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Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast

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Ken Fong gets to the heart of Asian American culture, history, and spirituality. Through interviews with movers and shakers in the Asian American community -- some you know, others you've never heard of before -- prepare to laugh, cry, and be amazed.

Ken Fong gets to the heart of Asian American culture, history, and spirituality. Through interviews with movers and shakers in the Asian American community -- some you know, others you've never heard of before -- prepare to laugh, cry, and be amazed.
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United States

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Ken Fong gets to the heart of Asian American culture, history, and spirituality. Through interviews with movers and shakers in the Asian American community -- some you know, others you've never heard of before -- prepare to laugh, cry, and be amazed.

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English


Episodes

Richard Lowe

12/7/2017
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Richard Lowe talks about his career in writing for film and television. Richard discusses his work with Ken Jeong on DR. KEN (ABC), his nerve-wracking first experience as a standup comic, and learning to explore his own Asian American voice. (Intro: A Safe Church)

Duration: 01:32:51


John Chiang

12/1/2017
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State Treasurer John Chiang is running for Governor in 2018! Hear his stance on housing, education, immigration, as well as his commitment to humility and servant leadership. John also shares about the discrimination and bigotry that his family overcame when he was growing up. (Intro: Big Hole)

Duration: 00:51:13


Joe Kye

11/22/2017
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Singer, songwriter, and violinist Joe Kye talks about his immigrant experience, and how that led creatively to his album MIGRANTS. Joe discusses how music was an escape for him during childhood, his improvisational violin-playing style, and his focus on feeding the audience rather than presenting perfection. (Intro: Unfettered)

Duration: 01:12:43


Justice for Mahesh

11/16/2017
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Live coverage of the Justice for Mahesh Prayer Vigil at Azusa Pacific University on November 6, 2017. Interviews with attendees, speeches by Ken Fong, Mahesh Pradhan, Arthur Kim, and others.

Duration: 00:48:18


June Angela

11/10/2017
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Actress June Angela talks about her lead role in new theater production YOHEN (10/27-11/19). She also discusses graduating from college at age 18, her experiences with Broadway greats Richard Rodgers and Yul Brynner, and establishing a believable long-term on-stage marriage with co-star Danny Glover. (Intro: Good Texts)

Duration: 01:00:46


Matthew Knowles

11/7/2017
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Actor Matthew Knowles shares about his leading role in "Asura", the biggest budget production in Chinese film history. Matthew also discusses his former NFL aspirations, his mastery of Mandarin Chinese, and how he considers himself to be a new breed: American Asian. (Intro: Move On?)

Duration: 01:44:29


Elizabeth Liang

10/26/2017
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Comedian and actress Elizabeth Liang shares about her stage show "Alien Citizen: An Earth Odyssey". Elizabeth also talks about growing up all around the world, developing thick skin as an actor, and her podcast "Hapa Happy Hour". (Intro: Breakthrough)

Duration: 01:01:18


Kristina Wong

10/23/2017
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Performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong shares about her new web series "How to Pick Up Asian Chicks", and the revival of her solo stage show "The Wong Street Journal". Also discussed: Kristina's obsession with Jeremy Lin and her Pulitzer Prize loss to Hamilton. (Intro: Craft Show)

Duration: 01:16:29


Dr. Hitomi Gray

10/21/2017
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Dr. Hitomi Gray shares about her work with poor, marginalized children with the group Alongsiders International. Hitomi talks about the new way of doing Christian missions, her search to understand why God allows people to suffer, and the power of being present with each other. (Intro: Life Train)

Duration: 01:05:03


Dr. Mimi Hoang

10/12/2017
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Dr. Mimi Hoang educates us on what it truly means to be bisexual. In addition to sharing about how she discovered her own sexual identity, Dr. Hoang discusses “gold star” lesbians, why chemistry is more important than plumbing, and how identity incongruence leads to internalized biphobia. (Intro: Full Breath)

Duration: 01:18:30


SueAnn Shiah

10/8/2017
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Artist, musician and intellectual SueAnn Shiah talks about her documentary "HuanDao", a film that covers her physical and personal journey while biking through Taiwan. SueAnn also discusses the danger of assimilating into a "white Christianity", and how Asian Americans need to make their own rules in game rigged against them. (Intro: Grief)

Duration: 01:28:28


KevJumba

9/27/2017
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YouTube star KevJumba (Kevin Wu) talks about his early days as one of the internet's first social media sensations. Kevin also discusses his foray into feature films, his awesome dad, the car accident that almost killed him, and his focus on spirituality. (Intro: Dry Eyes)

Duration: 01:21:18


Rosetta Lee

9/20/2017
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Diversity expert Rosetta Lee discusses why diversity is so important. She talks about being safe but not comfortable, how inclusivity can help everyone, and the need to grapple with as many different perspectives and truths as possible. (Intro: Parent Trap)

Duration: 01:06:56


Will Jay

9/15/2017
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Former IM5 boy band member Will Jay talks about his solo career as a pop singer and songwriter. Will discusses how he made the decision to leave IM5, his constant striving for quality and authenticity, and his dedication to release a new song every month. (Intro: 9/11 Hero)

Duration: 01:18:54


Mahesh Pradhan & Arthur Kim

9/7/2017
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Chef Mahesh Pradhan and his attorney Arthur Kim talk about the lawsuit they have filed against Azusa Pacific University, in which they allege that Mahesh Pradhan was subjected to repeated physical violence and verbal abuse by other APU employees. (Intro: Nashville Nonsense)

Duration: 01:05:31


Lisa Sharon Harper

9/1/2017
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Lisa Sharon Harper talks about her experience marching with other clergy to confront the White Nationalist demonstration in Charlottesville, VA. Lisa also discusses megachurch pastors, what it means to "be present", and how influential white men fear losing their power.

Duration: 01:17:17


Frances Huynh

8/29/2017
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Graduate student and activist Frances Huynh shares about her passions for social justice and building healthy communities. Frances also discusses the model minority myth, Chinatown's working class residents, and rewriting history to accurately include Asian Americans. (Intro: Off the Sidelines)

Duration: 01:13:29


Kenneth Eng

8/24/2017
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Documentary filmmaker Kenneth Eng discusses his latest film, "My Life In China". He talks about how making the film gave him a deeper respect for his father, a new understanding of the humanity of Chinatown residents, and a truer realization of Kenneth's own identity. (Intro: Unwoke)

Duration: 01:03:46


Amy Hill

8/8/2017
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Actress Amy Hill (ALL-AMERICAN GIRL, MY CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND) talks about her career on stage and screen. She also discusses the racism she experienced as a person of mixed ancestry, the 7 years she spent in Japan, and her eternal love for theater. (Intro: War Flute)

Duration: 01:37:39


Ryan Lee Wong

8/1/2017
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Ryan Lee Wong discusses "Roots", his new exhibit presenting AsianAm activism in L.A. from 1968 through the 1980s. He also talks about how storytelling can be a radical action, how Maoist/Marxist ideology drove AsianAm activism, and his own hope for the future. (Intro: No on Politics)

Duration: 01:07:25

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