Maeve in America: Immigration IRL

18 EpisodesProduced by Topic / Panoply

With all this talk about wall building, bad hombres and refugees as Skittles, comedian Maeve Higgins is beyond ready to change the conversation around immigration. She's traveled all the way here from Ireland to bring you funny, beautiful and sometimes maddening immigration stories, told by the peop… read more

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A Surgeon, a Comedian and an Astrophysicist Walk Into a Podcast

March 28th, 2017

37:33

Maeve visits heartthrob astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Natural History Museum to chat about global migration and moving to Mars. She calls …

Children of Immigrants: Listen to Your Parents

March 21st, 2017

34:32

Millions of Americans have immigrant parents, some of whom came here to escape oppression, some for economic opportunity, and some for the pizza. The very funny and very wise Aparna Nancherla (Womanhood on Refinery29) …

Moving Stories: Creativity and Immigration

March 14th, 2017

32:15

Maeve’s co-host is her no. 1 girl crush, the hilarious and super smart Negin Farsad. Negin gave a TED Talk about her work in social justice comedy. She’s a filmmaker who took her live show on the road for a thought …

The Live Episode: Feeling All the Feels

March 7th, 2017

45:33

Maeve discovers she’s not the only 01 visa in town - stat queen Mona Chalabi is also an “alien of extraordinary ability.” Nationally acclaimed poet, Yosimar Reyes, talks to Maeve about his life as an undocumented …

The Zaza Episode: Home Away From Homs

February 28th, 2017

30:20

Maeve gets the latest from Mona Chalabi about what Syrian refugees will face in Trump’s USA. She meets Zaza - there are 350 Mohameds in his company, so he has to go by his surname. His life has been turned upside down …

Not My President's Day

February 21st, 2017

26:54

Maeve and Alexis Coe (host of Presidents Are People Too!) co-host a special episode about the immigration policies of our first, last and current …

Love On Top: The Valentines Special

February 14th, 2017

34:22

Maeve plays matchmaker with Mona, but things don’t go as planned. We get a first-hand look at what it’s like to be a Muslim immigrant dating in the shadow of the ban. Our spirits are lifted by Nalina in Jersey City …

#NoBanNoWall

February 1st, 2017

19:09
As confusion reigns, we document what’s happening right now, speaking to Iranian-Canadians, Pakistani-Americans and also, a Russian, all demonstrating against the ban and we get immigrants’ reactions to this new …

The Dan-el Episode - Odyssey of the Undocumented

January 17th, 2017

40:14

For the season finale, Maeve follows Dan-el Padilla Peralta on a journey to rival Odysseus; from an undocumented child living in homeless shelters in …

The Annie Episode: Annie Moore Room?

January 10th, 2017

35:07

In an historical love story for the ages, Maeve flies over the Atlantic, ferries to Ellis Island and wanders around the Lower East Side - all in search of our guest today, Annie Moore. Well, the ghost of Annie Moore, …

The Yemi Episode: Coming to America

December 27th, 2016

41:34

The last time Maeve went to an aquarium, she fainted. This time, with the big-hearted aquaponics farmer Yemi Amu by her side, she totally looked at a …

The Holiday Special: Here Is New York

December 20th, 2016

35:58

Maeve whisks us around the city and checks in with immigrants from all over the world to see how everybody is preparing for the holidays. We meet a …

The Comedy Special: Raise the Roof

December 13th, 2016

39:01
A special live comedy show hosted by Maeve, featuring Eugene Mirman, Mehran Khaghani, Josie Long, Todd Barry, Jon Ronson, Joel Kim Booster, Tanael Joachim and Mike Birbiglia. Maeve in America raised the roof at the Bell …

The Amy Episode: Seoul Searching

December 6th, 2016

44:15

Maeve speaks with Amy Mihyang Ginther, an assistant professor, a Korean adoptee and performer, who shares her story of moving to America as a tiny baby and her journey back to Korea two decades later to meet her birth …

The Nayyef Episode: Sleepless in Seattle

November 29th, 2016

42:17

Maeve meets Nayyef Hrebid: an Iraqi translator whose wartime service necessitated a Special Immigrant Visa to the US. Nayyef shares the terrible dangers facing the LGBT community in Iraq, his intimate story of finding …

Thanksgiving Special: What even IS this holiday?

November 23rd, 2016

25:35

Food is the thing, according to comedian Naomi Ekperigin, a Harlem native with Jewish in-laws who needs a day to recover after their epic dinners. …

The Roz Episode: 37 round trips from Shanghai to San Mateo

November 21st, 2016

43:17

Maeve grapples with perhaps the hottest topic of Trump’s USA, immigration. More importantly, she meets Roz Koo: business woman, activist, and professional butt-kicker of the highest order. Roz recounts a childhood in …

Introducing Maeve in America

October 24th, 2016

2:08

Get a sneak peek of the new podcast hosted by comedian Maeve Higgins. Subscribe now to get new episodes as soon as they come out!

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