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Stories from 96 is focused on the life of Tolu Obalade who graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2018 with a bachelor's degree in economics. Tolu is an immigrant who has lived in the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Nicaragua and is currently residing in the United States. Each episode focuses on a different experience ranging from growing up in an African home to dealing with racism in a higher education. Tolu also has a Ted talk that highlights his struggle of being an immigrant. The link is located here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18FDRw3GZaU&t=265s

Stories from 96 is focused on the life of Tolu Obalade who graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2018 with a bachelor's degree in economics. Tolu is an immigrant who has lived in the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Nicaragua and is currently residing in the United States. Each episode focuses on a different experience ranging from growing up in an African home to dealing with racism in a higher education. Tolu also has a Ted talk that highlights his struggle of being an immigrant. The link is located here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18FDRw3GZaU&t=265s
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United States

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Stories from 96 is focused on the life of Tolu Obalade who graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2018 with a bachelor's degree in economics. Tolu is an immigrant who has lived in the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Nicaragua and is currently residing in the United States. Each episode focuses on a different experience ranging from growing up in an African home to dealing with racism in a higher education. Tolu also has a Ted talk that highlights his struggle of being an immigrant. The link is located here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18FDRw3GZaU&t=265s

Language:

English


Episodes

Failure and Comparison

3/3/2019
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Tolu talks about moments in his life that he failed and how that changed his perspective on life. Tolu also talks about comparison and why people should not compare themselves to others. The links to the Africalypso podcast episode on unpaid internships is located...

Duration:00:41:34

Are Unpaid Internships a Scam?

12/16/2018
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Tolu talks about his unpaid internship experiences at a Non-profit, Congress and the Maryland General Assembly. Tolu also talks about the benefits of participating in an unpaid internship and how it led to his current job as a Fiscal and Policy Analyst.

Duration:00:17:04

Being Black in Predominantly White Spaces

10/21/2018
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Tolu talk about his experience being Nigerian at a Predominantly White Institution.

Duration:00:21:43

Pressure to succeed

9/3/2018
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Tolu shares how he coped with the pressure in his life being a first-generation immigrant in the US and also being the last born in a successful family.

Duration:00:18:36

Introduction

9/3/2018
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A brief introduction into Tolu's life and the focus of this podcast.

Duration:00:01:06