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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 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

4/2/2018
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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

Episode 156 - The Notorious Tiff w/ Tiffanie Hsu

1/27/2018
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We're back from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City to talk to our guest about... Sundance! This week we welcome film director (and 2017 HBO APA Visionary finalist) Tiffanie Hsu to chat about her documentary Waterschool, which debuted at the festival, as well as her experiences coming up as a filmmaker and working with the likes of Leehom Wong and Ang Lee. For our roundtable, we chat some more about the films we watched at Sundance and also discuss Oscar noms. This week’s intro &...

Duration:01:15:17

Episode 155 - A Quick Sundance w/ Aubrey Magalang

1/20/2018
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We finally carve out some time to bring you this short and sweet podcast straight from the Park City Mariott Lobby (aka Sundance HQ)! Former-Intern-Now-Producer Aubrey Magalang joins us to discuss some of our favorite films of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival (so far)! We also discuss the latest news in Asian American pop culture, including what been happening with Aziz Ansari and what Asian American authored books are being turned into tv shows and movies. This week’s intro & outro music...

Duration:00:35:51

Episode 154 - Ponchos & Origins w/ Kulap Vilaysack

1/12/2018
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This week we welcome the very funny (and very awesome) Kulap Vilaysack to the KollabCast! A showrunner, actress, podcaster, and filmmaker, Kulap shares her experiences as an Asian American creative as well as chats with us about her upcoming documentary "Origin Story," following her personal journey of looking into her family's history in Laos. We also chat Golden Globes, #TimesUp, bad headlines, and more! Learn more about CAPE’s New Writers Fellowship and apply by the deadline on January...

Duration:01:00:56

Episode 153 - Writers' Rooms & Boardrooms w/ Michelle K. Sugihara & Jess Ju

1/5/2018
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In our first KollabCast of 2018, we welcome our friends from CAPE (the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment), Executive Director Michelle K. Sugihara and Director of Programs & Operations Jess Ju! We chat about the many ways CAPE supports Asian American creative professionals in the entertainment industry by shepherding more Asian Americans into writers' rooms and boardrooms through their fellowship programs. We also experiment with a new format for the KollabCast...

Duration:01:08:24

Episode 152 - Peace Out 2017! w/ Will Choi

12/30/2017
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On this last KollabCast of 2017, we invite our friend Will Choi, founder of Asian AF, to reflect with us on our personal best moments of the year, as well as the most memorable moments in the Asian American entertainment community. Happy New Year everyone and we'll see you again in 2018! This week’s intro & outro music is “Recluse” from Jennifer Chung As always, send us your listener emails at podcast@kollaboration.org Learn more about the KollabCast and listen to past episodes...

Duration:01:06:14

Episode 151 - Holiday Roundtable

12/23/2017
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It's a holiday all-roundtable episode with just our hosts Marvin and Minji! We take some time before the holidays to chat about working smarter, Star Wars, online dating, family time, and what we're looking forwards to watching in 2018. This week’s intro & outro music is “Recluse” from Jennifer Chung 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,...

Duration:00:47:09

Episode 150 - Talkin' Asian American Market Power w/ Mariko Carpenter

12/14/2017
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This week we welcome Mariko Carpenter, the VP of Strategic Community Alliances from Nielsen, to talk about Asian American market power and her career as an executive and thought leader in Asian American data. We also chat representation in children's programming, bargaining in Asia, and new year's resolutions. This week’s intro & outro music is “Recluse” from Jennifer Chung As always, send us your listener emails at podcast@kollaboration.org Learn more about the KollabCast and listen to...

Duration:00:59:04

Episode 149 - Chocolate Cardboard w/ Kavi Vu

12/7/2017
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Kollaboration STAR alum and Atlanta based creative media professional Kavi Vu joins us on this week's KollabCast to chat her self-discovery as a spoken word poet and current endeavors in increasing AAPI civic engagement in Atlanta. We also chat about the SoCal wildfires, reflect on Coco's portrayal of life after death, and wonder if life without food is really worth it. This week’s intro & outro music is “Recluse” from Jennifer Chung As always, send us your listener emails at...

Duration:01:20:40