Feet In Two Worlds

30 EpisodesProduced by Feet In Two Worlds

Telling the stories of today immigrants.

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Food Postcards from Detroit

January 22nd, 2019


Feet in 2 Worlds has partnered with public radio station WDET to award fellowships to four journalists covering food, immigrant culture and …

The Taste of Longing

November 14th, 2018


For many of us food is the most evocative way to recall different times and places. For almost 20 years the only way Yewande Komolafe could connect …

Saving Pearl River Mart

September 4th, 2018


For decades New York’s Pearl River Mart was the place to go for Chinese goods. Pearl River wasn’t just a department store, it was a cultural …

Dreaming of Damascus

October 18th, 2017


Yara and her family were forced to flee Syria and gained asylum in the US though they never had dreams of living in America.  They long for the life they loved in Damascus, but they must make a home in this new place.  …

A Grandmother-Granddaughter Bond that heals 50 years of family separation

August 11th, 2017


People immigrate for different reasons -- economic insecurity, political instability, or the simple desire to see another part of the world.  But …

Challenges to Sanctuary Policies Put New Focus on IDNYC

July 25th, 2017


More than a million New Yorkers carry a municipal ID, issued by the city. The ID NYC program was launched in January 2015 to help undocumented immigrants and others unable to obtain other forms of government …

My Hijab, My Body - The Journey of a Tattooed Yemeni Feminist

June 13th, 2017


“When I first took [the hijab] off, I felt it was such an elaborate performance, but after two or three months, I’m so quick with it, I’m like a little ninja, you’ll be shocked how fast I do it, I remember a woman …

India Home

April 5th, 2017


When Americans talk about what they admire most about immigrants - and yes, many Americans do admire immigrants - one thing they point to is how …

99 Cent Store

March 7th, 2017


Sometimes it takes an outsider to see things that the rest of us take for granted in our daily lives.  Tiu Wu is a graduate student from China …

Goalllll! The Changing Face of Ice Hockey

February 23rd, 2017


Ask most people to name a sport that’s popular with immigrants and they might say soccer or baseball.  

These are global sports with famous players …

How Safe is a Sanctuary City?

February 9th, 2017


The legal challenges facing communities that protect immigrants.

Young Immigrants Confront the Outcome of the 2016 Election

December 13th, 2016


Fear and dread have swept through immigrant communities following Donald Trump’s election as president.  Trump has promised to immediately deport 2 …

FI2W Dream City: My Body Remembers What Happened

September 13th, 2016


As a witness to war and brutality in her native Bosnia, and then as a refugee, Mersiha Mesihovic found solace and a means of creative expression in …

Fi2W Dream City: "Esther"

April 16th, 2016


In the past few years, a growing number of undocumented youth brought to the United States as kids, often called “Dreamers,” have become immigration activists. Feet In Two Worlds reporter Shiva Bayat introduces us to …

Fi2W Dream City: “Look What I Brought You”

January 5th, 2016


For Filipino immigrants, the ritual of packing gift boxes, known in Tagalog as balikbayan, nurtures family relationships tested by time and distance. In this podcast, Rosalind Tordesillias explores the meaning of …

Fi2W Podcast: Raising Trilingual Children

December 15th, 2015


In this podcast, Janie Shen and Shadi Garman delve into the challenges immigrant parents face when raising trilingual children. We'll hear …

Fi2W Dream City: "Reunion"

October 27th, 2015


Imagine moving to America and starting a new life with your family: nice home, better schools, new friends. But just when you begin to thrive, the …

FI2W Dream City: "A Cairo State of Mind"

September 21st, 2015


In this episode, Shiva Bayat introduces us to Belal Fadl, a man many consider one of the important voices of the revolutionary movement in Egypt. Now …

FI2W Dream City: “Mona Escapes”

September 7th, 2015


In this episode of our new podcast series, a Filipina domestic worker escapes from harsh conditions and blossoms as an activist and an artist in New York City.

FI2W Podcast: Reporting on Religion and Faith in Immigrant Communities

December 15th, 2014


As part of Feet In Two Worlds' online magazine focusing on religion and faith in immigrant communities, we wanted to get a sense of what it’s like to report on religion for immigrant audiences for whom faith is an …

FI2W Podcast: A movement in flux

May 4th, 2014


A movement that was once monolithic has become fragmented, with some activists abandoning the fight for comprehensive immigration reform altogether …

FI2W Podcast: US Citizenship for Today's Immigrants

April 26th, 2014


When it comes to citizenship for today's immigrants, the ground is shifting. Many immigrants who could become citizens, don't. Others say citizenship …

FI2W Podcast: Am I White Enough?

February 4th, 2014


In this podcast we discuss the process of skin bleaching in immigrant communities, and the reasons why people do it.

FI2W Podcast: Impact of African immigrants in Bronx, NY

January 6th, 2014


Africans are now the second largest immigrant community in the Bronx, and their influence on the borough's economy and culture is growing.

FI2W Podcast: Kaya Natin!

December 18th, 2013


On this podcast, sounds and stories from Kaya Natin!, a literary benefit organized by Filipino American writers for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan at the Asian American Writers Workshop.

FI2W Podcast: Mexican students in NYC

July 24th, 2013


Mexicans are one of the fastest rising groups in New York, but Mexican young people have the highest dropout rate of any group in the New York City …

FI2W Podcast: Sound System Culture

July 16th, 2013


This week, Marcela Gara discusses sound system parties in NYC.

FI2W Podcast: Needle and Thread

June 17th, 2013


On this podcast, Feet in 2 Worlds contributors, Carmel Pryor and Tatiana Galzy take a look at a new generation of designers and the rising influence of Chinese immigrants on American fashion.

FI2W Podcast: African and Caribbean Women’s Attitude Towards Hair

June 10th, 2013


In this podcast, FI2W’S Miranda Shafer and Sally Nnamani talked to immigrant black women from Africa and the Caribbean, to understand how they express their shifting identities in their different hair styles.

FI2W Podcast: What's In An Accent?

May 22nd, 2013


FI2W reporter Sara Loscos talks with actresses who are trying to lose their accents, and others who think sounding Latina is actually a career asset.

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