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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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Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Soong-Chan Rah reveals the pervasive damage the "Doctrine of Discovery" as a distorted view of Christianity has done to justify American triumphalism, white supremacy, and ongoing injustices towards minorities and indigenous peoples in his new book with co-author Mark Charles, "Unsettling Truths". (Intro: President's Day)

Feb 11, 2020

Dr. Jun Young shares his personal journey of coming out as a gay Christian in mid-life and the aftermath, including the rejection by faith organizations that he previously served in, and his new non-profit, Beloved Arise, that serves to celebrate and empower queer youth of faith. (Intro: Things Are Moving)

Feb 4, 2020

Rowena Chiu recounts her alleged assault by Harvey Weinstein and the decades of traumatizing silence afterwards. She talks about how her upbringing in a Chinese church culture influenced her fear of speaking up and urges these communities to create safer spaces for people to be imperfect. (Intro: My Daughter's Aquarium)

Jan 28, 2020

Walk with Anime is a premiere MC, DJ, host, and full-time accountant. She talks about the struggles of dating as an accomplished woman with ambition, why her mother is the reason for her drive to succeed, and her mission to be "Asian Ellen DeGeneres" and spread positivity through her work. (Intro: A Week of Reminders) 

Jan 21, 2020

Fashion and graphic designer jeffstaple (née Jeffrey Ng) schools us on street culture in fashion and how he went from college dropout to founder and creative director of the world renowned Staple Design Studio. (Intro: A Prayer For Ryan)

Jan 14, 2020

Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang returns to talk about his latest work as a writer for DC comics ("Superman Smashes the Klan", "New Super-Man") and his upcoming graphic novel "Dragon Hoops", showing us a historical look behind the similarities between superhero culture and the immigrant journey. (Intro: The Green Ninja)

Jan 7, 2020

Arthur Dong returns to promote his book "Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films", a richly detailed look at the Chinese American influence on American cinema. He also shares his passion for exploring stories about oppression within the AA and LGBTQ communities. (Intro: From Sidewalk To Press Tower)

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