Unrooted

Unrooted

www.juliehotz.com/unrooted
UN/ROOTED is a podcast about home… the places we find ourselves living in and moving through, literally and figuratively, expected and unexpected, temporarily and long term. We touch on belonging, homesickness, gentrification, borders, the history of the places we love, and a lot more. In season one we go on a cross country move, explore homesickness, embrace a new city, weather unexpected surprises, and become comfortable with uncertainty and new transitions. We have conversations about home with friends near and far and hear the home stories of people across the country and the globe. Cover art by Deborah Lee @jdebbiel


Six: Making Your Way Home (featuring Gale Straub)
Nov 21 • 68 min
Just after I’d moved to NYC I was looking for things to make the east coast feel like home, so, when my friend Gale Straub invited me on a snowshoeing trip in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, I clung to the idea like a little life-raft. I talk to…
Five: Homesick (featuring Vanessa Pamela Friedman)
May 24 • 59 min
Homesick…in a new home: I move into my new apartment in NYC and a giant wave of homesickness swallows me whole. We bear witness to a love story as Vanessa Pamela Friedman moves to the east coast and writes a million love letters to Portland, OR. My sister…
Four: Movement (featuring Mary Ann Thomas)
May 4 • 56 min
I don’t love packing or unpacking. But I love the in-between movement, the actual act of moving your body from one place to another. In this episode that touches on my drive from LA to NYC, we find a celebration of motion, movement, moving, migration, and…
Three: Goodbye
Apr 17 • 55 min
Episode three of UN/ROOTED is a love letter to anyone who has ever had to pack their stuff and move, to anyone who has ever had to watch friends leave, and to all the friendships that can transcend time and space.
Two: Payahuunadü (with Jolie Varela)
Apr 3 • 62 min
In this episode I’m delving into the “home of my heart”. After pinpointing this home, we talk to Jolie Varela, founder of Indigenous Women Hike. She leads us through the history and landscape of her homeland, Payahuunadü, and tells about the Nüümü people,…
One: Where Home Begins
Mar 7 • 40 min
“What is home? Where is home? How do you know you’re home?” I begin to lay the groundwork for why I am asking these questions about home, I go back to the beginning, and I talk with a few of my family members…all of whom are seemingly more rooted and have…
UN/ROOTED Trailer
Feb 25 • 5 min
Welcome to UN/ROOTED, a podcast about home. Here’s a taste of what season one will include.