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Three women of color in Berlin sit at a table to talk. United by the magic of diaspora, we pour some tea, we laugh, and open our table to record the powerful and intersectional voices at our table.

We are the "tantis"- the creole word for "auntie" - the trusted femme figure found across the Global South who represents love, experience, and mischievous fun! Tanti Rhea hails from Trinidad, Tanti Armeghan from Germany & Afghanistan, and Tanti Goitsy from South Africa. Each meeting, we welcome special guests at the Tanti Table to address the Thinkers, Anecdotes, News, Taboos, and Intersectionality of our times (T.A.N.T.I.!) Our guests are those propelling the culture. They are funny, they are real,they are passionate, and they are looking for an empathetic ear, a full glass of tea (in ALL its forms!) and a safe space to talk, where there's always place for you- at the Tanti Table.

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Three women of color in Berlin sit at a table to talk. United by the magic of diaspora, we pour some tea, we laugh, and open our table to record the powerful and intersectional voices at our table.

We are the "tantis"- the creole word for "auntie" - the trusted femme figure found across the Global South who represents love, experience, and mischievous fun! Tanti Rhea hails from Trinidad, Tanti Armeghan from Germany & Afghanistan, and Tanti Goitsy from South Africa. Each meeting, we welcome special guests at the Tanti Table to address the Thinkers, Anecdotes, News, Taboos, and Intersectionality of our times (T.A.N.T.I.!) Our guests are those propelling the culture. They are funny, they are real,they are passionate, and they are looking for an empathetic ear, a full glass of tea (in ALL its forms!) and a safe space to talk, where there's always place for you- at the Tanti Table.

    Amplify Black Voices: Part 1

    Amplify Black Voices: Part 1

    We joined a panel of black women podcasters this episode because we needed a space where we could express ourselves, not explain ourselves. The fatigue of quarantine, pandemic anxiety, and the violence of white supremacy has us searching for comfort in community. Our friends & colleagues discuss the Black Diaspora, tokenization, and debunk the stereotypes plaguing black bodies. Historian Dr. Edna Bonhomme joins us for the 2nd time this season along with comedian Kate Cheka, hip-hop artist Cassianne Lawrence, and photographer Ropafadzo Murombo. This episode was recorded shortly after the immense global response to George Floyd’s murder and contains explicit language and references to violence that may be disturbing. To find out more about the panelists follow us @tantitablepodcast.

    Tanti Table- Thinkers. Anecdotes. News. Taboos. Intersectionality.

    Hosts: Goitsy Montsho, Armeghan Taheri, Rhea Ramjohn

    Executive Producer: Rhea Ramjohn

    Music: Shannon Sea

    Cover: Mariama Sow

    • 36 min
    Recognize x Reflect

    Recognize x Reflect

    Welcome back to the Tanti Table podcast, where we bring together the Thinkers, Anecdotes, News Taboos and Intersectionality that shape the cultural landscape of Berlin and beyond! The co-hosts re-unite to recognize and reflect on our journeys thus far. We recognize the support of our listeners, key workers, and creative network (and we celebrate a special recognition! listen in to find out!). This week we highlight the lived intersectional experiences of our co-host Tanti Goitsy, who makes an exclusive contribution on life as a mother, a lover, and an artist in quarantine. Thank you to our listeners, especially our BearRadio.org family, Lola Mag, iheartberlin! Find out more @tantitablepodcast.

    Hosts: Goitsy Montsho, Armeghan Taheri, Rhea Ramjohn

    Executive Producer: Rhea Ramjohn

    Music: Shannon Sea

    Cover: Mariama Sow

    • 22 min
    The Workshop x The Artist

    The Workshop x The Artist

    The Tanti Table podcast recorded most of Season 1 at the artist community space, The Workshop on Forsterstrasse in Berlin. Host, Rhea Ramjohn sat down with the owner of the space, Mary Lilith who is also a writer, translator and language teacher. Recorded in the gallery of The Workshop, Mary talks about the importance of artist community exchange and implementing feminist economies. Mary Lilith Fischer received her BA in Creative Writing from Oberlin College, USA. After completing her studies she came back to Berlin with the intention of opening up a project space and community focused artist studio. She opened The Workshop on Forster in February of 2018 and has been running the small space in the heart of Kreuzberg, Berlin since then, alongside her own artistic practice. To find out more about Mary’s community space, The Workshop, visit them at www.workshop-on-forster.de/

    Thank you to everyone keeping a sense of community exchange alive especially during these times, and a big thank you to our listeners! Please rate us, subscribe and follow us at @tantitablepodcast

    Thank you for listening to the Tanti Table podcast where we bring together the Thinkers Anecdotes

    News Taboos and Intersectionality of Berlin and beyond.
    Guest: Mary Lillith info@workshop-on-forster.de
    Hosts: Goitsy Montsho, Armeghan Taheri, Rhea Ramjohn
    Executive Procucer: Rhea Ramjohn
    Music: Shannon Sea
    Cover: Mariama Sow

    • 27 min
    checking in x covid-19

    checking in x covid-19

    We thank the workers keeping us safe during our shelter from the Codi-19 virus. This episode, we tackle this topic- talking about the pandemic’s impact on the entire globe, and on our personal lives. In the midst of physical distancing, our co-host Armeghan checks in with us to share her thoughts on the news, on those in her community most affected, and on what it means to be safe. Producer & host Rhea Ramjohn, shares her conversation with her mother, a health care work in Boston, U.S.A. She shares her experience with Covid-19 patients and tells us what it’s like caring for her family and working in the Boston health care system. Next time we hear from co-host Goitsy about managing her life as a writer, mom, and work-from-home-teacher during Berlin’ stay-at-home order. Thank you for supporting us and listening to the Tanti Table Podcast, where we bring together the Thinkers, Anecdotes, News, Taboos, and Intersectionality of Berlin & beyond. Wishing you health- mind, body, & soul.

    Pour yourself a drink and pull up a seat where there’s always place for you at the Tanti Table.

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    Hosts: Goitsy Montsho, Armeghan Taheri, Rhea Ramjohn

    Executive Procucer: Rhea Ramjohn

    Music: Shannon Sea

    Cover: Mariama Sow

    • 30 min
    Action x Archive

    Action x Archive

    Scholar, writer, and podcaster Dr. Edna Bonhomme joins us this week at the Tanti Table, where we bring together the Thinkers Anecdotes News Taboos & Intersectionality of Berlin & beyond, sip some tea and question the powers that be!

    This week we question the legacy of colonialism with Max-Planck Institute Fellow, Dr. Edna Bonhomme! Edna talks to us about her podcast Decolonization in Action where she covers topics from archiving, to environmentalism, to reparations. As always, our guests spill the T.A.N.T.I. at the table, so Edna tells us about her Haitian aunties, the taboo of being a Black woman with agency, and the news that’s been on her mind lately.

    Speaking of news, we at the Tanti Table podcast send all the positive vibes and healing energy out there to anyone who might have contracted or been exposed to the covid 19 virus, and we’re encouraging all those whose lives have been affected- hang in there, don’t panic, and get medical attention if you’re ill.

    We continue to celebrate Womxn’s history month this March, as all our episodes this month will celebrate and highlight the womxn, transwomxn and gender non conforming people that inspire us! 1 st up is Dr. Edna Bonhomme! Follow her on Twitter at jacobinoire and at www.ednabonhomme.com.

    Follow us on Instagram @tantitablepodcast to find out what the Tantis are up to around town!

    Pour yourself your favorite cup, & pull up a seat where there’s always place for you at the Tanti Table!

    Hosts: Goitsy Montsho, Armeghan Taheri, Rhea Ramjohn

    Executive Procucer: Rhea Ramjohn

    Music: Shannon Sea

    Cover: Mariama Sow

    • 40 min
    Code Switching x Synergizing

    Code Switching x Synergizing

    Writer, educator, and newly published poet, Allia Sadeghipour joins us this week at the Tanti Table, where we bring together the Thinkers Anecdotes News Taboos & Intersectionality of Berlin & beyond, sip some tea and question the powers that be!
    Allia shares how her childhood in Iran and the U.S. shaped her writing style, her commitment to code-switching, and the importance of being seen in our communities. Her new book of poetry, The Ghosts of Berlin traces the haunting and alluring forms of our brutal yet beautiful Berlin. She’s been featured in the magazine What’s Afghan Punk Rock Anyway?, created by our co-host Armeghan Taheri, so we talk to them about Issue 2- the “love” issue, about the different forms of love, and about duh- about punk rock!
    See Rhea, Armeghan, and Allia talking about What’s Afghan Punk Rock Anyway live on Feb 25th at 7pm at Tuesday CoWorking in Berlin, Germany.
    Follow us on Instagram @tantitablepodcast to find out what the Tantis are up to around town!
    Pour yourself your favorite cup, & pull up a seat where there’s always place for you at the Tanti Table!
    Follow Allia Sadeghipour at @awerfjil
    Hosts: Goitsy Montsho, Armeghan Taheri, Rhea Ramjohn
    Executive Procucer: Rhea Ramjohn
    Music: Shannon Sea
    Cover: Mariama Sow

    • 53 min

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