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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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Sep 8, 2015

Actor Ravi Patel talks about MEET THE PATELS, the new documentary that profiles his search for love via the Indian-American matchmaking system. He also discusses his path as an investment banker to a starring role on an upcoming network sitcom with John Stamos. (Ken’s Intro: The Unexpected)

Aug 31, 2015

 

Film Producer Teddy Zee talks about his radical spiritual transformation and the amazing difference it's made in his life. He also discusses his path from growing up in a poor family all the way to becoming a creative executive at some of Hollywood's biggest studios.  (Ken’s Intro: Comedy Virgin)

Aug 24, 2015

Writer and management expert Rob Asghar talks about his complicated spiritual journey: born a Muslim, converted to Christianity, and currently something in-between. Rob also discusses why Asian Americans haven't often been chosen for significant leadership positions.   (Ken’s Intro: Being Boring is a Sin!)

Aug 17, 2015

Criminal defense lawyer Mia Yamamoto hates phonies and cowards, so she couldn't die as one of them. Mia discusses her early life as a man, her transition to being a woman, and her pursuit of authenticity. (Ken’s Intro: Ladyboys)

Aug 10, 2015

Up-and-coming film director Jason Poon talks about his new film PICTURE TAIPEI, his extensive experience with making videos for YouTube stars, and the current state of AsianAm cinema. (Ken’s Intro: Celebrity Me)

Aug 3, 2015

No guest today! So instead, Ken issues talks about his wife Snoopy, and how they work things out when they are at different places spiritually and philosophically. (Ken’s Intro: Rate us on iTunes!)

Jul 28, 2015

Melissa Chen, PhD candidate at MIT and co-founder of the Global Secular Humanist Movement, talks with Ken about the theory of evolution, her early introduction to Christianity, and why she became an atheist. (Ken’s Intro: New Wineskins)

Jul 21, 2015

Movie actress Nancy Kwan, star of The World of Suzie Wong, The Flower Drum Song, and many other films, talks about what it was like to be an Asian woman in 1960's Hollywood.  (Ken’s Intro: Stage Fright)

Jul 12, 2015

Pete Sung -- the guy handpicked to track down Osama Bin Laden -- talks about his own spiritual path, and the many twists and turns it took to get him from atheist to searcher to believer.  Pete also describes his current quest to reimagine church for the next generation. (Ken’s Intro: Music Faves)

Jul 6, 2015

Former Air Force Captain Pete Sung tells the story of how he was handpicked to track down Osama Bin Laden shortly after 9/11. Pete discusses some of the tactics, the frustrations, and his most dangerous moments as a soldier. (Ken’s Intro: A Father's Gift)

Jun 27, 2015

CrossFit athlete Jamie Hagiya about being an Asian American professional basketball player, her struggles with body image issues, and her goals for being one of the fittest people on earth.  (Ken’s Intro: Odd Hawaii Trip)

Jun 20, 2015

Comedian and activist Jenny Yang laughs and cries with Ken about the power of female comics, the similarity between preaching and standup, and the shootings in Charleston.  Jenny even invites Ken to do standup at her upcoming event!  (Ken’s Intro: Charleston Tragedy)

Jun 12, 2015

Japanese American businessman Jon Kaji talks with Ken Fong about his key role as an advocate for gay rights and honorary bachelor's degrees for Japanese American students whose studies were interrupted when they were thrown into internment camps during WWII. (Ken’s Intro: An Adoption Story)

Jun 5, 2015

Ken interviews standup comedian PK. They talk about becoming a regular at the Laugh Factory, and how he started the Asian American talent show Kollaboration. PK also explains why he stopped going to church for 15 years, and why he feels like he should now return. (Ken’s Intro: Beloved Fiancee)

May 29, 2015

Ken interviews award-winning writer Naomi Hirahara.  They talk about her mystery novels as well as some of her nonfiction writing.  Naomi also discusses how her father survived the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, how the Japanese are vastly different from Japanese Americans, and how she came to faith in God.  (Ken’s Intro: The Worst/Best First Date Ever!)

May 22, 2015

Ken and Dan reminisce about how they first met.  Dan shares about what he feels true Christianity is.  Also discussed: internment camps, Pearl Harbor, and creating a uniquely Asian American sound. (Ken's Intro: Silencing the Self-Critical Voice)

May 1, 2015

 

Ken Fong interviews super-educators Randy & Meg Palisoc, about how they founded the #1 charter elementary school in California.  They talk about the the huge risks they took to make their school a success. and the novel teaching methods they’ve developed to help kids.  They also share how their success was not always positively embraced by the Los Angeles Unified School District.  (Ken’s Intro: My Life as a Supermodel)

May 1, 2015

Ken and Phil have a mutual obsession with Bruce Lee. Phil talks about how he started up his blog, and why he left the corporate world to run his website full-time. Phil then shares about his spiritual background, and his frustration with how Asian Americans have trouble speaking out about social justice issues.  (Ken’s Intro: We’re All Rats)

Apr 30, 2015

Ken Fong sits down with MCJin to talk about Battle Rap, faith, and the recording industry.

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