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From the Los Angeles Times, “Asian Enough” is a podcast about being Asian American -- the joys, the complications and everything in between. In each episode, hosts Jen Yamato, Johana Bhuiyan, Tracy Brown and Suhauna Hussain of the Times invite special guests to share personal stories and unpack identity on their own terms. They explore the vast diaspora across cultures, backgrounds and generations, and try to expand the ways in which being Asian American is defined.
 
We tell Asian America's stories to go beyond being seen. As people of all backgrounds reckon with complex legacies of race, power, culture, and identity and ask themselves, “Where do I stand?” Self Evident presents reported stories and radically open conversations from the everyday Asian Americans who have been confronting this question for generations. Our mission is to empower local communities to share stories and build relationships around the value of self-representation. Self Evident i ...
 
Welcome to Feeling Asian! A podcast where two Asians talk about their feelings. After a lifetime of holding in their emotions (shoutout to Korean moms!), comedians Youngmi Mayer and Brian Park are ready to let them all out. Each week, Youngmi and Brian dive into topics that range from sex/dating to umm...not sex/dating stuff, and invite their interesting friends along the way. Who knew catharsis could look so Asian? New episodes out every Wednesday! Follow us on IG @itsbrianpark and @ymmayer ...
 
The official podcast of the Kollaboration Movement. Join hosts Marvin Yueh, Minji Chang, and sometimes a guest or two as they share stories from the front lines of the Kollaboration Movement. The crew meets weekly to chat about current events, issues, and pop culture from an Asian American (and sometimes Canadian) perspective.
 
Award-winning Journalist, commentator, and humorist, Emil Guillermo gives his take on race, society, and politics from an Asian American perspective. A former NPR host, Emil's commentaries can be read at http://www.aaldef/org/blog His work has appeared on radio, TV, and print nationwide. His book "Amok:Essays from an Asian American perspective," won an American Book Award. Twitter: @emilamok
 
AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, an NYC literary arts space at the intersection of migration, race, and social justice. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our current and past events, as well as occasional original episodes. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, and Jenny Zhang. Our events are intimate and intellectual, quirky yet curated, and d ...
 
Join host Sara Porritt for inspired conversations with fearless Asian women about how ideas and passions can ignite transformative journeys. The Hear Us Roar podcast speaks candidly about the pressures and privileges of growing up Asian in the United States, and implores us to embrace, as well as transcend our cultural conditioning and context. We all have the power to choose how we want to define personal happiness and success. Let’s celebrates that paradigm shift as something larger than a ...
 
This is the podcast for the USA Bureau of Inquirer.net, the web home of the Manila-based Philippines Inquirer. There are close to 5-million Filipinos in America. They make nearly half of more than $24 billion in remittances to the Philippines. They live in America, care about the Philippines, and have stories to tell. Hear them here.
 
Formerly known as "The Gaysian Podcast", the Queer Asian Podcast Club is a podcast from the Queer Asian Social Club that aims to create a space in which we can explore the Queer Asian experience. Hosted by the QASC founder Maya Reddy, an American Born Confused Queer Desi, this podcast embarks on conversations with folx both within the Queer Asian community and outside of the community in an effort to empower our stories and experiences and understand the assumptions and attitudes placed upon ...
 
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We’re playing an episode from an exciting new podcast by our friends at APIENC, an organization that builds transgender, non-binary, and queer power for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Bay Area (you might’ve heard their director, Sammie, on one of our previous episodes). The new podcast is called Dragon Fruit, and it’s all about the hi…
 
This week, Kenny is joined by professor Rima Azar. Rima is a Lebanese immigrant to Canada who was recently suspended from her position for questioning BLM and the existence of systemic racism. Listen to her and Kenny discuss whether the West is racist, the true solutions to racism, and more, on this episode of the Inconvenient Minority Podcast. BUY…
 
John deBary is the author of Drink What You Want, co-founder of Restaurant Workers' Community Foundation and our podcast's first White guest. John tells us about his grandfather, Wm. Theodore de Bary, who is one of the most well-known East Asian scholars in the West and shares his own personal history with East Asian culture. We also dive into ally…
 
Ever since getting a 'wake up call' about her mental health at age 14, Chang has personally prioritized it, leaving a hard-earned position as a broadcast journalist and eventually going back to grad school to become a therapist. She is using her skills as a courageous communicator, entrepreneur, and clinician today to reduce the stigma of mental il…
 
Welcome to Episode 40 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! Our main story is on the life of Larry Kwong, the first person to break the color barrier in the National Hockey League. Nicknamed The China Clipper and King Kwong, he hasn’t gotten nearly enough recognition for his many accomplishments. We begin this episode with an apology to KoRoot…
 
In this episode, Kenny sits down with writer and commentator Samuel Sey. They talk about Samuel's upbringing in Ghana, his introduction to critical race theory after moving to Canada, and the ways in which CRT does not accurately address race issues. Listen as Kenny and Samuel discuss these topics and more on the Inconvenient Minority Podcast. BUY …
 
Welcome to Episode 39 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! In this mid-week episode, we are continuing our series on Asian Americans Making an Impact. This episode features an interview of Rosita González. Known as the Korean Hillbilly, Rosita is a Korean American adoptee who was raised in Tennessee. She’s a content creator and promoter of th…
 
Logan Sandoval is a talented chef and co-founder of Zef BBQ, which was recently named by Eater as one of California’s best new restaurants. Logan grew up thinking he was Latino, then Black then discovered he was, in fact, Asian. We know it sounds confusing lol but it will all make sense once you hear Logan share his incredibly unique story. We also…
 
Welcome to Episode 38 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! Have you ever noticed that there are quite a few Asian American adoptees? The vast majority have been adopted into white families. Why is this a common occurrence and when did it start? We share a brief history of Asian American adoptees. We also weigh in on what was said about Shohei…
 
Little Manila Rising is an non-profit organization in Stockton, Calif. servicing primarily the South Stockton community. After a recent youth conference produced by Little Manila youth, Emil Guillermo talked with Celine Lopez, a newly-minted Stanford graduate, who hopes to use her senior thesis in Urban Studies as a foundation for policy-making in …
 
We're sharing the story “When Your Country Doesn’t Trust You” from the podcast WorldAffairs.In the past year, reports of anti-Asian hate crimes have spiked across the country. A lot of this is attributed to anti-Asian rhetoric about the pandemic. But the hard truth is that whenever tensions escalate between the United States and Asian nations overs…
 
Persons--especially coming from Evangelical backgrounds--who've been 'de-constructing', often end up with radically different positions and in vastly unfamiliar places. But for those who are married (and/or who have adult children), there's an oft-unspoken impact on family members who might be content with the status quo. The Two Kens talk frankly …
 
In this episode, Kenny welcomes author and commentator Heather Mac Donald. They discuss the philosophical origins of wokeness, the reasons behind racial disparities, and the necessity of a colorblind system. Listen as Kenny and Heather explore these topics and more on the Inconvenient Minority Podcast. BUY KENNY'S NEW BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/I…
 
Jonathan "Joma" Ma is a modern renaissance man. Joma is a software engineer at Google and a YouTuber with 1 million+ subs. Basically how our parents want us to be creatives lol. Joma joins us to provide insight into the balancing act of having a stable tech job and managing a creative career all while avoiding burnout. We also dive into the nitty-g…
 
Welcome to Episode 37 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! We have a great interview with Professor Naoko Wake from Michigan State University. In a few weeks will be the anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Professor Wake joins us to have a conversation about the Japanese American and Korean American surv…
 
This week, Kenny appeared on the Michael Knowles Show to discuss his upcoming book, "An Inconvenient Minority." They cover the dangers of racial identity politics, Harvard's racist admissions system, and how Asian Americans don't fit into the critical race theory worldview. Listen as Kenny and Michael discuss these issues and more. Pre-order Kenny'…
 
Hyungi Park is a multimedia artist popularly known for her signature tattoos, which you can see on ig at @park_hyun_gi. Hyungi joins us to discuss all things tattoos! Why she got her first tattoo, what tattoos she hates and how her strict Korean parents reacted to them. Hint: they don’t like them! Jokes aside, it’s a fantastic episode about followi…
 
Welcome to Episode 36 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! It’s time for another food episode, but instead of focusing on a specific cuisine or culture, we’re talking about Spam! Created 84 years ago, Spam is one of the truly American products that has had far reaching impact in Asian Pacific Islander cuisine. Hear about the history of Spam a…
 
Matthew Oh grew up in a tiny Texas town as a Korean American whose athleticism and need for father figures led him to an unusual career in football at many different levels. But he has also been a stunt man, a model, and an actor. On top of all that, he developed a passion for bettering the lives of everyone, not just himself. So he launched Optimi…
 
Julianne Sato-Parker first heard the phrase, “Shikata ga nai” while watching a video series of interviews with Japanese Americans and Japanese nationals who were incarcerated by the U.S government after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The Japanese phrase translates to, “It cannot be helped.” It reminded Julianne of her grandmother, who has always said…
 
In this episode, Kenny sits down with writer and academic Charles Murray to discuss the findings of his new book, "Facing Reality: Two Truths About Race in America." They talk about group statistics vs. individuals, the meaning of meritocracy, and the research surrounding intelligence. Listen as Kenny and Dr. Murray explore these topics and more on…
 
Bowen Yang is a comedian and actor popularly known for his work on Saturday Night Live. Bowen joins us to discuss what it’s like being in the public spotlight as an Asian-American and gives us a peek behind the curtain into the Asian illuminati. Let us in!!! We also talk about parasocial relationships in the age of social media and best practices t…
 
Welcome to Episode 35 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! Back in Episode 25, we began to discuss the history of Hawai’i, the most famous of the Pacific Islands. It’s time for Part 2! In this episode, we talk about the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawai’i and the events that led up to it. However, to open the show, we celebrate the recent ann…
 
In this episode, Kenny narrates the history of critical race theory and explains how it emerged directly from Harvard University. He also discusses how ideas spread within academia and then out into the broader culture. Join Kenny as he demonstrates just how deep the roots of critical race theory go on the Inconvenient Minority Podcast. Pre-order K…
 
David Yi is the foremost expert on male beauty standards. He joins us to discuss the politics behind the shifting perspectives of male beauty throughout history and encourages us to embrace "beauty beyond the binary." We also discuss how Western ideals of masculinity affect Asian-Americans. Go read his new book Pretty Boys, available at all booksto…
 
Welcome to Episode 34 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! Sometimes our episodes cover history that isn’t well known, but this episode is on the Murder of Vincent Chin. It happened 39 years ago, and learning from this tragic event is even more important given the continued anti-Asian violence across the U.S. and the lack of universal willing…
 
Thirty-nine years after 27-year-old Vincent Chin was murdered on the eve of his wedding, his case has proven to be a durable symbol during this current time of anti-Asian racism and violence in America. For the first time, filmmakers Anthony Ma and Alle Hsu publicly reveal overlooked or ignored aspects of this case that they've uncovered during the…
 
Welcome to Episode 33 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! Here’s another installment of the midweek Interview Series. In this episode of Asian Pacific Americans Making a Difference, our guest is Jeff Le, Vice President for Public Policy and External Affairs at Rhino. He was also the Deputy Director of external and international affairs and D…
 
On this very special episode of Feeling Asian, we invited multiple Asian mental healthcare professionals to discuss unique issues afflicting the AAPI community. We also asked them what it has been like being Asian in a field that is 88% White. Joining us in this discussion are Diana Liao LMHC, Sonalee Rashatwar LCSW MEd, Christina Harrison LCSW, Me…
 
A conversation with musician and Dalit rights activist Thenmozhi Soundararajan about "coming out" as an "untouchable," using art for social progress and the movement for caste liberation in the U.S. More reading: Even in the U.S. he couldn't escape the label 'untouchable'By Suhauna Hussain, Johana Bhuiyan, Mike Heflin, Thenmozhi Soundararajan, Asal Ehsanipour
 
Welcome to Episode 32 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! Our main story is a history of the Legislation, mostly at the Federal level, that actually benefitted Asian Americans. Sometimes Asians and Asian Americans were the focus, but other times, our communities received positive benefits just out of happenstance. There were also moments in …
 
If the definition of "serendipity" is when preparation meets opportunity, then YeSeul Kim is living a seriously serendipitous life! She is a social entrepreneur who merges the science of analyzing big data, the art of qualitative research, and the application of a growth mindset to fuel her passion for solving complex social problems. She is also a…
 
We’re sharing this story from one of our favorite podcasts, See Something Say Something, by Ahmed Ali Akbar. Pakistani-American communities in the U.S. rely on dealers on WhatsApp to gain access to their most coveted treasure: Pakistani mangoes. And they pay a premium for it. In part one of this two-part investigation, reporter Ahmed Ali Akbar sear…
 
In this episode, Kenny goes on Rhett Palmer's radio show to discuss his upcoming book, "An Inconvenient Minority." They dive into the attack on meritocracy and the contradictions in Harvard's race narrative. Join them as they examine these critical issues and more on the Inconvenient Minority podcast. Pre-order Kenny's upcoming book: https://www.am…
 
We return to our chaotic OG roots! This episode is just us two, for better or for worse??? In true Feeling Asian fashion it gets silly and heavy. Youngmi opens up about her ADHD, which often left her feeling too overwhelmed to do any work. Brian talks about feeling creatively inspired after seeing Bo Burnham’s Netflix special. We also discuss perso…
 
Welcome to Episode 31 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! It’s PRIDE Month here in the U.S… so Gen and Ted discuss the history of PRIDE Month and celebrate a few notable Asian American and Pacific Islander LGBTQ+ activists. There are so many influential API activists in the LGBTQ+ community… from Kyoshi Kuromiya to Kitty Tsui to Gil Mangaoan…
 
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