NEWS PODCAST: The true meaning of Friendsgiving


Photo courtesy Leslie Vernon

Podcast editor Will Coburn (Left) and the adorable lost moppets Leslie Vernon had collected for Friendsgiving. Vernon decided she wanted to make dinner for all her friends one year, and has been doing so for nine years now, even if she seems to avoid having her photo taken.

Will Coburn

Not everyone has the ability to go home for Thanksgiving, and others may not even have a home to go to. The tradition of Friendsgiving is one that’s becoming more popular to help people fill in the gaps.

Podcast editor Will Coburn brought his friend and Sac State psychology student Leslie Vernon in to talk about what it’s like to have been running a Friendsgiving for almost a decade, what brings people together over the holidays and how holidays are treated differently by immigrant families.


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