The Lingogo Podcast
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#1 Ana Series // He Tutūnga Puehu i te Whānau // A Disturbance in the Family
Lara and Matt's cousin, Ana, is coming to stay for her uni year. Lara and Matt don't know much about her and the entire whānau is apprehensive about her arrival. When she finally shows up, she sure makes an impression! One thing seems certain, this cousin is about to change everything.
#2 Ana Series // Tūtaki Mai ki te Whānau // Meet the Whānau
Tensions fly as family members adjust to Ana's presence. Lara is over-excited as per usual, Pop’s getting very emotional which makes Matt a tad jealous. Ted’s taking it all in his stride like he does and Allie is being less than welcoming for some reason. As for Ana? She feels like she’s on an entirely different planet! Everybody (including Ana) wonders how she is going to fit in.
#3 Ana Series // Me Whakatā, ka Tika // Take the Day Off
Matt, Chin, and Ana hit the beach. While the boys surf Ana goes exploring and finds a gift for the whānau. But it isn’t appreciated the way she imagined. In fact, they don’t even want to put it in the car. The differences between Ana and her Auckland whānau are starting to build up. Is it all going to be too much?
#4 Ana Series // Te Kanikani Kaipūhanga // The Engineers’ Ball
Lara and her mum, Allie, make a big fuss of Ana's Ball. She tells them it's no big deal but on the inside she's a little bit more excited than she's letting on. Meanwhile, Matt's not sure her date has the best intentions... he holds his tongue but is it the right decision? You'll see.
#5 Ana Series // Te Mana o Ana // Ana Takes Control
Ana's te reo lessons are a big hit with everyone, apart from Allie of course. Matt and Lara learn a little more about their culture and Ana learns that Allie knows more than she lets on. What else is Allie hiding from the whānau?
#6 Ana Series // Kia Māori te Tū // Be Yourself
Hinemoa brings a mystery guest home for dinner. After the whānau have fun practising their reo the pair stand up to make an announcement. While the family wonder what it might be, Ana and Matt have already guessed. And they seriously hope they’re wrong
#7 Ana Series // Te Kōwiri Kupu // Twisting Words
Ana has been chosen to be a ‘Face of Uni’ and is going to be interviewed for student radio. The night before, she practises her answers. But there’s not much point. Nothing can prepare her for this interview...
#8 Ana Series // Tūpono Mai He Manuhiri // Unexpected visitors
It’s a big weekend for Ana with two unexpected visitors showing up. She’s over the moon to see one of them and not so happy to see the other. Now she has to juggle them both, and if she’s not careful she could really hurt some feelings.
#9 Ana Series // Ngā Rongoā Māori // Natural Remedies
Ana and Allie's relationship is teetering on the edge. After a day attempting Christmas shopping at an overcrowded mall and a controversial kitchen takeover it looks like they're plummeting toward the ground full-speed. Is there any hope?
#10 Ana Series // He Kōrero nā Allie // Allie’s Story
Allie opens up to Ana about why she's been so cold. It all goes back to a secret. Allie's only told this secret once before - to her best friend when she was 15, Ana's mum - and the consequences were heart wrenching. Will her confession drive the family further apart or heal old wounds?
*More podcast stories in Māori, Spanish, French, and German coming so so soon.