Somalis Out Loud Podcast

Podcast graphic created by Asha Oyow, member of the Somali Young Adult Team

Hi, all! Somalis Out Loud is a podcast recorded by five Somali young women living in a small rural town in Minnesota. In intimate, free-flowing conversations, the team explores our experiences, the challenges we face, what we bring to this community, what we like to do, and how we can better our community. Just a warning, we do use terms and words that people might find offensive, but we’re trying to stay true to our experiences. Thanks for listening!

The podcast came out of the participatory action research project, funded by AmeriCorps, that was a collaboration between Carleton College and various communities in Faribault, MN. This material is based upon work funded by the Office of Research and Evaluation at AmeriCorps under Grant No. 18REHMN001 through the Community Conversations research grant competition. Opinions or points of view expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official position of, or a position that is endorsed by, AmeriCorps.

Podcast Episodes
To learn more about the Somali community in Minnesota/U.S.:



    • Bigelow, M. H. (2010). Mogadishu on the Mississippi: Language, racialized identity, and education in a new land. Maldon, MA: John Wiley & Sons.
    • Chambers, S. (2017). Somalis in the twin cities and Columbus: Immigrant incorporation in new destinations. Temple University Press.
    • Ibrahim, H. O. (2017). From Somalia to snow: How central Minnesota became home to Somalis. Edina, MN: Beaver’s Pond Press.
    • Kusow, A., & Bjork, S. R. (2007). From Mogadishu to Dixon: The Somali diaspora in a global context. Red Sea Press, Inc.
    • Yusuf, A. I. (2012). Somalis in Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society.