Immigration Nation - Nestor Gomez

“I used to stutter, and when I came to the USA, because of the shock, the culture, and everything from moving, I started stuttering again.”

Immigration Nation

--- This episode is available on your local radio station and on PRX. It will be published to our website on 4/16/19. ---

In this hour, stories of immigration. Cultural collisions, language barriers, sacrifice and reunions. Hosted by The Moth's Senior Director Jenifer Hixson. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Nestor Gomez tries to learn English by watching television.

Anagha Mahajan has a biking accident and ends up in the ER.

Mohammed Zeeshan Nayeemuddin is an ER doctor with a critically ill patient.

Zahra Noorbakhsh had not met her extended family back in Iran.

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Stories in this Episode

11:05
Movie Night

by Nestor Gomez

Nestor Gomez tries to learn English by watching television.

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06:24
Truth-ache

by ​Anagha Mahajan

Anagha Mahajan has a biking accident and ends up in the ER.

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05:08
This Keeps Me Up at Night

by Zeeshan Nayeemuddin

Mohammed Zeeshan Nayeemuddin is an ER doctor with a critically ill patient.

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13:36
100 People Who Love You, No Matter What

by Zahra Noorbakhsh

Zahra Noorbakhsh had not met her extended family back in Iran.

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Extras From This Episode

Nestor Gomez

Mrh 1914 Nestor Gomez Extra 1

Nestor and his mother.

Anagha Mahajan

Mrh 1914 Anagha Mahajan​​ Extra 1

Anagha at the ER holding the towel she mentioned like a little security blanket.

Mrh 1914 Anagha Mahajan​​ Extra 3

Anagha's teeth before and after.

Zeeshan Nayeemuddin

Mrh 1914 Zeeshan Nayeemuddin​ Extra 2

Zeeshan's wedding photo.

Mrh 1914 Zeeshan Nayeemuddin​ Extra 1

Zeeshan on the job.

Mrh 1914 Zeeshan Nayeemuddin​ Extra 3

Zeeshan combating late nights and busy shifts.