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We hear a lot about refugees and people seeking asylum, but we don’t often hear from the people themselves.   

In My Country is a podcast sharing the stories of six Aussies who came to Australia as refugees or people seeking asylum.  Stories of identity, religion, sexuality, the arts, parenting, culture, fashion, meaning, purpose, and the many places we call home.

In My Country's first episode is with Alyas Taqawi.  Alyas was born in Afghanistan and arrived in Australia on a boat in 2010.  In conversation, Alyas examines his experiences with identity, religion, and luck: what brought him to the decision to board a boat to Australia, how did it all unfold, and what has he learned from it all?

For this conversation with Alyas, In My Country has been nominated for Best Interview at the 2020 Australian Podcast Awards. You can also vote for them for the People’s Choice Award here

Listen to Season One of In My Country now.

And be sure to catch the In My Country panel discussion premiering as part of REIMAGINE.  RSVP now!


Acknowledgement of country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of all the lands on which we meet, work and live and recognise that this land has always been and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land.


Multicultural Australia respects and values Australia’s First Nation peoples’ enormous resilience, courage, determination and often unrecognized contributions to this country’s social and economic development. We walk together in solidarity in the shared pain of the past and with shared hope for the future.