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The Ways We Are


A podcast about personal identity + unpacking the (seemingly) fragmented bits.

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Aug 21 • 50:16

Yänjaa Wintersoul, a Mongolian-Swedish triple world-record holding memory athlete, public speaker, and polyglot help KJ and Avi close out season 1!...


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Jul 19 • 48:06

We're back from our mid-season hiatus with an insightful discussion about how your name - and identity - can change along the mountain peaks and fault lines of a relationship. ...


Jun 5 • 33:52

Like many of us, Raisa (ra-ee-sa) Patel has spent a good chunk of her time explaining to others how to pronounce her name. She joins KJ and Avi to unpack an article she recently wrote called, 'Here's how to pronounce my name, and why it matters to me'. Along the way, the three explore what it means to be a Third Culture Kid, the 'crutch' of a middle name, and more. ...

Noshin and Molly

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May 15 • 32:55

Vincenza, who once went by the name 'Genna', gives KJ and Avi the low down on the evolution of her name. She walks us through what it was like to change her name and, by extension, her identity, as an adult. ...


May 8 • 43:09

Prasanna Ranganathan shares his name story with KJ and Avi, and together the three explore the challenges with 'non-white' names in the legal profession and beyond. The group get real about diversity and inclusion, and Prasanna reminds us all that "who we are is what we bring".  Listen closely to the whole episode. Each week we'll be closing out the episode by profiling a...

Pilot: Kimbo

Apr 30 • 29:38

In season 1 of The Ways We Are, co-hosts Avineet and Kenya-Jade explore 'What's in a Name'. Names are the foundation of our identities. They frame how we see and are seen in the world. But our relationships with our names can also be complicated. How should others pronounce them? What do we need to consider when we are naming a child? What might prompt us to change the nam...

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