By Misha Euceph
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In 2003, I came to America with my family. Beginner trails me, a 24 year old Pakistani-American immigrant, as I learn to do the things I never did as a kid, and that are integral parts of an American childhood.
||CleanLearning to Float||In this episode, Misha takes swim lessons and learns to float. She finally faces all of her fears and talks to her mom about where they come from.||12/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIf I Bend That Far, I'll Break||Misha finds another immigrant group that's found some sense of belonging in America.||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou Must Be a Friend!||Misha goes all the way back in time and reads children's books she never read as an immigrant kid, finding a guide for her own quest.||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScotch on the Rocks||Misha learns to make a bed the American way and tries craft beer with her dad.||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI Can Sing!||Misha throws a concert for her family in this bonus episode.||9/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPart of that World||Misha gets a lesson with a professional jazz singer and sings a Disney song to get over her biggest fear yet as an immigrant.||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBye Bye Bye||Misha talks to her sister about what it means to be cool, makes flash cards for NSYNC songs and looks for the root of her insecurities as an immigrant.||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet Go! Let Go||Misha finally gets her butt on a bike. And digs into why she lied all this time about knowing how to ride.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing to America||Misha decides she's not in Pakistan anymore and she's gotta find a way to belong.||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer||This is the trailer for season one of Beginner, a podcast about learning to belong, one skill at a time. It follows Misha, a Pakistani-American immigrant, as she learns the things at 24 that Americans learn as kids. Episode one drops on March 15, 2017.||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
The beginning of something special
Misha’s combination of charm and introspection subtly transforms her experience of coming to the US at age 11 into a universally relatable story of fitting into a new community and trying new things. She’s the perfect voice to tell this tale and I can’t wait for episode 2 (and many more)!
excellent first episode!
loving it so far! can't wait for more episodes. Misha is a great storyteller.
Jhelum, Pakistan to San Antonio, Texas
I loved every bit of your podcast. Mostly because I was able to relate to it in many different ways. My journey from Pakistan to Texas has gone through many different phases and I’ve never thought about things as optimistically as you do so thank you for your inspiration!