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Do you live outside the world of straight white males (or aspire to)? From Hirah Media, each episode of Sample Space is a collection of narratives centered around a theme, like This American Life, for non-white folks. These are our stories, sad and sweet, funny and dramatic, familiar and strange. They are the stories of our lives, the stories of color, gender, abilities, culture ethnicity, age, and poverty. Ideas? Comments? Burning desire to be featured? Reach out at info@hirahmedia.com

Do you live outside the world of straight white males (or aspire to)? From Hirah Media, each episode of Sample Space is a collection of narratives centered around a theme, like This American Life, for non-white folks. These are our stories, sad and sweet, funny and dramatic, familiar and strange. They are the stories of our lives, the stories of color, gender, abilities, culture ethnicity, age, and poverty. Ideas? Comments? Burning desire to be featured? Reach out at info@hirahmedia.com
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United States

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Do you live outside the world of straight white males (or aspire to)? From Hirah Media, each episode of Sample Space is a collection of narratives centered around a theme, like This American Life, for non-white folks. These are our stories, sad and sweet, funny and dramatic, familiar and strange. They are the stories of our lives, the stories of color, gender, abilities, culture ethnicity, age, and poverty. Ideas? Comments? Burning desire to be featured? Reach out at info@hirahmedia.com

Language:

English


Episodes

S2E11 - Mine To Own - Part 3

9/9/2017
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Mine To Own – Part 3 A dominatrix, a romance novelist, and a new mom walk into a podcast episode… this episode! The final part of our 3-part series on “Periods, Pussies, and Power: Asian American Woman & Our Sexuality” and what happens when we assert ownership over our sexuality: we get to see and value our bodies in a totally new way, we get to dole out our own happiness and pleasure, we get to define what a woman’s sexuality is and who it is for. “Periods, Pussies, and Power: Asian...

Duration: 00:55:52


S2E10 - Touched For The Very First Time - Part 2

9/8/2017
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Touched For The Very First Time – Part 2 First times are tough: they are sticky, and awkward, and for Asian American women in particular, guilt-ridden due to familial and cultural influences. In Part 2 of our special series on “Periods, Pussies, and Power: Asian American Woman & Our Sexuality”, in all its glory, stories about our first times, good and bad, embarrassing and scary, alone and with others. “Periods, Pussies, and Power: Asian American Woman & Our Sexuality” is a 3-part series...

Duration: 00:38:09


S2E9 - On Becoming A Woman - Part 1

9/8/2017
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On Becoming A Woman – Part 1 Part 1 of 3 of our special series on “Periods, Pussies, and Power: Asian American Woman & Our Sexuality” begins with what it means to become a woman. Featuring a vignette of Asian American women confessing their most embarrassing, hilarious, and cringe-worthy spills, one Asian American girl’s vagina monologue, and a story on what coming of age really means, Part 1 explores the internal and external cultural expectations Asian American women face when it comes...

Duration: 00:41:19


S2E3 - Coming Out Of The Shadows

5/8/2017
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Stories about emerging from hiding and how it feels to uncover a repressed cultural identity, come out as an American without documents, and emerge from adult diapers in a very public way. Along the way we take a quick dive into US history, black and brown tech startups, and the moral struggles of a teenage criminal. To learn more about the Black and Brown Founders event, go to blackandbrownfounders.com. Special thanks go to Belinda Hernandez Arriaga, Ria Das Gupta, Mary J....

Duration: 00:48:28


S2E2 - The Next Generation

5/7/2017
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Talkin’ bout my generation: what it means to be part of it, raising it, and defining it. Stories about the next generation and all the expectations, guilt, sacrifice, love, disappointment, and skydiving that comes with it. #immigrantparents Special thanks to Tyler Woods and Judith Diaz of Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School, Sergeant Castillo, Veronica Garcia, Crystal Jang, Alison Lin, Grace Liu, MLin and the folks at API Equality Northern California, Amy Sueyoshi, and Abeer Hoque. Music by...

Duration: 01:01:15


S1E4 - Finding A Place To Belong

2/1/2017
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What does it mean to belong? Who’s looking and what are they looking for? Stories about not being Chinese enough, where home is, and finding a place to belong despite outright rejection and national politicking.

Duration: 00:48:57


S1E3 - From A Place Of Love

2/1/2017
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Love comes from many places: our family, our friends, our pet cat, Sassy. Their love can empower & affirm us, but sometimes it is difficult to embrace, hard to pinpoint, and just straight up confusing. Stories of coming out and understanding that love.

Duration: 00:51:28


S1E2 - Filial Duty

2/1/2017
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What do we owe our parents? Where does that sense of duty come from? Love? Obligation? Gratitude? All of the above? In three acts we hear about sacrifice, rejection, and kindness. And there’s a car chase. Music by Sad China (https://soundcloud.com/svnnychen).

Duration: 00:50:32


S1E1 - What Do I Have To Lose?

1/30/2017
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New year, new us. What do we have to lose? Sometimes it is 10 or 20 pounds. But in that process, we aren’t just losing weight, or casting aside something passé – we’re changing a part of our identity. In our two acts, we look at a real life-and-death scenario, and in the other, a question of self vs. family.

Duration: 00:45:50


S1E1 - What Do I Have To Lose? - Extended Teaser

1/28/2017
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New year, new us. What do we have to lose? Sometimes it is 10 or 20 pounds. But in that process, we aren’t just losing weight, or casting aside something passé – we’re changing a part of our identity. In our two acts, we look at a real life-and-death scenario, and in the other, a question of self vs. family.

Duration: 00:02:22