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the inbetweenish pod

the inbetweenish pod

Exploring questions of belonging,
building bridges across cultures,
and the age-old quest to finding home.

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Sept. 19, 2023

roots, home, belonging: can we have it all? — inbetweenish S2 trailer

The inbetweenish is back for Season 2: First episode launches Tuesday, October 3rd. Get ready to embark on a captivating journey exploring the fundamental concepts of roots, home, and belonging all while embracing the beauty ...

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Aug. 29, 2023

🌐 we are not alone

We're wrapping up an incredible season of inbetweenish pod! From vulnerability to raw reflections, these stories of belonging have been quite the journey. In this episode, I take you behind the scenes of the season, sharing h...

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June 20, 2023

🕊️ bonus: let’s talk about refugees — with Baharak

Refugee, asylum seeker, internally displaced person, migrant, immigration—the news is abuzz with some of these terms. But do you truly grasp the differences between them? Join Baharak Bashmani and me as we fearlessly delve in...

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March 2, 2023

💭 reflections on: what happens when you belong to different cultures

What happens when you're inbetweenish? It's both a curse and a blessing as there are many internal and external battles that you face when you have multiple belongings. In this episode we try to unpack some of the common expe...

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Feb. 7, 2023

🎹 SideTalk 2: changing worlds with Axel

How do you understand time? Is it linear? Do things progress with time? Or do they regress? Axel’s Two-Part Interview Episode 6, Season 1: 🎹 it is not with bones and skin, it’s all with feeling — with Axel [Part …

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Feb. 1, 2023

💭 reflections on: what is culture

We talk a lot about culture around here, so I thought it was about time we actually break it down — what is culture? On some level, we all know what it is, but it helps to understand the nuances …

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Nov. 15, 2022

🌳 notions of home — with Baharak

Have you ever asked yourself what ‘home’ means to you? And did you ever stop to wonder how the words we use matter? From a young age, Baharak Bashmani, has had to navigate many worlds, each time moving for different …

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Oct. 18, 2022

🌶️ SideTalk1: faith, rituals, and grieving with Aakshi

Have you ever stopped to wonder what rituals you practice from your inherited faith? Are they religious rituals? Or are they cultural rituals? Episode 9, Season 1 with Aakshi Singha 🌶️ the diversity that brings us together — ...

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Oct. 12, 2022

🌶️ the diversity that brings us together — with Aakshi

What is the strongest tie you have to your home country? How does your schooling inform your own identity? On this episode, I chat with Aakshi Sinha about her upbringing, growing up all over India, and then going away for …

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Sept. 6, 2022

💭 reflections on: Third Culture Kids and Cross-Cultural Kids explained

In this minisode we’re going back to the origin story of in-betweenish, explaining why and how it came to be. It all started with a few simple questions about a decade ago: Where is home? What is a home? This …

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June 23, 2022

💭 reflections on: identity crisis

Identity Crisis is a term that gets thrown around quite a bit nowadays. In this minisode, I attempt to understand, from a psychological perspective, what an identity crisis really is. In doing so, we also explore what identit...

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June 7, 2022

🍋 we never really discussed it — with Nora

Have you ever tried to fit in so badly you changed your appearance? Were you aware of the subconscious reasons that may have lead to this decision? Nora S. is a close friend and in this episode we dive deep …

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Recent Blog Posts

From Beijinhos to Ronaldinhos: The Art of 'Cute-ifying' in Portuguese

Portuguese Hits Different I want to share one of my absolute favorite quirks of the Portuguese language with you. And I'm curious to know, do you have something similar in your own language? In my multilingual childhood, one language stood out for…

Exercise your Cultural Connection: Dedication to my French-ish

Culture is Intricately Linked To People In the last minisode, I explained how in my understanding, culture is intricately linked to the people we know and the people we love from that culture. I say that based on my own experience. My relationship …

Culture 101: A Beginner's Guide to Understanding What Culture Really Means

What is culture? This question has nagged at me for a while, and for good reason: culture is not straightforward. It is a nuanced word that carries different implications depending on the context. On some level, we all know what culture is, but you…