Other: Mixed Race in America

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This five-part miniseries explores what happens when your parents come from two different countries, cultures, or races. Host Alex Laughlin shares her own stories and interviews multiracial people about what their racial identities mean to them. Five episodes, five themes and a whole bunch of storie… read more

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Introducing 'Other: Mixed Race in America'

April 24th, 2017


Starting May 1, this five-part miniseries will introduce you to stories of mixed race Americans. Five episodes, five themes, and a whole bunch of …

'Am I an Asian-y trinket to you?'

May 1st, 2017


In the first episode of Other: Mixed Race in America, we investigate the supercharged (and super awkward) microaggressions that multiracial people …

The bridges we build within our families -- and the ones we can’t

May 2nd, 2017


We talk with Amy S. Choi of The Mashup Americans about what it means to be a mashup family. Then, we share a story about Sulome Anderson, a …

When you don’t 'look black'

May 3rd, 2017


In this episode we look into the history of African Americans passing as white in the U.S. Karin Tanabe, author of 'The Gilded Years' joins us to …

'I’m not a Jap, I’m a half-Jap'

May 4th, 2017


The question of who counts as 'American' has been around as long as the country has. In this episode, we tell the story of Virginia Matsuoka, a half-Japanese woman who was interned during World War II.

A magical web series, a rock concert, and transplant shock

May 5th, 2017


In the podcast finale, we talk to author Ruth Ozeki and actor Katie Malia about not seeing their perspectives reflected in pop culture -- and about …

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