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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.

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.
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Los Angeles, CA

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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.

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English


Episodes

Episode 188 - Hanging with Professor Hu at SDAFF 2018

12/1/2018
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On this episode, we return to San Diego for the 2018 San Diego Asian Film Festival to chat with our friend Brian Hu. Brian is one of the co-hosts of fellow Potluck Pod Saturday School as well as the Artistic Director of SDAFF. Long-time listeners know that this guy knows his movies and we have a blast reflecting on the outstanding year Asian Americans have been experiencing on the big screen. Intro & outro music for this episode is “Dear Dancer” by Kollaboration Toronto Alum, The...

Duration:00:26:03

Episode 187 - The Cast of VIETGONE @ EWP

10/27/2018
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It's a full house on this episode of the KollabCast. This week we welcome the full cast of East West Player's production of Vietgone, the critically acclaimed play by Qui Nguyen about his parent's love story in a relocation camp in Arkansas after the fall of Saigon. Paul Yen, Sylvia Kwan, Jane Lui, Scott Ly, and Albert Park share their experiences working on the play, and Paul and Scott share their thoughts of playing Vietnamese refugees as Vietnamese American actors. Also a bonus anecdote...

Duration:00:48:31

Episode 186 - Catching Up with Inch Chua

10/19/2018
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On this episode, we catch up with Singer-Songwriter Inch Chua, one of Singapore's biggest Indie artists and also a Kollaboration Alum. Past guests and fellow Kollab Alum Priska and Alfa join Marvin as special co-hosts as Inch chats about what she's been up to lately, the growth of independent art in Singapore, and the imminent ecological disaster caused by climate change. She also makes bird sounds! Intro & outro music for this episode is “MouseDeer” off the album Letters to Ubin by our...

Duration:00:34:44

Episode 185 - Jake Choi: Serious Actor

10/12/2018
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We're back from our short hiatus for another great interview with actor Jake Choi. We're excited to chat with Jake about his role on the new ABC network sitcom, Single Parents, where he plays Miggy, a early 20's new dad taking care of his newborn while his partner is away at school. We also chat with Jake about how he got started acting, and the differences between New York and LA. Bonus, Marvin shares his latest master strategy in winning the "bill paying" struggle. Intro & outro music...

Duration:00:52:37

Episode 184 - Minji Wrote a Screenplay

9/21/2018
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Just the original hosts on this episode of the KollabCast as Marvin and Minji find time to catch up after a busy few weeks. Thoughts are shared about recent movies, including Henry Golding's 2nd leading role in 2 months in Paul Feig's A Simple Favor. Marvin also asks Minji to re-live her whirlwind August after making it to the 2nd round of the Sundance Institute Fellowship selection process. Minji shares her experience finally writing and submitting her full screenplay and the lessons she...

Duration:00:53:04

Episode 183 - Fall 2018 TV Preview

9/14/2018
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#AsianAugust at the movies may be over, but we're already getting ready to see even more Asians in the media this Fall on Television! IndieWire's TV editor Hanh Nguyen returns to the KollabCast to go over some new and returning shows featuring Asian Americans this Fall. Listen in to find out what shows to set your DVRs to! Also check out Angry Asian Man's Fall TV List! The song featured in this episode is “Stars in My Eyes” from Kollaboration Seattle Alumni GOWE & Erin Kim As always,...

Duration:00:45:08

Episode 182 - TIFF 2018

9/12/2018
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On this episode, we bring you two segments recorded at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival! First up, Marvin chats with Anderson Le, the artistic director of the Hawaii International Film Festival, about the films that they've seen while at the festival, including thoughts on the festival's Asian offerings like Burning, Shadow, and The Crossing. Next up, Marvin chats with documentary directors Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi about their film Free Solo, featuring rock climber Alex...

Duration:00:48:19

Message from the KollabCast

9/8/2018
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Marvin is at TIFF busy gathering stories for the next KollabCast so episode #182 will be dropping in a few days. Apologies for the delay! The music for this updated is “Set Free” from Singer Songwriter & Kollab Alum Travis Atreo As always, send us your listener emails at podcast@kollaboration.org Learn more about the KollabCast and listen to past episodes here Subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Stitcher, Spotify, Radio Public or via our RSS feed...

Duration:00:01:59

Episode 181 - Tanuj Chopra is the Coolest Dude

8/31/2018
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On this last day of #AsianAugust, our guest is one of our favorite independent filmmakers, Tanuj Chopra, director of 2006 Sundance Selection Punching at the Sun, and last year's fun festival favorite Chee & T. We chat about his newest film Staycation, premiering next month at the LA Film Festival, as well as dive into how he got started (and fell in love with) making movies. Special guest co-host Jess Ju from CAPE fills in for Minji. Intro & outro music for this episode is “Set Free” from...

Duration:01:04:05

Episode 180 - David Magdael's Sundance Stories

8/24/2018
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As we look forward past #AsianAugust, let's take a moment to take a look back. We invite David Magdael, film publicist and community advocate, to the KollabCast to chat about what #AsianAugust means to him and to reflect about the early days of the movement, when he worked on a little film called Better Luck Tomorrow. David shares his story of the night the legendary Roger Ebert stood up to defend Better Luck Tomorrow and Asian representation, and how David and his team helped make it into...

Duration:00:51:44

Episode 179 - SPOILERCAST: Crazy Rich Asians

8/19/2018
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It's time for the KollabCast Crazy Rich Asians SPOILERCAST! Journalists Ada Tseng and Rebecca Sun return to talk major plot points, characters, and favorite moments all from an Asian American perspective! Make sure you listen AFTER you watch Crazy Rich Asians. Intro & outro music for this episode is “Set Free” from Singer Songwriter & Kollab Alum Travis Atreo As always, send us your listener emails at podcast@kollaboration.org Learn more about the KollabCast and listen to past episodes...

Duration:00:45:37

Episode 178 - Pop Culture Roundtable: Crazy Rich Asians

8/17/2018
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On this week's #AsianAugust edition of the KollabCast we're doing a focused Pop Culture Rountable all about the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians! Joining Minji and Marvin are Rebecca Sun, Senior Reporter for the Hollywood Reporter, and Ada Tseng, host of #PotluckPod Saturday School! We chat (spoiler-free) about our thoughts on the film and how it represents an Asian American experience. Stay tuned for a bonus SPOILERCAST coming this weekend where our panel talks more freely about our favorite...

Duration:00:38:45

Episode 177 - Lana Condor is Living the Dream

8/10/2018
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As #AsianAugust surges on, we welcome Lana Condor, the star of the upcoming Netflix Original Feature To All the Boys I've Loved Before, to the KollabCast. We talk to Lana about her thoughts on being the lead of her own Asian American led romantic comedy as well as her upcoming role on SyFy's Deadly Class. We also chat about her upbringing as an adoptee from Vietnam, and how she found herself in the performing arts. This week’s intro & outro music is “Set Free” from Singer Songwriter &...

Duration:00:58:14

Episode 176 - #AsianAugust at the Movies

8/4/2018
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We are officially into August, and not any August, this is ASIAN AUGUST! We bring in CAPE's Jess Ju to go over all the movies featuring Asian American actors, directors, and writers coming out this month including The Darkest Minds, Dog Days, The Meg, Crazy Rich Asians, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, and Searching! This month, we'll see you at the movies! This week’s intro & outro music is “Set Free” from Singer Songwriter & Kollab Alum Travis Atreo As always, send us your listener...

Duration:00:30:26

Episode 175 - Sujata Day Seeks APAVisionaries

7/27/2018
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On this episode, we chat with the 2019 HBO APAVisionaries Short Film Competition ambassador, Sujata Day! Best known for her role as Sarah on HBO's Insecure (and its predecessor Awkward Black Girl), Sujata shares her thoughts on filmmaking and her experiences making her own short film projects. We also chat with Sujata about her childhood in Pennsylvania, how she sneakily changed careers from consulting to acting, and how she found her way onto one of HBO's hottest shows! This week’s intro...

Duration:00:51:04

Episode 174 - San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Part 2

7/24/2018
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Here's a bonus KollabCast to wrap up our coverage of the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con. This Episode’s Segments: Interview with DNEG's Peter Chiang Peter Chiang is the visual effects supervisor of Pacific Rim: Uprising and co-founder of special effects company DNEG. What does a special effects supervisor do, and how does somebody become one? We ask Peter these questions and more! Pop Culture Wrap-Up @ SDCC We catch up with journalists Laura Sirikul and Hanh Nguyen to talk about the second...

Duration:00:31:11

Episode 173 - San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Part 1

7/21/2018
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We're back at Comic-Con! This episode is part 1 of our coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2018 from an Asian American perspective! This Episode’s Segments: Comic-Con News Update w/ Laura Sirikul We chat with geek writer Laura Sirikul about the first few days of SDCC including the Titans trailer, Iron Fist Shenanigans, and The new Dr. Who. Asian American Authors @ SDCC We sit down with a panel of awesome Asian American authors to talk about their experiences at Comic-Con, and being a part...

Duration:00:58:24

Episode 172 - Emmy Nom Noms

7/13/2018
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This week, we return to chat about the recent Emmy nominations! We gush about Sandra Oh's history making best actress nomination and also give due to the other Asian actors, producers, and writers who have shows with noms. Marvin chats about the new Dwane Johnson movie Skyscraper and Minji shares her 2018 pick for summer jam. This week’s intro & outro music is “Bedford Stop” from singer-songwriter Big Phony As always, send us your listener emails at podcast@kollaboration.org Learn more...

Duration:00:38:09

#171 - Making Music with Matt Almodiel

6/30/2018
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On this episode, we catch up with singer-songwriter Matt Almodiel. A showcase alum of both Kollaboration DC and LA, Matt shares his experiences of becoming a musician, from his brief stint at a music conservatory to almost being signed to a major label He also chats about growing up in DC, how he came out of the closet, and discovering the early days of queer social media. The single featured on this episode is "Dumb" by our guest Matt Almodiel. As always, send us your listener emails at...

Duration:01:00:09

#170 - Flashback: Kollab Presents Tim Ma

6/23/2018
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It's throwback week on the KollabCast as we reach back into our vault to bring you a segment that we recorded 2 years ago for the now defunct "Kollaboration Presents" podcast series. This interview features Tim Ma, Chef/Restraunteur in DC and Owner of Tim Ma Restaurant Group. 2 years ago, Tim was (and still is today) a rising star in the DC culinary scene. In this interview, he shares about his background, how he switched from being an engineer to a chef, and the early struggles of starting...

Duration:00:35:44