Where I’m From


Episode #928

Date April 23, 2018

Run Time 1:12:48

Melissa Slaughter and Jill Chenault tell stories of finding community among other Asian-Americans and growing up in a family of kickass African-American women.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: Change by DJ Premier

Live Story: Less Alone by Melissa Slaughter

Song: This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) by Kishi Bashi

Radio Story: One of Them by Jill Chenault

Song: Superwoman by Alicia Keys


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6 years ago

Hi guys. Jill’s story is by far my favorite Risk story ever! I love her voice, I love her tone, I love her rhythm. And that music!!
Fantastic job! Well done 🙂

6 years ago

What are the music tracks behind this story?

Tammy Tay
6 years ago

Great podcast today!!
Oh, my got, Jill!! You are a strong woman and I love you!! Such a well told story!! Thank you for sharing !

Tammy Ray
6 years ago

Oops. Typed my name wrong.

6 years ago

Is that Shooby Taylor in the background at the end, there? LOOOOVE HIM, and haven’t heard a Shooby track in so long. Nice!

6 years ago

Ms. Chenault’s story is the very definition of epic. I am in awe of her, her family, and their legacy.

6 years ago

Amazing podcast this week. Jill’s story was so enthralling. I sat in my car in the parking lot at work for 10 minutes because I couldn’t wait until after work to hear the end. The women in her family are my heroes!

6 years ago

OMGGGGG Jill Chenault’s story is EVERYTHING!!!!!

She and the women in her family are a force to be reckoned with – this story is inspirational!! <3<3<3

Fale Fiso
6 years ago

Jill Chenault’s story pumped me up at work so much! I was like fuck yea, no one is gonna fuck with me! Lol I loved it.

J. Jones
6 years ago

Just listened to this show…wow! Jill’s story was incredible and just sucked you right in! I’m glad that the women in her family were smart, strong, and made sure they had each other’s back.

J James
6 years ago

Ms. Chenault’s story was auditory heaven. On all levels. That is all.

Shon K!
3 years ago

Jill Chenault –

I do not know you. I have never met you. Yet, all of the EVERYTHING in your story IS my story. Your voice is light, breezy, beautiful – and to those of us who are familiar – unrelentingly formidable.

My story is the “Roadside Assistance” story after yours in the Black Lives Matter Series.
Thank you so much for sharing. I’m going to have a very long talk with Kevin about your story. It did all of the things a Risk story is supposed to do – and then some.

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