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CChat 92: Greg Lynch on building set for Hollywood films

12/11/2018
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I apologize for my scratchy voice today as you know I have recently returned from China and my allergies are in full swing! However, I did not want to let that stop me from having a fun chat with Greg Lynch on set design and indie filmmaking. I always love chatting with fellow indie filmmakers, ... [Read more...] The post CChat 92: Greg Lynch on building set for Hollywood films appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:00:53:28

CChat 91: Tommy Tam on murals and graffiti street art

12/4/2018
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Tommy Tam is an incredible muralist that has been painting the wall at the Wah Lum Temple. We have named it “The Great Wall of Wah Lum”. He is incredibly talented and chooses the tool of spray can over paintbrush. We chat all about graffiti, street art, and murals. Fair Warning: There may be some 80s flashbacks in this episode. ... [Read more...] The post CChat 91: Tommy Tam on murals and graffiti street art appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:00:52:11

CChat 90: Charlie Beale, artistic director of the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus

11/27/2018
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Charlie Beale is the Artistic Director of New York City Gay Men’s Chorus. Under his energized leadership, the chorus has almost 300 singers, performs with a passionate sound, and has an interactive style with audiences. Charlie gives frequent clinics and workshops internationally, focusing on the transforming power of music. Today, we chat about his work with ... [Read more...] The post CChat 90: Charlie Beale, artistic director of the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus appeared first on Culture Chat...

Duration:01:00:37

CChat 89: Reflections on the 2018 China Tour

11/20/2018
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I already blogged about the China tour, but O and I sit down to chat in more depth about the experiences and events of the trip. Listen on to hear about the adventures and what the trip meant to me. Pardon the voice: still having severe allergies and asthma from the trip! You can hear ... [Read more...] The post CChat 89: Reflections on the 2018 China Tour appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:00:55:41

CCHAT 88: Veteran’s Day with Regional Marine Officer Don Andrews

11/13/2018
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Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. I am proud to be an American and am in awe of all those who serve in our military. Today, I introduce you to Don Andrews. Don Andrews served as a Regional Marine Officer during the Vietnam War. At the youthful age of 82, he ... [Read more...] The post CCHAT 88: Veteran’s Day with Regional Marine Officer Don Andrews appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:00:54:53

CChat 87: Taja Fox on empowering women through mentorship

11/6/2018
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I had the pleasure of speaking with Taja Fox of Bliss Women Magazine. She shares her philosophy on intentional living and how this has helped women in her community. Bliss provides mentorship for women who need help with healthcare, wellness, or support with any aspect of life. I enjoyed talking to Taja about her work ... [Read more...] The post CChat 87: Taja Fox on empowering women through mentorship appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:00:42:16

CChat 86: Mimi and Oscar chat Forty Fit-fu, keeping fit for the 40+

10/30/2018
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Many of you follow my blog, in which I wrote about our Forty Fit-fu live streams on Facebook. Oscar and I chat for about 15-20 minutes on a subject that involves keeping fit for the 40+++ crowd, especially for kung fu. We have been having a great time with these live streams and thought we ... [Read more...] The post CChat 86: Mimi and Oscar chat Forty Fit-fu, keeping fit for the 40+ appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:01:06:47

CChat 85: Mike Relm on the DJ culture and audio – visual mash ups

10/23/2018
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MIKE RELM is best known for his audio and video mash-ups, live concerts, and broadcast work. Part director, part Hip Hop producer, and awesome DJ, Mike has introduced the world to a style that truly echoes the fever-pitched pace of modern entertainment while paying homage to classic filmmakers and musicians. Mike has performed with notable musicians ... [Read more...] The post CChat 85: Mike Relm on the DJ culture and audio – visual mash ups appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:01:11:35

CChat 84: Gene Ching on China’s film market, lightsaber training, and kung fu movies

10/16/2018
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Gene Ching is the editor of Kung Fu Tai Chi Magazine. Last time he was a guest on the show we discussed weapon making, fencing, drugs, and his evolution as a journalist. Today we discuss the China film market and its relationship to Hollywood. Is China going to take over as the #1 film economy ... [Read more...] The post CChat 84: Gene Ching on China’s film market, lightsaber training, and kung fu movies appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:01:15:18

CChat 83: Ricardo Williams on Nerd Nite Orlando

10/9/2018
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Ricardo Williams is a filmmaker, musician, event organizer, and program manager. Since studying communications at Pace University in NYC, he’s appeared in commercials and independent films and produced numerous albums. He’s also guest lectured on film theory and video production at New York’s School of Visual Arts. Currently, Ricardo is the host of Nerd Nite ... [Read more...] The post CChat 83: Ricardo Williams on Nerd Nite Orlando appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:00:45:58

CChat 82: Jeff Prystajko on Come Out With Pride Orlando

10/2/2018
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Jeff Prystajko is a highly engaged member of both Orlando‘s tech and LGBTQ nonprofit communities. As the current board president and former director of marketing for Come Out With Pride Orlando, one of the largest annual pride celebrations in Florida, Jeff leads a volunteer-based team to organize and execute the biggest single-day parade and festival ... [Read more...] The post CChat 82: Jeff Prystajko on Come Out With Pride Orlando appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:00:42:08

CChat 81: Phil Chen, bassist, on music and Jamaican culture

9/25/2018
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Phil Chen is a well-known Jamaican bassist who now lives in Los Angeles. He was one of England’s most utilized session bassists during the 1970s and 1980s, including Jeff Beck, and the Rod Stewart band, but is probably best known for his later work with The Doors. He has also played with high profile musicians like Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton, Elton ... [Read more...] The post CChat 81: Phil Chen, bassist, on music and Jamaican culture appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:01:14:46

CChat 80: Me (Mimi) on Mulan

9/18/2018
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This is my first solo podcast! Today, I chat about my experience as Disney’s Mulan model. Yes, I was the model, inspiration, and live action video reference for Disney’s Mulan. I previously asked listeners to send in questions, and I answer them here! This was a fun episode for me, as I reminisced about my ... [Read more...] The post CChat 80: Me (Mimi) on Mulan appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:00:18:48

CChat 79: Justin Van Genderen, Chicago artist and designer

9/11/2018
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Chicago Art: As you all know, I love to travel. Recently my travels took me to one of my favorite US cities, Chicago. I had a full schedule of eating planned, and between feedings, I had to allow for some digestion. One of the activities I planned was a visit to Galerie F, located in ... [Read more...] The post CChat 79: Justin Van Genderen, Chicago artist and designer appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:00:53:44

CChat 78: Ricky Ly on food and the Asian American culture in Orlando

9/4/2018
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As you all know, I love food. Today, I chat with Ricky Ly, food blogger of Tasty Chomps Orlando and author of Food Lovers’ Guide to Orlando: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings. We talk about all of our favorite restaurants as well as the dynamic of the Asian American culture in Orlando. If ... [Read more...] The post CChat 78: Ricky Ly on food and the Asian American culture in Orlando appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:00:43:53

CChat 77: Dr. Ravi Chandra on FACEBUDDHA: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks

8/28/2018
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Dr. Ravi Chandra is the author of FACEBUDDHA: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks. I was delighted to chat with him about the journey he underwent writing his book. Ravi describes the book as an Asian American immigrant memoir. During his journey, he began asking questions like: How is social media impacting our evolution ... [Read more...] The post CChat 77: Dr. Ravi Chandra on FACEBUDDHA: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:01:08:20

CChat 76: Comic book geek out with the pros at Paper Asylum

8/21/2018
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Live from Paper Asylum! I’m always psyched to visit my favorite comic book and novelty store in Beverly, MA. However, this visit was even more exciting because we did a live recording at the store! I sit down with owners Pete Kreitchet and Anthony Gallucci to geek out about comic books, comic book film adaptations, ... [Read more...] The post CChat 76: Comic book geek out with the pros at Paper Asylum appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:00:52:57

CChat 75: Edwin Zane on TV development over the years

8/14/2018
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Edwin Zane has been developing TV shows since the 1990s. He’s an old friend of mine from my Hollywood days, and I thought I would talk to him about the changes in TV development over the past 30 years, with the boom of Netflix and Hulu. We also talk about how Asian American roles in ... [Read more...] The post CChat 75: Edwin Zane on TV development over the years appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:00:54:48

CChat 74: Brendon Rearick on redefining health

8/7/2018
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How do you define health? I had an awesome chat with Brendon Rearick of Mike Boyle’s Strength and Conditioning and Movement as Medicine. About the need for fitness, medical, and healthcare industries to work together. He shares his challenge with aplastic anemia and how he combated past depression. I was inspired by his determination, strength, and ... [Read more...] The post CChat 74: Brendon Rearick on redefining health appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:00:54:56

CCHAT 73: Sheriff Jerry Demings on his vision as Orange County Mayor

7/31/2018
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Today I talk with Sheriff Jerry Demings on his vision for Orlando as he runs for Orange County Mayor. I appreciated his thoughts on immigration, diversity, sustainability, and affordable housing. As you know, I have been a little politically charged of late. I feel it is our job to demand more of our public officials and ... [Read more...] The post CCHAT 73: Sheriff Jerry Demings on his vision as Orange County Mayor appeared first on Culture Chat with Mimi Chan.

Duration:00:58:32