6 episodes

This five-part miniseries explores what happens when your parents come from two different countries, cultures, or races. Host Alex Laughlin shares her own stories and interviews multiracial people about what their racial identities mean to them. Five episodes, five themes and a whole bunch of stories to make you think about what it means to be an American.

Other: Mixed Race in America The Washington Post

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 210 Ratings

This five-part miniseries explores what happens when your parents come from two different countries, cultures, or races. Host Alex Laughlin shares her own stories and interviews multiracial people about what their racial identities mean to them. Five episodes, five themes and a whole bunch of stories to make you think about what it means to be an American.

    Introducing 'Other: Mixed Race in America'

    Introducing 'Other: Mixed Race in America'

    Starting May 1, this five-part miniseries will introduce you to stories of mixed race Americans. Five episodes, five themes, and a whole bunch of stories to make you think about what it means to be an American.

    • 2 min
    'Am I an Asian-y trinket to you?'

    'Am I an Asian-y trinket to you?'

    In the first episode of Other: Mixed Race in America, we investigate the supercharged (and super awkward) microaggressions that multiracial people face in romantic situations.

    • 19 min
    The bridges we build within our families -- and the ones we can’t

    The bridges we build within our families -- and the ones we can’t

    We talk with Amy S. Choi of The Mashup Americans about what it means to be a mashup family. Then, we share a story about Sulome Anderson, a journalist who has spent her career humanizing the people responsible for the pain and discord in her life.

    • 20 min
    When you don’t 'look black'

    When you don’t 'look black'

    In this episode we look into the history of African Americans passing as white in the U.S. Karin Tanabe, author of 'The Gilded Years' joins us to share the story of Anita Hemmings, Vassar College’s first black graduate.

    • 19 min
    'I’m not a Jap, I’m a half-Jap'

    'I’m not a Jap, I’m a half-Jap'

    The question of who counts as 'American' has been around as long as the country has. In this episode, we tell the story of Virginia Matsuoka, a half-Japanese woman who was interned during World War II.

    • 16 min
    A magical web series, a rock concert, and transplant shock

    A magical web series, a rock concert, and transplant shock

    In the podcast finale, we talk to author Ruth Ozeki and actor Katie Malia about not seeing their perspectives reflected in pop culture -- and about the power of creating a culture that does.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
210 Ratings

210 Ratings

Danie2347 ,

Super Mixed

I come from two mixed parents making me feel sometimes "super mixed". This pod cast really spoke to a lot of feelings I've had growing up half-white/half-Mexican American. Thank you.

submit y ,

really great perspective

Loved this. The episode on the ajapanese internment camp put a lump in my throat. Thank you
much needed

loveejasminee ,

Yes.

So needed. As a multi racial (black and Asian) I’ve grown up never being able to fit in with one race. This sooo needs to continue!!! I love that I can relate and we have this beautiful multi racial community. But um can I be on this?!

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