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ASIAN AMERICA: THE KEN FONG PODCAST

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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Now displaying: July, 2019
Jul 30, 2019

Concert promoter and Producer Gerald Ishibashi shares about his life in music. Gerald discusses his early choice for a guitar instead of a motorcycle, putting on live concerts for corporate America, and having three daughters in the entertainment industry. (Intro: Dylan)

Jul 23, 2019

Artist Ariel Chan shares about her work in comics and animation. Ariel talks about her upcoming graphic novel “Yuwen’s Journey”, how nothing is truly original anymore except for one’s artistic voice, and learning to trust God with her dreams. (Intro: Yellow Belly)

Jul 16, 2019

Theater director Tim Dang talks about his upcoming stage production of THE JOY LUCK CLUB. Tim discusses his unique approach to actors’ auditions, how he got his nickname “Teflon Tim”, and why it’s crucial to cultivate a healthy Asian American economy of actors, writers, producers, and executives. (Intro: The Farewell)

Jul 9, 2019

Spoken word poet Alex Luu talks about his art and performs several pieces on the podcast. Alex discusses how he uses spoken word to reconnect with his cultural identity, when he discovered that he was ethnically Chinese (not Vietnamese!), and how he won the prestigious Texas Grand Slam poetry slam competition. (Intro: No Bird)

Jul 1, 2019

Arlene Inouye shares about her relationship with Tohru Matsuo, the founder of the Agape Fellowship cult. Arlene details how Tohru convinced her to marry him, how Tohru brainwashed her and so many others in the community, and how she finally exited the cult and found healing on the outside. (Intro: Pop Secret?)

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