Hello My Name is America Podcast

Hello My Name is America

A Podcast where we explore the root causes of division in America and discover what it would take to heal our divides. Would you quit your job and sell everything to pursue a dream? This was the decision facing us back in 2016. On this podcast we retell the story of how our ‘yes’ to that question unlocked a dream that launched our family of five on a 50-state learning journey into the deep well of division in America. After 14 solid months on the road, having heard hundreds of stories and witnessed countless American experiences unlike our own, the journey continues in the form of this podcast, as we invite you to hear the stories and meet the people who touched our lives and reshaped our understanding of America’s past, present and who we could become.
December 19, 2019

Strangling Hands Upon a Nation’s Throat (Pt. 4) – Dr. Keanu Sai


What is the longest running war in U.S. history? The answer might surprise you. For over 125 years, the U.S. has been in a state of war with the Hawaiian...

November 15, 2019

Strangling Hands Upon a Nation’s Throat (Pt. 3) – Dr. Keanu Sai


There is a phrase with a double meaning in Hawaiian, "ka wa ma hope,” which means to look to the future is to look at the past. When you invite...

September 26, 2019

Strangling Hands Upon a Nation’s Throat (Pt. 2) – Dr. Lynette Cruz


Is Hawaii our 50th state? Join us for part 2 of our series, “Strangling Hands Upon a Nation’s Throat,” as we discuss how our understanding of this question underwent a...

August 29, 2019

Strangling Hands Upon a Nation’s Throat (Pt. 1) – Introduction


A new multi-part series from Undivided Nation titled, "Strangling Hands Upon a Nation's Throat," takes a look into how Hawaii became America's 50th state. The title for our series comes...

July 30, 2019

Never Call a Person Illegal


Meet Mimi Martinez, a beautiful young Tulsan by way of Honduras, who was gracious enough to join us for dinner during our time in our first stop of Oklahoma on...

July 16, 2019

The Fight to Dream


At what point did America lose its sense of humanity and interconnectedness as human beings, regardless of what country we belong to? As our nation wrestles with the complex issue...

July 8, 2019

Hierarchy of Human Value


What was the underlying belief in America that led to the theft of land from its indigenous people, the enslavement of Africans, the Trail of Tears, Jim Crow, redlining, urban...