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FROM THIS EPISODE

Entrepreneur Tan Le recounts her family's harrowing journey from Vietnam to Australia. She talks about how her upbringing as a Vietnamese refugee living in Australia has defined her identity. Writer Andrew Solomon attempts to answer the question of whether your child's identity shapes yours. Novelist Elif Shafak describes how fiction has allowed her to explore different lives, to jump over cultural walls, and how it may have the power to overcome identity politics. Acclaimed writer Pico Iyer talks about the meaning of home in a world where the old boundaries of nation-states no longer apply.

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Guy Raz

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