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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 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


Episode 140 - Everything Starts with a K w/ Ben "BTEK" Chung

10/3/2017
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Ben Chung, also known as BTEK, joins us for this week's KollabCast. A current member of the Kinjaz dance team, Ben is also a former member of the ABDC season 1 winning Jabbawockeez, UCI's Kaba Modern, and one of the original Kollaboration team members! Ben joins the podcast to catch up with our hosts and chat about making a living as a professional dancer. In this week's roundtable we talk some more about about Gook, share some North Korea anxieties, and listen to Marvin's latest X'mas...

Duration: 01:04:32


KollabCast Episode 139 - Feed the Beast, Respect the Beast w/ Leonardo Nam

9/25/2017
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This week we're joined by the charming Korean-Aussie-Argentinian actor Leonardo Nam, best known for his current role as Felix in HBO's Westworld as well as the spokesperson for HBO's 2018 APA Visionaries Short Film Competition. In addition to talking about APA Visionaries, we also chat with Leonardo about his early days as an actor and the importance of developing one's craft. For this week's roundtable, we chat DDK (Daniel Dae Kim), the prmiere of The Tiger Hunter, and the Emmy's. It's...

Duration: 01:02:53


Episode 138: KollabCast Rewind (Clip Show Vol .2)

9/19/2017
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It's been a busy week for us at Kollaboration Global HQ preparing for the upcoming EMPOWER Weekend 2017 so we thought we'd take a week off and play some of our favorite moments over the past year. Please enjoy this 2nd collection of clips from past KollabCast episodes, featuring talks about Asian American representation, overcoming creative challenges, the joys of improv, and why cargo shorts aren't all that bad. This week’s intro & outro music is “Dive” from Kollaboration SF (& the...

Duration: 01:04:05


Episode 137 - Covering Asian America w/ Traci Lee

9/11/2017
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On this week's KollabCast we welcome Traci Lee, the editor of NBC Asian America, one of the few Asian American newsdesks among the mainstream media outlets. Traci chats with us about covering Asian Americans in the news, and finding representation in stories beyond entertainment and casting. For this week's roundtable, we talk about unnecessary casting in movies (specifically Aladdin), speaking out, and books! This week’s intro & outro music is “Dive” from Kollaboration SF (& the Voice)...

Duration: 01:01:35


Episode 136 - Round the Roundtable

9/5/2017
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It's just our hosts this week as they got together over the holiday weekend and caught up on the latest pop culture news. In this extended roundtable edition of the KollabCast, we chat about the latest Taylor Swift single, Ed Skrein stepping down from Hellboy, Minji's southern cousins, and changing your name for work. IMPORTANT: If you’re in Houston, the team at Kollaboration Houston is coordinating relief efforts, please check out this Google Doc and see if there’s anything you can do to...

Duration: 00:47:54


KollabCast Presents: San Diego Comic Con 2017

9/1/2017
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It's time for another edition of KollabCast Presents, featuring interviews and features from last month's San Diego Comic Con. Please enjoy this special bonus podcast covering Comic Con from an Asian American perspective. This Episode’s Segments 2017 Comic Con Overview w/ Manpreet Kaur Asian Americans @ SDCC Artist Alley Pt.1 WebsiteTwitterWebsiteTwitterWebsiteWebsiteTwitter Interview with Ron Chan (Website/Twitter), Illustrator of Dark Horse's Plants Vs. Zombies comic book...

Duration: 01:10:16


Episode 135 - Three Cases of Beer w/ Chris Pang & Ada Tseng

8/28/2017
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It's that time of year again, friend of the KollabCast and Professor of Hot Asian Dudes Ada Tseng returns to the KollabCast along with actor Chris Pang, who in addition to being a featured "hottie" in the 2018 Haikus for Hotties calendar, is recently back from filming a major role in the upcoming film Crazy Rich Asians! In this episode we talk Asian weddings, international movies, the actors life, and, of course, hotties and haikus! IMPORTANT: If you're in Houston, the team at...

Duration: 01:09:08


Episode 134 - Inside Jokes w/ Alfa & Priska

8/21/2017
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With Minji out of town, Marvin called on two returning guests to help fill her shoes. Super talented singer-songwriters, and Kollab Alumni, Alfa and Priska join this week's KollabCast to chat...about EVERYTHING! We catch up on their musical endeavors in between conversations about the state of the US, Randall Park & Ali Wong's new movie, PEAKY BLINDERS, the Great British Bake-Off, the Jay-Z "Friends" video, and lots more! We also pay tribute to a dear friend to the Asian American film...

Duration: 01:03:37


Episode 133 - Going Indie w/ Chris Lam

8/14/2017
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Content Creator Chris Lam (fresh from leaving his corporate production job) returns to the KollabCast as a bonafide independent creator to chat about taking the leap and the freelance life. We also chat about the Google memo, the upcoming lunar eclipse, and Chris shares his love of Jomny Sun's picture book "Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book" This week’s intro & outro music is “Mung Beans and Tofu” from Kollab ATL winner Uzuhan off his latest EP “Uzuhan Flight 3″ As always,...

Duration: 01:07:21


Episode 132 - Be Real, Be Heard w/ Justin Chon

8/7/2017
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Actor & director Justin Chon is our guest for this week's KollabCast. His Sundance award winning film Gook premieres in theaters on August 18! Justin joins the 'cast to talk about the film, being real, and not accepting the status quo. We also chat about the first time "we saw us" in media and Asian Bachelorette! This week’s intro & outro music is “Mung Beans and Tofu” from Kollab ATL winner Uzuhan off his latest EP "Uzuhan Flight 3" As always, send us your listener emails at...

Duration: 01:07:54


Episode 131 - Love, Atlanta, and Pit Bulls w/ Jennifer Chung

7/31/2017
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Singer-songwriter, and Kollab alum, Jennifer Chung joins us for this week's KollabCast. We chat about her love of pit bulls, reflect on growing up with Linkin Park (and remembering Chester Bennington), and Marvin gives a brief debrief on his week at San Diego ComiCon. We also catch up on Jennifer's life from her brief stint in Korea, to meeting and marrying her husband, to moving to Atlanta, and finally getting back to making music (check out the kickstarter for her new EP). This week’s...

Duration: 01:02:07


Episode 130 - The Brokest Mogul w/ David So

7/24/2017
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Actor, comedian, and YouTube personality David So joins the podcast this week to fulfill his promise to Minji! Be prepared for an extra explicit conversation about LA traffic, TV obsessions, and Dragon Lady stereotypes. We also talk with David about his co-starring role in the upcoming film "GOOK" and his burgeoning mogul empire with his new soft serve joint "Drips & Swirls" This week’s intro & outro music is “Nothing Ever Lasts” from Kollab alum Alfa off her new album Spark & Fury As...

Duration: 01:15:14


Episode 129 - Kickstart Your Art w/ David Ninh

7/17/2017
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On this week's KollabCast, we're joined by David Ninh, the Senior Communications Specialist at Kickstarter. He's the guy in charge of publicizing the standout creative projects found on the popular crowdfunding platform and he's in town as a juror for the 2017 OutFest Film Festival. David joins the 'Cast to discuss his professional journey in PR , working at Kickstarter, and his adventures in the Los Angeles Asian American queer scene! note: this episode was recorded before the casting...

Duration: 01:03:14


Episode 128 - Super Pig Love

7/10/2017
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Minji calls in from the windy city for another M&M edition of the KollabCast. This week our hosts dive into Okja, an action-adventure movie about a super pig and her best friend. We chat about our thoughts on the film and what it was like to watch an international film done so well. In addition we dig into our mailbag for the first time in a while to answer some listener emails! This week’s intro & outro music is “Nothing Ever Lasts” from Kollab alum Alfa off her new album Spark &...

Duration: 01:04:23

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