A culture can go through many an unexpected change, adaptation, or struggle over time, but storytelling is the throughline that ties a people together through the generations. Aaron Duran has pursued his passion for storytelling, making the legends he grew up with into his life’s work. We talk about the experiences and the challenges of … Read moreEpisode 1.4: Stories of a People
People of every culture share the desire to be a part of something bigger than ourselves, to build community, and create bonds that otherwise wouldn’t exist. With those communities, however, there can be blind spots that hide behind shared values. Tiggz and Jodi Bon Jodi were among those hoping to shine a light on the … Read moreEpisode 1.3: Jewish Roller Derby
Language is what connects people, and it’s how we share our memories, history, and culture. When Kara was faced with the prospect of giving up the Spanish language, she found her mixed heritage began to slip away along with it. We talk about handling the expectations and assumptions that come from families and from society, … Read moreEpisode 1.2 Spoken Words
Katherine, a half-Japanese naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist, was raised in Hawaii, but it was moving to a predominantly-white community that led to severed connections with her culture and even her own name. Trying to rebuild those connections led her to seek new experiences, and also revealed some important truths. Katherine can be found online at … Read moreEpisode 1.1: KTY
Mixed Metaphors is a storytelling podcast through the eyes of people with mixed heritage. Our host, Sarah Giffrow, gives you a brief look at why this project feels important, particularly in these times.