#38 The Real Reason I’m Making a Movie by Ringo Le

Movies are works of fiction, but its truth often lies with the voice of its creator. Writer/Director Ringo Le discusses the evolution of his voice as a filmmaker, the Vietnamese American community, and the real inspiration behind his next movie. 

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#35 Trapped in the Trenches of High School by Justin Warren

The Matrix. Incubus. Andre 3000. These are the fashion inspirations of writer/director Justin Warren (Then There Was Joe) in high school.  But when a new and exciting student moves into town, his sense of style is put to the test.

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#34 The Party That Mushroomed Into More by Ben Cresciman

For writer/director Ben Cresciman (Sun Choke), his untold tale was supposed to be about a teen Hollywood party filled with trippy drugs, red-eyed Russians, and fashion-forward sandals. But upon further review, the party is only the midpoint of a deeper story about dealing with life’s realities.

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#22 An Epic Confession to My Jersey Parents by Meera Menon

Film and TV director Meera Menon (Walking Dead, GLOW, Farah Goes Bang) makes a confession to her New Jersey parents about what really happened that time in high school when she went to Shakespeare camp in Cambridge. Also, David and Meera discuss the slow burn of last name mispronunciations and then brainstorm a hot new TV series based on Meera’s teenage life.

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#18 The Stranger I Met In Spain by Paloma Martinez

Filmmaker Paloma Martinez confesses her untold high school story about studying abroad in Spain and meeting a stranger in a world with no parental supervision, the perils of nightlife, and precarious chance encounters. This episode is all about assessing, anticipating, and acting on intuition.

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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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#7: The Buried Memory of a Gold Chain by Derek Dow

Actor/Director/Social Influencer/Pure Entertainer Derek Dow unearths a buried memory about dating from his college days in Chicago that involves a gold chain, and it unexpectedly impacts him during the taping of his episode.

“Derek is a born entertainer who is effortlessly engaging.   He is very much an open-book person, so to learn that Derek has ripped one page away is intriguing.  And once we started to peel the onion of his story, we both learned, unexpectedly, why Derek ripped this page out of his book of life, and I think it really shocked him.  It was like he didn’t even realize that he tore that page away from his book until now, but that missing story speaks volumes for who he is as a person.”  

(Derek’s Instagram @derekddow)

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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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