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Chatting with Asians

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This is a show about Asians who didn’t become doctors, lawyers, or engineers. I’m Angie, Chinese-American, and I have meaningful conversations with Asian Americans who break the stereotypes. I get to talk to interesting folks who balance two different cultures while staying authentic to themselves. We talk about the small stuff like pursuing unconventional careers, culture clashes, disappointing parents, and our SAT scores. Just kidding on the scores. Wanna chat? Email me at chattingwithasians@gmail.com. Follow me on IG @chattingwithasians.

This is a show about Asians who didn’t become doctors, lawyers, or engineers. I’m Angie, Chinese-American, and I have meaningful conversations with Asian Americans who break the stereotypes. I get to talk to interesting folks who balance two different cultures while staying authentic to themselves. We talk about the small stuff like pursuing unconventional careers, culture clashes, disappointing parents, and our SAT scores. Just kidding on the scores. Wanna chat? Email me at chattingwithasians@gmail.com. Follow me on IG @chattingwithasians.

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United States

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This is a show about Asians who didn’t become doctors, lawyers, or engineers. I’m Angie, Chinese-American, and I have meaningful conversations with Asian Americans who break the stereotypes. I get to talk to interesting folks who balance two different cultures while staying authentic to themselves. We talk about the small stuff like pursuing unconventional careers, culture clashes, disappointing parents, and our SAT scores. Just kidding on the scores. Wanna chat? Email me at chattingwithasians@gmail.com. Follow me on IG @chattingwithasians.

Language:

English


Episodes

19. How Mass Incarceration Affects AAPI with Eddy Zheng

2/11/2021
Foreword: This episode was recorded around May or June 2020 as the Black Lives Matter movement was growing. With the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes this month, it's important to remember that being over-dependent on the police doesn't serve anyone else but white supremacy and that we need to invest in reimagined public safety if we want racial solidarity with the Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Pacific Islander communities. On this episode, I chat with Eddy Zheng. He's the founder of the New...

Duration:00:25:14

18. Building Solidarity with Dr. Connie Wun

2/9/2021
Foreword: This episode was recorded around May or June 2020 as the Black Lives Matter movement was growing. With the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes this month, it's important to remember that being over-dependent on the police doesn't serve anyone else but white supremacy and that we need to invest in reimagined public safety if we want racial solidarity with the Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Pacific Islander communities. On this episode, I chat with Dr. Connie Wun. She’s one of the...

Duration:00:27:02

18. How Mass Incarceration Affects AAPI with Eddy Zheng

9/2/2020
On this episode, I chat with Eddy Zheng. He’s the founder of the New Breath Foundation, the first formerly incarcerated “juvenile lifer” to serve as president of a philanthropic Foundation. With his personal experience going through the school to prison to deportation pipeline, he has dedicated himself to fighting for communities impacted by the criminal justice system. We talk about the system’s effect on the AAPI community and why the spread of COVID in prisons is inhumane. So here's my...

Duration:00:00:32

17. History of AAPI Activism with Professor Daryl Maeda

5/15/2020
On this episode, I'm joined by Professor Daryl Maeda whose main interest is the social movements for racial justice of the late 1960s and early 1970s. We talk about the history of AAPI activism, the importance of racial solidarity, and whether we could see another wave of AAPI activism because of COVID-19. So here's my chat with Professor Daryl Maeda! Link to Dr. Jennifer Ho’s presentation on the history of anti-Asian racism:...

Duration:00:38:22

16. Season 3 - Gettin' More Political

5/15/2020
Hey there, welcome back to a third season of Chatting with Asians! Well it's the beginning of May 2020 and the world has completely changed because of coronavirus since our last season, and I hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy. Where do I even begin with this season? You know, COVID-19 has brought a lot of issues to the surface. Class and racial inequalities that already existed are now even more exacerbated and, of course, the anti-Asian racism that's been spreading around the...

Duration:00:02:04

15. Chatting with Chris Chyung, Indiana State Representative

1/31/2020
I chat with Chris Chyung, who recently became the first Asian-American state legislator in Indiana's history at 25 years old. With no previous political experience, he was able to beat longtime Republican State Rep Hal Slager by 82 votes. This was such an inspiring conversation where we talk about his winning strategy, how his ethnicity played a role during his campaign, and what he considers his accomplishments and setbacks from the 2019 house session. Website:...

Duration:00:19:02

14. Chatting with Tanya Zhang, Fashion Entrepreneur

1/31/2020
Tanya Zhang is a co-founder of a men's fashion company called Nimble Made. If that brand sounds familiar to you, that's because I interviewed her partner Wesley in the first season! Inspired by her dad's struggle to find clothes that fit him in America, she quit her corporate visual designer job to pursue Nimble Made with a mission to bring diversity and inclusion to men's fashion. They've been featured on Money Magazine, Yahoo!, and HuffPost and I feel so lucky to have chatted with her...

Duration:00:50:53

13. Chatting with Vivian Chan, Fashion Entrepreneur

1/31/2020
On this episode, I have a heart-to-heart with Vivian Chan, co-founder of a fashion company called East Meets Dress. Along with her best friend and co-founder, they design modern Chinese wedding dresses, or cheongsams, for Asian Americans. We talk about her experiences growing up with a single mother, how coming out to her friends was a totally different experience than with her family, and why she decided not to pursue med school after going to Yale for pre-med. Website:...

Duration:00:42:46

12. Chatting with Michelle Yang, Writer and Mental Health Advocate

1/31/2020
Before she pursued writing, Michelle Yang was climbing the corporate ladder at Fortune 500 companies. She also received her MBA and studied abroad in China. But what she is truly passionate about is being a mental health advocate. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 20 years old and had trouble finding role models, especially POC and those who’ve immigrated to America. With the right treatment and hard work, she has proven to be her own role model. Nowadays, she uses her writing to...

Duration:00:39:51

11. What's Up, Season 2!

1/31/2020
Good lord, I'm back! I talk about some big plans for the podcast :) Transcription: https://medium.com/@chattingwithasians/11-whats-up-season-2-78ef37d6aff8

Duration:00:04:03

Summer Chat

6/10/2019
It's hot today, summer is here, and I talk to myself about the podcast.

Duration:00:05:36

10. Real Talk and End of Season 1

4/1/2019
Wah, the end of the first season is here! I get a little personal with you guys and share my thoughts on what I want the future of this podcast to look like. Ready for some real talk? Play the episode!

Duration:00:06:08

8. Chatting with Dinh Thai, Writer and Director - Part 1

3/4/2019
Meet Dinh Thai! He's a writer and director known for his breakout short film, Monday. This conversation is another two-parter! In this first part, we dive into his upbringing as his family fled from the war in Vietnam, hustled in France, and settled into America. He also reaches out to listeners who are suffering from depression or grief and shares his experiences on how art alleviated his pain. Website: https://www.dinhthai.com/ Facebook:...

Duration:00:31:29

9. Chatting with Dinh Thai, Writer and Director - Part 2

3/4/2019
This is part 2 of my conversation with writer and director, Dinh Thai. We talk about if Hollywood is ready for more movies about Asian American topics and his advice to those looking to get into filmmaking. So here’s part 2 of our conversation! Website: https://www.dinhthai.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mondayashortfilm/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mondayashortfilm/ Transcription:...

Duration:00:29:23

6. Chatting with Cassandra Lam & Karen Mok, Cofounders of The Cosmos - Part 1

2/18/2019
This conversation was so good, I had to split it up into two parts! Meet the cofounders of The Cosmos, Cassandra Lam and Karen Mok. They created a fast-growing community for Asian women to connect and empower each other to flourish and thrive. In this first part, we get into some deeeep topics like their thoughts on the Asian American identity, their lives before The Cosmos, and what makes The Cosmos unique. You're going to love their authenticity and honesty! They've just launched a...

Duration:00:33:08

7. Chatting with Cassandra Lam & Karen Mok, Cofounders of The Cosmos - Part 2

2/18/2019
Welcome to part two of my chat with the cofounders of The Cosmos, Cassandra Lam and Karen Mok. We talk more about the mission of The Cosmos, their crowdfunding campaign for The Cosmos Summit: a historical gathering of 500 Asian women creators in NYC this late summer, and why we need this summit. They're raising $75,000 in a month to put together this special event. If their mission resonates with you, please consider contributing! More details here:...

Duration:00:36:46

5. Chatting with Tiffany Porter, Screenwriter and FilAm Chamber of Commerce Hollywood Secretary

2/4/2019
Ready for a burst of positive optimistic energy? Meet Tiffany Porter! She's a screenwriter and Secretary of the FilAm Chamber of Commerce of Hollywood. This worldly woman has lived in the Philippines, Abu Dhabi, and California while growing up watching classic films. She shares her pep talk for those wanting to pursue filmmaking and how she gets out of her funk. She's such a sweetheart and super active in the community! Website: http://www.facchollywood.org/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:23:18

4. Chatting with Amber Inthavong, Blogger and Writer

1/21/2019
Amber Inthavong is my guest for episode #4! She's a fantastic writer with a strong passion for outdoor adventures on her blog, Colorado Caribou. As a Laotian American, she shares her experiences growing up in a smaller city with identity issues. We also talk about her decision to get out of finance, blogging with her daughter, and her goal of meeting Kulap Vilaysack! She's such an authentic soul, can't wait for you to listen! Website: https://coloradocaribou.com/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:38:18

1. Chatting with Jenny Dorsey, Chef

1/7/2019
OMG, this is the first episode! I interview chef and super woman, Jenny Dorsey. She switched from management consulting into the culinary world, where she writes about food, speaks about food, and experiments with the combination of food + poetry + VR. Amazeballs. We talk about the family expectations Asian American kids face, being terrible at mushroom hunting, and Rick and Morty! Website: www.jennydorsey.co Facebook: www.facebook.com/chefjennydorsey Twitter: twitter.com/chefjennydorsey...

Duration:00:42:13

2. Chatting with Daniel Ha, Tech Entrepreneur

1/7/2019
I chat with Daniel Ha, a tech entrepreneur who co-founded his company called Disqus with his friend during their college days. We talk about the advantages and challenges of being an Asian American entrepreneur, his dream cars, and dropping out of his computer science degree. How did his dad react? You'll have to listen to find out. Transcription: https://medium.com/@chattingwithasians/2-chatting-with-daniel-ha-tech-entrepreneur-16a3aa5ce42f

Duration:00:24:18