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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    • 5.0, 141 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.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

Ajdnrjdoo ,

Merci, from Seattle

Love the podcast!
Now we all know we love the podcast because of his mom who is an incredible person and has the best energy, but this podcast is so unique and fun.

I always look forward to another podcast from you two. Can’t wait for season 2!

LenaJones77 ,

Phenomenal

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.

Winged Elf Girl ,

Great American Stories

I appreciate this podcast deeply because me and most of my living family were born in the US, so I am ignorant about what it is to leave the culture you know. These interviews are both fun and entertaining, and inspiring and emotional (I’ve cried several times while listening). Tamer and Kity bring a lot of wisdom, and hearing all these different stories has really made me view the immigrant folks in my life as real superheroes.

I teach Sunday school at a Christian church that hosts services in Spanish and Amharic, but all the kids come to the same kids area, so I get the privilege of meeting so many amazing, brave parents who came here to gain a better life for their kids. The stories I hear in this podcast give me just a little taste of what my friends have and are currently experiencing, so thank you so much for making it!!! 💖

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