32 episodes

Welcome to "It's Layered"! A podcast by two Zimbabwean girls living on two different continents and keeping their long-distance friendship of over 20 years thriving! Join them as they delve deeper into life, love and all things under the sun because in life... zvine malayers! (It’s Layered!)

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    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Welcome to "It's Layered"! A podcast by two Zimbabwean girls living on two different continents and keeping their long-distance friendship of over 20 years thriving! Join them as they delve deeper into life, love and all things under the sun because in life... zvine malayers! (It’s Layered!)

    S03 FINALE | It's Layered: Delve Deeper Into... Roora (Recorded in Harare)!

    S03 FINALE | It's Layered: Delve Deeper Into... Roora (Recorded in Harare)!

    Our Season 3 Finale is here and it's a special one! Not only did we get to record in person for our first ever in-person episode together, we were also on home soil for Rumbi's roora celebrations!

    A rite of passage for so many young, Southern Africans, especially Zimbabweans, roora AKA lobola is the epitome of layered!

    What is it?
    Why do we follow it till this day?
    What do families expect?
    What do we love about it?
    What makes it so difficult?

    We go in on it for our season 3 finale! PLEASE fill us in on your experiences, thoughts and feelings  coz we know we are not alone in the way we feel!

    Stay in touch with us:
    Facebook: It’s Layered Pod
    Instagram: @itslayered
    Twitter: @itslayeredpod
    Email: itslayeredpod@gmail.com
    #roora #lobola #Zimbabweanculture #Africantradition #traditionalmarriage #diaspora #Zimbabweanpodcast #Africanpodcast #AfricanContent #ContentCreators #Zimbos #Zimbabwean #Twimbos #ItsLayered #ZvineMaLayers

    • 36 min
    S03E07 | It's Layered: Delve Deeper Into... Cuisine!

    S03E07 | It's Layered: Delve Deeper Into... Cuisine!

    Foooooood, glorious FOOOOOOD!!
    One thing about us, we love us some food and appreciate cuisines from all around the world! In this episode, we salivate over our fave cuisines, share foods that we aren’t huge fans of and discuss the impact of our culture on our outlook on food!
    Delve deeper on ‘Cuisine’ with us because, just like trifle, zvine malayers!
    ZIM SHOUTOUTS
    Cooking with Caz
    Instagram: @cookingwithcaz 
    YouTube: Cooking with Caz 
    Chef Dananai 
    Instagram: @chef_dananai  
    Facebook: Chef Dananai ​


    Stay in touch with us:
    Facebook: It’s Layered Pod
    Instagram: @itslayered
    Twitter: @itslayeredpod
    Email: itslayeredpod@gmail.com
    #AfricanCuisine #ZimbabweanCuisine #Cuisine #Food #Foodies #CookingWithCaz #ChefDananai #diaspora #Zimbabweanpodcast #Africanpodcast #AfricanContent #ContentCreators #Zimbos #Zimbabwean #Twimbos #ItsLayered #ZvineMaLayers

    • 1 hr
    S03E06 | It's Layered: Delve Deeper Into... Interracial Relationships

    S03E06 | It's Layered: Delve Deeper Into... Interracial Relationships

    The fascination, questioning, prejudice and intrigue around interracial relationships is ongoing in spite of the increasing number of interracial relationships.

    On this episode, we delve into the nuances one has to navigate when in an interracial relationships, sharing our experiences and thoughts on why these relationships are treated this way. We even get to talking about colonisation and inferiority complexes which also play a role in how interracial relationships are seen and treated.

    Delve deeper with us and feel free to share your experiences too!

    Zim Shoutout: King Kandoro
    Instagram: @kingkandorolive
    Twitter: @kingkandoro
    Watch 'The Prodigal Son': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD4R-jVrHfA

    Stay in touch with us:
    Facebook: It's Layered Pod
    Instagram: @itslayered https://www.instagram.com/itslayered/
    Twitter: @itslayeredpod 
    Email: itslayeredpod@gmail.com

    #InterracialRelationships #MixedRaceRelationships #crossculturalrelationships #KingKandoro #Twimbos #diaspora #Zimbabweanpodcast #Africanpodcast

    • 1 hr 15 min
    S03 BONUS | It's Layered: Delve Deeper Into... Global Citizenship with Vongai Shava

    S03 BONUS | It's Layered: Delve Deeper Into... Global Citizenship with Vongai Shava

    Is being a global citizen just another buzzword going around? What exactly is a ‘third culture kid’ and how can we be one when we are no longer… kids?
    On this episode, we got to sit down with gorgeous, award-winning Zimbabwean actress and host of the Zim Excellence Podcast, Vongai Shava. 
    We discuss what it means when no physical place feels like home and why we continue to choose life as a global citizen in spite of the complexities it brings. Delve deeper with us as we explore this and more!
    Keep in touch with Vongai
    Website, Links & Social Media: https://bio.link/vongaiofficial
    Instagram: @vongaiofficial
    Podcast: @zimexcellencepodcast 

    Stay in touch with us:
    Facebook: It's Layered Pod  
    Instagram: @itslayered
    Twitter: @itslayeredpod
    Email: itslayeredpod@gmail.com
    #GlobalCitizen #ThirdCultureKid #TCK #migrant #CitizenOfTheWorld #VongaiShava #ZimExcellencePodcast #diaspora #Zimbabweanpodcast #Africanpodcast

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S03E05 | It's Layered: Delve Deeper Into... Colourism

    S03E05 | It's Layered: Delve Deeper Into... Colourism

    Blame it on colonialism. Blame it on racism. Blame it on inferiority complex or whatever you may. Colourism is a very real part of our lives.

    On today's episode, we take it there! From our childhoods and how external voices reinforced stereotypes about complexion to how it affected our dating lives. We leave no stone unturned!

    Tune in and let us know your experience of colourism and how it's affected you.

    Zim Shoutout: Donata Katai 

    Stay in touch with us:
    Facebook: It's Layered Pod
    Instagram: @itslayered 
    Twitter: @itslayeredpod 
    Email: itslayeredpod@gmail.com

    #Colourism #Colonialism #Complexion #LightSkin #YellowBone #DarkSkin #RedBone #GrowingUpAfrican #GrowingUpBlack #GrowingUpZimbo #diaspora #Zimbabweanpodcast #Africanpodcast #DonataKatai

    • 48 min
    S03E04 | It's Layered: Delve Deeper Into... Comparison Culture!

    S03E04 | It's Layered: Delve Deeper Into... Comparison Culture!

    To be an African child is to know that - in your community's eye - you will never measure up. There will always be that auntie or uncle, mom or dad, cousin or distant relative who feels the need to point out how you fall short compared to your counterparts.


    In this episode, we delve into the hard knock life of never living up to expectations and being compared to anyone and everyone, no matter how well you think you are doing.


    Can you relate?


    Zim Shoutout: Nyasha Hatendi


    Stay in touch with us:
    Facebook: It's Layered Pod
    Instagram: @itslayered
    Twitter: @itslayeredpod
    Email: itslayeredpod@gmail.com
    #GrowingUpAfrican #GrowingUpBlack #GrowingUpZimbo #comparisonculture #KeepingUpWithTheJoneses  #diaspora #Zimbabweanpodcast #Africanpodcast #NyashaHatendi

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

White Label American Podcast ,

Absolutely Love It!

I love this podcast, from the topics covered to the genuine friendship between the hosts. The chemistry between the hosts is beautiful and you just feel like you're in the same room listening to these amazing women. So if you want a look into Zimbabwean culture along with Australia and Czech Republic as the hosts are also immigrants. You will get more than you came here for (only good extras), I highly recommend this podcast.