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Born And Raised
“Where are you really from?” is a loaded question for children of immigrants. Part reflection, part storytelling, “Born And Raised” digs into our experiences and connections with identity, family, and culture.
Oct 30, 2020
Home: Halloween Special
Ahead of season three, our podcast reanimates with a Halloween special! In this spooktacular episode: Al digs into Filipino folklore with fellow podcaster Motzie Dapul and cartoonist Jason Loo shares what it's like to live in an intergenerational house ... that's also haunted.
Mar 13, 2020
Love: Hot Docs Live Episode (Ft. Anasimone George)
Al and Alisha return for a sex-themed special with guest Anasimone George, recorded live in November for Hot Docs Podcast Festival's "Sounds of the Six."
Oct 27, 2019
Love: Missing You
The podcast ends its six-part series with stories reflecting on love, immigration, and loss: a bus route heads towards a timeless romance, the pain of distance after coming out, and how a mother’s holiday cheer lives on.
Oct 20, 2019
A mom gives us an earful on bonding, the team digs deep into a forgotten Polish lullaby, and a baby heals family rifts.
Oct 13, 2019
The hosts struggle with whether they really love themselves. Josephine grapples with the idea that “Africans don’t get depressed.” Without having roots in culture or place, Kamini copes by drinking— until they’re forced to reckon with their addiction.
Oct 6, 2019
Love: Pier 21
Love stories from Canada’s version of Ellis Island. An Ontario steelmill worker writes a letter, postmarked to Italy and in hopes of finding his one true love. Alisha shares the story of her parents’ long-distance, personal-ad fuelled courtship. A war bride crosses the Atlantic to reunite with her soldier husband and live on his nation’s reserve.
Sep 29, 2019
Tony makes some R-rated discoveries on the family computer, a sex therapist shares what really happens behind closed immigrant-family doors, and Mari debunks a virginity myth for their mom.
Sep 29, 2019
A couple "keeps it halal," and a matchmaker shares her woes. Al orchestrates a blind date at a familiar place, and a comedian riffs on the love secrets we keep from our immigrant families.
Feb 14, 2019
Happy Valentine's Day, Born and Raised listeners! We have a heartfelt message for you to say thanks for listening to our first mini-series on food, and give you a taste of what's to come in our next season. Enjoy <3
Dec 9, 2018
Food: Fitting In
We all want to belong. Sometimes, blending in based on the foods we eat is a desire to be like those around us. Other times, it’s about survival.
Dec 2, 2018
Food: Mom's Cooking
Mom knows best, especially in the kitchen. She magically makes food taste better than anyone else’s. But is it possible to adapt our immigrant mothers’ recipes and cook as well as they do ... or even better?
Nov 25, 2018
Food: Lost In Translation
How immigrant families make and eat food is important. But what about the ways we talk about it and describe it? And what happens when food is lost in translation as it's shared between parents and children? Host Angelyn Francis and reporter Al Donato dig into the tie between food and language in this episode of "Born And Raised: Food." They explore why fully understanding the meaning of the dishes we eat can be especially significant for the children of immigrants.
Nov 18, 2018
Food: The Family Restaurant
Family restaurants are a part of life for many immigrants in Canada. Parents work long hours in the kitchen and in the dining room serving tables so their children can have better opportunities. It can be gruelling work. So what happens when the kids want to enter the food biz themselves? Host Angelyn Francis and reporter Al Donato present stories that feature the family restaurant, with a twist.
Nov 18, 2018
Food: That One Dish
We all have favourite foods, but there's always “that one dish” that transports us into childhood memories, reminds us of people we care about, and can even play a role in fostering who we are today. When people emigrate, they may leave everyone and everything behind, but they find a way to put their culture on a plate — and connect to the next generation. Host Angelyn Francis and reporter Al Donato present stories where that one dish can come to symbolize culture, identity, and family.
Nov 7, 2018
Have you eaten? A delicious preview of our first mini-series, “Born & Raised: Food.”