Last week marked the start of the Lunar New Year. It’s the year of the tiger, a symbol of bravery and strength, something it feels like we all need right now to face an uncertain world. Due to easing restrictions in Australia, many were able to celebrate the Spring Festival with family again, but with international travel still difficult, some are spending yet another year a long way from home.
Hotpot by Yimin Qiang
Yimin has been separated from her family for 3 years, she finds herself longing for the food that reminds her of her life in China. When Yimin decides to make Hotpot for her Australian family, she finds a new way to connect to her home away from home.
Produced by Yimin Qiang
Supervising producer: Mell Chun
Music from Blue Dot Sessions
Tin Valley by Mell Chun
Prompted by the rise in anti-Asian racism around the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, Mell set out to research the Chinese history of Tasmania and made some surprising discoveries. By telling the stories of Chinese-Tasmanian families, Mell hopes to discredit the myth upon which so much racism feeds, that Australia is, or ever was, White.
This is a shortened version of the first episode. You can listen to the full episode here or subscribe to Tin Valley anywhere you get podcasts.
Produced by Mell Chun
Music by Ben Cannings
All The Best credits
Production Manager: Danni Stewart
Editorial Manager: Mell Chun
Host: Helenna Barone-Peters
Episode Mix and Compile: Danni Stewart
Social Media Producers: Emma Pham
Community and Events Coordinator: Lidiya Josifova