How to Be American
Limited Series • 2 Seasons

The stories that are not in your standard history book.

How to Be American examines the history you thought you know and shares the stories of the immigrants, migrants, and refugees who’ve helped shape the story of America.

Podcast Graphic: How To Be American Season 1 - Tenement Museum


Podcast Graphic: How To Be American Season 2 - Tenement Museum


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About the Pod

The Series

On our first ever podcast limited-series — How to Be American — the Tenement Museum explores how the notion of “being American” has evolved, in leaps and bounds and glacially-slow shifts, over the course of our nation’s history. We’ll dig deep into the past to learn about the struggles, triumphs and oft-colliding cultures of immigrants to New York City’s fabled Lower East Side, and chat with preeminent historians, chefs and more to help connect the dots to the present day.

For some of us, asking how we fit in to America is part of a daily struggle to survive. For others, it’s a nearly non-existent question. But no matter whether your family has lived in America for six generations or six weeks, How to Be American will make you reconsider what it means to be American.

The Hosts

Brendan Murphy

Brendan Murphy

Season 1

Amanda Adler Brennan

Amanda Adler-Brennan

Season 2