Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez

Nestor Gomez & Angel Ling, Chicago- & NYC- storytellers

A show about US immigration - and all things related - national identity, culture, family, and borders. And since the US is a country of immigrants: it’s you and I, us and them, telling our stories. We will share stories and conversations to examine the historical and contemporary ideas, policies, and events that have forged national identity, community, and belonging in America.

Immigration Stories Podcast coming Summer 2019
Trailer 2 min 31 sec

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LA based writer and activist Julissa Arce shares her story as an undocumented immigrant - giving voice to millions of untold stories in the United States. To find out more about the scholarship program mentioned on this episode, visit Ascend Educational Fund. Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez podcast is a production of 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories.  Closing Credits Music is Cerises by Löhstana David, provided by Jamendo.

Jul 2020

31 min 59 sec

NYC based comedian and storyteller Suzie Afridi shows us how to find home amid chaos and uncertainty.  Follow Suzie on Instagram and Twitter @suziesaysso to see what she's up to! Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez podcast is a production of 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories.  Closing Credits Music is Cerises by Löhstana David, provided by Jamendo.

May 2020

33 min 6 sec

NYC based storyteller Edith Gonzalez juggled between two cultures growing up. Has she passed the relevant skills to her teenager son, to also navigate such a world?  Follow Edith on Instagram @egon.the.great to see her upcoming shows! Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez podcast is a production of 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories.  Closing Credits Music is Cerises by Löhstana David, provided by Jamendo.

Apr 2020

31 min 15 sec

Chicago based activist and storyteller Alejandra Cano is back in civil court this month to answer charges for mistakes she made and paid for years past. As immigrants and refugees, can we ever expect a second chance in life? You can following Alejandra's ongoing case with #standwithAlejandra, or with us, at 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories. Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez podcast is a production of 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories.  Special thanks to StoryCorps Chicago & independent media producer Rocio Santos. Closing Credits Music is Cerises by Löhstana David, provided by Jamendo.

Mar 2020

32 min 19 sec

Chicago based storyteller Buki Omoseni moved around quite a bit as a child and into her adulthood. But what happens when she moves to the quieter city of Rochester, Minnesota? Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez podcast is a production of 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories.  Closing Credits Music is Cerises by Löhstana David, provided by Jamendo.

Feb 2020

34 min 27 sec

Season 2 premieres with two laugh out loud stories by Chicago storyteller David Quach, and award winning director and actor Nate Charles Troisi. Both originally from Australia, David and Nate Charles' stories are sure to touch your heart. Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez podcast is a production of 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories.  Closing Credits Music is Cerises by Löhstana David, provided by Jamendo.

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Feb 2020

18 min 29 sec

New York City based storyteller Annie Tan on the delicate balance between meeting her immigrant parents’ expectations, and finding her own way. Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez podcast is a production of 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories.  Closing Credits Music is Cerises by Löhstana David, provided by Jamendo.

Oct 2019

41 min 37 sec

Chicago based storyteller Alana Murphy shares her experience working as a refugee advocate, and the history of the US Refugee Admissions Program.  You can find out more about Alana's work at BeautifulCrossing.com. Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez podcast is a production of 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories.  Closing Credits Music is Cerises by Löhstana David, provided by Jamendo.

Oct 2019

34 min 14 sec

New York City architect and storyteller Danny Forster connects with his immigration story, in his moment of grief and loss.  Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez podcast is a production of 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories.  Closing Credits Music is Cerises by Löhstana David, provided by Jamendo.

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Aug 2019

29 min 47 sec

Chicago based writer Kristen Rader shares her Spanish immigration story - generously opening our conversation on finding empathy for those seeking shelter and safety in the United States, while checking one's privilege. Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez podcast is a production of 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories. Closing Credits Music is Cerises by Löhstana David, provided by Jamendo.

Jul 2019

32 min 13 sec

Chicago storyteller Jitesh Jaggi shares his funny and heartwarming story on his first encounter with winter in Chicago, bringing attention to the multitude of needs of the immigrant community. You can reach Jitesh by email jaggi.jitesh@gmail.com.  Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez podcast is a production of 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories. Closing Credits Music is Cerises by Löhstana David, provided by Jamendo.

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Jul 2019

26 min 52 sec

NYC storyteller Michele Carlo shares what it's like to grow up States-side redheaded Nuyorican.  Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez podcast is a production of 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories. Closing Credits Music is Cerises by Löhstana David, provided by Jamendo.

Jul 2019

30 min 4 sec

Brooklyn-based storyteller David Hu talks honestly on race and trying to fit in, while growing up in the Bronx. Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez podcast is a production of 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories. Closing Credits Music is Cerises by Löhstana David, provided by Jamendo.

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Jul 2019

30 min

As second generation American, NYC-based storyteller, Robin Bady shares her family's immigration story, as shared from her great uncle's diary.  Robin also shares her views on anti-semitism and other types of discrimination in the United States. And as she poignantly notes, bridging groups and uniting families is a beautiful picture that America paints. Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez podcast is a production of 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories. Closing Credits Music is Cerises by Löhstana David, provided by Jamendo.    

Jul 2019

30 min 35 sec

In this episode, Philadelphia based storyteller Nimisha Ladva talks honestly about race in the United States, and as it relates to the immigrant community. Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez podcast is a production of 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories. Closing Credits Music is Cerises by Löhstana David, provided by Jamendo.

Jun 2019

29 min 24 sec

Coming June 2019, Immigration Stories with Nestor Gomez podcast brings listeners stories from 80 Minutes Around the World Immigration Stories storytelling show.  Hosted by storytellers Nestor Gomez and Angel Ling, this is a podcast where we share stories, conversations, and commentary, to examine the historical and contemporary ideas, policies, and events that have forged national identity, community, and belonging in America. Art work by Bryan Berlin. Music is Cerises by Löhstana David, provided by Jamendo.

Jun 2019

2 min 31 sec