Beginner
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 11
  • Last: 9 Jan 2018
In 2003, I came to America with my family. Beginner trails me, a 24 year old Pakistani-American immigrant, as I learn to do the things I never did as a kid, and that are integral parts of an American childhood.

Episodes (11)

  • Support Beginner Season 2!
    Support Beginner Season 2!
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    Published: 9 Jan 2018 Duration: 00:33
    If you loved season 1 of Beginner, help us produce season 2! Go to beginnerpodcast.com/support. Buy Beginner themed mugs and totes or make a one-time payment of your choice to subscribe.
    If you loved season 1 of Beginner, help us produce season 2! Go to beginnerpodcast.com/support. Buy Beginner themed mugs and totes or make a one-time payment of your choice to subscribe.

  • Learning to Float
    Learning to Float
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    Published: 28 Dec 2017 Duration: 15:30
    In this episode, Misha takes swim lessons and learns to float. She finally faces all of her fears and talks to her mom about where they come from. Produced by Misha Euceph, with help from Sammy Miller and Lyra Smith. Special thanks to Sajee... Read more →
    In this episode, Misha takes swim lessons and learns to float. She finally faces all of her fears and talks to her mom about where they come from. Produced by Misha Euceph, with help from Sammy Miller and Lyra Smith. Special thanks to Sajee... Read more →

  • If I Bend That Far, I'll Break
    If I Bend That Far, I'll Break
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    Published: 18 Dec 2017 Duration: 19:04
    Misha finds another immigrant group that's found some sense of belonging in America. Produced by Misha Euceph, with help from Sammy Miller. Our story editor is Lyra Smith. Special thanks to Nate, Emily and Julie Miller; Micah Wexler; and my... Read more →
    Misha finds another immigrant group that's found some sense of belonging in America. Produced by Misha Euceph, with help from Sammy Miller. Our story editor is Lyra Smith. Special thanks to Nate, Emily and Julie Miller; Micah Wexler; and my... Read more →

  • You Must Be a Friend!
    You Must Be a Friend!
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    Published: 29 Nov 2017 Duration: 19:26
    Misha goes all the way back in time and reads children's books she never read as an immigrant kid, finding a guide for her own quest. Special thanks to Emily Arrow and Yara Nasrallah. Produced by Misha Euceph, with help from Sammy Miller, M... Read more →
    Misha goes all the way back in time and reads children's books she never read as an immigrant kid, finding a guide for her own quest. Special thanks to Emily Arrow and Yara Nasrallah. Produced by Misha Euceph, with help from Sammy Miller, M... Read more →

  • Scotch on the Rocks
    Scotch on the Rocks
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    Published: 23 Oct 2017 Duration: 11:25
    Misha learns to make a bed the American way and tries craft beer with her dad. Produced by Misha Euceph. Music by Podington Bear and Dee Yan-Key.
    Misha learns to make a bed the American way and tries craft beer with her dad. Produced by Misha Euceph. Music by Podington Bear and Dee Yan-Key.

  • I Can Sing!
    I Can Sing!
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    Published: 15 Sep 2017 Duration: 04:49
    Misha confronts her fear of singing by throwing a concert for her family in this bonus episode. Produced by Misha Euceph. Music by Coke Studio, Ali Sethi, Ali Hamza, Waqar Ehsin, and Podington Bear. Special thanks to Euceph Ahmed for musica... Read more →
    Misha confronts her fear of singing by throwing a concert for her family in this bonus episode. Produced by Misha Euceph. Music by Coke Studio, Ali Sethi, Ali Hamza, Waqar Ehsin, and Podington Bear. Special thanks to Euceph Ahmed for musica... Read more →

  • Part of that World
    Part of that World
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    Published: 23 Jul 2017 Duration: 18:42
    Misha gets a lesson with a professional jazz singer and gets over her biggest fear yet. This episode was produced with help from Sammy Miller, Maddy Russell-Shapiro, and Jonah Bromwich. HUGE thanks to Martina DaSilva from the Lady Bugs Band... Read more →
    Misha gets a lesson with a professional jazz singer and gets over her biggest fear yet. This episode was produced with help from Sammy Miller, Maddy Russell-Shapiro, and Jonah Bromwich. HUGE thanks to Martina DaSilva from the Lady Bugs Band... Read more →

  • Bye Bye Bye
    Bye Bye Bye
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    Published: 21 May 2017 Duration: 17:27
    Misha talks to her sister about what it means to be cool, makes flash cards for NSYNC songs and looks for the root of her insecurities as an immigrant. Produced by Misha Euceph, with help from Robin Miniter and Sammy Miller. Music by Poding... Read more →
    Misha talks to her sister about what it means to be cool, makes flash cards for NSYNC songs and looks for the root of her insecurities as an immigrant. Produced by Misha Euceph, with help from Robin Miniter and Sammy Miller. Music by Poding... Read more →

  • Let Go! Let Go
    Let Go! Let Go
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    Published: 1 May 2017 Duration: 16:23
    Misha finally gets her butt on a bike. And digs into why she lied all this time about knowing how to ride. Produced by Misha Euceph with help from Robin Miniter and Sammy Miller. Music by Podington Bear and several Pakistani artists: Mai Dh... Read more →
    Misha finally gets her butt on a bike. And digs into why she lied all this time about knowing how to ride. Produced by Misha Euceph with help from Robin Miniter and Sammy Miller. Music by Podington Bear and several Pakistani artists: Mai Dh... Read more →

  • Coming to America
    Coming to America
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    Published: 15 Mar 2017 Duration: 12:48
    Misha decides she's not in Pakistan anymore and she's gotta find a way to belong. Produced by Misha Euceph with help from Laura Sim and Robin Miniter. Special thanks to Devon Taylor, Peter Bresnan and Sammy Miller. Music by Mai Dhai Band an... Read more →
    Misha decides she's not in Pakistan anymore and she's gotta find a way to belong. Produced by Misha Euceph with help from Laura Sim and Robin Miniter. Special thanks to Devon Taylor, Peter Bresnan and Sammy Miller. Music by Mai Dhai Band an... Read more →

  • Trailer
    Trailer
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    Published: 27 Dec 2016 Duration: 01:28
    This is the trailer for season one of Beginner, a podcast about learning to belong, one skill at a time. It follows Misha, a Pakistani-American immigrant, as she learns the things at 24 that Americans learn as kids. Episode one drops on Mar... Read more →
    This is the trailer for season one of Beginner, a podcast about learning to belong, one skill at a time. It follows Misha, a Pakistani-American immigrant, as she learns the things at 24 that Americans learn as kids. Episode one drops on Mar... Read more →