February 8, 2016

In this episode, we are on location with Daniel Martin Austin; comedian, artist, musician! We talk about all the different places he's lived, and how they different in terms of unspoken relationship rules. We also talk about raising a biracial child in these days & times, and how big a part the parenting-dynamic plays in the child's self-identification later on in life. Lastly, Nathan's mind is blown by new information about lice. Tell your friends!

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Jon Washington

February 1, 2016

In this episode, we talk with Portland-based comedian Jon Washington. We cover, having to prove that you belong, and how family & music molded the person that he is today. Tell your friends!

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Julia & Jeremiah

January 1, 2016

In this episode, we sit down with Julia Ramos & Jeremiah Coughlan! They are two hilarious comedians in Portland, Oregon who also happen to be in an interracial relationship with each-other. With Jeremiah being White, and Julia being half Mexican/half Native-American, they talk about the work it takes to understand the others background, cooking for each-other, and getting to know large families on both sides. They also give great relationship advice in general. Take a listen, tell your friends!



Adam Pasi

December 18, 2015

In this episode, we sit down with Portland comedian Adam Pasi. Adam is primarily German & Samoan. We talk about how being a military kid allowed him to live in different places all over the world, and experience how race is processed in different cultures. We also talk about Samoan traditions, and how they have adapted with different generations. Lastly, we talk about his parents, especially his mother and all the issues she deals with. Adam is one of the funniest comedians in Portland, and he brings that hilarity to this episode, while explaining complicated family dynamics at the same time. Subscribe & Check it out!

As always, if you have questions or comments, you can write us by visiting our website www.thehamstervillage.com, or following us on twitter at @hamstervillage.


Help W/The Holidays

December 7, 2015

Holidays and family got you stressed? Wish you have some tips on how to curb that stress? WELL YOU'RE IN LUCK!

This is a special "Help with The Holidays" edition of The Hamster Village! Host, Nathan Brannon, takes suggestions from interracial couples about how to make the holiday season less stressful between families. Joining him to go over theses suggestions are past guests Curtis Cook & Raishawn Wickwire, along with comedian Adam Pasi (who is on a future episode of the Hamster Village. They go over every suggestion; from what type of board games to avoid, to smoking weed in the parking lot before sitting down for dinner. Check it out, and let us know if you have any other ideas at www.thehamstervillage.com!


Grace & Brenton

December 4, 2015

In this episode, we sit down with Grace & Brenton. Brenton lives in Australia, and Grace in Portland, Oregon. They talk about how they met over such vast distances, how they make their long distance relationship work, and how things may go when meeting the family of one another in the future! Also, Nathan is really into rap battles, apparently.


Jason & Nicole Pt. 2

November 27, 2015

This is the second of a two-part interview with Jason & Nicole; an interracial couple out of Portland, Oregon. In this part of the interview, we talk about their children, and raising multiracial in a society grappling with race. They also talk about the best/most difficult things about their relationship.

As always, if you have questions or comments, you can write us by visiting our website www.thehamstervillage.com.


Jason & Nicole Pt. 1

November 20, 2015

This is part 1 of our 2-part episode with Jason & Nicole. Is this part of the episode, we talk about everything from how they got together when they both weren't "looking for love", to dealing with In-laws that were not completely on board with their relationship & how to explain it to their children.

If you would like to hear the rest of the interview, where they talk about raising their children specifically & how their lives were changed by each other, tune in to the next episode coming soon!

As always, if you have questions or comments, you can write us by visiting our website www.thehamstervillage.com.


Raishawn Wichwire & Curtis Cook

November 13, 2015

In this episode, we sit down with Raishawn Wickwire and Curtis Cook. They are actually not a couple, but they are multiracial individuals. Their parents are Interracial, and they have a lot a great things to say about their experiences. We talk about how they grew up, how they began to understand race, even what kind of music they are partial to! We even talk about raising multiracial children, for all those interracial parents out there! Take a listen, and tell your friends!


Jen & Mike

November 6, 2015

This is the first official episode of The Hamster Village!

On this episode, we talk with Jen & Mike about their experiences. Mike is from the Czech Republic, and Jen is African American from the Pacific Northwest. We talk about how they got together, their trip to Mike's home town in the Czech Republic, and the differences they noticed in how they were treated there compared to here in the States.