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Hang out with YouTuber Chris Lam and musician Leo Xia as they learn more on how to make it as a creative in this age of social media. Listen to them chat with a different prominent artist every week on topics ranging from how they got started to money to how they like their boba.


  • 14. The Epilogue

    14. The Epilogue

    19/02/2018 Duration: 36min

    Hey all, this is the last episode of this podcast. As we said before, we cannot sustain producing this podcast indefinitely. We are not blaming the outside for not giving us more listens or giving us money or for not getting picked up. As creators ourselves, we both realized we need to refocus on our own creative endeavors as we both still have a lot of work ahead of us. We hope to use everything we have learned from the podcast and our amazing guests going forward and I hope that you will to. We are genuinely proud of this podcast as a series that was completely self-produced and with strong guests we wouldn't be able to connect to otherwise. Thank you for being a part of it.

  • 13. Blogging and The Future Of Asian American Media (w/ Jenn aka Reappropriate)

    13. Blogging and The Future Of Asian American Media (w/ Jenn aka Reappropriate)

    12/02/2018 Duration: 01h03min

    It's our honor to chat with with Jenn, creator and founder of the Reappropriate blog, the web's longest-running and foremost Asian American race advocacy and feminist blog. We talk about her writing process, if the blog is her full-time job, and challenges in making Asian American content.

  • 12. I Got You (w/ Anjali Bhimani)

    12. I Got You (w/ Anjali Bhimani)

    29/01/2018 Duration: 01h05min
  • 11. Say Your Credits (w/ Sierra Katow)

    11. Say Your Credits (w/ Sierra Katow)

    22/01/2018 Duration: 54min

    Laugh it up with us and Sierra Katow! She was the youngest comedian featured on season 9 of Last Comic Standing on NBC and regularly runs the Los Angeles comedy circuit. Sierra, like us, majored in engineering and decided to pursue a completely different career! We talk about her brand of comedy, the business side of comedy, and how her identities fold into her line of work.

  • 10. What Are We Adding To The Story? (w/ Traci Lee)

    10. What Are We Adding To The Story? (w/ Traci Lee)

    15/01/2018 Duration: 41min

    We are so excited that Traci Lee rolled up to chat with us. For those of you who don't have your life together, she is the leader of the NBC Asian America vertical for NBC News. This vertical is probably the biggest source dedicated to telling Asian American stories. We ask her about how she got to where she is now, how to work with NBC Asian America, and the difficulties of representing such a huge racial category.

  • 9. How To Pick Up Asian Chicks (w/ Kristina Wong)

    9. "How To Pick Up Asian Chicks" (w/ Kristina Wong)

    08/01/2018 Duration: 48min

    We kick it with Kristina Wong, a comedian/performance artist that recently got a lot of traction from her web series, "How To Pick Up Asian Chicks" where prominent Asian women respond to crappy pickup artist books that specifically give instruction on how get Asian women to sleep with you. Yes, they are a thing. We talk about running the college circuit, grappling with going to therapy, and her perception of comedy.

  • 8. Being Asian AF w/ Will Choi

    8. Being Asian AF w/ Will Choi

    01/01/2018 Duration: 55min

    In this episode, we have Will Choi. He has gotten a LOT of media coverage for starting a show called Asian AF, show that showcased mainly Asian American talent in response to the less than ideal trend of whitewashing in Hollywood during 2017. We talk about the struggles of how this show got off the ground and the future of his show.

  • Holiday Week Mini-Update

    Holiday Week Mini-Update

    24/12/2017 Duration: 01min

    Hey everyone, no full episode since it's Christmas week. We do still have a short message from Chris though.

  • 7. Whats Your Elevator Pitch? (w/ Gunnarolla)

    7. What's Your Elevator Pitch? (w/ Gunnarolla)

    18/12/2017 Duration: 41min

    In this episode, we are joined by Andrew Gunadie (Gunnarolla), Canadian music & video producer, travel host & YouTuber. We talk monetization and branded content, how to create a good work-life balance, US & Canadian politics, and motivational speakers.

  • 6. How Much Do You Really Want It? (w/ Jason Y. Lee)

    6. How Much Do You Really Want It? (w/ Jason Y. Lee)

    05/12/2017 Duration: 41min

    This week, we talk to Jason Y Lee of Jubilee Media, previous Jubliee Project. This was a huge honor as we both have watched their videos from the beginning. We talk about the long process of filming his documentary, Save My Seoul, the not-so-fun logistical side of making a living of your art, and how he practices self-care.

  • 5. Dont Want Your Scraps (w/ Alex Luu)

    5. Don't Want Your Scraps (w/ Alex Luu)

    04/12/2017 Duration: 44min

    Learn how poet, performer, artist, and activist Alex Luu balances a blooming spoken word poetry career with university. We discuss the theme of Asian American cultural identity featured in his poetry and the challenge of winning the support of parents when there are so few examples of Asian American success in creative careers.

  • 4. What MONSTERS!! (w/ Susan Cheng)

    4. What MONSTERS!! (w/ Susan Cheng)

    27/11/2017 Duration: 40min

    Join us as we chat with Buzzfeed entertainment reporter and Asian American activist Susan Cheng about Asian American media representation. We discuss forgotten narratives, why we need to place the "good before the bad," and what we should do when we are given so few chances to fail.

  • 3. More A Grain Of Sand (w/ Jason Chu)

    3. More A Grain Of Sand (w/ Jason Chu)

    10/11/2017 Duration: 39min

    We sit down with rapper and poet, Jason Chu, who recently started his new group (that Leo HAPPENS to be in, BEJING BOIZ), and talked about mentorship, charity work, and navigating rap as an Asian American.

  • 2. Punking The Fear (w/ Lady B)

    2. Punking The Fear (w/ Lady B)

    10/11/2017 Duration: 44min

    Hang out with us and Lady B, artist and host of open mic/workshop space, Our Mic. We talk her creative background, why holding a space like Our Mic is important, and being someone's consequence.

  • 1. Strange Seeds (w/ Yumi Sakugawa)

    1. Strange Seeds (w/ Yumi Sakugawa)

    10/11/2017 Duration: 47min

    In our first episode Leo and Chris sit down with acclaimed artist (healer and witch too), Yumi Sakugawa to talk about strange seeds, setting fire to things that don't serve you, and her experience with Asian American theatre in UCLA.