The Hiraeth Podcast explores the human experience of finding home through interviews with artists, writers, and others. Share your story.
I talk with Dori about her work finding meaning in material as different as maps and the covers of science fiction novels, what lockdown is like with just her, her cat Milo and all her Zoom classes, and her resolve to ‘use the fine China’, meaning the objects and useful items family and friends have gifted her.
Ana is currently undergoing active treatment for cancer, and during our interview she shares her journey toward healing, what she has learned along the way, and how it feels to be a cancer patient during a pandemic. We talk about how coronavirus and lockdown have impacted her, and what she wishes people knew about cancer in the time of corona, and how we can take care of the vulnerable among us.
Erica Eastley has lived an adventurous life in several different countries in Central Asia, the Middle East and beyond. She talks about why Central Asia and Cairo both feel like home to her, when Saudi Arabia and Mexico did not. She tells us what’s going on with the pandemic in Egypt, what has changed and what hasn’t, and how she is trying to help the refugees she works with make it through this difficult time.
Rowena Dring 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 your world has been shattered apart, actually working with collage, putting things back together with sewing and stitching is a way of reordering your world.’
‘Emily’ tells us what it’s like being a woman in a country where her husband has to sign off on her every decision, from how to landscape the front yard to each and every withdrawal she wants to make from their joint bank account. And she talks about what life is like now during the pandemic under 24-hour curfew.
Lisa Ferland recently began working for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), specifically on the coronavirus pandemic. We talk with her about how the Swedish approach to the pandemic differs from what other countries are doing, and how cultural differences affect the way the coronavirus progresses in different places.
In a world of so many complicated wellness and self-care trends, Niksen is a breath of fresh air. Sit down for a moment with me and Olga to talk about the freeing realisation that sometimes it’s OK to just do nothing at all.
Rachel Bringhurst is a homeschooling mom and mother of four who has moved around a lot and is now sheltering in place in California. By education and training, she is also a qualified teacher, so she brings experience from both sides of the teacher’s desk to this huge challenge of homeschooling under lockdown.
What are we making of this time at home? Join us for a new season of the Hiraeth podcast: ‘Home in the time of Corona’.
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.
Farnaz talks about what it means to to find home, neither here nor there, but in the liminal space between places, otherwise known as, ‘The Third Space’.
'One of the effects of leaving and moving and not having a solid continuous tradition and community around us has been that we have been free to improvise.' https://soundcloud.com/hiraethmagazine/hiraeth-ep-31-reckless-in-saying-yes Describing herself as a child of...
‘For a long time, Mormonism was my home. It was comfortable, familiar, defined so much of who I was. And then it wasn’t home.’
“I like to think of my work as a window to another reality, perhaps escapist and enchanting, like a 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, artist
As two young Mexican-American women growing up in America right now, Luna and Okxana share some of their experiences, as well as their fears and hopes for their country.
Meghann Ormond talks about her two passport countries and her mother’s search for birth parents.
Jez Keighley on poetry and music, and artist Johanna Baudau on her “epic journey”.
Welcome back to season two of the Hiraeth Podcast! We’re talking about “heritage” and “identity”.
Rowena Dring talks to Francesca Aikman about “capturing calm through light.”
In this episode, Sarah talks to Lucille Abendanon who has three nationalities and has lived in six different countries. Lucille shares not only her own story of movement, but also the incredible stories of her Dutch Oma and Opa who survived life in...