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Toasted Sister Podcast

By Debra Alvarado, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Insightful exploration of Indigenous culture through food.

Podcast Food Native Voice One - NV1 Average run time: 30 minutes
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Host Andi Murphy (Navajo) has a warm and accessible approach that's spirited and inviting. The insightful discussions in Toasted Sister Podcast are enlightening and informative without being too invasive. Andi offers listeners an opportunity to observe some of the values shared by many Indigenous people and tribes. Through her interviews Andi sheds light into some of the struggles that are common among Indigenous people around the world. Many of her guests offer thoughtful philosophies, like chef Karlos Baca (of Tewa, Diné, and Ute heritage), who poses the question "if food is medicine, what are we as chefs? What's our responsibility to our people?".

In addition to introducing listeners to differences between tribes, this podcast offers listeners the chance to hear and feel the elements of Native American and Indigenous cultures that are commonly shared. Strong family and community ties, consideration and gratitude for the earth, and a strong sense of culture and traditions are clear lessons to be learned.

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