59 episodes

1stGens is a podcast about first-generation Americans and filling in the blanks beside the hyphen. Get to know co-hosts, Perrine and Skye, as they share their experiences as Liberian-Americans, while always correlating topics back to 1stGens from other countries. Being American isn't always so black and white.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

1stGens is a podcast about first-generation Americans and filling in the blanks beside the hyphen. Get to know co-hosts, Perrine and Skye, as they share their experiences as Liberian-Americans, while always correlating topics back to 1stGens from other countries. Being American isn't always so black and white.

    New Podcast: The Quarantine Couch!

    New Podcast: The Quarantine Couch!

    The Quarantine Couch is a new podcast by 1stGens Creator Perrine DeShield. The show is co-hosted with Will Jenkins (Perrine's real life boyfriend) and is made for everyone coping with Covid-19.

    Episodes will feature the couple’s real-life friends of various industries to share survival tips and creative ideas as we're quarantine.

    This new podcast is to inspire creators, send laughs to the cynics, acknowledge the do-gooders and simply encourage humanity. All from the safety of our couch. We hope you take a listen and share from yours.

    Listen and stay tuned for new episodes here: https://anchor.fm/quarantinecouch

    Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound. Song: "Part of the Game" by Velveteen

    • 1 min
    S2: E13.5 | FULL Latinx Roundtable

    S2: E13.5 | FULL Latinx Roundtable

    **FULL, COMPLETE 65 minute episode!**

    Meet our Latinx Roundtable: Yosh (Puerto-Rican & Nicaraguan), Christian (Mexican), Naisla (Colombian) and Martin (Cuban & Salvadoran)!

    This episode dives deep into what it means to be a Latinx person in America, breaks down colorism within the community, defines what it means to be Afro-Latina and so much more!

    For extra content, check out our website: www.1stgenspodcast.com


    Full musical composition by Nick Stubblefield: www.nickstuffblefield.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    S3:E14 | The Bachata and The Milly Rock

    S3:E14 | The Bachata and The Milly Rock

    In our Season Three finale episode, meet the wonderful media mogul and talk show host, Ohavia Phillips (Afro-Latina)!

    Perrine and Skye discuss a brief history of America's Next Top Model (sometimes in relation to colorism), share the impact of famous Afro-Latin people and have a MILLION laughs.

    Ohavia shares how her family's move from Brooklyn to the South impacted her perspective on beauty and colorism and gives insight on how taking a huge leap of faith changed her career path for the better.

    Follow Ohavia: @ohaviaphillips

    Make sure to follow us on social media: @1stGens

    For extra content, check out our website: www.1stgenspodcast.com

    Full musical composition by Nick Stubblefield: www.nickstuffblefield.com

    • 49 min
    S3: E13 | Latinx Roundtable

    S3: E13 | Latinx Roundtable

    *FULL EPISODE*

    Meet our Latinx Roundtable: Yosh (Puerto-Rican & Nicaraguan), Christian (Mexican), Naisla (Colombian) and Martin (Cuban & Salvadoran)!

    This episode dives deep into what it means to be a Latinx person in America, breaks down colorism within the community, defines what it means to be Afro-Latina and so much more! 

    For extra content, check out our website: www.1stgenspodcast.com

    Full musical composition by Nick Stubblefield: www.nickstuffblefield.com

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Hot Seat

    The Hot Seat

    In this bonus episode, hear from the brave souls who participated in our FIRST EVER live activation: The Hot Spot! 

    We got spicy and took over BLKMRKT CLT. In our Hot Spot, attendees of the World Lit StreetFood Festival stopped by to sit in our Hot Seat where they tried a variety of peppers and spices from all around the world.

    Hear how hot it got and share a few laughs.

    Make sure to follow us on social media: @1stGens

    Check out World Lit on Instagram: @world_lit

    For extra content, check out our website: www.1stgenspodcast.com

    Musical composition by Nick Stubblefield: www.nickstuffblefield.com

    Featured song: ES Melting-Cushing

    • 30 min
    Bonus Episode: World Lit Expands Charlotte's Culture

    Bonus Episode: World Lit Expands Charlotte's Culture

    In this bonus episode, meet the wonderful creator of World Lit and Bull City native, Brandi. In a few quick years, Brandi took an Instagram page that promoted cultural experiences and turned it into Charlotte's first-ever street food festival.

    Brandi sits down to talk with Perrine in a fun (and explosive) interview about everything ranging from being a culture junkie to the importance of celebrating underrepresented communities in the south.

    Make sure to follow us on social media: @1stGens

    Check out World Lit on Instagram: @world_lit

    For extra content, check out our website: www.1stgenspodcast.com

    Full musical composition by Nick Stubblefield: www.nickstuffblefield.com

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

BestSmileGSO ,

LIB Girls Rock!

These ladies make me so proud to be African-American! I realized through their podcast, that most 1stGens in America can relate with the same struggle of trying to not loose our family traditions but also trying to create our own!

Aj from Belk ,

Love the podcast!

I really enjoyed the podcast because it’s informal and funny. I love how animated both Perrine and Skye are as well!

KobeCampbell ,

Low-key wish this was a T.V. Show 😭😭

These two are magic. Every episode feels like brunch with the girls. It gets real, then funny, then real again. My routine self-care isn't complete without joining a squad of fellow 1st Gens.

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