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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 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...

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 - 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...

Duration:00:35:44

Episode 169 - Catching Up with Priska

6/15/2018
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Singer-songwriter and one of our favorite people Priska returns to the KollabCast! In this episdoe, we chat with Priska about how she overcame her fears in the process of making her debut album (available now!), as well as her past and origins with music. Music featured on this episode are from Priska's debut EP "State Change" 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...

Duration:00:55:37

Episode 168 - Let's Talk Killing Eve

6/9/2018
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Let's try something new, this episode of the KollabCast is a pop culture roundtable focusing on one show, the hit BBC America thriller Killing Eve starring the one and only Sandra Oh. To discuss the stellar first season, Marvin enlists the help of seasoned pop culture journalists, Hanh Nguyen of IndieWire, Linda Sirikul of Nerd Reactor, and freelance writer Linda Ge. Don't worry the first half is spoiler free (spoiler discussions start at 32:00). Have feedback or thoughts about Killing...

Duration:00:52:10

Episode 167 - Pop Culture News Roundup

6/1/2018
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It's a new month as we transition from APA Heritage Month to Pride Month! Minji returns to the KollabCast to chat with Marvin about the top pop culture and entertainment stories of the past month. Topics include TV pilots and renewals, the arrival of Shogun World to HBO's Westworld, and more! Also, help us improve the KollabCast by filling out this survey! This week’s intro & outro music is “Dumb” from Kollab DC & LA Alum Matthew Almodiel As always, send us your listener emails at...

Duration:00:42:19

Episode 166 - Babbling On with As We Babble On

5/25/2018
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On this episode of the KollabCast, Marvin sits down with a few of the creative minds behind, As We Babble On, the upcoming new play from the historic East West Players Theatre. Director Alison De La Cruz, Actor Bobby Foley, and Playwright (and returning guest) Nathan Ramos sit down with host Marvin to chat about the play, how casting led to rewriting characters to encompass mixed-race issues, and the importance of representation on the stage. Learn more about East West Players and the...

Duration:00:44:48

Episode 165 - Meet the 2018 HBO APA Visionaries

5/18/2018
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This episode is all about the next generation of visionaries! Earlier this month at the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, we attended the premiere of the 2018 HBO APA Visionaries Short Films. Three directors, chosen out of thousands of submissions, will have their films showcased on HBO during the month of May and available to stream on HBO Go and Now apps. The KollabCast was able to sit down with the three directors, Huay-Bing Law, Fiona Roan, and Maritte Go, to talk about...

Duration:00:47:07

#164 - More from LAAPFF 2018

5/12/2018
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We continue on with the KollabCast's coverage of the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. On this episode, host Marvin Yueh chats with the filmmakers behind Kuleana, In the Life of Music, Waru, and ULAM: Main Dish. Stay tuned, this is part 2 of 3 episodes of our coverage of LAAPFF 2018. In this episode: Kuleana – Brian Kohne (Writer/Director), Branscombe Richmond (Producer/Actor), Adi Ell-Ad (Editor) & Moronai Kaneoka (actor) In the Life of Music – Caylee So (Co-Director),...

Duration:01:00:52

Episode 163 - Hello from LAAPFF 2018

5/8/2018
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On this special episode of the KollabCast, host Marvin Yueh brings you interviews from the 2018 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival with the filmmakers behind festival films Fiction & Other Realities, It's a Party, and Searching. Stay tuned, this is part 1 of 3 episodes of our coverage of LAAPFF 2018 coming out this week In this episode: Fiction & Other Realities - Bobby Choy (Writer/Director/Lead), Sejin Park (Producer) & Todd Goble (actor) It's a Party - Weldon Wong Powers...

Duration:00:46:09

Episode 162 - Pop Culture Roundup

5/4/2018
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We're back! Marvin and Minji return to begin Phase 2 of the KollabCast! In this episode, we talk about the pop culture that's captured our attention, as well as the hot Asian American entertainment news of the day, including our takes on Crazy Rich Asians! It feels good to be back! Also, help us improve the KollabCast by filling out this survey! This week’s intro & outro music is “Calling For You” the new single from Kollab Alum Travis Atreo As always, send us your listener emails at...

Duration:00:42:06

KollabCast Episode 161 - Important Updates

4/3/2018
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It's been a minute since our last episode. Marvin and Minji catch up after a hectic March to talk about the future of Kollaborartion and this podcast. Stay tuned for some important announcements. Also, help us improve the KollabCast by filling out this survey! This week’s intro & outro music is “Fly the Coop” the new single from Kollab Alum Priska As always, send us your listener emails at podcast@kollaboration.org Learn more about the KollabCast and listen to past episodes...

Duration:00:28:23

Episode 160 - Cambodian Rock Out (Ft. Lauren Yee & Jane Lui)

2/24/2018
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On this week's #KollabCast, we take things on the road with an interview with Playwright Lauren Yee and Kollab Alum Jane Lui about the upcoming world premiere of their new play Cambodian Rock Band! Lauren talks about her inspiration for writing the play and how a play about the lost rock scene of pre-Khmer Rougue Cambodia became a musical play about the lost rock scene of pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodia. Hosts Marvin and Minji also chat about the success of Black Panther, the latest Hollywood...

Duration:01:01:56

Episode 159 - EGOTI Aspirations w/ Andrew Ahn

2/16/2018
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Since director Andrew Ahn last joined the KollabCast, he has been promoted to Award Winning Director after receiving the John Cassavetes Award at the 2017 Independent Spirit Awards. Andrew returns to the guest seat to chat about his newest project, This Close, a TV series that just premiered on the Sundance Now streaming network. In this week's roundtable, we also chat about everything from Asian Americans in the Olympics to Ru Paul's Drag Race! This week’s intro & outro music is “Crazy...

Duration:00:55:26

Episode 158 - A Super Focused One

2/10/2018
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Just a quick KollabCast this week as the Kollaboration team has been swamped with preparations for the upcoming SXSWMusic Festival (exciting announcements coming soon!) We recorded this episode while watching the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea and our hosts share their thoughts about their experiences with the olympics, as well as the Justi Timberlake Super Bowl halftime show. This week’s intro & outro music is “Crazy Rich Asian (ft. Bea Go)” off...

Duration:00:29:53