27 episodes

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia by documenting the experiences of interracial married couples in the United States.

The Loving Project Brad Linder and Farrah Parkes

    • Documentary
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia by documenting the experiences of interracial married couples in the United States.

    Year End Special

    Year End Special

    You can get the latest updates about the podcast by following The Loving Project on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or by visiting our website, LovingProject.com.

    • 38 min
    Ermias and Jen

    Ermias and Jen

    Jen is white and grew up in Philadelphia, while Ermias is black and Eritrean. They met in Eritrea in 1995 when Jen was there as a Peace Corps volunteer. They had a long distance relationship for a while and just when Ermias was on the verge of leaving to come to the US, war broke out between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
    They eventually got married shortly after the war ended in 2000, although it took another 5 years before they were able to move to the US together. They now live in Philadelphia with their two sons.
    In this episode of the Loving Project podcast, Jen and Ermias discuss the experience of coming together during a turbulent time, learning to deal with racism in America, and why they recently moved their family to Ethiopia for a year.
    You can get the latest updates about the podcast by following The Loving Project on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or by visiting our website, LovingProject.com.

    • 28 min
    Jean and Mas

    Jean and Mas

    Jean and Mas have been together since 1972 and married since 1992.  Jean is white and was raised in Rochester, New York. Mas is Japanese-American and he was born in an internment camp during World War II and grew up in Seabrook, New Jersey.
    Both longtime civil right activists, Jean and Mas met while they were both working for the American Friends Service Committee in Philadelphia.
    They have two adult children and three grandchildren.
    In this episode of the Loving Project, Jean and Mas talk about how their different backgrounds affect the way they communicate and how they've learned to navigate the world together.
    You can get the latest updates about the podcast by following The Loving Project on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or by visiting our website, LovingProject.com

    • 28 min
    Mee and Ken

    Mee and Ken

    Ken is Irish and Mee is Korean American. They met when Ken flew from Ireland to the United States for a friend's wedding, and the two quickly hit it off and began a trans-Atlantic relationship.
    Mee was living in New York at the time, and after watching the Twin Towers fall on a TV screen, Ken realized he didn't want to be thousands of miles away and the couple began the emigration process.
    In this episode of the Loving Project, Ken and Mee talk about the immigration process, some of similarities and differences between Korean and Irish culture, confronting stereotypes, and raising biracial children to appreciate both of their parents' cultures. 
    You can get the latest updates about the podcast by following The Loving Project on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or by visiting our website, LovingProject.com

    • 28 min
    Joshu and Marleny

    Joshu and Marleny

    Joshu and Marleny met online in 2011. After a potentially disastrous first date, they hit it off and eventually got married in 2014. They now live in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood.
    Joshu is white and Marleny is black and was born in the Dominican Republic. She grew up speaking Spanish the fact that Joshu is a fluent speaker helped him quickly and easily integrate into her immigrant family. In this episode of the Loving Project podcast, Joshu and Marleny talk about how their relationship has helped them better understand everyday racial dynamics and their experiences in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election.
    You can get the latest updates about the podcast by following The Loving Project on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or by visiting our website, LovingProject.com

    • 30 min
    David and Belinda

    David and Belinda

    David and Belinda were part of each other's worlds before they even met. David would ride his bike to and from work in Pleasantville, NJ and Belinda would occasionally wave to him, a passing stranger, as she drove by. It so happened that they worked for the same company and later met at a training event at work.
    Although Belinda was initially reluctant, they eventually began dating and then got married in 1985.
    The couple has 3 children; the two oldest are from a previous relationship of David's and the youngest is Belinda's biological daughter, whom David eventually adopted.
    In this episode of the Loving Project, David and Belinda discuss the ways in which their relationship has broadened their understanding, what they've learned about cultural differences, and how their unique personalities and backgrounds come together to create a balanced relationship.
    You can get the latest updates about the podcast by following The Loving Project on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter or by visiting our website, LovingProject.com

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Doktoramor ,

Excellent podcasts

I highly recommend this podcast because it provides a great insight into the lives of couples who have married for love and in the process created interracial households. These stories are produced in a highly professional manner making the content even more compelling. Can't wait to hear more episodes!

Will3m ,

Really lovely podcast.

I like that you let the couples tell their own story. I don't know how you guys do it, but their voices are so soothing and clear.

llmiller12 ,

Great stories!

Really enjoying this project and each episode of this podcast. I love hearing about interracial stories - especially the DIVERSITY of the stories about diverse couples!! When I think about the Loving case, I think of black woman-white man. What this podcast is doing is giving so many different faces to the Loving case. I love the anecdotes about each relationship's different cultures and "meet the parent moments". I especially loved the moment in one of the earlier episodes, where a woman described her close relationship with her husband's parents (not sure which one that was). Keep the stories coming!

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