Stories of people who came to Australia as refugees or asylum seekers, and the many places we call home.
Season one is available now.
We are excited to announce that our conversation with Alyas has won Best Interview at the 2020 Australian Podcast Awards. The judges called it “Beautiful, soulful storytelling. It makes you feel glad to have met these people through the podcast. Thoroughly compelling.”
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Liliana – In My Country
We hear a lot about refugees and asylum seekers, but we don’t often hear from the people themselves. In My County shares the stories of six Aussies who came to Australia as refugees or asylum seekers. Stories of identity, religion, sexuality, the arts, parenting, culture, fashion, meaning, purpose, and the many places we call home.
Episodes & Updates
We’ve been shortlisted for Best Interview at the 2020 Australian Podcast Awards and we still haven’t picked ourselves up off the floor!
We are beyond excited to tell you our conversation with Alyas – the first interview we ever did! – has been shortlisted for Best Interview in the 2020 Australian Podcast Awards. Big hitters like The Guardian, ABC, Mama Mia, and commercial media enter these awards, so we are so so stoked that our little independent,Continue reading “We’ve been shortlisted for Best Interview at the 2020 Australian Podcast Awards and we still haven’t picked ourselves up off the floor!”
In the final episode of this season, Adam talks with Liliana Maria, the daughter of Marcela Cornejo from episode 5. Liliana first arrived in Australia with her family in 1988 on a Humanitarian Visa, after escaping Chile’s Pinochet dictatorship. Liliana reflects on the journey of a refugee from the perspective of a child. She talksContinue reading “Liliana”
We’d be impressed if you’ve ever met a woman gutsier than Marcela Cornejo, from Chile. In our fifth episode, Pia talks to Marcela about her activism against Chile’s dictatorship in the 1980s; how she fought for the rights of political prisoners in her country; and about the sadness and loss she still carries from havingContinue reading “Marcela”