This collection includes the ten podcast episodes created for the third season of the Queens Memory podcast, entitled, “Our Major Minor Voices.” It also includes recordings of live events connected to the season's launch and full interviews with people featured in episodes. These materials focus on stories from our neighbors of Asian descent in Queens, New York. One in four borough residents identifies as Asian-American. That’s more than 650,000 people with roots stretching back to Asia.
Each episode features stories about identity and belonging from this broad array of people who have made valuable contributions through their cultural traditions, belief systems, and linguistic diversity. Bookended by the season introduction and finale, the series includes eight bilingual episodes representing the most widely spoken Asian languages in Queens: Bangla, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali, Tagalog, Tibetan, and Urdu.
Season Three’s production team includes Melody Cao, Anna Williams, Natalie Milbrodt, J. Faye Yuan, Cory Choy, Meral Agish, Tenzin Choklay, Indranil Choudhury, Shradha Ghale, Peter Gill, Stella Gu, Syma Mohammed, Trisha Mukherjee, Heidi Shin, Rosalind Tordesillas, with music by Elias Ravin. This podcast has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this episode are those of its creators and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of National Endowment for the Humanities, Queens Public Library, the City University of New York, or their employees. For more on the Queens Memory podcast, visit QueensMemory.org/podcast.