Episodes

179 // Re-Air // Danny Taing // Founder & CEO - Bokksu

Dec. 6, 2022

Re-Air of Episode 148 from May 20th, 2022 // Danny Taing, Founder & CEO of Bokksu, shares his journey from academia, tech, and founding Bokksu, a direct-to-consumer snack subscription and e-grocer highlighting snacks from Ja…

178 // Re-Air // Berna Anat // Financial Hype Woman + Host of Money Please Podcast

Nov. 29, 2022

Re-Air of Episode 133 from November 30th, 2021 in celebration of Berna's new book Money Out Loud: All the Financial Stuff No One Taught Us (Pre-order now!) // Berna Anat, a self proclaimed financial hype woman, host of the M…

177 // J.S. Park // Finding hope in community

Nov. 22, 2022

J.S. Park, author, hospital chaplain, husband and father, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about finding hope and optimism in people. J.S. shares about his family’s Korean American origin story, the moment he knew he was m…

176 // The Janchi Show // National Adoptee Awareness Month

Nov. 16, 2022

A very special episode of Dear Asian Americans this week as we highlight another Just Like Media podcast, The Janchi Show, for National Adoptee Awareness Month (NAAM). Jerry and Patrick, one of the show's cohosts, chat about…

175 // Joseph Juhn // Storyteller + Filmmaker // Chosen

Nov. 9, 2022

Joseph Juhn, lawyer-turned-filmmaker, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about his documentary Chosen, which follows five Korean Americans of vastly diverse backgrounds and competing political views as they run for US Congre…

174 // Vice President Kamala Harris // Get Loud, Stay Loud

Nov. 1, 2022

Vice President Kamala Harris joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about the importance of getting loud and staying loud for our communities. Vice President Harris shares her mother’s journey to becoming Asian American, the imp…

173 // Jerry + Patrick reflect on Dear Asian Americans and beyond

Oct. 25, 2022

Jerry and Patrick sit down and reflect on Dear Asian Americans: how Jerry has changed, some pivotal moments, some favorite ones, and the doors that have opened up because of the show.

172 // John C. Yang // President & Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC // Strive for the future

Oct. 18, 2022

John C. Yang, President & Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about the work Asian Americans Advancing Justice is doing for our community. John shares how the Ya…

171 // Frank Chi // 38 at the Garden

Oct. 11, 2022

Frank Chi, filmmaker, artist, and storyteller, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about his new documentary, 38 at the Garden, a story that’s both about Jeremy Lin’s meteoric rise in the NBA in early 2012 and the impact it h…

170 // Hanako Wakatsuki-Chong // Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Policy Advisor // Painting a Fuller Picture of Asian America

Oct. 4, 2022

Hanako Wakatsuki-Chong, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Policy Advisor and Superintendent of the Hono`uli`uli National Historic Site, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about painting a full picture of …

169 // Calvin Sun // The Monsoon Diaries

Sept. 27, 2022

Dr. Calvin Sun, founder and CEO of The Monsoon Diaries, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about his new book, appropriately titled The Monsoon Diaries. Dr. Sun shares about the origins of The Monsoon Diaries blog, what led …

#168 // Michael Chui, Kweilin Ellingrud, Jackie Wong // McKinsey & Co // Asian American workers: Diverse outcomes and hidden challenges

Sept. 20, 2022

Michael Chui, Kweilin Ellingrud, and Jackie Wong of McKinsey & Co (@mckinseyco), join Jerry to talk about the recently released report Asian American workers: Diverse outcomes and hidden challenges. Michael, Kweilin, and Jac…

167 // Mike Kim // You Are The Brand

Sept. 13, 2022

Mike Kim, personal brand expert, best-selling author, and host of the You Are The Brand Podcast, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about personal branding, identity, and everything in between. Mike shares about his work at …

166 // Vivian Tu // Your Rich BFF

Sept. 6, 2022

Vivian Tu, CEO & Founder of Your Rich BFF, joins Dear Asian Americans to talk about all things personal finance and being your own boss. Vivian shares about growing up in a predominantly white community, gaining a wider pers…

165 // Simon Alexander Ong // Make the Most of Every Moment

Aug. 30, 2022

Simon Alexander Ong, leadership coach, business analyst, speaker, and author, joins Jerry for an episode Dear Asian Europeans to talk about the process of going from the corporate world of banking to entrepreneurship and tak…

164 // Dr. Raynald Samoa // Dear Pacific Islanders

Aug. 23, 2022

Dr. Raynald Samoa, Endocrinologist at City of Hope and member of the Presidential Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, joins Jerry to talk about his upbringing, his path to medicine, and hi…

Annie Vang // Founder - HmongPhrases // Preserving Her Language

Aug. 16, 2022

Annie Vang, speaker, iOS developer, blogger, mother, and grandmother, joins Jerry to talk about her mobile app HmongPhrases and to teach us about the Hmong language and culture. Annie share getting her start creating YouTube…

162 // Kal Penn // You Can't Be Serious

Aug. 9, 2022

Kal Penn, actor, author, and former White House staffer during the Obama Administration, joins Jerry to talk about a whole host of topics, including the paperback release of his book You Can’t Be Serious. Kal shares about hi…

161 // Charles Jung // Attorney & Community Organizer

Aug. 5, 2022

Charles Jung, Executive Director of the California Asian Pacific American (APA) Bar Association and organizer with the Asian Justice Movement, joins Jerry to talk about growing up in the Midwest (and Korea!), his journey thr…

160 // Russell Jeung // Stop AAPI Hate

Aug. 2, 2022

Russell Jeung, Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University and a Co-Founder of Stop AAPI Hate, joins Jerry to talk about the history of Asian America, what’s going on in our community right now, and…

159 // Simran Jeet Singh // The Light We Give

July 19, 2022

Simran Jeet Singh, Executive Director for the Aspen Institute’s Program on Religion & Society, returns to Dear Asian Americans to talk about his new book The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life (in stores …

158 // Liz Kleinrock // Founder - Teach and Transform

July 12, 2022

Liz Kleinrock is back (Episode 098) to chat with Jerry about their visit together to The White House, how Liz has coped with all the challenges we've faced in the past couple years, and what she's excited for as she takes a …

157 // SuChin Pak // Co-Host - Add to Cart Podcast // Asian American Media Trailblazer

July 1, 2022

SuChin Pak, journalist, producer, and cohost of the Add to Cart podcast, joins Jerry to share how the Pak family came to America, her career in journalism, and the journey from California to New York. Listen in as SuChin and…

156 // Eric Toda // Head of Meta Prosper // Wasting No Minutes

June 28, 2022

Eric Toda, Global Head of Social Marketing at Meta, sits down with Jerry for their second (third?) conversation. Eric shares about what brought him back to the company formerly known as Facebook, working with LAAUNCH (Leadin…