Asian American Podcasts

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Creation Date August 30th, 2019
Updated Date Updated May 7th, 2020
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A brief list of podcasts I compiled recently as resources for my martial arts school website. You can learn more about my inspiration for creating the list (and see a bit of detail) here:
  1. Wake up! Saturday School is a podcast where Brian Hu (@husbrian) and Ada Tseng (@adatseng) teach your unwilling children about Asian American pop culture history. New episodes released Saturdays at 8am, when all your friends are still in bed watching cartoons. It'll be a blast from the past, as they dig up some of their favorite works they've come across covering Asian American arts & entertainment over the years -- and discover other gems for the first time. Saturday School is a proud founding member of Potluck, a collective of podcasts featuring unique stories and voices from the Asian American community. Sign up for our newsletter below for lecture notes!
  2. Hosts Jeff Yang and Phil Yu present They Call Us Bruce, an unfiltered conversation about what's happening in Asian America.
  3. We're Not All Ninjas is a movie review podcast focusing on Asian American Representation in Hollywood Films. Hosted by Melissa Slaughter, Rachel Liu, and Alex Chester Music by Ryan Majoris
  4. 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.
  5. Books & Boba is a book club dedicated to books written by Asian and Asian American authors. We cover a wide range of genres including contemporary, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, nonfiction, thrillers, graphic novels, and memoirs.
  6. A show about slices of distinctly Asian American culture and history.
  7. The Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI) was established on November 19, 2001, by The City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees, in a resolution introduced by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein. The Institute is a university-wide scholarly research and resource center that focuses on policies and issues that affect Asians and Asian Americans. It covers four areas: Asian American Studies; East Asian Studies; South Asian Studies; and Trade & Technology Studies.
  8. AAWW Radio is the podcast of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, a national nonprofit dedicated to the idea that Asian American stories deserve to be told. Listen to AAWW Radio and you’ll hear selected audio from our current and past events. We’ve hosted established writers like Claudia Rankine, Maxine Hong Kingston, Roxane Gay, Amitav Ghosh, and Hanya Yanagihara, as well as more emerging writers like Ocean Vuong, Solmaz Sharif, and Jenny Zhang. Our events are intimate and intellectual, quirky yet curated, dedicated to social justice but with a sense of humor and weirdness. We curate our events to juxtapose novelists and activists, poets and intellectuals, and bring together people who usually wouldn’t be in the same room. We’ve got it all: from avant-garde poetry to post-colonial politics, feminist comics to lyric verse, literary fiction to dispatches from the racial justice left. AAWW Radio features curated audio from the literary events we hold weekly in our New York City reading room, a legendary downtown art space that hosted Jhumpa Lahiri’s first book party. Founded in 1991, AAWW is an alternative literary arts space working at the intersection of race, migration, and social justice. A sanctuary for the immigrant imagination, we’re inventing the future of Asian American literary culture. Learn more by visiting Produced by the Asian American Writers' Workshop.
  9. A podcast for the modern day Asian American woman hosted by Melody Cheng, Helen Wu, & Janet Wang. It's no secret that Asian women are lacking in almost all media outlets, and those who are present mostly represent the fashion, beauty, or blogging industries. We started ABG as girlfriends while balancing jobs in finance, technology, & media with corporate careers spanning over a decade. Here, we share our experiences and explore topics as 20/30 something Asian American women working, dating, and living in LA, CA. Grab a glass of wine and let's get this show started ;)
  10. Welcome to Asian Not Asian, a podcast where two Asian guys not from Asia talk about American issues no American cares about. New episode every Monday!
  11. Southern Fried Asian is a new podcast from The Nerds of Color hosted by Keith Chow. Typically, stories about Asian Americans are centered on the experiences of those who grew up on the coasts -- New York, Southern California, the Bay Area -- where communities of different Asian American subgroups have lived for many years. On this podcast, though, we're gonna look at a region of the country that isn't typically associated with these stories and unpack what it means to be Asian American in the American South.
  12. 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.
  13. Sweet and Sour is a show exploring different facets of Asian American life.
  14. Love, joy, happiness and fulfillment, are your cultural boundaries keeping you from having all this? Asian, American or Asian-American, there is pride to be found in your cultural heritage, being identified as one is an honor and never an embarrassment. Join Kimchi Chow as she shares her insights on life lessons she has learned from the past 4 decades living as an immigrant in the USA. She shares tips from other Asian women and immigrants who overcame the challenges of cultural conflicts and how to find the key to claim power in life. Before her migration from Vietnam, Kimchi already had a set of standards and expectations born from her Eastern cultural upbringing. After living in America for 40 years, her customs and culture has changed through her experiences that made her into a person she did not want to be. She is an investor and a business owner with a background in engineering. On top of all of this, she is a wife, a mother and a daughter. Having her fair share of stress is an understatement, when she tried to balance her duties for her family and her obligations to her work. Kimchi tried to please everyone, forgetting about herself and almost losing her marriage from the imbalance in her life and setting the wrong priorities. Apart from her own struggles, Kimchi witnessed a lot more from others, from relationships breaking apart to couples filing for divorce, parents disowning their children and even children committing suicide from the pressure they get from their parents. These incidents made her realize she needed to change and adapt to her new environment to protect herself, her marriage and her children. She saw that health, wealth and relationships are like the three legs of a stool, with each one playing a vital role to support each other and what they stand for. Exploring possibilities, experimenting on beliefs and learning painful yet meaningful lessons, Kimchi found a way to be more authentic with herself and show more compassion towards others. In the past twenty years, she has learned an effective way to communicate with others and be relatable to them, giving them the respect that they yearn for. As a life coach and teacher, Kimchi empowers Asian women and immigrants so they can create a life with power, freedom and choice. She wants to help Asian women to live their lives to the fullest and express themselves freely no matter what country they live in. She wants to help every woman to know that happiness and fulfillment in life are within their grasp. Asian Women of Power is the podcast that will address and compare the key values between Asian and North American cultures. The episodes will discuss behaviors, expectations and assumptions from men to women and from parent to child. Kimchi will share different communication styles based on different personalities that most people think are gender specific as well parenting techniques from the perspective of an Asian woman. With self-confidence, your life will look and feel meaningful and you can start inspiring others to live a better life. When you know what you stand for and believe it can make an impact, then there is a reason for you to share it to the world, as well as listen to the messages the rest of the world wants to share. Find balance in family and work with a life filled with positivity.
  15. The podcast that starts off talking Asian things and slowly devolves into self indulgent thought exercises. David and Imran are comedians in SF and NYC who provide colorful commentary on current events, culture, race, politics, media, model minority myths and conversation pieces.
  16. Confessions of Successful Asian Women is a platform for women to Connect, Share and Inspire through conversation. Join me every month as I interview successful Asian women who are climbing the ladder of success.
  17. The Sini-Gang are pinoys depicting a slice of Filipino-American life in Virginia Beach, VA via a weekly, light-hearted Podcast. We discuss anything and everything, and we call 'em as we see 'em through our Filipino-American eyes. Don't take us too seriously though, we don't.
  18. Asian women discuss lifestyle, social issues and feminism of Asian diaspora in the Anglosphere.
  19. Welcome to the Yellow Peril Podcast, where we help you navigate the perilous world of Asian American identity through pop-culture, sex, politics and whatever other random stuff is currently distracting us.
  20. Escape From Plan A is the podcast that talks about all the forbidden topics in Asian America. They're the topics that rarely make it unfiltered to NYT or Huffington Post, but constantly dominate any discussions among Asians when we're freed from supervision. We're Asian women and men who've come together to carve out a uniquely Asian American progressive perspective that's different from the usual supporting-cast roles we play for everyone else. No more face-saving. Time to get real. We also run an online magazine, Plan A. Visit us at the link below!
  21. Welcome to Phlavor Profiles, a conversation about the Filipino American experience through food. I’m Karena Apollonya Higgins, small biz owner, culture enthusiast and your host. I chat it up with some of the most established, innovative and inspiring people in food. We discover the who, what, where and why of their Filipino American story.
  22. Two 30something New Yorkers (Diane, a professional chef, and Jason, a magazine editor) talk family, dating, friendship, money, work — among many, many other things — from their Asian American perspectives. Only half serious.
  23. Through conversations with artists and community members, we're spreading positivity, thoughts, music, and art—all through a Filipino American perspective. Based out of Daly City—the Pinoy Capital of the United States—the goal is to empower the FilAm community and Pinays / Pinoys throughout the world by profiling awesome people and spreading good vibes. This is a mix of personal journals, interviews, recordings, and whatever can be created. Hope you enjoy!
  24. A podcast about politics, culture, and life through the eyes of two Asian-American grassroots organizers--former members of (a lot of) political campaigns, the Obama White House, Department of Commerce, the DNC; currently in tech and Hollywood. We have stuff to say.
  25. Project Voice is a podcast series is spearheaded by the voices of womxn and nonbinary folx of the Asian diaspora. As the host of Project Voice, I hope that this series will act as a digital space where members of our community can go to for guidance and resources. - Jessica Nguyen Founder and Host of Project Voice
  26. Offering Insight and Inspiration to the current and aspiring Asian American entrepreneur.
  27. A podcast exploring news, culture, racial justice, immigration, & intersectionality through the voice of Asian Americans + allies.
  28. Podcast by Ktown Cowboys

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