The official home of the big bold podcast finding the heartwarming, heartbreaking and sometimes hilarious stories of American refugees.
People coming into America, people moving out of America, people getting displaced within the country. You’re about to hear remarkable stories rooted in the most pressing human rights challenges of our time.
Get ready to be enchanted by the tenacity and beauty of the human spirit!
This is American Refugee.
Episode 13 - Rock On
Monday 19 April 2021
: This episode is about a different kind of displacement - rock musicians forcibly removed from doing the only thing they know how to do. Live...
Episode 12 - Death On The Borderlands
Thursday 11 March 2021
: To circumvent the final and busiest immigration checkpoint in Texas, Central American migrants illegally crossing into the United States go...
Episode 11 - Immigrant Scholars
Tuesday 09 February 2021
: They come on temporary visas to do academic research at major U.S. universities. They're now responsible for creating more American patents...
Episode 10 - Burpees
Tuesday 12 January 2021
: He came to the United States when he was 9 years old. He's now a U.S. Marine leading the most intense online fitness workouts. Today, he's...
Episode 9 - Escape The Room
Friday 09 October 2020
: A young mother from Guatemala, victim of domestic violence, takes her kids on a perilous journey to the US where Mom applies for asylum. Mom...
Episode 8 - Sherburne County Jail (Part II)
Sunday 30 August 2020
: Gregorio Montejo, a Mexican immigrant, after 25 years of working in the United States is taken to Sherburne County Jail. Now his family is...
Episode 7 - Ghosted
Friday 31 July 2020
: In 2014 a young woman's murdered body was found on the side of the road in Warren, Ohio. The case went unsolved. Now, 6 years later, the...
Episode 6 - 38th & Chicago
Thursday 25 June 2020
: Minneapolis Police arrive at the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in response to a call about a counterfeit $20 bill… You're...
Episode 5 - Sherburne County Jail (Part I)
Friday 29 May 2020
: Inside a small county jail in central Minnesota, 300 immigrants are caged up to 20 hours a day, never allowed outside, some detained by ICE...
Episode 4 - Truckin'
Sunday 26 April 2020
: Get ready to meet America's hardworking trucker drivers, the road refugees who today risk their lives not just delivering to the doorsteps...
Episode 3 - Immigration Court
Friday 27 March 2020
: Detained immigration court is a place where lawyers aren't provided for the defense, where judges and prosecutors are on the same team,...
Episode 2 - Street Angel
Monday 17 February 2020
: She escaped domestic assault, poverty, street crime, and a husband mixed up with a drug cartel. She took her five kids and ran, using every...
Episode 1 - Los Algodones
Tuesday 07 January 2020
: Los Algodones is the tiny Mexican border town called Molar City. Thousands of US citizens are going there each day to save on dental work...