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Have you ever thought about how much of who you are comes from your grandparents? Comedian Lizzy Hoo is on a quest to unravel our deepest multicultural relationships – the ones with our grandparents. On Grand Gestures, notable Australians t

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Globe-trotting Grandma: While Marcia toured, Deni Hines' gran made sure there was oxtail soup on the table

Singer Deni Hines introduces you to her grandmother, Esmerelda McPherson, sharing the story of how Esme moved from Jamaica to the US and eventually to Australia, to raise two generations of Hines women at once.

Globe-trotting Grandma: While Marcia toured, Deni Hines' gran made sure there was oxtail soup on the table

Singer Deni Hines introduces you to her grandmother, Esmerelda McPherson, sharing the story of how Esme moved from Jamaica to the US and eventually to Australia, to raise two generations of Hines women at once.

31:29

18 Jul 24

Water baby: Emily Wurramara’s island childhood with her grandmothers, her Lola and Gagu

Warnindhilyagwa singer-songwriter Emily Wurramara takes you back to her childhood on idyllic Groote Eylandt and introduces you to two of the women who made her who she is today: her Lola and Gagu. By day, young Emily would be learning her Gagu’s dreamtime stories on the beach, before heading to her Filipino Lola’s house for karaoke parties at night. Hear how these artistic women inspired Emily's music career and taught her what matters.

Water baby: Emily Wurramara’s island childhood with her grandmothers, her Lola and Gagu

Warnindhilyagwa singer-songwriter Emily Wurramara takes you back to her childhood on idyllic Groote Eylandt and introduces you to two of the women who made her who she is today: her Lola and Gagu. By day, young Emily would be learning her Gagu’s dreamtime stories on the beach, before heading to her Filipino Lola’s house for karaoke parties at night. Hear how these artistic women inspired Emily's music career and taught her what matters.

27:52

11 Jul 24

Love language: Pat Abboud’s relationship with his Teita changed when he learned to speak Arabic

Journalist Pat Abboud tells the wild story of his parents’ marriage, which his Lebanese grandparents – his Teita and Gedo – desperately tried to prevent. He also explains how his relationship with his beloved Teita changed when he learned to speak Arabic, picking up new words and phrases as they cooked together.

Love language: Pat Abboud’s relationship with his Teita changed when he learned to speak Arabic

Journalist Pat Abboud tells the wild story of his parents’ marriage, which his Lebanese grandparents – his Teita and Gedo – desperately tried to prevent. He also explains how his relationship with his beloved Teita changed when he learned to speak Arabic, picking up new words and phrases as they cooked together.

33:09

4 Jul 24

Sicilian superstition: Pia Miranda remembers her Nonna's rituals and resilience

Growing up, actor Pia Miranda would spend her weekday afternoons watching footy and drinking green cordial with her Irish-Australian grandparents. On weekends, she'd be baking and enduring exorcisms with her Sicilian Nonna. The Looking for Alibrandi star chats with Lizzy Hoo about how her grandparents' stories shaped her life, holding onto tradition, and how attitudes to Italians in Australia have changed over the generations.

Sicilian superstition: Pia Miranda remembers her Nonna's rituals and resilience

Growing up, actor Pia Miranda would spend her weekday afternoons watching footy and drinking green cordial with her Irish-Australian grandparents. On weekends, she'd be baking and enduring exorcisms with her Sicilian Nonna. The Looking for Alibrandi star chats with Lizzy Hoo about how her grandparents' stories shaped her life, holding onto tradition, and how attitudes to Italians in Australia have changed over the generations.

33:47

27 Jun 24

Home harvest: What Alice Zaslavsky’s Georgian grandparents taught her about food

Cookbook author and food educator Alice Zaslavsky introduces you to her Georgian grandparents – her babushkas and dedas – and shares the story of their tumultuous journey to Australia. Hear what Alice has learned about food, family and resilience from their example. This is the first episode of Grand Gestures, hosted by Malaysian-Australian comedian Lizzy Hoo. It's a series about how our grandparents have made us who we are, both as individuals and as a nation.

Home harvest: What Alice Zaslavsky’s Georgian grandparents taught her about food

Cookbook author and food educator Alice Zaslavsky introduces you to her Georgian grandparents – her babushkas and dedas – and shares the story of their tumultuous journey to Australia. Hear what Alice has learned about food, family and resilience from their example. This is the first episode of Grand Gestures, hosted by Malaysian-Australian comedian Lizzy Hoo. It's a series about how our grandparents have made us who we are, both as individuals and as a nation.

32:50

19 Jun 24

Introducing Grand Gestures... the nonna bear hug we all need

Comedian Lizzy Hoo dives into the memorable moments, family folklore and cultural traditions of your favourite Australians and their grandparents in this new podcast from SBS Audio.

Introducing Grand Gestures... the nonna bear hug we all need

Comedian Lizzy Hoo dives into the memorable moments, family folklore and cultural traditions of your favourite Australians and their grandparents in this new podcast from SBS Audio.

03:10

6 Jun 24

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