Without a doubt, 2020 has been a year to forget, but one we will long remember. Friends and fellow podcasters Ken Fong and Ken Kemp look back on their 2020 episodes for ones that still resonate strongly with them. They also talk frankly about a glaring blindspot for some of the champions for racial reconciliation.
Nancy Sun is also an actor and writer who coaches high-achieving professionals and creatives to advance their careers, pivot industries, and/or develop as leaders. She is a Lehman Bros. alumnus, a Princeton-in-Asia fellow, and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
How does a mother who grew up in the throes of the Cultural Revolution in China convey the impact of that to her only child who grew up as an Asian American? "Mulberry Child" is both a timeless lesson on the evolution of family dynamics and a fascinating history lesson.
Veteran actor Grace Shen plays an older Asian American woman who survived being forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Army.
Joe Kye was born in Korea and grew up in Seattle. He graduated from Yale and in 2013 launched his career as a professional violinist, looper, and innovator. On his return to the podcast, he talks about the impact the pandemic has had on his young family and how he's turned the challenges and obstacles of COVID-19 into opportunities to innovate even further.
As we both digested our respective Thanksgiving dinners, The Beached White Male Podcast host Ken Kemp and I discussed the possibility that coastal elites like us may have mischaracterized rural Americans who still voted for Trump. But that was just the jumping off point for our monthly collaborative conversation about what's happening in America.