#473 At The Tip Of My Tongue

Have you ever tried writing a bio with one sentence? Sometimes it can be tricky to find the right word to describe yourself. This week, we’re sharing two stories about languages, identity and home.

My Mother Tongue by Shuying Miao 

Shuying grew up speaking her hometown dialect in China with her grandmother. As she reflected on the memory of her hometown, she also found many young people in China were losing their ability to speak their home language.

Producer: Shuying Miao

Supervising Producer: Zoe Ferguson 

Music: Roundabout by Yes; Belonging by Muted; Walk Around the City by KonovalovMusic; Sincere Feeling by KonovalovMusic

Photo: Shuying Miao


Evolution of Self Understanding by Carey Scheer 

Before meeting Leanne in person, Carey scrolled through her Instagram account, where a post of Leanne standing in a doorway caught her attention. In this story Carey speaks to Leanne about her journey to the moment that photo was taken.

Producer: Carey Scheer

All The Best credits:

Production Manager: Danni Stewart

Editorial Manager: Mell Chun

Episode Mix and Compile: Danni Stewart

Host: Helenna Barone-Peters 

Social Media Producers: Emma Pham 

Community and Events Coordinator: Lidiya Josifova 

SYN Mentee Producer: Wing Kuang