Known throughout Mexico and beyond as the folk saint of death, Santa Muerte is a complex hybrid of Catholic and Indigenous beliefs. Feared and misunderstood for her connections to organized crime, she is nonetheless worshipped by millions of people around the world, and serves as the primary focus of today’s guest on the Elsewhere Podcast: Dr. Kate Kingsbury, professor of Anthropology at UBC.
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Elsewhere #14 – Amir Taghinia: Part Two ~ Where we last left off, Amir was recounting his experience as a refugee in the hands of Indonesian human traffickers – Waiting on a beach about to depart on an uncertain voyage.
DON’T DEAD OPEN INSIDE … but if you do decide to open, why don’t you go ahead and check out the special Halloween Episode of Pylon Radio? Tune into Vancouver CoOp 100.5 FM @ 11am, or listen below for the full mp3. Featuring music by Tiger Really and Dacey
Escaping Iran at 15 years old, Amir Taghinia has been railing against circumstance his entire life. This week on Elsewhere, we sit down to discuss migration, Iranian identity, and the grim reality that comes with smuggling yourself halfway across the world.