#51 Hong Kong, Oh My by Charlene Wang de Chen

Set Decorator Charlene Wang de Chen grew up in a sheltered household. But during an internship in Hong Kong, she discovered something about Asian American femineity. And she couldn’t shy away from the results.

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#50 The List by Nathan Ramos-Park

When writer/director/actor/singer Nathan Ramos-Park first moved to New York, he made a special list. And to check off the boxes, Nathan would dive into a world of silver foxes, Asian American male identity, sexual taboos, burritos, and making the rent.

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#48 Knowing What You Can Handle by Lynn Chen

With grace and vulnerability, Lynn Chen, actress and director of I Will Make You Mine, candidly shares the two defining moments in her attempt to have a child.

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#46 Life After a Teen Rom-Com by Annie Nishida

In a follow-up to fan favorite episode #24, Gabby Duran & The Unsittables writer Annie Nishida returns to update David on life after publicly revealing that she had a huge high school crush on a boy that refused to speak. From friend reactions to landing a job, Annie reveals how a voiceless boy (by choice) has helped her find her voice as a TV writer.

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#30 Drawing Away from My Family by Dawn Wing

Comic book artist Dawn Wing usually lets her art do the talking, but in this episode, she reveals the meaning behind her works for the first time by diving into her tumultuous childhood.  Dawn and David also get into a discussion on mental health in the Asian American community, indie comics, her latest work featuring Chinese American pioneers Tien Wu and Tye Leung, somatic experience therapy, and Wellesley College.

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#21 The Hidden Details of My Adoption by Michelle Krusiec

Actress and filmmaker Michelle Krusiec has never publicly talked about her adoption in-depth until now. Michelle reveals some hidden details that take her from a fortune teller in Taiwan to the silver screen in Hollywood with all the key family members and signs in the universe involved in between. Also, David and Michelle discuss her beloved role in Saving Face, a cult classic film particularly appreciated by the Asian American LGBTQ community and why it still matters today.

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#9: Key Lime Pie by Jin Yoo-Kim

Producer/Director Jin Yoo-Kim has never told anyone this story, even her husband, and it involves a Key Lime Pie, America, and personal connections.  

“Full disclosure, Jin is married to me.  I know I’m biased, but who cares, Jin can light up a room and hold court at a dinner party or any social gathering, really.  She is a fantastic storyteller, who is always able to catch someone’s attention through her words and expressions.  And I thought I’ve heard every story she’s ever told, so to hear one that she’s never told before, at my request, was a fun experience.  And it’s true, I never heard her Key Lime pie story before this episode, and it wasn’t what I was expecting.  It touched on America, life as an immigrant, and personal connections.  It was definitely more than a foodie story.” 

(Jin’s handles: Instagram @jykfilms, www.jinyookim.com)

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#6: The Bolivian Ghost Motel by David Ngo

Our host David Ngo steps into the valley of the wolves with special guest Kevin Del Principe and discusses the first and last time he will stay in a Bolivian hotel 13,000 feet above sea level.

“I had done a few interviews prior to being interviewed myself by special guest Kevin Del Principe, so I kind of knew how the conservation would run to a degree.  That said, Kevin asked some really great questions and gave wonderful insight into an experience I was trying to make sense of.  Also, it’s one thing to know why you don’t tell a certain story publicly, but to actually then say it out loud definitely puts you in a vulnerable space.  I didn’t want to tell this story because it freaks me out, but I felt like I owed it to my guests because they were so open with me.  I will probably never listen to my own episode though.  It gives me goosebumps.”

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#2: That One Luther Vandross Song About Fathers by Allan Axibal-Cordero

Actor and professor Allan Axibal-Cordero doesn’t talk about his father publicly, until now, and chronicles his complicated history with him in Southern California, the Phillipines, and beyond.

“You think you know someone, and then they talk about their family in a way that opens your eyes up to them.  This was my conversation with Allan.  He’s a fantastic, all-around guy that you think nothing can possibly affect.  He’s rock solid.  So, when Allan talks about his history with his father, it caught me off-guard.  He goes deep into his rocky relationship with his father, one filled with all sorts of tough, funny, unexpected, and compelling moments.  Now knowing about Allan’s family history, he’s an even more stand-up guy to me now.” 

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Volume 1 Preview. Please Enjoy.

Volume One features some of the best storytellers I have the privilege of knowing, so for them to share a story that they’ve kept locked in their vaults is a treasure.  What are they holding back?  And why?  It is a true honor that this podcast is the chosen platform for these storytellers to share their untold tales.  You, the audience, is hearing the unveiling of these hidden experiences as I am for the very first time in these episodes.  The results, as you might discover, are surprising, cathartic, hilarious, scary, bittersweet, somber, heartwarming, unexplainable, relatable, and real.

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