The Hiraeth Podcast explores the human experience of finding home through interviews with artists, writers, and others. Share your story.

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Podcast Episode 13: Virtual Communities

Podcast Episode 13: Virtual Communities

It can feel very isolating moving to a new city, let alone a new country- however with a quick search online, you're likely to find a network of others just like you.  Thanks to the foresight of people like Naomi Hattaway and Emmy McCarthy- who had the vision of...

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Podcast Episode 12: Kindness of Strangers

Podcast Episode 12: Kindness of Strangers

For this episode, I had the pleasure of talking to the mom of one of my good friends from high school. As a teenager, I remember hearing bits and pieces this story. So, it was truly an honor to finally sit down and hear it first hand, at length.  Albeit, from opposite...

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Podcast Episode 11:  We Were All Yugoslavians

Podcast Episode 11: We Were All Yugoslavians

“At a certain point, the news became corrupt. Things weren’t making sense… You didn’t know what to believe or who to believe.”   If ever someone had a sense of hiraeth, I think it would be today's guest, Kristina, whose homeland doesn't quite exist anymore....

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Podcast Episode 10:  Coco Sauvage

Podcast Episode 10: Coco Sauvage

In this episode, we talk to Daniela who was born in Angola, but fled to Portugal when civil war broke out in the 70's.  She talks about what it was like to come from an unrecognised country; to live without papers.  She reflects on her time living in a...

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Podcast Episode 9:  Migrating Heritage

Podcast Episode 9: Migrating Heritage

"If all of us tell our stories, it enriches us, and it enriches the world.  It helps to really break down those walls and build the bridges that we need." - Sarah Bringhurst Familia In this episode, we are exploring the term "migrant".  We will look at some of the...

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Podcast Episode 8:  In Search of Homeland

Podcast Episode 8: In Search of Homeland

With childlike innocence said the girl: “I wish that snowfall were cotton So I could weave a robe for my doll.” Tears came into her red tired eyes, which brought me to a shock. I wanted to give her a reason for the cold- She interrupted me to say, "It's cold because...

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Podcast Episode 7: Matatu Kitchen

Podcast Episode 7: Matatu Kitchen

In this episode, we hear from Fozia and Edwina from Matatu Kitchen, an East African supperclub based out of Bristol. We'll hear about Fozia's journey from Somalia to England, via Kuwait as well as Edwina's adventures across Kenya and Tanzania as a circus performer and...

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Podcast Episode 6:  Don’t Forget To Write

Podcast Episode 6: Don’t Forget To Write

This episode is about saying "goodbye," but it's also about how we stay in touch.  I talk to my nine year old daughter about what it was like moving to a new country and how she stays in touch with her friends.  We also discuss how she identifies herself as a sort of...

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Podcast Episode 5:  Rendezvous in Phoenix

Podcast Episode 5: Rendezvous in Phoenix

This week, we talk to Tony Sandoval, three-time Eisner-nominated comic writer and illustrator who recently released an autobiographical graphic novel called "Rendezvous in Phoenix" published by Magnetic Press.  Tony made his way across the border to reunite with his...

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Podcast Episode 4: Tijuana- Life on the Border

Podcast Episode 4: Tijuana- Life on the Border

Welcome back and Happy New Year! As we enter this New Year, I want to reiterate our mission at Hiraeth Magazine which is to promote empathy and unity, for those seeking home, through the power of storytelling and art. In the first episode of the New Year, I wanted to...

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Podcast Episode 3:  Itchy Feet Families

Podcast Episode 3: Itchy Feet Families

In our third episode, we hear from two expat families that traveled abroad for the wife's work!  We'll hear from Danielle, a third culture Canadian kid who grew up in Indonesia.  She reflects on what home means to her now that there isn't any real tie to the place she...

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Podcast Episode 2:  Meet the Team, part II

Podcast Episode 2: Meet the Team, part II

In this episode, we meet the rest of the Hiraeth Magazine editorial team.  We will follow Sarah Bringhurst Familia as she backpacks her way across the globe, with babies in tow, to find herself settling in Amsterdam.  She tells us about her work at the Expatriate...

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Podcast Episode 1:  Meet the Team, Part I

Podcast Episode 1: Meet the Team, Part I

Welcome to our first episode!  This is part one of "Meet the Team".  There are six of us on the editorial team and I will chat with each member about where they are from and what home means to them.  In part I, I speak with translator, writer, and lover of...

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  • Hiraeth Ep. 33-Americanah at Leiden University 05/04/2020
    In this special guest episode of the Hiraeth podcast, five research master students from Leiden University with their own migration stories from around the world discuss Nigerian writer Chimananda Ngozi Adiche’s 2013 novel Americanah. It is a novel of migration, home, and return, giving voice to a multifaceted Nigerian diaspora experience. The story is primarily […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 32- The Third Space 06/05/2019
    In this episode, Monica talks to artist Farnaz Gholami. Farnaz is originally from Iran, but has lived in Boston, South Africa and now London. Farnaz talks about how her experience of moving and living in different places has affected her work. She talks about what it means to to find home, neither here nor there, […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 31- Reckless in Saying Yes 11/02/2019
    Describing herself as a child of "leavers and movers", Alissa Herbaly Coons has spent her life finding home around the world. From age five until the 9th grade, she lived in what she describes as a "very American" suburban neighbourhood in Montana. In high school she suddenly landed in Hungary in the middle of a […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 30- Choosing to Walk Away 20/12/2018
    Donna Bardsley grew up in a big, warm Mormon family on the west coast of the United States. Even more than her nationality, she considered Mormonism her primary identifier, and couldn’t imagine how to leave, even as the belief system she grew up with felt increasingly irrelevant to her life. For more info visit: www.hiraethmagazine.com
  • Hiraeth Ep. 29- Window To Another Reality 24/09/2018
    ‘I like to think of my work as a window to another reality, perhaps escapist and enchanting, like an hotel room, which is a symbol of a different reality than our daily life; perhaps a dreamlike experience, a place which is a temporary home.’ Michal Raz was born in Jerusalem and in spite of growing […]

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