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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

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

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

Episode 148: Crashing and Burning and Feeling Great w/ Chuck Maa

12/1/2017
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On this week's KollabCast, we welcome the multi-talented Chuck Maa, one half of the SeventhGrade comedy group and a regular performer at the Asian AF show at UCB Sunset! Chuck joins us to chat about a wide range of topics including his background as a dancer, hi entry into comedy, and how he wants to live forever. For this week's roundtable, we tackle the new Mulan casting news, Matt Lauer's secret door locking button, and fake Asian comic writer "Akira Yoshida" This week’s intro & outro...

Duration:01:05:01

Episode 147 - You Will (Not) Fail w/ Nathan Ramos

11/23/2017
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Happy Thanksgiving! Filipino-Korean Screenwriter Nathan Ramos joins us this week to talk about his LA hustle, writing for Club Mickey Mouse (the new generation of Mickey Mouse Club), mounting plays at East West Players, and writing songs for secret Hollywood projects, all while being told that he was going to be a failure. We also chat comedy, comics, cleaning house, and Asian American Thanksgivings in the roundtable. This week’s intro & outro music is “Uzuhan” from Kollaboration STAR...

Duration:01:16:06

Episode 146 - Good Looking Data w/ Alton Wang

11/16/2017
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On this week's KollabCast, we welcome Alton Wang, the new Assistant Director of AAPI Data, back to the KollabCast (and back to Southern California)! We chat with Alton about his new gig, digging into the data and uncovering the hidden stories of the AAPI community. For the roundtable, we discuss bad restaurant names, crazy rich expectations, and dream batman casts! This week’s intro & outro music is “Uzuhan” from Kollaboration STAR 2017 winner Uzuhan As always, send us your listener...

Duration:00:56:54

Episode 145 - After the EMPOWER w/ Joon Lee

11/9/2017
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EMPOWER Weekend 2017 has wrapped and the 2017 Kollaboration season is in the books! We celebrate on this week's KollabCast by bringing in Atlanta based comedian Joon Lee, who also helped us MC throughout the weekend, to recap our marathon 3-day event. For this week's roundtable, we chat about the evolution of "Asian American" comedy and take a look at the latest #AsianEnough blowup coming from the Asian American literary world. (Oh, and we're moving our KollabCast release day back to...

Duration:01:08:09

Episode 144 - Simu's Convenience w/ Simu Liu

10/31/2017
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Asian Canadian actor and star of the hit CBC sitcom Kim's Convenience, Simu Liu joins us for this week's extra spooooooky episode of the KollabCast! Simu shares his experiences coming up as an actor in Canada before getting his big break, and how it's been acting on one of Canada's top shows! In the roundtable we discuss racist gestures in the World Series, the latest Hollywood scandals, and our childhood Halloween experiences. Don’t forget! KollabCast listeners can attend Kollaboration’s...

Duration:01:12:07

Episode 143 - EMPOWER Up w/Manpreet Kaur

10/27/2017
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As we enter the last week before Kollaboration's EMPOWER Weekend, we sit down in our office in the middle of the night with Kollab LA Director Manpreet Kaur to talk about our upcoming events, recent travels, and career advice. Don't forget! KollabCast listeners can attend all EMPOWER events at a discount by using our offer code "KOLLABCAST" Learn more and get tickets at empower.kollaboration.org! This week’s intro & outro music is “Rose Red” from Kollaboration alum CLARA As always, send...

Duration:00:51:13

Episode 142 - Baby's First Podcast w/ Ada Tseng

10/20/2017
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The KollabCast is coming in a little late this week as we've been hard at work on Kollaboration's EMPOWER Weekend 2017. While Minji is tied up with event prep, Marvin invites "friend of the KollabCast" and fellow Potluck Podcast host Ada Tseng (and her baby daughter) to fill in and chat about the latest stories in Asian America. We chat Asian American music videos, movie focus groups, and Charlyne Yi calling out David Cross, all while trying to keep Ada's daughter distracted. This week’s...

Duration:00:55:04

Episode 141 - Taking the W

10/10/2017
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It's just our hosts this week as they catch up on the events of the past few weeks. We chat a wide variety of serious topics like policy issues, Asian American voter turnout, and sexual harassment (and how it's bad). Our hosts also reminiscence about their experiences with AIM (given the news that the service will be discontinued in a few weeks) including azn culture, screen names, away messages, and those feelings you get when that special someone logs in. This week’s intro & outro music...

Duration:01:07:32

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