11 episodes

Where's home? - This is a familiar question we ask or get asked when meeting someone new. The answer is expected to be straightforward and easy. But really, "Where's home?" requires much more than a simple answer. Join Julia Relova as she explores the complexities of home through interviews on the who, what, where and when of home.

Anywhere Is Home Julia Relova

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Where's home? - This is a familiar question we ask or get asked when meeting someone new. The answer is expected to be straightforward and easy. But really, "Where's home?" requires much more than a simple answer. Join Julia Relova as she explores the complexities of home through interviews on the who, what, where and when of home.

    A Love Letter to My Parents

    A Love Letter to My Parents

    In this episode, Julia talks about her parents and how they are her home and helped her explore home within herself. 

    • 8 min
    Challenging Comfort Zones w/ Haley Carpenter

    Challenging Comfort Zones w/ Haley Carpenter

    This week on Anywhere is Home we are talking to Haley Carpenter, someone I have been so lucky to see grow and truly blossom the past decade. We talk about comfort zones, people, decisions, LA & the Midwest.

    Haley is a JD Candidate at UCLA School of Law. She is a managing editor at The UCLA Women's Law Journal, an academic legal journal that uses the power of language to educate people and make women's voices heard. Her TikTok career has yet to launch (haha)! 



    LINKS:

    Voices of Fire

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    A Rm. 19 Production

    Hosted and mixed by Julia Relova

    Produced by Jamie Kreppein and Imani Davis

    Music by Zachary Relova

    Cover Art by Jasmine Martinez

    • 37 min
    Home is The United States of America

    Home is The United States of America

    This episode is by no means perfect or even great. I am tired and exhausted, but I felt like an episode on the topic of Asian American and Pacific Islander hate crimes is important. It hurts as an American, born and raised, I and many like me have to constantly prove we belong in America and that this is our home too. America is home, despite the hate, pain, and emotional turmoil I may experience or see, America is home. 

    Links: 

    Stop AAPI Hate 2020-2021 National Report

    NBC News Video

    CBS News Video

    • 11 min
    Home in the Time of COVID-19 w/ Hanan Mohamed

    Home in the Time of COVID-19 w/ Hanan Mohamed

    This week on Anywhere is Home we are talking to one of my best friends, Hanan Mohamed. We talk about loneliness, identity, and of course, food (just to name a few). 

    Hanan is a dedicated young professional with experience working for nonprofit organizations, local government, and international NGOs. Her academic background is in International Relations, and she is interested in particular in the topics of migration and human/civil rights.

    LINKS:

    STOP AAPI HATE: https://stopaapihate.org/ 

    Tina's in Gurnee

    Drip and Culture in Waukegan

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    A Rm. 19 Production

    Hosted and mixed by Julia Relova

    Produced by Jamie Kreppein and Imani Davis

    Music by Zachary Relova

    Cover Art by Jasmine Martinez

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Chicken Piccata and Kid Spies w/ Jordan Tragash

    Chicken Piccata and Kid Spies w/ Jordan Tragash

    This week on Anywhere is Home we are featuring film and theatre creative, Jordan Tragash. We talk about moms, food, books, childhood homes and so much more. 

    Jordan is a Queer Chicago-based Artist and Filmmaker. Most recently he was the recipient of the Pentimenti Emerging Filmmaker Award for his upcoming short film By A Thread. His most recent project, Neighbors was featured on the wonderful Instagram page Chicago Made Shorts. Jordan loves to explore intersectional human stories through image and sound as he seeks to understand the absurdity of the human condition and the fallacy of the American experience. 

    Links to:

    COMPANY IS COMING (Mom cleaning meme)

    Chicken Piccata Recipe (but not Jordan's) 

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    A Rm. 19 Production

    Hosted and mixed by Julia Relova

    Produced by Jamie Kreppein and Imani Davis

    Music by Zachary Relova

    Cover Art by Jasmine Martinez

    • 31 min
    First, Coffee! w/ Katrina Tolentino

    First, Coffee! w/ Katrina Tolentino

    This week on Anywhere is Home we have special guest, Katrina Tolentino. We'll be talking about COVID's impact on our ideas of home, the internal vs. external concept of home and coffee! Kat's vulnerability and openness to diving deep about her idea of home provides a great example of how the journey of home is ever changing and ever growing, just like we are. 

    Kat is a fellow Filipina who loves facilitating connections and building community. She creates opportunities and experiences that foster connective tissue between diverse groups to build stronger ecosystems. Currently, she is the Executive Director of Naturally Austin, a nonprofit that brings together entrepreneurs, investors, brands, retailers, and industry experts to make Austin the best place to launch and scale a natural products company. 

    Links to:

    Designing Your Life by Burnets and Evans: https://bookshop.org/books/designing-your-life-how-to-build-a-well-lived-joyful-life/9781101875322 

    Soul Coaching Cards: https://www.hayhouse.com/soul-coaching-reg-oracle-cards 

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    A Rm. 19 Production

    Hosted and mixed by Julia Relova

    Produced by Jamie Kreppein and Imani Davis

    Music by Zachary Relova

    Cover Art by Jasmine Martinez 

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

23foshoino ,

Like A Campfire

Lovely multifaceted exploration of identity and warmth through a strikingly warm lens. Host Julia Relova is lovely to listen to and consistently brings out the best in her participants.

Hmoo76 ,

Refreshing, cozy conversations!

“Anywhere Is Home” allows listeners to learn about the diverse lived experiences of host Julia Relova’s close friends and community members. I love hearing guests discuss their growth journeys, as well as their past, present, and potential future “homes”. I look forward to future episodes!

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