36 episodes

Each week, an immigrant of the United States shares their American origin story. THEY TRIED TO BURY US is a weekly podcast hosted by Egyptian-born comedian Tamer Kattan and his mother Kity. Being the son of a Muslim father and a Jewish mother left Tamer struggling with notions of identity. It’s that exact struggle that Tamer and his mom dive into as they sit down with guests to hear about their American origin stories. “They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds” is a Mexican saying an elderly neighbor shared with Tamer to encourage him to never, ever give up. You’ll laugh at the light-hearted stories that shine a light on Halloween and other terrifying holidays for immigrants, other times you’ll cry at the love, courage and hope it takes to leave everything you know behind, just for the opportunity to pursue happiness. The goal of the show is to remind us all that the only “us and them” is US vs. the hate, greed and corruption of the people in positions of power.

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    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0 • 149 Ratings

Each week, an immigrant of the United States shares their American origin story. THEY TRIED TO BURY US is a weekly podcast hosted by Egyptian-born comedian Tamer Kattan and his mother Kity. Being the son of a Muslim father and a Jewish mother left Tamer struggling with notions of identity. It’s that exact struggle that Tamer and his mom dive into as they sit down with guests to hear about their American origin stories. “They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds” is a Mexican saying an elderly neighbor shared with Tamer to encourage him to never, ever give up. You’ll laugh at the light-hearted stories that shine a light on Halloween and other terrifying holidays for immigrants, other times you’ll cry at the love, courage and hope it takes to leave everything you know behind, just for the opportunity to pursue happiness. The goal of the show is to remind us all that the only “us and them” is US vs. the hate, greed and corruption of the people in positions of power.

    Ep 36: Ireland - Paying for Hugs

    Ep 36: Ireland - Paying for Hugs

    Tamer and Kity start off season two with a BANG! They had a really cool conversation with hilarious actor, producer and comedian, Emma M Pyne. They dive deep into how differently femininity looks in America Vs. Europe, how lonely it can be to chase your dreams, how complaining about your country is one of the most patriotic things you can do and how much more in touch women are to their intuition than men.

    Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelg

    Podcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamer

    Follow us:
    https://www.instagram.com/tamerkat

    https://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/

    https://twitter.com/TamerKattan

    https://www.instagram.com/comedypopup

    https://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

    • 1 hr
    Ep 35: Home in America - La Fin

    Ep 35: Home in America - La Fin

    Tamer and Kity bring season one of the podcast to a close with a great conversation about our favorite episodes, how the podcast has changed our relationship for the better, what we’ve learned from guests, each other and what listeners can expect from our exciting season 2.

    Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelg

    Podcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamer

    Follow us:
    https://www.instagram.com/tamerkat

    https://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/

    https://twitter.com/TamerKattan

    https://www.instagram.com/comedypopup

    https://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

    • 50 min
    Ep 34: Russia - A Big New Chapter

    Ep 34: Russia - A Big New Chapter

    Tamer and Kity welcome great friend, model and actor Svetlana Constantine to the podcast! We have a great conversation about how Sveta met the love of her life and current husband Ilia Constantine when she was just 15 years old. The wild romantic risks they took to be with each other, the separation they had to endure and how reuniting in America via their shared passion for acting and filmmaking fueled their relationship forward.


    Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelg

    Podcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamer

    Follow us:
    https://www.instagram.com/tamerkat

    https://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/

    https://twitter.com/TamerKattan

    https://www.instagram.com/comedypopup

    https://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

    • 55 min
    Ep 33: Iraq - Leeleeleelee

    Ep 33: Iraq - Leeleeleelee

    Tamer and Kity welcome great friend, comedian, actor and director Paul Elia to the podcast! We have a great conversation about Paul’s Chaldean roots - it’s fun when Tamer repeatedly, mistakenly and embarrassingly says Caledonian (which actually refers to the Scottish Highlands, sooo not even close). What life was like in Iraq for Catholics. The challenges of finding your identity and faith when you grow up in a different country than your parents and What it’s like to pursue the less traditional / acceptable Middle Eastern path.

    Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelg

    Podcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamer

    Follow us:
    https://www.instagram.com/tamerkat

    https://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/

    https://twitter.com/TamerKattan

    https://www.instagram.com/comedypopup

    https://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

    • 56 min
    Ep 32: Puerto Rico - Double Immigrant

    Ep 32: Puerto Rico - Double Immigrant

    Tamer and Kity welcome a great new funny friend, comedian Will J Melendez to the podcast. We have a great conversation about the challenges of having to constantly behave in a way that is acceptable to both American and Puerto Rican culture, coming out to Pentecostal parents and the bittersweet joy behind his lawyer father having to take a stock room job at Disney World.


    Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelg

    Podcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamer

    Follow us:
    https://www.instagram.com/tamerkat

    https://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/

    https://twitter.com/TamerKattan

    https://www.instagram.com/comedypopup

    https://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

    • 59 min
    Ep 31: Russia - Action. Cut. Action. Cut.

    Ep 31: Russia - Action. Cut. Action. Cut.

    Tamer and Kity welcome incredible actor and friend Ilia Constantine. Ilia comes from a town in the Russian mountains, not far from Siberia. A town where the natives have a reputation for being tough and stubborn. Ilia’s story is full of his home towns toughness. He sacrificed everything, even a roof to chase his dream, at several points becoming homeless. But it was in that darkness, while camped in Griffith park overlooking Warner Brothers studios that he found his purpose.



    Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelg

    Podcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamer

    Follow us:
    https://www.instagram.com/tamerkat

    https://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/

    https://twitter.com/TamerKattan

    https://www.instagram.com/comedypopup

    https://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

Mxmstrh ,

So good!

What an amazing podcast! Every episode makes me wish I was part of the conversation. So many interesting things come up. And the focus on empathy and compassion is A+++++

LenaJones77 ,

Phenomenal - I miss this show!! Come back

Love this podcast, both TK and KK are amazing hosts and wonderful conversationalists. The guests are fantastic and so, so touching and heart warming!!! Thank you for the work you do and showing how funny, raw, and powerful these stories are.

Backsliders ,

Tamer in a Gem 💎

Get to know a guy that truly deserves all the love that comes his way. Compassion and empathy weaves it’s way into his sharp and biting humor.

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