38 episodes

First days can be exhilarating, terrifying — or a mix of both. They mark the beginning of life’s chapters and define who we ultimately become. My First Day is a KPBS Explore series that explores these important days through people who came to San Diego from elsewhere, and now call it home. Produced and hosted by Andrew Bracken.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 29 Ratings

First days can be exhilarating, terrifying — or a mix of both. They mark the beginning of life’s chapters and define who we ultimately become. My First Day is a KPBS Explore series that explores these important days through people who came to San Diego from elsewhere, and now call it home. Produced and hosted by Andrew Bracken.

    "Port of Entry" Trailer

    "Port of Entry" Trailer

    From KPBS and PRX, "Port of Entry" tells cross-border stories that connect us.Subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen, or here: www.portofentrypod.org.

    • 3 min
    New Season Of Rad Scientist

    New Season Of Rad Scientist

    We want to tell you about an exciting new season of KPBS Explore podcast, "Rad Scientist."

    Recent events involving the killing of unarmed Black people have brought discussions about racism to the forefront, including at scientific institutions. This season of KPBS Explore podcast "Rad Scientist" is centered on Black scientists, from graduate students to faculty to those who have left the ivory towers. They study bug microbiomes, autism, neural prosthetics and more. But they will also discuss how racism has impacted their scientific journey. First episode drops Sept. 2.

    Subscribe here: https://www.kpbs.org/podcasts/rad-scientist/

    • 3 min
    Waiting For The Prayer Call

    Waiting For The Prayer Call

    A young Faiza Warsame arrives in San Diego and cannot understand why she no longer hears the call to prayer as she once did in Africa.

    About the show:
    My First Day is a KPBS Explore series that explores these important days through people who came to San Diego from elsewhere, and now call it home.

    About the producer:
    Andrew Bracken is a documentary mediamaker working with audio, video, and interactive media. He is the creator, producer, and host of the KPBS podcast My First Day.

    Follow the show:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myfirstdaystories/

    Contact:
    myfirstdaystories@gmail.com

    • 13 min
    A Huge Bowl Of Jelly Beans

    A Huge Bowl Of Jelly Beans

    Meshate Mengistu gets on a plane for the first time and moves to a new land to live with a father she cannot remember.

    About the show:
    My First Day is a KPBS Explore series that explores these important days through people who came to San Diego from elsewhere, and now call it home.

    About the producer:
    Andrew Bracken is a documentary mediamaker working with audio, video, and interactive media. He is the creator, producer, and host of the KPBS podcast My First Day.

    Follow the show:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myfirstdaystories/

    Contact:
    myfirstdaystories@gmail.com

    • 16 min
    Escape To The Navy

    Escape To The Navy

    Khaddy Dublin endures a chaotic upbringing and seeks an escape in the Navy. Later, she reconnects with her homeland through food.

    About the show:
    My First Day is a KPBS Explore series that explores these important days through people who came to San Diego from elsewhere, and now call it home.

    About the producer:
    Andrew Bracken is a documentary mediamaker working with audio, video, and interactive media. He is the creator, producer, and host of the KPBS podcast My First Day.

    Follow the show:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myfirstdaystories/

    Contact:
    myfirstdaystories@gmail.com

    • 15 min
    Surviving

    Surviving

    Rose Schindler is a holocaust survivor, who managed to make it out of the notorious nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau during World War II.

    About the show:
    My First Day is a KPBS Explore series that explores these important days through people who came to San Diego from elsewhere, and now call it home.

    About the producer:
    Andrew Bracken is a documentary mediamaker working with audio, video, and interactive media. He is the creator, producer, and host of the KPBS podcast My First Day.

    Follow the show:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myfirstdaystories/

    Contact:
    myfirstdaystories@gmail.com

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Stessey ,

Just what I’ve been looking for

As an immigrant to the US I love hearing stories of the experience of new arrivals to the US. And this is super relevant because San Diego is also where I settled. These stories are touching and relatable. I can’t get enough!

Jdavis65 ,

Inspirational

Just discovered this gem. I love it! Short and sweet and meaningful, inspirational and enthralling. I wish there were more like it.

cortadolife ,

Great stories

Great stories worth a listen.

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