Indestructible Furniture: They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore
We kick off by hilariously reacting to your responses on our Instagram poll about the "weirdest things people have snuck onto planes". Next, we touch briefly on some Azores travel items before we get passionately sidetracked talking about our immigrant parents' specific furniture items for the remainder of the episode. A wild journey you don't want to miss.
Brazilian Culture & Living Life with Guest: Indy Santos
We are joined by Indy Santos, a bad-ass Brazilian who immigrated by herself to California nine years ago and became a US citizen. We compare our Azorean Portuguese culture to her Brazilian culture and learn about our similarities and differences. Indy is a strong, independent woman with a really good grasp on how to live a full life while balancing physical, emotional, and mental health! Indy most recently appeared on CBS' Season 24 of Big Brother, however our conversation focuses on Indy herself and not her experiences on the show.
All Saints (are ridiculous) Day
We share some of the more intriguing and ridiculous stories we could dig up (pun intended) on saints and their miracles for All Saints Day. There's a little bit of everything: fasting on nothing but the eucharist for 8 years, mules genuflecting to the eucharist, murder, foreskin wedding rings, cures for rabies, exhumations, dismemberments, stolen heads, and a touch or two of ~*magic*~. And these stories are just the tip of the iceberg, folks!
The Immigrant Family Experience with Guest: Joseph Abdin
We are joined by Joseph Abdin, an attorney and first-generation American of Syrian and Palestinian descent. We talk culture and upbringing in our immigrant families. We knew we would find common ground even though we are from different cultures. Yet, we were shocked at how identical the immigrant experience is -- we are simply all the same. Joseph most recently appeared on CBS' Season 24 of Big Brother, however our conversation focuses on Joseph himself and not his experiences on the show. You can watch the full episode on video on our YouTube Channel (Folk and Fad).
We're Breaking Generational Patterns with Guest: Vanessa Medeiros
We are joined by guest Vanessa Medeiros, our former schoolmate who keeps us belly-laughing as part of The Portuguese Kids comedy trio! We discuss how appreciating, joking about, and trying to improve our culture are not mutually exclusive things. Vanessa also puts on her therapist hat for an extended mental health segment with us!
Part 2 of The Portuguese Princess from Providence with Guest: Michelle Costa, BB10
In the second half of this episode, we continue our chat with the one and only Portuguese Princess from Providence, Michelle Costa from CBS' Big Brother Season 10. We discuss embracing the culture, its benefits, and how Michelle earned her nickname. Part 2 also covers the more serious aspects of being on reality TV including some contestants facing racial biases, and the overall toll that continuous surveillance and publicity can have on mental health.
Part 1 of The Portuguese Princess from Providence with Guest: Michelle Costa, BB10
We are joined by the one and only Portuguese Princess from Providence, Michelle Costa from CBS' Big Brother Season 10. We bond over culture, react to the BB24 Season Finale, and Michelle shares interesting "behind-the-scenes" nuggets from her time on the show. Be sure to tune in next week for the second half of our conversation and our mental health segment!
Azores Dining Customs and Remote Village Life
Tested tips on how to deal with unwelcome appetizers (hint: say nothing and eat them anyway), dinner reservations, DIY beverages, and ordering fish without the head. Hear a tale of the pinnacle of Portuguese hospitality. And finally, some excerpts of life in the middle of nowhere a.k.a. Cu De Judas (Judas' Butt....). It's a real place, look it up!
The Portuguese Traveler
You enter the vessel dressed to the nines, asking the stewardess for a selection of wines. Clutching your husband and your rosary beads, a safe landing granted by the apostle's creed. I hope they don't ask what is in your pants, or you might have to give up your banana plants.
Espírito Santo Teacher Perspective with Guest: Jay Vaillancourt "Mr. V"
Our 6th grade teacher and local legend "Mr. V" joins us to fill in the gaps about our 1990s experience in a Portuguese catholic school through his perspective. It doesn't feel like 25 years have passed in this rare, hilarious, and heartwarming exchange between teacher and students.