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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.

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.

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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.

Twitter:

@latimes

Language:

English


Episodes

Thenmozhi Soundararajan

6/15/2021
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.

Duration:00:45:56

Anthony Ocampo

6/8/2021
A conversation with sociologist and writer Anthony Ocampo about creating spaces for gay men from immigrant families, honoring Filipino nurses and expanding our definition of “Asian American."

Duration:00:48:33

Jujubee

6/1/2021
A conversation with drag queen Jujubee about finding freedom through drag, fighting the patriarchy in queer spaces, and repping Laotian culture on 'Drag Race.’

Duration:00:57:14

Min Jin Lee

5/25/2021
A conversation with “Pachinko” and “Free Food for Millionaires” author Min Jin Lee on quitting a legal career to write novels, how history has failed us and being “extra Asian” in the face of racism. Guest photo by Elena Seibert.

Duration:00:54:20

Ruby Ibarra

5/18/2021
A conversation with rapper Ruby Ibarra about writing the Filipina American experience into her lyrics, finding her (multilingual) voice in hip-hop, and her day job as a scientist fighting COVID-19. Guest photo by Donna Ibarra.

Duration:00:47:52

Sandra Oh

5/11/2021
A conversation with award-winning “Killing Eve” actor Sandra Oh about speaking out against anti-Asian hate, engaging identity in her film and TV roles and why it’s an honor just to be Asian. Guest photo by James White.

Duration:01:03:17

Introducing Asian Enough, Season 2

4/27/2021
In the first season of our podcast hosted by reporters from the L.A. Times, we spoke to Vice President Kamala Harris, actor John Cho and director Lulu Wang, among others. In our second season we'll bring you more intimate, hard-hitting conversations exploring the vast spectrum of the Asian American experience with actors, authors, musicians, activists and more. Season 2 premieres May 11, with new episodes dropping every Tuesday through August. Subscribe for free on Apple, Spotify or anywhere...

Duration:00:02:09

Weijia Jiang

7/7/2020
A conversation with CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang about what it's like in the White House briefing room, covering anti-Asian racism during the pandemic and how standing up to bullies as a child prepared her for a career in journalism.

Duration:00:33:04

Mark Takano

6/30/2020
A conversation with Rep. Mark Takano (D-Riverside) about the massive protests around the country demanding racial justice, the homophobia he faced running for office as a gay Asian man in the 1990s, and the conversations he had with his parents before entering the political arena.

Duration:00:32:11

Kamala Harris

6/23/2020
A conversation with Democratic U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris about the recent rise in anti-Asian hate, how government leaders should address racism in America, and growing up with Indian and Jamaican roots in Northern California.

Duration:00:31:33

Padma Lakshmi

6/16/2020
A conversation with “Top Chef” host, model and writer Padma Lakshmi about growing up Indian American in the San Gabriel Valley, cultural appropriation vs. appreciation in food, and her new Hulu show “Taste the Nation."

Duration:00:47:28

Asian Enough introduces: It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders and Guest Hasan Minhaj

6/9/2020
This week, as we take a break from Asian Enough, we want to share an episode of another podcast we’ve been listening to: It’s Been A Minute, which is hosted by Sam Sanders and made by our friends over at NPR. On this episode, Sanders talks to former "The Daily Show" correspondent and comedian Hasan Minhaj about growing up as a second-generation Indian American Muslim in California, finding joy in family, and what faith means to him today. If you like It's Been A Minute, subscribe wherever...

Duration:00:29:05

Jose Antonio Vargas

6/2/2020
A conversation with journalist, filmmaker and activist Jose Antonio Vargas about why coming out as undocumented was harder than coming out as gay, the complexities of Asian American identity, and how to confront racism in our own communities. [Advertisement] Asian Enough is presented by "Little America," now streaming exclusively on Apple TV+, in the TV app, on all iOS devices, and TV App supported devices.

Duration:00:32:32

Jon M. Chu

5/26/2020
A conversation with director Jon M. Chu about seeing yourself as the center of a story, how the internet changed visibility for Asian Americans, and life after "Crazy Rich Asians." [Advertisement] Asian Enough is presented by "Little America," now streaming exclusively on Apple TV+, in the TV app, on all iOS devices, and TV App supported devices.

Duration:00:45:35

Sung Kang

5/19/2020
A conversation with actor Sung Kang about growing up in Georgia, finding Han's swagger in the “Fast & Furious” franchise and wrestling with the unexpected complications of fame. [Advertisement] Asian Enough is presented by "Little America," now streaming exclusively on Apple TV+, in the TV app, on all iOS devices, and TV App supported devices.

Duration:00:46:57

Dante Basco

5/12/2020
A conversation with actor Dante Basco about becoming a Filipino American icon in “Hook,” how Rufio's Lost Boys were like a gang, and helping the next generation of Asian Americans tell their stories. [Advertisement] Asian Enough is presented by "Little America," now streaming exclusively on Apple TV+, in the TV app, on all iOS devices, and TV App supported devices.

Duration:00:42:32

L.A. Times presents Coronavirus in California

5/8/2020
From the creators of Asian Enough, and the host of This is California: The Battle of 187, comes Coronavirus in California: Stories from the Front Lines, an essential new podcast from the Los Angeles Times. Every weekday, the podcast gives listeners dispatches from Californians who are in the thick of this pandemic. We hear from medical workers struggling to care for people who’ve fallen ill. We talk to renters and teachers, farmworkers and athletes, from Crescent City to Chula Vista. And we...

Duration:00:01:50

Dumbfoundead

5/5/2020
A conversation with rapper Dumbfoundead, a.k.a. Jonathan Park, about Asians in hip-hop, why he isn't more famous, and his family’s journey from South Korea to Argentina to Los Angeles. [Advertisement] Asian Enough is presented by "Little America," now streaming exclusively on Apple TV+, in the TV app, on all iOS devices, and TV App supported devices.

Duration:00:36:30

Niki Nakayama

4/28/2020
A conversation with chef Niki Nakayama, owner of n/naka restaurant in L.A., about authenticity in food, creating the satirical menu for “Always Be My Maybe” and getting her grilled cheese sandwich fix in Japan. [Advertisement] Asian Enough is presented by "Little America," now streaming exclusively on Apple TV+, in the TV app, on all iOS devices, and TV App supported devices.

Duration:00:39:46

Rabia Chaudry

4/21/2020
A conversation with civil rights attorney Rabia Chaudry about race and the “Serial” podcast, defying cultural expectations, and defending Muslim Americans after 9/11. [Advertisement] Asian Enough is presented by "Little America," now streaming exclusively on Apple TV+, in the TV app, on all iOS devices, and TV App supported devices.

Duration:00:39:37