14 episodes

We Imagine…Us  is a powerfully crafted dual set of podcasts designed to inspire and elevate innovative ideas and solutions for some of the most pressing problems facing our communities as they confront decades of racial inequality.

For the first time ever, Futuro Media is producing an original fiction podcast along with PRX, “We Imagine…Us: The Long Way Around,” starring Emmy-winner Karrueche Tran in her debut podcast performance. The compelling and audio-rich series takes us on a journey filled with twists and turns through the center of the country and explores themes of racial injustice, family and community healing and solidarity while telling the story of a father and daughter’s journey to build a new life for themselves.

This compelling audio drama holds up a mirror to the challenges of our contemporary world and was inspired by recent events and interviews with members of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Solidarity Council on Racial Equity (SCoRE) including John Legend, Ava DuVernay, Michelle Alexander, Heather McGhee and others.

A companion factual podcast series, Re-Imagination Nation with Maria Hinojosa, features interviews with these thought-leaders about where we are and about how we can work together to create a more just and equitable world.

We Imagine...Us Futuro Unidad Hinojosa and PRX

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

We Imagine…Us  is a powerfully crafted dual set of podcasts designed to inspire and elevate innovative ideas and solutions for some of the most pressing problems facing our communities as they confront decades of racial inequality.

For the first time ever, Futuro Media is producing an original fiction podcast along with PRX, “We Imagine…Us: The Long Way Around,” starring Emmy-winner Karrueche Tran in her debut podcast performance. The compelling and audio-rich series takes us on a journey filled with twists and turns through the center of the country and explores themes of racial injustice, family and community healing and solidarity while telling the story of a father and daughter’s journey to build a new life for themselves.

This compelling audio drama holds up a mirror to the challenges of our contemporary world and was inspired by recent events and interviews with members of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Solidarity Council on Racial Equity (SCoRE) including John Legend, Ava DuVernay, Michelle Alexander, Heather McGhee and others.

A companion factual podcast series, Re-Imagination Nation with Maria Hinojosa, features interviews with these thought-leaders about where we are and about how we can work together to create a more just and equitable world.

    Re-Imagination Nation: Episode 6, John Legend and Michelle Alexander

    Re-Imagination Nation: Episode 6, John Legend and Michelle Alexander

    Consider a new conversation about the role and funding of police. To do so, we speak with two leaders who have inspired millions of people all over the globe—artist John Legend and author Michelle Alexander. Plus, we hear about their reimagined worlds free of toxic policing, jails and prisons.

    “Re-Imagination Nation with Maria Hinojosa” is part of the “We Imagine...Us” project, featuring interviews with thought leaders, artists, and activists who are members of SCoRE (Solidarity Council on Racial Equity) including Michelle Alexander, Ava DuVernay, Saru Jayaraman, Heather McGhee, Linda Sarsour and others.

    • 18 min
    The Long Way Around: Episode 6, Renew

    The Long Way Around: Episode 6, Renew

    Bumpy and Mercy finally make up their minds about where they want to settle in Minnesota. However, Bumpy's lingering health issues, a well-meaning neighbor, and overzealous cops all combine to challenge the fragile future they have built.

    “The Long Way Around,” Futuro Media’s first-ever audio fiction series, stars Emmy Award-winning actress Karrueche Tran and a diverse voice cast and was written by two-time Emmy and Peabody Award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and playwright Trey Ellis (The Tuskegee Airmen).

    “The Long Way Around,” is part of “We Imagine...Us”, a groundbreaking podcast and multimedia project that also includes “Re-Imagination Nation with Maria Hinojosa” a companion podcast series that delves into the issues raised in the fiction series with interviews from thought leaders, artists, and activists who are members of SCoRE (Solidarity Council on Racial Equity) including Michelle Alexander, Ava DuVernay, Saru Jayaraman, Heather McGhee, Linda Sarsour and others.

    We Imagine...Us is a production of Futuro Unidad Hinojosa a division of Futuro Media.

    • 24 min
    Re-Imagination Nation: Episode 5, David Williams and john a. powell

    Re-Imagination Nation: Episode 5, David Williams and john a. powell

    In this episode, we look for examples of repairing from racial harm as members of SCoRE (Solidarity Council on Racial Equity) describe action plans communities have used to tackle inequality. Public health scholar David Williams has measured how racism makes people physically sick and explains how access to opportunity leads to thriving communities. Plus, law professor john a. powell says that when it comes to belonging, our choices will determine the society that we all must share.

    “Re-Imagination Nation with Maria Hinojosa” is part of the “We Imagine...Us” project, featuring interviews with thought leaders, artists, and activists who are members of SCoRE (Solidarity Council on Racial Equity) including Michelle Alexander, Ava DuVernay, Saru Jayaraman, Heather McGhee, Linda Sarsour and others.

    • 19 min
    The Long Way Around: Episode 5, Repair

    The Long Way Around: Episode 5, Repair

    Stranded in Illinois, Bumpy and Mercy’s situation begins to unravel. As the father and daughter debate their next steps —as well as speak with other passengers about the future— a road forward seems even more uncertain than ever.

    “The Long Way Around,” Futuro Media’s first-ever audio fiction series, stars Emmy Award-winning actress Karrueche Tran and a diverse voice cast and was written by two-time Emmy and Peabody Award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and playwright Trey Ellis (The Tuskegee Airmen).

    “The Long Way Around,” is part of “We Imagine...Us”, a groundbreaking podcast and multimedia project that also includes “Re-Imagination Nation with Maria Hinojosa” a companion podcast series that delves into the issues raised in the fiction series with interviews from thought leaders, artists, and activists who are members of SCoRE (Solidarity Council on Racial Equity) including Michelle Alexander, Ava DuVernay, Saru Jayaraman, Heather McGhee, Linda Sarsour and others.

    We Imagine...Us is a production of Futuro Unidad Hinojosa a division of Futuro Media.

    • 20 min
    Re-Imagination Nation: Episode 4, Jerry Tello and Mayra Santos-Febres

    Re-Imagination Nation: Episode 4, Jerry Tello and Mayra Santos-Febres

    In this episode, we’re diving into transformational healing. First, National Compadres Network co-founder Jerry Tello explains why focusing on mental health is crucial for growth within our communities. Then, Puerto Rican writer and activist Mayra Santos-Febres discusses how courageous forms of Black and Indigenous resistance are reshaping our world, and offers her vision of a dynamic, fluid and interconnected future.

    “Re-Imagination Nation with Maria Hinojosa” is part of the “We Imagine...Us” project, featuring interviews with thought leaders, artists, and activists who are members of SCoRE (Solidarity Council on Racial Equity) including Michelle Alexander, Ava DuVernay, Saru Jayaraman, Heather McGhee, Linda Sarsour and others.

    • 14 min
    The Long Way Around: Episode 4, Rebound/Re-bond

    The Long Way Around: Episode 4, Rebound/Re-bond

    With the altercation with the cops binding them to each other in a whole new way, Mercy and Bumpy explore New Orleans and Memphis while trying to decide where to settle in Minnesota. But before they can reach a decision, an accident derails their plans.

    “The Long Way Around,” Futuro Media’s first-ever audio fiction series, stars Emmy Award-winning actress Karrueche Tran and a diverse voice cast and was written by two-time Emmy and Peabody Award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and playwright Trey Ellis (The Tuskegee Airmen).

    “The Long Way Around,” is part of “We Imagine...Us”, a groundbreaking podcast and multimedia project that also includes “Re-Imagination Nation with Maria Hinojosa” a companion podcast series that delves into the issues raised in the fiction series with interviews from thought leaders, artists, and activists who are members of SCoRE (Solidarity Council on Racial Equity) including Michelle Alexander, Ava DuVernay, Saru Jayaraman, Heather McGhee, Linda Sarsour and others.

    We Imagine...Us is a production of Futuro Unidad Hinojosa a division of Futuro Media.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Julito77 ,

So Proud of My Futuro Colleagues!

Taking a moment to congratulate my Futuro colleagues for taking a big creative risk with this fantastic series. Congrats!

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