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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 28, 2017

Nancy Yuen discusses her new book REEL INEQUALITY, and how Hollywood continues to put forth white people and white stories as the standard, while ignoring and dehumanizing people of color. Don't miss Nancy's rant about LA LA LAND and her love for MOONLIGHT!  (Intro: Unseen)

Feb 22, 2017

Award-winning novelist, race car driver, and professor Shawn Wong stops by to chat about his upcoming book, drag racing exploits, and the Red Badge Project -- an amazing program that supports military veterans as they discover and give voice to their unique stories. (Intro: Free Money, Part 2)

Feb 15, 2017

Playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar talks about the L.A. debut of her new work FREE OUTGOING, running at East West Players' David Henry Hwang Theater from 2/9 - 3/12. She discusses the collision of modern technology with traditional values, and the hypocrisy that exists regarding female sexuality. (Intro: Free Money)

Feb 9, 2017

Author Jeff Chang discusses race and resegregation in his newest book WE GON' BE ALRIGHT. He talks about displacement, the growing economic gaps between races, the warehousing of people of color in prisons, and how Asian Americans need to do more than just stand on the sidelines. (Intro: Tears)

Jan 31, 2017

Director/Producer Dinesh Sabu talks about his new documentary film UNBROKEN GLASS, which chronicles his journey of discovery with his family dealing with the still raw emotions and consequences of his immigrant parents’ lives and deaths over 20 years ago. (Intro: Thank you, Nate)

Jan 26, 2017

Paula Williams Madison has a fascinating life story, and you need to hear it! She also discusses her search for her grandfather's descendants, her passion to improve relations between people of the African and Asian diasporas, and her growing concern over the future of race relations in the era of Donald Trump. (Intro: Women's March)

Jan 20, 2017

Liz Lin is the co-founder of the Facebook group "Progressive Asian American Christians". She talks about the genesis of the group, her own spiritual and racial history, the commitment required to make change, and the progressive dilemma of making things "more perfect". (Intro: Toxic Tank)

Jan 12, 2017

George Cheung is a longtime Hollywood actor with decades of fascinating stories. Hear how he started out as a Wah Ching gang member and Wing Chun martial artist, then performed death-defying stunts, and finally ended up starring alongside Sly Stallone and Steven Seagal. (Intro: Toilet Trouble)

Jan 6, 2017

Katherine Sui Fun Cheung was a true badass: the first Chinese American woman to earn her international flying license. Director Ed Moy and Katherine's daughter Dottie share about AVIATRIX, the new award-winning documentary celebrating this amazing aviation pioneer. (Intro: Final Wishes)

Dec 29, 2016

Diane Quon is an up-and-coming documentary filmmaker who is touring the country with her first film: Cliff, Superfan! Diane also shares about her greatest personal tragedy -- the sudden loss of her eldest son Chris to a fatal disease -- and how his death continues to affect her life, thoughts, and faith. (Intro: Knife Fish)

Dec 14, 2016

Singer/songwriter Tim Ouyang talks about his band Tim Be Told, how he first got started in music, and being a YouTube artist. Tim also shares about how he has never quite fit into the "Christian music" scene, and how he chooses to best express his spirituality. (Intro: The Dash)

Dec 6, 2016

LA Times film critic Justin Chang shares his vast knowledge of cinema with the podcast. We discuss current state of AsianAm directors in Hollywood, the KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS controversy, and the value of being a good artist rather than a "Christian artist". (Intro: Lawyer Up)

Nov 30, 2016

Blogger and doctoral student Helen Jin Kim sees Christianity as an encounter with God, not just a doctrine. Helen discusses AsianAm leadership in InterVarsity, "evangelical" as an adjective rather than a noun, and the post-presidential election environment. (Intro: Turkey Math)

Nov 23, 2016

Tai Sunnanon knows how to lead by example. As a consultant who trains others to lead more effectively, Tai explains the 3 ways we evolve as humans, how he survived a brutal attack, and where his own spirituality now lies. (Intro: Keeping Watch)

Nov 18, 2016

Leah Nanako Winkler is a Japanese American playwright whose play KENTUCKY is premiering at East West Players this month. She talks about her irrepressible drive to write, working with other artists of color, and the hypocrisy of white evangelicals. (Intro: Trumped)

Nov 8, 2016

Clinical psychologist Dr. Martin Hsia, PsyD, discusses his therapeutic methods, how bad theology leads to bad psychology, Asian gambling addiction, and his new podcast Psych Rally, a show about psychology, psychotherapy, and mental health. (Intro: Do-Over)

Nov 2, 2016

Former InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) staff worker Bianca Louie recounts the difficulties she faced when IVCF released a new policy requiring employees to agree with its stated position against gay marriage and other LGBTQ issues. (Intro: Mind Blown)

Oct 26, 2016

Filmmakers Derek Shimoda, Oliver Ike & Koji Steven Sakai discuss their next big project: THE BIG BACHI. Hear all about the film's genesis, their casting choices, and how you can support this film through its Kickstarter campaign! (Intro: Dead Glenn Walking)

Oct 18, 2016

Brian Chan is a renaissance man -- someone who does everything and does it all well. Whether as a pastor, a professor, an author, an artist, or a master of Wing Chun martial arts, Brian is creating culture and imparting goodness. (Intro: Approval Ratings)

Oct 11, 2016

In 2014, Drew Cortez came out as gay to his father. Drew talks about that initial conversation, the trouble at his home church, and how everything that happened brought his family together stronger than ever before. (Intro: Issues at IVCF)

Oct 4, 2016

Kourtney Kunichika is a professional hockey player with the Buffalo Beauts in the NWHL with dreams of making the 2018 Olympic squad. Hear her talk about her career, hockey-crazy family, spirituality, and relationship with partner Cait. (Intro: Show Up)

Sep 28, 2016

Sam Louie is a psychotherapist who specializes in helping men deal with sexual addiction. He discusses intimacy disorders, shame in Asian culture, and connecting with our own inadequacies and needs.  (Intro: Sniffing Around)

Sep 20, 2016

Playwright & writer Velina Hasu Houston talks about her upcoming play "Little Women" at the Pasadena Playhouse. She also discusses her mixed-race upbringing, what it means to live in a "no-passing lane", and why diversity is not just for white people. (Intro: Trojan Ken)

Sep 12, 2016

If you've seen a Japanese tourist in film or TV, most likely it's Rodney Kageyama! He shares about how he's survived in a "white people" world, as well as internment camp stories, battles with HIV, and his acting demons. (Intro: Colorblind Pho)

Sep 7, 2016

Film Director Lee Isaac Chung talks about making his first film MUNYURANGABO, attending the Cannes Film Festival, learning to deal with failure, and combining cinema with theology.  (Intro: Judge Ken)

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