This five-part miniseries explores what happens when your parents come from two different countries, cultures, or races. Host Alex Laughlin shares her own stories and interviews multiracial people about what their racial identities mean to them. Five episodes, five themes and a whole bunch of stories to make you think about what it means to be an American.
In the podcast finale, we talk to author Ruth Ozeki and actor Katie Malia about not seeing their perspectives reflected in pop culture -- and about the power of creating a culture that does.
The question of who counts as 'American' has been around as long as the country has. In this episode, we tell the story of Virginia Matsuoka, a half-Japanese woman who was interned during World War II.