How To Be American
By The Tenement Museum
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At every point in American history, immigrants, migrants and refugees have arrived here searching for a sense of belonging. In cities, towns and in rural areas alike, they’ve asked themselves an incredibly complex and ever-changing question: “How can I fit in to America?” On our new podcast - "How to Be American" - the Tenement Museum explores how the notion of “being American” has evolved, in leaps and bounds and glacially-slow shifts, over the course of our nation’s history. We’ll dig deep into the past to learn about the struggles, triumphs and oft-colliding cultures of immigrants to New York City’s fabled Lower East Side, and chat with preeminent historians, chefs and more to help connect the dots to the present day. For some of us, asking how we fit in to America is part of a daily struggle to survive. For others, it’s a nearly non-existent question. But no matter whether your family has lived in America for six generations or six weeks, “How to be American” will make you reconsider what it means to be American.
||CleanTeaser Content- Episode 2: What makes a real pizza?||Get a sneak preview of How To Be American's second episode, all about pizza!||3/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: I Would Cross a Million Borders||Join our host Brendan Murphy as he explores how two women, one during the 20s and one just a few years ago, navigated the American immigration system and all its pitfalls.||3/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Be American: The Reason Behind the Name||Listen to learn more about the book that inspired the name of this Podcast.||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Be American: Trailer 1||Listen to learn more about the topics, people, and stories we will explore during the first season of How To Be An American.||1/2/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
The podcast I’ve been waiting for
I love this show. It provides beautiful insight into America’s cultural landscape, both past and present, through the stories and lives experiences of immigrants. The first episode covers a serious and difficult topic in an upbeat, hopeful and honest way. It doesn’t sugar coat the social, economic and political challenges these immigrants face, but it also doesn’t point a finger of blame or push any agenda. If the rest of the series follows in the steps of the first episode, I believe this show has the potential to open many hearts and minds.
This podcast is well written, thoroughly researched and has my vote for best new podcast!! I can't wait for the next episode!
A compelling contribution to the national conversation
Bravo. This is a well-researched and captivating presentation of the real stories of immigrants and migrants throughout our history. It is refreshing to hear the perspectives of scholars and historians, alongside the experiences of the immigrants that shape our country. I can’t wait for the remainder of the season.