Status - Immigration & People
By Matt Horton
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Status tells the human stories that immigration impacts. Somebody might be in the US on an E-1, an H-1B, a J-2, or an F-1. They might be undocumented or they may have their green card. They might be moving to Canada for a job or to the UK to escape violence in their home country. In any case, every immigrant has a story. We tell those stories and how the complex reality of immigration weaves its way into the narrative. Status is produced by Matt Horton.
||Clean#FamiliesBelongTogether||Over 2 seasons, Status told you the stories of how immigration policy really affects the lives of immigrants. In the past few weeks, you saw the worst of those realities in horrifying images of separated families and detained children in the news. .||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlack Kiss of Death||Eddie entered the US through customs at 14, and he doesn’t remember much about it. He was more interested in seeing his mom who was being treated for cancer. Then he met Tyler, and all of a sudden it was on him to prove exactly what he didn’...||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUs (Jonatan, Part 5)||Jonatan was the impetus for Status. This is the final part of his story. Hear how he and I met, fell for each other, and worked to maintain that love. And we learn once again that even in the most straightforward of cases, immigration gets messy.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRe-entry (Jonatan, Part 4)||Jonatan found a new home and a new family in the United States. Then he was told he had to return to Colombia. But it wasn't as easy as showing up and starting to work. He had to rebuild a life there.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLetters (Jonatan, Part 3)||By the time he was in college, Jonatan was living what could be considered a picturesque American life. There were just two things that might take it away from him. His big secret and what came in the mail. Listen to Part 3 of the story that inspired.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFamily (Jonatan, Part 2)||This week, we’re continuing the story of Jonatan, the man who inspired the creation of Status. This week, hear the story of how Lori & David became Mom & Dad.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanColombia (Jonatan, Part 1)||For as long as I’ve known him, Jonatan has been talking about writing a book. He says he could never write it himself, but he wants to find someone to interview him and write down his life story. I don’t write books. That’s not my game. But I ma||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEvery Waking Moment||Every Waking Moment Diana is a Dreamer, but not every immigrant's story is a story about immigration. Listen to the incredible story of a girl and her mother overcoming and making a life in their new home. Music by Ben Michel & Breakmaster...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHustle||Hustle Yaa doesn't have the typical DACA story, and she's not super confident that Congress will clear things up anytime soon. But she's gonna hustle for herself, her family, and her city anyway. Music by Ben Michel & Breakmaster...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Talk||The Talk Status returns with the story of Sandra, a recipient of DACA who didn't know she was undocumented until she was a teenager. Music by Ben Michel & Breakmaster Cylinder Sign up for the newsletter Visit statuspodcast.com for a (r...||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Is DACA?||Status returns for season 2 on January 30th. Until then, here's a refresher on what DACA is and who the Dreamers are. Music by Breakmaster Cylinder.||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 - January 30th||Status returns on January 30th with the stories of 3 Dreamers whose lives are impacted by the President’s decision to end DACA and the political games that have followed.||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeople Power||In the last episode of Season 1 of Status, Michael and Daniel share how dictatorship affected the way that they bonded and became the lens through which they see many parts of the world.||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest Little Boy in the World||Michael and Daniel have had to navigate being gay in 4 different countries. It's one of the many reasons they fell in love.||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSomething I Live With||Gali's parents are undocumented, and that means she has to live with a lot.||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParallel Story||Juan is a Ph.D. student at Stanford, and early on in life, his academic success was at odds with what was expected of a Latino, immigrant student.||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWindows and Doors||Patricia moved with her son, Juan, to Kansas City from Colombia in 1992. When Patricia left an abusive partner, she and Juan had to figure out a new plan for their future.||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnnouncement||Announcement||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBurden||Edward, his parents, and his younger brother moved to the US almost 14 years ago. About 4 years ago, his parents moved back to Mexico. Now Edward is graduating college and trying to figure out what's next.||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRelatively Local||Ariha is a writer from Mumbai and New York, depending on the day you ask her. Clark is an engineer from Menlo Park, CA. They met on a snowboarding trip, and within a couple of weeks, immigration had already impacted their relationship.||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThat's Not How It Works!||When the US Embassy in Sweden has a massive computer glitch, Nathan travels to Canada to figure out his options by himself.||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#NoBanNoWall||In this episode, Matt attends a protest outside the White House to talk to people about why they're protesting.||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNicer Place to Be||Kate and Nathan have lived all over the world. It’s how they met. But when graduate school finally brings the both of them back to the States, they want to stick around for a while. Of course it’s never quite that easy.||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Status||Trailer||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Unique pod on a timely topic in today's America
Status details the experiences of individuals that are navigating the American immigration system. It focuses on the people going through the system and their stories rather than the system itself, which is the show's greatest strength (and the biggest differentiator from similar shows). The show brings a human-centered and deeply personal look at what is often a very impersonal and inhumane system. Recommended for anyone, but a must listen for those interested in immigration.
This podcast contains really great content. It's illuminating to hear these stories and brings a new light to a subject that is already in a controversial spotlight. Excited to hear more!
One of the best podcasts I have listened to
Matt has done a beautiful job with this podcast! Telling a story of immigration if people has been a learning experience, and it has encouraged me to be a voice for so many in this country that are voiceless.
Thank you Matt for bringing us all of these beautiful people and their stories. Thank you also for educating us in what the immigration fight truly is in this country!