13 episodes

‘Why America?’ finds out why so many immigrants choose to come to the USA. Join internationally recognized immigration expert Dr Tim Kane, as he meets the best and brightest of America's new arrivals. Immigration has developed a bad reputation in the USA. Whether it's down to rumours, fear-mongering, or identity politics, the truth has been obscured behind decades of misinformation. Tim seeks to change that and highlight the incredible bravery, talent and value that immigrants contribute across a wide spectrum of sectors, states and fields.

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‘Why America?’ finds out why so many immigrants choose to come to the USA. Join internationally recognized immigration expert Dr Tim Kane, as he meets the best and brightest of America's new arrivals. Immigration has developed a bad reputation in the USA. Whether it's down to rumours, fear-mongering, or identity politics, the truth has been obscured behind decades of misinformation. Tim seeks to change that and highlight the incredible bravery, talent and value that immigrants contribute across a wide spectrum of sectors, states and fields.

    #12 Vivek Wadhwa: The Greatest Country In The World

    #12 Vivek Wadhwa: The Greatest Country In The World

    In this episode, Tim Kane chats to American technology entrepreneur and academic, Vivek Wadhwa. After living in the US as a child, Vivek says he was determined to move back to what he calls “the greatest country in the world”. Vivek has founded numerous successful tech companies, is the author of several books and has lectured at some of the top Universities in America. Now, he says he’s on a mission to cure cancer. This episode isn’t short of controversy as Vivek shares his thoughts on how America could do better at keeping skilled immigrants.


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    • 47 min
    #11 Ilya Somin: Voting With Your Feet

    #11 Ilya Somin: Voting With Your Feet

    Ilya Somin, law professor at George Mason University, joins Tim Kane to talk about his book Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom, which is about to be updated and republished. In this interview he explains why foot voting is more powerful than heading to the ballot box, and outlines the many benefits. As well as writing about immigration, Ilya is an immigrant himself, and in this conversation explains why he and his parents left the Soviet Union.


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    • 53 min
    #10 Parag Khanna: A changing world

    #10 Parag Khanna: A changing world

    Join Tim Kane and his special guest, Parag Khanna, one of the world’s best known political thinkers and activists on how the changes impacting work, war, and laws are also transforming where and how people are living. Why do immigrants move? Are we facing the biggest migration of all time? And is that a bad thing? Listen to find out more.


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    #9 Masih Alinejad: Escaping Terror For Freedom

    #9 Masih Alinejad: Escaping Terror For Freedom

    Masih Alinejad, the globally famous feminist and human rights activist, joins Tim Kane to discuss her journey to the US after having to escape Iran. In this powerful interview, she discusses the harrowing experiences her family faced until a religious dictatorship where even leaving the house with her hair uncovered was illegal, and how it felt to live free from theocratic laws for the first time.


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    • 47 min
    #8 Roya Hakakian: Falling In Love With America

    #8 Roya Hakakian: Falling In Love With America

    Roya Hakakian grew up in the oppressive shadows of totalitarianism in Iran, a Jewish teenager navigating her identity in a world with strict ideas about who she should be. Arriving in the US, she came to love the freedoms, opportunities, and hopes of her new home, becoming one of America's greatest poets, human rights activists, and public speakers, being awarded with the Guggenheim Prize and appearing in the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Join her as she discusses her profoundly moving new book, A Beginners Guide To America, with Tim Kane.


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    • 53 min
    #7 David Henderson: The Immigrant Who Worked For Reagan

    #7 David Henderson: The Immigrant Who Worked For Reagan

    Economist and author David R. Henderson moved to the United States in 1972 and became a U.S. citizen in 1986, serving on President Ronald Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers, becoming one of the world's foremost economic experts and professors across his extensive career. In this episode, he discusses immigration, the draw of the USA, and what it was like serving as an immigrant under Reagan.


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    • 55 min

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Menya Saeed ,

Really interesting

Can't wait to hear the first episode!