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A weekly podcast which invites regular, everyday immigrants to sit down with a glass of whiskey to share their stories and perspectives. We will always try to learn as much as we can about and from our guest, their country of origin, their lives here in the United States, how they got here and why they came, how their prior expectations of America contrasts with reality, culture shock, etc. While the show is primarily focused on the guests' individual immigration and assimilation experience, it doesn't limit itself to such conversations. Part of getting to know our guests is to hear from them on a myriad of topics relating their views or insights on American culture as a whole, politics, race and racism, criminal justice, the human condition, knitting -- whatever it is, we want to know. We want to know what their American experience has been and if it has all been worth it. Guests will be featured from every corner of the world, regardless of legal status, and regardless of ideology, so some shows will be warm, fuzzy and friendly, or joyful and celebratory, but some may just be terribly depressing or rife with disagreement and conflict. It's sure to be interesting, and different every week. Host Matt Hinds engages with a single guest for each episode, the conversations are one-on-one and in-person, paired with some decent whiskey. Our goal with Whiskey & Immigrants is to provide our listeners with a broader perspective on the topic of immigration, to gain some firsthand knowledge of what the process is like, legal or otherwise, and to help move the conversation away from stats and data and toward real stories of human beings in search of a better existence, we hope you'll join us.

A weekly podcast which invites regular, everyday immigrants to sit down with a glass of whiskey to share their stories and perspectives. We will always try to learn as much as we can about and from our guest, their country of origin, their lives here in the United States, how they got here and why they came, how their prior expectations of America contrasts with reality, culture shock, etc. While the show is primarily focused on the guests' individual immigration and assimilation experience, it doesn't limit itself to such conversations. Part of getting to know our guests is to hear from them on a myriad of topics relating their views or insights on American culture as a whole, politics, race and racism, criminal justice, the human condition, knitting -- whatever it is, we want to know. We want to know what their American experience has been and if it has all been worth it. Guests will be featured from every corner of the world, regardless of legal status, and regardless of ideology, so some shows will be warm, fuzzy and friendly, or joyful and celebratory, but some may just be terribly depressing or rife with disagreement and conflict. It's sure to be interesting, and different every week. Host Matt Hinds engages with a single guest for each episode, the conversations are one-on-one and in-person, paired with some decent whiskey. Our goal with Whiskey & Immigrants is to provide our listeners with a broader perspective on the topic of immigration, to gain some firsthand knowledge of what the process is like, legal or otherwise, and to help move the conversation away from stats and data and toward real stories of human beings in search of a better existence, we hope you'll join us.
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United States

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A weekly podcast which invites regular, everyday immigrants to sit down with a glass of whiskey to share their stories and perspectives. We will always try to learn as much as we can about and from our guest, their country of origin, their lives here in the United States, how they got here and why they came, how their prior expectations of America contrasts with reality, culture shock, etc. While the show is primarily focused on the guests' individual immigration and assimilation experience, it doesn't limit itself to such conversations. Part of getting to know our guests is to hear from them on a myriad of topics relating their views or insights on American culture as a whole, politics, race and racism, criminal justice, the human condition, knitting -- whatever it is, we want to know. We want to know what their American experience has been and if it has all been worth it. Guests will be featured from every corner of the world, regardless of legal status, and regardless of ideology, so some shows will be warm, fuzzy and friendly, or joyful and celebratory, but some may just be terribly depressing or rife with disagreement and conflict. It's sure to be interesting, and different every week. Host Matt Hinds engages with a single guest for each episode, the conversations are one-on-one and in-person, paired with some decent whiskey. Our goal with Whiskey & Immigrants is to provide our listeners with a broader perspective on the topic of immigration, to gain some firsthand knowledge of what the process is like, legal or otherwise, and to help move the conversation away from stats and data and toward real stories of human beings in search of a better existence, we hope you'll join us.

Language:

English

Contact:

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Episodes

S01E02 – Slovenia – Gregor Strakl

7/10/2018
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On this this fun, philosophical and intoxicating episode of Whiskey & Immigrants, we talk with Gregor Strakl about his upbringing in Slovenia, the Swedish Space Program, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air English language lessons, the Iraq War, 9/11, the far east, the sometimes odd complexities of English, martial arts and the sport of grappling, the unique education and perspective that travel can afford, breaking the pattern of typical American life, his path to U.S. citizenship, lots of history, the...

Duration:00:44:03

S01E01 – Mexico – Santiago Sanchez

7/3/2018
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On this episode of Whiskey & Immigrants, we meet Santiago, who immigrated to the U.S. from Mazatlan, Mexico with his mother when he was a young child. We find out how Santiago and his family immigrated to the United States and how they became U.S. citizens. We'll learn about his families' humble beginnings in the states, talk about the current climate for Latinos--immigrant or otherwise--in Trump's America. We ask Santiago about life in Mexico as well as what perceptions are there regarding...

Duration:00:38:58