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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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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?!
I am mixed, but I never knew others who were. This podcast made me feel like I was not alone with my feelings and articulated how complicated it is. Sometimes it comes with privileges but you never feel like you are 100% of one thing to be considered to be part of that group or culture. Overall, love this and wish it was longer.
Miss you, come back
Is this podcast coming back for a part 2!! You are so needed! Esp now