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

     EPISODES

Podcast Episode 20: Summer Wrap Up

Podcast Episode 20: Summer Wrap Up

In this episode, we talk about art, politics and plans for the future.  This episode is a series of audio clips from team meetings and conversations recorded over the past six months.  It is a reflection on the year so far- as we wrap up for Summer vacation.  We will...

read more
Podcast Episode 19: Stardust Magick

Podcast Episode 19: Stardust Magick

In this episode, I talk to Stardust Magick.  Star is a transformational artist- transforming herself and others through costume and performance. She believes in radical expression and lives with an open heart and with the intention of simply spreading joy to others....

read more
Podcast Episode 18: Knocked Up Abroad

Podcast Episode 18: Knocked Up Abroad

 In this episode, we talk to Lisa Ferland, author and editor of the books Knocked Up Abroad and Knocked Up Abroad Again.  She talks about how her personal experiences of giving birth in America and in Sweden led to the realization that there is no one right way to...

read more
Podcast Episode 17: The Black Expat

Podcast Episode 17: The Black Expat

I had so much fun talking to Amanda Bates, founder and editor of The Black Expat. Amanda launched The Black Expat to provide voices from the Black perspective of traveling and living internationally. It is both an informative resource as well as a source of...

read more
Podcast Episode 16:  Expanding the TCK Narrative

Podcast Episode 16: Expanding the TCK Narrative

Erin Sinogba uses her experience of growing up as a transnational Filipino TCK to expand the narrative of what it means to be a "TCK".  Transnational refers to a person who is connected to more than one community across the globe, and TCK is short for third culture...

read more
Podcast Episode 15: Landing in Portlandia

Podcast Episode 15: Landing in Portlandia

In this episode, I talk to two different women who both happen to live in Portland, Oregon. The first guest is Summer, who has been pursuing a master's degree in psychotherapy, but has continually put her career on hold as life took its course.  She lived in Hong Kong...

read more
Podcast Episode 14: Escaping FGM

Podcast Episode 14: Escaping FGM

Today we are sharing an episode originally aired on Shelter From the Storm.  Shelter From the Storm is a homeless shelter in London which provides bed, dinner and breakfast to 43 guests every day of the year.  They host a podcast which tells the stories of some of...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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....

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

RSS PODCAST

  • Hiraeth Ep. 40 - Exploring The Streets Of Cairo 04/06/2020
    Erica Eastley has lived an adventurous life in several different countries in Central Asia, the Middle East and beyond. We’ve never met in person; in fact, I think I first came across Erica when I stumbled on her fascinating blog, The Golden Road to Samarqand, where she was explaining how she cut the bindings off […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 39- A Way Of Reordering Your World 20/05/2020
    Rowena Dring is British, and spent time in Berlin and France before settling here in Amsterdam. She is an artist who challenges traditional boundaries by incorporating the traditional ‘women’s work’ of sewing and needlework with large-scale painting. She first started this type of art after her father died, and observes that ‘when you feel like […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 38 - 24 - Hour Curfew In Saudi Arabia 13/05/2020
    ‘Emily’ is an American, but grew up moving around a lot, and spent her teenage years living in Mexico. Now with four kids of her own, she has made the move to Saudi Arabia to give them a taste of international life. We have changed her name so she can speak freely about her adventures […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 37 - The Swedish Approach (To Pandemics And Life) 06/05/2020
    Lisa Ferland is an American living in Sweden. She has a background in public health, and is also an author and consultant. In the podcast she talks about her life in the Swedish countryside, why she chose to take Swedish citizenship, and what being both Swedish and American means to her. Lisa recently began working […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 36 - The Dutch Art Of Doing Nothing 29/04/2020
    Olga Mecking’s book, Niksen just happened to come out the very week coronavirus lockdown started in the Netherlands, where she lives. Niksen is about “The Dutch Art of Doing Nothing”, which ends up being amazingly apropos in a time when we are all wondering what to do with ourselves while staying safe at home. In […]