Daniel Alarcón: What Does It Mean To Be An Immigrant? : It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders Sam revisits his 2017 chat with author and Radio Ambulante host, Daniel Alarcón. They discuss Alarcón's book of short stories, The King Is Always Above The People, which holds a mirror to the immigrant experience in today's political climate. Alarcón also shares his own experiences immigrating from Peru to the U.S. as a child.
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'Radio Ambulante' Host Daniel Alarcón On The Immigrant Experience

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'Radio Ambulante' Host Daniel Alarcón On The Immigrant Experience

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Daniel Alarcón hosts NPR Spanish-language podcast Radio Ambulante and is the author of a book of fictional short stories called The King Is Always Above The People. Hugo Rojo/NPR hide caption

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Daniel Alarcón hosts NPR Spanish-language podcast Radio Ambulante and is the author of a book of fictional short stories called The King Is Always Above The People.

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In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sam revisits his 2017 chat with author and Radio Ambulante host, Daniel Alarcón. They discuss Alarcón's award-winning book of short stories, The King Is Always Above The People, which holds a mirror to the immigrant experience in today's political climate.

Alarcón also shares his experience immigrating to the United States from Peru as a child and growing up within the Latino diaspora.

Alarcón's Spanish-language podcast, Radio Ambulante, just began its 10th season and tells the stories of Latin American life worldwide.

This episode was originally produced by Anjuli Sastry, with help from Brent Baughman. It was edited by Jeff Rogers and Jordana Hochman.