7 episodes

Gather Round! is a short-form limited podcast series, co-hosted by Artistic Associate Lamar Perry and Arts Engagement Programs Manager Laura Zablit, that celebrates the holiday traditions and rituals of various San Diego communities during the winter season. Told through conversations with community partners who recall their childhoods, favorite recipes, and the rich history of their lives, Gather Round! makes space for partners to share their stories authentically and in their own languages. Audience members are guided through Christmas, Eid, Hanukkah, and many others as Lamar and Laura offer some light and laughs to the San Diego community.

GATHER ROUND‪!‬ The Old Globe

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Gather Round! is a short-form limited podcast series, co-hosted by Artistic Associate Lamar Perry and Arts Engagement Programs Manager Laura Zablit, that celebrates the holiday traditions and rituals of various San Diego communities during the winter season. Told through conversations with community partners who recall their childhoods, favorite recipes, and the rich history of their lives, Gather Round! makes space for partners to share their stories authentically and in their own languages. Audience members are guided through Christmas, Eid, Hanukkah, and many others as Lamar and Laura offer some light and laughs to the San Diego community.

    "....It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like the End" —Lupita Roman and Valeria Vega

    "....It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like the End" —Lupita Roman and Valeria Vega

    This week on the season finale of Gather Round!, we take a trip to our next-door neighbor Mexico with the lovely Lupita Roman, who shares with us her family’s Christmas traditions. Joined by Globe Teaching Artist Valeria Vega, we examine her stories through laughter, and of course talks of food, as we wind down this season. 


     


    A note about this episode: In order to honor the land and traditions of the communities welcomed to Gather Round!, we fully make space for stories to be told in other languages. Please note that portions of this episode were recorded in Spanish and then translated into English. Every effort was made to maintain the respect that this language deserves and the traditions of the Mexican community.

    • 41 min
    "...To Biryani or Not to Biryani" — Habiba Begum and Aqeel Karkeen

    "...To Biryani or Not to Biryani" — Habiba Begum and Aqeel Karkeen

    On today's episode we dive into the celebration of Eid with our guest Habiba Begum and her nephew Aqeel Karkeen as they take us on a journey from Quetta, Pakistan all the way here to San Diego. We're graciously—and virtually—welcomed into their home and their community's celebration.


     


    A note about this episode: In order to honor the land and traditions of the communities welcomed to Gather Round!, we fully make space for stories to be told in other languages. Please note that portions of this episode were recorded in a dialect of Farsi and then translated into English. Every effort was made to maintain the respect that this language deserves and the traditions of the Muslim community.

    • 38 min
    "...There's No Guilt in Gelt" —Sheila Lipinsky

    "...There's No Guilt in Gelt" —Sheila Lipinsky

    This week on Gather Round! we spend some time with a member of the Globe's family, Sheila Lipinsky, chatting about Hanukkah. A native San Diegan, Sheila recounts some of the history of the Jewish community here as well as discusses the idea of Tikun Olam.

    • 28 min
    “...I Used to do the Macaroni and Cheese” — Lavada England

    “...I Used to do the Macaroni and Cheese” — Lavada England

    This week on Gather Round! we spend some time talking Christmas, chosen family, and community service with Lavada England from the House of Restoration Community Connection Inc.




    TRIGGER WARNING: This week's episode contains mentions of addiction and rehabilitation services.




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    • 31 min
    "....But Mom, the Turkey Is My Friend" —Waood and Rita

    "....But Mom, the Turkey Is My Friend" —Waood and Rita

    This week on Gather Round! we welcome guests Waood Naddaf and Rita H. Abdal to take us on a journey all over the world, from Bagdad to San Diego, as we discuss celebrating Christmas within the Chaldean community.


     


    A NOTE ABOUT THIS EPISODE: In order to honor the land and traditions of the communities welcomed to Gather Round!, we fully make space for stories to be told in other languages. Please note that portions of this episode were recorded in Arabic and then translated into English. Every effort was made to maintain the respect that this language deserves and the traditions of the Chaldean community.


     


    Follow The Old Globe on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @TheOldGlobe.


     


    Follow @mrlamarperry and @Laura.Zablit on social media.

    • 31 min
    “It’s Worth It to Love Pound Cake: Ms. Billie Green”

    “It’s Worth It to Love Pound Cake: Ms. Billie Green”

    In the world premiere of Gather Round!, hosts Lamar and Laura dive into the purpose behind this interview series as well as their own hopes and wishes for the San Diego community. They are joined by San Diego legend Ms. Billie Greene to explore Southern African American Christmas rituals from San Diego all the way to Tennessee.


     


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    Follow @mrlamarperry and @Laura.Zablit on social media!

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

NJ Kay ,

Such a great podcast!

I thoroughly enjoyed this show! The vibe between the hosts, the concept of the show, the warm and welcoming space they created, I am so looking forward to more! And just in time for the holiday season, I love Gather Round!!!!!! Perfect for any fan of the arts !

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