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The Root & Seed Podcast

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Culture and family heritage isn’t all sunshine and roses but it can fill you up, give you pleasure, and take you back while inspiring you forward. Hosted by Anika Chabra, join us for rich stories of the past, woven with hopes for the future. We’re on a journey to rediscover our cultures and ensure they live on for future generations. We hope to inspire you to do the same. If you'd like to share a story, you can reach us at @rootandseedco on social. Visit us at www.rootandseed.com where we continue to share our journey of discovery, reflection, and celebration in our blog.



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S1E3: "There were the Romans, a bowl of pasta and soccer"

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S4E2: “I think that your stories are the most important possession that you actually have.”
When Root & Seed launched, our dream was to talk to a historian. Scratch that.  Our dream was to talk to Robert “Lucky” Budd. So this episode is a dream come true. We have so much respect for Lucky’s tenure in the historical documenting space and his ability to democratize the act of personal and family storytelling, leaving us with just the right amount of inspiration to start somewhere, somehow.  This episode is chock filled with tips, stories of incredible Canadians and how the magic of oral storytelling has potential to be accessible and rewarding for all.  And we are grateful to get a glimpse into Lucky’s personal perspective on a family ritual he holds near and dear, on his terms. ​​Robert "Lucky" Budd is an award winning and bestselling Canadian author, oral historian, and radio host. He is known for his books based upon the stories of British Columbia pioneers, as well as his book collaborations with artist Roy Henry Vickers and Olympic Champion Andre DeGrasse.  He is also the President of Memories To Memoirs.
20:51
September 29, 2022
S4E1: "Are there other ways to connect with your culture without the filter of your parents?”
If you heard our season three finale interview with Grace Phan-Nguyen, you know we left that conversation at the genesis of a whole other story. Grace's life purpose is to document cultural stories, especially those previously underrepresented in media, and share a narrative they left untold, one that echoes her experience as a descendant of Vietnamese political refugees. In this episode, we go deeper into her cultural experiences and do our best to answer the question: "Are there other ways to connect with your culture without the filter of your parents?” Grace is a producer, screenwriter, and researcher. She originally started in theatre specializing in arts management and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives. She recently switched to film and television; specializing in youtube. Her clients include, My Name is Andong and Made With Lau. She's interested in food research, documentaries, feeding friends or family, and long naps.
15:56
September 20, 2022
Season 4 is launching Tuesday, Sept 20!
It's back to school, back to Fall, back to work and back to the Root & Seed podcast time! Season 4 of The Root & Seed Podcast is launching Sept 20 - and this season we are talking about something that is so fundamental to this platform - documenting one’s heritage, cultural stories and practices.    We hear from an immigration lawyer and now author who has written a heartfelt book of fiction based on her family’s experience, an aural historian who likens himself to being a producer and muse of sorts in bringing individual stories to life and a new comedic writer who reflects on his upbringing in a TV show celebrating hip hop, basketball and the 90s. And some of our guests document in more informal ways…but every episode has tips that even the most novice can appreciate. If you are a returning listener and part of this beautiful community, welcome back. If you are a new listener, you might be wondering what we are all about.  After years of being conditioned to play small, we are shining a light on stories from across the cultural spectrum that help to inspire pride and ownership of one’s life story and relationship with our heritages.  You are most welcomed here!
01:46
September 16, 2022
S3E8: "I'm not ready, I'm not Auntie status!"
In our Season 3 finale, we go from a curried goat/goat curry debate :) to bbq pig parades. Food is central to how Grace Phan-Nguyen lives, works, and celebrates. Her familial and geographic cultures come together in stories about everything from her wedding to seasonal holidays. We love how earnest and intentional she is in making sure her current life and future generations embrace the multitudes of cultural influences she is responsible for maintaining. And if she doesn't know how to do something herself, Grace has a knack for finding a community of Aunties wherever she is in the world. Perhaps it's an empathy that comes from her parents' own immigration experience, or the inspiration of theatre on her cultural sense of self, but we find Grace is always digging deeper to understand things beyond the surface. There was no one more perfect to end off this incredible season on “celebration” of culture. Grace is a producer, screenwriter, and researcher. She originally started in theatre specializing in arts management and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives. She recently switched to film and television; specializing in youtube. Her clients include, My Name is Andong and Made With Lau. She's interested in food research, documentaries, feeding friends or family, and long naps.
23:02
July 12, 2022
S3E7: “I wanted to experience my culture, not as a spectator, but as somebody who was living in the moment”
“When East meets West” (Indian, that is) should be the title of Serena’s cultural journey. With pride on both sides of her identity, we hear how she fell in love with the West Indian celebration of Carnival as an adult, but still has incredible heart for her more traditional East Indian roots. We explore how much she values her familial heritage, how she embraces multiple cultures in her children’s lives, and how she cherishes the stories and moments behind her favourite family foods. But perhaps the most important part of Serena’s story is how she surrendered to her authentic self in this journey, leaving the opinions of others behind - to be her whole self at home, at work, and at play. Serena Anthony is Chief People Officer for GroupM North America. Serena is an expert Human Resources Management professional with over 20 years of experience working across complex, disparate ecosystems where she demonstrates her true capabilities as an innovative thinker and change-maker in the field. As a member of GroupM’s North America Executive Committee, Serena is a key player in designing, driving and championing GroupM’s people strategy. With a passion for diversity & inclusion programming, and a focus on culture, Serena aims to position GroupM as an employer of choice. She is known for her motivational leadership, dynamic personality, and delivering valuable impact. Serena is the proud mother of identical twin girls and currently resides in Canada, splitting her time between Toronto and New York City.
17:20
June 23, 2022
S3E6: “My interest in my Jewish heritage is to know who I am”
What happens when a literary agent (aka literary genius) in his golden years opens up about his culture and respect for his roots? You get  unfiltered, authentic, tell it like it is, story after story goodness.  Michael Levine prefers to be a “man in the shadows” behind the works for Canada's who's who like Adrienne Clarkson, Silken Laumann and Margaret Trudeau.  But we loved getting him to talk about HIS story, his thoughts and his approach, now that he’s seen it all.  It’s no wonder that he deduces very simply that “My interest in my Jewish heritage is to know who I am” full stop. Some of our favourite moments: 2:00 Michael jokes that he is the product of a mixed marriage 3:08: The revelation that led to him discover that his family was affected by the Holocaust 7:19 Jewish people aren’t only white people 9:20  Religion & being a social Jew 11:55 What storytelling has meant to him and how he celebrates the good guys 13:25 His friendship with Michael Ignatieff & Ignatieff’s book “Finding solace in dark times” 15:40 Shakespeare's  “to thine own self be true” informing Michael’s approach to life Michael Levine is a retired partner of Goodmans LLP, is Chairman of Westwood Creative Artists/Literary Agent, and Executive Producer. Through Generic Productions Inc., he has acted as EP of over 65 productions in Canada. He has acted for a number of film, television and live theatre producers, writers, directors, and personalities in many media fields and has guest-lectured in the entertainment field for many universities and organizations in Canada and the US.
18:02
June 07, 2022
S3E5: “Our culture will never die with me”
From self-proclaimed "weekend brown girl" as a teenager, to relearning traditional Bharatanatyam dance as an adult, and soaking in time with her parents as cultural connection... this episode's guest, Kirthana Sasitharan, takes us on a real journey. Her raw reflection of her parent's sacrifices really resonated with us, and it's no surprise that she's committed to making sure "our (Tamil) culture will never die with me" Other highlights: 1:43 Kirthana's decision to go into journalism and her parents reaction 4:21 What being a 'weekend brown girl' means 7:08 An epic Diwali party celebration in University 10:28 Why completing traditional dance is so important 16:27 The biggest struggle her family faced & and what being an immigrant means (cue: Black tax from Trevor Noah) We are left with the thought of the role of legacy in celebration and the implications & importance that actions today can have on the future. Reminder to rate and review our podcast on Apple - it helps other like-minded people find our pod and grows this beautiful community! Kirthana Sasitharan is a CBC News Reporter, Producer, and Newsreader. Her experience includes travelling Ontario, working in various community newsrooms including CBC Hamilton, CBC Kitchener-Waterloo, CBC Thunder Bay, and CBC Sudbury. She’s also worked on the TV side of things at News Network, Marketplace, and the investigative unit. Her experience outside of the CBC includes working for Business in Vancouver, the United Nations Association of Canada and Editor in Chief of Ignite Magazine. Kirthana is also a content producer having co-produced and managed a diversity oriented series for CBC Toronto called Boldly Asian. She’s also produced, reported, and marketed another series focused on the diversity of Toronto communities and perspectives called Rediscovering Culture.
23:17
May 24, 2022
S3E4: “The harm stops here and I'm going to walk in a healed way”
There is something so freeing about shedding the ‘shoulds’ and ‘musts’ and inviting in simple celebration of our cultures into our daily lives - especially for the Indigenous community who have suffered so much shame and restriction through colonization. However, this invitation can be extended to people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. In this episode we talk to Asha Frost, an Indigenous Medicine healer who speaks about the diagnosis that led her to dig into her cultural background, some beautiful moments at her wedding and naming ceremony, and how uncovering intergenerational harm in her own family led her to feel it intimately and profoundly. Asha leaves us with the thought that by breaking cycles through identification and intention that one can heal, not only for ourselves but for generations to come. Asha Frost (she/her) is an Indigenous Medicine Woman and best-selling author of You are the Medicine.  She is a member of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation. Asha is from the Crane Clan, the totem of leadership, and believes in holding space from vision and heart. As an energy healer, homeopath, and mentor, Asha has guided thousands of people through profound and lasting transformation. Asha lives on Anishinaabe, Huron-Wendat, and Haudenosaunee Territory, with her husband and two beautiful children, with whom she co-creates a better world for the seven generations to come. You can purchase her book at youarethemedicinebook.com
17:53
May 11, 2022
S3E3: "What does it mean to be a witness to the passage of a generation?"
You know when a conversation is next level when it feels like therapy....part informative, part healing, part inspirational.  This episode we speak to Abdul-Rehman Malik, an award-winning journalist, educator, and cultural organizer.   He speaks about his family story, appreciation for intergenerational time during this pandemic time and sheds a light on a tradition he wishes to reclaim where we get to experience the more jovial side of Abdul-Rehman. He concludes by expanding on the idea of storytelling as a sacred act, an idea we can't argue with! Abdul-Rehman’s work at the intersection of faith and social change has spanned the globe, from Canada to the U.S., U.K., Pakistan, Sudan, Indonesia and beyond. Abdul-Rehman is currently a Lecturer at the Yale Divinity School as well as director of the Muslim Leadership Lab at Yale’s Dwight Hall Center for Social Justice. A veteran of BBC Radio, he is also host of the Aga Khan Museum’s popular podcast This Being Human, which is in its second season. Listen to This Being Human here: https://portal.agakhanmuseum.org/podcasts/index.html
26:44
May 02, 2022
S3E2: "Our parents' generation were the doers, but now we're asking, “but why?”"
What happens when you blend life experiences together with your superpowers and lean into that confluence to bring to the world something that is inviting, knowledgeable and playful?  This episode’s guest, Sunita shares how her inquisitiveness and early experiences together with 25 years in speech and language therapy helped her write books, introduce toys and provide content to help demystify the complexity of Hinduism in her platform, The Jai Jais.  We hear how Sunita is constantly inspired to learn more, dig deeper and does so in such a way in which we all get to benefit, even if you follow or subscribe to another religion or culture. As she puts it “I’m just a regular middle aged mom who wants children to think that religion is not boring and it doesn’t have to be done in a solemn way.” It’s no wonder her platform has enjoyed the success it has so far and has inspired all ages to learn more and ask why. Check out Sunita’s books, toys and content by following The Jai Jais at @thejaijais on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Show credits: Hosted by: Anika Chabra Brought to you by: Root & Seed Executive Producer: Jennifer Siripong Mandel Edited by: Camille Blais Music credit: Something 'bout July (Instrumental) by RYYZN https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
17:16
April 21, 2022
S3E1: "Wherever you are in the world, it's important to take your space"
Season 3 is here! With the theme of celebration in mind, we are pleased to present Zoe & Brooklyn Brownstone, two sisters who recall how they have been celebrating their Jewish heritage and culture proudly since moving to Europe in very different ways. Zoe is a writer and comedian and has introduced her relationship with her identity into her shows and material. Brooklyn is the founder of The Labour Department, a social space for soon-to-be and new parents, currently living in Amsterdam with her husband and son. While they are both proud Jews, we love hearing how they share different perspectives on seemingly similar experiences.  We also get to hear some realizations about making sense of their life choices and personality traits, and how they appreciate the gifts of their backgrounds. We were left inspired….. and not surprisingly laughing! You can check out Zoe’s upcoming shows and writing (including the Hey Alma article) at Zoebrownstone.com and learn about Brooklyn’s platform, The Labour Department at thelabourdept.com Show credits: Hosted by: Anika Chabra Brought to you by: Root & Seed Executive Producer: Jennifer Siripong Mandel Edited by: Camille Blais Music credit: Something 'bout July (Instrumental) by RYYZN https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
21:27
April 10, 2022
Season 3 Teaser: Launching April 10, 2022
It's April and it's time for another season! Season 3 of The Root & Seed Podcast is launching April 10 and we cannot be more excited. We are talking about celebration, the kind that one does through their actions, words, big and small, every day and on special occasions. The diversity of guests and their stories will continue to amaze and delight.   Please join us by subscribing on your favourite podcast player. If you like what you hear, please add a rating and review to help others like you hear the stories that make up celebrating one's cultural and familial (origin and chosen) backgrounds. Welcome to Root & Seed, a podcast about tradition seekers who are exploring, defining, and celebrating their family and cultural identities.  Join us every other week as we release more rich stories of the past woven with hope for the future.
01:46
April 01, 2022
S2E6: "This is our story, as much as anyone else's"
It's our second season finale and we are ending with a special one! Sisters Chantal and Danielle (Dani) Khan Da Silva's curiosity led them to truly understand their family, their stories and the role their stories play in each of their lives.  Chantal wrote a poignant article following the 20th anniversary of 9/11 about her family's decision to change their name from paternal Khan to maternal Da Silva to protect the family.  Now 20 years later both sisters are fully aware of the significance of that act and have taken power back with reclamation of their name.  With that reclamation comes pause and reflection on what life would have been like if they didn't change their name and awareness of how their heritage and background feeds into their present day purpose and platforms.   We are grateful to hear their story and how they honoured their backgrounds by bringing it to the forefront in our first ever sister interview for the Root & Seed podcast. Be sure to check out Chantal's work & profile at www.chantaldasilva.com and Danielle's profile & platform at www.danielledasilva.com and www.photographerswithoutborders.org Show credits: Hosted by: Anika Chabra Brought to you by: Root & Seed Executive Producer: Jennifer Siripong Mandel Edited by: Camille Blais Music credit: Something 'bout July (Instrumental) by RYYZN https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
22:43
January 08, 2022
S2E5: "The only thing we need to belong to is ourselves"
As a writer, Nadia's creative work flows from her awareness and understanding of her story as someone of Afghan and Italian descent. Two geographies, two cultures, two religions and yet Nadia is resolving her identity in belonging to herself and her unique experience.   Through this conversation we are gifted with a perspective of an outsider looking in, an individual who is embracing and dwelling in her uniqueness and perhaps most importantly a preserver of compelling narratives that will live on for generations to come.   On the light side, we hear of her appreciation and love for Afghan dance, how her nerdy side comes out when understanding her Italian history and how her father's loving advice when she was pregnant sparked a yearning and desire that only food could satisfy :) You can read Nadia's beautiful writing at nadiashahbaz.com  Show credits: Hosted by: Anika Chabra Brought to you by: Root & Seed Executive Producer: Jennifer Siripong Mandel Edited by: Camille Blais Music credit: Something 'bout July (Instrumental) by RYYZN https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
19:19
December 16, 2021
S2E4: "We just know where we are from"
Janey had us at her proclamation and declaration of being "Unapologetically Nigerian" at the start of this podcast interview.  Her perspective on her identity and her gifts to the world unfolded in the rest of our conversation like a beautifully scripted song.  We learned about a special gift that sits in her office and reminds her where she's from, her thoughts on how understanding your roots helps when faced with racism, and how experiences growing up led her to reject certain parts of her culture.  We ended with a special question from our conversation tool web app (capture.rootandseed.com) that perfectly reflected Janey's love and pride for her Nigerian identity.  It's no wonder that she's been able to harness that awareness and experience as the founder of Immiducation, a social enterprise solving the problem of underemployment amongst the underrepresented professional immigrant community. www.immiducation.com Show credits: Hosted by: Anika Chabra Brought to you by: Root & Seed Executive Producer: Jennifer Siripong Mandel Edited by: Camille Blais Music credit: Something 'bout July (Instrumental) by RYYZN https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
20:31
December 09, 2021
S2E3: “Unite the present of your family with the history of your family”
Have you ever thought about all the things that needed to happen for you to exist today? All the choices that generations before you needed to make, the million things that needed to go right and the role of luck in it all?  Our episode 3 guest, Jon has.  Ingrained in his sense of introspection and grounded in his experiences growing up, Jon knows and appreciates his unique story and all the factors that contributed to who is today.  Respectfully, Jon shares his cultural and familial influences, significant stories big and small that led to his understanding and so-called definition of his identity.  He believes in preserving cultural connection, extending the boundaries of traditional definition of identity and stitching together the present of your family with the history of your family.  We are inspired! You can hear more from Jon in his blog called abenignconspiracy.com Show credits: Hosted by: Anika Chabra Brought to you by: Root & Seed Executive Producer: Jennifer Siripong Mandel Edited by: Camille Blais Music credit: Something 'bout July (Instrumental) by RYYZN https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
17:04
December 02, 2021
S2E2: "It's on the list"
Sophia and Saphina are two 2nd generation individuals from families of diverse backgrounds.  While their stories are unique and varied, if there is a common theme outside the relatability of their individual narratives, it would be the idea of choice.  Sophia’s intention is very clear and present and she wishes for her family to experience a connection to her religion, just like she did. Saphina credits her Canadian experience as an individual of mixed descent as providing her the choice on what to bring forward to herself, her family and her young children.   In both cases we hear gratitude and appreciation for the availability and access of choice in their daily actions, words and lives and for that, we too are grateful! Visit rootandseed.com to see the show transcript, read more quotes from our conversation with Sophia and Saphina. If you’d like to tell us your story, or chat about your thoughts on culture, family, and heritage, we always love to chat. Find us on social @rootandseedco and subscribe for our newsletter to never miss a Root & Seed moment.
15:17
November 25, 2021
S2E1: "You just can't put that in a recipe book"
Alex is back!  Because we love a good bookend in storytelling, our Season One finale guest returns to tell a different side of his story and journey...this time as a father. You might remember Alex as being direct and honest about his reclamation of his Korean culture. In this episode, while we see the softer side of Alex, his intention to honour his culture is done with the same commitment level that we are used to from Alex - ALL IN.   We also hear how he is embracing the concept of individualized cooking techniques from generations before, leaving us with the truth and aptly-named-episode-title of "You just can't put that in a recipe book". Visit rootandseed.com to see the show transcript, read more quotes from our conversation with Alex. If you’d like to tell us your story, or chat about your thoughts on culture, family, and heritage, we always love to chat. Find us on social @rootandseedco and subscribe for our newsletter to never miss a Root & Seed moment.
12:22
November 18, 2021
Season 2 Trailer: Launching Nov 18, 2021
Get ready for season 2 of The Root & Seed podcast launching November 18th. We are so excited. In season 1 we spoke to some incredible humans with a diverse set of cultural influences and they spoke about when, how and why they set out to claim their backgrounds as part of their identities.  Season 2 will not disappoint. We have one return guest (can you guess :)?) plus 6 more incredible humans and stories to share. Welcome to Root & Seed, a new podcast about tradition seekers who are exploring, defining, and celebrating their family and cultural identities. Join us every Thursday as we release more rich stories of the past woven with hopes for the future.
01:08
November 09, 2021
S1E6: "From 'Hang a Larry' to a reverse judo move"
Racism, rejection and assimilation has been a part of the visible minority experience since migration began. Our season finale guest Alex, shares his experience of how life and societal events have shaped the reclamation of his culture. The contrast of his outlook and attitude towards his Korean culture from when he was a child to now is fascinating. Alex doesn't do anything half-way and isn't afraid to tell it like it is. He leaves listeners with the invitation to truly lean into their cultures and own them. Heads up : if you are listening with children, you might want to keep your "earmuffs" handy for language. Visit rootandseed.com to see the show transcript, read more quotes from our conversations with Alex. If you’d like to tell us your story, or chat about your thoughts on culture, family, and heritage, we always love to chat. Find us on social @rootandseedco and subscribe for our newsletter to never miss a Root & Seed moment. Show credits: Hosted by: Anika Chabra Brought to you by: Root & Seed Executive Producer: Jennifer Siripong Mandel Edited by: Camille Blais Music credit: Something 'bout July (Instrumental) by RYYZN https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/-_something-bout-july Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/OFga9pkl6RU
20:45
August 26, 2021
S1E5: "A lot of conversation happens in between"
Circumstance and desire are two compelling reasons for really understanding one’s family traditions, culture and stories. Often, a level of curiosity can compel one to dig deeper, but sometimes the drive is out of need or loss.  Both Sara and Kathy share their experience with learning from older generations in their lives.  Their awareness of what they want to take forward is done with respect and gratitude for those who’ve come before them and with a congruence with their values today.  Be sure to listen right to the end when Root & Seed announces a special launch and opportunity. Visit rootandseed.com to see the show transcript, read more quotes from our conversations with Sara and Kathy. And if you’d like to view Kathy’s photo-documentary please visit her on Instagram @the_kathylee. If you’d like to tell us your story, or chat about your thoughts on culture, family, and heritage, we always love to chat. Find us on social @rootandseedco and subscribe to our newsletter to never miss a Root & Seed moment. Show credits: Hosted by: Anika Chabra Brought to you by: Root & Seed Executive Producer: Jennifer Siripong Mandel Edited by: Camille Blais Music credit: Something 'bout July (Instrumental) by RYYZN https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/-_something-bout-july Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/OFga9pkl6RU
17:11
August 19, 2021
S1E4: "It felt like we were going on a trip!"
The stories of immigrants are as varied as their countries of origin, the life stage when their journeys occur and who they immigrate with. We learned from our conversations with Lakshita and Paula that their connection to their home countries and cultures remain strong and vibrant despite the difference in their journeys. And we get to hear about how they keep that connection alive, on their terms, with their answers to our question “What’s in your culture box?” Visit rootandseed.com to see the show transcript, read more quotes from our conversations with Lakshita and Paula, or continue the conversation about the immigrant story. If you’d like to tell us your story, or chat about your thoughts on culture, family, and heritage, we always love to chat. Find us on social @rootandseedco and subscribe for our newsletter to never miss a Root & Seed moment. Show credits: Hosted by: Anika Chabra Brought to you by: Root & Seed Executive Producer: Jennifer Siripong Mandel Edited by: Camille Blais Music credit: Something 'bout July (Instrumental) by RYYZN https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/-_something-bout-july Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/OFga9pkl6RU
12:53
August 12, 2021
S1E3: "There were the Romans, a bowl of pasta and soccer"
Have you ever considered what effects your family’s journey and history has had on your identity?  Could understanding those layers provide a deeper appreciation for who you are today? Aldo, a 2nd generation Canadian from Italian descent, gets pretty introspective about his family’s story and how that has shaped his sense of self.  Instead of trying to understand the culture as a societal whole, Aldo wanted to dig into the stories of his individual family experience when connecting with his background.  We also hear from Vicky, a guest from our first episode and she has a super interesting answer to a super interesting question. Visit rootandseed.com to see the show transcript, read more quotes from our conversations with Aldo and Vicky, or continue the conversation about the effects of immigration on second generation. If you’d like to tell us your story, or chat about your thoughts on culture, family, and heritage, we always love to chat. Find us on social @rootandseedco and subscribe for our newsletter to never miss a Root & Seed moment. Show credits: Hosted by: Anika Chabra Brought to you by: Root & Seed Executive Producer: Jennifer Siripong Mandel Edited by: Camille Blais Music credit: Something 'bout July (Instrumental) by RYYZN https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/-_something-bout-july Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/OFga9pkl6RU
10:29
August 05, 2021
S1E2: "Go, See, Do"
What’s it like to be a cultural nomad? In this week’s episode we speak with Danielle, a citizen of the world, who helps us understand how sometimes you have to step away from what you are familiar with to truly understand what aspects are most important to you.  While it wasn’t always apparent, Danielle’s cultural undercurrents became more prominent once she moved from country to country, and discovered the importance of how her varied experiences shapes who she is today. Heads up: if you are listening with children, you might want to keep your "earmuffs" handy for language. Visit rootandseed.com to see the show transcript, read more quotes from our conversations with Danielle, or continue the conversation about cultural nomads. If you’d like to tell us your story, or chat about your thoughts on culture, family, and heritage, we always love to chat. Find us on social @rootandseedco and subscribe for our newsletter to never miss a Root & Seed moment. Show credits: Hosted by: Anika Chabra Brought to you by: Root & Seed Executive Producer: Jennifer Siripong Mandel Edited by: Camille Blais Music credit: Something 'bout July (Instrumental) by RYYZN https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/-_something-bout-july Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/OFga9pkl6RU
12:55
July 29, 2021
S1E1 "Shout Out to Kevin!"
Welcome to Root & Seed, hosted by Anika Chabra, a brand new podcast about tradition seekers who are exploring, defining, and celebrating their family and cultural identities. In our first episode, we explore the idea of Culture Catalysts - the moment that triggers people to choose to embrace the culture of their parents. Anika talks to Eddie and Vicky, two amazing people who had different feelings about their heritage growing up, but at completely different stages of their life, realized that maybe there was something to their roots worth nurturing. Visit rootandseed.com to see the show transcript, read more quotes from our conversations with Vicky and Eddie, or continue the conversation about culture catalysts. If you’d like to tell us your story, or chat about your thoughts on culture, family, and heritage, we always love to chat. Find us on social @rootandseedco and subscribe for our newsletter www.rootandseed.com to never miss a Root & Seed moment. Show credits: Hosted by: Anika Chabra Brought to you by: Root & Seed Executive Producer: Jennifer Siripong Mandel Edited by: Camille Blais Music credit: Something 'bout July (Instrumental) by RYYZN https://soundcloud.com/ryyzn Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/-_something-bout-july Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/OFga9pkl6RU
09:35
July 19, 2021