TCK Tales

30 EpisodesProduced by XN Podcast Network

Stories told by Third Culture Kids about both the adventures and realities of growing up cross culturally Support this podcast:

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30 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

030 When You Feel Alone

July 10th, 2019


Samuel Bowen shares a deeply personal story of transition and his battles with depression. He talks about the affects that growing up as a TCK in the …

029 The Importance of Being Called as a Family

June 19th, 2019


Jon talks this week with Gavin Chase and about how both his parents and Josiah Venture were very particular about making sure that not just the …

028 Wisdom From Someone Who Knows Something

June 5th, 2019


This week, Jon sits down with Stephen Black, the host of TCK Care. Another podcast about being a TCK hosted by a TCK from Nigeria. Stephen talks about why he went into TCK Care as a career and ministry, the importance …

027 Introducing Missional Student

May 22nd, 2019


Because I didn't have enough to do, I have a second super cool podcast to tell you guys about! The Missional Student Podcast is an extension of …

026 The Aftermath of Cultural Rejection

May 15th, 2019


This week I sit down with the President of the International Student Fellowship, Tim Gabuna. He talks about what it was like growing up Filipino in …

025 The Realities of Being Gray

April 24th, 2019


Jon sits down with Patrick Nelson who is a person of mixed racial decent. Jon and Patrick have an open and honest conversation about what it is like …

024 Interview with an International Student

April 18th, 2019


Today I sit down and talk with Veronica, who though is not a traditional TCK has spent quite some time in the US. She talks about adjusting to …

023 How Not To Raise Your International Student

April 10th, 2019


Lisa Guilbride speaks very openly and honestly about her first experience coming to the US. All the good, the bad and what helped her adjust to the …

022 Life After Conversion

April 3rd, 2019


Today's story is told by someone who grew up in a Muslim country and has since become a follower of Jesus. She talks about the hardship and the …

021 Racism in Africa

March 27th, 2019


Ayanda Khumalo comes back on to talk about the race issue that has hit Zimbabwe, South Africa, and various other countries in southern Africa. He talks about what has been done to make change and puts forth his ideas on …

020 This is America; As Seen by an African

March 20th, 2019


Ayanda Khumalo talks very openly, honestly and intelligently about what it is like to be an African Immigrant, living traveling and working in the US. He speaks about racism and why in all the talk about immigrants in …

019 An Ever Growing Theology of Home

December 5th, 2018


As Season 2 draws to a close, Jonathan Walthour tells his story, the inspiration for this podcast and how his concept of home has changed throughout his life and through this podcast.

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018 Place, Family, and Stability

November 28th, 2018


Katya Green reflects on three specific instances where she has seen good in her cross cultural experience.


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017 Serving God Without Passion

November 14th, 2018


Grace Choi talks about her experience moving back from Africa to South Korea and the way that God showed her that anybody can do ministry wherever …

016 Home is Not Where your Family Is

November 7th, 2018


Tim Pablo, talks about what it was like moving from the Philippines, to Canada to work in a Chinese church and the major identity issues that he and his family had to overcome and are still working on overcoming.


015 The Wall Between Us

October 31st, 2018


James Hasdak talks about what it was like growing up in Bangladesh as a Bangladesh native in a missions compound. The child of national missionaries. He speaks of the separation that he felt from people who looked like …

014 Similar but Different

October 24th, 2018


Caleb Hartwig talks about what it was like growing up as an American in Canada where his parents were missionaries to the First Nations people in …

013 The Identity Crisis of History

October 17th, 2018


Tirzah Walker talks about what it is like to be Jewish walking through, not just America but also in the world in general. She speaks of some of the similarities between growing up Jewish and growing up in a different …

012: My Identity is...?

October 10th, 2018


John C Hughes talks about the realities of living out what "This is Us" tries to portray. Being an African American man adopted into a Euro-American family. How he struggled, and still does struggle, with his identity …

011 Am I an MK?

October 3rd, 2018


Katie Walthour shares a Creative Nonfiction piece that she wrote in processing her answer to the question Am I an MK? Katie talks about her doubt in her identity and feeling like a MK poser. Katie and Jon then discuss …

010 For the Sake of the Gospel

September 26th, 2018


Abigail Newport tells of all the many losses that she experienced as a result of her parents calling to cross-cultural ministry. How she dealt with …

009 The Fence Protects Me

September 19th, 2018


Rachel Bear talks about the toll that internalizing a message that boundaries do not matter has taken on her life and relationships, the importance …

008 Where is God in Silence

September 12th, 2018


Lizzy Sullivan shares a fiction short story that she wrote about how to deal with times of silence from God.


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007 Facing Your Demons

August 15th, 2018


Joabe Sena Anrade tells his story and what helped him face his demons and become fully whole.


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006 I Don't Miss You

July 31st, 2018


Dawn and David Sagar talk about the idea of detachment and the effects that multiple transitions have on personal and family relationships.


005 Where Do We Belong?

July 18th, 2018


Jonathan (Jonyo) Hall goes tells his life story, chronicling the search for belonging he is still on.


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004 Processing Grief

June 27th, 2018


Esther Bendele shares a story of how not being given the space to process grief felt from her families major moves has affected her and her siblings as they have grown up.


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003 I Love Home, I love Home Not

June 14th, 2018


Josh Schumacher tells two stories of two different transitions back to the US and how differently he responded to them. He talks about the dangers of both transition attitude extremes.


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002 Knowing the Family Buisness

May 30th, 2018


Listen to Annessa Voss share a story about her involvement with her parents ministry and the importance for TCK's to know why they are in the country …

001 God's Provision on the Border

May 10th, 2018


Intro to TCK Tales, term definition and Cameron McManus tells an incredible story of God looking out for him and his family on one of their many drives across the Mexican American border.


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