Scattered

Scattered

Published by: WNYC Studios
1 Episode | First Released: Oct 17 '19 | 🇺🇸
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de una isla
Dec 31 '19
Rating:   10
Beautifully told, with humor

I’d listen to a part 2!

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Rio senior student
Dec 30 '19
Rating:   10
Emotional and entertaining peice

What a marvelous story-telling project. I feel like listening to this has taken us all on a journey, beautiful music. I work in hospice and the episodes covering the scene in the nursing home were particularly touching.

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Podcastjunkie1977
Dec 29 '19
Rating:   10
Charming

Chris Garcia and his team have created one of my favorite podcasts of 2019. His comedy sketches. His conversations with his mom. His interactions with the people from his father’s life. They are all beautifully done. They are able to create such a warm podcast where laughter and tears are a must. Some of my favorite details are the song “Please won’t Please” a beautiful song that captures the feeling of the podcast perfectly. Recording his mom and other Cubans in their native language is so touching. I can’t understand Spanish, but the inflection and tones are captured adding a personal touch as well as the beauty of the language. The laughter and emotions exchanged between mother and son are delightful. I want a Cuban mom too!!

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ACM_21_
Dec 29 '19
Rating:   10
Love this podcast!

As an immigrant, this podcast really hit home. I binged and finished it in 1 day. I wish there was a part 2 ❤️

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Fvelasquez17
Dec 20 '19
Rating:   10
Amazing listen

Crying and laughing over this wonderful story at work and in the subway. You feel instantly invested in Chris' family and you'll appreciate the struggle and beauty of the immigrant experience. Thankful to Chris for having documented this part of his life because it inspires me to work hard and appreciate my life as the son of immigrants.

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hdbdhhdhdujdh
Dec 19 '19
Rating:   10
Dude

I am listening at work, constantly tearing up with emotion. Just relatable to anyone who loses/losing a parent and wanting to know who they are.. wonderful job

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Mick Fishbaum
Dec 19 '19
Rating:   10
Exceptional

A deeply personal podcast, tragic, comical, and touching.

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SawadeeAmigo
Dec 18 '19
Rating:   10
Very Insightful

I’m an old coworker of Chris and I’ve followed his career for the past 10 years or so. I was really excited to hear he had a new podcast. What was unexpected was how much we had in common. We are both first generation Americans whose fathers spent time in camps. My dad is still alive but going through what Chris dad did. His experiences really hit me in the heart. Good work, my friend

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lopez3lopez3
Dec 17 '19
Rating:   10
EXCELLENT

I’m a Miami Cuban and have spent a long time trying to find something that articulates the pain, confusion and yet joyous thing about being the child of exiles and I have found it in this podcast. I can’t listen to an episode and not cry. Muchas gracias!

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DonnyBeisbol
Dec 13 '19
Rating:   10
Great listen

Mr Garcia & his team do an incredible job weaving together one family's story in to the larger tapestry of Cuban and American history, from their Revolution to the present. It's a touching tribute to his Father, but also to his Mother and Sister, who are all working through the loss of Andres together. I enjoyed the run, and can't stop recommending this podcast to all my friends.

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deesee
Dec 13 '19
Rating:   10
Wonderful and heartwarming pod.

I found so many things in this podcast interesting that perhaps Chris didn’t intend. For example how memories, even among family members who experience the same thing, change and blend or merge over time; what life is like for some in Cuba today; what it’s like to live with someone who has dementia, and on and on. Besides being very funny, and warm it was educational and I learned a lot. Great pod.

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BebesMom30
Dec 11 '19
Rating:   10
An Amazing Journey

This is one of my favorite podcast. Christian covers heartbreaking and tough topics with love and humor. An eye opening journey into one man’s life and how he is now remembered- by us all.

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crobi-14
Dec 11 '19
Rating:   10
Listen

So heartwarming, personal, funny, sweet. Chris is an excellent storyteller. I’m hooked!

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Anna S
Dec 11 '19
Rating:   10
Perfect pod

Love scattered and love Chris! This podcast is a poem!!

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Drethe510
Dec 10 '19
Rating:   10
Funny, heartbreaking, & refreshing take on losing a parent

I lost my Dad this year from cancer and this podcast, especially Chris’ funny conversations with his mom and sister, was a nice pick-me-up. Trying to piece together your parents life is a strange feeling but if you’ve experienced it, this podcast is even more of a gut-check. Appreciate the honesty and loved all his stand-up bits about his Papi. Thank you for sharing.

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DuigPitt
Dec 10 '19
Rating:   10
Heart warming

Beautifully told. Deeply personal. Chris is sensitive, straightforward and funny in this project.

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vanessaboer
Dec 8 '19
Rating:   10
Beautiful storytelling

Thank you so much for this gift, Chris. I have always loved your comedy, in particular the sets about your parents. I am so grateful you took all of us along on your exploration of your dad's past. You introduce us to so many interesting people that help to tell his story (I love your mom) and the music and editing are also superb. This was a heartbreaking, funny, educational and beautiful documentary.

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Snooky Cohen
Dec 6 '19
Rating:   10
A Beautiful Tribute To A Father From His Son

Think that this life is hard? It can be, especially when we hit our middle age and we begin to lose our friends and family, specifically our parents. Comedian Chris Garcia pays a loving tribute to his Cuban born immigrant father, Andres Garcia, with humour and sorrow. He feels compelled to learn what sort of sacrifice his Papi paid in order to take his wife and young daughter to America and escape Castro’s Cuba and how he came to have the scars on his hands. Hardest of all is Garcia’s telling of his father’s struggle with Alzheimer’s, of helplessly watching as the disease dismantled the man he knew and loved. Personally, I have lost both of my parents, but was spared the horrors of losing them to Alzheimer’s and my heart breaks for anyone who has. Thank you, Chris. Your Papi and mom and sister can be very proud of you.

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Ymanes
Dec 6 '19
Rating:   10
This podcast feels like family

As I listened to Scattered with my 17-year-old daughter and 19-year-old son on the drive to and from college over break, I had to pause several times. I so often felt as though I was listening to my own parents’ and older sister’s journey from a little province town in Havana, to nearly 4 years in the work camps, to a couple of years in Madrid where they flourished, and then to the US to join relatives and navigate their first gloomy winter searching for the American Dream. Like, Chris, I came along later, after my parents settled into their life in the States. To me, Cuba might as well have been Mars or Neverland. Unlike The Garcías, however, my family did eventually return to Cuba to visit relatives and help them out financially. I feel like this helped my parents cope with the traumas of leaving their beloved country and all they experienced in the exile process. All of this to say, that I adored this podcast. For the first time, my kids truly understood the struggles their grandparents faced in order to attain freedom, and it brought up questions I didn’t even know I should ask my parents. We were all very emotional listening to Scattered. Chris’ story and his family felt like home to me and I’ve recommended the podcast to every one of my friends and relatives.

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latina23
Dec 6 '19
Rating:   10
Amazing!

This was such a beautiful story of the life of Chris’s father. I cried, felt part of it, and even laughed. It was super beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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