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A podcast series about immigration. All episodes were researched, written, recorded, and produced by the 8th grade students at St. Mary's School, an IB World School in Orange County, California.

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A podcast series about immigration. All episodes were researched, written, recorded, and produced by the 8th grade students at St. Mary's School, an IB World School in Orange County, California.

    The South African Brain Drain

    The South African Brain Drain

    In this episode of Falconcast, Marcus, Kian, and Sutton discuss South African emigration. They look into migrants' origin, destination, visas, migration reasons, and the effect of migrations. We will hear from a South Africa-US migrant. Sources include Human Rights Watch, New World Immigration, Wikipedia, Eldis, The Moguldom Nation, and BusinessTech.

    • 9 min
    From the Greek Civil War to the Land of Opportunity

    From the Greek Civil War to the Land of Opportunity

    In this episode of Falconcast, hosts Eston and Christian talk about the Greek Civil War with much insight from their esteemed guest and grandfather of Eston, Dr. James Kallins. Dr. Kallins fought in this war and then immigrated to America. While Eston and Christian discuss Dr. Kallins’ experiences, they dive into what it really means to be an American and live in such a land of opportunity.

    • 11 min
    The Collapse of Venezuela

    The Collapse of Venezuela

    In this episode of Falconcast, Gabby, Rachel, and Charlotte discuss emigration from Venezuela to the United States as well as interview three generations of a Venezuelan family. This episode will give background information on the history of Venezuela and how it politically and economically crumbled to the society it is today. Sources include LA Times, CBS News, Al Jazeera, as well as Gabby's mom, Flavia, another Venezuelan immigrant. 

    • 22 min
    Escaping the Holocaust

    Escaping the Holocaust

    In this episode of Falconcast we explore the immigration of European Jews during the Holocaust. We’ll lead you through the journey where you’ll learn of the history of the Third Reich and walk in the steps of Jews as the Nuremberg Laws crept over them. You will then go on Board the SS Louis and many other ships that sailed seas to be able to feel the torments of the Jews.

    • 13 min
    A Journey From Mexico

    A Journey From Mexico

    In this episode of Falconcast, Trinity, Sophia, and Natalie discuss immigration to the U.S. from Mexico. After some discussion of the topic and looking at surprising statistics, they welcome a special guest to discuss a very personal story. Sources include Pew Research, the Library of Congress, and Migration Policy Institute.

    • 12 min
    A Tale from the Iranian Revolution

    A Tale from the Iranian Revolution

    In this episode of Falconcast, we’re talking about the Iranian Revolution. We will have a special interview with Matthew’s father, who immigrated out of Iran in 1984. Sources used in this podcast: Middle Eastern Institute, Al Jazeera, Brookings, The L.A. Times, and Encyclopedia Britannica.

    • 19 min

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