By Andrew Mahar
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Broken English is a mobile podcast hosted by me, Andrew Mahar in and around Chicago, Illinois. This first season is a mixture of interviews from people who have immigrated to the U.S. ranging from Mexico to South Africa to Turkey to Bolivia. With the Trump administration creating such a negative connotation around the word “Immigrant” now more than ever, immigrants need a voice to share their side of the story. Broken English is here to be that voice.
||CleanHongming (China)||This is the 10th and final episode of Season 1 and I've got Hongming Liu from China on the show! This episode is all over the place and we cover everything from old Chinese stories to child labor factories and philosophy. He's a brilliant man who...||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJosefina (Argentina)||For our 9th episode I sit down with a woman from Argentina named Josefina! Her incredible story starts off in Buenos Aires and ends in Naperville, IL. While in Argentina she convinced her company to send her the U.S. and she learned English from a...||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBeryl (South Africa)||I have another South African on the show this week! They just keep volunteering and I couldn't be happier. This was a fun interview with Beryl who is from Johannesburg, South Arica. She moved here after living in Europe for a few years and hasn't...||5/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAli (Iran)||This time around I interview my first Middle Eastern guest named Ali from Iran. Ali immigrated here as a teenager and ended up in Massachusetts. He and his family got his Green Card through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. They were randomly...||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRamiro (Argentina)||This week we've got an excellent interview where I sit down with Ramiro Lynch from Argentina. His parents where political activists and he found himself studying criminal law before moving to the US for his work. Immigrating to the Chicago suburbs and..||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMegan and Murray (South Africa)||I've got another insightful episode of Broken English for you! This time (actually a few months ago) I sit down with a couple from South Africa and get their immigration story about moving to Chicago from Johannesburg, South Africa. Their firsthand...||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFernando (Bolivia)||Hey! Another episode here and this time it's a co-worker of mine named Fernando from Bolivia. He immigrated here as a teenager without knowing a single word of english and lives here in Chicago holding down a job with me. We talk of other immigrant...||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdam Burke (Ireland, UK)||Adam Burke is a Stand Up Comedian and regular on NPR who was born in Australia, raised in Ireland during their civil war and lived in London to then immigrated to the US in his mid-twenties. It's a great episode full of soldiers, heartbreak and weird...||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlet (South Africa)||This episode I sit down with a woman who immigrated from South Africa named Alet and talk about her experience moving to Chicago as an Au Pair. She shares a little bit into the life of living in South Africa along with the hardships of living in...||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMiguel (Mexico)||Hey! Welcome to the first episode of Broken English: Firsthand Immigration Stories! This episode I sit down with a friend of mine who illegally immigrated to the US from Mexico at the age of 12 and has slowly become an official resident. The...||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|