Maeve in America: Immigration IRL
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With all this talk about wall building, bad hombres and refugees as Skittles, comedian Maeve Higgins is beyond ready to change the conversation around immigration. She's traveled all the way here from Ireland to bring you funny, beautiful and sometimes maddening immigration stories, told by the people who’ve lived them.
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||Clean#NoBanNoWall||New President, who dis? MIA is back to update listeners on the latest executive orders on immigration. Maeve visits the US-Mexico border to see the gigantic wall already there and talks to demonstrators at San Francisco airport about the travel ban.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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||CleanIntroducing Maeve in America||Get a sneak peek of the new podcast hosted by comedian Maeve Higgins.||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I could listen to Maeve's voice all day. The stories are so unique and interesting. It really puts things into perspective. Also great way to learn new things!
I really like this show!
It's pretty cool stuff, it's fascinating to hear these immigrants stories and it especially helps put in the context of some of the things that are going on today.
Maeve herself is personable but mainly she's gracious enough to highlight her guests; roz koo, the nonagenarian business woman & activist was wonderful