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They Tried To Bury Us with Tamer Kattan

Comedy Pop-Up Podcast Network

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They Tried To Bury Us with Tamer Kattan

They Tried To Bury Us with Tamer Kattan

Comedy Pop-Up Podcast Network

11
Followers
9
Plays
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Each week, an immigrant of the United States shares their American origin story. THEY TRIED TO BURY US is a weekly podcast hosted by Egyptian-born comedian Tamer Kattan and his mother Kity. Being the son of a Muslim father and a Jewish mother left Tamer struggling with notions of identity. It’s that exact struggle that Tamer and his mom dive into as they sit down with guests to hear about their American origin stories. “They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds” is a Mexican saying an elderly neighbor shared with Tamer to encourage him to never, ever give up. You’ll laugh at the light-hearted stories that shine a light on Halloween and other terrifying holidays for immigrants, other times you’ll cry at the love, courage and hope it takes to leave everything you know behind, just for the opportunity to pursue happiness. The goal of the show is to remind us all that the only “us and them” is US vs. the hate, greed and corruption of the people in positions of power.

Latest Episodes

Ep 36: Ireland - Paying for Hugs

ETamer and Kity start off season two with a BANG! They had a really cool conversation with hilarious actor, producer and comedian, Emma M Pyne. They dive deep into how differently femininity looks in America Vs. Europe, how lonely it can be to chase your dreams, how complaining about your country is one of the most patriotic things you can do and how much more in touch women are to their intuition than men. Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

60 MIN2019 JUL 4
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Ep 36: Ireland - Paying for Hugs

Ep 35: Home in America - La Fin

ETamer and Kity bring season one of the podcast to a close with a great conversation about our favorite episodes, how the podcast has changed our relationship for the better, what we’ve learned from guests, each other and what listeners can expect from our exciting season 2.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

50 MIN2019 JUN 26
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Ep 35: Home in America - La Fin

Ep 34: Russia - A Big New Chapter

ETamer and Kity welcome great friend, model and actor Svetlana Constantine to the podcast! We have a great conversation about how Sveta met the love of her life and current husband Ilia Constantine when she was just 15 years old. The wild romantic risks they took to be with each other, the separation they had to endure and how reuniting in America via their shared passion for acting and filmmaking fueled their relationship forward.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

55 MIN2019 JUN 19
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Ep 34: Russia - A Big New Chapter

Ep 33: Iraq - Leeleeleelee

ETamer and Kity welcome great friend, comedian, actor and director Paul Elia to the podcast! We have a great conversation about Paul’s Chaldean roots - it’s fun when Tamer repeatedly, mistakenly and embarrassingly says Caledonian (which actually refers to the Scottish Highlands, sooo not even close). What life was like in Iraq for Catholics. The challenges of finding your identity and faith when you grow up in a different country than your parents and What it’s like to pursue the less traditional / acceptable Middle Eastern path.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

56 MIN2019 JUN 12
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Ep 33: Iraq - Leeleeleelee

Ep 32: Puerto Rico - Double Immigrant

ETamer and Kity welcome a great new funny friend, comedian Will J Melendez to the podcast. We have a great conversation about the challenges of having to constantly behave in a way that is acceptable to both American and Puerto Rican culture, coming out to Pentecostal parents and the bittersweet joy behind his lawyer father having to take a stock room job at Disney World.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

59 MIN2019 JUN 5
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Ep 32: Puerto Rico - Double Immigrant

Ep 31: Russia - Action. Cut. Action. Cut.

ETamer and Kity welcome incredible actor and friend Ilia Constantine. Ilia comes from a town in the Russian mountains, not far from Siberia. A town where the natives have a reputation for being tough and stubborn. Ilia’s story is full of his home towns toughness. He sacrificed everything, even a roof to chase his dream, at several points becoming homeless. But it was in that darkness, while camped in Griffith park overlooking Warner Brothers studios that he found his purpose.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

55 MIN2019 MAY 29
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Ep 31: Russia - Action. Cut. Action. Cut.

Ep 30: The Dominican Republic - Be better than Dad

ETamer welcomes good friend, podcaster and comedian, Randy Valerio to the podcast. Randy is a native of Queens, NY and is a Boston based comedian. This is a great conversation about the powerful motivation that overwhelms you from witnessing an immigrant parent struggle to make ends meet.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

61 MIN2019 MAY 22
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Ep 30: The Dominican Republic - Be better than Dad

Ep 29: Eritrea - Born in a Refugee Camp

ETamer welcomes long time friend, podcaster and comedian, Chase Abel. This is an amazing story that shows you the massive and lasting impact of war on a family. From being born in a refugee camp to finding out his parents...were not his biological parents at just 12 years old. This is a story of how a beautiful culture with such a rich history can harm its people with politics and war. One of the most inspiring episodes yet.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

69 MIN2019 MAY 16
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Ep 29: Eritrea - Born in a Refugee Camp

Ep 28: India - K-Pop & Spice

EOn this very special episode Tamer and Kity welcome amazing standup comedian and friend Srilatha Rajamani! And it’s a Live episode recorded at the Comedy Studio in Boston during the Women In Comedy Festival sponsored by HBO! Srilatha’s story is an inspiring story of an introverted Indian girl trying to find herself, becoming a strong Indian-American woman and mother who have her daughter all the things she wished for when she was a little girl back in India.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

63 MIN2019 MAY 8
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Ep 28: India - K-Pop & Spice

Ep 27: Russia - Roller Coaster Ride

ETamer and Kity welcome actress, comedian, and content creator Irina Voronina. Irina was born in a small town in Russia known as one of the most toxic places in the world. So toxic, the government would send ex-convicts there to work in chemical plants. In the middle of this dark environment, Irina dares to dream of becoming a model. She would not take no for an answer, and at the age of 20 she moved to Milan, Italy to make her dreams come true. She was immediately signed by a big agency, and was booking print jobs and TV commercials across Europe. While visiting the US, she was introduced to Playboy Studio West in Los Angeles CA became a Playboy centerfold and to this day continues chasing her dreams.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.insta...

58 MIN2019 MAY 1
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Ep 27: Russia - Roller Coaster Ride

Latest Episodes

Ep 36: Ireland - Paying for Hugs

ETamer and Kity start off season two with a BANG! They had a really cool conversation with hilarious actor, producer and comedian, Emma M Pyne. They dive deep into how differently femininity looks in America Vs. Europe, how lonely it can be to chase your dreams, how complaining about your country is one of the most patriotic things you can do and how much more in touch women are to their intuition than men. Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

60 MIN2019 JUL 4
Comments
Ep 36: Ireland - Paying for Hugs

Ep 35: Home in America - La Fin

ETamer and Kity bring season one of the podcast to a close with a great conversation about our favorite episodes, how the podcast has changed our relationship for the better, what we’ve learned from guests, each other and what listeners can expect from our exciting season 2.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

50 MIN2019 JUN 26
Comments
Ep 35: Home in America - La Fin

Ep 34: Russia - A Big New Chapter

ETamer and Kity welcome great friend, model and actor Svetlana Constantine to the podcast! We have a great conversation about how Sveta met the love of her life and current husband Ilia Constantine when she was just 15 years old. The wild romantic risks they took to be with each other, the separation they had to endure and how reuniting in America via their shared passion for acting and filmmaking fueled their relationship forward.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

55 MIN2019 JUN 19
Comments
Ep 34: Russia - A Big New Chapter

Ep 33: Iraq - Leeleeleelee

ETamer and Kity welcome great friend, comedian, actor and director Paul Elia to the podcast! We have a great conversation about Paul’s Chaldean roots - it’s fun when Tamer repeatedly, mistakenly and embarrassingly says Caledonian (which actually refers to the Scottish Highlands, sooo not even close). What life was like in Iraq for Catholics. The challenges of finding your identity and faith when you grow up in a different country than your parents and What it’s like to pursue the less traditional / acceptable Middle Eastern path.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

56 MIN2019 JUN 12
Comments
Ep 33: Iraq - Leeleeleelee

Ep 32: Puerto Rico - Double Immigrant

ETamer and Kity welcome a great new funny friend, comedian Will J Melendez to the podcast. We have a great conversation about the challenges of having to constantly behave in a way that is acceptable to both American and Puerto Rican culture, coming out to Pentecostal parents and the bittersweet joy behind his lawyer father having to take a stock room job at Disney World.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

59 MIN2019 JUN 5
Comments
Ep 32: Puerto Rico - Double Immigrant

Ep 31: Russia - Action. Cut. Action. Cut.

ETamer and Kity welcome incredible actor and friend Ilia Constantine. Ilia comes from a town in the Russian mountains, not far from Siberia. A town where the natives have a reputation for being tough and stubborn. Ilia’s story is full of his home towns toughness. He sacrificed everything, even a roof to chase his dream, at several points becoming homeless. But it was in that darkness, while camped in Griffith park overlooking Warner Brothers studios that he found his purpose.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

55 MIN2019 MAY 29
Comments
Ep 31: Russia - Action. Cut. Action. Cut.

Ep 30: The Dominican Republic - Be better than Dad

ETamer welcomes good friend, podcaster and comedian, Randy Valerio to the podcast. Randy is a native of Queens, NY and is a Boston based comedian. This is a great conversation about the powerful motivation that overwhelms you from witnessing an immigrant parent struggle to make ends meet.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

61 MIN2019 MAY 22
Comments
Ep 30: The Dominican Republic - Be better than Dad

Ep 29: Eritrea - Born in a Refugee Camp

ETamer welcomes long time friend, podcaster and comedian, Chase Abel. This is an amazing story that shows you the massive and lasting impact of war on a family. From being born in a refugee camp to finding out his parents...were not his biological parents at just 12 years old. This is a story of how a beautiful culture with such a rich history can harm its people with politics and war. One of the most inspiring episodes yet.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

69 MIN2019 MAY 16
Comments
Ep 29: Eritrea - Born in a Refugee Camp

Ep 28: India - K-Pop & Spice

EOn this very special episode Tamer and Kity welcome amazing standup comedian and friend Srilatha Rajamani! And it’s a Live episode recorded at the Comedy Studio in Boston during the Women In Comedy Festival sponsored by HBO! Srilatha’s story is an inspiring story of an introverted Indian girl trying to find herself, becoming a strong Indian-American woman and mother who have her daughter all the things she wished for when she was a little girl back in India.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.instagram.com/cpupodcasts

63 MIN2019 MAY 8
Comments
Ep 28: India - K-Pop & Spice

Ep 27: Russia - Roller Coaster Ride

ETamer and Kity welcome actress, comedian, and content creator Irina Voronina. Irina was born in a small town in Russia known as one of the most toxic places in the world. So toxic, the government would send ex-convicts there to work in chemical plants. In the middle of this dark environment, Irina dares to dream of becoming a model. She would not take no for an answer, and at the age of 20 she moved to Milan, Italy to make her dreams come true. She was immediately signed by a big agency, and was booking print jobs and TV commercials across Europe. While visiting the US, she was introduced to Playboy Studio West in Los Angeles CA became a Playboy centerfold and to this day continues chasing her dreams.Video versions of They Tried to Bury Us: https://tinyurl.com/y8kxzelgPodcast Website: https://www.comedypopupla.com/tamerFollow us:https://www.instagram.com/tamerkathttps://www.instagram.com/kitykattan/https://twitter.com/TamerKattanhttps://www.instagram.com/comedypopuphttps://www.insta...

58 MIN2019 MAY 1
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Ep 27: Russia - Roller Coaster Ride
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