Shoebox Stories

Shoebox Stories Presents

The UndocuAmerica Series Podcast

Experience powerful and moving stories from undocumented people caught in the crosshairs of U.S immigration policy read by prominent Americans who are willing to stand in their shoes and see the world, for a moment, through their eyes. Hear Grammy award-winning artists offer a musical response to each story.

“An enemy is someone whose story you haven’t heard.”


Featured Readers & Musicians

Jorge Ramos, Gloria Steinem, Nicholas Kristof, Art Acevedo, Maria Hinojosa, John Lithgow, Jose Andres, Yo-Yo Ma, Arturo O’Farrill, and others, soon to be announced!



Episode 1: The Meaning of Courage

Jorge Ramos reads the story of Cristian Solano-Córdova
Musical guests Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott respond

Jorge Ramos is a Mexican-born American journalist and author. Regarded as the best-known Spanish-language news anchor in the United States of America, he has been referred to as "The Walter Cronkite of Latin America". He reads Cristian Solano-Córdova’s story of strategizing to protect his eight-year-old sister, who is an American citizen, in the event her mother gets deported.


Episode two features feminist icon and writer Gloria Steinem and Kiara Chavez.