10 episodes

Immigrant whānau across Aotearoa have frank conversations covering love, ancestry, home, food, expectation, and acceptance. Made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund.

RNZ: Conversations With My Immigrant Parents Radio New Zealand

    • Society & Culture

Immigrant whānau across Aotearoa have frank conversations covering love, ancestry, home, food, expectation, and acceptance. Made possible by the RNZ/NZ On Air Innovation Fund.

    Episode 9: We Can’t Speak the Same Language - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents

    Episode 9: We Can’t Speak the Same Language - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents

    In this “bonus” episode of the podcast no one asked for, co-producers and hosts Saraid and Julie talk to their own mums, who hail from Sri Lanka and China respectively.

    • 1 hr
    Episode 8: Nothing Other than Beauty and Hope - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents

    Episode 8: Nothing Other than Beauty and Hope - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents

    The Muzondiwa family left Zimbabwe at a time when it was difficult to buy even bread.  They talk colonisation in Africa and Aotearoa, and whether finding a “true” cultural identity is possible.

    • 41 min
    Episode 7: Sucking on Chicken Feet - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents

    Episode 7: Sucking on Chicken Feet - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents

    Ty Meng’s parents escaped the Cambodian genocide and went on to raise five children in Lower Hutt.  Three generations of the Meng family consider how their family’s history lingers in the present.

    • 42 min
    Episode 6: The Best Street in Birkdale - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents

    Episode 6: The Best Street in Birkdale - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents

    The Solomons thought leaving South Africa meant leaving entrenched white supremacy.  They discuss how much of this they still found in NZ, and what they are learning about gender and queerness.

    • 41 min
    Episode 5: Actually I’m Korean - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents

    Episode 5: Actually I’m Korean - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents

    Sue left Korea with one life in mind but ended up with something very different.  Mum and daughter Bokyong talk divorce, starting over, and why rural towns can be kinder to immigrants than the city.

    • 34 min
    Episode 4: It Was Clearly a Joke - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents

    Episode 4: It Was Clearly a Joke - Conversations With My Immigrant Parents

    Aliyaan, 13, and his mum Masooma are Pakistani Muslims living in East Tāmaki. They discuss being a migrant kid, the March 15 terrorist attack and how their lives have and haven’t changed.

    • 31 min

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