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Dear Asian Americans is a podcast for and by Asian Americans, focusing on authentic storytelling rooted in origin, identity, and legacy. Host Jerry Won brings on guests from diverse backgrounds and career paths to celebrate, support, and inspire the Asian American community. New episodes air every Tuesday across all major platforms. Instagram: @dearasianamericans
 
Welcome to the FAIR Perspectives, the official podcast of the pro-human movement, brought to you by the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism. Our hosts hope to elevate a pro-human approach to our deadlocked discourse on a variety of topics including race, gender, politics, and more. You will hear from public intellectuals, authors and industry leaders as well as everyday teachers, students, employees, and others dedicated to creating a world where we are judged by the content of our chara ...
 
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Asian Americans Advancing Justice created Count On Your Census to promote a robust response to our nation’s Decennial Census. Each census response is a piece of a puzzle that, when completed, creates a picture of who we are as Americans, and how best the country’s resources can be shared. It determines how the federal government funds and responds to the specific needs of your family and neighbors like schools, hospitals, roads, and community centers. Count On Your Census answers your questi ...
 
Join Clark Hill’s Angeline Chen, a leading immigration attorney, in discussing the impacts of US immigration law and policy. On Immigration Today, Angeline interviews leaders, experts, advocates and volunteers in immigration and immigrant rights on the issues, their experiences and their advice on how YOU can make a difference.
 
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On the 25th episode of Immigration Today! Angeline Chen welcomes Juliana Serrano from Planned Parenthood. Juliana Serrano is the Vice President of Advocacy & Equity at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV). In this role, Juliana works to advance their mission through the strategic implementation of electoral and advocacy activ…
 
Konstantin kisin is a Russian-British comedian, podcaster, writer and social commentator. He made international headlines in 2018 by refusing to sign a "University Behavioral Agreement" form, which banned jokes about religion and atheism, and insisted that all humor must be respectful and kind. He is also the creator and co-host of the Triggernomet…
 
Jerry and Patrick sit down to reflect on Dear Asian Americans in 2022. Listen in as they reminisce about the guests, collaborations, events, and opportunities that came along. They also thank the folks who make this possible - namely you, dear listener! Apply to be a guest on Dear Asian Americans: Form // Support Dear Asian Americans: Merch: https:…
 
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Gorick Ng joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about the process of writing his first book, The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right. Gorick shares about the lessons he learned around the dinner table growing up and what he did when he found those core assumptions in question. Listen in as J…
 
Our guest this week is Greg Thomas. Greg is a writer, teacher, entrepreneur, and CEO of the Jazz Leadership Project, which uses a creative methodology to frame leadership and team development through the lens of jazz. Greg has written about culture, race, and democratic life in publications ranging from the Village Voice, Integral Life, New Republi…
 
On the 24th episode of Immigration Today! Angeline Chen welcomes Jessica Viramontes. Jessica is a proud daughter of Mexican immigrant parents. She taught Ethnic Studies & Global Leadership for 12 years before becoming an Immigration attorney. She's traveled to several countries all over the world meeting with different community groups around the i…
 
Re-Air of Episode 148 from May 20th, 2022 // Danny Taing, Founder & CEO of Bokksu, shares his journey from academia, tech, and founding Bokksu, a direct-to-consumer snack subscription and e-grocer highlighting snacks from Japan and beyond. Learn more at bokksu.com and @bokksu everywhere. Meet Danny Danny Taing is the Founder & CEO of Bokksu, a New …
 
Today we speak with David Bernstein. David is the founder of the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values, which supports viewpoint diversity, counters radical ideology in the Jewish community, and opposes novel forms of anti-Semitism. His recent book 'Woke Antisemitism: How a Progressive Ideology Harms Jews' is now available on Amazon. It's a first han…
 
Re-Air of Episode 133 from November 30th, 2021 in celebration of Berna's new book Money Out Loud: All the Financial Stuff No One Taught Us (pre-order now!) // Berna Anat, a self proclaimed financial hype woman, host of the Money Please Podcast, and overall amazing human being, joins Jerry on Episode 133 to share her journey as a child of Filipino i…
 
Today we speak with Dr. Patrick Lockwood. Patrick is a practicing clinical psychologist and professor and the author of The Fear Problem: How Technology and Culture have Hijacked our Minds and Lives. Dr. Lockwood focuses on trauma and addiction treatment. He also has a podcast on YouTube about topics related to mental health, wellness, psychology, …
 
J.S. Park, author, hospital chaplain, husband and father, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about finding hope and optimism in people. J.S. shares about his family’s Korean American origin story, the moment he knew he was meant to be a chaplain, and the power of community. Listen in as Jerry and J.S. discuss navigating the relationships with our p…
 
A very special episode of Dear Asian Americans this week as we highlight another Just Like Media podcast, The Janchi Show, for National Adoptee Awareness Month (NAAM). Jerry and Patrick, one of the show's cohosts, chat about NAAM and the Asian American adoptee experience before sharing their most recent episode, which covers a whole host of topics,…
 
On the 23rd episode of Immigration Today! Angeline Chen welcomes Jenn Budd. Jenn Budd is a former U.S. Border Patrol agent turned immigrant-rights activist. Jenn was a former Senior Patrol agent and Intelligence agent with the U.S. Border Patrol but after many years of witnessing the cruelty and abuse of the agency towards migrants, she decided to …
 
Joseph Juhn, lawyer-turned-filmmaker, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about his documentary Chosen, which follows five Korean Americans of vastly diverse backgrounds and competing political views as they run for US Congress in 2020. Joseph shares how the documentary came to be, his path from lawyer to filmmaker, and how his family became Korean …
 
Today we speak with Rosie Kay. Rosie is a British choreographer, best known for her shows 5 Soldiers, MK Ultra, and choreographing the handover in the 2018 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony. In 2019 Rosie resigned from her dance company following an investigation after claims were made by her dancers regarding her views on gender and biological s…
 
Our guest this week is Dr. Carlos Hoyt. Carlos is a teacher, author, and facilitator providing guidance beyond the false and problematic habits of mind that result in social bias. He explores race, racial identity, and related issues as a scholar, teacher, psychotherapist, parent, and racialized member of our society. In his book, The Arc of a Bad …
 
Vice President Kamala Harris joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about the importance of getting loud and staying loud for our communities. Vice President Harris shares her mother’s journey to becoming Asian American, the impact of culture on her life growing up, and her sense of duty to “be the first, but not the last” in her work. Listen in as Jer…
 
On the 22nd episode of Immigration Today! Angeline interviews Juan Escalante. Juan Escalante is a formerly undocumented nationally renowned digital strategist and widely recognized immigration advocate. Juan’s immigration story began when his parents fled Venezuela in the year 2000, with Juan and his two brothers, following the election of Hugo Cha…
 
Today we have a special episode, FAIR is releasing a short film from filmmaker Daisy Wu, starring friend of FAIR Ye Pogue. Our conversation today is with Ye and Daisy but first, we are proud to present their film "The Chinese box" which touches on how the government reinforces racial categories, often against the will of people who feel flattened b…
 
Jerry and Patrick sit down and reflect on Dear Asian Americans: how Jerry has changed, some pivotal moments, some favorite ones, and the doors that have opened up because of the show. Be a guest on the show: http://bit.ly/DAA-guests It’s that time again. Time to catch up with family. Time to share that home cooking that you’ve been craving. And yes…
 
In this episode, we speak with Meg Smaker. Meg is an award-winning American filmmaker and director of Boxeadora, which received critical acclaim as “one of the best boxing films of all time” by Paste Magazine, and most recently The Unredacted, formerly titled Jihad Rehab—her début feature length documentary, which premiered at this years Sundance t…
 
John C. Yang, President & Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about the work Asian Americans Advancing Justice is doing for our community. John shares how the Yang family became Asian American, his experience growing up in the midwest, and how his pathway to citizenship sparked his inte…
 
Today, we speak with Bryan Caplan. Bryan is an American economist at George Mason University, and the New York Times best selling author of many books, including The Myth of The Rational Voter, Selfish Reasons To Have More Kids, The Case Against Education, Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration, and most recently, Don't Be A Feminist. …
 
Frank Chi, filmmaker, artist, and storyteller, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about his new documentary, 38 at the Garden, a story that’s both about Jeremy Lin’s meteoric rise in the NBA in early 2012 and the impact it had on the Asian American community at large. Frank shares about his own origin story immigrating from China, the impact movies…
 
In this episode, we speak with Salomé Sibonex. Salomé is a writer, visual artist, and social critic, as well as the host of the podcast Silver Eye Society and the writer of the Substack Spiritual Soap. Salomé’s work spans the topics of identity—both her own & identity as it functions in society—psychology of the self, and socio-political subjects s…
 
Hanako Wakatsuki-Chong, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Policy Advisor and Superintendent of the Hono`uli`uli National Historic Site, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about painting a full picture of Asian America and the rich, deep, and sometimes traumatic history of our community. Hanako shares about navigating her identit…
 
On the 21st episode of Immigration Today! Angeline Chen welcomes Shauna Siggelkow. Shauna Siggelkow is an experienced digital content producer and strategist, whose work focuses on the intersection of digital media and social justice. She is the Director of Digital Storytelling at Define American where she develops original research-based content s…
 
Our guest this week is Nick Gillespie. Nick is an editor at large at Reason, the Libertarian magazine of free minds and free markets and host of The reason Interview with Nick Gillespie. He serves on the board for Ideas Beyond Borders, and is the co author with Matt Welch of 'The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What's …
 
Dr. Calvin Sun, founder and CEO of The Monsoon Diaries, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about his new book, appropriately titled The Monsoon Diaries. Dr. Sun shares about the origins of The Monsoon Diaries blog, what led to the book, and how it uses Covid-19 as a backdrop to tell an overarching story of how one derives resilience from something …
 
Michael Chui, Kweilin Ellingrud, and Jackie Wong of McKinsey & Co, join Jerry to talk about the recently released report Asian American workers: Diverse outcomes and hidden challenges. Michael, Kweilin, and Jackie each share why this particular report means so much to them individually. Listen in as they discuss a wide range of topics with Jerry, i…
 
Mike Kim, personal brand expert, best-selling author, and host of the You Are The Brand Podcast, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about personal branding, identity, and everything in between. Mike shares about his work at a church in Connecticut that allowed him to start building his personal brand very early on, leaving the church to find a life…
 
Vivian Tu, CEO & Founder of Your Rich BFF, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about all things personal finance and being your own boss. Vivian shares about growing up in a predominantly white community, gaining a wider perspective once she got to college, and how all of this became intertwined with her journey through finance (from school to Wall …
 
Simon Alexander Ong, leadership coach, business analyst, speaker, and author, joins Jerry for an episode Dear Asian Europeans to talk about the process of going from the corporate world of banking to entrepreneurship and taking a chance on yourself. Simon shares about his family’s journey from Malaysia to the U.K., finding success as an entrepreneu…
 
Dr. Raynald Samoa, Endocrinologist at City of Hope and member of the Presidential Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, joins Jerry to talk about his upbringing, his path to medicine, and his advocacy work for the more marginalized voices within our wider Asian American community. Dr. Samoa shares about finding his…
 
Annie Vang, speaker, iOS developer, blogger, mother, and grandmother, joins Jerry to talk about her mobile app HmongPhrases and to teach us about the Hmong language and culture. Annie share getting her start creating YouTube videos featuring Hmong recipes, her work in the IT space as one of a few Asian American women, and going back to school as an…
 
Kal Penn, actor, author, and former White House staffer during the Obama Administration, joins Jerry to talk about a whole host of topics, including the paperback release of his book You Can’t Be Serious. Kal shares about his family’s story of becoming Asian American, battling imposter syndrome as an actor, and going from Hollywood to D.C. to work …
 
Charles Jung, Executive Director of the California Asian Pacific American (APA) Bar Association and organizer with the Asian Justice Movement, joins Jerry to talk about growing up in the Midwest (and Korea!), his journey through law and becoming a lawyer, and being part of the Asian American community in the Bay Area.. Listen in as Charles and Jerr…
 
Our guest this week is Jonathan Haidt. Jonathan is a social psychologist, professor, and author whose research examines the intuitive foundations of morality, and how morality varies across cultures—including the cultures of progressive, conservatives, and libertarians. He is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis, and of The New York Times bestsel…
 
Russell Jeung, Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University and a Co-Founder of Stop AAPI Hate, joins Jerry to talk about the history of Asian America, what’s going on in our community right now, and how we got here. Listen in as Russell shares his own family’s deep ties to early Chinese American communities, his work with …
 
Today, we speak with Peter Boghossian. Peter is an American author and philosopher. He was an assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University for 10 years, and his areas of academic interest include atheism, critical thinking, pedagogy, scientific skepticism, and the Socratic method. His main focus is bringing the tools of profession…
 
Today we’re speaking with William Reusch. William is a Los Angeles-based high school teacher, social scientist, and host of the Cylinder Radio podcast, which focuses on deep explorations of controversial and contentious topics. Through his work, Will is working to change the standard school model from one that exchanges imagination for compliance, …
 
Simran Jeet Singh, Executive Director for the Aspen Institute’s Program on Religion & Society, returns to Dear Asian Americans to talk about his new book The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life (in stores now!). Simran and Jerry talk about how this book came to be and the power of diverse Asian representation in literature. Simra…
 
In this episode, we speak with Dr. Erica Anderson. Erica is a clinical psychologist and transgender woman best known for her work on sexual and gender identity for teens. She has over 40 years of experience working at multiple healthcare facilities, and is now an advocate for safe and well-informed transitions of those experiencing gender dysphoria…
 
Liz Kleinrock is back (Episode 098) to chat with Jerry about their visit together to The White House, how Liz has coped with all the challenges we've faced in the past couple years, and what she's excited for as she takes a new entrepreneurial step in 2022! Meet Liz! Liz Kleinrock is an aspiring antibias and antiracist educator and consultant based…
 
SuChin Pak, journalist, producer, and cohost of the Add to Cart podcast, joins Jerry to share how the Pak family came to America, her career in journalism, and the journey from California to New York. Listen in as SuChin and Jerry talk about understanding representation in the media (and the lack thereof), the impact of being an Asian American news…
 
Eric Toda, Global Head of Social Marketing at Meta, sits down with Jerry for their second (third?) conversation. Eric shares about what brought him back to the company formerly known as Facebook, working with LAAUNCH (Leading Asian Americans to Unite for Change) and TAAF (The Asian American Foundation), and working towards a National Museum for Asi…
 
In this episode we speak with Douglas Murray. Douglas is a journalist and author of The Strange Death of Europe, The Madness of Crowds, and most recently The War on the West: How to Prevail in the Age of Unreason. Douglas is a columnist for The Spectator and has also written regularly for numerous other outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Th…
 
Justin Nguyen joins Jerry on Episode 155 to share his story of growing up in Connecticut, thinking he'd be a global soccer pro, and forgoing traditional employment post college to found and grow his own media business, Declassified Media. Learn more at https://declassifiedmedia.co/ Meet Justin Justin is the Founder of Declassified Media, a media co…
 
Today, we speak with Dr. Anika Prather. Dr. Prather teaches in the Classics Department at Howard University, and is the founder of the Living Water School, a unique Christian School for independent learners based on the educational philosophies of classical education and the Sudbury model. Dr. Prather's research focuses on building literacy with Af…
 
Sarah Hwang, author of Toasty, an amazing children's book about identity and belonging, joins Jerry to share her story of growing up in New Jersey and finding her path into the creative world and becoming a children's book author. Learn more about her and her work at Sarah-Hwang.com Meet Sarah Sarah Hwang was born in South Korea and moved to the U.…
 
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