285 episodes

Welcome to Immigrantly: a boundary-pushing, border-crossing podcast that gives diverse voices and stories home. Drawing on her own experiences as a social entrepreneur and a first-generation Asian immigrant, creator & host, Saadia Khan tackles the big questions on race, identity & the immigrant experience while challenging mainstream narratives. Through Immigrantly, we are revolutionizing storytelling in America by offering a new kind of intellectual engagement that encourages listeners to learn and unlearn on their terms without fear of judgment.
Our vision is to normalize the immigrant identity within the American social discourse for a kinder, more humane world. Covering everything from love and dating to food and faith, each weekly episode explores a theme with inspiring guests such as Grammy-winning singer Arooj Aftab, bestselling author of 'The Kite Runner,' Khaled Hosseini, and comedians Hari Kondabolu and Aparna Nancherla.
It's a true celebration of what makes us unique and a timely reminder of all that unites us. To join this fun, thoughtful, and inclusive community, simply subscribe!

Producer & Host: Saadia Khan

Editorial Review: Shei Yu

Content Writers: Michaela Strauther, Bobak Afshari, Rainier Harris, Adiba Hussain & Saadia Khan

Sound Design & Content Editor: Haziq Ahmad Farid, Paroma Chakravarty, Steve Martin

Theme Music: Simon Hutchinson

Other Music: Epidemic Sound


Follow us on IG @immigrantlymedia
Twitter @Immigrantly_pod
TikTok @Immigrantlypodcast
YouTube: @immigrantlymedia
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    • 4.4 • 163 Ratings

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Welcome to Immigrantly: a boundary-pushing, border-crossing podcast that gives diverse voices and stories home. Drawing on her own experiences as a social entrepreneur and a first-generation Asian immigrant, creator & host, Saadia Khan tackles the big questions on race, identity & the immigrant experience while challenging mainstream narratives. Through Immigrantly, we are revolutionizing storytelling in America by offering a new kind of intellectual engagement that encourages listeners to learn and unlearn on their terms without fear of judgment.
Our vision is to normalize the immigrant identity within the American social discourse for a kinder, more humane world. Covering everything from love and dating to food and faith, each weekly episode explores a theme with inspiring guests such as Grammy-winning singer Arooj Aftab, bestselling author of 'The Kite Runner,' Khaled Hosseini, and comedians Hari Kondabolu and Aparna Nancherla.
It's a true celebration of what makes us unique and a timely reminder of all that unites us. To join this fun, thoughtful, and inclusive community, simply subscribe!

Producer & Host: Saadia Khan

Editorial Review: Shei Yu

Content Writers: Michaela Strauther, Bobak Afshari, Rainier Harris, Adiba Hussain & Saadia Khan

Sound Design & Content Editor: Haziq Ahmad Farid, Paroma Chakravarty, Steve Martin

Theme Music: Simon Hutchinson

Other Music: Epidemic Sound


Follow us on IG @immigrantlymedia
Twitter @Immigrantly_pod
TikTok @Immigrantlypodcast
YouTube: @immigrantlymedia
Subscribe to our Patreon

Immigrantly podcast is an Immigrantly Media production

For advertising inquiries, please email at info@immigrantlypod.com

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    Exploring Realism with a Smattering of Humor

    Exploring Realism with a Smattering of Humor

    Today’s guest is someone I recently started to follow on Twitter, X whatever you call it, and I started reading her debut essay collection, “The Way You Make Me Feel: LOVE IN BLACK AND BROWN.” I am in awe of her calm honesty and unique writing style; she blends humor and realism with aplomb. Nina Sharma is a writer who focuses on humor writing. She is a Barnard alum and now teaches first-year students there. Her work has been showcased in publications such as The New Yorker and Women’s Studies Quarterly. Through her workshops and writing columns, she explores allyship within BIPOC communities. Don’t miss this insightful conversation with a truly remarkable writer!
    Immigrantly is a weekly podcast that celebrates the extraordinariness of immigrant life. We do this by providing our listeners with authentic, accurate insights into the immigrant identity in America. Immigrantly has garnered significant recognition and has been featured in renowned media outlets such as the Nieman Storyboard, The Guardian, The Slowdown, and CNN.
    Join us as we create new intellectual engagement for our audience. You can get more information at http://immigrantlypod.com.
    Please share the love and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts & Spotify to help more people find us! 
    You can connect with Saadia on Twitter @swkkhan Email: saadia@immigrantlypod.com
    Host & Producer: Saadia Khan I Content Writer: Adiba Hussain and Saadia Khan I Editorial review: Shei Yu I Sound Designer & Editor: Paroma Chakravarty I Immigrantly Theme Music: Simon Hutchinson | Other Music: Epidemic Sound
    Immigrantly podcast is an Immigrantly Media Production.
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    • 38 min
    Unveiling the Salvadoran Narrative: The US Foreign Policy & Its Impact

    Unveiling the Salvadoran Narrative: The US Foreign Policy & Its Impact

    Today's guest, Daniel Alvarenga, journalist and podcast host, delves into his life as a Salvadoran American and the extensive influence of U.S. foreign policy on Central America. Raised in a Salvadoran household, he recounts his parents' migration during El Salvador's civil war and its profound impact on his worldview. Daniel addresses prevalent misconceptions about Central Americans, particularly stereotypes linked to violence, and underscores the importance of grasping the historical and political nuances behind Central American migration. In his podcast "Humo, Murder and Silence en El Salvador," Alvarenga exposes systemic failures and the harsh realities faced by families of the disappeared, advocating for critical thinking and collective action for reform.
    Immigrantly is a weekly podcast that celebrates the extraordinariness of immigrant life. We do this by providing our listeners with authentic, accurate insights into the immigrant identity in America. Immigrantly has garnered significant recognition and has been featured in renowned media outlets such as the Nieman Storyboard, The Guardian, The Slowdown, and CNN.
    Join us as we create new intellectual engagement for our audience. You can get more information at http://immigrantlypod.com
    Please share the love and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts & Spotify to help more people find us! 
    You can connect with Saadia on Twitter @swkkhan Email: saadia@immigrantlypod.com
    Host & Producer: Saadia Khan I Content Writer: Bobak Afshari and Saadia Khan I Editorial review: Shei Yu I Sound Designer & Editor: Paroma Chakravarty I Immigrantly Theme Music: Simon Hutchinson | Other Music: Epidemic Sound
    Immigrantly podcast is an Immigrantly Media Production.
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    • 47 min
    Decoding Depictions in Call of Duty

    Decoding Depictions in Call of Duty

    Join me on Immigrantly as I delve into the intricate world of gaming and representation, a topic that is not only fascinating but also highly relevant in today’s diverse gaming landscape. In this episode, I am joined by University of Chicago professors Alireza Doostdar and Ghenwa Hayek, who share insights from their groundbreaking project, ‘Gaming Islam.’ We explore the portrayal of South West Asian, North African, and Muslim individuals in the iconic video game Call of Duty. Discover why representation matters in gaming and how initiatives like ‘Gaming Islam’ reshape the industry’s landscape. It’s a thought-provoking discussion on the power of media in shaping cultural perceptions and fostering inclusivity.
    Immigrantly is a weekly podcast that celebrates the extraordinariness of immigrant life. We do this by providing our listeners with authentic, accurate insights into the immigrant identity in America. Immigrantly has garnered significant recognition and has been featured in renowned media outlets such as the Nieman Storyboard, The Guardian, The Slowdown, and CNN.
    Join us as we create new intellectual engagement for our audience. You can get more information at http://immigrantlypod.com
    Please share the love and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts & Spotify to help more people find us! 
    You can connect with Saadia on Twitter @swkkhan Email: saadia@immigrantlypod.com
    Host & Producer: Saadia Khan I Content Writer: Bobak Afshari and Saadia Khan I Editorial review: Shei Yu I Sound Designer & Editor: Haziq Ahmad Farid I Immigrantly Theme Music: Simon Hutchinson | Other Music: Epidemic Sound
    Immigrantly podcast is an Immigrantly Media Production.
    For advertising inquiries, you can contact us at info@immigrantlypod.com
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    • 45 min
    "Happiness Is Like A Leaky Tire"

    "Happiness Is Like A Leaky Tire"

    In this week's episode of Immigrantly, I dive head-first into the expansive realm of happiness. Is happiness a fleeting moment or a sustained state of being? Can it be actively cultivated, or is it an innate aspect of human existence? How do our backgrounds, personalities, and choices influence our perceptions of happiness?
    Our guest, Laurie Santos, a distinguished cognitive science and psychology professor at Yale, is here to shed light on these questions. With her groundbreaking course, Psychology and the Good Life, Laurie has pioneered an approach to happiness education that has captivated audiences worldwide. We discuss cultural considerations when exploring happiness, the difference between contentment and happiness, Gen Z’s perception of happiness, and how to achieve zen mode. 
    Immigrantly is a weekly podcast that celebrates the extraordinariness of immigrant life. We do this by providing our listeners with authentic, unvarnished insights into the immigrant identity in America. Immigrantly has garnered significant recognition and has been featured in renowned media outlets such as the Nieman Storyboard, The Guardian, The Slowdown, and CNN.
    Join us as we create new intellectual engagement for our audience. You can get more information at http://immigrantlypod.com
    Please share the love and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts & Spotify to help more people find us! 
    You can connect with Saadia on Twitter @swkkhan Email: saadia@immigrantlypod.com
    Host & Producer: Saadia Khan I Content Writer: Rainier Harris and Saadia Khan I Editorial review: Shei Yu I Sound Designer & Editor: Haziq Ahmad Farid I Immigrantly Theme Music: Simon Hutchinson | Other Music: Epidemic Sound
    Title Inspiration: Nick Epley
    Immigrantly podcast is an Immigrantly Media Production.
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    • 46 min
    Surviving the Messed-Up System

    Surviving the Messed-Up System

    Hey folks, join me for a chat with Yusuf Dahl, who's been through it all, from facing a potential 60-year sentence at 18 to hustling to founding his own company, Milwaukee Metro Management. And get this: he's not just any entrepreneur - he's a Princeton grad and former Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Lafayette College. We'll dive into his rollercoaster ride from prison to Princeton, talk about the messed-up prison system, and how he's changing the game for communities like the one he grew up in. Trust me, you won't want to miss this incredible story of survival and triumph.
    Immigrantly is a weekly podcast that celebrates the extraordinariness of immigrant life. We do this by providing our listeners with authentic, unvarnished insights into the immigrant identity in America. Immigrantly has garnered significant recognition and has been featured in renowned media outlets such as the Nieman Storyboard, The Guardian, The Slowdown, and CNN.
    Join us as we create new intellectual engagement for our audience. You can get more information at http://immigrantlypod.com
    Please share the love and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts & Spotify to help more people find us! 
    You can connect with Saadia on Twitter @swkkhan Email: saadia@immigrantlypod.com
    Host & Producer: Saadia Khan I Content Writer: Adiba Hussain and Saadia Khan I Editorial review: Shei Yu I Sound Designer & Editor: Haziq Ahmad Farid I Immigrantly Theme Music: Simon Hutchinson | Other Music: Epidemic Sound
    Immigrantly podcast is an Immigrantly Media Production.
    For advertising inquiries, you can contact us at info@immigrantlypod.com
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 40 min
    When AI Meets Feminist Ethics

    When AI Meets Feminist Ethics

    Today's episode is a special treat for all you tech enthusiasts, Black Mirror binge-watchers, and fans of the Terminator franchise! I am delving deep into the realm of artificial intelligence, but with a twist – through the lens of feminist ethics. I sit down with the brilliant Dr. Kerry McInerney, a scholar and AI ethicist whose work sheds light on the intersection of feminism, race, and technology. She is currently a Research Associate at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence and a research fellow at AI Now Institute. Her scholarly writing has appeared in multiple journals, and in 2021, she released her podcast The Good Robot, which she cohosts alongside fellow AI scholar Dr. Eleanor Drage. This podcast explores the more nuanced side of AI—not just the science behind it, but its social and ethical sides.
    Immigrantly is a weekly podcast that celebrates the extraordinariness of immigrant life. We do this by providing our listeners with authentic, unvarnished insights into the immigrant identity in America. Immigrantly has garnered significant recognition and has been featured in renowned media outlets such as the Nieman Storyboard, The Guardian, The Slowdown, and CNN.
    Join us as we create new intellectual engagement for our audience. You can get more information at http://immigrantlypod.com
    Please share the love and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts & Spotify to help more people find us! 
    You can connect with Saadia on Twitter @swkkhan Email: saadia@immigrantlypod.com
    Host & Producer: Saadia Khan I Content Writer: Michaela Strauther and Saadia Khan I Editorial review: Shei Yu I Sound Designer & Editor: Haziq Ahmad Farid I Immigrantly Theme Music: Simon Hutchinson | Other Music: Epidemic Sound
    Immigrantly podcast is an Immigrantly Media Production.
    For advertising inquiries, you can contact us at info@immigrantlypod.com
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

Andreea94 ,

An absolute classic

I mean, what else is there to say? This podcast is an absolute classic and an inspiration. The graciously shared stories in this show are SO important and Immigrantly does an amazing job at shedding light on them.

mspassell ,

8642467 stars!!!

Saadia uses her powerful interview skills to tell beautiful stories. I just heard someone on her show today say that immigrant stories are love stories. These are love stories.

disillusionedhuman ,

Powerful intimacy

A podcast that centers immigrant stories without putting immigrants into a box! I’m so impressed by the diverse range of topics that Immigrantly has covered in the past. Saadia has great chemistry with her guests to the point where it feels like I’m overhearing a conversation between friends. Many of my favorite episodes stay with me long after I power off my headphones!

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