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A podcast for the modern day Asian American woman hosted by Melody Cheng, Helen Wu, & Janet Wang. It's no secret that Asian women are lacking in almost all media outlets, and those who are present mostly represent the fashion, beauty, or blogging industries. We started ABG as girlfriends while balancing jobs in finance, technology, & media with corporate careers spanning over a decade. Here, we share our experiences and explore topics as 20/30 something Asian American women working, dating, and living in LA, CA. Grab a glass of wine and let's get this show started ;)

A podcast for the modern day Asian American woman hosted by Melody Cheng, Helen Wu, & Janet Wang. It's no secret that Asian women are lacking in almost all media outlets, and those who are present mostly represent the fashion, beauty, or blogging industries. We started ABG as girlfriends while balancing jobs in finance, technology, & media with corporate careers spanning over a decade. Here, we share our experiences and explore topics as 20/30 something Asian American women working, dating, and living in LA, CA. Grab a glass of wine and let's get this show started ;)

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast for the modern day Asian American woman hosted by Melody Cheng, Helen Wu, & Janet Wang. It's no secret that Asian women are lacking in almost all media outlets, and those who are present mostly represent the fashion, beauty, or blogging industries. We started ABG as girlfriends while balancing jobs in finance, technology, & media with corporate careers spanning over a decade. Here, we share our experiences and explore topics as 20/30 something Asian American women working, dating, and living in LA, CA. Grab a glass of wine and let's get this show started ;)

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 115: A Letter to Our Parents

5/14/2021
Why is verbalizing or expressing love to our parents so hard? Growing up, many of us did not use words of affirmation as a love language with our parents. It could be mostly due to our contrasting generational Asian upbringing or the difference in language. Regardless, there are so many unspoken words of love and gratitude that we haven’t shared with them. As kids, we saw our parents as the people who’d nag us, drive us to our practices, automatically pack our lunch boxes for us, etc....

Duration:00:53:01

Episode 114: Third Culture Life, Sex, Death, and What’s Next in Media with Gold House President Bing Chen

5/7/2021
Join us for a conversation with Bing Chen, Co-founder and President of Gold House, the premier collective of Asian founders, creative voices, and leaders dedicated to uniting the world’s largest populace–Asians & Pacific Islanders. Bing is a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree; a Hollywood Reporter Next Gen Leader; and his companies have been recognized as Business Insider’s Top Startups. We discuss his identity as a Third Culture Kid, how losing his father to cancer early in life impacted his...

Duration:01:26:12

Ep 113: Answering Your Q’s: Working with your BFFs, Home Buying, Dates after HoliDates?!

4/30/2021
It's been a while since we've done a Q&A episode! Here are some of the most recent questions you've sent us - from working on ABG to favorite restaurants we're into at the moment, and love and dating - we spill on the questions you’re most curious about. How was Helen’s house buying process? Do we fight in ABG & how do we handle it? Any dates after the holidate special? Listen to find out! This episode was edited by Michelle Hsieh. ___ P A R T N E R S mentioned in this episode: - Jenni...

Duration:01:05:09

Episode 112: A Break-up, A Booty Call, and Still Engaged -- Our Relationship Updates

4/23/2021
Today’s episode is about dating and relationships. We have a lot of episodes about this general topic, but we haven’t given a real proper update about each of our personal situations (or lack of situations) more recently. And we realized that the three of us are actually uniquely positioned to talk about romantic relationships from very different perspectives. We'll be talking about Janet's recent could've-been-the-one relationship, Mel's quarantine flings in 2021, and the biggest thing...

Duration:01:11:08

Episode 111: A Conversation with Janet’s Ex, feat. Wesley Chan (from Wong Fu Productions)

4/16/2021
Romantic relationships are one of the most challenging types of relationships to navigate. And while some connections hold strong and end in a beautiful lifetime together, many fizzle out. In episode 85, we each wrote a letter to our exes. It was the first time we got that open and vulnerable with one of our past relationships on this podcast! And so many of you enjoyed hearing our letters, especially the idea that opening old wounds and memories can actually be a healing process, if...

Duration:01:09:12

Episode 110: Interviewing 101 - Our Tips, Tricks & Most Awkward Interviews

4/9/2021
According to a Business Insider article, some people say that it takes just 3 seconds for us to make up our minds about whether we like someone or want to do business with them. It seems then, that first impressions are pretty important when trying to land that job or internship. And you only ever get ONE with each person you meet - whether you join that company or not. Beyond just making a first impression, interviewing can be a nerve-wracking experience, and it can differ a lot...

Duration:00:51:44

Episode 109: Get to Know Olivia Liang, Star of the CW's KungFu!

4/2/2021
On AsianBossGirl, we are all about empowering Asian American women to be unstoppable and “kick-ass” in their line of work. And speaking of kick-ass, we are beyond excited about the new CW show, Kung Fu, and its predominantly Asian American cast!! Kung Fu follows a Chinese American woman named Nicky Shen who, due to a quarter-life crisis, drops out of college and attends a monastery school in China. Upon her return to San Francisco, she finds her city overturned with crime and corruption...

Duration:00:59:35

Episode 108: Women Who Inspire Us & What It's Like to be an Asian Woman in Today's World

3/26/2021
March is Women's History Month, and in light of the tragic hate crime that occurred in Atlanta on March 16, 2021 - the killing of 7 women, 6 of whom were of Asian descent - there is even more reason for us to uplift, discuss, and celebrate what it means to be a woman in today's world. Join us as we recognize and talk about women who inspire us, who move us, and serve as motivation for us - women we think are beautiful (however we define beauty), women who challenge us, and women who make us...

Duration:00:59:45

Episode 107: Mixing Tech, Love, and Astrology with Rachel Lo, Founder of Struck

3/19/2021
In previous episodes, we have analyzed our astrological signs, as well as learned the art and science of matchmaking. Today, we’re going to take both subjects one step further and talk about astrology-based matchmaking. Does such a thing exist? According to Rachel Lo, the CEO and Co-Founder of Struck - an astrology-based dating app prioritizing intentional conversations and emotional intelligence - the answer is, yes. Rachel is a former Apple product design engineer turned matchmaker, who,...

Duration:01:01:23

Episode 106: Cysts, Ice Queen, Tall Bros -- Get to Know Our Siblings!

3/12/2021
Friend, Daughter, Podcast host -- are all titles that the three of us have in common. Today, we want to explore another title we share... Sister! The three of us are fortunate to have grown up with either a younger sibling or an older sibling. From causing havoc in the house together, someone to be our parent’s guinea pig, to having someone to get you out of trouble...there is no one else in the world that has seen us or gone through things alongside us like our brother & sisters. As we...

Duration:01:02:16

Episode 105: Let's Talk About BOOBS

3/5/2021
Today we are going to be talking about...Boobs. Breasts, tits, hoohahs, boobies - whatever you want to call them, they are a noteworthy part of the human body, and hold particular anatomical and symbolic meaning. Different people will conjure up different associations and ideals when it comes to the topic of boobs. Today, we want to discuss it from the perspective of 3 cis-gendered Asian American women. We’re going to talk about our personal experiences: what our boobs mean to us,...

Duration:00:57:05

Episode 104: #StopAsianHate with Tammy Cho & Michelle Hanabusa, Co-founders of Hate is A Virus

2/26/2021
In the last month, the U.S. has seen a massive spike in anti-Asian hate crimes. According to The Cut, there were 20 incidents in the first half of 2020 alone, compared to 1 in the entire year of 2019. These activities have prompted intense sadness, frustration, anger, and fear amidst the Asian and Asian American community. Today, we have Tammy Cho & Michelle Hanabusa, co-founders of Hate Is A Virus, a community of mobilizers and amplifiers that exists to dismantle racism and hate. Tammy &...

Duration:00:54:40

Episode 103: Get to Know Jenny Han! Author of the "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" Series

2/19/2021
On today's episode, we pick the brain of the mastermind behind the "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" trilogy, Jenny Han! She is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and also the executive producer on all three of the Netflix films - "To All the Boys I've Loved Before", "To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You", and the final film, "To All the Boys: Always and Forever" (out now!) When her first film came out on Netflix, we all watched the movie and relished in the sweet nostalgia of young...

Duration:00:42:04

Episode 102: Bling Empire's Kevin Talks Dating, His Asian American Identity, and What it's Like to be on a Reality TV Show

2/12/2021
Join us as we chat with our friend and Bling Empire star, Kevin Kreider. As residents of LA working on projects promoting Asian American representation, we met Kevin years ago through our friends at Wongfu Productions, whose shorts Kevin has acted in. And Kevin actually hosted a gala where ABG received our first cultural impact award from APEX in 2019. In this episode, we talk about both the Kevin in Bling Empire and the Kevin BEFORE Bling Empire - the Kevin who worked as a model and...

Duration:00:51:43

Episode 101: Wedding Updates: The “TBD” Road to “I Do"

2/5/2021
To many brides and grooms, the past year may have felt more like a Wedding “miss” than Wedding “bliss", with all the unexpected changes due to the pandemic. From changing expectations of the big day, bridal gowns that remain hanging in closets, to wedding invites with TBD dates…a lot of adjustments had to be made for many couples. Our bride, Helen, also had to work through these changes, and she shares all the wedding updates in this episode. Did she find her dream wedding dress? When are...

Duration:00:51:20

Episode 100: OUR 100th EPISODE!!

1/29/2021
We made it!! Triple digits!!! 100 is the beginning of a new chapter that we are opening as we enter the uncharted, the unknown, and the incredibly promising year of 2021. From that late-night casual conversation over drinks 4 years ago that lead to mic purchases, googling “how to make a podcast”, and claiming the @asianbossgirl handle across multiple platforms -- to a multi-media LLC powering the #3 podcast in the Personal Journals category in Canada and the #7 in the U.S. on Apple Podcasts...

Duration:01:14:56

Episode 99: How Are Parents Coping With Today's Social & Political Climate? Feat. Asian American Parents

1/22/2021
We are a couple of weeks into 2021, the year following an U.S. election year unlike any other many of us in our lifetime have, and perhaps ever will, experience. And though we are hot off the inauguration last night where Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were formally sworn into office, marking the start of a new presidency, the intensity and aftermath of the social and political landscape from 2020 continues to affect us all. Like many people, we have been feeling overwhelmed, and sometimes...

Duration:01:02:08

Episode 98: We Did A Psychic Reading Ft. Spiritual Medium, Carla

1/15/2021
Have you ever wondered about the world of energy healing, spiritual mediumship, and psychic powers? We've been curious about this for a while but waiting for the right opportunity - and that happens to be TODAY, ON THIS EPISODE. From questions like "What strengths or weakness does Helen need to be aware of?", "What does Janet need to work on to find that husband?", "When is Mel going to find THE ONE?", to "What does the future hold for ABG?", we get answers from Carla, a Spiritual...

Duration:01:24:02

[BONUS]: Time for a Refresh with Heineken US!

1/13/2021
This episode is sponsored by alcohol-free Heineken 0.0! We are in the month of January -- a time when most people start experimenting with new habits in an effort to improve themselves. In recent years, it’s become increasingly popular to take a break from alcohol in an effort to reset and experiment with new habits. And here at ABG, we have decided that THIS year, 2021, we will collectively be committing to an alcohol-free start of the year!! So in this episode, we'll discuss tips for...

Duration:00:30:55

Episode 97: 2021 Goals - Getting Personal

1/8/2021
2021 has FINALLY arrived. 2020 was a long year, and many of us have been waiting for this new year for what feels like ages. 2020 was a uniquely challenging year, one that many of us may not encounter again in this lifetime. Where do we go after a year like 2020? In our last episode we reflected on 2020, and after processing such a heavy year, we are ready to set our vision toward 2021. Join us as we each share our personal resolutions for this coming year. What are your resolutions for...

Duration:01:01:41