Everyone gets in a motivation rut. For me, whenever I need to boost my motivation I like listening to the stories of the varied AAPI leaders interviewed here. Some I’ve heard of before, but a lot I hadn’t. So it’s cool to see so many AAPI people just excelling and telling their story. Esp the struggles that led to where they are today.
Jerry gives an important voice for Asian Americans allowing a variety of viewpoints to be shared to a wider audience. Keep up the great work in finding energizing stories and perspectives
Nice diverse Asian guests. Would be great if the host could let the guest speak more. Thank you.
I wish I found your podcast sooner, but I’m catching up now. The White House episode is so touching and made me cry. Asian parents rarely say they are proud and I know how much that must of meant to you for them to so that to you. I’m proud of you, your podcast, your vision and mission to tell our stories. So many stories to tell and am spreading the word that Dear Asian American is a must listen to.
This podcast brings listeners through the adventures, blessings and challenges that Asian Americans face in today’s society. It’s a wonderful, down to earth, authentic inside view into the lives of this very important demographic. Thank you for creating and thank you for sharing!
I have felt so seen and heard when listening to this podcast. I wish it were around when I was growing up - would have made me more proud of my roots and my experiences.
Dear Asian American is 100% essential listening! Jerry is an interviewing maestro and is building the next great media empire — get in on the ground floor.
Really enjoyed hearing so many facets of the Asian American experiences..some similar, some different, all genuine and engaging!
Not going to lie, I usually have a pretty tough time listening to podcasts, but Dear Asian Americans has a great combination of conversation and content that's hard to put down. This podcast really brings to life the stories of the Asian American diaspora, and every episode is a new journey into understanding the widely varied stories of the people around us. I especially appreciate how there's an emphasis on personal stories, and Jerry does a great job drawing out surprising insights from his guests. Definitely an interesting listen and worth your while if you're looking to learn more about the Asian American community.
A necessary voice in the world of podcasting to highlight AAPI voices and issues. Jerry is an outstanding interviewer and his new series with guest hosts showcases a necessary light on diverse voices in the AAPI community.
This podcast provides deep, raw, authentic stories from the AAPI community that EVERYONE should hear from. Although some content might offend others, these stories MUST be heard. Being Asian American is multi-faceted and I appreciate Jerry for highlighting our voices.
I’ve listened to a few episodes so far and love what I hear. These are voices that need to be heard, and this is the platform does it. Cant wait to binged the other episodes and looking forward to more.
I listened to the podcast with Liz Kleinrock, @teachandtransform, and I became hooked. I learn so much from this podcast and these voices are so necessary to hear. We’ve needed to hear this for eons. Thank you!!!
An essential addition to the growing influence of Asians in America and around the world. Jerry Won is a solid host and a great conversationalist. And funny. So extra points for yuan. OK, I was typing “that,” and — no joke — it autocorrected to the Chinese currency. Wow, Apple. Is this a cry for help from a factory? Alright, this went off the rails.
I LOVE your podcast Dear Asian Americans! I can't remember how I came across the podcast - I think it was accidental - and then realized that my sister Elaine Dang was a guest with her fellow McKinsey colleagues on the COVID-19 report episode. The concept and content that you've created is one that I feel was missing in podcast world. While there are a lot of podcasts that feature Asian Americans, I find that Dear Asian Americans showcases a diverse group of Asian Americans who come from all aspects of life and bring such a unique lens and perspective of who Asian Americans are. Your interviewing skills and asking questions are refreshing and allows the guest to dig a little deeper within themselves and to share a part of who they are if they weren't probed those questions, etc. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to some of the episodes and while I can't say I have listened to "every single one," I just finished the most recent one you had #087 with Ryan Alexander Holmes and it was very evident of the diversity within our Asian American group. It makes me so proud to be an Asian American and see the beautiful and impactful things fellow Asian American are doing. I can't wait to see what else you create! Keep up the excellent work for the community!
Awesome platform that amplified Asian American voices and discusses important topics
I am so thankful that I found Dear Asian Americans! This podcast presents insightful and in-depth interviews with people from many backgrounds. Jerry is a thoughtful interviewer and provides his guests with an excellent platform to discuss issues that affect the many different subgroups within the larger cultural identify of “Asian.” Thank you, Jerry, for creating this podcast and giving people a look into an often over-looked group of people. Keep up the great work!
This show is incredible in its effort to highlight stories of people from all parts of Asia and with all sorts of hyphens (e.g. Asian-American/-Canadian/-Australian, etc.). I look forward to hearing these stories week in and week out and it is a constant source of inspiration!
This is far from a flashy podcast, but may end up one of the most significant. Unlike Asian Enough?, another really good show that focuses on celebrity Asians discussing identity conflicts, Dear Asian Americans is very different - it captures the mundane but very, very different lives of everyday Asian Americans from very different walks of life. There are undercurrent themes in almost all of these interviews that are nearly universal, but the way they play out among people with varied socioeconomic backgrounds and different external conflicts couldn’t be more different. In this way, I think Dear Asian Americans is unassumingly one of the most important shows for Asian Americans on the air right now - maybe ever. Yes, it’s a celebration of how far we’ve come and a recognition of how much we have left to achieve, but it’s much more than that. These lives are memorialized for historical purposes, but on a personal level, Jerry starts off the show explaining he’s making this series for his child. Recognizing you can’t be what you can’t see, he wants to shed a light on what careers and dreams are not only possible, but are already happening. As my wife and I prepare to welcome our baby daughter into the world and I think about the life she might or might not lead as an Asian-American in the Midwest, I’m grateful this show exists. You can’t be what you can’t see, but at least this way she’ll grow up knowing there’s a world of possibilities that many Asian-Americans in this part of the States may never see, but is certainly real, and most importantly, hers for the living.