29 episodes

“A Better Life?” explores how America’s failed response to COVID-19 has reshaped immigrants’ lives and their relationship to the United States. Each episode tells a different immigrant story and examines how the crisis has challenged or changed that person’s ideas of what it means to be American.

The show also includes conversations with immigrant elders — grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles — to hear how they are coping during this time, and what they have learned over the years that can help the rest of us survive today’s challenges.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 3.7 • 56 Ratings

“A Better Life?” explores how America’s failed response to COVID-19 has reshaped immigrants’ lives and their relationship to the United States. Each episode tells a different immigrant story and examines how the crisis has challenged or changed that person’s ideas of what it means to be American.

The show also includes conversations with immigrant elders — grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles — to hear how they are coping during this time, and what they have learned over the years that can help the rest of us survive today’s challenges.

    Rosa’s Story: Undocumented and Unemployed in the Pandemic

    Rosa’s Story: Undocumented and Unemployed in the Pandemic

    Rosa — an undocumented Mexican immigrant who cleans hotel rooms in Phoenix — lost her income just a few weeks into the coronavirus pandemic. But she quickly fought back. Reporter Maritza L. Félix tells us her story.

    • 25 min
    Call Your Elders: Cooking with Philip and Niki

    Call Your Elders: Cooking with Philip and Niki

    Philip and Niki Zias are Greek immigrants living on Long Island. When they first moved to Queens in the 1960s, their home was filled with music, food, and laughter. On this Call Your Elders segment, their granddaughter Anna pays them a visit.

    • 10 min
    The Home Clock

    The Home Clock

    When New York City became the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, Brooklyn-based producer Beenish Ahmed struggled over whether to visit her parents in Ohio or stay put. Her parents — a landlord and hairdresser who immigrated from Pakistan in the ‘70s — begged her to come home. When Beenish finally decided to go in May, she recorded that journey, and the discoveries she made about her family’s relationship to America.

    • 27 min
    Call Your Elders: Staying at Home with the Barraus

    Call Your Elders: Staying at Home with the Barraus

    In our first Call Your Elders conversation, Haitian-American producer Florence Barrau-Adams checks in on her parents, Monique and Eric, to see how they’ve been making the best of quarantine.

    • 14 min
    Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

    Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

    When the coronavirus hit the United States, two immigrants — Heeja and Elsa — wrestled with the same question: should I remain in America, despite the flawed U.S. response, or return to my home country? Having sought a better life in the United States, both women are rethinking their ideas of America and arriving at different conclusions.

    • 28 min
    Feet In 2 Worlds Presents: A Better Life?

    Feet In 2 Worlds Presents: A Better Life?

    "A Better Life?" is a new podcast produced by Feet in 2 Worlds exploring how COVID-19 has changed immigrants’ lives and challenged their ideas about the promise of America. 
    Coming August 20th, the show features the work of journalists who are immigrants or the children of immigrants.

    • 1 min

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56 Ratings

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I grew up in Queens, NY, one of the most diverse counties in the nation.

The stories featured in the episodes of the Feet in 2 Worlds podcast remind me of walks through East Elmhurst with my 🇩🇴 grandmother, afternoons gardening with my neighbor Telly, who was from 🇹🇹 and arguments I had with the 🇨🇮 nuns from my high school- in Spanish!!

In a time where immigrant communities are under siege, this podcast captures the true American tale. This is a podcast about celebrating humans, building community and keeping our experiences alive through the art of storytelling.

I invite you to check out Fi2W.org. This podcast is only one of many journalistic projects this team produces.

Bravo Feet in 2 Worlds! 🎧🎤🏆

P.S. Did you know the last two podcasts were produced by students at The New School?! That's right y'all, Feet in 2 Worlds is an independent media outlet AND training program. ✊🏽

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