alex, shares his experience of how life and societal events have shaped the reclamation of his culture. The contrast of his outlook and attitude towards his Korean culture from when he was a child to now is fascinating. Alex doesn't do anything half-way and isn't afraid to tell it like it is. He leaves listeners with the invitation to truly lean into their cultures and own them. Heads up : if you are listening with children, you might want to keep your "earmuffs" handy for language.

    Visit rootandseed.com to see the show transcript, read more quotes from our conversations with Alex. If you’d like to tell us your story, or chat about your thoughts on culture, family, and heritage, we always love to chat. Find us on social @rootandseedco and subscribe for our newsletter to never miss a Root & Seed moment.

    Show credits:

    Hosted by: Anika Chabra

    Brought to you by: Root & Seed

    Executive Producer: Jennifer Siripong Mandel

    Edited by: Camille Blais

    Music credit: Something 'bout July (Instrumental) by RYYZN

    https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn

    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0

    Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/-_something-bout-july

    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/OFga9pkl6RU

    • 20 min
    Episode 5 "A lot of conversation happens in between"

    Episode 5 "A lot of conversation happens in between"

    Circumstance and desire are two compelling reasons for really understanding one’s family traditions, culture and stories. Often, a level of curiosity can compel one to dig deeper, but sometimes the drive is out of need or loss.  Both Sara and Kathy share their experience with learning from older generations in their lives.  Their awareness of what they want to take forward is done with respect and gratitude for those who’ve come before them and with a congruence with their values today.  Be sure to listen right to the end when Root & Seed announces a special launch and opportunity.

    Visit rootandseed.com to see the show transcript, read more quotes from our conversations with Sara and Kathy. And if you’d like to view Kathy’s photo-documentary please visit her on Instagram @the_kathylee. If you’d like to tell us your story, or chat about your thoughts on culture, family, and heritage, we always love to chat. Find us on social @rootandseedco and subscribe to our newsletter to never miss a Root & Seed moment.

    Show credits:

    Hosted by: Anika Chabra

    Brought to you by: Root & Seed

    Executive Producer: Jennifer Siripong Mandel

    Edited by: Camille Blais

    Music credit: Something 'bout July (Instrumental) by RYYZN

    https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn

    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0

    Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/-_something-bout-july

    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/OFga9pkl6RU

    • 17 min
    Episode 4 "It felt like we were going on a trip!"

    Episode 4 "It felt like we were going on a trip!"

    The stories of immigrants are as varied as their countries of origin, the life stage when their journeys occur and who they immigrate with. We learned from our conversations with Lakshita and Paula that their connection to their home countries and cultures remain strong and vibrant despite the difference in their journeys. And we get to hear about how they keep that connection alive, on their terms, with their answers to our question “What’s in your culture box?”

    Visit rootandseed.com to see the show transcript, read more quotes from our conversations with Lakshita and Paula, or continue the conversation about the immigrant story. If you’d like to tell us your story, or chat about your thoughts on culture, family, and heritage, we always love to chat. Find us on social @rootandseedco and subscribe for our newsletter to never miss a Root & Seed moment.

    Show credits:

    Hosted by: Anika Chabra

    Brought to you by: Root & Seed

    Executive Producer: Jennifer Siripong Mandel

    Edited by: Camille Blais

    Music credit: Something 'bout July (Instrumental) by RYYZN

    https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn

    Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0

    Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/-_something-bout-july

    Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/OFga9pkl6RU

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Sdd04 ,

Beautiful podcast

What a lovely podcast exploring traditions and how this looks from so many different lenses. Can’t wait for more episodes to come!

Duke MTO ,

GREAT!!!!!!

What a refreshing and wonderful podcast. So happy I found it!!

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