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10 EpisodesProduced by Misha EucephWebsite

In 2003, I came to America with my family. Beginner trails me, a 24 year old Pakistani-American immigrant, as I learn to do the things I never did as a kid, and that are integral parts of an American childhood.

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Learning to Float

December 28th, 2017


In this episode, Misha takes swim lessons and learns to float. She finally faces all of her fears and talks to her mom about where they come from. Produced by Misha Euceph, with help from Sammy Miller and Lyra Smith. …

If I Bend That Far, I'll Break

December 18th, 2017


Misha finds another immigrant group that's found some sense of belonging in America. Produced by Misha Euceph, with help from Sammy Miller. Our story …

You Must Be a Friend!

November 29th, 2017


Misha goes all the way back in time and reads children's books she never read as an immigrant kid, finding a guide for her own quest. Special thanks to Emily Arrow and Yara Nasrallah. Produced by Misha Euceph, with help …

Scotch on the Rocks

October 23rd, 2017


Misha learns to make a bed the American way and tries craft beer with her dad. Produced by Misha Euceph. Music by Podington Bear and Dee Yan-Key.

I Can Sing!

September 15th, 2017


Misha confronts her fear of singing by throwing a concert for her family in this bonus episode. Produced by Misha Euceph. Music by Coke Studio, Ali Sethi, Ali Hamza, Waqar Ehsin, and Podington Bear. Special thanks to …

Part of that World

July 23rd, 2017


Misha gets a lesson with a professional jazz singer and gets over her biggest fear yet. This episode was produced with help from Sammy Miller, Maddy Russell-Shapiro, and Jonah Bromwich. HUGE thanks to Martina DaSilva …

Bye Bye Bye

May 21st, 2017


Misha talks to her sister about what it means to be cool, makes flash cards for NSYNC songs and looks for the root of her insecurities as an …

Let Go! Let Go

May 1st, 2017


Misha finally gets her butt on a bike. And digs into why she lied all this time about knowing how to ride. Produced by Misha Euceph with help from Robin Miniter and Sammy Miller. Music by Podington Bear and several …

Coming to America

March 15th, 2017


Misha decides she's not in Pakistan anymore and she's gotta find a way to belong. Produced by Misha Euceph with help from Laura Sim and Robin Miniter. Special thanks to Devon Taylor, Peter Bresnan and Sammy Miller. …


December 27th, 2016


This is the trailer for season one of Beginner, a podcast about learning to belong, one skill at a time. It follows Misha, a Pakistani-American …

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