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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 ...
 
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Feeling Asian

Youngmi Mayer & Brian Park

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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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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
 
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.
 
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.
 
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Jenny Yang is an LA-based standup comedian, tv writer and professional opinion-haver. She discusses how her college experience and career in politics helped her establish a unique voice in the comedy world. Jenny also talks about what it means to be an Asian comedian who is known for having a strong political voice. Brian talks about having multipl…
 
Art Chudabala guest starred on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Lieutenant junior grade Hector Ilario, whose (spoiler alert) murder sets off the seventh season episode "Field of Fire." His other acting credits include NYPD Blue, ER, CSI, Grey's Anatomy, The West Wing, and his acting debut in the cult favorite skateboard movie Gleaming the Cube.…
 
Welcome to Episode 54! This is another episode in our ongoing series we call MFM, Most Forgotten Massacres. Today we’re going to talk about the Rock Springs Massacre and the Attack on Squak Valley. These were horrible moments in the history of the United States of America where large groups of Chinese laborers were targeted with violence and discri…
 
Dr. Chuck recently self-published a book wherein he shares the sum total of all the wisdom he learned while caring for patients and medical colleagues for over three decades. His is especially passionate in his conviction that developing better mental health is the key to our experiencing greater overall health and satisfaction.…
 
In this episode, Kenny sits down with Peter Arcidiacono. Peter is an economist at Duke University, and was the SFFA's lead analyst in their lawsuit against Harvard. They discuss Peter's findings with regard to Harvard's admissions discrimination against Asian Americans, and they dive deep into the explanations and results of this information. Follo…
 
Back by popular demand we have Asian therapists Peter Adams, Ph.D and Melissa Yao, Ph.D of Buckeye Psychology! We asked all of you beautiful listeners, “If you had an Asian therapist what would you ask them,” and were overwhelmed with so many thoughtful questions. Listen to the episode to see how we did as “armchair psychologists” lol. Thank you to…
 
Welcome to Episode 53! There’s a lot going on in October. It’s Filipino American History Month, so we begin by talking about this important honor as that was started by the Filipino American National History Society. October 11th, is also Indigenous People’s Day here in the U.S., so we focus our main story on the Indigenous Pacific Islanders in U.S…
 
Claire and her aging mother Isabel begin their journey together by visiting the once-beautiful mansion in Shanghai where the young Isabel had grown up. Much more than a trip down Memory Lane, "Remembering Shanghai" reveals the triumphs and tragedies going back five generations that mirror China's own challenges. Chao has layered the bones of this c…
 
In this episode, Kenny sits down with author Rob Henderson. They start by discussing Rob's background growing up in foster care and how he eventually ended up in the military, then Yale University. They discuss Ivy League admissions, meritocracy, and dig deep into how these institutions affect social status. Follow Rob: https://twitter.com/robkhend…
 
Ed Pokropski is a comedian, writer and producer for NBC. Warning: this episode is extremely Korean lol. Ed graciously shares his experiences as a Korean adoptee and what he learned from his trip to Korea. We also discuss Squid Game and the “controversy” surrounding Justin Chon’s new film Blue Bayou. Follow him on all socials at @epopski. Also don't…
 
It's another edition of the Away Mission, in which invite fellow Asian American fans of Star Trek to do a deep dive into an episode of their choosing. We welcome writer Nicole Chung to discuss "Family" from season four of Star Trek: The Next Generation. So pass a bottle of the '47. It's time to get muddy in the vineyard.…
 
Welcome to Episode 52 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! There is a long history of Ethnic Enclaves across America. However, even though European immigrants formed their own Ethnic Enclaves, they often moved out faster or were accepted more quickly into the mainstream U.S. society. But Asian Ethnic Enclaves are notable because they stand ou…
 
Early in 2021, Dr. Kwong started a movement to challenge self-professing Christian politicians in D.C. (and their pastors) to admit that they were spewing hateful, racist rhetoric that was damaging their Asian American countrymen and fomenting the belief that China poses the biggest threat to this country. Was this incredibly naive on Kwong's part,…
 
On this episode, Kenny was invited as a guest on the "What Happens Next" show. He joins professors Jonathan Zimmerman and Patrick Allitt to discuss the ongoing discrimination against Asian Americans at top universities and the value of meritocracy. Over the course of a lively debate, they cover the issues from multiple angles and Kenny is able to a…
 
Welcome to Episode 51 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! Concerned about Afghanistan? We had a chance to talk to Jeff Le again in this special mid-week interview. He talks about his work in Afghanistan, the repercussions for the U.S. international policy, and how U.S. citizens can help. There are lots of places that you can go to learn more…
 
Our famous friend, Jordan Mendoza returns to the podcast. Do what’s good for ya and give it a listen before he gives us the Hollywood treatment. The vibes are off the charts in this episode! We discuss everything ranging from heirloom tomato induced depression to what it’s like acting in a Netflix show. Follow him on socials at @jordypizza. While y…
 
Welcome to Episode 50 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! It’s time for Part 3 in a series on the History of Hawai’i. Today we’re talking about the road to statehood for Hawai’i… a path that many native Hawai’ians probably did not approve of. How do territories become states? What was it like for Hawai’i. We also talk about the rise in Anti-…
 
Born deaf in one ear and with a form of autism, Shihori had no friends and was terribly bullied. She was staring at a lonely, fraught future. But she discovered that singing and writing music provided her with the means and the motivation to connect with people. Despite achieving great success in Japan, she was recently inspired to start afresh in …
 
On this episode, Kenny sits down with Libertarian journalist John Stossel. They discuss John's perspective on the ideal economic system and how capitalism is our best bet for building a well-functioning society. They also discuss how meritocracy, social mobility, and colorblindness factor into proper market activity. Follow John: https://www.johnst…
 
This week it’s just us two! Back on our power cringe bullsh*t. Brian talks about obtaining one of his goals and what it taught him. Youngmi opens up about her body dysmorphia flareup and teaches us about amor fati by way of tiktok to mic. We also discuss a recent article centered around reddit Asians. Thank you for listening!!! Our next live show i…
 
Lily Mariye played the role of "Ops Officer" in "Emissary," the premiere episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. As an actress, she is perhaps best known for playing Nurse Lily Jarvik on fifteen seasons of ER. As a director, she's racked up credits on shows like Criminal Minds, NCIS, How to Get a Away with Murder, The Terror: Infamy and The Walking …
 
Welcome to Episode 49 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! Did you celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day? We recognize it so that we can talk about the most famous Asian Pirate ever, Shih Yang. Her incredible life made her one of the most influential pirates in history. We also take time to celebrate Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernande…
 
Before Ray's language prowess landed in the U.S. State Department, he felt God had called him to be a liturgist and musician in the Catholic Church that he so loved. But when he came out of the closet, he no longer believed that the Church would love him as much as he loved the Church. He reflects on the changes in the State Department, especially …
 
In this episode, Kenny is joined by Greg Foreman, host of the Black Conservative Perspective on YouTube. They begin by discussing Greg's background as a financial advisor and how that informs his perspectives. Listen in as they explore the importance of financial literacy, individual choice, and how people of all races can overcome financial barrie…
 
Alexander Chee is most recently the author of the essay collection How To Write An Autobiographical Novel and professor at Dartmouth College. He is also the first guest to subscribe to our Patreon on air lol! Alexander joins us to discuss his relationship to his biracial identity and recount stories of his family’s unique background. He also shares…
 
Eugene Cordero is the voice of Ensign Sam Rutherford on the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks. With a lengthy list of credits, he holds the rare distinction of playing characters in the Star Trek, Star Wars and Marvel universes. But he is probably best known for playing "Pillboi" on The Good Place. He knows this because that's what everybody y…
 
Welcome to Episode 48 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! As part of our series on Asian American food, we want to take a moment to talk about the history of Asian American Celebrity Chefs. We also take time to talk about some superheroes again… We begin the episode by remembering 9/11 and talking about Betty Ann Ong, the flight attendant an…
 
During the current refugee crisis in Afghanistan, we’ve seen Asian Americans working to resettle Afghan refugees and help them build new lives. Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Hmong Americans in particular have been reminded of their own refugee stories — not just the stories of leaving their homes, but stories of the challenges they’ve faced in rebuild…
 
Amy Portello Nelson talks with Emil Guillermo about Little Manila Rising's "Get Out the Vaccine" drive. Modeled after the "Get Out the Vote" idea, the program goes door to door to give people good information about the virus and vaccines. And it's working, vaccine rates went from the low 30 percent range to more than 50 percent in the zipcodes canv…
 
Kim Pham is the co-founder of your favorite pantry staple Omsom and vocal advocate for sex positivity, kink and bdsm. In other words, she’s much cooler than all of us. Kim joins us to describe the trials of starting your own company while being unapologetically yourself through it all. We also dive into kink and bdsm. More specifically, Kim teaches…
 
Welcome to Episode 47 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! For U.S. and Canadian listeners, Happy Labor or Labour Day! To honor Labor Day, we’re going to talk about Larry Itliong, a prominent Filipino American who was a leader in the farm workers movement. His influence and vision helped lead to the Delano Grape Strike as well as the formatio…
 
Jenny Arimoto is a comedian, writer and creator of your favorite viral videos this year. Jenny describes what it’s like to have “the conversation” with your White friends and subsequently becoming the main character. We also discuss the inspiration behind her viral videos and question people’s allegiance to Gwyneth Paltrow lol. Follow her on social…
 
A conversation with actor Simu Liu about defying tropes as Marvel’s first Asian superhero, feeling empowered on the set of “Shang-Chi” after his experience with “Kim’s Convenience,” and the importance of being the “masters of our own narrative.” Guest photo by Miller Mobley.By Simu Liu, Jen Yamato, Heba Elorbany, Tracy Brown, Mike Heflin, Asal Ehsanipour
 
Welcome to Episode 46 of the Asian American History 101 podcast! Here it is, the special episode we recorded for the Joy Ruckus Club 4 Festival’s podcast stage. We begin with giving a quick history of our podcast including our favorite episode, but we also talk about some well-known popular music bands that had Asian American Leads. Our main segmen…
 
In this latest special episode, these two long-time friends, former pastors, and fellow podcasters critique the "reparative therapy" movement while reviewing the Netflix documentary "Pray Away." But they wrestle with why anybody--gay or straight--would willingly be part of groups the require them to repress essential aspects of who they know themse…
 
We’re presenting an episode from Shoes Off, a podcast about Asian Australian culture hosted by Jay Ooi. In conversation with performers and scholars, producer Thinesh Thillai explains how power and status, and in particular, caste, enable art forms from marginalized communities to be co-opted. Shoes Off takes a close look at the history of Bharanta…
 
Jordan Andino is a chef, tv personality and owner of Flip Sigi. Jordan is the embodiment of positive vibes only. Truly! Despite being one of the busiest people in the culinary industry, we asked him to reveal the secrets behind his optimistic outlook. We also discuss Michelin stars and get the tea on what it’s like to cook for the Kardashians. If y…
 
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